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Rose petals wither on the floor
As I am left to douse the candles and close the door.
Drawing the shades to complete the darkness,
Drawing the shades; shadows have never seemed so empty.

Everything that she has taken from me...
There was so much left to say,
And by the chill that she left with me,
I feel I should be able to see my breath.

Rose petals wither on the floor
As I am left to douse the candles and close the door.
Drawing the shades
To complete the darkness

Of what was once so sweet,
there is nothing left but a memory
As the smoke fills the room,
a murky suspension blurs the dim light

Golden stars of dust, suspended,
Shining for the days that once were
Longing, yearning, reminiscing
You, my only source of light in this darkness

Rose petals wither on the floor
As I am left to douse the candles and close the door.
Drawing the shades...
For what lies beyond the pane?

I remember when we had everything
Back when you could tell me anything
Never have I felt such worthlessness
Now I know I will live in emptiness
Track 6 from my band's album Altered State
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Crayyons Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gary, did you write this?
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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dj-dreemz Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Very nice.... I have a desire to light a candle, find a sweater....and oh yes, must not forget the box of tissues :) Very heartfelt, thank you for sharing....
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BlackPurple1 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
How romantic lyric!
Fashionable. and cool relation.
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SerenityAme Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the emotion is beautiful
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Kissi135 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student Photographer
It's so sad, but beautiful.
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SgtRaven Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so heartbreaking..
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QuietLikeSnow Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Photographer
This is beautiful
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SnapColorCreations Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Beautiful <3
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Brave-Knight Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I'm a little nerdy for my own good, so I had a hard time trying to find something I could relate with you on in your gallery. But after reading your main page I really wanted to tell you how I appreciated you encouraging other artists!
In regards to this song, I don't think there is a person alive who hasn't felt this way about a love lost and you captured it beautifully. Thank you again for the fave sir and I'm glad I could find an art form to relate with you on. =D
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