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TATTERMASK DISCOGRAPHY

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Tattermask - Looks Can Be Deceiving
Looks Can Be Deceiving
(2008) Hear Local Music from Tattermask on Last.FM

Tattermask - After the Storm
...After the Storm (2011)
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Tattermask - Junkyard of the Mind
JUNKYARD OF THE MIND
(2013)

Death of Me
Down
Libera Me
Guilt
Egocentrism (D.D.)

Unreleased
(2009 - 2013)

Instead of Me
From This Life
The Scorpion's Tale
Concern
The Heat
So Tell Me
Better Off Alone?

Asylum by Tattermask - Buy it on Amazon or iTunes today
ASYLUM (SINGLE)
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Asylum

Do the Time
Rage
Fallen Paradise
Over Yet
Wannabe
2 Paths
Just Listen
Everyday Use
Death of Me
Guilt
Lullaby

No More Single Cover Tattermask
No More (single)
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No More

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Asylum (demo)

Monster
Vultures
What You Dream
Burn

Raw and acoustic - Tattermask
RAW & ACOUSTIC
(2010 - out of print)

Just Listen
Fallen Paradise
Everyday Use
Do the Time
Libera Me
Swingin' Rage (hidden track)

BETTER OFF ALONE?

You're all alone,
off in your world, so cold
You're lying to yourself when you say
That you're the only one who knows
A thing at all

You can't do it all yourself

You think you're better off alone?
No one can help you?
What you don't see:
Together we could have it all
So take my hand, we both will rise

Wound so tightly
Around control, won't let go
Your winter never blooms into spring
If you don't trust a single soul
Behind your icy wall

You can't do it all yourself

You think you're better off alone?
No one can help you?
What you don't see:
Together we could have it all
So take my hand, we both will rise
We'll fly

Over and over you push me away.
You think you're better off alone.

[bangin' guitar solo]

You think you're better off alone?
No one could help you?
What you don't see:
Together we could have it all
So take my hand, we both will rise
We'll fly

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CONCERN

You walk so godly upon the Earth
You're sure you know it all
You earned your crown by right of birth
You're Pride before the Fall

My ugliness, my emptiness
Of no concern to you
My happiness, my gratefulness
Are far away from you

Go burn your bridges far and wide
Go take down every foe
Don't see me dying on the other side
Or hear my notes of woe

Would you just turn your back on me?

My ugliness, my emptiness
Of no concern to you
My happiness, my gratefulness
Are far away from you

I'm concerned with decency
I'm more concerned with love
I care not for your fallacy
Or mythos from above
I'd take a thousand poisoned shots
Before I war with you
You're too concerned with what I think
Instead of what you do

Your arrogance, your greediness
Of no concern to me
Your opulence, your hatefulness
Are far away from me

Would you just turn your back on me?

My ugliness, my emptiness
Of no concern to you
My happiness, my gratefulness
Are far away from you

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The Scorpion's Tale

Step inside the toxic purgatory of my mind
Drop me a line
There you'll see what's got a hold of me

It comes around and then it takes over
I'd try to stop it, but I'm not sober

Oh, there's a war on my soul

Though I've tried to purge the demons, they won't be denied
They won't subside
They just find another way back inside

There's a war on my soul
I try to hold on, but my mind is so out of control
Sick of the cycle, I only can run back and forth
I'm not gonna make it--Don't think I can take too much more

Then, just when I think my nightmare's coming to an end
Begins again
Drowned in doubt, I'm stuck in hell and I just can't get out

There's a war on my soul
I try to hold on, but my mind is so out of control
Sick of the cycle, I only can run back and forth
I'm not gonna make it--Don't think I can take too much more

Oh, there's a war on my soul
Please give me back some control

It comes around and then it takes over

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No More

LISTEN TO: "No More"

Trust: The creature lying dead in the space between you and...
Me: The one you now despise--so that's how it's going to be?

