"Room 24 ft. King Diamond" as written by Michael Poulsen and Kim Peterson....
Caught in the darkness
The room is getting colder my body is on hold
Lying in bed and unable to move

The darkness in 24
Former guests who live no more
So many hands to hold you down

My mind is awake
I open my eyes but it's so hard to breathe
Something is in here to silence my screams

The darkness in 24
Steal your breath away once more
Oh it's happening again yeah

See the old hag sitting over me
The smell of rotten breath and blasphemy
No way out only darkness here
Feel my eyes filling up with fear
Will someone hear me crying out for help in room 24
In room 24, in room 24

Sadness is falling tear
Turning into liquid fear
Who killed who we'll never know
Oh we'll never know
Never tell, never tell, never tell, never tell

See the old hag sitting over me
The smell of rotten breath and blasphemy
No way out only darkness here
Feel my eyes filling up with fear
Will someone hear me crying out for help in room 24
In room 24, in room 24


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"Room 24" as written by Michael Poulsen

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    General CommentTo me it seems quite clear that this involves sleep paralysis, known by some as the "Old Hag Syndrome". But the songs from this album tends to have some sort of historical reference, something which I cannot find in this song.
    Runezoron April 15, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTo build on Runezor's comment above, here's a possible historical reference: concordscolonialinn.com/… Basically, it talks about a pair of newlyweds being given Room 24 and the bride seeing a ghost in the room that night. Apparently, there's enough paranormal activity in this place that it's been investigated by Ghost Hunters. I knew I'd heard of room 24 somewhere when I first listened to this song; it took some digging to actually remember where.
    spiritledon May 15, 2013   Link
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    General CommentMaybe the historical reference is about the Inn during the Revolutionary War. Checkout this link for more info: paranormalstories.blogspot.com/2010/09/…
    mrlonghairon September 01, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationAccording to Robert Caggiano's Twitter (Lead Guitarist), this song is about sleep paralysis, which happend to Michael Poulsen (Lead Singer) when he was staying in the room 24 of a hotel !
    iSteelZon November 03, 2013   Link

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