Wings of Steel

November 5, 2008

The Great Destroyer: Act VII

Filed under: Chapter Ten — Mao @ 12:55 am

Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t live for tomorrow,
Tomorrow’s much too long
I’ll burn my eyes out
Before I get out

I wanted more
Than life could ever grant me
Bored by the chore
Of saving face

Today is the greatest
Day I’ve ever known
Can’t wait for tomorrow
I might not have that long
I’ll tear my heart out
Before I get out

Pink ribbon scars
That never forget
I tried so hard
To cleanse these regrets
My angel wings
Were bruised and restrained
My belly stings

Today is
Today is
Today is
The greatest day

I want to turn you on
I want to turn you

Today is the greatest
Today is the greatest day
That I have ever really known

The Smashing Pumpkins, “Today”

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October 29, 2008

The Great Destroyer: Act VI

Filed under: Chapter Ten — Mao @ 12:27 am

Here I start to define it
As a sign on my skin
That I just try to wash away
Reminder infected, it’ll be painful to me

Life is so short
Close to the edge of another backdoor
Life is so sure!
…Life will be ready to twist up your world

Here it starts to enlighten
There’s a frame I can’t change
That I just have to watch again
Reminder repressed inside me
It keeps repeating

Life is so short
Close to the edge of another backdoor
Life is so sure!

…Life will be ready to twist up your world
Close to the edge

Lacuna Coil, “To The Edge”

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October 22, 2008

The Great Destroyer: Act V

Filed under: Chapter Ten — Mao @ 11:59 am

Their cries are blown away with the wind
How passive can we be before humanity is lost?
Turning our backs on those who need love
We must not rest while healing is needed

Tear down the veil
That bars your heart from feeling this
Dedicate yourself
Give your souls to compassion

With open arms embrace this heart
With open eyes behold the truth
Embrace this life

So little time is left
We must be relentless
In our pursuit of those in torment

Can you reject yourself?
Can you feel their agony?
In a world that feeds on disregard
Heal the broken hearted

Killswitch Engage, “Reject Yourself”

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October 15, 2008

The Great Destroyer: Act IV

Filed under: Chapter Ten — Mao @ 12:06 am

I did my time and I want out
So effusive – Fade – It doesn’t cut
The soul is not so vibrant
The reckoning – The sickening
Packaging subversion
Pseudo sacrosanct perversion
Go drill your deserts – Go dig your graves
Then fill your mouth with all the money you will save
Sinking in – getting smaller again
I’m Done! It has begun – I’m not the only one!

And the rain will kill us all…
We throw ourselves against the wall
But no one else can see
The preservation of the martyr in me

There are cracks in the road we laid
But where the temple fell
The secrets have gone mad
This is nothing new, but when we killed it all
The hate was all we had
Who needs another mess?
We could start over
Just look me in the eyes and say I’m wrong
Now theres only emptiness
Venomous, Insipid
I think we’re done – I’m not the only one!

The limit’s of the dead…
Slipknot, “Psychosocial”

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October 8, 2008

The Great Destroyer: Act III

Filed under: Chapter Ten — Mao @ 12:19 am

Delighting minds
with my shadow
Rely on your way to grow
You want to decide
from your cloud
You’re lost in a world
that I have to repair

You want it all
the greatest smile
Who wants to deny forever?
You’re made of ice
I pay the price
for all you unforgiveness

Enlightening lies
with my shame
Beneath the veil
of your flow
Don’t try to deny
with your mouth
So fine it is knowing
you’re under the shade

Lacuna Coil, “Tight Rope”

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October 1, 2008

The Great Destroyer: Act II

Filed under: Chapter Ten — Mao @ 9:35 am

You wear a cheap disguise
Your only vice until the end
Don’t have an alibi
You never try you just condemn
You pressure everything
You never bring, you take away
I can no longer breathe
You’ve taken me and everything too

Far, to me it’s so disgusting
Wrong, I’ll push myself away
Far, my sanity is rusting
Wrong, I look the other way

This is a war I can’t fight
I can’t let you tear me down
I will ignore all these lies
You will never tear me down

I sit and contemplate
How you sedate what’s in my head
I will not instigate
Or emulate I won’t pretend
You’ll never understand
You just demand to get your way
How all of this began
I never ran and now it’s gone too

Never tear me down
Spineshank, “Tear Me Down”

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September 23, 2008

The Great Destroyer: Act I

Filed under: Chapter Ten — Mao @ 11:05 pm

Watch out you might get what you’re after
Cool baby strange but not a stranger
I’m an ordinary guy
Burning down the house

Hold tight wait ’til the party’s over
Hold tight we’re in for nasty weather
There has got to be a way
Burning down the house

Here’s your ticket pack your bag; time for jumpin’ overboard
Transportation is here
Close enough but not too far, baby you know where you are
Fightin’ fire with fire

All wet yeah you might need a raincoat
Shakedown thieves walking in broad daylight
Three hundred sixty five degrees
Burning down the house