You don't see me? You don't read me? You don't need me?
No more.
You don't fear me? You don't hear me? You don't want me?
No more.

"Trust me," you said.
Pride: The sin you hold above my head while you're wishing me...
Dead: The way I'd feel inside if I believed

You don't see me? You don't read me? You don't need me?
No more.
You don't fear me? You don't hear me? You don't want me?
No more.

Truth: The virtue you distort while filling yourself full of...
Hate and anger you exude to those who oppose

You don't see me? You don't read me? You don't need me?
No more.
You don't fear me? You don't hear me? You don't want me?
No more.

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Monster
Unreleased (2012)

Hide your kids and shield your eyes
From everything that you despise
Project your hate all over me
You judge the world by what you see

Do you?

I'm a monster in your eyes
You don't see me, just a disguise
This "creature of the night"
Is in sole confinement in your mind

Inside these walls, you preach your love
And give your thanks to powers above
But the love you give to all your peers
Does not extend to those you fear

I'm just a monster to you

Well keep your stares, and save your prayers
And lay them all on someone who cares
I won't be shamed for who I am
I'll find my kind who give a damn
Do you?

I'm a monster in your eyes
You don't see me, just a disguise
This "creature of the night"
Is in sole confinement in your mind

A monster? I'm just a monster to you.

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The Heat
Unreleased (2012)

LISTEN TO: "The Heat"

Song starts at 3:20... but the interview's worth a watch, too!

We've got ourselves a situation
Where with every word you say
You're comin' closer to blowing me away
So why don't you shut your mouth before you
Set me off, unleash the beast inside of me

I feel the heat comin' on
I'm comin' undone
And all reason is gone
It's comin' on strong
And I know it won't be long
Before all my sanity's gone

You've got yourself a reputation
And with every claim you stake
You're comin' closer to more than I can take
So why don't you back it up with action
'Cause I'm not the weak and whiney bitch you bargained for

It's just a game you play?
Well, put up or get out of my way
I don't have time today

I feel the heat comin' on
I'm comin' undone
And all reason is gone
It's comin' on strong
And I know it won't be long
Before all my sanity, all my sanity's gone
It's all gone

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So Tell Me
Unreleased (2012)

It's not your eyes, it's your lies that give you away
So what's your tune? I'm immune to [what you spit] today
Don't gimme your lines this time 'cause I'm not listening
Don't try to be sly; I won't hear a thing

So tell me...

You don't have to lie
So tell me
Don't try to deny
Just tell me
Ooo, you can save the speech and tell me
Oh, yeah, just tell me
Tell me the truth

You're blowing smoke; it's a joke for you to talk like this
'Cause now your point's out of joint and everything's amiss
Don't try to disguise your lies; it''ll get you nowhere
It's only insulting; I know you don't care

So tell me... TELL ME...

You don't have to lie
So tell me
Don't try to deny
Just tell me
Ooo, you can save the speech and tell me
Oh, yeah, just tell me
Tell me the truth

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Vultures
Unreleased (2012)

It gets cold and dark
At the setting of the sun
But the night has just begun

Just hold on, hold on
And live to fight another day
You're not alone anymore
Just fly on, fight on
Until there's nothing left to say
Until it's over

Hold on to your hope
As regrets are never far
Don't let your faults
Overcome who you are
It gets cold and dark
At the setting of the sun
But the night has just begun

Just hold on, hold on
And live to fight another day
You're not alone anymore
Just fly on, fight on
Until there's nothing left to say
Until it's over
...and it's not over
Just hold on, hold on
And live to fight another day
You're not alone anymore
Just fly on, fight on
Until there's nothing left to say
Until it's over
Just hold on, hold on
And live to fight another day
You're not alone anymore
Just fly on, fight on
Until there's nothing left to say
Until it's over
...and it's not over

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From This Life
Unreleased (2012)

Your logic is poison infecting your mind
And your hot-blooded temper is hard to confine

What do you want from this life?

