"The Artist" as written by and Shawn/lee Milke....
She haunts me in dreams
I see her silhouette dance across landscapes
Of golden light and autumn
In my dreams

Her soft eyes see (the thing I'd give)
Through my tortured soul (to prove myself to her)
Vanishing (to make her see)
Any hope for fantasy

Jaded eyes awake as her selfish words rain from such placid lips
Still I kiss her silken flesh

Frigid air leaves me breathless
Foolish agony fills my lungs as I try to scream for her
I confess I scare myself
Through the howling wind, on my knees, I cry
Listen to me

I'm broken by her silence to a love unseen
Blood soaked feathers rained down
My wingless angel so broken falls gracefully from the sky
To waiting arms
To waiting arms

Frigid air leaves me breathless
Foolish agony fills my lungs as I try to scream for her
I confess I scare myself
Frigid air leaves me breathless
Foolish agony fills my lungs as I try to scream for her
I confess I scare myself
Through the howling wind, on my knees, I cry
Listen to me

Such foolish agony fills my lungs as I try to scream for her
Jaded eyes wake to the sounds of my voice as I scream to her
In dreams I've seen her silhouette dance across golden light
And autumn
In my dreams

In my dreams skies so burdened let her go
As cold rain falls, so does she
My desires whither, broken once more
Soft hands take one so fair she haunts me


Lyrics submitted by Aphrodisiac, edited by pkmnavy

"The Artist" as written by Dennis Lavell Lee Dennis Lee

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  • +3
    General Comment"The Artist, overwhelmed with panic and paranoia, is convinced that he is being watched and that someone somewhere knows what he's done. Just the sight of Annabel's body begins to blur the lines of fantasy and reality. He controls the urge to run and leans down to kiss her one final time, closing her eyes with the gentle touch of his blood-soaked fingertips. His tortured goodbye plagues his mind and allows the madness to come pouring back with a vengeance. The Artist accepts his fate, hides the body and sets out into the night." -Alesana
    TrinaTragedyon February 03, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song.... and this entire album is based on the poem Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe, it may seem an emo song and may be but this entire album is genius because this band has created an entire album that is based on a single work of literature.... a poem.
    gr33l3y3stat3son June 16, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentUhm... these are the lyrics to "Pathetic, Ordinary."
    stjimmyrocks92on February 14, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI sent in a lyric correction, which is now going through the tape. The correct lyrics, for the meantime:

    What is wrong with her eyes?
    A glossy stare that won't leave me be starts my blood running cold.
    A gaze that could make hell freeze over...
    I have to understand she's gone...
    But she's not!
    Don't you tell me that she is dead!
    Watch her lips softly move because she's still whispering to me!
    ...And something here is not quite right...

    Skin so cold beneath my touch as I brush back her hair and close her eyes.
    But I cannot stand to turn away.
    When I do, she'll be gone...
    It's frightening...

    Sweaty hands will fail to lock the door...
    They'll be here soon.
    I wish I could keep my teeth from grinding.
    I wish I'd stop looking behind me.
    Running now will only make it worse...
    They'll be here soon.
    I wish I could shake the awful feeling.
    I wish my mind would stop...

    Maybe I am crazy and my mind is trying to deceive me.
    As the ground vanishes I wonder will the sky be the next to fail me?
    Paint abandons canvas.
    And my brush can't seem to start again from scratch.
    As I watch everything unravel, why should I even try to stop the collapse?
    I won't...

    Shaking as I rest her body down.
    No one knows, only me...
    It's frightening...

    Sweaty hands will fail to lock the door...
    They'll be here soon.
    I wish I could keep my teeth from grinding.
    I wish I'd stop looking behind me.
    Running now will only make it worse...
    They'll be here soon.
    I wish I could shake the awful feeling.
    I wish my mind would stop...

    Maybe I am crazy and my mind is trying to deceive me.
    As the ground vanishes I wonder will the sky be the next to fail me?
    Paint abandons canvas.
    And my brush can't seem to start again from scratch.
    As I watch everything unravel, why should I even try to stop the collapse?
    Why should I even try to stop the collapse? Why should I even try?

    There's a madman glaring straight at me!
    Oh I know I've seen his face before...
    I am sure I've seen his face before...

    Maybe I am crazy and my mind is trying to deceive me.
    As the ground vanishes I wonder will the sky be the next to fail me?
    Paint abandons canvas.
    And my brush can't seem to start again from scratch.
    As I watch everything unravel, why should I even try to stop the collapse?
    I won't...
    pkmnavyon February 06, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe protagonist can't believe that annabel is dead... he becomes insane
    annarchion January 25, 2010   Link
  • -3
    General CommentIt's pretty good, for an emo song.
    LBDamnedon April 19, 2010   Link

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