Ballad of Murtzuphlus

by Explone

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Digital single from the upcoming album Suicide Fences, out this fall. Dedicated to anyone who ever toiled in a hopeless cause for the sake of sheer narcissism, lust for power, and the desire to become a legend.

Come to think of it, sounds a lot like our band...

For more about Murtzuphlus, consult these sources:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexios_V_Doukas
The Fourth Crusade and the Sack of Constantinople by Jonathan Phillips
Holy Warriors by Jonathan Phillips

lyrics

I could’ve been wrong, I could’ve been gone
but I was right all the time
I could’ve been spared, I could’ve been scared
but I was first in the line
Sometimes you just don’t know what to do
Sometimes you have to play a different game and nobody really understands you

Somebody said “get out of the way, who in the hell do you think you are?”

Ooh, you better remember my name
Ooh, you better remember my name

I must’ve watched a thousand chances go by
before I finally took control
And maybe I can never really hang on
but that’s not what I’m playing for
Sometimes you get sick of just waiting around
Right now there’s a heat that guides my hand, and I don’t know how to cool it down

Somebody said “the devil is real”
I said he’s just my kind of guy

Ooh, you better remember my name
Ooh, you better remember my name
Ooh, you might make fun of me now but you’re gonna come around
Ooh, you better remember my name

Somebody said “we’re all gonna burn”
I said that sounds like a good time

Ooh, but you better remember my name
Ooh, you better remember my name
Ooh, you might make fun of me now but you’re gonna come around
Ooh, you better remember my name

Ooh, you better remember my name
Ooh, you better remember my name
Ooh, you might make fun of me now but you’re gonna come around
Ooh, you better remember my name

credits

released June 10, 2014
Recorded and mixed by Shawn Simmons.
Cover art by Dominick DiGregorio.
Rock music performed by Patrick R. Porter, Kyle Stevens, Scott Andrew & Nelson Estes.

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