Crank the ratchet slowly to measure our inequities
Each bone that breaks reveals a new point of stress to me
A catalyst of suicide, a wound to be dressed
Quiet on the set, your death has taken its turn to be in progress

Squeeze the hammer slowly to bury our honesty
A song for dying swans reveals a path to me
A catalyst of suicide, a wound to infect
Our death will be appreciated, swollen tongue forever

Laced with vitriol
Choking on the residue we leave

It's time to roll the bones
Your end I must advise
With confidence I sin
False grieving now begins
Belittles your demise
In minutes just a memory of faded apparitions

These are the final words that will be penned from me
As empires rise, they do just fall
And history shall forever repeat
So now I dig deep into my black beating heart
And with open arms welcome you to oblivion...

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A Residual Haunting song meanings
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    My OpinionThe meaning behind this song is a lyrical interpretation of how the band was feeling about it's ultimate demise. The song was put last on the album to feel like an epitaph to the bands career. Byzantine broke up the day after the album was released. A Residual Haunting is a term used for memories that have imprinted themselves into the fabric of their surroundings, forever to be replayed over and over. This song was pretty much a lyrical farewell.
    OJ9789on August 20, 2012   Link

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