n a blackest dark of the darkest night
Underneath the glow of a candle light
In the heat and the heart and the dark and sound and the sound and the sound of the aching hours
And the sweat and the stains of the ???
In the dark with a rolling dice
Mr Splitfoot knocks once and twice

In the dark of night hear the raven’s call
Hear the blackened rats scratching through the wall
In the walls in the floor in the dark in the heat in the heat in the heat of the blackest hour
Feel the creep of the feet digging through the wall
See the shape in the darkened door
Mr Splitfoot knocks three and four

And he looks you up and he looks you down
See the velvet heaves of his blackened gown
Feel the touch and the heat and the dark and his hands and his hands and his hands reaching round your soul
Feel a glow like the flow on a burning ???
And there’s nothing you can do
Mr Splitfoot’s come to knock for you


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    General CommentThere's a film called 'Mr Splitfoot' where that's the name of the devil/poltergeist. The original term came from the Fox sisters, who first claimed to be able to communicate with the dead in the late 19th century. The girls convinced their parents and a huge number of others that they could communicate with the ghost, who would rap in response to questions (hence the lines 'knocks once and twice'). This led to the development of the modern-day industry of spiritualism, despite one of the girls revealing many years later that they had fabricated the sounds by clicking toe and knee joints.
    The song is basically about an evil presence arriving after being called up at a seance (candle light, rolling dice etc [often in seances items like dice and balls would be 'moved' by the spirits to show their presence])
    daneypopson January 17, 2009   Link

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