Reload Your Gun!

by Danny Ramirez

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Danny's first cd

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released August 23, 2002

Songs recorded at the Ramirez Recording Room, in October and November 2001, and March and April 2002.

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

Mixed and mastered 24 and 25 April 2002 by Deef and Danny himself, at LVP studio in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Cover pic and artwork by Jack.

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Danny Ramirez Leiden, Netherlands

Danny Ramirez is a singer-songwriter from the Netherlanda, who started June 2, 1998! He plays acoustic songs with lyrics about the darker side of the mind and mankind! Back With A Dungeon! is his first release since a 2012 online compilation Ramirez song! Over the years Danny released the 2016 download, a X-mas download EP, 3 full-length CD's, 7 tapes and 1 DVD, and was on 4 compilation albums! ... more

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Track Name: Baby, Soon I'll Take Your Life!
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 or what’s that symbol-guy’s name nowadays. The song’s 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 one or two gigs in 2008 it's been played at every Ramirez show.'
Track Name: It's Life Itself That Treated Me Wrong!
I enter your house by surprise
The flash of my blade blinds your eyes
I come for your life in the night
Only to leave after you've died

Chorus:
There's a serial killer on the losse
That's what they say on the television news
Striking wherever I choose, whenever i choose
It is society I hate
Directing my vengeance at night, when it's late
I don't feel sorry for no one
It's life itself that treated me wrong

How many more lives do I have to take
Before society finally awakes
I take the lives of the innocent away
They no longer live to see the day

Chorus


'The lyrics to this song (occasionally played live from 2002 until 2006, and after this done again at a gig on November 18, 2016) refer to a guy that is driven by a vengeful feeling towards human beings caused by modern-day society. As a result he starts killing people by breaking into their houses at night (much like Richard Ramirez). In the chorus he states that he has no regrets for anyone, and blames his murderous mindset on the way he feels life has treated him in the past.'
Track Name: This Is A Song For The Strong Arm Of The Law!
This is a song for the strong arm of the law
For never crossing my path
They're never around when I murder at dawn
And they only arrive when I've left

The signs in the night show clear
That the time to spill blood draws near
Before the night is done you'll hear the shots from a gun
Dead by the rise of the sun

This is a song for the cops on the streets
They never do stand in my way
When I dress to kill and feel the need
To use a knife and end a life today

To murder in broad daylight
Does satisfy me even more than to kill in the night
Deadly stabs in the back
I'll make sure you won't survive the attack


'The inspiration for this lyrics came from the 22 Caliber Killer who even killed in broad daylight, but managed to escape for quite a long time. It’s written in the ‘I’-form, so the song is not about this 1980 racist murderer nor it is about Danny himself, but only about the police arriving too late at ev’ry damn crime scene going on. As for the music this song has four different guitar parts, making it the Danny Ramirez song with the most riffs. Performed live at 10 to 15 gigs during 2002-2006, with a one-off live comeback on November 18, 2016.'
Track Name: I Used To Skin My Cats When I Was Young!
Though I ain't no singing psycho killer
My therapist he tells me something's different
He seems afraid that I will go mad
But I don't see no reasons for that

The movies I watch should be banned
To protect society and the government
The books I read contain doubtful contents
About murdering while shutting off your conscience

Chorus:
I used to skin my cats when I was young
Some time later I started with arson
Along the way I bought me some guns
That I own to show off and to hunt

And though all of my neighbours disappeared
Underneath my house there's really nothin weird
One might say I'm quite a normal person
Just forget about the animals and arson

Chorus


'The lyrics of I Used To Skin! don’t tell about murder, but are about some guy who showed similar behaviour in his younger years as much of today’s serial killers did when they were young. The person in the song knows he’s been killing his neighbours and buried them underneath his house, but he denies it. The music, vocal melody and overall atmosphere remind me a bit of a French chanson. Although Skin My Cats! has been done much live since its debut performance on June 29, 2002, in later years I sometimes skipped it. For instance, it wasn't played at all at the Misanthropic Winter 2008 gigs. But on April 19, 2008, the song returned on the set list and hasn't left it since (well, maybe just once).'
Track Name: No Siesta Won't Save You!
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 first Danny Ramirez demo any longer, so I had to use a different guitar chord. Frankly there hasn’t really changed much, just half a note. No Siesta! was first heared live at Danny's first gig (April 2, 1999), and has been played at every show since.'
Track Name: There Always Will Be A Motive For Murder!
Unlike the facts they assume in the newsflash on tv
Or what you might read in press reports
There's always a reason to kill as you please
But it's illegal and besides it's against the law

Chorus:
There always will be a motive for murder
And that's the satisfaction for oneself
The thrill of the kill, to be the usurper
And separate the living from the dead

The night is at hand and a full moon ascends
When you feel the need to end someone's days
The gun in your hand is your only friend
The moon above your head will lead the way

