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The Thirst
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Written for the Broadway musical "Lestat"
Transcribed from Elton's demo version
Music:Elton John
Lyrics:Bernie Taupin
How can this be
This devil leaves, and God abandons me
I'm left here looking at these flames
That too could set me free
The vessel that I used to be
Is tainted now and ripped apart
Bathed in madness by the fiend
Who's robbed me of my human heart
To contemplate this crimson hell
Is more than I can stand
Did I sin so to seal my fate
Offered up by Hell's own hand
My skin that once was golden brown
Is cold and white as winter snow
These evil points that pierce my gums
These lacquered nails that seem to glow
But wait, did I invite this fate
This invitation from the damned
This introduction to the dark
Was never in my mortal plan
And if indeed this cruel joke
Was somehow in my destiny
Should I embrace its wicked ways
And haunt the night for what I need
chorus:
To die in such a way
And simply to be born again
A thing of terrifying strength
A bringer of bewitching pain
And blood become the drug I need
Let blood fulfill the thirst in me
The thirst that sends them to their graves
The thirst for that which I will crave
The treasure of his countless kills
The plunder of his fangs
I'll spend throughout eternity
On this immortal man
For now I am a thing of darkness
Thrown from this ungodly swoon
Immortal from a savage kiss
Kept from my eventual tomb
My life is gone, but I'll live on
Dead but still alive
Lost to those who loved me once
A demon now inside
No fear of crawling creatures now
Of ___ slime and swarming rats
Let them embrace their new messiah
And speak of the Vampire Lestat
For I did not invite this fate
This invitation from the damned
This introduction to the dark
Was never in my mortal plan
And if indeed this cruel joke
Was somehow in my destiny
Then I'll embrace its wicked ways
And haunt the night for what I need
(repeat chorus)
This thirst, this thirst is strong
It overpowers all right and wrong
The thirst, I feel it coming on
The thirst, I feel it coming on
The thirst, I feel it coming on
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