River Styxx

Watch the Black River rage

Feel the muddy waters flow

To carry my soul away

Wherever it wants to go

You want to understand my mind

But are misled by the words

You watch me float the River Black

But are unable to see the other worlds

The dark water swallows it all

My soul drowns misunderstood

The water fills me up with darkness

Numbing feeling and hiding good

I'm sinking down to the bottom

The river's noise covers my screams

Dark sounds that float my spirit away

To that place of deadly dreams

Though the sun is beating down

I find the water still flows black

A strong current pulls me on

Black rapids keep me on this track

Could I float myself to Heaven

Or will I find my soul in Hell

I struggle to keep my head above

But am pulled down to a watery jail

Black liquid enters my mouth

And slowly fills my mind

Leaves emptiness in my heart

A loneliness I can't define

I can smell the river in the night

Like the cold fear upon your skin

Hoping it will go away

but it flows from deep within

You want to know where the waters go

But will never tame its dark might

You cant face the river I swim in

It'll carry you off into the night

And then you'll end up floating facedown too

Yeah, we'll both just float along

Black waves gently rocking our soul-less bodies

Maybe then you could understand my songs

Downing beside me in the River Black

Your soul washed clean in the dirty flow

Your spirit pulled to the darkest depths

Then you would know the things i know

Was it always meant to be like this

Cryptic code played out in song

Does it matter to any of us in the end

If I can take the darkness on

Wont you open your mind to my message

Try to understand the things I say

And throw yourself into my river

Before its black path washes me away

Author's Notes/Comments: 

What this is truly about is my thoughts and inspiration for what I write.  It would be very difficult, I feel, to figure that out without me saying so, but that was intentional.  The point I was making was that I felt it was near impossible to make a mental connection with people when it came to my writings.

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