Pristine

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Thoughtful lyrics about love and faith lost. Savage dark industrial sounds. Pristine, the debut album by Seattle's XY Beautiful is a journey through the recesses of misery and the faint glimmer of hope at the end of it all.

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Thoughtful lyrics about love and faith lost. Savage dark industrial sounds. Pristine, the debut album by Seattle's XY Beautiful is a journey of misery and hope.

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Track Name: You Jezebel
lashed, the graves of kinder hearts
sent sanctity to harm
fault be found where malice starts
faith in hollow charm

you, the saint of dreams bespoiled
left promises to fail
you, ouroboros uncoiled
swallowing your tail

in the violence of the night
across the fields afire
borne aloft in stuttered flight
the poetry of the liar

underneath the bloody sky
the seraphim shriek, aghast
underneath the bloody lie
i saw through you at last


you jezebel
you jezebel


at the edge of heaven's grace
awash in tides of light
you wore a dress of snow-flecked lace
a sash of shimmered white

but 'round you all the feathers fell
the cinder mourning star
singed you with the fires of hell
and left a burning scar

i felt your perfect iron wings
believed your perfect smile
but when you spoke of brighter things
you meant only denial

underneath the ashen sky
the seraphim shriek, agahst
underneath the ashen lie
i saw through you at last


you jezebel
you jezebel
you jezebel
you jezebel
Track Name: Skies So Wide
dissolved into the faded blue,
i have nothing left of you.
borne on severed wings of dreams
the little echoes of your screams.
a splash of red beneath the sun
and all of heaven came undone.
if i could bridge the cloud divide
i'd soar into the skies so wide.
remember when our souls lay bare?
exposed your silken secrets, there?
a hesitation, and again;
lips were pursed and breathless then.
but ever to our hearts resigned,
at last our fingers intertwined;
i promised there i loved you too,
and if you smiled i'd follow you.

god let our souls collide
god let our souls collide
you bring me to the other side

the crimson morning, i could see
you reft from me violently,
broken dreams leave vision blurred,
and heaven proved an empty word.
and all my troubled faith dispelled
before the grace of god withheld.
and as your fluttered eyelids fell,
i felt the licking flames of hell.
but through the void i saw your lips,
and traced them with my fingertips.
and then i saw you loved me too,
where you've gone i'll follow you,
i'll fit the stars into my palm,
demand the raging seas to calm,
and when our souls at last collide,
we'll soar into the skies so wide.

god let our souls collide
god let our souls collide
you bring me to the other side

if i could bridge the cloud divide
and soar into the skies so wide
i'd claw my way back to your side
and soar into the skies so wide
Track Name: Cloud of Sparrows
i remember, morning bright
painted blue to watch you die
(i closed the lids of open eye)

roses bloomed and roses bloomed
a carmine wreath around your head
(to sleep, and then to dreams unsaid)

a little flock of little birds
surrounded us in silence cold
(i saw they meant to take your soul)

i watched them as the world froze
and all into the air arose
(with you into the skies so wide)

and you were lifted by a cloud of sparrows
found your heaven in the air,
and speckled wings had brought you there
and you were lifted by a cloud of sparrows

i remember all the while
you'd lean your forehead into mine
(the way our bodies coaligned)

your eyes were full with promises.
your voice came soft and hesitant,
(and all your trust forever sent)

the sparrows took you to the sky
now your soul's flown far away
(flock of brown dissolved to grey)

although god needs you less than i,
he sent his birds across the sky
(the void that severs you and i)

the void that severs

and you were lifted by a cloud of sparrows
found your heaven in the air,
and speckled wings had brought you there
and you were lifted by a cloud of sparrows
Track Name: All The Stars Fell
all the stars fell at my feet

did i
did i feel your heartbeat
did i
did i feel your heartbeat
(burning)

fireflies in their swift decay
in all of their beautiful disarray
fallen sparks close and faraway,
i never meant it to end this way

well all the light in the sky dissolved
and i'm still a slave for you
(you left me burning)

all the stars fell at my feet
all the stars fell at my feet
i felt for your faint heartbeat
and all the stars fell at my feet

but truth unspoken did you tell to me,
the searing scent of infidelity
and when I swallowed my hurt to say
that I still didn't want it to end this way,

well all of the light in your heart dissolved
I'd have gone to the grave for you
(you left me frozen)

all the stars fell at my feet
all the stars fell at my feet
i felt for your faint heartbeat
and all the stars fell at my feet

now the sky collapsed into splintered black
and it fell to the earth with a violent crack
and slivers of night fell and ran me through
yet somehow i still wanted you

well all of the beautiful light dissolved
i was lost in the dark for you
(you left me empty)

all the stars fell at my feet
all the stars fell at my feet
i felt for your faint heartbeat
and all the stars fell at my feet
Track Name: The Verdant Green
the verdant green
and all the leaves surrounding Eden
faultless the arboria between

the sky and earth.
and now our Eden burned
as cherubim slashed the vines to test our worth.

well did you know
that when the apple fell before you that
to grasp it meant to let our Eden go?

and all the sin
you laid upon my head came more
reflected in its red and polished skin?

the verdant green
and Eden burned
the verdant green
my Eden burned

i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies
i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies

i walk unseen,
knee-deep in the ash of our
communion, and the trust we held between

the apple core
smeared with sticky guilt, and the
sweet aftertaste of your pretense to whore

well did you know
that when you took the fruit before you
that the skies would crash and stormwinds blow;

and all the blame
you laid upon my head, and while
my Eden burned you laughed, and fanned the flame

the verdant green
my Eden burned
the verdant green
my Eden burned

i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies
i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies
i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies
i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies

and to what end did you aspire?
our precious garden set afire?
inferno came and swiftly died
but are you ever satisfied?

