MUSIC

Bates Haunt Songs

I'm so glad that so many people seem to like my songs. I have re-recorded/cleaned up most of the songs, so my iTunes album is almost ready. Until then I'm going to offer them on sale here. Each track is .99 just like iTunes. As soon as I see your payment, I will send you a link to a nice DRM-free mp3. Just click on the buttons below, or you can always email me...

If an when they get re-recorded, I'll give you a free track upgrade. Thanks!


Late On Halloween Night

Jack-o-lantern

Pumpkin Rot

That House Wants To Eat You

Heartless Bones

All Five Songs (for $3.99)

Song Lyrics

Late On Halloween Night (2005)

by Dave Bates

Come on goblins gather round
In the shaddows they'll be found
Here their ghastly cackling sound
Late on halloween night

Scary spooks fly from their lair
Giving folks a ghostly scare
They're all waiting so beware
Late on halloween night

There's no where that you can hide
Run to your homes and get inside
Wait for the darkness to subside
After halloween night

Snakes and spiders round you crawl
From the trees and rooftops fall
Warewolves from the hilltops call
Late on halloween night

This night comes but once a year
Filling all the folks with fear
Better run 'cause now it's here
This is halloween night

Jack-o-Lantern (2006)

by Dave Bates

They're stationed all around on door steps and in yards.
They're glowing in the darkness posted just like guards.
They're watching trick-or-treaters waiting for their glance.
Look into their frightening features see the fires dance.

Their fiendish grins are smiling, their eyes are so intent.
They feed on fears and screams... On evil they are bent.
They all are watching you, planning your demise.
Who knows what they will do when you close your eyes.

Jack-o-lantern, Jack-o-lantern,
Silently they burn everywhere you turn.

You cannot get away this is their favorite night.
Along your darkened path they cast an eerie light.
They watch your every move from dusk to very late.
And if you get too close... BOO! You have sealed your fate.

Jack-o-lantern, Jack-o-lantern,
Silently they burn everywhere you turn.

Jack-o-lantern, Jack-o-lantern,
Silently they burn everywhere you turn.

Pumpkin Rot (2008)

by Dave Bates

Cut me from the vine the other day.
Tossed me in the car and drove away.

Ripped out my guts and cut my face.
Shoved a candle in my base.

Dropped my mangled top back into place.

Stuck me on the porch!
Sun was like a torch!
Burning me and speeding my decay!

I got the pumpkin rot!
I got the pumpkin rot!
I got the pumpkin rah-ah-ah-aht!

Day after day I felt my body droop
Growin' mold and slowly oozing goop

My face melting in the sun
Some kids were looking for some fun

Scooped me up and then began to run

Then on a dare
Flung me in air
Hit the ground endin' my despair

Don't get the pumpkin rot!
had the pumpkin rot!
that's the pumpkin rah-ah-ah-aht!

That House Wants To Eat You! (2008)

by Dave Bates

In your neighborhood's a house
Imprinted on your mind
When finally you sleep at night
You know what you will find

It looks just like any house
It must be untrue
But you'll walk on the other side
Cause' you know it's watching you

That house wants to eat you
That house wants to eat you
be careful when you walk on by
Cause it is watching you

The grass is growing longer now
no one seems to care
The neighbors say the owners gone
on a trip somewhere

Late at night you lay awake
and frequently you peek
Out your window at the house
that waits across the street.

That house wants to eat you
That house wants to eat you
be careful when you walk on by
Cause it is watching you

That house wants to eat you
You know it wants to eat you
be careful when you go outside
Cause it will come for you

People think you're crazy
from deep inside you scream
Its eye was staring down at me
That was not a dream.

That house wants to eat you
That house wants to eat you
be careful when you walk on by
Cause it is watching you

That house wants to eat you
You know it wants to eat you
be careful when you go outside
Cause it will come for you

Be careful when you walk on by
Cause it is watching you

Heartless Bones (2011)

by Dave Bates

Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh
Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh

Marching through the darkness
parched bones shining with their starkness
you couldn't kill us if you tried
it's been so long since we died

Crunching all along the ground
hear our grating grinding sound
we do not need to stop and rest
there's no hearts beating in our chests

Rattling toward you we will dare
Malice written in our stare
Seeking soldiers to ensnare
Join us mortal or beware

Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh
Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh

We do the bidding of the power
that wakes us in this hallowed hour
From our graves we're forced to rise
Our heartless bones are your demise

Rattling toward you we will dare
Malice written in our stare
Seeking soldiers to ensnare
Join us mortal or beware

Rattling toward you we will dare
Malice written in our stare
Seeking soldiers to ensnare
Join us mortal or beware

Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh
Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh Ahhhh