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Sorcerer at Sundown

from Apocalyptic Hymns by Headless Relatives



I still recite my incantations
At least the parts that I remember
I keep my instruments immaculate
Watch for omens in the embers

My robe is patched with care
And scattered bits of curtain
I think it once was white
But I'll never again be certain

No elements bend to my will
No demons respond to my call
I swear there's power in me still
Assuming there ever was any at all

I draw half-remembered sigils
From scrolls too faded now to read
My spirit's willing but uncertain
My once-lean body gone to seed

I meditate on hidden forces
Until I snore myself awake
It's getting harder to perform the ritual
I don't know how much more these arthritic joints can take

I no longer have the strength
To stand between this world and doom
But I'll persist until my body
Is interred inside its tomb


from Apocalyptic Hymns, released March 5, 2021
Seth Biskind - Acoustic guitar; synth; vocals; fx




Headless Relatives Troy, New York

Headless Relatives play songs. These songs feature desperate individuals, bittersweet memories, and ancient Egyptian gods. Some of these songs can be found here.

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