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Rolling trance rock


I had a demon
I had a demon
Looked me right in the eyes
I could feel it
I could hear it
Scream bloody murder in my ears at night

Was unholy
It controlled me
Put the knife in my hand
Got me burnin
Got me yearnin
Almost killed a man

That's when he came in through the radio
Out like a banshee, burned like coal
He came in through the radio

He was the preacher of rock and roll
He's the preacher
He's the preacher and he saved my soul

He's my protector
And my savior
Cries when I feel pain
My instructor
Holy water
Bleeds so I won't stain

He's my bastion
When abandoned
Calms me from my rage
He's my champion
My companion
Frees me from my cage

Took my hunger
Made me stronger
Had me stand up tall
Made me careful
Little feral
Taught me not to fall

Made my sinning
And beginning
Feel like another man
Had me kiss her
Had me hold her
Like a bird in the hand

Took me down to the river
Set me down in the river
Washed my knife in the river
Washed my life in the river


from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, released April 9, 2021
Performed by The Canarys
Written, Produced, and Mixed by A Alexander Hollins
Engineered by Betty Ji & A Alexander Hollins
Mastered by Jake Eckert


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The Canarys New Orleans, Louisiana

The Canarys are a DIY alt/indie power duo. Alexander Hollins, on guitar and vocals, pairs thoughtful lyrics with heavy emotional guitars, while Marco Saah plays huge drums inspired by hip-hop, R&B, and jazz. The combined sound is fierce and melodic while staying deep in the pocket. It’s Jack White and Queens of the Stone Age mixed with Kendrick Lamar, Lucky Daye, Snail Mail, Lucy Dacus, and Pixies ... more

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