the leper’s prospect lyrics – xanthochroid

cold winds
sting my co*rs* and blistered skin
making my return
to a vain veil of time

dead dreams
shadows cry out desparately
can you not remember
your lost son’s name?

why should i persist?
wrap me up in shrouds
and let me remain unseen

trees that grow together
like father and son
stand in stark contrast
to my dreadful outcast soul

i wander, forlorn
disfugured, so sore
aching from the weight
i bore all those years

i am descending a black mountain
that crumbles beneath my feet
still, i am looking back

over barren hills
devoid of light
i struggle to draw my breath.

straining my sight
just so i might catch
a glimpse of a long dead dream

/ xanthochroid lyrics