By Darkness Undone

The Dry Land

Music: Sizer
Lyrics: Walmsley

We are but shades and shadows, little more than dust, empty and hollow

Sullen shades and shadows, little more than dust, broken and empty inside
Heart created hollow, hopeless and lost, loveless, lifeless, and blind

On all these quiet faces, there is no pleasure or pain
Their empty hands hold nothing, barely a flicker, of life still remains

Ghosts upon the gallows, choked by despair, without breath, without joy
Haunted by sorrow, sightless we stare, into the void

When there is no tomorrow, there is no dawn
There is only silence here when all hope has withdrawn

All those we loved in life, ignore and pass us by
Forgotten and forsaken, naught but phantoms, in their eyes

This, is the dry land, where no life dwells
And the stars in the sky have been frozen in time

This is an endless winter, where life is doomed to wither
And restless spirits linger on, like an echo of those who are gone

No rest for the wicked, no promise of peace, only strangers walk these lifeless streets
Here there is no joy or sorrow, no life or love for us to mourn

When there is no tomorrow, there is no dawn
There is only silence here when all hope has withdrawn

This, is the dry land, a place where no life dwells
And the stars in the sky have been frozen in time


Ego Trip

Music: Sizer
Lyrics: Walmsley

I can hear, a voice through the static, white noise and blinding light
My mind, is so erratic, and my thoughts are not my own
I can see a face in the mirror, staring back at me with bloodshot eyes
An expression filled with mounting horror, as I start to realise

There is a voice inside, no-one can hear, that speaks to me in tongues
Like a devil on my shoulder, it whispers in my ear, telling me I don’t belong

No-one knows the secrets I’ve buried, in the darkest corners of my mind
Or the heavy burden I’ve carried, for so long alone
If they knew the depth of my weakness, or the darkness that I’ve tried so hard to hide
Would they see, all the agony, I’ve locked away inside

So many secrets, I’ve hidden for so long, locked tight without a key
Each one a weakness, a symptom of the sickness, that lives inside of me

Come take the ego trip, step inside and see
Take a chance and lose your grip, on the self, on the I, on the me

So be careful what you wish for, you just might lose yourself
Giving up, a little too much, slowly becoming someone else

Some words are better left unspoken, and better left unsaid
Some doors should never be opened, some doors can never be closed again

Now I’m nothing but a voice in the static, lost forever in the blinding light
My mind consumed by panic, my senses overthrown
Though I see a face in the mirror, it’s an image that I do not recognise
I recoil in wordless terror, for the face I see, it is not mine

This inner tempest, has overwhelmed my senses, and left me almost blind (How could I be so blind?)
It is relentless, and I have no defences, against the demons, that live within my mind

Come take the ego trip, step inside and see
Take a chance and lose your grip, on the self, on the I, on the me


A Subtle Surrender

Music: Sizer
Lyrics: Walmsley

Black days, call my name, twisted ways, leading me astray

With their sweet, seductive song, sirens with liars’ tempting tongue

The seconds seem like hours, the minutes pass like days
Time does not heal, it only helps, to hide the pain

It’s a subtle surrender, giving in to the constant pressure, as the tide begins to rise
It’s an everyday disaster, and now you’re sinking faster, beneath the rising tide

As the pressure starts to rise, as it builds behind your eyes, you feel it start to drag you under
All the emptiness inside, all the wounds you’ve tried to hide, dragging you down and bleeding you dry

As the pressure starts to rise, dragging you down, and bleeding you dry
Dragging you down, and bleeding you dry

Every word is like a weapon, every moment leaves its mark
Sticks and stones may break me, but nothing leaves a deeper scar

It’s a subtle surrender, giving in to the constant pressure, as the tide begins to rise
It’s an everyday disaster, and now you’re sinking faster, beneath the rising tide

As the pressure starts to rise, as it builds behind your eyes, you feel it start to drag you under
All the emptiness inside, all the wounds you’ve tried to hide, dragging you down and bleeding you dry

In silence, we suffer, screaming without sound, fading into darkness, where no-one, can find us
In silence we will drown, as the pressure pulls us down

Black days, call my name, twisted ways, leading me astray

Pain and poison fill your veins, life and death it’s all the same
Every breath, feels like a noose, now there’s nothing left to lose
Touch the razor to your wrist, mark it with a single kiss
Twist the knife, in your back, cut the rope, fade to black

Cut the rope, fade to black…

As the pressure starts to rise, as it builds behind your eyes, you feel it start to drag you under
All the emptiness inside, all the wounds you’ve tried to hide, dragging you down and bleeding you dry


Fragments

Music: Sizer
Lyrics: Walmsley

For so long now, my prayers have gone unheard, every wasted hour, every whispered word
A single answer, one frail reply, would be the only thing I ask of you tonight

This confession brings me to my knees, taking the last thing I had to believe

How did I ever fall so far? How did I let it fall apart? How did it ever come to this? How did I let it slip away?

