Complex Machinery

by StoneLungs

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This Ep was born from social, internal, and eternal thoughts, themes, and ideas.

"Not a single part of this fits"

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released June 30, 2017

All music by StoneLungs, except guitar work on track 3 "Tomb of the Forgotten", done by Augustus Winter

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StoneLungs is the creative outlet of an artist with stone lungs and a broken silver tongue. In all of this, I hope some of it resonates with you.

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Track Name: Drought Mouth
Not a single part of this fits

Stretching skin, these bones hardened
But only after they had horribly distorted

Atrocity of human life
A monster roaming Earth at night
I didn't ask for this
I didn't ask to be made
A myriad of other lives
Nothing in me sits quite right
I didn't ask for this
I didn't ask to be made

How many other souls occupy my bones
How many organs here are not mine alone
Demented hands designed a mosaic
Scalpel, stitches, patchwork rehabilitation
Ambigram amalgamation
No matter which way you read me I'm a mess of hesitation
A desert mouth on a broken silver tongue
This drought has left my lungs of stone in resignation

Atrocity of human life
Built by threads and by a knife
I didn't ask for this
I didn't ask to be made
A myriad of other lives
Pieced together and despised
Sewn into a creature
Sewn into fear

There's something here
On this side of Heaven
Unexplainable
Did the devil build this broken mess

I don't even recognize
The soul hidden behind dead eyes
It's staring back at me reflecting animosity
Just when I thought that I
Had found a place where I could hide
I tear myself apart
Pulling out my own heart

The equation of a self has been devoured
Nothing left in me is adding up and now I'm counting down the hours
A surgery is imminent to separate the innocence
Somewhere deep inside I know it lingers in impermanence
Nothing now
Nothing then
Nothing that I've known has promised to be whole again
It lies to me
In bitter screams
This exoskeleton is decaying at the seams

I don't even recognize
The hollows of these blackened eyes
They bear the scars of somebody else's lives
And now I fear
In all these parts I share
I am the sum of our cumulative failure

There's something here
On this side of Heaven
Unexplainable
Did the devil build this broken mess
They call me wretch

I have the heart of an optimistic dreamer
Trapped within the chest of a noncommittal sleeper
My eyes crave the beauty of a world made of wonder
But the ocean of my thoughts has dragged me under
Why can't I seem to unify
The myriad of pieces that I'm holding down inside
None of this fits
Not a single
Part of me has
Identity
I'm a mess of
Broken pieces
Look at me
Atrocity

Here
On this side of Heaven
Unexplainable
Did the devil build this broken mess
Track Name: Elephants
March!

Wandering the elephant graveyard
All alone and out of my depth
I press forward unsure of what's ahead
The brittle break of bones beneath my steps

The air is bitter
Singed with the tinge of ill regret
Acrid residue of acid rain
The hills around me soaking wet
This is all wrong
Twenty three and I don't belong
I can't breathe and my feet won't run
I won't let this be my swan song

March!

Wandering the elephant graveyard
All alone and out of my depth
I press forward unsure of what's ahead
The brittle break of bones beneath my steps
Track Name: Tomb of the Forgotten
In the tomb of the forgotten
So haunted and so rotten
Maggots underneath the skin
Apart the cloth you're wrapped in
Alone and unwanted
Severed thoughts you're blocking
In the tomb of the forgotten
I lose myself again

In the tomb of the unfurled
I find myself in other worlds
Pull me from the depths

This tomb is far too deep
For anybody to reach me
I look up searching for a light
But there is none for me to find
I pull myself up so high
Only to fall deeper down
I say goodbye to the people that I know
Who are still living in this town
Track Name: Mechanical Minds
Slip into silent invisible violence
Broaden horizons on sibylline islands

Loquaciously cryptic amid psychotropics
Babbling brook bubbles words of the honest
Austere ascetic ambitions avail
Concatenate rhythm of stiffened exhales

Behold the backlash beholden to all
Built by the greedy and destined to fall

Slip into silent invisible violence
Broaden horizons on scurrilous islands

Innocent senescence processing madnesses
We all expire from firing synapses

We all expire
Track Name: Complex Machinery
Flick the switch and unwind
Pull down the blinds
There's nothing left here but time
A dirty mirror replies
A crafty smile that slowly says goodbye
Hand written words on the wall
There's a passion to the scrawling sentences
Crawling
Delicate
You're way too close, don't let it slip
Crawling
Delicate
Just another cog in the mix

The streetlights aren't as bright as they seem
The shadows are as black leather seams
Hidden in our houses we dream
The city is a complex machine

The itching hands of a clock
You take a walk
But the ticking will not stop
Look in your eyes says it all
You miss her most but you won't make the call
Hand written words on the wall
There's a passion to the scrawling sentences
Crawling
Delicate
You're way too close, don't let it slip
Crawling
Delicate
Just another cog in the mix

The streetlights aren't as bright as they seem
The shadows are as black leather seams
Hidden in our houses we dream
The city is a complex machine

Crawling
Delicate
You're way too close, don't let it slip
Crawling
Delicate
Just another cog in the mix

One thousand faces go by
No one recognizes anyone else
Sighs echo out through the night
All alone side by side this everyday life

The streetlights aren't as bright as they seem
The shadows are as black leather seams
Hidden in our houses we dream
The city is a complex machine
Track Name: Back of My Skull
I ask myself if I would like to be a better man
I try to answer as honestly as I can

One hundred thousand words can only just begin
To describe myself in a myriad of sins
I cheat my own heart, knowing that I'll never win
Falling for my lies time and time again

This is the part where you tell everything about me
This is the part where I finally know to believe
This is the part where you tell everything about me
This is the part where I finally know if I leave

I read a novel based upon my own desires
As though the author never sleeps and never tires
One hundred thousand words begin bursting into fire
Burning away at the base of my funeral pyre

This is the part where you tell everything about me
This is the part where I finally know to believe
This is the part where you tell everything about me
This is the part where I finally know if I leave

It's right at the back of my skull
Beating away with my pulse
It's right at the back of my skull
Patiently waiting to blow

I never thought that I would see the other side
The smoke and mirrors seem to clear away with the tide
An island ocean surrounded by mountains growing high
The stars themselves seem to fall before my eyes

This is the part where you tell everything about me
This is the part where I finally know to believe
This is the part where you tell everything about me
This is the part where I finally know if I leave

It's right at the back of my skull
Beating away with my pulse
It's right at the back of my skull
Patiently waiting to blow

I never knew if death was true
If life would cease to continue
If all my efforts amounted
To something of no use
If this is the end of time
I demand to see the divine
Entities before me
To guide me toward the afterlife

It's right at the back of my skull
Beating away with my pulse
It's right at the back of my skull
Patiently waiting to blow