Death In the Family

by Mike Paradine Group

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A personal album from the drummer of Arctic Flame. Ranging from his battle with cancer as a 13 year old, to his on going feud with members of his family, September 11th and days growing up in Bayonne, New Jersey

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released August 15, 2011

Produced by Dave Manheimer and Mike Paradine
Recorded and Mixed by Dave Manheimer
Guitars: Killroy
Bass: Dave "Ghost" Meehan
Keyboards: Dave Manheimer
Drums: Mike Paradine
Vocals by: Michael Clayton Moore (ArcticFlame), Richard Holmgren (WOLF), Dave Manheimer and Mike Paradine

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Mike Paradine Group Bayonne, New Jersey

A collection of personal songs, the subject matter consists of his on going feud with certain family members, growing up in the late 70’s, early 80’s in Bayonne, New Jersey, 9/11 and his battle with cancer as a 13 year old. He also injects humor, writing about the kidnapping of a 40lb chicken and another about a formal ball where several infamous serial killers are the main guests. ... more

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Track Name: Venom and Piss
Venom and Piss

You sold your own for a house on the hill
With your precious little one
Tell lies to protect your own skin, to justify your twisted actions

Live your life and live your days
You’re nothing but a memory
It’s not something that I’ll forget or miss
A person full of venom and piss

Shine your halo swaddled in flies
I can see through your disguise

Venom, hatred, vile and piss

It’s known that tigers eat their young
Hell, you do that just for fun
Spiteful with a blacken soul, your hatred is down right out of control

Shine your halo swaddled in flies
I can see through your disguise

Betrayed by a mother with a judas kiss
Venom, hatred, vile and piss


When it’s time for judgement day
I can hear the lies you’ll say
Spittin’ and foaming and slamming your fist
Like person filled with venom and piss


You sold your own for house on the hill
You turned your back on the ones you loved

Venom, Hatred, Vile and Piss

Betrayed by a mother with a judas kiss
Venom, hatred, vile and piss

Venom, Hatred, Vile and Piss

Betrayed by a mother
Track Name: Rise Up from the Grave
Rise Up from the Grave

Just put me in a casket
And drop me six feet down


Once you mention cancer
They’ve put you in your crypt
No one gives you a fightin chance
Once you’re in cancers grip

You might as well lay down
Inside a pine wood box
Without the effort of a fight
Cause they have no courage


Rise Up from the Grave
Don’t listen to what people tell you
Rise Up from the Grave
Rise Rise


Rise Up from the Grave
Just go on like every other day
Rise Up from the Grave
Rise Rise


Just put me in a casket
And drop me six feet down
Behind their words of false hope
Cause they don’t think you’ll stick around

Pick up a shovel
And dig your own way out
Pay no mind to the unbelievers
They have no clue what it’s all about

Rise Up from the Grave
Don’t listen what people tell you
Rise Up from the Grave
Rise Rise


Rise Up from the Grave
Just go on like every other day
Rise Up from the Grave
Rise Rise

March with the Army of Dead, for they are with us
A phoenix is rising, so let the flag unfurl
Walk through the valley of death
And walk like you own the world


Rise Up from the Grave
Track Name: Monster's Ball
Monsters Ball

Welcome degenerates, one and all
You’re all invited..to the Monsters Ball

Step this way and watch your step
Open the doors to the Monsters Ball
Welcome one and welcome all, I’m glad you decide to come
You’re all invited to the Monsters Ball


It’s the quiet man, they’re the people next store,
You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors
The evil inside will come alive
And the bodies will wash ashore


Has anybody seen the waitress Helene
Serving up her soup and drink
Officer Schaefer patrolling the grounds,
A real lady killer, in ways more than you may think

John Wayne Gacy is turning on the charm
Bragging about the parade in his town
With the dirt still under his fingernails
He continues to clown around


Step this way and watch your step
Open the doors to the Monsters Ball
Once inside, you’ll never leave
Welcome to the Monsters Ball


It’s the quiet man, they’re the people next store,
You don’t know what goes on behind closed doors
The evil inside will come alive
And the bodies will wash ashore


Bible John, dancing in the ballroom
Debonair and light on his feet
In the corner, Karl Grossman sets up shop
Selling hot dogs and his own black market meat

