The bones flowing in the bloody river collide In the arms of my guitar, As I rise through the endless Pile of skulls sprayed around me The scarlet sky blazes in the backdrop Of the hellfire, bent on the Apocalypse of human consciousness. I use their orbits as a jug And climb up above like a thug A mountain of skulls Filled with memories of the forgotten, Resting around to decompose into the Earth The mountain grows bigger and bigger As time goes by, And the ones below get pushed further down. Once I get to the top I must make a choice The others will be waiting for me As I gave my word to the bard I promised him I will play my guitar And I'll play my songs I'll share the voices, of those unheard. But he warned me that It'll come with a price Though at the moment I only have my mind on the ticket out And climbing up this mountain, Stepping on the skulls of the deceased, Is only way out. I take a step and pull Raven up, She's right behind me, trying to keep up I tried to tell her About my talk with the bard But she said she's heard bout' it And even knows what choice I'll make But I don't ask her. I like to think I have some control, Though my experiences contradict that belief. My hand's blistering with pain, I think we're almost at the top. I look at Raven - she looks morose And somehow even prettier than before. I ask her why it's gotta be me, Who has to make the choice. She hides behind her dreary smile And speaks in her lucid voice, "You know that, don't you? You're the boy who entered dreams, By escaping bone cages called cities." In that moment, our feet touch the mountain peak And the countless skulls collapse underneath.
Hanging by the doors, into the windows of mist That carry your arms to me, in a moment of bliss, Carry them like the self loathing bastard you are, Your words don't mean shit in here! They'll grind you and tear you and make you adhere. You are young and you're hopeful, you want to do something noble You think you owe it to your life, like it'll get you your prize But you don't know of the price that you have pay, to do something in this world your way. Speak up to people who beat us down, you gotta be some kinda clown. I know I was - believing in the lies of the world, that once made me a god, I believed I stood for something, I thought I could change something, But the world is a bottle factory, molding people into it's own slavery It will drain your thoughts out of you, make you spill the words you brew In your head with a meaning, and exploit them to fill their billing. You can tell people all you want, they only listen to what they want, Nobody's interested in the truth, just package sugar-dreams for the buoyant youth. I used to believe I stood for something, I thought I'd help them questioning But I was just another minion, instead helping them maintain their dominion. They took her away from me, before I could even see, And now I lay trapped in this dungeon, forgotten like someone redundant Nobody will mourn when I die, like nobody mourned when you said goodbye. Run Away ye Lad, run away somewhere far from here! Take your pretty lass' hand, they're coming to get her.
Late night at the fortress, high, Higher than a kite in the sky, Surrounded by people smelling of piss and sweat Dirty walls holding tears of it's thousand inmates. Segregated and kept separated Beaten and tortured until broken Locked in these cells like animals, who don't cooperate, Spend forever here on charges of crimes against the state. Blades run for those who disobey, Killing all that comes on it's way, Chains bind them to their doom, Going mad together in this tomb. My mind's intoxicated, all my senses blurred Thoughts pummel my head, bordering on the absurd I need to get to Raven,I need to fortify her But the visions in front me form a constant blur. Inside the cages filled with golden canaries, These walls hide their most priced possession, A hundred year old bard, With long flowing hairs and beard Whiter than Gandalf, from the darkness appeared Growling in a voice, strong enough to persuade even the purest To melt even the strongest And to cure even the sickest. Blinded by the light, I bow down on one knee And listen to Orpheus go on a recitation spree.