They All Saw Death

Stripped bare of every mask and disguise

Caught up in the light of a dying flame

They all saw death in his vacuous eyes

His well-combed hair told them nothing but lies

Life and existence are one in the same

Stripped bare of every mask and disguise

So he watched the waves that mimicked his sighs

As he longed for someone to whisper his name

But they all saw death in his vacuous eyes

The faces he passed didn't notice the cries

But he knew that he wasn't one to place blame

Stripped bare of every mask and disguise

He wanted to offer a word for the wise

But he realized then he couldn't explain

Why they all saw death in his vacuous eyes

He looked to the heavens and watched the sun rise

At this, the bridge where death staked his claim

Stripped bare of every mask and disguise

They only saw death in his vacuous eyes