Darklite

by Vertigo Fox

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Another collection a-la Lost Direction and Intersect. Apart from Biohazard these were all written in the latter half of 2015, after the release of all three parts of Nebula's Trisomy.

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released October 31, 2015

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Vertigo Fox Winnipeg, Manitoba

Vertigo Fox is a band made up of one mysterious, probably catlike creature.
Consistently tired of the general wish- fulfillment based love stories that many bands base their songs around, he decided he'd much rather write about darker and stranger things.
Vertigo Fox enjoys long walks and hikes, though cats tell him they're prowls.
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Track Name: This Planet
There's no such thing as fresh air on this planet
No forests but the big grey smokestacks as far as I ever see
On this planet drops of acid fall from the sky and you have to find cover or die
On this planet there's no place for a thing like me
...
On this planet you have to keep moving, there's nowhere I can stretch out my claws
Yet on this planet here I am searching, I've been looking for someone

Starved inside it's dying
Starved inside it's dying
Starved inside it's dying
Starved inside it's dying

There is no clean water on this planet
No rivers but for the acid shoals, and it's amazing I can survive
On this planet the air stinks of fuel and fumes and I've been consumed
On this planet there's no place for a thing like me
...
On this planet, climbing the smokespires
Nowhere to stretch out my big black tail
Could I be the last? Gotta keep looking
Keep searching for someone
...
The worst part is I barely notice any of it anymore
Track Name: Wake Up
Wake up, into another dream
Hidden worlds rolled up in the spaces between
Deep inside nothing's ever what it seems
But you and I are more than we appear
Dig deeper, run faster
Climb higher, fight harder
Teeth bared and claws sharper
Erase everything

Find it, entice it
Live it and lose it
Know it, destroy it
Consume it...

Break up, into a whole self
Hiding in sight among the ancient, the dormant,
Deep down, though, dark skies are your element
But you and I are far from it, winged wyrm
Dive deeper, bite harder
Search higher, roar louder
Snarling and hissing and spitting and clawing
And roaring and ripping till only shreds remain
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Teeth bared, dive ever farther
Destroy everything
Track Name: Dust
It's working
Can you smell petrichor in the air?
You can wait for ages under that feline stare
While a damp dust gets under your tail, in your hair
But you want to chase, you want to run
When you stand like a statue in the grass
Jump and pounce on the path, do you think you might be flying?
With this energy eating at your biomass

It's what you are, it's what you will never be; It's what you will never be
It's what you become in dusk's light
It's what you are but did you ever want to be the dawn's monster, rushing forward into night?

It's failing
Can you smell the makings of a crisis?
When you feel in your bones that the hunter's become the hunted
Do you want to hide from them, Leptailurus?
No, you want to chase, you want to run
When you wait for them like a statue in the grass
Jump and pounce on the path, do you think you might be flying?
All the power ripping through your biomass
...
When you're being chased by those who you used to be?
Do you smell the makings of a crisis?
Or do you want to steal *their* skins, Leptailurus?

Running forward to the night
Track Name: Black Light
Are you out here, looking for trouble?
Looking for something to control, to define you
Lost in the expanse of this little bubble
A tiger inside you wants to defy you
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A shadow inside you calls to you
To roam, to prowl this land; soft as a dream
You're not all you seem
...
Wondering, why can't you just be the control?
Wandering, miles in a tiny maze
But doesn't the the alternative fall flat?
Would you rather be the mouse, or the cat?
A tiger inside you longs to get out of it
An ounce of the cold white windy wild wishes you would become it
...
A shadow inside you calls to you
To roam, to prowl this land; soft as a dream
You're not all you seem
An ounce of chaos in you calls to you
To prowl nightmare lands; soft as a dream
You're more than you seem
Track Name: Midnight Ash
Orange fire, burning bright
Are the ashes spots or stripes?
Doesn't matter to me or to you because
If you're a monster, I am too
Prowling into the woods of night
I'm burning just out of sight
Lost in a formless forest of naked metaphor
Because the truth lies...

Distance time, as if in a dream
Give in to the animal inside
Move faster, move deeper, claws agleam
As a tail streaks out behind to complete the scene
I'm a formless shadow, are these spots or stripes?
Give into the animal inside
Wind in the face, in the fur, claws swipe
An orange fire, burning in the forest of midnight...

