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LYRICS:

A VOICE AND NOTHING MORE

A Voice and Nothing More

[October 30th, 2018]

Vocals & Art: Ryan Flint 
Vocals & Keys: Lance Madar
Guitar: Aaron
"Batboy" Hernandez
Bass & Production: Jodajen

Drums: Brian Gillette

1)  A Voice  (Intro)

emoc dluow ti llitS

emoc dluow ti llits dna

gnihton yletulosba

gnihton od dna ereh dnats dluoc I dnA

ria eht ni noitapicitna eht llems nac I

ti leef nac I

ti ees nac I

rucco ot si tahw gniwonk dna

noziroh gniwolg eht ot gnikooL

gninrom desucof dna ksirb a no

nwad ta hcaeb a gnola gniklaw ekiL

wonk lliw I

snigeb ti nehw tnemom taht dnA

detrats tey ton evah tub

ekat ot tnaem syawla saw I yenruoj a ekil s'tI

Lyrics & Voice by Jodajen
Music by WitchHands

2)  Sebastian

Up the dirty stairs again

Dandy dreams, cocaine screams

Paint the walls in junkie blood

And drape the whores in opium green

Sharks they circled and fog closed in

Spectrum of sequins in turpentine

Moral turpitude at the gate

As violent love spilled in the wine

 

Carnal herald in sober times

(carpe noctum, ye crucified)

Death before boredom, we hold the line

(carpe noctum, ye crucified)

 

Conceal the one you truly are
A man to be rejected

Bury your bones, swallow your heart

A mask to be accepted

With love comes only strangulation

Invasive cancer, labyrinthine

Decadent, delectable, deductible

Drown down in dihydrocodeine

 

Sebastian, you bastard

Mother sends her sympathies

Regrets, egress, fetal alcohol apologies

Night come to take her away away, son

Night come to take her away

Night come to take her away away, lad!

Night come to take her away

 

“half-Byronic, part-moronic; part-shaman, part-showman; part-Nazi, and part-Liberace”

 

Carnal herald in sober times

(carpe noctum, ye crucified)

Death before boredom, you crossed that line

(carpe noctum, ye crucified)

Carpe noctum, ye crucified, ah!

(carpe noctum, ye crucified)

Carpe noctum, ye crucified, ah!

(carpe noctum, ye crucified)

 

Night come to take her away, son

night come to take her away

Night come to take her away, boy!

night come to take her away

hahahaha...

Sebastian......

Lyrics by Lance Madar 

Voice by Ryan Flint
Music by
WitchHands

3)  Demons 

I know that you’re with me

I hear your footsteps matching pace

And I know what you’re thinking

like words were carved into your face

So, spare me this temptation

you creatures filling up this place
The night is never-ending

and I may yet still fall from grace.

 

So tell me
How can I free myself from you

If there’s a way, I’ve got to know
Cause you've been with me for so long

I'd almost hate to see you go
How can I free myself from you

If there’s a way, I’ve got to know

If there’s a way, I’ve got to know

The sound is so familiar

Your leathery wings are closing in
The pain is almost comfort

As your claws sink into my skin

The agony might kill me

So why is it I can't let go?

Cause I'm afraid to live without you

Yeah it's hell, but it's the only thing I know

 

How can I free myself from you

If there’s a way, I’ve got to know

Cause you've been with me for so long

I'd almost hate to watch you go

How can I free myself from you

There's only one way that I know

There's only one way that I know

 

What am I afraid of?

this is all I wanted

the darkness, the silence

a rest for my weariness

am I mistaken or am I a coward?

will I find within me

the strength to move forward?

Now cornered and helpless

and run out of choices

I must seek escape/ if this battle is pointless

so seeking the comfort

embrace of the cold earth

With blade that can liberate
body from soul

 

How can I free myself from you?

There’s only one way that I know

There’s only one way that I know

(No.........)

