By the last breath of the four winds that blow
I'll have revenge upon Fortunato
Smile in his face I'll say "come let us go
I've a cask of Amontillado"
Sheltered inside from the cold of the snow
Follow me now to the vault down below
Drinking the wine as we laugh at the time
Which is passing incredibly slow
(What are these chains binding my arms)
Part of you dies each passing day
(Say it's a game and I'll come to no harm)
You'll feel your life slipping away
You who are rich and whose troubles are few
May come around to see my point of view
What price the crown of a King on his throne
When you're chained in the dark all alone
(Spare me my life only name your reward)
Part of you dies each brick I lay
(Bring back some light in the name of the Lord)
You'll feel your mind slipping away

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The Cask Of Amontillado Lyrics as written by Eric Norman Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    General Comment
    One of my high school English teachers (none other than Wally Lamb, who in the late '90s had 2 books he wrote make Oprah's Book Club...!), in order to get our class's attention to what was still the "modern-day" appeal of Edgar Allan Poe's tales of suspense and terror, has us examine the lyrics to this particular song by a band most of us knew from their one major hit song, "Eye in the Sky". Whether we as a class as a whole were supposed to think that was cool or something I can't say I recall, but I imagine an actual ROCK BAND of moderate fame who seemed to enjoy the tale enough to write and record their own song about it, IMO, both piqued my own interest in both Poe's and the APP's bodies of work. So I guess at least "Mr. Lamb" managed to get through to one of us enough to pay attention in class that day! LOL
    pharmageekon October 11, 2008   Link
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    this is off of that book isnt it?? i dunno who its by...
    honestyormysteryon April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    by Edgar Allan Poe - 1846 Tells the story from a murdrerer's point of view.
    kevveron May 23, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    A great song from a fantastic album. "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" Every song on there is an adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe story. While I am in general a sucker for concept albums this one is one of the best.
    mak52on August 22, 2002   Link
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    mak52 your right. 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination' is amazing taking stories from edgar allen poe and throwing music into it. my favorite song on the album.
    Dornanon March 06, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    Yes, but the question is this. Was the album better before, or after Orson Welles?
    slowbizon January 13, 2006   Link
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    Having first bought this album on CD, I'm only familar with the Orson Welles version. SInce Welles does his spiel just twice, I like the "voice of Poe" intro it adds to the first set of stories and then to "House of Usher". Had had he babbled through the whole thing, I'd find it annoying.
    Arbiteron February 02, 2006   Link
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    Tales of Mystery and Imagination is amazing as is everything else Alan Parsons Project did. I really don't understand why most songs only have like one or two comments.
    jessyon March 17, 2006   Link
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    This is fairly good, and it's nice that it is actually a project song, unlike half of what is on here.
    inpraiseoffollyon May 24, 2006   Link
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    what is that supposed to mean? ^
    jessyon August 19, 2006   Link

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