total playing time - 61:59

 1. Louisiana Darkness  (Diamond/Dimond) - 1:43
 2. "LOA" House  (La Rocque/Diamond) - 5:32
 3. Life After Death  (Diamond/Diamond) - 5:41
 4. Voodoo  (Diamond/Diamond) - 4:34
 5. A Secret  (La Rocque/Diamond) - 4:04
 6. Salem  (Diamond/Diamond) - 5:18
 7. One Down Two To Go  (Estes-Dimond/Dimond) - 3:45
 8. Sending To Dead  (Diamond/Diamond) - 5:40
 9. Sarah's Night  (Diamond/Diamond) - 3:22
10. The Exorcist  (La Rocque/Dimond) - 4:53
11. Unclean Spirits  (Estes/Diamond) - 1:49
12. Cross Of Baron Samedi  (Diamond/Dimond) - 4:30
13. If They Only Knew  (Diamond) - 00:32
14. Aftermath  (Diamond/Diamond) - 10:32

 Produced by:
 King Diamond, Andy La Roque and Sterling Winfield




Sarah Lafayette is sleeping, her husband is awake
This summers's night is too hot
Feels like his majesty was here

Can you hear the voodoo drums
They're howling at the moon


(La Rocque/Diamond)

1932, North of Baton Rouge
Louisiana nights are darker than before
Along the Mississippi, that is where it is
The old colonial house, a mansion of you will

Whaite as snow, the mansion still seems to have its slow

And when the moon is full and white
You can hear the drums of voodoo echo in the night

In the "LOA" house, misery will strike again

Jean le Noir, the first to own this house
He was a voodoo priest, a Houngan so they say
The voodoo cemetery, that is where he is
Died at the hand of an evil Bocor's will

They say... he's been walking the house  ever since that day

And when the moon is fool and white
You can hear the drums of voodoo echo in the night

In the "LOA" house, misery will strike again

*  solo Andy-Herb

They never should have come, no no no
They never should have come to the "LOA" house
They never should have come, no no no
They never should have come to the "LOA"

7 days ago... the Lafayettes moved in
Sarah is with child and Davis is the man
This is no Abigail, this child will survive
And Grandfather dear, why did they bring him here?

White as snow, that is all he sees, oh he's been blind for years

*  solo Andy

They never should have come, no no no
They never should have come to the "LOA" house
They never should have come, no no no
They never should have come to the "LOA"

And when the moon is fool and white
You can hear the drums of voodoo echo in the night

In the "LOA" house, misery will strike again
In the "LOA" house, misery will strike again

And again...and again...and again...and again...


Friday night

Four shadows heading for the dark
Four shadows heading for the past
Four shadows heading for the graves in the wooded maze
Four shadows looking for the place without a trace

Midnight and they're here, midnight

The old burial part of the estate
Hidden by the heavy trees..where Jean le Noir he sleeps

The shadows move
There're here to feed the dead..the shadows move

Cause there is life after death
Be patient and you will see
Cause there is life after death
Be patient and you will see
Oh it must never end..never

*  solo Herb

Midnight and there're here, midnight

Doctor le Croix, he's a voodoo sorcerer
Madame Sarita, she's got the snake in her
And Lula Chevalier, she's girl that no one ever sees
Salem the servant, he belongs to the estate

The sadows move
Ther're here to feed the dead...the shadows move

*  solo Andy

The Lafayettes are unaware..their butler Salem, he is here
Voodoo has been his life..Voodoo cuts deep like a knife

The sadows move
Ther're here to feed the dead...the shadows move

Cause there is life after death
Be patient and you will see
Cause there is life after death
Be patient and you will see
Oh it must never end..never end

Midnight and there're here, midnight

Midnight.....Life after death.....


Saturday evening

A narrow path runs along the river
From the burial ground you might see it
Leading to a temple of secrets
Where they meet once a dance and feast

Lula is dancing to the voodoo drums
Twisting, turning, round and round

She is ready to receive the LOA
She is ready for the God
This one is Damballah

Voodoo, voodoo, voodoo
Voodoo, voodoo, voodoo
Total emptiness  inside
As Damballah gets ready for her ride

Casting out from Lula's head
One of two souls that seems to be dead
Traveling deep in a trance
Lula's legs are getting weak
"The LOA has seized its horse" ...sssssss

*  solo Dime

Lula is not the one that's speaking now
Lula is not the one that's lying now

Drink, drink girl, drink the chicken's blood
Drink, drink girl, drink and feed the God

If this is all you think they do, oh you better think again
Cause there is so much more to voodoo, oh than meets the eye

Voodoo, voodoo, voodoo
Voodoo, voodoo, voodoo

Human hair on waxen dools, pins through their knees
Pins through their little heads, and through their bellics
Ahh they're coming to get you, they're coming for you
Ahh they're coming to get you, they're coming for you now

*  solo Andy

Voodoo, voodoo, voodoo
Voodoo, voodoo, voodoo... Voodoo.....

