English psycho-pop guru Paul Roland. This amazing song is from the album "Duel", New Rose Records 1989.
Band members :
Paul Roland : Vocals, acoustic guitars
Derek Heffernan : Lead and rhythm guitars
John Tracy : Bass
Simon Jeffrey : Drums
Chris Randall : Keyboards
Piers Mortimer : Viola
Jenny Benwell : Violin
John Gallagher : Cello
Additional musician : Roger Diamond (Drums or "Alice's House"), Jeremy Mortimer (Recorders), Geoffrey Alexander (Lute), Martin Reid (Guitar on "Nosferatu"), Michael Smith (Oboe) and Dave Corsby (Flute).
Here are the lyrics of the song :
He dines alone in empty rooms with sweet bouquet of withered blooms,
His teeth long rotted to the root he sucks the pulp of bruised fruit.
Gone the bearing and the grace, sad sunken eyes and charnel face,
He'll dye his hair and paint his nails and rouge the cheeks that aging pales.
Nosferatu he sleeps the restless sleep of the undead.
And when he stands before the glass no reflection does he cast,
This vile disease that taints his line burns the fabric of his mind.
He writes accursed in his bed, the wretched sleep of the undead,
The slow parade of faded friends, the long dark sleep that never ends.
His great house weeps with rank decay, he walks by night and sleeps by day,
He'll rail the Reaper, curse him low, he who waits and mocks him so.