Tiger, orange fire burning within me
In a formless forest at midnight
Your eyes glint with mischief, fullbright
We're lost in a hall of mirrors tonight
You want me but do I want this?
Don't know whether to purr or to hiss
My naked dream, burning, flaming bright
Amid the trees of the night, the truth lies...
Track Name: Biohazard
Changeling in my time
You're broken inside
Fleeing, gotta hide
But there's nothing...
Endless, not a way to live
With the cunning of the weasel
The weasel is you
You're powered and infected by an acid slime
Sirens wail when you come, biohazard
...
Endlessly lives the biohazard
You never get older, broken inside
Your weasel eyes, their stare changed me
Transformation acid drips from my new hide
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Changing with times
I'm broken inside
Freedom, but alone
I have nowhere
Endless, not a way to live
With the cunning of the weasel
The weasel is you
You're powered and infected by an acid slime
Sirens wail when you come, biohazard
Track Name: Blood in the Water
I've been stolen by a bloodthirst dream
Calling to me, playfully
Ripples at my bare feet, the water seems to be
Honing me, shaping me into something deadly
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Lightning, overcast sky
Illuminate my soul, asking why
Iron blood smell on the ground
Don't know what it was that I found
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Tasting power in this flesh, darkest fantasy
And it wants to play, it wants me
Feel of the current of the wind, under a poised tail
An impish predator, deep inside of me
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Fast, devious and sly
Observant soul, through my eyes
Dilated, darting around
Still don't know what it was that I found

Ripples of the wind stir the grass under the fur
And if I'm a shark there's blood in the water
Stolen by a shimmering sunset sea
There's blood in the water!

I've been stolen by a crimson sea
Calling for me deceptively
Can feel the running blood, pumping
Taste of wild energy lurking just beneath
Feel the power under the fur, darkness, fantasy
It wants to play, it wants me
An elusive metaphor, under layers deep
A playful predator, deep inside of me
...
Illuminate my soul, asking why
Fast, devious and sly
Iron blood smell on the ground
Still don't know what it was that I found!
Track Name: Pull Away
Sometimes, do you feel so alien?
The deepest place in your heart, alone in the wind?
Seeing things like you, but you're not like them
Letting the cool wind soothe a lost soul?
Can you feel the talons, gripping, piercing, holding
Can you feel the sharp point of the beak?
Can you feel the soft feathers rub against the other parts?
Do you hear the sounds of life fade away, and--

Can you feel your wings, feel your body pulling you off of the ground?
Taste the scents of life on the air, never making a sound?

Can you feel the claws inside the paw?
Can you feel a long, thin tail brushing against you?
Do you feel the feathery feline flanks heaving with breath;
Taste the breath, smell the air, savour it, search your thoughts, and--

Can you feel the wind, feel it under you; pulling you away from the ground?
Hunting this planet for signs of life... you'll never make a sound

Looking 'round but can you see?
Is this a dream or reality?
Will you leave your world behind?
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Sniffing the breeze, don't you believe
Didn't you want this feeling?
The ice is hotter than the fire

Can you feel the WIND?
Track Name: Rebound
What are you looking for today?
Can you smell the pulse of life, leading you this way?
You see the flickering of flames
The heat imbedded in your DNA
Knowing that you should stay away

Fall deeper, can you see it?
Are you scared, can you find your way?
Fall freer, you're in orbit!
You're the hunter, nose to the ground

What are you running from right now?
Can you smell the stink of meat converging all around?
Feeling the cold wind on your naked body you can hear their sound
But it's a trap, it's a cage and you can smell them
Thinking, tail swishing, smell their blood on the ground
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You're the hunter, nose to the ground
Thinking, tail swishing, don't make a sound
You're the hunter, nose to the ground
Thinking, tail flicking, taste their blood and rebound
Track Name: Cycle
Sometimes I think I've been through this all before
Watching myself, knowing what's beyond that door
Back and forth, darkening in a flood of life
The cycle contains itself, the cycle is, the cycle is

And this place wants to eat me alive from the inside
Insanity. The only way in is to play their game

Sometimes I think I've been through this all before
Watching myself, knowing what's beyond that door
Back and forth, darkening in a flood of life
The cycle contains itself, the cycle is, the cycle is, the cycle is, the cycle is, the cycle is...
...
Naked, burning hot under someone else's fur
The mind is...

And this place wants to eat me alive from the inside
Insanity. The only way in is to play their game
Track Name: Oil Stealer
Watching you
I feel everything you do
Breaking in two, but you were never whole
I'm draining you; devouring you alive
I'm a spike to the heart and you're falling fast
You'd better learn to fly

Suck the life from you
Drain it out of you
Blips and bleeps, all you are
And everything you'll do

A tiger's bite to the heart, and you're falling fast
You'd better learn to fly
Before I catch you...