Gallows Hill

Premonition
Plunged into the darkness
Of the midnight sea
Underwater
In my sleep
Can’t break the surface of this dream

Crystal Ballroom
Golden light
We’re snowed in on this fateful night
It grows dark and suddenly
I’m on my own

Revelation
The immortals will return from Gallows Hill
In the shadows
Incarnations of past lives
That haunt me still

Constellations guiding you
Cascading light
So clear and true
It’s OK, you will be safe
Your heart is pure

Wondering
If I am dreaming
The magic comes undone
Waking up
The spell is broken
In the summer sun

Apparition
In a trance
I see the shores of far off lands
Through the tempest hear the sirens
Still I’m in a state of calm

Lightning sends a warning sign
That it’s too late to change your mind
Cast adrift out on the sea of make believe

Wondering
If I am dreaming
The magic comes undone
Waking up
The spell is broken
In the summer sun

At your mercy
On the waves
When the storm hits in a violent rage
My will was tested
My strength was drained
I somehow always find a way to escape

Apparition
On the deck
I lie and look up at the stars
Summon you in secrecy
Through memories of who you are

Wondering
If I am dreaming
The magic comes undone
Waking up
The spell is broken
In the summer sun
Wondering
If I am dreaming
The magic comes undone
Waking up
The spell is broken
In the summer sun

Song Notes

Second free B-side to the A–Z Singles Series, released to all subscribers in January 2010. “Gallows Hill” had the working title “Ashes”. The song is named after Gallows Hill in Downpatrick, a place where people used to be strung up and hung dead, but now more recently is utilized by the town’s teenage drinkers. The song is reminiscent of their early sound and Tim Wheeler actually wrote the chorus melody around the time of the Shed demo, 16 years before its release. The song has been reworked and sounds like a very punchy early 90’s grunge rock track.