The practice you're preaching is laced with deceit
And your swift hand of judgment is caustic to meet

What do you want from this life?
Shall I bow down and kiss your feet?
You've already won; twist the knife
And cast all your stones down to the street

Your pompous pretension expects all to yield
But your impotent power is all you can wield
You claim your redemption, but it's been repealed

What do you want from this life?

What do you want from this life?
Shall I bow down and kiss your feet?
You've already won; twist the knife
And cast all your stones down to the street

What do you want from this life?

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What You Dream
Unreleased (2011)

You think you got away again
Done the wrong, not paid for the sin
But the guilt your mind denies
I can see it in your eyes

It's no wonder you can't sleep
With what you dream
Paralyzed by your fear
You can't scream

So persistent in entitlement
Yet remorseless for the blood you've spent
Now you're preying on the innocents' fear
But their wounds don't disappear

Just 'cause you close your eyes
Doesn't mean you can hide

It's no wonder you can't sleep
With what you dream
Paralyzed by your fear
You can't scream

You try to stuff it down
But it comes back around
You try to stuff it down
But it comes back around

It's no wonder you can't sleep
With what you dream
Paralyzed by your fear
You can't scream

You can't just close your eyes
and you can never hide
You try to stuff it down
It just comes back around

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ASYLUM (SINGLE - 2013) | BUYbuy tattermask's Asylum Single on AmazonspacerBuy Tattermask's Asylum Single on iTunes

LISTEN TO: "Asylum"

Don't fear what they say, don't do what they do
Don't follow their way, the truth lies in you
You'll bring it to light, and when that day comes
You'll know that you're right; you'll find asylum

One voice through the noise
Is the only one that speaks the truth today
One small light through the dark
Is the only hope left in the world today

And when your resolve is starting to fade
It's tempting to weave the web they have made
But never give in to be deaf, to be dumb
Know they'll never win; you'll find asylum

Burn bright, even through the night
You never know who's guided by your light

One small voice through the noise
Is the only one that speaks the truth today
One small light through the dark
Is the only hope left in the world
The only truth left in the world today

Burn bright tonight; I need your light
When they tell you that you're insane
Don't believe them; they're the ones to blame
When they won't hear a word you say
Keep speaking truth, and they will hear one day
When they cast you out to the night
Just blind them with your light

One light through the dark
Is the only hope left in the world today
One small voice through the noise
Is the only truth left in the world today

Burn bright tonight

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Burn
Unreleased (2010)

Forget me
Act like you never met me
Still know you're just a raging fraud
There's nothing that I owe you
And I won't extol you
When you act like you're some kind of god
(but you don't own me)

You step on me, look down on me
But I burn
You take from me, take it all out on me
Still I burn

Not what you wanted to hear?
You'd build a fortress of my fear
If I don't take a stand
While I know I still can

To you I'm just a number
So I try to encumber
All your selfish plots to rob me blind
You're bluffing
When you tell me I am nothing
'Cause I know if I seek, I'll surely find

Take me down, you better take me all the way

You step on me, look down on me
But I burn
You take from me, take it all out on me
Still I burn

Take me down, you better take me all the way

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Do the Time
After the Storm (2011) (buy)

LISTEN TO: "Do the Time"

Sitting high on that white horse you ride
Can't deny that everything's fine
Must be nice looking down from your Captain's chair
With no regard for who got you there

Do you ever wonder why your well never runs dry?

Say a prayer for all the lives you left in disrepair
Saying you don't care
You've done the crime and you won't write another line or rhyme
'Til you do the time

You just scoff, shut it down, shrug it off
Lines you've crossed still clearly in view
But in time, what goes around comes around
And all your crimes will come back to you

Do you ever wonder why your well never runs dry?

