TRIUMPH OF WILLPOWER
WHISTLING IN THE WOOD
STRONGER THAN BEFORE
RISING FROM THE ASHES
THE WILL TO LIVE
RUNNING OUT OF HEROES
Where are those men / With a vision and a dream / Who spread their hope around the world // They are getting fewer; now we need 'em more than ever / Now they're gone - buried with their voices we still hear. // We're running out of heroes / Who light the darkest day / We're running out of idols / Who we follow, who show the way / And paint the grey // Who's here today / With a mission or a goal / Showing us how to make a better world // The kids without real idols or someone to look up to, like we had - most of them are dead and dumb // We're running out of heroes / Who light the darkest day / We're running out of idols / Who we follow, who show the way / And paint the grey // We're running out of heroes...
NOTHING FROM NOTHING
It's all up on you now // You have to plant the seeds / Then you'll get your fruits / You can milk a fat cow / But first you've got to feed it / That's the truth // All that money can't buy / Effort, work and knowledge / That is what it takes / It's your duty to try / Labour comes before cash you will make // Things won't come out of the blue / It depends on what you do // You'll get out what you've put in / But you'll get nothing from nothing // Don't think it's all easy / You'll harvest by the way / No need to strive / Might as well be lazy / Waiting for the great days of your life // Fate lies in your own hands / You'll get what you deserve but nothing more / You're the smith of your chance / The gain you'll get is worth working for // Things won't come out of the blue... // You'll get out what you've put in / But you'll get nothing from nothing / If you fight and put in pain / You'll succeed and get your gain // Things won't come out of the blue... // You'll get out what you've put in...
Don't want to know those million ways to go / Wonder which one's right / It's too hard to decide / Pondering we compare and check out carefully / Study night and day until we say "OK" // I think that life was much easier before / Should we complicate it more and more? // Still search the perfect deal / I don't know what to take / Feel overcharged by choice / Like running in a wheel / I choose for heaven's sake / Don't need multiple choice // Could decide what to do / When choices were just few / Didn't waste my time / By making up my mind // I think that life was much easier before / Should we complicate it more and more? // Still search the perfect deal / I don't know what to take / Feel overcharged by choice / Like running in a wheel / I choose for heaven's sake / Don't need multiple choice // It's a world of plenty / No more overview / Is it neccessary? / A little less would do // Still search the perfect deal...
A LIGHT IN THE DARK
The whole world is nagging me / Spits right into my face / Signs of hope they can't be seen / Get lost in a horrible maze // Who's there to make my day / And stop today's dismay? // Just wait for better times / For one good ray that shines on me / Shines on me // A light in the dark / The hope giving spark // Give in to my "poor boy blues" / Seem to pity myself / There is nothing I could do / But all is good that ends well // It's you who saves my day / Who wipes all clouds away // You come here just on time / At last one ray that shines on me / Shines on me // A light in the dark / The hope giving spark // It's you who saves my day / Who wipes all clouds away // You come here just on time / At last one ray that shines on me / Shines on me // A light in the dark / The hope giving spark
Someone please help us, save this earth / Greetings from a dying planet / Drowned by the rain and burnt by the sun / Nature is killing itself // Man has destroyed his own existence / Never cared and now it's too late // Tell me why the earth is burning / Why those heavy storms are raging / Devestating everything / Tell me where the seasons are / Why we've let it go that far / And where's the god out of machine // New weather records, natural disasters / Climate has gone to extremes / Global warming, bad storm warnings / We're facing our world's destiny // Hoping nature would forgive every sin / Now we have reasons to be afraid // Tell me why the earth is burning / Why those heavy storms are raging / Devestating everything / Tell me where the seasons are / Why we've let it go that far / And where's the god out of machine / To avoid the great catastrophe // Tell me why the earth is burning / Why those heavy storms are raging / Devestating everything / Tell me where the seasons are / Why we've let it go that far / And where's the god out of machine / To avoid the great catastrophe
SOURCE OF ALL EVIL
Rage, the inner devil / Deep inside we're evil / Pride destroys our chances / Arrogance / Lewd animalism / Pure lust satisfaction / Mind's inertia stops us / Makes us rust // Evil comes from deep within / Origin of seven deadly sins / We all suffer from our own mistakes / Pay for every stupid fault we make // Breed the plants of my own pain / No one but myself to blame / The source of all evil is me // Envy - can't deny it / No one else should get it / Greed - we always need more / Snatch and store / Bad immoderateness / Never put up with less / Mindless dissipation / Derision // Evil comes from deep within / Origin of seven deadly sins / We all suffer from our own mistakes / Pay for every stupid fault we make // Breed the plants of your own pain / No one but yourself to blame / The source of all evil is you // Breed the plants of our own pain / No one but ourselves to blame / The source of all evil is us
Has our past only been an illusion / We dreamed of glorious times / Now we are facing some strange confusion / We hear the parting bells chime // Too many things have divided us / We live our lives on different terms / We lost the link that once was combining us / And now we think in different terms // We thought that we would fit well together / After a promising start / Now we're like boats in heaviest weather / That can't help drifting apart // Too many things have divided us / We live our lives on different terms / We lost the link that once was combining us / And now we think in different terms // Have lost each other so long ago / Been sliding into that mess / Only separate ways to go / Admit we all failed the test // Too many things have divided us / We live our lives on different terms / We lost the link that once was combining us / And now we think in different terms / When our hearts beat in different terms and different minds do us part / When our hearts beat in different terms and different minds do us part...
SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST
Use your elbows, scratch and bite / Otherwise you can't compete / Show your teeth and hide your weakness / Life's a neverending fight / Just two options: "lose or beat" / To succeed you should hide your kindness // All that you've been trying hasn't been enough / Someone's always better, someone is too tough / Using all your power just to keep the pace / Survival of the fittest who will win the race // It's the nature of the beast / Just the fit and strong survive / Your only chance is to be smart / Being our own worst enemies / We take up every senseless fight / Tough times demand us to be hard // All that you've been trying hasn't been enough / Someone's always better, someone is too tough / Using all your power just to keep the pace / Survival of the fittest who will win the race - in the end // All that you've been trying hasn't been enough / Someone's always better, someone is too tough / Using all your power just to keep the pace / Survival of the fittest who will win the race - in the end
BOYS WILL BE BOYS
They might get older and serious / Maybe they master a difficult job / They might be family fathers / Deep inside still kids at heart // Like children in the shape of men / They can't quit playing with their toys / What women never understand / At every age boys will be boys // They are crazy 'bout football / Or they go hanging 'round with blokes / For some beers and good laughter / Need the fun of smutty old jokes // Like children in the shape of men / They can't quit playing with their toys / What women never understand / At every age boys will be boys // Men cling to their hobbies / Things to build or games to play / They can't get mature and adult / What they have been is what they stay // Like children in the shape of men / They can't quit playing with their toys / What women never understand / At every age boys will be boys // Boys will be boys / Boys will be boys...
PUNCHES OF DISAPPOINTMENT
Still I feel angry 'bout what happened yesterday / Was treated worse than I think I would deserve / And I heard myself say "mm, well, that's OK" / Just didn't dare to put my real thoughts into words // Hiding my anger sometimes really isn't easy / In moments when I rather want to scream / Keep my feelings in control / But deep inside it ain't what it seems // I'm taking the punches of disappointment / Like a boxer who hasn't learned to strike back / With fist in my pocket I swallow my hate / And force myself to keep calm / Reacting againt my true inner nature / Pretend understanding while crunching my teeth / Unwillingly riding on wings of injustice / Feels like imploding inside // Cowardly I kept emotions with myself / As my raging mind began to think about revenge / I was too surprised to work out quickly what to tell / But inside I was boiling and my fists began to clench // Keeping my temper sometimes really isn't easy / But neither putting up with everything / Open up and let it out / Before it all eats deep into me // I'm taking the punches of disappointment / Like a boxer who hasn't learned to strike back / With fist in my pocket I swallow my hate / And force myself to keep calm / Reacting againt my true inner nature / Pretend understanding while crunching my teeth / Unwillingly riding on wings of injustice / Feels like imploding inside
Feel some kind of emptiness inside / Feel burnt out in my mind / Lost the power to carry on / The same old routine year by year / No more breathing in my sphere / Yes I know, this can't go on // Now it's time to say goodbye / To leave it all behind and go away / Now the time has come / To care about myself / I need a break, a sabbath year // Seems that my world's become too small / Life surrounded by a wall / Feel like dying day by day / Get out of the treadmill for some time / Have to recreate my mind / Don't want to go astray // Now it's time to say goodbye / To leave it all behind and go away / Now the time has come / To care about myself / I need a break, a sabbath year // Now it's time to say goodbye / To leave it all behind and go away / Now the time has come / To care about myself / I need a break, a sabbath year
Think without a break / Future plans I make / Always something to undertake // My head's electrified / Wondering and pondering / Unsatisfied - Slave to my perfection // Wish I could stop my restless mind / From working all the time / I overload my mind / Poor restless mind // Striving for the best / Not accepting less / Until I sleep I get no rest // My head's electrified / Wondering and pondering / Unsatisfied - Slave to my perfection // Wish I could stop my restless mind / From working all the time / I overload my mind / Poor restless mind // No more inner freedom / No more peace of mind // Wish I could stop my restless mind... // Wish I could stop my restless mind...
