On our knees before the King in Red
we heed the master’s call to serve...
She with the mask on walks among us
veins pumping the same poisons
lips a wall built up against the same words
but eyes that reflect a different shadow...
There is a door in front of me,
and beyond it I know nothing
On either side the horizon stretches away to unknowable infinity,
yet it is the door that I know will lead me through to the true infinite...
In the still madness of night I came awake
And listened to the whispers in the hall
Footsteps coming and going, laughter in the dark...
In the winter there came knocking at my door
A voiceless fiend that would only point upward
To a ceiling veined with wood rot and rusted nails...
Mist off the surface of the river is a cloak
Over the backs of we who walk among the trees
Joy is our song this day of glory
Light and darkness dance together as one...
Dishonored at the gate we held
Backs bent, bones broken, arrows pierced our souls
But we did not give way...
Union of wind and sky over this seascape
Shores in the distance moving away—
Let them go, there are more ahead of us
Unfurl the sails and catch that raging wind...
Staring beyond the depths of the cup in my hands
Into a past I long to know
The view from atop the boneyard pile
Is a steep descent into rolling madness.
Time walked a straight path from the morning
On a collision course with rapture
Then all melted in a haze of something like color, but more
A distant scream was a song on the breeze
It was her hand reaching out to me
Cold fingers grasping at a final trace of hope
Like breath lingering upon a still morning
That broke apart the wall, brick by brick