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The Mortal Coil

(2017)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresMetalcore, Ambidjent
Album rating :  62.5 / 100
Votes :  2
Lyrics > P > Polaris Lyrics (17) > The Mortal Coil Lyrics (11)
Submitted by level 21 록스타 (2018-04-01)
1. Lucid (3:59)
All out of exits, all out of enemies
You built this prison and buried the key
I’ve given up on giving in
Temptation mocks me from a distance, but I won’t let it win
This thin façade could never last
Like a snake that sheds its skin, illusions shatter like glass

The sceptic inside me believes what he knows
Cynically silent but with nothing to show
The devil beside me is whispering doubt in my ear
I’ll keep pretending not to hear

So here I am for what it’s worth
I spilled my blood against the earth
Just to see the world in colour
Dead; left for dead and left to rot
A tainted memory, an empty afterthought
I’d lay my whole life on the line just to see this through
If it consumes me, let the script upon my tomb read:
I found my love and let it kill me
“Beg and plead, your own ambition brought you to your knees
Beg and plead, you built this prison, and buried the key”
A momentary lapse, the colours fade to grey
As if the world we knew was never meant to be
I know I’ll pay for my mistakes,
just promise me you’ll take my word and take my everything
So here I am for what it’s worth
I spilled my blood against the earth
Just to see the world in colour
So give me all you came here for
Give me hell and give me war
I’ll be waiting for an answer
I found my love and let it kill me
2. The Remedy (4:03)
Heavy hangs the air
Heavy lies the beating heart

Bloodshot, staring with a blank gaze
Deadbeat, carrying a dead weight
Dead-set on living like tomorrow was to blame
And through these holes you'd see the blackest soul inside of me
One foot stuck in the past, one planted in my grave

Running circles, old habits die hard
Each lesson learned never seemed to get too far
Call me reckless, call me stuck in my ways
I'm torn between the remedies for everything

Bloodshot, staring with a blank gaze
Deadbeat, carrying a dead weight
Dry mouth, taste it like a cut vein
Blackout, it all ends the same

So stay away, stay away,
Can you tell when I lie right through my teeth?
No escape, no escape
Like a chain, in a way we are all bound to our fate

Don't let it bury me
We call this therapy

Running circles, old habits die hard
Each lesson learned never seemed to get too far
Call me reckless, call me stuck in my ways
I'm torn between the remedies for everything

Heavy hangs the air
Heavy lies the beating heart
Burden breeds remorse

Black clouds hover low like a curse

Running circles, old habits die hard
Each lesson learned never seemed to get too far
Call me reckless, call me stuck in my ways
I'm torn between the remedies for everything
3. Relapse (3:15)
I could sit and watch in silence as the space grows in-between,
Returns me to a grim serenity
But every breath I breathe, I crave it, the solemn slow surrender
The bitter pill to medicate me, sedate me

But the days are getting longer, I can feel it slip away
The poison in my head's become the poison in my veins
Wake me when it’s over, I’m dying to believe
I’ve never felt as lonely as I do when you’re here with me

The vultures hover: persistent disease
Nine circles deep, we try to sleep, eyes open wide in disbelief
I’m nothing more than a sedentary waste of space and air
A disappointment to myself, to you and everybody else
Too strung out to ever face how I long to fucking leave this place

I know you’d be there beside me,
If I could tear down the walls between us

There could be something here to hold,
Something that’s worth salvaging that I cannot let go
I know this chemical delay can’t be the only thing that brings me clarity

But the days are getting longer, I can feel it slip away
The poison in my head's become the poison in my veins
Wake me when it’s over, I’m dying to believe
I’ve never felt as lonely as I do when you’re here with me