(La Rocque/Diamond)

Sunday noon

In the "LOA" mansion the Lafayettes are meeting
There's a crisis they must resolve
Twice since they moved into this house
The Voodoo drums have spoken at night

The mansion is dark and gloomy place
A haunted landscape, a house without grace
The Voodoo burial ground is the key
Get rid of that and they're free

It must remain a secret, or the plan will never work
It must remain a secret

In comes Salem, he's 6 feet tall and dark
He is the new found butler of the "LOA" house
They ask him for advice regarding their plan
To destroy the cemetery on their land

It must remain a secret, or the plan will never work
It must remain a secret
We must do what must be done

*  solo Andy

If you steal the grave from one who sleeps
He will come for you to set him free

You must not break the chain

Salem: "Jean le Noir's spirit walks this house at night
Never will he leave, cause this is where he died
Great Wanga will hit you if you do
Destroy the cemetery of Voodoo"

If you steal the grave from one who sleeps
He will come for you to set him free

Superstitious we are not


Saturday midnight

At midnight that same night, the Lafaettes were slipping
At midnight that same night, there is a shadow creepeng

Salem is moving without a sound
Salem is moving...moving, moving to the burial ground

So hot and so quiet, only the leaves are shaking
By one of the graves, Doctor le Croix is waiting

Salem is moving without a sound
Salem is moving...moving, moving to the burial ground

Doctor le Croix, shaking the hand of Salem
"My my my my my God, Salem tell me the secret
My my my my my God, this makes me feel uneasy"

In shock... Le Croix is terrified, this could be the end
Fear turns to hate. "Great Wanga will befall the Lafayettes

Salem help me, save us...Salem help me, save us
By turning them to dust

So take this money and off you go
To Madame Sarita's Boutique of Voodoo
A snake curse and a little "Goofer Dust"
You Salem will be the link between them and us
This could be an easy way to turn the Lafayettes to dead"

*  solo Andy

Two hours later. Salem leaves Madame Sarita
"My my my my my God, Salem is looking scary
My my my my my God, now he's heading for the cemetery

*  solo Herb

Kneeling in front of the graves
A handful of soll and Salem is on his way
He must leave a copper penny as payment for the soil
And to protect himself
From all the spirits that could come and dig themselves
Into his head... Dead...Dead...Dead...Salem is here

By the house, in the dark, there is a shadow digging
The snake in the bottle, is buried and it's ready

Salem is moving without a sound
Everyone's sleeping, but me cause I don't need it.. No


Monday morning

The sun has risen, just above the trees
The birds are singing, it's just like a dream
What a perfect morning it...could have been
Salem's in the kitchen, and that's sin
Eggs for three and a little tea
Mixed with the graveyard dirt...from yesterday

*  solo Herb

Anybody cating Salem's "A la carte" today
Should be taken ill and...waste away

(Salem thinking to himself:)
"You used to be so beautiful, but now you're gonna die
You used to be so beautiful, but now you're gonna die
Die, both of you...are gonna die
Die, die, both of you...are gonna die, die...die"

*  solo Andy

Salem's walking up the stairs to the second floor
Silver tray in hand...knocking at the door

(Salem thinking to himself:)
"You used to be so beautiful, but now you're gonna die
You used to be so beautiful, but now you're gonna die
Die, both of you...are gonna die
Die, die, both of you...are gonna die, die...die"

In a fever, sick as Hell
David's got a snake bite...and all is well
Salem thinks to himself:

One down, two to go. "Oh Madame he's got the flu"
One down, two to go. "Oh Madame he's got the flu"

The problem is that Sarah's morning sick again
That pregnant woman, always something wrong

You used to be so beautiful, but now you're gonna die
You used to be so beautiful, but now you're gonna die
Die...Sarah die, Sarah die
Die, die...Sarah die, Sarah die


Monday evening

Evening, the sun is setting, silence is all you hear

David, getting really sick he is sweating like a pig
The fever's got him now
And Sarah's father dear, the morning snack has put him on his back
He should have stayed in bed..oh why didn't he?

