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Sarchophagus

Burning Red Eyes
 Rib-cage Demoralized

Endless sins
 Has no beginning

Externally glowing
 Internally dimming

Suffering from depression
 Overcome by demons

Fighting against oppression
 While screaming for freedom

Reckless during fasting
 Absent during praying

The Qur'an's gathering
 Evidence
  Against me
 The Devil is swaying

In the world
Outside the Masjid

Can't stop hustling
 Too broke to live

Wanna sleep
 Afraid to go bed

Prepared to see the grave
 Ain't ready fo' dead
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