Dead Man's Switch

by D.T. Seizure

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STONE GROOVE RECORDS - SGD046B

©1989 D.T. Seizure/Death Hippie Music
℗2014 Stone Groove Records

The Cokeville Elementary School hostage crisis occurred on May 16, 1986, in Cokeville, Wyoming, United States, when former town marshal David Young, and his wife Doris Young, took 136 children and 18 adults hostage at Cokeville Elementary School.

David Young entered the school with his wife transporting a large gasoline-filled device that appeared to be a bomb. David went to the school office, handed out a manifesto entitled "Zero = Infinity" and announced "This is a revolution!". The manifesto was his philosophy recorded in journal entries referring to a Brave New World where he wanted to reign over intelligent children. Teachers were confused and baffled by David's nonsensical and strange writing and due to this deduced that Young and his wife were mentally ill and delusional. The couple corralled a large group of students and teachers into a single classroom. David Young attached the bomb to his wrist and threatened the group that he might, at any time, move his arm and ignite the bomb.

After a two-and-a-half hour standoff, the children were becoming restless, so the teachers lead them in prayer. The praying appeared to make David Young agitated and he decided to leave the room. Before leaving the room, David Young attached the bomb's detonation device to his wife's wrist.

When the children became increasingly loud, Doris Young began begging the teachers to settle the group down. At one point she lifted her arm sharply and the bomb went off prematurely, injuring Doris Young while David Young was out of the room. Returning to the scene, David Young shot his wife, then himself. All the hostages escaped.

The miraculous thing is that despite the shooting and the detonation of the bomb, the Youngs were the only casualties. Some children suffered flash burns from the explosion, but all were alive. This event has become known as The Miracle of Cokeville.

lyrics

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Self-proclaimed philosopher
Deadly visions will recur
You will not be as you were

Zero equals infinity
Nothingness is but the key
Consciousness of all I see...eternally

Schizophrenic terrorist
Even though you so insist
Higher cause does not exist

Death is all you hope to gain
From a life of endless pain
Something's wrong inside your brain...are you insane?

God knows you're insane!

Shoot me down...my nightmare ends
Yours has only just begun
On this wire...your life depends
Dead man's switch guarantees I've won

Fatal plan will detonate!

Problems felt inside of you
Show them what you plan to do
Teach the children proper views

No more laughing, no more fun
Let them see what I have done
I'm the Father and the Son...the Holy One!

Two hours spent inside of Hell
Taking tender souls to sell
Pray to save them by the bell

Silent suffering employed
Children cast into the void
Precious innocence destroyed

Shoot me down...my nightmare ends
Yours has only just begun
On this wire...your life depends
Dead man's switch guarantees I've won

Fatal plan will detonate!

Fatal plan will detonate...fatal plan will detonate...
Fatal plan will detonate...fatal plan will detonate...
Fatal plan will detonate...fatal plan will detonate...
Fatal plan will detonate...fatal plan will detonate...
Fatal plan will detonate...fatal plan will detonate...
Fatal plan will detonate...fatal plan will detonate...
Fatal plan will detonate...fatal plan will detonate...
Fatal plan will detonate...fatal plan will...

credits

released July 12, 2014
Tom Hall: guitar
Brian Higgins: drums
Kevin Mack: bass, bv's
Randy Michaud: lead vocals

Cover art by Howie Slaughter

Live recording taken from the "Alive & Kicking at Geno's" album (SGD008B)

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D.T. Seizure Portland, Maine

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Heavy Metal band that plied it's trade at the height of the Metallica & thrash dominated Metal scene in the late 80's. The band was formed in Portland, ME (USA) during the Winter of 1988 and has elements of a trad-metal approach along with some thrash tendencies arising from punk and NWOBHM influences. ... more

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