...The sun is setting, silence is all you hear
Sarah: "Salem, what's going on?"

Salem: "Let me tell you a story Madame, a secret about your land
The reason... for all madness
Let me tell you a story Madame, the burial ground on your land
Ia a secret voodoo stand

If you ever destroy this sacred place
Legend says that you will die, and never find your rest
I'm telling the truth...Oh yes I am
If the living can't feed the dead, then the dead will come for you

Sarah: "You better hold your tongue now Salem
Cause I don't believe in ghosts"
There is only one thing left to do now
And that is "Sending of Dead"

The four shadows are meeting again
At the cemetery gates, darkness is a friend
Midnight will soon be here
Everything should be ready by now...for "Sending of Dead"

*  solo Andy

Place the image of Saint Expedit
Upside down and around
I hear Doctor le Croix speaking
"Let the ritual begin"

"Almight God, father of mine, come for Sarah Lafayette
That she may be "Disappeared", forever lost
Saint Expedit, you are a saint and I'm a sinner
I send you to find...Sarah Lafayette
Oh, ride me of her head and rid me of her soul
Rid me of all her thoughts, rid me of her memory
For this curse to work, Baron Samedi, Samedi, Samedi
Send your blessing, so Sarah may be gone"

*  solo Herb

As if he was sent from the sky, Baron Samedi creeps inside
The Doctor's body..speaking to Salem
Samedi:"You must bring me a sacrifice
You must come back before midnight
Kneel before my cross"...Salem is here

He takes a handful of soil from each grave
Of the dead he wants to send..into Sarah
Now quick quick run back to the HOUSE
The soil must lie where sarah sleeps


Monday night - Tuesday morning, master bedroom

Salem's standing in the dark
Watching Sarah's sleeping body
Someone is in her bed
Twisting, turning in his fever
Savid will not even see her
I an invisible..I am the one to bring you down

I open up my hand, the "Goofer Dust" is falling
It's now on Sarah's hand
You can almost see the dead, as they enter Sarah's head
Then deep into her stomach, I wonder how the baby feels

Violently she's sitting up
Screams of pain I know she's hurting
I only see white in her eyes

*  solo Andy

Sarah speaks in unknown tongue
Then she spits a litlle blood
Time has come, I must be gone
In comes Grandpa, what is he doing
I thought I had him not moving
But the dead in Sarah's head, will take her to an early grave
Salem is gone

Grandpa:"Go back to sleep me dear
It's just another nightmare
Those God damn voodoo drums
I will stay in here tonight, and keep an open eye
So you can sleep again...
Sarah sleep...Sarah sleep...Sarah sleep...

(La Rocque/Diamond)

Tuesday morning

At the light of dawn, on a day without
Sunshine...Salem had vanished
Gone, would Sarah, would she survive
Grandpa was panicking

Father Malone. The Exorcist...Father Malone. The Exorcist

Sarah's voice had changed from female to
Male...and that was wrong, it was as if Sarah
Had gone. Grandpa remembered his friend
Father Malone was the name

*  solo Andy

Grandpa: "Put me through to New Orleans
The Abbey of the Holy Saints
Father Malone please... It's urgent
You got to, you got to, you got to put me through"

It only took a minute or two, before the Father he understood
Father Malone: "Listen here my friend, do not despair
I will be there...this afternoon

But beware...of the Daytime Moon"

*  solo Herb

Father Malone. The Exorcist...Father Malone, he is here

Father Malone: "Holy Cross and Bible
Holy Water for the soul
And so the house I bless, but David, he's got to
Go, call for an ambulance before  the others know"
Then he went back to Sarah's room

*  solo Andy


Tuesday early evening

Father Malone: "Holy Lord, Almighty Father
Everylasting God and father of our Lord Jesus Christ
Who sent your only begotten son into the world
To crush that lion
Strike terror Lord, into the Beast
Let your mighty hand cast him out of your servant
Sarah Lafayette
So he may no longer hold captive this prisoner

I cast you, you unclean spirit
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ
It is he who commands you
It is God himself who commands you
By this sign of Holy Cross
Give way to Christ
The power of Christ compells you
The power of Christ compells you
The power.....the power.....


