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BLACK ATOM LYRICS

The Tie That Binds

"The Tie That Binds" (2004)

1. Broken Alive
2. Losing the Truth
3. The Watcher
4. The Tie That BInds
5. All We Are
6. Age of Decay
7. Truth Divine
8. Ashes of the End







1. Broken Alive

I can't escape reality or
How I lost my faith
In dreams what remains is just
Another altered state
A being not believing, just a
Life left to breathe in vain
And yet something tears me nearer
To see the face again

Drawn to the light, to a way to remain
A walk too far, maybe I'll see again

Break me alive
Turn me away from
All I believe
Forgive me desire and
Make me alive
Show me the way to burn
I am more than made alive

To take what has not been given
Can we lay the blame?
Been beaten down, so far from driven
Can't find the words to say
How I long to find a reason
To lift this blackened veil
Can I evade my own illusion?
The lie I know so well

Something of nothing is all I can take
What makes us whole is what we give away

Break me alive
Turn me away from
All I believe
Forgive me desire and
Make me alive
Show me the way to burn
I am more than made alive
Made alive
Made alive
Made alive


Break me alive
Turn me away from
All I believe
Forgive me desire and
Make me alive
Show me the way to burn
I am more than made alive




2. Losing the Truth

Like clay, used and thrown away
Like hope worn but not erased
In truth I must find my way
Far beyond the last day

Always known what I feared
But it's what I've learned
That has brought me here
Struggled with the ghosts I've chased
But I've come too far
To be turned away

What hope remains
I'll find again

All my life, all I've seen
Visions impaired
All my life I've believed
Something is waiting
All my life the father in me
Has begged for salvation
All our lives, what we see
Is not who we are but what we believe

Only time will tell
If I'll reach the end of feeling
But if that moment came
Would I know just what to do?
Now I know too well
That I've lived my whole life kneeling
And I can finally say
That I've never told the truth

But alive through me
There's a light I breathe

All my life, all I've seen
Visions impaired
All my life I've believed
Something is waiting
All my life the father in me
Has begged for salvation
All our lives, what we see
Is not who we are but what we believe

A blinding faith has come to pass
Yet I remain, returned at last
How can I know if I know nowhere?
How can I know if the truth is lost?
For the Truth is lost

All my life, all I've seen
Visions impaired
All my life I've believed
Something is waiting
All my life the father in me
Has begged for salvation
All our lives, what we see
Is not who we are but what we believe




3. The Watcher

Sleeping child, my bleeding vial
With twisted wings we learn to fly
Growing still while prophets scorned
By tainted sun a shadow born
Holding the wind at my will
Yet peace in dreams eludes me still
Sleeping child, my bleeding vile
In knowing life I've learned to die

Flooding my flesh with feeling
Haunting the touch receiving
Bearing belief I'm breathing
Led by the skin I'm leaving
Stealing a sinner's silence
Conscience or fate decides us
Watch 'til my will is worn
Silent and near torn

The watcher I am
My life became when yours began
The watcher I stand
The slave myself
The fire burning home I am

They say they'll only take the time
What right is theirs to claim what's mine?
I have deceived, believed, betrayed
I've tamed the flame, not stepped away
This overflow I understand
The meaning aching through my hands
But letting go's not giving in
The reason breaking from my skin

This martyr froze, in scenes of gold
The perfect flaw that haunts my soul

The watcher I am
My life became when yours began
The watcher I stand
The slave myself
The fire burning home I am

Feeling home, escaping
The pilgrim running scared
Into the bleakest autumn
Catching rain inside
The shell he's crawled into
His life grown smaller
Living without walls
Mirroring his demons
The revelation scars
Itself into his being
How far must we be
To feel too far away?

Tracing the lines
Marking the memories
Hidden so dutifully
By the mask that's been forced down on me
Is this all I am?
Is this all that we can be?
Is this all that you can see?
My one now born to three

The Watcher, in life I am
The Watcher, The slave myself
The fire burning home I am
The Watcher, in life I am
The Watcher, the slave myself
The fire burning home I am




4. The Tie That BInds

Sleeping child, my bleeding vial
With twisted wings we learn to fly
Growing still while prophets scorned
By tainted sun a shadow born
Holding the wind at my will
Yet peace in dreams eludes me still
Sleeping child, my bleeding vile
In knowing life I've learned to die

Flooding my flesh with feeling
Haunting the touch receiving
Bearing belief I'm breathing
Led by the skin I'm leaving
Stealing a sinner's silence
Conscience or fate decides us
Watch 'til my will is worn
Silent and near torn

The watcher I am
My life became when yours began
The watcher I stand
The slave myself
The fire burning home I am

They say they'll only take the time
What right is theirs to claim what's mine?
I have deceived, believed, betrayed
I've tamed the flame, not stepped away
This overflow I understand
The meaning aching through my hands
But letting go's not giving in
The reason breaking from my skin

This martyr froze, in scenes of gold
The perfect flaw that haunts my soul

The watcher I am
My life became when yours began
The watcher I stand
The slave myself
The fire burning home I am

Feeling home, escaping
The pilgrim running scared
Into the bleakest autumn
Catching rain inside
The shell he's crawled into
His life grown smaller
Living without walls
Mirroring his demons
The revelation scars
Itself into his being
How far must we be
To feel too far away?

