Tracing Circles

by Ven-Wede

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released February 24, 2011

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Track Name: The Flash in My Mind
I am just a man with all these basic flaws
and if you were to pick one out at random...

Ever since a day
at the turn of March
I always knew I'd find a
girl to suit me/
With experience,
I've mapped my own road/
and with a flash,
her mind's my own

I am torn between/
Instability and control/
With one destroys the other/
In his mind I find my own/

If I take you
where you want to go/
Then will you take me
Will you take me
wherever you want to go/

Ever since a day
at the turn of March
I always knew I'd find a
girl to suit me/
With experience,
I've mapped my own road/
and with a flash,
her mind's my own

Time is only what you feel/
So don't use it to excuse yourself/
From this mess/
That you have made/
It can't be saved/
It's too late to say/
Time is all you need to heal/

Ever since a day
at the turn of March
You've been acting
a little distant/
You always were the
fire in my eye/
and I concentrate
to keep you mine
Track Name: Distant Unity
I feel that somewhere,
wherever I am
He's always there/
He always watches,
with an outward stare
He's all I care/

I've reached a point
where I know no
longer/
I'd pack up and leave
you now, if only I were
stronger/

The master feeds
his apprentice with
knowledge he can put to
good use/
Simple trade secrets
can be
so hurtful
if abused/

She takes the
very breath of
the wind and
runs its course/
She watches
from the safety
of a hole
known only to her/

I can't shake the feeling that
she knows me better than I/
I soak up the feelings that
leak out before I run dry/

She takes the
very breath of
the wind and
runs its course/
She watches
from the safety
of a hole
known only to her/

I've reached a point
where I know no
longer/
I'd pack up and leave
you now, if only I were
stronger/

Lift us from
mere flesh and blood
and treat us as
the same/
Tearing us apart
is impossible
our mutuality's
an open flame/

In an altered state
of consciousness
my sins are washed
ashore by the waves/
And with your hands
sing a silent prayer
and dedicate it
to your fiancee/

I've reached a point
where I know no
longer/
I'd pack up and leave
you now, if only I were
stronger/
Track Name: With Each Falling Grain
Lead me down this path you've found
With sincere promises to pull me 'round/
If I could find my own way I wouldn't even
be here at all/

Every day's just more of the same/
And I feel we're getting nowhere/
Time slows and every minute of blame/
Is just another minute I could
be spending somewhere else/

His fire/
Her poison/
Leak desire/
Plug the hole/

Take a bow/
Run them all/
Trace a circle/
Crowd applauds/
[X2]

It makes him sad
to know that everyone he loves
including her
has kept him guessing/
One without details
is but an outline/
a little thin moment
of stagnant character/

When everything/
Seems to be lost/
Check the time/
And count the cost/
Don't cover up/
And connect the dots/
'Til you find/
The way across/

So I choose to walk away coz every sound
that I hear coming from you is not so profound/
That if I couldn't find my own way I would follow
you in blind faith/

Every day's just more of the same/
And I feel we're getting nowhere/
Time slows and every minute of blame/
Is just another minute I could
be spending somewhere else/

With each falling grain
Track Name: The Frost Continuum
Stick a pin into my heart/
Bleed out all the dark/
Carry each piece into the wind/
Just stitch me up before I fall apart/

I'll follow you to the end if you/
Promise to put me back together again/
Everything is changing for the better/
Yet you always seem to be the same/
Speak to me and let your words assail my thoughts/
But it's not like I really have a choice/
Wrap your voice around a pale shadow that/
Keeps me but a speck in the frost continuum/

I take some time to chill/
Under a blanket of ice I'm still/
Catch the snow with your hands/
I pray I'm not the first you've killed/

I'll follow you to the end if you/
Promise to put me back together again/
Everything is changing for the better/
Yet you always seem to be the same/
Speak to me and let your words assail my thoughts/
But it's not like I really have a choice/
Wrap your voice around a pale shadow that/
Keeps me but a speck in the frost continuum/

If a man can endure
the bitter winter of loss,
then surely he can learn
to wind back the clock/

If I were to write this down/
It would only come out in pictures/
Words are but reflection and I'm reaching out/
But this hole just keeps on getting deeper/

She bears the pain of guilt
for what I have made her do/
She takes the very breath of the wind
and sets it to glass/
Track Name: Reciprocity
Let me hand you
my mind in time/
Piece by piece,
So at least you can see I tried/
It would be all a matter of
perspective/
If it could matter less
to you/

If you crossed your heart before you
split it what would I become?
Will I shatter just how you like?
So draw me into focus
Turn the dial - here I am
Read me carefully back to front

Reciprocity
Don't think I give you no
Reciprocity
I have been reluctant in
Reciprocity
I greet you with my paper-thin
Reciprocity

Let me hand you
my mind in time/
Piece by piece,
So at least you can see I tried/
It would be all a matter of
perspective/
If it could matter less
to you/

Burrow yourself in my brain and
lay there until I awaken
Where have you the rest of me?
The ants keep drawing circles
Careful or you might fall in
Is there room down there for two?

