Shining Through

Playbill: “Rocker John Mellencamp spent much of November working on The Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, a new ‘play with music’ the singer-songwriter is collaborating on with novelist Stephen King.” (via Galleycat)

Return of the Reluctant has obtained information on the first song from the play.

JACK TORRANCE & DIANE
Words and Music by John Cougar Mellencamp

Little ditty about Jack Torrance & Diane
Two American adults holing up in the Westland
Jacky’s gonna be a writing star
Diane’s a ghostly fuck in a room with a bar

Tryin’ to write a novel; all work and no play
Must kill the little boy by the end of the day
He’s got his axe and there’s Diane’s skull
There’s a ghostly bartender and he’s quite tall
Inside a giant maze
Dribble off those REDRUMS
Let me drink as I please
And Jacky say

Oh yeah death goes on
Long after the thrill of writin’ is gone
Oh yeah say death goes on
Long after the thrill of writin’ is gone, the ghosts walk on

© 2006, Edward Champion. All rights reserved.

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  1. I thought you wrote “The Ghost Busters of Darkland County” which I think might go something like this

    When the bungalows are strange
    In your neighborhood
    What ya gonna cal ’em?
    Pink houses!

    I ain’t afraid of no little pink houses
    I ain’t afraid of no little pink houses
    Little pink houses for you and me

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