Arsis A Diamond for Disease Lyrics

A Diamond for Disease Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 A Diamond for Disease
  • 2 Roses on White Lace
  • 3 The Promise of Never


  • In denial of the thoughts that our feelings dissolve
    Your words were always chosen wisely, disguising all intent
    Amidst the poetry, I thought I heard you say,
    "Let's make a deal, a diamond for disease...
    Oh, Christ, it's a fair trade! A diamond for disease."
    Then the promise of never was as embracing as the act of strangulation
    The idea of forever became the grandest humiliation
    I keep remembering your words, spoken in the guise of an oath, the promise of never
    Now never is all I ever receive, never, and the knowledge of your disease
    Those two words spoken aloud, I do, the promise of never
    Yet I still come, like a moth to a flame in assurance of pain
    Still she comes, a breathing deathwish, with daggers drawn
    "Let's make a deal, a diamond for disease...
    Oh, Christ, it's a fair trade! A diamond for disease."
    Always denying the idea that the mystery's resolved
    Examined closely, disguising all intent
    Amidst our screaming, I know I heard you say,
    "Let's make a deal, a diamond for disease...
    Oh, Christ, it's a fair trade! A diamond for disease."
    If that's your idea of forever, I would gladly take strangulation
    Your idea of forever is the grandest humiliation
    Yet I never know how loosely you used the word "friend"
    In time I learned, a diamond for disease
    This I cannot forgive, but only you know the truth
    Your matrimony was silenced
    All vows forgotten and the burden placed on me to aid you from the marriage bed
    That's when the promise of never became as embracing as strangulation
    Your idea of forever, the grandest humiliation
    Yet I still come, like a moth to a flame in assurance of pain
    Still she comes, a breathing deathwish, with daggers drawn
    In denial of the thoughts that our feelings dissolve
    Your secrets, they follow, and shadows always show the path to the fallen,
    Those liars wielding daggers
    Take your skin away, wield the liar's dagger
    Because along this path are fragile whispers guiding me with guilt
    And though they scream the faintest lies
    They lead me to the knowledge that your words were chosen wisely
    Disguised was all intent.
    Within the deceit, I know I heard you say...
    For now, for forever; from the start, this was the deal
    "A diamond for disease." Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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