pathways lyrics – this time it’s war

smoldering remains
the sh*ll of what once was a man
pores overflowing with living ash
the body, once strong – skin cracked, tendons torn
the mind, diminished – open and hungry no more

a silent wave of cries pours over his being
spiritual sickness unchecked has consumed the self
no deliverance found in the swarms that surround him
not a hand to reach out to
no shelter from the storm

some look towards the stars to find a cure
and seek their answers in a distant realm
some reach inside and learn to endure
without divine forces guiding at the helm

a timeless journey
a path with no end
blaze a trail ahead into the fractured mirror maze
serpent eyes
tongues spitting deceit
at every turn a new lie to behold

forge a path forward through fields of light
endless plains of potential and unending might

some look towards the stars to find a cure
obtaining answers from a cosmic guide
some reach inside and learn to endure

secure your own path

open the door

/ this time its war lyrics