Mercyful Fate
Metallica Lyrics


They're walking by the night
The moon has frozen blue
Long black coats a shelter for the rain
Their load must get through
Now bats are leaving their trees
They're joining the call
Seven satanic Hell preachers heading for the hall
Bringing the blood of a newborn child
Got to succeed if not it's Satan's fall
Way out in Egypt in the valley of kings
Where the mummified pharaohs
Pretend dead in their sleep
Don't touch, never ever steal
Unless you're in for the kill
Or you'll be hit by the curse of the pharaohs
Yes you'll be hit and the curse is on you

The curse of the pharaohs can be so deadly
Just destroying your future
Makin' it all shady
Don't touch, never ever steal
Unless you're in for the kill (for the kill)
Or you'll be hit by the curse of the pharaohs
Yes you'll be hit and the curse is on you

Listen, I'm a corpse, I'm a corpse
I'm a corpse without soul
Satan, he's taken, he's taken
He's taken his toll
And he took it on me

I, I'm trapped, I'm trapped
I'm trapped in his spell
Tonight, I'm going, I'm going
I'm going to Hell, inside his spell

Howl like a wolf
And a witch will open the door
Follow me and meet our high priestess
Come, come into my coven
And become Lucifer's child

Undress until you're naked
And put on this white coat
Take this white cross and go to the center of the ring
Come, come into my coven
And become Lucifer's child

I was born on the cemetery
Under the sign of the moon
Raised from my grave by the dead
And I was made a mercenary
In the legions of Hell
Now I'm king of pain, I'm insane

You know my only pleasure
Is to hear you cry
I'd love to hear you cry
I'd love to see you die
And I'll be the first
To watch your funeral
And I'll be the last to leave
I'd love to hear you cry

And when you're down beyond the ground
I'll dig up your body again
And make love to shame
Oh lady cry, and say goodbye (goodbye)
Oh lady cry, and say goodbye
You've gotta say goodbye
'Cause I will eat your mind

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: HANK SHERMANN, KIM BENDIX PETERSEN

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The Glory Disappears

I wonder how many people listening to this have never listened to the originals. If you haven't you definitely missing out. Mercyful fate is such an important band.

Abaddon

@Scar Seven it did sound weird to me as well when i first listened but when I saw King’s live performance he blows Metallica away by a mile. Man is 66 y/o and still kicks ass that’s how I came to love Mercyful fate/King Diamond.

Scott B

@Scar Seven dude, you couldnt be more wrong. King is like Sushi. You need someone that knows to take you by the hand and guide you in gently. You can't just get a plate of raw fish and dig in.

Ronnie Dio

Hopefully they check out king diamonds solo stuff. Absolutely excellent

KIMB85

Cuz they really do

Space Ace

@Scar Seven Diamonds Vocals are the very definition of badass

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Marten

0:00 Satan's fall
0:43 curse of the pharaohs
3:54 A corpse without soul
5:27 into the coven
7:12 evil

Einzelfeuer _

Thanks. Wish this was closer to the top of the comments.

Tc406

When "I was born in the cemetery" cuts in, I lose my fucking mind. Classic shit.

nick john

Me too i would rewind that shit to that part everytime while i was driving!

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