Tuesday evening

One single hour, is like a working day
Father Malone is getting tired
Darkness...has come again
The Demons seem to be resting
Sarah is looking just like Hell
There ain't much left of her to save now

Meanwhile in Salem's quarters
There's shadow that moves
Into a room full of secrets of life
Into a room only few have survived
There is a cross upon the wall
The cross of Baron Samedi
The shadow is taking the cross away
The shadow is Lula, the girl that no one ever sees

I see her shadow with that cross mine
I see her shadow slipping into the night
The cross of Baron Samedi will set us free
The cross of Baron Samedi, just wait and see

*  solo Herb

The cross of Baron Samedi is full of nails
The cross of Baron Samedi could split your head
Take it to Sarah... Take it to Sarah... Sarah

Darkness..she's up again
Sarah is standing in front of Father Malone
Sleeping..the Father's on a chair
Sarah is saying: "Father, I'm about to sin"

Then one to the Father's head
The cross is coming down so hard
Screaming, bleeding, Malone goes down
Again and...again and...his blood is all around

*  solo Andy

In comes Grandpa: "Stop it Sarah stop"
I don't know why, but Sarah dropped the cross
Two hours later everyone was here
Police and ambulance, wiping up the tears

*  solo Herb



Thuesday night - Monday morning

I heard a policeman say to Grandpa:
"There once was a Salem, the caretaker of the "LOA" house
But he died years ago.
As a matter of fact, he's buried right here on your land."

If they only knew.


The "LOA" house and the old voodoo burial ground
Are still standing in all their glory.
The Lafayetes left the hospital and Louisiana
And went to...I don't care.

Malone survived. He's a scared old man now.
By the way, my name is Salem.

You cannot say, that everybody's happy.
But you can say, that everybody is now
safe from each other.

At least I sought so, until a few days ago
When I heard of some mother
By the name of Sarah Lafayette
Who's newborn baby was speaking in the strangest tongue

A miracle?

Some expert had uttered the word:


Keep your ...

                   King Diamond are:
             King Diamond  - all vocals,keyboards,hapsichord,guitar(4)
             Andy LaRocque - guitar
             Herb Simonsen - guitar
             Chris  Estes  - bass
              ?        ?   - drums

 Produced by: King Diamond, Andy La Rocque and Sterling Winfield
      Engineered by: Strling Winfield
      2nd engineer: Kol Marshall
      Mixed by: King Diamond & Sterling Winfield
      Mix assistant: Chirs Estes

 Digital editing By: Kol Marshall, Sterling Winfield and King Diamond

 Recorded at Norman Recording Studio Dallas,Texas,USA
 Mastered by King Diamond at Nomad Recording Studio

 Additional Recordings made at Los Angered Recording Gothenburg Sweden.

         Andy LaRocque uses B.C. Rich guitars exclusively!

         Andy LaRocque photo by Peter Bladskog
         John Luke Herbert photo by Ray Landry
    Chis Estes and Herb Simonsen photos by Donna Lynch

           Published by Deadtime Music.ASCAP

 From: Alex Tutch (

 >From "The book of Jonah"
 "7 years have gone,it can no longer be left undone
  The candle must burn again,
  And pain
  Must follow the unholy flame
  So burn...burn...burn
  And free the spirit from its chain"

 Here I am blinded again by that flame
 In every candle that I burn,burn!
 I see that same face return,it returns

 Eyes in pain,my little queen
 Are you a dream
 In every candle that I burn,burn!
 I see that same face return,it returns

 Time has come for you to tell
 The truth,what shall I do
 Tears are running from her eyes
 If she could only tell why,
 Now tell me why

 The Jonah...the Jonah

 In twisted key she speakes
 A word to me and then I see
 Her face falling apart
 The word "Jonah" is her mark,
 She's branded

 THE JONAH (Diamond) 5.15

 "After the 7 years on a dusty self
   The book seemed unreal
   For 7 years in a ancient rhyme
   The faith of a girl was sealed"

 In the attic I was seaching by the moonlight
 What would I find
 Old and grey from dust I felt
 It staring back
 Oh that book
 Yellow pages caught my eyes,
 So unreal
 Through the dust of time
 In a ancient rhyme the truth
 Had been sealed
 On a broken self it would all
 Be revealed
 It had been there for years
 And no one ever knew

 Now break the spell and free the girl
 >From the candle of fate
 Look at the flame and say the rhyme
 The end is near,no more pain,
 Ah you are free

 As the candle melts away
 The spirit of the candle
 Girl emerges from the flame,
 She doesn't seem the same
 With the smile on her face seh starts speak
 "Here my story".

