Tracks

01. Inverted Swarm
02. Fiction
03. Nest
04. Interlude I
05. Immersion
06. Avella
07. Eccentress
08. Fawn
09. Chrysalis
10. Interlude II
11. Lapse Into Hysteria
12. Illumination
13. Garden Of Rust



01. Inverted Swarm

The edges of my storm long to meet the iris,
but they seem so deviant of the hole.
The fractal reflection shows that
I am only a vertebrate, as are you.

Welcome back inverted swarm.
I must say, you most certainly have grown.
As I expect, with my design,
the more you see, all the less you'll know.

A symmetrical creature takes the stage.
Delicate in every way, watch her spin around.
So hypnotic in her language of aqueous movement
Is it real? How could an organism be so gracious?

But something is less than veracious.

Like the waves of a crushing flood
I will wash away, all of suspicion.
Swallow this. It will hold you off
long enough for me to cover the cage.

I have you under bright lights, so glow for me.
Rip away chances of imperfection tonight.

Can't you see them whip around the crimson drapery?
They never cease to surprise.
As long as I have your attention, then let me throw at you
the little pieces of the mask.


02. Fiction

Stretching ahead, divine walls that fell
will not reflect the crushing sound of the bell.

As they uncover the worlds' fiction,
You no longer fear eruption.

So be it then.
Come forth infection.
Spread beneath exploding skies.
Flood. Rise up, oceans.
At last you shall realize
your heads go higher than our
world could ever know.

So shall we run away
from this foolish, futile display?
How much longer before you wake,
or will you decide to throw your life
away from fear of the unknown?

As your time begins to run dry,
maybe you will put to rest the lie.
Presumably you would rather
waste away by looking toward the skies
(waste away until all that you ever can know is the time you spent looking toward the skies)
until you forget to wonder why.
(looking toward the skies and living the lie you'll be sure to forget to wonder why.)

As the oceans recede, and the skies turn red, you will be sure to know.


03. Nest

Coiled inside the hole,
Bore by you to feel secure,
The clockwork will decide
when you are found again.

Something is watching
you running through the maze,
rigorously carved for you,
striving to make you unaware,
that you're trapped inside a test.

Something is watching
you running from the blaze,
Rising in the old field,
Where you lie down and try to rest,
Safe inside the nest.

Run, Run
Hide, Hide

Ground has been forged for you
Sold to you, hollowed by you.
What a convenient aperture
to drown you in.

Run, Run
Hide, Hide

Something is watching
you running through the maze,
rigorously carved for you,
striving to make you unaware,
that you're trapped inside a test.

Something is watching
you hiding from the blaze,
Rising in the old field,
Where you lie down and try to rest,
Safe inside the nest.

Run


04. Interlude I

[instrumental}


05. Immersion

I've seen more than your eyes can tell you about the world
Deeper than any ocean could swallow

The word is known and clear
Instill in young and old no fear

What we have before us now is planted allegiance
Watered throughout the age of reality

The inscriptions of obsolete fidelity continue to flow
Through the teeth of mortality in dire need of control

The word is known and clear
Instill in young and old no fear

Safe in the dearth of perception

Desperation drives you deeper than the shallow
Plethora you heed in search of the divine hand to
hold your head up above water.
Where is the hand now?
Where is the hand now?

Here comes the flood.
Spread yourself wide open for what hides above.
Can you feel every ounce of faith be drained from you?
Come young and old.
Spread yourself wide open just as you're told.
This is real. I hope you are prepared for the immersion.

New inscriptions of modified fidelity continue to flow
Through the teeth of mortality in dire need of control

Can you see what lies can tell you about the world?


06. Avella

Open wide
You are long overdue
For your correction
Your adaptation
Is most imperative here
My specimen

I'll save you from all you know
Feed the fire I have grown

Take care on the way down
The last ever known means of control
This will only be a slight alteration
Of all you have ever been…Nothing

Of much you have been granted
The gift of sight
Now look at the outcome
Of what do your eyes try to speak?
Oh it is far too late
You've brought this upon yourself

Trapped inside the spell
Your body in it's prime
Fresh, smooth, divine
Awaiting to be mine
I'll be sure that my birds won't fly away from me

I am your Avella


07. Eccentress

Feel around. Follow the sound
Of the anxious little vermin
You were made to astound.
Flaunt your way to the center of the stage.
I have grown you from nothing
And released you from the cage.

