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I have become
What I sought to undo
Altered in their image of hate
And hate became my fate

Cured from love
Purity sullied
Best intentions paved the way
The means destroyed the end

Willed ignorance, educate me
To greet your transcript of reality
Deviance from your establishment
Imperils the spoils of avarice

Seek help for shattered hope
They will aid the illness, not its host

The mirror to my past
Now reflects how it will last

So here I stand
Afraid to reach
Out towards her welcome
And touch her healing hand

Should I attempt, they will surely come
To prevent her from doing me wrong
Truth is madness, as madness is real
Bound to their machinery of sanity

Quench my desire
Free thought is fire

When I am aged and grey
My weary flesh is aching for the grave
She finally approaches me
And points me to the door
Read the words engraved
Your time in this place is served
Past the door I realise
Death pays regards on the entry side

Farewell, my love


from Sophia, track released October 1, 2014



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Vestige of Virtue

VESTIGE OF VIRTUE is a trio consisting of Kjetil Ottersen (In_zekT, Omit, Funeral) Frode Forsmo (Minas Tirith, Funeral, Old Man’s Child) and Shaun Winter Taylor-Steels (Solstice, Anathema, My Dying Bride).

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