The Warmth Of A Dying Sun

by Employed To Serve

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1.
To dust If passion had a motive it would be to tear me apart I am truly its captive Surrendered to it’s hold I can’t sleep anymore Wide awake Wide awake, I am a slave to myself Wide awake, I set fire to myself Sadness is etched in your face I can see it under your eyes I can see it in the cracks in your skin You can see it even when you sleep I would never trade my life trade my life for yours Sold your soul to the lie you live I will let this break me I will let this break me Let this burn me out Reduced to ash By what burns in me I will live unburdened Reduced to ash By what burns in me I will live unburdened by the Overwhelming feeling That I through it all away I will let this break me I will let this burn me out I will be ripped apart Fate unlived, path unwalked This could never be FORGIVEN
2.
Do you even stand for what you preach? Or is it just for validation? You make it your purpose just to teach, but it comes across like a contradiction I’ve made it this far without you and I’ll make it further yet So spare me your fake words of praise Does it matter what I do ‘cause I’m good for nothing? My hard work falls on deaf ears Your view on equality smells like hypocrisy I’m sorry did I offend you? Please stop, trying so fucking hard Your intentions are good but they are being forced There’s nothing wrong with your compliments as long as they are genuine Just please don’t patronise me I’ve made it this far without you and I’ll make it further yet So spare me your fake words of praise Does it matter what I do ‘cause I’m good for nothing? My hard work falls on deaf ears Your view on equality smells like hypocrisy I’m sorry did I offend you? Stop trying Good, good for nothing That is what I am judged by your standards Good, good for nothing That is what I am- cause you’re not listening to a word that I am - saying
3.
Platform 89 03:58
I passed you today You don’t hold yourself The same way you used to Back when you, you still had a smile It’s cold outside And that train is not taking you home Condemned to live on the threshold There is no love for you Stripped from your birth right, birth right is death Where were they when you needed them Unwanted children of this lonely world Misery loves company Chained to misery Keep your head high however you can Topping up so you don’t hollow out To replace where your heart used to be Keep your head high however you can Topping up so you don’t hollow out Sick with jealously of all with love in their lives Guarded backs On the threshold of the warmth of your world And the bleakness outside Just for a glimpse of your world I’d do fucking anything Stuck in purgatory Trapped in death’s waiting room That train came in the end Fade into the night
4.
Lethargy 04:00
Please move on, turn away, don’t look back You laugh as long as you can to fill the void Unreplenished emptiness, so empty yet there’s only room for one Perhaps it was your own fault, but you’ll never admit it Your heart seems to have disappeared and left a hole I feel sick, i feel dread Please don’t stay I beg and i plead, please don’t stay Why do you keep going back Your memories are fading I can’t understand your apathy for life See you in 10 years time The same person Nothing has changed And never will Bound to your ignorance The same person Nothing has changed The same person And never will A ghost haunting your own life
5.
When I look to the future it’s no good because it’s out of focus Taking comfort from the past, is what I do when I’m feeling helpless I’m all for staying positive but there’s something standing in the way Repetition of the dullest form, I can feel my life eroding Tunnel vision This sick paranoia I spend my days wishing them away Strangest feeling, my life has turned to grey I spend my days wishing them away When I sleep I don’t really sleep I just lay there staring at my eye lids I don't know what I want to do today or for the rest of my life Tunnel vision This sick paranoia I spend my days wishing them away Strangest feeling my life has turned to grey I spend my days wishing them away Today Today is just a reflection Of yesterday Mirrored Reflection
6.
I was born to the world but no one willing to receive in the blossom of my generations spring flowers blind, withering Observe and then repeat, this mistreatment done to me I am the living effigy of each depressing memory If time has proved one thing, If you kick the cage you must suffer the bite My arms bent backwards Legs twisted out of shape Disgusting mess of a human Limbs form a cell I can’t escape Self medication, the path I’ have been led a fear of all things lucid When I try to stand the ground falls away from my feet Free falling in this hell you have made your home Your safety nets in place No one will catch me I’m just a victim of my surroundings Born with a blade to my throat Shout at the sky Scream into the void
7.
When I was born I was promised the world to keep dragging through with out complaining i want contentment But All I have is scorn In - the - back of my mind I - know that I’m in - the - warmth - of a - dying sun I found solace in anything that I could distract my mind From this impending failure You brought me to this earth but you can’t expect me to follow you I will not be forced to be miserable even if happiness is temporary I accept my fate and I’ll smile through the worst The world is losing light and there’s nothing left to borrow I was promised so much but all that is left are these bones and false gold bones and false gold I found something sacred Walk this path paved with silver and gold To find it goes nowhere I walk on in the warmth of a dying sun
8.
Gaze into the glass See your loyal audience You’re a God, they worship you, kneel before your feet You feel the need to display your shallow life When you see the recognition, you feel divine Archiving nothingness To show to the ones blessed Enraptured by your beauty Seeking constant approval From absolute strangers Is a danger to your ego You are Narcissus Look into the water Fall in love with the person staring back at you You are a narcissist Vanity consumed you whole, fixated with yourself I’ll be your nemesis Fall in love with yourself and lose the will to live You built a world That revolves around you Until tossed aside Like a faded pearl And all that’s left Frozen memories Buried in a pixelated world You worship in a church of mirrors
9.
Half Life 05:25
Never realised how much I took my life for granted BITTER This shadow won’t shift Rain clouds that never burst HINDSIGHT Nothing grows in the shade Fragments of my life just burn away Hollow, jaded, a heart with no hope Part of me is missing, can’t you see? Half life Don’t you dismiss the way I feel I CAN’T run away from my thoughts I wish the ground would swallow me Curse the clouds that have followed me Desperate for normality a shred of consistency Everyday is worse than the last every time I reach forward my hands rot away Revealing delicate nerves where skin used to be please let me live again I’ve been searching in the dark for the other half of me Composed with a stiff upper lip and yet dying on the inside Nothing grows in the shade Fragments of my life just burn away Hollow, jaded, a heart with no hope Searching for the other half of me
10.
Apple Tree 06:00
Every time I look in the mirror I see your ghost in the bones of my face I am your legacy but what that means I fail to see If It’s not good enough for you What makes it good enough for me This passed down strain that won’t be defeated The things we share makes the cross I bear

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released May 19, 2017

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