Aeterna Tristitia

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released November 12, 2013

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Track Name: Suffer
Suffer, suffer at my hand

I once saw a light but it faded away
It's dark in the tunnel, my empathy decays
And no I think it cannot be okay
Not unless I find some way out of this pain
Release the tension built up in my bones
A force so great it shakes the houses of stone
A suffering so great it quenches my thirst
This is war, it doesn't matter who struck first

I once saw a light but it faded away
Track Name: Believe
I can't believe what I've seen this day
I can't believe what I've seen this day
I can't keep it to myself, no I can't keep it in
Can't keep it to myself, no I can't keep it in

Victims of society trapped in the zeitgeist
Mind so limited it pales to the field mice
Soul so fragile it would snap like a branch
Apply the force to break it unless you meet my demands

I believe I'm a fool and the world's even worse
Self-deprecating thoughts until I rest in my hearse
Alone in a room in a cycle of despair
In spite of my progress I'm in a state of disrepair

I can't believe what I've seen this day
I can't believe what I've seen this day
I can't keep it to myself, no I can't keep it in
Can't keep it to myself, no I can't keep it in

I must confess, I'm a different man
This inner conflict, will it ever end?
In time I hope I'll see the revolutionary
In time I hope I'll see the resolution carry me
Track Name: Better
Something is wrong, something has got to be corrected
Something is wrong, something has got to be corrected
I tried to call you, but there was no one there
Above all I wish I could caress with my hands your hair
But here I've found that things don't change
Here I've found it remains the same
And if I was a man of faith I would pray
That things got better

Barely awake and subconsciously aware I pull myself out of the curls of your hair
Fully alive and fully ashamed I'm reduced to a daze getting lost in the haze
Rest my pen on the paper, write my name to the letter
The words ring hollow, things aren't getting better

There's nothing left for me here, yet I'm beyond shedding tears
My mind so numb that I feel no fear
But then I think for a moment and conceited thoughts awake me
The people that have wronged me and those who've forsaken me
My misanthropy pure, I feel the suffocating rage
Asphyxiate the world in a cloud of flame

If I could change I would
If I could change I would
No it never gets better
No it never gets better

If I could change I would
If I could change I would
Track Name: Chasing The Dream
At some point I realized I had been so hypnotized
I said I don't feel compromised, but my mind says otherwise
And I can't say that things have changed
I am a victim, I cannot feign
I move along can't move away
In this cul-de-sac, here I'll stay
Here forever

At some point I knew that my life had frozen in space and time
Incapable of moving on, I speak in tongues, my mind is gone
And when I wake up, from my slumber
I've learned nothing from my dreams
Those dreams don't come and if they do
They'll only make me feel even worse than before

I can't keep chasing fantasies, I only wish they were reality
I can't keep chasing fantasies, I only wish they were reality

There's something out there, greater than dream care
There's something out there, greater than dream care
There's something out there, greater than dream care
And no I can't seek it, it just has to come to me

I can't keep chasing fantasies, I only wish they were reality
I can't keep chasing fantasies, I only wish they were reality
Track Name: The Devil Speaks
The devil speaks to me in my bedroom
He tells me things that I shouldn't know
Track Name: My Resignation
Last night as I laid myself to bed
Thousands of thoughts began forming in my head
Hope I can finally get some rest
Don't wanna hear those voices again

Another day comes and another day goes
24 more hours gone and nothing to show
The way that I feel coincides with the way the wind blows

Always on the edge of a great moment but it never comes to fruition
All I have are these fucking songs, my pathetic exhibition
Inexperience has soiled me and indifference has destroyed me
A blackened presence in my mind, it rots for all eternity

Seeing machines for their parts again
Thousands of gears move in unison
The moment I falter, I won't rest easy
Can't think of the future without getting queasy

Seeing machines for their parts again
Thousands of gears move in unison
The moment I falter, I won't rest easy
Can't think of the future without getting queasy

Last night as I laid myself to bed
I thought of the future and hopes that I possessed
The world is too small for my aspirations
Hello Mr. Bright Future, here's my resignation

Last night as I laid myself to bed
I thought of the future and hopes that I possessed
The world is too small for my aspirations
Hello Mr. Bright Future, here's my resignation