IV: Symptoms of Existence

by Mother of Mercy

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released January 25, 2011

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Track Name: Forever Night, Forever Mourning
Ripped
From the solace you gave me
There’s no way this world’s gonna save me
When the night came to take you away
It cast shadows in my mind
Crept closer each day in pain
Forever night, forever mourning
In this misery
Nothing could ever help me
No one could ever save me
No light, perpetual dark
Only fire in my soul burns my body through gray dusk
A dismal void, a blackened cell
Descend this endless chasm to my hell
Forever night
Forever mourning
Track Name: Symptoms of Existence
Symptoms of existence
I stand face to face with the flame
Tormenting revelation
Never free from the pain
Abandon all pleasures desire
Skin and bone burn with the fire
Life was the only mistake
Death is the only escape
Symptoms of existence
I stand face to face with the flame
Broken and defeated
Crushed under unbearable weight
Abandon all pleasures desire
Skin and bone burn with the fire
Life was the only mistake
Death is the only escape
Pulled from the womb
To fall into the ground
Symptoms of existence
A life insufferable
Track Name: Soul Burns Slow
Hopeless
Can’t make it through this
No longer feeling
The feelings passed
Helpless
No way around this
No longer healing
Can’t heal the past
Stuck
Inside
Try to break away but something holds me back
A mental block I can’t escape
Keeps me from choosing a path
Repeat mistakes to spite myself
Can’t stand the sight of my face
A losing race I’ll never win
But it’s one I know I can control
Stuck
Stuck inside
Soul burns slow, I feel the flames rise and burn me alive
There’s no way to survive
Sit and stare, pretend to care
But you’re not even there
Not even there
A crushing weight I’m forced to lift and put onto my back and it’s about to snap
An empty hope that went broke and sent me out on my own so I’ll do this
All alone
Hopeless
I feel so hopeless
No one can help this
Feeling of hopelessness
Track Name: World of Pain
Show me hell
Show me torment
Show me pain
I’ll show you hell
I’ll show you torment
And all my pain
Scars-hidden-buried inside
Lifeless
Eyes
Staring inside
Inside
In a world of hurt
Unending pain
I bring more hurt
Just to endure more pain
I’ll drag you down
Through the dirt so you can’t breathe
With the rotting bodies
You’ve forgotten but no me
Look through my eyes and tell me
What do you see?
Death everywhere you look
It won’t forget me
World
Of
Pain
Show me hell
Show me your pain
I’ll show you hell
I’ll show you pain
Track Name: Swinging the Chain
Savor the blood as it spills from my mouth
No pity for me
‘Cause I did this myself
Torch the funeral pyre
Where I already lie
Make sure to tell the priest I didn’t want a goodbye
Swinging the chain
Pull the chord, let the blade fall
No time for regret
I’m through with it all
Hammer in my nails and send me out to sea
Let the ones down below
Have what’s left of me
Swinging the chain
Burn in my throat
Won’t ever subside
Feel the pain
Swing the chain
Swinging the chain
That’s wrapped round my neck
Time stands still
When you’re choking to death
Life brings pain
Only so much each day
Accelerate your demise
Swinging the chain
Track Name: Live Through Darkness
Staring out
Nothing there
Only dark everywhere
Try to look
I can’t see
Ripped apart, taken from me
Live through darkness
I stare in silence and close my eyes
Save the pain and say goodbye
Worlds on fire
I’m burned alive
There’s no solace, no one survives
Live through darkness
Stare in silence and close my eyes
Save the pain and say goodbye
Worlds on fire, I’m burned alive
There’s no solace, no one survives
Live through darkness
Track Name: Control
I try to control what’s in my mind
Run out of solutions
This is my only way to leave it behind
The lights go out
The chairs kicked out
Reach out with both hands
Never able to break free
Locked away in a dark room
Choking the life from me
I feel it burn
Scars into my neck
Digging deeper
Rope against my flesh
The light goes out
The chairs kicked out
It keeps getting shorter
All hope is fading fast
I’ve given up
This is my way out
Track Name: Drown
Become someone I just can’t recognize
Were you ever even what I thought?
You took everything
So what’s left for me?
You took everything
There’s nothing left in me
Take it away, take it away
It’s all worth nothing anyway
Keep me away, keep me away
I’m worth nothing anyway
How can someone ever be so selfish?
It’s so clear to everyone
So clear to everyone
So fucking clear
That you are wrong
When the day comes
And you finally understand
I’ll be there to spit in your face
I’ll be there to watch you drown
Track Name: Upper Hand
You’re a liar
You’re a thief
I wanna nail you down
Take back what you took from me
Lie, cheat, steal
Do whatever you can
You’ve done it all just to gain the upper hand
Now it’s my turn
You’ll be the one that burns
You can’t justify
You can’t make it right
You can’t justify
And make it alright
I’ve waited too long
And I’ve grown tired of all the excuses
Spent too many sleepless nights struggling to decide what to do
You’re a thief
I wanna nail you down
Take back what you took from me
I can only take this for so long
You won’t admit that you were wrong
I’m gonna make you see the way things are to me
You can’t justify
You can’t make it right
You can’t justify and make it alright
Lie, cheat, steal
Do whatever you can
You’ve done it all just to get the upper hand
Now it’s my turn
You’ll be the one that burns
You don’t know what’s best for me
Who are you to decide?
We all get what we deserve
It’s just a matter of time
Track Name: Final Breath
In the dying hours
Before life is gone
Tell me what I would see
A quick silent release
A slow struggle alone
I wasn’t there
And now I’ll never know
What did you think of?
Who did you forget?
Did you wake up and take a final breath?
Now all that I’m left with are unanswered questions
That I think about everyday
I can’t move ahead
I just stay the same
I keep looking back and think of who’s to blame
It’s no one fault
What I’m forced to think
That’s not something I can accept
Consumes every thought
Every memory
I can’t let it out of my head
Constant reminders
Surround me everyday
I can’t make this ever go away
Did you wake up and take a final breath?
I can’t forget