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A.F.I. lyrics

Album: Black Sails in the Sunset [1999]

Tracks12
 01  Strength Through Wounding
 02  Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
 03  Exsanguination
 04  Malleus Maleficarum
 05  Narrative of Soul Against Soul
 06  Clove Smoke Catharsis
 07  The Prayer Position
 08  No Poetic Device
 09  Weathered Tome
 10  The Last Kiss
 11  At a Glance
 12  God Called in Sick Today
all A.F.I. lyrics



Strength Through Wounding
THROUGH OUR BLEEDING
WE ARE ONE

Through the darkness
Breaks the light
Through the light
Unending pain
Deify the wretched ones
Till the darkness comes
Again

THROUGH OUR BLEEDING
WE ARE ONEback to top
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
I know... It's here we retreat,
for where else could we go?
To great disbelief there is somewhere we belong.
In negative space supposed flaws go unseen,
but our strength is shown.
In darkness together we're bringing the light.
In darkness together we are forming.
The fire tomorrow is born of the night,
in darkness together we ignite.
From all we've been shunned but we found a new home.
To great discontent it is greatness that we own.
In luminous eyes, reflections of fear absolute...
All hate what we've become.
In darkness together we're bringing the light.
In darkness together we are forming.
The fire tomorrow is born of the night,
in darkness together we ignite.
Through our will we bring fear.
Left to burn beneath the sun.
We are one.
When daylight forms blinding walls where do we go?
Days arid are scorching all.
When daylight forms blinding, binding walls where do we go?
The darkness calls.back to top
Exsanguination
Welcome the whole new pain and take comfort in all you've become.
I waved as i passed myself along the way.
I have arrived so unashamed, but my reflection no longer looks the same.
It seems much dimmer now.....it seems so dim.
Just stumble and fall into a world that's overcrowded.
And you will find me.
Won't recognize me; i won't recognize myself.
I have arrived so unashamed, but all my senses no longer seem the same.
I can sense everything.
My sight's so clear.
In an instant, my life just slipped away.
I fought for life the whole time you were holding me down.
You watched me dying.
Holding me down, you brought my rebirth.back to top
Malleus Maleficarum
Open my eyes as I submerge and I won't deny what I've
been since birth. I'll die drowned by your standards.
Breathe in the life of the summmer's death as the
orange and red breathe their first breath, so welcome
as they're burning through.

We all begin to burn.
Autumn's flame dance's in my eyes Set alight for
all we've learned. My ashes falling.

My skin is singed but it heals my heart and
with glowing pride I'll wear my scars.
I'm honored by your hatred.
Leaves fall we arise again, and the end impending,
it will begin. So welcome as it's burning through.

We all begin to burn.
Autumn's flame dance's in my eyes Set alight for
all we've learned. My ashes falling.

Ashes fall and I'm rising up again. Ashes fall.
Ashes fall. Ashes fall as we all arise.


