Anathema

by To the Sun

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released March 6, 2012

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Track Name: Hope Hangs
i did not
til that morning realize
the sheer full wrought
size of your common stop sign
they span
from wall to living room wall
i can
not think of a better cure at all
for a hangover
i sleep
for twelve fine hours a day
to keep
conscious thought away
and sometimes i swear
that the colors in my dreams
are beyond compare
with any i have seen
with open eyes
and you know life is long
and longing never forgone
but here's hoping this song's
gravity pulls us along
in all your footfalls
must follow a lingering tune
weaving wavelengths 'round
the air where your curves move
and hope hangs with christ
tied up in that suicide
but god what is there i
haven't already tried
that rainy
three-mile walk all for
some candy
from your register
i'd make
twice and not give a fuck
how late
for work i was
i was
and you know life is long
and longing never forgone
but here's hoping this song's
gravity pulls us along
in all your footfalls
must follow a lingering tune
weaving wavelengths 'round
the air where your curves move
and hope hangs with christ
tied up in that suicide
but god what is there i
haven't already tried
in all your footfalls
must follow a lingering tune
weaving wavelengths 'round
the air where your curves move
and as long as i care
to carry a melody
where i'll go is where
i might keep you near to me
i said
where i'll go is where
i might keep you near to me
Track Name: Webs and Schisms
hail the descent of days
the fervor wont to fade
while the living devise
their demise to delay
attraction's been laced
with polymerase
love and hate
are exactly the same
self-affirming narcissism
that we trench in
to catch our reflections
and beyond is a chasm
webs and schisms
and a girl with grey eyes
once dreamt of drowning
so to give the world
its proper grounding
she tore down the blue skies
left horizons searing
love and hate
are exactly the same
self-affirming narcissism
that we trench in
to catch our reflections
and beyond is a chasm
webs and schisms
both old lies of
lone perspective
both old lies of
lone perspective
both old lies of
lone perspective
both old lies of
lone perspective
both old lies of
lone perspective
Track Name: Man Made Fear of the Flowing Light
the view from
the view from the precipice
the view from
the view from the precipice
man made fear of the flowing light
were we were left here hidden from sight
man made fear of the flowing light
were we were left here hidden from sight
from the highest crest of his brow
luminescence came crashing down
gone bleach white, soaking the ground
spewing visions all around
the maimed frame bent up in pain
the sight stains the brain with shame
now which was it that made them lame?
which name, succoring, came to blame?
the view from the precipice
is kaleidoscopic
the view from the precipice
is kaleidoscopic
the view from the precipice
is kaleidoscopic
the view from the precipice
is kaleidoscopic
the view from
the view from the precipice
the view from
the view from the precipice
it's the light here that defines
as night, dear, softly sighs
a wight clearly outlined
and his plight is so assigned
and his plight is so assigned
Track Name: The World Is a Slick Slope into a Dark Abyss
the earth is a ball of souls
throwing sparks off into space
each a speck of sporadic life
streaking towards a cold sea of death
the world is a slick slope
into a dark abyss
each second if we look up
where we used to be
is a mile above us
our hold ephemeral
the sight of that light
is a long faded memory
most struggle so hard against the fall
but in the emptiness of eternity
our lives do not matter at all
we are just wisps of consciousness
constructing fragile melodies
sending them into nothingness
how rare if by some reckless chance
a fool's beautiful
two should share decent
and how terrifying to have
slipped far, where none are
tracing a faint and dying path
most struggle so hard against the fall
but in the emptiness of eternity
our lives do not matter at all
we are just wisps of consciousness
constructing fragile melodies
sending them into nothingness
there is no difference we can make
we were handed only one chance
and we must live our given fates
before we're extinguished at last
Track Name: Solitude
a flicker flared
sent to wander
about my room
a passing dream
we won't remember
the potent ruse
the glassy gleam
captured never
we play the fools
our entire lives
held together
in a neural bloom
as the thick royal
blue daylight
slips away
a slow procession
of headlights
has will to wade
its wavering way
through windows splayed
and at the wall
each brightened stalls
til filled with light
they singe the sight
and spilling wide
begin to slide
in fast ascent
from existence
these cold corners are
airy borders on
a dream gone by morning
lit here briefly
and abandoned silently
a flicker flared
sent to wander
about my room
a passing dream
we won't remember
the potent ruse
the glassy gleam
captured never
we play the fools
our entire lives
held together
in a neural bloom
there is beauty
there is beauty
there is beauty like no other
there is beauty
there is beauty like no other
in solitude
Track Name: Anathema
I once had a solemn vision
of a golden light everlasting
there was a chorus there of women
all praising impossible things
perfection is an idle place
every breath there taken goes
while hands atrophy and waste
to maintaining the strong falsetto
how quickly eternity grows old
its blinding light fell back on the stars
though in purgatory I have been told
you're allowed to play guitar

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