the portrait lyrics – king diamond

(music & lyrics: king diamond)

the spirit of the candle:

theme: mike
“my mother was obsessed by evil jealousy
she didn’t want n*body 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… 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”
solo: andy
“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 lfe again”

oh molly
solo: mike – theme: mike
“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

/ king diamond lyrics