Anathema (Breaking Over The) Barriers

Floating with nowhere to hide

Unspoken twist back inside

How did we get here?

Life don’t belong here

Feel like I just never tried

To find a way back to the outside

It stops me from breathing

Kills all the dreaming

Talking to you from the other side of a wall in my mind

And it’s clear that you’re near to me

I think I found a way to understand why I couldn’t see what was happening

The fear overcame me

Took a trip on the inside, I took a trip on the inside

I try to hold on until this feeling is gone

Break through to the other side, I need to break through to the other side

Of everything that is hurting you

I just can’t lay down and die

It takes a lifetime to understand why

It seems that you’re near me

But you don’t seem to hear me

Anathema Ariel

I found you

In the dark

I found you

In the dark

Don’t leave me

Here

Don’t leave me

Staring at the sun

A love so strong it hurts

Staring at the sun

A love so strong it hurts

I dreamed of you

In the dark

You spoke to me

From afar

What you mean to me

Is clear

And I’ll always be near

I found you

In the dark

I found you

In the dark

Don’t leave me

Here

Don’t leave me

Staring at the sun

A love so strong it hurts

Staring at the sun

A love so strong it hurts

I look into your eyes

See my life defined

Look into your eyes

See your heart in mine

Anathema A Dying Wish

I bear the seed of ruin

A golden age turned to stone

Elysium… to dust

For this, a tragic journey

A vision of a dying embrace

Scattered earth

Silence…

Where Echonia wept

I sank into the silent desert

Fallen am I,

In the solitude of a broken promise

..I cried alone

My empyrean is a scar

From the memory of her beautiful life

Forever was her name

Fulfilment lost in a lifetime of regret

Ornate peace would cover me

As I would die now…

For one last wish

Anathema …And I Lust

Stately columns standing in solemn rows

Such empty honours are suitable for those

Whose death erases all renown and fame

And vanquishes their glory with their name

Wandering aimlessly through dead filled fields

Rewards are just, who knows what absence yields?

By the golden beauty of dusk

and the sun low in our sky

By the haunting shadows of trees

and graves, mesmerized am I.

Searching deep inside trying to reach my dreams

I see a face stare back at me… oh, so serene.

By the golden beauty of dusk

and the sun low in our sky

By the haunting shadows of trees

and graves, mesmerized am I.

Those whispering shades… sad, silent glades

But not for those whose superior worth

After death extols them to the earth

I would even venture to assume

That one need not build for them a tomb

By human art, since glory heaven sent

Serves them as a living monument

Pain is a far away land,

Misery, a lifetime’s journey…

…and I lust for death (judgement).

Anathema Angels Walk Among Us

(only you can heal inside,

Only you can heal your life)

It must have been an angel

Who counted out the time

Yes it must have been an angel

Who raised a knowing smile

And I just couldn’t reach you

No matter how I tried

No I just couldn’t reach you

So instead I ran to hide

(only you can heal inside,

Only you can heal your life)

Mother can you hear me?

Can you tell me, are you there?

Father can you help me?

Cos I know that you care

And I don’t have to fight it anymore

For all those years I was dreaming

And I don’t have to worry anymore

Cos I found my belief in…

Mother can you hear me?

Can you tell me are you there?

Father can you help me?

Cos I know that you care

(only you can heal inside,

Only you can heal your life)

Anathema Anyone, Anywhere

No one seems to care anymore

I wander through this night all alone

No one feels the pain I have inside

Looking at this world through my eyes

No one really cares where I go

Searching to feel warmth forever more

The wheels of life they turn without me

Now you are gone… eternally

No…

Don’t leave me here

The dream carries on

Inside

I know…

Its not too late

Lost moments blown away

Tonight

Mankind, with your heresy

Can’t you see that this is killing me

There’s no one in this life

To be here with me at my side

[Lyrics: D. Pybus, Music: D. Douglas & D. Cavanagh]

Anathema Angelica

Where are you tonight?

Wild flower in starlit heaven

Still enchanted in flight

Obsessions lament to freedom

A timeless word, the meanings changed

But I’m still burning in your flames,

Incessant, lustral masquerade,

Unengaged, dim lit love didn’t taste the same

And I still wonder if you ever wonder the same

And I wonder…

[Lyrics: D.Patterson, Music: D.Cavanagh]

Anathema A Fine Day To Exit

Long way from home

Nowhere to go

What made the river so cold?

The sweat of thoughts

Trickle down my brow

Soaking and stinging my eye

You’ve got to face it head on

So you can turn this thing around

’cause this ain’t right

Tell tale sighs and cries

Of dreams unfulfilled

And time is running, running dry

Panic stricken bloodshot hearts

Try to restart

But no longer build the well to survive sweet oblivion

You’ve got to face it head on

So you can turn this thing around

’cause this ain’t right

I’ve got these feelings and I don’t know why

I see all my fears in the darkness of light

What made the river so cold?

Never anyone to rearrange and fall to

Time inside the empty

Call to the blameless, I am faithless

Placid dying eyes

You’ve got to face it head on

So you can turn this thing around

’cause this ain’t right

You have to go eye to eye

Raise your face to the sky

’cause this ain’t right

I got to believe when I say

Only this is the way

Anathema …Alone

I gave you my soul

You left me dying

Within the walls

Of my mind… alone

The winter serenade

Fell silent to me

Anathema Alternative 4

It’s killing you, you’re killing me

I’m clinging on to my sanity

All I need is a short term remedy

Come and hide me from this terrible reality…

Dreaded memories flood back to me

But there’s still a willful mind behind these cold

psychotic eyes

Now I tread this path so differently

I’ve opened my mind and darkened my entire life.

I’ll dance with the angels to celebrate the holocaust,

And far beyond my far gone pride,

Is knowing that we’ll soon be gone,

Knowing that I’ll soon be gone…

[Lyrics & Music: D.Patterson]