In Concert And Intoxicated!

by Danny Ramirez

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1.
One foot in the grave and the other in hell Life now looks bleaker than I'm able to tell It's a one-way ticket and the end is known Reduced to ashes or marked by a tombstone Too depraved to acknowledge what drives mankind All humanity long left behind Too deep in hell to live with reason and a plan It's already clear where life will take this man Chorus: Hater of life Reach for the knife Cut off all ties And head for your demise Halfway to death, and there's no end in sight Of avoiding the lies and avoiding the light Dark are the nights and darker the days That come upon a failing human race Chorus 'The chords for this song already were written in April and August of 2006 (just like the lyrics, and quite interestingly around the time that the title for the 2007 Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd was conceived), but I wasn't too satisfied with the tune. In August 2008 I changed the music to the gloomy mid-tempo song it became. The lyrics deal with life, mankind and heading for demise. Opening song of the In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd, but never played live.'
2.
Life owes me nothing Nothing but a vacant grave To leave my remains when my white trash Is done with itself And done with the rest Done with doing nothing and getting nowhere fast I owe you none Or maybe just one bullet Fired by the one I call my gun Gun like in gunned down Or like in dead and gon' And with no afterlife to carry on Life owes me nothing Nothing but a vacant grave To leave my remains when my white trash Is done with itself And done with the rest Done with doing nothing and getting nowhere fast What doesn't kill me Only makes me weaker Weakened by the thing known as life Life like in lifeless Or like in livelihood So in the end I'm leaving life for good 'This one is about life and its inevitable ending. Much like Nothing To Lose And Nothing To Win! it is composed as a couple of quite catchy mid tempo verses that sound as they could have been refrains, although like most of the other studio recordings on In Concert And Intoxicated! (Hater Of Life! being the exception) the song actually has no refrain at all. It has been done live once -- on August 13, 2009, singing along with an instrumental backing cd.'
3.
There's a cold wind a-blowin' Blowin' in my life And at times it makes me realize That I have always felt this cold Whatever's going on I wanna stay inside and see no bloody one I don't need no prison My home is like a jail And when I leave its comfort I still have to pay my bail Right onto society It feels like doing time And don't know for how long and I don't know for what crime Death is getting nearer With ev'ry step I take So I sit here just waiting And drinking beer all day 'Cause nothing's gonna save me From how I live my life I will take some more dope to Get into a high I don't relate to much of What's on people's minds I don't know what they want from me Or what they want from life So mostly I keep to myself And I don't need much love 'Cause there's a lot of people That only piss me off This slow country tune (without a refrain) was much inspired by GG Allin's Carnival Of Excess album songs. The title can be explained as the feeling of being damned or condemned to live in a world with so many idiots, and that the crime that has led to this sentence is unknown. Never performed live, but with a fine pedal steel guitar on the studio recording.''
4.
If you're out for successful livin' and prestige Don't visit my part of town 'Cause when you hook up with me The only way is down I don't have no plans, don't have no goals I just wanna stay where I am I do not relate to spiritual growth Or the other lies of man I'm on a damnation trip My life's like a sinking ship And once I've reached rock bottom I will be dead and rotten I live by the day, I live by the night Whatever the moment provides I have no prospect and nothing in sight And can't tell my wrongs from my rights So if you're out for successful livin' and prestige Don't visit my part of town 'Cause when you hook up with me The only way is down 'Mid tempo song that has no real refrain. It's about living the life and going down doing so. The studio tracks of the In Concert And Intoxicated! cd deal more or less exclusively with living next to society, while the live recordings on this cd are some of the old hits that are still on the set list today. I'm On A Damnation Trip! may have been done live once, at an instrumental backing gig on August 11, 2010.'
5.
Nothing to lose and nothing to win I see no reason to even begin To join this thing people call life It would be based upon lies Nothing to lose and nothing to win I'm here to fuck up my life and being There's too much idiots who's actions are lame And ev'ry religion's a shame Nothing to lose and nothing to win How did I end up in this world I am in? There is no future, there is no hope Just the joys of alcohol and dope 'Lyric-wise this mid to up tempo song deals with the same subject as I Don't Know For What Crime!, again with no refrain. However, the title is repeated as the first line of every verse, so the song can basically be considered as consisting of just three refrains. And quite catchy ones too, but it's only been performed in concert once -- on August 8, 2009, on the day the In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd got released, singing along with an instrumental backing cd.'
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You never caused me any sorrow You never caused me any pain But right now that all doesn't matter 'Cause I am, well I'm not quite sane Chorus: Baby, soon I'll take your life With a gun or with a knife But please don't think it's for a reason, or two I just have got no better things to do You never caused me any sorrow You never caused me any pain But right now that all doesn't matter 'Cause I am what others call insane Chorus 'One of my favourite tunes and the second one I came up with. The song is written in the night of 2 to 3 June 1998. It’s very Elvis alike and as for the lyrics I’d get a bit inspiration from Prince. The song is actually a love song sung by a not quite sane killer, implying the lyrics are about the vague line between love and hate rather than a troubled relationship being the reason for the murder. Except for about 15 gigs it's been played at every Ramirez show until early 2019. Baby, Soon! is missing from the set list since summer 2019 though, but this may be temporarily.'
7.
Chorus: You know I got Satan in my blood It's for a good cause to be hated by men and god That's why I've got the blackest of all blood My 'soul' once will be ablaze When I descend into the sea of flames Until that beautiful burning day You'll get to know my misanthropic ways Chorus I despise the god that created life It's a mockery combined with lies The only thing that really thrives Is the feeling of contempt growing inside Chorus 'This is another Ramirez cut in praise of the devil, which all have to be viewed upon as ‘entertaining Satanism’. Although the music sounds quite cheerful, the words despise god, life and mankind. I’m not like that all the time, but a certain side of me is. Especially when I’m sober this side sees chance to come crawling out of my mind. So one can say that I got Satan in my blood when there’s no alcohol in it. Toward the end of the song on the 1999 tape the words are replaced by a catchy humming part for all to hum along. The cd version is almost one minute shorter, because on the Satanic!-tape it goes on and on and on. Up from December 31, 1999, Satan! has been on most of the set lists, but it tends to get played less since September 2016.'
8.
I drug you with tequilas so you won't realize That I poisoned your tortillas and you're about to die Death needs no invitation, he comes 'round without warning And when he knocks on your door, I'll gladly let him in Chorus: No siesta won't save you In fact, it's the last nap you will do You're dying by the food Exclusively cooked for you No siesta won't save you In fact, it's the last nap you will do You're dying at my feet Full of poisoned meat “Riva riva andale” is what you were used to say But since you don't say nothing, this ain't your Lucky Day You're coming to an end, just like this ditty does So for the sake of sing alongs, the refrain is coming up Chorus 'This is Ramirez goes Mexico and it’s always well received at my gigs, though the brilliant trumpets that introduce the song and return later on are absent in live situations where I use an acoustic guitar. While writing the song I had some trouble writing the lyrics but it’s all right as it is. No Siesta! is about poisoning a Mexican with tortillas. His favourite meal. And speaking of it I also am a great Mexican Food addict. When I recorded this song for Reload Your Gun! I slightly changed the arrangement. For some reason I’m not able to sing the original 1998 vocal melody of the refrain as it was recorded for the second Danny Ramirez tape any longer, so I had to use a different guitar chord. Frankly there hasn’t really changed much, just half a note. The In Concert!-cd features a live version from April 19, 2008. No Siesta! was first heard live at Danny's first gig (April 2, 1999), and -- except for December 24, 1999 -- has been played at every show since.'
9.
And inally you've found a plaace to rent You think it's an apartment you paid for in advance But there's one thing you still do not know It's right into the basement you will go Chorus: For I am inspired by the devil He tells me what to do every night Some may call it deominc possession But to me this possession is alright At day time you can't tell at my eyes That at midnight I will be satanized And when outside it is getting dark In the basement bloodshed will be your part Chorus 'The inspiration for this title came from the Finnish nuclear metal band Impaled Nazarene. They used this supposed movie sample on their 1996 Latex Cult-cd. I released only one studio recording of Inspired!, and used a live version from March 12, 2009, for the In Concert!-cd. Of the non first album songs of the Load Your Gun!-tape, this one appeared on many acoustic set lists since it was done at Danny's first concert (April 2, 1999), and still is regularly played live nowadays. It was absent though at gigs done with an instrumental backing (April 2009-March 2012, as well as both shows done in 2004 and 2005 singing along with the first Ramirez cd and both done with instrumental backing in 2014 and 2016). The lyrics are about someone renting an apartment somewhere in some city, but instead ending up in the cellar of the evil landlord. Every town has its Satanic killer! Believe me...'
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Chorus: I hope you die in a freak accident I hope you die in a freak accident Your life ain't worth shit I've had enough of it I hope you die in a freak accident Your wheels have been running for much too long Down the roads of life But when you drive the country roads It ain't hard to survive Well, there will come a day or night Your death car will arrive And the highway you're on then You won't leave alive Chorus You drive like crazy, you're lost in stress You're running out of time You're always late, yeah way too late To see the traffic lights Why would you stop if good for your car And better for your life Just drive on through, underneath a truck You will be just fine Chorus 'This one is somewhat different from the other lyrics, because it’s about getting irritated by motorists driving through a red light while driving in your car or on your bike or moped on a crossing lane through the green one. All rules are made to be broken, except for the rules in traffic. After I Hope You Die! had become the biggest hit on the first Ramirez tape, I decided to record it again for Reload Your Gun! because the song is one of the favourite sing alongs at Ramirez gigs, and has been the final song on the regular set list since Danny first started performing live on April 2, 1999. The In Concert!-cd has a live version recorded on August 28, 2004.'