Lyrics & Voice by Lance Madar
Music by WitchHands

4)  Derelict 

Empty windows look out on life

Rain drips down blurring the lines

Sealed away and no one’s behind

No one’s inside

 

Green creeps in

The end begins

I’m praying for a flood 

I’m praying for fire

To be one with mud 

I’m no one’s desire

 

The works of man

Forgotten hand

Taken by the land

 

Shadows grow colder

The creeping scents of moulder

The path is choked and broken

Chained and locked

and long forgotten

The light is out

And long forgotten

 

Goodbye to dreams

Surrender to dust

Every hinge screams

Consumed by rust

My walls are breaking...

Lyrics & Voice by Ryan Flint
Music by WitchHands

 

5)  In the Midnight Hour 

Wait 'till the midnight hour
That's when my love comes tumbling
 down
wait 'till the midnight hour
When there's no one else around
Gonna take you girl, and hold you
And do all things I told you


In the midnight hour
In the midnight hour
In the midnight hour

Wait till the stars come out
See the twinkle in your eye
Gonna wait 'till the midnight hour
That's when I know you're mine
You're the only girl I know
And I really love you so

 

in the midnight hour
In the midnight hour
In the midnight hour

(wait... WAIT...)

Wait 'til the midnight hour
That's when my love comes tumbling down
Gonna wait till the midnight hour
When there's no one else around
You can try to get away
But I'll find you anyway


in the midnight hour
in the midnight hour
in the midnight hour

Lyrics by Wilson Picket & Steve Cropper
(Edited by Ryan Flint)

Arrangement by Daniel "Elay Arson" Larson
Music by WitchHands

6)  Belie 

I can’t believe what I can’t see

No one’s there in the air

Silence reigns over our pains

Do not believe divine deceit

You will rot all for naught

All your pains are in vain

All will end

Air, sea, and land

Gods and

Man

I can’t see what I can’t believe

No one’s there in the air

Chaos reigns over our pains

Do not believe belief be lies

You will rot all for naught

All your pains are in vain

All will end

Air and sea And the lands

Gods and

Man

 

Whispers there

To deaf air

Unholy

Despair

Cry where

No gods care

No gods there

ALL WILL END

ALL MEN

ALL THINGS

PAIN AND

SUFFERING

 

All for naught
All forgot

Lyrics & Voice by Ryan Flint
Music by WitchHands

7)  Ozymandias 

Mirror, mirror, on the wall

show me cities rise and fall
World I’ve built, the things I’ve done

how long will my praises be sung?

Beings of vanity and of lust

show me man returned to dust
Speak to me in silver tongues

Tell me, am I good enough?

 

Behold I am the king of kings

God among ye mortal beings

Yet still a man

doomed to fear
Entropy everywhere

When all is said

there will be none

To think of us when we are gone

Trunkless legs we stand upon

Remnant of our Babylon

 

Mirror, mirror, tell me please

Where this constant struggle leads

Will my dream, my empire stand

Or fall lost under shifting sand?

What’s the purpose of this then

If all we do will someday end

If all our passions, works and glories

Never ‘til tomorrow stand

 

Behold I am the king of kings

God among ye mortal beings

Yet still a man

Doomed to fear

Emptiness everywhere

Sands of time

Fall and drain

Form deserts stretching far away

As all the world we know decays

Footprints in the sand will fade

 

Beings of vanity and lust

Show me man returned to dust

Speak to me in silver tongues

Tell me, am I good enough?
Mirror, mirror, on the wall

Show me cities rise and fall
The world I’ve built

The things I’ve done

How long will my praises be sung?

Lyrics by Lance Madar  (Adapted from Ozymandias by Lord Byron)
Voice by Ryan Flint

Music by WitchHands

8)  Mephisto 

Oh, I miss you so.

Oh, I miss you so...

 

He took my blood in trade

Her fading touch in my dreams
Aching flood of memories

This deal I gladly made

Oh, I miss you so...

