Tears of the Jackal

by Gallows Hill

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Striding the line between goth rock and gothic metal, this album is the bittersweet re-release of Gallows Hill's EP "Grave Situation" plus the tracks that never were. Originally slated to be released as "Love Songs for the Disillusioned," this album contains all the music Gallows Hill ever made as a group.

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released August 23, 2012

Lead & background vocals: Lady Sable (Sable, Avalon Burning)
Guitars: Kevyn LeBlanc (Avalon Burning)
Keyboards: Roy Adams (13 Winters)
Music: Kevyn LeBlanc & Roy Adams
Arrangement: Lady Sable

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Gallows Hill Vernon, British Columbia

Gallows Hill exploded on the goth rock scene at the turn of the millennium & developed a cult following in their short life span. The band broke up in 2002, but not without making their mark on the goth rock charts at Mp3.com. Their biggest hit, "Solace," hit #3 & stayed in the top 10 for 2 months. They have been compared to Inkubus Sukkubus & Evanescence. ... more

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Track Name: Tears of the Jackal
Tears of the Jackal

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust
From the ashes to the sands, from dawn to dusk
Since the winds first blew above, I judged them all
From the wicked to the just at Osiris' call
And I mourned them not at all

Out of the night into the dark, a desperate cry
The anguish of a mortal who wished to die
Imprisoned by fate in matrimonial chains
But to wed without love was unendurable pain
And I was drawn to the flame
I was drawn to the flame . . .

The kisses still burn my flesh to this very day
The love we made amidst the marriage's decay
My deadened heart had quickened anew
And a mortal's pleasure in love I knew
And the flames of our passion grew . . .

Eagerly I awaited my beloved's final breath
Knowing we would be united in the dream of death
But as my love sailed into the halls of the dead
My joy was all too brief, for grief was mine instead

Heart in pale hand held forth to be judged and weighed
Placed upon the scales against the Feather's grade
Against the Feather of Maat, the heart was heavy with sin;
Suicide's promise was to be Ammut's salvation

At last I finally know a mortal's private hell
And as my love's heart weighted with its sins and torments fell
As Ammut feasted upon the heart's tender flesh
My heart was also shattered within my weary breast

Alone in my sorrow, which my love no longer felt
I'm left to consider this hand that Maat has dealt
But having known love, at last I understand
The pain mortals go through, I've finally seen firsthand

I still heed by Lord Osiris' call
The wicked and the just, I still judge them all
The souls of the dead are all equal in my eye
But do not think that I feel no pain when you die;
See the tears this Jackal would cry . . .
Track Name: La Valse Erotique
La Valse Erotique

You come to me and lay your hands upon me
You touch my eyelids with your lips
I feel desire bloom deep within you
With every motion of your hips

I feel your hot breath as our tongues caress
Your ivory breasts swell with each inhalation
Tasting your sin as I kneel before you
Your fingers in my hair as you cry for salvation

I could realize your most sensual dreams
If you would give me the chance
Let our bodies consume each other
As we indulge in this dance

Our eyes are locked in silent trust
Our bodies pound with infernal lust
Our skin is grinding like seismic faults
Come to me my love, let us dance
The erotic waltz

Wrap your arms and legs around me as we lay upon the bed
You cry my name out as I penetrate you
I feel your tongue graze my exposed throat
Grind our bodies faster as I liberate you

You moan in my ears as your nails go down my back
I feel your tension grow deep within you
I taste the sweet sweat as my tongue caresses your breasts
The hunger of flesh renewed

Your body and soul are finally free
No longer your hunger denied
Your fingers clutch the sheets
As you explode from deep inside!

Our eyes are locked in silent trust
Our bodies pound with infernal lust
Our skin is grinding like seismic faults
Come to me my love, let us dance
The erotic waltz

That's it, baby
Moan for me!

Our eyes are locked in silent trust
Our bodies pound with infernal lust
Our skin is grinding like seismic faults
Come to me my love, let us dance
The erotic waltz
Track Name: Dead Love
Dead Love

I hide from the sunlight
I shelter the rain
I live in the shadows
With nothing to gain

I race with the wind
The mist drags me down
As I walk through the streets
Of the dark, morbid town

Churchbell chiming, ringing my ears
A common thing for these dark years
A songbird sings, but I never hear
I haven't any time left for fear

You say that you love me,
But love is long dead
It never hath lived
On the ground where I tread
My heart cannot beat,
No response from above
My blood runs cold
From this dead love

I stand in the graveyard
Of mystic lost souls
I am one of them now
As the tower bell tolls

I race with the wind
The mist drags me down
As I walk through the streets
Of the dark, morbid town

This biting wind makes me numb
Forever I've waited for refuge to come!
Like the mouse with naught but crumbs
To this starvation, I must succumb