Paid my dues - Now there's nothing more I could achieve / The final goal lies way beyond belief / How could I roll that rock up on the hill / The only way to get my work fulfilled // I won't get any farther / It's gonna be absurd / And if I tried much harder / It would be desperate work // All I've tried - Was it worth the effort after all / I've always run against that same old wall / There's no result to justify my pain / Now realize I've done it all in vain // I won't get any farther / It's gonna be absurd / And if I tried much harder / It would be desperate work // I won't get any farther / It's gonna be absurd / And if I tried much harder / It would be desperate work
Expect another good thing to come out of the blue / Like a nice young fairy lets it all come true / You're a wishful thinker whose kingdom has to come / In stubborn optimism you only see the sun // Just unrealistic, neglecting every fact / Aims far too eccentric, still your hope's intact / Always disappointed by plans that didn't work / One day you might get it - somewhere good luck lurks // And now you hope that all your wishes will come true / Overoptimistic, you haven't got a clue / Still you are waiting until your dream's fulfilled / Only live on fortune, not on your own skill // Throw your expectations into a wishing well / Get no satisfaction by what you foretell / Everything just happens the way that fate decides / Buried all your great plans and put your dreams aside // And now you wonder why your wishes have come true / Never stopped believing, now the turn's on you / Now you're happy, your dream's reality / Was it wishful thinking of how things should be // And now you hope that all your wishes will come true / Overoptimistic, you haven't got a clue / Still you are waiting until your dream's fulfilled / Only live on fortune, not on your own skill // Wishful thoughts, wishful thoughts.... // And now you wonder why your wishes have come true / Never stopped believing, now the turn's on you / Now you're happy, your dream's reality / Was it wishful thinking of how things should be
MY OWN WORST ENEMY
There's something in me / A war inside / Something that hurts me / My inner fight // Body and mind will never get on well / Feel like a helpless victim of myself // I'm my own worst enemy / The only one who's to blame / The one who loses the game / Treating myself recklessly / It's me who's making me cry / Who'll make me finally die // My pain that stings me / Wearing me down / My nerves that tease me / Keep me unsound // Body and mind will never get on well / Feel like a helpless victim of myself // I'm my own worst enemy / The only one who's to blame / The one who loses the game / Treating myself recklessly / It's me who's making me cry / Who'll make me finally die / Who makes me cry / I am my own worst enemy
IRONY OF DESTINY
Beaten by our own best weapons / Caught in our own traps / Realize that fate can be absurd / Desperately we face the crisis / The ruins of our lives / The worst case struck without alert // Irony of destiny - fell down from the sky / Came too unexpectedly - now we wonder why // Built our houses on loose ground / Never thought they'd break / Losing everything that made us proud / Figured out what least could happen / Relied on being safe / And now we're falling off the clouds // Irony of destiny - fell down from the sky / Came too unexpectedly - now we wonder why // We are victims, victims of ourselves / We are victims, victims of ourselves // Irony of destiny - fell down from the sky / Came too unexpectedly - now we wonder why / So much for our destiny, so much for our faults / It's not fate's absurdity, we're victims of ourselves // We are victims, victims of ourselves / We are victims, victims of ourselves...
Greed's a tempting lady, we never get enough†† /†† Slaves to endless hunger - we're insatiable†† /†† We would trait our best friends for a few bucks more†† /†† The bigger and the better's what we're striving for†† //†† GREED - WE WANT MORE THAN WE WOULD EVER NEED - WON'T STOP REACHING OUT FOR SOME MORE THINGS, MORE GOLD, MORE MIGHT†† //†† Greed's one of the scourges in post modern times†† /†† The scenting hearts of hunters with rapacious minds†† /†† Material obsession - having is a must†† /†† Augment our possession to satisfy our lust†† //†† GREED - WE WANT ...†† //†† Are we never satisfied 'til we used up all reserves?†† /†† Do we think we have the right to take more than we deserve?†† //†† GREED - WE WANT ...
THINGS YOU CAN'T ALTER
TRY TO GIVE IT YOUR BEST, IT IS OK IF YOU DON'T FALTER / THERE IS NOTHING ELSE YOU CAN DO / YOU CAN ONLY REACT WITH ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU CAN'T ALTER / THERE ARE EVEN LIMITS FOR YOU // Don't be too impatient, demanding to yourself / Live with what's not perfect, what's impossible / Don't waste all your power trying to pull out trees / Deal with situations beyond ability // You're not God Almighty, you're not Superman / You will just make better what you can // TRY TO GIVE IT YOUR BEST ... // No one will blame you, so don't blame yourself / You can't do perfectly, you just can do well / Accept what's given and make the best out of it // TRY TO GIVE IT YOUR BEST ... // Think you have a problem with what's out of your control / Desperately you're fighting to reach the highest goal // There's no need to worry 'bout what you can't change / All that you can do is just arrange // TRY TO GIVE IT YOUR BEST ... // TRY TO GIVE IT YOUR BEST ...
They who once have been my friends, now worst enemies / All I've told them openly fed their strategy / Trusted in true faith, thought we want the same, murmurs on my back, mobbing is the game // DANGER WITHIN, ATTACKED FROM BEHIND / I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT FRIENDS HAVE TURNED TO LIARS / VICTIM OF MY CREDULOUS MIND / NEVER EXPECTED TO DIE BY FRIENDLY FIRE ANYWAY // Traiting snipers in my team, ambushed suddenly / Call it vicious, call it mean, lulling certainty / Knowing me well, my Achilles' heel, quickly I'm expelled, it's all too unreal! // DANGER WITHIN ... // DANGER WITHIN ...
He's been brought up in violence, the stronger man's always right / World of hatred and vengeance, now he knows how to fight / He just gives what he's taken, on the street or at school / Feels alone and forsaken, leads his war without rule // TEENAGE WARHEAD - FIGHTING SENSELESS WARS / TEENAGE WARHEAD - REBEL WITHOUT CAUSE / TEENAGE WARHEAD - COOL DOWN AND REFRAIN / SEEK YOUR INNER PEACE AND LEARN TO LOVE AGAIN // Lost for words, no discussion / He just talks by the fist / No more sense of compassion / Cry for love that he's missed // TEENAGE WARHEAD ... // So much hate he has wasted / Suffered from struggles within / All the rage that has hastened / Blood stained warrior teen // TEENAGE WARHEAD ... // TEENAGE WARHEAD ...