 THE PORTRAIT (Diamond) 5.06

 The spirit of the candle:
 "My mother was obsessed by evil jealousy
   She didn't want nobody to even look at Molly
   She kepet me locked up in this attic 'till I died
   Only 4 years old,my story left untold"
   Oh Molly..Oh Molly

 "Mother was struk by this infallible idea
   If she could paint my portrait I would remain immortal
   And I could hang downstairs
   Above the fireplace
   A little girl in lace,not a single
   Trace of crime"

 "Each day and night she worked and autumn turned to spring
   For every stroke she painted a little life was ended
   At last I felt so weak I could not even speak
   But in that fatal portrait my spirit come to life again"

 Oh Molly

 "That night I made the portrait
   Speak in evil tongue:
   You're gonna go beyond too,
   May pain and death bestow you
   She grabbed the book and spoke
   Aloud an ancient rhyme
   While she burned the portrait
   In the candle of fate"
   Oh Molly

   "I've gotta see Ma"

 DRESSED IN WHITE (Diamond) 3.09

 She's wearing white again but
 Colours always betray
 Don't look into her eyes,
 There's an evil darkness inside

 You might see her but she is not here
 Leave her alone don't get it near
 And touch and you'll disappear
 What a scream you'll never hear

 She carries a secret
 And where she must go...
 You'll never know

 Seaching but not for a home
 A restless soul all on its own
 Always dressed in white
 As she passes on through the night


 CHARON (Diamond/Denner) 4.14

 Welcome my friend,my name is Charon
 Please take my hand,I know the secret land

 Don't be afraid...Oh no
 I'm faceless but don't fear now
 I'll take you safe across the river Styx

 Waste no time,soon the night
 Will break away
 That boy can wait,there's
 Only room for one


 I am your death
 We must leave now,my boat is waiting
 On the other shore in the land of the dead


 LURKING IN THE DARK (Diamond) 3.33

 When nightfall comes around
 And the light of the day is done
 The dark closes in as the last candle burns out
 It's time to send off your mind on a trip
 Into the land of dreams and mist

 Is something wrong
 They are lurking in the dark

 Heavy breathing but nobody's there
 If that's what you think you'd better beware


 Watching you

 How does it feel to be alone in the dark
 How do you know they won't do any harm
 They can see you but you're oh so blind
 Maybe it only appears in your mind


 You'll see ...

 Oh it's halloween
 Every night to me is halloween
 Like an ancient scene
 You know just what I mean

 HALLOWEEN you are my pride
 HALLOWEEN not just a dream

 The moon is full,another
 Perfect day has begun
 Like a Deamon's eye,that Devil's eye
 Will we ever die

 Every night will be another evil scene
 Like in horror dreams I want
 I command you to scream

  Halloween... Halloween...

 Stay away,Molly's soul keeps returning
 Every night to the attic shirne

 Never alone,living dolls out of nowhere
 Crying out:"Mummy why"

 The house is forever haunted
 Nothing you can do
 Molly is livig there with her dolls
 And they are alive...Wait and see

 Stay away, Mrs.Jane,Molly's mother
 Slowly went Insane


  Produced by KING DIAMOND and Rune Hoyer.
  Assistant Producer Michael Denner.
  Engineered by Roberto Falco.
  Recorded and mixed at Sound Track Studio,
  Copenhagen July-August`85

 (All texts and music written by King Diamond)

 "We are gathered here tonigiht,
   To lay to rest Abigail La Fey,
   Whom we no know
   Was born dead
   On The 7th Day of July 1777

  Abigail must be nailed to her coffin
  With 7 silver spikes,
  One through each arm,hand and knee
  And the last of the 7 be drawn trough her month,
  So that she may never rise and cause evil again."

 "Who will be the first ?"

 "I O'Brian of the Black Horsemen."

