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Hymns for Heliophobes

by Chronic Twilight

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1.
Battlecry 04:28
Battlecry Lyrics and Music by Michael Louis You ran from safe asylum Desperate, into the night You fed on human fear But misread the fight You took such liberties As you declared war So young, song unsung Blind romantic to the core No one could see the signs No one to stop you So bent on cold revenge, You had to see it through Slave to your hunger And the blood that you craved The spell pushed you under, Into a shallow grave Drunk on death, like Macbeth You craved a bloodbath But it was your time that came The wrong place, the wrong time The wrong night for a battlecry Left behind to deal with this Left clutching at your bones Warnings you dismissed, But you should have known Drunk on death, like Macbeth You craved a bloodbath Into the cold, dark rain Exacting your wrath But it was your time that came The wrong place, the wrong time The wrong night for a battlecry Straight into the kill cage, The path of strangers Victimless, symptomless Led by your anger Headlong into danger The wrong night for a battlecry Drunk on death, like Macbeth You craved a bloodbath Into the cold, dark rain Exacting your wrath But it was your time that came The wrong night for a battlecry
2.
God is Dead Lyrics and music by Michael Louis Invert your crucifix Dance hard like heretics Feel the fire, cut the chain Take pleasure in all that’s vain Set course, emancipate Cultivate, nurse your hate Indulge your appetites Get too fat for heaven’s gate Lechers and deviants, Shuck your obedience, With firm expedience Sin like you mean it, god is dead Sin like you need it, god is dead Sin like you want it, god is dead now! Blaspheme without restraint Blacklist your patron saints Speak your mind, brash and bold Ignore the noise complaint Dark horses, underdogs Come out from under god Denounce this common fraud Sin like you mean it, god is dead Sin like you need it, god is dead Sin like you want it, god is dead now! Extol impiety, Bewitch society Sin like you mean it, god is dead Sin like you need it, god is dead Sin like you want it, god is dead now! Push back on all you’ve known Gods were meant to be dethroned Endure, with dignity God is dead now, dust and bones! Lechers and deviants, Shuck your obedience, With firm expedience Sin like you mean it, god is dead Sin like you need it, god is dead Sin like you want it, god is dead now!
3.
Whipping Boy 04:26
Whipping Boy Lyrics and Music by Michael Louis I know you’re waiting, pining for the dirge to play Don’t waste another breath, you’ve pled your case to death Words are not healing, they’re made for TV hope White noise to help you cope, an extension to your rope The accusation stands Now comes the harsh demands Judge and jury fail And the truth will not prevail The world needs a whipping boy On the execution stage A scapegoat to take the blame To absorb the blows of rage Don’t waste time praying, justice heeds no god Your innocence be damned, you’re guilty by demand Time is your torture, no solace in the dark You’re alone in the end, and you’re forced to contend Made to pay the price A public sacrifice Forcibly confess, Then atone and redress The world needs a whipping boy On the execution stage A scapegoat to take the blame To absorb the blows of rage And your life is an open book To be burned page by page At the first sign of dissidence, You’ve lost it all The world needs a whipping boy On the execution stage A scapegoat to take the blame To absorb the blows of rage And your life is an open book To be burned page by page
4.
And The Kids Go… Lyrics and Music by Michael Louis 1, 2, 3, Daddy’s coming for you 4, 5, 6, with a valium fix And the kids go knock, knock, trick or treat Soft young flesh makes tasty meat Come one come all, girls and boys Into the oven with all that noise And the kids go splish splash, one by one How the water boils like the sun 5 little fingers, 5 little toes Chop, chop, chop, each runny little nose 1, 2, 3 Daddy’s coming for you 4, 5, 6 with a valium fix 7, 8 get in my plate 9, 10 time to eat again! With bones and all we cook and toil One mommy’s angel, one cup of oil Our lips smack down with such delight Screams echo with every bite! 1, 2, 3 Daddy’s coming for you 4, 5, 6 with a valium fix 7, 8 get in my plate 9, 10 time to eat again! (Have you ever eaten a baby?) And the kids go yum-yum, down the hatch Time to clean our latest catch With bones and all we’ll cook our feast How we savor each tiny beast A brand new recipe for my book Store your meat on a steely hook Add in sugar, spice, all that’s nice Serve your kiddies on a bed of rice 1, 2, 3 Daddy’s coming for you 4, 5, 6 with a valium fix 7, 8 get in my plate 9, 10 time to eat again! And the kids go knock, knock, trick or treat Soft young flesh makes tasty meat Come one come all, girls and boys Into the oven with all that noise That one’s face peeled right off!
5.
