The Soul's Midnight

by Ice Dragon

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For, he thought, it’s a special hour. Women never wake then, do they? They sleep the sleep of babes and children. But men in middle age? They know that hour well. Oh God, midnight’s not bad, you wake and go back to sleep, one or two’s not bad, you toss but sleep again. Five or six in the morning, there’s hope, for dawn’s just under the horizon. But three, now, Christ, three A.M.! Doctors say the body’s at low tide then. The soul is out. The blood moves slow. You’re the nearest to dead you’ll ever be save dying. Sleep is a patch of death, but three in the morn, full wide-eyed staring, is living death! You dream with your eyes open. God, if you had strength to rouse up, you’d slaughter your half-dreams with buckshot! But no, you lie pinned to a deep well-bottom that’s burned dry. The moon rolls by to look at you down there, with its idiot face. It’s a long way back to sunset, a far way on to dawn, so you summon all the fool things of your life, the stupid lovely things done with people known so very well who are now so very dead – And wasn’t it true, had he read somewhere, more people in hospitals die at 3 A.M. than at any other time . . . ?

"Something Wicked This Way Comes"
Ray Bradbury

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released 11 January 2013

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Track Name: The Soul's Midnight
Can't feel me toes, can't feel my head
I am lying here sleeping again

Can't feel my toes, can't feel head
Am I just sleeping? Or am I dead?

When do I awake from this nightmare?
When do I awake from this hell?
Am I just lying here forever?
Is this a permanent spell?

I hear those 3 o'clock bells
I hear those 3 o'clock bells

I feel cold, I feel wet
I don't feel so good
I must be dead I guess

I feel cold, I feel wet
I don't feel so good
I must be dead I guess

When do I awake from this nightmare?
When do I awake from this hell?
Am I just lying here forever?
Is this a permanent spell?

I hear those 3 o'clock bells
I hear those 3 o'clock bells
Track Name: Understanding Ouroboros
Serpent circles the sky
Masticate upon itself but cannot finish dying

The mighty head
Now closes on the end

Approaching termination
Flesh no longer bends

The pinnacle of masochistic etiquette
Defeated even in pursuit of death
Track Name: Winterwind
When the sun goes down
It's gonna get cold in this here town

And everything you knew
Will lay frozen in front of you

The wind won't let you move
Try to fight it you're gonna lose

The way it cuts into your skin
Too much for the fire within

When it was warm, you had her then
But it got cold and she left again

You said it was the last time
Said you didn't care

But in the spring when she comes home
You will still be there