Noctorum - The Afterlife

The Moon Drips

[rev. Feb. 15, 2019]

In the night
The moon drips inside
And light fails in my eyes
I reach you
I taste you

Lie awake
To the cold thrill of your face
And the scars' tips that you trace
The dawn hides you
The mist binds you

Bleak lands and sombre sands
Black ice that weaves and dies
Opaque he turns away

 

High Tide/Low Tide

[rev. Feb. 15, 2019]

Look at you
Head in the clouds
You're floating ten feet off the ground
The way that you feel
There's no way that you're coming down
You're moving at maximum speed
You're gonna rip up this town
Are you feeling lonely at the end of the rainbow

In all this splendor
There's something that you must remember
This won't last forever
This won't last forever

High tide
Swallowing you
Low tide
A black shadow following you

Look at you
You still haven't dressed and you look like a mess
And nothing's right
You spend the day in bed with the curtains drawn
It might as well be night
You're gored, you're floored
No chance of putting up a fight
Are you feeling lonely at the end of the rainbow

The cut is so tender
But there's something you must remember
This won't last forever
This won't last forever

High tide
Swallowing you
Low tide
A black shadow following you

High tide (high tide is)
Swallowing you
Oh, low tide (low tide is)
A black shadow fading from view

 

Piccadilly Circus In The Rain

It's getting darker here
And the bus it never comes
And when it does there's always two
And in the park nearby
A mother scolds her son
The child cries but love is true

Autumn tints the leaves
Your collar hides your neck
A swelling cloud stuck in the sky
There's no creative work
Amongst the swarming bees
As you struggle to survive

Piccadilly Circus in the rain
Ealing Common, Acton Lane
Ten million mortals in a squeeze
London brings you to your knees

Up with the lark they say
The traffic's getting thick
But petrol drove the birds away
The fumes inside your lungs
It's enough to make you sick
Your landlord takes all of your pay

Piccadilly Circus in the rain
Ladbroke Grove to Chancery Lane
Weary faces, blank and cold
Getting tired, getting old

Piccadilly Circus in the rain
Ealing Common, Acton Lane
Ten million mortals in a squeeze
London brings you to your knees

 

Show

[rev. Feb. 15, 2019]

You had a shadow cabinet
To which you would retire
And all the voices in your head
Would gather 'round and I

I would find it strange to be on the outside
Where you couldn't see me
And you wouldn't show

I had a royal temple that
That harboured a recluse
And all the ghosts that haunted me
Would gather 'round and you

You would find it strange to be on the outside
Where you couldn't see me
And I wouldn't show

We had a perfect alibi (watching arrows that)
And they would never know (fall around us)
That all our ghosts surrounded us (looks like our deep)
And it was just a show (deception found us)

You and I would spend our time
Saying everything was fine
And we never showed

Sometimes I wonder
Did we ever have an adult conversation
Such a shame we couldn't even agree
On the right location

Hidden behind a wall
A fortress that won't fall
You never heard my call

What's the use in us pretending
There could be a happy ending here

What's the use in us just pretending
There could ever be a happy ending

 

A Resurrected Man

[rev. Feb. 15, 2019]

The inner light that freezes you
It shows you who I am
The poetry that pleases you
I'm doing what I can
Coming down to earth again
Just to watch you sleep
Every inch of sculptured limb
I intend to keep

I finally see you
Know who I am
I'll try to give you
A resurrected man

(Passing through the night)
The moon is round
(Find me if you like)
(Passion through the night)
It makes no sound
(There's nowhere to hide)
(Passion in the night)
Arrows true
(Cries from deep inside)
(Passing in the night)
So are you

The backdrop black that shows the light
It picks you out so clear
I cannot seem to concentrate
Unless I have you near
You're pollen in a fuchsia flower
A melody on the breeze
The bells announce you by the hour
I hear you in the trees

Five signs to greet you
Holding my hand
Winds that enfold you
Save me if you can
I finally see you
Know who I am
I'll try to give you
A resurrected man

 

A Girl With No Love

I wanna know you
I wanna show you
I wanna mistletoe you
While you just stare
I don't wanna switch you
I don't wanna flick you
I don't wanna stick to
How the book depicts you

So I turn another page
To see what to expect from you
Your skin feels like a real girl
As I love you again

