The Count of Monte Cristo: The Musical~ Hell To Your Doorstep

Hell To Your Doorstep

from https://silentshimmer.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=579&action=editThe Count of Monte Cristo: The Musical

Lyrics by Jack Murphy

The world is a place where the villains wear a smile on their face

While they take what you can never replace

Stolen moments gone forever

Well, tables can turn as my enemies will soon enough learn

I will strike a match and then watch them burn

On the pyre of obsession

You run ’till you drop, chasing an advantage

You’ll pay any price if you think it’s free

I will carry hell to your doorstep; I will make you pay

You will reap the hate you’ve sown on my judgment day

Sleepless nights and days of damnation

Soon and evermore

I will bring the Chateau D’If knocking up on your door

And love is a lie swearing that no matter what it won’t die

Disappearing like a star in the sky

In the hot light of morning

But what do I care?

There are women to be had everywhere

First there’s retribution I must prepare

Mighty vengeance is mine

I have a nice show that will tempt you onward

And just when you’re sure that the prize is yours

I’ll deliver hell to your doorstep dressed in rich facade

Then, I’ll burn you to the ground like an angry god

Once you’re in my shining cathedral heed the tolling bell**

It’s the final sound you hear as you descend to hell

Fall down on your knees

Fall down and let me hear you pray

Fall down on your knees

’till I can hear you bargaining, scheming, begging and screaming to pay***

I will carry hell to your doorstep; you will rue the day

You will reap the hate you’ve sown no matter how hard you pray

It’s a place without any mercy, fashioned in cold blood

Stones of fear and stones of doubt

No forgiveness, no way out

Only justice

Then, amen

** Changed to “tolling” which makes more sense than German

*** Could also be “me”

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9 thoughts on “The Count of Monte Cristo: The Musical~ Hell To Your Doorstep

  1. I love this song, thanks for posting the lyrics! There’s quite a few words I couldn’t catch so this is wonderful. I think I caught those other words though, I believe they go thus: *…women to be had everywhere “First there’s” retribution… **…cathedral heed the “tolling” bell… ***…begging and screaming to “pay”. Thanks again for posting this 🙂

  2. Just wanted to say, I agree with commenter Sally Donavon there, except that I’m pretty sure he’s saying “begging and screaming to ME”***

  3. How does “begging and screaming to pay” make more sense than “begging and screaming to me”?!
    And it’s
    “I will strike a match and then watch them burn”

    • There seems to be a lot of debate as to whether he is singing “pay” or “me.” The only reason I think “pay” makes the more sense than “me” is because of the way he sings it, since the end of the word has the “ay” sound, even though he could very well be singing “me” as “may.” Otherwise, “me” does make more sense semantically. Also, I changed the other lyrics.

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