Crystal Stilts

Crippled Croon

daddy will you love if i cry tonight
daddy will you love if i die tonight
sadly do i wonder if i'm made for life
daddy will you love me if i say goodbye

before i forget me, arise for the fall
before i forget thee, arise for the fall
before i forget me, and rise for the fall
before i forget thee

a secret slaughter taught us who to be
a secret slumber wonders what i see
secret slaughter taught us who to be
secret slumber wonders what i see

chorus

daddy will you love me if i cry tonight
daddy will you love me if i die tonight
sadly do i wonder if i'm made from light
daddy will you love me if i say goodbye

chorus


The SinKing

I knew we had to leave as soon as the sun rose
Ersatz city seethes beneath the heavens in repose
We need to flee this town to keep ourselves intact
Now if we could only get our bodies to react

It's the sin king, sinking
Sin king, sinking

I can feel the floods in this opulent sodom
Where all your millions of kings will just sink to the bottom
I can feel the floods in this opulent sodom
Where all your millions of kings will just sink to the bottom

Sin king, sinking
It's the sin king, sinking

I knew we had to leave as soon as the sun froze
Ersatz cities freeze beneath the heavens in repose
We need to seize the crown to keep ourselves intact
Now if we could only get our minds to react

Sin king, sinking
It's the sin king, sinking
It's the sin king, sinking
Sin king, sinking


Converging In The Quiet

I discern a subtle stream
Converging in the quiet
Just behind the silence
My mind has slipped inside it
I can feel a past being fed me
A second hand future's misled me
Second hand futures misled me
I feel a fate being fed me

To devour my memories
In a single sitting
Seems the only means
The only means befitting

A reunion with my beloved
A reunion with the sun
A reunion with the stars
A reunion with the sun

Though I know
Endless dawn awaits
Still I rotate at the gate
To watch my life escape
Never turning as it runs
My reunion with the sun
Never turning as it runs

I discern a subtle stream
Converging in the quiet
Just behind the silence
My mind has slipped inside it


Bright Night Nursery

Isolate essence ecstatically
Assess malevolent capacity
Perfect an inverted perfidy
Affect an atavism
Bring out the worst in me
Friends seem afraid
Neighbors just curse at me
Hurling aspersions
At my church of perversity

Finding faces in a blackness
Fathom form in the abyss
This vision's chaos of color
Is a collision of bane and bliss
Finding faces in a blackness
Fathom form in the abyss
This vision's chaos of color
Is a collision of bane and bliss

That's not the real sun
I'm not the real one
It's not the real sun
I'm not the real one
That's not the real sun
I'm not the real one
It's not the real sun
I'm not the real one


Shattered Shine

Shape shifting city stretches and bends the night
Figures fly past through space, faces shine with shattered light
A dream transmigrates its way in the dark
Twisting its secret course all through the city's heart
Shine shattered shine
Shine shattered shadow

Shape shifting city stretches and bends the night
Figures fly past through space, faces shine with shattered light
A dream transmigrates its way in the dark
Twisting its secret course all through the city's heart
Shine shattered shine
Shine shattered shadow


Lights

sometimes the sun shines and it's so sublime
sometimes the sun shines and it's so....
my mind will never realize how it is it comes alive
my mind will never realize how it is it comes...
science will never dictate how far the spirits fly
sometimes the sunshines and is so, so sublime

laughing lights, etherea, dancing figures clear the pall
laddered lights, etherea, dazzled fingers clear the pall