In The Shadows Of Monuments

by Vile Electrodes

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released September 14, 2016

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Track Name: In The Shadows Of Monuments Part One
Not everything is as it seems
Monuments overshadow me
In my blackest crown
Shed tears for the veiled king
The last of us remain
With nothing in between

Caress me
With blood stained hands
We speak of that
Which no one understands
A blood soaked kiss
Fitting welcome for the queen
The last of us remain
With nothing in between

In the shadows of monuments
Not everything is as it seems
Track Name: The Red Bead
The deep cut is painless
When the blade is sharpest
From a red bead to a river
And then it’s over
A life
Can mean so little
A momentary flicker
And then it’s over

The deep cut is painless
When the blade is sharpest
Numb for so long

Nerves on a knife edge
Comatose comfort
If man is wolf to man
Then run with me
To take a life
Can be so simple
Sleight of hand betrayal
And then it’s over

Starved of sensation
Watch me die slow
It might have been different
To give my life
Will be so simple
From a red bead to a river
And then it's over

The deep cut is painless
When the blade is sharpest
Numb for so long
Track Name: As Gravity Ends
A sense of violence
we fall like dead leaves
drifting lost
on a turbulent sea
decades close in
The shape of things to come
hollow cold
flawed perfection

How far can we go?
Horizons extend
We leave more behind
As gravity ends

Lay myself bare
Confessional age
Sympathies shared
At this primitive stage
Decades rebuilt
Years disconnect
You walk away
As I genuflect

How far can we go?
Horizons extend
We leave more behind
As gravity ends
Track Name: Evidence
Every contact leaves a trace
Impressions hang in empty air
Creating evidence, creating evidence
Meaning where no meaning should be there

Is this your evidence?
Heedless of proof faith is our evidence
Empirical truth faith our experiment

Through relics of lesser lives
We grow stranger than we were
Retracing paths, retracing paths
Of ghosts who’ve gone before

Is this your evidence?
Heedless of proof faith is our evidence
Empirical truth faith our experiment

Merely shimmers here
Lives on hold in dark and flux
Resurrect as stars burn out
Traces of a century brought back

Is this your evidence?
Heedless of proof faith is our evidence
Empirical truth faith our experiment

In the face of your conviction
The walls began to fall
Balance tipped and overthrown
Degrees, now, of what left is real

Is this your evidence?
Heedless of proof faith is our evidence
Empirical truth faith our experiment
Track Name: As We Turn To Rust
The fate of all things is decay
No care can stop this destiny
By day we’re bathed in dust
So in dark we hide a truth
In plain sight of denial
As we turn to rust

Rejected time and time again
Piece by piece we’re broken down
Our structure cannot last
Like derelicts of night
Dulled by time and slick with rain
As we turn to rust

Dark mirror lacks reflection
Tarnished crimson, faded chrome
Realities of jaded lust
Pools like blood beneath our feet
Our corrosion is complete
As we turn to rust
Track Name: Into Great Silence
We hears prayers recited
In a high walled garden
Fragile commandments
Implore that we go on

Simple revisions
Mean all is changed and broken
If you knew the way ahead
Is this the path you would have chosen

Shadows show no movement
Here you are enclosed forever
And you will know regret
In the name of the father

Now in the minor hours
Hushed tones call for reverence
Til steps in the hallway
Remove the shroud of silence

All is quiet now
All is quiet now
All is quiet now
Track Name: Like Satellites
Like satellites that span horizons
Senses stretch on and on
Nothing to start so nothing to lose
Nod to forever for all is absolute

Grounded on nothing but locked to a course
Here I am now in central collapse
Fall in a vacuum here velocity ends
Turn me to dust I’m dismantled again
Track Name: Incision
A broken reverie
Where all becomes memory
my newest obsession
is this discovery
Once you’re under my skin
You’re all that remains
A universe of bones
And poison in my veins

Begin the incision
And sharpen my senses
I steadily fade
Is this what the end is

A futile pursuit
For none can deter
The passage of time
We are now all that we were
What more will you ask
No more to express
a single pound of flesh
Is all I have left

Begin the incision
And sharpen my senses
I steadily fade
Is this what the end is
Track Name: Stranger To Myself
Alone on an empty shore
A wide expanse of nothing
I’m consumed by the view
And lost in the absence of sound
Taste of metal in the air
Silver skies on the verge of rain

I’m a stranger in this place
Trapped by stasis and fear
I’m a stranger to myself
Nothing left for me here

Alone I test the water
And submission comes so easy
The ripples spread and fade
And there’s no hope of rescue here
Will I sink or swim, embrace the tide
It’s only a matter of time

I’m a stranger in this place
Trapped by stasis and fear
I’m a stranger to myself
Nothing left for me here

Must we mask
Our fundamental needs
In a matter of time
It all comes clear

I'm a stranger to myself
And there's no hope of rescue here
No hope of rescue here
Track Name: Last Of The Lovers
Stand enraptured
A revelation
A strange elegance
To this desolation
All that once was
Slowly vanishes
No grace or redemption
It all ends with this

If you deal with devils
They’ll mark your cards
Innocence forgotten
In holy wars
So this is our fate
Fall of man to end it all
Lie here in ashen snow
Buried where we fell

All the rest of the lovers
Draw their lines in the sand
Faint gestures washed away
As the sea reclaims land
All the scars that we etched on the earth
Time and tide will erase
We’re the last of the lovers
And we’ve fallen from grace
Track Name: The Vanished Past
Not everything is as it seems
Beneath the vanished past
Another history

The fragments
Pull together
And tell a story
Of you and me

There is nothing but silence
Sharing darkness til dawn
A feeling of forever
A moment of perfect calm

Not everything is as it seems