Iris

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Iris

[VERSE 1]
I spent a lifetime holding my words and breath
I hid myself in every creak and closet
Nurtured secret dreams, shushed my inspiration
Pretended to be "normal" for the sake of "reputation"
Never dared to fly, but also never gave up
I always walked the border between "good" and "not enough"
Every time I shone I did with lights that were not mine
Every time I did well the compliments drove me insane
I spent a lifetime being nothing but a number
A trophy to show off, a grade, another letter
But when I showed myself for who I really was
I just got called a loser, as society often does
[CHORUS 1]

I'mma show you all who the real loser is
If me who ran and ran and ran always too fast
Or you who keeps spitting on me, my heart, my dreams, my past
Stumbling and falling, I'm every day alive
And what about you? Keep being a parasite
I'll glue my pieces together and shape them into wings
While you'll keep crawling, oh you just wait and see
To all the ones out there who got told they're not enough
Don't let the world break you, don't give a single fxxx
[VERSE 2]

So after a lifetime holding my words and breath
It's time to start it over, it's time to reconnect
To Muses I for too long ignored and denied
To my real heartbeat sound that never stopped inside
I'll gather all my strength, take down each of my masks
Be real to myself, and give myself the task
To take my childhood dreams, my teenager obsession
To give them life and shape, with all my strength and passion
I'll take the leap and try, no matter the outcome
It's time to let it shine, my light that never shone
To show all those bastards who said I was insane
What happens when you call the fxxxing sun "just plain"
[CHORUS 2]

I'mma show you all who the real loser is
If me who ran and ran and ran too fast
Or you who keeps spitting on me, my dreams, my past
Stumbling and falling, I'm every day alive
And what about you? Keep being a parasite
I'll glue my pieces and shape them into wings
While you'll keep crawling, oh you just wait and see
To all the ones out there who heard they're not enough
Don't let the world break you, don't give a single fxxx
[BRIDGE]

You all are stronger, more than you believe
You all got more than an ace up your sleeve
We'll all carry ourselves until the top
And watch and watch the real losers drop
We'll make our path ourselves, they'll walk the city mall
We'll sing the song of our rise and their fall
[CHORUS 3]
I'mma show you all who the real loser is
If me who ran and ran and ran too fast
Or you who keeps spitting on me, my dreams, my past
Stumbling and falling, I'm every day alive
And what about you? Keep being a parasite
I'll glue my pieces and shape them into wings
While you'll keep crawling, oh you just wait and see
To all the ones out there who heard they're not enough
Don't let the world break you, don't give a single fxxx

The Real Loser

[VERSE 1]
The love they show in fairy tales
Is that the truth? Or is it fake?
Am I forbidden to find love
Or is it just my heart that froze?
Am I allowed to try the honey
That leads the princes to their thrones?
To put it simple, can I love
Or have I been punished from above?
Can I experiment with lovers' madness
Or am I cursed to settle for less?

[CHORUS]

I want to feel real love

I want the thirst for one more kiss
And the physical, extatic bliss
I want a fire burning inside
To grab me and shake me like the sea tide
I want the sweat and lust and greed
I want two hearts and one heartbeat
The butterflies to stop my hunger
And smiles and looks to make me wonder
The drunkenness while always sober
The terror that one day it'll be over

[VERSE 2]

Can I too live a lover's dream
Forget what's false, real, in between?
Can I receive addictive hugs
That leave me wanting more, like drugs?
A million kisses between whispers
A million secrets between whimpers
Cold winter nights warm under blankets
Hot summer days spent watching Netflix
Getting distracted by something else
Sticking like magnets, 'cause cannot help it

[CHORUS]

I want to feel real love

I want the thirst for one more kiss
And the physical, extatic bliss
I want a fire burning inside
To grab me and shake me like the sea tide
I want the sweat and lust and greed
I want two hearts and one heartbeat
The butterflies to stop my hunger
And smiles and looks to make me wonder
The drunkenness while always sober
The terror that one day it'll be over

[BRIDGE]

So if there's someone please let me know
Whatever’s the truth, I can take the blow
Can I one day get lost in love's madness
Or is my sentence this eternal hollowness?

