1998:
 

I Would Like To Kill You! (live)

From: Load Your Gun And Have Some Fun!-tape (July 1998)

(lyrics + music: June 1998)

‘This is the first Ramirez song ever written and ever recorded. The original title of it was I’m A Serial Killer, but the next day I decided to use some words of the chorus as the title for the song and add an exclamation mark to it. I Would Like To Kill You! is about the general feeling of wanting to take somebody’s life for no particular reason, which of course shouldn’t be an option to anyone of us. The lyrics are based upon some primitive Chris Isaak alike riff. The adding of the word ‘live’ to the title of the song suggests that the recordings were made during a Ramirez show, but this isn’t the case. The occasional applauding and firing of guns in the audience during the song was taken from a Technics sx-KN3000-keyboard. Initially Ramirez was planned to record only this one song, which explains why the lyrics aren’t about one killer but about several ways of murdering. At the time Danny decided to make it a live song and gave the name Danny Ramirez and Friends to the project to account for the bunch of musicians you hear. Whoever they were, they’re doing a great job. For instance listen to the fantastic leadguitar halfway of the song, right before the breakdown. Nonetheless, I Would! was only played live four times at real Ramirez gigs: at the first gig on April 2, 1999, at the second gig on December 24, 1999, at the third gig on December 31, 1999, and at Danny’s comeback show -- his fourth gig -- on February 22, 2002.’

 

Baby, Soon I’ll Take Your Life!

From: Load Your Gun And Have Some Fun!-tape (July 1998)

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

From: One Day On The Road-dvd (November 2005)

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

(lyrics + music: June 1998)

‘One of my favourite tunes and the second one I came up with. The song is written in the night of 2 to 3 June 1998. It’s very Elvis alike and as for the lyrics I’d get a bit inspiration from Prince or what’s that symbol-guy’s name nowadays. The song’s actually a love song sung by a not quite sane killer, implying the lyrics are about the vague line between love and hate rather than a troubled relationship being the reason for the murder. Towards the end a fast picking acoustic lead guitar supports the chorus. On the Reload Your Gun!-cd the drums are missing, but I recorded a tambourine instead. A version of this recording with a different mix is featured on the audio section of the One Day-dvd. For the In Concert!-cd I used a live recording from November 20, 2004, and except for about five gigs it's been played at every Ramirez show.’

 

I Hope You Die In A Freak Accident!

From: Load Your Gun And Have Some Fun!-tape (July 1998)

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

From: Motor Rock Volume 2-compilation cd (December 2006)

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

From: Reload Your Gun, Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-download (August 2011)

From: Hart voor de Zaal-compilation double cd (January 2017)

(lyrics + music: June 1998)

‘This one is somewhat different from the other lyrics, because it’s about getting irritated by motorists driving through a red light while driving in your car or on your bike or moped on a crossing lane through the green one. All rules are made to be broken, except for the rules in traffic. After I Hope You Die! had become the biggest hit on the first Ramirez tape, I decided to record it again for Reload Your Gun! because the song is one of the favourite sing alongs at Ramirez gigs, and has been the final song on the regular set list since Danny first started performing live. The In Concert!-cd has a live version recorded on August 28, 2004.’

 

Shit Happens, And Your Time Has Come!

From: I Shot A Man!-tape (June 1999)

(lyrics + music: June 1998)

‘This song reminds me of Johnny Cash. I really should have had his voice to give the song the finishing touch, but I only have my own which is recorded twice for this song. I had some trouble singing as low as was needed for it and I hid that with recording a higher pitched second lead vocals. The words warn for the dangers of putting oneself in a position in which one is at the mercy of a complete stranger, for example when hitchhiking. On the set list of about a dozen gigs from December 31, 1999, until 2005 or 2006.’

 

To Murder When You’re Loaded Is No Fun!

From: I Shot A Man!-tape (June 1999)

(lyrics + music: June 1998)

‘This one is about a guy who killed his girlfriend when he was intoxicated. It’s one of the few songs written in a ‘you’-form instead of an ‘I’-form. That is because I think alcohol is being made to have fun with, and not to kill or even only injure others on. The song starts off with an acoustic solo, followed by a dramatic vocal part which tells of the bloody events of the night before, leading to the conclusion in the chorus. The middle section is inspired by or maybe stolen from the Lynyrd Skynyrd song Simple Man. In 2006 I discovered a rehearsal session from Summer 1998 where I play this riff and sing some words over it from the song Free Bird. So I knew that it was actually from Lynyrd Skynyrd, although I sung the Free Bird lyrics instead of those of Simple Man. To Murder! was first performed at a Ramirez concert on December 31, 1999, but afterwards rarely has been done live.’

 

For I Am Inspired By The Devil!

From: Load Your Gun And Have Some Fun!-tape (July 1998)

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

(lyrics + music: July 1998)

‘The inspiration for this title came from the Finnish nuclear metal band Impaled Nazarene. They used this supposed movie sample on their 1996 Latex Cult-cd. I released only one studio recording of Inspired!, and used a live version from March 12, 2009, for the In Concert!-cd. Of the non first album songs of the Load Your Gun!-tape, this one appeared on many acoustic set lists since it was done at Danny's first concert (April 2, 1999), and still is often played live nowadays. It was absent though at gigs done with an instrumental backing (April 2009-March 2012, as well as both instrumental backing shows done in 2014 and 2016). The lyrics are about someone renting an apartment somewhere in some city, but instead ending up in the cellar of the evil landlord. Every town has its Satanic killer! Believe me...’

 

I Have Got Killing Spree-Fever Tonight!

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

From: Reload Your Gun, Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-download (August 2011)

(lyrics + music: July 1998)

‘After this song was first recorded (in 1998), it wasn’t released. The original recording is a sort of up-tempo Elvis song, complete with drums but I wasn’t too satisfied with this version. Only in 2001 I recorded a second, acoustic version ‘cause I thought it would be wrong to leave it unknown to the fans. The lyrics tell about some guy hitting the streets, hating ev’rybody that night and firing away in a killing spree. It's very much inspired by Elvis, and has been on almost every one of Danny's set lists since it was first played live on June 29, 2002.’

 

It Feels So Good To Have More Might Than You!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: July 1998)

‘At some point, quite early in the career of Ramirez, I had enough of the more or less rhythmless songs (although there are some songs on the first tape with an accompanying drum that comes up later in those tracks). So just like on the early Killing Spree!-recording I added a full drumkit to this one. There’s also an acoustic version of it. I had problems with the somewhat brutal words, but in the end the song wasn't good enough to be released.’

 

I’ll Be Your Wipe-Out!

From: I Shot A Man!-tape (June 1999)

(lyrics + music: August 1998)

‘Just like Freak Accident! this one deals with the risks one takes and with doing so betting with ones life. The lyrics tell of surfing the waves and the pipelines, and therefore musically it is a surf song. And quite an obscure one, with some great sax parts halfway the tune, a driving surfbeat, some raw acoustic rhythmguitars and a wild sea roaring throughout the entire song. ‘Nature is a strong force we cannot control’ is the overall message sounding through. It's the opening song of the I Shot A Man!-tape, but has never been done live.’

 

No Siesta Won’t Save You!

From: I Shot A Man!-tape (June 1999)

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

From: Reload Your Gun, Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-download (August 2011)

(lyrics + music: August 1998)

‘This is Ramirez goes Mexico and it’s always well received at my gigs, though the brilliant trumpets that introduce the song and return later on are absent in live situations where I use an acoustic guitar. While writing the song I had some trouble writing the lyrics but it’s all right as it is. No Siesta! is about poisoning a Mexican with tortillas. His favourite meal. And speaking of it I also am a great Mexican Food addict. When I recorded this song for Reload Your Gun! I slightly changed the arrangement. For some reason I’m not able to sing the original 1998-vocal melody of the refrain any longer, so I had to use a different guitar chord. Frankly there hasn’t really changed much, just half a note. The In Concert!-cd features a live version from April 19, 2008. No Siesta! was first heard live at Danny's first gig (April 2, 1999), and -- except for December 24, 1999 -- has been played at every show since.’

 

X-mas Eve Is A Damn Cold Night To Die!

From: Promo-release (December 1998)

From: X-mas Time With Danny Ramirez!-download EP (November 2011)

(lyrics + music: October + November 1998)

‘I recorded this song late 1998 for reasons of promotion under its original title X-mas Eve Is A Perfect Night To Die!. The word on the street is that it has been played on one or two local radio stations around that time. The lyrics start off as a sort of average christmas song, but at the end there’s a missing person who’s in a frozen state buried in the forest. The music has all kinds of christmas stuff in it, like bells and an angel’s choir. In 2001 the word ‘Perfect’ in the title was reconsidered and changed to ‘Proper’ for commercial reasons, but in 2002 that word was replaced with ‘Damn Cold’ because it sounded better and it fits the story about a frozen corpse and the overall christmas Winter feel. X-mas Eve! was the very first Ramirez song played live, as it opened Danny's first gig on April 2, 1999. It's also been performed on December 24, 1999, and maybe on December 3, 2011 (with instrumental backing).’



1999:

I’m Driving Home With My Sawed Off Next To Me!

From: I Shot A Man!-tape (June 1999)

(lyrics + music: January 1999)

‘The classical mobile-killer-on-the-loose-theme is the basis for these lyrics. Because this seems to happen more often in the U.S. than elsewhere, the words are written around a country riff and a suitable pedal steel guitar melody. Several movies inspired me for this one. Like Kalifornia, From Dusk Till Dawn’s first half, Natural Born Killers and of course the classic love stories of Bonnie and Clyde, way back in the 1930s, and of Charlie Starkweather and Caril Ann Fugate in the late 1950s. February 12, 2002, the title got changed to I'm Driving Home With My Shotgun Next To Me!, because this would be easier to understand when playing the song in a live setting. Of the I Shot A Man!-tape No Siesta! has been done at Ramirez gigs the most, but I'm Driving Home! takes the second spot -- albeit with a lot less performances (between 15 and 20). Although played in concert regularly especially in the early years (with its live debut on December 24, 1999), the song stills ends up on the set list every now and then (most recently on February 14 and 17, 2017), and also has been done twice during shows with an instrumental backing (August 13, 2009 and March 30, 2012).’

