So Much Blood

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so much fucking blood
cacophony of screams
horror unimagined
in the darkest depths of dreams

observing this terror, the aftermath
what magnitude of hatred has made this bloodbath?
all of this pain, what purpose have we served here, to what end?

awash in the smell of decay
nothing can wash these sins away
a dying man asks for me to end his pain
'show mercy, for death is all i pray'
so i drive my blade right through his throat

the things that i have seen here will haunt me to my grave
i'll never be at peace again

fighting for glory, what utter bullshit
the gods are not watching us here
oh how we take pride in this fruitless endeavor

its folly has now become clear
how luckless I find it that I should survive
a life I no longer hold dear
the sound of their screaming will not leave my ears
for all that i crave now is silence
to drift in some place far away
to see where the children run and play
can no longer bear the sight of death

by all the normal measures, this was a great victory
but can't you see all that we've lost?

war spreads like disease
we're just killing machines
is this really our destiny?
is hatred all that we can see?
with so much blood surrounding me
what else but beasts could we be?

to what can we attribute this desire
to kill and maim our fellow man
and deny ourselves from grace

oh the horror i've witnessed today
i deny my existence
in this world i shall not stay


from Don't Touch the Trim, released June 25, 2016



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