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The Portrait

This song is by King Diamond and appears on the album Fatal Portrait (1986) and on the album In Concert 1987: Abigail (1990).

"My mother was obsessed by evil jealousy
She didn't want nobody to even look at molly
She kept me locked up in this attic till I died
Only 4 years old, my story left untold"
Oh molly... oh molly

"Mother was struck by this infallible idea
If she could paint my portrait I would remain immortal
And I could hang downstairs above the fireplace
A little girl in lace, not a single trace of crime"

"Each day and night she worked and autumn turned to spring
For every stroke she painted a little life was ended
At last I felt so weak I could not even speak
But in that fatal portrait my spirit came to lfe again"

Oh molly

"That night I made the portrait speak in evil tongue:
You're gonna go beyond too, may pain and death bestow you
She grabbed a book and spoke aloud an ancient rhyme
While she burned the portrait in the candle of fate"
Oh molly

"I've gotta se ma"

Written by:

Kim Bendix Petersen

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