From the recording Once Upon a Midnight

Lyrics

The Tell Tale Heart His vulture eye is watching me And tempting me to sin What man could resist such devil bliss To give in to this mortal whim Madness winds around my mind Haunting me both day and night When the night comes black as pitch I’ll hear the groan of terror That dull blue eye with the hideous veil Chills the marrow in my bones The hellish tattoo of his heart increases Quicker, quicker every instant His vulture eye is watching me And tempting me to sin What man could resist such devil bliss To give in to this mortal whim 4 o’clock still dark as midnight Who’s come knocking at my door They want to check his chambers My manner must convince them At ease, at ease with the world But for the ringing in my ear I foamed- I raved- I swore (to cover) That beating from under the floor His vulture eye is watching me And tempting me to sin What man could resist such devil bliss To give in to this mortal whim