Atlas Collapsing

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A T L A S C O L L A P S I N G

THEY FOUND ME DEAD IN THE STARTING BLOCKS
I'D ACCEPTED DEFEAT, I COULDN'T COMPETE
SO PICK MY BONES, HELP ME UNDERSTAND
HELP ME HALLUCINATE
ONE CONSOLATION TO COPE WITH THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD
IN THE COLD IT IS JUST ENOUGH

SCHOPENHAUER, I KNEW WHAT YOU MEANT
WHEN YOU SAID ITS A PRISON CAMP HERE
YOU CANNOT BE FREE. WE'LL ALL SHARE THE FATE
OF PROMETHEUS WHILE WE'RE AWAKE

BREAK THE LADDER AND GAG ZARATHUSTRA
WE'RE NOTHING AT ALL, NOT A TIDEMARK AGAINST THE WALL
OH MY BROTHERS THE SKY IS COLLAPSING
AND YOU HOLD IT UP LIKE ATLAS OR END UP CRUSHED

SO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD
I'LL BE YOUR DISCIPLE, THE GEEK IN THE CORNER OF CLASS
BUT TURN YOUR BACK, HELP ME UNDERSTAND
MY MISERABLE FAILURE
I'LL SUFFER YOUR WISDOM TO BRING A FORM TO THE VOID
I'LL EAT THE CRUMBS FROM BENEATH YOUR SEAT

THEN ITS OFF TO BED, TO MY MATTRESS OF FLIES, ASH AND LICE
TO THE NIGHTMARE OF LIFE
UNKNOWABLE LIFE. NO MORE THAN A GLIMPSE
OF A SHADOW PERCEIVED THROUGH THE MIST

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from Atlas Collapsing, released October 6, 2012

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