The Dark Carnival

by A New International

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BrownieTheOne It's hard to decide on just one song from this album as a favorite, they're all so good. It's a great theatrical little album with catchy tunes and a wonderful sound to all of it.

I'd love to say see you in the graveyard soon, but I'm far from your crypts. Favorite track: D Major.
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1.
01:52
See you in the graveyard soon! Necropolitan! See you in the graveyard soon! All your run is ran! See you in the graveyard soon!
2.
Shall we sing you a song? Shall we tell you a story? Did they string you along With the power and the glory? Let the saints be contrite As the sinners unite and shout Let the thunderbolt strike! Anytime that you like! All the lost will be found In the under-the-ground Shall we miss you and sigh? Can we kiss you bye-bye? Will we curse in extreme, All we lost in the dream? (All the broken will be mended) Did they make you a deal? Did they make you an offer? All the souls you can steal, for all the gold in the coffer? When the grand designs failed Did the suckers all bail you out? Let the thunderbolt strike! Anytime that you like! All the lost will be found In the under-the-ground Shall we miss you and sigh? Can we kiss you bye-bye? Will we curse in extreme, All we lost in the dream? (All the broken will be mended) (All the broken will) Now the roustabouts bawl! And the poets all call you out Let the thunderbolt strike! Anytime that you like! All the lost will be found In the under-the-ground Shall we miss you and sigh? Can we kiss you bye-bye? Are we cursed in extreme, Are we lost in a dream? How we cursed in extreme All we lost in the dream (All the broken will be mended)
3.
03:22
We have one last dance ere tomorrow If tomorrow, tomorrow ever comes We have one last laugh until sorrow, Until sorrow, our sorrow overcomes We have one last moment to borrow Then tomorrow we tally up the sums We’ll moan about the wait Then moan about our fate ‘Til tomorrow, ‘til tomorrow, give me fun! Give me fun Give me joy for everyone Give me fun Give me fun Give me rope enough to run Give me fun Give me fun Give me jolly by the ton Give me fun Give me fun One for all and all for one There’s a pale light down in the hollow To the hollow we are bidden, we are bound There be one last star yet to follow We must follow, be it all the world around Should the earth wide, open and swallow us whole Then we’ll start a little party underground I bid us all farewell ‘til heaven or to hell, And tomorrow, a tomorrow full of fun Give me fun Give me joy for everyone Give me fun Give me fun Give me rope enough to run Give me fun Give me fun Give me jolly by the ton Give me fun Give me fun One for all and all for one We go far, we go far We go over land and sea Guiding star, guiding star Guide us home in time for tea Via fun, give me fun Give me heaven in a bun Give me fun, give me fun, Turn me over when I’m done Lalalalalalalalalah! Lalalalah! Lalalalalalah! Lalalalalalalalalah! Lalalalah! Lalalalalalah! Should the earth sweep over And cover us all, No traces and nothing to be found, No readies, nor in kind No worries, never mind No tomorrow! No tomorrow! Only fun! Give me fun Give me joy for everyone Give me fun Give me fun Give me rope enough to run Give me fun Give me fun Give me jolly by the ton Give me fun Give me fun One for all and all for one We go far, we go far We go over land and sea Guiding star, guiding star Guide us home in time for tea Via fun, give me fun Give me heaven in a bun Give me fun, give me fun, Turn me over when I’m done Give me fun, give me fun, Turn me over when I’m done Give me fun, give me fun, There’s a pale light down in the hollow There be one last star yet to follow Give me fun, fun, fun ‘til I’m done, done, done Give me fun ‘til I’m over and done Pom, pom!
4.
Where fall our curses and our cares? Where fl y our praise and all our prayers? Dark, deep in Earth’s keep? Or light leap to dream sleep? Where now the portion of our days? Come, comedy take us Come, tragedy break us Come, love and remake us All our days Where sink our wishes in the well? Where fl oat our bottles in the swell? Fate, found, or chance yet My hale fellow, well met Where now the portion of our days? Come, comedy take us Come, tragedy break us Come, love and remake us Born in light, Muses and Graces Dance us to embraces Life, tender in places How we, Bring low the high And break the brittle Love is to fly And to die a little too For the portion of our days, I come Come, Come comedy take us Oh tragedy break, love and remake us Born in light, Muses and Graces Dance us to embraces Life, tender in places Life, tender in places, I have known
5.