You say that you love me,
But love is long dead
It never hath lived
On the ground where I tread
My heart cannot beat,
No response from above
My blood runs cold
From this dead love


You say that you love me,
But love is long dead
It never hath lived
On the ground where I tread
My heart cannot beat,
No response from above
My blood runs cold
From this dead love
Track Name: Solace
Solace

Looking out to darkened sunlight
As Morpheus' haze clouds my eyesight
Never have I felt so alone
As I do now, as the wind blows cold

I called to you, but you turned away
I could never find the right words to say
A freezing rain falls from my face
As winter wraps me in its embrace

My call I wish the wind would carry
I'm begging you for sanctuary

The voice you hear in the dark
The flame that shall always spark
It's only me standing in the dark
Crying out for solace

The voice you hear in the dark
The flame that shall always spark
It's only me standing in the dark
Crying out for solace

Hearing the waves crash around me
The chilling, biting wind surrounds me
If you ever need me, you know where I'll be
Waiting here in misery

I pray my words are not in vain
And are not drowned in the pouring rain

The voice you hear in the dark
The flame that shall always spark
It's only me standing in the dark
Crying out for solace

The voice you hear in the dark
The flame that shall always spark
It's only me standing in the dark
Crying out for solace

The chilling wind tears me apart
I wish that you would warm my heart

The voice you hear in the dark
The flame that shall always spark
It's only me standing in the dark
Crying out for solace

The voice you hear in the dark
The flame that shall always spark
It's only me standing in the dark
Crying out for solace
Track Name: Grave Situation
Grave Situation

I'm a graveyard, you are death
We breathe our last eternal breath
Do you hold me in your thoughts?
What could have been and what is not

But I am sickened by this very thing
A bird can't fly on a broken wing
What you carry in your heart
The very sword that tears us apart

I cling to nothing but my dying self
I give to no one this hand I'm dealt
I seek to render, to right the wrong
Contained within this mournful song

I'm a graveyard, despise the light
Consume my innards on this precious night
I hold to nothing, I cling to none
The dying gasp of the evening sun

But I am sickened by this very thing
A bird can't fly on a broken wing
What you carry in your heart
The very sword that tears us apart

I cling to nothing but my dying self
I give to no one this hand I'm dealt
I seek to render, to right the wrong
Contained within this mournful song

I'm a graveyard, you are life
The marionettes dance on the knife
I now hold you in my grasp
I'm Cleopatra; you are the asp!

I cling to nothing but my dying self
I give to no one this hand I'm dealt
I seek to render, to right the wrong
Contained within this mournful song
Track Name: Mark of Samael
Mark of Samael

(The town devoured by the darkness)

Watching the world slip into madness
The fog-covered streets engulfed in sadness
Lost in chaos, living nightmare
Insanity's poison laced with despair

(This is not a dream! What's happening to this place?!)

Maddening static piercing your eardrums
This crazy dream's slowly becoming real
The stench of death falls with the snow
Night clouds your eyes, completing the seal

Don't let it close, the Mark of Samael!
Don't let it close, the Mark of Samael!

(Daddy! Help me!)
(Daddy! Where are you?)
(Help me! Father! Help me!)

Don't let it close, the Mark of Samael!
Don't let it close, the Mark of Samael!

You fall to your knees, to the chainlink floor
Gazing into the infinite abyss
Blood and chains mar the landscape you once knew
It's becoming more difficult to resist

(Daddy? Thank you Daddy! Goodbye!)

Raining fire consumes your skin
Anguished screams peal from withing
Give one last look into the sky
Awaken just before you die

(Don't let it close, the Mark of Samael!)
(Don't let it close, the Mark of Samael!)
Track Name: Lament of Immortality
Lament of Immortality (Suicide of the Dawn)

The darkest shade of night
Unveils its despair once again
The hunger pains you
You must feed again

Blood again stains your soul
Are you satisfied?
No, your desire still burns strong
For suicide of the dawn

One heart's desire, still a thousand years old
Immortals cannot die; bloody tears that which you cry
For love is forbidden
The lament of immortality

You prey upon another victim
Another life you will claim
To another moon you can wake
So you can feed again

You long for the final sunrise
To feel it burn away your eyes
You drank life's wine
You will live for one more day

You almost hear the moon's mocking laughter
The trail of blood follows you, the cries of anguish consume you
Forever you long
For suicide of the dawn

Crawl into your coffin
Slumber is your escape
No more will the love
Or heartache rape!

One heart's desire, still a thousand years old
Immortals cannot die; bloody tears that which you cry
For love is forbidden
The lament of immortality

You almost hear the moon's mocking laughter
The trail of blood follows you, the cries of anguish consume you
Forever you long
For suicide of the dawn