Having you's expensive
The benefits extensive
You don't get defensive
And I don't lose
I can choose your clothing
There's no more self-loathing
I can do my own thing
Without you opposing

It says here that you were made for me
In a town somewhere outside Tokyo
You saved me from emotional despair
In a world with no love
With a girl with no love

I don't wanna bait you
It's difficult to hate you
It's so easy to date you
So easy to make you

All my fears are washed away
As I lie right here beside you
In the darkness, with the heavy curtains drawn
The difference is so small
And I know should anything go wrong
I can call and simply just replace you
You will always be the same
'Cause I have, I have your model number

 

Trick

[rev. Feb. 15, 2019]

You are there for me
I am there for you
I sit down on a chair
I don't know if I'll
Ever dream again
All I know is I care

You stare straight at me
I stare back at you
Clench your fist 'round my heart
I've a trick for you
It will delight you
Or will tear you apart

You might not think you can choose
In a world of pain
But you will find if you lose
You will win again
The sun will rise in the east
You know that it's true
If you can just trick the beast
Let your love come through

I see diamonds and
I see crimes and I
Know the thief loves the dark

You run through the streets
And you're chased by defeat
And she won't catch you up
Can't deceive or disrupt you
A calmness negates
All the tricks in the fear
And the trick in your mind
And the trick in your ear
That's deaf
To its lies

You won't be tricking my soul
With your subterfuge
You're just a big empty hole
There is no refuge
The sun will set in the west
You know that it's true
If you can just trick the beast
Let your love come through

 

Head On

[rev. Feb. 15, 2019]

(Him)
Six thirty seven
The sun's going down
The engine is purring
The rain's coming 'round
I stare through the windscreen
As twilight falls
I'll be there by midnight
You missed my call

(Her)
I've had an idea
I'll meet you halfway
Don't even argue
And don't be late
See you at nine-ish
Where we first met
Me in my Sunbeam
You in your Corvette

(Both)
We are crushed by our own love
Tears have fallen from above
Head on you and I entwine
I am yours and you are mine

(Him)
Is that wreck gonna make it
Are you gonna break down
I know you're attached, but
That car is a clown

(Her)
I've already left, dear
I'm on my way
See you at the diner
Love you, by the way

(Both)
We are speeding to our end
I will kiss you on the bend
Head on colliding anxious hearts
This way, we'll never be apart

 

The Afterlife

[rev. Feb. 15, 2019]

Divine is the temple of light
What a sight, the afterlife
A tale of devotion and fire
Suicide for the afterlife

And I think that we agree
On what I should do for you
It's not a sacrifice or a helpless plea
I do it out of love for you

Watch my spirit rise to the sky
As my body splits and my flesh divides
And it's all for you, it's all for you
And afterwards when I claim my prize
Of seventy virgins in paradise
I'm told they wait for you

Now is the time of your life
What a life, in the afterlife
Every day I look to the sky
And I'll tell you why, it's for the afterlife

I'm gonna cure all the world of its sin
I'm gonna purify and fight till we win
I'll be at the gates of heaven when he comes to let me in
And I've never been more sure that I'm doing the right thing

 

In A Field Full Of Sheep

[rev. Feb. 15, 2019]

Olivia sewed up her skirt again
By the time the morning came it had broken
And I dragged the sleep out of my eyes
And realized that I had awoken

Martin lost his cane last night
He wrote a poem on the kitchen table
And Dare let his coffee go cold
And he said that he just wasn't able

I don't know why, why, why I die so badly
I don't know why I try so hard

I fell off the chair
Onto the floor
I trapped my fingers
Under the door

Hudley slept in his football kit
And dreamt he was top of the table
And Boydie woke up to the roar of the crowd
And realized it's all just a fable
Julian parked his van outside
He loaded a grand piano
Duncan blew his flute like a gale force wind
'Til he suddenly ran out of ammo

I don't know why, why, why time moves so slowly
When I try, try, try so hard

I fell out of bed
Onto my back
Sometimes I feel
I've gone off the track

(Find a way, yeah)
(Find a way, yeah)

And I know why, why, why I love you all so madly
I don't have to try, try, try so hard

I broke my pen
I ran out of ink
Wrote half a list
And started to think
Slumped in a chair
I fell asleep
Awoke with a start
In a field full of sheep