"Salem (Story of a Trial)" was written over the course of seven years. The initial idea for it arrived during a history/literature class at Holt Lutheran High School of Holt, MI in the year 2000, at the time the school's name being St. Matthew Lutheran High School. The idea was mentioned in more detail in the fall of 2001, when the song it spoofed was more well-known (having come out a year before) and the topics in class made the parody relevant.
The parody song spent many years in a back corner of a folder on several hard drives, never being finished until around 7:10 PM EST on Monday, December 3rd of 2007. It was added to the Every Ape and His Brother MySpace Page at 6:10 PM EST on Tuesday, December 4th of 2007.
The song takes a facetious look at the Salem Witch Trials, the theories and speculations around it, and even asks if the listener is any better as an individual overall than the panicked mobs that lived in Salem in 1692.
| "Salem (Story of a Trial)"
This is the story of a trial; /
And while it looks so bad in history books; /
Was it the barely and rye? /
Or superstitious paranoids? /
The townsfolk hallucinating! /
And some who would cringe up in fear; /
A lot of strange women there, / who's to say? /
Well was it the LSD Rye? /
And did it even matter why? /
True terror or just pure hatin'? /
And are we much better today? /
[Repeat Chorus Lead-In]
With lots of strange women there, who's to say? /
This is the story of a trial; /and twenty died in it all of the while; /
This is the story of a trial; /with lunacy that's as long as the Nile! /
This is the story of a... / trial; / and twenty died in it all of the while; /
Them witch trials! /
Lyrics © 2007 Dozerfleet Records.
|⛊ Elefante Elegante Interesante Importante (2007)|
|2||The Bison's Apocalypse|
|4||Serial Bomber, Part 2|
|5||Salem (Story of a Trial)|
|7||Once I'm Gone|
|8||Livin' It Like al-Queada|
|9||Miss A. Defendant|
|10||Die Die Die!!!|