Violet

by HadesMachine

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1.
We've seen the burning corpses Smelled the stench of unwashed masses Fields of weathered remains collapsing in dust and decay And still we stay. A damned wolf remained. Searching for scraps and children Too sick and tired to escape We feast on the weak Slavering on hands and knees Cry out the same refrain A damned wolf remained. We'll sleep beneath their ashes Breed in our dead enclaves We'll kill the young to save the old Til the rest of them are wiped away A damned wolf remained.
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04:05
We skulk into the night Our wicked worms keep turning Our deeds in infamy, somnambulance and treachery Beyond the walls of sleep Wrest control from you to me That's right, my will be done Yeah, my will be done You never wanted You never wished for Things best forgotten on the kitchen floor Strung from their rafters Strewn on their sills These voices guide you The urge to kill. Possession! You suffer in silence You suffer unto me Possession! Look what we've done Oh now look what we're doing to me. We skulk into the night We keep your home fires burning bright 'Cause arson covers every trace Beyond the walls of sleep This virulent impersonality Cruor etched lines on fist and face You never wanted You never wished for Things best forgotten on the bathroom floor Strung from their rafters Strewn on their sills These voices guide you The urge to kill. Your eyes, replete with decadence Their haunted with the faceless fallen This body... it's rotten to the core While the strain wears through in entropy. Entropy! Behind your mind in waking times Oh you can't stop 'cause I won't let you die!
3.
She was holding her head Rocking back and forth Muttering under her breath Rope burns around her neck Still I sit on my stool and was away the world Oh there's no one to go home to They left long ago And I was just leaving too There's plenty of time for grieving, fools. Every door was open and we keep walking through Tedium and shuffling Nowhere to stay and nowhere to go It's not uncommon to waste away in fear We gnash our teeth and we cut our arms Oh the pain in fake but the guilt... oh the guilt is real. And I was just leaving too There's plenty of time for grieving, fools. No one's living and no one's dying I'll see you around When you sort it out we'll dig a little deeper now One day I laid down on the side of the street Waiting for infinity to come call on me But no one seemed to care and no one stopped to stare I was always there. I am always there.
4.
Board the windows and bar the doors When the shit hits the fan I'm hittin' the floor I gotta tell ya, I don't feel alright I got her bound by the feet and wrists and I think I'm gonna drink til I'm thoroughly pissed Smoke 'em if you got 'em It's gonna be a long night How could it end when they used to be friends? Neighbors, families all around me trying to get in I closed the door on the outside world Paranoid? Well I think not You're out to get me You're all I got. There's a part of me that won't give in It's rending tight, right through her skin Denial reigns and sense resigns Restraint gave way and panic ensued It's a special moment from me to you Like an abbatoir on your settee It couldn't end well They used to be friends... Neighbors, families all around me - they're dying to get in I closed the door on the outside world Paranoid? Well I think not You're out to get me You're all I got. Well there's no more room in here And there's no more room up... up there And there's no more room in hell. If it's the end of times I guess that's just fine The responsibility is out of my hands It slips away as your flesh gives way It breaks my heart It breaks my heart Til death Til death Until the dead tear us apart.
5.
Grey afternoons, sunless and sullenly To all that is lost it was everything Rose oil scented bedclothes Ghostly fading flowers To all that remains it's worth nothing Pacing the rugs threadbare Longing to have her here Table measured for two and found wanting To spit the final rites Testing my resolve To all that's in my way it's all I know Resist the darkest hours I know I tried It's just too much to bear sometimes Manic empty circles where my eyes used to be Hold on, I'm on my way to free you from your grave Do you sleep in safety or lie awake at night? It's not our last tomorrow It's not our last goodbye I hear your still heart beating from deep beneath the soil You are just as lovely as when they laid you low A field of withered lillies stretch before me tonight We'll lie in grievous pastures Your cold dead hands in mine We stayed up all hours talking endlessly Our conversations are a bit one sided, honestly Still she listed to every word, head tilted to one side She doesn't miss her friends, and well, neither do I
6.
Don't open the grave where my dead heart lies rotting If this coffin's rockin' don't bother knockin' You don't want in Don't say that you're scared if you hear me screaming You'll be pretty screwed Your brains smell like food from six feet away How was I to know the pain of death wouldn't suit me to lie here? And you wouldn't want the kisses I'll give Don't ever return If you have to ask why dear You buried me once before you whore Don't open the grave
7.
What if I told you you were right? That all the promises were there to get us through this night Would you tell me I was wrong? If all we've become If everything comes undone? We were destitute as empty graves Searching for ourselves but there was no one left to save I won't believe I refuse to grieve I watch it fall apart I watched you fall apart We can't just leave it for today We can't just put it on then throw it all away And now it won't be long... Fear taking hold and dragging on Should you leave before the dawn eats away our souls Should we end or lose control? We can't just leave it for today We can't just put it on then throw it all away And if what we have dies tonight Know you did nothing wrong You did nothing wrong

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released July 21, 2020

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