The third featured track is “Some Things Are Better Left Undead”. Track 10 off of the debut album “Transdusk”.
I started writing the music for this in the Summer of ‘10. Up to the second chorus had been written in the span of about a week, after which I hit a bit of writer’s block (seems to be real common for me) and I didn’t come back to it till the Spring of 2011 when I refined the chorus and added the ending.
What makes this song kind of special is the fact that it was originally going to be title track of my second release which was to be an EP. Some of you might remember that the album I lost and subsequently abandoned, Skeleton Psalms, which was supposed to be my first release. The Some Things Are Better Left Undead EP was just going to be 4-6 songs about, well, undead things. More or less a nod to my love of horror and the influence various Horror rock/punk has had on me. Also of note, the Some Things Are Better Left Undead EP was going to end with a song I titled “Dead Easy” which was to be about vampire prostitutes (I’ll expand upon this in the entry for “Lenticular” and you’ll see why when we get there ;)).
After moving it around a lot in terms of where I wanted it to lay in the track listing, I came to the conclusion that it deserved to close out the album. It being a nod in and of itself to the second abandoned concept for a release I’ve had. I don’t know if that even makes anyone else, but there it is.
Lyrically, it’s honestly just nonsense for the most part. As I said, the EP was going to be a homage to my horror rock/punk influences. Keep in mind that I also once won a contest for writing the most Rob Zombie-esque lyrics.