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The Sweetest Betrayal

from Beautiful Hideous by JOHNATHAN|CHRISTIAN

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So you have the impertinence
Of telling me again
How our lives would be easier,
If we ceased to pretend
Unrighteousness is to avoid,
And from lying you’d refrain
The way I see it, you just sentenced my life into a dead end

So you tell me you must follow your heart
And be sincere
And that you really need some space,
So you can breathe the air
That may make sense
For me however it's not evidently clear
I’ve never heard of oxygen that can really disappear

Your concept of deception had become my comfort and relief
What right have you to lie, then leave me here looming in the drear?
One thing I know, in order to betray there first must be belief
And while a true friend stabs you in the front,
You stabbed me in the rear

Save your lies to whom you're dreaming of
Say a prayer for the ecstasy and the bliss
For each man kills the thing he loves
While the coward does it with a kiss

Come teach me now
Just how false and cruel you well have been
Deceitful, may you wake in torment
And be shattered in spleen

The wind will turn,
And cast a shadow on he who betrays
I suffer now,
But am I not sure, you shall suffer always
And while I' m dwelling here,
In my prison and in my chains

My love for you,

Will Eternally Remain....


from Beautiful Hideous, released November 8, 2013


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JOHNATHAN|CHRISTIAN Los Angeles, California

Dark Wave Doom from Christian Granquist, & Johnathan Mooney.
Citing influences ranging from The Sisters of Mercy and Joy Division to the electronic pulse of Depeche Mode and the piano of Muse, Johnathan Christian typifies the traditional dark wave sound, but with soaring, epic refrains and dramatic fugues that create a style all their own. ... more

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