Lyrics

This song was a long time coming, but then suddenly put itself together one day in late 2006.

"Dies Irae" is Latin for "The Day of Wrath".

Dies Irae

In my chest is a bomb that's ticking away
and everyone says it'll be okay
for awhile I agreed, called it good and forgot
but deep down
I know that it's not

but the cool wind stirs in the depths of the night
a huge, silver moon hangs up high in its light
I'm alive tonight, all the world is in bloom
and I'm alone with you

and I know I've had it too good
I can't really get off like this
I'm waiting for Dies Irae to get what I've so far missed

Oh, if you only knew of the things I've seen
wild and dark in the night in my dreams
my mind is a shadow you will never see
deep down
and it phases me

and then in the middle of my beautiful life
I wake up screaming in the middle of the night
My head is pounding and I'm short of breath
and it scares me to death

and I know I've had it too good
I can't really get off like this
I'm waiting for Dies Irae to get what I've so far missed

this life is too good to last
it's too beautiful to stay
a picture perfect tragedy play
a Dies Irae

in my chest is a bomb

and then one quadruple Christmas Eve
four little zeroes, four, a one and a three
there's a silent countdown, a three, two, one
and the end
has suddenly come

well maybe death is gain and here eternity comes
and I smile, because I'm finally done
I feel my sentience's slow release
life is war
do you really want peace?