THE LUMINOUS HEART OF NOWHERE

CHALK AND CRIMSON

HOW LONG HAVE WE SLEPT SOFTLY?
SHIVERING ON DAMP GROUND UNDERNEATH THE SHAPES OF TREES
WAITING FOR RESCUE AS WE FADE AWAY
KNOWING THAT BLUE WOULD ONE DAY TURN TO GRAY

IN THE FORESTS, AND DEEP INTO THE LUNAR SURFACE
BUILDING LIFE FROM UNDER SHATTERED SENSE OF PURPOSE
BURROWING, CHOKED BY BLACKENED CLOUDS FROM BURNING MEADOWS
OUR SECRET SOULS SPEAKING THROUGH SERMONS WRITTEN IN THE AFTERGLOW

BEFORE YOU KNEW YOUR CURSE
I WONDER WHICH WAS WORSE
THE WHISPER OR THE ACT
WE SAW YOUR CONSCIENCE CRACKED
YOUR FACE CARVED OUT IN WHITE
LIMESTONE AND ANTHRACITE
SAIL OVER CRIMSON LAKES
UNTIL WE CAPSIZE

PETALS

IF YOU COULD SEE THE ERRORS OF YOUR WAYS
WOULD YOU REPENT FOR 14 DAYS?
HAVE YOU DUG IN AND MADE A STAND?
BURIED YOUR FLOWER UNDER SAND?

I’VE NEVER LEFT YOUR SIDE
WITH NO PLACE LEFT TO HIDE

THERE’S JUST SO MUCH INTERNAL GUILT
THERE’S SO MUCH BLOOD THAT HAS BEEN SPILT
I WRAP THIS TOURNIQUET OF SHAME
BEFORE YOU EVEN TAKE MY NAME

AS LOVERS TO ANOTHER
WE HARDLY KNEW EACH OTHER

I’VE GOT SO MUCH INCESSANT PAIN
I’LL WEAR THIS COAT OF THORNS AND EYES

I’VE GOT SOME BLAME TO REDIRECT
I’LL FUCKING TAKE THIS BADGE OF HATE

THERE ARE SO MANY ROTTING SHIPS
I FEEL ANESTHETIZED AND BLIND
WHEN PETALS FALL I FALL BEHIND

IF YOU COULD FEEL EMOTION ANYMORE
WOULD YOU GO BACK TO THINGS YOU FELT BEFORE?
IF I COULD SEE A FUTURE IN THIS ACT
I’D RISE ABOVE WITH INNOCENCE INTACT

THIS BRAIN IS FILLED WITH USELESS LIES
EXPERTLY HYPNOTIZED

WE LOVE AND LOVE YOU NOT
EXIST WITH BAREST THOUGHT
WE LOVE AND LOVE YOU NOT
I LOVE AND LOVE YOU NOT

YOU LOST ME

IGNORE THE PINCH
AND LIVE INSIDE THE SUIT THEY FIT YOU IN
THE ONLY CITIZEN
OF CITIES UNDERNEATH YOUR SKIN
YOU FELT SO SINISTER
SELF-APPOINTED MINISTER TO THE AGE OF REASON
TREASONS YOU HIDE BEHIND A KID’S FACE

YOU LOST IT ALL AND TOOK A SPIN
JUST LIKE THE ONES YOU FELT ASHAMED FOR
TUNNEL INTO MY HEAD AGAIN
THAT’S WHERE YOU FELT THAT YOU COULD OWN ME
NO ONE KNEW THAT YOU’D GROWN SICK
THEY CALLED YOU IN TO TURN A SECOND TRICK
SHAPE OF THE DEAD, YOU LOST ME WHEN YOU SAID
YOU COULDN’T LIVE ANOTHER DAY WITHOUT THE FIX

FED INTO A HOLE YOU FILLED
AND DIGGING FURTHER ALL THE WHILE
EVERY LIVING BEING
WEARS YOUR CROOKED THERMOPLASTIC SMILE
SUDDENLY THE HEAT GETS HOTTER
AND SUDDENLY WE KNOW WHAT YOU KNEW
PRESENTLY WE’RE LED TO SLAUGHTER
YOU’RE THE ONE WHO TIGHTENS THE SCREW

