Hollow World

by The Sorry Dead

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released June 13, 2016

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The Sorry Dead Reunion

The Sorry Dead were formed in Réunion in 2016. The group is spearheaded by the former Winter Kings frontman Austin Kehoe (Eire)and producer Resbina (Réunion). Their music interweaves lyrical intensity and a blend of genres to create an unusual sound that is difficult to categorize with elements of trip-hop, electro and rock; This is music for the sleepless view. ... more

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Track Name: Last Time that You'll Fall
Last time that you'll fall

You know there is a place
You can see it in your mind
We'll all be given grace
To rise from this and shine
Someday we'll find a way
Out of this damned place
And we'll wrap ourselves in words
And finally find some grace

I know you hear it, I know you feel it
I know you know this can't be all there is
And in the darkness When you lose it
You know you must be meant for something more
But if I held you, just to heal you
Send this ship back to some sacred shore
But if I held you through the hell you
Know its cause I know the spark in you
Will grow brighter, that you'll fight it
The voice that tries to leech the light from you
That you'll lose it, that you'll leave it
The voice that tries to leech the light from you

You know there is a place
You can see it in your mind
We'll all be given grace
To rise from this and shine
Someday we'll find a way
Out of this damned place
And we'll wrap ourselves in words
And finally find some grace

When the light comes and unfolds you
When you come to rise above it all
When it holds you and it heals you
This is the last time that you'll fall
This is the last time that you'll fall low
I will hold you flesh and bones and all
When the earth shakes and the night calls
You and I will rise above it all
When the light shines in these tired eyes
You and I will rise above it all
When the light shines in these tired eyes
This is the last time that you'll fall

You know there is a place
You can see it in your mind
We'll all be given grace
To rise from this and shine
Someday we'll find a way
Out of this damned place
And we'll wrap ourselves in words
And finally find some grace
Track Name: The Devil in Me
The Devil in Me

There's a voice in me
It speaks its poison
And tries to bury me
But I do my weeping underwater
And though these footsteps fail me
Know they'll never falter

And if this mirror shoots me down
I'll find my shelter in this sound
Can't you hear me?
I'll make my stand
On my own stolen ground
I'll be a rock
That you can't push around
Just let you go
If I could just let you go

You're the devil in me when the night comes cold
and tells me all the things I stole,
Hold me in the dark tonight so I might someday see the light,
You and I will break someday on tides that I have thrown away
and nothing you can do will change my ways

You don't hold the key to the brighter parts of me
So just let me be
I watch you walk around inside me
Waving your flag in the air
Like you've won this wasted land
But I'm still there

You're the devil in me when the night comes cold
and tells me all the things I stole,
Hold me in the dark tonight so I might someday see the light,
You and I will break someday on tides that I have thrown away
and nothing you can do will change my ways
Track Name: The Lantern and the Lighthouse
The Lantern and the Lighthouse

You know every way I've failed
and how I stumbled through my days
Trying to find some better way
To keep these shadows away
Leave a light on for me
And I'll leave a light on for you,
Teach this blind man to see
So I can find my way to be

I will keep this dark at bay
I will climb out through the day
I will keep this dark at bay
I will climb out to the day
I will keep us both inside
I will hold back this dark night,
I will keep us both inside
I will hold back this dark

I know it's you and I alone
I know we'll never make it home
But keep a light on for me
And I know we'll see it through
And if this night it runs you though
Keep a light on for you
I'll keep a light on for you
I'll keep a light on

I will keep this dark at bay
I will climb out through the day
I will keep this dark at bay
I will climb out to the day
I will keep us both inside
I will hold back this dark night,
I will keep us both inside
I will hold back this dark
Track Name: Embers
Embers

Coloured heart of the broken sky
This light it leads me down
Is there to be no escape?
My lips know words
that I will never speak
And all these broken things
That I have idolised
How they litter the streets like abandoned toys

Let the angels fall
Cos' there's just devils down here

But I still wait for a hurricane
To wash away these stains
A wind to howl my name
Cos' I can feel me fade
I can feel me fade

I am programmed obsolescence
In a world that's built the same
All of us are embers
But none of us flames

Winter howls my name
Cos' I can feel me fade
All of us are embers
But none of us flames
Let the angels fall
There's just devils down here
Track Name: These Arms of Mine
These Arms of Mine

Let the night reel you in
Until our bodies just give in
Until we can no longer tell
Where you or I begin

I know I've been away
I know I've been astray
But you were always entwined
Within these arms of mine

So hold me ever closer until I fade in
To every burning ember of the spark you've within
I want to grow old knowing my heart was sold
To someone who turns my tears into gold

I know you've seen me give in
In the dark of day I let the devil in
And in the chambers of my heart
When I was falling apart
You were always within

And I know I'll fade away
I know it's getting late
But you are always entwined
Within these arms of mine
Track Name: Hollow World
Hollow World

I'm strung up and tongue-tied
Wired up and wired in
My mind's lost its eye
Every passion is tranquilized
I can't find the key to my comfortable cage

I'm hung up and wrung dry
Body willing but paralysed
The colours they blind my eyes
And all my rage is stuck inside
I can't find the key to my comfortable cage

They hollow out the world
So nothing fills you up
They hollow out the world
So nothing needs your love
No nothing needs you now

I'm cold and I'm cutthroat
Nothing left to shout about
They've televised my life
Till I can't tell my wrong from right
I can't find the key to my comfortable cage