Canvassing the blighted, unwashed and benighted How d’you do? Delighted (Time I wasn’t there) All skiving, playing hooky, from barroom back to bookie Let’s have a little looky, Ooh, nothing to declare Where angels mend and mind me Devil gets behind me You know where to find me Up the lonely stairs My lord the chinless wonder and Lady Muck the younger Shall never want, nor hunger Nor work an honest day So pile me with the dead wood For services to the common good, a peerage or a knighthood And send me on my way Where angels mend and mind me Devil gets behind me You know where to find me Oh so lonely, Did you say an honest job? God help me, You and someone else’s mob? Don’t make me laugh Lalalalalala! Lalalalalala! So angels mend and mind me Devil get behind me You know where to find me Oh so lonely Wherever I wander, tears I never squander Come on up from under And up the lonely stairs Oooh, come on up from under And up the lonely stairs Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Oooh, come on up from under And up the lonely stairs Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Oooh, come on up from under Up the lonely stairs Up the lonely stairs
6.
Time and the river roll by, roll by, roll by I see the shadows draw nigh I hear the evening sigh Into the valley we go, we go, we go I see the fi relight glow Ahoy there down below! Ooh, ahoy there down below! I make a wish as fates capricious kiss our time goodbye To the land of no reply Soiled earth to turn A rose by the urn A whistle to while the time by Blue winter blow the portrait I know In verdigris, rust and rime I watch as the city alight Shines around us through the night Will time persist, will loving exist, if heaven knows I try? To ghost or wraith I leap in faith and shall I fall or fl y to the land of no reply? Oh shall I fall or fl y to the land of no reply?
7.
All that you suppose is more than you know We were bound, above the ground, just not so long ago, Looking down our noses and sinning on the fly The bourgeoisie won’t let you be, not even when you die Save us from the righteous Save us from the pure Let me have the fun I was not allowed before How the high and mighty were hypocrites and bores Make me new and throw me to the sailors and the whores Consider this retiral as dear, departed wife And may we be in death what we could never be in life Circle down the spiral to whatever will be I hope and pray it’s far away from anyone like me Save us from the righteous Save us from the pure Let me have the fun I was not allowed before How the high and mighty were hypocrites and bores Make me new and throw me to the sailors and the whores (Whores, whores, whores, whores, whores diddlyors whores! Whores, whores, whores, whores, whores, diddlyors, whores! Throw me to the sailors, throw me to the sailors!) Hey! Save us from the righteous Save us from the pure Let me have the fun I was not allowed before And all the bloody worthy are hypocrites and bores Make me new and throw me to the sailors and the whores Rearrange the deckchairs, who will save our souls? Spare me please the lectures of all those holy proles We know the lower orders would do the same of course Make me new and throw me to the sailors and the whores! The sailors and the whores! The sailors and the whores!
8.
It’s a long, hard road and it’s further than you know Bleed until the Earth runs dry It’s a cruel hard load and we curse it as we go Bleed until the Earth runs dry Bleed until the Earth runs dry All bleed until the Earth runs dry We’re catching all catch can And scratchin’ for the man Bleed until the Earth runs dry Born to work and die, leave the weary world behind Bleed until the Earth runs dry No we can’t say why but we never, never mind Bleed until the Earth runs dry Bleed until the Earth runs dry All bleed until the Earth runs dry We’re catching all catch can And scratchin’ for the man Bleed until the Earth runs dry So we mump and moan, how we grump and how we groan Bleed until the Earth runs dry Through the tax and the toil, through the cracks into the spoil Bleed until the Earth runs dry Bleed until the Earth runs dry All bleed until the Earth runs dry Catching all catch can And a scratchin’ for the man Bleed until the Earth runs dry Come to heel, workaday, throw me in the out tray Bleed until the Earth runs dry Up a hill all the way and that’s on a good day Bleed until the Earth runs dry Bleed until the Earth runs dry All bleed until the Earth runs dry We’re catching all catch can And a scratchin’ for the man Bleed until the Earth runs dry
9.
