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To Whom It May Concern

9 years ago they finally let me out, and I was just beginning to feel better. I am not myself any longer. I guess you could not even recognize my face if you saw me now. That phone call 2 hours ago has torn me apart. It was grandma. She invited me back to the old house. I do not want to go back, but I must. Maybe you will understand my fear if I tell you what happened during my childhood.

18 years ago I was living with my mother and my sister Missy in grandma's old house. I had been told that grandma was away on a long vacation, and that she would soon return. She did.

I have later found out that she was actually being released from that same asylum. She’s insane, they said, when she kept on babbling about them. I still cannot make up my mind about who really did separate grandpa’s head from his shoulders. You see, they were always so nice to me.

Anyway, time is short and I must leave for the old house. So here is what happened 18 years ago. And in case we never see each other again, at least you will know why.

I bet we are going to have tea.
KD 3-12-87

Out From The Asylum

Look, the old bitch is back - yeah, finally we'll get some company again the attic room has been locked up for far too long - just like the old bitch herself - she's on time though - why that silly wheelchair? Oh she's pretending as always - but she does make a good cup of tea.

"Oh My God she's here. Missy, listen to what Mother says: Now You be good to Grandma; and remember she's been away on a long vacation. That goes for You too King. And stop playing that thing. Answer the door"

Welcome Home

welcome home...
You have been gone
for far too long
Is this a dream,
are You really back?

Let me help You
out of the chair... Grandma
Let me touch You, let me feel... Ahhh

take a look
What do You think of the house
and the silvery moon?
We are going to repaint
the front door soon

Let me help You
out of the chair... Grandma
Let me touch You,
let me feel... Ahhh

Solo: Pete

Wait till You see Your room
up in the attic
Prepared just like You said,
without a bed
You will find Your rocking chair
and the tea pot that Missy found

Let me help You
out of the chair... Grandma
There is someone waiting for You,
now come along

Missy and Mother,
they are dying to meet You
How strange...
she's spoken no word...
I wonder Grandma!
Are You all right?

Solo: Andy

Grandma what was it like
to be on that holiday site
"Oh it could have been worse
but with "THEM" by my side
In the twilight "THEY" sang
all the old lullabies"

Grandma who are "THEY"...
"never mind You dirty little brat"

"Let us go inside,
something's on "THEIR" mind
"THEY" are still alive,
can You feel "THEIR" eyes

Can You feel "THEIR" eyes?

Now that You are stuck with me
You better be my friend"

The Invisible Guests

Late that
night I
awoke from My sleep
voices laughing insane
Grandma was one,
Oh it's
from the room next to mine
It's Grandma's room...

The invisible guests

Solo: Pete

As I
stood there
alone in the dark
through the keyhole,
couldn't believe My eyes
I'd never seen anything like it,
only Grandma was inside the room
Speaking to no one...

The invisible guests

Cups were rising
in thin air
and then emptied on the floor
Suddenly the door was open
and Grandma said
"Do come in My little friend"

Solo: Pete

Missy and Mother were sleeping downstairs
If they could see me in Grandmother's chair

Solo: Andy

Grandmother said "look Me deep in the eyes
You will forget what You saw here tonight"

"I will
let You
in on
the secret of this house
The secret of Amon...
that's what we call this house. Now I
want you to go back to sleep,
now go back to sleep My dear"

The invisible guests

Solo: Andy/Pete/Andy/Pete

Cups were rising in thin air
and then emptied on the floor
Suddenly the door was open
and Grandma said
"Now you must go back to sleep"

Missy and Mother were sleeping downstairs
If they could see me in Grandmother's chair


On the following friday as I turned out the light
Grandma came and knocked at My door
"Wake up King, wake up My dear
I am gonna show You about the house of Amon"

It is time for tea,
it is time again

"Even Your mother is present
We made her sleep in My rocking chair"
At first I felt really scared
but there was no reason to
As I saw the knife sneaking out
from Grandmother's dress
Then it cut a tiny wound
in My mother's little hand

It is time for tea,
it is time again

Solo: Pete

Blood was running into the tea pot,
then I heard "THEM" laugh
"A bit of this in a cup of tea,
is what it takes to set "THEM" free
You will hear "THEM" telling stories
from far beyond this earth"
What I saw and what I heard
made me want to stay and learn

I really hope this dream will never end,
it's hard to describe
the kind of feeling that went on in My mind
A paradise

Solo: Pete/Andy

Hearing "THEIR" stories
and feeling "THEIR" warmth
We laughed with tears in our eyes
From the first cup of tea,
to the last drop of blood
Nothing seemed to matter at all anymore
My Mother?
She didn't exist to me,
Oh I felt so heavenly

It is time for tea,
it is time again

Mother's Getting Weaker

Tonight would be
the last night that we had our tea
That bloody tea,
which sent us into ecstasy

Yesterday Mother complained,
feeling dizzy, all in pain

Mother's getting weaker,
looking paler day by day

As morning came,
she could not make it out of bed
And Grandma's spell
was getting straight into her head
Not a single word,
she didn't seem to be alive

Getting weaker,
looking paler day by day

Then Missy came in and
she led me by the hand

I didn't want to go,
Oh but I should have known

Mother was barely conscious,

why should I care

Just looking forward
to the next ordeal

Solo: Andy/Pete/Andy

I think I heard
My sister begging me to stay
She gave me the phone,
so I could call someone for help
I simply let go of her hand,
then I cut the wire
Missy was crying
as I left them both behind
And Mother's getting weaker,
Missy shouted at My back
"I hate You"

