Black Sails in the Sunset

Strength Through Wounding

Through our bleeding we are one! Through our bleeding we are one! Through our bleeding we are one! Through our bleeding we are one! Through the darkness breaks the light. Through the light unending pain. Deify the wretched ones until the darkness comes again. Through our bleeding we are one! Through our bleeding we are one! Through our bleeding we are one! Through our bleeding we are one!

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

I know it’s here we retreat, for where else could we go? To great disbelief there is somewhere we belong. In negative space supposed flaws go unseen, but our strength is shown. In darkness together we’re bringing the light. In darkness together we are forming. The fire tomorrow is born of the night. In darkness together we ignite. From all we’ve been shunned but we found a new home. To great discontent it is greatness that we own. In luminous eyes, reflections of fear absolute. All hate what we’ve become.

In darkness together we’re bringing the light. In darkness together we are forming.  The fire tomorrow is born of the night. In darkness together we ignite. Through our will we bring fear. Left to burn beneath the sun. We are one. When daylight forms blinding walls where do we go? Days arid are scorching all. When daylight forms blinding, binding walls where do we go? The darkness calls.

Exsanguination

Welcome the whole new pain, and take comfort in all you’ve become. I waved as I passed myself along the way. I have arrived so unashamed, but my reflection no longer seems the same. It seems much dimmer now… it seems so dim. Just stumble and fall into a world that’s overcrowded. And you will find me. Won’t recognize me. And I wont recognize myself.

I’ve arrived so unashamed, but all my senses no longer seem the same. I can sense everything. My sight’s so clear. Just stumble and fall into a world that’s overcrowded. And you will find me. Won’t recognize me. And I wont recognize myself. In an instant my life just slipped away. I fought for life. The whole time you were holding me down. You watched me dying. Holding me down, you brought my rebirth. Holding me down, you watched me dying. Holding me down, you brought my rebirth. Just stumble and fall into a world that’s overcrowded. And you will find me. Won’t recognize me. And I wont recognize myself.

Malleus Maleficarum 

Open my eyes as I submerge, and I won’t deny what I’ve been since birth. I’ll die drowned by your standards. Breathe in the life of the summer’s death as the orange and red breathe their first breath, so welcome as they’re burning through. We all begin to burn. Autumn’s flame dances in my eyes. Set alight for all we’ve learned. My ashes falling.

My skin is singed but it heals my heart, and with glowing pride I’ll wear my scars. I’m honored by your hatred. Leaves fall, we arise again, and the end impending, it will begin. So welcome as it’s burning through. We all begin to burn. Autumn’s flame dances in my eyes. Set alight for all we’ve learned. My ashes falling. Ashes fall and I’m rising up again. Ashes fall. Ashes fall. Ashes fall as we all arise. We all begin to burn. Autumn’s flame dances in my eyes. Set alight for all we’ve learned. My ashes falling.

Narrative Of Soul Against Soul

To the wounded: I have seen the self image that they’ve forced you to reduce to shattered glass, with the only remaining value lying in its jagged edges. But the few who warrant waking for await their recognition. No fear of death but with fear of life, your weakness kills everyone. So live.

Angels for everyone. For no lack of searching I cant seem to find one. Angels in everyone. What of all their promises? Can’t seem to find much more than lies. Angels in anyone. A permanent solution to a temporary problem. Before I’d lay me down to rest, I’d throw away everything to live.

Clove Smoke Catharsis

Lean against the night and laugh as I try to scale the wall. Ignored futility fills the air. You’re only there to watch me fall. Watch me fall. Watch me. If only pure sweetness was offered, why’s this bitter taste left in my mouth? If I could catch my breath just to exhale, I’d know that I held it in too long.

From above comes a faint smile. A new vantage, such a view. Familiarity now disowned. Just sit and stare, as I walk away. Watch me. If only pure sweetness was offered, why’s this bitter taste left in my mouth? If I could catch my breath just to exhale, I’d know that I held it in too long.

The Prayer Position

Now peel the skin back from the flesh. Steal the flesh back from the starving static minds. From nature we must stray, to clarity we’ll climb. Deadly impulse seems so natural. Just look beyond it and well find a brand new evolution. Here begins a brand new line. And in the distance there’s a gathering that no longer seems so far away. Pushed to our knees so let us pray, and all together we’ll bring the real rain. Watch all that’s wasted wash away, so let it come. Our will be done.

Stature retrieved, regain our form. Break free from instinct that’s left us all confined. From nature we must stray to clarity well climb. Tradition ingrained, now impermissible. Now comes a call for all to find a brand new evolution. Here begins a brand new line. And in the distance there’s a gathering that no longer seems so far away. Pushed to our knees so let us pray, and all together well bring the real rain. Watch all that’s wasted wash away, so let it come. Our will be done.

I cant help but fear, look to my species and tremble, to think that God is just…And in the distance there’s a gathering that no longer seems so far away. Pushed to our knees so let us pray, and all together well bring the real rain. Watch all that’s wasted wash away, so let it come. Our will be done.

No Poetic Device

I’ve been dreaming, I’ve been dreaming, I was lucid.  Blood was seeping, it was seeping from my pores. Who’d believe that it was all my own decision? Cracked faces and medicated smiles. Set fire to my home before I turned and walked back in. For every needle open my chest and insert ten pins. I just anticipate what awaits when I awake…break. I die, I die in my daydreams.

