The Shadows Breath EP

by Ghost Painted Sky

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Mind numb, but eyes alive watching the chaotic, crowded world crash by In snapshots of perpetual motion framing voices, whispering fears in a pulsing, coded void Halted, spasmotic motions, mechanical and android My eyes bleed the horizon as static dead stares follow countless screens flicker on, flicker off connect, disconnected all-consuming abstract desires in a world of ego and artificial fire I push inward and out groping the glass walls slowly...silently drowning in cascading waves of doubt While searching for a reason something to keep the fire alive through this barren season As The faces pass, alien and strange I'm forever wandering in frozen, dusky frames a phantom, in muddled shades of grey So I speak in tongues the coiled snake hidden in my mouth mirrors the spiral I chase upwards and out And follow to that place where the breeze carries your secret name across my lips and melts away the grey as life returns to frozen fingertips I Curl up in your hair feel the earth in your bones, tangled in the warming air of the sun's rebirth shows me I'm not so alone even in the shadows breath
2.
Sisyphus 03:34
And every day I watch a little more of my life slip away, I'm sleepwalking through it again and again as I build myself up for the predictable end as I try to block out the sound of my own voice screaming this is not where I belong this life has no meaning and I cant do this any longer I push it up I build it out I push it up Just to watch it fall Down I build it up I push it out I build it up Just to watch it fall Down And every day I lose more of myself to this mindless machine always working toward salvation in slow-motion suicide of tedious strangulation, endless circular motion in webs of suffocation so with every move I grow more entangled and just sink further down into isolation It smothers me out It crushes me down It smothers me out And tears me down Again So I must tear it up I must break it down I must tear it up Now watch it fall down Down
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Sick 04:59
Teeth clenched, but without any resolve trying to lean up against the nearest wall Breathing deeply, I raise the cup to my lips and try to force a smile, I hide from my problems like this Surrounded by laughing, prettied faces I want to disappear, leaving no traces I need an anchor, a weight in reality but find instead, empty facades surrounding me Alienation, frustration, and regret Are nothing that this drink won't help me forget Swaying around, into focus and back out Escaping all of my fears, self-conciousness and doubt Just keep laughing, and putting on that face cover my scars up and develope a taste the flow is going, and I try to jump in but if you can't stand up, it's even harder to swim I know that even here I don't fit in never have, never will, but it's nice to pretend In the end this doesn't change who I am but like everyone here, tonight I'm hiding from him Alienation, frustration and regret nothing one more drink won't help me to forget stumbling around, into focus and back out avoiding all of my fears, self-conciousness and doubt Now eventually I'll wander out without any plan but when I go to leave, I know I'll understand I'm deluding myself with this bottle in my hand and when I wake up tomorrow I'll still be an empty man With delusions and dreams that just seem too far away but living like this I'll never reach them anyway Alienation, frustration and regret Nothing one more drink won't help me to forget stumbling around, into focus and back out avoiding my ambitions and surrendering to doubt

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Card sleeve for the CD version of this release is printed on 100% Green Forestry Practices board stock, with recycled content, using vegetable-based inks.

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released July 24, 2015

Music & lyrics performed, arranged, recorded and mixed by and copyright ©2015 David Strong. Mastered by Frankford Wayne Mastering.

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New England-based duo creating dark, intense, introspective music, with a sound built upon the influence of the classic goth, post-punk, and darkwave sounds of the 80s and 90s.

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