No Prayers, No Fires

from Grotesque and Inexorable by Mad God

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about

This title is taken from a sign put up on Melville Koppies after a massive fire broke out on the hill. The source of the fire was related to the various religious groups that use the hill for ceremony. The sign simply read, "No prayers. No fires", the phrasing of which I loved. The content of the lyrics however are a self-contained, mini horror story.

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I made my way into the graveyard before dawn had broken
The hour of the witch was close at hand
I looked at the sky, he should be here soon
Little did I know what horror lay in wake for me

For what felt like hours I sat inside this cursed place
Not a flicker of light glinted on the faces of the dead
It was then I heard the cemetery gate unlatch
I turned around and saw the grounds fill with mist

No prayers, no fires

As I turned around I saw no figure waiting at the gate
Decaying smells began to fill the air
And it was then the wind began to tremble
And then I heard a rasping voice that chilled my very soul.

No prayers, no fires.

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from Grotesque and Inexorable, released November 2, 2018

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