I dreamt of demons, hidden in shade;
Of fire and shadow and murderous rage.
Of nightmares that rise as we lock up our doors;
Awakening fear as our consciousness fades...
They claw and they rip and they tear at my mind;
No solace in dreaming, there's no place to hide.
The shadows are reigning, here in this cage;
Yet this is my doing, for I wrote this page...
Rending and searing and twisting my dreams;
Alone in the gloom with the nightmares unseen...
And I dreamt of monsters, walking this land;
An army of darkness, at my command.
They stalk and they creep and they slip through the night;
Scattering terror, bringing darkness to light.
They loom in the shadows, whispering fear;
And into their clutches fall all that tread near.
Alone in my torment, there's no place to hide;
And darkness prevails, here in my mind...
Sneaking and prowling,
(they're haunting my sleep);
And I'm lost (all alone),
With my nightmares to keep...
* third stanza lines taken from Insomnium's 'Drawn to Black'.