The Invitation

by Eternal Nocturne

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released March 21, 2018

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Eternal Nocturne Glen Carbon, Illinois

Eternal Nocturne:
Music composed by Michael Emerson and Sean Stone.
Michael Emerson:
vocals/keys/lyrics
Sean Stone:
Guitars/keys/bass
Nick Zankl:
violins
Produced and engineered by Sean Stone
Illustrations:
Craig Leppert
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Track Name: The Invitation Act 1 - A bedtime Story
Stars crossed the empty page her story lingers on.
Outside the wailing wall she’s a girl at play
Inside the woman weeps from dusk till dawn.
A tattered gown of silk and lace
Falls carelessly to the floor.
She disappears leaving no sign nor trace
A promise keeps the circles drawn
An Angel sings the Serpent Song.

Wake up……….
This is no time to sleep
Wake up……….
I’ve got something for you to see

My child………. You know me from days gone by
You see my reflection gazing into your eyes
I am the dark I am the light
And yes, I’m calling you home
Your pain………. I see you so twisted and torn
You say you wished you’d
Never been born
I’ll dry your eyes with Fire!

Wake up ……….
Track Name: Little Girl Lost
Little girl lost her stars they never shine
there’s no turning back the clock there’s no getting out alive
Just a changing of the guard she gives her hand away
The night is hers and hers alone in blood the price was paid

Little girl lost she paints the town red
Bewitching dirty souls of so called angry young men
She knows exactly what she needs and what it is she craves
A pact was made the letters signed in blood the price was paid
Kiss………. Kill………. Cry……….
In blood the price was paid
I think she likes it
I think she likes it
I think she likes it
I think she likes it hot!

Little girl lost she’s a mysterious muse
Her nightmare it’s beginning and it’s ending with you
Little girl lost I see her waiting in the wings
She’s a stalker by day at night a weaver of dreams

Little girl lost so sad and so cruel
She’ll make you bleed it’s for the art a picture of a fool
Little girl lost it’s with you she’ll have her way
The night is hers and hers alone in blood the price was paid
Kiss………. Kill………. Cry……….
In blood the price was paid

(guitar solo)

I think she likes it
I think she likes it
I think she likes it
I think she likes it hot!

(repeat 1st & 2nd verse)

Violets are red, Violets are blue,
She wakes the dead,
Cuts them in two
Two beating hearts,
One bell to chime,
Kiss them hello,
Kill them goodbye
Kiss them hello
Kill them goodbye
In blood.....
The price.....
Was paid.
Track Name: The Invitation Act 2 - A Night to Remember
There’s a note upon the door
A single tear upon her face
There’s an absent short straw
Inside the hand that blood would stain
Just how long (Demon) I’m your savior
Before the bridge is all but burned Your my daughter
In the deepest dark of night I will lead your
There was a need to quench a thirst Lambs to slaughter
Track Name: The Preacher (Sweet Misery)
Strange fascination her eyes conjuring
Spells invocations my soul hers to keep
My Love……….
Burns slow cuts deep
My Love……….
Sweet Misery

I am the preacher!
Under a blood red moon
She is the collector!
Of the unpolished jewel

Games, incantations her thoughts turn the key
Grave implications my soul, it hangs on a string
My Love……….
Burns slow cuts deep

(Bridge)

I am the preacher!
Under a blood red moon
She is the collector!
Of the unpolished jewel

Page turning ageless her books mine to read
Days dark and shapeless my nights
Never to sleep
Never to sleep!
Sweet Misery……..Burns slow cuts deep!
Track Name: All the Way Home
The morning finds her in a burned out motel all alone
Trying to piece together the night before
Was it just a dream? She puts on her overcoat
And she cries….. all the way home.

Cursed with a soul of solitude and deep regret
She lived her life in vain and overture.
A line was crossed in the dead of night while the angels slept
And she cried….. all the way home.

The night was black her eyes were the very same
Feeling everything and nothing the pleasure the pain
She walked for ages seduced by the misfits dream
She hides in places that only the master can see!

The harbinger of southbound souls has cast his spell.
The girl recalls the note upon the door.
Somethings missing, out of place how soon we forget
And she cried….. all the way home.

My oh my how time flys
My oh my how time flys
My oh my how time flys
My oh my how time flys

When your having..... fun?
Hiding from the..... Sun
Watching the blood.... run!

My oh my how time flies
When your having.......... fun

The morning finds her in a burned out motel all alone
Trying to piece together the night before
Was it just a dream? She puts on her overcoat
And she cries….. all the way home.
Yes she cries.... all the way home
My God she cries!
All the way home
Track Name: The Invitation Act 3 - A Silent Prayer
There’s no time to be restrained
The irons hot the nights still young
There’s a message in the rain
A solemn vow to speak as one
Silent prayer, to the Angels below
It’s a part of you now
Say the word I’ll take you home.
Track Name: Thy Will Be Done
The silent ones who live to burn
Will rise again we shall be heard.
Just close your eyes and you will see
The road you’re on was meant to be.

