Marionettes

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 November 19, 2013

Dominic Goulding - Vocals & All Instruments

All Music and Lyrics by Dominic Goulding

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Skeletons Merseyside, UK

"A world of engaging horror and convincing mish-mash of styles all wrapped up in a blanket of memorable riffs "
- Neil Arnold, Metal Forces Magazine

"Stories of Agony, Madness & Death evoking the cavernous, dark and ominous vocal presence of Danzig."
- Javier Carrillo, Verdadera Radio Online

Grunge/Doom/Sludge Metal project helmed by Dominic Goulding.
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Track Name: The Door That Wakes In Darkness, Opening Into Nightmares
[Instrumental]
Track Name: Marionettes
Within this holy place
A karmic toll
It's poison to the mind
Erodes the soul
Behold this sacred eye
So sanctified
To take your whim and will
And leave you blind

Make this right
And don't look back again
Dead Inside
And don't you let it end

This broken dying land
Nowhere is safe
No use to fall and bow
And hide away
All of your worldly goods
Dripping with blood
Hold fast and make your stand
Or drown in the flood

Make this right
And don't look back again
Dead Inside
Living life in sin

My eyes can see no light
Track Name: The Hanged Men
Dead men, Dead men swinging from a tree
How many dead men do you see?
Tongue turned blue and face gone grey
Watch them as they twist and sway
Dead men swinging from a tree
How many dead men do you see?
Six feet long and six men wide
Round their necks the noose be tied

Strangled with rope I fall from the gallows
An unforgiven and cursed man
Oh lord have mercy - this is not judgement
They are bloodthirsty and I am their sacrificial lamb

Dead men swinging from a tree
Tried and judged and found guilty
Tie them tightly by the neck
Hear them cry and plead and beg
But one man is not the same
He bears no crime, dies with no name
Dead men swinging from a tree
Innocent death is tragedy
Track Name: Martyrs
Blind children crawling through broken glass
These shattered bottles in the underpass
A festering mess of formaldehyde, tell me;
Are you ready to accept Christ?
In ritual worship, and all that entails
Your cries for help lay on a bed of nails; You'll find
Your promised land beneath a river of blood
Are you prepared to look upon the face of God?

Asphyxiated, I am searching for Heaven
But in the darkness I can see no light
My whole life wasted on bleeding and striving and suffering
For nothing; I am dead inside

Seven Angels in defloration
Teeth gnashing savage at the virgin flesh
Behold I am the way and I am the light, tell me
Are you ready to accept death?
Inside your hollow, brittle bones I can see
The empty stare of true belief
Carve blind euphoria in your feeble skin
For I can save you, but only from within

Twitching pale limbs forming a circle of faith
That you could drink deep from this squalid lake

A sacrifice to the god beneath the skin

And now my eyes are bleeding; twisted to form
My lungs evacuate; exhale to conform
I see myself in place of Jesus Christ
Nailed to the gateways of your paradise
Track Name: Opium Pipe
There's echoes and dust spread all out at your feet
From the moment you fell into disbelief
You're holding my gaze but you can't see straight
I believe

I got a reason you can't trust what you see
I got some pills to cure your reality
I got a reason you can't trust what you see at all

I see the light break through the pane
Another day begins and ends
It doesn't make a difference to me and never will my friend

There's these visions of life's curiosities
That serve to remind we can know nothing
Built to be blind we escape from our minds
To be free