The Hounds of God

from You Have Queer Street Cred by Sarah Shay

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about

Inspired by The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. Dedicated to Rigel Milligan.

lyrics

In the summer twilight
underneath the ghostly moon
The ivy-twined jungle
sings a solitary tune
Beneath an oak by lightning struck
there lies a grave forgot
Cracked and broken, water-stained
with decimated rot

Oh, stay away
Oh, boy you better stay away

Beware the headless angel
listen to her silent cries
Far from the sanctuary
where your old caretaker lies
He warned you of the danger
but you didn't heed his word
And when the ghouls have got you
will your cries for help be heard?

Oh, stay away
Oh, boy you better stay away
from the gates of Hell
Where day-folk fear and night-folk dwell
A road, and nothing but a road
that leads you far afield
Lightning strikes the dead red sky
in a place where bad things go to die
And when you think at last your soul is lost
The Hounds of God are there

Traveling their own road
going into Hell and out
They move like spirits in the night
unplagued by fear or doubt
The gift their maker gave them
lets them save you from yourself
Pursuing evildoers
past the tolling of the bell

Oh, stay away
Oh, boy you better stay away
from the gates of Hell
Where day-folk fear and night-folk dwell
A road, and nothing but a road
that leads you far afield
Lightning strikes the dead red sky
in a place where bad things go to die
And when you think at last your soul is lost
The Hounds of God are there

credits

from You Have Queer Street Cred, released March 5, 2018
Written by Sarah Shay. Certain turns of phrase borrowed from Neil Gaiman.
Produced by Sarah Shay and Nathaniel Johnstone.

Lead vocals and ukulele: Sarah Shay
Backing vocals: Dogwood

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