The Alan Parsons Project

The Tell-Tale Heart

Written by Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons

You should have seen him

Lying alone in helpless silence in the night

You should have seen him

You would have seen his eye reflecting in the light


So for the old man

Ashes to ashes, earth to earth and dust to dust

No one will see me

No one with guilt to share, no secret soul to trust


And he won't be found at all

Not a trace to mark his fall

Nor a stain upon the wall


Louder and louder

Till I could tell the sound was not within my ears

You should have seen me

You would have seen my eyes grow white and cold with fear


Heard all the things in Heaven and Earth

I've seen many things in Hell

But his vulture's eye of a cold pale blue

Is the eye of the Devil himself


Take me away now

But let the silence drown the beating of his heart



Song copyright 1975 Woolfsongs Limited

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