Alesana : A Place Where the Sun Is Silent

Post Hardcore / USA
(2011 - Epitaph Records (USA-1))
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1. THE DARK WOOD OF ERROR

Ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats.
Our story is About to begin.

Salvation cries, they're all I can see,
This darkness farther in me.
And I might be crazy just for looking at you,
I must be crazy if I think that it's true.

The things I've done to be with you,
They echo in my every move.
And I might be crazy just for looking at you,
I must be crazy if I think that it's true.

(Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita
Mi ritrovai per una selva oscura,
Ché la diritta via era smarrita.

Esta selva selavaggia e aspra e forte
Che nel pensier rinova la paura!

Io non so ben ridir com’i’ v’intrai,
Tant’era pien di sonno a quel punto
Che la verace via abbandonai.

Guardai in alto e vidi le sue spalle
Vestite già de’ raggi del pianeta
Che mena dritto altrui per ogne calle.

Così l’animo mio, ch’ancor fuggiva,
Si volse a retro a rimirar lo passo
Che non lasciò già mai persona viva.)

Can you hear them cry?
Can you hear them cry?
Can you hear them, hear them cry?
Can you hear them, hear them cry, cry?


2. A FORBIDDEN DANCE

Stay to the path
trust only your faith,to falter is to hasten your doom
I dare not say my hope is slipping away
Suck gleaming fangs mock the gilded gates
The way of the true
Tell me what to do sweet spirit
Yea yea yea yea yea!
Your wildest dreams have come true!
Welcome to what i call hell!
Help me!

Infatuation has strangled me again
There's no resisting the tangled web of your secret fantasy
A strange sensation is falling over me
I may be blind but i can see your kiss will punish me
You kiss will ruin me
Well,here we go!

I tear myself from the beaten path never to lock back
And still i glance, the lure of a forbidden dance
I'm hypnotized by the sordid nymph who races from me
Suddenly,my eyes see clearly
Yea yea yea yea yea!
Your wildest dreams have come true!
Welcome to what i call hell!
Help me!

Infatuation has strangled me again
There's no resisting the tangled web of your secret fantasy
A strange sensation is falling over me
I may be blind but i can see your kiss will punish me
I fall down on my knees in anticipation of the dawning
Curiosity is laughing
I decide that if I'm to die here i will not go calmly
I will not go down without a fight
Help me!

Infatuation has strangled me again
There's no resisting the tangled web of your secret fantasy
A strange sensation is falling over me
I may be blind but i can see your kiss will punish me
You kiss will ruin me
You're wildest dreams have come true...


3. HAND IN HAND WITH THE DAMNED

I don't trust myself
I'm trapped drowning in despair, I'm poisonous.
I slammed the door and locked it shut and now disaster Plagues my thoughts.
Let's drink to the dead, "Cheers to what's ahead!" I'm Poisonous.

Sweet temptress!
I can see it in your eyes,
You're moving on without me!
So it ends tonight, I guess this is goodbye!
Selfishly you say you're better off without me.
And it ends tonight.
Well baby save your breath.

Won't you please have mercy!?
Before you push me away let me try to change your mind.
Oh wanderer!
If you think this is fun just you wait until I'm done!

Blessed fortune screams,"Why have you forsaken me?!"
There's no escape..I never should have lost my way.
And now I'm stranded out at sea chasing a lie?
There's no escape.
I'm losing the sky.

Sweet temptress!
I can see it in your eyes,
You're moving on without me!
So it ends tonight.
I guess this is goodbye!
Selfishly you say you're better off without me.
And it ends tonight.
Well baby save your breath.

Imprisoned soul seized in the chamber of feculent horror.
Suffer all you must but suffer silently.
Still your cursed tongue, stay your blighted abandon.
In your eternal death you hunger for rotten mire.
For in your mortal life it was this which was your gift to Man
Prepare to walk hand in hand with the damned.
God can't help you and angels won't save you!
Your unrequited prayers will be in bane of your existence!
Prepare to walk hand in hand with the damned!

I am poisonous!
Is there a way for me to say that you should stay?!
I need to know you'll miss me when I'm gone.
I'll cherish you until the day I die!
A twisted way to make you mine!

