Strange Tales

by Corporate Sleaze

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about

What would it sound like if Stephen King and John Carpenter had a hardcore punk band? Corporate Sleaze may have the answer.

Strange Tales is an odd blend of atmosphere and energy, throwing organs and guitar synthesizers on top of fast-paced, tight-nit guitar riffs. Each song tells a different horror/sci-fi themed tale, with words shot out at rapid fire.

But it is the amalgamation of elements that sets Corporate Sleaze apart. It's catchy and angry. Like a demented carnival ride.

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released November 19, 2015

Corporate Sleaze is:
Tex Longhorn - vox
Oscar Hayes - organ
Sylvester Murdoch - guitar
Professor Armchair - guitar synth
Judith Priest - bass
Harry Henderson - drums

Produced by Todd Parker
Recorded at Brain Damaged Studios

All songs written by Corporate Sleaze

MCR-5

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Track Name: Torn Apart!
TORN APART!

Every time a full moon hits, dead bodies fill the morgue
Superstitions rear their head,but mostly go ignored
Until one day, they find the mayor's daughter in a ditch
Decapitated, disemboweled and missing all her limbs

Torn apart
By a werewolf's claws

Homemade silver bullets start to circulate the town
The mayor has a plan to take that evil fucker down
Go on the hunt the next full moon and flush it from the dark
The creature sees him coming and tears out the mayor's heart

Torn apart
By a werewolf's claws
Track Name: There's Something in the Woods
THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE WOODS

I can feel a gaze upon my back
Something lingers, waiting to attack
Prowling every trail in my wake
Waiting 'til its prey is ripe to take

A shudder down my spine
My god, it's dark tonight
Oh why did I come out here on my own?

Can you see it in my eyes?
Oh god, I'm terrified
I'm trying not to show it
But I swear to god
There's something in the woods

Something's moving out there in the dark
And judging from the sound, it isn't far
The stench of something awful on the winds
I have to stop and ask myself again

What am I doing here?
My body shakes in fear
Waiting is a torture all its own

If I get out alive
I swear I'll walk the line
I've never been religious
But I'm praying 'cause
There's something in the woods
Track Name: Fangs!
FANGS!

We hunt by day, while they are in their coffins sound asleep
Driving wooden stakes into their heart
They once were human, but those days have come and gone
Now they only want to drink our blood

You better stay out of the darkness
Gather your crosses
Don't invite strangers to your home

Hang up some garlic
Keep yourself gaurded
Cause these bastards want your soul

Promises of everlasing life may sound so sweet
Often we romanticize the gloom
These tortured men in walking corpses trick the weak
Promising that strength will come with doom

You better stay out of the darkness
Gather your crosses
Don't invite strangers to your home

Hang up some garlic
Keep yourself gaurded
Cause these bastards want your soul

There will be no sympathy for creatures of the night
Drag them to the sun and watch them burn
We shall eradicate as many as we find
The ones we miss had better quickly learn
That we're in control
Track Name: Ritual
RITUAL

A secret society
Is meeting tonight
Full of wealthy and powerful men

And with gluttony so pure
They'll devour the poor
But the man must be stripped of his skin

In a ritual as old
As the worship of gold
Ceremonial consuming of flesh

But the blood-lust inside
Will not be satisfied
'Til they see a man beaten to death

Bring in the victim alive so we can watch him suffer
(Gather for the feast! Gather for the feast!)
We are the privileged elite, these are spoils of war
(Gather for the feast! Gather for the feast!)
The flesh of the poor holds the secret to unending power
(Gather for the feast! Gather for the feast!)
We're ravenous men and we'll always be hungry for more

Few men refuse
To be led in this room
For they don't have a clue what's in store

But when one man escapes
After learning his fate
He soon barricades every door

Then he liberates men
Who were penned up with him
And they cover the hallways in gas

And they burn those alive
Who are still trapped inside
Once were powerful are now powerless

Burn the oppressors alive so we can watch them suffer
(Canceling the feast! Canceling the feast!)
They are the ruling elite, we are prisoners of war
(Canceling the feast! Canceling the feast!)
Money is the only secret to unending power
(Canceling the feast! Canceling the feast!)
Greed is disease and will plague us until there's a cure

Flames start to rise as the walls topple down
Confusion and fear and men stripped of their crown
The flicker of fire reflects in their eyes
For arrogant men have been cut down to size
Ashes and smoke billow up towards the sky
Sending a signal off into the night
A warning to those who sit perched at the top
Vengeance will haunt you
Until you are finally stopped
Track Name: Desperate Screaming
DESPERATE SCREAMING

I woke up from the depths of a nightmare
Felt relieved it was only a dream
Squinted hard at the darkness around me
Trying to remember where I last fell asleep

I try to sit up
But I'm blocked and I can't get up
And I realize I'm boxed in from my head to my feet

The panic comes in spurts
It dawns on me I'm buried in the earth
It's getting hard to breathe

Buried
Breathing
Desperate screaming

Frantic pounding on my wooden surroundings
I know it's futile, but I long to be free
It's hard to fathom meeting death with inaction
Knowing that asphyxiation's waiting for me

