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A Darkness Past The Dawn

by The Killing Words

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1.
The Ramanujan Blues I could mistake this for a dream The Gods know I’ve had enough of them But I’m sane enough to realise That it’s a vision this time And It’s changed the path that I must forge in this world From now on Those runes imprint them selves on me What was once obtuse and hidden Is revealed for the world to see Order creates the Chaos, that is not hard to understand. But the chaos journeys past our own horizon; Beyond comprehension Only Past the point of no return Does the wonderment of all come into fruition Out beyond the maelstrom of anarchy Even chaos clings to the prow and prays to her Gods For mercy And that salvation comes when we can see: That simple order that is manifest in you, And in me Transcendence is a circle: Forged in visions clear The journey homeward can be a journey on, or you turn around. But only one takes you through the fire And you cannot forget the burning light You can never forget the burning light You can never forget the burning light You can never forget the burning light You can never forget the burning light You can never forget the burning light
2.
Your Blue Eyes I remember when; I was old enough to drink, I was old enough to smoke, i wasn’t old enough to care. I saw you there, In the basement of the night I think I tried to pick a fight And you found me all alone Well your blue eyes Well they hit me just like a stone Well they hit me just like a stone And they brought me back from the edge, The edge of crazy Well they brought me back from the edge, The edge of crazy Your blue eyes Well they hit me just like a stone Well they hit me just like a stone And they brought me back from the edge, The edge of crazy Yeah they brought me back from the edge, The edge of crazy On the dawn Of the next new year, again Running 'round without a care Then we jumped in the car without our clothes on Making for the horizon Singing the sweet songs ’til the break of the morning With only us going on It was then That I finally found a spark, That I knew that life was for living Not a celebration of the dead Of the dead Of the dead Well your blue eyes Well they hit me just like a stone Well they hit me just like a stone And they brought me back from the edge, The edge of crazy. Well they brought me back from the edge, The edge of crazy. Well your blue eyes Well they hit me just like a stone Well they hit me just like a stone And they brought me back from the edge, The edge of crazy. Well they brought me back from the edge, The edge of crazy.
3.
Living Like The Lightning (Waking Like The Rain) Well my hair's a little greyer I ain't getting any better If anything it's turning me around. My thoughts are getting darker And the time is getting shorter ‘tween The Monster and The Man who keeps him down You’ve become a shelter, When it used to be a pleasure And the mothers and their daughters are now game I used to be a dreamer, But you can’t dream without slumber And my body is beginning to show the stain Life is running rampant But the dead they are directing And it's pulling me apart At the locus of my heart It's too soon for lamenting And it's too late for relenting When you're like the lightning (And waking like the rain) Well the calls are getting closer To the point where I now fear And the consequences chase me round and round And they echo in the corners Of those broken nights and mornings And they wake me with their everlasting sound There is no sense of pleasure We're apart but your together And the time and light Is ripping me in two So I'm sinking in a stupor and a slumber And awaken Waiting for the song thats past its due. Life is running rampant but the dead they are directing And it's ripping me in two And I don’t know what to do It's too soon for lamenting And it's too late for relenting When you're like the lightning (And waking like the rain)
4.
Eastwards! To Les Invalides Well I know the truth, and it shall be my demise, It was the Devil who did form this world He did it with his hands, on the hours of the first morn He took his purest memories and he burnt them down He blessed it with the form of the breasts of his first love, And with the courage of his last love But all true love was caught amongst the thorns. And so it is for evermore. All I'm left with is a whisper And all I'll leave you is a whisper, This slight of hand will leave you a disbeliever The truth is nothing but a whisper All the crusaders to the last commuter train From platform ten at Victoria Station in the rain They all had their tickets stamped by The Divine. They were promised a straight and peaceful line As the fire and the brimstone from their bags explored the day And the insides of them all was painted on the fray The Archangel sighed then as his watch it had unwound For when it did, he knew what was going down All I'm left with is a whisper I cannot dream beyond a whisper This slight of hand will leave you a disbeliever The truth is nothing but a whisper All I am now is a whisper And All I'lve done remains a whisper And all that returns is a whisper's whisperer And when I’m gone there’ll be no more whisper
5.
