Accolade

by Knight of Swords

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released December 22, 2015

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Knight of Swords Seattle, Washington

A decadent-rock band from Seattle. A semi-closeted trans woman and her faithful drum machine

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Track Name: Yet Another Venus
Brought to you by the cenobites
And the sights they have to show
Written by a third-rate hack
What he's writing, he doesn't know
He leads an indie band
Or industrial, I don't care
He's run out of ideas
So he peels a banana for spares
Peel slowly and see

He knows not what SSC means
He praises abuse instead
Puerile fantasies of sex
And violence;
Look at the edge
Track Name: Maytide
As I walk through the dale of rue
I think of friendship with you
I know now it was a mistake;
This parting Gift you must take
And I know you want to lay low
But you must reap what you sow
I must admit, I'm in your debt
In Maytide you'll get your due

It's useless to hide, my brother
My killer--from your web of lies
In the Maytide you'll get what's due
(repeats)


Let the winter wind blow, for
it's not so cruel as your ingratitude
And for all that I've done for you!
You've bled me dry as your fall guy
Thirty pieces is the price of blood
And it's yours to collect

It's useless to hide, my brother
My killer--from your web of lies
In the Maytide you'll get what's due
(repeats)

As I walk through the dale of rue
I think of friendship with you
No matter how proud you think you are
Your shame shall follow soon
If you rest in Arcadia, remember:
Even in Arcadia am I

It's useless to hide, my brother
My killer--from your web of lies
In the Maytide you'll get what's due
(repeats)
Track Name: DNC
Don't heed the visions
Ignore the voices
Don't heed the serpent
Don't heed the serpent's kiss

Let the serpent wrap around
Let him take your breath away
Track Name: Song of the Doomed Sailor
As we sail across the seas
As we venture through the waters
Around the cliffs, the murmur rocks
The voices sing and the pilot drowns

As we pass the sirens' rocks
sailing without a helmsman
A ship of fools, a ship doomed
In approach of the vortex

Maelstrom! Maelstrom!
The name strikes terror in the heart
Maelstrom! Maelstrom!
And the fog descends upon us

Chaos reigns upon the ship
Enveloped by the murky fog
And the wind, harsh and biting
The vortex beckons for you

Water, water, water everywhere
Yet none for us to drink
The whirlpool circles around us
An albatross about your neck

Narrowly we escape the vortex
Then from the fog a lonely ship
With neither crew nor captain
Nevertheless it sails by us

Its foghorn blows through the darkness
Bells of warning, bells of warning
The ship that sails with no flag
Now holds the weather gage

Its carronade fires, again and again
The sails rip and the hull collapses
As the ship begins to founder
We sink; the ninth wave approaches
Track Name: Blue Flower
Looking out a train window
Driving through a lonely lane
These woods covered in snow
And you told me long ago
We'd meet beneath the bridge
Under the linden, on the heather
When the sweet heavens rained
When downy flake fell
When the river froze over
Beneath a cleansing wind

And I wait beside the river
And I wait for you
Looking for the blue bloom

Now I walk along the river
Now I see that it flows black
Will I go to death's dream kingdom?
Will I see your face at last?
Track Name: Outro
It's four in the morning
I haven't slept for days
Fog lights the way
Soaked in stillness

It was all in my hands
Monuments of stone
Nothing beside remains
Boundless and bare
Dust to dust

Burn it down and bury the ashes