I am but a shadow;
I fade into the night.
The dark creeps in upon me;
The void, it fills my sight.

Each breath is but a moment;
I never could get back.
And life is but a fleeting glance,
A shadow at my back...

[and out of the dark, rose “nevermore”]

Ominous figures of inky black, amassed upon this shore;
The messengers of years gone by, shall pass me by no more...

For each breath is but a moment;
Each sunrise fades to black.
And though the shadows come for me,
Still, I never could look back...

[into the night we all shall fade; from dirt we rise, to dirt repaid]

For I am but a shadow; 
I must fade into the night.
Though this dark, it moves upon me,
Still, I revel in the light.

[and the darkness whispered, “nevermore”]

I knelt upon this barren land, death trickling down my spine;
And as I watched my shadows fall, I cherished what was mine.

[and darkness descended upon my masses, singing “nevermore”]

Into The Ephemeral Forest (Memento Mori).

Abandoned along this darkening path;
Encompassed here in blackened gloom.
Still burdened by this blinding wrath;
Stark dread enshrines me like a tomb.
In sorrowful silence, without a sound;
 Mourn all that’s lost, forevermore.
For in this stillness here I've found;
 My sins are washed away once more.
  |no demons knocking at my door|
Soft shadows of doubt may fiercely whisper;
Yet never shall I fall back down.
Though defenseless on this river;
Still never shall I seek to drown.
   |for never shall life break me down|
I must follow my own light through these trees;
I’ll haunt the dark that’s haunted me.
If death comes drifting with the breeze;
Such is my fate, what’s meant for me.
Yet as I witness all shall fade;
The dreams I held, the plans I made.
I’ll lay my sword beneath this shade…
     |and death shall find me unafraid|

And Darkness Shall Fall Upon The World.

Oh where to begin? We were buried in sin…

For our guilt and our pride, all that's sacred has died,
And despair has corrupted this place;
We laid waste to this land, our fall caused by our hand,
What we thought was a stride was disgrace.

   [forgive us, my friend, this should never have been]
With the darkening skies, came the sorrowful cries,
Of the lost and most broken of men;
Still the last of their screams, drift away with my dreams, 
Of the lost and most shattered of them.

[and there was silence in the end]          

And they say no one knows, reasons nothing here grows,
Why we’re shrouded in darkness and death;
And they say it's the end, it's too late to amend,
Still I'll try with the last of my breath.

      [and the world was peaceful at the end]

Watch it all fade away, and look back towards the day;
We were lost, all was lost, and the world burned away.

Watch it all turn to dust, as we all know it must;
I have lost, we have lost, for our sins we shall pay... 

      And the world was peaceful at the end--
         And there was silence in the end.