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Crypt dates from 1990 and is a brooding impression of long dusty ages stretching back to the distant past of ancient Egypt. The mummy's curse, mysterious deaths from excavating tombs which are sacrilege to violate, is underscored by the lyrics, so too the notion of the resurrected mummy and whether such tales aren't merely the product of a fever-fueled imagination. Yet the god Osiris appearing at the finale of the verses and lord of judgment in the afterlife bodes ill for defilers.

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There’s a shadow in the tomb, a mortal silhouette
The sound of digging fills the room and sarcophagus is hit
A voice in somber tones is reading from a scroll and
Revives the ancient bones as the bell begins to toll and
In the candlelight she sees a hideous vision of
Rotting flesh that’s old and dead and dry
For the world was very young
When tall Osiris died

There’s something going down at the old windmill
The pounding on the door is a-beating still
The monster from the crypt has found his long lost love
But she can’t leave necropolis soon enough

There’s a body in the tomb, an innocent pet
The sound of banging fills the room, has no one heard yet?
A loud, chilling cry screams from inside but
The echoes do not fly beyond the walls of the crypt and
In the candlelight she sees a hideous vision of
Rotting flesh that’s old and dead and dry
For the world was very young
When tall Osiris died

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from Creature Feature (album), track released September 20, 2019
words by Percy Blakeney
music by Percy Blakeney & Johnny Stowmarries
Crypt features Percy Blakeney on vocals

recorded, mixed and produced by James North
Recorded at James North Productions in Brisbane
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The Goths Brisbane, Australia

The Goths are a goth duo from Brisbane, formed in 1987, featuring singer-songwriters Johnny Stowmarries (vocals, guitar, keyboards) and Percy Blakeney (vocals, bass).
Beginning in the 80s, with solid longstanding nocturnal residencies at The Bohemian, gigs in the 90s included Bertie's & Metropolis, The Sitting Duck, and The Dead Rat. The Goths were also one of the first performing acts at The Zoo.
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