 

Violence Is An Inborn Way To Express Oneself!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: January + February 1999)

‘This song’s about the fact that if one takes a look at the world, violence will always be part of mankind. In the past it may have helped us to survive, and in modern-day situations of overpopulation on Planet Earth it's even more obvious that people resort to violence. Violence! was played at the first Ramirez gig on April 2, 1999, which was the only live performance of the song. It took until November 2001 before it got recorded and seems to take for eternity to release the damn thing, which I therefore won't do.’

 

I Kill Christians In The Name Of Lucifer!

From: The Satanic Verses!-tape (October 1999)

(lyrics + music: March 1999)

‘In September of 1999 ten years passed since the death sentence was put to Richard Ramirez. Because he is one Hell of a Satanist I decided to create a tape with satanic songs. I wrote a couple of lyrics within one week in March 1999 to praise Satan, ‘cause there are already enough songs to praise the Lord of jews and christians. I Kill Christians! is not about Danny himself. It is about some other guy killing christians because the Devil wants him to do so in order to change the revelations foretold in the bible. The song’s got some great refrain with a gospel alike touch. At some point you can hear the growl of Satan, which I recorded by putting a microphone real close near the Gates of Hell. Starting February 22, 2002, it has been done live 5-10 times on acoustic guitar until February 15, 2008, and twice singing along with an instrumental backing (August 13, 2009 and August 11, 2010). For an acoustic guitar gig on February 7, 2004, the lyrics were changed to fit the Wild West themed party, and the song got temporarely renamed as I Kill Cowboys In The Name Of Manitou.’

 

You Know I Got Satan In My Blood!

From: The Satanic Verses!-tape (October 1999)

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

From: Reload Your Gun, Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-download (August 2011)

(lyrics + music: March 1999)

‘This is another cut in praise of the Devil, which all have to be viewed upon as ‘entertaining Satanism’. Although the music sounds quite cheerful, the words despise god, life and mankind. I’m not like that all the time, but a certain side of me is. Especially when I’m sober this side sees chance to come crawling out of my mind. So one can say that I got Satan in my blood when there’s no alcohol in it. To the end of the song on the tape the words are replaced by a catchy humming part for all to hum along. The cd version is almost one minute shorter, because on the Satanic!-tape it goes on and on and on, and for In Concert! I used a live recording from March 1, 2008. Up from December 31, 1999, Satan! has been on most of the set lists, but it tends to get played less since July 2016.’

 

I Deserve To Burn!

From: The Satanic Verses!-tape (October 1999)

(lyrics: March + May 1999/music: March 1999)

‘The feel of this song is somewhat Micheal Gira alike, the guy from The Swans and Skin. Unfortunately I do not have his voice. It’s a slow and quite simple song giving the listener all sorts of reasons why Danny Ramirez deserves to end up in Hell. If only there would be one of course. The fact there isn’t is of no matter to the lyrics, which are superb. Done live one or two times, with its first (and maybe only) performance on May 4, 2002.’

 

I’ll Be The Traitor In The Shape Of Gabriel!

From: The Satanic Verses!-tape (October 1999)

(lyrics + music: March 1999)

‘This is a very easy listening song about sneaking into heaven and messing the damn place up from the inside. I wish I were a follower of the christian religion only to be the wolf among sheep when my entity would end up in heaven. But luckily I don’t believe in stuff like entities, the soul and heaven. However I did read some parts of the bible to write the lyrics to this song, that has never been performed in concert.’

 

I Feel Pleasure When I See Your Misery!

From: The Satanic Verses!-tape (October 1999)

(lyrics + music: May + June 1999)

‘This is a happy song about killing a christian in a church, which of course and for good reasons shouldn’t be done, unless this ‘christian’ is about to attempt killing others in or around that same church on that particular moment. With I’ll Be The Traitor In The Shape Of Gabriel! it is the only other song from the Satanic!-tape that has never been played live. The lyrics were written by a guy named Ksander and were a bit changed to fit in with the rest of the Satanic!-demo by Danny himself. The music is very much based on the song Little Green Bag (1969) by the George Baker Selection, a great Dutch band from the 1970s. George Baker still is one of the Greatest Dudes from Holland.’

 

A Tale Of A Tartan And How He Choked To Death!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics: October 1998 + March 2000/music: October 1998/August-October 1999)

‘The Scottish melody is the most important part of this song. The lyrics are about strangling a Scot with a bagpipe. I don’t have reasons to kill a Scot, in fact I wish there were more Scottish people on the face of the earth. But once visiting Scotland I heard all those melodies around me every night I was in a pub. I returned home with a Scottish folk alike guitar riff and some vocal melody in my head and some lines that I already wrote back in Scotland, on the Orkney isles. Like was the case with No Siesta!, the words were quite hard to make. But again it worked out alright.’

 

What Will Be Left For Hell To Burn?

From: Songs About Death In A-minor!-tape (December 2000)

(lyrics + music: August 1999)

‘This one is the first Danny Ramirez song with a question mark instead of an exclamation mark at the end of the title. Due to the fine lyrics, What Will Be Left? sounds damn serious. The words deal with the fact that I don’t have a soul, since the soul isn’t scientifically proven and as far as I’m concerned there is just no reason for such a concept. Basically this song could be seen as a follow-up to I Deserve To Burn!, that concludes the previous tape (released in October 1999). What Will Be Left? is the opening track of the Songs About Death In A-minor!-tape, from December 2000 -- a release with serious, somewhat uncomfortable lyrics and all songs starting off with an A-minor chord. This slow song was written and recorded on Tuesday 31 August 1999 in a certain state of mind, caused by the use of speed and xtc throughout the weekend before. The final mix consists of the original guitar and vocal tracks recorded on that inspiring depressive day. The backing vocals were done in November 2000, when What Will Be Left? had turned out to be the herald for the making of the Songs About Death!-tape. Done live only a few times.’



2000:
 
  
I Ain’t No Singing Psycho! (Or Am I?)

Will not be released 

(lyrics: March 2000/music: August-October 1999)

‘Since quite some time I had the feeling people didn’t get the point of Ramirez. How much I despise mankind ev’ry now and then, I’m not willing to promote killing my fellowmen. The lyrics suggest anyone who gets inspired to kill by Danny Ramirez should kill himself first. In order not to ruin the opinion of some folks I added some words to the title. So now ev’rybody’s happy. Or is it?’

 

I Am The Singing Psycho!

Will not be released

(lyrics: February 2002/music: August-October 1999)

‘In 2002 I felt the original lyrics that I wrote for I Ain’t No Singing Psycho! weren’t of any use to the Danny Ramirez repertoire. Besides the chorus virtually promotes suicide, and although I believe in free choice I am not willing to incite others to kill themselves. For in the end I would be promoting suicide to my own fans, those who listen to Danny Ramirez songs, and for reasons of good reason that would be a stupid thing to do. So I changed the words of the song and now it’s a story about a serial killer who sings his songs to his victims while he kills them. I Am The Singing Psycho! was planned to appear on the 2002 Reload Your Gun!-cd, but on March 12, 2002, got dropped from the track listing in favor of When I Feel The Urge To Kill There Is No Returning!.’

 

I Am The Reason For You To Be!

From: Songs About Death In A-minor!-tape (December 2000)

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

(lyrics: March 2000/music: August-October 1999)

‘This is a song about death, without mentioning it. I especially like the phrase ‘I Can Change Your Life Forever And Bring Your Perception To A Different Level’, the first two lines of the last verse. Once it was recorded I was very pleased with the result and decided to put it on the first cd as well. I recorded a new version for the cd though. Reason! was done at about 10-15 gigs in 2002-2005. More than 10 years later the song was on the set list again on November 18, 2016.’

 

I Used To Skin My Cats When I Was Young!

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

From: Reload Your Gun, Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-download (August 2011)

(lyrics: April 2000/music: August-October 1999)

‘This one can be considered a follow-up to I Ain’t No Singing Psycho!. The lyrics of I Used To Skin! don’t tell about murder, but are about some guy who showed similar behaviour in his younger years as much of today’s serial killers did when they were young. The person in the song knows he’s been killing his neighbours and buried them underneath his house, but he denies it. The music, vocal melody and overall atmosphere remind me a bit of a French chanson. Although Skin My Cats! has been done much live since its debut performance on June 29, 2002, in later years I sometimes skipped it. For instance, it wasn't played at all at the Misanthropic Winter 2008 gigs. But on April 19, 2008, the song returned on the set list and hasn't left it since (well, maybe just once).’

 

There Always Will Be A Motive For Murder!

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

(lyrics: July + October 2000/music: late 1999-early 2000/October 2000)

‘Dutch television was the inspiration for this song. When a murder occurs and the police states there apparently is no reason, they simply forget about ‘the thrill of the kill’, which is reason enough for someone to take a life. Even if the victim had no real enemies and was not crime related. Motive For Murder! was played live 5-10 times from June 29 or November 15, 2002, until somewhere in 2004, and briefly reappeared on the set list on February 15, 2008. As for facts that nobody is interested in, I’d like to add that the rough title and the idea of this song were created in July 2000 for DeathCult, a sort of black metal project I was doing at the time. The lyrics about murdering without a motive were written for the project, but a song was never composed around them. So I decided to use some of the lines for a Danny Ramirez song.’

 

I Ought To Be Outside And Do Some Serial-Killing!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics + music: October + December 2000)

‘The inspiration for this song came from those thinking Danny Ramirez likes to kill. Reading the lyrics it gets clear that I am not the one that murders, but that I am just the scapegoat. It is partly based upon a Son of Sam-myth. This tells about a bond between like twenty murderers who together formed the Son of Sam. This rumour was fed by the fact that when this serial killer was still on the loose there were several descriptions of the murderer believed to be the Son of Sam. However I don’t know whether the story about those so called ‘Twenty-two Disciples of Hell’ is true or not. Interestingly though, a couple of years ago David Berkowitz -- who is convicted for life for being the Son of Sam -- has confirmed the existence of a murderous cult called the Twenty-two Disciples of Hell in the 1970s. Berkowitz by the way nowadays tells his fellow inmates about Jesus Christ and the good works this ancient prophet reportedly did to save the human race.’

 

Why Should We Live Forever After We Died?

From: Songs About Death In A-minor!-tape (December 2000)

(lyrics: October 2000/music: late 1999-early 2000)

‘The second song with a question mark. Notice the wonderful guitar solo halfway this relaxed song. The lyrics deal with the fact that the belief in the soul and the belief in reincarnation both are too obvious examples of the greed of man. People always want more and though in their hearts they know they only live once, they do want a second life. Done at Ramirez shows a couple of times, with its most recent performance date being April 19, 2008, or maybe one of the June-November 2012 gigs.’

