This week’s Metal Tuesday is Savatage’s “Beyond the Doors of the Dark.”

Savatage was one of my early favorite bands, partly because they were Tampa. They were also one of the first bands I caught in concert when they played the first Livestock back in 1991.

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p>Lyrics: Listen to me, children of the night
Beyond the doors of darkness you will find
A thousand worlds for you to see here
Take my hand and follow me, ohh oh

Beyond the doors of the dark
Demon in your heart
Scream and thrash your head
Turn around, now you’re dead
Under the darkened haze
Lost here in glaze
Are you looking to be free?

A never ending suicide
Of nightmares you have inside, oh

Another day’s begun
Under the moon and sun
Circle has been drawn
Life has been prolonged
Hell is eternity
Hell is your destiny
I’ll tell you to die

A never ending suicide
Of nightmares you have inside, yeah

Ohh, beyond the doors of the dark, yeah
Beyond the doors of the dark, oh Oh yeah

It’s time to meet your fate
Heaven can wait
All the walls are closing in
Things crawl on your skin
He’s grabbing down at you
There’s nothing you can do
No place to run and hide

A never ending suicide
Of nightmares you have inside, oh

Ohh, ohh
Ohh, ohh
Ohh, ohh
Ohh, ohh
Ohh

Oh
Ohh, ohh
Ohh, ohh
Ohh, ohh
Ohh, ohh
Oh yeah

He wants to take your soul
You know you’re dreaming
Call your precious little life
Under my knife
Hell is eternity
Hell is your destiny
I’ll tell you to die

A never ending suicide
Of nightmares you have inside, oh

Ohh, beyond the doors of the dark, yeah
Beyond the doors of the dark, oh yeah
Beyond the doors of the dark, yeah, oh Oh, no no

Ohh