2013 Demo

by Headless Monarch

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released 14 October 2013

Guitar and Bass - Collin Green
Drums - Phil Simmons
Vocals - Wilmar Timmerman

Written and Produced by Headless Monarch
Mixed by Wilmar Timmerman

Cover Art - Collin Green; the Headless Monarch logo is set in Creator Campotype Smcp by Campotype. Photo credit: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory.

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Track Name: Eight Minutes of Light
churning fire, arching flame
fulcrum of Earth's flight
foundry of man and stone
destroyer of the night

celestial furnace runs out of fuel
self-consuming, it dies

into the cold, black sky
light and heat no longer pour
eight minutes of light
eight minutes of life
darkness evermore

the morning sun bathes land and sea
sleepers start to rise
a final dawn, a final day
then eternal night

celestial furnace runs out of fuel
self-consuming, we die

into the cold, black sky
light and heat no longer pour
eight minutes of light
eight minutes of life
darkness evermore
Track Name: Headless Monarch
hero of foreign war
defender of our ways and lands
the pacifist king is no more
in his place a war king stands

protector
patriot
he rules by divine right
resist him not

hail king, lord of us all
save for his hand we will fall

slave king, master of all
by fear he holds us in thrall

wielder of martial law
destroyer of our peace and wealth
he honors his fathers no more
his arrogance will be his death

dictator
foul despot
oppressor and tyrant
obey him not

hate king, bane of us all
by our hands he will fall
Track Name: Psychosis
dark have been my dreams of late
they cloud my waking eyes
with visions of death and of decay
of sabotage and spies

I can't distinguish friend from foe
can't tell the truth from lies
I grind against the world that is
but chase the fading light

my sight grows dark
my mind is breaking
fell voices are calling me home
please don't let me go

strangers stare and whisper
pointing fingers I despise
I flee their hate and hide myself
retreating from their sight

my friends have left me to the wolves
cast me into the night
embrace the comfort shadows bring
and shun the blinding light

my sight has failed
my mind is broken
my fathers are calling me home
please just let me go
Track Name: Wake From Your Sleep
I was to see that sight again
but once would have been enough
flames came from a human being
human beings burn surprisingly quickly

his body was slowly withering and shriveling
his head blackening and charring
in the air was the smell of burning flesh
as he burned he never moved at all

he burns
he burns himself to death
he becomes a martyr
he burns himself for our requests

he burns
he burns himself to death
he becomes a martyr
he burns himself without regret

behind me I could hear the sobbing
of those who were now gathering
I was too shocked to cry
too confused to ask questions

he never uttered a sound,
his composure stood in sharp contrast
to the wailing people around him
as he burned he never moved at all

he burns
he burns himself to death
he becomes a martyr
he burns himself for our requests

he burns
he burns himself to death
he becomes a martyr
he burns himself without regret

he burns