See him walking all alone at night / When the streets are empty he feels alright / Hiding in a shell where he lets no one in / You could never tell if he just hides dark sins // HE CAN ONLY LIVE AND BREATHE WHEN THERE'S NO ONE AROUND / CAUGHT INSIDE HIS MENTAL CAGE HE BUILDS UP SOCIAL BOUNDS // There are rumours 'bout him that arouse / Lives like a hermit in a strange old house / Long ago he had a family, they say / Turned away from all society one day // HE CAN ONLY LIVE AND BREATHE ... // He's unlearned to trust in anyone / He just gets along when he's lonesome / Like a single fighter in a world of "enemies" / Takes his inner strength from his misanthropy // HE CAN ONLY LIVE AND BREATHE ...
BUILDING OF LIES
You've always wanted to make it right for everyone / High expectations as you are the hopeful son / But life's what happens while you're working on your dreams / Your truth moved further from the point of hope / To keep your image you've been dancing on a rope / And through the years now they summed up to a pile, your comfortable lies // YOU CAN'T BREAK IT, YOU CAN'T GET OUT / NOW YOU ARE CAUGHT IN THAT BUILDING OF LIES / JUST REPEAT IT, FIGHT YOUR OWN DOUBTS / YOU MUST KEEP TO YOUR FICTIONAL LINES / YOU'VE BEEN BUILDING UP YOUR PERFECT SIDE REALITY // Afraid of questions you just go out of their way / Still you're trying to avoid the great dismay / Your second feature, your false identity / That you pretend to be // YOU CAN'T BREAK IT ... // Lies, a building full of lies / Invisibly scraping at the sky / Lies, your blessing in disguise / To wipe away the shadows of your life // They're so convincing all the stories that you tell / Your credibility makes you believe yourself / Your mum is happy and dad is proud of you / Of things that are not true // YOU CAN'T BREAK IT ...
FROM TODAY'S POINT OF VIEW
Watching the mirror of my yesterlife / Am I seeing a stranger or was that really me? / That boy in the garden, the student at school / The shy teenage rebel, in search of his identity - that was me! // I'm smiling - this can't be me / Recalling - the guy I used to be // ALL THE FEARS I'VE GONE THROUGH / ALL THAT TURNED OUT UNTRUE / ALL MY FAULTS I CAN'T UNDO AND RENEW / WHEN I'M LOOKING BACK NOW / WHEN I FEEL ASHAMED NOW / WITH MATURED MIND AND CLUE / FROM TODAY'S POINT OF VIEW // The years went by quickly, I was coming of age / Still the same person, but wiser in many ways / The waves of emotion, excitement of youth / They let me grow stronger to become who I am today - these days! // I'm smiling - this can't be me / Recalling - the guy I used to be // ALL THE FEARS I'VE GONE THROUGH ... // I'm smiling - this can't be me / Recalling - the guy I used to be // ALL THE FEARS I'VE GONE THROUGH ..:
TREASURE OF EXPERIENCE
I. CONDITIONING: From our birth we're put in forms / Raised and taught to stand in life / Only learn how to conform / Only learn to work and strive // We adopt what we've been told, the predetermined truth / Take for granted what we're sold - the wisdom of our youth // The treasure of experience / that our parents pass on to us / Soon our childish innocence / Is replaced by 'do' and 'must' // Products of environment, of our place and time / Pushed and made intelligent - we're feeding our minds // Schooled by people old and wise / To put out what they've put in / Grow up quickly in pride and size / Question our conditioning // ALL WE'VE SEEN AND KNOW IS WHAT WE'RE LIVING ON / FEEL OUR TREASURE GROW AS WE KEEP MOVING ON // Everyone is original / Educated differently / To be upright, to do things well / To fit into society // ALL WE'VE SEEN AND KNOW... // Dare to emancipate, dare to nonconform / Learn to deviate from nonsensical norms / Transform!
II. THE CONSTANT STATE OF BECOMING: After our deliverance / From the elders' sacred words / Treasure of experience / Lies ahead in our 'own worlds' // Every day brings something new, be it good or bad / Changes that we're going through and everyone we've met // No one can deny his past / Steadily we elevate / Every year of life will last / Becoming is our constant state // KNOWLEDGE IS OUR WEALTH THAT GROWS ALONG THE WAY / LEARNING'S MENTAL HEALTH - GROW STRONGER EVERY DAY // Proud of all my memories / Moments that I've stored inside / On the point of becoming me / Knowing time is on my side // KNOWLEDGE IS OUR WEALTH ... // On our neverending way / We won't 'be', we just 'become' / Wiser 'til our supreme day / When everything is said and done // The past's a bag of purest gold, collected through the years / We are richest when we're old by hands, heart, eyes and ears / The past's a bag ...
