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Sabbat – 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.
"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. "
"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. "
"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!

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