Flint and Steel (Alternate Version)

Don't deny the feeling within.
Let it burn its way through the skin.

Flint and steel can char to the bone.
Scraping away like pumice stone.
Crystal sounds calling me away.
Voices in my head that want to stay.

Snapped my neck like a mouse in a trap.
A life lived lost calls a bleeding mishap.
Tension tears my soul to shreds.
Rafting a river that's running red.

Murder the light so you can dance with the night.
Embrace the feeling wrought by the venomous bite.
Gouge out your eyes so you can't witness the sight.
Thoughts of love and peace are trite.

Don't deny the feeling within.
Let it burn its way through the skin.

Hold these dying emotions dear.
Melt away with the yesteryear.
Seduce my heart with skeletal lies.
Delving down to where light dies.

A chance of hope is less than real.
Neurotic thoughts are hard to heal.
A hollow shell does not appeal.
Another side effect of flint and steel.

Murder the light so you can dance with the night.
Embrace the feeling wrought by the venomous bite.
Gouge out your eyes so you can't witness the sight.
Thoughts of love and peace are trite.

Wash down the taste of hate.
The hunger of sin won't satiate.
Cauterize my life today.
You cannot speak when there's nothing to say.

A door to darkness draws me in.
Apocalypse will soon begin.
Trying to start a Devil's deal.
Another side effect of flint and steel.

Murder the light so you can dance with the night.
Embrace the feeling wrought by venomous bite.
Gouge out your eyes so you can't witness the sight.
Thoughts of love and peace are trite.

Don't deny the feeling within.
Let it burn its way through the skin.
Life can sometimes seem unreal
When you have a mentality of flint and steel.





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theAquarian said...
Nov. 4, 2012 at 8:22 pm
I love how the theme of this is dark, but it's true- it's not 'expected' at all. There's a tone about this that somehow avoids being generic while conveying a topic that a lot of people can relate to. It's disturbing, it's graphic, it's passionate, and all in the best of ways.
 
DarkShadow... said...
Oct. 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm
Wow. this is just plainly amazing!
 
lizerina776 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm
amazing work!! I'm usually not much into poetry/song lyrics but these were really captivating and I loved it :) nice job Trace, keep it up!
 
lizerina776 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 15, 2012 at 3:45 pm
amazing work!! I'm usually not much into poetry/song lyrics but these were really captivating and I loved it :) nice job Trace, keep it up!
 
JoyfulCheers said...
Oct. 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm
I say this alot but i do really mean, its really good. You have awsome talent to write. Use it well you can. the song/poem has great emotions/meaning with a nice rythem to it. Keep up the good wrok :D
 
Afternoons said...
Sept. 14, 2012 at 7:31 pm
I guess everyone can drop a comment like Amazing, and Brilliant. And I guess I'm going to have to drop those same comments too. Because this song is absolutely amazing. Obviously, you have talent.   Keep writing. (:
 
Ruby-Paige-Rose said...
Sept. 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm
Flint and steel is the perfect analogy for this poem.  
 
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