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released August 8, 2009

Studio songs recorded at the Ramirez Recording Room, in February and August 2008, and August 2009.

Used were a Yamaha MT100II 4-track cassette recorder, an acoustic guitar of Taiwanese origin, D'Addario strings (1.09 to 0.71 millimetres/.043 to .028 inches), Fender and Sharkfin picks, a Technics sx-KN3000 keyboard and a Shure PG-57 microphone.

Mixed on 7 and 13 August 2008, and 4 August 2009 at the Ramirez Recording Room, using a 4-track Yamaha MT100II cassette recorder and Music Editor Free.

Live recordings done by several people and on several dates between August 28, 2004, and March 12, 2009. Used were an acoustic Stagg guitar of Chinese origin, D'Addario strings (1.09 to 0.71 millimetres/.043 to .028 inches) and Fender picks, PA equipment and microphone provided by the subsequent venues, and people's personal sound devices to make the recordings (details and credits on the individual track pages -- click on song title to get there).

Produced by Lee Rascal for THC productions.

Cover: Danny Ramirez performing live on April 19, 2008, for radio show Generation X on local broadcasting organization RTV Katwijk, pic by Marc van Beelen.

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Danny Ramirez Leiden, Netherlands

Danny Ramirez is a singer-songwriter from the Netherlands and the guitar player for stonerdoom band Toner Low! Besides playing acoustic murder ballads he has some one-man bands as well (such as The Surfdales), but most of his releases are Ramirez EP's! He did solo gigs with a.o. Amigo The Devil, The Goddamn Gallows and Joe Buck Yourself, and played in the Netherlands, Finland, France and Germany! ... more

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