In the Mire

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Treading water
I hope to stay a while
The devil inside you smiles
Growing smaller
Already drained away
The longer I wait the more you corrode

Drift towards the waters edge
Let the currents take you
Barely living to be spared
Hear your voice stark taunts anew
And as fools go
You'll learn like all the rest
Has it met you?
Had it's way with you yet?

Peace be with you when you wake
You'll know perfects no victory
Grow to fit the changing day
The rest is left up to you

And I bet you never find what you are looking for
And I think we're better off this way
I hope you never see the world I wish to be
Though it might do you some good
I wish the world would burn down soon

Road to paradise
Paved with your life
Send this beast down the stream
Devil in my smile
Fighting to deny your tragic cause
Thoughts from yesterday
Play like masquerade
How we were worn so thin
Deafening these days
Getting in the way of searching souls

Wait for the voice to subside and leave me alone

It speaks to you of shadowed aims
Day must make night
Insists of you, you don't know why
Won't you look at both sides
All these questions
They lead back to one spot
It's within you
Whether you want it or not

And the wickedness is fading from his eyes
We all reside in darkness too
Through the headache I think I see a light
Thank the saviour with the wicked smile
With confidence I'm opening my eyes
And I'm using them for the very first time
Without a word I'm walking for the door
My only guides were the songs you've sung

Won't you tell me all the things you never said?
Won't you show me all the things I never saw?
Won't you let your blackened hatred wash away with the tide?
I am grateful for the life that I have lived
I am all that I've become because of you
I think only of the better days
Not what you put us through

I'll miss your touch though it left me paralysed
I bite my tongue words of loss till goodbye

I'm glad we never lost what we were fighting for
And you'll find it someday
One lie under the breath and I can keep you safe
The best we can do
I return to The Mire...


from The Stranger, released April 21, 2017
Music - Kalen Austin
Lyrics - Thomas Frayne, Kalen Austin



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