What If They Know?

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lyrics

i lurk in my own hell
their sullen absentee
basking in such dull, remote
self-indulgent frivolities

working ever so hard
to suspend their disbelief
a character writing his own script
and scanning it obsessively

a masquerade, forced and depraved
it’ll honestly be a relief
to take my last bow and leave this stage
but what…oh…

what if they know the frailty of all my beliefs
at challenge i could crumble so quickly

what if they know the wretched ways i weigh my words
clumsy in spite of hours rehearsed

what if they know how memories assault and dwell
while pacing through this mental cell

what if they know my back and forth of pride and shame
as grand convictions are betrayed

what if they know my carnal lust and poison vice
no dream nor drug will quite suffice

what if they know these ruminations i have built
to labyrinths of fear and guilt

what if they know these lacerations i’ve designed
composed of dissonance and rhyme

what if they know and are repulsed by what they see
with tactful hate’s passivity

what if they know…?

it shows, you know
in every word you say
you’re fooling no one but yourself
when you try to hide away

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from Lacerations, released May 2, 2017
live drums: Steve Kefalas
rhythm guitar: Jay M Blanch

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abrasions Oakland, California

Industrial post-punk noise from the California bay area.

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