The Absence of Light

by Andrew K. Jolly

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Cover art by Emmeline Pidgen - www.emmelineillustration.com

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released June 18, 2015

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Track Name: Disgusting Story
Tell me your disgusting story, I'll tell you mine
I murdered him then wore his skin, now you get the gist
The knife went in and stuff came out in pools of darkest red
For a single night I ignored the light and bathed in the dark

It was pretty in a way, the dark crimson display
Settled on the lovely bed of autumn leaves
The colours interacted in an immaculate show
You really should've been there.

Oh Your story was a beauty now I'll tell you mine
My arrow tips pierced both brown eyes, which then filled with red
Rivers slithered down her neck with lakes on her chest
My bow relaxed the string went limp while blood kissed the floor.

It was pretty in a way, the dark crimson display
Settled on the lovely bed of autumn leaves
The colours interacted in an immaculate show
You really should've been there.

I never had a friend. I never could connect
I was never understood until I found your sweet lips
Can we share this red. Can we share ourselves
I think that I can trust you. I think we're the same

It was pretty in a way, the dark crimson display
Settled on the lovely bed of autumn leaves
The colours interacted in an immaculate show
You really should've been there.
Track Name: Body Clocks
With our body clocks
We're sleeping in
Better get to bed
Or sleep in again

Trick ourselves to think
There's reason to
Rise from warmth
There's things to do

We know there aren't
It's only us
A crease in time
Against the world

We're cosy now
Wrapped in sheets
The duvet pins us down
To the bed beneath

There's a world beyond the bed
But do we care?
Hide from the lights outside
How easily we scare

They say there are things for us to do
But how they lie
We'll keep our bodies inside
'til they are blue

Our souls create
A kind of hum
That we don't hear
But we know its there

It tells us what
Is Between the cracks
There's little else
Outside of this

We're getting sad
The ticking clock
Will never stop
Things won't change

Just plough through
Is what they say
Go ahead
Have a productive day

There's a world beyond the bed
But do we care?
Hide from the lights outside
How easily we scare

They say there are things for us to do
But how they lie
We'll keep our bodies inside
'til they are blue
Track Name: Beauty and the Beast
Can you gauge the light in my eyes in the dark
If there's any there I'd be surprised but I can hope
Glimmers I've been holding on to feebly for these years
Stopping me from fragmenting my mind

I am both beauty and the beast
Equally beautiful and beastly
Curl my lips and twirl my hair
And destroy you in a heartbeat

I act this way to seamlessly blend in with what surrounds me
It isn't hard to replicate the blandness of this town
I keep to myself these delightful thoughts of death and torture
I strive to be good but my sharpened knife craves blood.

I am both beauty and the beast
Equally beautiful and beastly
Curl my lips and twirl my hair
And destroy you in a heartbeat

Doted on for most my life at first I was bewildered
Pretty dresses compliments I rarely found the words
To express my boredom with the whims of this existence
The only solace I could find was death to those I kissed

I'm trying to be good but there seems nothing of importance
Odds and ends in woven lives to me they make no sense
I try so hard to end my sprees but the taste of iron sates me
With capture surely imminent I'm certain I deserve it

I am both beauty and the beast
Equally beautiful and beastly
Curl my lips and twirl my hair
And destroy you in a heartbeat
Track Name: Peaks and Troughs
Tell me your feelings
Let those taps run dry
Empty out your lungs
Fill the air

I'll be there for you
These wires run deep
We're steeped in time
Our histories entwined

A room without sound
The waves escape
leaving each of us
To face the night alone

Let me show you a track
This one's yours
You have to hear this song
About a submarine

Peaks and troughs
Ride them all day long
Face them all head on
Spinning into a void
Highs and lows
When we reach the depths
We try to swim back out
Give a smile to a friend

Give me the thoughts
That put your hairs on end
I'll eat them up
Unsure of where I'll spew

Bottled up inside
I'll share them soon
An ear to lend
One wet afternoon

A house left bare
No heat within
No world outside
Floating into space

Connect with me
I'll meet half way
We can share some words
And share our minds

Peaks and troughs
Ride them all day long
Face them all head on
Spinning into a void
Highs and lows
When we reach the depths
We try to swim back out
Give a smile to a friend
Track Name: Fenced In
It's all in your head.
You're fenced in.
You're broken.