Beautiful Gray Day

by Leper

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released September 11, 2012

Skot Shaw: Vox, Guitars, Synth and Drum Programming
Otto Jensen: Bass
Cecily Marx: Synth, Violin, Background Vocals

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Leper uses hauntingly melodic vocals, driving keys and brooding guitar to orchestrate a compelling sound combining elements of goth, Industrial, dance & rock. Leper’s influences and inspiration are drawn from many different sources creating a musical tapestry woven with the threads of despair, struggle and redemption. ... more

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Track Name: Ascolta (Harken)
Harken aquista parole amorai mio
Fela del leluna amorai mio
Sonostat de orcastrati per vui amorai mio
Track Name: Cosa Vuole Dire Morire (What Does It Mean To Die)
Why does it fall, where does it end
Where does it come from, where has it been
What does it look like, is it decay
One of his faces will find you one day

What is it waiting for, how can it win
How will it find me, when the stinger slides in
What does it sound like, can I smell it at all
All of his faces continue to call

Does it disturb you, mysterious wind
Does it control you, cut you within
Is it defeated, by the blood engine
Where all of his faces, silenced again

What do you think it means
What do you think it means
What do you think it means
What do you think it means
Track Name: Perseguita (Haunt)
If you were first to go I won't be parted from your face
Perhaps I'd spend the rest of my life laying across your grave
If it were me I'd want to say I'd try to find a way
Promising to haunt you the rest of your days

Darlin' close your eyes - the wolves howl tonight
And imagine that it's me - serenade you oh so sweetly
Darlin' close your eyes

We all know the rule applies
Appointing once to die
If flights of fancy ease the pain of loss
Then someone tell me why I'd be condemned to be tormented, tormented by your ghost
Or gladly embrace madness to retain the love I scarcely did deserve

Darlin' close your eyes - the wolves howl tonight
And imagine that it's me - serenade you oh so sweetly
Darlin' close your eyes - the moon is full and bright

Dancing here within the fog - memories of your lost love
The agony of pressing on - letting go when shadows fall
Finding all was never lost - lie alone within the dark
Crushing hearts - we’ve come undone
I don’t mean to rattle on - it's just one fear that I dwell on
That from this world if you were gone - and I'm alone to greet the dawn
There’s just one thing that I would want - Darling haunt me
Track Name: La Pioggia Triste, Triste (The Sad, Sad Rain)
Last night sorrow came faster than a heart can break
Common law, common fall, burning was no fun at all
Draw the line every time, lonely is a bitter wine
Open wound doesn’t heal, bitterness is all too real
Always good sabotage, once again and all is lost
Here it comes, something felt, try again with someone else
When it’s gone, sow and till, close in for another kill
One on one, weighs a ton, love the unfamiliar song
Playing house, make it sing, giving away everything
Stop yourself, give in to fear, what if you don’t want it here
I've finally grown accustomed to the sound of the rain
Every time it falls it sounds exactly the same
Sort of romantic, nullifying the pain
Funny how you can't escape a common cliché
Track Name: Fai Come Vuoi (Do As Thou Wilt)
Don’t tell me what to do, I will not submit to you
My moral standard is my own
Oppressive obligations are your throne
My only desire is to feed
I will not be denied

Do as thou wilt
Everyone suffers
Do as thou wilt
Nobody wins
Do as thou wilt
Makes you evil
Do as thou wilt
To the heretic's end

I will not be forgiven, for I am not asking
Vacantly staring
Admiring my reflection and all that I’ve acquired

Is there credit for trying
Does it just mean I'm lying
Could it be that I'm buying
To a truth of denying

Isn’t it enough that I attend
Even if its just to ease my conscience again

Do as thou wilt
Everyone suffers
Do as thou wilt
Nobody wins
Do as thou wilt
Makes you evil
Do as thou wilt
To the heretic's end

Behold the mirror
That contains my soul
As I turn to leave, your image fades away
To indulge in one more nail
Track Name: Odio Tutto (I Hate Everything)
Yesterday the clock went off at 8
But I just lay there, let it ring, couldn’t face the day
One more day digging holes for myself to lie in
I’ve been laying here since 4 a.m.
God, when does it end
It's just too hard, just too cold, just too hopeless so I’m told
Am I bleeding, I can't tell
So I make believe that all is well