03:09
Life is something cruel and hazardous No longer for the likes of you Are you hoping for a Lazarus? Are you feeling kind of blue? We could make our days like Saturdays We could dance the whole night through Necropolitan! Catch us if you can Coming to a crypt near you Necropolitan! All your run is ran And we’ll see you in the graveyard soon Even if the sky be falling On all you couldn’t take with you Save your moans and groans And shake your sorry bones When your noggin feels like a Monday morning We can make your days like Saturdays We could dance the whole night through Necropolitan! Catch us if you can Coming to a crypt near you Necropolitan! All your run is ran And we’ll see you in the graveyard soon Lalarahdahrah! Ladahrahdarahrahrah! So come on, Leave your creaky lodge We’ll do the coffi n dodge And all my lovelies, you don’t know you’re born Cos we can make our days like Saturdays We can dance the whole night through Necropolitan! Catch us if you can Coming to a crypt near you Necropolitan! All your run is ran And we’ll see you in the graveyard soon Necropolitan! Come and hear the band Coming to a crypt near you Necropolitan! Lost in Underland But we’ll see you in the graveyard (see you in the graveyard) See you in the graveyard soon Lalarahdarah! Ladarahdarahrahrah!
10.
Oh bumpy night and scary fright, Who’s coming back for more? By coffin nail and slimy snail Through sneaky cellar door They tuck us in with fairy tales For turning out the light But who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep this night? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep this night? Come, bold immortal Through the portal Broken but unbowed Your curtain call After the fall, Once more unto the crowd Was your ovation, adulation, Not enough, not quite? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep this night? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep this night? Show me the angels The devils alight Burning and turning the tricks of the light All you loafing lazies pushing daisies Rise up and unite! No eerie wails or fairy tales Just tell me I was right Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep this night? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep this night? Show me the angels The devils alight Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep this night? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep? Who couldn’t sleep this night?
11.
Hail to the flame To the light we reclaim Jig along with the silhouette dancer Come raise a toast. Every ghoul, every ghost, To the song of the Necromancer At the Dark Carnival At the Dark Carnival Where the devil is a devil But a devil that you know You can put the parts together But you’ll never make a whole ‘Til the dark, ‘til the dark ‘Til the dark carnival Rats in the dungeon Rats in the dungeon Rats in the dungeon, ratting the ground Bats in the belfry Bats in the belfry Bats in the belfry, batting around What shall we say, Come the hour, come the day, When the Saints and the Angels come calling? With a knock on the door Is there room for some more? For the Gods and the heavens are falling! To the Dark Carnival To the Dark Carnival Where the Devil is a devil But a devil that you know You can put the parts together But you’ll never make a whole ‘Til the dark, ‘til the dark ‘Til the dark carnival ‘Til the dark, ‘til the dark, dark carnival You can put the parts together But you’ll never make a whole We are not to be commanded We are not in your control You can look around forever But you’ll never find a soul Only dark, Only dark, Only dark carnival Only dark, Only dark, dark carnival Dark carnival Only dark carnival Where the Devil is a devil But a devil that you know You can put the parts together But you’ll never make a whole ‘Til the dark, ‘til the dark ‘Til the dark carnival ‘Til the dark, ‘til the dark ‘Til the dark carnival ‘Til the dark, ‘til the dark, dark, dark carnival To the Dark Carnival! To the Dark! To the Dark! To the Dark Carnival!
12.
Let us not speak of sin Let us not speak of sin I know not where to end, know not where to begin Be we blessed or begrudged, may all judges be judged Bloody angels on high, are you too drunk to fly? Bloody angels, hey come out tonight! Who is here without sin? Who is here without sin? Where there’s no getting out, and no getting back in Do we lie where we fall? I’m returning your call Bloody angels on high, are you too drunk to fly? Bloody angels, hey come out! Is it clouds where you lurk? Are you too proud to work? Bloody angels, hey come out tonight! Heaven ignores me, eternity bores me we’re damned from afar, and I can’t find the bar Bloody angels on high, are you too drunk to fly? Bloody angels, hey come out! Do you lounge in the sky? Much too proud to reply? Bloody angels hey come out tonight! Bloody angels hey come out tonight!
13.
