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Liner Notes: 

Yesterday Marthie had in her newsletter some strange and eerie history.

in England the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive, so they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.

I decided to write about that.


© 2020 Cindy Prince

There was panic
She screamed
Was this just a bad dream?

She knocked
She scratched
Until she breathed her last

She was buried alive
But no one could hear her cries
How could this have been the way she died

When it was found out
Too many had been through this hell
They devised a way to stop it
They attached their wrist to a bell
Someone had to take the graveyard shift
To see if the bell would ring
They had a shovel handy
If they heard that bell cling...cling...cling

His eyes opened
He gasped
He knew that he was trapped

He banged
He cried
Until at last he died

2nd Chorus
He was buried alive
But no one could hear his cries
How could this have been the way he died

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


marthienel's picture

no one get's out alive! this one is so sad, scary, funny at the same time- I am not really sure which emotion should get preference.... I'll work on this soon