Polaris (AUS) : The Mortal Coil

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1. LUCID

All out of exits, all out of enemies
You built this prison and buried the key

I've given up on giving in
Temptation mocks me from a distance but I won't let it win
This thin façade could never last
Like a snake that sheds its skin, illusions shatter like glass

The skeptic inside me believes what he knows
Cynically silent but with nothing to show
The devil beside me is whispering doubt in my ear
I'll keep pretending not to hear

So here I am for what it's worth
I spilled my blood against the earth
Just to see the world in colour
The world in colour

Dead; left for dead and left to rot
A tainted memory, an empty afterthought
I'd lay my whole life on the line just to see this through
If it consumes me, let the script upon my tomb read

I found my love and let it kill me
I found my love and let it kill me

Beg and plead
Your own ambition brought you to your knees
Beg and plead (Beg and plead)
You built this prison and buried the key

A momentary lapse, the colours fade to grey
As if the world we knew was never meant to be
I know I'll pay for my mistakes
Just promise me you'll take, take my word and take my everything

So here I am for what it's worth
I spilled my blood against the earth
Just to see the world in colour
The world in colour

So give me all you came here for
Give me hell and give me war
I'll be waiting for an answer
For an answer

I found my love and let it kill me


2. THE REMEDY

Heavy hangs the air
Heavy lies the beating heart

Bloodshot, staring with a blank gaze
Deadbeat, carrying a dead weight
Dead set on living like
Tomorrow was to blame

And through these holes you'd see
The blackest soul inside of me
One foot stuck in the past
One planted in my grave

Running circles, old habits die hard
Each lesson learned never seemed to get too far
Call me reckless, call me stuck in my ways
I'm torn between the remedies for everything

Bloodshot, staring with a blank gaze
Deadbeat, carrying a deadweight
Dry mouth, taste it like a cut vein
Blackout, it all ends the same

So stay away, stay away
Can you tell when I lie right through my teeth?
No escape, no escape
Like a chain, in a way we are all bound to our fate

Don't let it bury me
We call this therapy

Running circles, old habits die hard
Each lesson learned never seemed to get too far
Call me reckless, call me stuck in my ways
I'm torn between the remedies for everything

Heavy hangs the air
Heavy lies the beating heart
Burden breeds remorse
Black clouds hover low like a curse

Like a curse

Running circles, old habits die hard
Each lesson learned never seemed to get too far
Call me reckless, call me stuck in my ways
I'm torn between the remedies for everything

I'm torn between the remedies for everything
I'm torn between the remedies for everything


3. RELAPSE

I could sit and watch in silence as the space grows in between
Returns me to a grim serenity
But every breath I breathe I crave it, the solemn, slow surrender
The bitter pill to medicate me, sedate me

But the days are getting longer
I can feel it slip away (Feel it slip away)
The poison in my head's become
The poison in my veins

Wake me when it's over
I'm dying to believe (Dying to believe)
I've never felt as lonely as I do
When you're here with me

The vultures hover; persistent disease
Nine circles deep, we try to sleep, eyes opened wide in disbelief

I'm nothing more than a sedentary waste of space and air
A disappointment to myself, to you and everybody else
Too strung out to ever face
How I long to fucking leave this place

I know you'll be there beside me
If I could tear down the walls between us
Tear down the walls between us

There could be something here to hold
Something that's worth salvaging that I could not let go
I know this chemical delay
Can't be the only thing that brings me clarity

But the days are getting longer
I can feel it slip away (Feel it slip away)
The poison in my head's become
The poison in my veins

Wake me when it's over
I'm dying to believe (Dying to believe)
I've never felt as lonely as I do
When you're here with me

(Would you still be there beside me)
If I could tear down the walls between us
Tear down the walls between us


4. CONSUME

Before we knew what we were missing
Before we felt desire's sting (Desire's sting)
We were content with what we had
And never wanted for anything

We know it's futile to compare
Our culture was the culprit; we were taken unaware

Manifest the weakness, a self-fulfilling prophecy
Undermining every insecurity

It's a fear growing deeper when no one's around
Like a nagging aching sore
The devil's in the detail, the truth inconsequential
The idle mind is scrutinised and robbed of its potential in time

Begging for redemption
Pleading for solutions

We know we never should have had this cross to bear
Our culture was the culprit; we were taken unaware