They hollow out the world
So nothing fills you up
They hollow out the world
So nothing needs your love
No nothing needs you now
Track Name: A Spark for the Dark
A Spark for the Dark

See the city's dark heart tonight
And how it's black as my soul
Something's blackened out the stars tonight
It's cruel and cold
It's black as my soul

See I'm spitting out sparks tonight
While we're singing to your soul
I'll break into your heart tonight
Until it's cruel and it's cold
Until it's black as my soul

So hold me closer now until you know me well
So you can separate your heavens from your hells
Dance me back into the dark
Cos' I am stealing your spark

(Resbina)
I do not fear the darkness
The final place for the reckless
I drives you mad, it breaks your heart
Eats your mind and drinks your soul
I feel blessed in the fire, I come and light your pyre
Quench your whole desire, I'm taking you higher
You're the one that I've been waiting for
You're the face of the unknown
And I can't feel the heat anymore
For the first time I'm in love, your love
Encrypted in the core of my memory
Like a splinter in my mind and I can see it in your eyes
Do you believe in fate?

I am the priest and the altar
For all of your sins
I am the unhappy ending
For all you begin
I am all of your sins

So hold me closer now until you know me well
So you can separate your heavens from your hells
Dance me back into the dark
Cos' I am stealing your spark
Track Name: We'll Never Know the Night
We'll never know the night

Through all our summers gone
I held on
This light fed away
I waited
I stayed
To hold you in my arms
For one more day

So when these lights come fading out
Don't tell me I was broken
Or what to shout about
Cos' I know the night will come and fall on us
I know the night will break upon us

These nights that I've known
Have never taken my throne
Breathe me out till I know
There's nothing in this song
That you let fall away
So I could stay here now

I'll hold the waves so you won't sail away
I'll turn the tides to stay here in this light
And you and I
Will never know the night

Though the winter's long
We held on
The light fed away
But you and I stayed
To kindle this flame for our nights and our days
A broken embrace
So you won't fall away

In fading lights and drowning waves
The broken voice of one who's saved
Your soul in mine
We walk the line
In faded lights and fractured skies
The day we die this light divides
But you and I will still collide
The day we die this light divides
But you and I
Will never know the night

Night and Day

If I wanted to remember you
I know it would be hard
I wish I could say something romantic
Like I'll find you in my heart
But the truth is that I lost you
And I don't know where to start

Another sad song
'Bout where I might've belonged
If the blade didn't fall
If the sirens never called

A memory of light
Upon a landscape of you
And every curve could capture me
Like our bodies at least could tell the truth

If I wanted to find you now
I'd have no words to say
I'd thank you for the waves and the hurricanes
And I'd send you on your way
We were just night and day
Track Name: Unknown Roads
Unknown Roads

No song I've sung has ever stayed the same
They all end whispering your name
Again

In these violet hours
when the sun goes down
It's getting harder now
To keep you off my mind
I put the bottle down
Get my feet on the ground
But it's hard to keep your heart
From hanging round

And I weep and I rail and I try to stay awake
But there's something that holds me here
And I know you and I, we're far apart
But it's never too far from my heart

I will know when these chains from me fall
So I can beat upon these walls
And I will hold to theses unknown roads
Till I have opened up my soul
I will know
There's a fire in me now that is never growing cold

So I spin this world around
And I break upon the waves
Of every stolen kiss
I should've saved
But I'll learn to let it fall
Get back to climbing up these walls
Cos' I've no one but the ghost of you to blame

I will know when these chains from me fall
So I can beat upon these walls
And I will hold to theses unknown roads
Till I have opened up my soul
I will know
There's a fire in me now that is never growing cold
Track Name: Wild Wind
Wild Wind

We set sail on a stormy night
I watched the lights disappear
And I feared what I'd left behind
But I let the wild wind steer

Sorrow always follows you
There's no shadow like your own
There's no shore I ever sailed to
That took me far enough from home

So I sail into the wind
And I let the waves fall
I know I'm castaway
I hear all the sirens call

I let the wild wind steer

But I keep raising sail
I'm my own mutineer
And as the lights disappear
I let the wild wind steer

I no longer seek to be saved
I roll with waves
Track Name: Warrior Born
Warrior Born

I've been shot down before
That's my blood there upon the floor
I've got wounds within wounds
I've got scars that keep score

I'm no dead man walking
I am warrior born

So bandage me good
And sharpen my sword
Nobody's my master
Nobody's my lord
I hold to a different code
I know this armours a lie
But someone's got to lift this load
There must be a good way to die

I'm no dead man walking
I am warrior born

I've been struck down before
I have walked in these wounds
To beg succour at your door
But I am forged in these flames
I'll fight this raging horde
Till this kingdom bears my name

I'm no dead man walking
I am warrior born
I'm no dead man walking
I'm the king on his throne
Track Name: Night and Day
Night and Day

If I wanted to remember you
I know it would be hard
I wish I could say something romantic
Like I'll find you in my heart
But the truth is that I lost you
And I don't know where to start

Another sad song
About where I might've belonged
If the blade didn't fall
If the sirens never called

A memory of light
Upon a landscape of you
And every curve could capture me
Like our bodies at least could tell the truth

If I wanted to find you now
I'd have no words to say
I'd thank you for the waves and the hurricanes
And I'd send you on your way
Like we were just night and day