Protest 100: Valient Thorr – ‘I Hope The Ghosts Of The Dead Haunt Yr Soul Forever’

Artist:          Valient Thorr

Song:           I Hope The Ghosts Of The Dead Haunt Yr Soul Forever

Album:        Immortalizer

Producer:    Jack Endino

Label:          Volcom Entertainment

Year:           2008

Notes:
And just like that…I’m back! Everybody ready for the final sprint to the finish line? Good. Today’s offering comes from Greenville, North Carolina’s Valient Thorr, a band that has overtly combined high-speed, party rock n’ roll with political lyrics since the first song off its debut album, ‘Showdown’ from 2005’s Total Universe Man). The track presented here addresses class warfare, the quest for oil, and native American rights all in just over three minutes. Jump in! The water’s fine!!

Excerpt from ‘Unreality’  —
“You alright there, hoss?” Cookie asked. “You look like you just saw the ghost of yo mama’s cooch.”

Lyrics
All these Caesars, slicker than the oil
they own, scheme plans for years
Crack their fingers and smile real big,
While yer family drowns in tears

Someday, when your feet are up,
you’ll soon be shouting NEVER!
I hope the ghosts of the dead come
haunt yer soul forever!

Whatcha gonna do?
Money can’t save you
AAAAAIGHHHHHH!!!!
What was that?
Gonna give yourself a heart attack!
My family! They trust you!
The ghosts of my family
Will crush you!

Skeletons in closet
Lawyer suing
Natives reservations
Casinos ruined, all nations!
They trust you!
The ghosts of all nations!
Will crush you!

Drowns in tears
Someday, when your feet are up, you’ll
soon be shouting NEVER!
I hope the ghosts of the dead come
haunt yer soul forever!

Its too late to save your skin!
Playing the role of dumb, religious men
you’ll regret all those you’ve fucked
when your demons eat you up.

(All these Caesars, slicker than oil)
Can’t get forgiveness, its too late
(All these years, still the same)
So many wishes drowned in hate
(I would make the more adequate decisions)
For all of those lives that you made rough
(To not follow in my fathers name)
instant karmas not enough.

All these Caesars, slicker than the
oil they own, scheme plans for years
Crack their fingers and smile real
big, while yer family drowns in tears.

Someday when your feet are up
You’ll soon bem shouting NEVER!
I hope the ghosts of the dead come
haunt yer soul forever!

‘Protest 100’s mission is two-fold: dispelling the myth that heavy metal is a brainless, socially unaware music genre, and raising awareness of the issues facing our country in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. The path won’t be exclusively metal—some punk and rap and other stuff will be in here too, including the classics—and is not a ranking. All songs are songs I’ve heard while putting this list together, ordered in a manner designed to entertain and educate.

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