"Smiling Not Smiling" as written by and Steven John Wilson....
Out of the city the heaven's reflect
A stinging vista of flaming insects
Darkness engulfing islands of light
Scarring the sky and staining the night

Under this mess and idiot prayer
A ticking bomb of bone and thin air
A candle wasting and waxing to nil
Waiting to trigger and blow the big chill

Now I'm inclined only to sleep
Ask me a question the meaning runs deep
Moments are drowning in mantras of rain
Smiling unsmiling there's no need to explain

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    General CommentBEAUTIFUL!
    _space_on April 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIs it "under this 'mess' and idiot prayer" or "under this 'mass' and idiot prayer"?

    Or would "mass" be more appropriate than "mess"?
    CatofNoahon September 07, 2016   Link

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