 

I Mourn For Your Life And I Mourn For Mine!

From: Songs About Death In A-minor!-tape (December 2000)

(lyrics: October 2000/music: Summer 2000)

‘This is the last track of the Songs About Death!-tape. The Shadow of Death haunts the guitar chords in this song and near the end the Bell of Death is chiming underneath the sounds of a chilling guitar improvisation over the famous first line of Chopin's Marche Funèbre (written in 1837). The lyrics are about how we all must live with the constant certainty that no matter what we do, we’re on a highway towards the grave or the crematory. Time conquers all, undoing everything we accomplished in life. The first tape, the first cd, the audio part of the One Day-dvd and the Songs About Death!-tape are the only releases of which Danny has played all songs live. I have to add that -- except for I Am The Reason For You To Be!, which also appeared on the first cd -- the Songs About Death!-tape tracks only were on the set list a handful of times each, but I Mourn! was performed in concert as recently as September 10, 2016.’

 

Society’s Creating A Time Bomb That Will Detonate!

Will not be released

(lyrics: December 2000/music: October + December 2000)

‘Christmas 2000 some guy in America shot seven of his colleagues at a computer company. It was the inspiration to write this up-tempo and rocky song about the crazy times we live in, forgetting about those who can’t keep up.’

 

Mass Murder Is Something That You Shouldn’t Do At Home!

From: Murder Is Still A Crime!-tape (March 2006)

(lyrics: December 2000/music: late 1998-early 1999/late 2000)

‘Again around christmas 2000 a guy in Saudi-Arabia killed eleven of his family members. This song tells about that whenever you kill your kin there’s quite a big change you will end up all by yourself, ‘cause all of your family is dead. Nevertheless the lyrics should not be considered as an invitation or an excuse to commit mass murder at some place else than at your home and Danny Ramirez claims no responsibility for those who do so anyway. It hasn’t been played much live apart from 2008, when it was on the set list at four or five out of the six gigs that were done that year.’

 

Darling, Since You Disappeared There Always Has Been A Place In My Fridge For You!

Will not be released

(lyrics: December 2000/music: late 1998-early 1999)

‘This is a more or less traditional 1950s love tune, and a cannibalistic one. I don’t think it will be released, ‘cause basically I created the song because the words came to mind. And those words required the 1950s style song I found on the A-side of the Ramirez late 1998-early 1999 rehearsal tape, though the music isn’t too original. Basically it could be even a cover and I could be sued for it when I record it, which I therefore won’t do.’

 

I Am The Post Mortem Mutilator!

Will not be released

(lyrics: 1999 or 2000 + December 2000/ music: December 2000)

‘The lyrics to this song are about a killer who tries to relive his deed of murder and continue the mutilation of the corpse. So he returns to the murder scene regularly, hiding his victim once more to dig it up later on and relive the act all over again. The lyrics are inspired by several cases in which this post mortem mutilation did happen.’



2001:

This Is A Song For The Strong Arm Of The Law!

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

(lyrics + music: June 2001)

‘The inspiration for this lyrics came from the .22 Caliber Killer who even killed in broad daylight, but managed to escape for quite a long time. It’s written in the ‘I’-form, so the song is not about this 1980 racist murderer nor it is about Danny himself, but only about the police arriving too late at ev’ry damn crime scene going on. As for the music this song has four different guitar parts, making it the Danny Ramirez song with the most riffs. Performed live at a dozen gigs during 2002-2005, with a one-off live comeback on November 18, 2016.’

 

Led By An Invisible Hand I Kill At The lord’s Command!

Will not be released

(lyrics: November 2001/music: October + November 2001)

‘This one is inspired some guy by the name of Wilson. In 1998 he killed some people because his god told him to, he claimed. The lyrics are about some killer who takes lives for the same reason. They are not about this Wilson, but could be referring to every idiot murdering because he thinks there is a god that supports his deeds. Well, there is none, you morons!’

 

It’s Life Itself That Treated Me Wrong!

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

(lyrics + music: December 2001)

‘The lyrics to this song (played live at about 10 gigs from May 4, 2002, until somewhere in 2006 or 2007, and after this done again at a gig on November 18, 2016) refer to a guy that is driven by a vengeful feeling towards human beings caused by modern-day society. As a result he starts killing people by breaking into their houses at night (much like Richard Ramirez). In the chorus he states that he has no regrets for anyone, and blames his murderous mindset on the way he feels life has treated him in the past.’

 

Somebody Stop Me Before I Gonna Kill More!

From: Murder Is Still A Crime!-tape (March 2006)

(lyrics: December 2001 + December 2005/music: December 2001)

‘This song is about some killer that knows he will kill again unless somebody stops him from doing so. Although there are murderers who like to kill, there also are killers with more compassion for their victims combined with an addiction to murdering. One of them was William Heirens from the U.S., who in October of 1945 left a message at one of his murder scenes in which he begged the authorities to arrest him. Those words inspired me to write these lyrics. When Heirens finally was arrested in June 1946 he claimed the murders were done by his alter ego George Murman. This could explain why he wrote the message he did write. He killed as the insane Murman and when he was done he looked upon the results of his deeds as the more sane Heirens. Nevertheless he was a pretty sick bastard. Although sort of the title track of the Murder Is Still A Crime!-tape (a picture taken at the October 1945 crime scene adorns the tape cover), this song has never been played live. It was planned to appear on the 2002 Reload Your Gun! cd, but in March 2002 got dropped from the track listing in favor of the above mentioned It's Life Itself That Treated Me Wrong!.’



2002:

What’s The Use Of Digging Up Dead Girls?

Will not be released

(lyrics: December 2001, January + February 2002/music: December 2001 + January 2002)

‘I wrote this song because the title came to mind, and I thought it was funny in a silly way. It’s about an average serial killer singing about a guy who dug up dead girls to use them as sex slaves. But for obvious reasons those slaves wouldn’t do as they were told, leaving the singing serial killer to give his comment in the chorus of the song that it’s better to kill the living than to dig up the dead. Note that it ain’t Danny Ramirez who’s hunting the living down, it’s just Danny bringing the message to you.’

 

There Should Be Some Dead Bodies For You To Know I Am Out There!

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

(lyrics + music: January 2002)

‘Watching a television program about serial killers it came to me that it of course only is possible to arrest a becoming lust murderer when the first killings already have taken place. This ‘obvious knowledge’ inspired the title to this song. It’s a melodic song with a sort of happy drive. The funny thing about the lyrics is that there’s no murder happening at all, but there are certainly some preparations made to eventually do so. First performed at Danny's comeback show on February 22, 2002 (with the song written about 5 weeks before), but only done live a few times afterwards until somewhere in 2003.’

 

I’ve Got A Full Tank Of Gas And Trunk Filled With Body-Parts!

Will not be released

(lyrics: January 1999, October 2000 + January 2002/music: January 2002 / August 2008)

‘In October 2000 I wrote the above title on some piece of paper in between some Danny Ramirez lyrics I was working on at the time. Almost fifteen months later what I then thought were the right chords came to mind. The song has a feel comparable to I’m Driving Home With My Sawed Off Next To Me!. I even used some words I wrote in the marginal line for Driving Home!, which back then weren’t of any use for those lyrics. The words were almost three years old when they finally did found their place in the chorus of I’ve Got A Full Tank Of Gas!. The song’s about some guy that butchered someone and now has this person’s body-parts in the trunk of his car driving on to find a place to bury the remains. I recorded the guitar track for this song early 2002, but couldn’t find a singable vocal melody. In March 2005 I tried to complete the song with a different vocal melody for a possible release on the One Day On The Road-dvd, but that didn’t do it either. And so it ended up as another never to be released song. August 2008 I re-used the lyrics for a new song with the same title. The music is in the same laid back vein though.’

 

Now You’re Buried In A Shallow Grave!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: January 2002)

‘This is a happy song about some sadistic killer who’s been hunting down his victim. This victim’s hands are tied behind his back and he’s gagged. In this state he was sent into the woods to run, followed by the murderer who used his living game to practice aiming his gun. In the chorus the victim’s has not yet died because of the poor shooting skills of the killer, who nevertheless already buried this guy in a shallow grave preparing to blow the final bullet at point blank range. The inspiration came from a brutal murder in the U.S., in which case the poor victim was actually send out into the woods running with hands tied and hunted down.’

 

I Am The Copycat Killer!

From: One Day On The Road-dvd (November 2005)

(lyrics: January, February 2002 + March 2005/music: January 2002 + March 2005)

‘The title says all. When some serial killer is on the loose, some people might get inspired to start killing as well. Because they always wanted to murder someone, but were afraid to get arrested. To avoid that, they kill within in the same region as the active registered murderer and use similar weapons and the same modus operandi as spread by the media. When a suspect has been arrested the copycat killer stops murdering, only to strike again when the time is right. To warn all you wannabe’s it must be noticed that the cops rarely spread the complete modus operandi of a (serial) killer, so by copying one you might get caught on some slight differences. Copycat Killer! appeared on 5-10 set lists from 2003 until 2006 or 2007.’

 

I Drug You And I’ll Take You Home!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

From: Reload Your Gun, Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-download (August 2011)

(lyrics: February + March 2002/music: February 2002)

‘Though most of my lyrics are somewhat brutal lyrics, this one is very somewhat brutal. It’s about a guy picking up chicks from bars after he’d put some sleeping pills in their drinks. Of course the drugged victim ends up on the attic to play a leading role in the terrible events that are about to unfold. Later on the victim gets shot. The murder doesn’t take place during the song, but the lyrics tell of the fact that eventually this will happen. I Drug You! was done at about 20 gigs from November 15, 2002, until February 15, 2008, but hasn't been played live since. With Full Moon Ritual On Dope And Alcohol! and It Is The Night Of The Horned One! it nonetheless remains one of the most often performed Misanthropicus Fanaticus! songs.’

 

They Call Me The Invisible Sniper!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: February 2002)

‘This is a song about a murderer who kills without warning from a distance and then disappears in the night. He shoots people at random after having been laying in ambush somewhere. And the cops will never catch him. It is just one of the many 2002 songs that weren’t good enough for a release.’

 

I Am Armed And I Have A Bad Temper!

