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Alesana – Curse Of The Virgin Canvas lyrics

(I am here to tell you a story.
A story that will torture your thoughts by day and poison your dreams by night.
And though I will do my best, there are no words that can be written nor brush strokes laid on canvas that can describe the stark and utter horror of the night that Annabel died.
The emptiness will haunt you.)

This is a nightmare, is my Annabel really gone?
My eyes are stung by daylight, I find it hard to breathe.
Her body teases me as the sun reveals the dawn.
The smell of blood still crawls, I kiss you softly goodbye.

Baby, lay in my arms and cuddle me close.
Soon this will be just an awful memory...
Will I ever be able to sleep again?

My angel lie to me and tell me I'm dreaming.
(Please wake me up, please wake me).
A girl like you will always be such a tragic part of me.
(Oh ecstasy you torture me).

I watch the blood drip from the corners of your mouth.
Your icy flesh is laying, your pallid skin still glows.
I'm starting to believe what my eyes are seeing now.
You're still so beautiful and yet so morbidly still.

Sweet revenge...
He will pay, he will pay my dear.

Empty eyes accuse a face so evil, I'm coming undone.
The mirror says it all, a crimson story of innocence lost.
Empty eyes accuse a face so evil, I'm coming undone.
What have I done to her?

So terribly memory returns of her struggle, of her screams, of her.
Lord forgive me!
My stomach heaves as I see the blood that covers me.
Blood that was once hers.
I'm a monster!

Such an awful memory...
Will I ever be able to sleep again?

(A mirror never lies.
They know.
Everybody knows.
Do you not see what they see?
A mirror never lies.
I see what they see. Everybody knows. Everybody knows.)

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    "The dawn is approaching the small town of Slough in England during the year 1898. A local sketch artist, known to us simply as "the Artist, " lies in a bed next to the woman of his dreams, "Annabel. " As the first rays of sunlight pour through the window, he rolls over to wake his lover with a kiss. Her cold lips reveal a lifeless body once so beautiful. His one and only love has been murdered and nothing is what it seems. When it is revealed to him whose hands may be responsible, he begs for the whole thing to be a horrible nightmare."
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    "i was just a local sketch artist by the name of shawn before the horrible change of events happened. It was dawn in the small town of slough in england during the year 1898. I was lying in bed next to my only love of seven years annabel. As soon as i saw the first rays of sunlight pour through the window i decided to roll over and wake annabel with a kiss. But when i set my lips on hers, they were terribly cold. I looked at annabel, and all i saw was a lifeless body that had once been so beautiful. My one and only love has been murdered. I wondered and panicked about who would have done this to her. But i couldn't think of anyone. There was no one, but me. I didn't want to believe it. I couldn't believe it. I would never hurt annabel for anything much less murder her. What would provoke me to do this? I just begged that this whole thing was a horrible nightmare. It just had to be. "
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