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Zach Bryan — Cold Damn Vampires
Album: American Heartbreak
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6.5

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Total ratings: 263









Released: 2022
Length: 4:47
Plays (last 30 days): 9
Them damn cold vampires been keeping me awake
Tryin' to build an empire off things that they can take
But don't let 'em steal your hope, child, and turn it something green
Damn you and damn all your ties to this machine
Your ties to this machine

You moved to the city, girl, to make something of yourself
But them vampires are groping you every night on East and 12th
So every night you carry a knife and some spray
To keep them bloodsuckers at least a four-inch blade away
A four-inch blade away

Them damn cold vampires been keeping me awake
Tryin' to build an empire off things that they can take
But don't let 'em steal your hope, child, and turn it something green
So damn you and damn all your ties to this machine
Your ties to this machine

So you wanna be an artist, make something that makes sense
'Cause them vampires will take every ounce of the blood that you can give
Never let 'em speak and don't let 'em tell a lie
Let 'em know that you're walking alone to a warm home tonight

Them damn cold vampires been keeping me awake
Tryin' to build an empire off things that they can take
But don't let 'em steal your hope, child, and turn it something green
Damn you and damn all your ties to this machine
Your ties to this machine

But there's hope for the mortal, to stay clear and stay true
So look out for the vampires, that are on the hunt for you
Cause they're on the hunt for you

Them damn cold vampires been keeping me awake
Tryin' to an empire off things that they can take
But don't let 'em steal your hope, child, and turn it something green
Damn you and damn all your ties to this machine
Your ties to this machine
Your ties to this machine
Comments (13)add comment
Cold Damn Vampires; what a great band!
. . . Oh, never mind. 
Nice tune - but had to smile to myself at the whistling intro/outro...

Search for the TV series 'Clangers' fellow listeners 
The whistling at the into got our cockatiel started.  
 xrdstv wrote:

Nice narrative... If you've been to NYC on a rainy October day... 



Welp, I work in NYC and lived in the area my entire life... that's just your view of it. And I also work for the second largest music label in the world, he is not singing about NYC, there is no "East and 12th" in NYC. He is in fact singing about the record label business in Nashville. He more than likely changed the street reference for easier phrasing, since there is a "South and 12th" in Nashville.
Great voice, engaging track!
Imagine a duet with this guy and Ryan Bingham.
 Pound33 wrote:

Never heard of this artist or this song, but I like it on first listen. A solid 7.



Stick around and you´ll hear him every day...
Nice allegory
For a few seconds at the beginning I thought this was Rodrigo by Seven Mary Three (not as good though)
Nice narrative... If you've been to NYC on a rainy October day... 
Never heard of this artist or this song, but I like it on first listen. A solid 7.
I like it
!new, but monochromatic.