Listen to the new single, Out of My Grave, by The War Within!
Listen to the new single, Out of My Grave, by The War Within!

JFH Song Lyrics

  Artist List   /   Silent Planet   /   Everything Was Sound


         


08. Nervosa

Everything Was Sound
by Silent Planet



 

Look straight through me - look at the nightmare. Our past is but a dream that we’re trying to escape,1 trying to evade to erase ourselves. Look through me and see the advent of our obsessions.2 Behold, your child, perfection - a rotting shell of atrophy.
Watching: Crowds like crows, we furiously flock to tragedy; observe the hurt then hasten back to our peaceful, quiet nests of blasphemy.
Scapegoat: Rather die and know,3 drag your failing body in tow - witnessing the wake, conflagrate the ready oil at the stake.
Binging: The culmination of purging what our lusts have borne. We hoarded all the world to find we’d lost any semblance of ourselves.4
This dying dance.
I am not my own reflection. I am not myself, I am not myself. No, I am haunted by a non-existent Lover: The spectre, the ghost, the soul-starving host.5 I am haunted by a non-existent lover.
I was gifted with the vision, but cursed to be the witness.6
I’ll be pale to match the walls and warped to trace the beams; flushed to fit across the floor so you can step right over me. Scouring this filthy slate these crooked bones they won’t break straight - cracked and splintered like our house, upended by that first summer squall.
Fading: so thin, you could snap me into the shape you need - gaunt enough to slide through that wedding dress. Then stitch me to a fraying matrimony
embalmed inside a never-ending ceremony.7
I am not my own reflection. I am not myself, I am not myself. No, I am haunted by a non-existent Lover: The spectre, the ghost, the soul-starving host. I am haunted by a non-existent lover.
I was gifted with the vision but cursed to be the witness.
Invisible to me… invisible to me… invisible to me8



Behind the Song:
1 James Joyce, Ulysses
2 Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Currency
3 Genesis 2:17
4 Matthew 16:26
5 “Ana”
6 Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex
7 Anorexia is the most deadly psychiatric disorder with an estimated mortality rate of 5.86.
8 If you or a loved one is experiencing eating disorders, please get help immediately. For more information, visit: www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

 

 

 

go to main Album page
Return to Full List of Artists

 

           
Listen to the new album from Charming to the Last!

Search JFH




This Friday, July 10, 2020
Tina Boonstra What is the Rush? (Acoustic) - Single [7 Core]
Deathbreaker Dance Therapy: Pre Apocalyptic Cyber Funk for Late Stage Humanoids (Independent)
Death Therapy What is the Rush? (Acoustic) - Single [7 Core]
Jordan Feliz Glory (feat. TobyMac & Terrian) [Centricity]
Anna Golden Birds - Single [Capitol CMG]
Hillsong Young & Free World Outside Your Window & As I Am - EP [Capitol CMG]
Benita Jones The Entreating (Live) [Integrity]
KB 10K - Single [Reach]
Lion & Bear Held By Your Love - Single [BEC]
Local Sound So In Love (House Church) - Single [Integrity]
Phillips, Craig & Dean You’re Still God [Gaither]
Angie Rose What I Had With You - Single [Capitol CMG]
Selah I Belong To Jesus (Oh Hallelujah) - Single [Integrity]
Shane & Shane Vintage (independent)
Slick Shoes Whispers - Single [Tooth & Nail]
Andrew Stanton Time Line [Soundstripe]
Vineyard Worship What Can Separate - Single [Integrity]

Next Friday, July 17, 2020
Dan Bremnes Wherever I Go (Acoustic Sessions) [Curb/Word]
Caitie Hurst At All Times - Single [Centricity]
The McKameys LIVE Like No Other CD/DVD [Crossroads]
Nashville Life Music Here for Jesus [Integrity]


For all release dates, click here!
 



Listen to the new EP from FKA Promise!




Listen to the new album Hold Fast by Jaron Micah!