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Kurgan's Bane: Tunes

Surface

(Camouflaged In Static)
Across the room I see your drunken eyes
No longer shine
And through the courage of my sunken lies
I promise the sacred wine

Hide in the image of your attitude
I will deny
And through the fickleness of self-abuse
You come back for one more try

Trapped beneath the words
Claw your way to light
Raising up your fist
Through the surface of the night

Come to fill a need—turn away your eyes
Trusting all that I say
Voices sing, scream, and cry
Voices lead you away

Polished, soft and smooth
Feigning the aura of grace
Calculating, crude
Willing to sample a taste

Swimming through the endless sea of places
And you’re trying to remember all the faces
And you scan the room to find the fleeting traces of a spark
Feel the signals that you are receiving
And you try to talk yourself into believing
That your battered heart and soul will not be grieving in the dark

I place a smile before my lilting words
Distracting looks
Set in the light of time it seems absurd
But right now, you feel the hook

Trapped beneath the words
Claw your way to light
Raising up your shaking fist
Through the surface of the night