TINY GIANTS IN THIS TOWN
SPARK IT LIKE ARMAGEDDON
OPEN EVERY PLACE THEIR BLADE PENETRATES
SHARPEN DISTRUST LIKE THEY’D BUILT WEAPONS
THEIR MOUTHS DRAW LONG WHEN THEY’VE SAID THEIR LAST GOODBYES
WE STARE HOLES THROUGH THE BACKS OF THEIR HEADS FOR THEM

OATH

WE ARE CHEMICALS IN ONION SKIN
WE FIGHT WARS THAT START AND END WITHIN
WEARING OUR PENITENCE THIN
IN A FAR FROM ORIGINAL SIN, WE ARE DRAGGED OVER FLAMES
MELTING DOWN THROUGH THE ASHES AGAIN

FALLEN UNDER THE SOIL AND THE SNOW
IT WAS HERE YOU WERE BORN AGAIN
WITH THE EYES OF AN ANIMAL
YOU WILL LIVE AND WILL DIE HERE ALONE, YOU SOLD OFF YOUR SOUL
TO WORSHIP AT ALTARS OF CANNIBALS

HAND DOWN THE CROWN, SPIRALING DOWNWARD IN HEARTACHE
ONLY REPEATING THE OATH THAT YOU BREAK
TRAPPED WITH THESE VISIONS YOU CAN’T SHAKE
OF DECLINING FAITH WHEN YOU SEND OUT THE CALL
GAMBLE IT ALL WITH A FATE YOU DEADEN AND AMPUTATE
CAUTERIZE THE INCISION

LIE DOWN IN THE SAND, WASH THROUGH THE GRAVEL
THAT BRUISED YOUR FEET ON THE JOURNEY AND
LIVE BY THE LOSS, LEAVE WITH THE PROPHECY INCOMPLETE
WHEN THE WORDS YOU SAID ONLY DISOWN
CARRYING ONLY A HOPE YOU HOLD WHEN YOU FADE IN THE NIGHT
AN EMPIRE UNRAVELING
AND YOU HIDE FROM THE LIGHT, A SUN THAT EXTINGUISHES

WE ARE SHADOWS IN AN EARTHEN CAGE
BARREN REMNANTS OF A GOLDEN AGE
THAT ONLY INCINERATE
BUT THE OATH THAT YOU TAKE IS ERASED WITH THE LIFE THAT YOU BREAK
PERMANENTLY SUBMERGED IN THE WAKE WHEN YOU

HAND DOWN THE CROWN, SPIRALING DOWNWARD IN HEARTACHE
ONLY REPEATING THE OATH THAT YOU BREAK
TRAPPED WITH THESE VISIONS YOU CAN’T SHAKE
OF DECLINING FAITH WHEN YOU SEND OUT THE CALL
GAMBLE IT ALL WITH A FATE YOU DEADEN AND AMPUTATE
CAUTERIZE THE INCISION

LIE DOWN IN THE SAND, WASH THROUGH THE GRAVEL
THAT BRUISED YOUR FEET ON THE JOURNEY AND
LIVE BY THE LOSS, LEAVE WITH THE PROPHECY INCOMPLETE
WHEN THE WORDS YOU SAID ONLY DISOWN
CARRYING ONLY A HOPE YOU HOLD WHEN YOU FADE IN THE NIGHT
AN EMPIRE UNRAVELING
AND YOU HIDE FROM THE LIGHT, A SUN THAT EXTINGUISHES

SILVER TONGUE

SILVER TONGUE, YOU FOUND SOMEONE
THE GHOST THAT LAUGHED AT CHANCE
VACANT EYES, THE SLOW SURPRISE
WE NEVER STOOD A CHANCE
FROZEN HEART, YOU PLAYED THE PART
YOUR WORDS AS SLING AND ARROW
IN THE VAPORS OF OUR PROMISES
THEY CUT ME TO THE MARROW

YOU ARE THE WISH ON DYING STARS
THE GOLD BENEATH THE TREE
I’M FOREVER IN YOUR FOOTSTEPS
YOU’RE AFRAID OF ENDING UP LIKE ME

LEAVE THE GROUND AND FLY OVERHEAD
TAKE IT ALL AND FLY OVERHEAD

AS I WOKE EVERY MORNING
AS SILENCE CHILLED THE AIR
LOOKED HEAVENWARDS TO FIND YOU
BUT YOU WERE NEVER THERE
YOU COULD HAVE NEVER BEEN A PART OF ME
YOU COULD HAVE NEVER MET MY EYE
I’D ONLY KNOWN THE VANISHING
OF TRAILS YOU LEFT ACROSS MY SKY