I can see it in your eyes,
You're moving on without me.
So it ends tonight.
I guess this is goodbye!
Selfishly you say you're better off without me.
And it ends tonight.
Well baby save your breath.

Won't you please have mercy?!
Before you push me away let me try to change your mind.
Oh wanderer!
If you think this is fun just wait until I'm done!


4. BEYOND THE SACRED GLASS

Quietly I am screaming for help
I calm down and steady myself
Collapse to the ground when I realize I can’t breathe
Could this be happening? What’s happening to me?

All the walls are closing in on me and confusion makes it Hard to see
Still my pounding heart is bleeding for you
I know the truth and I start to sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat
Why the hell am I here?
I start to sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat
Have I succumbed to fear?

Why am I trying the undying?, A ghost of such elegance
Oh why am I racing to be facing a vision of something so Perfect?
I am willing to give whatever it takes to find forgiveness For my mistakes
So I’m going to take a chance and invite the unknown to a Deadly dance

I have laid eyes on you and yet it does seem as if the Earth moved
I know the truth and I start to sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat
I will have you tonight!
I start to sweat, sweat, sweat, sweat
You will be mine tonight!

Why am i trying the undying?,A ghost of such elegance
Oh why am I racing to be facing a vision of something so Perfect?
I am willing to give whatever takes to find forgiveness for My mistakes
So I’m going to take a chance and invite the unknown to a Deadly dance

As I rise to conquer the demons I sense that the darkness Awaits!
That road I walk is paved with a thousand unmarked graves..

I am willing to give whatever takes to find forgiveness for My mistakes
So I’m going to take a chance and invite the unknown to a Deadly dance
As I rise to conquer the demons I sense that the darkness Awaits!


5. THE TEMPTRESS

My love, try to understand me when I say you torture me.
Your lips they beg for me to get you alone.
I want you to know it's the sway of your hips.
You taste so sweet cruel temptress.
I'm at your feet.
I can tell by the way you move that you want me to want you.

Are you happy now that I've figured out I was just the Victim?!
In a game of lies and lustful tension?

Your lips they beg for me to get you alone.
I want you to know its the sway of your hips.
You taste so sweet, cruel temptress.
I'm at your feet.
I can tell by the way you move that your want me to want You.

Are you happy now that I've figure out that I was just a Victim?!
In a game of lies and lustful tension?

I can't believe I fell for you!
I was wrong, I am so confused.
A foolish mistake!

I gaze across the chasm that divides me from her, my prize.
And drink in her beauty.
I let the heady aroma of perfume riding on the hot wind Saturate me.
I train my ears to the creaking of the bridge spamming the Gap to her.
I throw caution into that wind of passion and continue down The path.
The path to the unknown.

I'm losing control and I want all of you.
I ache to swallow you.
I'm losing control, you're body screams for me, it's Destroying me!

I can not resist the temptress of the night!
I'm coming for you!, I want you, I need you!
As the earth quakes I will deflower you!
Oh how my head swims, oh how my heart yearns!
I'm coming for you!
Our flesh will become one and we'll never speak of what We've become!
It's what you want. I'm gone! I'm gone! I'm gone!

So it seems that we were nothing.
I'm giving up!

Are you happy now that I've figured out that I was just a Victim?!
In a game of lies and lustful tension?
I can't believe I fell for you!
I was wrong, I am confused.
A foolish mistake.


6. CIRCLE VII: SINS OF THE LION

All the lions, filll the ocean back is with his gaze
Holding me beneath it's waves
... All the lions
It's calling at my burning spin...

It's washed away
All my vessels drinking... you dirty little...
I guess I should have seen this coming
I will not forget, I will not forget

I don't wanna have to swallow water
That's why...
I can't stop the pain, tell me that you want me
Tell me that you got me
You want... eyes, tell a story off
Tell me that you want me
Tell me that you want me
Till you love me

In this quite creative...
Showing your face...
And you never even told me
Why you disappeared
Why you disappeared
It's what the...