Will not be released

(lyrics: February, March + April 2002/music: February 2002)

‘When this title came to mind I just had to create a song around it. It turned out to be about some guy who can’t take it any longer and one night takes a walk to the 7-Eleven where he spreads terror by killing at random whoever’s in the way. I especially like the phrase ‘Tomorrow I’ll Be Headline News/Today I’ve Got Bullets To Use’, in the first verse. But the song isn’t good enough even to be released on parole. In October 2016 most of the lyrics were re-used but a new second verse was written, as well as new music based on an up til then unused June 2002 chord pattern.’

 

When I Feel The Urge To Kill There Is No Returning!

From: Reload Your Gun!-cd (August 2002)

From: One Day On The Road-dvd (November 2005)

(lyrics: January + February 2002/music: February + March 2002)

‘The words of this song are slightly based upon quotes by murderers Arthur Shawcross and Richard ‘The Ice Man’ Kuklinski. I used those words to write a slow song around them, and came up with the rest of them lyrics myself. When I Feel! is one of my favourite songs, ‘cause of the feeling of despair that lies within the chords, melodies and lyrics that fits the song very well. It was first heard in concert in 2002 and still is done live regularly, with the most recent performance date being February 17, 2017. Initially the song wasn’t planned to be part of the track listing of the Reload Your Gun!-cd, but I kept on hearing it in my head. March 12, 2002, the decision was made to replace the intended cd track I Am The Singing Psycho! with When I Feel!, and a couple of days later it got recorded.’

 

I’m Trigger-Happy And I Don’t Give A Damn!

From: On A Killing Spree!-tape (April 2005)

(lyrics: 1999 or 2000/February, March + April 2002/music: March 2002)

‘This again is a tune about someone on a killing spree. It’s the first song written for as well as the opening song of the On A Killing Spree!-tape, and a fast, short one -- just like emptying a gun on the street mostly only takes little time -- but it never was on the set list. The music of the song is very much inspired by the U.S. punk rock band Bad Religion. I even reproduced the opening bass drum beats at the beginning of their 1989 No Control album to open the Killing Spree!-tape with, while the final chords of I'm Trigger-Happy! were stolen from a Bad Religion song ending. The lyrics are about a guy shooting up a crowded street for no apparent reason, but in the final line the mass murderer claims he made his own blood flow by causing a massacre. Now that’s a metaphor!’

 

I Am Part Of A Pact With The Devil!

From: A Package Deal With The Devil-compilation cd (September 2002)

(lyrics + music: March 2002)

‘In March 2002 I was asked to send in two songs for a compilation-cd, entitled A Package Deal With The Devil for Wet Sheep Records. ‘cause Of this title I decided to write some new, irreligious songs of an entertaining Satanic kind. I Am Part! turned out to be a fast song about some guy who thinks he needs to kill people in order to keep the fires of Hell burning. Just like I’m Trigger-Happy! in a way the song reminds of Bad Religion. That’s because at the time I was listening to their The Process Of Belief-album and did get inspired by the brilliant vocal melodies their singer Greg Graffin comes up with.’

 

There Has Been No Relief From Above Since I Took The Left Hand-Path!

From: A Package Deal With The Devil-compilation cd (September 2002)

(lyrics + music: March 2002)

‘This one is the other song I made for the Package Deal-cd. The lyrics tell of taking the Left Hand-Path the Devil took hundreds of years ago, and of following in his hoof-steps and by doing so getting more and more depraved thoughts. No one dies in the song, but turning to murder will only be a matter of time. So it’s like a warning to all ya kids out there reading this: don’t take the Left Hand-Path! For when Satan needs you the Path will eventually come to you and then there is no other way. Pact With The Devil! and this one have been played a handful of times each at gigs from late 2002 until April 2004.’

 

Before I Go Out To Kill I Take Some Cocaine!

Will not be released

(lyrics: February + April 2002/music: March + April 2002)

‘This one tells about how aggressive and unpredictable people can get after having used cocaine on the one hand. On the other hand it’s about the feel one can have, one is in control of the situation while being high on such barbiturates.’

 

I Will Take Your Life Using Cyanide!

Will not be released

(lyrics: April + May 2002/music: February + April 2002)

‘In January 2002 I thought of writing some lyrics about murdering by the use of poison. In April those ideas turned into a few songs. I Will Take Your Life Using Cyanide! was the first one to be written. It’s an up-tempo Bad Religion influenced song with a sing along chorus. In this lyrics someone is killing old people by poisoning their food, although this killer actually gets paid to look after those same people. The bastard!’

 

Guns And Killing Spree Fever Do Not Mix Together!

Will not be released

(lyrics: April + August 2002/music: February + April 2002)

‘This one is about someone who’s quite sane, but feels such resentment towards people that he puts on his camouflage suit, loads his gun, takes one hundred bullets with him and starts killing around the neighborhood. The title was inspired by some words of Howard Unruh, the 1947 father of modern spree killing. Instead of ‘killing spree fever’ he used the words ‘mental illness’, so the lyrics do not tell the story of Unruh, but of a fictional killer. Almost three years later I used some parts of the lyrics of this song for Now I Put On My Camouflage Suit! for the On A Killing Spree!-tape. Consequently Guns And Killing Spree Fever! got deleted.’

 

I Will Fill Your Artery With Deadly Insulin!

Will not be released

(lyrics: April 2002/music: February + April 2002)

‘The second song about murdering through poisoning. This up-tempo song is about some guy working in a hospital and killing people at night by injecting them with insulin. Murderers who do such usually can go on for quite a long time before anyone gets suspicious. They might feel the ultimate power, because patients tend to trust the nurse. As probably is the case in different countries, in Holland this was an actual theme, ‘cause at any given time in the early 2000s it seemed there was some nurse killing inside hospital walls.’

 

When I Murder I Wear A Disguise!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: May 2002)

‘This song tells of a guy wearing a funny mask when he kills people. He does so because then he won’t be recognized whenever some victim would survive his bloody knife attack. Unlike most of the fast-paced 2002 songs When I Murder! again is a mid-tempo tune, but as many other songs it ain’t good enough for release.’

 

The Army Taught Me How To Kill, But Didn’t Teach Me How To Stop!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: May 2002)

‘Just like When I Feel The Urge To Kill! this song is inspired by a quote from the notorious killer Arthur Shawcross. Although his army records apparantly tell a different story, he claims to have fought during the war in Vietnam and continued killing once returned from the front. However the lyrics ain’t about Shawcross, but are about all the other guys who return home from a war traumatized. Basically it’s an anti-war song, and musically inspired by Bad Religion.’

 

I Am The Lone Gunman!

Will not be released

(lyrics: June 2002/music: April + June 2002)

‘This song sounds like a sort of acoustic Iron Maiden, with lots of twin guitar leads going on. I've been recording this song for the Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (2007), but decided not to put it on the album. The lyrics deal with someone that doesn’t fit into the world today. No victim has fallen yet, but it is clear that just after the song has come to an end somebody will get shot. I think the lyrics again are a plea to end the madness of the rat race in modern-day society. Just like the words of Society’s Creating A Time Bomb!, It’s Life Itself That Treated Me Wrong! and many other songs I wrote.’

 

I Am The Dangerous Farmer!

From: One Day On The Road-dvd (November 2005)

(lyrics: June 2002 + March 2005/music: January, February, March 2002 + March 2005)

‘In February, March and April 2002 I thought up quite some music to use in future Danny Ramirez songs. The Dangerous Farmer! is made out of a few of those tunes that I had on paper already for a couple of months. As can be told from the title, the song’s got a bit of a country drive to it. It’s about a crazy farmer who doesn’t trust nobody and the eager bloke already killed his parents before the song even started! Nevertheless he’s keen on offering a resting place to the traveler he meets in this song, but instead of course… Well, y’all know what happens. First played live most likely on May 5, 2006, and after its debut one or two times in 2006 and 2007.’

 

Murderers Are In The Chat Rooms Of The World-Wide Web!

Released on Danny's MySpace-site (February 2008)

(lyrics: June + July 2002/music: April, June + July 2002)

‘February 2002 I got the idea of composing a song about someone who gets into blind dates only to kill the person he’s dating at that time. The link to the internet was quickly made, because of the simple fact that it is reality: there are murderers in the chat rooms of the world-wide web trying to lure in anyone who is stupid enough, or even unsuspected kiddo’s which of course are stupid enough. Hopefully the lyrics will be heard as a warning to anyone in the chat rooms. The short, up-tempo song has never been performed live.’

 

I Will Lure You Into My Car With Little Money!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: July 2002)

‘I Will Lure You Into My Car With Little Money! tells of some guy that -- because of his religious beliefs -- holds a grudge against prostitutes, and won’t rest until every hooker has been murdered. So on a mission from God he starts picking up prostitutes with the sole intention of killing them. I Will Lure You Into My Car With Little Money! was first known as I Am The Prostitute Killer And I Kill A Lot!, but the title got changed in January 2006. I planned to include it on the second cd, but as it turned out the song didn’t fit the other Misanthropicus Fanaticus! cd-songs -- and I probably wasn’t too satisfied with it either. So in December 2006 I used some of the lyrics for the song This Road We Took Is Leading To Your Corpse!, that I then recorded for the second cd.’

 

I Leave A Trail Of Murder But I Don’t Leave A Clue!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: July 2002)

‘This one’s about a killer who is pretty sure he won’t be arrested. He keeps on murdering and challenges the police to catch him, but of course the cops don’t stand a change. That’s because the murderer is keen not to leave any traces. By the way, this is the first Danny Ramirez song about a killer killing with his bare hands by strangulation. And guess what: it ain’t gonna be released.’

 

Violent Scenes Of Murder And Death Crossed Young Richard Ramirez’s Path!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics: July 2002/music: July, October + December 2002)

‘In December 2001 I had the idea of composing some songs about the life of Richard Ramirez, the infamous killer after whom Danny Ramirez named himself. After having reconsidered the idea ‘cause it wouldn’t be all about murder and manslaughter, in July of 2002 I finally felt the urge to begin writing a series of such songs. While writing them I mainly focused on the lyrics, and (without trying them out) just wrote random chords that I thought would go along with the words in the margin of each line. Later I changed some chords and chord sequences, ‘cause they didn't fit or I couldn’t sing over them properly. In this Violent Scenes!-song it becomes clear that Richard’s cousin showed him bloody pictures of rape and murder. This cousin took those pictures when he was in the army in the Vietnam war. Some time later, in the early 1970s, he shot his wife before Richard Ramirez’s 12-years old eyes. It is the short up-tempo opening tune for the tape, but like most of the songs about the life and times of Richard Ramirez has never been done in concert.’

