Haunted House Party

So, I’ve been looking at music submission site seeing what themes and concepts people are looking for. I came across one looking for a  halloween themed song to replace the great novelty horror song “Monster Mash.” Branching out from hip-hop and my interesting attempts at rock, I’m trying out pure dance/pop music for something that might work for a different demographic. I felt like pipe organs and violins might create a spooky atmosphere and added a chilling glockenspiel that made me think of a cartoon I saw once where  a skeleton was using it’s own bones to make a tune. Mashed that all together with heavy autotune sounds because I know my singing voice leaves a lot to be desired, added a rap an made this track, “Haunted House Party.”

Lyrics

Haunted House Party Time
Haunted House Party Time

I’m not afraid, I swear I’m not afraid
Of this haunted House
Ooh! There’s skeletons and spider webs
All throughout
Okay, I wanna leave, oh I wanna leave
But it’s not allowed
I can’t get, they saidI can’t get out
Unless I get down

Haunted House Party Time
Haunted House Party Time

Stepped on the dance floor spotted her across the room
A chick with a pointed hat flying on a broom
Bewitched by her looks, had me under her spell
Dancing on the ceiling, ’til I looked down and fell
Landed on a girl wrapped up like a mummy
Covered except for her face legs and tummy
Help her shake off some dust, shaking that thing
Had fun until she tried to wrap me in a sling
Moved on to a girl with cat ears and tights
She was the baddest girl that I saw all night
We were getting down until I had to bail
‘Cause she got mad that I squeezed on her tail
A cool costume party, masquerade ball
Release your inhibitions, don’t be afraid y’all
Creepers, creatures & monsters galore
Dresses to kill be a beast on the floor

Haunted House Party Time
Haunted House Party Time

I was scared stiff like I had rigor-mortis
Gotta get off the wall like that spooky eyed portrait
Not afraid of ghosts, aliens, bats or zombies
Now that I’m possessed and the rhythm has got me (Oh yeah)

Haunted House Party Time
Haunted House Party Time
Now that I’m possessed and the rhythm has got me (Oh yeah)

haunted House Party

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Just Desserts

Made this track to submit to a film, fortunately this is cleaner than the one I first submitted. It’s theme is a person getting what was coming to them. Hope you don’t know someone this would apply to.

Lyrics

It’s the cherry on top
It’s the icing on the cake
When you get your Just Desserts
Tell me how does it taste

As bad as it’s getting
You know you deserve worse
You moan and you curse
But you know what you did first
Stealing candy from a baby (baby)
Digging in your mother’s purse
Did a lot of bad things
Now it’s your turn to get it in reverse

It’s the cherry on top
It’s the icing on the cake
When you get your Just Desserts
Tell me how does it taste

Ooh revenge is bitter sweet
When I see you get your Just Deserts
Ooh I hope it’s like a kick in the teeth
When I see you get your Just Deserts
It’s about time you got some humble pie
This is how the cookie crumbles, my oh my
Had a taste of some Sugar Honey Iced Tea
You dished it out long enough, now you’re asking why me?

It’s the cherry on top
It’s the icing on the cake
When you get your Just Desserts
Tell me how does it taste
It’s the cherry on top
It’s the icing on the cake
When you get your Just Desserts
Tell me how does it taste

yuck cake

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Explosion (Behind Me)?

For the Action Pact, here’s a song about how the hero walks slowly unflinching from a ginormous explosion.

Lyrics

Was there an explosion behind me
Because I Didn’t notice
I Casually walk away from
Whatever Exploded
Was there an explosion behind me
Because I Didn’t notice
I Casually walk away from
Whatever Exploded

I leave a trail of gasoline behind me
And then I light a match
It doesn’t matter if it’s in a warehouse full of bad guys
That I’m trying to catch
They try to get me, they’ll never get me though
I just walk out the front door real slow
Everything goes boom boom boom
Whenever I leave the room

Was there an explosion behind me
Because I Didn’t notice
I Casually walk away from
Whatever Exploded
Was there an explosion behind me
Because I Didn’t notice

 

Explosion Art

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The Action Pact – Logo

 

Action Pact title graphic for the project. Guess what, you can get a t-shirt. I’s wear it. I’m cool, you can be cool too.

Jackson Pack

The Action Pact

https://soundcloud.com/abdowell/sets/action-pact

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Her or the Job

Still working on the Action Pact, my concept EP that parodies and pays homage to 80s Action Movie Cliches and 80s Rock Music. The latest track is an attempt at a power ballad. I might need to do a bit more research and a few more takes to get it right. I think it’s a good start. The cliche from action films here is the wife/girlfriend of the hero protagonist telling him to choose between her and police work. I think this distills the essence of that theme pretty well.

Lyrics
She wants me to choose
Between her and the job
But I, I don’t want to loose
Either her or the job

When we first met I was just a young cop on the beat
I heard her yelling stop thief who stole her purse on the street
And later that night she asked me to join her for dinner
It was love at first sight I really felt like a winner
But now I’m working late nights, and she always complains
Putting in overtime, she says that nothings the same
She says she needs her man at home, what am I gonna do
Only thing I love more than police work, is coming home to you

Now she wants me to choose
Between her and the job
But I, I don’t want to loose
Either her or the job

She wants me to choose
Between her and the job
But I, I don’t want to loose
Either her or the job
Her or the Job

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Down to the Wire

One more song for the Action Pact EP project that pays homage to 80s action movies and 80s rock music. This installment is about how in every movie or TV show back in the day scene where the hero had to diffuse a bomb of some sort by cutting a wire of a particular color is attached to a time bomb. That’s the genesis of this song. But I also wanted to add a little rock saxophone to the mix.

You’re welcome.

Lyrics

Now it’s come
Down to the wire
Cut the right one
Before the time expires
Yellow wire, black wire
Blue Wire, Red Wire
Cut the right one
Or you’ll set the world on fire

Some people just wanna see the world burn
But they can never win, when will they learn

They put a timebomb – In a hospital elevator
Only way to save the day is disconnect the detonator
Not my specialty but I’m the man on the job
Put me on the phone – with that slob from the bomb squad
Don’t have time to put on a padded armor suit
If I make it out of this alive – I’ll find somebody to shoot
Cut the wires with my teeth – now Im holding my breath
I stopped he timer with only one minute left

Some people just wanna see the world burn
But they can never win, when will they learn

Now it’s come
Down to the wire
Cut the right one
Before the time expires
Yellow wire, black wire
Blue Wire, Red Wire
Cut the right one
Or you’ll set the world on fire

Now it’s come
Down to the wire

DOwn to the Wire

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Never Reload

An ode to the 80s Action Movie Cliche where the hero’s gun never seems to run out of bullets. References the Konami Code from the Nintendo game Contra.

Lyrics
I never have to reload
It’s like I got the Konami Code
I kill my enemies cold
And my gun is about to expload
Up Up Down Down, Left Right, Left Right, B,A Start
Up Up Down Down, Left Right, Left Right, B,A Start

Got my back against a wall
listen how all the shell casings fall
You’re wondering how man shots
Don’t try to count because it’s a lot
Magic bullets magic gun
If you see me coming you better run
Action Pact to the extreme
The body count I leave is obscene

I never have to reload
It’s like I got the Konami Code
I kill my enemies cold
And my gun is about to expload
Up Up Down Down, Left Right, Left Right, B,A Start
Up Up Down Down, Left Right, Left Right, B,A Start
Up Up Down Down, Left Right, Left Right, B,A Start

never reload

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