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The Vanishing

by painted coda

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Dawn 01:26
Hey you, crying in the street alone The sun will rise before too long Will you try to live and see another dawn? Hey you, carrying all your weights alone And thinking you have to atone But you're not to blame, so live on for a while
Shelter 06:32
Did you try to run Thinking you have somewhere else to go? When will you be done And stay right here with me? There were once the days In a house of sin and pain, When there was no place for me Until one day... As the knife inside started to shout aloud The blade gleaming in the dark inside the lifeless house When I found you then, You were the one who talked to me That's when our story began I thought you could be the one Did you try to plan for my demise? My only wish now is to see you cry Blood will flow out of your hiding place So come to me, don't be afraid Did you know it's always night outside? Stay in our room and don't ever tell a lie I will be the one to shelter you My love, you're mine alone Why are you afraid? I will protect you from the world This place is our shade So I boarded the windows up Please do not tear it down I hate to punish you If I tied you up, Would you let me hear your sound? As the hatred in your eyes started to shout aloud The blade you held in your hand was still far too weak As the knife glimmers in the lifeless house...
Devotion 06:36
In the void, born from a dust of hope Watching life through a telescope When the flowers bloom, when they wither In this world that's full of hollowness Passing by, for everyone's a blur I try to find the thing called happiness When the dark comes, I'm alone Until you became my life And my purpose has been shown With the moonlight of the night All of me belongs to you Don't forget me when I'm gone Disappear with morning dew When I know the secrets that you hold I will still be here until the end Till the final moment of the night You are, after all, my only friend
Thread 08:09
Broken promise you have told Seemed like yesterday to me The countless letters that you wrote I locked away and hid the key Tried my best just to sustain What we had, a life of hope But you have broken my dreams again Shattered glass around your rope Why have you gone without me? Why must you leave so soon? What would you do when the other end of the thread is not in this world? Through the river of the dead, I'll go to the end to find your soul Broken promise you have told Thinking back I still don't know One day, the answer will unfold As I walk further below All the secrets you concealed Hidden in your darkest cloud They shook my ground and my belief When what shattered was your vow "As I descend lower, The shadows thicken as if to suffocate all who intrudes As I descend lower, lower, and lower, I know there might be no turning back No turning back to life A dark body of water appears Threatening to suck in all who stares into it As a boat appears through the dim mist, I am waiting to see you again"
Obscured 11:16
One morning, as silence falls all around me Another day has started anew But the fog that spreads further than I can see Conceals all my memories of you Deserted is the town where we have lived I do not know where they all have gone No sound as if the world is asleep Searching for you for many dawns While angels sing... All our photographs have faded away And so have the pictures you have drawn But the fog is here to cover all in grey Searching for you for another dawn And angels sing Run away, run away Fly away, fly away With broken wings Fade away, fade away Cry away, cry away When the shadows arrive, should I run or stay? Will I disappear and will I see you again? Holding onto my hope, I will find a way To find you where only the shadows still remain With your vanishing comes the world's emptiness With no one around, there is only me on Earth When there is nothing left, comes the darkest mist That buries the path to the only truth No sunlight here Covered in grey Where did my beloved go? Hey, my angel Why won't you guide? Am I forsaken? "Finding my way We'll be okay"
Portrait I 03:11
Hey mister artist, how do you do? You look so lost and without aim Your art is beautiful, it's true And everyone else says the same Hey mister artist, will you save me? I know you seek a different path It's not too hard, I'll set you free And bring to life a darker art Higher, higher Hang my portrait for all to see Higher, higher But hide me away please What are you hesitating over? I have brought everything we need I am no longer just a stranger I'll be your model, so pay heed This life is cruel, I'll be forgotten It's time to take off all this weight Leaving behind the place that's rotten And let me live inside your portrait
Portrait II 05:19
When you came to me, in the darkest night A night without a moon Not even the starlight And I could still hear your tune With a smile on your pretty face And the eyes black as the sky But in them, there was no trace Of happiness inside So I tried, and I tried, and I tried To turn you back before it was too late As you walked to my side And begged me not to wait Oh please, don't let me be free For I would do anything it takes To make a masterpiece just for me And for thee, a dead end A mistake As you lay on the leaves below, Your face shows no sign of sorrow
Forgiveness 08:43
A caterpillar sheds skin and morphs into a pupa The darkness that is within could fill up a jar The clock that's always ticking, the sound that plays in your head Reminding you it's passing, until all is dead I am looking for someone who can see through these lies The shadows that haunt me know how to disguise Forgive me, old father, I am not who you want Forgive me, the angels who have watched me till dawn The face I always try on forsakes the colour inside The cloak that I have forgone flies back full of pride Collecting all of our sins, and hide them under ocean Pretend they've not been seen, ignore the omen Will you stay for a while With the flowers of the Nile? Cry away, cry away Until the day that you're okay Show me all of your scars And let them shine under the stars Cry away, cry away Until the day that we're okay


"With your vanishing comes the world's emptiness..."

The second studio album by painted coda.


released May 6, 2018

All tracks written, performed, and produced by kann
Lyrics, album art by kann


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Progressive rock from Canada

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