Giving Yourself Away

by Officium Triste

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Recorded January/February 2007 at Excess Studio Rotterdam and El Pato Studio Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Mixed at Excess Studio.

Martin - drums/synths
Johan - guitars
Pim - vocals
Gerard - guitars
Lawrence - bass

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released May 28, 2007

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Officium Triste Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Officium Triste was formed in April 1994 with the purpose of creating slow, heavy and melodic doom/death metal. Inspiration was mainly found within the music of bands like Paradise Lost, Anathema, Chorus of Ruin, My Dying Bride, Celestial Season and Katatonia. ... more

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Track Name: Your Eyes
They tell me
Your eyes
Tell it all

I'm afraid
I don't see
Anything at all

Your eyes
So dull they seem
Without any light
Nothing in there to see

Nothing in sight
Just empty holes
Living a life
Without a soul

And it's like
Your eyes
Are the eyes of the blind

Without sight
Without hope
For all mankind

They tell me
Your eyes
Tell it all

Still I don't see
Don't see nothing at all

Empty eyes
Without a soul
Empty shell
Without hope
Your eyes
No light

They tell me
Your eyes
Tell it all

I'm afraid
I don't see
Anything at all

Your eyes
So dull they seem
Without any light
Nothing in there to see

Nothing in sight
Just empty holes
Living a life
Without a soul

Just a shell
With nothing inside
I cannot tell
What you might
Think or see
Or what you feel
A pointless life
It seems to me

They tell me
Your eyes
Tell it all

I'm afraid
I don't see
Anything at all

Your eyes
So dull they seem
Without any light
Nothing in there to see

Nothing in sight
Just empty holes
Living a life
Without a soul
Track Name: My Charcoal Heart
My heart is in pain
the feelings for you won't be the same

My heart a diamond it won't be
Black like coal, all you will see
The pain from feelings of disgust
What once was love is blown away like dust

My heart black as night
Tears like tar from my eyes
Venom pumping through my veins
When I speak my words are like flames

My heart a diamond it won't be
Black like coal, all you will see
The pain from feelings of disgust
What once was love is blown away like dust

All because of the way I've been treated
I have been deceived
You cheated on me
From the start

Now I've got a charcoal heart
My heart, black as night
Tears like tar from my eyes
The result of your goddamn lies
Track Name: Signals
Signals you gave
Signals returned
Should tell us both
We haven't learned
Anything at all
From one another
From each other's point of view
Even though we might
Have understood a few
Still there's nothing
We can do
The harm has been done
Can't go back in time
To resolve what has come
Upon us both
Upon our lives

The signals were there

In retrospect
We were blinded by hope
Still it won't come back
The way things evolved
Cannot change the past
These things can't be solved
So take it as it is
Although we're in pain
Should have noticed these signs
These warnings should have gained
Some insight
In what we had
Too bad
We didn't understand
Track Name: On The Crossroad Of Souls
I see bulbs of light flashing by
Souls with different goals
They've all got various destinies
So many but on their own

They're moving fast
A life like this won't last

No time to stop
Got to move on

And I'm standing still
Transfixed and in awe
Wondering why
Why this rush
Why this haste
This insane pace
Being in a rat race

They're moving fast

As I'm standing on the crossroads
Observing these souls on the move
I keep thinking it is time
It is time to slow down

Slow down
Slow down
Slow down
Slow down
Track Name: Inside The Mind
I don't want to fall asleep

When I fall asleep
I feel naked in my mind
My mind is showing me
Things I don't want to see
From the past and what is to be
It's all too much for me

As it shows who I really am
And it shows who I'm gonna be
Reality is shown within my dreams
I have to stay awake by any means

When I fall asleep
I feel naked in my mind
My mind is showing me
Things I don't want to see
From the past and what is to be
It's all too much for me

As it shows who I'm gonna be
And it shows who I really am
Reality is shown within my dreams
I have to stay awake by any means

I can't be proud off myself
A masquerade of who I am
I feel that's my only help
Don't want to belong to the damned
Yet to the damned I belong
All hope forever gone
Sleepless nights what I get
A state of mind I regret
I regret what I see when asleep
All left for me to keep
Nightmare visions, tossing and turning
The sight of my mind burning
Track Name: Master Of Your Own Demise
Only you
You are the sole reason
Of falling down
Down into the well of sorrow
You are the master
The master of your own demise