ETHOS

ETHOS

Friday, January 7, 2011

There is a crack in the whole,
the crack becomes the whole.
This is all I know.

1 comment:

Chris said...

Hey Skarl. I tried emailing this, but I had a sinking suspicion that it might not have worked. Thus, I decided to just send it to you via blogger comment. Good idea, right? If you don't mind, do you think you could look it over and give me some feedback? Thanks as always.

Lost in my head, I feel so dead
I paint my mind a vibrant red
There are no signs to guide my way
So I come back here every day
I wave hello and kiss goodbye
But most of me still wonders why
The clouds still move, the grass still grows
I ask around but no one knows
Directionless, misunderstood
I failed just like you said I would
I just can't shake the shame I wear
Sometimes it's more than I can bear
The stars burn out without a sound
A backdrop for a burial ground
I wonder, when I see the rain
If that's how Heaven shows its pain
There's nothing quite within my reach
I'm just one grain upon the beach
I'm trapped somewhere that makes no sense
I can't find any evidence
I've come to learn I've been decieved
By everything I once believed
The open hand became a fist
The rainbow faded into mist
I'm looking for a land that I'd once seen
Advertised on the cover of a magazine
A savage garden where I'd go
To hide from all this silent snow
Now all I know is I can't stay
I've got to somehow steal away
The birds and fish and hills and trees
All protest what the blind man sees
The darkest dark, the blackest blue
I made these plans, they went askew
Emotionless and full of rage
I kill myself with every page
You lied to me, you said you heard
The truth I hid between these words
I know it's there, but I don't care
Enough to try to point out where
The whole world's useless anyway
I really don't know why I stay
It's something in the way she talks
A funeral march dressed like a walk
Agreed, its quite a good disguise
Two empty holes that look like eyes
A kind of down that feels like up
A cure inside a paper cup
This map was drawn out upside-down
Turns out you can't escape this town
There's something here that feeds on death
It inhales every exhaled breath
A leech that sucks up broken dreams
Then disappears into the seams
We're all just worthless ambiance
I don't expect fair recompense
Struck down by the hand that feeds
Expecting life to meet my needs
I'm thinking no but saying yes
I'm counting on a lucky guess
The same old thing for eighteen years
Laughter followed up by tears
Ascension followed by collapse
Recovery and then relapse
I think if I can't break this chain
I'm surely bound to go insane
I've already lost so much
I'd break just from the slightest touch
Outside's in and inside's out
Reality defused my doubt
Laugh to show me I'm alive
Convince me not to take this dive
I found out from a previous dare
There's nothing else but rocks down there
They'll mess you up but let you live
They'll take what you don't have to give
So what if you're still in one piece?
The crossfire still has yet to cease