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Iron Moon
by Chelsea Wolfe

a dead sun, a pale glow
upon the walls i feign to know
we bear no fruit, no flowers, no life
and we get sick but never die
become an echo
resounding "let go"
my heart is a tomb
my heart is an empty room
i've given it away
i never want to see it again
i go to him in paths of dreams
in bed awake with shadow beings
they crawl inside and wait with me
the creatures here become machines
walk with me to a place of trust
death will no longer silence us
my heart is a tomb
my heart is an empty room
i've given it away
i never want to see it again
and all your words could save me
but keep your love away from me
in all the worlds decaying
is there place that's safe for us?
my heart is a tomb
my heart is an empty room
i've given it away
i've swallowed the iron moon
moon, moon

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Ksianth

This song is about Xu Lizhi, a young Chinese worker who ended his life back in 2014. During his short lifetime, he wrote some wondrous poems. The poems were about the hard and unforgiving lives of the workers. The song's name is a reference to one of his poems: "I swallowed a Moon Made of Iron"

He was born only two weeks after I came to this world and while I was living an easy life my parents provided me, he lived in the shadows of factories, enslaved by corporations blinded by avarice. He was a beautiful person in a fucked up world.

Andy Skeels

Holy fuck.. Poem of Shame..

That's fucking heavy.

Javier

His poems are fucking brutal. They floored me.

Jeff Fudesco

@Dave-O Thank you sir.

Dave-O

this was the poem
I swallowed a moon made of iron / They call it Screw
I swallowed the industrial effluent, orders of unemployment / The youths lower than machines have untimely died young
I swallowed the toil, swallowed the displacement, / Swallowed the overpasses, swallowed the life full of limescale
I can't swallow any more / All I’ve swallowed down are surging out of my throat,
Spreading out across the territory of my country and becoming a / Poem of shame

dirtyboattrash 138

Thank you

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Chatise Smith

"Iron Moon"

A dead sun, a pale glow
Upon the walls I feign to know
We bear no fruit, no flowers, no life
And we get sick but never die
Become an echo
Resounding “let go”

My heart is a tomb
My heart is an empty room
I've given it away
I never want to see it again

I go to him in paths of dreams
In bed awake with shadow beings
They crawl inside and wait with me
The creatures here become machines
Walk with me to a place of trust
Death will no longer silence us

My heart is a tomb
My heart is an empty room
I've given it away
I never want to see it again

And all your words could save me
But keep your love away from me
In all the world's decaying
Is there a place that’s safe for us?

My heart is a tomb
My heart is an empty room
I've given it away
I've swallowed the iron moon
Moon, moon

jā carter

Oh...my...gods what a beautiful poem...
❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

(Thank you)

N CC

If Type O Negative and Portishead had a baby it would sound like Chelsea Wolfe.

Alex Kruse

I hear Portishead, Poe, Mazzy starr, garbage, nin

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