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about

Here is The Butcher. A man who knows the inner workings of everything, who has ripped through every scrap of meat a body has to show and had never found a trace of a soul. Who has believed in love and paid the price for foolishness, who has seen the world turn to darkness and his heart turn to shingle. Yes, this is what becomes of our young man. He runs this island now, keeping everyone in darkness, in line, unaware that there is life beyond the island. Everyone works for the butcher, keeping the chopping, slicing, spinning wheels of machines turning because that is all life is. Salt of the earth. Ground down. No other way. The Butcher's way.

lyrics

There is a question
'Who can know the secrets in the heart of men?'
I do, yes I do
and there are people
who say that no-one knows the truth about the devil
well I do, yes I do

I am the butcher
I spend my days knuckle deep in blood
I am the butcher
I seen the bad and man there ain't no good

I see your truth and I hear your lies
down in the blood nowhere to
nowhere to hide

Is there a problem?
Can I help you gentlemen?
yes I can, and I will
and you should know me
the way that everyone around here
gets to know me
and they owe me and they fear me still

I am the butcher
I spend my days knuckle deep in blood
I am the butcher
I seen the bad and man there ain't no good

men of this town
salt of the earth
grind that salt down
what is it?
what are any of us worth

the butcher knows
every secret there is to know
he has ripped through
every scrap of meat
a body has to show
every vessel, every muscle
every tissue, every bone
and never seen a sign of a soul
from the top to the tail
from the cradle to the grave
there is not a soul to save

I am the butcher
I spend my days knuckle deep in blood
I am the butcher
I seen the bad
and man there ain't no good

men of this town
salt of the earth
grind that salt down
what is it?
what are any of us worth?

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from The Butcher, released May 27, 2016
Paul Mosley

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After an exceptional reception to Paul Mosley’s last album and debut for Folkwit Records, Paul has taken his creativity up another notch after tending lovingly to ‘The Butcher’ – his folk opera over the past two years, to reveal what is in fact his seventh solo record. ... more

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