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An Autumn Departure

by As Autumn Calls

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Everyday I come closer to death Gasping for air with every breath The cold reality of all my fears Tears me down and moves me to tears It has always been hard for me Maybe something you could not see Solitude a cunning friend Crafting the means to a lonely end I have chosen life in this way Avoiding the perils of each new day Turning hope into agony The depression has taken me... Take me to see the angels So I may pluck the feathers from their wings Come to me and I will bring you down Sometimes I dream of being alive But the feeling quickly passes Take away my pain so I may feel joy again I hold the handle of a knife That I may take my own life Everyday my heart aches such as this Oh how I long for joy's gentle kiss But here I lie cold and alone Where the tears are for my own Trapped in this dark cell A shadowy place I know too well Under the beauty of an ethereal moon In a raging sea of endless gloom Ebony dreams fade into the night Beyond my grasp they take their flight Take me to see the angels So I may pluck the feathers from their wings Come to me and I will bring you down Sometimes I dream of being alive But the feeling fades… it fades Take away my pain so I may feel joy again
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The shadows follow me They hold me within their grasp Hiding me from hungry eyes I’m a silhouette of a man Forgotten before I’m ever known Dying as I live my life It is lonely here in this darkness I try and sleep the pain away In the darkness, hear me cry In the darkness I live to die In the darkness, I will wallow In the darkness, the shadows follow My hopes and dreams lie dead Beneath a veil of black I know death lurks nearby Watching me... waiting for me... I’ve tried a million times To find a place to hide No matter what I do The shadows will follow No emotion inside of me Everything is so obscure I cannot tell what is real The sun begins to fade away As the music slowly dies I dream of you as I fade away
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I thought I slew them all But they surround me In the dead of night Whispering their intentions Into my weakening ears So dark and so cruel They bring me down Oh, they bring me down I find them hiding deep In the morning light Waiting to return again Their voices are hollow Echoing through my mind So dark and so cruel They bring me down Oh, they bring me down They burden me with dark thoughts Ripping and tearing me apart So that I am dead to the world
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Wither Away 07:09
Despite what they say, time cannot heal every wound And when you were taken from me, I lost everything All reason for existence, all reason for anything at all Dark clouds formed, masking the warmth of summer The leaves began to wither away and die I could never again face the light of the sun Never again would I visit the place where we danced Beneath the singing trees and the pale grey moon above The sadness became anger, and the anger become hate Every night I cried in the dark gloom of the night As I walked aimlessly through the shadow forest Drifting further away from all I had ever known I remember holding you in my arms the night you died As I kissed your soft lips and caressed your skin Your skin was so pale and you became so cold There was nothing I could do but cry in pain My thoughts became dark and I gave myself to the moon That night I prayed for my own death, but it was all in vain…
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I dreamt of you again Arm in arm we walked We laughed and we smiled Oh what a beautiful girl I held you close to me I dared not let you go Time was a forgotten word All that mattered was us I gazed into your eyes My whole world died Awakened to an empty room A prison of solitude In the emptiness I bask in sorrow...
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Without You 06:46
I can't see The tears... they blind me I can't scream The silence deafening I can't sleep The pain runs too deep I can't feel It all seems so unreal So it seems Everything was taken from me All I want now Is you... beside me And I want you now More than anything else... When I think of you There is nothing else... And when I close my eyes All I see is you... And when I cry Every tear is for you How can I go on Without you... How can I live my life Without you... Still I reach out to no one I want to be left alone To bask within my sadness My time is soon approaching And I can't live without you Oh how I wish to be with you
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The darkness grows Unearthing my sorrow The light fades Leaving doleful shades The silent cries Hopelessness inside my eyes The broken screams Haunt me in my dreams These thoughts of you The past I still pursue The constant shame Harbour all the blame The nights grow colder The days grow shorter A constant reminder (Of how I left you) A heavy snowfall A cold and empty stare I vaguely remember (Leaving you there) (Repeat Chorus) The sleepless nights Beneath the dim lights A long drawn out breath The cold hands of death An icy chill Everything frozen still A dreamlike state The cold hands of fate (Repeat Chorus) My worlds painted dead In shades of black and grey I no longer see the point In facing another dismal day I much rather end it all And be rid of all this pain… once and for all
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It was the end of Autumn And everything was dying Like the Autumn leaves that fell silently So to did she fall away from me Drifting gracefully to the earth To sleep and dream eternally…

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Written from 2005-2008. Originally recorded to be released exclusively on cassette but later the decision was made to release it on CD.

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released May 31, 2011

All music and lyrics were written by As Autumn Calls with the exception of 'Murder' which was written by Katatonia.

Recorded by As Autumn Calls. Mixed and mastered at Sardonic Moon Studio by Darren Favot.

Album covers for cassette and CD by Wallace R. Gillard. (www.facebook.com/art.wrg)

Inlay photography by James.
Album design and layout by Naturmacht Design.

CD released by Naturmacht Productions. (Sold Out)
Cassette (Limited to 100 copies) released by The Northern Cold Productions.

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As Autumn Calls Sudbury, Ontario

Melodic Death/Doom from Canada.

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