Tracing the lines
Marking the memories
Hidden so dutifully
By the mask that's been forced down on me
Is this all I am?
Is this all that we can be?
Is this all that you can see?
My one now born to three

The Watcher, in life I am
The Watcher, The slave myself
The fire burning home I am
The Watcher, in life I am
The Watcher, the slave myself
The fire burning home I am




5. All We Are

Deep within my consciousness, safety that I feel
Opening my soul once more, tearing at the seal
Picturing my final stand and the price I've paid
If I can make the toll then why wait?

Where are the angels? Beckoned down the blackened road
Weakened and weary, crippled with their guilt in tow
They beg me follow and sit atop their throne
A banished saviour, must I walk this path alone?

And do they watch us all?
And can they see me failing?
Or are the answers all our own?

No more home, no more hope
No more prayers to receive
The fool we leave alone
No more home, no more hope
The caress that deceives
The fool we're leading home

A navigation like a moth towards the flame
Interrogation, nothing told behold the blame
Without conclusion, feel eternity with every breath
And no solution, dress our being in unending regret

And are we all we are?
Or is our conscious streaming?
An entity above us all

No more home, no more hope
No more prayers to receive
The fool we leave alone
No more home, no more hope
The caress that deceives
The fool we're leading home

And do they watch us all?
And can they see me failing?
Or are the answers all our own?
And are we all we are?
Or is our conscious streaming?
An entity above us all

No more home, no more hope
No more prayers to receive
The fool we leave alone
No more home, no more hope
The caress that deceives
The fool we're leading home




6. Age of Decay

The time I spend reflecting
Always growing, never-ending
Brings home the truth through an age of decay
Showing me my form so frail
Understanding life's betrayal
Finding the answers on my final day

And now I see the truth
I face the altar screaming

Am I a hero born by secrets that I hold?
Did they enslave me when I came into the cold?
Always asking when I suffer do they see?
The flashback now reveals the stranger who waited was me

Inside the tomb of ages
Shadows writhe while battle rages
Darkness can show me the way we will go
Lie beside the embers burning
Flames alive, their faces turning
Scarring the earth and the ashes below

Nothing can save me now
This light is slowly fading

Am I a hero born by secrets that I hold?
Did they enslave me when I came into the cold?
Always asking when I suffer do they see?
The flashback now reveals the stranger who waited was me
Nothing ventured, nothing gained and I'm ashamed
You spent your life wasting away they said
And in the twilight I am standing in the rain
The flashback showing me, the traitor who waited in vain

All hope is fading now
There's nothing left worth saving

Am I a hero born by secrets that I hold?
Did they enslave me when I came into the cold?
Always asking when I suffer do they see?
The flashback now reveals the stranger who waited was me
Nothing ventured, nothing gained and I'm ashamed
You spent your life wasting away they said
And in the twilight I am standing on the way
The flashback showing me, lost in an age of decay




7. Truth Divine

Do you feel there's more than this?
More than other? More than what we see?
A plain of time we cannot comprehend
Sometimes when I'm lost in sleep
I visualise the power that could be
If only I could chase that end

The lines we draw aren't etched in stone
The signs we make, our fate our own
To see is to be overthrown
Deception is yours and your own

Crippled now the truth divine
Still reason dares me to believe
Inhale the grail and burn in its deceit
I remember I forgot to see
To know the rotten core of my disease
That left me leading to retreat

The darkness swells, too great to see
The price of sight has blinded me
What was my wish has come to be
But who'll claim the soul that receives?

Safer in the prison than the light we seek
Damned to spend your season worshipping the weak
For our disillusion there's a price to pay
When the road to reason leads the fool astray

Safer in the prison than the light we seek
Damned to spend your season worshipping the weak
For our disillusion there's a price to pay

[repeat x 3]




8. Ashes of the End

My own reflection tells a story as the smoke begins to rise
The river washes clean my dirty hands, drowns out my bitter cries
Now itís over, but for me
The wars not over, canít you see?
Itís never over, this canít be
the world my father died for

A far cry from life I remember
The tender moments lost
On this killing ground forever
Forever
Scarred cries of lives lost in embers
The ashes lie untouched
On this killing ground forever
Forever

Is there any grace in what they told us? Was it true?
Would you take a bullet for a friend if he needed you?
And now we see the world through disillusioned eyes
An age-old fear of God, rekindled by new lies

Now itís over, but for me
The war's not over, canít you see?
Itís never over, this canít be
This canít be, this canít be
This canít be the world my father died for

A far cry from life I remember
The tender moments lost
On this killing ground forever
Scarred cries of lives lost in embers
The ashes lie untouched
On this killing ground forever

Is there any reason that the many trust the few?
Can a faith all blind and binding hide that they lied to you?
And can the God of all be waiting there to catch us when we fall?
A promise made before the wound of war has failed us

Now itís over, but for me
The war's not over, canít you see?
Itís never over, this canít be
This canít be, this canít be
This canít be the world my father died for

A far cry from life I remember
The tender moments lost
On this killing ground forever
Scarred cries of lives lost in embers
The ashes lie untouched
On this killing ground forever

And now the echoes of the end are carved in stone
The untamed hunger has outgrown us and shown us nothing
All thoughts and actions stained by blood of those who died, and nothing gained
Our hopes are ball and chained to those that died and lie before us

Now itís over, but for me
The war's not over, canít you see?
Itís never over, this canít be
This canít be, this canít be
This canít be the world my father died for

A far cry from life I remember
The tender moments lost
On this killing ground forever
Scarred cries of lives lost in embers
The ashes lie untouched
On this killing ground forever

 


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