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Act Three


by Hammerfall. Buy album CD: Threshold


(Immediately afterwards, Madeline Usher enters, in a trance)
MADELINE Carriages at seven
I shall wear the flower he gave me
It's so cold here
deep beneath the lapping water...
The water
The water
My love
Head against his shoulder,
'cross the lawn I hear the music...
Silent blackness,
In the lake I'm sinking slowly...
Oh, how lovely,
nothing could be more becoming...
Underwater,
floating in the icy darkness...
Count the candles
'May I dance with you this evening?'...
On the surface
Swans are feeding high above me...
Hold him tightly
round and round the floor we're spinning
Breathing water
I am drowning
Watch the sun rise
driving home across the meadows...
All is darkness
I can feel myself dissolving
The water
The water
The darkness
The darkness
My love
Head against his shoulder
Floating in the icy darkness
Hold him tightly
I can feel myself dissolving
Oh how lovely
Deep beneath the lapping water
Count the candles
I am drowning I am drowning
Count the candles
Floating in the icy darkness
Hold him tightly
I can feel myself dissolving
Oh how lovely
Deep beneath the lapping water
Count the candles
I am drowning
Oh how lovely
I am drowning I am drowning
Oh how lovely
Oh how lovely
Oh how lovely
MONTRESOR Stop, Madeline, look at me!
My god, man, what is wrong with her?
USHER Yes, it's right you should know,
She is dying!
I have not dared to speak of it.
A chronic catalepsy had drained her of her youth.
I have watched her waste away and could do nothing!
A period of health is followed by sudden coma,
death-like sleep.
It can last a full day or more,
no movement, no colour, no flame in the cheeks.
MONTRESOR What, then of these dreaming visions?
USHER The recovery, ah, this is even worse!
She rises and moves about the house
but her mind still sleeps...
You see her now a mindless ghost:
Beautiful, dead eyes stare in sleep, unrecognising.
She speaks in dreams, sees only dreams,
she haunts the house in hideous sleepwalking
and may not be restrained, for like some automaton
she tirelessly thrusts and tears herself
against her fetters,
heedless of injury.
And so she walks and then she wakes,
remembering nothing, so week that she can
barely build up strength before she is struck down again.
Month after month each attack worse than the last.
Death will not wait long.
Her final days are flickering past.
Dear God,
helpless,
helpless!
MONTRESOR But what is the word from her doctors?
Do they hold out no hope, nor offer any treatment?
USHER MONTRESOR CHORUS
They do not understand
Her case
And cannot treat a case
They do not understand
He does not understand
You're dealing with a case
Who is her doctor,
a specialist I trust?
Yes indeed, one of
The foremost rank
You're dealing
with a case
Then he will help her,
Montresor oh, yes,
No more of this he surely must You do not understand
Now
No more talk He does not
Of cures, please, understand
Or of doctor.
I bless you concern,
But know that she
Will walk no more tonight.
When she wakes soon
She will need my care.
I must be there, so,
Dear friend, goodnight.
(Usher exits with Madeline, leaving Montresor alone. The Herbalist enters)
THE HERBALIST Good evening, sir.
And you must be the friend of Mister Usher.
I'm so pleased to meet you, sir,
but have little time to spare
for knowledge such as mine is wanted everywhere.
In poor dwellings, yes, but some as great as Usher's.
My card...
MONTRESOR 'J. Ducrow, Esq. Herbalist,
Doctor of Natural Medicine'...
HERBALIST At you service, and it could be, sir,
that you have need of my panaceas now...
I have Mandrake juice that will slake any fever,
cures to convince you though you be an unbeliever now...
Laugh - would you? - at these seeds of mine.
You question the cure's causes,
but Logic and Reason do not answer,
and Nature runs her courses.
I have purest poppy for the soundest of sleeps;
a pure cake of hemp plant
that's a warranted surcease of worldly sorrow.
Lying words will be believed
if perfumed by this pastil,
or my elixir's guaranteed
to bend the will of fairest womankind.
Scheme, would you, for a worldly gain?
Lust after a frigid virgin?
My herbs can grant your secret cravings
and my price is modest!
MONTRESOR No! No!
HERBALIST And my price is modest...
MONTRESOR No, thank you! No!
HERBALIST Oh it's very modest...
MONTRESOR No, no thank you!
No!
No thank you,
No!
HERBALIST Perhaps a poultice of Toadbane
for weakness of the manly parts,
caused by too much wine or age,
perhaps by over-frequent natural indulgence...
Applied with skill, it will
revive the fleshy passions of a corpse...
...of a corpse
MONTRESOR I said no
I meant no!
HERBALIST Well then, Good-day...
MONTRESOR So that is Usher's idea of a doctor!
That wretched mountebank can't help them.
I confront madness face to face!
And whatever it's cause, it lies within this place
I breathe an atmosphere of sorrow;
an alien despair makes my courage fail,
like the collapse of an opium vision,
the hideous dropping of the veil
CHORUS Tormented by a thousand doubts and fancies,
he will not sleep tonight.
Chilled by the gloom of his surroundings,
mortal, half-dead mortar.
MONTRESOR CHORUS

