The Velvet Teen

The Velvet Teen - Chimera Obscurant

rate me

Two eyes doesn't mean double vision

I never questioned this stance but now

I've been seeing things

I can hear a voice in the distance

Trying to turn my attention to their truth

Someone's moving behind the curtain

I point it out to my friends

But they don't see a thing

I just keep my synaptic active

To prepare for the day that they do

Cos this ain't how it ends

And they'll say

Let's hear it

For the post-moderation

For tolled salivation

Who cares so much about these things

Availed denomination

The 'so shall' domination

Now I think it's funny I feel distant

I'd run away if it'd make any difference

I'd look up my childhood crushes

But they've all have their own children since

And even if their hearts tarnish

They've gold wedding bands to hide the green

Pearly gates to show from her past or his mouth

He too bears the burden of a bulbous belly

Yeah, yeah, I know, I know this veil ain't real

And still it never fails to fall or send me reeling

I awaken to the same ceiling

And I can't seem to shake this sick feeling

I don't need surgery to keep my smile fixed

Ever confident, never nervous

For I feel nothing

I work hard and come from a respected family

We take care of each other, we do

We won't live until we shed this skin

Oh, to be free again

A vestige interest in the instrumental moment

You'll know it when

Now all the pieces keep falling faster

Your letters spelling disaster

I wish I was in Paris getting plastered

Cos all this masquerading's started my façade fading

Turned my quiet heart to hating

Whatever

It is that we've been waiting for (it)

When they'll say

Let's hear it

For drained health and elation

Brain cell annihilation

Who cares so much about these things

Pupil dilation

More light to the patient

That every word that I'm speaking

Will poison the chance that you're listening

I know that you think you'd be missing out

With an answer

That we can't make out or make up

But even if we black out and break up

It's just a breath 'fore we're looking back, laughing out

Cos every end's a beginning, beggin' to get back in

You know I'll come around, if you just let me sleep in

With each wave more violent than the last

I'll keep my thoughts silent till they pass

We're not ready yet

They'll say you've got to build your tolerances now and then

Make your heart a callus with thicker skin

I just can't seem to shake this feeling

The more they interfere to forestall me

The clearer I hear her calling me, calling me

I must have struck a nerve cos someone's following me

I pull over to the shoulder of the freeway

My history profiled on the licensed registry

The shepherd keeps a careful eye on his personal inventory

Saying we're the same

So come on, child, you've slept enough

And I know you're tired but I'm waking you up

There is much to be done, and we're right on the cusp

Of this shit getting real, I mean really, really fucked

Every sheep for the shearing waiting around non-plussed

Trading branding irons for brand-name cuts

We were born in labor, baptized in dust

Given life anew as a living trust

With every hair numbered and cross-referenced

For each soul they claim to save, they have added interest

With a price on your head, what you think matters not

Every credit card statement, every lie you've bought

Rates our exchanged faith for the next fiat

On the blotter paper, the blood don't clot

It just bleeds you dry and then leaves you to rot

In a dead end job till at last you drop

Into this old noose, with the rope drawn taut

Left with your hands bound so they'll never be caught

You may sabotage our education

To a calculated chaos born of confusion

A controlled market through the inflation

Truly euthanasia to waste on the young

But, we've caught you now, and we're cutting your funds

We outnumber you over a million to one

It's a sharp weapon, but the point's left blunt

There's no skill to the game, no challenge to the hunt

With each target deaf, blind, and reticent

Got your ducks in line for the same false front

Cos when free will costs even ten percent

False tongues speak lies over Catholic hunts

From the cathepsin to the cathexis

I'll bear the stigmatic focus of the anti-catechist

With each catalytic pill slowly slitting my wrists

So when I raise my hand, see my bloody fist

May have killed brain cells, but I've kept my wits

And I'd rather go sooner to have known and said this

I've peaked at the end, where the answer sits

All the rest is just problems and more questions

Hear the classes getting loud and the teacher getting pissed

In the end this pattern goes 666

Soon my name's showing up on every government list

Free speech shouldn't cost, let alone be a risk

So when I die young, it'll prove me right

Cos it won't be pills, swear it won't be the knife

No matter how hard it gets, I'm in this for life

And I'm never giving up till we make things right

God gave me this voice, so I can't stay quiet

They can't kill this love, I'll come back to fight

To return each star and remove each stripe

From each prism cell, we'll refract the light

To reveal each move, catch the thieves in the night

Make them share what's left and return our rights

Though it may still shine from a hormone diet

This knowledgeable fruit's grown overripe

And robbed his breath, birth absorbed he

When the planets line up, every eye shall see

That this invite-only disparity party

Has brought enough despair to the already broken-hearted

In the wake of greed, in the name of flow-charting

Leaving broken-homes where once were gardens

See it's our pale horse that we're riding in on

Bringing pestilence as a plague of love

With hell at our heels and heaven catching on

It's the hanged man, it's the crux fiction

It's the pentagram, it's the pentagon

It's david's star, it's the pyramid song

What was once upright

Now is upside down

And Isaiah, it's a revelation

2368, 2701

Means a way out

And if I can, you know I'm bringing everyone

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