We've been led to think we needed more
(Resenting who we are)
Only to find that we were better off before
(Before we bought what we were sold, before we tried to fit the mold)

We've been chasing false perfection
Searching in the wrong direction
This is the crux of our corruption
Drawn into social seduction

Manifest the weakness, a self-fulfilling prophecy
Undermining every insecurity

To fan the flame, to watch your pride burn away
To reinforce the fear that taught us that we're never good enough

We've been chasing false perfection
Searching in the wrong direction
This is the crux of our corruption
Drawn into social seduction


5. FRAILTY

I know I said I'm not worth saving
I know you tried before
I always knew you grew to hate
The parts of me I hated more

Just put me up, stick me back together
Rearrange the pieces, build me up to tear me down

(You look at me like a stranger)
You look at me like a stranger
You look at me like a long lost son

Oh dearest mother, you gave me my name
I asked for nothing, you asked for me to change
With imperfection, we're already stained
And when it's all over, we'll never be the same

I feel their hands around my neck
Contorting, moulding all the thoughts in my head
I'm not a man you can mend
But rest assured, you'll see me break before I bend

What does it matter in the end?
Build me up to tear me down

You look at me like a stranger
I'm only trying to be someone

Oh Holy Father, I'm calling Your name
I don't deserve this, You don't deserve me to change
This self-indulgence, this sick, selfish game
Serves a constant reminder; we'll never be the same

Oh fallen brother, you swore that you'd stay
I guess it's over, I guess that's the price we pay
And in the darkness, I still hear you say
"If we ever survive this, we'll never be the same"

We'll never be the same


6. IN SOMNUS VERITAS

How these times have changed us
How they make us question why
When we're born and bred and taught we need to be led
Just to keep us paralyzed

But if it's all just some kind of illusion
Then to what do we owe this life?
And when the skies collapse upon us all
Will our worst fears be allayed or justified?


7. DUSK TO DAY

I live before the day
I waited for the edge of daybreak
The sinking feeling is keeping me awake
(Is keeping me awake)

I know what lies beneath this waking dream
And what becomes of all our demons
I know I'm suffering in vain
It's just this ordinary life
All the ordinary stress and strain

But when it rains
It fucking pours all over me
No time, no time for anything
No time, no time for anyone

Nights spent staring down the barrel defiantly
Self-destructive, self-contradicting
Every waking moment begins again

Endlessly, my mind is slowly wandering and I'm
Far away, I found my way right back to here in time
Restlessly await the dawn and shut out all the light
Drift away; it's only you tonight

(Every waking moment)

Watch the clock hands count down from dusk to day
Overwhelming, over-analyzing me

Endlessly, my mind is slowly wondering and I'm
Far away, I found my way right back to here in time
Restlessly await the dawn and shut out all the light
Drift away; it's only you tonight

It's only you tonight


8. CASUALTY

They broke our backs against the pavement
They ground our teeth down to the bone
The hung us high and bled us dry
Left to die here, defenseless and alone

In the dark
Like a forest fire waiting for a hint of spark
Take up your arms, sharpen your knives
They gave their very last chance when they gave our lives away

Words betray us in the native tongues we speak
When power corrupts the strong, false hope contends all weak
Break the confines, brace us for the flood
Raining from the heavens with the force of seven gods on us all

(We were all fixated on ego)

All our lives, just a drop in the ocean
One more nail in the coffin, straight into the dirt
Born to die, it's the final debt that we pay
The stain on your hands that can't be washed away

(Can't be washed away)

A permanent solution, a moral absolution
The guilty many, the new disorder
The bloody hand leads the lamb to the slaughter

I heard them laugh as their eyes rolled back
Raising a glass as their hearts turned black

Tyrant, how can you stand by their graves?
Not all can be saved

A wasted chance to set things straight
A change of heart that came too late
Out of sight and out of mind
We are the ones you left behind

Can you hear the sound?
(A wasted chance to set things straight)
Piercing the silence ringing out
(A change of heart that came too late)

As we feed the ground
(Out of sight and out of mind)
We are the ones you left behind

All our lives, just a drop in the ocean
One more nail in the coffin, straight into the dirt
Born to die, it's the final debt that we pay
The stain on your hands that can't be washed away

We are the ones you left behind
We are the ones you left behind


9. THE SLOW DECAY

Where do we go now?

