Atreyu

Fractures in the Facade of Your Porcelain Beauty tracks

Lyrics

1. LIVING EACH DAY LIKE YOU'RE ALREADY DEAD

Raise up the ghosts of the dead - I won't die like them
Push past the point of raw emotion - I will breathe
Exist with a broken spirit - I will die complete
Ignore what the angels say enjoy that special place where the demons speak to me
I won't pick out the lining of my coffin yet unless I am sure that color satin is me
Better yet go with crushed velvet, that way I'll be damn sure to enjoy eternity
My daily life writes the eulogy, engraved on tombstone diaries
Laid to rest with the passing of time
Seems to me that even love can die
And the rituals, that fade away, and the roses that cease to be laid
And to me it clearly appears that we're already one foot in a very shallow grave
I will love with passion
You live like you're dead
As each day dies, are we living on to the next or passing on in the twilight




2. TULIPS ARE BETTER

Crystal clear I see the rose is frail
The thorns hide easily in its beauty
As I go to grasp it in my hand
My heart is torn beating from my chest
Let me be captivated
By your beauty
Then let me fall from your grace
Unto my broken knees
Close My eyes so tightly
The tears are welling up
You aren't worth the waste
Of the salt or the water
Fuck all your false beauty
It was transparent just like your smile - liar
Your thorns caress my flesh
Crimson Drops on a snowy field - liar
I have watched you retrogress
I have watched what you've become - liar
Take your eyes off of me
Its funny how fast blue eyes fade gray - liar
Let me be captivated By your beauty
Then let me fall from your grace
Unto my broken knees
Close My eyes so tightly
The tears are welling up
You aren't worth the waste
Of the salt or the water
And you are deceit
Watching the sun play in your hair
I couldn't really care, care any less about you
Just wither away real beauty is forever




3. A LETTER TO SOMEONE LIKE YOU

Why!
Sometimes this beauty is choking me
but at least its your hands at my throat
Your lashes brush against my cheek
coupled with your breath on my neck
The world around you falls away and I will still be there
I know my words are like daggers but they cut me too
And I am sorry for all the fucked up things I say I didn't mean it
And I never realized that I can be what I hate
Lets be happy with what we have, enjoy the beauty in these days
Sometimes we'll laugh sometimes we'll scream no one said caring was easy
I know there was a time when emotions felt like pulling teeth
Sometimes I felt so souless I couldn't even look at me
It's pathetic to hate who you are and it feels like hell to change
But I'll be damned if I push you away
I remember when my dreams were dying
and I damned the sun, I damned the sun to pieces
I carved hateful thoughts into my chest
then you took my hand and nothing, no nothing has ever felt the same




4. TAKING BACK EVERY WORD THAT I SAID

You were so euphoric I saw... the future in your eyes
A Cascade of emotion Brings me to... the summit of defeat
My trust was misplaced Like the truth... in a sea of lies
Your more content barefoot on coals
Then to deal... with feelings trapped inside... your trapped inside
Trapped inside, coalesce distrust personifiied
Fear unrealized, will paint the future black as night.
Just let go, have you felt what it is to fly
Soar above, the right path is never justified
They wouldn't ever affect you, you promisedd,
And you lied You were strong enough to make your own decisions
But evidently your own two feet just weren't enough to stand on
Tell me how should I feel after what you juust said
How the should I feel after what you just said...
You are nothing You mean nothing
Just like a child, I wish I could close my eyes
And you would dissipate
Just like a child, I wish I could close my eyes
Let my tears evaporate
Please stay away from me
You've done far to much harm




5. SOMEONE'S STANDING ON MY CHEST

Starving searching this barren wasteland
Trying to grasp being this alone
Pleading for a breath of fresh air, someone's standing on my chest
Dying I'm asphyxiating myself
Break myself slave to my weakness choke on my words
Oh I'm drowning and I feel so alone
The lights are on and I wish I was home
My lips are screaming pretty nothings
My ears are bleeding for want of words, fuck words I need actions
Hope as left me fucking shattered
Someone's standing on my chest
Alone would be a pleasant change from here
How do you gauge loneliness how you ever felt so alone
It feels like the light will never reach me here
I am choking back my longing for shed tears
So strangulated by my lonesome fears plead
Don't worry too much, it only hurts when I breathe