Three Stones For St. Stephen

by Three For Silver

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Wherein Three For Silver, against all odds, writes a Christmas song.
Too long have we suffered under the tyrannical false cheer of Christmas "Classics",
Three For Silver is here to remind everyone of the true spirit of the season, and the body count is rising.
Engineered and mixed by John Neff, industry legend and longtime collaborator with such luminaries as David Lynch and Donald Fagen, "Three Stones For St. Stephen" is bigger and crazier than anything Three For Silver has done before.
Whether you prefer cozying up by the tannenbaum with a mug of eggnog and a candycane, or ritualistically slaughtering a bull to ensure the sun rises for another year, Three For Silver has got the song for you.

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released November 27, 2015

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Track Name: Three Stones For St. Stephen
three stones for St. Stephen on the edge of town
four roses left out on the shore
five brown feathers i keep in my hair against the
six winds howling at my door
it's Christmas, it's Christmas they seem to say
though I've heard it all before
my eyes see the world to be
but now it's Christmas, it's Christmas once more

keep your kettles on the stove
your irons in the fire
come with me
we'll be singing carols in a devil's choir
boil me in a pudding
a stake of holly through my heart
serve me up when the feasting starts

red stains the white in perfect time
cold grows the gleam in my eye
the frost will keep the flames at bay
as the wild hunt reels across the sky
like the bow atop your gift
like the year's light almost spent
like the knife held to the bull's throat
I'm a sacrificial instrument

your hand's on the wheel
my feet on the dash
gas in the tank, but I wonder
how long will it last?
we're leaving town tonight
we got our getaway stake
might be back by Christmas Day

it's Christmas, it's Christmas they seem to say
though I've heard it all before
my eyes see the world to be
but now it's Christmas, it's Christmas once more

you forgot the music?
bet you still know the words
you forgot the steps?
i bet your body hasn't heard
take what you like and throw the rest away
it'll all come out on Christmas Day
Track Name: Seven Skeletons Found In The Yard
hideous discoveries and monstrous crimes
always happen at Christmas time
hideous discoveries and monstrous crimes
always happen at Christmas time
the Old Year's lies and indignities
become the New Year's serious calamities
what could be more sad
than those seven skeletons that the workmen found in the yard

what marred the Christmas festivities
was a New Year septuple catastrophe
while the workmen were digging the ground
the bones of all the human beings they found
a man was arrested but it was too late
the poison he drunk sent him to the gate
what could be more sad
than those seven skeletons that the workmen found in the yard

number one was the stonecutter's son
all soaked in cane and rum
number two was a captain fresh from the sea
strangled in a length of cable was he
number three a contortionist from the circus who
was found folded inside of two
what could be more sad
than those seven skeletons that the workmen found in the yard

number four was a cook put to the grate
then sprinkled over his mates
number five was a watchmen among the rest
number six had has hands and feet on his chest
number seven was anyone's guess
seeing as there was so little left
what could be more sad
than those seven skeletons that the workmen found in the yard

mark my words, hear my oration
during your Christmas celebration
while the New Year approaches with a certainty
the Old Year may yet come to feed
walk not alone like Loup Garou
lest a Christmas spirit be made of you
what could be more sad
than those seven skeletons that the workmen found in the yard