Friday, August 19, 2011
Scary song of the week: Night of the Vampire
Roky Erickson's "Night of the Vampire" probably isn't about actual vampires. It's probably a political metaphor. Then again, it could be about actual vampires.
It's a creepy tune and Erickson's voice brings a seriousness to the lyrics that might otherwise be lacking. It's not tongue-in-cheek at all. It's a pure warning that there are bloodsuckers out there who do not sleep at night and will drain your life away if given the chance.
So, yeah, it could about actual vampires. But it might not be.