Martin Walkyier - A Cautionary Tale lyrics

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Martin Walkyier - A Cautionary Tale lyrics

Faustus begin thine incantations Take good care to draw thy circle true By god must you prevail - For if you fail these Demons make a meal of you Your soul shall be their meat - A kingly feast for them to eat Beware your future at hand Alas for thou art dammed [good angel:] "faustus seek repentance Abjure this evil art Cease this wretched wickedness And cleans thy foolish heart For the evil that once served you Has made of you a slave And transformed your bed of roses' To a premature grave." Then in a mighty flash of light Before thee mephistopheles appears [faustus:] "i charge thee go and change thy shape For you fill my soul with fear Now swift-as-hell back to the fire Return an old franciscan friar." [mephistopheles:] "mortal command me while you can For surely thou art dammed." [bad angel:] "faustus be thou resolute In what thou wilst perform Ignore these righteous idiots - Their trinity to scorn For years of depravation you receive eternal life But fame and wealth and maidens-fair Are by far the better price." [faustus:] "temptations all around me Is there nowhere i can turn? Hellfire is all about me Now i know that i shall burn I face excommunication for the error Of my ways - to burn in hell for all my days Bell, book and candle, candle, book, bell Forwards and backwards to damn me to hell Jehova i beg thee have mercy on my soul Be gone foul beast that stands before me My god! the midnight hour chimes Oh lord have mercy he comes for me I haven't got much time I am awake this is no dream I cry - but terror takes my scream And now my future is at hand Also for i am dammed." [good angel:] "think for just one moment And i'm sure that you will see The moral of this story - That what shall be must be He who gives his soul to hell Must dare to pay the price He versed in divinity must Live a noble life - Or else he is damned!