A Serious House

by Skeletons

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(Disclaimer: I do not own the rights to the artwork I am using as the cover artwork for this album. Should the owner of these rights wish me to remove it, I will gladly do so)

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released 19 November 2012
Dominic Goulding - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drum Programming

All Music and Lyrics by Dominic Goulding
(except "White Rabbit" - all music & lyrics originally by Jefferson Airplane)

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Skeletons Merseyside, UK

"A world of engaging horror and convincing mish-mash of styles and sounds"
- Neil Arnold, Metal Forces Magazine
Source: www.metalforcesmagazine.com/site/album-review-skeletons-tombs/

"Sludge Masters"
- The Thrash Metal Guide
Source: www.thethrashmetalguide.com/S.html

Skeletons is a Sludge Metal project helmed by Dominic Goulding.

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Track Name: Iron Gates
[Instrumental]
Track Name: A Serious House
Dragged into Nowhere
Rot and rust surround
Eyes are starved of light
Ears deprived of sound
In this holy place
The recollections flood
I am the seed of God
My hands are covered in blood

I am Father to the void within you
(Vacant)
(Silent)
(Absent)
(The world still spins)

Face without a mask
Straitjacket strangling
Safe in this loving womb
Where they watch over me
No more this hopeless guilt
Make love to razors kiss
This is the Sleeping Time
Liquid flows from a slashed wrist

I am Father to the void within you
(Vacant)
(Silent)
(Absent)
(The world still spins)

Crawling in darkness searching for redemption
Shakes from the meat - a divine intervention
I claw to my feet; I can barely stand
But I can place my hands around your neck

I am Father to the void within you
Vacant
Silent
Absent
The world still spins...

...in Madness...
Track Name: Boneless Limbs
Squirming tentacles reach up from black depths
Pincers that snap, that twitch, that cinch and rend
Bone extrusions that gnash and grind
In moistened depths of smacking heat to reap the blood-struck mind

Pulled apart by these boneless limbs

Pulse is quickened - Temples pound
A writhing mass of squirming meat
Tearing flesh from averse bone
The body whole prepares to eat
Track Name: Antechamber
How long
Will I
Be bound in servitude
Denied
Blinding eyes
To the Master's words in stone
Beneath
Below
Beyond this Holy host
Minds to
Reap and sow
A shrine to flesh and bone

Within my hands I see the quivering life
I feel the blood drip down the ritual knife

And now
The sun
Burns to an ashen moon
And we
Breathlessly
Behold the work we've done
Oceans
Are red
Piled high - the surmounting dead
Stand proud
Be blessed
Our sacrificial lambs are bled

These paper dolls slip through my hands into this fire
I set ablaze this beacon - funeral pyre

Renew
Redeemed
A dawning age of kings
Tear down
Be damned
This dying age of man

How long
Have we
Been bound to prophecy
Denied
Blinding eyes
To our Seal
Beneath
Below
Beyond this Holy host
Minds to
Reap and sow
A shrine to flesh and bone

Heavy the crown upon the head of this man
In avarice decreed the death of our land
Track Name: Dead Birds
Immersed in trees
Looming in weeds
This dormant beast
Behind the sheen
Of sanity
Those stifled screams
In the basement's basement
An angel locked away
Outside - only black
And pale things in wait

I feel the dark
Cover me
And I am home
I wander these
Stagnant halls
But never alone
Bloated ugly corpses
Staring back from the other side
And out in the distance
Dead Birds fall from the sky

Immersed in trees
Looming in weeds
This dormant beast
Behind the sheen
Of sanity
Those stifled screams for me

Deep in the black
Staring back
I can feel the eyes
Outside
Blood red night
Dead Birds falling from the sky
Track Name: Haemorrhaging
Stop the tides
Gouge the eyes
Prodigal Son ingests cyanide
Penitent
Permanence
Lay all to waste beneath the dying sun

Deeper and darker we crawl
And faster and farther we fall
All beauty and balm we commit
Into the arms of death

Fratricide
Born of pride
Redemption coalescent with suicide
Pertinent
Providence
Build life anew beneath the spiteful moon

Vitriol and venom we piss
As slower and sicker we live
Dredging through bleak nothingness
Into the claws of death
The claws of death

Into the jaws of death
Into the maw of death
Track Name: Rusted
I know that one day I will be in the ground
I got a sense for these things
I got a reason I don't want to be found
I've seen what's out there wandering

Another pill to swallow
Another God to follow
Your mind is sick and sallow
Your soul is blank and hollow

Your face is twisting into something grotesque
With all the money you make
What made us human is completely bereft
We fill the void with all that's fake

Your smile is rusted
Your eyes are old
Your will is thin
Your heart is six feet dead and cold
Track Name: Tabula Rasa
Around the lake
Shrouded in mist
Hospital beds
Imprisoning
No escape
No open door
How did I come to be within this bleeding world of rancor?

Under red sky
Where these pale things lay dying

Around the lake
Shrouded in mist
Hospital beds
Imprisoning
Cannot atone
Will not repent
But I will wipe away the bitter nothingness and be cleansed

Under red sky
Where these pale things lay dying

I take this slate and wipe it clean
My sins erased, I float downstream

In the flood...
Track Name: Orbitoclast
The world bleeds but you don't seem to perceive
You just don't know it at all
Locked stiff; in a trance affixed
Never to fathom, never to recall

Probing
Cut out impurity
Conform
Your mind is ill but you will soon be free

I can't see though I know it surrounds me
This air it sickens and chokes
Hanging thick as formaldahyde drips
A place of loss, a place of dying hope

Silenced
No more cause to cry
Final words of a Goddess lobotomized

Rats gnaw
Flesh rips
Cherish / Caress
Hold / Grip

I see an ending to all things
Written in blood at the foot of your bed
White walls adorned in faded tarp
Imprison our sovereign in living death