Metamorphosis

by Dreaded Silence

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1.
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
2.
05:45
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
3.
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
4.
05:05
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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

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

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released June 6, 2010

Music: Dreaded Silence / Lyrics: Ken Gillis

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