My Imaginary Foe (Flame of Halos)

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It's not some simple venom
that you can suck to cleanse
it's like a laceration
that stitches couldn't mend
so keep your prayer lines open
I have some change to spend
and I have two confessions
for each and every sin

while my imaginary foe tells me all I need to know
till there's nothing left to show but depression
guilt and fear is all I see when I look inside of me
everyday it's echoing in obsessions

Burn me in effigy
on your crowded avenues
and if I raise the question
pretend it wasn't you
but keep your motor running
in case you have to flee
because you never know when
my mind might rescue me

from imaginary foes and the dark that keeps them clothed
till there's nothing left to show but depression
burn myself so I can think without voices threatening
everyday it's echoing in obsessions

my imaginary foe tells me all I need to know
till theres nothing left to show but depression
guilt and fear is all I see when I look inside of me
every day it's echoing in obsessions

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from The Gospel of Wolves​-​Smoke Signal Soundtrack, released June 13, 2015
All Voices and Instruments: Chris Wesley
Production and Mixing: Chris Wesley

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Chris Wesley Altadena

Chris Wesley is a 21st century storyteller writing and recording music so you can hear what the characters in his fiction books are singing and playing for yourself.

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