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The Owl (Live at the Rock Hill Bakehouse Caf​é​)

by Headless Relatives



In the dead of the night I heard an owl cry
And I dreamt of a shadow marring the sky
And a tired frightened creature about to die
And the void it stared back from where you used to lie

A cold despair it gripped my heart
And I cursed the shadows that plied their dark arts
And I wished for a chance to make a fresh start
But your absence has claws and it tears me apart

I pulled the covers up over my head
And the last words you spoke they rang in my head
But I could not cry so I laughed instead
I couldn't look to the dawn for I know the sun's red

So in the dead of the night I sat there alone
And my muffled laughter it turned me to stone
And I realized the owl's cry was my own
And the shadows around me are cast by your bones


released September 8, 2023
Lyrics by Seth A. Biskind

Sung to the tune of Nottamun Town

Performed and recorded at Rock Hill Bakehouse Café in Glens Falls, NY on 9/7/2023

Cover design by Seth A. Biskind. Cover photo courtesy of Alicia Macier VanScoy




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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