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1.
Children of the Cauldron We will not tremble before the pit where fantasy condemns itself to torture Its own tiny monsters all sailing is doomed that’s the sailor’s way Faster faster faster faster faster Way down beneath the surface, the ghostly leviathans scrape their eyelids open On the swollen, infernal doors, and on their hinges great harsh thunder and violent currents pumping darkness Not a speck of light is showing Now surrounded on all sides Awake Arise Or be forever fallen Limbs tendrils hooves and horns Rise up from the deep Rise up and be born Glorious children of the cauldron Jettison yourself into the sharp toothed maw and Join us Join us Join us
2.
Secret sand blood from your lover Tooth and nail secrets discover Rise up from death Raise up another This one will, this spell will this spell will Make you come make you come make you come Black magic Take these two lips and put them together Blood on the stones bones and feathers Draw a door knock three times and enter This one will, this spell will, this spell will Make you come make you come make you come Black magic Blue fire focus rubies and locusts both right eyes from a two headed snake Nightshade and onyx erotic tonics the strange skull that we found in the lake Take these pages that were covered in ash Bind them together in a book made of flesh Write down your name, this quill has teeth the ceremony is about to peak It will make you come make you come make you come Black magic Make you come make you come make you come Black magic Black magic Black magic Black magic Make you come, make you come make you come black magic
3.
When you wish upon a star it makes no difference what you are Animal machine automaton that bleeds For the witches in the sea Death to your patriarchy Have you heard, the legend of the squid and moon Have you heard, the legend of Hecate’s moon When you wish upon a wasteland you’ll get swallowed by the quicksand Immortal machine, we’ve all been deceived For the witches in the sea Death to your patriarchy Have you heard, the legend of the squid and moon Have you heard, the legend of Hecate’s moon Have you heard, the legend of the squid and moon Have you heard, the legend of Hecate’s moon When you wish upon Hecate all the stars and moons are waiting Aphelion believe we’ve all been deceived For the witches in the sea Death to your patriarchy Have you heard, the legend of the squid and moon Have you heard, the legend of Hecate’s moon
4.
Behave 05:39
Mama said all the diamonds are flawed in you Daddy said he don’t love us anymore, you it’s true Mama said they tried to drown us once before The ocean water don’t take to our lungs no more I won’t lay down, in a shallow grave I won’t lay down Mama said all that’s wrong is because of you Daddy said he gave up his dreams, you know it’s true Mama said they tried to drown us twice before The ocean water don’t take to our lungs no more I won’t lay down, in a shallow grave I won’t lay down, I will not behave I won’t lay down, in a shallow grave I won’t lay down, I will not behave I will not behave I will not behave I will not behave Mama said when we were born, she died Daddy said it was our magic made her lose her mind Mama said they tried to drown us thrice before The ocean water don’t take to our lungs no more We won’t lay down, in a shallow grave We won’t lay down, I will not behave We won’t lay down, in a shallow grave We won’t lay down, I will not behave We will not behave we will not behave we will not behave
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Where’s Your Ghost when you need her most Where’s Your Ghost when you need her most All stretched out, in the noose you love All stretched out in the nude Where’s Your Ghost when you need her most Where’s Your Ghost when you need her most Silver bullets Cloves of Garlic Crucifixes Still won’t stop, me and my friends When you need her most Where’s your ghost When you need her Holy ship down We’re sinking on Neptune Holy ship down We’re sinking on Neptune Neptune Neptune Neptune
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Odd Stories 04:11
Used to say all That you build is gone But I don’t mind living outside of your walls Kermit the frog, Salvador Dali Species of all the tapestries I’m blessed to bless my braid with Odd Stories Odd Stories Odd Stories I fall and count, the windows down Get lost in a forest of discarded emergency room visits Can we get lost in an ambulance of never again penitent cops Kermit the frog, Salvador Dali Species of all the tapestries I’m blessed to bless my braid with Odd Stories Odd Stories Odd Stories Tell me sister, will you beat me off, will you kiss me or will you keep me after school See, I’ve been fooling around with my rosary, refused to be something so easily molded and thrown away Kermit the frog, Salvador Dali Species of all the tapestries I’m blessed to bless my braid with Odd Stories Odd Stories Odd Stories Tell me sister, will you beat me off, will you kiss me or will you keep me after school See, I’ve been fooling around with my rosary, refused to be something so easily molded and thrown away
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What do you get when you fall asleep at the wheel Revenge of the dungeon feel Coming up, split tongue is that a ghost or the dog One letter two letter three letter four They knock down all with their goose-stepping dolls Click clack, there’s a hole in your jacket You are never coming back, no matter how you ask it She is, our long lost savior She is, our long lost savior Lead us to the gallows, open this place with the hollow Bullet points to the top so smooth Like a ghost removal that never stops Load it up, grind down, halo to the tippy top We said Buttle but we meant Tuttle And it’s too late Come back from the grand sweepstakes Lose ends tie up like nooses And them goose-stepping pigs have been spotted on the lose since She is, our long lost savior She is, our long lost savior She is, our long lost savior She is, our long lost savior
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Old Skin 04:04
Tear off your old skin Come on to your throne You’re growing horns now It’s just part of the show You burning so bright That’s why I call you my flame Tear off your old skin Let yourself out in the rain Tear off your old skin Let yourself outside You’re growing claws now But none of your lovers will mind You burring so bright, that’s why I call you my flame I see a pack of dogs They all love me the same I know we will so pay for loving I know we will so pay for falling in love
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Dull Boy 04:07
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy All work and no play makes blood and destroys All work and no play makes Walt a dull boy All work and no play I had a dream I killed my family Redrum says the little man in my mouth He said he’s never ever ever coming out Momma will daddy hurt us Momma will daddy kill us Redrum says the little man in my mouth He said he’s never ever ever coming out Momma will daddy hurt us Momma will daddy kill us REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM Come play with us Come play Come play with us Come play Forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM Ride the goose to the Promised Land Who put the axe into the caretaker’s hand Is that the place that you always stand They overlooked all the burial plans REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM REDRUM
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Army of Me 03:19
11.
Let the old Devil in Let the old Devil in Let the old Devil in Let the old Devil in Let the old Devil in Let the old Devil in Let the old Devil in Let the old Devil in The whole way down Way down I’ve been living on monkey skulls I’ve been living way down below I’ve been living on chicken bones I’ve been living way down below I speak Latin though I spit Latin though I’ve been collecting knives knives in the back in the back back back back back back back back The whole way down Way down Do you want the taste of rubies Do you want to raise the dead Are you a full moon lover Will you sign my book in red I speak fire though I spit fire though I’ve been collecting knives knives in the back in the back back back back back back back back The whole way down Way down The whole way down Way down I’ve been waiting for too long I’ve been waiting for far too long I’ve been waiting for too long I’ve been waiting for far too long They been killing for too long They been killing for too long They been killing for too long They been killing for too long Been scared for too long Been scared for too long Been scared for too long Been scared for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long They had the power for too long The whole way down Way down The whole way down Way down The whole way down Way down The whole way down Way down The whole way down Way down The whole way down Way down Let Mr. Scratch in Let Mr. Scratch in The whole way down Way down The whole way down Way down
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Hexlings 02:07

