Metamorphosis

by Dreaded Silence

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Compilation release, containing 2005's Jet Black, Blood Red and 2007's Oblivion Never Came

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released 06 June 2010

Music: Dreaded Silence / Lyrics: Ken Gillis

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Track Name: Metamorphosis
Into exile behind pinnacles of stone
Betrayer in darkness
Desperate and alone
I left you to wander
With vengeance in my eye
I left you to wander
I left you on the mountainside
To die

No sign of shelter
You build a fire for warmth
Above, white wings
Look like stars in the night
A horde in the night
The cold dusk air brings
The torch flickers
A beacon for gossamer wings

The moths come closing in
The moths tear holes in your skin
Bearing their spawn within
Let the metamorphosis begin

Masses forming under your skin
Let the metamorphosis begin
They are moving in you
They seek shelter in you

Compelled through the wilderness
On the wings of change
The masses are moving you to flame

Everything is changing
You lost yourself on the mountainside
Fall into the fire
Consumed by parasites

The moths come bursting through
From the flesh and blood cocoon
Emerging from within you
Let the metamorphosis conclude

Left a hollow husk
For the departing dusk
Track Name: Control
Sometimes I think I'm never going to escape
But I'll take my chances with the wolves
Sometimes I never even want to escape
When I'm gone, I'm gone for good
Every thought seems to remind me
To get up and leave this place
Because I just want to leave you behind
Turn my head and walk away

But the wolves are at my door
And the screws are turning in their hinges
I left you wanting more
And the pack is here for me
I feel unsure
Something in my stomach twinges
But the wolves are at my door
And they're here to set me free

The walls are crumbling around me
And the wolves are scratching at the dust

I want to be alone
Away from your control

I'm running with the wolves
And I am prey to chase
I'd rather be consumed
Than look upon your face

I want to be alone
Away from your control

I hear their plaintive cries at the moon
Echoing through me as they pursue
I feel their hot breath
As their fangs tear into me
I feel them salivate
The wolves will set me free

Your fangs tore a part of me away
I will never be the same
Now I become the wolf
And you become my prey
Track Name: A World Without Sleep
You were hear once
But you didn't breathe
Your reflection still warms the sheets
A moth floats through the open door
I can feel you watching me

Watching

I will never dream of you
In a world without sleep
And I will never have a dream come true
In a world without sleep

I lie awake
Emptiness surrounds me
I feel so lucid now
Digital alarm clock glow
The only light I see
I feel your warmth beside me now

I can feel you closing in again
The moth was drawn to your glow
Hovering above my bed
Harbinger of death
Cut the thread of destiny

I closed my eyes
But oblivion never came
I heard the rhythm of the moth's wings
Whisper your name
I threw the window open
And the moth went free
To fly alone in a sleepless world
Until you breathe

I will never dream of you
In a world without sleep
And I will never have a dream come true
In a world without sleep

I closed my eyes
But oblivion never came
I heard the rhythm of the moth's wings
Whisper your name
I threw the window open
And the moth went free
To fly alone on dust-covered wings
In a world without sleep
Track Name: Exile
Living behind the walls
Days pass with no movement at all
I see no faces here
I have all but disappeared
So bring me back to life

I will bring you back to life
I will make you make you mine

Living in real time
Days pass but they are not mine
I see your face clearer
I have nearly disappeared
So bring me back to life

I will bring you back to life
I will make you make you mine

Give me a sign
That there's still time
Give me a sign
That you're still mine

Waking under the floor
Days pass but I live no more
I see no face in the mirror
I have merely disappeared
No need to bring me back
Track Name: Ghosts Or A God
I don't believe in ghosts
Or a god, or what I need most
I just need enough of you to sustain
A memory, so my eyes won't strain

Just like white ink on sheets of paper
Disappearing from me like vapor
I thought I knew you
I thought I knew you well

Always in front of me was you
Always chasing a ghost
Always behind me was regret
Always followed by ghosts

I don't need to live my life like a ghost
Or a god, or a parasite's host
I just need enough of you to maintain
The last fragments of me that remain

Things aren't as real as they seem
Sometimes thin air weighs more than concrete
Track Name: Inside The Buzzard Circle
With every step, my feet burden me
Walking with the weight of the sky, spurred towards destiny
A desolate horizon awaits, But I am not alone
Unwanted companions, craving to pick my bones

Keeping their distance, waiting for me to fall
That's when they descend, breathing down my neck as I crawl
The human race, driven birds of prey
Sharp beaks and forked tongues, precious flesh to tear away

Inside the buzzard circle they thrive
Scavengers of life forsaken
Inside the buzzard circle I'm alive
Crawling man with no future

They tear at me
Steal everything
They tear at me

Inside the buzzard circle they thrive
Scavengers of life forsaken
Inside the buzzard circle I'm alive
My life is not worth saving

I have no future
Track Name: Gone By Daybreak
She assured me it would be quick and painless
But the ticking of time is an echo, oh so long
I asked her where we go when we die
She just smiled and kissed my cheek

"To a place where no one knows..."

This pulse in my hand, it's a life, it's a death

She pulls me swiftly by my hand
I see the crowded stairs of the church in a blur
Destined to go somewhere beyond this
It's wearing off as we slide through the door

She said "you always left me wanting more..."

I am just sand in the glass, and I don't fear this departure

Take me into your arms when I'm dead and gone
Hold me close to your heart when I'm dead and gone
Plant me deep in the ground when I'm dead and gone
Dead and gone
Track Name: Jet Black, Blood Red
Paint yourself in the colors that you find in me
Disguise yourself as something that you'll never be
Jet black, blood red
Brushstroke painted

Hang me up on the walls inside your gallery
Drying, writhing, naked there for all to see
Jet black, blood red
Stains my portrait

Spread out over your canvas, awaiting me
Once you are finished, whitewash all I see
Spread out over your canvas, have your way with me
Once you are finished, another masterpiece
Track Name: On Top Of The Glacier
I was climbing with nothing but the wish I held on my back
To be one with the ice, escaping everything I knew
To give up the burden of life without luck on my side
On top of the glacier, I lost my eternity

I lost eternity

I was digging with nothing but nails and desire
To stop time, erase my haunted past and disappear
To bury the burden of life without you by my side
Far below the surface, I found what I was searching for

I found what I was searching for

I was digging a grave just to follow
A dream slipping off the edge of tomorrow
In the tunnel, at the bottom, was you
Your hand reached out to pull me through
Track Name: Fields Of Sorrow
My life you try to take, the soul you wish to break
Where can I get away? I run to my escape
A solitary man, left out of your God's plan
No one to take my hand, I go to unpromised land

I run to my fields of sorrow
It's where you never follow

I'm wandering, I'm lost, as the world around me rots
But the field is always there to shield me from my fears
Shut out the world of lies, perceive it with clear eyes

Shake away my past, find inner peace at last
Haven beneath the trees, dark shade sets me free
Here I reverse my birth, at one again with earth
To seek an afterlife, give me the peace to die