TRAPPED IN AMBER

WE SHED SKIN LIKE REPTILES
WE’RE SHOT DOWN IN FLAMES
BACK DOWN FROM A DYING CAUSE
JUST GOLD DUST STAKING THEIR CLAIMS

WE’RE LIKE SITTING TARGETS
AND WE HIDE IN CAVES
LEAVE BEHIND WHAT WE FOUND THERE
TAKE THE REST TO OUR GRAVES

WE BEAR DOWN LIKE BEASTS OF PREY
AND WE MOVE AS ONE
DESPERATION THE BASELINE
NOW WE TURN WITH THE SUN

CALCULATING THE HALF LIFE
A FIVE HOUR EMBRACE
JUST TO SEE IT SLIP THROUGH OUR GRASP
AND BEAR DOWN UNTIL IT TESTS OUR FAITH

WE BARE TEETH LIKE VAMPIRES
WHEN WE DEVOURED OUR YOUNG
THE SLAVE MADE THE MASTER
WE DARED SPEAK IN HIS TONGUE

EXPLOSIONS IN THE DISTANCE
WE LIGHT FIRES WITHIN
COULD BE THE DAWN OF A NEW WORLD AGE
OR THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT DEAD END

DULL KNIVES SHAKE – WHERE WE STAND IN A VACUUM AND BREAK
THIS WANTS TO THREATEN TO STRETCH MY NECK
BUT HOW MANY LIVES CAN IT TAKE?

WE PRETEND – WE DIG IN
WE LOSE TO WIN – ENLIGHTENED

A FAILED STATE – LIE IN WAIT
THE IRON GATES CLOSE IN

AND WE STAND OUTSIDE PICKING SHARDS FROM OUR SKIN

IN EMPTY SPACES

JUST SWADDLE YOU IN SUGAR SWEET ILLUSION
NO ONE TO PAY ATTENTION WHEN YOU FRAME THE DENIAL
KEEP YOU SAFE ENOUGH TO LIVE IN THEIR DELUSION
SO CONTENT TO NEVER MOVE A FINGER OVER THE DIAL
STAND WEAK-KNEED AND WAIT FOR YOU TO FAIL
LIVE WRITING OUT THE STORY OF BETRAYAL
NUMBED TOTALLY WITH EVERY SMALL DISTRACTION
HOPING YOU WOULD STAY ASLEEP AND MISS THE ACTION

FILLED YOU WITH EMPTY SPACES -THERE WERE LIES I NEVER TOLD YOU
NOW YOU’RE JUST WORN OUT FACES
WITH JUST A STORY THAT THEY SOLD YOU
NO ONE BELIEVED IT FOR A MINUTE BUT YOU

RED LINES ACROSS A DIRTY WASH OF FICTION
TRUST ISSUES IN A COURT OF SWORN ENEMIES
PUSHED OUT INTO A DESERT OF CONVICTIONS
THEY WROTE THEIR LETTERS ON THE DRIVE WHEN THEY

FILLED YOU WITH EMPTY SPACES -THERE WERE LIES I NEVER TOLD YOU
NOW YOU’RE JUST WORN OUT FACES
WITH JUST A STORY THAT THEY SOLD YOU
NO ONE LOOKED BETTER IN THE LIGHT WITH THESE

DISTANT TRACES OF ANY REASSURANCE YOU COULD WALL AROUND YOU
IN EMPTY SPACES ARE FORGOTTEN WORDS WE ONCE BELIEVED WERE TRUE

DEEP SEATED AND CLAWING TO THE SURFACE
LOST SEARCH FOR ANY PATH TO VINDICATION
THEY LEFT YOU TO LIE DOWN AND TAKE THE CURSES
BUT WHEN THEIR SHOW OF INDIGNATION

FILLED YOU WITH EMPTY SPACES -THERE WERE LIES I NEVER TOLD YOU
NOW YOU’RE JUST WORN OUT FACES
WITH JUST A STORY THAT THEY SOLD YOU
NO ONE LOOKED BETTER IN THE LIGHT WITH THESE

