Sinister

 

Carpe Diem

My will be done

We’ll shed the skin of what we’ve been

Metamorphosis 

 

Enslaved by the cowards who hide in ivory towers

The time they take, the backs they break, souls devoured

I’ll bite the hand that fed me 

Finally I am ready

To speak against what kept me in silence

I’m overcome by violence

These thoughts they are not my own

Mutiny by the heirs to the throne

Hark!

No angel calls

As we break down these walls

 

We can mend, severe inequity

Restore the balance, free me

 

We have been hiding beyond the light

Cloaks and daggers poised to fight

We will reclaim our place in time

Brothers and sisters in kind

Raise up your voices

Unite!

We will be defined by what we are leaving

What we are leaving behind

 

Hark!

No angel cries

As we watch the world change with open eyes

 

Are we ready?

Is the strength inside?

To change our lives

To leave this all behind

I know you are fading, and slowly so will I

Why don’t we make this count for something?

I want to know that when I die

I’ll sleep, well

 

No matter how hard I scrub

The stain will remain, 

Forever shackled down

We don’t change

I sink

Dragged down by every link in a chain I can’t break

There is nothing left for you to take

 

…I can’t break

Inherit

 

We saw the world through weathered eyes

No longer lost and mesmerized

Withered broken and hopeless we said goodbye to consciousness and gave our lives away

Piece by piece we fall apart

We die

An endless cycle embraced with open arms

 

…Fear

This virus feeds on us

Behold the end of trust

 

Our hearts have no pulse

The gears still grind

In this age of endless repetition

 

With grins that send shivers down my spine

Will it steal the only innocence we ever had?

Don’t tell me life must be this way

When even darkness fades with the light of a new day

 

Sometimes I think that we are drowning

So lost in this life

In strange surroundings

I can find my way through this life

It’s mine to own

Life’s for now

It is not forever

 

You’ll see a world that’s destroying everything in sight

The poison’s running deep

The current’s too hard to fight

 

Sorry, you must endure the heartache you will face

Day to day for this is the beginning

 

Shivers down my spine

Will it steal the only innocence we ever had?

Don’t tell me life must be this way

When we don’t know how amazing it could be

 

Sometimes I think that we are drowning

So lost in this life

In strange surroundings

I can find my way through this life

It’s mine to own

Life’s for now, it is not forever

 

This world once lit by inner light

Grew dark so be the spark to reignite

The fire that once burned within our hearts

Bestow hope that never parts

….. We will walk this journey hand in hand

ALCHEMY

 

Malfeasance manifests in this calamity

This Trojan horse

Hidden behind the wall

It came to me

When it answered my call

My life was never the same

As it took another prisoner

Then it locked me away

 

Grant me my happiness!

 

Make me forget how I’m worthless and best guess

My favourite way to supress

The pain and scars that define

The living, broken testament to this condemned blood line

 

Sedated pain again

Run as fast as you can

A medicated mind hides behind your misery

Face yourself before it’s too late

Free yourself from this chemical fate

Will you walk or be carried out?

 

Now my thoughts collapse in this relapse

It seems I fall into the same traps

I had in a former day

Now I hate the broken image that this poem portrays

 

Who is starring back at me?

 

Is this what I’ve become?

I can’t run, no, I’m under the gun

If this is true reflection, if this is real

I’ve been destroying myself

I need to heal

 

Sedated pain again

Run as fast as you can

A medicated mind hides behind your misery

Face yourself before it’s too late

Free yourself from this chemical fate

Will you walk or be carried out?

 

For so long, it felt so empty

Always trying to force a smile

I found some hope has that kept me

Living here in the now

Dig deep

Find the strength inside to be what you want to be

I found my way through a life I left behind me

 

Your life is here and then it’s gone

Pain will come, but carry on

Our hearts were made for this

Broken dreams and divine bliss

 

Reach out and never let go

Seek help and always know

Life’s what you make of it

It’s never too late to change this

 

Look in the mirror

What do you see?

Are you the master of your destiny?

 

Anchors

 

Weighed down by anchors as we travel the sea

We’re finding ourselves in tragedy

It’s all we are

We came so far

Still now, we cast our lives to the deep

 

Set sail for the maiden voyage

Not knowing what lies ahead

These waters aren’t safe to travel

The ocean will keep it’s dead

 

Still we travel forward

Through squalls and storms within

The skies are changing colours and a storm is moving in

Trapped by the current

Alone

With no shores in sight

We’re lost

Without constellations 

Holding on until morning’s light

Trapped by the test at hand

Gasping every breath we can

We can’t turn back now

Survive this some how

 

Weighed down by anchors as we travel the sea

We’re finding ourselves in tragedy

It’s all we are

We came so far

Still now, we cast our lives to the deep

 

So deep down inside us

Under every lock and key

There is a life worth saving

So please don’t give up on me

Don’t throw yourself to the drink

Just take a second

Please stop and think

 

It could all be gone as soon as it came

Remember nothing ever ceases motion, or stays the same

This is life

Complex and finite true

But after all that you’ve been through

Don’t let this drown you, don’t let it drown you

 

Home sick our hearts pump slowly, pulses fading

No shores in sight through the darkness we’ve been wading

Sinking, sinking, so it’s all hands on deck

Or go down and be another undiscovered shipwreck 

 

The choice is ours to make

To stand strong or break

 

Never lost

Yet we’re never found

We’re always at sea and never on solid ground

So float here with me, and we’ll make it through             

Storm as it may, so long as I’m with you

 

 Ignorance

 

I see this life before me

I see an empty road

My mind is weakening with thoughts that rust and corrode

It’s in these darkest moments

We need to find the light

The only way through struggle is the will to fight

 

I won’t back down, no, I will never give in

To change these problems is to change what has been

There was a falling out between the origins of life and the city scene

 

Broken windows

Smoke that chokes and poisons

The air is thick

Darkness fills the sky

 

It’s all around us

Everything I see

A world that’s dying

Such tragedy

The fires rage while the embers grow

What will be left here tomorrow?

We are set apart in the night

While the hopeful burn so bright

We will wait with our chains in hand

For a means to the end of despair

 

There is no hope in hostility

We can’t let it take the best of everything

I think we’re starting to see the forest amongst the trees

This is not the ending

How could it be?

 

We are young and we are still finding the world that we built

The world that we built we are burning

With all our might

We are slowly awakened

The pain in our hearts is slowly fading out

Rebuild the bridges we’ve burned

Remember the lessons we’ve learned

 

Ignorance is bliss…

 

Every tear once shed

Every drop once bled

Left the glass empty with all the words unsaid

 

We are young and are learning

The world that we built we are burning

How did we let it get this far?

With all our might

We are slowly awakened

The pain in our hearts is slowly fading out

Rebuild the bridges we’ve burned

Remember the lessons we’ve learned

credits

released October 29, 2015
Recorded at: Hardwrite Records