I don't wanna have to swallow water
That's why...
I can't stop the pain, tell me that you want me
Tell me that you got me
You want... eyes, tell a story off
Tell me that you want me
Tell me that you want me
Till you love me
I don't wanna have to swallow water
That's why...
I can't stop the pain, tell me that you want me
Tell me that you got me
You want... eyes, tell a story off
Tell me that you want me
Tell me that you want me
Till you love me


7. VESTIGE

Washed on a shore of enchanted lies and I am breathless.
Struggling for reason.
How could it be such a wondrous place is trapped in silence.
Give them redemption.

Time is melting away, I can't explain but my eyes are Begging to stay.
I must say a sunny day helps to push the memories away.

I can't imagine my leaving here.
It sounds so peaceful living in solace.
A perfect vision of ecstasy, a dreamy palace.
Home to the soulless.

Time is melting away, I can't explain but my eyes are Begging to stay.
I must say a sunny day helps to push the memories away.

Walk along the shore of an ocean of rage.
Gazing in amazement at each screaming wave.
Everywhere I look there's agony and pain.
What's the point of fighting when there's nothing to save?

Time is melting away, I can't explain but my eyes are Begging to stay.
I must say a sunny day helps to push the memories away.

Caution must be obeyed on an island of the decayed.


8. LULLABY OF THE CRUCIFIED

My angel close your eyes, I'll be your lover tonight.
Pitiful lullaby, I'll be your lover tonight.

My own misery is taunting me.
The air stings my lungs, I can barely see.
Wicked eyes surrounding me, the trees are watching silently.
I could try to run but baby what's the point?

I may never know
(I don't see the point.)
Why I let you go.

My body is aching.
I'm losing my mind!
There's nothing to hold onto.
My angel close your eyes, I'll be your lover tonight.
I'm tired of trying.
I'm sick of waiting!
If there's nothing that I can do.
A pitiful lullaby to sing the tortured to sleep

We could settle down and change the end.
Nothing but time, start over again.
All the little things you do that make me fall in love with You.
Have led me to this, a bittersweet abyss.

I may never know
(A vexatious kiss.)
Why I let you go.

My body is aching.
I'm losing my mind!
There's nothing to hold onto.
My angel close your eyes, I'll be your lover tonight.
I'm tired of trying.
I'm sick of waiting!
If there's nothing that I can do.
A pitiful lullaby to sing the tortured to sleep

I will follow you into the night my darling eyes.
I would do anything to be lying with you as I watch you Dream.

I have been reborn!
I have broken free! I'm free! I'm free!
You can't deny me, do not defy me!
I'm drunk on lust and sovereignty!
Abandon all hope for beyond time I can stand!
I have been reborn!
Darling, tonight we say goodbye!
Sing a touching lullaby and we'll watch the angels cry.


9. BEFORE HIM ALL SHALL SCATTER

Vid'io piú di mille anime distrutte.
Fuggir cosí dinanzi ad un ch'al passo.
Passava Stige con le piante asciutte.
Dal volto rimovea quell' aere grasso.
Menando la sinistra innanzi spesso;
Ahi quanto mi parea pien di disdegno!
Venne a la porta e con una verghetta.
l'aperse, che non v'ebbe alcun ritegno.
O cacciati del ciel, gente dispetta,
Cominció elli in su l'orribil soglia,
Ond' esta oltracotanza in coi s'alletta?
Poi si rivolse per la strada lorda,
E non fé motta a noi, ma fé sembiante.
D'omo cui altra cura stringa e morda.


10. LABYRINTH

I'm getting stronger and I'm no longer fighting by myself.
For now locked doors are opening for me!
No turning back, I have to get out, get out, get out!
Before it's too late.
My child, I am the way!

Do you think it's wrong of me to long for you despite how You taste?
I'm not the one to give up on you now.
I'll never leave the ground without having to let go, yeah!
Every time I try I'm further from the sky.
I wish that I could let go, I'm lost in your beautiful Trance.

Grit my teeth, you're mine, I'll make it painless!
Say your last goodbyes, I'll make it painless!
Take a breath and I will make it painless!
Guess again, guess again, guess again!

I'm exhausted.
I have to get up, get up, get up!
Get up on my feet.
My sweet, I am the light!

Do you think it's wrong of me to long for you despite how You taste?
I'm not the one to give up on you now.
I'll never leave the ground without having to let go, yeah!
Every time I try it just gets harder to find.
Darling cry for me!