THE SORCERER'S APPRENTICE
The sorcerer's apprentice scents the coming of his chance / When the master's left the house he can practice what he's learned / The product of his witchcraft soon continues to enhance / But self - dynamic power of nature cannot be returned // HE CAN'T STOP WHAT HE HAS STARTED, HE'S DROWNING IN THE WATER ONCE EVOKED, THERE'S NO RETURN / AND HE HASN'T YET THE KNOWLEDGE TO PUT THINGS BACK INTO INITIAL STATE, BY MAGIC WORDS / MAN CAN'T MESS WITH HIGHER FORCES, HE IS TOO SMALL AND STUPID TO PLAY GOD - EVEN TO TRY // He's the culprit and the victim in his fatal game / It's much easier to provoke, but too hard to control / All his tries to make it end are senseless and in vain / Now the crazy way things go has taken its own toll // HE CAN'T STOP ... // "HELP ME, I DROWN BY MY OWN MISDEED / THE ONLY ONE TO STOP DISASTER STILL HE ISN'T THERE / MASTER, MASTER, COME BACK HOME, THE FLOOD IS EVERYWHERE!" // Man has often tried to be the master of this world / Started wars, built atom bombs, exploited energies / Disguise that's once been started can't be stopped by magic words / Mankind can't stop overrating their abilities // HE CAN'T STOP ... // "HELP ME, I DROWN ...
EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE
What you've seen is what it seems is what you believe / What you think is what you know - public point of view / What's behind can't be shown - are we deceived? / What is real, what is just - never know what's true // Every life must go through change beyond the public eye / Before you make up your mind, remember // EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE, EVERY SAINT HAS GOT A PAST / EVERY WINNER GETS HIS CRISIS, EVERY LOSER GETS HIS CHANCE / CAUSE NO ONE'S ONLY EVIL AND NO ONE'S ONLY GOOD / WHO WE JUDGE BY IMAGE GETS MISUNDERSTOOD // Take care - there's so much you don't know / Be aware - there's a truth beyond all the show // Read the lines of black and white, there's just good or bad / Who's the liar, who is guilty, whose side are you on / The power of words manipulates - trust in mindless chat / Side with someone, hate an unknown / D' you know who's right, who's wrong? // Every life must go through change beyond the public eye / Before you make up your mind, remember // EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE ... // Take care - there's so much you don't know / Be aware - there's a truth beyond all the show / Take care ...... // EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE / EVERY SINNER HAS A FUTURE ...
ONLY FOR THE GALLERY
Here's one more to show you / One I had to do / No one really needs it / One more unknown hit / I don't care - just want it to be there / It's not made for business / Only for pure bliss / Tunes remain unuseful / Just some worthless play / But they can save the darkest day // ONLY FOR THE GALLERY / ONLY MADE FOR ALL TO SEE / PLAYING FOR THE GALLERY / WANT YOU TO ADMIRE ME // Built upon emotions, made with energy / All our visions must be shown and seen // Nothing comes from nothing / There's some work put in / Proudly it must be show / Want you all to know / That's the cause - fishing for applause / Use up all my free time / Writing all those rhymes / Watch my artful parade on a silver plate / It's worthwhile - one more stone on pile // ONLY FOR THE GALLERY ... // ONLY FOR THE GALLERY / ONLY FOR MY VANITY / PLAYING FOR THE GALLERY / PLAYING FOR YOUR SYMPATHY // ONLY FOR THE GALLERY ...
SETTLED AND DONE
I always hear the same old lines / Should have raised a family / Built a house and know what's mine, that's fine / No, I'm too young to resign / Fixed in all day apathy / I'm an ever restless mind / I'm a seeker, not yet // There in the place where I must stay / From now on every day / On the long unending way / I think that only // TIME WILL TELL ME WHAT I'LL BECOME / DON'T WANT TO BE SETTLED AND DONE / STAY FREE FOR WHAT'S TO COME / LIFE - KEEP IT A BIG SURPRISE / KEEP IT UNFINALIZED / CAUSE IT'S MY ONLY LIFE // To achieve all that I've been looking for / Might as well lay down and die / But my dreams still long for more / Cause life's no // Masterplan that has to be fulfilled / The generation bill / The neverending mill / All I know's that // TIME WILL TELL ME ... // TIME WILL TELL ME ....
People used to live their lives in uniformity / Pressed in rigid patterns of a stiff society / Now we all are self expressers / Playing different roles / Leaders of our own "Me - planets" / Pilots of our souls // We're all microcosmonauts // EVERY SINGLE MIND OF INDIVIDUALITY / LIVE IN MICROCOSMSN THAT WE'VE BUILT AROUND OURSELVES / EVERY WAY OF LIFE IS BASED ON NONCONFORMITY / LIVE OUT OUR INTERESTS IN OUR LITTLE PRIVATE SHELLS // Only face the world around us, our environment / Multi - interest media serves us, we're all different / Actors in our own life's movie, stars in our own show / Defenders of our liberty, living our ego // We're all microcosmonauts // EVERY SINGLE MIND ... // Products individualized, each for every kind / Million people - billion choices, no more common mind / Anonymous single drivers cross each others way / Self designers and freestylers, plotters of their play // We're all microcosmonauts // EVERY SINGLE MIND .... // EVERY SINGLE MIND ....