It was once upon a place sometimes I listen to myself
Gonna come in first place
People on their way to work say baby what did you expect
Gonna burst into flame

My house S’out of the ordinary
That’s right, don’t want to hurt nobody
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet
Burning down the house

No visible means of support and you have not seen nothing yet
Everything’s stuck together
I don’t know what you expect staring into the TV set
Fighting fire with fire

Burning down the house
Talking Heads, “Burning Down the House”

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September 17, 2008

Heaven’s a Lie: Act X

Filed under: Chapter Nine — Mao @ 2:54 am

Massive Attack, “Teardrop”

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September 9, 2008

Heaven’s a Lie: Act IX

Filed under: Chapter Nine — Mao @ 11:15 pm

Oh no,
here it is again
I need to know
when I will fall in decay

Something wrong
with every plan of my life
I didn’t really notice that you’ve been here

Dolefully desired
Destiny of a lie

Set me free
your heaven’s a lie
set me free with you love
set me free, yeah

Oh no,
here it is again
I need to know
why did I choose to betray you

Something wrong
with all the plans of my life
I didn’t realize that you’ve been here
Lacuna Coil, “Heaven’s a Lie”

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September 2, 2008

Heaven’s a Lie: Act VIII

Filed under: Chapter Nine — Mao @ 10:43 pm

Answer me, it can’t be so hard
Cry to relieve what’s in your heart
Desolation, grief and agony

Trying to move
down in this grave
Trying to believe in every faith
As another bridge to clarity

Want to stay another way

Take another chance
to find a distant sanity
and turn your pain in truth
Take another chance
to fight a different enemy
and try to free it

Dance with me,
it can’t be so hard
Time to reveal
what’s in your heart
Desolation
grief and agony

Walking through a life decayed
while you’re repeating
your mistakes
There’s another chance
to try to get away
Lacuna Coil, “Daylight Dancer”

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August 27, 2008

Heaven’s a Lie: Act VII

Filed under: Chapter Nine — Mao @ 12:09 am

I’m sweating,
and breathing
and staring and thinking
and sinking
deeper.
It’s almost like I’m swimming.

The sun is burning hot again
on the hunter
and the fisherman,
and he’s trying to remember when,
but it makes him dizzy.

Seems like I’ve been here before.
Seems so familiar.
Seems like I’m slipping
into a dream within a dream.

Must be the way you whisper.

Seems like I’ve been here before.
Seems so familiar.
Seems like I’m slipping
into a dream within a dream.
It’s the way you whisper.
It drags me under
and takes me home.
Tool, “Sweat”

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August 20, 2008

Heaven’s a Lie: Act VI

Filed under: Chapter Nine — Mao @ 12:00 am

Disarm you with a smile
And cut you like you want me to
Cut that little child
Inside of me and such a part of you
Ooh, the years burn

I used to be a little boy
So old in my shoes
And what I choose is my choice
Whats a boy supposed to do?
The killer in me is the killer in you
My love
I send this smile over to you

Disarm you with a smile
And leave you like they left me here
To wither in denial
The bitterness of one whos left alone
Ooh, the years burn
Ooh, the years burn, burn, burn
Smashing Pumpkins, “Disarm”

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August 13, 2008

Heaven’s a Lie: Act V

Filed under: Chapter Nine — Mao @ 12:00 am

You…
You believed …
You believed in movements none could see.
You believed in me

Broken
Fell at the hands of those movements that I wouldn’t see
Yet it was you who prayed for me.
So what have I done
To be a son to an angel?
What have I done
To be worthy?

Daylight dims leaving cold fluorescents
Difficult to see you in this light
Please forgive this selfish question, but
What am I to say to all these ghouls tonight?
“She never told a lie,
… well might have told a lie,
But never lived one.
Didn’t have a life,
Didn’t have a life,
But surely saved one.”
See? I’m alright
Now it’s time for us to let you go
Tool, “Wings for Marie”

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August 6, 2008

Heaven’s a Lie: Act IV

Filed under: Chapter Nine — Mao @ 12:00 am

I didn’t want to know
I just didn’t want to know
Best to keep things in the shallow end
Cause I never quite learned how to swim

I just didn’t want to know
Didn’t want, didn’t want,
Didn’t want, didn’t want

Close my eyes just to look at you
Taken by the seamless vision
I close my eyes,
Ignore the smoke,
Ignore the smoke

Call it aftermath, she’s turning blue
Such a lovely color for you
Call it aftermath, she’s turning blue
While I just sit and stare at you

I don’t want to know
A Perfect Circle, “Blue”

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July 30, 2008

Heaven’s a Lie: Act III

Filed under: Chapter Nine — Mao @ 12:02 am

Threw you the obvious
And you flew with it on your back
A name in your recollection
Down among a million same
Difficult enough to feel a little bit
Disappointed and passed over.
When I’ve looked right on through,
see you naked but oblivious
and you don’t see me

but I threw you the obvious,
Just to see if there’s more behind the
Eyes of a fallen angel,
Eyes of a tragedy.
A Perfect Circle, “3 Libras”

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