 

At The Hotel Where He Worked In His Hometown!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics: July + November 2002/music: July 2002)

‘This song is a slow song about when Richard for the first time tried to rape a woman and strangely it sounds a bit like the Danny Ramirez classic Baby, Soon I’ll Take Your Life!, which is quite bizarre considering Richard Ramirez’s later sadistic years. Anyway, in his early years he got knocked down by the husband and delivered to the police, but got away by telling them the woman had seduced him and that her husband came back unexpectedly. They’d better had him arrested, but they didn’t because he was only 15 years of age. Ten years later he would first shoot the husband.’

 

Richard Used LSD, Pot And Coke!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics + music: July 2002)

‘In this happy sounding song Richard Ramirez heads for Los Angeles in the late 1970s. Once in L.A. he lived on the streets and used different kinds of dope, as well as in the lyrics unmentioned alcohol. In order to pay for his drugs, Richard became a very skilled burglar within a few years. He broke into the L.A. suburbs at night and also stole cars.’

 

To Be Eternally Protected By The Inverted Pentagram!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics: July 2002/music: July + August 2002)

‘When Richard was around 20 years old, he got interested in Satanism. He also listened to hard rock and heavy metal bands, like AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. This both fast and relaxed song combines heavy metal and Satanism in an ironical way in the lyrics, but basically it's about Richard coming to the belief that he was protected by Satan. Hence the song title.’

 

He Slit An Occupant’s Throat!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics: July + October 2002/music: July 2002)

‘When Richard was around 20 years old, he got interested in Satanism. He also listened to hard rock and heavy metal bands, like AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest. This both fast and relaxed song combines heavy metal and Satanism in an ironical way in the lyrics, but basically it's about Richard coming to the belief that he was protected by Satan. Hence the song title.’

 

Six Months Of Night Stalking Had Begun With Two Victims Shot By A Gun!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics + music: July 2002)

‘In March 1985 Richard killed again. This time he had a gun with him and shot two people in a few hours time. A third one was lucky, but couldn’t give a good description of the killer. The fact that Richard's AC/DC baseball cap was found at the crime scene didn’t help the police either. Up from March to late August of 1985 The Night Stalker maintained his nightly realm of terror. This mid/up-tempo song is about all that, and has been done live 5-10 times from May 14, 2004, to probably October 6, 2006.’

 

Richard Drew Pentagrams In Blood Around The Place!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics: July + August 2002/ music: October 2000 + July 2002)

‘During his six months of killing people, Richard got more and more sadistic. He began mutilating the people he’d shot and with his knife carved pentagrams and other symbols in their bodies. Furthermore at some crime scenes, he drew pentagrams in his victim’s blood on the walls. The lyrics to this song tell of those bloody events, supported by a gentle, but deadly mid-tempo guitar melody. Next to Six Months Of Night Stalking! and the December 2002-composed The Devil Had Been Walking By His Side For All Of His Life! of off this tape only Richard Drew Pentagrams! has been played in concert -- debuting on May 14, 2004, and appearing a further 5-10 more times on the set list, with its most recent performance on February 15, 2008.’

 

His Face Was On The Front Page!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics: July 2002/music: July + August 2002)

‘In August of 1985 the Los Angeles cops were able to link a stolen car to the probable serial killer that was active since March. The fingerprints on the car found corresponded with those of a guy called Richard Ramirez. To the police he was known to be a petty criminal who lived in L.A. and whose picture they had from a December 1984 car theft arrest. This energetic song tells about the arrest of Ramirez after he had tried to get away by foot, followed by a couple of people who had recognized his face in the morning newspapers. He had been out of the state, when his photograph and search warrant were send to the press by the police. When he arrived back in L.A. in the morning hours of Saturday 31 August 1985, he saw his face staring back at him from the front pages of the newspapers after he’d got into a liquor store. Being recognized by some people, Richard ran out of the store trying to escape and attempted carjacking, but eventually got hunted down in an exhausting foot chase. After being knocked to the street he’d almost got lynched. The cops had to rescue him from the angry crowd.’

 

Until I’ve Run Out Of Ammunition!

From: On A Killing Spree!-tape (April 2005)

(lyrics: August 2002/music: July + August 2002)

‘Contrary to the eight songs about Richard Ramirez, this one again is a regular Danny Ramirez song. It’s about a guy who tried to ignore the rage against the world he felt inside and worked hard to live a normal life. Eventually the pressure’s getting too much and as a result a killing spree is what will happen. In the song the killer is on the verge of exploding into half an hour of ruthless violence, deciding only to stop after having used up all of his bullets. While creating the mix for the master tape I slowed down the speed of the 4-track recorder at the end of the song, so it really sounds like there is nothing left. Until! concludes the Killing Spree!-tape, and like most of the songs on it never made it to the live set list.’

 

When Innocent People Get Shot!

From: On A Killing Spree!-tape (April 2005)

(lyrics + music: August + September 2002 + January 2005)

‘This one tells of someone walking the streets armed, and fighting against the need to pull out his gun and start shooting around. In the second verse it gets clear the need is stronger than common sense, killing innocent people at random as a result. The second line in the chorus reminds me of a vocal line that would have been sung better by Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden. Nevertheless, it got played a few times at concerts between 2005 and February 15, 2008.’

 

So I Kill People!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: July + September 2002)

‘This song’s about a murderous group of people on the extreme political left, calling themselves ‘liberators’. A ‘liberator’ is someone who kills human beings in order to save the animals as well as Planet Earth. Therefore the original title to this song was I Am A Liberator, So I Kill People!. On second thought I thought So I Kill People! would suffice, for those four words represent the unconcern and the indifference those ‘liberators’ have towards the human species. Sometimes I think they’re right, but when I wake up in a different mood I think they’re wrong. Yeah, my life is difficult!’

 

It Is Your Life I Will Take!

Will not be released

(lyrics: October 2002/music: July + October 2002)

‘This is a mid-tempo song about a killer who’s addicted to the feel of power he gets when deciding over the life or death of his victim. But first the sadist keeps the victim for his own pleasure for some time. The lines ‘There’s Nothing I Love Better/Than You And I Being Together/I’ll Be In Control/You’ll Do As You’re Told/And Whatever You Say Won’t Matter’ tell of this stay of execution and are pretty brilliant, if I may say so. February 2008 I used them for the song I Need Some Bodies!’

 

After The Kill I Feel So Much Better!

From: One Day On The Road-dvd (November 2005)

(lyrics: October 2002 + March 2005/music: August + October 2002)

‘The lyrics to this one tell of a bloody event that has just occurred. During the chorus the brutal killer stands near the severed body of his most recent victim. In the verses it becomes clear that with so much murderers in our society no one is ever safe, and help is never near. The song was on the set list a couple of times from November 2002 or April 2003 until November 2005 or somewhere in 2006.’

 

It Is The Killing Spree Season!

From: On A Killing Spree!-tape (April 2005)

(lyrics: December 2002 + February 2003/music: December 2002 + January 2005)

‘This is a song about some guy who starts killing people randomly for no other reason but to free their souls. He does so 'cause of his discontent with modern-day society and loads his guns in his car, driving off to parking lots and other crowded spaces. When I had recorded this song, I really thought there should be a pedal steel guitar solo in it. So I connected my keyboard and did just that. It really fits the atmosphere of this laid back song. Killing Spree Season! has been done live on acoustic guitar at a handful of dates from 2005 until February 15, 2008, as well as a few times with instrumental backing from August 13, 2009, until March 30, 2012.’

 

No One Could Be Sure At Night To Live To See Next Sunrise!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics + music: December 2002)

‘When I started recordings for the The Night Stalker!-tape in December 2002, I decided to write two more songs to complete the story about Richard Ramirez and to create a tape that would be around 30 minutes in length. No One Could Be Sure! is a song about the modus operandi of The Night Stalker. Dressed in black, killing the male with a gun before taking on the surviving female. It’s a short up-tempo song, but when Richard Ramirez was in your L.A. house in 1985 and had killed you, it could take him a couple of hours before he would leave, playing his AC/DC tapes over your stereo and drinking your booze.’

 

The Devil Had Been Walking By His Side For All Of His Life!

From: The Night Stalker!-tape (May 2004)

(lyrics + music: December 2002)

‘The lyrics to this song tell about Richard Ramirez getting away from his religious Roman-Catholic roots and giving in to the Darkness in his soul, which seem to have attracted him more and more during his teens. And of course as we all know, The Devil picks out his accomplices when they’re still at a young age. It’s a somewhat fast song with a traditional chords theme, and obviously inspired by the punk rock band Bad Religion (there is even a Greg Graffin "one, two" right before the lead guitar kicks in). Six Months Of Night Stalking!, Richard Drew Pentagrams In Blood Around The Place! and The Devil Had Been Walking! are the only songs from The Night Stalker! tape that were performed live, albeit this one most likely only once (in 2004).’

 

Don’t Drink And Wear A Gun At The Same Time!

From: Murder Is Still A Crime!-tape (March 2006)

(lyrics + music: December 2002)

‘The title of this song is a quote by commander Grimes of the American Republic Militia in North-Carolina, done in a documentary by Louis Theroux or the like. Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd’s songs Gimme Three Steps and Saturday Night Special seem to have inspired the rest of the lyrics, telling about the dangers of alcohol combined with loaded guns. As you all know I think alcohol should only be used for good time purposes, because if every drunken body would begin to fighting or killing others the government might put a ban on alcohol just like they did on most of the other dope. And then what do we do to keep our minds off of our lives?!? Don't Drink! was played live a few times from 2005 or 2006 until February 15, 2008.’



2003:

I’ve Got Enough Guns To Take Control!

From: On A Killing Spree!-tape (April 2005)

(lyrics: December 2000 + January 2003/music: January 2003)

‘Some lyrics I already had for two years finally ended up in this song about some collector of guns who one day decides to become an outlaw and empties his guns on the innocent. A bit like It Is The Killing Spree Season!, yet this killer is on foot instead of by car. The rhythm and chord strumming in this song differ much from the usual Danny Ramirez tunes and, like the vocal melodies, seem to have been inspired by Glenn Danzig.’

 

Now I Am Driven To Kill!