CLEAR FROM THE CLUES
Deep inside I worried, felt inquietude / Told myself I was oversensible / Still there was no reason thinking 'bout real facts / Assured myself that things would go on well // MY INNER VOICE HAD WARNED ME / THERE WAS TROUBLE ON MY WAY / FELT IT COME, BUT COULDN'T RUN AWAY / VAGUE ANTICIPATION / SOME KIND OF SEVENTH SENSE / TURNED OUT TO BE THE BITTER TRUTH / IT WAS SO CLEAR FROM THE CLUES // I really should have known it, but now I'm thunderstruck / All those homely signs did not deceive / Trusted in my clear head, pushed aside "bad luck" / Clung to my refusal to believe // MY INNER VOICE HAD WARNED ME ... // Saw it run towards me just like a dieseltrain / There was nothing I could really do / I was right to worry, I was right again / Fears came true // MY INNER VOICE HAD WARNED ME ...
WON'T GET OVER ME
You said you've had enough / Packed your bags and went away / But I'll remain inside / Forever you'll regret that day / I left traces in your heart / Made you depend on me / I have been your caring friend / Don't make me enemy // You'll be haunted everywhere you'll go / Can't escape my shadow, you're too slow // WON'T GET OVER ME / WON'T GET OVER ME / YOU CAN'T GET RID OF ME! // WON'T GET ... // I'm your ghost, the echo in your brain / Like a thorny rose, your neverending pain / Deep inside I'm living in your mind / You think you weren't right, you can't leave me behind // I'm with you when you sleep / Stand invisibly beside you / Your memory's too deep / Live with it cause you will have to / Feeling guilty all your life / That's the price you'll pay / Much too late you realized / That I will always stay // You'll be haunted ... // WON'T GET OVER ME / WON'T GET OVER ME / WON'T GET OVER ME / WON'T GET OVER ME / YOU CAN'T GET RID OF ME!
STARFLIGHT TO INFINITY
Stationed on blue planet / The mission's simply "life" / Departure's not been planned yet / So we live and thrive, struggle and we strive / Someday we'll be called back / To the endless never / Where all light turns to black / The infinite forever, there'll be no return // STARFLIGHT TO INFINITY / TAKE OFF FOR ETERNITY / WE'RE JUST TRAVELLERS OF TIME / CREATURES OF A MORTAL KIND / FROM OUT OF NOWHERE WE'VE COME / LIKE ALIENS VISITING EARTH / AFTER A WHILE WE'LL BE GONE / WAITING FOR A REBIRTH // Think we're so important / That we can't be replaced / Limited existence / In this time and place among the human race / How long must we stay here / Until we're leaving ground / A hundred billion light years / Away from our hometowns / World can't be refound // STARFLIGHT TO INFINITY ... // STARFLIGHT TO INFINITY ... // We'll be leaving ground / Never to be found / Through infinite space / Leaving without trace / Ashes in the air / Dust in the nowhere / Meaningless we are / Out in galaxy / Travellers of time / Of a mortal kind / To infinity / For eternity / From nowhere we've come / Soon we will be gone ....
Move at first / I'm not moving with the flow / I wrote this verse / Cause these lines are yet unknown / I take the lead / Just to do it all before / Make my beat / Won't get beaten any more // In a world of imitators I innovate my own way // I'VE GOT TO PULL FIRST BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE / I WON'T WIN IF I HESITATE / I'M SNATCHING THE PREY THERE BEFORE MY EYES / GET OUT OF MY CHAIR, NO TIME TO WAIT / THEN I LURK, ANTICIPATE / WHAT YOU WANT TO HAVE WON'T FALL FROM THE SKY // Get in my shoes / I don't have no time to waste / Make things true / Never follow an old trace // In a world ... // I'VE GOT TO PULL FIRST ... // When I create / It's originally mine / Hold my fate / Go ahead, it will be fine // In a world ... // I'VE GOT TO PULL ... , FROM THE SKY, FROM THE SKY
How often did I think what would have happened if / If I'd go back in time to set the switch again / And if I changed it I would wonder how I'd live / Today I have the outlook that I didn't have back then // IF I WENT BACK TO ALL THE CROSSROADS OF MY LIFE / I COULDN'T SAY WHAT I WOULD DO / ALL THE DECISIONS THAT I'VE MADE ONCE IN MY LIFE / HOW OFTEN WOULD I SAY "UNDO!" ? // So many choices that we all make every day / And shortly after we regret what we have done / Once I decided I must walk my chosen way / And until in the end I will know / Was it right or wrong // IF I WENT BACK ... // With unimportant things we hardly can decide / But when it really counts we rush straight into fate / I can't retrace the years to check if I did right / Life is no program that I can manipulate // IF I WENT BACK ...
THE ART OF LIVING
You're ploughing through your routine every day / Like soldiers you are marching through your lives / The "savoir vivre" as the French would say / No, you're not really living when you strive // Can't you see that the world's a magic place / All its beauty's right before your face // SLOW THINGS DOWN - DECELERATE / ENJOY YOURSELF - JUST HAVE A BREAK / TAKE SOME TIME FOR YOURSELF / IT'S YOUR LIFE - SO LIVE IT WELL // I know the wheel of life is turning fast / But it's your choice to jump out for a while / Just think of what you're living for at last / It's not for pure results, it's for the style // Can't you see ... // SLOW THINGS DOWN ... // Take a breath of life / Sit down on the grass and have some wine / Make up your mind / Learn to enjoy moments and feel fine // Can't you see ... // SLOW THINGS DOWN ...
