Into the dark corridors of the ship
Deeper and deeper I went
My mind lost and scarred
I wasn’t sure who I was anymore
Oh the sadness and the pain
Was I the Devil or could I be a Saint?
On and on I ran
Probably towards my sanity’s end
The halls grew darker still
No doubt the ship had changed them again
I was wandering through a maze
For which there was no end
Groaning grew loud inside my mind
The whispers of the past dead echoing
If only I could find a way
To tell the truth from fiction this day
Sadly as the blood oozed from the walls
It became more and more apparent
This was not
A place where a happy end
Would be something I could attain
Their voices had grown
Tearing my soul in two
The whispers were driving me mad!
I knew nothing of the place I was in
Finally when I thought the hall would not end
The whispers continuing to tell my sins
I stood before a clock
The biggest I’d ever seen
It ticked persistently
Foretelling of the unknown
What was the purpose of this clock?
Every minute passed there would be a groan
Still the minutes passed like seconds
Hours like minutes
My reality distorted
Nothing made sense
I was barely conscious of anything anymore
Everything had felt a dream
Slowly driving me into insanity
It’d worked, I didn’t know who I was
Where I was
The halls grew dim
The clock continued to tick
It now glowed a deathly black and white
The only light within the darkness at this point
Wake up! WAKE UP! WAKE UP!
The whispers began to chant
DO IT BEFORE HE COMES!
THE CLOCK TICKS CLOSER TO HIS TIME
RUN RUN RUN AND HIDE
IF YOU DON’T YOU’LL SURELY DIE!
There was a sudden fear that struck my soul
The likes of which I could never describe
I did not know who he was
I could however hear him coming
In the darkness of the halls
I heard their screams
Which soon were snuffed out
I turned and ran
I had no plan
I ran from something
For which Death was no escape
I could not see its face
Still the screaming died out
The quieter it got
I knew the closer came my end
Such was the way of these things
The madness ever growing!
Yes…YES! I’M JUST A DEMENTED MAN!
LOST WITHIN HIS MIND!
THIS IS THE NIGHTMARE OF MY LIFE!
MADNESS I’VE BECOME!
I’M USELESS TO EVERYONE!
MY THOUGHTS AREN’T MY OWN
HE ALWAYS KNOWS THEM
NONE CAN HIDE FROM HIS GAZE
HE KNOWS ALL THE WICKED’S WAYS!
I’ll…I’ll tear apart my flesh
PIECE BY PIECE!
Yes…yes that will fix my instability…
Surrounded in the darkness of the world I wait…
The shadows whisper many names
Here I sit peeling at my flesh
Watching the blood begin to drip
-Echo: Shadows & Insanity-