DISTANT TRACES OF ANY REASSURANCE YOU COULD WALL AROUND YOU
IN EMPTY SPACES ARE FORGOTTEN WORDS THAT WE USED

EMPATHY WAS SOMETHING NEVER SAID TO ME
INSINCERE APOLOGIES WERE FED TO ME
SAID IT STARVED BUT IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS BLED TO ME
UNTIL OUR ONLY DREAM WAS DEAD TO ME

ORBITER/AMARANTH

A FLOWER THAT NEVER FADES
I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN HOW YOU GREW IN SHADE
THAT LIGHT THAT RARELY SHONE ITS FACE
COULD SHOW THE PATH TO WHERE A SECOND CHOICE WAS MADE
I’VE ONLY KNOWN YOU WHEN THE TIME WAS RIGHT
AND I’LL ONLY WAIT FOR YOU FROM DAY THROUGH NIGHT
WHEN YOU SEEM CLOSE ENOUGH TO HOLD ON TO
TO SEE THROUGH AN ETERNITY AND LIVE THROUGH YOU

NOW YOU KNOW WHAT YOU SAW THROUGH THESE EYES OF GOLD
WAS YOU DETHRONED – YOU SINK LIKE A STONE
DOWN THROUGH 1000 ATMOSPHERES, TO TOUCH DOWN HERE
AND FALL AWAY AGAIN

IF YOU’VE HELPED ME STAY ALIVE BEFORE TONIGHT
I NEED YOUR VOICE TO GUIDE ME TO THE LIGHT
BUT MY FEAR IS THAT YOU’LL KNOW THIS PAIN
AND IF YOU DO, I KNOW I’LL NEVER WALK WITH YOU AGAIN

DOWN THROUGH 1000 ATMOSPHERES, TO TOUCH DOWN HERE
AND FALL AWAY AGAIN
SOLITARY SEARCH FOR THE PLACE OF OUR REBIRTH
YOU TOUCH THE EARTH AND LEAVE HOLES OF SACCHARIN

BREATHE DEEP

IN DRIVING RAINS
REBUILT FROM WRECKAGE WHEN WRECKAGE WAS THE LOSS AND GAIN
ON RAGING SEAS
RETURN FROM CHAOS IN COMPLETE IMPOSSIBILITY

WHAT GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO STEAL THIS THING FROM ME
DID YOU SEE THE LIGHT WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING THERE TO SEE
NOW DO PREDICTIONS FAIL
THEY THREW YOU OFF THE RAILS
SO NOW BREATHE DEEP
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO SEARCHES FOR REDEMPTION

WHEN YOU LEAVE WITH THIS INTEMPERANCE
REMEMBER ME IN YOUR REFLECTION
MY NAME WAS INSURRECTION
THE HEART OF THE HEARTLESS IN THESE HOURS OF EMERGENCY

WHAT GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO STEAL THIS THING FROM ME
DID YOU SEE THE LIGHT WHEN THERE WAS NOTHING THERE TO SEE
NOW DO PREDICTIONS FAIL
THEY THREW YOU OFF THE RAILS
SO NOW BREATHE DEEP
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO SEARCHES FOR REDEMPTION

MELT DOWN THE SKY
THERE IS NOTHING LEFT STANDING BUT YOU AND I
TURN DOWN THE LIGHT
AND REMEMBER THE MOMENT WE GAVE UP THE FIGHT

CARBON BLANK

WHEN YOUR HEART STOPS, AND YOUR HEAD’S DONE IN
YOU’RE DRAPED IN BLACK AND OVERWROUGHT
BEFORE THE THAW

TIME UNDERGROUND
IT ALL SEEMS LIKE A PICTURE NOW
THAT ONLY MEMORY COULD DRAW

ETCHED IN PERMANENCE
THE BEAUTY IN THIS PASSING GLANCE
THE DREAM THAT ONE DAY WE BELIEVE
BUT I AM ON THE LEAVES
AND ONLY NOW CAN I RECALL THE IMAGE OF THE STEEL AND CLAW
THAT LEFT THESE SCARS

FIND YOUR SHELTER, MAKE YOUR BED AND TIE IT FAST
FORGET THE OVERCAST

LOOK OVER FACES THAT YOU THOUGHT YOU COULD NOT SEE
THEN LOOK AT ME
AND SEE EACH DAY AS IT’S YOUR LAST

YOU AWAKEN IN THE CARBON OF THE NIGHT
AND YOU FEEL AGAIN, THOUGH DARKNESS STEALS YOUR SIGHT
NOW EVERYONE’S INVISIBLE
BLANK STARES FROM EYES OF ETHER
MARKED AS TRUE BELIEVERS

