AFI

Black Sails in the Sunset tracks

Lyrics

1. STRENGTH THROUGH WOUNDING

Through our bleeding We are one!
Through the darkness breaks the light
Through the light unending pain
Deify the wretched ones
Till the Darkness comes again.




2. PORPHYRIA

I Know...
It's here we retreat, for where else would we go?
To great disbelief there is somewhere we belong
In negative space supposed flaws go unseen, but our strength is shown
In darkness together we're bringing the light
In darkness together we are forming
The fire tomorrow is born of the night
In darkness together we ignite
From all we've been shunned but we've found a new home
To great discontent it is greatness that we own
In luminous eyes, reflections of fear absolute...
All hate what we've become
When daylight forms blinding walls where do we go?
Days, arid are scorching all
When daylight forms blinding, binding walls, where do we go?
The darkness calls.




3. EXSANGUINATION

Welcome the whole new pain and take comfort in all you've become
I waved myself along the way
I have arrived so unashamed, but my reflection no longer looks the same
It seems much dimmer now...it seems so dim
Just stumble and falling into a world that's overcrowded
and you will find me
won't recognize me;
I won't recognize myself
I have arrived so unashamed, but all my senses no longer seem the same
I can sense everything
My sight's so clear
In an instant, my life just slipped away
I fought for life the whole time you were holding me down
You watched me dying
Holding me down, you brought my rebirth.




4. MALLEUS MALEFICARUM

Open my eyes as I submerge and I won't deny what I've been since birth
I'll die drowned by your standards
Breathe in the life of the summer's death
As the orange and red breathe their first breath
So welcome as they're burning through
We all begin to burn
Autumn's flame dances before my eyes
Set alight for all we've learned
My ashes falling
My skin is singed but it heals my heart
and with glowing pride I'll wear my scars
I'm honored by your hatred
Leaves fall
we arise again and the end impending
it will begin
So welcome as it's buring through
Ashes fall and I'm rising up again
Ashes fall. Ashes fall
Ashes fall as we All Arise.




5. NARRATIVE OF SOUL AGAINST SOUL

To The Wounded:
I have seen the self-image that they've forced you to reduce to shattered glass
with the only remaining value lying in it's jagged edges
But the few who warrant waking for await their recognition
No fear of death but with fear of life, your weakness kills everyone
So live
Angels for everyone
For no lack of searching I can't seem to find one
Angels in everyone
What of all their promises? Can't seem to find much more than lies
Angels in anyone
A permanent solution to a temporary problem
Before I'd lay me down to rest, I'd throw away everything to live.




6. CLOVE SMOKE CATHARSIS

Lean against the night and laugh as I try to scale the walls
Ignored futility fills the air
you're only there to watch me fall...
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter Taste left in my mouth?
If I could catch my breath, just to exhale, I'd know that I held it in too long...
From above coems a faint smile
A new vantage, such a view
Familiarity now disowned, just sit and stare as I walk away.




7. THE PRAYER POSITION

Now
Peel the skin from the flesh
Steal the flesh back from the starving static minds
From nature we must stray, to clarity we'll climb
Deadly impulse seems so natural, just look beyond it and we'll find a brand new evolution
Here begins a brand new line
And in the distance there's a gathering that no longer seems so far away
Pushed to our knees so let us pray, and all together we'll bring the real rain
Watch all that's wasted wash away
So let it come
Our will be done
Stature retrieved, regain our form
Break free from instinct that's left us all confined
From nature we must stray, to clarity we'll climb
Tradition ingrained, now impermissible
Now comes a call for all to find a brand new evolution
Here begins a brand new line
I can't help but fear, look to my species and tremble to think that God is just...
And in the distance there's a gathering that no longer seems so far away.




8. NO POETIC DEVICE

I've been dreaming. I was dreaming I was lucid
Blood was seeping from my pores
Who'd believe it was all my own decision?
Cracked faces and medicated smiles
Set fire to my home before I turned and walked back in
For every needle open my chest and insert ten pins
I just anticipate what awaits when I awake...break
I die in my daydreams
The gardens have all been overgrown
I pushed my hand throught the thorns just to crush the final rose
A deadly secret only I suffer to know
I can't eradicate what awaits when I awake...break
I die in my daydreams.




9. THE LAST KISS

Hung in your room, swaying, hoping only that you'll see
All by myself, I'm alone in such poor company
The deeper I think, the deeper I seem to sink
I can't stop the insects that are feeding
Pull the needles from beneath my skin
I broke myself, shattered, tied a bow around every piece
You'll love the eyes, have they always shone so vacantly?
The more I show the less you'll want to know
I can't stop the insects that are feeding
Pull the needles from beneath my skin
Now I'm on display
I am becoming
I hurt myself today
It's all for you
Do you like what I'm becoming?
Cut myself today
It's all for you
I part the night, flashing, approaching as I watch you flee
Pushed through your panes
Seems I've landed quite uncomfortably
But as I pass through souls of broken glass
I can't stop the insects that are feeding
Pull the needles from beneath my skin
Please don't ask me what I think, trust me, you don't want to know
Please don't ask me to open up, trust me
Trust me, 'cause I can't.




10. WEATHERED TOME

They're coming 'round again
I've returned and they've been waiting
Their aged offerings recieved and returned, passed through wet eyes
I tremble as I feel them rolling in for, my sins, the old ghosts know
So chilling as I feel them mourn within my soul
As the mourning grows
Unfold before me
Turn back the page again
Twenty-four hours spent wishing that the day was never ending
Shadows of glory shading my heart again
Recall the summer when I left my heart to cool beneath the shadows
I'm coming 'round again
I've returned and no one's been waiting
I strain my eyes to see but it's so hard to read old tags On fallen walls.




11. AT A GLANCE

No haven now as I watch it pour from everywhere
Just like the storm that has come out of thin air
Gentle caresses, just as paprt thin - frail and only - lack the strength to hold
What if I would go to sleep for days
would you count the hours
or would your restlessness consume fading memories of me?
Fall into open arms that offer their protection
Quick to deny that they're open to deceit
Long to believe that support will never cease
Bitter and lonely, those they've left before
The vibrant heart so quickly growing old
The warmest eyes so quickly growing cold
Just a glance for they don't care to see what becomes of me.




12. GOD CALLED IN SICK TODAY

Let's admire the pattern forming
Murderous filigree
I'm caught in the twisting of the vine
Go ascend with ivy, climbing
Ignore and leave for me the headstone crumbling behind
I can't help my laughter as she cries
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes
Let's amend the classic story
Close it so beautifully
I'll let animosity unwind
Steal away the darkened pages, hidden so shamefully
I'll still feel the violence of the lines
I can't stand my laughter as they cry
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes
And miles away my mother cries
Omnipotence, nurturing maleviolence.




13. MIDNIGHT SUN

What went down by the side of the road?
What I saw at the edge of the sea
Only those elements time cannot wear
And they follow

What slipped out through the cracks in time?
What takes out the color in me?
What awaits beyond infinity?
Beyond and to all time I stand
Of the wind, with the great gale
What went down the falling leaves?
What came forth from the remains?
What is always lived and gone unseen?
What has caused the night to fall?
Who speaks of eternity?
Who awakes tonight eternally?
Beyond and to all time I stand. I stand
You had to ask
I stand
And to all time
Beyond and to all time I stand
I stand.