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Memoirs of a Shattered Mind

by Fractured Spine

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Tim McLelland Another great disc by a unique band. Tinges of Amorphis and Katatonia, but certainly have their own sound. Love the vocals, both the harsh and the clean ones. Great stuff! Favorite track: This Dying Soul.
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Dead to Me 04:46
You can burn but you cannot swallow This world of mine you made so hollow On your trail I will not follow I pray for you there's no tomorrow Afraid you were Caged in your fright I was there for you Holding you tight On my trail now none will follow I pray that you are gone tomorrow And now you're... dead to me You devil I've seen through your disguise Dead to me You nearly burned me down nearly broke my trust on everyone around me Forget you I must You nearly burned me down truly broke my trust on those around Forget you I must now! It's you who uses everyone around you Then wonders why you're getting hurt Now I see you always look for something new Did you find it? Of course you did But why is it that I'm still burning?
There was so much joy in my life But today I'm feeling like it's been gone for so long ...for a while Why is it so hard To find something that's worth living for I've been feeling like this ...far too long No more tears I can't go on Why don't I feel like I felt before? Surrounded by these empty walls (day by day) No more fear I can't go on And this feeling is getting strong I feel the end is closing in (in my own thoughts) Yesterday was fairly ok But today I'm feeling like I could end it all And I don't know why Everyone trying to help me But I've come to realise Nothing's going to make me feel alright (again) (Living so hard and negative way) There's no way to escape I don't need your help anymore I cannot enjoy this life no more I want to be left alone ...six feet underground.
Don't tell me your thoughts Your worries I'll make them worse I'll make you regret it all I can't be there for you I can't help you with what you're going through (There's no reason to stay) For you it's time to let me go.
(And spare me just for one more day) Howl for help Scratching clawing on these walls again Lose yourself in that distant dream with a daylight glint He'll take his time (Have his way with you) And all you know you'll beg before the end Mouth gagged, unable to scream yet who would hear? Eyes blinded by the darkness and would you even want to see? Counting the steps in your mind Where would you flee? Arms too weak to rise - why fight? Once again suffocated Mutilated Forget your faint prayers in this withering despair Hum that old song you used to sing They'll never find you and he's nowhere through with you (- yet your mind wanders) In your darkest moment you slowly understand This failure of a man Pray for humanity he never had And how you embrace the pain And how you smile again Taking away the only joy the old man was waiting (by finally giving in...)
You! Waste your life (Dwelling in your expectations) You! Fool yourself (with promises that'll) (never come true) I! I see you shovel the dirt (gathered on your feet) I! I'll tell you now (that's been all for naught) Those who came and those who are yet to come fail to see the deceiving (fall of time) Years that went and those that are yet to come They pass by in a blink of an eye They! They can't see The truth (that is living in a moment) They! They try to make you (waste your only life) (as they did) We! are the fragile (wretches bathing) (in our despair) We! spiral downward (on our way) (straight to the grave) This your shot Will you blow it Will you fail to see the clock ticking away People perishing in front of your eyes How can you fail to hear the clock ticking.
Shallow 05:17
You pay in tears You pay in blood Try to wipe away The shards of long forgotten happiness! that won't return Forgive yourself for what was done Forgive yourself The person you've become (And it eats you) (up inside) Wander the night Keep the ghosts away Into the woods There ain't no escape Your everlasting silence (Punishment remains) Ghosts of a (long) forgotten day The guilt won't just go away Not until you've paid (with everything you own) Shallow child what have you done Pain inside - what you had is gone And forever we remain What once has been unbreakable ...and for never Only guilt remains And no point of return Lie down in tears (Grim frost will come) (to take you far away) Hide wait in fear (For vanity with happiness) (you paid) Lie down now, my dear The end is here (to) fix what you have broken (Forgiveness was not) (meant for you) (So shut all) (of it inside) Too late to erase the mess you made Too late to take back all back fall back now (You got what) (you deserve) Far away the moonlight Blood red in tears and pain Keeps you up at night Digs deep down your flesh As long as you remain.
Walking on these suicide patterns again Watching from the distance at joy of others I walk further away from the light Waiting to see another empty tomorrow Walking on these suicide patterns again Skulking at the shadows of the lucky ones I wander closer to my personal oblivion On these suicide patterns again Hating to see another day of emptiness This disease kills me from inside In insane mind all beauty dies It's no one's fault No one to blame (It's) in my head Thats where it stays This disease eats me up inside Burns my will My wings to fly And it's my own fault I let it this far And now it won't go away Forgive me I can't stay The head is getting worse I would only pray for a change And the change only changes the shape of the pain Because this is no fairy tale!


released August 1, 2014


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Fractured Spine Finland

Experimental, atmospheric, melodic. Although many death/doom metal elements are present in most songs, it would be difficult to categorize Fractured Spine strictly in that genre. The band still draws its main influences from outside the metal genre.

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