Lethe / Through Gate of Horn and Ivory

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LETHE

INTO THE MAW
PATH GREY WITH FATE
TIME WITHOUT END
DEATH EVERLASTING

ALL THIS FORE I GO
I DREAD TO DEPART
BUT I KNOW I CAN’T STAY
AIR THICK WITH TORMENT

INTO THE MAW
THE VENOM SETS SO QUICK
THE SUN FADES AWAY
SHROUDED IN SHADOW

THE HUSK OF A DREAM
LAYS DEAD IN MY ARMS
BY THE FURIES BE DAMNED
LOST IN THIS DARKNESS

THE WATERS BRANCH FORWARD AND DRIFT OUT OF SIGHT
A POISON TO REASON NO CURE TO MY PLIGHT
ALL THIS IN AN INSTANT AND MY JOURNEY BEGINS
PULL THE COIN FROM MY TONGUE AND BARTER MY SIN

OBLIVION CALLS LIKE A SONG IN THE NIGHT
DEAD LOVERS MOURNE AND DISSOLVE INTO LIGHT
WITH ONE DROP I CAN END THIS, IT CAN ALL FADE AWAY
AM I READY TO FORGET ALL I’VE LIVED TO THIS DAY

NIGHT’S TOUCH ON MY SHOULDER
A COLD VOICE IN MY EAR
A PROMISE, A WHISPER
A CHANCE TO PERSERVERE
THIS OFFER IS TEMPTING
IF ONLY I CAN COMPLETE
LAY THE WATERS OF LETHE
AT MEMORY’S FEET

THE DEAD SURROUND, DRAWN LIKE FLIES
DEAFEND BY, TEN THOUSAND CRIES
THEY KNOW MY FATE, TO BE SET FREE
TO EMPTY HELL, JUST FOLLOW ME

SHE CALLS TO ME WHERE THE WHITE POPLARS GROW
SHE SEEMS TO SCHEME IN MY DREAMS
SHE FOLLOWS ME AS THE BLACK WATERS FLOW
PERSEPHONE IS THE KEY
SHE SEEKS REVENGE FOR A LIFE SACRIFICED
A SOLEM SONG UNBEKNOWN
HER TEARS HAVE FILLED EVERY STREAM, EVERY POOL
THE WORLD WILL DROWN TO ATONE

AS THE WATERS MERGE
AS THE VIEL DISSOLVES
I SEE THE GATE REVEALED, THE REASON FOR THIS ALL
I KNOW I’M DEAD
BUT I’M MORE THAN ALIVE
I STALK ACROSS THE PLANES, I WILL NOT BE DENIED

AS BELOW SHALL IT BE ABOVE.

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from Return to the Sea, released January 1, 2015

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Oceans of Insects Rochester, New York

Racing towards the end... New musical project featuring ex members of Old Boy, Withered Earth, Snaggle Tooth, TAFKAP(acifier), Baba Yaga, Slave One, Stone Believer, and The Plague.

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