Thats it ENJOY!!!back to top
Narrative of Soul Against Soul
To the wounded:
I have seen the self image
they've forced you to reduce to shattered glass,
with the only remaining value lying in it's jagged edges.
But the few who warrant waking for await their recognition.
No fear of death but with fear of life,
your weakness kills everyone.
So live.
Angels for everyone.
For no lack of searching I can't seem to find one.
Angels in everyone.
What of all their promises?
Can't seem to find much more than lies.
Angels in anyone.
A permanent solution to a temporary problem.
Before I'd lay me down to rest,
I'd throw away everything to live.back to top
Clove Smoke Catharsis
Lean against the night and laugh as I try to scale the walls.
Ingnored futility fills the air. You're only there to watch me fall...
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth?
If I could catch my breath just to exhale, I'd know that I held it in to long...
From above comes a faint smile, a new vantage such a view. Familiarity know disowned.
Just sit and stare as I walk away.back to top
The Prayer Position
Now! Peel the skin back from the flesh.
Steal the flesh back from the starving static minds.
From nature we must stray, to clarity we'll climb.
Deadly impulse seems so natural,
just look beyond it and we'll find a brand new evolution.
Here begins a brand new line.
And in the distance there's a gathering,
that no longer seems so far away.
Pushed to our knees so let us pray,
and all together we'll bring the real rain.
Watch all that's wasted wash away, so let it come.
Our will be done.
Stature retrieved, regain our form.
Break free from instinct that's left us all confined.
From nature we must stray to clarity we'll climb.
Tradition ingrained, now impermissible.
Now comes a call for all to find a brand new evolution.
Here begins a brand new line.
I can't help but fear, look to my species and tremble,
to think that God is just...
And in the distance there's a gathering that no longer seems so far away.back to top
No Poetic Device
I've been dreaming.
I was lucid.
I was dreaming blood was seeping from my pores.
Who'd believe that it was all my own decision?
Cracked faces and medicated smiles.
Set fire to my home before I turned and walked back in.
For even needle open my chest and insert ten pins.
I just anticipate what awaits when I awake... break.
I die in my daydreams.
The gardens have all been overgrown.
I pushed my hand through the thorns to crush the final rose.
A deadly secret only I suffer to know.
I can't eradicate what awaits when I awake... break.
I die in my day dreams.back to top
Weathered Tome
Yeah on Black Sails in the Sunset, the lyrics for The Last Kiss and
Weathered Tome were switched. So here are the REAL lyrics for Weathered Tome...

Hung in your room, swaying, hoping only that you'll see.
All by myself, I'm alone in such poor company.
The deeper I think, the deeper I seem to sink,

I can't stop the insects that are feeding,
pull the needles from beneath my skin.

I broke myself, shattered, tied a bow around every piece.
You'll lovely the eyes.
Have they always shown so vacantly?
The more I show the less you'll want to know.

Now I'm on display.
I am becoming.
Hurt myself today.
It's all for you.
Do you like, do you like, what I'm becoming?
Cut myself today.
It's all for you.

Please don't ask me to open up, trust me, trust me,
'cause I can't.

~AFI~
~Weathered Tome~back to top
The Last Kiss
Hung in your room, swaying, hoping only that you'll see.
All by myself, I'm alone in such poor company.
The deeper I think, the deeper I seem to sink,

I can't stop the insects that are feeding,
pull the needles from beneath my skin.

I broke myself, shattered, tied a bow around every piece.
You'll lovely the eyes.
Have they always shown so vacantly?
The more I show the less you'll want to know.

Now I'm on display.
I am becoming.
Hurt myself today.
It's all for you.
Do you like, do you like, what I'm becoming?
Cut myself today.
It's all for you.

Please don't ask me to open up, trust me, trust me,
'cause I can't.

~AFI~
~The Last Kiss~back to top
At a Glance
No haven now as i watch it pour from everywhere,
Just like the storm that has come out of thin air.
Gentle caresses, just as paper thin - frail and only - lack the strength to hold.
What i could go to sleep for days.
Would you count the hours, or would your restlessness consume fading memories or me?
Fall into open arms that offer their protection.
Quick to deny that they're open to deceit.
Long to believe that support will never cease.
Bitter and lonely, those they've left before.
The vibrant heart so quickly growing old, the warmest eyes so quickly growing cold.
Just a glance for they don't care to see what becomes of me.back to top
God Called in Sick Today
Lets admire the pattern forming, murderous filligree.
I'm caught in the twisting of the vine.
Go ascend with ivy climbing,
ignore and leave for me
the head stone crumbling behind...

Waaooo.
I can't help my laughter as she cries.
Waaooo.
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes.
OHH!

Lets amend the classic story,
close it so beautifully
I'll let animosity unwind.
Steal away the darkened pages,
hidden so shamefully.
I'll still feel the violence of the lines...

Waaaoo.
I cant help my laughter as she cries.
Waaaoo.
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes.
Waaoo.
And miles away my mother cries.
Waaoo.
Omnipotence, nuturing malevolence.

GO!
Ohh!

Waaaoo.
I cant help my laughter as she cries.
Waaaoo.
My soul brings tears to angelic eyes.
Waaoo.
And miles away my mother cries.
Waaoo.
Omnipotence, nuturing malevolence.
Waaoo.back to top
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