Say a prayer for all the lives you left in disrepair
Saying you don't care
You've done the crime and you won't earn another dollar or dime
'Til you do the time

Say a prayer for all the lives you left in disrepair
Saying you don't care
You've done the crime and you won't write another line or rhyme
'Til you do the time

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Rage
After the Storm (2011) (buy)

LISTEN TO: "Rage"

You come around with your ego too tight
Braggin' 'bout yourself with all your might
Don't f*ck with me, or you'll start a fight
And you'll lose because you think you're right

But no one listens to you
You're just an imbecile

RAGE is all I offer you
DISDAIN for everything you do
with HATE you've inspired me
to SCREAM until it sets me free

You talk your sh*t cuz you think you're bad
But I know the truth, and it's just sad
If I call you out, ooh, it makes you mad
So blame it all on the life you've had

RAGE is all I offer you
DISDAIN for everything you do
with HATE you've inspired me
to SCREAM until it sets me free

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Fallen Paradise
After the Storm (2011) (buy)

Take a thousand breaths
Breathe them into me
But it won't change the way I feel
In my heart

Hold me forever
Tightly in your arms
But that won't bind me to you
In my mind

So go your way
And I'll go mine

I'm afraid I'll never say "I do"
And all I'm doing is disappointing you
We've come so far we've shifted paradigm
Our Paradise has fallen out of time

Promise me the Heavens
You could pull them down to Earth for me
It's nothing but a fallen Paradise

Divided, we stand
United, we fall

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Over Yet
After the Storm (2011) (buy)

LISTEN TO: "Over Yet"

You're too much for me
I'll never satiate you
When you stop to breathe
You take it out of me... yeah

Hurt won't fill your needs
The constant craving consumes you
Starving for your greed
While I'm left cold to bleed

Stake your claim
I lose for your gain
I'm taking all the blame
While you're feeding on my pain

Is it over yet?
Are you through with me?
Just get it overwith

When you smother me
I'm just a child defenseless
I could never see
Your sanity is senseless

You will never see
You're hardly even conscious
Of the hate you breed
That's left inside of me

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Wannabe
After the Storm (2011) (buy)

You lie in wait, but don't know what you're gonna do
You criticize when you don't have a clue

So what the hell do you want from me?
Your message is so shrouded I cannot see
You can't decide who you wannabe
And by the time you do, you won't be up here with me

Teach your pawns your skewed and chauvinistic ways
You burn their eyes when they look up to you

So what the hell do you want from me?
Your message is so shrouded I cannot see
You can't decide who you wannabe
And by the time you do, you won't be up here with me

So who do you wannabe?
You don't know
You're just a wannabe

You're so empty
You're so cold
You're so lost and
You don't know

So what the hell do you want from me?
Your message is so shrouded I cannot see
You can't decide who you wannabe
And by the time you do, you won't be up here with me

Here with me
You're so empty

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2 Paths
After the Storm (2011) (buy)

LISTEN TO: "2 Paths"

Two paths lie before me
And only one can I take
Which one leads to fortune
And which is my mistake

Sick of my mistakes
Never get it right
How long will it take
Tired of the fight
Always messing up
Starting all again
Might as well give up
I'll never win

Which way can I go
What more can I do
How the hell will I know
When I find the truth
Will I find the truth

Nothing will suffice
No matter what I try
Hearts of solid ice
No one hears my cry
Sickened by the sound
Of silence in my mind
Questions all around
No answers defined

Which way can I go
(I don't know where to go)
What more can I do
(I don't know what to do)
How the hell will I know
(I don't know)
When I find the truth
Will I find the truth?

Tell me where to go
Tell me what to do
How the hell will I ever know
Where I can find the truth

Two paths lie before me
Only one can I take
Lead me to my fortune
No more mistakes

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Just Listen
After the Storm (2011) (buy)

Caught up in the tide
You act before you've heard the other side
I say, "don't throw your mind away;
You won't know what you're missin'."
There's so much more to say
If you'd just listen!

