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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released April 26, 2019

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Track Name: Overture
See you in the graveyard soon!
Necropolitan!
See you in the graveyard soon!
All your run is ran!
See you in the graveyard soon!
Track Name: All We Lost in the Dream
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)
Track Name: Give Me Fun
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!
Track Name: The Lover’s Waltz
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
Track Name: Up the Lonely Stairs
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
Track Name: Land of No Reply
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?
Track Name: The Sailors and the Whores
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!
Track Name: Until the Earth Runs Dry
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
Track Name: Necropolitan
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!
Track Name: Who Couldn’t Sleep?
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?
Track Name: Dark Carnival
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!
Track Name: Let Us Not Speak of Sin
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!
Track Name: There’s Nobody Home
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
Track Name: Down the Hole
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!
Track Name: In the Dreary January
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
Track Name: D Major
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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