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Reliquary

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Your only presence is in absence
The sun is missing from the sky
My only utterances silence
Truth a bath brimming with lies
My only hopes & dreams are nightmares
Bare feet meet soil in the night
My only gospel’s binding threadbare
Feet find the cellar and the flood’s head-height

Each shining memory
paves over the last
Buried and vaulted
consigned to the past
Dancing irreverent
on the graves of the old
Defacing their epitaph
before they've grown cold

A door in my mind
You wait behind
A room in my mind
And you’re dying inside
A room in my mind
You’re festering inside

Scratching at the mortar
Nails torn from skin
The relic at the altar
An adored phantom limb
Buried beneath the floor​​
An opaque recess
Rattling at the door
Yearning for access

So grandiose in her repose
So sacred now her bed
No funeral for stillborn words
Unfledged, unheard, unsaid
Exhume you from the reliquary
Prepare a coffin lined with lead
Now with these words I banish you
From that room inside my head

I held you close, so close that I
could see beneath your skin
But the savage march of time
Petrified your skin, and mine
Only salt for succour, embers grey within​

Her tongue drips fire, My bones bloom ice

credits

from Ache, released November 13, 2018
Danny Heaton - Vocals
Paul Burns - Guitar
Rich Speakman - Guitar, Vocals
Ol Jessop - Bass
Daniel Clarke - Drums, Whistles

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dominic Clare at Declared Sound

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