He has raised the draw-bridge above the moat He has locked and bolted all doors he passed He has taken care of it all for he is the one Who can lay himself to rest Who can sleep for a thousand years Who can close his coffin and eternally dream For deep below the castle walls He has taken care of it all it comes to him on the etherial wings of a whispering wind Oh, the care with which he has prepared The tender traps, the soothing salvation A glimpse of heaven, a sparkle of Hell in a flower to unclose on the bare soll he left Hypnotizing the mortals passion Oh, see them bleed for him! Oh, is he not great, this lord of illusions! Oh, is he not mighty, when his winds grasp their dreams? For deep below the castle walls He has taken care of it all He knows that again and again he shall rise The Vampire's Sleep! The Vampire's Sleep!