Landon Lewis

Landon Lewis

BandSpoken Word

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Lyrics

Turn The Page

Written By: Landon Lewis

Verse I
Laura dear, I can see you trying to smile it away
But your eyes are telling me more than you could ever say.
Every time you feel like you’re free and regaining control
Out of the shadows of hell he comes to torment your soul.

Verse II
One day there’s verbal abuse and damage done to your car
Along with suicide threats then there’s a rose and a card.
So much for you to deal with; I know it’s hard to escape
But on this chapter of your life it’s time to turn the page.

Chorus
Turn the page; let the next chapter begin.
No need to prolong this one any longer.
Turn the page; put this to rest forever.
I promise the next chapter will be better.

Verse III
Your story was meant to go beyond this moment in time
Yet broken love’s effects have left you reading the last line
Of a chapter that became more terrible as you read
Although you try, the past refuses to be left for dead.

Verse IV
Laura dear, you’re standing in hell’s fire but you are unscathed
So close your eyes, fight your tears, and place your hand on the page
Slowly turn it, say good-bye to the past, sit back and breathe
Then embrace all of what it means to finally be free.

(Repeat Chorus)

Tag
Turn the page; put this to rest forever.
I promise the next chapter will be better.

Chamber of Gas

Written By: Landon Lewis

Verse I:
An icy stare burns a hole in the wall
Behind the bars of Chesapeake Prison
As Logan Lee spends his final hours
Remembering vision after vision:
Five bullets, two children, two dead,
His younger brother fleeing the scene,
The wrong fingerprints on the gun,
Sirens, a black robe, final sentencing.

Chorus:
Chamber of gas, ender of all things
Weapon of death hanging from puppet strings
With undiscerning fingers as your guide
You’ve been called to brush another life aside.

Verse II:
Lee makes his descent step after step
Toward the room of impending doom
Wrists and ankles bound in shackles
Mind bound by a thought that still looms:
Through silence the guilty goes free
Through silence the bystander will die
Through silence the older serves the younger
Through silence the younger will live the lie.

Chorus:
Chamber of gas, ender of all things
Weapon of death hanging from puppet strings
With undiscerning fingers as your guide
You prepare to brush another life aside.

Bridge:
Standing there, seconds until he’s consumed
Door closed, it slowly seeps into the room
Organs failing, eyes closing, a body falls
Smoke clears, the mortuary receives a call.

Chorus:
Chamber of gas, ender of all things
Weapon of death hanging from puppet strings
With undiscerning fingers as your guide
You’ve done your job, brushed another life aside.

Tag:
With undiscerning fingers as your guide
You’ve done your job, brushed another life aside.

River of Ashes

Written By: Landon Ray Lewis

Verse I
The sun is shining on your palace walls
You dine on all of the finest cuisine
The wine is great, luxury all around
Your pockets are the richest shade of green.

Verse II
You horded the money and stole the aid
To expand your empire and buy a jet
But take a look over your palace walls
And see what you’ve left for everyone else.

Chorus
I see nothing but a wave of poverty and disease,
An ocean choked with years of dead bodies,
A sea of violence and the sound of several swords clashing
And a country drowning in a river of ashes.

Verse III
But you don’t care that you can end the pain
And lend a big hand to redeem the land
Because you have the most contagious disease
That makes it impossible to understand.

Maybe someday you will receive a cure
Then your conscience will be brought back to life
And you’ll care to look beyond your own walls
To witness the effects of what you’ve done.

(Chorus)

Toiling Away in Obscurity

Written By: Landon Ray Lewis

Verse I
Blood leaking out of the veins in my hands
Drops of sweat hitting the desk like bullets
The basement lamp on well into morning hours
Would have never guessed it would be like this.

Verse II
Stacks of pages fill every open space
Frustration manifests in crumpled balls
As the stench of failure grows day by day
And that little voice continues to call.

Chorus
Toiling away in obscurity
Exercising in futility
Hoping success will let me have a drink
Before my pen leaks the last drop of ink.

Verse III
After several years of brain cells dying
My mind's arrested by contemplation:
Are the possibilities worth the effort
When emptiness is draining motivation.

Chorus
Toiling away in obscurity
Exercising in futility
Hoping success will let me have a drink
Before my pen leaks its last drop of ink.

Bridge
The years have been long but the ink's not gone
And there are still several pages left
I may toil forever but the endeavor
Is worth every second, every breath.

Chorus 2
Toiling away in obscurity
Exercising in futility
No longer longing to have my thirst quenched
Loving the process and each consequence.