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The Curse of Tarry Town, or The Hessian's Diary

by Witnesses

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Have you seen my head? I’ve looked everywhere My how these things happen I’m afraid this has all gone wrong ’Twas nothing personal Least not before See I came here out of need Came ashore an honest man Women and children first One day you’ll see Yourself as I do ’Tis not reason that guides you O Tarry Town May your original sins One day tear you apart O Tarry Town One day you’ll see Yourself as I do O Tarry Town


Based on Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", "The Curse of Tarry Town, or The Hessian’s Diary" builds on the sound established earlier on The Holy Water EP: more atmosphere, slower pace, and moodier vocals. The lyrics situate the horseman in America from his perspective.


released December 14, 2022

GS - Tarry Town archivist and historian
GC - The Hessian's advocate and voice in the matter
JM - The mourner

Lyric video credits:
Zac Sanders - video design and editing
Andreas Levers - photography
This video features line art from Edward Hull's "The Legend of Sleep Hollow"


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Born in 2016. Cinematic atmospheres, metal, sparse acoustics.

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