Ghosts from the Machines

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It's been so many years that time has dried the tears
Those people are all gone but moments linger on
A photo does not give any idea that they lived
Their faces stuck in time, unmoving in their prime

The world it has moved on
Technology's become
A way to make them seem
More than just a dream
They move, they laugh, they wave
As if returned from the grave
It makes your heart rejoice
To once more hear their voice

That sense of loss has gone
From when you turned it on
Your memories now take form
The past becomes reborn
It almost seems too real
But still you miss their feel
You reach to touch the screen
Those ghosts from the machines

The shadows of the past
Shows us nothing ever lasts
Though none of them survive
It reminds us of their lives
My children can adore
Those that came before
It's all so clear to see
That they live on in me

From nothing we become, returning once we're done
I have no wish to be cursed with immortality
So when my time has come and to the end succumb
Then I'll move on to be a ghost from the machine


from Reborn in Darkness, released November 18, 2016
Music: Thorne/Collins
Lyrics: Thorne



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Nightlord, originally active 1989-1993, reformed in 2010 with all 4 members from the original 1989 line-up, and released and re-released 2 CDs through Copro Records. Appearing over the years in London with Sepultura, Onslaught and Gama Bomb, Annihilator, touring with Onslaught and Artillery and M:Pire of Evil. Future appearances at TITANFEST 2016 & headlining Eradication Festival in Wales in 2017. ... more

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