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Eight Ways

(2009)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresAtmospheric Gothic Metal
LabelsPeaceville Records
Album rating :  -
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Eight Ways Lyrics

(12)
Submitted by level Sathanas
1. Formaldehyde (5:26)
Time bent out of shape
A swirl in the waters of Lethe
Time stretched impossibly thin
Webs beneath the laughter

Silence for the master

Time striking poses at life
A prancing and prideful accountant
Time dragging cold feet behind
Webs beneath the laughter

Breathe the sticky sweet
(It is the way, it is the way, the only way)
Never-ending rooms where nothing seems to move
Breathe the sticky sweet
(It is the way, it is the way, the only way)
Liquid clinging hours neatly stowed away
Just endless choking time tracing patterns in the dust

Time waiting only to pass at a glance
So hungry to find and devour us
Time smirks and gloats at our backs,
eating all our hope away
Time, time, time
Time stretched unbearably thin
Webs and woe and laughter

Silence for the master
2. The Little Things (5:02)
Like a rolling tide
Like a gentle slide nears the point where you and I converge
I won't have you say that my wilful ways is a vast new land just now emerging

You know what I am

I'm the fire you thought you'd lost
I'm that breathless touch of frost
The one spell that will endure
The cancer and now the cure

And you seem to find a pleasant peace of mind in the fact that I'd take on the world for you
Does it strike you then, when you withdraw again, that it might be worth your while to see it through?

Make a leap of faith
Trust the riddles and the signs
Cross that cold, forbidding line
Find the trail between the words and chase down what you have stirred

'Cause I know you feel it change
From a whisper to a storm
From a keyhole to a door
From a flow of honeyed brine
to your tremors locked in mine

I was never moved by serenades beneath my window, but by your gentle touch on my spirit and on me

I am!
I am spirit, I am clay
I am growth and I'm decay
I'm a saint ablaze with sin and I end where I begin

And I will not be defined by another's set of rules; by a Reason void of Truth
My own path is mine to choose, but my heart is all for you

It's the little things, like this need to sing
Like the way your voice resounds in me
Like the way you resound in me
3. Armour (5:04)
I'm handing in my guns now
I will stop slipping away like sand between your fingers
For better or for worse,
I yield to you

I will lay my armour down, claim the hunger and the words that were always on my mind
Any triumph breeds defeat
Any blessing holds a curse but for once I won't let go

You laugh at all my twists and turns
The stories I tell find a home in your memory
And by now it is too late to run, so I yield to you

I will lay my armour down, claim the hunger and the words that were always on my mind
Any triumph breeds defeat
Any blessing holds a curse but for once I won't let go

You see me like no other
And I have tired of staring it down, tired of turning to find it all too strong, too strong to let it go
4. Resolution (6:30)
When the time and the place is not my own
I'm okay just as long as you are around

It's just like Eden's door is ajar and desolation's peeking out
Coiled like a snake lies the shadow of a doubt that gnaws at the roots of my heart and dismembers my peace

When I'm caving in
When I loose myself too far from home you'll kill the distance
But I'll close my eyes, close my ears, close my mind and put my head down and run

Is it a coward's heart that trembles in your hand?
There's a fear in me you will never understand, but beneath that fear there's a will of steel and I think you know

Then there's just the little matter of where and when you need to make a stand
Make yourself clear, I'm damn sure that you can
A token of will and resolve is long overdue
I need to know I can depend on your sight, that you know the difference between what's not wrong and what is right and I'll sing and I'll scream 'till you hear me

But it's all right - I don't mind
Build your own words, make your own time
You've got nothing to prove
I know you hold
I know you hold
5. A Different Kind of Hell (5:21)
There are many names for the place I'm in
It's a different kind of hell
There is room enough but too many stairs
No one asks and no one tells

With each door you pass, another set of traps revealed
Pin-on smirks that smell like fear

See behind the pretty faces
There's just no substance underneath
It's all a game, and how I hate it when all their fancy words turn out to mean the same

Let it seep - let it slide
Let it fill you up
You'll feel the little cracks appear
The venom dancing in your blood
You're coming just in time to see me tear

See behind the pretty faces
There's just no substance underneath
It's all a game, and how I hate it when all their fancy words turn out to mean the same

Just a little hope stretched far too long
It's different kind of hell

Just a different kind of hell
6. Riddle Wants the Be (4:11)
This ordeal has made you fret, but you know it's not that bad
We thought ourselves beyond its reach
Well, it seems we've both been had

See, it flows so easily
A ruthless piece of art
And it grows and speaks of mysteries to be
And flips itself to show the deuce of hearts

