I Smell Love at Funerals

by The Monster you Trust   Apr 26, 2009


Hide the legs in the walls and the heart in the hearth
Put the arms in the floors and the body in the bath
Play hide and seek with her family day after day
They'll never know quite where she'll forever lay

One by one and blade by blade they forget how to breathe
Some of them scream some of them whimper and seethe
Even when they smile and say that I'll forever be in hell
I just can't help my love for the feel of a cold loving corpse

I slip to sleep so swiftly with the comfort of good company
A tooth in every wall, a nail under each lonesome floorboard
The birds love me for they never go to bed and hunger
They loved me for my sightly sins when I was younger

I wear white at funerals
I wear smiles at funerals
I smell love at funerals
I smell blood at funerals

I know their spirits follow me wherever I will to walk
It's alright, I know that nobody hears them when they talk
If I am the one who will burn in hell when it's time to die,
I wonder where they suppose they all angrily do lie

OUTSIDE MY HEAD AND LEAKING IN
INSIDE MY HEAD AND LEAKING OUT
WILL IT EVER COME BACK
WILL IT LEAVE FOREVER

Why won't it tell me what it wants
How come it sits and stares and haunts
It knows what I've done
It knows I didn't say sorry

OUTSIDE MY HEAD AND LEAKING IN
INSIDE MY HEAD AND LEAKING OUT
WILL IT EVER COME BACK
WILL IT LEAVE FOREVER

It never lies
It never dies
STARING RIGHT INTO DEAD BLACK EYES
NEVER STOPS WHEN IT HURTS THE MOST
I NEVER TRIED TO HATE
I ONLY EVER LOVED
I NEVER TRIED TO HATE
IT NEVER IS TOO LATE

You know I loved them all but I just never had the time
Stop at hello and leave your body in the fireplace
You know I loved them all but it just took too much time
I wish they had stopped me before I saw their face

I licked the knife after each and every one
Until I tasted true love I wasn't truly done
They all tasted the same to me
I'm not sorry but I wish I had seen

I ALWAYS WISHED I WAS WITH THE STARS
THEY NEVER JUDGED ME AND THEY NEVER LIED
I ALWAYS WISHED I WAS ONE OF THE STARS
THEY NEVER JUDGED ME AND THEY NEVER DIED

The outside is leaking in
The inside is leaking out
Will it ever come back
Will it leave forever

I want it to say it's sorry

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  • 5 years ago

    by Xanthe

    This is really dark, the imagery you created was really creepy. The use of caps lock was very creative, really pulled me to read.

    "I licked the knife after each and every one
    Until I tasted true love I wasn't truly done"
    -> My favorite lines :) Really gives off a dark and creepy atmosphere. I shudder to think of it, but it's only a metaphor, I presume?

    Anyway, it's a beautiful piece. I loved reading it. Keep writing! 5/5

    -X

  • 6 years ago

    by Tara Kay

    Oh my, what a masterpiece
    The rhymes flowed perfectly, and were masterfully done, the emotion was deep and raw and the words were just amazing.

    You did the best job with this piece, I am in awe over your talent

    loved it
    love
    Tara
    xxxx

  • 6 years ago

    by BlueJay

    This is... so absolutely amazing. It took me a minute to grasp it all, but once I did I couldn't help but think that you are a very skilled writer. I mean there is mostly a flow here, the word choice is amazing, you set a tone and stick with that. There is a wonderful use of emotion.

    When I first saw this piece, I assumed it would be nothing but story, there would be no voice and no emotion. I was greatly underestimating your talent. Because this is just the opposite of my assumption. You have an excellent show of your voice, in this piece.

    It seems like you were creative and you knew what you wanted exactly. Which works for this piece. I love it, so this gets a 5/5 from me.

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