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"Deep Woods" is an October Noir song included on their first album The Haunting and the Powerful, released in 2017. This is the band's longest track, lasting approximately 15 minutes for the original version, nearly seven minutes longer than the album's second longest track, but just 14-and-a-half minutes for the remaster version released in 2022. The riffs, rhythm, and structure resemble Type O Negative, and like numerous Type O songs, "Deep Woods" is split into three cantos. The first and title canto has Type O-styled gothic riffs at medium rate. It's about Tom Noir driving through the Deep Woods Road in Bedford, NY at night with his friends to find the cemetery (Bedford is where Peter Steele was born and raised). The lyrics recount the experience along the way. The second canto has slow, doomy and gloomy riff and it's about praying for the rain to come down to relieve the sadness of losing a friend. The last canto has soft, low-tuned acoustic guitar, faint piano and gloomy hum and mentions about forcing God to rain, per the lines 'So let the rain come down. Come down. Come now.', repeated five times. 'Let the rain come down' is the most popular lyric quote by the fans in the media and conversation.

Lyrics[]

[Canto I. "Deep Woods"]
An old dusty road winds down canopy oaks
It beckons my heart and it claws deep in my soul
Songs from the Green Man playing on the stereo
Now kill the headlights and let the moon be our guide
Cool air forgiveness as the glass drops down
Devoid of the world, yeah, as time ceases count

The break in the trees reveals a cemetery
Ancestors lit by ghostly crucifix
These autumn nights, I never want them to end
We'll ride to the start and drive back down again

Yeah on Deep Woods road

[Chuckles]

Influence of Frank Lloyd Wright nests just around the bend
Warm light pours from the eyes betwixt it's decadent skin
Nocturnal symphony whispers dark harmonies
Sights of red and gold, the scent of burning leaves
Lions of serpentine, lamps of luminescent green
Protect cobble stone leading to sanctuary

The break in the trees reveals a cemetery
Ancestors lit by ghostly crucifix
These autumn nights, I never want them to end
We'll ride to the start and drive back down again

The break in the trees reveals a cemetery
Ancestors lit by ghostly crucifix
These autumn nights, I never want them to end
We'll ride to the start and drive back down again

[Canto II. "Pray for the Rain"]
It couldn't last forever
as sure as the seasons change
You will always hold dear, my friend
now that you're gone away
Reminisce of the memories
old photographs take shape
Winds carry the storms ahead
I pray for the rain, rain, rain, rain...

It couldn't last forever
as sure as the seasons change
You will always hold dear, my friend
now that you're gone away
Reminisce of the memories
old photographs take shape
Winds carry the storms ahead
I pray for the rain, rain, rain, rain...

[Canto III. "Let the Rain Come Down"]
So let the rain come down
Come down
Come now

So let the rain come down
Come down
Come now

So let the rain come down
Come down
Come now

So let the rain come down
Come down
Come now

So let the rain come down
Come down
Come now

Personnel[]

  • Tom Noir – vocals, guitar and acoustic guitar (on original version), bass, drums (on original version), keyboards, writing, engineering, mixing, mastering, production
  • Doug Lane – guitar and acoustic guitar (on remaster version)
  • Tyler Fleming – drums (on remaster version)
October Noir songs
The Haunting and the Powerful
  1. "The Haunting"
  2. "Volatile"
  3. "Trinity"
  4. "Alpha Omega"
  5. "Exhume"
  6. "Silicon"
  7. "Deep Woods"
  8. "Vertebra Seraphim"
  9. "Feel Heart Love"
  10. "Beautifool"
Thirteen
Fate, Wine, & Wisteria Non-album singles
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