A VOID

by GLOOM SLEEPER

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released April 15, 2016

Words and Music by Gloom Sleeper
Recorded and mixed by Rouven Bienert
Mastered by Daniel Husayn (North London Bomb Factory)
Artwork by Jonathan Sirit

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Per Koro Records
Contraszt! Records
COLOSSUS Tapes

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Track Name: The Black Side
Under the silver moon
You’ve let me sleep
On this frozen ground -
A place of shattered dreams;
And while the wicked ones
Became as thick as thieves
My lungs were slowly filled with
Disbelief

There are no dreams left for me
When I close my eyes, black is all I see

A cold wind took
The innocence away
Once I had my dreams;
I witnessed their decay
Upon the ugly mound
I still hear echoes sing
Oh, I wish I could have kept this
Precious thing

There are no dreams left for me
When I close my eyes, black is all I see

Black is all I see
Track Name: Behind These Doors
These walls are higher than I thought
The gargoyle watches from above
He tries to keep me out
My hesitation turns into fear
As he proudly spouts:

„You won't find no shelter here
Only crowded rooms and broken hopes
We will take it all from you
Behind these doors you are no one“

Never have I felt so weak
I can not move, I can not speak;
Lost in cold and hostile spheres
With so many hapless peers

We won't find no shelter here
Only crowded rooms and broken hopes
They will take it all from us
Behind these doors we are no one

Behind these doors we are no one
We are no one

We won't find no shelter here
Behind these doors we are no one
Track Name: Like Ghosts
These gorgeous lights, they shine too bright
On this place where the shadows come and go
And I can recall that you were not far
When the haze penetrated upwards from below

Like ghosts we walk on water
But we can’t read between the lines

Our silhouettes merged into one
But neither one of us had stayed
And there will be not a single tear
For all those memories that we have never made

Like ghosts we walk on water
But we can’t read between the lines

Like ghosts we walk alone
Like ghosts we walk
Track Name: Paper Plane Revelations
I rose from six feet under
And left this pretty grave
I tried to turn back time, but failed
Went back to where it started,
Found everything turned to dust
Seems like happiness is only
A memory of the past

The monuments look lonely now
In absence of grace
The mighty river has run dry
The gale cut through the sails,
And left no charm behind
The bleakness came for me as
One more reprieve has been denied

The paper plane flies through the night
The paper plane never arrives
Never arrives

The storm came like a thief at night
And took it all from me
The lost child’s work remains unfound

The storm came like a thief at night
And took it all from me
The lost child’s words remain unheard

Revelations, Revelations
Revelations
Track Name: Silent Cries
I hear your silent cries
Drown out the noise
To be alone in the chaos
Never was your choice
I’m too afraid to ask
You’re too afraid to tell
We’re better off alone
That’s what we’ve learned
That’s what we’ve learned

So we keep the silence
And we stay apart
But behind our smiles
There are empty hearts
What brings tears to our eyes
Is better left unsaid
That’s what we’ve learned
That’s what we’ve learned
That’s what we’ve learned
That’s what we’ve learned

That’s what we’ve learned

I hear your silent cries
Track Name: Conspiracy
This is my least favorite place
Where malevolence will always reign
Where the hollow voices won't resound
Where the eerie pages won't be found

There is a lie in all my words
There is a truth they won't find
Every touch holds a million deceits
Every smile hides so many defeats

This is my least favorite me
The one that I thought I'd never be
The one that I never speak about
The one that I've always blacked out

There is a lie in all my words
There is a truth they won't find
Every touch holds a million deceits
Every smile hides so many defeats
Track Name: Morbid Play
We both grew as a secret
We kissed, held hands
But we have never danced
Like the darkest souls
We hid from the light
And the darkness was so generous
But every dream must end
And now you stay with your own kind
Everything got re-defined

The emptiness inside
The blackness that resides
And now I got it
You were the shadow, I’m the fool
Oh, what a morbid play

We both were just a secret
You sighed, then craved
For the unworthy and impure
So I danced alone
Like a puppet on a string
If we could have only
Both believed your lies
This mystery might have survived
’til the ruins of our lives

The emptiness inside
The blackness that resides
And now I got it
You were the shadow, I’m the fool
Oh, what a morbid play
Track Name: Under a Red Night Sky
I don’t believe the lie
That it will work out right
On that conspicuous night
We’ve lost our pride

We walked away in wrath
The laughter came with cries
But it came as no surprise
As blood ran in our eyes

White feathers fade, promises betrayed
Words of distress, the emptiness confessed

We’ve built the perfect place
To tear apart
We’ve danced on rusty nails
In a monument of malefic art

White feathers fade, promises betrayed,
Words of distress, the emptiness confessed

These photographs mean nothing to the shadows we became
Under a red night sky

The sun was boiling
And the earth melted down
Through the darkness of the ocean blue
Everything now seems untrue

White feathers fade, promises betrayed
Words of distress, the emptiness confessed

These photographs mean nothing to the shadows we became
Under a red night sky
They mean nothing to the shadows we became
Under a red night sky

The darkest page, the bitter taste
Of the poison in our veins
The highest high, the lowest low
And these wounds that never heal
We’ve paid the price, we’ve lost it all
Now we look the other way
The altered fate, the bitter end
We have nothing left to say
Track Name: Don't Look Into My Eyes
The trains, they leave, but will return
And I will still be sitting here
My feet they hurt, my throat is sore
A blueprint of a well-known lore
Windmills draw circles in the sky
Blood-red lines of ash and smoke
Yes, I still hear the same old sound
Of crushing bones, but…

After decades of sacrifice
Please, don’t look into my eyes
Where anger was, now sadness grows
Without hope

The lights went out, will they return?
Oh, if I could only sleep
Or set a fire to burn this town
But it’s me who has burned down
Windmills draw circles in the sky
Blood-red lines of ash and smoke
And all the spirits lost their feelings
Soon I will be one of them

After decades of sacrifice
Please, don’t look into my eyes
Where anger was, now sadness grows
Without hope
Track Name: The Spectre
The pre-dawn suicide
Is a drudges awkward choice
So after all I will proceed
But I have lost my voice
A storm it drives me forth
But only ruins I will build
The chaos married me
And left no dreams to be fulfilled

The spectre once so scary, it haunts no more

There is a room with all my fears
We have lost sight long ago
They locked the door, I lost the keys
In a coffin under ten foot snow
Red ants crawl under my skin
They eat the flesh and breed the sin
The corn moon laughs at me
Nothing fills the void that grew within

The spectre once so scary, it haunts no more

Words of unrivaled blasphemy

The spectre once so scary, it haunts no more