King Diamond

In Concert 1987 - Abigail tracks

Lyrics


1. Funeral

"We are gathered here tonight
to lay to rest Abigail la Fey
whom we now know was first born dead
on the seventh day of July 1777

Abigail must be nailed to her coffin with seven silver spikes
one through each arm, hand, and knee
and let the last of the seven be drawn through her mouth
so that she may never arise and cause evil again
Who will be the first?"

"I, O'Brian of the Black Horsemen"




2. Arrival

"That must be it!"

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
seven horsemen in the night
Miriam Natias and Jonathan la Fey
saw the magic in their eyes
they were in for a 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"
18 is 9

Jonathan laughed and said "get out of my way
I don't believe a word you say"
the seven horsemen disappeared into the night
"Someday you'll need our help my friend"
I think poor Jonathan was scared
18 is actually 9
it stuck in his mind




3. Come To The Sabbath

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, 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, come to the sabbath
now here we come

If you say heaven I say a castle of lies
you say forgive him I say revenge
oh my sweet Satan, you are the one...




4. The Family Ghost

The darkness came closer to home
on the following night
and Miriam slept like a rock
when Jonathan's face went white
the bedroom 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't be scared now my friend
I am count de la fey
let me take you to the crypt down below
where Abigail rests
let Miriam sleep
she never would understand
now come let us go
it's time to know"

"Beware of the slippery stairs
you could easily fall and break your neck
hand me that torch and I will lead the way
to the secret in the dark, secret in the dark
take a look into the vault, oh the vault"
the sarcophagus of a child
"Abigail has been in here for years and years stillborn, born, born"

"The spirit of Abigail is inside your wife
and there's only one way you can stop, stop
the rebirth of evil Itself
you must take her life now"




5. The 7th Day Of July 1777

Count de LaFey
uncovered his cheating wife
nine months 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 in despair

So he pushed her down the stairs
to die "no" she cried
in 1777 on the 7th day of July

The countess broke her neck
and the embryo came out dead
then he burned his beloved wife
and the embryo he gave a name
"Abigail you must rest in shame, rest in shame"

Obsessed, obsessed
with a strange idea
he wanted to mummify
the girl for the future to find and he did

So he pushed her down the stairs
to die "No" she cried
in 1777 on the 7th day of July




6. The Portrait

"My mother was obsessed by evil jealousy
she didn't want nobody to even look at molly
she kept me locked up in this attic 'till I died
only 4 years old, my story left untold"
oh molly

"Mother was struck 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, 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 came 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 a book and spoke aloud an ancient rhyme
while she burned the portrait in the candle of fate
oh molly

"I've gotta se ma"




7. Guitar Solo Andy

[Instrumental]




8. The Possession

On the very next morning
when the mist was eaten away by the sun
and Miriam 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 love"
but it wasn't love she was possessed and he knew

"I will get what is rightfully mine"

Speaking with different tongues
Miriam was eaten alive from inside
again she said "I'm having your baby my love
oh no she was possessed, possessed




9. Abigail

"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"
"Jonathan, can you hear me"

"I am alive inside your wife
Miriam'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 Miriam
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 aught to be reborn where you died Abigail"
"Jonathan I agree yes I do"

"I am alive inside your wife
Miriam's dead I am her head
soon I'll be free"




10. Drum Solo

[Instrumental]




11. The Candle

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 me why, only tell me why

The Jonah, the Jonah

In twisted key she speaks a word to me and then I see
her face falling apart
the word "Jonah" is her mark, she's branded




12. No Presents For Christmas

Christmas time is here again
Santa needs a helping hand
we cannot find his evil sheet
to draw his laying for the night
so all the waiting Christmas trees
gonna hear their master sing

There's no presents not this Christmas
there's no presents
Tom and Jerry drinking sherry
they don't give a damn

Christmas time is here again
Santa needs a helping hand
it's getting very, very late
St. Peter's crossed the Golden Gate
and Donald Duck is still in b-b-b-b-bed
I wonder who he's gonna help

There's no presents not this Christmas
there's no presents
Tom and Jerry all done sherry
they don't give a damn

There's no presents not this Christmas
there's no presents
Tom and Jerry still drinking sherry
they don't give a damn

I'm dreaming of a white sabbath