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The Shadowed Self

by Aurorae

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The life I'm lving when my eyes are wide awake Seems like a shadow of who I'm supposed to be Expectations thrust upon me are in vain When my true self lies dormant in my dreams Who am I? When I laugh? When I cry? Even my emotions are slowly becoming lies This prison you call opportunity Is just a reflection of your insecurity Set me free Every hour, every minute, every second I'm growing weary, altering my perception How is this world to tell me how to live When it can't even wash itself of its sins? Who am I? When I laugh? When I cry? Even my emotions are slowly becoming lies This prison you call opportunity Is just a reflection of your insecurity I will bring light To my shadowed self Beneath the surface I know that I can break free From the future that was carved out for me So I chip away, and I chip away Until the shackles that were placed at my feet Are nothing but shards and debris And I can break away I can break away I will now bring light To this new life My shadowed self
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I stare out my window In this ocean of black I sail further onward Because there's no turning back There's a glimmer of sunlight Just around the bend That's what I tell myself On days I wish I were dead I hoped that there would be So much more on worlds beyond All I have found on the quest for new life is Isolation Tell me you hear me On the ground below Am I lost in the static Or have you already let go I long for the sweet pull of gravity My feet on the ground The deafening silence far beyond the sun Is the deadliest sound My search for new heartbeats has taken me Far and wide But all I can see now are Distant Stars and planets that have died Grip the hanger doors my knuckles turning white take a deep breath and say my final goodbye Grip the hanger doors my knuckles turning white take a deep breath and say my final goodbye
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Creatures of legend or monsters of our own design? Sealed away in ancient chambers, hidden since the dawn of time They are omnipotent They are imminent Our deepest nightmares, are soon to become our truth For we can’t predict the horrors when gods emerge from their cocoon Will the oceans flood the earth or will the plates divide? Any attempt to brave this storm is surely suicide. Do we bow? Do we kneel? Do we plead? Are they the cure and we the disease? Do we fight? Do we run? Do we bleed? Do we die like dogs or fight like kings? Do we bow? Do we kneel? Do we plead? Are they the cure and we the disease? Do we fight? Do we run? Do we bleed? Do we die like dogs or fight like kings? Do we unite? Do we fear? Do we hide? Are they the key to our demise? Accept our fate? Apologize? Gods in Cocoons, please spare our lives! They are omnipotent They are imminent Written in prophecy They are our destiny

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released March 20, 2020

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Heavy music makers harnessing influences of grindcore, black metal, thrash metal, punk and more.

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