Lesser Animal

by Lesser Animal

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released May 30, 2015



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Track Name: flesh automata
hide the stars
from me
they are just the husks
of what once was bright

long dead
pretending to be alive

love the way
her eyes are glazed over
pretending to be alive
love the way
dark stains beneath her skin
move when i watch them

beneath burnt-out skies
our honeymoon was bathed in tar
and dried blood
Track Name: the slow decline of hope
disillusionment kills
all hope that remains
new cause of death forgotten
though it makes no difference

just gave in
to self-loathing
just gave in
to anxious rituals

we are the witnesses to the slow decline of hope

before the rats and their swine we bow
for want of sleep
Track Name: yellowed fingertips
i can feel the lichen grow
under the withering dance
of her yellowed fingertips


one thousand last rites
are stillborn
unspoken on her lips

hanged by the neck until acquitted
i would be your martyr but i'm already dead
Track Name: second nature
in gold all seems beautiful
beauty fades
rust is inescapable
suffering becomes second nature
Track Name: time heals no wounds
with time, thoughts become shards of glass
driven through each retina
i swear the last sight
of the exploding sun
was a fleeting vision of the apocalypse

for i kept this burned skin
these blind eyes
independence is a learned trait

time heals no wounds
they just get worse
Track Name: white flag
my mind in effigy
a mass grave of thought
held together by fault and obscenity

i am a traitor to myself
in my deepening twilight
these broken hands hold broken glass

led into the grass for the promise of snakes
where every word raises another white flag
to a callous sky

joy is only a memory profaned
to which i give in every day
Track Name: survivor's guilt
there's no difference
in pulling the wings from flies or angels
but the weight off your shoulders
drags me down

i'll be next
Track Name: slomophobe (floor)
Track Name: living hell (ceremony)
a never-ending battle i have with myself
that i call fucking hell
i live to die the american dream
lying through my teeth and everything in between


here's to fucked-up youth
here's to burning lies
here's to each fucking day
that just passed me by