In The Shadows

Обложка Mercyful Fate
"In The Shadows"
1993

Треклист:

Return of the Vampire... (1993)

A suicide, the birth of a Vampire
Deep in his lair, gasping for air

Spreaded wings
Fly out at sunset
So high above, back before dawn

Return of the Vampire
Leaving his lair
He's out for blood and it's yours he will share
Return of the Vampire
Leaving his lair
He's out for blood and it's yours he will share

There's only one way you can stop him
You gotta trace the Vampire to his lair, oh yeah
And then you gotta drive a stake
Right through the heart of the living dead, the dead

Oh I can feel something is wrong

Vampire, My shadow is gone
Vampire, I know what you've done
Vampire, My shadow is gone
Vampire, I know what you've done

Solo: Denner
Solo: Shermann
Solo: Denner

Return of the Vampire
Leaving his lair
He's out for blood and it's yours he will share
Return of the Vampire
Leaving his lair
He's out for blood and it's yours he will share

A suicide, the birth of a Vampire


Egypt
(Diamond)

Ahh...Egypt...Ahh 
O Thou of countless names 
Who are one and all things 
O Thou of countless names 
Without beginning, without end 
Ahh...Egypt...Ahh 
Osiris...Anubis...The underworld 
is yours 
Osiris...Anubis...I put my soul 
in your hands 
O Thou, God of the Dead 
Lead my soul to the judgement hall 
O Thou, Jackal Head 
Weigh my soul, I await your call 
Ahh...Egypt...Ahh 
Ammit, Eater of the Dead 
Is devouring my heart 
Will I pass on to Aaru 
Or will I be condemned? 
I'm burning inside to know 
I'm burning inside to know 
I'm burning inside to know 
I must be back on time 
But still I want to know 
I hope they let me go 
I'm from another time 
And I must reunite 
My body and my soul 
I'm burning inside to know 
I'm burning inside to know 
I'm burning inside to know 
Osiris...Anubis...The underworld is yours 
Osiris...Anubis...I put my soul in your hands 
O Thou of countless names 
Who are one and all things 
O Thou of countless names 
Without beginning, without end 
Ahh...Egypt...Ahh 
Egypt come back to me 
Egypt come back to me 
Egypt, without beginning or end


The Bell Witch
(Shermann / Diamond)

Back in Tennessee, I saw a 
family haunted by an entity 
It was a tragedy in another century 
Oh...They never would know the 
Evil One that came 
Little Betsy, the age of 12 
Living in a dream 
The first one to scream 
Invisible hands leaving their 
mark in the dark 
Night after night 
The Bell Witch attacked and 
attacked 
Torturing Betsy, until a circle 
was held in candle light 
Tell us who you are 
Please tell us who you are 
"I am the air you breathe 
I am the Bell Witch 
I am a million years 
I am the Bell Witch" 
The Bell Witch decided 
It was the time for the father to 
scream 
Soon taken ill, never again to 
leave his bed alive 
Tell us who you are 
Please tell us who you are 
"I am the air you breathe 
I am the Bell Witch 
I am a million years 
I am the Bell Witch" 
"Goodnight John, see you in Hell... 
Say bye bye to Daddy, Betsy" 
Call the doctor!!! ..."I made sure" 
Call the doctor!!! ..."There ain't no 
cure" 
That night John he died 
And the Bell Witch never came 
again 
Soon they realized, the witch had 
given John bad medicine


The Old Oak
(Shermann / Diamond)

Do you remember the bridge? 
The bridge that was standing in ruin 
Do you remember the sign? 
Demons and witches were doing 
They say it's a bad place 
They say it's a magic place 
Deep down under 
The soil of this unholy land 
Deep down under 
The roots of a tree they have damned 
It's the Old Oak Hanging Tree 
It's the Old Oak Hanging Tree 
Nothing will grow in the ground 
The Old Oak is killing it all 
If you are ever around 
Beware of the Oak and its charm 
It's the Old Oak Hanging Tree 
It's the Old Oak Hanging Tree 
The Old Oak might make you blind 
The Old Oak might trick your eyes 
Hypnotized..... 
It's a bad sign 
When the Autumn comes and the leaves 
are gone 
Oh it's a bad sign 
The Oak must feed in order to breed 
Bad sign....... Bad sign 
It's a bad sign when the Autumn comes 
And the leaves are gone 
It's a nightmare found 
I wonder... what made this magic tree so 
Hang with me, hang with the hangman 
Another season in another century 
Hang with me, hang with the hangman 
Blood from the madmen we hung in that 
tree 
Blood to the ground 
Blood to the roots.... Red 
All around the Old Oak 
Deep into the ground they buried them 
Indians of ancient times 
Saw it as a holy shrine 
Can you believe, sacrificing their own 
Must have been a mighty GOD 
To receive a gift of life 
All the people must have known 
Happiness would come if sown 
Can you believe, sacrificing their own 
The Old Oak might make you blind 
The Old Oak might trick your eyes 
Hypnotized..... 
No! Don't hang with me 
As I go back to the Old Oak tree


Shadows
(Diamond)

