#1
The Gallery

Look around at all this art but
Hidden in these black frames
A devilish picture that shows no light
A foreign tablet that is the soul
The self and soul dark and doubtful
Face to face day and night
Look at the picture and truth wins the fight

(Chorus)

Looking out into the abyss
Gazing past all I miss
The sight of this evil enslavement
It is hidden by the lightning enchantment
Men dieing, women suffering
Children crying, yet angels
Angels remain flying
This portrait shows beginning
The portrait shows middle
This portrait shows end
This portrait is now

The legacy lives on, dies off
Then it comes back strong
Promises give great grand illusion
The magic fails and the promises fall
The painter has created the lives of us all
And still I see . . .

(Chorus)

Abstract ambience movement all around
Within the boundary from the sky to underground
There lies two people together wrapped in warmth
Light coming from their center repelling the dark from earth
With evil all around and still they clench together
Even with a storm still coming they surpass the hellish weather
Together they stand
Together they fall
Painted by my hand
To remind all of all

(Chorus) x2
#2
(firstly, thanks for comment on my lyrics)

I really liked this piece. I think it can be taken on a few levels..for example, at first, it could be seen as a personal piece and the view of the world around us, and in the end "together they stand, together they fall" gives war imagery. Even the "painted by my hand" line adds mystery and question...is the painter more than a painter?

I think it works really well, and you should be proud of it. I'm reading this as I'm listening to Tool, and it seems like it would go well with Tool's music, to be honest.

Oh, and my perception of what this could be about. I think this is about life today, and the portrait is drawn by whoever looks in to the world. The piece seems to work on the negative sides, i.e. war, and, as I say, it works well.

Well done.
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