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Sell Your Soul
Swan Songs2
Length: 3:14
Released: September 2, 2008
Writers: Deuce, J-Dog, Johnny 3 Tears, Danny Lohner
Producers: Deuce, Danny Lohner
Key: Gb minor
Tempo: 140 BPM
Album: Hollywood Undead
3 Song Sampler
Swan Songs
Desperate Measures

Sell Your Soul is a song from Hollywood Undead's debut album, Swan Songs.

Background

J-Dog spoke with Artist Direct about the track. "Da Kurlzz had a vision out of nowhere of doing a heavier song, and Deuce stole it. I'm just kidding. They just wanted to make an in-your-face heavy song with crazy drums and live guitar. Deuce came up with an idea. I went over to his house. We worked with Danny Lohner on that one. We collaborated with him on that track, and he really brought it to life. It's one of my favorites."

Official Lyrics

Deuce: I'm holding on so tightly now
My insides scream so loud
They keep watching, watching me drown
How did it come to this?

J-Dog: How did it come to this? How did I know it was you?
It was a bad dream asphyxiated, watch me bleed
The life support was cut, the knot was too tight
They push and pull me but they know they'll never win

Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: Throw it all away, throw it all away!
Deuce: I keep on screaming, but there's really nothing left to say
Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: So get away, just get away!
Deuce: I keep on fighting, but I can't keep going on this way

I can't keep going, can't keep going on like this
They make me sick and I get so sick of it
'Cause they won't let me, they won't let me breathe
Why can't they let me be?

J-Dog: Why can't they let me be? Why don't I know what I am?
I force this hate into my heart 'cause it's my only friend
My lips are sewn shut, I watch myself bleed
They push and pull me and it's killing me within

Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: Throw it all away, throw it all away!
Deuce: I keep on screaming, but there's really nothing left to say
Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: So get away, just get away!
Deuce: I keep on fighting, but I can't keep going on this way

I can't keep going, can't keep going on this way
I can't keep going, can't keep going on this way

Johnny 3 Tears: My heartbeat stumbles and my backbone crumbles
I feel, is it real, as the lynch mob doubles?
They want blood and they'll kill for it, drain me and they'll kneel for it
Burn me at the stake, met the devil, made the deal for it

Guillotine dreams, yeah, their guillotine gleams
The blood of their enemies watching while they sentence me
Sentencing ceased, sentence deceased
And watch them bask in the glory of their holy disease

Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: Throw it all away, throw it all away!
Deuce: I keep on screaming, but there's really nothing left to say
Deuce and Johnny 3 Tears: So get away, just get away!
Deuce: I keep on fighting, but I can't keep going on this way

I keep on running, I keep on running
I keep on running, but I can't keep going on this way
I keep on running, I keep on running
I keep on running, but I can't keep going on this way!

Background vocals

Original version

The version of this song released on the 3 Song Sampler features a different mixing, with guitars more louder than in album version. Different drum takes, and different synths mixing. Johnny 3 Tears is the only member screaming during the chorus.

Personnel

Hollywood Undead
Additional
  • Ben Grosse - mixing
  • Billy Howerdel - additional engineering
  • Danny Lohner - additional guitars, engineering, programming
  • Dean Saenz - drums

Trivia

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