It's alright if you're not always right
No need to try and save my soul tonight
And you can scream at me until your tears run dry
All I'm saying is, I won't just buy another lie

So you say, "Another day."
No clue you're subject to the games they play
I say, "don't throw your mind away;
You act like that's your mission."
There's so much more to say
If you'd just listen

All their lines are growing old this time
And still you never give a thought to mine
That I'll scream to you until we've both gone blind
All I'm asking is you don't just buy another lie

Do you hear these words?
Do you hear reason?

Shove your head back down in the sand
And just ignore the facts at hand
As you dance at their command
While you take all that you can

Now you're limed and they control your mind
And your words as you rehearse their lines
Which you're doomed to do until the end of time
If you don't decide to THINK before you buy another lie.
Just listen.

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Everyday Use
After the Storm (2011) (buy)

Suffer silently; it makes no difference to me
I know we both will say nothing
The space: smothering
The silence: deafening
So far away

I can't handle your abuse
I'm sick of everyday use

Now go or stay?
If I run away, will you forget me?

No hope today, and though there's so much to say
We'll both pretend nothing's amiss
These lies we live
Leave us with nothing to give
So far from bliss

I can't handle your abuse
Every day is such a chore
I'm sick of everyday use
And I can't take it anymore

Sick of everyday use... let me go

I can't, I WON'T run away
Will we ever break away
I just want to fade away
I may never get away

We can't disguise the sore defeat in our eyes
Futile the fight we're still losing
We're out of luck
No hope of getting unstuck
So we fade away

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Lullaby
After the Storm (2011) (buy)

My angel, my child
Go back to sleep
While the children of light
Grow weary and weak
This arrogant world
Is no place for you
You'd be better off
If you never knew

Paper houses, hearts of stone
Some with no interests except for their own
We come into this world with high hopes and dreams
But in time, we find, this world's not what it seems

Cloaked in promises soaked in lies
Giving for profit is a clever disguise
We come out of our shells and learn to trust
Just to have our hearts crushed to dust

My angel, my child
Go back to sleep
While the children of light
Grow weary and weak
This arrogant world
Is no place for you
You'd be better off
If you never knew

My angel, my child
Go back to sleep
While the children of light
Grow weary and weak
This arrogant world
Is no place for you
You'd be better off
If you never knew

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Instead of Me
Unreleased (2009)

You're rippin' my heart out
And you don't even try to
It's just the way we are
I'm swimmin' in self doubt
Of what I am to you
How did I fall so far?

It's such a good story
Sayin' we're meant to be
But maybe I'm naive
And you don't even know me
Quite the way it seems
The way that I believe

How can you love her instead of me
When you show me colors
That she'll never understand how we can see
If I can't convince you with these words
I know there's no way you'd have heard

You tell me you love me
Then you turn around and tell her just the same
Are you thinkin' I don't see?
I've heard what's goin' 'round
And I'm tired of this game

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Guilt
After the Storm (2011) (buy) & Looks Can Be Deceiving EP (2008)

Shackled by something that should never be
I feel the eyes of shame stabbing at me
Truth erupts in me I cannot quell
Kept forever secret in this hell

I want this; I need it; I feel you burn, burn in me

Shivers touch and set electric flame
I can hear darkness calling my name
Takes all I have to pen inside
This aggressive force I can’t confide

Remorse devours me for iniquity
Can I set it free this guilt and agony
No end that I see forgiveness is my plea
Forever torture me my beautiful agony

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Death of Me
After the Storm (2011) (buy) & Looks Can Be Deceiving EP (2008)

LISTEN TO: "Death of Me"

Your games are a waste of time; why am I still here
When now I know you’re not what you pretend to be
I remember you weren’t there waiting for me
In my darkest of hours and you won’t see the end of me

In your castle I fall down to my knees
I surrender; forget all my pleas
I don’t care if it makes me ill
Give me what I need

My words are a waste of breath falling on deaf ears
It’s as if all I try are just feeble attempts to see
If I can free myself from all the fear
In my darkest of hours that you will be the death of me

Writhing and yearning my insides are burning
I’m trying to stay in control
I should be smarter but that makes it harder
To crawl out of this hole
Kick me… stone me… drown me

I don’t know how far I’ll go; will I soar or drown below?
Is there strength that I don’t see
Or, as I fear, will your hell be the death of me?

