black nail

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released August 27, 2016


recorded/mixed by zack farrar
mastered by derek allen



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Track Name: black as midnight on a moonless night...pretty black
moving rapidly. different directions
depending on distance
(depending on an apathetic nature)
profound grace in absolution
the clouds open up to spite my seclusion
mandate poisonous ways
(i change shape. burning in ritual. burning away)
pull the bones from my skin
show me how human i really am
pull the trigger
and be perfect
picture perfect torment
Track Name: here's a list of my demands and every regret i've ever had
cross my wrist
bleed me dry
spiraling into walls that border a path with no end
you know i would bury you
but i would never see it through
you know this makes me sick
you know that i'm sick
the dead ends don't disappear with sleep
but this obsession led me to recreate myself in dreams
if i feel nothing
i will be nothing
Track Name: the vultures are waiting to pick yr bones
this is the break through
i have forced it in motion
the outline of a body
the purging of humanity with another shot to the head
i begged for it
i taste the metal
i face the consequence
i'll be the murder scene
i'll let you carve into me
moving further past sanity
immerse yourself in every artery
put me back into place in the ground beneath your feet
every nerve has been severed but i'm still feeling all of it
Track Name: i wanna die like god
i'll drink until i find a new crutch
a stable surface to create friction upon
i can't take another collapse
i won't force myself to find a way back
there will be nothing
forgetting it all, but a foreseen death
as a ghost, a vessel finds peace
i swear, i won't be seen again
remaining still with silence
never speaking but always awake
in this darkness, recumbent and dismissive
i face everything that i have craved
could you believe that there is more to me than descent and decay?
could you believe that there is anything more to me?
i'm still floating above my body
i will watch this end