A VOID

by GLOOM SLEEPER

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
Like Ghosts 05:39
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
4.
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
5.
Silent Cries 05:23
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
6.
Conspiracy 03:44
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
7.
Morbid Play 03:10
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
The Spectre 04:36
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

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released April 15, 2016

Words and music by Gloom Sleeper
Recorded and mixed by Rouven Bienert
Mastered by Daniel Husayn
Artwork by Jonathan Sirit

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