Reciprocity
Shine your light searching for my
Reciprocity
Underneath the ice I force
Reciprocity
Struggling to replicate
Reciprocity

Let me hand you
my mind in time/
Piece by Piece,
So at least you can see I tried/
It would be all a matter of
perspective/
If it could matter less
to you/

Everywhere is everywhere else and/
everywhere is everywhere else/

He can never be loved/
By anyone
when he holds on
to all that is wrong/
He has this curse
Which can't be forgiven/
His sins are fighting back/
Take him apart/
Pull out his heart
and put it with all the others/
Feigned intention/
All for some attention/
Do you feel better now?/
Living out in the sun/
Isn't fun
when there's no-one
to pin it all on/
She hides behind a
thin imagination/
What will she have me do?/

What will she have me do,
if I said I loved you?/
Track Name: Everywhere at Once
I hold my heart in my hands
and take a bite/
That bitter taste of words
sprays to the depths of my mind/
The end draws nearer
with each beat/
and I hold my memory
in place/
Everywhere is only
everywhere else,
and I lose myself/
I lose myself/
Do you remember a time we shared
when we weren't so
distant?/

I'm used to leaving shreds behind/
Perhaps I'll leave you/
I'll leave you two this time/
'cause it'll never keep/
Keep you satisfied/
Unless I'm everywhere/
I'm everywhere at once/
Track Name: Looking into Myself
With every passing moment
I am but a shift in time/
Reading lines of my own diction/
Exposing all that's inside/
The entirety of my actions
are but a transparent facade/
They serve as futile distractions
Clearing the choice of what to discard/

Whenever I look into you/
I'm only looking into myself/

They say I'll only be feeling better/
If only they knew what it's like/
You said you'd follow me until the end/
The end came too soon/
Every day's the same ritual/
However many masks it wears/
I'll never again assail your thoughts/
My heart is left a bloody mess/

Whenever I look into you/
I'm only looking into myself/

A heart for two is but an even cut/
One I'm just not willing to make/
So I keep it all to myself/
Protecting us for all our sakes/
I won't pretend that this didn't happen
nor will I lie about this to my friends/
But I must keep moving forward/
I've no more feelings left to pretend/

Whenever I look into you/
I'm only looking into memory/

They have their place marked and pointed
So there may be no mistake/
Here, just stand here, both my darlings/
You'll find peace when you awaken/
An empty box lies between them/
One that neither one holds the key/
They best not waste their time searching/
Each piece is worth more than they are/

Time
no longer has
any hold
on my actions/
Track Name: Through This Window
She watches the world through this window/
But when I look out I see nothing/
It could be my eyes are
protecting me from pain/
But when I close this curtain
the feeling still remains/
If there were room here for two,
would you reject my stay?/
Would you sit adjacently
and talk about your day?/
So what can I hope for,
If I open this door?/
And where would the world go
tomorrow?/

I savour
every second/
'cause it might be
a sudden end/
And even if
it means nothing/
Even if
it means nothing/
I savour
every minute/
'cause it might be
the last I get/
And even if
it means nothing/
Even if
it means nothing/
Track Name: Dearest Parasite
Tracing circles is something
I do quite well/
Give me half a chance and
I do it automatically/
But lately
I've been having trouble
differentiating/
Old forgotten memories
are brought back/
Tearing holes in the paper
and running the pencil flat/
So lately
I've been trying not to
Reminisce about you

Hello are you alright?/
My dearest parasite/

She always talked about the fire/
She spoke of one burning for two/
I always knew she'd turn out a liar/
And now I trace the paper I'm put to/

Addiction from her art I derived/
Now I can't help feeling all love is contrived/
Undo the stitches, make me feel alive/
Give me a reason to sleep tonight/

I'm so sorry
I became so distant/
I'm so sorry
I was all to myself
I'm so sorry
I was shutting...
everyone
...OUT

My dearest parasite/
Will you be my friend tonight?
My dearest parasite/
Track Name: So Empty, This Hole
I have a story that
you may like to hear/
If you would be so kind
as to lend me your ear/

Just don't wake me up/

This story starts in a forest
on a lonely night/
Where in the mist I can make
out a fading light/

Just don't wake me up/

So empty
this hole in which we sin/
So empty
your soul and let me in/
[X2]

I see her there/
oblivious, she stares/
into a world/
that only she knows/
I try to speak
with words running deep/
But she doesn't want to know
of a world outside her own window/

So empty
this hole in which we sin/
So empty
your soul and let me in/
[X2]

My story I'm afraid
is coming to an end/
And we've just been tracing
back to where we began/

Just don't wake me up/

So empty
this hole in which we sin/
So empty
your soul and let me in/
[X2]

I wrote this down
and hid it well/
Just a memory of
a mutual hell/
Endure the pain
through all the frost
and hope the fire
is never lost/
Track Name: Steel Sky Portrait
Hello there,
my love/
Let me write to you
a word or two/

I feel a dull sensation/
The parasite's latched to my chest/
It catches drips of my fixation/
Keeping me depressed/
I channel all these memories/
Every one's an open door/
You've always stood right by the window/
In both my mind and yours/
I take all the inspiration/
All of it before it rains/
I throw colour on this canvas/
and your face shines through the frame/

A steel sky
is drawn apart,
pouring reflections
from two broken hearts/
I hold the snow
in my hands and I pray
that I'm not the first one
that you've taken away/

Tug at the strings that hold me/
Run me 'round a circle's face/
Though I no longer see you,
you still put me in my place/

I'm aware of present irony/
If you recall, I found it hard to choose/
The flash in my mind spoke to me,
though both decisions were to lose/

Belief in consequence/
And positive reactions/

You always were my love/
How am I to follow you up?/

They can never be
loved by anyone
when they hold on
to everything/
They can never be
loved by anyone
when they keep holding on
to everything that's gone/
[X2]