The riddle wants to be

It rubs our noses in nature's demands and it wrestles our dearest doubts out of our hands

There is a balance of hope and despair
How we bleed for it!
In our need for it all sense disappears

The riddle wants to be
7. Where Dream and Day Collide (5:53)
There's a man far from here who made sure to stay well clear of taking hold or letting go, always choosing not to know
But then his bridges burned
Sometimes still he stops and turns, listening to open skies for broken words and severed ties

And I believe that wordless call he hears sometimes could reach us all

I stayed for so long where dream and day collide
Now I'm on fire

There's a girl, one I know, who wrapped up her heart in snow
Much too proud and much too vain, she thought she could hide her pain in that clean and crispy chill
To this day, she feels it still
Once frozen to the core, she's not who she was before

And I believe that chilling cold she feels sometimes could touch us all

I stayed for so long where dream and day collide
Now I'm on fire

Let it freeze, let it burn
Someday soon it is your turn to fall down as others fell
As they wept, you will as well
8. The Flesh, the Blood and the Man (4:37)
This morning reeks of disaster
A storm waits to unfold
Lover, come feed me your silences
Words could be too sharp and cold

Don't leave me out

I search for signs beneath each stone you're turning
I don't know how to keep myself un-bound
Oh, lover, you smile me such promises and then you veer away and bring my heart back down

Don't leave me out

Fight!
It's too easy to slip into lethargy
Crack a smile to uphold the illusion of truth
Close your eyes and keep getting lost in modality or make your peace with the flesh and the blood and the man

Here comes the haze again
Restless thoughts that chew through their tails much too soon
No answers, but no end to slick replies, empty and useless and groomed

Fight!
It's too easy to slip into lethargy
Crack a smile to uphold the illusion of truth
Don't close your eyes
Stop getting lost in modality
Make your peace
Make your peace with the man
9. Get That Monster Out of Here (5:43)
So now the bringer of unease has reappeared
He has dared to show his face within our walls
His visage hidden in the mouldy earth and his fingers in the waters I had calmed
His intrusion is a presence in the air and the fire is a nuisance to our hearts and he's showing off the secret little thoughts we kept apart

And then the trap will spring
Nip our heels and make us bleed
Just as we found our ease pops a monster out

Behold the travesty!
Get that monster out of here!

He is steadily uprooting all our plans, letting loose the sordid demons we had bound
Turning all our dainty gestures upside down and misplacing all the footholds we had found
Every corner holds a shadow to expose, every closet has a skeleton to show, and he's proudly re-displaying all we worked so hard not to know

And then the trap will spring
Just around our time of need
I fear the change he brings
Get that monster out of here

Behold the travesty!
Get that monster out of here!

I will mask the wounds I could not heal while you set your resolve
We'll be laughing at some joke we played while our options dissolve

It is only fate, my love
Who could wear it down?

Behold the travesty!
Get that monster out of here!
10. Life, Lust & Liberty (4:19)
You know that something's coming and even fools would see the signs
So let's set fire to heaven and smother hell between our thighs

And we will live and we will breathe
(As it will always be)
All the world right at our feet
It is our right, it is our place
(As it will always be)
Life and lust and liberty

In golden fiery letters
Your wicked streak brought forth to shine
So strong and so elusive, a waking dream that is all mine

And we will live and we will breathe
(As it will always be)
All the world right at our feet
It is our right, it is our place
(As it will always be)
Life and lust and liberty

We go beyond the shells of flesh that hide the burning souls

Roaming free or fettered down - the choice is all our own
'Cause fate is just a string of bets we place as we go

And we will live and we will breathe
(As it will always be)
All the world right at our feet
It is our right, it is our place
(As it will always be)
Life and lust and liberty

See how we go
11. All I Know (3:56)
All I know is the light of lanterns hanging from the trees and the sound of the heart that beats to keep me here

And then the darkness falls
(It always does for the likes of us)
Stripped of voice and thought and cold on the ground
I fall between the stars

All I know is the path that led me out here on my own where there's no time
A lonely place for old and frozen stone

And the darkness falls
(It always will for the likes of us)
The distant burning suns of other worlds singing dreams of ruthless light

All I know is the light of lanterns hanging from the trees and the sound of my heart beating inside of me
12. The Eighth Wave (9:14)
Time floats so slow here
We won just to lose
Here all walk solemnly
No light shines through

Here the waves break for you

Deep blue the spell on us
Old, sick and drained
All creation turned its face away to leave us blind and torn and failed

Here the waves break for you

Nothing stirs the underneath
Our hearts are so cold
Up above bright life ebbs and flows
Salty tears below

Here the waves break for you
Always

Here the waves will break
For you
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