7. The Shadow From Beyond

Lyrics © by Henrik ‘Zar’ Larsen Music © by Peter ‘Syrinx’ Andersen & Niels Bødker Originally created in 1987 – first performed live at Toldkammeret, Elsinore 1988 Special guest: Frank Juul Nielsen – solo parts

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The title was inspired by a line in the Celtic Frost song “Dethroned Emperor”, but the song itself is about vampires and their merry ways of… unlife.Zar


Lyrics

A shadow from beyond / too frail to stand the sun and life and death are all the same (to me) The full moon in the sky / may help me for a while but it’s a dream from where / you can’t awake When sun is on its climb / There’s horror in my mind I fear the light above the mound I need a hiding place / enslaved by evil fate If I don’t flee / my flesh will turn to dust My face is white as snow / pale as the dead below but then my eyes are burning red I caught you by the smell / of lifeblood in your veins Now here’s the kiss of death / upon your neck You have no time to scream / or to repent your sins No absolution / It’s too late You won’t stay in your tomb / I know that very soon You’ll share my destiny / You’ll share my hate

(Guitar-solo – Frank, Peter, Frank, Peter)

One night I hear a sound / while to my sleep I’m bound An exhumation is prepared The father from the church / has come to end the curse He’ll pierce a wooden stake / into my heart But as he’s taking aim / the moon is out again Then even prayers cannot save ‘Cause from the chains of death / I am set free again to haunt you as a shadow / from the grave

(Guitar-solo – Frank, Peter, Frank, Peter)

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