I'm still trying to find the words
A quarter lifetime on
As if a pen and paper could restore
The greatest loss I've known

Every outline of you lingers in the door
Every cigarette, a silhouette in ash drawn upon the floor
Remember how they told me, "You're too young to understand
You will shift just like the weather as you grow into a man"

This I know

My life has flashed before my eyes
And the days all seemed to pass me by
All the pain I earned and the love I lost
Was the only truth, this all will someday soon return to dust

Return to dust

And if we all go to hell, I'll find some peace where I dwell
I never thought there was more to this than met the eye
When I have no more to give, surrender my right to live
We're only killing time 'til time kills us and we

Decay together
We're not built to live forever

Content to shed my blissful ignorance
No fire, no light, an insignificant mistake

And if we all go to hell, I'll find some peace where I dwell
I never thought there was more to this than met the eye
When I have no more to give, surrender my right to live
We're only killing time 'til time kills us

My life has flashed before my eyes
And the days all seemed to pass me by
All the pain I earned and the love I lost
Was the only truth, this all will someday soon return to dust


10. CROOKED PATH

When we were young and indifferent, we could not have known
This world will chew you up and spit you out on your own
I know it hurts, it hurts me to just to watch
You sinking, I can't help thinking

What's there something holding you back?
What's the weight of the world on your back?
So long, you're sick of the gravity?

Is there someone telling you no?
Do you wander with nowhere to go?
What are you waiting, oh, what are you waiting for?

I'm reaching out, please take my hand
The water is getting higher and I can't understand
Why I can't pull you in
Do you even care, do you even want me there?

We are the victims, just like our parents taught us to be
Roots planted firmly but we feel so far from the tree
And still we cling to the past with an iron grip
As we all fall fast asleep

Dreaming of security, the chance to redefine
The years we wasted living on borrowed time

My will is spent, I used the very last drop
Trying to keep my head on straight enough
I know it hurts, it hurts to feel it all slip
Right past you, I just want to ask you

Was there something holding you back?
Have you had to cover your tracks
So long, you lost your identity

Is there something dragging you down
Crippled under the weight of the crown
What are you waiting, oh, what are you waiting for?

(What are you waiting for?)

I'm reaching out, please take my hand
The water is getting higher and I can't understand
Why I can't pull you in
Do you even care, do you even want me there?

For all of our differences
I always said I'd be there if you should come undone
It took all I had in me
Do you even care, do you even want me there?

(Do you even want me there?)

There are ghosts in every window and they'll follow you back home
But if you stay a moment, I can tell you all I know
Of how these times have changed us, how they bring us to our knees
How they send us down the crooked path, divide us temporarily

I'm reaching out, please take my hand
The water is getting higher and I can't understand
Why I can't pull you in
Do you even care, do you even want me there?

I swear I'm sorry, I swear I'll do better
I never thought we'd have to carry this weight together
This is contagion, a plague that I bear
And it kills me to say that I really need you here


11. SONDER

Look at yourself
Narrow of mind, shallow of breath
So far removed from the plight
So far removed from the death of your kin, downtrodden and ill

Oh so high as you stood, how heavy you fell
As so many will fall for the bait
Compassion too little, too late
For some small peace of mind

How can you walk on the bones of your brothers' broken homes
Knowing how karma's cold hand grips at your throat?

I've been trapped beneath the soil and the dirt
Do I close my eyes, do I close my eyes?
Lying still beneath the burden and the hurt
Am I dead inside, did I make it right?

Left in the dark, in blackest oblivion
Only forced me to learn that light comes from within
And only fades where fear prevails

Where is your heart? (Where is your heart?)
Does it grow weaker each time you think
Of those you scorned from afar? (From afar)
Their voices rise from the wreck to call you by name
The blood that tarnished the brush will mark us the same

What have we done?
What have we done?

Can you fight this, can you fight this alone and abandoned?
Look where we've landed and know
This must all have a consequence
Nothing, nothing will make sense again

You'll never rest peacefully
You'll never rest peacefully
You'll never rest peacefully

You cowards, you cowards, you left them for dead
Left them out in the cold, they said
You liars, back-stabbers, sold out your own kind
I can't turn a blind eye, can't rewind

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