As You Face West

 

Words have yet to crush the barricade
Content to lie upon a razor blade
Lights go down, enter shades of grey
Observe the setting sun as we all fade away
Tide is looming
All-consuming
Tide is looming
All-consuming

Past, present, and future tense
I turn black as you face west
Clouded in the shadows
With smoke and fog and memory
Sleeping inside broken glass
Drinking from a broken cup
Dancing in a broken field
With broken shoes and broken melodies
The song keeps playing out of tune
Out of time and out of sync
Out where darkness festers loudly
You go proudly into oblivion
The red light, the good fight
A good night to turn your head
Turn
Turn
Turn
Turn

There exists a force of consequence
Built to tear away your best defense
Lights go down, enter shades of grey
Observe the setting sun as we all fade away
Tide is looming
All-consuming
Tide is looming
All-consuming

Nothing lasts forever
Nothing lasts forever
When you’re thick as thieves
Dried-up leaves
Watching paint dry, watching yesterday
The distant bell is calling
New scars formed in falling rain
Frozen wounds and frozen truths
Wash it down and take some more
Candy-coloured sleeping pills
Candy-flavoured plastic thrills
Plastic smiles and perfumed clothes
A closet full of fabrications
The dust collecting on the shattered playground
Merry-go-round
And round
And round
And round
And round

Those who sleep meet devastation
Open eyes shall find salvation
(Lights go down)
Those who sleep meet devastation
Open eyes shall find salvation
(Lights go down)
Those who sleep meet devastation
Open eyes shall find salvation
(Lights go down)
Those who sleep meet devastation
Open eyes shall find salvation
(Lights going down).

 

written by wonkknow and Cayce Andrew
copyright © 2018 wonkknow