Thieves all in heaven above

Oh she, I can’t forget

Mephistopholes I thee beg

Steal back my lover’s breath

 

Now you caress my face

How our love ensnares

Only devils answer prayers

Cooling blood staining lace

Oh, I miss you so...

Thieves all in heaven above

Oh she I can’t forget

Mephistopholes I thee beg

Steal back my lover’s breath

 

Mephistopholes keeper of souls

dealer of the damned

On this night 

I beseech thee to reunite

My love to me

My love to light
Bring her back
From under night
Free from dreams

At night I scream

Come back to me

From memory

Mephisto please

Make it so!

 

Thieves all in heaven above

Oh she I can’t forget

Mephistopholes I thee beg

Steal back my lover’s breath

Thieves all in heaven above

Oh she, I can’t forget

Mephistopholes I thee beg

Steal back my lover’s breath

Lyrics & Voice by Ryan Flint
Music by WitchHands

9)  Night Falls 

Wishing to speak but not to dare

Tears flow like blood at the joy of fiends

We all suffer evil dealings

I see all terrors in your eyes

And I can’t stem the rising tides

The swords are raised against you

There is nothing I can do

 

How many dreams have you got?

You ever think you’d wake up?

How many dreams have you got?

You ever think you’d wake up?

You ever think you’d wake up?

 

We all sense a gathering storm

It’s now the future that we mourn

So in my arms I’ll hold you close

It’s you I’ll give love most
And while you may say all your prayers

I’ll stare into the blackest air

And nurture my fury again

And plot them all a bitter end

 

Well how many tears have you got?

Did you think they’d ever dry up?

Well how many years have you got?

You ever see your time was up?

You ever think you'd dry up?

 

How many dreams have you got?

You ever think you'd wake up?

How many dreams have you got?

You ever think you'd wake up?

You ever think you'd wake up?

 

Just wait until night falls...

 

How many fears have you got?

Did they ever make you give up?

How many dreams have you got?

You ever think you'd wake up?

You ever think you'd wake up?

How many dreams?

How many screams?

How long?

Can you hang on?

Can you hang on?

And how long?

'Til you're gone?

Lyrics & Voice by Ryan Flint
Music by WitchHands

10)  Darkness 

I had a dream

Which was no dream

The sun was extinguished

Stars did wander darkling
Icy earth swung blind

And blackening

In the eternal space

Rayless and pathless in the moonless air

Morning came and went

And brought no day

In dread men forgot their passion

 

In this their desolation and all hearts

Prayers for light were chilled and selfish

To look once more into each other’s eyes

Fearful hope was all the world contained

Forests were set fire

Hour by hour

Extinguished with a crash

And All

Was

Black

 

They fell and faded

And all was dark

They lay down 

Hid their eyes and wept

But in the blackness

None could find rest

A meal was bought with blood

Gorging himself in the restless gloom

No love was left
All earth was but one thought

And that was death!

The pang of famine

Fed upon their entrails

Men died 

Their bones were tombless

As their flesh

The meagre by the meagre

Were devoured

Till hunger clung them

Or the dropping dead

Morning came and went

And brought no day

Prayers for light were chilled and selfish

Fearful hope was all the world contained

Extinguished with a crash

and all

was

black

 

Famine had written “Fiend”

The world was void

A lump of death

A chaos of hard clay

Seasonless

Herbless

Treeless

Manless

Lifeless

Ceaseless
I see

DARKNESS

Lyrics & Voice by Ryan Flint  (Adapted from "Darkness" by Percy Shelley)
Music by WitchHands

11)  And Nothing More (Outro) 

It's like a journey I was always meant to take

but have not yet started

And that moment when it begins

I will know

Like walking along a beach at dawn

on a brisk and focused morning

Looking to the glowing horizon

and knowing what is to occur

I can see it

I can feel it

I can smell the anticipation in the air

And I could stand here and do nothing

absolutely nothing

and still it would come

Still it would come

Music by WitchHands

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