Silence & Eternity

by This Present Darkness

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    releases June 1, 2017

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O Milagre Do Sol (feat Joel Gauthier)
Heavenly Creatures


releases June 1, 2017




This Present Darkness Austin, Texas

Djentcore solo project from Austin, TX.

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Track Name: Someday All This Will Be Laid To Waste
One more time we move through endless spaces
As we bring our distractions down through the phases
Throw your thoughts to the wind and let the currents take them
Let the dead bury the dead and drown your apprehensions.

TELL ME about your hollow promises of purpose,
About guiding misdirection with careful steps laid down with worship,
LIE TO ME and say we're working towards something,
Cause when we lay our heads to rest our legacies lose potency in ourselves.

Our sanity demands
We realize the sand on which we stand,
Perspectives shifting with the waves,
We can swing the scythe til our bones bleed bare
And fight our wars til our graves have no air,
But our works and words are fleeting
Like our works and words are seeds.

We are eternal trapped in the temporal,
We are laying roads we'll never know,
Perspective demands to be shown.

We are the dream before the waking,
A mere shadow of the reality we've been faking,
With sudden transitory seconds left on our clocks
We've been dreaming within dreams that time will never stop,
We are the light lying low in touching twilight,
And letting all the thoughts we hope be swept away til future daylight,
And with our final fleeting thoughts we thought to dream away the midnight oil to find we'd never wake.

We are transient
Track Name: Oneirataxia
Awake in a nightmare,
Facing the cold reflections on the walls,
No bridges left to burn
Everything must pass through the fire,
(Traitors and liars with their tongues on the trigger like razor blades,
Surgically cutting out my soul and I don't even know if it's left anymore)
My demons are just a little stronger than me today,
Is this where divine minds wander in their sleep?

Lift up your face to the perpetual desolations,
Look in the eyes of your soul and take a deep breath as you ask for more,
These walls that crumble around you in serenity,
Detached from the manic inside and separate walls from distractions that pull you in.

We quietly slip into madness and observe the past like pages of books we read.

A question consuming the fibers of my heart,
Uncertainty reeling the doubt in my mind,
Stretched across a chasm and on into the void,
The echoes decaying before the lips of form,

The colors cleaned and wiped away to tell the story of the fates,
Another version of the truth is slowly being whisked away,
Carved into an effigy and angled just away from me,
Silhouettes on cavern walls that tell the stories of these halls.

Pull me through
(The upside down)
(My own mind)
Draw me in
(Bring me home)
End this hell
(Set me down)