It took the best of me to get through the night in this bitter goddamned cold, but "my lungs are aching" from something much worse. It wasn’t the question that burst through my ears, but the answer it returned. "Oh god, the blood" (your blood), It couldn’t ever lie. It took a phone call to bring me to tears. The sirens come to claim their prize. And I don’t even care, cause you’re not even there. How could I say... I can't find the words, not like words could’ve ever saved your life. 'Cause we were brothers after all. And it shakes me to my bones that you’re not by my side. We were brothers after all. "Don’t say a word," don’t you even try cause your body’s wearing out. The only thing that I can do is to stay quiet and motionless. I hope like hell that you didn’t feel a thing, your arms are split open wide. My brother, my friend, "I will stay until the end," until you’ve expired. But you didn’t even care, it was just too much to bear. "Oh my god, what have I done?" I went and deserted you. My brother, my friend, I swore till the end that I would see this through. Your blood, it soaks the ground. You’ll always remain here. My heart it pounds, I’ll never forget the look in your eyes. I'll never forget you.
from Dead Leaves,
released February 12, 2016
Additional vocals by Jake Sloan