MURDER MYSTERY

When we were 17-years-olds, we lived on a steady diet of noir crime fiction when we weren't writing songs – especially Dashiell Hammett, Mickey Spillane, Perry Mason and James Hadley Chase. So when it came to writing a song with a story, it’s no surprise that we chose a noir theme for it. Murder Mystery is about a guy who witnesses and stumbles on to the dead body of a beautiful woman and is accused of killing her. He is convicted of the crime and sentenced to death. Did he see who did it… does he hang for it… or does he escape? Stay tuned for Part II of Murder Mystery… that we wrote as a follow up to this song. Will we ever record it? Who knows!! In the meantime, enjoy this one… Murder Mystery - Part One...

— Thomas Itty (December 2020) —

(Words & Music by Thomas Itty & Krishna Kumar)

 

It was cold and it was dark

Little moonlight not a spark

There was silence but for the rain

Which was falling on the lane

I heard a scream I turned around

I saw a body on the ground

Oh help me… oh help me

Oh help me find a light

 

There was a knife on her chest

Her eyes were closed as if in rest

Blood was streaming from her heart

Oh she was too young to depart

I was shocked I touched the knife

This one move cost me my life

 

Oh help me… oh help me

Oh help me make sense of tonight

 

Bridge:

Call the cops get me some hops

I think I’ll faint cos a hero I ain't

I think we can all agree

That this is a murder mystery

 

The detective on the scene

He told me that I was lying

And it broke my heart

To see the dead girl’s parents crying

Oh the prints on the knife

This one move cost me my life

In the courts they made no sense

When they passed my death sentence

 

 

Oh help me… oh help me

Can’t you see that I am in misery

And I don’t want to be

The villain in this murder mystery

 

Oh help me… oh help me

Save me from this history

I don’t think that I want to be

The villain in this murder mystery

 

Somebody help me

Somebody help me

Somebody help me

 

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ALL SONGS ARE PRODUCED BY THOMAS ITTY AT HIS HOME STUDIO IN OSSINING, NEW YORK

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