Hourglass

by Dreaded Silence

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1.
End time reflecting on regret Empty space between birth and death Mark meaningless increments of time Staring at my hands, I count the lines My earthly body breaking down I mourn for the peace I never found Lamentation for a long lost day I close my eyes as I decay The rot sets in Under my skin Through my veins, flesh and bone I never found a home Nowhere to be The last of me Now I waste away With nothing left to say I wish I could relive my life I know I would live it right This time I never knew where to begin I only found a place to end I regret this life I never lived These are the last words on my lips
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04:21
I will never let you see light I will never let you breathe life I will always keep you inside I will never let you fly too high You are my only hope in this world You are the one thing that I must keep safe My hope to fly lies in you If you fall from the sky I will fall too When you leave I will be the space between your feathers And when I'm gone, I'll be the wind that lifts you to great heights You are my fledgling You are mine to protect I'll never let anyone take you away I can't keep you under my wing forever I must let you fly I will let you fly away Far from here As long as you Always keep me near I will always let you see light I will always let you breathe life I will always be by your side I know it's time to release you to the sky
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04:49
This voice is a vessel for the hopeless For the voiceless and the fragile A vessel for those who look skyward Longing to leave this cold earth behind This voice is a vessel for the breathless For the motionless and the dying A vessel for those who stare blindly Waiting for change beyond their control For the motherless droves who've given up And pinned their hopes on falling stars This voice is a vessel for the faithless For the nameless and the broken A vessel for those who look downward Those unable to lift their heads high A vessel for those who stare bleakly Burdened by the pain in their eyes Those who've heard my cold voice calling "who has stolen the stars from the sky?" I will carry you far from here Further than you could know I will help you reach the end Never to descend A vessel to carry you to a place in the sky I will be your sacrifice, your vessel A place where we can shine our lanterns high Connecting in the plains of darkness I will carry you, I'll birth you to the sky I will be your sacrifice, your vessel A place where we can shine our lanterns high Connecting in the plains of isolation Deliverance into unending light Scattered like ephemeral embers in the night Sent above to cast a glow so bright Together I know we can make it right
4.
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 weakly 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

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released May 14, 2013

Music: Dreaded Silence / Lyrics: Ken Gillis

Ken Gillis - Lead Vocals
Mike Orifice - Guitar / Backing Vocals
Scott Green - Guitar / Backing Vocals
Dana Chishom - Bass

Paris Thibault - Flute on "Gone By Daybreak"

Produced by Dreaded Silence, Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Dana Chisholm

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