The Hell Of It

from Meanwhile by Red Heaven

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Happy Halloween!

To celebrate this auspicious night, Red Heaven releases a cover of “The Hell Of It” by legendary composer/actor Paul Williams from the 1974 cult classic “Phantom of the Paradise.” A long time favorite and a perfect creepy rock tune for the dark Halloween night.



Roll on thunder
Shine on lightning
The days are long and
The nights are frightening
Nothing matters anyway
And that’s the hell of it

Winter comes and
The winds blew stronger
Some grew wiser
You just grew older
You never listened anyway
That’s the hell of it

Good for nothing
Bad in bed
Nobody liked you
You’re better off dead
We’ve all come to say

Born defeated
Died in vain
Super destructive
You were hooked on pain
Though your music lingers on
All of us are glad you’re gone

If I could live my life
As worthlessly as you
I’m convinced I’d wind up
Burning too

Love yourself as
You love no other
Be no man’s fool and
Be no man’s brother
We’re all born to die alone
You know that’s the hell of it

Life’s a game where
They’re bound to beat you
And time’s a trick
It’ll turn and cheat you
We’d only waste it anyway
And that’s the hell of it


from Meanwhile, track released October 31, 2018
Music & Lyrics: Paul Williams

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Synthesizer: Joel Tamas
Drums: Aaron Ferrera

Engineered by Andrew Tokuda




Red Heaven Ottawa, Ontario

Red Heaven is a four-piece music powerhouse of original rock, blues, and world music. Formed in 2011, they've published three hard rock albums and two world/ambient EPs, and and a world music album. Red Heaven’s Joel Tamas (guitar and voice), Mike McNeil (drums), Tom McMahon (bass), and Rachelle Behrens (voice) bring unique, diverse, and wild songs to life. ... more

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