Bye, Bye Missy

Tea time
Monday night, I was waiting
passing time Then from the hallway,
I saw Mother in her nightgown
Swaying up the stairs,
up the stairs,
it seemed so unreal
I knew Grandma had sent "THEM" again,
the invisible friends

A little later in the middle of tea
we came close to ecstasy
"THEY" were telling tales from beyond
when Grandma's rose
She opened the door,
and there was Missy
Seeing Mother in Grandmother's chair,
she went into tears

Missy was screaming
"What have You done,
what have you done to My Ma",
crying louder now

"We better get rid of her,
She's too young anyway",
it was Grandma who spoke

"Bye, bye Missy,
be gone forever
The beautiful fireplace
in the kitchen will do"

Solo: Andy/Pete

I saw Missy struggling
in Grandma's wrinkled hands
"Oh No, let me be,
Oh No Please No Grandma Please
Aagh Grandma You're hurting me.
Don't touch me
or I'll break it,
I've got the tea pot,
I'll do it anyway"

I saw liquid spreading,
the bloody tea all over the floor
Now I heard "THEIR" voices,
some kind of demon growls

Solo: Pete/Andy

"THEY" dropped "THEIR" tea cups,
Grandma stood still
forced by invisible hands,
Missy went down the stairs
As I waved her goodbye,
Missy was sobbing away
Will I ever
see her again,
Bye bye Missy,
don't be afraid

Solo: Pete

A Broken Spell

I stumbled out
of Grandma's room,
down the stairs
and out of the house
Once outside
I felt My mind
begin to fight
a battle for control

With the tea pot broken
I kind of realized
That "THEIR" power was less here,
here on the outside
I fell to my knees in haziness
And I looked in through the window
to the cellar

Things were moving down there,
"THEY" were searching for something
And "THEY" really found it,
the big axe was flying
Flying out through the cellar door
Up the stairs to the kitchen...
Then I passed out

Solo: Andy

The next thing I remember seeing
was the smoke coming from the chimney
I soon realized
the smoke I saw
was actually...
Oh No! All there was left
of Missy and her dress.
Poor little girl!

Solo: Pete

The spell was broken,
I really felt the change
As my mind and body
became one again
The moon was alive with its silvery eye
Staring right into My evil heart

I went back
to see if My Grandma was still there
Waiting for me in the attic...
Oh I hate that bitch

The Accusation Chair

I kind of knew
that she would be waiting for me in her room
With a sick smile
she told me not to be a fool
Her eyes went hard, staring right into My brain
But I convinced her that I was feeling real fine
Oh, I was lying...
seeing the look in her eyes
Clearing My mind was important

She believed everything I said
And then she asked me
if I would help to bring her outside
Oh, I was lucky...
"Let us stay for a while" she said
"Bathing ourselves in the moonlight"

So there she was, unprotected by "THEM"
I grabbed her cane,
and tore it out of her hand
"No way,
You're not going to escape"
"Now that I've got You... here
You will pay for Your deeds
Your sick mind has come to an end now"

"Stop it"

Solo: Andy/Pete

Nowhere to hide,
Grandma had died
Alone in the night
And "THEY" were waiting for me
waiting inside
Hoping that I would come back in
But I just ran away

Into the woods,
as far as I could
I saw "THEIR" eyes
And then I fainted again,
going insane
Dreaming that I was one of "THEM"...
I hear "THEIR" voices all the time


Acoustic guitar: Andy

Twilight Symphony

Morning came
and so did they,
flying questions
from the police
I'm waiting here
in an ambulance
for Dr. Landau
To return and tell me
why they're taking me
so far away

"I did what I did
and I'm glad I did,
'cos I could have been the...
I could have been the next in line"

Nobody found a trace of Missy
I'd be the last to tell them anyway
How could I ever ever explain

Now I hear "THEM" again, singing
Twilight symphony, twilight
I hear "THEM" again, singing
Twilight symphony, twilight

Grandma was dead with an open neck
Blood still running from My open mouth
I knew they would blame it,
they would blame it all on me
How could I ever ever explain

Now I hear "THEM" again, singing
Twilight symphony, twilight
I hear "THEM" again, singing
Twilight symphony, twilight

Dr. Landau returned,
and I told him the story
"Are You mad or just insane?"
I tried anyway
"You can take him away now,
the boy has lost his mind"
Oh no no

Solo: Andy

I haven't seen My Mother
since they took me away
And Dr. Landau wouldn't tell me
He wouldn't tell me anything
Oh I'm back on the outside

Solo: Pete

Time has caught up with me,
and I must leave for the old house
Yes I must leave now

I'm coming
I'm coming home now
I'm coming home now

Coming Home


"I knew it was You at the door,
I saw You from the window.
Now come inside My dear.
It's good to see You again,
despite what You did
to MY throat.
"THEY" are waiting upstairs.
Missy is there too.
She's sitting on Grandpa's lap.
I bet You're dying for a cup of tea."

Phone Call

Grandma: Hello.... Hello King!
King: Who's this?
Grandma: It's your grandmother...
King: You're dead!!
Grandma: In a way yes, now listen... Are you still there?
King: I'm still here grandma...
Grandma: Come to the old house tonight, there's quite a few people here who'd love to see you.
King: Stop it! Bitch! It's starting all over again...