KEEP AWAY FROM LOVE
Been caught in a web of emotions, I been losing my head / My heart's been hurt once too often now and left back too sad / You ain't right to say love is holy, no, it just brings you down / My bucket of tears shall remind me, yeah, when love's coming 'round // There'll be more to lose than to gain, oh / That unwinable game I know / Well, it is never worth all the pain, no / I can't handle the flame, oh // BURNED MY HANDS AND BROKEN MY HEART / I'LL KEEP AWAY FROM LOVE / IT'S TOO LATE TO MAKE A NEW START / I'LL KEEP AWAY FROM LOVE // There'll be more to lose ... // BURNED MY HANDS AND BROKEN ... / LOVE'S AN ARROW STRAIGHT TO YOUR HEART / SO KEEP AWAY FROM LOVE / IT DECEIVES, THEN IT BREAKS YOU APART / JUST KEEP AWAY FROM LOVE / Turn away, run away, keep away - you know that love is a snake ...
HANGING ON BY A THREAD
Life is a survival fight / We're fine with today, but tomorrow could be something else / No, we never know / Wait for the turn of the tide / Take nothing for sure, our future's not yet to foretell / It's time that will show // WE ARE HANGING ON BY A THREAD / LIVE ON CHANCE AND RISK AT ONE TIME / WE ARE HANGING ON BY A THREAD / WE ARE WALKING ON A THIN LINE / BUT CAN'T TELL WHAT IS TO COME // Moving on dangerous ground / We're skating on ice on which we could stumble and fall / We'd better beware / Peace of mind can't be found / Cause when we'll be old there'll be nothing left after all / We're going nowhere // WE ARE HANGING ON BY A THREAD // Times will get hard - waiting on the rainy days / The fear's always deep in our minds / Floating through life - like riders of fortune / Whose hearts are brave but eyes are blind // What will our future be like / For granted we take what doesn't depend on ourselves / There's no guarantee / On a loose path we all hike / And push ourselves onward as long as we can do it well / Whatever will be // WE ARE HANGING ON BY A THREAD ...
My life has been different from yours / You've never known me anyway / You could never get me on your course / You've always been too far away // You don't know just how hard I tried / For you I couldn't make it right, oh why ?! // I'M NOT CALLING, THERE IS NOTHING LEFT TO SAY / BEEN REACHING OUT FOR YOU / BUT YOU NEVER SEEMED TO CARE / I'VE BEEN TRYING, I'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND A WAY / TO MAKE YOU PROUD OF YOUR SON / BUT YOU'VE NEVER BEEN AWARE // Have you ever tried to understand me? / Have you wondered who I really am? / What I'm proud of mostly you have never seen / You make me feel like being a white orphan // You don't know ... // I'M NOT CALLING ... // You don't know ... // I'M NOT CALLING ...
SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN
Remember sitting behind the steering wheel / Out of the darkness came a light / Seconds later, nothing I could feel / Just sank into eternal night / A choir of angels, all dressed in white / Someone took me by the hand / Opened my eyes, but I have lost my sight / This can only mean the end // ANYONE THERE ?! CAN YOU HERE ME ?! / LET ME SURVIVE OR REDEEM ME! / NO MORE ALIVE , BUT NOT DEAD YET / I THINK THAT I MUST BE SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN // Body's numb in a deep coma sleep / Yet I still haven't met my maker / Who stands beside me to worry and to weep / And full of hope that I'll awake? / Inside I scream, but nobody can hear / It's hidden in a lifeless cell / Slowly transcending having no more fear / Now there's nothing left to tell // ANYONE THERE ?! ... // ANYONE THERE ?! ...
BURNING AT BOTH ENDS
In the morning I get up to start a new day / Being sure that everything's been wisely planned / But I couldn't know that there were rocks on my way / I'm afraid that things are getting out of hand / Now a wind of trouble blows into my window / Red letters and bad phone calls sting my brain / Yes, I'm searching for a way out that I can go / Cause I've been forced to leave my usual frame // THE CANDLE IS BURNING, IT'S BURNING AT BOTH ENDS / WHILE FIGHTING A FIRE ANOTHER FIRE BEGINS / AND I MUST BE TURNING, TURNING TO MORE BRANDS / FIND A WAY, FIND A NEW WAY // I wonder if it's just a test or a challenge / Those pretty little tricks to thrill my life / In a stormwind it's so hard to keep my balance / The horns of fate are playing some funky jive // THE CANDLE IS BURNING ... // The candle burns at both ends / My body burns at both hands // The hooks and crooks in life cannot be foreseen / Just try not to stumble over way-stones / When the world gets hard on me I have to be mean / Cause fighting two front battles shakes all my bones // THE CANDLE IS BURNING ...