He will not sleep!
I see simple solutions
He will not sleep!
State them laud and clear,
But the echoes of the House He will not sleep!
Shout 'Unreason!'
The one thing that I fear.
The evil that is done
cannot be undone.
The evil that will come
cannot be prevented.
The evil that is done
Yet somehow I must help
These two tormented souls,
cannot be undone.
For if I cannot, who will?
The evil that will come
These are the friends
I've loved so dearly...
cannot be prevented
Leave!
No! What a monstrous thought!
Depart!
How could I even think of it!
Go!
Abandon those who have need of me!
Leave!
Oh, but what a temptation,
Depart!
To run like a thief in the night,
Go!
And yet now I cannot
Because it is too late Before it is too late,
I feel myself bound up in before you are bound up in
The web of fear and pain, the web of fear and pain,
The evil that surrounds me. the evil that surrounds you.
It cannot be undone.
It cannot be undone.
The evil that will come
cannot be prevented.
End of Act Three



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Album: Threshold (2006) Lyrics
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  1. A Louse Is Not A Home
  2. Act Five
  3. Act Four
  4. Act One
  5. Act Six
  6. Act Three
  7. Act Two
  8. Again
  9. An Oath Sworn In Hell
  10. Breakthrough
  11. C. Columbus
  12. Can I Call Your Heart A Home
  13. Candle
  14. Central Hotel
  15. Child
  16. Comfortable?
  17. Curtains
  18. Description
  19. Easy To Slip Away
  20. Empress's Clothes
  21. Faint-heart And The Sermon
  22. Faith In Me
  23. Ferret And Featherbird
  24. Film Noir
  25. Fireships
  26. Flight
  27. Fogwalking
  28. For The Ax
  29. Forsaken Gardens
  30. German Overalls
  31. Given Time
  32. Glue
  33. Golden Promises
  34. Happy
  35. Hesitation
  36. His Best Girl
  37. I Dream Wild Horses
  38. I Will Find You
  39. Imperial Zeppelin (chris Judge Smith)
  40. In Slow Time
  41. In The Black Room
  42. Incomplete Surrender
  43. Jeunesse D'oree
  44. Labour Of Love
  45. Losing Faith In Words
  46. Love Has A Face
  47. My Experience
  48. No More (the Submariner)
  49. Not Backing Down
  50. Now More Than Ever
  51. Oasis
  52. On Wings Of Vengeance
  53. Ophelia
  54. Out Oyster
  55. People You Were Going To
  56. Ragged Sky
  57. Re-awakening
  58. Red Shift
  59. Reprise
  60. Rock And Role
  61. Rubicon
  62. Sacrifice/The End
  63. Shingle Song
  64. Sign
  65. Sitting Targets
  66. Slender Threads
  67. Solitude
  68. Somewhere In The Night
  69. Stars Fall
  70. Stranger Still
  71. Summer Song (in The Autumn)
  72. Sunshine
  73. Tapeworm
  74. The Bastard Sapling
  75. The Birds
  76. The Blood-Ax Speaks
  77. The Dragon Is Summoned
  78. The Jargon King
  79. The Lie (bernini's St Theresa)
  80. The Marrow & The Bone
  81. The New King's Lament
  82. The Prophecy Has Two Meanings/Coronation
  83. The Spirit
  84. The Witch's Dance
  85. Thunder
  86. Time For A Change (chris Judge Smith)
  87. Time Heals
  88. Traintime
  89. Troll's March
  90. Tyrant Dies
  91. Vision
  92. What's It Worth?
  93. Wilhelmina
  94. You Should Have Slain Me
  95. Threshold
  96. The Fire Burns Forever
  97. Rebel Inside
  98. Natural High
  99. Dark Wings, Dark Words
  100. Howlin' With The Pac
  101. Shadow Empire
  102. Carved In Stone
  103. Reign Of The Hammer
  104. Genocide
  105. Titan

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