I dreamt I loved a woman, and she loved me. We were happy until she turned into a monster. And not in a figurative sense. Her face disfigured in an instant. Teeth to fangs. Hands to claws. Five foot something to six feet of unbreakable mass. Her mind’s sole purpose to devour me.
She chased me through streets and over fences.
I offered my love as a reason for her to stop, but her ears were gone. I ran backwards, pleading for her to see reason, but the words fell flat. I stared into the eyes that were no longer her eyes. Searched for a piece of her. Came away only seeing the woman I loved.
My legs kept running. But she reached me. Or I let her reach me. She destroyed me. Devoured my being. And from the final darkness I still felt the same.
the car’s on fire and there’s no driver at the wheel
and the sewers are all muddied with a thousand lonely suicides
and a dark wind blows
the government is corrupt
and we’re on so many drugs
with the radio on and the curtains drawn
we’re trapped in the belly of this horrible machine
and the machine is bleeding to death
the sun has fallen down
and the billboards are all leering
and the flags are all dead at the top of their poles
it went like this:
the buildings tumbled in on themselves
mothers clutching babies picked through the rubble
and pulled out their hair
the skyline was beautiful on fire
all twisted metal stretching upwards
everything washed in a thin orange haze
i said: “kiss me, you’re beautiful -
these are truly the last days”
you grabbed my hand and we fell into it
like a daydream or a fever
we woke up one morning and fell a little further down -
for sure it’s the valley of death
i open up my wallet
and it’s full of blood
The Dead Flag Blues by Godspeed You! Black Emperor