Mists of Darkness - from "Subconscious"

Part 1
THE MIST (INSTRUMENTAL)

Part 2
WASHED AWAY

All alone in the silence of the morning
wake to find there's nothing there
that's worth living for
that's worth dying for
either way you don't care

Loss of interest in the things that once drove you
to a place where you could see
there's things worth living for
there's things worth dying for
they're things that set you free

You've fallen prey to the darkness all around you
felt it wash away all that you are
and in the fallout you sense a new beginning
but you can't find the will and don't have the heart

And you feel you're falling
and you know you're drowning
and your chance is fading
and your strength is failing

CHORUS:
Sorrow, washed away in anger
washed away in desperation all alone
sadness, washed away in waking
washed away in finding a way you can cope
with the things you must face
with the endless rat race
with the trial of today
with the things that they say
you don't need them
you can find a better way

Sleep the day away
it's the easy way
too much pain today
too much apathy

When your feelings are desperate
your thoughts become dangerous
when your thoughts put you in duress
what's left for you is to bear it

Written on your face
is nothing but a trace
of where your pain is born
of why your mind is torn

Swaying on the edge of a knife
to the brink of insanity
to the ruin of reality
your perception of your life
has warped what's going on
what's here you think is gone

Is there belief, is there relief
when the nightmare has begun
will your mind reach for the gun
or is there strength inside your soul
to give you back control
only you could know

And you feel you're falling
and you know you're drowning
and your chance is fading
and your faith is failing

CHORUS

Part 3
SILENT SUFFERING

Step outside into a world with so many people
understand that life can be deceiving
live in hope that you can cope for another day
understand that giving is receiving

They say, oh I can feel the waves roll in
as time begins to slip right through my fingers

The silent suffering's all around you
it burns your soul as it surrounds you
it leaves a hole when it has bound you
it rides the waves in hope to drown you

Step inside and see a world without any people
understand that this is not who you are
live in trust that life's not just fearing your future
understand that alone you've come this far

They say, oh I can feel the waves roll in
as time begins to slip right through my fingers

The silent suffering's all around you
it takes its place as it surrounds you
it hides its face from those who found you
it rides the waves in hope to drown you

They say, I want to reach another shore
I understand there's so much more
they know, inside their minds the battles rage
while placed upon life's empty stage

Find out why the suffering hides
and why each breath is filled with need
presence of mind to reach inside
and find out why old wounds still bleed

They say, oh I can feel new life begin
as hope has found a grip within my fingers

The silent suffering's all around you
it burns your soul as it surrounds you
it takes its toll when it has bound you
it rides the waves in hope to drown you
don't let it drown you