As Seasons Fleet

by Waves of Mercury

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Consume me, as blossom covers earth Rise again, a tableau that forsakes Twin miracles, the birth of perfect hate A thousand lies, to fall and so to pray They fester in joy And offend every eye Born to brush the sky And pluck roses from heaven Consume me, as blossom covers earth Rise again, a tableau that forsakes Twin miracles, a life of perfect hate A million lies, praying as we fade In silence, the ghost of ardent life It passes, and ashes fill the sky Of reverence, it knows and it reviles All beauty, so eager to deny A debt of souls, withered and denied Ophelia drifts pale into the night It grows, it burns As cold as midnight sun The flames of Gemini Sear flesh from the undone Red scars of longing The loss of lovers past Dread fear, the sadness Red shards of shattered glass Man's hope, laid waste Such tyranny in the womb And I resent them These hollow blooms
As the day succumbs to night I slowly drown Deep inside the fear I cling to life Helpless as the sun goes down We gather to ourselves All sorrow in haste And flee to our refuge Sad remnants of grace As I grasp the straws of hate My hands do betray Red with guilt And sick with pride As my god lies broken These tears will be mine We gather to ourselves All sorrow in haste And flee to our refuge Sad remnants of grace Centuries of our temptation Weigh heavily upon us The burden of black salvation All sick, and irreligious The minutes of our sad destiny Fleeting quick, wither and fade All life is here to bear witness To the dying of our summer's day
You see them You hear them You feel them Falling in Autumn They call you They haunt you They loathe you Sons and daughters The child pretends The man is lost In chaos and contempt The living count the cost Watching and waiting, dead lust overtaking Swollen and hating and killing to live Justice forsaken, promises forgotten So venal and rotten, with nothing left to give Ruling and fooling, the king of the moon, his Deception intention will make us all pay Enter the swine, cross the rubicon line As the seasons decline, sell your soul for a day He knows them Desires them He drags them Out of the light She strips you Devours you She loves you This final night
Your frozen hands, a clock of ages Ice blood flows through these veins Your enigmatic smile, so cold A season's dream longs for day The lies you told cut so deep Slings and arrows of dread import Impervious, oblivious No horn could fracture these walls I can't speak, words do not come Take me away, render my heart numb I stumble and fall, upon hostile ground Lies like stone, my fate is bound The earnest prayer on my lips turns to dust, like all things A false foundation mocks this world, and passes through Unassailed by conscience, uncaring of consequence Thus the arrow is loosed by the archer of all truth The ringing chimes, so clear and blue Glancing skin like a lover's kiss Shiver softly, this winter's chill No man or woman should come to this Our crystal bloom lies shattered, a thousand singing shards When the veil covers us all, as below so above Never to witness the fabled thaw of our solitude So damned, to seek in vain the secrets of our love Close your eyes, let slumber take hold, and be not bitter Frozen forever in eternal night, your fortress of winter


released September 1, 2013

David Richardson - Vocals and Drums
Greg Richardson - Guitars and Six String Fretless Bass
Antony Johnston - Lyrics

Recorded 2012 - 2013 at Studio Czar
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by The Czar
Music by Waves of Mercury
Vocal Arrangements by David Richardson & Antony Johnston

Cover and Booklet Design: Antony Johnston
Cover Photography : Holly Norval (CC BY 2.0 FLICKR)
All Music © Waves Of Mercury / Last Of Nine Recordings


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