Oh, how sickening to see your face moist with weakness.
All the dripping is only showing me you're still alive.
From the thickening of weeds you came crawling up from,
I've chosen you of all defective seeds to reanimate.

I present the instructions to you.
"Feel free to twist and turn me
Backwards and upside down."
Show them this. They are certain to be obliged.
Reveal this. You will be certain to break the ground.
The time has come for you to be the toy,
That every immoral maggot can learn to enjoy.
You possess the skill of promiscuity.
Now here is your chance to practice it to a new degree.

Oh, how sickening to see your face moist with weakness.
All the dripping is showing me is that you are still alive.
From the thickening of weeds you came crawling up from,
I've chosen you of all defective seeds to reanimate.

The concept is simple.
One with the desire to
become a silly display item
will become just that.
I have taken the liberty
To make this so.
Legs porcelain, torso wooden and hollow,
left arm modified, enhancing
Your ability to entertain.
Consider yourself upgraded
To be further degraded.
Learn to embrace this,
Because even you are well enough to know
That none of us make it out alive.


08. Fawn

Though our time has been short
I will not ever forget you

Something bursts inside
And you fall
You stare at me
You just don't understand this

Lie down with me
I'm here, finally
I know this hurts
I know you're afraid

Let this child go

Release this fawn


09. Chrysalis

Crossing over,
Levitating like never before,
Now I know what the light can unveil,
Casting beyond what I have known.

Twisting my bones, metamorphosis is taking me
Away from the breaking ground.
All around the focus is changing in me.
A new purpose has been found.

Take me over. Elevate me from the apathy
I have known from the depths of my past life.
Out of this decay I have grown.

Twisting my bones, metamorphosis is taking me
Away from pain I've grown for so long.
The focus is changing in me.
A new way has been shown.


10. Interlude II

[instrumental}


11. Lapse Into Hysteria

Surging throughout your insides,
I am the disease.
A dose of me will torment you
enough to bring you down to your knees.

My colors should have been a warning to
Run away. Run away.
Inadvertently you have been allured to me
As my prey.
Slipping deeper in the pitfall, my liquid is
Consuming you.
Drowning quickly, there isn't much time for you to waste
in this place.

A delicacy is your skin I cannot help but bite.
Though the fog is rapidly clearing,
It's not too late to keep out of my sight.

I implore you. Don't ignore me.
Run away. Fly Away.
I have worn you down to almost nothing left
To fade.
Do you not remember what I've done to you?
I've tortured you.
Listen to me. How can I convince you to stay away?

Fine. Allow me rekindle your suffering.

Perhaps you remember when I would latch you down,
Fill you with poison fog, begin the incision,
And toy with your viscera. Oh, I remember it all too well.
Perhaps you remember the knives, burning iron,
devices of agony, and minutes lasting hours.
And you remember it all too well.

Looking back, I know you have cared once before.
You were able to lift yourself off the floor.

What could possibly possess you to decide to stay and rot?
There is nothing here to caress you, other than flesh ripping knots.


12. Illumination

My little worms, emerge from your holes
To see the monster
I've emptied you
I've had you dance through their souls
Only to have something of my own

Now I bestow to you your wings
Your flesh is free of locking rings
Yet you crawl right back to me

Testing me is a strange mistake.

As I detach from you your strings,
You must flea
Take your leave
Before I change my mind

I have set the way for the open road
A path in which can lead you from misery
Yet before my eyes, I behold
That you choose to stay right beside of me

Of course you would succumb to the safety of the cage
After all, the other world would be certain to consume you alive.


13. Garden Of Rust

So your strings remain
Latched to your frame
Fawning up to me
You've never been so tame

Licking at my designs
Etched in you over time
Something washes over you
As you carry my marks
Slowly they come to mean
Something absolutely new

Veils fell in front of my eyes
In the reaving of you

In summation, I wait until I find my body
Waist deep in my regret

Somehow the indentations I've left of you in the wall
You find to be the ultimate security of all

So you remain
Bathing in your anguish
I can never heal this

Even so, how could you let go
Of something in working order
Consider the owls plucking at your bowels
The price you pay