Devil on Board

from by The Phantom Sensation

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    "By the end of Blackgrass Express, the debut album by the Fort Worth-by-way-of-Burleson husband-and-wife folk outfit Phantom Sensation, you can tell their songwriting has been affected as much by movies as it has by punk. Each song unfolds with a beginning, middle, and end, a sequence of scenes in a larger narrative about a woman coming to terms with her own quest for revenge, stuck on a train peopled by souls damned from their own vengeance."
    -Steve Steward, Fort Worth Weekly

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Our main character, "Harry" finds herself on the Blackgrass Express. Her thirst for revenge has lead her to this point and, like the train itself, ain't slowing down...


Devil on board! -Engineering the machine
Breathe the blackest steam I’ve ever seen
Covering the sky in ash and turning the lakes into tar pits
Where the green grass don’t grow, the sun hasn’t shown
Upon the gears of the slums below
Blood is dripping on a clockwork pentagram

Better run and hide, ya know
This train ain’t slowing -
Down, Let us go down
Down with the train that took me down
Way down

Brass and iron, skull and bones
Broken compass, no direction home
Those rails are red hot, the Devil’s makin good time

Better stab ‘em through the heart
Ya know, that Devil won’t stay-
Down, Let us go down
Down with the train that took me down
Way down

In my desperation I dare not cry outloud
I carved my name in the trunk of a tree
And on that carving block, Is my life story
It was a rolling stone, Now it’s a train that can’t slow down


from Blackgrass Express, released July 29, 2016
Music and lyrics by Brandon & Jessica Burnett



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The Phantom Sensation Fort Worth, Texas

TPS is a five piece folk project from Burleson, TX. Crossing genres of country, rock, and folk/ punk, creating a unique sound we call 'Blackgrass'. From genuine love songs to the southern gothic murder ballad, there's a little somethin' for the sinner and the saint in us all.... ... more

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