in putris stagnum lyrics – xanthochroid

at last, i have arrived
my tired eyes survey this
cancerous growth

a festering pool of worms
sickening to behold
reminding me of what was,
and what becomes of buried dreams

of reasons, i have but one
to rid myself of pain
shrouded in black fog
i am beyond death

“for those who seek pleasure and power,
i’ll make you beautiful
beyond your wildest dreams
for i am he;
the one said born of the gods
but i must ask no less a price
to dwell in you”

i, relinquish body, mind, and soul
my leprous skin and broken spirit

i, long to see myself through your eyes
not with comp*ssion but disgust

welcome, death.
i lay my mind to rest
my faults i do detest
at last, i fall

“for those who seek pleasure and power,
i’ll make you beautiful
beyond your wildest dreams
for i am he;
the one said born of the gods,
long live our king”

here i’ll stay
i shall remain
the air is warm,
the water sweet to drink

and here i’ll stay
i shall remain
this wondrous sound
envelops me

/ xanthochroid lyrics