All the trees and happy things are smiling, smiling back at me
So I just pluck out my own eyes, just lay here until I die

Drug myself, go back to sleep, if that wont work I'll watch TV
I seem to hate everything, I don’t know what’s wrong with me

Because I just feel like giving, but when everything is said and done
I know I can't hide for long before you step in to spur me on

I think I heard somebody say it’s a beautiful gray day
I don’t have to face it alone, even when there’s nobody home

I think I heard somebody say it’s a beautiful gray day
I don’t have to face it alone, even when there’s nobody home
Track Name: Lacrime Nere (Jet Black Tears)
Jet-black tears from your eyes
Jet-black tears from the sky
Too much weeping, too much fear
A wish to see all things clear

Jet-black tears from your eyes
Jet-black tears from the sky

No more running away
No more day like today
All things good, all thing pure
These are the things that will endure
Across the vast universe
He wants to free us from every curse
Derangement, madness, death and love
Cold and bleeding from above

Jet-black tears from your eyes
Jet-black tears from the sky
Track Name: Non Ho Piu Paura Di Dormire (I'm Not Afraid To Sleep Anymore)
I have come to a decision, I refuse to fear them
Those who torment me in my sleep
Just after I doze off, just before I begin to dream
There they are, poking and touching
With fingers that no one can see

The intrusion that I perhaps instigate
By entertaining them somehow by day to day
But I will change my focus
Follow He who is beyond the sky
And There the resistance shall begin

I will pray... savagely
I will pray... violently
I will pray... earnestly
I will pray

Just after I doze off
Just before I begin to dream
Shall his angel defend me
Romantic notion, yes, I know
Even though sounds a lot like superstition
Even still it seems to be working

The intrusion that I perhaps instigate
By entertaining them somehow by day to day
But I will change my focus
Follow He who is beyond the sky
And There the resistance shall begin

I will pray... savagely
I will pray... violently
I will pray... earnestly
I will pray
Track Name: L'Artista Dentro Di Te (The Artist In You)
I hope I'm driving you crazy
I bet I'm making you blush
Just proclaiming the truth of who sends me
And hope it isn’t too much
I hope you're wanting to meet me
The stars really love to be touched
Once upon a time I really wanted to reach out
In my fame somehow I forgot

I'll get a man of the cloth to ordain me
The forces of darkness to be stomped
If I subject you to my favorite vulgarities
We all know you would be eating it up

It doesn’t bother me if you worship me
In the end all I wanted was attention from you

You say you don’t understand me
Don’t really care if you do
It doesn’t matter in the long run anyway
No one rocks harder than you

It doesn’t bother me if you worship me
In the end all I wanted was attention from you

Is it glory to God
Is it glory to me
Is adoration worth
All my integrity
Is it freedom of speech
If I say what I believe
I make every attempt
To help the blind to see
Is it freedom of art
When I just do as I please
But turn my back on all responsibility
Track Name: Spezza Spezza Spezza (Chop Chop Chop)
One more button, one more push
One more word was all it took

Snap that chord to set me off
Words are weapons, chop chop chop

Try to stop, it keeps coming
Try to uphold, I keep falling

Sound asleep across my tongue
All but sodden what have I done

You were the beast who chained me down
Shaves my hair and makes me frown

So many choices, most of them bad
Too much freedom in my hands

Hang myself with my own rope
Watch your mouth, I hope you choke

Maddening voices make them stop
Words are weapons, chop chop chop
Track Name: Se Solo Io (If Only)
Blood is to live, life is to love
But the black holds me down, earthbound
Faith is to stretch across the sky
Heaven waits, does she wait in vain
Free in you, free indeed
Watch me crawl, watch you bleed
Bring to pass just one thing
For, you see, you’ve cut too deep
Track Name: Il Modo Che Tutto Si Svela (The Way It All Unfolds)
That's the way it all unfolds
Stories clear, master told
To love the least of these is loving me

Broken window, orphaned child
Prison man lost defiled
Increases their shame, outcome the same

That’s the way it all unfolds
To welcome strangers from the cold
Let the king say
You’ve welcomed him

Sheep on the right, goats on the left
Truth be told there should be no rest
When you neglect the ones the world rejects

That’s the way it all unfolds
Stories clear, master told
To love the least of these is loving me