You should have seen him
Lying alone in helpless silence in the night
You should have seen him
You would have seen his eye reflecting in the light, oh yeah

So for the old man
Ashes to ashes, earth to earth and dust to dust
No one will see me
No one with guilt to share, no secret soul to trust, oh no

Louder and louder
Till I could tell the sound was not within my ears
You should have seen me
You would have seen my eyes grow white and cold with fear

Heard all the things in Heaven and Earth
I've seen many things in Hell
But his vulture's eye of a cold pale blue
Is the eye of the Devil himself

Take me away now
But let the silence drown the beating of his heart
I can't go on
Let me be free from wretched sea that I can not see
Please let me be free

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The Tell-Tale Heart Lyrics as written by Eric Norman Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    General CommentThis song is f***ing awesome! Is it better with the guitar solo, on the cd... or without, on the LP? I love the solo, but I think it's creepier without it. The buildup is better.
    slowbizon January 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn the Poe story which has the same name, the narrator is a servant who kills his master because the master's eye reminds him of a vulture's eye.
    JustusvVon March 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentJustusvV sums it up very well. Read Tell-tale heart sometime, it's only 3 or 4 pages long, and very, very well done (as most Poe is)!
    Stefan021on January 21, 2007   Link

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