Thy Will Be Done
Our time has come
Tis not a dream
Nor fantasy
Thy Will Be Done
We’ll burn as one.

A voice so old will call again
The time has come for you my friends
From dusk till dawn I’ll sing for thee
Just close your eye’s I’ll set you free.

Thy Will Be Done
Our time has come
Tis not a dream
Nor fantasy
Thy Will Be Done
We’ll burn as one.
Track Name: Angel
Idle hands come play with me, Our golden girls on bended knee
Angel………. Angel……….
Laughing eyes she fills with clouds
The worm has turned her tears run south
Angel………. Angel……….
Won’t you play, play with me
Won’t you play, play with me……….

Count the days, days are numbered so are you
Have no fear, angel dear I’ll play a song
Just for you.
Have no fear, angel dear I’ll play a song
Just for you.

Wave goodbye to smiling faces, all gone we hardly knew
Wipe away the subtle traces, say goodnight to friend and fool.

Eye to eye, hand in hand, sacrifice
What once was be damned!
Face to face, souls eclipsed, blood will spill
Deep inside the pit!

Wake the child who chases dark stars
We share the lost art muse.
Night and day they’re trading places.
All gone we hardly knew.

Eye to eye, true romance, sacrifice
What once was be damned!

We are naked in the circle
Spinning round and round
Nocturnal flames
You and I are so much more
Together than we were before the rain
We are Gods before the fall
We have no need to kneel are crawl in chains
We have no need to kneel or crawl in chains!

Angel………. Angel………. Angel……….

Won’t you play, play with me. Won’t you play, play with me.
Won’t you play, play with me
Won’t you play, play with………. me
Track Name: Beyond the Grave (The Preacher's Lament)
I feel the presence of a spirit gone astray
All to familiar I’m sure our paths crossed ways
There’s just no doubt about it
My visions they are true
The siren sings for me an old forgotten tune
Some other place……….
Another time we touched the flame
Some other place……….
Another time beyond the grave.

I read the warning signs
The meanings they were clear
I tried to fight it but the attraction
Draws me near
Her ageless face, my faded dreams
It all comes back to me yet nothings as it seems
Some other place……….
Another time we touched the flame
Some other place……….
Another time beyond the grave
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The preacher : So………. Tell me a little about yourself.
Just exactly where were you born?
Where did you go to school?
And your parents?
Did they give you a proper religious upbringing?
Please tell me
Do you believe in God?

The Devil:
Jump………. Jump……….
Into the fire, Into the fire.
Jump………. Jump………. She knows who I am
Into the fire, Into the fire. And I know
Jump………. Jump………. She belongs to me
Track Name: Better Off Dead
You signed the contract I did you some favors
So why such a frown on my low flying angel
I told you my secrets of all that is sacred
I gave you the apple you loved how it tasted
The sweetest of sins were all yours for the taking
I’ve withheld you nothing in turn your forsaken
Your toys are all broken we had an arrangement
Your better off dead!
(Drink the wine, Draw the blade, Break the glass times up)
Your better off dead!

Gone are the flowers their pressed between pages
So lifeless and hallow a soul with no traces
Of anything holy the queen of disgraces
I gave you a party I made your acquaintance
We had a few drinks and we shared a good laugh
You waltzed round the room with a figure in black
You gave me your word you just can’t take it back
Your better off dead!
(Drink the wine, Draw the blade, Break the glass times up)
Your better off dead!
Just let go………

(Guitar solo)

You signed the contract I did you some favors
So why such a frown on my low flying angel
I told you my secrets of all that is sacred (The devil)
I gave you the apple you loved how it tasted Your better off dead
The sweetest of sins were all yours for the taking
I’ve withheld you nothing in turn your forsaken
Your toys are all broken we had an arrangement
We had an arrangement
We had an arrangement
We had an arrangement
Track Name: The Invitation Act 4 - The Serpent Song
Stars Crossed the empty page her story lingers on
Outside the wailing wall she’s a girl at play
Inside the woman weeps from dusk till dawn
Singing the serpent song.

A tattered gown of silk and lace falls carelessly to the floor
She disappears leaving no sign nor trace
A promise keeps the circles drawn
My Angels singing the serpent song

There’s a note upon the door
There’s a tear upon her face
I feel the sadness near and far
I hear the voice she calls my name!
My Angels singing the serpent song

Angel...... Angel...... Angel......

Wake up!

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