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The Grey

from The Grey by Beyond the Barricade

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This will not break me
This will not tear me down
I will survive it
This I swear
This I swear by the stars

The streets are empty
Struck silent by a wasting breath
That rolls in from foreign shores
Under a blanket of grey

The crumbling brick and rotten wood that held the elements at bay
Give out underneath your touch and cannot help you
A biting cold you once thought gone has got its fangs into the walls
Cracking apart the foundation as it leaves you bare

Exposed to the darkness
And the howling wind

It moves within you
This malady of misery
Draining what life you had
And leaving nothing but the grey

The horrid bile that billows out of open wounds upon your skin
Leaves its mark where you once were as it consumes you
Black buboes bursting from within to vomit hate into the world
'til the wretched form you carry is just skin and bone

I can see your heart beating inside of you

So listen for chimes echoing through the streets
Paint the cross and bring out your dead

Preserve the common and decent ways
You had to connect you with everyone else
The rot it spreads between us like rats in the street
Pushing tendrils of disease into everything
You are carrying something you have to fight
A plague that will destroy everything you love
There is no respite in self-imposed isolation
Understand we are but vessels for the grey

We are but food for the grey
We are but food for the grey

I have nothing left but this colourless sickly frame
I expose the emptiness to fill it up with hope

I gave you a piece of my self
In its place is everything we shared
Beyond the pain is a new brighter day
So for your sake I’ll make it through the grey


from The Grey, released May 4, 2018


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Metalcore band from Norway

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