From: On A Killing Spree!-tape (April 2005)

(lyrics + music: February 2003)

‘Another spree killer. This guy kills his parents, takes the familycar and fires his gun at anyone through the open car window. In the second verse he is followed by the cops already, but it takes a lot more lives before he will be stopped. Driven To Kill! has been played live at around 10 gigs: on acoustic guitar from 2005 until probably May 31,2008, and with an instrumental backing in Autumn 2009 and maybe in 2010. The song appeared once again on the set list on 13 January 2017, the day after On A Killing Spree! was posted on Bandcamp. It Is The Killing Spree Season!, When Innocent People Get Shot! and this one are the only songs of the On A Killing Spree!-tape that have been done at Ramirez concerts.’

 

I Reload My Gun!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

(lyrics: April 2003, March 2005 + August 2006/music: April 2003, February, March + May 2005, February 2006)

‘Kinda the title track of the Reload Your Gun!-cd, but not on it because it was written eight months after the first album release. The lyrics are about a murderer who murders for the thrill of it all, and for the power being one to decide on life and death. Over and over again. It took me some time before I was satisfied with the lyrics and especially with the music, but the song was only performed at Ramirez gigs once or twice (February 23, 2008, and probably June 1, 2007). At the end of the song there’s little twin-guitar part inspired by the Swedish blackened death metal band Dissection. Their guitarist, singer and main composer (as well as a convicted accessory to murder, serving a jail time from 1998 until 2004) Jon Nödtveidt shot his brains out in August 2006, because he thought he had made enough music.’

 

To Kill Some More Days!

Will not be released

(lyrics: April + July 2003/music: April 2003 / August 2008)

‘This one tells of a killer who’s wanted by the cops and therefore needs to change cars to prevent the cops from tracking him down. Killing people and stealing their cars, gives the guy the possibility...To Kill Some More Days! Shit, this whole lyrics explanation sounds how Tom Araya from Slayer could have worded it at one of their gigs as the introduction to their next song to play! Well, if they want the song they can have it, ’cause I won’t release it. August 2008 however I re-used the lyrics and the chorus and wrote a new song from it. Maybe I will use this music and write new lyrics to it.’

 

A Lifeless Scene Of Death Shone Upon By The Moonlight!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

From: Reload Your Gun, Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-download (August 2011)

(lyrics + music: April 2003, February 2004 + March 2005)

‘A dark, moonlit night and a hillside form the scenery to these lyrics that are about an unexpected murder by stabbing the victim to death. The poor guy never saw it coming. Although his soul might go to heaven, his human remains will be eaten by animals out in the wild. The song was played in concert about 10 times from April 3, 2004, until February 23, 2008. On the studio recording for the 2007 Danny Ramirez cd I added some Commercial Untrue Black Metal influences by parodying Cradle Of Filth in the title-line, so the singer of that ten words would be Dani Ramirez, or Danny Filth of course. The rest of the band comes from the keyboard, and I added some real played electric guitar, of course commercially mixed down to somewhere in the background.’



2004:

Never Confess To A Murder You Didn’t Commit!

From: Murder Is Still A Crime!-tape (March 2006)

(lyrics: July 2003 + February 2004/music: January 2004)

‘This again is a song to warn people: no matter what the cops try to make you confess, never do so when you are sure you aren’t guilty. It’s a waste of time and money and above all, in case of a murder the real killer is still out there and of course is the one that should be caught in the first place. This one is for Herman du Bois, Wilco Viets, Cees Borsboom, Ina Post and all the other scapegoats in Holland that did time instead of the real killers. It got first played at a gig on April 3, 2004, and has been performed live 5-10 times until October 6, 2006, or June 1, 2007. It was again on the set list at a gig on June 30, 2017, shortly after the Murder Is Still A Crime! tape was released on Danny's Bandcamp page.’

 

It Is The Night Of The Horned One!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

(lyrics: February 2004/music: November 2003 + February 2004)

‘Some fine lyrics about The Devil without naming even one his Unholy Names. The song probably has the most metal lyrics of the entire Ramirez repertoire. It is the best song about the Goatlord that I wrote between April 2002 and November 2004, and it’s also the only one, haha. Horned One! first appeared on the acoustic set list on April 3, 2004, and has been played live around 20 times. This includes Ramirez gigs using an instrumental backing, at which it was regularly done -- with the most recent (and final) performance on July 19, 2014.’

 

Always Change The Barrel Of Your Gun!

Will not be released

(lyrics: January, April + June 2004/music: April + June 2004)

‘This short song is kind of an advice for serial killers, who want to avoid their murders being linked to one another by the police. I don't think it will be released.’

 

Hail Fucken Darkness!

Will not be released

(lyrics: November 2004, March 2005, August 2006 + October 2006/music: November 2004)

‘Some more fine lines about the Dark Side. The title is bluntly taken from the lyrics for Information Wants To Be Syndicated from Darkthrone’s Sardonic Wrath-cd, that appeared only weeks before I wrote this song. In the lyrics are some more Darkthrone quotations from older albums by this great Norwegian Black Metal Band. During the years after the song was arranged I shopped around several times in my own depraved mind in order to complete the lyrics. They are about how religion should be banned or at least left behind because it only causes problems.’

 

Full Moon Ritual Mutilation On Dope And Alcohol!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

From: Reload Your Gun, Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-download (August 2011)

(lyrics: November 2004, January 2005, January + October 2006/music: November 2004)

‘As can be concluded from the title, I think this one’s also composed on dope and alcohol. The recordings I made for this song turned out to be pretty good. It’s an uplifting song about degrading a human being. The title is much inspired by the great horrorgoredeath metal band Necrophagia. Full Moon Ritual! was the first one to be recorded for the Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd, and was basically the reason to start working on a second full-length. The song has been on every Ramirez live set list since the final version made its live debut on June 1st, 2007, but it may have been played once or twice in 2006 with a different third and fourth line in the second verse.’



2005:

Now I Put On My Camouflage Suit!

From: On A Killing Spree!-tape (April 2005)

(lyrics: April 2002 + January + February 2005/music: January 2005)

‘The April 2002 Danny Ramirez song Guns And Killing Spree Feelings Do Not Mix Together! inspired the lyrics for this one, and I also used some of its lines. Camouflage Suit! is about some dude putting on his military clothing and firing in the streets with two handguns. I needed one more song to make the Killing Spree!-tape 15 minutes long, and started recordings the day after it was written. So it’s kind of a filler track.’

 

A Human Life Ain’t Worth Risking Jail For!

From: Murder Is Still A Crime!-tape (March 2006)

(lyrics: February + December 2005/music: February 2003 + December 2005)

‘Another song that warns people not to kill one another, be it only for the fact that taking the life of one of your fellow human beings ain’t worth doing the time for. The brilliant opening lines read 'Six Billion Idiots On Earth/And Still They Are Not Done Giving Birth'. What follows are quite misanthropic lyrics, but nevertheless they do not incite Danny Ramirez fans to kill others. Au contraire, in this song I preach hatred and simultaneously manage to keep people from murdering. Somebody Stop Me Before I Gonna Kill More! and this song are the only ones on the Murder Is Still A Crime!-tape that have never been performed live.’

 

Do The Violent Mood Swing!

Will not be released

(lyrics: November 2003, February, April + May 2005/music: February + May 2005)

‘For a long time I wanted to write this song mixing the condition of a person with an unpredictable aggressive behaviour with a dance, hence the Violent Mood Swing. I’m not sure one could really dance to this song though and I doubt if I will ever release it.’

 

One Day, One Night!

From: One Day On The Road-dvd (November 2005)

(lyrics: February + March 2005/music: February 2005)

‘I wrote this one especially for the One Day On The Road-dvd release. It turned out to be a beautiful gloomy death ballad turning into a mid-tempo song, with a wondrously beautiful guitar lead. The lyrics are about that one day, or one night, each and ev’ry person will fall into the hands of death. Inspiration for the intro humming part was drawn from the title track of the 1992 Danzig album How The Gods Kill. The song has been performed live about 5-7 times in total, including once or twice during Danny's acoustic guitar gigs in 2012. It's also been done a few times using an instrumental backing: on August 13, 2009, August 11, 2010, and March 30, 2012.’

 

You Can Only Do Wrong Today!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

(lyrics: March, April + May 2005/music: March 2005)

‘I still remember that I wrote this song in a very drunken state in late March, and it only took me one hour and 18 minutes to complete it. Later I changed some words in the lyrics, but only in the first two lines ’cause the English wasn’t all that. It is about a murderer dressed as a cop, and of course people in cars stop for people dressed as cops so it is clear what happens in the song, innit? Wrong Today! was done live about five times from probably August 6, 2005, ’till April 19, 2008.’

 

The Axe Aboard Would Bring Misery!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

(lyrics: April + May 2005/music: March, April + May 2005)

‘This one is about the infamous murder case of Katwick at Sea, that happened in September 1915 at the lugger fishing ship KW171. While on the North Sea one of the men apparently thought that the devil was aboard, and he killed some of the others to ward of evil or something. Anyway, the song I recorded about this horror story is a full-blown shanty type of fisherman tune, and features some accordion, a shanty choir consisting of 15 Danny Ramirez's, screeching seagulls and of course the roar of the Mighty Sea itself. Inspiration to write a song like this came after I heard the song Het Bier Zal Weer Vloeien by Dutch pagan metal band Heidevolk. The Axe! has been played in a stripped down version on acoustic guitar at 5-10 Danny Ramirez gigs, with a very early performance on April 16, 2005, and the most recent one on November 18, 2016.’

 

Mankind Must Die!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

(lyrics + music: May 2005)

‘Originally titled Collide And End It!, Mankind Must Die! deals with the collision of an asteroid or other natural celestial object of significant proportions with Planet Earth. It's quite an up tempo song, of which the cd version ends with a huge explosive impact. Mankind! has been played live twice: June 3, 2007, and February 15, 2008.’



2006:

Hater Of Life!

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

(lyrics: April, July + August 2006/music: August 2008)

‘Actually the chords for this song were written in April and August of 2006 (just like the lyrics, and quite interestingly around the time that the title for the 2007 Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd was conceived), but I wasn't too satisfied with the tune. In August 2008 I changed the music to the gloomy mid-tempo song it became. The lyrics deal with life, mankind and heading for demise. Opening song of the In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd, but never played live.’

