Those Incessant Bells

I unplugged the phone
And dead-bolted the door
No way no one will interfere tonight
I turn out the light
And fill up the tub as hot as I can stand
Trace letters in the mirror with trembling hand

Dark is the path which lies before us
Songs of the Siren, sing the chorus

With head half-submerged
I can hear my beating heart
Each breath, each drip, each movement amplified
It seems only right
That the last sounds I hear
Be so like the very first I ever heard
Before my first breath
I close my eyes…

And chill the fuck out
Chill the fuck out
I’ll be like a hollow reed
And let it flow through me like the wind

When blue changes hue
To red when it hits the air
Escaping, crowding your peripherals
You’re made more aware
Of the body’s machine
Whose purpose, still unknown
The heart, an engine
Blood, a lubricant
Idling all alone

Now look to your right,
That person’s gonna die
There’s no escape, It could be years from now
It could be tonight
But what matters not
Is how long you cling to life
It’s who you touch and what you leave behind
So take some time…

And chill the fuck out
Chill the fuck out
I’ll be like a hollow reed
And let it flow through me like the wind

 

from ‘Dark is the Path Which Lies Before Us’ 2007 Special Edition Vinyl Box set bonus track

@ the new trust 2013