Dead Or Alive

by The 99 Degree

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Our spaghetti western, preacher killing, murder-ballad promo. A tale of morality, community, revenge and how to overcome those clichés because the bad guys are best and well....we can write whatever ending we want!

lyrics

Wanted for the death of the local Priest,
Who caught a Bandit's bullet 'tween his teeth.
A man who sent his faith to an early grave,
A man who's life at the gun he'll now repay

(And the Sheriff says)

I want this man now dead or alive!
I want this man and I want his hide!

Slumped upon the alter in the church,
Someone left the Preacher in the lurch.
A single bullet laid the man out flat,
All for the bag of gold beneath his hat.

(And the Sheriff says)

I want this man now dead or alive!
I want this man and I want his hide!
Be him 'live or be him dead,
We'll have revenge upon his head!

A meeting's held and all the men agree.
That justice must be done and so that we,
To end the reign of terror in this town,
It's certain we must track this bandit down.

(And the people say)

We want this man now dead or alive!
We want this man and we want his hide!

They're on his trail with not a soul in sight,
Following his tracks into the night.
A simple man gone bad awaits his fate,
And simple men with rifles lie in wait.

(And the people say)

We want this man now dead or alive!
We want this man and we want his hide!
Be him 'live or be him dead,
We'll have revenge upon his head!

Bad man, bad man, come out soon.
Out by the light of the silver.
Come out here with your hands held high.
Drop your weapons reach for the sky!
Now your time is nearly up,
Say your prayers like the Preacher would!

Out the Bandit steps into the night,
Finger on the trigger, all in sight.
Staring down the barrel of his fate,
The leader of the mob signals to wait.

(And the Sheriff cries)

I want this man now dead or alive!
I want this man and I want his hide!

The battle's fought and won and all is fair.
The sound of screams and guns still fills the air.
And as the echoes fall there comes a cheer,
And after the smoke has dropped one man steps clear.

(And the Bandit says)

You all thought you'd take me dead or alive,
You all learned your lesson straight through the eyes.
I killed the Preacher you held dear,
And your deaths leave me in the clear!

credits

released July 10, 2016
Joe Sartini: Vocals
Phil Turner: Guitars and Vocals
Paul Fetherston: Bass
Craig Trickett: Drums and Vocals

Lyrics and music: The 99 Degree

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