Ash, Cinder, Smoke

from by Khemmis



I ride through crystalline skies, blind
driven by purpose to the apex

Flung toward the sun
Into the light
I break down and pray
With you in ash
Cinder and smoke
I forget your face

I fear the nearer that I approach
I can’t give you to the wind

To lay you to rest
Return to dust
I have to let go
Five years have gone
Won’t toss the urn
Still hoping you’ll return

Suddenly with mind lain open
You’re offering me your hand
but I know it is just an illusion
At least until I reach my end

And in my sorrow, this longing still remains
Memories, not my own, haunt my dreams
Now a void where once there was so much more
Here your vessel and my guilt are now laid to rest


from Absolution, released July 7, 2015
Additional vocals provided by Ethan Lee McCarthy



all rights reserved


Khemmis Denver, Colorado

Doomed rock 'n' roll from Denver, CO.

US Booking:

EU/UK Booking:


contact / help

Contact Khemmis

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code