Ed Gein and his newly acquired spleen
Wearing his heart on his sleeve
Next in sight, Charles Albright
Keeping his pupils all in a row

Solo

Step this way and watch your step
Open the doors to the Monsters Ball
Once inside, you’ll never leave
Welcome to the Monsters Ball



Fisher and Jeff, tried to digest
But left because they we’re fed up with people
Now, Father Hans looked rather relax
After spending time under the steeple

Looking cute in her husbands suit
Katherine Knight played with the foreskin
Just as she was handed a business card
Promoting the family Bender Inn
Track Name: On a Tuesday Morning (The John J Harvey)
On a Tuesday Morning (The John J Harvey)

Streets of Dust that blow past me
And find it hard to believe
That all is lost, who will rescue me
Here comes the John J Harvey

On A Tuesday morning, they awoke me from my sleep
A call to the John J Harvey, the promise I swore to uphold and keep

As I fulfilled my service
They said I was past my prime
Now it’s time to surrender
To prevailing hands of time
They said that I have seen better days
And to make way for a younger breed

It’s not what you need

On A Tuesday morning, they awoke me from my sleep
A call to the John J Harvey, a promise I swore to uphold and keep


As our world came crashing down
I was well on my way
Another old ship who’s time has come
Tell me that when it’s all done

I’m what you need…

On A Tuesday morning, they awoke me from my sleep
A call to the John J Harvey, the promise I swore to uphold and keep


And as the day was half over
My actions spoke louder than words
There was never once a second thought
I was brought back into my world

Solo


On A Tuesday morning, they awoke me from my sleep
A call to the John J Harvey, the promise I swore to uphold and keep
Track Name: These are the Days
These are the Days


17th Street corner, we’re running from the law
Long haired and under aged, they got us by the balls
Another bottle brought in, by friends
And again, we thought these days would never end
It was all for one and one for all

These are the times and days that made me
I’m proud to be who I am
These are the people and friends that made me
Proud to know them through the years

The candle melts away, the promises of yesterday
Drunken nights and barroom fights
This was the world they gave me
Down far by the bay, the girls gave it away
City streets, the summer heat
But the band continued to play on

Walking up Broadway to Wolfson’s record store
Van Halen II was just released, Thin Lizzy with Gary Moore
The trestles burning again, gasoline
And things, best to keep them out of view
It was all for one and one for all

These are the times and days that made me
I’m proud to be who I am
These are the people and friends that made me
Proud to know them through the years

Cut off both the sleeves of the recent concert tees
Beer and cigarettes, there was nothing I regret
This were the days that made me
Saxons in the rounds of the metal underground
Only in the dark, would we journey to the park
My little piece of this world

You could see the writing on the wall
And some bad habits had to fall..yeah…

Solo

These are the times and days that made me
I’m proud to be who I am
These are the people and friends that made me – (to be added)
Proud to know them through the years

Stealing Lennys rolls on our way back home
Scoring 6 for 5, crankin’ out KISS Alive
This was the world we lived in
The calendar flipped its days and we went our separate ways
A girl with green eyes took me by surprise
These are the days that made me

Drunken nights, street fights
These are the days
These are the days
These are the days that made me

Vomit in our bed, waking up the dead...ohhhhhhh!
Track Name: Suzie with an Uzi
Suzie with an Uzi

Suzie with the Uzi
And it’s real this time
Someone stole her Frankie
And they crossed the line

Suzie with an Uzi
Marched to KFC
They got to give up Frankie
On the count of three


Suzie snapped and now she’s mean
She plans to empty out the magazine
Came home from work and Frankie wasn’t there
All the scattered feathers near the kitchen chair

Suzie walked with Frankie past the KFC
Every day about a quarter to three
Against the window was the working staff
And everyday they’d just point and laugh

Frankie weighed about 40 lbs
He was the biggest chicken that was ever found


Suzie with the Uzi
And it’s real this time
Someone stole her Frankie
And they crossed the line

Suzie with an Uzi
And she marched right in
Got her finger on the trigger
Let the slaughter begin

She’ll be marching
Gun keeps clickin
Someone’s in for
A real ass whippin’


Suzie with the Uzi
And she’s seeing red
All dogs go to heaven
When they wind up dead

Suzie with an Uzi
It’s a big bad deal
She’s thinkin’ Frankie’s
In a big box meal


Suzie’s raised in the working class
And she know that they gotta eat fast
This little guy is her family
Not on the menu at KFC


