Where were you when it all came crashing down? Where were they when you left me there to drown? When the winds fall tired as before, I’ll remain: weighed down and wanting more. I was never questioned whether this was wrong or right. Assuming for the better, I stepped into the light and with pains and tribulations, wonderment and strife, each one after the other ripped forever from my life. Where were you when it all came crashing down? Where were they when you left me here to drown? When the oceans and the winds grow tired and sore I’ll lay still: the past more than before. I only wanted purpose, I never needed might. I only dreamed of knowledge, not of this black hole of sight. I only wanted gladness, never needed pain. I only thought myself so full of empathy, not distain. I never wanted these, I never needed you. I never asked for anything, never pleaded, too. I only want to see them. I never needed loss. I only dream of faces past and of the lives you cost. Where were you when it all came crashing down? Where were they when you left me there to drown? When my legs grow weary and my body uncared for, I’ll welcome it completely and sink into the floor. I miss you more, I miss you more.
from Eternal Perfect Motion,
released March 3, 2017
Production Elements, Lyrics, Vocals: Ataraxia
Production + Idea: Totalspark