Tyger Tyger

Tyger Tyger

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Tyger Tyger makes music for broken hearts and broken bones.

Biography

Not much is known about Tyger Tyger. Legend has it one day he walked out of the woods, picked up a beat-up guitar laying in the thicket, and started plucking out a simple tune. And then he travelled down the burning road telling stories he had heard over the years about broken hearts and broken bones.

His songs are both tender and morbid, romantic and heartbreaking; ugly but kind of cute. One gets the impression that Tyger isn't much for specifics; he'll just play whatever tune comes to mind, and when all his stories are dead and gone, he'll walk right back into those woods. And that will be that.

Lyrics

Yukon Gold

Written By: Daniel H.G Weir

I left Cape Breton
In 1899
My compass towards the Klondike
To make my true love mine.

What would make a man
Cross from Sea to Sea?
The promise of a Gold Rush
To make my true love marry me.

These Northwest Winds blow cold
But I’ll buy your heart
With Yukon Gold

I’ve never been a miner
My hands are callous free
The only miner for this Maritimer
Was the minor key.

But the girl that I adore
Comes from High Society
So I’ll cross the Chilkoot Trail to the Chilkoot Pass
To make my true love marry me.

These Northwest Winds blow cold
But I’ll buy your heart
With Yukon Gold

I swear I saw your face
In the Northern Lights
But then again I’ve had a lot of whisky
On these cold Yukon Nights.

I still have your picture
From the cover of the Royal Gazette
I’ll hold it ‘til I hold you
Which hasn’t happened yet.

Maybe when I come home to Sydney
They’ll take my picture with my bride to be.
Tell the story of my Gold Rush
That made my true love marry me.

But now I’m all alone
I’m on my own
I’m drunk and freezing cold.

I’m lost my way
I’ve lost my will
To find you Yukon Gold

I’ll never buy your heart
And so I fall asleep
And let the Yukon Cold
Cover me.

Werewolves

Written By: Daniel H.G Weir

I couldn’t believe the news
I guess I was out of the loop
You are a werewolf.
Now I’ve got the scoop

A part of me thinks
That it serves you right
But a part of me thinks
I’ll watch the full moon tonight
I’ll watch the full moon tonight.

In the hopes that you
Gnaw the skin from my bones

So at the end of the month
I went into the deep dark woods
I howled through the silent night
As loud as I could

A wolf appeared before my eyes
Though the fog and the blue
She howled at me
She looked just like you
The wolf looked just like you.

I called her darling
And she gnawed the skin from my bones

Now I’m a werewolf too.

Let’s run through the forest
Let’s run
Until we come undone

Let’s run through the forest
Let’s run
Until we see the sun.

Morning light don’t come too soon
So we can howl at the moon.
Morning light don’t come too soon
So we can howl at the moon.

I ran into you at the supermarket
You were in good humor
You said you were not a werewolf
It was just a nasty rumor

I laughed out loud
What else could I do?
I’ve been cursed for life
Since the day that I met you

I want to gnaw the skin from your bones.

Zombies

Written By: Daniel H.G Weir

When the lights
Go out
In this old house
And you’re out
And about
I scream and shout

My mind drifts to the possibility
That the undead have escaped from hell
And are strolling the streets of this city.

If the zombies should rise
And take us by surprise
I’ll leave this solid house
That we have fortified

Cause it’s late and your not back
And those beasts are liable to attack
So I will beat their beastly brains
With my baseball bat to get you back.

We will sleep in bullet proof beds
Under bullet proof blankets
Made of bullet proof lead
And when we hear the roaring
Of the army of undead
The city will scream loudly
While we sleep soundly in our bed.

If the zombies should rise
And take us by surprise
I’ll leave this solid house
That we have fortified

Cause it’s late and your not back
And those beasts are liable to attack
So I will beat their beastly brains
With my baseball bat to get you back.

If in fact I find you
And you’re already dead.
It’ll break my heard to shoot you in the head.

Oh no! You’ve been bit you’ve decomposed
Your stare is blank you’ve lost your nose
I’m pretty sure
That this might be the end.

Your cold dead hands
Touch my face
And tussle my hair
Out of place

Fuck this shitty weather
Let’s be zombies together
We’ll kiss with rotted lips
Forever.

Discography

"I Am Tyger Tyger and I Burn Bright" - Fall 2010