Insider threat

Millions of cells created and destroyed
In a constant cycle that defines our time

Electrical messages transmitting our will
Through miles of biological wiring

Complex matter synthesized to keep
The machine in working order

One abstract thought enough to change
This magic gift into a void existence.

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The weapon

Truth is sometimes
Better left unsaid
Kept under lock and key
Like a lethal weapon

For a better moment
Will maybe come to use it
Against real enemies
Rather than an uncomfortable past

But you coldly spoke it
Sort of a make or break cure
Convinced that any heart
Can be healed by the obvious

Then my reason ran aground
Pushed by your merciless wind
So carefully stay, distant enough
Not to see my fatal wounds.

Undercover

Walk around the dark room
It all seems calm now
The mystery has been solved
And the menace neutralised

None needs you anymore
Useless seeping agent
You can trade your mission
For a well deserved rest

Destroy your identity
Erase the information
Incinerate the files
And all your secrets with them

And when your mind
Will stop remembering
You won’t need to wish it away
And there will be no trace left.

Teardrop

Back from 1998…

“Love, love is a verb
Love is a doing word
Fearless on my breath
Gentle impulsion
Shakes me, makes me lighter
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

Night, night after day
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath
Black flowers blossom
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my…

Water is my eye
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath
Teardrop on the fire
Of a confession
Fearless on my breath
Most faithful mirror
Fearless on my breath

Teardrop on the fire
Fearless on my breath

You stumble in the dark
You stumble in the dark”

Massive Attack – Teardrop

Stay

The warmth of a bed
Darkness is blinding deep
Your head on my shoulder
Soft calm respiration

Is this a glimpse of happiness
Is this just a truce
Asking for too much
Made me deaf to the answer

Stay with me longer
Stay with me forever
Even if our forever
Will only be tonight.

Five minutes

Our past is just
Five minutes away
So don’t be scared ’cause
You have already survived to it

Our future is just
In five minutes
So don’t be scared ’cause
You are already experiencing it

Why worry about them
Or care about what is not?
You can let your defenses down
And stop hiding from both.

Cold stones

Carefully open up the box
And take out all the gold
And all the precious gems
You have been cherishing for so long

Watch them shine like a rainbow
As soon as the torchlight
Bathes the purple velvet
Inside the weathered wooden case

Explain to your best friend
That this once was your treasure
And try to make him see through your eyes
How much they enlightened your own world

Show him the endless landscapes
Of their reflections in your head
Tell the meaning of their shades
And the pattern they used to form

He will only see cold stones
And dark spaces in between
And you cannot blame him for this
Because there’s nothing to be seen

And no reason for him to rescue you
Or for playing the doctor’s part
And help fighting the invisible presence
Of a dream that turned out bad.