Ghosts Can Come In On Me Ghosts can come on in to me I’ve got plenty of space to lend them time What was that fine mess you got us into? Through the lights of San Francisco when we nearly died Those City Lights they almost dragged us down: Rack near the Panhandle Shoulder, Catching drippings in a Champagne sink you know You're way out of time, I think Now you're living it up, living lone And turning into 'The Light That's Always On' True roses have their thorns And all love is pain The Jack's the diamond mine And your bullets always find the brain True roses have their thorns And all love is pain The Jack's the diamond mine And your bullets always find the brain Grand Complications now chime the hour Glances gone are best intoned But move when you and I are alone What was it that we’ll never know? You've dissapeared your into The Void And Im trying to find that thing undone Oh sweetheart know, you have won That's why we all are losers When you are gone Jump on that ladder you crazy castaway, Go pretend that it don’t matter, In LA I’ll find disaster True roses have their thorns And all love is pain The Jack's the diamond mine And your bullets always find the brain True roses have their thorns And all love is pain The Jack's the diamond mine And your bullets always find the brain True roses have their thorns And all love is pain The Jack's the diamond mine And your bullets always find the brain True roses have their thorns And all love is pain The Jack's the diamond mine And your bullets always find the brain
6.
Snow At Ryōan-ji Snow at Ryōan-ji Silences the world But not the wind amongst the walls Alone For the last time Oh I feel this moment, Will not ever come again. And it's so much colder, Than your bones are born to bear. And your little scarf, Will not keep this out for long. And then I break And I realise again There's a place that's for the Dammed, And there's a place that's kept for me. All you pretty ones With your eyes closed And your luscious lips Just waiting to be warm You cannot feel, what is coming down There’s a monster in us all, There’s a monster in us all And now: That coming greyness It’s turning us into things That i know we cannot see Here at the the walls, of Ryōan-ji, I’m certain now our little raft Will not make it back to shore. Simple men With their dreams burnt down; They drum the wars And are burnt to their cores Once you get a little piece of it Well then you yearn for it The taste of blood becomes The Lord.
7.
The Gone Wild Blues Well that door's a wound And my heart's a liar. So I keep running round With these cold, cold chains All the pretty girls wanna know my number My number's up I tell them all the same The Mystery-Train has passed me by It's making it’s way, For the daily commuter I'm sitting here, by the computer Waiting for the phone to ring off-the-dial (I've been waiting for a while) (I've been waiting for a while) I stroll online, and I see you there You’re hanging your life up on the line I'll make believe, with you for a while That your my style That I’m your kind Baby-doll pout, with a womanly body Wearing nothing but nothing ‘cept that look in your eye Keeping your distance, but asking for something All for nothing There’ll be no reply Posting pretty pictures, of you your bed I've gotta know you, I want to knock down your door Posting pretty pictures, who are they for? Is that at question anymore? So now my lights out, and I’m done dreaming You're probably sleeping, I’ll wake up alone Your soles are clean But my soul is broken Won’t be nothin’ worth keeping When I am done When I am done When I am done When I am done Oooh, When I am done
8.
Ramsgate/Naoshima Tears, little ribbons twisted running in the rai When in pain, she says: “it's neural, it's neural, it's neural, it's neural, it's neural, it's neural, it's neural, it's neural I cannot control, the things I do No, I cannot control the things I do! There are timeworn when I feel that everything around me’s real But there are times when I feel where my body cannot feel And I am nowhere near where I need to be." So I say: “Lay easy, for tomorrow we are free" And in sleep we return to palace's of our own But I remain afraid of where she finds herself in the morning Well the tide is now King round here and he takes command of all! At the wall below us, the young ones cease to be And the world out there is a picture in the frame Of sea and blue, The Sea and The Blue, The moving sea, And The Blue The Sky, the Sea, and The Blue Like a Sugimoto, Standing on the point in full view A year ago- February in the rain That’s when I first heard The Ocean scream your name But my ears are shot, so I don’t know if thats true And if its is, anyway then what are we to do? So what is left? What remains here for us two? It’s the shred of a scent It’s the Red, of the deepest darkest hue Its the ghost ships in the the darkness, It’s time arrow, that we can't undo It’s the ridge-line in the mist, The avalanche that’s due its fall In the blackness of that room Brings the Nothing, Then the Revelation calls The time and the silence, Oh the waiting Is the price for pay for all; 'til I'm pierced by The Archer: Stretch, I am here to wait with you So keep on hanging on, hanging in, 'til we have broken through So keep on hanging on, hanging in, 'til we have broken through So keep on hanging on, hanging in, 'til we have broken through So keep on hanging on, hanging in, 'til we have broken through
9.
The Farebetter Blues You know she's gone away She's gone away She's gone Fifty miles down the highway She's walked on out the door She's gone and took my baby She's gone and she took my home (oh-oh)... You know I've been hurting lately I've been hurting lately: There's the burn marks on her shoulder There's the blisters on her thigh There's the bruise-marks on her body There's a cut above her eye (oh-oh)... Oh send down a plague of locusts! Oh send down a plague of blood! I don't wanna hurt nobody Nobody but my baby Nobody but my baby Nobody but my baby (oh-oh)...

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released January 19, 2018

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The Killing Words London

My mind is an ashtray
Filled with coins-
But an ashtray nonetheless
Dreams of avarice, dreams
of returning to the fold. Dreams
of St. Francis of Assisi- out there all alone
Naked within the wilderness,
vision well-sprung bittersweet
bearing down on the bottom of the barrel-
But dreams of avarice nonetheless.
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