Genre: Hard Rock
Released: January 2020
URL: /sndblnd.co/47bd

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Down Blood Holler Way




Composition

RobAsh15

Rob Ash ("RobAsh15")

Original concept, lyrics, arrangement, bass, rhythm guitar, all vocals.

Ocala Florida USA

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sriracha

Billy LeCoq-Mauvais ("sriracha")

Lead Guitar, lead solo.

Swamp Yankee Pitcairn

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Seven07

Ben Theobald ("Seven07")

Drums.

Kerry Ireland

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Sound Recording

sriracha

Billy LeCoq-Mauvais ("sriracha")

Lead Guitar

Swamp Yankee Pitcairn

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RobAsh15

Rob Ash ("RobAsh15")

Lead vocal, Backing vocals, bass, rhythm guitars

Ocala Florida USA

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Seven07

Ben Theobald ("Seven07")

Drums

Kerry Ireland

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Artist's Notes

I laid down the first rough tracks for this song in 2011. It's seen hundreds of changes and a dozen or more versions since then. This latest version is the closest to my original idea of what the song should sound like. It's a dark story, and not for everyone. If you like your songs hard, dark and gritty, you will like Down Blood Holler Way.


Lyrics

VERSE 1

It was cold that night, it was raining hard,
when the cruiser pulled up in my yard'
It was Sheriff Donahue.

He said; "Jimmy Lee, you got to come with me,
there's been an incident over on County 23,
we got to show you."

BRIDGE

Sometimes life hits you right between the eyes,
and you just have to take the pain.
Take a minute to pray.

I'm a simple soul, I take care of my own,
this seems a mighty high price to pay.
The Lord giveth and He take away.

CHORUS

Don't go down, don't take that road
If you do, the devil's gonna get your soul
There ain't nothing down there but blood and tears
Satan's walking tall

No one alive should have to feel that pain
I see it in my dreams, again and again
Somebody's got to pay the devil his due for what was done
Down Blood Holler Way

VERSE 2

There was po-po standing all around,
a big black tarp lying on the ground.
And an ambulance.

Donahue was talkin' at me,
he said; "Lucius, stay here with Jimmy Lee,
and keep him behind the fence."

BRIDGE

He walked over to the big tarp, he took it in his hands,
and slowly pulled it away.
God, he pulled it away.

Lying there just like they was only asleep,
except for all the blood... lay my two little boys.
They had both been slain.

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE

Down to the Methodist church, the pastor says; "Lord...
...save the children."
When I saw my boys there under that tarp,
it brought the madness down on me.
Why do children have to bleed?

(Somebody's gonna bleed!)

SOLO

REPEAT CHORUS (spoken)

Down Blood Holler Way....

Down Blood Holler Way...

Collaborating From

Kerry Ireland
Ocala Florida USA
Swamp Yankee Pitcairn