The Tell​-​Tale Heart

by Mason Porter

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A song based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story "The Tell-Tale Heart".

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The Tell-Tale Heart (lyrics)
by Joe D’Amico

Of object or passion there was none
The old man’s gold I did not want
It was his evil eye, a vultures eye
That I despised

For eight nights a stalked him in his sleep
For eight days never kinder could I be
Then late one night I took his life
He let out one last cry

Can you hear the tell-tale heart
Beating through the floor boards
Bleeding through the celling below
I said no no, no no I don't

I silenced the beating of his heart
Concealment was no less than an art
Under the floor boards hid his lifeless limbs
It was a foolproof plan

Can you hear the tell-tale heart
Beating through the floor boards
Bleeding through the celling below
I said no no, no no I don't

At twilight the police at my door
The neighbors heard a sound the night before
With confidence I let them in
"It could have been the wind"

With my downfall now I will proceed
I heard the beating of his heart if you will believe?
It was the loudest sound, heard miles around
It shook the ground, ohhhh

Can you hear the tell-tale heart
Beating through the floor boards
Bleeding through the celling below
I said no no, no no I don't
I said no no, no no I don't
I said no no, no no, no no no, oh yes I do!

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released January 19, 2016
Produced by Brian McTear
Engineered by Matt Poirier
Mixed by Matt Schimelfenig
String arrangement by Sarah Larsen

Joe D'Amico - mandolin/vocals
Paul Wilkinson - guitar
Tim Celfo - bass/vocals
Sarah Larsen - violin
Evan Smoker - drums

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