Burden (Single)

by Codex Obscura

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Burden will appear on my upcoming album Holy Teachings of Self Defeat, which releases on 11/5/16. The mixing may change a little cause I'm a fucking twat.

This is a song about how Christianity made me fear that God and my family hated me for being gay/trans as a kid, so I hid it from them and myself for as long as I could.

All I wanted was to start over somewhere with a new name and a new face, but I had to accept the reality that even there, someone would find me out and put me right back into the position I was in before.

I eventually learned to accept that this was my life and I can't change the past, so I might as well keep pushing forward through all the physical and emotional pain towards making myself feel happy.



Open sores from head to toe in the shapes of a few names
Put her aside, she is an embarrassment to everyone
Love is pick and choose, fuse one and one and there is option left
Walking side by side by side

Let the burden die
I emerge from the exit wound as a bullet aimed straight for the head
Now it's raining and I'm left at a crossroads with no way home
Open it by the spine and let the words fall out

Let the flood carry me to a place where no one knows my name
I will start again and be burned at the stake for stealing gold from the king who stole it all from me
I will never stop because I like the pain

I want to die inside and feel it slip away
The torment rips me apart and makes me feel alive
Do it to us again and remind me that I'm still here


released October 19, 2016
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Codex Obscura North Carolina

I'm a transgender death metal artist from North Carolina who gets all riled up and screams words really hard into a microphone. I write and record all the music, and most unfortunately, I mix it as well.

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