Call to me, there's nowhere to run!
Sing to me, there's no way to climb!
There's nowhere to hide, this is where I'll die!
My God, why!?

In reverie I smile imagining when I will lie close to you.
And we won't have to worry but watch the sky dance for us Instead.

I think I want to I want to sing you to sleep, with you I Want to dream.

I'm not the one to give up on you now.
I'll never leave the ground without having to let go, yeah!
Every time I try I'm further from the sky.
I wish that I could let go,
I'm lost in your beautiful Trance.

Suddenly I'm floating so far from you.


11. THE FIEND

Blessed smoke bellows from the beast!!!!
Bow to the gears and worship the machine!!!

Is it so?
This can't be happening......
Why can't they see?
Seas of children are bound, gagged, and led into the flames.

Blind are leading the blind into a disaster!
I'm the only one who seems to care!
If you decide to worship the chaos,
I will not wait and watch as you burn.

All must kneel before the alter, the veiled will be Exalted!!
We are the flock!!
They do not hear a word I say.
In the God's harbor all shall rest, become part of the Master!!
We are devine!!
I can not save them all!

Blind are leading the blind into a disaster!
I'm the only one who seems to care!
If you decide to worship the chaos,
I will not wait and watch as you burn.

(I will not wait and watch as you burn.)

Should we go?
They all seem so content.
We should go and become part of him.

I need you to trust me now.
Don't move, I'll figure this out.
Forget what anyone said.
Just take my hand or we'll both be dead.

Blind are leading the blind into a disaster!
I'm the only one who seems to care!
If you decide to worship the chaos,
I will not wait and watch as you burn.

(I will not wait and watch as you burn.)

They'll never be able to see that they grave this captivity.


12. WELCOME TO THE VANITY FAIRE

I search high and low but I can't find you.
Still your vexing laugh entices me.
Close enough to touch but then you run away.
I'm about to quit and then you say, "lose yourself in the Vanity faire!"

Insanity is whispering to me, woah.
What I believe is just not making sense of what I see.

Show me your reflection, a sly disguise, is it the girl you Want to be?
A porcelain smile, you're knockout, baby!
Drape yourself in fragile fantasy!
I see your reflection, a sly disguise, and it's not the Girl you want to be.
A fraudulent smile.
What you see is what you've asked for but it's never what You are!
A cold-hearted tale.

Lost in a maze of beautiful deception.
And just like before I'm at the mercy of a phantom!
When will it end? How will it end? And will you be in my Arms?
I just can't take anymore of this pointless search for Nothing!

Insanity is whispering to me, woah.
What I believe is just not making sense of what I see.

Show me your reflection, a sly disguise, is it the girl you Want to be?
A porcelain smile, you're knockout, baby!
Drape yourself in fragile fantasy!
I see your reflection, a sly disguise, and it's not the Girl you want to be.
A fraudulent smile.
What you see is what you've asked for but it's never what You are!

Hey hey hey!
Silence! Oh cruel harlot!
Silence! Your filthy tongue will be stilled!
Laughter echoing, I'm unraveling tonight.
Silence! I've had enough!
Silence! No longer will you stop me!

Your vanity so patiently will steal your soul.
You're hideous.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, a liar to us all, you'll be the One to fall.
The eye of the beholder knows the truth!

Show me your reflection, a sly disguise, is it the girl you
Want to be?
A porcelain smile, you're knockout, baby!
Drape yourself in fragile fantasy!
I see your reflection, a sly disguise,
And it's not the Girl you want to be.
A fraudulent smile.
What you see is what you've asked for but it's never what
You are!
But it's never what you are!
What you see is what you've asked for!
What you see is what you get!
A cold-hearted tale!

Attack the mirrors!
Shatter the prison!
One by one reflections fall, come on come on come on come On!
Until I destroy them all, come on come on come on come on!


13. THE WANDERER

A few prisms of glass offer litter comfort in the blackness.
The desolate emptiness drinking every last drop of life
That's left in me.

I pray for absolution, let me return to the path of a Tempting lie.
Lead me towards the light.