WRAITHS

TEN KINGS

And now we play lay the blame
Cast out the perfect line to paint you from the frame
This is our way
And now we pretend our ears are sewn
But we hear the whispers of pretenders to the throne

In wide-eyed disbelief
We still fell to our knees and broke bread with the thief
And died inside
And when our lungs collapsed with the weight of every lie
The breaking of a promise under cold black skies

This is our world war
Everything we ever felt before is all undone
The words spattered on every wall
And all i know
When we take cover and then we run, they fire at will
And take aim at the heart that’s beating still

And we try to drown the fear
The ice blue oceans bury different hemispheres
And choke the sun
Ten kings and a pauper on the sinking sands
Towed under with lions and with lambs

This is our world war
Everything we ever felt before is all undone
The words spattered on every wall
And all i know
When we take cover and then we run, they fire at will
And take aim at the heart that’s beating still

MASKS

Give me one of those worn-out names
And I’ll know that your story and mine are the same
I want to see you break straws when you’re out the other end of this game

We’re starving horses in an estuary
We’re painted mallards missing eyes
We’re on the rise when no one walked out of the flames

You took it on yourself to be the reflector
I would have followed you across that line
But you turned out as just another defector
Now that mask is in tatters next to mine

We turned our eyes up to the sky
While we withered on the vine
When no one spoke our names and we died another thousand times

And this was theatre without a director
No voice could keep the eye on the prize
And what we offered back was only conjecture
The only difference: the bitter goodbyes

I know you thought it was all ok
But it’s really never been better this way
There’s nothing for us even after today
And it’s sad like a bastard

You took it on yourself to be the reflector
I would have followed you across that line
But you turned out as just another defector
Now that mask is in tatters next to mine

CORPSE

Forgive yourself – you are the bed you make
And everything you do winds up the same mistake
Your lake of severed limbs, crowned in exhausted hymns
Creates the place to lie in states and live with sins

When your humility is liability
It’s up to you to settle everything
You’ll learn about simplicity and silence here
This is the first and coldest day of the year

You’d leave it all – did you believe that it would fade?
This trail of ash led from the place you were betrayed
And followed you down from the cradle to the grave

Stuck on the yards, you live at one extreme
Now that you’re bruised to the teeth you can feed on your pain
The frozen dawn, the barren strain
The resting place of beasts we claimed we’d slain

Erase your guilt, inside the labyrinth you built
And when the promises go unfulfilled
The words in your head, how they remained unsaid
The spark inside of your heart that was killed

Stranded another day out on the shoal
Just leave a thought and a trace of your soul
A new eternity stared through a hole
Don’t stay in the cold

YOUR COLLAPSE

If the summer’s not gone
And if the winter won’t stop, then we just might die till dawn
If there’s no fire to melt this darkness on

And if the water won’t flow
And if there’s never been a way we could protect our home in the shallows
Then i’m content to read this as it’s drawn

If we don’t say what we mean
And if the best that we can do is make a show of the American Dream
Can we make sense of living in this machine

Where all these people with knives surround you
Wait in the weeds below the waters that drown you
Your collapse they tried to shade their success to -
Does it mean nothing that it couldn’t possess you?

All these places with no names you feel you must have seen before
But you can’t be sure there was a reason to remember
Stamp out the embers for the cure

When you were cold and alone
You felt the isolation through your bones
And in the weeds and the leaves
You knew that you were deceived

You crawled from under the stone
And you were barely holding on
You were barely alive, but you were always alive i know

All these people with knives surround you
Wait in the weeds below the waters that drown you
Your collapse they tried to shade their success to -
Did it mean nothing that it couldn’t possess you?

