Hand of The Devil
This song is just plain fun. I love old westerns, especially the “Gunfighter” movies. I imagined the hero of our story, a gun for hire vigilante played by John Wayne of course, going after the villainous but now aging gunslinger, played by none other than Lee Marvin. When the confrontation occurs he is at the end of his career. His days of being a gun for hire long gone, he says to our hero, “I’m just an old man, in a young man’s game. You’ll have to kill me or die trying, you’ll never take me back alive!” I thought it was cool to have my son, the actor, do a voice-over of the villain as he was being confronted by this younger version of himself. Like I said, just plain fun. Oh and yes, it’s my first murder ballad.