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Cut You Away
Looks Can Be Deceiving EP (2008)

My soul is shattered, my fortress gone
I am too broken to carry on
Take this dagger from my heart
Drain from me; I fall apart

Your echo thrashing in my brain
One and nothing all the same
Existence here I cannot stay
I run from this, cut you away

Locked on the outside of your mind
I need your shelter I’m too far behind
I’m stumbling; your flight was too quick
You make me whole but I make you sick

Faltering, crashing, I’m still trying
On the wrong side, desperate, dying

I pry my pride from your cold, dead hand
My misery at your command
When we meet life and death collide
You’re wrong if you think I’m not dying inside

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Down
Looks Can Be Deceiving EP (2008) (download)

You told me from the start of this I’d never be a part of this
My drive was never strong enough to make it
You never did believe in me your words were all deceiving me
My dream—you tried to break it
It’s not like it would’ve killed you to tell me for once that I’m not useless
You struck me down; I took your hand and you let me drown

You say that you’re superior I’m always your inferior
And nothing I could ever do would suit you
And that will never change a bit you’ll always be a hypocrite
But I found a way to mute you
I fought and bled my path to the top to show the world that I’m not worthless
You struck me down; I took your hand and you let me drown

Look who’s wrong now; tables of life have turned around
See, I’m strong now, and I can’t wait to hold you down

I finally rose above your mark while you’re still searching in the dark
It took so long for me to see you’ve always been there
Now I’m looking down to you and telling you your words were true:
Sometimes life is not fair
I could be harsh, I could be cruel, but I’ll just say you’re not perfect

It’s time to back down.
Now it’s time you’re struck down
Now it’s time to back down—step down.

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Egocentrism (D.D.)
Looks Can Be Deceiving (2008) (download)

I don't give a f*ck what the f*ck you say
I don't care what the f*ck you do
You can keep up your hackneyed ways
I won't waste my life waiting for you

Take a step back and see
What's good for you means nothing to me

Don't tell tales of your rockstar lives
Your stories are a crock of sh*t
Tell yourself what you need to survive
As for me, I'm sick of it

Take a step back and see
Your pride in the way of your dreams

A little bit of ego, a little bit of hate
Weigh it on your conscience
You want redemption way too late
Clamor for the spotlight, refuse to mediate
You wonder why you're lonely
Your egocentrism sealed your fate

You won't listen to a word I say
You won't care when or what I do
You'll just go on in your childish ways
And let 'em keep haunting you

Haunting you
Your pride
It's sealed your fate

A little bit of ego, a little bit of hate
Weigh it on your conscience
You want redemption way too late
Clamor for the spotlight, refuse to mediate
You wonder why you're lonely
Your egocentrism sealed your fate

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Libera Me
Looks Can Be Deceving EP (2008) (download)

I am so alone, hated in this world
Not a soul to turn to, not a heart to hold
All this fractured flesh beating in my chest
No existence makes, into death is sold
Libera me (in die illa tremenda)

Spectres all around droning empty paths
They are none the wiser, cloaked in blissful void
Captives of the same living unexplained
Knowing nothing more claim their love employed
Libera me (in die illa tremenda)

Libera me de morte aeterna
Libera me
Turn the blades clockwise
Release the bonds of time

Blackness where I’m kept, purgatory cage
Nowhere to escape, bound by space and time
Scarlet gashes leak living energy
All that’s left of me: essence made sublime

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