[CHORUS]

I want the thirst for one more kiss
And the physical, extatic bliss
I want a fire burning inside
To grab me and shake me like the sea tide
I want the sweat and lust and greed
I want two hearts and one heartbeat
The butterflies to stop my hunger
And smiles and looks to make me wonder
The drunkenness while always sober
The terror that one day it'll be over

Love's madness

[VERSE 1]
You were so high on love
You needed it to breathe
Drank from a poison cup
And thought it honey, sweet
You overdosed on poison
You knelt and begged for more
You danced through the extasys
Until your feet got sore

But

[CHORUS 1]
Walls of illusions shattered
Light shone in a dark street
And everything that mattered
Sank back into the Abyss
You were hallucinating
On love, promises, greed
A tiny, fatal smoke
It had planted its seeds

[VERSE 2]
Promises between cries
And secrets between smiles
They paralyzed your pride
With sugar-coated lies
Fulfilling everyone's needs
Gifting your every piece
You kept drinking that poison
Stuck in your blind beliefs

But

[CHORUS 2]
Walls of illusions shattered
Light shone in a dark street
And everything that mattered
Sank back into the Abyss
You were hallucinating
On love, promises, greed
A tiny, fatal smoke
It had planted its seeds

[BRIDGE]
What caused your soul to rot
Was not a serpent's bite
The real mortal poison
Is one that lies inside
It ate you to your bones
It made your will so thin
That sweet, addicting poison
Has always slept within

But

[CHORUS 3]
You broke that goddamn wall
Like light in a dark street
You grabbed that poison cup
And stared at it in fear
You were hallucinating
On love promises, greed
Then reality smacked you
You once were blind, and now you see

Poison


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[VERSE 1]
I spent a lifetime holding my words and breath
I hid myself in every creak and closet
Nurtured secret dreams, shushed my inspiration
Pretended to be "normal" for the sake of "reputation"
Never dared to fly, but also never gave up
I always walked the border between "good" and "not enough"
Every time I shone I did with lights that were not mine
Every time I did well the compliments drove me insane
I spent a lifetime being nothing but a number
A trophy to show off, a grade, another letter
But when I showed myself for who I really was
I just got called a loser, as society often does
[CHORUS 1]

I'mma show you all who the real loser is
If me who ran and ran and ran always too fast
Or you who keeps spitting on me, my heart, my dreams, my past
Stumbling and falling, I'm every day alive
And what about you? Keep being a parasite
I'll glue my pieces together and shape them into wings
While you'll keep crawling, oh you just wait and see
To all the ones out there who got told they're not enough
Don't let the world break you, don't give a single fxxx
[VERSE 2]

So after a lifetime holding my words and breath
It's time to start it over, it's time to reconnect
To Muses I for too long ignored and denied
To my real heartbeat sound that never stopped inside
I'll gather all my strength, take down each of my masks
Be real to myself, and give myself the task
To take my childhood dreams, my teenager obsession
To give them life and shape, with all my strength and passion
I'll take the leap and try, no matter the outcome
It's time to let it shine, my light that never shone
To show all those bastards who said I was insane
What happens when you call the fxxxing sun "just plain"
[CHORUS 2]

I'mma show you all who the real loser is
If me who ran and ran and ran too fast
Or you who keeps spitting on me, my dreams, my past
Stumbling and falling, I'm every day alive
And what about you? Keep being a parasite
I'll glue my pieces and shape them into wings
While you'll keep crawling, oh you just wait and see
To all the ones out there who heard they're not enough
Don't let the world break you, don't give a single fxxx
[BRIDGE]

You all are stronger, more than you believe
You all got more than an ace up your sleeve
We'll all carry ourselves until the top
And watch and watch the real losers drop
We'll make our path ourselves, they'll walk the city mall
We'll sing the song of our rise and their fall
[CHORUS 3]
I'mma show you all who the real loser is
If me who ran and ran and ran too fast
Or you who keeps spitting on me, my dreams, my past
Stumbling and falling, I'm every day alive
And what about you? Keep being a parasite
I'll glue my pieces and shape them into wings
While you'll keep crawling, oh you just wait and see
To all the ones out there who heard they're not enough
Don't let the world break you, don't give a single fxxx

The Real Loser

[VERSE 1]
The love they show in fairy tales
Is that the truth? Or is it fake?
Am I forbidden to find love
Or is it just my heart that froze?
Am I allowed to try the honey
That leads the princes to their thrones?
To put it simple, can I love
Or have I been punished from above?
Can I experiment with lovers' madness
Or am I cursed to settle for less?