A word from the author of all our days Oom shalaloom shalalee No more the tall tales and mysterious ways Oom shalaloom shalalee I once had a dream of eternal bliss But nothing can come anymore of this I set you all free You’re nothing to me Oom shalaloom shalalee Go build a faith out of your fear and doubt Oom shalaloom shalalee Go watch your love turn itself inside out Oom shalaloom shalalee Go tell all your fellows my work here is done Go dance with the devil, he’s much more fun Tear each other apart Sell your cheap little heart Oom shalaloom shalalee Oom shalaloom shalalee There’s nobody home There’s nobody home Oom shalaloom shalalee There’s nobody home There’s nobody home Oom shalaloom shalalee I bid all farewell now be on your way Did you think I just sat on my arse all day? Your piss and your moan, leave after the tone Oom shalaloom shalalee Oom shalaloom shalalee There’s nobody home There’s nobody home Oom shalaloom shalalee There’s nobody home There’s nobody home Oom shalaloom shalalee
14.
Well we all fall down Yes, we all fall down Down the hole! Down the hole! Names of great renown, every scoundrel, clown, Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! To fall in darkness creeping To crash, bang, land awake To the dreadful cold Or to roast in coal Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Toss the ripped and torn Boss the weary, worn Down the hole! Down the hole! Be you crowned by thorn Or to manor born Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! To wake from nightmare sleeping We dream we are awake Every sheep be shorn And we all pour scorn Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! The beggar cannot borrow But someone has to pay For stealing from tomorrow So we may play today There is no more of heaven Even God was on the make We were bought and sold ‘Til the good times rolled Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole! Down the hole!
15.
In the dreary January when the world is blue I keep a little ray of sunshine just for little you In the dreary January when all the world is grey Won’t you have a little something? Brighten up your rainy day? When I was a rich man I bought a rich man’s toys All that glitters for the girls and games for all the boys Oh but in the dreary January life is but a bore So give them wine and circuses or they shall work no more Old St. Peter loves a tale and I can talk the talk If I get him laughing, well, he might just let me walk I was brightest of our luminaries, pick of the obituaries, most eligible corpse in all the cemeteries too If my price was somewhat mercenary It was oh so sadly necessary The souls down here I hear are very profitable too There’s nothing that can’t be denied There’s no one can’t be bought There’s no crime in genocide There’s only getting caught The Gods applaud a fine host Devil take the hindmost In the dreary January nothing comes for free So don’t hang around for the trickle down There’s just enough for me Don’t hang around for the trickle down There’s just enough for me Don’t hang around for the trickle down There’s just enough for me For lovely little me
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00:40
17.
03:55
Hello, hello, Surprise! Our lives endure What do you know, How nice, Charmed, I’m sure Now, where to go? Reprise, once more, encore? Up to the gods obscure I’m pleading force majeure Heaven above Can wait another day Push and a shove And let’s be on our way For every love There will be hell to pay Though there be hell to pay I’d do it anyway It takes a little bit of time to get you there It takes a whole lot more of time just to keep you there And what’s a little bit of time worth? Beyond compare? Am I a millionaire? I’m a gazillionaire My loves, Lalalala! Lalalalalala! Lalalala! Lalalalala! It was a greasy chore and then, amen Now it’s a beastly bore till who knows when All for a measly, poor three-score-and-ten Can we go round again? (That’ll be the heyday then) When we were freshly minted, shiny new Strolling gaily down the avenue Sailing ship-shape, top-drawer, ticketyboo And then our time was through (It’s a fine how-d’you-do) It takes a little bit of time to get you there It takes a whole lot more of time just to keep you there So what’s a little bit of time worth? Beyond compare? Am I a millionaire? I’m a gazillionaire It takes a little bit of guile, All good fortune too It takes a little bit of style To keep you smiling through And what’s a little bitty smile worth to such as you? Are we the lucky few Or are we nothing new My loves? Truth and beauty, very nice, very nice Going cheap at any price Truth and beauty, very nice, very nice Fast and cheap at any price You know it takes a little bit of time just to get you there And for a whole lot more of time we’re gonna keep you there So what’s a little bit of time worth? Beyond compare? Am I a millionaire? I’m a gazillionaire It takes a little bit of guile, All good fortune too It takes a little bit of style To keep you smiling through So what’s a little bitty smile now to such as you? Are we the lucky few? Or are we nothing new, my loves? Lalalalalalala Lalalalalalala And if a little bit of time’s worth beyond compare Then I’m a millionaire, (He’s a millionaire!) Oh, I’m a millionaire Infinitillionaire! My loves Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalala Lalalalalalala Now, I’m a millionaire Infinitillionaire! My loves

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Cinematic strings, circus lights, carnival, chanson, folk, flamenco - all with pop at its beating heart.

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