Blade House

from The Mojo Blade by Mark Westin

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A macabre crime becomes a cash cow in this thrilling tale of American avarice. Video:


They say she killed her mother here
She did it with a hatchet
When daddy came to see what's wrong
She smashed his skull in with his ratchet

The trial was a circus and it lasted just one day
Before the town decided she should just be put away
The house was standing empty so I bought it for a song
And now I run a B&B to satisfy the morbid throng

They call it the Blade House
I'll tell you the tale
You can sleep in her bed
Every item's for sale
And you'll spend for the pleasure
With fervor and haste
And I'll rake in the treasure
Just feeding your taste

I have both of her weapons here
On velvet in a nice display
The dried blood's still all over them
Helped out a little by some spray

They say the bedroom's haunted
And I'll say what you believe
Cause everywhere you turn in here
I've got a new trick up my sleeve

They call it the Blade House...

I'm told she died of consumption
In prison alone and afraid
In some ways her passing was tragic
But along with her legend my fortune was made

They call it the Blade House
It never gets old
I can turn a fast buck
Turning torment to gold
Cause you'll spend for the pleasure
With fervor and haste
And I'll rake in the treasure
Just feeding your taste


from The Mojo Blade, released February 9, 2021
Mark Westin: Guitars and Vocals
Jay Nicholas: Bass Guitar
Dave Rodway: Drums


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Mark Westin Newburgh, New York

Mark Westin's songs have been described as:

"A different way of looking at the world that's refreshingly bizarre."
"...not afraid to take on sacred cows..."
"if Harry Nilsson and John Prine wrote together..."

Mark's been gigging and writing a long time, and he's a wordsmith of a very high order. His songs are diverse, eclectic, darkly humorous, and for real.

Listen and decide for yourself.
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