 ARRIVAL (5.26)

 Through the summer rain of 1845
 The coach had finally arrived
 To the valley where the crossroads meet below
 And where all darkness seems to grow
 People blame it on the Hill
 The hill where no one dares to go...
 The Mansion
 The coach had stopped and from the window
 You could see 7 Horseman in the night
 Miriam Natias and Jonathan La Fey
 Saw the magic in their eyes
 They were in for surprise
 The darkness would soon be complete
 A horseman came forth from the dark

 "We know You've come to inherit
   What's yours...the Mansion
   Take our advise and go back on this night
   If you refuse 18 will become 9..
   Oh no...
   Oh,18 is 9"
 Jonathan laughed and said "Get out of my way"
  "I don't belive a word you say"

 The 7 horsemen disapeared into the night
  And said "Someday You'll need our help,my friend"

 I think poor Jonathan was scared
 18 is actually stuck in his mind


 Riding up the alley in the rain
 No lights to show  the way
 How could this ever be their home
 Through the darkness you could only see
 A giant shadow which was to be
 A house where evil ruled at night

 And the shadows at the gate,they seemed to be alive
 Yeah the shadows at the gate,alive

 Everything inside was left untouched
 Except for what the rats have got
 And the dust of time that showed its mark
 Armed with candlelight and open eyes
 Through the dark they fought their way
 Till every room was lit again...

 And the house begun to breathe,it seemed to be alive
 Yeah the house begun to breathe,alive

 As the candlelight begun to fade
 And Jonathan said "Let's go to bad"
 The fireplace had ceased to burn,burn
 Both were fast asleep before the dawn
 And they didn't know about the shadow

 Yeah the shadow on the wall,it really came alive
 Yeah the shadow on the wall,

 The darkness came closer to home
 On the following night
 And Miram slept like a rock when
 Jonathan's went white

 The badroom was ice cold
 But the fire was burning still
 The blinding light
 The Family Ghost had risen again
 The ghost

 "Don't be scared,Don' be scared now
  My friend
  I am Count de La Fey
  Let me take you to the crypt down below
  Where Abigail rests"

 "Let Miram sleep
  She never would understand
  Now come let us's time to know"

 "Beware of the slippery stairs
  You could easily fall and break your neck
  Hand me torch and I will lead the way
  To the secret in the dark (2 times)
  Take a look into the vault,the Vault
  The sarcophagus...of a child
  Abigail has been here for years and years

 "The spirit of Abigail is inside your wife
   And there is one way you can stop the
   Rebirthof evil itself
   You must take her wife now"

 Count de La Fey uncovered his cheating wife
 9 month of loving and sharing
 Oh it was a bastard child
 How could he have been so blind

 No bastard baby
 Will inherit what's mine
 Another one of her affairs
 Had left him despair

 So he pushed her down the stairs
 To die.. "NO!!!" she cried
 In 1777,on the 7th Day of July

 The Countness broke her neck and
 The embryo came out dead
 Then he burned his beloved Wife
 And the embrio he gave the name
 "Abigail,You must rest in shame"
 Rest in shame...

 Obsessed with a strange idea
 He wanted to mummify
 The girl for the future to find...and he did

 OMENS (3.56)

 Nobody's inside the church but the bell is ringing
 For no reason the flowers are dying

 Oh,Deadly Omens
 Oh,Deadly Omens

 Inside the mansion the air is unbearable,
 A rotten smell
 In the dinning the table is set for 3

 "Miram come here and see what I've found
   It's moving
   And the empty cradle cwayng in the air
   I did not bring it here,now did you ?"

    "No No No"

 On the very next morning
 When the mist was eaten way by the sun
 Miram grew hour by hour and Jonathan he cried
 He knew the ghost had been telling the truth
 So this was 9
 The pregnancy would not last overnight
 Oh she started singing
 A lullaby,rocking the cradle again
 And then she said
 "I'm having your baby my"
 But it wasn't love Oh no
 She was possessed...and he knew

 "I will get what it rightfully mine"

 Speaking with different tongues
 Miram was eaten alive from the inside again she said
 "I'm having your baby my"
 But it wasn't love Oh no
 She was possessed...possessed

 "Abigail,I know You're in control of her brain,Abigail
   And I know that You're the one that's
   Speaking through her,Abigail
   Miram,can you hear me ?"

 "I am alive inside your wife
   Miram's dead I am her head..."