It isn't often
Someone accidentally buried in a coffin
Lives to tell the tale out on the street

My fate is sealed
But it's awfully hard accepting this is real
And not another dream

Buried
Breathing
Desperate screaming
Track Name: The Artifact
THE ARTIFACT

Its history is stained with blood
A rare antiquity
I thought I'd found it several times
But all were forgeries
This time, though, this time it's real
My men have felt the curse
Reaching out from ancient graves
Morale could not be worse

Spent my whole life searching, but I wish I'd never found
The artifact that will soon take my life
That precious relic should stay buried in the ground
Dig it up and you sure to die

Raid the tombs of kings
For archaeology
A legendary find
One that predates time
It comes at a price
Ultimate sacrifice
I can't think of worse
Afflicted by a curse

Spent my whole life searching, but I wish I'd never found
The artifact that will soon take my life
A precious relic that should never have been found
How do you prepare yourself to die?

Spent my whole life searching, but I wish I'd never found
The artifact that will soon take my life
That precious relic should stay buried in the ground
Dig it up and you sure to die
Track Name: The Slasher
THE SLASHER

A killer stalks the streets of a community
I wonder if he'll come for me
The sheriff vows to find out his identity
In hopes that he
Can end this killing spree

Victims pile up, cops are facing scrutiny
Every lead is a dead end
Seems his face will soon be lost to history
The case goes cold
Wait 'til he kills again

A murderer is on the prowl
How many more will die before he's found?
He lays in wait, and laughs out loud

A sinister man
An angry scowl
Feel him staring when no one's around
He lays in wait, without sound

Seasons change
And people move on with their lives
Fear becomes a memory
But something is forgotten as the time flies
A murderer
Is out there roaming free

Ten years now
He marks an anniversary
Holding back a frantic grin
Tonight he'll add a chapter to the mystery
He'll kill again
His streak will never end

A murderer is on the prowl
How many more will die before he's found?
He lays in wait, and laughs out loud

A sinister man
An angry scowl
Feel him staring when no one's around
He lays in wait, without sound
Track Name: Space Madness
SPACE MADNESS

The reaches of space are beyond our control
Living in orbit has been pretty dull
The loneliness hits me in spurts, but it's okay
Mostly, I just sit and stare at a wall

But sometimes
I think about Earth
And I wonder
What all this was worth
Was the science
Worth losing my mind?
'Cause whatever was living
Inside of me has died

I've given up hope that I'll make it back home
Space has an emptiness I've never known
I long for the days back when I had companions
Back before madness had stolen them all

Sometimes
I think about Earth
And I wonder
What all this was worth
Was the science
Worth losing my mind?
'Cause whatever was living
Inside of me has died

My fellow astronauts have locked me inside the cargo bay
I'm a danger 'cause I have lost my mind
I've succumb to the madness of space
Track Name: Invasion of the Parasites
INVASION OF THE PARASITES

Fragments of an asteroid plummet from the heavens
Ripe with microscopic life
Evolution has encoded their genetics
To develop overnight
Forming larva with an hour-long gestation
They will soon control our minds
Plans are set for worldwide domination
Every human has to die

It's not our planet anymore

They now outnumber us
No hope for rebellion
We'll never find the master hive
Soon they will
rule the Earth
Fuck these stupid parasites!

So if you find this note
Off in some distant future
I'm glad that someone has survived

But we have lost all hope
For our own perseverance
There's only panic left inside

It's not our planet anymore
Track Name: Assassins in Time
ASSASSINS IN TIME

Power
Secured by control of a time machine
Now history
Will always be subject to change

This is
A weapon more powerful than any bomb
Eliminating
Enemies before they are born

It seems to me
Time machines
Are something that no man should control

But no paradox
Will ever stop
Men from fighting for control

Sent back
In time to the year 1982
To assassinate
The ancestor of an awful man

Our job:
To kill on behalf of humanity
And this is
Something becoming routine

It seems to me
Time machines
Are something that no man can control

But no paradox
Will ever stop
Men from fighting for control

The time machine is lost
Replaced with an empty spot
Some went wrong and it doesn't exist

Inventors descending from
The man we murdered in cold blood
We are a paradox, and yet we exist

Assassins stuck somewhere in time
Track Name: The Surgeon
THE SURGEON

A man with science on his mind
They call him wrong
But who decides?

How can you prove an afterlife
Unless you bring
The dead to life

There is a fire in his eyes
It clouds his thoughts
And makes him blind

A passion burning deep inside
To raise the dead
And clear his mind

Just one experiment away from proving all his theories
His colleagues had dismissed him several years before
Someday they'll all regret
His work with be prophetic
He really thinks he can create a better world
Track Name: The Gunslinger
THE GUNSLINGER

Paranoia peaks
He is on the brink

Shoot to kill
Anyone who dares
Step foot on these grounds

Feds have formed a raid
He'll go down in flames

Shoot to kill
Anyone who dares
Step foot on these grounds
Track Name: I Hope You Die
I HOPE YOU DIE

I hope you die and go to hell
If there's no god, it's just as well
I hope I live to see you
Suffer eternally
I hope you die and go to hell