Line up: King Diamond-vocals, Hank Sherman-guitars, Mike Wead-guitars, Sharlee D'Angelo-Bass, Bjarne T Holm-drums....Additional Keyboards by Kol Marshall

Produced by Kol Marshall and Mercyful Fate

Recorded and Mixed at Nomad Recording Studios, Carrollton, Texas-USA
February-March 1999

Track List:
Last Rites
Church of Saint Anne
Sold my Soul
House on the Hill
Burn in Hell
The Grave
Insane
Kiss the Demon
Buried Alive
9

All songs published by WB Music Corp./Sharp Blade Music/Mercyful Fate Music, ASCAP.

 © 1999 Metal Blade Record Inc.


Last Rites
(Sherman / Diamond)

Iím surround by darkness, Iím dying in my head
I donít know if Iím going to survive
I open my eyes, but itís so hard to see
My Last Rites

I don't believe in Heaven, I donít believe in Hell
So save your god for someone else
Or save him for yourself

In a flick of a second, I think I saw a priest
Listening to my breathing getting weaker all the time
Heís mumbling words I do not understand
My Last Rites

I don't believe in Heaven, I don't believe in Hell
So save your god for someone else
Or save him for yourself

Feeling colder, feeling low
My blood still running, but running slow
oh no...I don't need no priest of yours...Oh Christ
I won't listen to another word from you
Here I am dying and you act the fool

I wish you'd come a little closer
So I can reach your cross and end your prayer here

Solos: Wead-Sherman-Wead-Sherman

I don't believe in Heaven, I donít believe in Hell
So save your god for someone else
Or save him for yourself

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Church of Saint Anne
(Sherman / Diamond)

Oh Father...did you speak to God?
Oh Father...did he speak to you?
In the Church of Saint Anne
Oh Father...your eyes could heal the sick
Yeah, heal the sick

Oh Father...no one could ever forget
Oh Father...the night your eyes went black
In the Church of Saint Anne
Oh Father...God left you for dead

It was a black yeah
For the Church of Saint Anne
It was a black year
When the miracles began
In the Church of Saint Anne

Solos: Sherman-Wead

The sick fot sicker and the well got ill
Your congregation said you lost ďGodís willĒ
You ran to the altar, said another prayer
You ran to the altar, but God was never there
So they thre you out, and stoned you down
Stoned you down to the ground

It was a black year
For the Church of Saint Anne
It was a black year
When the miracles began...In the church

Oh Father...betrayed by your own
Oh Father...did Satan take your soul?

The found him in the tower
Hanging from the bell
A twisted smile on his face
As if he came straight from Hell

Solo: Sherman

"If thine eyes deceive thee, pluck them out"

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Sold My Soul
(Diamond / Diamond)

I sold my soul to you, I sold my sold to the Devil his due
I...I sold my soul
I sold my soul, and I sold yours too ďTo the Devil weíre dueĒ

Ohhh...I sold my soul

That night was the darkest of all
That night I sold my soul to you, to the Devil is due
I sol my soul
No point in turning around, thereís no way our of here, No!
No point in turning around, just live with the fear

That night was the darkest of all
That night I sold my soul to you
To the Devil his due
So many angels were falling from the sky
So many angels would have to die...

A black candle in my hand, a pact between God and man
Oh your Majesty, this time I have to know

I sold my soul to you, I sold my soul to the Devil his due
I...I sold my soul
I sold my soul, and I sold yours too ďTo the Devil weíre dueĒ

That night was the darkest of all
That night I sold my soul to you...To the Devil his due

Solo: Wead

No point in turning around, thereís no way out of here, No!
No point in turning around, just live with the fear

That night was the darkest of all
That night I sold my soul to you
To the Devil his due
So many angels were falling from the sky
So many angels would have to die...

Solo: Sherman

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House on the Hill
(Sherman / Diamond)

Letís go to the House On The Hill
Letís go to where time stands still
If you dare then come with me
To the House On The Hill and you will see

Nothing is what it seems In the House On The Hill

Letís go to the House On The Hill
Letís go to where time stands still
While you were asleep
Another friend of mine has come from the Keep

The well in the cellar my dead Thatís how I keep them near
In The House On The Hill
In The House On The Hill
In The House On The Hill
In The House On The Hill

Solo: Sherman

Letís go to the House On The Hill
Letís go to where time stands still

In my little shrine
I keep the stillborn to be born another time

The souls that God didnít here Oh I keep them near
In The House On The Hill
In The House On The Hill
In The House On The Hill
In The House On The Hill

It is very strange, to live among the stillborn
It is so very strange, to keep their souls away from harm
I was one of the mentally ill, who strayed in a cell of his own
I was one of the mentally ill, who used to call this home
Oh youíre not alone

Solos: Sherman-Wead

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Burn in Hell
(Diamond / Diamond)

Solo: Wead

All your sins are forgiven
In the name of Jesus in heaven...Ahhh

There you stood with your soul in your hand
Thinking...that God would understand
Satan take him to where you dwell
Satan take him to burn in hell

Solo: Sherman

Always were a believer
You never thought of God as the Deceiver...Ahhh

There you stood with your soul in your hand
Thinking...that God would understand
Satan take him to where you dwell
Satan take him to burn in hell

Burn In Hell Drown in my wishing well
Burn In Hell Drown in my wishing well

Where is your Jesus now, Jesus in Heaven
Where is your savior of all
Heís executing your soul

