Eidolon

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to conflagration, dare aspire?
our candle snuffed 'ere it caught fire.
I could not help but chase an ever-falling star
content to wander to fields afar
and all too soon came to adore,
should I have there pursued you more?
I hesitated, fearful that too certain a display
of devotion could have driven you away

did you sit across from me underneath that ruined stair?
your image, it faded at the dawn
I remember the way I ran my fingers through your shining hair
I remember the distance in the air, shimmering eidolon

how much did I imagine? how much did I recall?
or did you come to me at all?
I watched you drift away into the darkness there
pretending not to care, my fading eidolon

should I have promised you the sun
for a life that's only just begun?
did I seem ephemeral, and sincerity belie?
a streak across the sky?

did you sit aside me, parallel and yet oblique?
your demeanor as gentle as a fawn;
I remember the way I kissed the daylight there upon your cheek
what is the elysium you seek? flickering eidolon

how much did I imagine? how much did I recall?
or did you come to me at all?
I watched you drift away into the darkness there
pretending not to care
my fading eidolon

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from Elysium, released January 31, 2016

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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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