Autumn, Emilie - The Key Lyrics




I hear her footsteps running towards me down the hall
And by the lantern light I see her body fall
She reaches out to me, the Ward Key in her hand
She speaks to me in noises I don't understand
The key that taunted me, the key that drove me mad
The key that murdered any freedom I once had
Is offered to me now, can this be but a dream?
My trance is broken by this woman's dying scream
The key now in my hand from Quarantine I race
And when I reach the landing every ghostly face
Is waiting for me there commanding me to RUN
The walls are lifting, lockdown's already begun
The staircase shatters as my fate I fly to meet
The wood is splintering beneath my stocking feet
At last I'm past the gate, at last I'm at the cell
That's kept me from the sun and hidden me in Hell
The key that locked us in is now what sets us free
The inmates have emerged and now they look to me
To lead them to the light, to lead them to the door
But as we flee I trip and fall down to the floor
Now, as I hit the ground, as painfully I land
The key for which I've waited years shoots from my hand
Then, quick as lightning strikes, the Doctor's heavy shoe
Comes down upon the key concealing it from view
His eyes are burning red with madness, this is when
He picks it up and turns to lock us in again
I leap upon him for I've nothing left to lose
He overpowers me and asks the girls to choose
He runs his blade across my throat as if to say
That he will take my life if they don't walk away
Retreat they do at once, without a second thought
They only know that we were free and now we're not
And then I feel my darling Annie's Master Key
From all those years ago, still tied above my knee
It glows against my skin but doesn't cause me pain
What happens next I cannot possibly explain
It pulls me from the floor, it pulls me towards the gate
It fits into the lock and every last inmate
Is breathless as the bars swing open with a creak
And no one's seen to move, and no one's heard to speak
Then, all at once, the clock from fifty floors below
Is loudly striking four, and suddenly I know
What must be done – there can be no one left alive
The doctors all must die if we are to survive
It's Time to show our strength
It's Time that we unite
It's Time to change the game
It's Time we learn to fight
It's Time this house is ours
It's Time we take it back
It's Time for bloody war
IT'S TIME FOR THE ATTACK!





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Autumn, Emilie The Key Comments
  1. Rose Sweetie Pie

    This song is worthy of being part of a Tim Burton movie.

  2. A. Noni-Noni

    most lovely song

  3. Harleen Quinzel

    PERFECTION JUST LIKE HER WOOOW!!!!

  4. aeliar

    Lyrics:
    .
    I hear her footsteps running towards me down the hall
    And by the lantern light I see her body fall
    She reaches out to me, the Ward Key in her hand
    She speaks to me in noises I don't understand
    The key that taunted me, the key that drove me mad
    The key that murdered any freedom I once had
    Is offered to me now, can this be but a dream?
    My trance is broken by this woman's dying scream
    The key now in my hand from Quarantine I race
    And when I reach the landing every ghostly face
    Is waiting for me there commanding me to RUN
    The walls are lifting, lockdown's already begun
    The staircase shatters as my fate I fly to meet
    The wood is splintering beneath my stocking feet
    At last I'm past the gate, at last I'm at the cell
    That's kept me from the sun and hidden me in Hell
    The key that locked us in is now what sets us free
    The inmates have emerged and now they look to me
    To lead them to the light, to lead them to the door
    But as we flee I trip and fall down to the floor
    Now, as I hit the ground, as painfully I land
    The key for which I've waited years shoots from my hand
    Then, quick as lightning strikes, the Doctor's heavy shoe
    Comes down upon the key concealing it from view
    His eyes are burning red with madness, this is when
    He picks it up and turns to lock us in again
    I leap upon him for I've nothing left to lose
    He overpowers me and asks the girls to choose
    He runs his blade across my throat as if to say
    That he will take my life if they don't walk away
    Retreat they do at once, without a second thought
    They only know that we were free and now we're not
    And then I feel my darling Annie's Master Key
    From all those years ago, still tied above my knee
    It glows against my skin but doesn't cause me pain
    What happens next I cannot possibly explain
    It pulls me from the floor, it pulls me towards the gate
    It fits into the lock and every last inmate
    Is breathless as the bars swing open with a creak
    And no one's seen to move, and no one's heard to speak
    Then, all at once, the clock from fifty floors below
    Is loudly striking four, and suddenly I know
    What must be done – there can be no one left alive
    The doctors all must die if we are to survive
    It's Time to show our strength
    It's Time that we unite
    It's Time to change the game
    It's Time we learn to fight
    It's Time this house is ours
    It's Time we take it back
    It's Time for bloody war
    IT'S TIME FOR THE ATTACK!

  5. Devin Gregg

    Hello my name is Devin Gregg I am a begining artest who has always been inspired by Emily Autumn,Marilyn Manson, and Tim Burton. My work now has its own facebook page and all my work is for public viewing. If you are interestead log onto your facebook page and search for Devin Gregg Artist.
    Thank you for the support.

  6. Issac Adler

    I think this 'song' is a masterpiece. I could basically FEEL the story and its intensity

  7. CiaraCoffin

     I feel that this is going to be like Suckerpunch EXCEPT it's going to make sense... I do not mean to offend people that like Suckerpunch just in my opinion it made no sense whatsoever...

  8. CapitanMargarita

    I fucking love her. She's not just a singer, she's a storyteller.

  9. MetalMiztress

    That's what she says in her interviews.

  10. Raven Ried

    I have to agree the first thing that came to me with this was sweeny todd lol But its even better just cuz its emilie lol

  11. EnvyYou

    i went to see her in concert yesterday. when she sang/performed this...i cried.

  12. Heather Wilhelm

    good stuff

  13. Joey Molloy

    Dis bitch got some real flow! E.A's rap debut!

  14. Michael Johnson

    It SOUNDS like that story of Sucker Punch, doesn't it? LOL

  15. Shalott

    Well, if most of them are more or less based on this book of hers, it's possible. Haven't read it (don't have the money for book that expensive), but I got the feeling that there's this patients vs. doctors in a mental hospital -theme. And basically, Sucker Punch also has that theme.

  16. Kirra Nash

    That seems to be ALL of her new songs....

  17. Shalott

    Hmm. Like a better version of the movie Sucker Punch xDD

  18. Tahraoui yasmine

    Waw madness

  19. Princess MeiMei

    She plans to make it one.

  20. Sanderus

    I've just recently bought this album and it's absolutely OUTSTANDING. Seperate songs are very good but the album listened (and listened for the purpose of listening not as bacground music assisting work or whatever) as a whole, complete work of art is truly impressive.

  21. chapinthehat

    I always assumed that was a reference to the Death Cart, rather than 4 O' Clock.

  22. Sailor Venus

    Her book would make an amazing musical...

  23. akiraxdeidara

    I love how it references "4 O'clock" when she says
    "All at one the clock from fifty floors below is loudly striking four and suddenly I know"

  24. CoffeeOwl

    And she did......XD

  25. CoffeeOwl

    I wish Autumn would turn this into a novel.

  26. Ruby Blue

    Wow. Just wow!

  27. MammalucaArt

    I long to see the musical...

  28. sapphiresnowdrop

    It's the rhythm and pretty much the whole song- it's a VERY Sweeny Todd.

  29. enteimgelaende

    This reminds of Jack the Ripper.
    So awesome!

  30. Lyddie J. Hall

    Something about this reminds of me Sweeney Todd and Les Mis.

  31. Chou Chama

    I absolutely love the rhythm of her lovely voice.