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On the route to Perdition, there’s a train that alchemically transforms dead people into ghostly angels.
The process takes place in three stages, in three different compartments:
In the first compartment, cheerleading skeletons welcome the new guests and give them a pep talk about dying with a little show called “meet your maker”.
In the second compartment, the guests are whipped and punished, separating spirit from flesh and bone. But don’t worry, this stage is cooed on by pigeons.
In the last compartment, angels emerge from the thrashed bodies. And finally, they swoosh off into eternity.
In the end, they will be shooting with stars.

Cheerleading skeletons
Greeting new passengers
Pep talks and shows about death
To give them courage
Then they’ll be sent
To detach soul from body
Free for ever more

Welcome welcome come on closer
Welcome to the transformation train
Don’t be scared we know this might seem frightening
Just a couple steps to go through
Then you’ll be released eternally
Floating into oblivion
Souls will fly!

First they’ll be whipping you a little
Getting your soul free from your body
Don’t worry, the pigeons will take care of you. And before you know it, you’ll be ready to go!
Meet your maker
Don’t be scared to die, die, die
DIE!

Face the truth
Face it now
Face it
Badubedibu?

Their flesh will be cut from their bones
So that their spirit will be free!
Release me
Transform me
Pigeon coo
Courage crew

Cheerleading skeletons
Greeting new arrivals
Pep talks and shows about death
To shake their panic
Then they’ll be sent
To detach soul from body
Free for ever more

On the route to Perdition, strange voices can be heard: Cheering, squealing, angelical singing, always followed by ear-piercing whistles and clattering metal, reminding vaguely of a run-down train.
Many a villager has woven those sounds into his dreams, waking up in the morning and trying to remember if they were real or just a figment of their alchemical imagination.

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from Ghostology, released April 17, 2015
Marena Whitcher

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Marena Whitcher's Shady Midnight Orchestra Switzerland

Marena Whitcher is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. Her excursions into every imaginable und inconceivable vocal dimension are eccentric and theatrical, counterpointed by her exploration of sinister and melancholy realms. She has arranged a mosaic of facets in her elaborate Shady Midnight Orchestra, issuing her first album, entitled Ghostology. ... more

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