If Danny Elfman ever went full-throttle metal, it’d probably sound something like A Little Piece Of Heaven, the 8-minute epic from their 2007 self-titled album. Ridiculously cross-genre, the tune is part metal, part Broadway showtune, part carnival freakshow, and plays out as an essential addition to any good Halloween playlist. The subject matter is gruesome enough: boy meets girl, falls in love, proposes, gets rebuffed, kills her in a rage and then… well, I like to keep this blog mostly family friendly. Needless to say, the lyrics are entirely NSFW. Let’s just say the story takes a decidedly and repulsively macabre turn… and then gets even more hauntingly interesting.
This one is a favorite. Musically it’s all over the place and that works to its total benefit. Check it out and see what I mean.
Now an angry soul comes back from beyond the grave,
To repossess a body with which I’d misbehaved
Smiling right from ear to ear
Almost laughed herself to tears…