Would you still be there beside me?
If I could tear down the walls between us
4. Consume (4:11)
Before we knew what we were missing
Before we felt desire’s sting
We were content with what we had
And never wanted for anything
We know it’s futile to compare
Our culture was the culprit, we were taken unaware
Manifest the weakness, a self-fulfilling prophecy
Undermining every insecurity
It’s a fear growing deeper when no one’s around
Like a nagging aching sore
The devil’s in the detail, the truth inconsequential
The idle mind is scrutinised, robbed of its potential in time
Begging for redemption, pleading for solutions
We know we never should have had this cross to bear
Our culture was the culprit, we were taken unaware
We’ve been led to think we needed more
(Resenting who we are)
Only to find that we were better off before
(Before we bought what we were sold, before we tried to fit the mould)
We’ve been chasing false perfection
Searching in the wrong direction
This is the crux of our corruption
Drawn into social seduction
Manifest the weakness, a self-fulfilling prophecy
Undermining every insecurity
To fan the flame, to watch your pride burn away
To reinforce the fear that taught us that we’re never good enough
We’ve been chasing false perfection
Searching in the wrong direction
This is the crux of our corruption
Drawn into social seduction
5. Frailty (3:21)
I know I said I’m not worth saving, I know you tried before
I always knew you’d grow to hate the parts of me I hated more
Just cut me up, stitch me back together
Rearrange the pieces, build me up to tear me down
You look at me like a stranger,
You look at me like a long lost son
Oh dearest mother, you gave me my name
I asked for nothing, you asked for me to change,
With imperfection we’re already stained,
And when it’s all over, we’ll never be the same
I feel their hands around my neck
Contorting, moulding all the thoughts in my head
I’m not a man you can mend,
But rest assured, you’ll see me break before I bend
What does it matter in the end?
Build me up to tear me down
You look at me like a stranger
I’m only trying to be someone
Oh holy father, I’m calling your name,
I don’t deserve this, you don’t deserve me to change
This self-indulgence, this sick selfish game
serves a constant reminder, we’ll never be the same
Oh fallen brother, you swore that you’d stay
I guess it’s over, I guess that’s the price we pay
And in the darkness, I still hear you say:
“If we ever survive this, we’ll never be the same”
6. In Somnus Veritas (2:22)
How these times have changed us
How they make us question why
We were born and bred, and taught we need to be led
Just to keep us paralysed
But if it’s all just some kind of illusion
Then to what do we owe this life?
And when the skies collapse upon us all
Will our worst fears be allayed, or justified?
7. Dusk to Day (4:02)
I waited for the dawn
I waited for edge of daybreak
This sinking feeling is keeping me awake

I know what lies beneath this waking dream
And what becomes of all our demons
I know I’m suffering in vain
It’s just this ordinary life, all the ordinary stress and strain
But when it rains, it fucking pours all over me
No time, no time for anything
No time, no time for anyone
Nights spent staring down the barrel, defiantly
Self destructive, self-contradicting
Every waking moment begins again
Endlessly, my mind is slowly wandering and I’m far away
I found my way right back to here in time
Restlessly await the dawn and shut out all the light
Drift away; it’s only you tonight

Every waking moment

Watch the clock hands count down from dusk to day
Overwhelming, overanalysing me

Endlessly, my mind is slowly wandering and I’m far away
I found my way right back to here in time
Restlessly await the dawn and shut out all the light
Drift away; it’s only you tonight
8. Casualty (3:43)
They broke our backs against the pavement
They ground our teeth down to the bone
They hung us high and bled us dry
Left to die here, defenceless and alone, in the dark
Like a forest fire waiting for a hint of a spark
Take up your arms, sharpen your knives
They gave their very last chance when they gave our lives away

Words betray us in the native tongues we speak
When power corrupts the strong, false hope condemns the weak
Break the confines, brace us for the flood
Raining from the heavens with the force of seven gods, on us all
We were all fixated on ego

All our lives, just a drop in the ocean
One more nail in the coffin, straight into the dirt
Born to die, it’s the final debt that we pay
The stain on your hands that can’t be washed away

A permanent solution, a moral absolution
The guilty many, the new disorder
The bloody hand leads the lamb to the slaughter
I heard them laugh as their eyes rolled back,
Raising a glass as their hearts turned black, drowning the guilt
Tyrant, how can you stand by their graves?
Not all can be saved

A wasted chance to set things straight
A change of heart that came too late
Out of sight, and out of mind
We are the ones you left behind

Can you hear the sound?
Piercing the silence, ringing out
As we feed the ground

All our lives, just a drop in the ocean
One more nail in the coffin, straight into the dirt
Born to die, it’s the final debt that we pay
The stain on your hands that can’t be washed away

