Drifter

by Lesser Men

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Debut 5-song EP from Lesser Men.

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released January 11, 2014

Written and performed by Lesser Men.
Recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by Mike Moschetto of The Office Recording.
Artwork and design by Robert DeMayo.

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Track Name: Wave Walker
'Till death do we part/
But that’s not nearly enough/
For I will be with her/
Even after we are gone/
She left/
She left/
My co-dependent/
My life, my bride/
When I was home, she would fight it/
But when I was gone, she would invite it/
My darling didn't try to carry on with her life/
But the sadness became too much/
And depression got the best of her/
The wife of a merchant sailor/
Followed her husband to sea/
Leaving the same port he had departed/
She slowly walked into the waves/
Even as they crashed at her face/
Soon submerged she continued on/
She would swim to him or she would drown//
Track Name: Thanatos
So I sailed on/
I tried to forget her face/
But it wasn't that simple/
And I struggled every day/
I then lived in denial/
Turning to blame myself/
And for a while/
I tried my best to erase her/
But she enveloped my thoughts/
And consumed the dark parts of my mind/
I searched for an escape/
And the sea brought me comfort/
So I sailed on/
But it wasn't long/
Until I felt her absence/
And I tried to take my life/
I held the blade to my wrist/
Purposeless, I pushed it in/
The memories came flooding back/
Her empty casket buried alone/
But my soul clung to my body/
And I grew old in age/
I’ve been sailing/
For quite some time/
Waiting to leave this place/
Waiting to see her face/
With no crew, no crew/
I will see her soon/
No crew, no crew/
I will see you soon/
Track Name: Void of Tongue
I awoke on the shore of a river/
When I noticed a light in the distance/
So I approached that faint glow/
To find a man with a lamp in his outstretched hand/
He stood on a vessel/
Held afloat by passed men’s souls/
And he turned to me/
So with the voice of the deceased/
He then spoke to me/
About death and eternity/
Of the way men live and die/
And how their death reflects their lives/
And as I went to reply/
He saw an absence/
And he sent me away/
He sent me away/
So I wandered the stones of the shore/
Until my feet grew weary/
Haven’t I waited long enough/
I’ve already lived my life alone/
I was void of tongue/
I was just a coin away/
Oh god, I was so close/
He then spoke to me/
About death and eternity/
Of the way men live and die/
And how their death reflects their lives/
And as I went to reply/
He helped me aboard/
And we cast away/
We cast away/
Just a river’s distance from your embrace/
I can almost taste your breath/
Track Name: Resting Place
I put everything I am/
And everything I have/
Into finding someone/
Who didn’t have the decency to consider me/
Before she took herself/
From the rest of the living world/
I put all I am/
And all I have/
Into finding you/
Into finding you/
Track Name: Drifter
I know it’s almost forlorn to hope/
I’ll find you in this stream of souls/
But I rarely did give up/
And I hope to the gods that I won’t/
So I walked to the shoreline/
I stepped into the current/
I feel the spirits swimming/
I can feel their torment/
As they break at my ankles/
We exchange 400 years/
I’ve started to think differently/
You left me above/
With no reason to live/
You left me alone/
And caused all of my grief/
You drifted away in your agony/
Choosing to spend your eternity/
Sinking in your own sorrow/
But then again/
You were my everything/
Earthbound and otherwise/
But then again/
You were my only love/
And I had no other choice/
But to search/
Here I stand in the river Styx/
Celestial beings wash over and under me/
And I feel your essence/
Oh, how I’ve longed for this moment/
For hundreds of years/
I can see you drifting/
Into stagnant water/
I fight my way to you/
But the tide pulls me under/
I stand at the rivers’s fork/
Watching your soul depart/
Shall I join you in your suffering/
Or shall I suffer alone/
Alone/