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ANCST - Of Gallows and Pyres



Watch all the fires burn in anguish
This city of terrors has numbed me to the last

There is no light in all this darkness
Even though the brightness radiates
All this longing for better days
So useless and pathetic, one more protesting pursuit

To the gallows, to the pyres
We march together in each other's shoes

We are not meant to see ourselves
Self-degraded and disemboweled
Hanged from their towers
We flood the city with our tears
And as far as I remember
We never had a chance
To escape and to wither
In our self-chosen solitude

The gods of mercy in their villas
They laugh and they slander
In our long forgotten names

I rest my head
On your shoulders
Crowned with rusted wire
I'll be your king and your slave
In our detention cells
We watch the days go by
Lost in our inner crypts
We persevere till we burn out
Till we burn out

And as far as I remember, we never had a chance
To escape and to wither in our self-chosen solitude
And as far as I remember, we never had a chance
To escape and to wither in our self-chosen solitude