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Walter Sickert - Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Mary Widow – Vocals, Mandolin, Percussion
Rachel Jayson – Viola, Glockenspiel, Toy Piano, Vocals
Matt Zappa – Drums, Percussion, Vocals
(Children of the Cauldron, Come Black Magic, Behave,
Odd Stories, Old Skin, Army of Me, Whole Way Down)
Mike Leggio – Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Vocals
jojo Lazar – Ukulele, Flute, Vocals
Tee Jay – Drums, Percussion
(The Legend of Squid and Moon, Where’s Your Ghost, Hollow
Points, Dull Boy)
Meff – Electric Guitar, Mandolin, E-bow, Mustache
(The Legend of Squid and Moon, Where’s Your Ghost, Hollow
Points, Dull Boy)
Blake Girndt – Guitar, Skeleton Dance, Percussion, Vocals
(Children of the Cauldron, Come Black Magic, Behave,
Odd Stories, Old Skin, Army of Me, Whole Way Down)
Edrie – Accordion, Broken Toys, Vocals
Wednesday Alice – Vocals



Produced and Engineered by Joel Simches

Art & Design by Walter Sickert


Produced and Engineered by Joel Simches

Studio Assistant Jamie Rowe

Original photos by Jenny Bergman, Jonathan Beckley & Hans Wendland

Recorded at The Record Company. Additional tracking at Sonic Enchantment Specialists Ltd.

Additional Sonic Chocobliss™ – Joel Simches

Thank you Alison Martins for additional Vocals, percussion, and Wednesday wrangling.

Army of Me – Originally written by Björk Guðmundsdóttir, used with permission.

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released September 9, 2016

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to everyone who has Come Black Magic with us:

Our Kickstarter Backers - without whom this album WOULD NOT EXIST outside of the ETHER.

Joel Simches - who artfully crafted the sonic-scapes on this album and makes magic of our live sound as well.

Matt McArthur, Jesse Vengrove, Jamie Rowe and the rest of The Record Company crew - for technical and aural assistance above and beyond the call of duty.

Björk Guðmundsdóttir - for allowing us the honor of covering Army of Me

Alison Martins - for being everywhere

Our WIREFOREST Family for encouraging our shenanigans

The Secret Bureau of Art and Design, Jenny Bergman, Jonathan Beckley, Hand Wendland, Clinic, Wu-Tang, Torrent Engine 18, Jaggery, POWER SLUT, What Time is it Mr. Fox?, Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Fucking Palmer (and those in her crew who make that "Fucking" rad), Zoe Keating, Dead Milkmen, Jim Henson, Aleister Crowley, Alan Moore, Dorchester, Joyce Linehan, true Norwegian black metal, nudity, The Tiger Lillies, The Cloud Club, Lee Ann Farruga, Cynthia von Buhler, The SLUTS, the Boston Music Scene, Crowley, Company One, Sophia Cacciola, Betty Widerski, Michael J. Epstein, Sepiachord, Jobie, Kristilyn - Zombie Romance, TIWY, Cthulhu, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band, Kris Jenson, Team Widow, Anthony Pedone, Mike Pecci, Ian McFarland, chaos, Bobby McCarthy, Clare Collar, friends, family, loved ones & all believers of dreams, The Lazar-Bates, all of the bands that we have the pleasure of sharing the stage with, and all of the fans that keep coming out and supporting us (this album was funded by YOU!!!! and if you bought this at a show, you're pretty much giving us gas money to get home)!



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