Beneath the Shadow It Casts

by The Chemical Mind

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1.
If you can’t lift my doubt I’ll drown it myself in the sanctuary beneath the shadow it casts where no one sees me where I pray in supplication where I am repelled by this glorious force 
Withered skin, crippled hands 
Left alone in your arms Which couldn’t carry a sword Let alone my cross Stand beneath the shadow Where I find my shattered being Wet my withered skin Mend my tattered, crippled hands Be my fascination Cleanse me of my imperfection Cast a burning light Realize all my grand delusions
2.
In the shadow of the sacred tree Bearing saccharine fruit, uprooting stone I will follow in the footsteps of the shepherd leading me to home where I will hear my own voice where I’ll remember all that matters to me Arise and come away The tree ripens its fruits And they give forth fragrance Let me see your face Let me hear your voice If you can’t lift my shame I’ll drown it myself in the seclusion beneath the shadow it casts where no one sees me where I hear my own voice where I remember all that matters to me Arise and come away Let me see your face Let me hear your voice
3.
How many shapes do you see in my face? How many lines must you draw before my form is rendered? How many more before I am unrecognizable? Were I to change them, would I maintain my identity? Am I nothing but the formless expression of my desires? An abstract statement of sanguine lust? My mind presents me with no understanding All I know is the cycle of my breath the rhythm in my ears and your tongue on my neck Am I redeemed by your body? 
Am I freed by your blood? By the nectar dripping from your lips or the wine now flowing through my teeth? If I can’t lift my pain We’ll drown it together In the shelter beneath the shadow it casts where no one sees us where the lines of our faces blur where our words enrapture yet repel where we wet our withered skin where we mend our crippled hands Of you, nothing can be said Of you, I can’t stop speaking
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5.
06:25
Your name is oils poured out Your fingers drip with myrrh Name him Solomon after his father He will follow in the footsteps of the flock Why should I look upon you? What have you to offer me?
6.
05:33
The sight never reached my eyes The sound never reached my ears A meager vignette Like a faded memory Was all I had Come and let me see your face Come and let me hear your voice Come where no one sees us Where we’ll sing aloud Touch my mouth with your crippled hands I need to taste your pain
7.
Stand beneath the shadow Where I find my shattered being Wet my withered skin Mend my tattered, crippled hands The shadow cast by this mountain is cold and dark I turn my face to you as a flower to the sun I turn my face to you but your gaze is fixed away I can’t see the light But I can find it by its warmth I can’t see the light But I can sleep right through the dark Be my fascination Cleanse me of my imperfection Cast a burning light Realize all my grand delusions The shadow cast by this mountain is cold and dark

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Beneath the Shadow It Casts is The Chemical Mind's first full-length album. It is the culmination of my 6 years working on the project and incorporates thematic, stylistic, and lyrical elements from each of the EPs leading up to it. It also features contributions from Sam Meador and Matthew Earl of Xanthochroid.

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released February 22, 2019

Nick Krueger - Composition, production, vocals, guitars, bass, piano, lyrics, mixing/mastering
Sam Meador - Additional vocals on track 3
Matthew Carl Earl - Additional vocals on track 1
Julie Sanders - Album art

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Nick Krueger Dallas, Texas

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