The Mires

by Betray The Emissary

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD  or more



His fragile hands, clench at dirt and bone,
searching for more than a promise to carry on...
He's never felt so completely conquered.
So far removed from those spaces he trusted.
And he's given up so many years,
done away with too much time to the lies

With broken arms and brittle legs,
he tries to lift his head to stand.
The trenches deep, and at his feet,
the fragments of his best-laid plans.
He's a man, martyred by unthinking hands,
Undone by the methodless devastation.

Just one step and he'd be free.
But his legs are twisted backwards at the knees.
A false strength that he maintains.
He knows that what he's lost is more than what he stands to gain.

So here he stands, to make a mire of this wasteland,
an end he's chosen,
a shadow of his former man.

But he can't see past this defeat,
to realise it's all behind him,
that he's stronger than his misery.

Your hope is the hole that will swallow
the apathy that you follow.

A frail end by the dagger,
wrought ideals for feelings.
What's the meaning of failure?
Am i the latter?
Regret is just a fever.
God knows how you got the blood in your well.

Your regrets are not your revival.
This defeat is not your final tragedy.


released February 18, 2014
Mixed and Mastered by Betray the Emissary and Louis Henn at Burning Tone Studios.

Art Direction & Design by Betraydan.

Like us! on Facebook:

®&© 2014 Burning Tone Records.
Warning: All Rights Reserved. Copying, public performance and hiring of this recording is prohibited.



all rights reserved


Betray The Emissary Cape Town, South Africa

contact / help

Contact Betray The Emissary

Streaming and
Download help