Verbal Contract

from by Arethusa



Once again we find ourselves at a crossroads,
Searching for the reason why we have to live this way.
With ashes falling, to our feet from all the bridges,
All the bridges we've burned.
(It takes more than just water, to extinguish the flame on the wick. Burn. Burn.)
So one day we'll find the cause.
One day we'll put this place back together.
But for now we'll keep putting the nail in your coffin.

Feel the grain on the splinters,
As they embed to your fingertips.
The world will watch you dangle,
Back and forth as the wind answers for all your sins.

They stand in silence; they tell us to compromise.
Can't stand the silence; strung out and victimized.

Just like ants they scatter; dodging light from the marks on the glass.
Come into focus, the screams of the voiceless will sound in the distance.
Our time has come at last.

Our name is vengeance; sinking ships without a sound.
We're taking over; this eternal bow.
Our name is vengeance; sinking ships into the sound.
We're getting closer, ever closer now.

Save yourself from my sinking ship,
I can't bare to see you rot at the bottom.
Searching for the reason why I have to live this way.

Searching for the shore,
Hoping to God I can find my way back.
Constantly praying to be back home.

Your words can guide me there.
Save me from myself,
And maybe one day I'll find the cause.

Through all these years,
Withering away,
Save me from myself,
Save me.


from Rumination, released June 20, 2016



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