A Happy Death

A Happy Death

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In the midst of a sleazy, dark NY winter, A Happy Death formed to create a rock and roll death wish with the kind of vintage sound blast that will make ya mama go OOOH! and ya sister will too! Your girlfriend hike that skirt, and boyfriends say SHIT! I NEVER SEEN NOTHIN LIKE IT IM GONNA BUY A SHIRT!

Biography

In the midst of a sleazy, dark New York winter, A Happy Death formed to create a rock and roll death wish with the kind of vintage sound blast that will make ya mama go "OOOH!" and ya sister will too! Your girlfriends hike that skirt, and ya boyfriends say "SHHHIIIEEET!!!! I NEVER SEEN NOTHIN' LIKE IT, I'M GONNA BUY A SHIRT!!!"

Loud guitars, fast cars, and bath salts that'll eat your face make this wheel turn. Don't dig? Get real. The debut 7" Vinyl Ep, Will rock that face... It was cum-busted into exxxistence in the basement of a Ghost House. A Ghost House??? What tha fuck you say? It's a dirty place. It should burn.

In search of the legendary blade-wielding, mega-slayer, DEATH VAN known as Jean-Claude (aka- "Rapevanwinkle"), they moved across the country to Portland, Oregon. In this epic scaling of the video game "Oregon Trail" everyone of the band members fucking died and the game was over... (That's actually not true) Yet, in moving 3,500 miles from their hometown of New York, the band lost their original drummer to a neglected rattle snake bite. It was somewhere in the South Dakota Badlands and it was bound to happen to one of them. Way too reckless. Instead of a funeral, they picked up the meanest bastard they could find on the road and found out the hard way he could make a priest give up faith. This band may not have all the answers, but they will tell you how it stopped making sense.

Lyrics

Nazi Zombies

Written By: Ryan Lella

I’m working the job.
The one that you got.
Oh, I’m working that job.

Dreaming the thoughts.
The ones you don’t want.
I’m dreaming those thoughts.

OH NO,?YOU CAN’T KILL ME.
OH NO,?THAT GHOST CAN’T KILL ME.
OH NO,
HE CAN’T KILL ME.
CAUSE THERE AIN’T NO SUCH THING.

She’s a parking meter.
But she wants to be a candy machine.
Oh no, she’s a parking meter.

OH NO,
YOU CAN’T KILL ME.
OH NO,
THAT GHOST CAN’T KILL ME.
OH NO,
HE CAN’T KILL ME.
CAUSE THERE AIN’T NO SUCH THING.

END

Mr. Rutter

Written By: Ryan Lella

Mr. Rutter was a tranny,
Worked on the factory floor.
Boss one day gave him the eye,
He walked right out the door.
Tried so hard, To be rich,
Only ended up poor.
Just like every other man,
He only wanted more.

(BRIDGE)

A CUP IN THE MORNING,
WILL GET YOU UP.
A PILL AFTER SUPPER,
IS WHAT PUTS YOU DOWN.
JUST KEEP SMILING,
AND HIDE YOUR FROWN.
THIS IS WHAT LIFE’S LIKE,
IN A FACTORY TOWN.

(CHORUS)

MR. RUTTER ALWAYS TRIED.
MR. RUTTER ALWAYS TRIED.
BUT MR. RUTTER’S GOING TO DIE,
BUT WE NEVER ASKED WHY.
NEVER KNEW WHY.

His car broke down,
And he tried to take a cab,
But he had no money for the fare.
And the cabby yelled,
As he was hit by a bus,
And nobody seemed to care.
Poor Mr. Rutter,
Never saw the sun rise.
But your heart, is made of gold,
And much bigger than mine.

(BRIDGE)?(CHORUS)

END

Surf Rock Band

Written By: Ryan Lella

I used to be the drummer in a surf rock band.
The singer would write songs, no one could understand.
The bassist too many drugs, and would crash land.

THAT’S WHAT
THAT’S WHAT
THAT’S WHAT’S CALLED A SURF ROCK BAND

THAT’S WHAT
THAT’S WHAT
THAT’S WHAT’S CALLED A...

When we’d play songs, unborn babies would cry.
If we had a show, they’d say no aeroplanes could fly.
Everything was so loud, it made the neighbors go blind.

THAT’S WHAT
THAT’S WHAT
THAT’S WHAT’S CALLED A SURF ROCK BAND

THAT’S WHAT
THAT’S WHAT
THAT’S WHAT’S CALLED A...

END

Ghost House

Written By: Ryan Lella


See that person in the mirror?
That’s the one who will bring you down.
I heard you met in the ghost house.
I’ve been to that place, I’ve been to that town baby.

WHOOO!
WHOOO!

THE CITY,

IT SLEEPS,

IN THE,

COLD GROUND.

I heard you worked in the factory.
Then you must know Mr. Rutter,
And you met all the managers.
I bet you heard that it burned down baby.

WHOOO!
WHOOO!

END

Discography

A Happy Death 7" EP - streaming online, played on fm radio