Chorus


'Dutch television was the inspiration for this song. When a murder occurs and the police states there apparently is no reason, they simply forget about ‘the thrill of the kill’, which is reason enough for someone to take a life. Even if the victim had no real enemies and was not crime related. Motive For Murder! was played live most likely from June 29, 2002, until somewhere in 2004, and briefly reappeared on the set list on February 15, 2008. As for facts that nobody is interested in, I’d like to say that the rough title and the idea of this song were created in July 2000 for DeathCult, a sort of black metal project I was doing at the time. The lyrics about murdering without a motive were written for the project, but a song was never composed around them. So I decided to use some of the lines for a Danny Ramirez song.'
Track Name: I Have Got Killing Spree Fever Tonight!
Chorus:
I have got killing spree fever tonight
I shoot ev'ryone that cross my sight
I don't care if you're wrong or right
I just hate ev'rybody tonight
I have got killing spree fever tonight
I shoot ev'ryone that cross my sight
I don't care if you're black or white
I just hate ev'rybody tonight

When I was still a little boy
I didn't have a lot of toys
So with the guns I now have
I'm gonna hit the streets and cause a lot of death

Chorus

See, I'm an ordinary guy
But I'm the one to make you die
So with my shotgun and my fire power
I will cause a bloody blasting bullet shower

Chorus


'After this song was first recorded (in 1998), it wasn’t released. The original recording is a sort of up-tempo Elvis song, complete with drums but I wasn’t too satisfied with this version. Only in 2001 I recorded a second, acoustic version ‘cause I thought it would be wrong to leave it unknown to the fans. The lyrics tell about some guy hitting the streets, hating ev’rybody that night and firing away in a killing spree. It's very much inspired by Elvis, and has been on almost every one of Danny's set lists since it was first played live on May 4, 2002.'
Track Name: You Know I Got Satan In My Blood!
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 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. To the end of the song on the tape the words are replaced by a catchy humming part for all to hum along. The cd version is almost a minute shorter, because on the Satanic!-tape it goes on and on and on. Since December 24 or 31, 1999, Satan! has been on most of the set lists.'
Track Name: When I Feel The Urge To Kill There Is No Returning!
Chorus:
When I feel the urge to kill
There is no returning
'Cause I know there's blood to spill
And all I feel is the yearning

No one knows what it feels like
This grim resentment inside
I'm about to lose my mind
The time is right to murder tonight

Chorus

I don't feel (have) no compunction
'Cause what I lack is a conscience
And I really have no option
For bloodlust dwells within my unconscious


'The words of this song are slightly based upon quotes by murderers Arthur Shawcross and Richard ‘The Ice Man’ Kuklinski. I used those words to write a slow song with it and came up with the rest of them lyrics myself. When I Feel! is one of my favourite songs, ‘cause of the feeling of despair that lies within the chords, melodies and lyrics that fits the song very well. It was first heared in concert in 2002 and still is done live regularly, with the most recent performance date being February 17, 2017. Initially the song wasn’t planned to be part of the track listing of the Reload Your Gun!-cd, but I kept on hearing it in my head. March 12, 2002, the decision was made to replace the intended cd track I Am The Singing Psycho! with When I Feel!, and a couple of days later it got recorded.'
Track Name: I Am The Reason For You To Be!
I am the reason for you to be
I'll come for you when you least expect me
I watch all of your very moves
You're not aware that I follow you
Or perceive me coming for you too

I am the nightmare you once dreamt
I am the grave in which you will end
I will lead you through the final door
I'm all you never hoped for
And nothing you ever lived for

I can change your life forever
And bring your perception to a different level
I have the possibility and I'm (am) willing to
End your days before you could
Do the things you always wanted to


'This is a song about death, without mentioning it. I especially like the phrase ‘I Can Change Your Life Forever And Bring Your Perception To A Different Level’, the first two lines of the last verse. Once it was recorded I was very pleased with the result and decided to put it on the first cd as well. I recorded a new version for the cd though. Reason! was done regularly at gigs in 2002-2006, and maybe until June 2007. After about 10 years the song was on the set list again on November 18, 2016.'
Track Name: There Should Be Some Dead Bodies For You To Know I Am Out There!
Chorus:
There should be some dead bodies for you to know I am out there
For without dead bodies no one would be aware
Of the fact there's someone out there with (a) murderous intent
Ready to spread terror and fear across the land

I make my plans in secrecy
So no one would suspect
That I will bring you misery
And be the cause of your unforeseen death

Chorus

There's no one to tell
When finally I will
Unleash my forces from hell
And turn to the first one to kill


'Watching a television program about serial killers it came to me that it of course only is possible to arrest a becoming lust murderer when the first killings already have taken place. This ‘obvious knowledge’ inspired the title to this song. It’s a melodic song with a sort of happy drive. The funny thing about the lyrics is that there’s no murder happening at all, but there are certainly some preparations made to eventually do so. First performed at Danny's comeback show on February 22, 2002 (with the song written about 5 weeks before), but only done live a few times afterwards until somewhere in 2003.'
Track Name: I Hope You Die In A Freak Accident!
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.'