 "Abigail don't you think I know what
   You've done,Abigail
   I'll get a priest,he will know
   How to get her soul back"

 "Oh Jonathan,this is Miram our time is out
   Remember the stairs,it's the only way"

 "Abigail,nothing I can do but give in,Abigail
   Follow me to the crypt
   Abigail,You ought to be reborn where you died,Abigail"

 "Jonathan,I agree ...Yes I do"

 "I am alive inside your wife
   Miram's dead I am her head...
   Soon I'll be free!!!"


 So there they stood at the top of the stairs
 Miriam in the mood,Jonathan was scared
 Gazing into the dark,Jonathan saw the star
 For a second he turned his back
 And she was there like a ghost
 She pushed him hard and clean
 To the bottom of the stairs

 "Now we finally alone,Miriam
   Abigail is here to stay"

 The birth of Abigail would soon be realized
 The second coming of a devil in disguise
 And the moon did not shine
 It was darker than ever before

 On this scared night
 The soul of Miriam was crying out in pain
 Remembering the day,arrivial in rain

 The pain of labour was so strong that Miriam died
 The final seenig was a pair of yellow eyes
 You can still hear her screaming
 If You're walking the stairs in July

 Riding from beyond
 The seven horsemen would arrive before the dawn
 Servants of the count when Abigail was born the first time

 Oh no...they found her in the sarcophagus
 Baby Abigail was eating,Oh I cannot tell You

 "Take her...and bring her
  To the chapel in the forest
  So Go now...The ceremony
  And the coffin's waiting
  The black horsemen"


 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"

 Grandma' 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...
 Let me touch You, let me feel... Ahhh

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

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

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

 Let me help You out of the chair...
 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?

 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
 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.

 Late that night I awoke from My sleep
 Hearing unknown voices laughing
 Grandma' was one, Oh it's coming
 from the room next to mine

 It's Grandma' room... the invisible

 As I stood there alone in the dark
 Peeking 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

 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"

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

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

 "I will let You in on the secret of this
 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

 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"

 "Go to sleep"... "Go to sleep"...
 "Go to sleep"...

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

 On the following friday as I turned out
 the light
 Grandma' came and knocked at My
 "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
 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

 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

 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
 My Mother? She didn't exist to me,
 Oh I felt so heavenly

 It is time for tea, it is time again


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

 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

 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
 And Mother's getting weaker, Missy
 shouted at My back
 "I hate You"

 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' rose

 She opened the door, and there was
 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

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

 I saw Missy struggling in Grandma'
 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

 "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

 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
 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

 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

 The spell was broken, I really felt the
 As my mind and body became one

 The moon was alive with its silvery
 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

 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
 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

 "Stop it"

 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 la Rocque

 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
 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
 "Are You mad or just insane?"
 I tried anyway
 "You can take him away now, the boy
 has lost his mind"
 Oh no no

 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

 Time has caught up with me, and I
 must leave for the old house
 Yes I must leave now
 Grandma'... I'm coming
 I'm coming home now
 I'm coming home now


 "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.
 Come. Missy is there too. She's sitting
 on Grandpa's lap. I bet You're dying for
 a cup of tea."

 To whom it may concern.

     I am scared to death. 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.

 				K.D.  3-12-87

 The album "CONSPIRACY" is a continuation
 of the story told on the album "THEM".
 Once back inside the old house "AMON", King
 watched his Grandmother vanish by the words:
 "I bet You're dying for a cup of tea." Not a
 trace did she leave behind. Nobody was to be
 found upstairs either. The cellar was empty.
 The entire house was empty. Only memories of
 long gone friends were buried  on the  thick
 dust that now covered the house.
  It had been 18 years since King was last in
 this house, waiting in his Mother's bedroom,
 to  be  taken  away  by Dr.  Landau and  the
 police. He spent 9 years in an asylum trying
 to get his mind  back to  normal, under  the
 supervision  of  Dr.  Landau. Then,  finally
 released,  he   spent  another 9  years   in
 absolute solitude at a place unknown  to  us
 (lie). During this time, he  never  saw  his
 Now, 2 weeks have passed since King returned
 to   the  old  house, wich  is  actually his
 according to his Grandmother's  will, and we
 think it is time for him to contact us again.

