The Celebration Of Despair And Woe

from Sleep Paralysis by Tragedy In Hope

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Grace of anguished reverence
And gloom of a lean grimace,
Dreadful screams of agony
At a delicious fable's scene.

How charming the ache is,
Like a precious kiss in languid bliss among the moonlight's gleams.
Bewitched by the thrill.
She revels in the nocturnal spree amid swank columns of ivory...

Sorrow palace of the shattered glass.
Falling tears and her mourning art,
Scalding fragrance of aphrodisiacs,
Filled the air with its lewd witchcraft.

Lights of the dazzling masquerade,
Music, dances, haughty glances,
Malicious tongues, salacious talks,
Such a beautiful folk.
Voluptuous lips, coquettish eyes,
A dark-red attire, a necklace, silk tights.

The merciful gift of an affectional adieu.
The humble lady was defiled, abused, allured,
She was sepulchered.
Under the weight of the secret love
The terrible truth should have bowed,
But on the edge of the tragedy
Her desperate action made him free.

"Fly to the fair paradise
Indelible shame and dishonor demised,"
If together they were like a patrician and a whore,
Their confession would be a doom.
Ripple of laughter and a mockery after,
Caws of mirk crows, sharp and curved claws.

Gossips that tickle curious minds
Courteously crawl in souls of all kinds.
Sweet flattery caused a blush on the young face,
After two days she was found, cut veins.

In anticipation of the scarlet sunset,
She learned to dance a vulgar minuet.
Cautiously entered the sumptuous hall,
Dirty, wet thoughts became a crucial role.

Like yellow leafs on a weeping willow,
Algid hearts blaze in ecstasy.
Amused by spellbinding Eros,
She engendered sick fantasies.

Greedy hands touched her waist,
Fondled her body, pinched smooth legs and the pretty face.
This poor girl shone like a pearl
Among arrogant lords on the tumultuous ball.

A piercing scream in the mist,
Then stony silence, cuts on wrists.
Chill winds whisper, "She is missed,"
In the woods beneath the blood moon eclipse.
She had to save him from disgrace,
But got lost in a maze of myriad ways.

He met her in a theatre.
A curtsy for the noble,
A quaint wink for the girl,
They fell in love like no one else before.

Secret meetings at the lake,
They hid from the eyes of thousands of snakes.
This promise will never be broken.

Under tall trees, he got down on knee,
“Mannerly asked for my hand.”
He pulled out the ring, it glaringly blinked,
“Bewildered and glad I agreed.”

“Soon will be a ball, I should tell them all.”
“But you will be stained for the rest of your life...”
“I'm ready to lose my noble pride.”
“I can't let them cover you in a mournful pall.”

Under sneers of sluts and knaves,
They were buried in the nameless graves,
And softly echoed someone's laugh in the woods...
The celebration of despair and woe!

Enchanting sounds of violins
Should've played a funeral theme
Instead of the dissolute symphony.
Haughty grins and the broken dream
Followed two lovers in their farewell hours.


from Sleep Paralysis, released February 12, 2021
Music and lyrics by Sasha Giller.
Mixing, mastering and producing Vladimir Lehtinen.
Guitars and vocals by Sasha Giller.
Drums by Alexander Dovgan’.
The artwork by Alexander Moroz.

Female vocal by Elizaveta Belokoz.


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