Tears of the Jackal

by Gallows Hill

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1.
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 . . .
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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
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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
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04:33
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
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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
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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!)
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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

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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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