 

I’ll Live And Die In Sin!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

(lyrics: October 2006/music: September + October 2006)

‘For some reason I decided to record four songs with no refrain for the second Ramirez cd, this being one of them. The first line refers to Darkthrone's Funeral Moon (1993 album Under A Funeral Moon), 'cause this slow song tells the story of a murderer who sedates his victims at his home with booze, then kills them, and afterwards puts the remains in his car to bury them on a moonlit night. It's been done live a few times, both on acoustic guitar (2007?-February 23, 2008) and with an instrumental backing (August 8, 2009).’

 

This Road We Took Is Leading To Your Corpse!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

(lyrics: July 2002, March 2005 + December 2006/music: January + November 2006)

‘This is another second cd song without a refrain. It is a little bit faster than I'll Live And Die In Sin! that is on this cd as well, but more or less in the same vein. Lyrically it's about some guy in his car picking up prostitutes and murdering them somewhere near the woods, with part of the lyrics taken from the July 2002 song I Will Lure You Into My Car With Little Money!. Similar to the modus operandi of the I'll Live And Die!-song character the victim is buried soon after. He chooses a place deep in the woods to do so, asking himself: 'Who will report a missing prostitute?'. The song has been performed in concert a few times, both on acoustic guitar (2007?-February 15, 2008, and again on November 18, 2016) and with an instrumental backing (August 8, 2009).’

 

Until The End Is There For Me!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

(lyrics: December 2006/music: November + December 2006)

‘It seems I wrote most of the refrainless second cd songs in late 2006, 'cause here is the last one of them (the fourth one being The Axe Aboard Would Bring Misery! from March/April 2005). This is another slow one, and it deals with the shadow of death hanging over every one's life. It's not 100% certain if this song has ever been played in concert, but if so most likely only once: either in June 2007 or November 2012.’

 

I Still Have My Gun!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-cd (May 2007)

(lyrics: + music: December 2006)

‘Finally a song with a refrain again! The lyrics are about a killer who stabs his victim in the back, with the dying victim apparently face down in the mud. To finish him or her off he uses his gun, which sounds after the slow song has ended. It's never been done live.’

 

Free To Rule The Night By The Powers Of Hatred And Weaponry!

From: Misanthropicus Fanaticus!-Bandcamp release (April 2017, bonus track)

(lyrics: + music: December 2006)

‘Intended for the Misanthropicus Fanaticus! album, but -- with already 12 other tracks scheduled for the cd -- this up tempo song didn't make it to the final track listing. I was thinking of releasing it as the album's bonus track for my Japanese fans, but nobody in Japan ordered the cd. So many years later I decided to add it as a bonus track to the April 2017 Bandcamp online release. The lyrics are about a hateful dude taking cover by darkness to kill by gun, and keeping out of police records and jail so far. The song has never been played at a gig.’



2007:

I Don’t Know For What Crime!

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

(lyrics: May, August, October 2007 + August 2009/music: May 2007)

‘This slow country tune (without a refrain) was much inspired by GG Allin's Carnival Of Excess album songs. The title can be explained as the feeling of being damned or condemned to live in a world with so many idiots, and that the crime that has led to this sentence is unknown. Never played live, but with a fine pedal steel guitar on the studio recording.’

 

Nothing To Lose And Nothing To Win!

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

(lyrics: August 2007 + July 2009/music: August + November 2007)

‘Lyric-wise this mid to up tempo song deals with the same subject as I Don't Know For What Crime!, again with no refrain. However, the title is repeated as the first line of every verse, so the song can basically be considered as consisting of just three refrains. And quite catchy ones too, but it's only been performed in concert once -- on August 8, 2009, on the day the In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd got released, singing along with an instrumental backing cd.’

 

I’m On A Damnation Trip!

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

(lyrics: October + November 2007/music: October 2007 + February 2008)

‘Mid tempo song that has no real refrain. It's about living the life and going down doing so. The studio tracks of the In Concert And Intoxicated! cd deal more or less exclusively with living next to society, while the live recordings on this cd are some of the old hits that are still on the set list today. I'm On A Damnation Trip! was never done live.’



2008:

I Need Some Bodies!

From: Back With A Dungeon!-download EP (August 2016)

(lyrics: August 2001, October 2002 + February 2008/music: February 2008)

‘Although I already came up with the title in August 2001, the actual song got written in February 2008. While doing so, I took the best part of the lyrics of the October 2002 written It Is Your Life I Will Take! to use it, 'cause the latter won't be released anyway. It's about a guy keeping a girl in his house on an involuntary basis for obvious reasons, but with no word about killing her whatsoever -- and apparently he's intended on getting some more. This song can be seen as the sort of title track for the Back With A Dungeon!-EP.’

 

Life Owes Me Nothing But A Vacant Grave!

From: In Concert And Intoxicated!-cd (August 2009)

(lyrics: September, October 2008 + July 2009/music: October 2008 + July 2009)

‘This one again is about life and its inevitable ending. Much like Nothing To Lose And Nothing To Win! it is composed as a couple of quite catchy mid tempo verses that sound as they could have been refrains, although like most of the other studio recordings on In Concert And Intoxicated! (Hater Of Life! being the exception) the song actually has no refrain at all. It has been done live once -- on August 13, 2009, singing along with an instrumental backing cd.’



2009:

I Dig A Shallow Grave In Which You Will Decay!

From: Back With A Dungeon!-download EP (August 2016)

(lyrics: August, October 2009 + July 2016/music: August 2009)

‘This country tune is about a murderer who takes his shovel with him when he goes out in the weekend. He buries his victims in shallow graves, and claims to have done so on numerous occasions. In the past this song has been played live under its original title I Take The Shovel And Dig Next To Where You're Lain! at all three of Danny's June 2012 acoustic comeback gigs (and possibly at some gigs later in 2012), with its first ever performance on June 1st. In July 2016 the title got changed, and with it one line of the refrain. Although the song wasn't on the set list in 2013, 2014 and 2015, it has been done at almost every Ramirez concert since the Back With A Dungeon!-release.’

 

I Was Born A Truckin’ Psychopath!

From: Outlawed Outsider!-download EP (July 2017)

(lyrics + music: August 2009)

‘The lyrics to this one deal with a trucker who works all over the country and picks up hitchhikers. Soon after he displays his gun, but only uses it when the hitchhiker wants to get out. Apparently shooting them from behind, 'cause it is said that they always leave his truck face down. Musically it's a relaxed mid tempo track. It has been done live with instrumental backing on August 11 and August 13, 2010, and once or twice in September and maybe October of 2010.’

 

Let’s Do The Mexican Standoff!

From: Back With A Dungeon!-download EP (August 2016)

(lyrics: 1999 or 2000 + August 2009/music: August 2009)

‘The title already popped up in 1999 or 2000, but it took about ten years before I wrote some lyrics around it. A Mexican standoff is a confrontation between two or more parties, in which no participant can proceed or retreat without being exposed to danger, according to my friend Wikipedia. So the words are just about this, with four dudes each pointing two guns at one another and really nothing happening otherwise. For the music I mostly relied on traditional Mexican guitar chord progressions and an occasional lead trumpet throughout the song. It was first (and thus far only) performed live on November 18, 2016.’

 

I Am Finished When You’ve Died!

Will not be released

(lyrics: 1999 or 2000 + August 2009/music: August 2009)

‘The second half of August 2009 proved to be quite an inspirational time, 'cause this is the 4th one from that period and I ain't even done yet! Anyway, lyrically this slow to mid tempo song is about a sadistic killer who takes in a couple that rings at his door for help. Maybe their car broke down or something, and their smart phones didn't work either. In the song the male victim just died losing all his blood hanging from a meat hook above the bathtub. The first line ('you are drained of blood') was written in 1999 or 2000, but never used until August 2009. According to the rest of the lyrics the murderer doesn't go out to seek human prey, but waits at home 'til a soon to be victim rings his doorbell.’

 

You Took The Train To Misery!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics + music: August 2009)

‘This one is about a guy who takes late-night trains, picks out some other passenger to murder later on, therefore leaves the train at the same train station as his future victim and follows him or her to a point where he can move in for the kill. After the murder he boards the next train that is passing the station. Because of the train theme, the song starts slow and speeds up little by little -- similar to an old steam locomotive.’

 

The Neighbourhood Kids Call Me Junior Squeezer!

From: Outlawed Outsider!-download EP (July 2017)

(lyrics + music: October 2009 + January 2010)

‘Mid tempo song about a dude that slowly chokes little kiddo's to death. He says it best when he states: 'Some try to resist, but the match is uneven / And in the end those kids will always lose'. Obviously Danny Ramirez does not condone the choking of children (in fact he is what you could call 'a protest singer'), but truth is neighbourhood kids can be pretty obnoxious pests. The intro humming melody is inspired by Roger Whittaker's Berceuse Pour Mon Amour.’



2010:

This Girl I Shot, This Girl Is Hot!

Will not be released

(lyrics + music: February + March 2010)

‘I thought the word play in this sentence was kinda funny in a silly way, so I used it as the title for a song. It's about a guy with a Necrophile Desire (1987 song by the band Necromancer, that I played in at the time) singling out a girl at a party, and taking her to an empty room to shoot her with a gun equipped with a silencer (I think I was afraid the gunshot would be overheard by the other partygoers). Anyway, it seems this girl was so hot, she was still warm for days afterwards! The music is slow to mid tempo, pretty much consisting of just the E-major and the A-major. Some of the vocal melodies in the verses sound a lot like I Am Finished When You've Died!, written in August 2009.’

 

I Fear It Will Be All In Vain!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics: March 2010 + August 2011/music: March 2010)

‘Although the right hand strumming of the guitar strings is reminiscent of 1998 hit I Hope You Die In A Freak Accident!, this slow song's lyrics are a darkly serious contemplation of the way in which Danny's life might end. To lighten up there is a little nod in there to a Freak Accident! as well.’

 

Now Let’s Drive To Your Death In My Car!

From: Outlawed Outsider!-download EP (July 2017)

(lyrics: May 2009, March + December 2010, June + July 2017/music: March 2010)

‘Being highly influenced by U.S. culture, cars play a role in many of Danny's songs. This slow one is another such example. It tells of a man cruising the streets in his car in search for solely traveling hitchhikers, prostitutes and other people that can easily be picked up. The suspected killer unfolds his murderous plans for Friday night, but claims that he is well respected in his community and refers to himself as a 'Family Guy', adding that 'his shenanigans often cause laughter'.’



2011:

When Jesus Was Born Jesus Was Born To Die!