[CHORUS]

I want to feel real love

I want the thirst for one more kiss
And the physical, extatic bliss
I want a fire burning inside
To grab me and shake me like the sea tide
I want the sweat and lust and greed
I want two hearts and one heartbeat
The butterflies to stop my hunger
And smiles and looks to make me wonder
The drunkenness while always sober
The terror that one day it'll be over

[VERSE 2]

Can I too live a lover's dream
Forget what's false, real, in between?
Can I receive addictive hugs
That leave me wanting more, like drugs?
A million kisses between whispers
A million secrets between whimpers
Cold winter nights warm under blankets
Hot summer days spent watching Netflix
Getting distracted by something else
Sticking like magnets, 'cause cannot help it

[CHORUS]

I want to feel real love

I want the thirst for one more kiss
And the physical, extatic bliss
I want a fire burning inside
To grab me and shake me like the sea tide
I want the sweat and lust and greed
I want two hearts and one heartbeat
The butterflies to stop my hunger
And smiles and looks to make me wonder
The drunkenness while always sober
The terror that one day it'll be over

[BRIDGE]

So if there's someone please let me know
Whatever’s the truth, I can take the blow
Can I one day get lost in love's madness
Or is my sentence this eternal hollowness?

[CHORUS]

I want the thirst for one more kiss
And the physical, extatic bliss
I want a fire burning inside
To grab me and shake me like the sea tide
I want the sweat and lust and greed
I want two hearts and one heartbeat
The butterflies to stop my hunger
And smiles and looks to make me wonder
The drunkenness while always sober
The terror that one day it'll be over

Love's madness

[VERSE 1]
You were so high on love
You needed it to breathe
Drank from a poison cup
And thought it honey, sweet
You overdosed on poison
You knelt and begged for more
You danced through the extasys
Until your feet got sore

But

[CHORUS 1]
Walls of illusions shattered
Light shone in a dark street
And everything that mattered
Sank back into the Abyss
You were hallucinating
On love, promises, greed
A tiny, fatal smoke
It had planted its seeds

[VERSE 2]
Promises between cries
And secrets between smiles
They paralyzed your pride
With sugar-coated lies
Fulfilling everyone's needs
Gifting your every piece
You kept drinking that poison
Stuck in your blind beliefs

But

[CHORUS 2]
Walls of illusions shattered
Light shone in a dark street
And everything that mattered
Sank back into the Abyss
You were hallucinating
On love, promises, greed
A tiny, fatal smoke
It had planted its seeds

[BRIDGE]
What caused your soul to rot
Was not a serpent's bite
The real mortal poison
Is one that lies inside
It ate you to your bones
It made your will so thin
That sweet, addicting poison
Has always slept within

But

[CHORUS 3]
You broke that goddamn wall
Like light in a dark street
You grabbed that poison cup
And stared at it in fear
You were hallucinating
On love promises, greed
Then reality smacked you
You once were blind, and now you see

Poison

[VERSE 1]
You're looking at the moon
How can't you see this star?
You chose a cold dead stone
You closed and sealed your heart
I wish that you could see
The one truth behind lies
I wish that I could give
New warmth to your cold bones
Oh how I wish to show
How flames are different from stones
A stars has its own life
The moon just steals the sun's

[CHORUS 1]
The light you're staring at
It's nothing but illusions
You're missing out the fact
That stars are born from explosions
Stop being fixated on
A fake and stolen light
And see what always shone
On you, all day and night

[VERSE 2]
No need to gravitate
Around a soulless rock
A star has stayed aside
But punctual as a clock
Kept shining with the hope
One day you'll turn around
And see what's the real love
That only a star can sprout.
You think you got it all
But nothing is what you're holding
You see a ton of gold
And yet your palms are empty

[CHORUS 2]
The light you're staring at
It's nothing but illusions
You're missing out the fact
That stars are born from explosions
Stop being fixated on
A fake and stolen light
And see what always shone
On you, all day and night

