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A Screeching Heart

from Volume I: Until Tomorrow by Adam Angel

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Japanese translation: https://www.musixmatch.com/lyrics/Adam-Angel-2/A-Screeching-Heart/translation/japanese

I've counted thousands of confessions that you've made
But every time you would forget it the next day
No matter what I'd say

I've spent a lifetime cursing days that never came
The countless copies of today burned in my brain

Till madness eased my pain
Until all that remained
Was love turned to disdain

I bear a knife in my right hand
Already bloodied from your friends
It's time you vanish like the rest of them

Their grating presence, deafening
Only silence lets me breathe
But from my heart pours out the loudest sound

A box held moments from a grave
Those final seconds used to make this place
Where my regrets can be erased
Where my worst nightmare's on replay

To free myself from death's embrace
To make you fall in love with me
It's all just part of a defective wish
As I'm abraded bit by bit

That's when I realized what I made
There is no freedom to obtain
Only distractions from the end
And I'm too weak to stop myself

The veil that's blinded me
Slips briefly
Enough for this pawn to think clearly

So, I turn the knife on me
And I speak
A worthless apology

It quickly pierces me
And I plead
Plead for this to end my story

But you, and your naivete
Will not cease
Thinking you can somehow save me

I fall to the floor
Hollowed and cold
This soul can't hold on anymore

As he watches me bleed
There's no peace
Only the despair of love's grief

My final breaths are slow
But I know
I died a long time ago

O: "Who gave you permission to die?"


from Volume I: Until Tomorrow, released August 28, 2021


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