Fathom / Empty Shell

by Tides

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Written in the hope that these words give solace to individuals caught in similar happenstances


released July 5, 2017

Recorded by Wong Jian Ming and Wong Jian Liang of Aeonix Productions (www.aeonixproductions.com)
Drums recorded live at Music Brio Studio
Drums performed by Dzulkarnain Tay (www.bisingbc.bandcamp.com)
Mixed and Mastered by Lachy Pitcher of Depict Studios (www.facebook.com/depictstudios)

Music & lyrics by Tides
Guest vocals on "Empty Shell" by Daniel Wand of Capsize
Cover artwork by Daniel Wand



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Track Name: Fathom
My shadows cursed but there's still light
To have an absent mind or bury myself in my head;
What's the difference?
I told myself to keep my head on its shoulders
and not in the clouds to stay rational
This misery's killing me I've got nothing left to lose
My soul, my mind, my body are breaking down
This misery's killing me I've got nothing left to prove
My faith, my hopes and dreams are falling apart

(I can't believe)
To say that it was unbearable
(Lost in motion)
is a thousand degrees too tame a word.
(Straight off the edge )
With the sands of time
(And I will astray)
culminated into years

My hopes weren't made by miracles
My faith, it can't remain
The familiar stance I once knew
Time is not on our side
Race against the clock
My patience and love is wearing thin

Do you feel contented
(but this is all I have)
forging new memories to rewrite ours from the start?
(I've got nothing left)
Not once or twice, but more than I could ever fathom
(but this is all I have)
Can you feel?
(I've got nothing left)

I think about you but I don't say it anymore
Do you still remember? During all of those deserted nights
Emptiness corresponds with doubt
You can only imagine what lies in my closet,
besides skin and bones
My silent compassion never crossed your mind
but i guess, time heals the broken

No, I'll never feel the same way as before
I'll let you know that I'm doing fine without you

I'd rather gather a love that is true
Something that is so profound
A fervent love I desire the most
Will there be an end to this?
How do we conclude this?
I've reached to a point of no return
Besides my chest burning on the inside
Now I shall remain

We've come so far to watch it all fall apart
Turn a blind eye and I'm up to a blind alley
I'm off on the wrong foot, but it's all said and done
I would rather bite my tongue
because my eyes speak these words
For the moon that never beams without bringing me dreams
Love knows its own depth
Guess mine was thrown into the abyss

And if I knew right from the start
I wouldn't come this far to build a love that was vacant
Track Name: Empty Shell ft. Daniel Wand (Capsize)
⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Drowning in porcelain, stifled screaming,
lungs filling. Induced feelings of surrendered
innocence flood my mind.
Shutting my eyes have never been the same,
the comfort of my bed now a nail in my head.
I'll scream these words out, squeezing all the pressure
out of my lungs until I collapse
My brightest colours will wither into grey
I'll never forget the way things used to be or so to speak

The smell of the ink that ran carelessly toward the end of the page,
on the letters where you said you'd always love me, slowly fade
I'm scared to wake up from this lovelorn dream knowing the ghost of you behind my eyelids remain otherwise unseen, and when i rouse I'll have to live knowing a life without you
Only torment and suffering and yet nothing seems to change
I wrecked my home for you, and that's fine, cause I'll build one for myself someday, starting with this fence

I'm going through things I don't deserve
Neither can I comprehend a divine life
that we could carry through.

An empty shell of a human being can't sustain
Is there a point changing now because it seems
it'll always stay the same
Is it really true that we can't paint a perfect picture together?
Even if time stood still; is it really worth it?

Descending; pulled down by tangled thoughts

Cant find a better home when there's a sign on every door
Finding a step closer but you feel so far away
A vessel heading nowhere, sick of masquerades

The way the ink ran carelessly, towards the end of the page
On the letters where you said you'll always love me slowly fade