[OUTRO]
Please see this star's strong light
It really wants to reach you
Please open your closed eyes
And don't pretend you don't know
The moon is just a rock
Will never shine too bright
One day, and in just one blow
It will crush you with its weight

Letter from a star

[VERSE 1]
I was born free, I won't die a slave
I sprouted wings, looked upon graves
Deceived the eyes of human race
And you're the same, you're just like me
They think we are who we show them to be
Little they know about our real worth,
Little they know about what our power brought.
We held whole worlds in the palm of our hands
Sang kids lullabies while no one else cared

[CHORUS 1]
We're forest spirits, we're ten-headed snakes
We are fire dragons and gentle snowflakes
We come with prayers but feed on sins
Materialize out of human fears
Born before time, so much earlier than that
We saw whole galaxies becoming thin dust
Emperor's falls, Achilles wrath,
We have been fire, thunder, demons, cats
We teached humans to do as told
To make sacrifices, to gift us gold
They shouted our names to have mercy of their souls
And then erased them, we're forgotten Gods.

[VERSE 2]
What's in our veins is not mere human blood
We have the power of a million winters' cold
We ruled the seasons, commanded time
Guided lost souls after death, for a dime
Drank from the blood of a thousand lost wars
And gifted peace while dancing on bones.
They are deceived from our weak human bodies
They think we're puny, young and lazy nobodies
But oh, are they wrong, making fun of immortals!

[CHORUS 2]
Cause we're forest spirits, we're ten-headed snakes
We are fire dragons and gentle snowflakes
We come with prayers but feed on sins
Materialize out of human fears
Born before time, so much earlier than that
We saw whole galaxies becoming thin dust
Emperor's falls, Achilles wrath,
We have been fire, thunder, demons, cats
We teached humans to do as told
To make sacrifices, to gift us gold
They shouted our names to have mercy of their souls
And then erased them, we're forgotten Gods.

[CHORUS 3]
We're the light of stars, we're the dark of the night
We're rays of hope and the fear in a fight
We come with prayers but we feed on sins
Materialize inside human's dreams
Born before time, so much earlier than that
We saw China's Great Wall and kings fall to their death
They made temples for us, we protected their ships,
Laughed at their sacrifices, took their gold as a gift
We protected the weak, we condemned the bad
And took care of the monsters under every kid's bed
Humans used to call us to save their souls
And no long know our names, we're now forgotten Gods.

[OUTRO]
Yet we're built up so different from their weak human flesh,
And if they ridicule us, even calling us trash,
We can just pity them, we are forgotten gods
While they're just day by day running towards their fall.
Let the humans stumble in their short lives' mazes
Cause we were born free, and we'll never die slaves.

Forgotten Gods

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[VERSE 1]
I spent a lifetime holding my words and breath
I hid myself in every creak and closet
Nurtured secret dreams, shushed my inspiration
Pretended to be "normal" for the sake of "reputation"
Never dared to fly, but also never gave up
I always walked the border between "good" and "not enough"
Every time I shone I did with lights that were not mine
Every time I did well the compliments drove me insane
I spent a lifetime being nothing but a number
A trophy to show off, a grade, another letter
But when I showed myself for who I really was
I just got called a loser, as society often does
[CHORUS 1]

I'mma show you all who the real loser is
If me who ran and ran and ran always too fast
Or you who keeps spitting on me, my heart, my dreams, my past
Stumbling and falling, I'm every day alive
And what about you? Keep being a parasite
I'll glue my pieces together and shape them into wings
While you'll keep crawling, oh you just wait and see
To all the ones out there who got told they're not enough
Don't let the world break you, don't give a single fxxx
[VERSE 2]

So after a lifetime holding my words and breath
It's time to start it over, it's time to reconnect
To Muses I for too long ignored and denied
To my real heartbeat sound that never stopped inside
I'll gather all my strength, take down each of my masks
Be real to myself, and give myself the task
To take my childhood dreams, my teenager obsession
To give them life and shape, with all my strength and passion
I'll take the leap and try, no matter the outcome
It's time to let it shine, my light that never shone
To show all those bastards who said I was insane
What happens when you call the fxxxing sun "just plain"
[CHORUS 2]

