All lyrics by Keith D.  Copyright 2005-2019.

Kindred Spirits (2019)

MEADOWS
Trees bend in solitary nightfall
a song of dusk electrifies the air
and blazed these memories
within the consciousness we share
Lost you in the ether
Realms we were not meant to understand
Pathways convoy deeper
Wandering the meadow's great expanse
Lustrous and scented by petrichor
The moorlands are vivid and yes I must stay here
as the moonbroch appears, now I...
I can see it
Lost you in the ether
Realms we were not meant to understand
Pathways convoy deeper
Wandering the meadow's great expanse
And please do remember
as death sings on the breeze
that your fears are justified
and the pain is gone
as its spell sets you free


LANTERN CURSE
Lullabies in the dying light
she sings to me
damaged
from the other side
Reach to the flame
I can't see and it's fading
The trees and the graves
keep their distance as they're waiting
Leaving the cove
And the water's getting colder

Slipping away
from the pain of life
Leave with me
if you can break free
a moonlit night
a pathway to the sea
Reach to the flame
I can't see and it's fading
The trees and the graves
keep their distance as they're waiting
Leaving the cove
And the water's getting colder
Slipping away
from the pain of life

KINDRED SPIRITS
Sun
settled on the breeze
the poison in the leaves
has calmed me down
And it's so serene
Think I could die right here, right now
Calling, broken
in the air
One day, I'll be
with you there
Moon
I know it needs me still
been sleeping on the hill
within your glow
I found my peace
Bonded we breathe, the great unknown


MARITIME DELUSION
Sleepless, destinies unwritten
etched into the cavern walls
Endless, headlong into the distance
as the candle hits the floor
Coastal tides
cleansing the dregs from the mires
Oceans of night
in its depths where I lie
Out of my mind
and my inhibitions die
Open your eyes
Weathered, a castaway subsisting
Left my memory with the shore
Within the filaments of existence
soon we will be no more
Coastal tides
cleansing the dregs from the mires
Oceans of night
In its depths where I lie
Out of my mind
and my inhibitions die
Open your eyes...

ETERNAL SUNBEAM
Sun like empresses concealed
amongst the leaves of jade
Dust-off halos, clean the blade
a firefly's glance upon the black
The quietus within
that surrounds you
Disconnect him from the pain
Black out this day as it falls away
Through the pastures of the mind
Go to the light
It's always there
Scent of oceans will remind you
In stillness of the blood
My time has come, just this once
And couldn't I be the one
With shades undrawn, eternal sun
A dream that we sustained
beyond the deeds of Earth
Horizon's tallgrasses and cranes
the arbor's messengers
Gone into the fathoms blue
The deep expanse is near
Twilight of the sea
As voyagers, our shores appear
And if this vessel dies tonight,
go to the light
It's always there
shed no tears, for I will find you
In stillness of the blood
My time has come, just this once
And couldn't I be the one
With shades undrawn, eternal sun
Divination setting in... by our losses
To hover silent in the din... through the crosses
The vapors clear and you remain... empyreal
In the warmth of gold sunbeams... eternal

CLOUD MAP
The setting sun, the ashen graves
A wind-swept island, I want to stay
alone among the trees
Dancing embers in the breeze
Numb and lifted up

on the inside
I feel it now
With death so close, you never know
And I’m free somehow
To fly so low, and let it go
And the emptiness, it knows no grief
There is no memory within the deep
Lucid and released
soaring high above the trees
as suffering fades far
in the distance
I feel it now
With death so close, you never know
And I’m free somehow
I'm free
The doorway looms
the space beyond, it calls to you
and so it seems
that which was, will always be
will always be...
Bending
with the branches
Hallways
and a staircase
that leads straight down
Closer
for the last time
Passed on
to the other side of the door
I'm left behind
And now I know
yeah now I know
I've always known
And I just need to let it go

WELCOME TO THE HARBOR LIGHT
Shorelines on fire
crashing waves, reflections of the portals in the sky
The nightmare subsides,
pulled from the storm to the fathoms of your eyes
To keep it all inside
Safe with me up high
To cut us loose and fly

AS PALMS GIVE WAY TO PINES
Sink into the forest floor
and leave no trace
Comburent revenants
beholden to the grave.
Some are close
still others languish far away
I've seen this place, and the light it shines
yet abandoned it now stands
before me.

Into the deep end...
It's locked within
The life I left here years ago
And dust has cleared
upon the oceans I let go.
Set a course
to where the skyline meets the sea
We could escape, and set a blaze
to the shipyards that lie somewhere
in between
Into the deep end...
Blackness covers
it rips our lives away
And I wonder
if the pines, they feel no pain?
Yet it burns
so I hide it away
Can't let it go...
it's always there.