Обложка Mercyful Fate
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1984

Треклист:

A Dangerous Meeting
(Shermann / Diamond)

Tonight the circle is meeting again 
Who will be the first to fall in trance 
In here nobody is sensing the rain 
Tonight a spirit will glance 

So as they're approaching ghostly hour 
Seven people here are joining hands 
They think they know the spirit to appear 
Contact, the table starts to dance 

Time is standing still 
It's a dangerous meeting 
They're gonna get themselves killed 

Solo: Michael Denner

Tonight the circle is broken forever 
Seven people dead within a trance 
In here nobody is sensing the rain 
Tonight seven souls are reaching Hell

Time was standing still 
The meeting is over 
Their journey is on 

Oh, they should have known 
Not to play with the powers of Hell 

Some people have lost their way 
Some people have lost their mind


Nightmare
(Shermann / Diamond)

Am I awake or is this just a dream? 
I had a nightmare, some sort of vision 

I was stuck in an empty room 
When the black book appeared 

The lights were dim, but the face in the book
Was in daylight 

Eyes of fire staring at me 
It's the eyes of a woman 
And I see, on her spirit 
Steppin' out of the book

Solo: Michael Denner

I hear her callin' for her coven to come 
There's a light in the doorway 
Entering shadows whose number is 13 
They do the sign of the Devil's seed 
I'm in the middle of a magic ring 
Somebody tell me, what's goin' on 
"Only we know the secret of the curse 
that you bear" 

Listen, they sing, the coven sings 
Night after night I hear them sing 
No, they're still here, I can hear them again 
Night after night I have this dream 
"You are insane!" 
"You are insane!" 
"You are insane!" 
"You are insane!" 
"You're only living on borrowed time from 
your fate"

Solo: Hank Shermann


Desecration of Souls
(Shermann/Diamond/Denner)

Stay away white magician, young lovers 
and mourning wife 
You're not welcome on our land 
So I speak for the dead 

Solo: Michael Denner

Magic circles drawn after midnight 
Around graves to be opened 
He'll use the wand to raise a body 
He'll ask the questions and he'll burn the remains

It's desecration of souls in their holy lair 

Solo: Michael Denner

Copulation in the night 
Two shadows upon a grave 
Screams of pleasure and screams of pain 
Young lovers, you must be insane 

It's desecration of souls in their holy lair 
So I say again: Stay away, it's desecration 
of souls 

Solo: Hank Shermann/Michael Denner

Dyin' flowers upon the grave 
Of a husband who's lost his maid 
She's there on duty, and the tears she cries 
They don't belong where the flowers lie 

It's desecration of souls in their holy lair 
So I say again: Stay away, it's desecration 
of souls

Solo: Michael Denner


Night of the Unborn
(Shermann/Diamond/Denner)

I forbid you entrance here, you step on hollow ground 
Don't you see this chapel 
Shut up! Hold your tongue, they must rest 
in silence 
It's the rebirth of the unborn 

Tonight is the night 
The spirits of the unborn will play tonight 
The unborn will play tonight 

They will dance around the chapel 
It's a feast for the dead 
They will make a fool of the priest 
And the dead boy's choir will sing 
A song for the dead to whom life has just 
begun 
Life of the unborn 

This one's for the unborn 

Solo: Michael Denner

Did you know? 13 days have come and gone 
Since we had the first of june 

The spirits of the unborn will play tonight 
Forgive them, they didn't die

Solo: Michael Denner/Hank Shermann/Michael Denner/Hank Shermann/Michael Denner


The Oath
(Diamond)

By the symbol of the creator, I swear henceforth to be 
A faithful servant of his most puissant arch-angel 
The Prince Lucifer 
Whom the creator designated as his regent 
And Lord of this world. Amen 

I deny Jesus Christ, the deceiver 
And I abjure the Christian faith 
Holding in contempt all of it's works 

Solo: Michael Denner/Hank Shermann

As a being now possessed of a human body 
In this world I swear to give my full allegiance 
To it's lawful master, to worship him 
Our Lord, oh Satan, and no other 

In the name of Satan, the ruler of Earth 
Open wide the gates of Hell and come forth from the abyss 
By these names: Satan, Leviathan, Belial, 
Lucifer 
I will kiss the goat 

Solo: Hank Shermann/Michael Denner

I swear to give my mind, my body and soul unreservedly 
To the furtherance of our Lord Satan's designs 

Do what thou wilt, shall be the whole of the law 

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be 
World without end. Amen.

Solo: Hank Shermann/Michael Denner


Gypsy
(Diamond/Denner)

This magic winter night I see a light 
Again I hear that tune, some sort of croon 

Oh no no no, oh my brain 

I see them gypsy wagons left in the snow 
Oh I must see that lady, I have to know 
Gypsy woman let me inside 

Solo: Michael Denner

They say you know the secret, secret of time 
So gaze into your crystal and tell me all 
you see 

Gypsy Woman let me know 

"Oh my son you were never gone 
You are the Devil's child, and so am I" 

Solo: Michael Denner/Hank Shermann

Gypsy now I know you're not my mother 
You are a part of my soul, it's clear for all to see 

Oh no no no, I am you 
Gypsy you're inside of me


Welcome Princess of Hell
(Shermann / Diamond)

turn off the lights, we like darkness 
Now you call my name, you finally came 
Even in the night I see the light shining bright 
I'm alone with my friends 

Now I see you clear, we raise our glasses 
Welcome to my house, Princes of Hell 
Even in the night I see the light shining bright 
I'm alone with my friends 

I will bring in here my crystal ball 
I will gaze, you will know what is to come 

Solo: Michael Denner/Hank Shermann

I'm amazed of what I've seen tonight 
I won't tell a living soul, they would not believe 
Welcome, Princes of Hell 

Never will I break the oath I gave 
I hail you again in Satan's name, Princes of Hell 
Even in the night I see the light shining 
bright 
I'm alone with my friends 
We will be back, we will be back


To One Far Away
(Diamond/Denner)

instrumental


Come to the Sabbath
(Diamond)

Come come to the sabbath
Down by the ruined bridge 
Witches and demons are coming 
Just follow the magic call 
Come come to the sabbath
Down by the ruined bridge 
Later on the master will join us 
Called from the heart of Hell 

At first we light up a fire
And then we hail our Lord 
Two candles, a black and a white
Are placed upon the altar 
North, south, east and west
And so we clean the air 
High priestess invoking the Devil
Infernal names are spoken 

Come to the sabbath...sabbath...sabbath...sabbath 
Come to the sabbath

The ceremony's proceeding
It's time to grant your wishes 
An evil curse on the priest 
Who took the life of Melissa 
Now we must close up the ritual
Read the Enochian key 
And so it will be done
Amen... now come 

Come to the sabbath...sabbath...sabbath...sabbath 
Come to the sabbath...now here we come 

Solo: Hank Shermann

If you say Heaven, I say a castle of lies 
You say forgive him, I say revenge 
My sweet Satan, you are the one