Mermaid in a Manhole

by Tales of the Tomb

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Written about a japanese horror movie called "Mermaid in a Manhole"


mystical creature i found her she's mine
in this bathtub i will keep her confined
told me to paint her and i lost my mind
tumours were growing disgust was defined

now i know that i must paint her from her wound then on to paper

chop chop chop that was the sound of cutting my infant out,
beautiful colour array of design

my masterpiece is divine
it marked the end of my mermaid's time
Only wanted her to be mine
But then i ended up committing this crime

i know she is real i had a dream of her in a field when i was a kid i found her in a stream alone
and now she's in a man hole

She's Mine!
In the!
I Found!
My Muse!

the truth is I'm insane i let all my stress get to my brain
Now all there is to gain, is watching her blood flow down the drain

i have become, from which was found
in the manhole, she is real

i took her paint, started to faint
Canvas was blank, she is real

tumours they grew, consumed her flesh
insects infest, she is real

chopped up my fish, like my main dish
her blood was rich she is real

blood leaking down from the roof
it will be clear soon there's proof
I chopped up his brand new wife
because she couldn't give me life

in my psychosis i ended her life
with a paintbrush and my sharpest knife
infant laying in a pool of blood
once the cop come here they'll know what I've done

(Audio Clip In Japanese)
She's Dead
My mermaid Is dead
She's Dead
My mermaid is dead
She's Dead


released November 25, 2014
Corey Skerlak
Conor Adam
Bryn Hubert



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Tales of the Tomb Edmonton, Alberta

Every town has stories to caution or warn, every police officer has a seen a crime that keeps them awake at night, and every coroner has seen death in ways that the rest of us could never imagine. Murder, conspiracy, supernatural horror, and real-life terror are stains on the cutting room floor where Edmonton-based group Tales of The Tomb paints their canvas. ... more

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