I’ve been dreaming, I’ve been dreaming, I was lucid.  Blood was seeping, it was seeping from my pores. Who’d believe that it was all my own decision? The gardens have all been overgrown. I pushed my hand through the thorns just to crush the final rose. A deadly secret only I suffer to know. I can’t eradicate what awaits when I awake…break. I die, I die in my daydreams.

The Last Kiss 

Hung in your room, swaying, hoping only that you’ll see. All by myself, I’m alone in such poor company. The deeper I think, the deeper I seem to sink. I can’t stop the insects that are feeding. Pull the needles from beneath my skin. I broke myself, shattered, tied a bow around every piece. You’ll love the eyes. Have they always shown so vacantly? The more I show, the less you’ll want to know. I can’t stop the insects that are feeding. Pull the needles from beneath my skin.

Now I’m on display. I am becoming. Hurt myself today. It’s all for you. Do you like, do you like, what I’m becoming? Cut myself today. It’s all for you. I part the night, flashing, approaching as I watch you flee. Pushed through your panes. Seems I’ve landed quite uncomfortably. But as I pass through souls of broken glass, I can’t stop the insects that are feeding. Pull the needles from beneath my skin.

Now I’m on display. I am becoming. Hurt myself today. It’s all for you. Do you like, do you like, what I’m becoming? Cut myself today. It’s all for you. Please don’t ask me just what I think, trust me, you don’t want to know. Please don’t ask me to open up, trust me, trust me, because I can’t. Now I’m on display. I am becoming. Hurt myself today. It’s all for you. Do you like, do you like, what I’m becoming? Cut myself today. It’s all for you.

Weathered Tome

They’re coming round again. I’ve returned and they’ve been waiting. Their aged offerings received and returned, passed through wet eyes. I tremble as I feel them rolling in for, my sins, the old ghosts know. So chilling as I feel them mourn within my soul. As the mourning grows. Unfold before me.

Turn back the page again. Twenty-four hours spent wishing that the day was never ending. Shadows of glory shading my heart again. Recall the summer when I left my heart to cool beneath the shadows. I’m coming ‘round again. I’ve returned and no one’s been waiting. I strain my eyes to see but its so hard to read old tags on the fallen walls.

At A Glance

No haven now as I watch it pour from everywhere, just like the storm that has come out of thin air. Gentle caresses, just as paper thin – frail and only – lack the strength to hold. What if could go to sleep for days? Would you count the hours? Or would your restlessness consume fading memories of me?

Fall into open arms that offer their protection. Quick to deny that they’re open to deceit. Long to believe that support will never cease. Bitter and lonely, those they’ve left before. What if could go to sleep for days? Would you count the hours? Or would your restlessness consume fading memories of me?

The vibrant heart so quickly growing old, the warmest eyes so quickly growing cold. Just a glance for they don’t care to see what becomes of me. The vibrant heart so quickly growing old, the warmest eyes so quickly growing cold. Just a glance for they don’t care to see what becomes of me. What if could go to sleep for days? Would you count the hours? Or would your restlessness consume fading memories of me? What if could go to sleep for days? Would you count the hours? Or would your restlessness consume fading memories of me?

God Called In Sick Today

Lets admire the pattern forming. Murderous filigree. I’m caught in the twisting of the vine. Go ascend with ivy climbing. Ignore and leave for me the headstone crumbling behind. I can’t help my laughter as she cries. My soul brings tears to angelic eyes.

Lets amend the classic story. Close it so beautifully. Ill let animosity unwind. Steal away the darkened pages hidden so shamefully. I’ll still feel the violence of the lies. I can’t stand my laughter as they cry. My soul brings tears to angelic eyes. And miles away my mother cries. Omnipotence nurturing malevolence.

Midnight Sun [Hidden Track]

What went down on the side of the road? What I saw at the edge of the sea. Only those elements time cannot wear. And they follow. What seeped out through the cracks of time? What sucks out the color in me? What awaits beyond infinity? Beyond and to all time I stand. Beyond and to all time I stand.

What blew in with the great gale? What weighed down the falling leaves? What came forth from the remains? What has always lived and gone unseen? What has caused the night to fall? Who speaks of eternity? Who awakes tonight eternally? Beyond and to all time I stand. Beyond and to all time I stand. Beyond and to all time I stand. Beyond and to all time I stand. I stand, I stand. To all time, I stand. And to all time…

Go! (O my soul love, I pray thee pity me. From out this dark gulf where this poor heart lies, a barren world hemmed in by leaden skies. Where horror flies at night, and blasphemy. For half the year the sickly sun is seen. The other half thick night lies on the land. A country bleaker than the polar strand. No beasts, no brooks, nor any shred of green. There never was a horror which surpassed this icy sun’s cold cruelty)

Beyond and to all time I stand. Beyond and to all time I stand. Beyond and to all time I stand. Beyond and to all time I stand. I stand, I stand, I stand! (O my soul love, I pray thee pity me. From out this dark gulf where my poor heart lies, a barren world hemmed in by leaden skies)

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