All these places with no names you feel you must have seen before
But you can’t be sure there was a reason to remember
Stamp out the embers for the cure

And if the water won’t flow, and if the winter won’t go, then we all need cures

STRIKE GOLD

When you prayed to stay through the end
Lain by the wayside you could not pretend
Under the wreckage from flames that you fed
You got what you wanted but still you left fallow and spent

Led astray, now burned on the stake
Drift in the wind where you bend til you break
Caught in the crossfire gone under the knife
The sands through your fingers that count down your life

Strike gold now, tear off the crown
Now and again, you play for the win, but can’t live this down
You survive to tell – when your lie broke the spell
And you’re scorned, and you dwell on the slide

I’ve been free while you’ve been tied
Your parched and desperate guise
Slow down by the roadside and kneel at the shrine
Become what you despise

And you strike gold now – tear off the crown
And cry in the dark to anyone left that you don’t know how
You can wear this face, when you stare to retrace
When you sold off the space with the honor & grace of a swine

UNNAMED BLOOD

This shard of truth cuts through the threads that steal our youth
That drain the soul inside and sharp the wolfen tooth

This neutered frame, hardened in the wind and washed in rain
Cover the crimes face down, hid when they swung the noose

When comes the flood to rise, another river dries
We play a black charade and crawl beside the flies
Unnamed blood that’s on the hands of all who sign this covenant

This game of shells steals back the liberty it sells
A storm is reaching as it swells

You’ll be secure again
I’m sure we’ll see this when those fortress walls stop closing in

Crawled through the mud and stone, worn down like acetone
They watch this slow castration / guilty by association
Unnamed blood that’s in the words we never stopped to hear

These days of tears and of rage
Never erase the angry lines from the page
And when they starved us to the bone that was dry
The only word we never thought we would say was goodbye
They killed him and stared through his eyes

In the fire and the snow
Silenced and slaughtered us at every plateau
As the deaf and the blind
Begging for crumbs the leading lady and lord leave behind
How many more ways can we die?

Slaves were all that was left
We were the last ones with no gods on our breath
The end of everything in tides and in waves
If we had listened to the warning we might have been saved
The war for the home of the brave

It’s all thrown away
Compassion’s evergreen is earthbound and gray
With eyes that were knives
We gave a gift unto the ones who would squash out our lives
How many more ways can we die?

YOU’RE A VORTEX

I want to know you, but you’re a vortex
And we’ve been living in permanent shipwrecks
And that’s how we’ve saved rooms for no one

You and I have got claws
You and I are black shadows of past hurrahs
And you and I have got bleached in sun

After charades we played
Now you and I are like platters of hand grenades
We’re spun out and now we live life under the gun

You’re a vortex – you’re a wheel on fire
And you and I are like stone on a wire
You’re the lie that hasn’t yet been told
Why can’t you wait until the body’s cold?
You’re the chinese wall
You and I clutch straws when we go it alone
And now we go it alone

We should have known this was a war before
Now how do we keep score?
We’ve lost rock hard faith in humanity

I’ve gladly bled through you
And I’d do it again and again, and that’s true
Until i left just a shell in shreds

Now this dies with me
Treading fire in a dance with legacy
Or does that go without saying?

You’re a vortex – you’re a wheel on fire
And you and I are like stone on a wire
You’re the lie that hasn’t yet been told
Why can’t you wait until the body’s cold?
You’re the chinese wall
You and I clutch straws when we go it alone
And now we go it alone

MILLIONS OF CITIES

These are times of emptiness and blight
In the silence and I’m inside a wilderness of night

It’s never been quite like those summer afternoons
When we stared at the clouds til we gazed at the moon
These are times of loneliness and spite

But I’ve lost you so many times, I’ve finally lost the will to try
If being alone is the only way, and I have been bled dry,
And there’ll never be a you and me,
Why do I write this endlessly?
How can I find a way to let this die

These are days of helplessness and pain, once again
The night before i only laughed and cried, and prayed to the satellites

Because the smoke in your eyes is inside of me
And there’s a fire in your voice that has taken me
You were a light in the dark like i can’t believe
And i was caught inside

Millions of people in millions of cities feel this let down
But if i ever felt that i needed you, it’s twice as much this time
And you’re closer to me than you’ll ever be,
But you’re still light years away from me,
And I’d love to break your heart like you broke mine

SATAN AND DAPHNE

I am talking without speaking
On this lost and angry night
I am seeing without vision
As you drag me from the light

And i am tired now, and i am worn
I have summoned every shred of will
And stood up through the storm
Up through the storm

There is a path that I had weathered
Through obsession and debris
And forever I’d been shackled
To the hope you stole from me

And every night, when bells would ring
I felt them from within
Trapped in this room with you
This womb with you
As parasitic twins

Could you have been the one who made me want to live?
It seems so simple now to hide away this gift
I risked it all to be with you
Envenomed in our sacrament
But if this saves my skin, I will leave you