Truly I've run awry.
My compass is spinning in the shadows.
It's funny how we believe the things
That we tell ourselves To.
And our hearts simply follow.

I pray for absolution, let me return to the path of a Tempting lie.
Lead me towards the lights.

I pray for the absolution, let me return to the path of a Tempting lie.
Lead me towards the light.


14. A GILDED MASQUERADE

As the water drips from the sky, I start to wonder
If I'm still alive then I have to find an answer.
Could it be that it was a dream and I'm still beside her?
Right before my eyes rain just drips and dries.
The water stops.

Wickidness will rain and drown us in her sorrow.
Sorrow! We will drown!
If I hope to survive I must think faster,
I'm loosing Ground.

Should I pull back her veil?
You had the best of me.
The best of me!
All that glitters is not gold.
I may be wrong but your brilliance is my darkness.
You had me convinced that together we could fly.
Until I started scratching at the surface.
Your body is a mystery!
Your body is an illness.

Temples crashing down all around me,
The golden city falls.
And with it our lights go up in flames.

Should I pull back her veil?
You had the best of me.
The best of me!
All that glitters is not gold.
I may be wrong but your brilliance is my darkness.
You had me convinced that together we could fly.
Until I started scratching at the surface.
Your body is a mystery!
Your body is an illness.

You shall meet me.
We've been watching you,
My blood runs cold.
There's no need to feel alone.
I feel like ...

Who are you?
Who are you?
Who are you?!
Yeah!
Hey! (x16)

Should I pull back her veil?
You had the best of me.
The best of me!
All that glitters is not gold.
I may be wrong but your brilliance is my darkness.
You had me convinced that together we could fly.
Until I started scratching at the surface.
Your body is a mystery!
Your body is an illness.

I may never be the same again.
(I may never be the same again.)


15. THE BEST LAID PLANS OF MICE AND MARIONETTES

There's no escape from this awful place!

Hey, stranger what's your name?
Have we met before?

Take a look around, the scenes are all the same.
I can see the veil right behind me.
I'll close my eyes and this will go away.
Have I ever said this before!?
If I just keep moving will I be okay or panic in the
Mayhem!?
I can't take it, I'm battered and broken, abandoned forever!

It's round and round and round we go.
Somebody please let me know just what it takes to being to Start all over again.

The truth has finally shown it's face.
How long have I been in this place?
I never had a choice, you blinded me and stole my voice!
I will see you soon.

Hey, stranger what's your name?
Have we met before?

Do I ever dare to question fate's design or submit to such
A bleak destiny?
There has to be another way than this,
It's a hopeless Fight anyway!
I will not give up and wash away the sin,
I'm thirsting for The carnage!
I can't take it, I'm battered and broken, abandoned forever!

It's round and round and round we go.
Somebody please let me know just what it takes to begin to Start all over again.

The truth has finally shown it's face.
How long have I been in this place?
I never had a choice, you blinded me and stole my voice!

I will no longer take flight from you...
Now that you've got me, what's next?!
Let me help.
Now I destroy you, demon!
Sinew is ripped to shreds!
Stripped form your body, crimson!
Fury of righteousness will now consume you in death!

It's the sweet, sweet song of your heartbeat.
All I feel is a memory.
Of the night I laid in bed with you.
It's the easy sound of your breathing.
Telling me what I should've seen.
Where was I when you fell fast asleep?

I can't live without you by my side.

It's round and round and round we go.
Somebody please let me know just what it takes to begin, to
Start all over again!


16. AND NOW FOR THE FINAL ILLUSION

Wake up... Wake up... Wake up...

My eyes open wide as I wake, panting, some say that dreams
Have deeper meaning.
That they are cries from our subconscious.
I feel strangely compelled to recount this one to my love,
My Annabel, shaking her gently,
I wonder why her flesh has The chill of virgin snow.
My thoughts are disrupted as reality hits me like a bold of Lightning and I scream.

We are the crucified,
We are the virtuous, we are the Damned.
We are the crucified, this is our nightmare, let's pray we Never fall asleep.

Imprisoned beneath the world where the soulless dwell.
Lies a place that the damned call home.
A place where the virtuous hide in fear.
A place we see only in our nightmares.
A place where the sun is silent

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