From: X-Mas Time With Danny Ramirez!-download EP (November 2011)

(lyrics: October + November 2011/music: October 2011)

‘Ever since X-Mas Night Is A Damn Cold Night To Die! got written in October and November of 1998, Danny had been dabbling on and off with the idea of recording a real X-mas release. In 2011 finally he thought of it in time, but still had to write three more songs and with the release date already set for four weeks later he had to hurry up! This was the first song that was written for it, and musically it is based on a traditional christmas tune. The lyrics are about the fullfilling of the prophecy that got revealed in the Old Testament, and how God's plan somehow seemed to have watered down. The mid to up tempo song has been done live once, which was on December 3, 2011 -- singing along with an instrumental backing.’

 

Satan Is Coming To Town!

From: X-Mas Time With Danny Ramirez!-download EP (November 2011)

(lyrics: October + November 2011/music: October 2011)

‘The title is a play-on-words on the 1934 christmas song Santa (Claus) Is Coming To Town. It's about a town in christmas time that gets overtaken by Satan's Forces, while Santa's flying reindeer sleigh is going down. The "jingle bells"-singing may be a bit too much and on the whole this song is somewhat overproduced, but since the digital recording track files no longer exist, there's nothing to do about this anymore.’

 

Santa Claus Is On The Loose!

From: X-Mas Time With Danny Ramirez!-download EP (November 2011)

(lyrics + music: October 2011)

‘Most of the mid (to up) tempo chords pattern was taken from the traditional known by Rock 'n' Roll Children as Gloria, In Excelsis Dio, which makes for a pretty uplifting song. Nonetheless, the words tell of a year when Santa arrives in a bad mood, calling for 'bloody payback christmas time' and giving us hell. It's probably been done live once, at an instrumental backing gig in Rotterdam on December 3, 2011.’



2012:

I Might Have Dropped Out Of School And Be A Convicted Sex Offender!

From: Back With A Dungeon!-download EP (August 2016)

(lyrics: January 2011, April + November 2012 + August 2016/music: April 2012)

‘Spring 2012 I came across the web site of Dr. Phil and read an article with a list lining out the characteristics of serial killers, which served as the inspiration for this song. Now, I hear you say 'Doctor Phil, what does he know!', but he based his writings on the findings of Robert K. Ressler, a well-respected FBI agent in the 1970s and 1980s who is credited to having coined the term 'serial killer'. Anyway, together with the refrain that I already had come up with in 2011, I did put most of them serial killer characteristics into the lyrics to this mid tempo song. It's been played live once, on November 3, 2012, at an acoustic guitar gig.’

 

Sinterklaas Houdt Erg Van Kind’ren!

From: Sinterbaard & Smikkelpiet-download (November 2012)

(lyrics: October + November 2012/music: October 2012/public domain)

‘This song is the only Danny Ramirez song with lyrics in Dutch, and is set to a traditional Sinterklaas tune (Hark, The Wind Sweeps Through The Trees (circa 1925), of which the melody, rhythmic structure of the words and even the title bear quite some similarities with See, The Moon Shines Through The Trees -- written in 1843). Besides, this is the only Ramirez song to make use of an electric guitar to accompany the traditional Danny Ramirez acoustic nylon string guitar throughout the complete track. It was written and recorded for the Sinterklaas compilation download release Sinterbaard & Smikkelpiet by Smikkelbaard Recs. The lyrics tell of a kinda paedophile Sinterklaas, that turns out to be a proponent of child humiliation.’



2013:

I Don’t Wanna Torture You To Death!

From: Outlawed Outsider!-download EP (July 2017)

(lyrics: August 2010 + December 2013/music: December 2013)

‘The title (which I had since August 2010) seems to be quite sympathetic, but it comes down to the fact that the murderer just doesn't wanna spend too much time on killing another human. He waits for his victim behind the trees in a park to unsuspectedly sneak up from behind with the knife ready.’



2014:

As Long As There’s No Body There Is Hope!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics + music: December 2014)

‘This is kind of a rocky song, leaning a bit towards Glenn Danzig, Iggy Pop and late 1960s Doors alike rock music, but of course played on an acoustic guitar. I am not too sure about the rocky style and some of the choice of words in the refrain, but overall the lyrics are pretty good. They deal with a killer who hides his victim in such a way that the corpse never will be found, although it is not disclosed how this is achieved. The bottom line is that family and friends of the deceased will remain hopeful as long as no dead body has turned up.’



2015:

Now I Am On The Run From The Law!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics + music: November 2015)

‘I try to write at least one Danny Ramirez song per year, and instead of waiting until December 31st like I did in 2013 and 2014, in 2015 I already was done November 1st when I came up with this one. It's a country type of song of an upbeat but not fast paced nature. The words tell of a guy who shot someone (apparently somebody close to him) and then went on the run from the law, declaring in the final verse that he will use his gun in order to remain a free man.’



2016:

The Wrong Man Hangs!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics: December 2010 + September 2016/music: November 2014 + September 2016)

‘The title (which is repeated four times in the refrain to form the refrain) I already had since December 2010, and was inspired by the 1921 Gun Alley murder case in Melbourne, Australia. However, for some time I couldn't find the right angle for the verses, and I didn't want to base the entire song on this Australian case either. Eventually -- in September 2016 -- I transposed the original 2014 chords I had in mind and wrote the completely unrelated to the Gun Alley case rest of the lyrics. The words are written from the viewpoint of a serial killer, who notices some other guy has been arrested instead of him. He therefore puts his murderous hobby on hold, and keeps a low profile throughout the song. Musically it's another one with a slight country touch.’

 

In My House There’s A Room Full Of Bodies!

From: Outlawed Outsider!-download EP (July 2017)

(lyrics: December 2016, June + July 2017/music: December 2016)

‘This is a short mid tempo song about a guy who ran out of space in his garden to bury the victims of his nightly murder sprees. So to get rid of the dead nonetheless, he begins stuffing them in one of the rooms of his house. The lyrics are set to an uplifting melody composed with just chords in a major key. As for the music it sounds somewhat folk or country alike. Maybe leaning a bit towards Mexican traditional music, but with a flow instead of a drive. In My House! got its live debut on June 30, 2017, although with different lyrics in the first verse.’



2017:

There Ain’t No Cops Around To Stop Me!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics + music: January 2017)

‘Hank III's 2006 Straight To Hell album track Country Heroes was the inspiration for this slow song. It tells of a man who takes his gun, snorts some lines, gets drunk and hits the night time streets. The second line of the refrain refers to the feeling of invincibility cocaine can give you, and the fourth line to the elusiveness and the urge to constantly having to be on the move when high on speed. Apparently the protagonist of this song uses either one or the other, depending on which is available.’

 

Ain’t No Cop Gonna Stop My Ass Today!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics: September 2017/music: August 2009)

‘Spring 2017 -- while checking which Ramirez songs still were unreleased -- I realized that quite a few of the more recent ones deal with cops in one way or another, like going out to kill and seeing no cops around, keeping a low profile as a serial killer after the cops arrested some innocent dude for your crimes and being on the run from the law as a result of murdering somebody. So I decided to write some more about cops and plan a cop themed release somewhere in 2018. Coincidentally the title for Ain’t No Cop Gonna Stop My Ass Today! bears some similarities to There Ain’t No Cops Around To Stop Me!, but in this case the lyrics tell of a guy who escaped out of prison and now has the cops on his trail. For the somewhat country alike music I used the chords that I originally wrote in August 2009 for I Am Finished When You’ve Died!, which therefore won’t be released.’

 

I’m Gonna Hit The Street And Try To Shoot Some Randomly!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics: September 2017/music: traditional)

‘September 20, 2017, I was watching a documentary about early American blues music. Since a lot of those musicians apparently were blind, I decided it would be nice to write some blues songs under the moniker Blind Danny Ramirez about killers who are blind and about murders to which Blind Danny Ramirez only was an ear-witness. Eight days later I wrote this first one based on a quite traditional blues progression, about a guy whose blindness doesn't keep him from taking to the street with a gun and shooting around.’

 

I Don’t Know Where My Ammo’s At!

Yet unreleased

(lyrics: September 2017/music: traditional)

‘A few hours after I’m Gonna Hit The Street And Try To Shoot Some Randomly! I completed a second blues song for the Blind Danny Ramirez release. As for the music I chose a more simple and repetitive blues progression starting in A. The words deal with a blind blues singer who wants to go out to kill someone, but forgot where he left his bullets. In the third verse at last he has found some. However, those don't fit the gun that he plans to take with him, leaving him to lament in the final line that he wouldn't be able to find his other gun if he tried. In the first verse there's a pretty blunt reference to the title of the 1998 Ramirez tape Load Your Gun And Have Some Fun!.’

 

Blind Bullet Blues! (Somebody May Get Hurt!)

Yet unreleased

(lyrics: September 2017/music: traditional)

‘The next day I wrote another Blind Danny Ramirez song. In this one the singer tells a tale about how he heard a gunshot, which turned out to be someone firing in the air. When this randomly upward shot and in ballistic terms so called 'blind bullet' came down again the shooter himself got struck by it and died. The fact that this 'blind bullet' term exists of course was the main reason to write the song. It's again the traditional blues progression, in this song departing from G.’

 



Cover songs done by Danny Ramirez:

Long Way Back From Hell!

Performed by Danzig, written by Glenn Danzig

‘Long Way Back from Hell is the opening track of the 1990 album Danzig II: Lucifuge. Danny recorded an acoustic guitar version of it in February 2003, but it's never been released and never been done live.’

 

Wanted Man By God In Heaven!

Performed by Johnny Cash, written by Bob Dylan

‘The original title of this song is Wanted Man, and it appears on the At San Quentin 1969 live album by Cash. Danny Ramirez has played this song in concert only once, which was during his acoustic guitar gig on November 1, 2003 -- with about 17 songs in a row the longest single-set Ramirez show ever done -- or on February 7, 2004. Because A-Z Lyrics didn't exist yet and not all words on the live recording by Cash are very clear, Danny rewrote a small portion of the lyrics. However, he never made a recording of it.’

 

Kill The Police - Destroy The System!

Performed and written by GG Allin & ANTiSEEN

‘This song got released (without an exclamation point in its title) on the 1991 album Murder Junkies by GG Allin & ANTiSEEN. Danny recorded his acoustic version in December 2007. He performed it live as an encore twice -- at an acoustic guitar gig on February 15, 2008, and at an instrumental backing gig on February 6, 2010. As with the other cover songs, Ramirez did not release it.’