Temple of Seven Jackals

Lyrics & Vocals: Tim Wilhelm
Music: Jeff Buser, Dave Calhoun & Tim Wilhelm

"Temple of Seven Jackals" is the last part of the three-part "Egyptian Tales" set. After the sudden, violent sandstorm forces the horde to take shelter in an ancient temple, the barbarian king learns the pharoah's curse wasn't just toothless spite.

This song and "Sandstorm" appear as separate tracks on From the Attic but are combined here.



Inside the Jackal's temple
Torches flared to life
But none were touched by our hands

The pharoah's severed head
Flew high into the air
And cursed at us, the helpless damned

He screamed, "your blasphemies
"Shall cease within these walls
"Your reign of terror at its end
"Your bodies shall be torn
"And scattered across the sands
"Your evil souls ripped to shreds"

Fighting for our lives
The floor gave way to living death
Screaming as we died
One thousand score took their last breaths
Above it all the pharoah
Mocked and spat at us
His undead laughter filled the air
His grinning visage
Chanting deadly spells
Crimson lightning stripped bones bare

Running, no escape
Praying, now it's too late

Fighting for our lives
One thousand ways my men were slain
Screaming as they died
Their echoes driving me insane
Temple of the Seven Jackals
Claimed my men
And now the pharoah's come for me
Insects bleeding from his eyes
Pour down my throat
Choking out my final scream

Copyright © 1992 Tim Wilhelm, Dave Calhoun, Jim Buser & Jeff Buser.

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