A Light Shining In Darkness

by Old Scratch

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released February 24, 2015



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Track Name: Emily Jackson Is Not Crazy
I can still feel it here
acrid and unmovable
its eyes never blinking
I cannot look away
worse I hear it singing
ancient yet understood.

The wards are holding
they are not permanent
oh its WORDS are seeping
bleeding straight through the wall
come preserve me father
do not forsake me now
light so quickly fading
where is the blessed dawn.

hope I have abandoned
nothing can save me now
its WORDS compel me
forcing my writers hand
know she was not crazy
that lonely jackson girl
she like me could see it
her WORDS were not here own.
Track Name: Still Air
The night is silent
a cloudless empty sky
the air is still here
a total lack of light.

Moving in the shadows
the darkness wears her face
no longer hiding
I cant escape its gaze.

I know the silence that is here its secrets are finally revealed
a darker purpose made for me theese wounds will never ever heal
our mortal souls cannot be saved we’ll be eternally enslaved
when your downfall finally comes you will know you’ve been betrayed
Track Name: A Light Shining In Darkness
As...Light begins to fade
You...Have yourself to blame
Now...As lightning fills her eyes
You...You will pay the price.

Fly...Like moths drawn to the flame
You...You attract their gaze
Now...The whispers fill your ears
You Find...You have much to fear.
Track Name: Deathless
Commanding demanding
these instruments of vertigo
I strum alone by myself but not myself.
It snares me

a thrall enthralled
compelled to act at its behest
the sounds so wrong
to educated ears of man.

All by myself I’m not alone
in this my sanctuary home
I fear this time I’ve gone to far.

It reads my thoughts it reads my mind
there is no safe place I can find
opened the door I didn’t know.


Oh whats the use I’m giving in
seduced by darkness I have been
if there is hope its not for me.

Older than death stranger than time
I twist the weak and fragile mind
you hear my WORDS but not my voice.

Track Name: Happy People
I long to feel it
my tired bones
I’m nearly finished
I’ll soon be home
my hand is steady
my voice is strong
my eyes are heavy
and I begin to understand.

This is the end
its come to pass
without any fear
I breathe my last
This is the end
its come at last
without any fear
I breathe my last.

The nameless city
that fills my dreams
is soon upon me
I will not grieve
what have I written
what have I done
need explanation
but there is NONE…

This is the end
its come to pass
without any fear
I breathe my last
This is the end
its come at last
without any fear
I breathe my last.