We are the ones you left behind
9. The Slow Decay (4:15)
Where do we go now?
I’m still trying to find the words, a quarter lifetime on
As if a pen and paper could restore the greatest loss I’ve known
Every outline of you lingers in the door
Every cigarette a silhouette in ash, drawn upon the floor
Remember how they told me:
“You’re too young to understand,
You will shift just like the weather as you grow into a man;”
This I know
My life has flashed before my eyes
And the days all seemed to pass me by
All the pain I earned, and the love I lost
Was the only truth; this all will someday soon return to dust

And if we all go to hell, I’ll find some peace where I dwell
I never thought there was more to this than met the eye
When I have no more to give, surrender my right to live
We’re only killing time ‘til time kills us and we decay together
We’re not built to live forever
Content to shed my blissful ignorance
No fire, no light, an insignificant mistake
And if we all go to hell, I’ll find some peace where I dwell
I never thought there was more to this than met the eye
When I have no more to give, surrender my right to live
We’re only killing time ‘til time kills us
My life has flashed before my eyes
And the days all seemed to pass me by
All the pain I earned, and the love I lost
Was the only truth; this all will someday soon return to dust
10. Crooked Path (4:41)
When we were young and indifferent we could not have known,
This world would chew you up and spit you out on your own, believe me
I know it hurts, It hurts me too just to watch you sinking, I can’t help thinking

Was there something holding you back,
Was the weight of the world on your back so long, you’re sick of the gravity?
Is there someone telling you no, do you wander with nowhere to go,
What are you waiting, oh, what are you waiting for?

I’m reaching out, please take my hand,
The water’s getting higher and I can’t understand why I can’t pull you in
Do you even care, do you even want me there?

We are the victims, just like our parents taught us to be;
Roots planted firmly but we fell so far from the tree
And still we cling to the past with an iron grip as we all fall fast asleep
Dreaming of security; a chance to redefine the years we wasted living on borrowed time

My will is spent, I used the very last drop trying to keep my head on straight enough
I know it hurts, it hurts to feel it all slip right past you, I just want to ask you




Was there something holding you back
Have you had to cover your tracks so long, you lost your identity?
Is there something dragging you down, crippled under the weight of the crown,
What are you waiting, oh, what are we waiting for?

I’m reaching out, please take my hand,
The water’s getting higher and I can’t understand why I can’t pull you in
Do you even care, do you even want me there?

For all of our differences,
I always said I’d be there if you should come undone
It took all I had in me,
Do you even care, do you even want me there?
There are ghosts at every window
And they’ll follow you back home
But if you’d stay a moment, I could tell you all I know
Of how these times have changed us, how they bring us to our knees
How they send us down a crooked path, divide us temporarily
I’m reaching out, please take my hand,
The water’s getting higher and I can’t understand why I can’t pull you in
Do you even care, do you even want me there?
I said I’m sorry, I swear I’ll do better,
I never thought we’d have to carry this weight together
This is contagion, a plague that I bear
And it kills me to say that I really need you here
11. Sonder (4:19)
Look at yourself
Narrow of mind, shallow of breath
So far removed from the plight
So far removed from the death of your kin, downtrodden and ill
Oh so high as you stood, how heavy you fell
As so many will fall for the bait,
Compassion too little, too late
For some small peace of mind
How can you walk on the bones of your brothers’ broken homes,
Knowing how karma’s cold hand grips at your throat?
I’ve been trapped beneath the soil and the dirt
Do I close my eyes? Do I close my eyes?
Lying still beneath the burden and the hurt
Am I dead inside? Did I make it right?
Left in the dark, in blackest oblivion
Only forced me to learn that light comes from within
And only fades where fear prevails

Where is your heart?
Does it grow weaker each time you think
Of those you scorned from afar?
Their voices rise from the wreck to call you by name
The blood that tarnished the brush will mark us the same

What have we done?
Can you fight this alone and abandoned?
Look where we’ve landed and know
This must all have a consequence, nothing will make sense again
You’ll never rest peacefully

You cowards, you cowards, you left them for dead
Left them out in the cold, they said
You liars, backstabbers, sold out your own kind
I can’t turn a blind eye, cant rewind
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