Someone’s asking for a real ass kickin'
Some stole Suzie’s pet chicken

Frankie’s home, on the window sill

Suzie snapped and now she’s mean
She plans to empty out the magazine
Came home from work and Frankie wasn’t there
All the scattered feathers near the kitchen chair

Suzie walked with Frankie past the KFC
Every day about a quarter to three
Against the window was the working staff
And everyday they’d just point and laugh

All the eyes would stare and linger
She would just flip ‘em the middle finger


Suzie just went crazy ans she cam undone
She’s mean motherfucker with a big hand gun
If you ever mess with Frankie you better watch your back
Who ever heard of chicken attack

Suzie's in the big house and she’s doing time
Frankie got her out with some dynamite
The moral of the story is she’s coming fast
Don’t fuck with Suzie’s chicken or she’ll kick your ass
Track Name: Taste My Fist
Taste My Fist


You came in like a gunslinger trying to take me down
You got lucky with the very first shot and won the opening round
When I awake every day, I sit at the edge of my bed
I reach down to the floor and the past replays inside my head


Things have been hard but I’m not one to complain
If I dwelt on the things of the past, I’d go totally insane
We can stand toe to toe with an IV in my wrist
And I’m gonna give you fair warning,
You’re gonna love to taste my fist

Taste My Fist

If you care to hang around, I’ve told you once before
Once we get into the thick of things, it’s an all out war
You can choose and walk away but if this problem persists
I’m gonna give you fair warning,
You’re gonna love to taste my fist


You have a reputation, that’s feared all over this land
People shudder when they say your name and I have seen it first hand
Until it’s done, its all talk and I think you’re a great pretender
There’s one path I will not take, and that’s the path to surrender


My tombstone is set but I think that’s premature
You can unlock the gates of hell but that’s something I can endure
And after this is over, you worthless piece of shit
Once it’s done, it’s done for all
You’re gonna fall, now taste my fist

Taste My Fist
Track Name: Bow Down to the Queen
Bow Down to the Queen

Looking down from your castle
From the turret of your steeple
No one’s allowed to leave this town
We’re just the lowly people
Get what you want, no matter the cost
You can just buy whatever you just lost

Bow down….to the queen
Isn’t she the best thing you’ve ever seen
The world kneels down at the base of her feet
Bow down…..to the queen


Talk behind your peoples back
Then act like they’re your friend
If they only knew the real you,
You’d be alone again


Bow down….to the queen
Isn’t she the greatest thing you’ve ever seen
The world kneels down at the base of her feet
Bow down…..to the queen

Solo

Bow down….to the queen
Isn’t she the greatest thing you’ve ever seen
The world kneels down at the base of her feet
Bow down…..to the queen

Off with her head!

Throwing gold coins at your servants
To keep them on a leash
You don’t get your way, there is hell to pay
The nature of the beast
Forgery in hand, land titles have changed
Your subjects have fled and only echoes remain

Bow down….to the queen
Isn’t she the greatest thing you’ve ever seen
The world kneels down at the base of her feet
Bow down…..to the queen
Track Name: Dust
Dust

The canyons echo with the foot steps of ghosts
Walking side by side

In the escape we stumbled
Covered in the dust

Bodies were laid to rest
Returning to the dust

As we rebuild these walls
It’s starting with the dust

No time to think
Just running through the dust

Above our heads, the perspective has changed
It all seemed so unreal
The sunlight falls with no shadow to cast
The steel is bent but the strength remains


The resilient children play in the street
But there’s no one here to guide them
Celluloid idols have given way
To the true meaning of a child’s hero

In the escape we stumbled
Covered in the dust

Some that were laid to rest
Returning to the dust

And as we rebuild these walls
It’s starting with the dust

Bodies were laid to rest
Returning to the dust

No time to think, we’ll just roll up our sleeves
Tattered, shredded and torn
No matter the degree of our tragedy
We find our strength like history before us


Keeping company with the spirits
Of those that were never found
Just a normal day that was taken away
To this day you can hear the voices
The voices

Everyday she waits for him
To walk on thru the door

Looking out the window
They wish she was there once more

Everyday she waits for him
Covered in the dust




Everyday she waits for him
Covered in the dust