carmen monoxide

while you haven't died &
there's a chance to dodge that portal
everyone believes themselves
potentially immortal
but tell me can you see it shine?
a death wish like a neon sign
so lift your hearts & start to sing
she's come to ruin everything

'cos every day she's getting stronger
can't contain herself much longer
thought that you had said so long
afraid you can't be any wronger
in & out, her breath is tidal
goddess of the suicidal
never mind, carmen monoxide'll
take it all away

terrible to look upon
& wild beyond her calling
you won't step back to save yourself
but you're terrified of falling
the contradiction in your eyes
that look of well-rehearsed surprise
it's not as if she's uninvited
love her mercy, unrequited

she shall overcome us all some day...