Holy Monster EP

by Sam Plotkin

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released June 22, 2015

Recorded live at Vassar College on May 2, 2015

Artwork by William Vrachopolous

Holy Monster Press 2015

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Sam Plotkin Los Angeles, California

Sam Plotkin is a composer of contemporary classical and film music. A guitarist and saxophonist by trade, his works range in genre from string quartet to electro-acoustics, and much more. This year, Sam graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Music, and moved to Los Angeles to work as in intern for Remote Control Productions, the studio founded by composer Hans Zimmer. ... more

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Track Name: The Dragon, Parts I, II, and III (Live)
The Dragon

I heard a tale
Of a dragon who saved a town
He fought off every danger
And asked for nothing in return
He stood at one hundred feet tall
With wings that could blow down a castle
And the people looked upon him
And more than ever
They saw a god

And they sang,
“O, Holy Monster, what are you?”
And they danced all around for a fortnight or two
“But it's time for bed
So rest your head, sweet dragon
May we ever be your friends.”

Now this dragon had a home
It was far away in the mountains
And sometimes he felt lonely
Being the only one of his kind

He called the town his friends
But they believed that he was
So much more

And he sang,
“I am your savior, not your God!
I've done nothing to deserve the praise you throw around your lots”
“But it's time for bed
So rest your head, sweet dragon”
“I am ever only your friend.”

And they sang,
“O, Holy Monster, what are you?”
And they danced all around for a fortnight or two
“But it's time for bed
So rest your head, sweet dragon
May we ever be your friends.”
“I am ever always your friend.”

The Dragon, Part II

Grey skies overhead
I feel everything, and yet nothing
Maybe I'm growing lonely
Being the only one all around

It's been so many years
Since I've seen her face on this mountain
Maybe I should go
And search all the skies till I find her

And he sang,
“O, mighty creature, where are you?
I am only so strong as the one I hold on to
But it's time for bed
So I'll rest my head on this mountain
Will you ever come home?”

The townspeople gathered then
And wondered how they could help him
“Maybe we should repay him
For guarding our town all these years”

“It seems that he's growing lonely
Being the only one in this valley
Let's take all our treasure
We'll scatter the land till we find her”

And they sang
“O, Holy Monster, where are you?
We must dry the tears of our friend, that he'd be happy too
But it's time for bed
So rest your head, sweet dragon
We are ever always your friends.”

And they sang,
“O, Holy Monster, what are you?”
And they danced all around for a fortnight or two
“But it's time for bed
So rest your head, sweet dragon
May we ever be your friends.”
“I am ever always your friend.”

The Dragon, Part III

Gold covers the ground
But I'm so far from home
Maybe it could be
A mighty creature, my old friend

And she sang,
“O, mighty creature, where are you?
I am only so strong as the one I hold on to
But it's time for bed
So rest your head, my lover
I am on my way back home”

The wind blows against my way
But I'm still far from home
These trees have grown so tall
But I'll burn them all down to see you again

And she sang,
“O, mighty creature, where are you?
I am only so strong as the one I hold on to
But it's time for bed
So rest your head, my lover
I am on my way back home”

The fog begins to clear
I'm growing closer now
And I can hear that roar
I know it so well, my old friend

And they sang,
“O, mighty creature, here are you!”
And they danced all around for a fortnight or two
“But it's time for bed
So we'll rest our heads together
I am so glad you're back home
I am so glad you're back home.”