i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies
i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies
i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies
i meant to bring you into paradise but then i found your promises of love were only lies
Track Name: Your Beauty Is All
your little defiance
a thrall of desire
appalled at your flagrance
the words of a liar

assurance forsaken;
the scar on my life.
if promises echoed
you would be my wife

your beauty is all
your beauty is all
your beauty is all, and until you fall
your beauty is all

your lips I remember
were cruelly pressed
a shroud of indifference,
your white wedding dress

your sacred summation
a sigh of disdain
I stand in the churchyard
and burn in the rain

your beauty is all
your beauty is all
your beauty is all, and until you fall
your beauty is all

your arms thrown around me
in rapturous sway;
a failure of virtue
will fall and decay.

i saw you my angel
from far-reaching skies
but can there be vision
where love scars my eyes?

your beauty is all
your beauty is all
your beauty is all, and until you fall
your beauty is all
Track Name: The Knife
decide / defied
had the grace of heaven died?
the god / the god
sent him living, dying, flawed

belied / angelside
father worried and mother cried
the knife / the knife
and i prayed for brother's life

and i behold his perfect trust
he built a world but not for us

and all my faith had died in me
when I found god had lied to me
and all my faith had died in me
when I found god had lied to me

inside / false divide
malformed valve was opened wide
the knife / savior knife
open heart turned blue to life

the grey / red ballet
all the malice carved away
and still / his will
gracious god had meant to kill

and i behold the scenery
within his vast machinery

and all my faith had died in me
when I found god had lied to me
and all my faith had died in me
when I found god had lied to me

denial / heaven's guile
my faith fell silent all the while
in flight / burning bright
but in the end i saw the light

empty air / promise rare
well when i looked god wasn't there
the knife / savior knife
stole from death and saved a life

and i behold his industry
he built a heaven but not for me

and all my faith had died in me
when I found god had lied to me
and all my faith had died in me
when I found god had lied to me
Track Name: Red Roses For You
could i ever please you?
your avarice persists;
picking flowers at endless hours
dripping petals from my wrists
you were the angel
covered in dew
skyward shift, i made a gift
red roses for you

i fell on my knees
eager to please
(eager to please)

won't you breathe upon my face
touch my shoulder with your grace
oh your kindness, all the sum
of wherever god sent you from
you precious, playful ingenue
i'll never be enough for you
bled into, bled into
red roses for you

all the red it bled

i heard the brush of feathers,
and saw your slow descent;
the corners of your mouth turned down
framed your heartfelt discontent
you took my little offering,
and into the sky you flew;
heaven borne, and wreathed in thorns
blood roses for you

i fell on my knees
desperate to please
(desperate to please)

won't you breathe upon my face
touch my shoulder with your grace
oh your kindness, all the sum
of wherever god sent you from
you precious, sinful ingenue
i'll never be enough for you
bled into, bled into
red roses for you

all the red I bled
all the red I bled
Track Name: And Then
edge of limitless possibility,
underneath the galaxy's turn;
i saw a glimpse of your divinity
and then I started to burn

stars in wheeling patterned eternity
force of nature and timeless days
swept me into your matchless infinity
and then I started to blaze

all the world was carved from symmetry
sand and desert, leaf and fern
I fell more breathless at your femininity
and then I started to burn

for you creation wrote the poetry,
verse and meter in your embrace;
an interweave of our geometry
and my heart started to race


but can you hold me in sympathy
when I stand voiceless, you're burning bright
and all your radiance melted me
when I fell into your light


pulse of light, staccato and shimmering
win the dizzying midnight air,
Constellations in irises glimmering
but why did you take me there?

did I leave a ripple of ecstasy
for you as well, or was I blind?
how I wanted to hold you next to me!
but why did you swallow my mind?

all the torment you could have brought to me
your liquid eyes, the scent of your hair;
your inadvertent and infinite cruelty
why did you take me there?

did I break the limit of courtesy?
I don't think that I can care
I realize now what you are worth to me
but why did you take me there?


but can you hold me in sympathy
when I stand voiceless, you're burning bright
and all your radiance melted me
when I fell into your light
can you hold me in sympathy
when I stand voiceless, you're burning bright
and all your radiance melted me
when I fell into your light
Track Name: Lilium (Elfen Lied Theme)
Os iusti meditabitur sapientiam,
Et lingua eius loquetur indicium.

Beatus vir qui suffert tentationem,
Quoniqm cum probates fuerit accipient coronam vitae.

Kyrie, fons bonitatis.
Kyrie, ignis divine, eleison.

O quam sancta, quam serena,
Quam benigma, quam amoena esse Virgo creditur.
O quam sancta, quam serena,
Quam benigma, quam amoena,
O castitatis lilium.
Track Name: The Louche
green fairy, throw the world aside
bring us into a place where dreams collide
from the dusty streets of Paris
the memories entrance, ensnare us
with the voices of poets who've long since died

and into this world we'll take our flight
green fairy, in your everlasting light
scattered clouds and autumn moon
sugarcube and slotted spoon
you can make a daydream of the night

oh, hear the rushing sound
the waters trickling down
paradise lost and found
swirl misery around in the louche

come into this dream with arms thrown wide
unleash the vision that's held inside
eternal and divine
imagined realm of your design
over elysian fields preside

and in the haze of smoke and noise
we've touched the surface of human joys
her intoxicating perfume
white flowers burst into bloom
green fairy creates and destroys

oh, hear the rushing sound
the waters trickling down
paradise lost and found
swirl misery around in the louche