Rasputina Desert Vampire Lyrics
Oh Perilous World Track Listing
1 1816, the Year Without a Summer
2 Choose Me for Champion
3 Cage in a Cave
4 Incident in a Medical Clinic
5 Draconian Crackdown
6 Child Soldier Rebellion
7 Oh Bring Back the Egg Unbroken
8 Old Yellowcake Breaking News
9 In Old Yellowcake
10 We Stay Behind
11 The Retinue of Moons / The Infidel Is Me
12 The Pruning
1 The Question of Time
2 Identity Tokens
3 The Humanized Mice
4 The Pruning (Pat O'Brian/Access Hollywood mix)
5 Flood Corps
6 Incapable of Regret
7 Desert Vampire
8 The Contractors
9 Infidel (instrumental demo)
A serial killer, a child-murderer, a worker at a bread kiln.
"Desert Vampire executed."
From the early morning, police wagons drove through the streets announcing the location and the time of the execution. "At nine in the main square!" they yelled into loudspeakers, and thousands responded to these calls.
Soon the square was full of people. Bunches of young boys dangled from trees and lampposts. Spectators held back by barbed wire and 100 policeman chanted, "Harder! Harder!" as officials took turns to flog the killer's bare back.
He was flogged 100 times before being hanged. A brother of one of his young victims stabbed him as he was being punished. Officials invited the mother of another victim to put the rope around his neck. To put the blue nylon noose around his neck. The killer was hoisted high into the air by a crane and slowly throttled to death in front of the begging crowd. Hanging by a crane does not involve a swift death, as the condemned prisoner's neck is not broken.
He tricked children to go with him into the desert by saying that they were going to hunt animals. There he would kill them. Then he would burn or bury their bodies.
"Again! Kill him again!" His body swayed above the main square. Despite their frustration and anger, participants called it "their happiest day."