Writing

Stories

Here are some short stories I’ve written.

Horror:
Bury My Body
Foreign Hospital
AMETHYST 2.0 “Safe Version”

Sci-fi:
Ouroboros
Eyes That See Across Time

Fantasy:
The Birth of Lucifer

 


Lyrics

You can find my earliest poems from 2007-2010 here.

I began focusing on writing song lyrics through 2011-2017, which can be found in my (WIP) songbooks. I’ve only recently returned to writing experimental poetry.

 

Here are some recent songs I’ve had set to music.

This song won the Thinkerbeat Spinners Awards in October 2015. You can download the song, performed by Adam Schweitzer, from my dropbox.

192 | 320 | WAV

 

“Angels Have Further to Fall”

(Verse)
You’re playing with fire, you’re playing with fire
You’re playing with a guitar strung with barbed wire
Your fingers are bleeding, you haven’t been eating
You no longer comprehend the words you are reading
The symbols slide off the page, lost without meaning

(Chorus)
How does it taste? How does it taste?
Just like a kiss upon your face
Just like your memory erased

(Verse 2)
When the angels weep for our sins
When the bombs fall from heaven like teardrops
Leaving blackened snow upon our rooftops
Into churches we are ushered in
We pray to God but hear his twin

How does it taste? How does it taste?
Just like a kiss upon your face
Just like your memory erased

(Bridge)
The woman I adore will start a third world war
Leading us into the flames like a matador
As we embrace her, like a savior
She pits neighbor against neighbor
The stakes raise higher, like voices in a choir
The artist I admired is a charlatan, a liar

(Verse 3)
I’m playing with fire, I’m playing with fire
I’m playing with a heart caged in barbed wire
My fingers are bleeding, the moment is fleeting
But goes on forever while the scene keeps repeating
Dark angels are pleading, her heart no longer beating
Death calls her name from the book he’s been reading
Her symbol slides off the page, lost without meaning

How does it taste? How does it taste?
Just like a kiss upon your face
Just like your memory erased

September 30, 2015

 

I recorded this song for my second album in 2012. The lyrics were improvised. You can listen to my version on Bandcamp.

 

“Consumed With Desire”

(Verse)
i see it all clearly now
this is a misguided love
but it’s one that i can’t let go of

(Chorus)
i wish that you deserved better
i wish i deserved worse
even after everything you’ve put me through
i still wish i deserved you

(Verse 2)
and when you say
you have too much pride
you don’t even see
you don’t even believe
i’m already inside

i wish that you deserved better
i wish i deserved worse
even after everything you’ve put me through
i still wish that i deserved you
i still wish i deserved you

(Chorus 2)
this is a master and slave relationship
it tightens every time i loosen my grip

(Verse 3)
i hope you see yourself the way
that everyone else does
i hope you figure out what it is that you’re looking for
but i can’t do this anymore
i can’t do this anymore
i can’t do this anymore

this is a master and slave relationship
it tightens every time i loosen my grip

November 7, 2012

 

Copyright       2017 by Dylan Franks

All rights reserved. These stories and songs, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including recording, photocopying, offset, or by any information storage and retrieval system without permission in writing from the author, except by reviewers who may quote brief passages to be printed in a magazine or newspaper.

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