Among the Swarm

by mrmoth

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released October 23, 2001

Cover sculpture by Brent Sommerhauser.

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Track Name: Recursed
(Instrumental)
Track Name: Among the Swarm
Amidst the dreams of peace
Against the velvet skies
In the cool of dusk
I marked my way inside
I took the scent of calm
I made myself belong
Past droning men
I carried that ruse along

They did not hear my steps
They did not know my name
They counted their prayers
That we might be the same
They only smelled their own
Caught on the words I sing
They could not conceive that
I might be a king

No threats but violence
No cry out of their silence
I am the coming form
Right here among the swarm
No venom from the sweet
No cool among the heat
No shelter from the storm
In here among the swarm
And now I am the last
That they will let walk past
There is a new god born
Right here among the swarm
I am the kingdom come
I am the word undone
The one that they had scorned
Is king among the swarm

I marked my time as it was running down
I was on my way out when fate came calling round
I caught the scent of some new, exotic pollen
I stepped along the wings of those who she had fallen
I found their better, I spied her there alone
As I drank their nectar from the head of a fallen drone
Now from the songs of sleep, I knew the one I'd seen
On their count I'd keep the one they did call Queen

And then they said to me
You're not what you would be
You're the sum of all that she will never permit to receive
And when they said to me
You're not what you would be
I crushed them the force of all the faith one keeps in dreams

No threats but violence
No cry out of their silence
I am a coming form
Right here among the swarm
No venom from the sweet
No cool among the heat
No shelter from the storm
In here among the swarm
And now I am the last
That they will let walk past
There is a new god born
Right here among the swarm
I am the kingdom come
I am the word undone
The one that they had scorned
Is king among the swarm
Track Name: Everybody Wants to Fuck
Another suck, another lick
And I'm a saint with my teeth on your tits
I have the flesh, and now a soul
Warming the chair where the devil sits
We dispose of our shame
And we submit for whatever depraved
Do what we do with a lack of restraint
Who is the master where there are no slaves?

We vow to live immortal and by the cock
The saints are all in hell because everybody wants to...
The angel's wings have all been plucked
The righteous are in bed because everybody wants to...
We're storming the gates and breaking the locks
And now we take the kingdom because everybody wants to...
Armed with instinct and a stroke of luck
We're breaking into heaven because everybody wants to...

Unload your shame and let it pass
You cannot provide for all that it asks
Forget the church and what they see
We'll define what they call obscene
There's no god with his looking glass
I wrote my name on an angel's ass
So now you know that you can be free
Just spread your legs my libertine

We vow to live immortal and by the cock
The saints are all in hell because everybody wants to...
The angel's wings have all been plucked
The righteous are in bed because everybody wants to...
We're storming the gates and breaking the locks
And now we take the kingdom because everybody wants to...
Armed with instinct and a stroke of luck
We're breaking into heaven because everybody wants to...
Track Name: Entering Her Like a Hive
She was asking "why?"
She was wanting to know...
"How did I come this far?
And how far down could it go?"
"Does the feeling fade?
Or is it quick like death?
Or will I find the end
Within my final breath?"
"And when the feeling's gone
Will it be like pain?
Or will I profit
From all the loss I've gained?"

(Chorus: Instrumental)

He was giving all
He was so quick to say
Afraid the whole affair
Was too soon slipping away
This was no slight of hand
This was no clever art
He put his hand into his chest
And pulled out his heart
His eyes were like a wall
His chest was like a mouth
He wanted her love
To fill up what he was without
She was starting to see
The parts that make up five
His blood poured over her and
Into her like a hive
Track Name: Anxiety
Your breaking point is close at hand
And your nerves are strung across the deeds of man
The moment you feared is finally near
And they're calling out for failure for all to hear
As a cloud of dust sets across the land
Now you're ready to die or make your stand
Well you better stand fast or it won't take long
Til they've torn the earth for what you have wrong

Now they're coming in hard and they won't let loose
Til you're broken down, til you're underfoot
With the things you dreamed you could never mean
Come flowing out your mouth like the thing could bleed
It's all back stronger than you faced before
The risks you took mean so much more
Even though you know you're losing hope
You'll throw it on the pikes of anxiety

You've been ridden hard and put away wet
And it didn't take you long to see what that gets
The less it cost, the more you've lost
And it never served the needs of your failing cause
Your mind is caught on what your heart's beset
And you're grinding your teeth on what love begets
You'll never hear it with your ear to the ground
The end is found just a short step down

Now they're coming in hard and they won't let loose
Til you're broken down, til you're underfoot
With the things you dreamed you could never mean
Come flowing out your mouth like the thing could bleed
It's all back stronger than you faced before
The risks you took mean so much more
Even though you know you're losing hope
You'll throw it on the pikes of anxiety
Track Name: Hell or High Water
Birds would fly out
Of their lives
Out from the fields
Of anxious eyes
All for the fear
The day will bring
If not for fear
Not one would sing
The water clear
There is no out
God given faith
Succumbs to doubt
Upon their own
The birds will eat
All for their fear
Now that is meat

Hell or
 high water

The given god
Would not forsake
The one she knows
Of given name
But forward feet
Will sometimes fall
Not pushed by one
But pushed by all
She is not her
Nor the same as one
She bares the weight
Of the given sum
She walks out to
The bridge of Bird's
A victim of
That fatal curse

Hell or
 high water
Track Name: Hoarfrost
(instrumental)
Track Name: War
For her grief
For her tears
For all the lost years
For your pain
For regret
For all that I forget
For the word
For the deed
For all that I concede
For despair
For the doubt
My hands are reaching out
For breath
Unto death
For the only step left
For her daughter
In the water
The lamb to the slaughter
For my finger
On the trigger
For the eyes looking eager
For desire
Turned to fire
For a soul climbing higher
For demands
From a hand
That she would never understand
For your skill
In the kill
For her broken down will
For her name
That you stained
With the whole of your shame
From my core
That you tore
My intentions are...

WAR

And dead inside
I walked to the shore
Pulled my love close
To my chest once more
All for her heart
I had given her mine
They wanted at me so
They pushed her aside
I knew the truth
There would be no retreat
Once more in the ether
We were to meet
I put the gun
Up to my eye
Pulled back the hammer
And then went outside...
Track Name: Spinethistles
All the way along my mile
They followed me
They forced their fear down my throat
I could not help but believe
And when they could not stop
The work I meant to do
They attacked my last weakness
Then they targeted you

This world
Will break
Your spine
Your soul
Hold tight
No fear
Just keep
Control

They poured all of their poison
Into your open ear
They cut your eyes from their sockets
And then they left you here
Let it go, let it go, just walk away
From your own personal hell
All these things I see in you
Why can't you see in yourself?

This world
Will break
Your spine
Your soul
Hold tight
No fear
Just keep
Control