Apparitions

by Manners

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03:33
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02:34
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03:35
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02:25

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released March 12, 2011

Produced by Ian Bates. Artwork and photography by Danny Sheridan.

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Est. 2010 in a barn in Connecticut.

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Track Name: Premonitions
ABANDON HOPE
ALL YOU WHO ENTER HERE
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SHUT THEM TIGHT
The Worst has yet to come I fear
Abandon
ABANDON HOPE
Abandon
ABANDON HOPE
Track Name: Apparitions
I SAW YOUR FACE
Staring down at me from a window across the street
You were there and then you disappeared
As if you vanished in thin air
I wondered if it was all a dream
I closed my eyes and opened them again
I stared at the place you should have been
I wondered if it all really happened
I walked around my town thinking about you
I thought that ghosts were disfigured and warped but you were as pretty and as perfect as a rose
The next night I woke at 3:15 to find you sitting in your window
Your desperate eyes called me and I was helplessly lost in your gaze, lost in way that you stared
I found myself waking up at night obsessing with catching a glimpse of the way you glide
the sadness in your eyes was like an eclipse of the sun, like a dark cloud choking out the sunlight
every night it was the same, I would wake up at 3:15
to find you beckoning me with those silver dollar eyes
I wanted to steal them and keep them by my bedside
I fell in love with the nights we shared
But with every night I grew more and more aware
Of the space between us and the tension in the air
As I feel deeper into the depths of this love affair
Track Name: Sacrifice
Ive haven’t slept for days on end staring at your window every second
I’ve lost track of time now i’m in a losing battle with the morning sun
Because like the moon you come at night, sometimes you’re there, sometimes you hide
you show up unannounced and leave without leaving any traces behind
Ive grown tired of sleeping on my own
Ive been thinking that maybe I should I should try to join you
With a swift and decisive blow to my temporal lobe
I could sleep forever by your side enamored
So I grabbed my coat and gloves and headed for the door
I turned and briefly took one last fleeting look at the material world
I walked across the street and climbed the vines to your window sill
I found my way to your bedside as day turned to night
Everything was lifeless
Everything was still
I’ve grown tired of sleeping on my own
I’ve been thinking maybe I should try and join you
You emerged from the hall
I felt a tingle on the side of my skull
All went quiet
the stars kept violently burning out
Track Name: Last Words
NO! This isn’t how I pictured death at all, its not the honey moon that I hoped for
I felt my body being ripped from the bed
I saw my shadow and my figure turn to a silhouette
I sunk beneath the sheets and saw my head
As the hole leaked blood and my brain leaked out oxygen
I clawed the ground as I was dragged down the stairs
I was pulled through the floorboards and the spider webs
I felt my ribcage and my skull start to crack
As I was torn limb from limb as I was pulled into the basement
I saw the gates rise ahead of me
I prayed to god this was all a dream
I felt the flames as they enveloped me
I saw the heads of high society
FLOATING
IN THE SEA
WITH THE HEADS OF POPES SO I GUESS THIS IS PIETY
AND I SCREAMED
FOR FORGIVENESS
BUT NOBODY WAS LISTENING
NO! THIS ISNT HOW I PICTURED LOVE AT ALL
its not the honeymoon that I hoped for
And if youre listening
Please save me from my misery
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TILL YOU LOSE IT
YOU NEVER KNOW THE THINGS YOU LOVE TILL THEYRE GONE
YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE TILL YOU LOSE IT
YOU NEVER KNOW THE THINGS YOU LOVE, TILL THEYRE GONE!
Take this and eat it, for this is my body
Take this and eat it, for this is my one and only soul
Track Name: Solitary
Its much later than you think
Time is running out
The clock winds down to nothing
The sound
The sound.
An early chill swept over our coastline
Bringing ice and rain and sleet and snow
Im foreign living in a place I don’t even know
But eventually it dawned on me
Ive been here so many times before
Ive been trapped here for hundreds of years
I can hear every fucking footstep
I can taste every whisper
And every dying wish
And every dying wish
from the kids who died young from the stress of growing up too quick
why me? Why me? I went to church every fucking Sunday
why me? why me? I went to church every fucking sunday
From my lips to god’s ears I swear im repenting
Do something, do something, Please save me from myself
DO SOMETHING, DO SOMETHING, just enough to save me from myself
Track Name: Hallows
I’ve been looking high and low in this forsaken piece of shit
I cant seem to find you or your marble eyes I used to cherish
Was this all for nothing?
Was this all for nothing?
Was this all for nothing?
Every drop of blood, every synapse fired
Every night spent waiting to die
Just to be, to be by your side
(Hey! Hey!)
To be by your side
(Hey! Hey!)
To be by your side
(Hey! Hey!)
To be by your side
(Hey! Hey!)
As I smolder like the leaves on the ground
In the new England autumn in my hometown
I’m yearning for the life I left behind
Like my father and my mother and my sisters smile
I’ve never been this far away from home
And I’m never going back no matter what I do
So I submerge into the ice below
And I prepare to spend eternity with what I know
And I’m so sorry to my family and friends
I never told you how much you meant
If I could do it all over again
I promise each and every one of you that things would be different
I’m the epitome of human failure!
I’m the epitome of human failure!
Track Name: Stigmata
So this is hell?
I Imagined that there’d be more sinners than saints
The road to hell is paved with the best intentions
Don’t cry, don’t open your eyes,
Ive been running my mouth just to feed the flies
Ive been taking my time to find a reason why there’s holes in my hands and blood in my smile
Ive been buying my time just to feed the fire
Ive been burning my feet on the ashes of men I loved.
FUCK!
The road to hell is paved with the best intentions
Some of the best things ive done were for the worst fucking reasons
So I sit on the banks of the seven circles contemplating my sins and the weight of the things that Ive done
I look to my left, I look to my right
All I see is the fire, all I see is the ice
All my prayers have gone unanswered
Now im serving my time, alone.