Fragments of faith, are all that remain, traces of something I cannot reclaim
Fragments of faith, I cannot replace, and now I don’t believe in you

The night grows darker, without you by my side, the road seems longer, without you as my guide
The path before me, has faded to grey, and in your absence, I have lost my way

This temptation, never seems to pass, longing for something that I can never have

How can I face it all again? How can I bring it to an end?
How can I ever let you go? How can I face this all alone?

Fragments of faith, are all that remain, traces of something I cannot reclaim
Fragments of faith, I cannot replace, and now I don’t believe in you

And now, I don’t believe in you, there is too much damage, too much to ever undo

Beaten, and broken, by the weight of wasted years, all the words that I have spoken, have fallen on deaf ears

Torn and tattered, bruised and battered for so long, nothing seems to matter, now that you, now that you are gone

Fragments of my shattered faith, scattered on this barren ground
In the absence, of your grace, there is no solace to be found


A Legacy Of Loss

Music: Snowdon / Sizer
Lyrics: Walmsley

Born with nothing we crawl into this world, naked and frail, pale and alone
Searching for something, a place to call home, endlessly seeking and answer, marching into the unknown

When we are only a memory, what then will be our legacy?

So they say the weight of the future, rests heavily, on our shoulders
Day by day we are all getting older, day by day, our lives are slipping away

Step by step we move forward, struggling on, we suffer and slave, and expire
Shedding our blood, in the name of desire, adding our bodies, one by one to the funeral pyre

What will be left behind, when the hourglass runs dry?

So they say the weight of the future, rests heavily, on our shoulders
Day by day we are all getting older, day by day, our lives are slipping away

Piece by piece, we abandon our dreams, giving in to blissful apathy

So we grasp at whatever we can, feeling time as it slips through our hands
But our lives are built upon sand, always shifting, and we cannot hold on

But time is a river, washing away, every memory, and every trace
And all that we offer, all we have made, will fade into nothing, ’til nothing remains


My Last Breath

Music: Sizer
Lyrics: Walmsley

This is where it ends, where my heart turns black, this is my last breath, as my lungs begin to collapse

There is so much I need you to know, but my words have failed me, my body has betrayed me
There is so much I wish I could say, to keep the angels with me, and keep my demons at bay

Be still, my bleeding heart the time has come, for you to rest
To beat, one last goodbye and then lay silent, in my hollow chest

I knew the answer, before the question left my lips, I knew what you would say, and the price I would pay
The words were on my tongue, and yet I could not speak, my spirit was willing, my flesh was just too weak

This is my last chance, as my blood turns cold, still I reach out my hand, begging you not to go

Guilt bites deep, sinking in its rotten, driven like a nail into the heart of me
I can feel it under my skin, it’s always there, it’s always been

Shame takes hold, senses numb and growing cold, it’s been so long now, the pain is all I know
And now there’s nothing but a void in my chest, an empty space inside me, filled with regret

All that I taste, is metal on my tongue, as I struggle to fill my shattered lungs
And now I make my last request, as I take my final breath

Breathe with me, we will be as one forever
Bleed with me, we will always be together

Breathe with me
Bleed with me

Be still, my bleeding heart the time has come, for you to rest
To beat, one last goodbye and then lay silent, in my hollow chest

This is my last breath


By Darkness Undone

Music: Sizer
Lyrics: Walmsley

I feel the darkness rising, the light is dying, in my eyes

The light has died
Now the shadow starts to rise

As the threads of our lives, begin to unwind
The pattern is broken, the shadow will rise
From dust we were gathered, to dust we return

From ashes to ashes, from dust into dust, this moment so fragile, it cannot be touched

These fragile ties, they bind us together, forever entwined
Time after time, the wheel keeps on turning, weaving the fabric of our lives

The shadow has come, to swallow the sun, our dreams have unravelled, by darkness undone

From light into shadow, from dawn until dusk, one single lifetime, is never enough

These tender lives, we tell to each other, so desperate to hide
As the threads unwind, we grasp at our purpose, for all things a perfect place and time

The shadow has come, to swallow the sun, our dreams have unravelled, by darkness undone

Severing the ties that bind, watching one by one, as they come undone
With the passage of time, all things come, to the end of the line

As the threads of our lives, begin to unwind
The pattern is broken, the shadow will rise
From dust we were gathered, to dust we return

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