The Horror Honeys: Weekly Honey Jam ~ 'Edward'

Weekly Honey Jam ~ 'Edward'

The American Wake Tour, Austin, courtesy AMS

Mother, I am worn by the day 
Chasing through the ice and wood 
Where William and I oft fetch and play 
Out of breath Mother, please don't stand in the way 
Help these cottons from my frame 
So red and frail am I, I could sway 
To my death 
Tell not thorn nor lie 
Speak to me o murder child 
Trouble's in your eye 
Speak to me o murder child 
You bite the hand that feeds and crow 
So count here naked in the snow 
Tell not thorn nor lie
Speak to me o murder child

Songs of murder are nothing new. The more traditional Murder Ballads have been around since before the 17th century. The genre has prevailed to modern times, artists ranging from Johnny Cash to Sting putting their own spin on them. “Edward," today's Honey Jam, is part of Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman’s American Murder Song, a three-part collection of Murder Ballads. Some are inspired by more traditional stories, like “Edward” and others by real killers and murders. Zdunich and Hendelman are masterful singers and the music is catchy and full of rousing beats and melodies. In these troubled times where the world is full of so much uncertainty and terror, who isn’t soothed by listening to some stories of murder and mayhem? Or is that just me? ~ Supernatural Honey Kim