Saving My Heart for the Butcherman

by Curtis Eller

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Butcherman was written and recorded for the soundtrack to Suzanne Wasserman's film, Meat Hooked!, which documents the rise and fall and rise again of butchers and butchering. Mr. Eller is a proud vegetarian.

Learn more about the film here:
www.meathooked.com

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released 18 October 2012

Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Joseph "Joebass" Dejarnette: Upright Bass & Harmony
Nathan Bowles: Drums
Anna Roberts-Gevalt: Harmony Vocal

Cover Artwork by Jamie B. Wolcott

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by
Joseph "Joebass" Dejarnette

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller's American Circus is a brutish, inelegant rock & roll outfit specializing in gospel music for atheists and dance fads for amputees. Mr. Eller's banjo driven compositions describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. Abe Lincoln, Buster Keaton and Joe Louis rub shoulders against a backdrop of circus disasters and sweatshop fires. ... more

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Track Name: Butcherman (Shine a Light on the Abattoir)
Butcherman (Shine a Light on the Abattoir)

I’m going down to the butcher man
Wash my heart in the blood of the lamb
Take a number at the counter and…
…Touch the hem of his apron and shake his hand

I don’t want that filthy Chicago meat
Take me down to Delancey and Essex Street
Get that blood all over my feet
I’m taking my heart to the butcher man
Taking my heart to the butcher man (oh yes I am)
Taking my heart…

I take my baby to the butcher shop
My knees start shaking and they just won’t stop
When I see that blood on the counter top
I get so weak I just about drop

Tell Mr. Sinclair down in The Jungle dark
I’m gonna shine a light on the abattoir
I love you, baby just the way your are
But I’m saving my heart for the butcher man
Saving my heart for the butcher man (oh yes I am)
Saving my heart …for the butcher man

I got no use for that gospel mud, down hear in the river of blood
There ain’t no love for the preacher man
Nobody does it like the butcher can
Nobody does it like the butcher can
The butcher was always somebody you knew
The butcher was someone who cared about you
When the butcher says, “hey man, how do ya do”
Everybody sing Amen and Halleluijah!

You can dump my bones with the undertaker
Take my long black hair to the wig maker
Tell my girl I would never forsake her
But I’m saving my heart for the butcher man
Saving my heart for the butcher man (oh yes I am)
Saving my heart…for the butcher man

Oh yeah…for the butcher man
Oh yeah…for the butcher man
Track Name: Butcherman (solo demo)
Butcherman (Shine a Light on the Abattoir)

I’m going down to the butcher man
Wash my heart in the blood of the lamb
Take a number at the counter and…
…Touch the hem of his apron and shake his hand

I don’t want that filthy Chicago meat
Take me down to Delancey and Essex Street
Get that blood all over my feet
I’m taking my heart to the butcher man
Taking my heart to the butcher man (oh yes I am)
Taking my heart…

I take my baby to the butcher shop
My knees start shaking and they just won’t stop
When I see that blood on the counter top
I get so weak I just about drop

Tell Mr. Sinclair down in The Jungle dark
I’m gonna shine a light on the abattoir
I love you, baby just the way your are
But I’m saving my heart for the butcher man
Saving my heart for the butcher man (oh yes I am)
Saving my heart …for the butcher man

I got no use for that gospel mud, down hear in the river of blood
There ain’t no love for the preacher man
Nobody does it like the butcher can
Nobody does it like the butcher can
The butcher was always somebody you knew
The butcher was someone who cared about you
When the butcher says, “hey man, how do ya do”
Everybody sing Amen and Halleluijah!

You can dump my bones with the undertaker
Take my long black hair to the wig maker
Tell my girl I would never forsake her
But I’m saving my heart for the butcher man
Saving my heart for the butcher man (oh yes I am)
Saving my heart…for the butcher man

Oh yeah…for the butcher man
Oh yeah…for the butcher man