A Family Trait

Story Behind The Song

A viciously catchy vampire-incest, spaghetti western love song inspired by the fact that most vampire 'families' in fiction appear to consist of married couples posing as siblings. This was such an outrageous concept for a song that the only way to frame it was by adding spaghetti western production values and presenting it like Ennio Morricone.

Song Description

Vampire, incest, spaghetti western love song

Song Length 4:15 Genre Unique - Unclassified, Folk - Americana
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Cool, Composed Subject Dysfunctional Family, General
Similar Artists Tom Waits, Devon Sproule, Ennio Morricone Language English
Era 2000 and later


It's a family trait
Like the colour of my skin
Like pale blue eyes
Coming round again
And a family like ours
Keeps to its own
There's no love as gentle
As the lover you know

I know you find it hard to understand
How the lover's touch comes from the brother's hand
But we've grown up closer, closer than most do
And I won't break with my tradition for a man like you

I know you don't talk about these things
And how it's all done in white and with those
Diamond wedding rings
But I love someone that I already know
And if you don't like what you're seeing you can pack your bags and go

And I've told you my heart
And you know it's a part
Of all my sleeping and my waking up
My lover's heart my lover's touch
His hands are like mine
And he holds me so tightly
He holds me as I sleep
And then he wakes me
Oh so lightly

Lyrics Kirsty McGee Music Kirsty McGee
Producer Kirsty McGee, Howard Jacobs, Barkley McKay Publisher Touch Tone
Performance Kirsty McGee (vocals, guitar), Biff Roxby (bass hum),Howard Jacobs (percussion, drums, whistling), Nick Blacka (double bass), James Steel (electric guitar) Label Hobopop Recordings
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Delta Burnett Reed unique 7/15/2018
Delta Burnett Reed Deltas favorites 7/15/2018

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