A Butterfly's Shadow

from Let's Pretend by Suzaku Avenue

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I stood at a junction
On a bitter warm evening
And I watched something fly
Over the streams & the meadows
I looked down at my hands
Already they were cracked and weathered.

This thing had left me
And never would return
And I thought of my days
As a child glaring at the sun
So much I’d wanted this thing to leave
To vanish forever.

And what is this thing, so marvellous,
That it’s wasted on the young?
We need it; we don’t even know it’s there,
And it disappears like the setting sun.

For now, it’s a world of brightness,
And calm, carefree denial,
But these things only last for a little while.

So now I’ll have to say goodbye,
To those butterflies,
And yes I’ll have to say goodbye,
To those kinds of lies.

And when it flies away,
It’ll never come back,
You’ll chase & you’ll scream and cry and shriek,
But that sky will just turn black.

Maybe you’ll be one of the few to clench your wrist,
And pretend there’s nothing wrong,
You might even feel it flutter against your palm.

And when the sky goes black
There’ll be no shadows
We’ll just be lost
Amongst the streams and the meadows

Its ivory razor wings
Withering in flight before the next day
Don’t forget what comes next.

I’ll have to say goodbye,
To those butterflies,
I’ll have to say goodbye,
To those kinds of lies.


from Let's Pretend, released November 3, 2018


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Post-hardcore/metal - Dublin.

"Sometimes Irish bands come out of the blue to just floor you like this, and it’s incredibly refreshing when they do. Suzaku Avenue have daring musical style that at times sounds like a completely free form, train of troubled consciousness confessional; except you know they’ve worked very hard at crafting it all...

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