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(c) 2022 Ken Hacker
Featuring vocal by Valen.

Lyrics

DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL [11 ]
By Ken Hacker © 2022 NOVEMBER 7, 2022 KEN DE LA PRYME
KEY: Am 4/4 or 6/8 BPM=
INTRO: open chords starting with D2, sweep picking, power chords,
no simple strumming. Riffs: opera singer Valen: ohhhhhhhh in
background…. (CANTUS FIRMUS) ORCHESTRA WITH GUITAR.
Verse 1: VALEN ADD VOCALICS AND FILLS AS DESIRED.
Am All alone on a fateful night
C Wondering if I would stay alive
D So much darkness
Am too much pain inside.
Am Nurses and doctors all around
C No one else could see me.
D Falling down, down, down.
Am In a spiral cold and deep.
Am Cold and lonely and facing death
C More blankets warm the chills
D Am I still alive
Am As the darkness closes in?
Am No philosophy, theology.
C Seeking your flame in the dark.
D Where are you Father?
Am All I see is a spark.
YOUR VOICE FILLS ARE GREAT. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD MORE
BUT DO NOT TAKE ANY YOU HAVE DONE.
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CHORUS: VALEN SINGS LOUDLY OVER KEN WITH NIGHTWISH
STYLE
Barre Dm - Am C - Am A LITTLE MORE FORCEFUL VOICE HERE
Dm Am It’s a dark night of the soul
Dm C Am G Its a dark, dark night of the soul.
Dm
There’s cloud of forgetting
Am And a cloud of unknowing
Dm C
Climbing up to the king
Am G
with bleeding hands.
Power chords interlude
Verse 2: VALEN ADD VOCALICS AND FILLS AS DESIRED.
Am The winds of pride are fading. REALLY NICE VOCAL MELODY
HERE – PLEASE USE MORE IN OTHER PLACES -
C Free will disappearing
D Only His Spirit is speaking.
Am But I am not hearing.
Am When I finally stop falling
C My hands reach for nothing.
D God calls me closer to Him.
Am the light still seems so dim.
Am The Dark is my hiding place
C As I search for his Holy Light.
D What comforts me is sleep
Am and the Holy Flame in the night.
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Slow bridge: Em POWER CHORD variations
KEN SPEAKSTHIS:
Em C
The evil one is lurking and I push off his grip.
Em C
Laughing he says now that you have taken up the Cross,
D Em
Are you ready for the nails? (Ken and Valen both sing this last line).
MORE VOLUME ON THIS LINE
CHORUS: VALEN SINGS LOUDLY OVER KEN WITH NIGHTWISH
STYLE
Barre Dm - Am C - Am A LITTLE MORE FORCEFUL VOICE HERE
Dm Am It’s a dark night of the soul
Dm C Am G Its a dark, dark night of the soul.
Dm
There’s cloud of forgetting
Am And a cloud of unknowing
Dm C
Climbing up to the king
Am G
with bleeding hands.
Em C D
And in the darkness He whispers my name.
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Power chords interlude
Verse 3: VALEN ADD VOCALICS AND FILLS AS DESIRED.
Am Why am I forsaken
C when I did what I was told?
D Weakness becomes strength now
Am I see more light somehow.
Am If I can stop falling,
C Grab onto my calling
D where light meets dark
Am hold my flame up to His.
Am Self nature is crucified.
C There is a living flame of love
D On His candle that touches mine.
Am He pulls me up into His light
BOTH KEN AND VALEN SING THIS:
Am D Em Divine Union is a castle of lights. x2
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CHORUS: SINGS LOUDLY OVER KEN WITH NIGHTWISH SVALEN
TYLE
Barre Dm - Am C - Am VERY FORCEFUL FORCEFUL VOICE HERE
CHORUS:
Barre Dm - Am C - Am
Dm Am It’s a dark night of the soul
Dm C Am G Its a dark, dark night of the soul.
Dm
There’s cloud of forgetting
Am And a cloud of unknowing
Dm C
Climbing up to the king
Am G
with bleeding hands.
Em C D
And in the darkness He whispers my name.
Power chords interlude
OUTRO - power chord progression, piano, soprano AH AH AH….
Valen: Final line:
Dm C Dm
The darkness has turned into light. MORE VOLUME ON THIS
LINE
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