Shattered Glass

The severed cow’s head floating
At the bottom of the pool
A war is breaking out
I must be leaving here soon
The nocturnal world’s oppression
Submerged in death and gloom
It’s dripping from the ceiling
Of this introverted room

A bridge of sighs, ten absract lies

Are you making a mistake?
You’re trying to figure out
A way through this dementia
You’re foaming at the mouth
Mu mind’s like shattered glass
My skull is split in two
I’m staring at the pieces
I’m tring to fix with glue, I will try for you

With terrifying logic
You awaken from your dreams
You change your course like lightning
As I tumble from the wall
The projectionist lifts the curtain
On the cinema within
My eyelids sealed with cobwebs
The main feature now begins

A bridge of sighs, ten absract lies

Are you making a mistake?
You’re trying to figure out
A way through this confusion
You’re foaming at the mouth
Mu mind’s like shattered glass
My skull is split in two
I’m staring at the fragments
Of all I once held true, I will try for you

I savour our conspiracy
As you press against my skin
You’re the only thing worth dying for
I try to stop breathing
I’m drowning in your kisses
And I start to feel less pain
I’m feeling all light-headed
And the world just falls away…

Are you making a mistake?
You’re trying to figure out
A way through this dementia
You’re foaming at the mouth
Mu mind’s like shattered glass
My skull is split in two
I’m staring at the pieces
I’m tring to fix with glue, I will try for you

Song Notes

Mark said of the song during the writing of Twilight of the Innocents:

“Shattered Glass” started of as a really simple little acoustic idea, once we started to rehearse it became apparent it needed to stretch it’s wings. The song is currently over 5 mins which is long by our standards so it’s seems like a bit of an epic. It is slightly indulgent and could perhaps be labeled nu-prog! but we decided it was a good song to show off on, so why not. It’s quite dark and heavy in tone but it also has a weirdly anthemic chorus, not dissimilar to a song like “Projects”. As a concept song it’s supposed to resemble a dream or nightmare, a kind of Alice in Wonderland trip were it goes off in tangents before returning to previous sections. There’s a cool hypnotic drum pattern and an in your face guitar solo to rival “Vampire Love’s”. It’s an ambitious song that not everyone may get, but we love it and are really proud of how it’s turned out.