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Below and Above

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Pretty straightforward story about someone who comes home to find his wife missing. That happens you know. After some detours he decides to go after her and look for her wherever she may be, in this life or the next. Forgot to add the spoiler alert there, sorry.
I stumbled upon the cult classic Carnival of Souls and thought the movie was a perfect fit for this song (or the other way around). Be it from a different perspective, namely that from the woman.
The movie stars Candace Hilligoss and is directed by Herk Harvey and is in the public domain.


As I came home one night
I called out to my love but there was no reply
Scratched on the table I could make out a line
It read: ‘I’ve taken her with me, to make her mine’

Oh, where has she gone
Where is my love
Oh, I will look for her
Below and above

I went out on a search
But got no help from the law, so I turned to the church
The vicar he told me ‘A lean man dressed in black
said he was looking for your lady and I pointed him to your shack’

Went back home in a haze
To find her body upstairs. I grazed her cold face
I wrote a note to be found by the ones that I love
‘Gone looking for her, below and above’


from Tales of Woe, released December 1, 2018


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Silas J. Dirge Amsterdam, Netherlands

Silas J. Dirge is the moniker adopted by songwriter Jan Kooiker. Combining an acoustic folk sound with Morriconesque guitars, he sings about everyday subjects like giving in to your black soul and having conversations with Death.

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