Burn In Hell Drown in my wishing well

Jesus and Satan hand in hand
Leading you down the stairway to the damned
No more pearly gates for you
Eternal flames, wondíring who is who...Ahhh

Solo: Wead

Burn In Hell Drown in my wishing well
Burn In Hell Drown in my wishing well
Where is your Jesus now, Jesus in Heaven
Where is your savior of all
Heís executing your soul

Solo: Sherman

Burn In Hell Burn In Hell

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The Grave
(Sherman / Diamond)

There is a cemetery just East of here
Thatís where they say the Devil, the Devil is always near
Come to The Grave
The Grave that comes alive, The Grave that feeds the night

Bring your Book of Spells
Ancient rites, magic signs, bring your sacrifice

Itís time to draw the circle around The Grave
Now donít you break the circle, tonight is not a game
Come to The Grave
Rise evil demon, up into the night

Solo: Wead

Is that you Baphomet, the inverted star
We visit here at midnight, we stay until the daylight
Us that you...Baphomet, the inverted star
We visit here at midnight, we stay until the daylight

There is a cemetery just East of here
Thatís where they say the Devil, the Devil is always near
Come to The Grave
The Grave that comes alive, The Grave that feeds the night

Bring your Book of Spells
Ancient rites, magic signs, bring your sacrifice

Solo: Sherman

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Insane
(Sherman / Diamond)

I see little demons, are they in my head?
I see little demons, fighting in my bed

Why did I got Insane? Oh doctor kill the pain

Screams in the night, I hear another one died
Was it number 9, or was it me who cried

Why did I got Insane? Oh doctor kill the pain

When I look in the mirror, my mind goes blank
My brain is burning up, Insanity
When I look in the mirror, my mind is dead
Is it more on the other side?

I saw the look on your face , the night they took me away
Not a tear, not a trace, just stood there waving goodbye

Dead roses in my room, a love that dies too soon

When I look in the mirror, my mind goes blank
My brain is burning up, Insanity
When I look in the mirror, my mind is dead

Sanity turned Insane, I hand myself in a picture frame
Iím so tired, let me sleep
Iím counting demons

Why did I go Insane? Oh doctor kill the pain

Solo: Sherman

Oh doctor kill the pain, oh doctor kill the pain

Solo: Wead

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Kiss the Demon
Diamond / Diamond)

Kiss the little Demon, hanging on my wall
Kiss the little Demon, he will answer your call

You better watch out God forsaken Heaven

I am alone in the dark when I call the Demons name
I Am...Am I the one whoís insane?

Kiss The Demon heíll make your wish come true
Kiss The Demon
Stick your tongue and let Him taste a little of your blood

Kiss the little Demon, hanging on my wall
Kiss the little Demon, he will answer your call

Solo: Wead

Kiss the Demon, heíll make your wish come true
Kiss The Demon
Stick our your tongue and let Him taste a little of your blood

I send you my Demon to blacken his brain
I send you my Demon to rip out his veins
Rise from Hell and serve me well
Rise...Demon rise

Solo: Sherman

You better watch out God forsaken heaven
You better watch out God forsaken heaven
I am alone in the dark when I h\call the Demons name
I Am...Am I the one whoís insane?

Kiss The Demon, heíll make your wish come ture
Kiss The Demon
Stick out your tongue and let him taste a little of your life
A little of your blood
A little of your soul

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Buried Alive
(Diamond / Diamond)

The poison is still in your viens
The poison I slipped in your drink
Never saw me, I am but a ghost
Never saw your dangerous host

Wake up Youíre still alive Wake up and die

All you can see in the darkness above
Is the white in my eyes...
Iím standing on the edge of your grave
Looking down
Into the eyes of a dead...
Burind alive Buried alive

Solo: Wead

Wake up Youíre still alive Wake up and die

How does it feel with my foot on your chest?
How does it feel?
Tell me and I might forget
How dies it feel to be so out of breath?
How does it feel?
Tell me and I might forget...
Buried alive Buried alive

He started struggling, Oh the fool
Moonlight shining in his drool
I slammed the shovel straight between his eyes
ďStay down,Ē I screamed ďYouíre here to dieĒ

Solos: Wead-Sherman

Never saw me, I am but a ghost
Never saw your dangerous host

Wake up Youíre still alive Wake up and die

All you can see is the darkness above
Is the white in my eyes...
Iím standing on the edge of your grave
Looking down
Into the eyes of a dead...
Buried alive Buried alive

No matter what it is you believe
Youíre lucky if you die in your sleep
ďMurder,Ē he screamed ďOh why?Ē but thatís a lie
You killed me first, so now die

Solo: Wead

Iím dead, but you die, Iím gonna burry you alive

Solo: Sherman

ďMurder,Ē he screamed ďOh why?Ē

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9
(Wead / Diamond)

In Hell
Are we in Hell? Are we in Heaven?
Heaven...heavenly hell

We are 9
Good and evil, dark and light
We are 9, 9 we are

I am 9...You are 9...We are 9

God is Satan deep below, Satan is God high above
In the end itís all the same
Who are we to play thier game
We are 9
9 we are all 9 we are 9 we are all 9

In Hell
Are we in Hell?
Time has dissappeard into an unknown evil
In Heaven? Heaven...heaven;y Hell

I am 9...You are 9...We are 9

Solo: Wead

I am 9...You are 9...We are

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© 1999 Metal Blade Record Inc.