When the darkness eats away the 
day 
And the moon bears witness to the 
graves 
In the shadows we are alive 
In the shadows, The Light 
Can you see the ghosts above our 
heads? 
We are all in there with the dead 
In the shadows we are alive 
In the shadows, The Light 
In the darkness there is no holding 
back 
There is no gold in black 
Deep in the night 
Everything is clear 
Clearer than daylight 
In the land of mystery we share 
You can come along if you dare 
In the shadows we are alive 
In the shadows, The Light 
We are hiding in the shadows on your wall 
We are watching as you kiss your little doll 
When the darkness leaves the night 
We cannot see The Light no more 
No more 
We are always in the shadows by your door 
But when the darkness leaves the night 
We cannot see The Light no more 
No more 
There is no holding back 
There is no gold in black 
Deep in the night 
Everything is clear 
Clearer than daylight


A Gruesome Time
(Denner / Diamond)

Everything is so strange in here 
And as I look through your eyes 
I can see what you're thinking of me 
I am deep inside 
Deep inside your head, causing you pain 
Deep inside your head, causing you pain 
Eternal pain 
All your secrets are done my dear 
And as I look through your eyes 
I can see all the things that you fear 
I am deep inside 
Deep inside your head, causing you pain 
Deep inside your head, causing you pain 
Eternal pain 
I'm the dreams you don't wanna 
dream 
I'm the things you don't wanna see 
I'm the dreams you don't wanna 
dream 
I am the night of sin..... 
I wanna see you in tears 
The end is near..... 
I am deep inside 
Deep inside your head, causing you pain 
Deep inside your head, causing you pain 
Eternal pain 
I've come to give you a gruesome time 
For all the evil you have done 
I'll keep a coming until the end 
I'll keep a coming back my friend


Thirteen Invitations
(Diamond)

The mansion was right on the shore 
Down by the lake 
Nobody had lived here before 
But the Devil himself 
Thirteen invitations 
Sent out through the night 
Thirteen invitations 
They would all arrive in time 
They gathered around the mansion 
Thirteen in all 
They had the same intention 
Never to fall 
Thirteen invitations 
Sent out through the night 
Thirteen invitations 
Promising eternal life 
So you want to be alive forevermore 
I will turn the wheel of time 
None of you will ever have to die 
I will turn the wheel of time 
Turning the wheel 
Turning the wheel of time 
But first we must play a game 
The game of souls 
Sit down! Don't move around! 
Deal those cards! 
They played all night 'til the morning light 
And the Devil, he smiled on his own 
They played all night for eternal life 
Or the chance of losing their souls 
High will win, low is the sin 
They played all night in the burning light 
The thirteen were sharing a nine 
High will win, low is the sin 
The final card was in the Devil's hand 
The King of Diamonds would win 
They could never leave the mansion 
Forever inside 
They had lost their souls of creation 
But they were alive 
Thirteen invitations 
Sent out through the night 
Thirteen invitations 
And the mansion was mine


Room Of Golden Air
(Denner / Shermann / Diamond)

 instrumental


Legend of the Headless Rider
(Shermann / Diamond)

"The Rise"
I'm an undertaker
I'm a ghost in the night
I'm a coffin shaker
This graveyard site is mine

Take a look at the sky, see that evil eye
Tonight the moon is cold as ice
Oh yeah... cold as ice... oh yeah

There's a black horse waiting
Will HE be on time?
The graveyard's shaking
Should I turn my eyes and walk away

Take a look at the sky, see that evil eye
Tonight the Headless Rider rides

Midnight... let the churchbell ring
It's midnight, All Hallows Eve
It's midnight, All Hallows Eve
I see him rising from his grave
I see him rising from his grave.......

"The Chase"
On All Hallows Eve, Never to forget
He rides the open field
In search of his head

My GOD, he's so grotesque
Should I stay?
My GOD, a scythe in his hand
NO WAY
He's coming... I'm running
He's coming... I'm running
Deep inside I know I'm the one
He's coming... I'm running
Deep inside I know this is wrong
Help me, I'm falling down

[Solo: Shermann]

I'm falling down...
I'm looking up... I'm in a grave

"Doomed"
In this hollow grave
I can smell that he's near
Will I ever never make it
Will I shed a tear

Oh it's strange how everything's changing
Now my life is fading away

In this hollow grave
I see a bony hand
Don't you ever never take it
It's the key to his land

Oh it's strange how everything's changing
Now my life is fading away

[Solo: Denner]

Oh it's strange how everything's changing
Now my life is fading away

NO!

"Epilogue"
The mind in my headless body
Seems to be chained to the inside
I cannot move towards the light...
And as he rides away
Leaving me with this curse
I hear his laughter in the distance
Actually it's my laughter, he stole my head
Does this mean I'll be The One next year???


Is That You, Melissa
(Diamond)

Oh...Melissa, You're in my dreams 
You're with me every day 
Oh...Melissa, could that really be 
your voice I hear? 
Too soon for you and I 
The priest took his sacrifice 
And sent you to the other side 
Oh...Melissa, You're in my dreams 
You're with me every day 
Oh...Melissa, do you remember 
the time we shared? 
Do you remember the magic nights? 
I will never forget your smile 
Do you remember the love we 
had?... 
Oh the love we had 
"No...Melissa "
You gotta tell me why 
"No...Melissa"
I want her by my side 
"This is against the rules 
there won't be another time"
Melissa tell me why 
I wanna know why 
"No...Melissa"
You gotta tell me why 
"No...Melissa"
I want her by my side 
Oh...Melissa, You're in my dreams 
You're with me every day 
Oh...Melissa, close your eyes 
and say goodbye 
One last time...we'll kiss goodbye 
I kiss your soul goodbye