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Doctor Butcher

Doctor Butcher was a side project involving Jon Oliva and Chris Caffery of Savatage which released one major self-titled studio album in 1994. The original title A Living Hell was changed at the last minute. The project was born when Oliva left Savatage at the conclusion of their 1991 tour in support of their album Streets: A Rock Opera. Caffery was invited to play with the band on tour, like he did in the support of their 1989 album Gutter Ballet, but this was not possible because of issues within Atlantic Records. After Caffery heard of Oliva's departure from the fore of the band, he called him, and "over ten bottles of Jack Daniels", Doctor Butcher was born. Zachary Stevens replaced Oliva as lead vocalist for Savatage in 1993, but Jon continued to work wi… more »


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The stained glass lights the way
On their knees the congregation prays
Collection plate is passed your way
Jesus looks down from the sky
A tear fills his eyes
In the fires of hell you're all gonna pay

In the rectory basement of sin
A meeting ready to begin
Something in the eye says
Holy father, you're telling me lies
Searching, Mother Mary finds the tunnels of love
Touching, in the name of the Lord above

Step up, up to the altar
Kneel down, down on your knees and pray
Step up, up to the altar
A priest, is playing his organ again

Sacrificial bishop cracks the sky
Upon the altar a virgin lies
No hail Mary gonna save you now
Looking, for choir girls and boys
Hoping, he just wants a brand new toy

[Chorus: x2]

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