I'mma show you all who the real loser is
If me who ran and ran and ran too fast
Or you who keeps spitting on me, my dreams, my past
Stumbling and falling, I'm every day alive
And what about you? Keep being a parasite
I'll glue my pieces and shape them into wings
While you'll keep crawling, oh you just wait and see
To all the ones out there who heard they're not enough
Don't let the world break you, don't give a single fxxx
[BRIDGE]

You all are stronger, more than you believe
You all got more than an ace up your sleeve
We'll all carry ourselves until the top
And watch and watch the real losers drop
We'll make our path ourselves, they'll walk the city mall
We'll sing the song of our rise and their fall
[CHORUS 3]
I'mma show you all who the real loser is
If me who ran and ran and ran too fast
Or you who keeps spitting on me, my dreams, my past
Stumbling and falling, I'm every day alive
And what about you? Keep being a parasite
I'll glue my pieces and shape them into wings
While you'll keep crawling, oh you just wait and see
To all the ones out there who heard they're not enough
Don't let the world break you, don't give a single fxxx

The Real Loser

[VERSE 1]
The love they show in fairy tales
Is that the truth? Or is it fake?
Am I forbidden to find love
Or is it just my heart that froze?
Am I allowed to try the honey
That leads the princes to their thrones?
To put it simple, can I love
Or have I been punished from above?
Can I experiment with lovers' madness
Or am I cursed to settle for less?

[CHORUS]

I want to feel real love

I want the thirst for one more kiss
And the physical, extatic bliss
I want a fire burning inside
To grab me and shake me like the sea tide
I want the sweat and lust and greed
I want two hearts and one heartbeat
The butterflies to stop my hunger
And smiles and looks to make me wonder
The drunkenness while always sober
The terror that one day it'll be over

[VERSE 2]

Can I too live a lover's dream
Forget what's false, real, in between?
Can I receive addictive hugs
That leave me wanting more, like drugs?
A million kisses between whispers
A million secrets between whimpers
Cold winter nights warm under blankets
Hot summer days spent watching Netflix
Getting distracted by something else
Sticking like magnets, 'cause cannot help it

[CHORUS]

I want to feel real love

I want the thirst for one more kiss
And the physical, extatic bliss
I want a fire burning inside
To grab me and shake me like the sea tide
I want the sweat and lust and greed
I want two hearts and one heartbeat
The butterflies to stop my hunger
And smiles and looks to make me wonder
The drunkenness while always sober
The terror that one day it'll be over

[BRIDGE]

So if there's someone please let me know
Whatever’s the truth, I can take the blow
Can I one day get lost in love's madness
Or is my sentence this eternal hollowness?

[CHORUS]

I want the thirst for one more kiss
And the physical, extatic bliss
I want a fire burning inside
To grab me and shake me like the sea tide
I want the sweat and lust and greed
I want two hearts and one heartbeat
The butterflies to stop my hunger
And smiles and looks to make me wonder
The drunkenness while always sober
The terror that one day it'll be over

Love's madness

[VERSE 1]
You were so high on love
You needed it to breathe
Drank from a poison cup
And thought it honey, sweet
You overdosed on poison
You knelt and begged for more
You danced through the extasys
Until your feet got sore

But

[CHORUS 1]
Walls of illusions shattered
Light shone in a dark street
And everything that mattered
Sank back into the Abyss
You were hallucinating
On love, promises, greed
A tiny, fatal smoke
It had planted its seeds

[VERSE 2]
Promises between cries
And secrets between smiles
They paralyzed your pride
With sugar-coated lies
Fulfilling everyone's needs
Gifting your every piece
You kept drinking that poison
Stuck in your blind beliefs

But

[CHORUS 2]
Walls of illusions shattered
Light shone in a dark street
And everything that mattered
Sank back into the Abyss
You were hallucinating
On love, promises, greed
A tiny, fatal smoke
It had planted its seeds

[BRIDGE]
What caused your soul to rot
Was not a serpent's bite
The real mortal poison
Is one that lies inside
It ate you to your bones
It made your will so thin
That sweet, addicting poison
Has always slept within

But

[CHORUS 3]
You broke that goddamn wall
Like light in a dark street
You grabbed that poison cup
And stared at it in fear
You were hallucinating
On love promises, greed
Then reality smacked you
You once were blind, and now you see

