Sleep Betrays Us

by Corvid Canine

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Updated version of the 2011 album. Originally released April 7th, 2011. 24 Tracks of born of despair and hopelessness.

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released April 14, 2013

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Track Name: All Are Hunted
I lie cocooned
Warm like a womb
I am never safe
My mind still plagues me
Shut out the world
My thoughts still hunt me
Like a wolf trapped
And waiting to be slaughtered
A crow entangled
In a net for vermin
I await my slumber
In comfort and fear
I am never safe
My mind still plagues me
Track Name: The Bed
The nightmare never ends
my eyes are dry from tears spent
I will never wake up
in sleep there is no comfort

pouring out my mouth
I drink my own blood to sustain myself
the rain can not clean me again
the moon no longer shines

beating quickly to a stop
a pulse that should never have been

I am naked and vulnerable
the darkness opens my body
lungs torn asunder
but this is not my final breath

no ears to hear my cries for help
a beast I am born
a beast I shall be
far beyond the end
Track Name: Sternum
a cornered beast will bite
pull apart the ribcage
fangs sink deep
rip the heart out
consume the rest
Track Name: No Beast Is Meant To Wander Alone
a memory that never was
a memory that never will be
no proof of existence
fade away into the shadows
howls and calls fall to the earth
unheard for all eternity
gone forever
vanish
a memory that never was
a memory that never will be
no proof of existence
fade away into the shadows
Track Name: Courage
Shadow gathers before our eyes
We stand together, arms raised high
Fellow soldiers, my brothers
They look to me for courage
I give a cry for moral
For I am filled with more fear than they
Unfit to lead, scared and shaken
I must not falter for their sake
Raise my head as if proud
Though my heart withers
Track Name: Extinction
Empty world
Silent spring
Our time is over
Fade away
Leave hell to its fate
Track Name: Waves Above My Sandy Rest
hearts once beheld me
arms adoring received me
who could love this twisted animal?
the reverie; lost to time and nature
lie upon the ocean floor
solitude
until aroused from my dark dreams
the sea shall soon surrender her dead
selah
Track Name: The Voice
The wind carries once again
Your voice as clear as ice
Sharp and soothing
Painful, comforting
Never forgetting
Speak once again to me
As it was in days past
Sing again to your creation
Your wretched creation
Track Name: Sleep Betrays Us
we teach our young to be not afraid
we drown unto our sea of fear
we swear that death is not the end
yet we all tremble before the reaper
we condemn the uncertain
despise the ones in deepest sleep
for we all long for our release

the medicine that beckons my dreams
my dearest friend, silent companion
betray me again
nightmares
nightmares
nightmares
never ending

i am not bird
i am not beast
i am not man
i do not exist
i am bird
i am beast
i am man
i will never be

sleep betrays it's suitors
there is no comfort in this place
my love, you have forsaken me
heaven is shut, hell awaits
Track Name: Dream to Dream to Dream
Sleep, fall asleep
Dream of a dream, awake then awake then rise
Please end forever
Track Name: Sleeping in the Illusion of Safety
disturbing my comfort
trapped in the corner
i hear the call
I am not safe
my voice fails
the door begins to open
darkness falls
all fades
Track Name: Introspective Horror
(right)

fear night
fear hate
fear sorrow
fear death
fear evil
fear shadow
fear the moon
fear lies
fear the abstract
fear ice
fear power
fear sleep
fear yourself

(left)

fear day
fear love
fear joy
fear birth
fear good
fear light
fear the sun
fear truth
fear the concrete
fear fire
fear weakness
fear restlessness
fear yourself
Track Name: Sea Foam
Upon the shore
I miss Your voice
The wind, she howls
Much like myself
The storm clouds; black
My feathers mirror
The ocean roars
I have no strength
The love we once shared
Drowned, soon I shall follow
Father, hold me again
I am cold
Track Name: Thirst Unending
My stomach stirs with hunger
My soul is consumed with lust
My twisted tung drips with saliva
Parched, in need of sustenance
I thirst for truth
I seek, but do not find
I crave knowledge
It slips through my claws
Like sand to the wind
I can not rest in peace
Until I am satisfied.
Track Name: Death Can Not Overtake Us Until He Is Allowed
Torches
Dangling
Shouting
Gallows
Shining
Riot
Across
Disemboweled
Silver
Noose
Snap
Fallen apart
Spine
Horror
Reassembled
Ties
Screams
Scatter
Cut
Full moon
Chaos
Alone
The Creature
Breathing
Track Name: A Beautiful Dream
I was known for who I am
Loved for the creature
Instead of the human I am not
Beneath the moon
Love beheld me
It was a beautiful dream
Track Name: Crow's Commentary
Knocking at your window
But only for a treat
Or perhaps a gleaming treasure
To adore and to keep
Black-blue like the midnight sea
Clever, mischievous master of the sky
Poor human in the window
Who sees not, we share the same tone
In our eyes
Track Name: Temporarily Placed
At the bottom
Down, down, down
T4 tail position
Alas, I am not disheartened
Bottom of the totem pole
Omega of the pack
I will make my own way
To form a family of my own
Alpha, am I at last
Track Name: Tundra
Beneath yellow moon and purple sky
A creature struggles to survive
A heart is always coldest when it seeks the warmth of another
Track Name: 122410
24
gusts
cold
alone
sunset over the sea
brilliant colors
icy sand
winter
beauty
peace
Track Name: The Halls of Time
Time bids the memories fade away
But pain always remains
regret lingers in every heart
that walks upon this ground
Dreams are frail and betray their suitors
seeking truth only invites a broken soul
So tread with caution all who will listen
Upon this treacherous road

Time beckons the to pain sink in
below the surface but never fades
so sleep to forget
but our minds smother us while we rest
we can never escape ourselves
we will never leave our fears behind
we soldier on and bear our burdens
to face our inner demons

Time is fair and cruel
like nature itself it bears no favor
as sand pours through fine glass
we fade to dust as we were made
four winds carry us to our eternal rest
fly on through the unknown
to sweet salvation
Track Name: Cleansing
in my shame i try to hide
the stench of tears and sweat
of broken wings and bloody fur
of promises unkept
the rain i wash myself in
the wind who howls away
can not rid me of my stains

there is no comfort, only sadness
there is no comfort, only sadness
the rain i wash myself in
the wind who howls away
can not rid me of my stains
Track Name: Tears of the Guilty
I was born to protect you
I swore to keep you safe from harm
To the god who I once served
I have failed

I hold you in my arms
The light has faded from your eyes
Who I once was, to innocence
I bid thee farewell

If I could die to bring you back
My throat would surely cease to sing
I place your body into the earth
no lullaby to sing you to sleep

Now my soul cries out for vengeance
Against the hands upon the clock
The mirror is my oppressor
My own blood is on my hands

Now slumber eternal
Rest in peace
No more shall your dreams betray you