Terminal Fame Lyrics and music by Michael Louis Down in this low, I’m crawling Searching for a barren place to hide Curtains for my last act, are falling Leaving me naked, and void of pride Defeat and vanity, Hand in hand If only I could be once more, In demand If only I could be once more! Youth is a curse, when fading Time is cruel on the face that lives for lights Fame is, at its best, degrading An exchange of banality, high on price Years pass like winter days, Fast and cold Hollow from the inside-out Bought and sold This pain of aging is harrowing My window of time is narrowing I see my face a million times, in broken glass I tell myself a million lies, at each impasse This pain of aging is harrowing I see myself a million times, in broken glass This pain of aging is harrowing My window of time is narrowing I see my face a million times, in broken glass I tell myself a million lies, at each impasse
6.
Manufactured Fear Lyrics and Music by Michael Louis Kill the lights and draw the shades and lock your doors Watch the news and climb the walls and wait for war Turn up the TV, buy into the fear Seclude yourself inside, believe all you hear The end is upon us in 4, 3, 2, 1 The earth becomes one with the sun Danger, danger Everyone’s scared of something today Stranger, stranger Everyone’s scared to look your way Mirror, mirror on the wall Who’s the most fragile of them all? Something wicked’s in the air One more headline, one more scare Excitation of the herd, Manufactured fear is stirred Brace yourself for the worst because you know time is short Hide your weapons underground and man your fort Everything around you will cause you harm Everyone is suspect and cause for alarm They want you to believe fabricated lies Control through fear, and polarize Danger, danger Everyone’s scared of something today Stranger, stranger Everyone’s scared to look your way Mirror, mirror on the wall Who’s the most fragile of them all? Something wicked’s in the air One more headline, one more scare Danger, Danger, 4, 3, 2, 1 Stranger, stranger Mirror, mirror on the wall Excitation of the herd, Manufactured fear is stirred Danger, danger, everyone’s scared Stranger, stranger, everyone’s scared Exploitation, manufactured fear is stirred Danger, danger Everyone’s scared of something today Stranger, stranger Everyone’s scared to look your way Mirror, mirror on the wall Who’s the most fragile of them all? Something wicked’s in the air One more headline, one more scare Excitation of the herd, Manufactured fear is stirred Danger, danger Everyone’s scared of something today Danger, danger Everyone hides themselves away Stranger, stranger Everyone’s scared to look your way Stranger, stranger Everyone has such fear today Mirror, mirror on the wall Something wicked’s in the air Danger, danger everywhere Danger, danger Everyone’s scared to look your way
7.
Low Moments in High Fashion Lyrics and music by Michael Louis Clothes, like bones lay on the floor Casualties from wars, couture Bloodshed for silk and lace Sweatshop whores without a face Champagne flows for who gets paid New York, London, let’s get laid! The suck and fuck of delusion The push and pull of illusion What you are told to wear Will become the cross you bear Dead souls sell broken dreams, The thread count of a million screams Cigarettes and bulimia And who spreads chlamydia? The black hole of a runway’s edge... Dead-eyed girls jump the ledge With the cold kiss of conviction And the warm touch of addiction What you are told to wear Will become the cross you bear Lick clean the knife in your back Gather up your coke and smack Break free, from this trap spun of silk Break free, from the fashion-tit milk What you are told to wear Will become the cross you bear
8.
Toxic Love 06:38
Toxic Love Lyrics by Michael Louis Music by Jared Mathis and Michael Louis Regardless of the cost I want to be with you But it’s a hopeless cause When you multiply Hell by two And nameless is the face I project onto yours When we’re both dead inside We find ourselves in futile wars Our magic, cursed each other Black, like night Such tragic, star-crossed lovers Kiss, then bite With spit and spite Toxic Love Demanding all your time I’m at war with the clock Love’s dark paradigm Will leave us both outlined in chalk Such lonely, textbook cases Doom on tap We’re both from such dark places Both entrapped And we’re braced for attack Toxic Love We’re a burden to each other’s poisonous touch There’s no better way To regret something so much Toxic Love

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80's / 90's inspired Gothic Rock.

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released December 8, 2017

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Chronic Twilight Murfreesboro, Tennessee

No longer a sole project of Michael Louis, Chronic Twilight now welcomes Kyle Andrew on lead vocals.

A new, full-length album, Deadlight, is due to be released 10/8/2021. The album takes new musical twists and turns, with the addition of Andrew. Stick around for more updates and content!
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