Poison

[VERSE 1]
You're looking at the moon
How can't you see this star?
You chose a cold dead stone
You closed and sealed your heart
I wish that you could see
The one truth behind lies
I wish that I could give
New warmth to your cold bones
Oh how I wish to show
How flames are different from stones
A stars has its own life
The moon just steals the sun's

[CHORUS 1]
The light you're staring at
It's nothing but illusions
You're missing out the fact
That stars are born from explosions
Stop being fixated on
A fake and stolen light
And see what always shone
On you, all day and night

[VERSE 2]
No need to gravitate
Around a soulless rock
A star has stayed aside
But punctual as a clock
Kept shining with the hope
One day you'll turn around
And see what's the real love
That only a star can sprout.
You think you got it all
But nothing is what you're holding
You see a ton of gold
And yet your palms are empty

[CHORUS 2]
The light you're staring at
It's nothing but illusions
You're missing out the fact
That stars are born from explosions
Stop being fixated on
A fake and stolen light
And see what always shone
On you, all day and night

[OUTRO]
Please see this star's strong light
It really wants to reach you
Please open your closed eyes
And don't pretend you don't know
The moon is just a rock
Will never shine too bright
One day, and in just one blow
It will crush you with its weight

Letter from a star

[VERSE 1]
I was born free, I won't die a slave
I sprouted wings, looked upon graves
Deceived the eyes of human race
And you're the same, you're just like me
They think we are who we show them to be
Little they know about our real worth,
Little they know about what our power brought.
We held whole worlds in the palm of our hands
Sang kids lullabies while no one else cared

[CHORUS 1]
We're forest spirits, we're ten-headed snakes
We are fire dragons and gentle snowflakes
We come with prayers but feed on sins
Materialize out of human fears
Born before time, so much earlier than that
We saw whole galaxies becoming thin dust
Emperor's falls, Achilles wrath,
We have been fire, thunder, demons, cats
We teached humans to do as told
To make sacrifices, to gift us gold
They shouted our names to have mercy of their souls
And then erased them, we're forgotten Gods.

[VERSE 2]
What's in our veins is not mere human blood
We have the power of a million winters' cold
We ruled the seasons, commanded time
Guided lost souls after death, for a dime
Drank from the blood of a thousand lost wars
And gifted peace while dancing on bones.
They are deceived from our weak human bodies
They think we're puny, young and lazy nobodies
But oh, are they wrong, making fun of immortals!

[CHORUS 2]
Cause we're forest spirits, we're ten-headed snakes
We are fire dragons and gentle snowflakes
We come with prayers but feed on sins
Materialize out of human fears
Born before time, so much earlier than that
We saw whole galaxies becoming thin dust
Emperor's falls, Achilles wrath,
We have been fire, thunder, demons, cats
We teached humans to do as told
To make sacrifices, to gift us gold
They shouted our names to have mercy of their souls
And then erased them, we're forgotten Gods.

[CHORUS 3]
We're the light of stars, we're the dark of the night
We're rays of hope and the fear in a fight
We come with prayers but we feed on sins
Materialize inside human's dreams
Born before time, so much earlier than that
We saw China's Great Wall and kings fall to their death
They made temples for us, we protected their ships,
Laughed at their sacrifices, took their gold as a gift
We protected the weak, we condemned the bad
And took care of the monsters under every kid's bed
Humans used to call us to save their souls
And no long know our names, we're now forgotten Gods.

[OUTRO]
Yet we're built up so different from their weak human flesh,
And if they ridicule us, even calling us trash,
We can just pity them, we are forgotten gods
While they're just day by day running towards their fall.
Let the humans stumble in their short lives' mazes
Cause we were born free, and we'll never die slaves.

Forgotten Gods


About Me

Bio

Freelance translator (Italian/English/Korean/Japanese). I write lyrics for fun since high school but never dared to upload them. Decided to try and finally understand if what I write is worth something or not. If you don't take the leap, you'll never know if you can fly!

CV/History

Italian. Bachelor Degree in Asian Languages, Japan studies' branch; spent almost three years in Seoul to learn Korean; English TOEIC score of 975/990. Working as a freelancer since July 2019.

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