 (Music by King Diamond)

 Missy I miss You so. Oh little Sister
 I wish You'd come back to Me and sit by My side
 We'd laugh and we'd play again, if only You'll try
 You know "THEY" would show the way
 >From the other side
 Rise from Your grave little Sister

 Rise...Rise...Rise My friends...Rise
 Spirits rising from their grave
 Burning shadows in the dead of night
 Icy fingers all over My hand
 Try to make Me understand
 "Finally we have returned...All of us"

 Missy is that You, come closer
 Spirits rising from their grave
 Everywhere that ghostly stare
 Icy fingers all over My hand
 Lead me back to where she stands
 "THEY" are back to share My life..."THEY" are back

 Missy come, come with Me, there are things I must know
 How did you get here, where's the door to the other side
 Missy: "Beyond the graves lies the gate
 the gate that leads to the dead
 We have to leave before the dawn
 if not by the sun we will burn"

 Spirits rising from their grave
 soon the dawn will chase the dark away
 Icy fingers all over My hand
 Lead Me back to where "THEY" stand
 Am I glad You have returned...All of you
 Do You remember when Grandmother said she heard "THEM" sing
 I've heard "THEM" too and I really wish I could hear "THEM" again
 Missy: "In Your mind You'll hear "THEM" sing
 every night at the graves
 we have to leave before the dawn
 if not by the sun we will burn
 now sing"

 Show Your powers onto Me...

 (Music by Andy LaRocque)

 I cannot sleep at night
 That's what the day is for anyway

 And as the clock strikes midnight
 I hear "THEM" dancing at the graves
 singing to My mind
 killing the pain...sleepless nights...sleepless nights

 I cannot sleep at night
 That's what the day is for anyway

 And as the clock strikes midnight
 only "THEY" can let us meet
 even though she's dead now
 I gotta see her again...sleepless nights...sleepless nights

 I cannot sleep at night
 I will do anything to see Missy again

 "Then let us make You an eternal deal
 You will attend to the graves
 You'll give us the house back and keep in mind
 that we only come here at night".

 So we made the deal under the starry night and
 "AMON" belongs to "THEM" now...
 I feel the dawn coming My way

 And as the sun breaks up the dark
 I can't hear "THEM" dance no more
 There's no voices
 killing the pain...pain...pain

 (Music by Kind Diamond)

 Yesterday I spent an hour
 A full hour in therapy
 My favourite Doctor Landau
 My God I hate his breath

 He asked me questions
 That kind of fool deserves a lie
 I gave him answers
 The kind of answers Doctor like
 Yes, I gave him a bunch of lies

 I told him all My nightmares
 Were dead and gone
 "These days I sleep like a baby
 and there never ever was a "THEM"

 He asked me questions
 That kind of fool deserves a lie
 I gave him answers
 The kind of answers Doctors like

 The Doctor looked at My eyes
 Landau: "No trace of insanity
 maybe the time is right now
 to have a visit from the family
 I'm thinking of Your Mother
 what does My little patient say?"

 I should have taken his stethoscope
 and then forced it down his throat
 My Mother was at stake
 So I behaved

 That night I cleaned the entire house
 For everything but the memories
 No dust, no tea, ah stupid me
 I even took the axe away
 The sun is up and it's time for bed
 I'm so tired
 I can't wait no more

 (Music by Andy LaRocque)

 It must be summer the sky is clear
 The garden is so beautiful
 All the flowers and all the trees
 Make Me feel like they're inside of Me
 I'm holding My sister's hand
 While we're playing in the sand
 It's all but a dream

 My bed is moving, I cannot see a thing
 I am in total darkness, someone is calling
 I can feel the chill, it's all around Me
 I know it's not a dream, No no no

 Someone is in My room
 Standing at the end of My bed
 Must be a visit from the dead
 Must be a visit from the dead

 Now I see her figure, it's just a little child
 And there's no reflection, she's in the mirror
 Could it really be, has she returned?
 My little sister

 "King beware...something bad is coming Your way...
 King beware"
 Must be a visit from the dead
 Must be a visit from the dead
 Missy will You tell Me
 You know we don't have no secrets
 "Just beware"

 Must be a visit from the dead
 Must be a visit from the dead
 You've to to tell Me Missy
 Come on now, spit out little girl

 "I will send You a dream..."

 (Music by King Diamond)

 My Mother is entering My dream now
 She's wearing a wedding dress
 Something's wrong with the way she walks the aisle
 I think it's her legs

 Suddenly there is someone else beside her
 That man I recognize
 The Doctor intends to marry Mother
 It's got to b

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