POETRY AND TRUTH
There's a discord with us / You take it all too serious - every subtle joke / I can't tell what you receive / Mindless fake makes you believe that all I say is true / Our line must be disturbed / You always feel hurt just by what I say / Don't you think I just talk facts / Cause my humor is intact - no need to be dismayed // WILL YOU EVER SEE THE LINE / THE FINE LINE BETWEEN POETRY AND TRUTH / YOU MISTAKE ME ALL THE TIME / EVERY SINGLE WORD I SAY // When I talk ironically / There's a miming you don't see / And you misunderstand / We can't go on like this / I just tell you as it is / Don't you understand? // DON'T YOU READ BETWEEN THE LINES / AND DIFFER BETWEEN POETRY AND TRUTH / NEVER MEANT TO BE UNKIND / I DIDN'T MEAN TO HURT YOU // WILL YOU EVER SEE THE LINE ...
ALL YOU KNOW IS WRONG
You've been living so well and warm in a fine state of mind, where all seemed right / And everything you've been told was no reason for doubt, it was so clear / But one day you woke up, you wondered and made up your mind - you realized / What all of your schooling and knowledge was really about, it's all unreal / All those wasted years // YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW YOUR LIFE HAS BEEN A LIE / YOUR MIND HAS BEEN RAPED - CAUSE ALL YOU KNOW IS WRONG / ALL THAT YOU KNOW ARE CASTLES IN THE SKY / THEY'RE FADING AWAY - CAUSE ALL YOU KNOW IS WRONG // Tousands of facts that you've stored in your head turned out wrong - how could you know / And by every person you've trusted in you've been deceived - from cradle to this day / Nothing's for sure is all you can think from now on, you must be shown / Now you're asking yourself where's the God in whom you believed in this evil play / Where you can't even pray! // YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW ... // You happened to build the house of your life upon sand - one day it broke / All of a sudden you lost your own stability that kept you safe / The people around you they all were a part of the plan, that giant joke / Deluded you fell on the hard ground of reality, your mental grave / There you start to rave // YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW ... // YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW ...
YOUNG AT HEART
I won't lose the child deep inside / I'll stay cool, keep rocking all night / Keep my fire burning, forever I'm inspired / Instead of being an old fart / I'll be playing my guitar // Age, I know, will show its signs / But hearts can stand the test of time // CAUSE WE'RE ALWAYS YOUNG AT HEART / AND OUR MINDS THEY WON'T GET OLDER / STAY FOREVER YOUNG AT HEART / WE'RE NOT AGING, JUST GET BOLDER / YOUNG AT HEART // How you lived in your teenage years / It's your past that won't disappear / I won't lose my yearning, still I'm feeling fierce / I will never lose my thrills / Look out for something that fulfills // Age, I know, ... // CAUSE WE'RE ALWAYS YOUNG AT HEART ... // Age, I know, ... // CAUSE WE'RE ALWAYS YOUNG AT HEART ...
BETTER OFF ALONE
The crossroads of my life / When you wanted me to marry you / But I'm sure that it won't last / Think of the trouble jive / Bloody wars that we'll be going through / I'm sure that we'd make a mess // SOONER OR LATER / I'M GONNA BREAK YOUR CHAIN / AND I'LL BE MOVING ON / IT WON'T LAST FOREVER / BEFORE I'D GO INSANE / I'M BETTER OFF ALONE // I like to be with you / But it hasn't to be all the time / I need some air left to breathe / Bein' free in all I do / Never I'll be walked by your short line / I won't let you pull my teeth // SOONER OR LATER .... // SOONER OR LATER ...
RIDE ON ME
You're such a cool tough girl of luxury / But there is something you can't hide / You should be giving all your love to me / Because tonight you'll be my bride // YOU BETTER RIDE ON ME, BABY RIDE ON ME / YEAH TONIGHT I STING YOU LIKE A BEE / TAKE A CHANCE AND COME WITH ME / YEAH, RIDE ON ME! // You could have every guy you want to have / But now there is no one in sight / You know I've got all you need to have / Hey, I'll give it to you all night // YOU BETTER RIDE ON ME ... // This is your only change for a one-night romance / You should not miss it / There's no promise to make, no "big love" we must fake / We're just gonna do it! // You turn me on, I'm hungry for your flesh / Please satisfy my appitite / Don't want to waste my time on small talk trash / Just let me be your horse tonight // YOU BETTER RIDE ON ME ...
PEARLS TO THE PIGS
The words you're saying / Just say them in a simple rhyme / The tunes you're playing / Oh no, they needn't sound too fine / Your precious pieces / And the skills you demonstrate / You'll never reach them / Dumb people can't appreciate // DON'T THROW YOUR FINEST PEARLS TO THE PIGS / CAUSE THEY'D BE WASTED / JUST PLAY A SONG THAT EVERYONE DIGS / YOU'D BETTER KEEP IT EASY / AND THEY WILL UNDERSTAND // To reach the masses / You must attract their simple minds / It would be senseless / To paint pictures for the blind // DON'T THROW ... // Just paint it brighter, cause everyone should like it / Cook your food lighter - so that their teeth can bite it // Those thoughtful notions / I think they're just a waste of time / Aim at emotions / But don't overcharge their minds // DON'T THROW YOUR FINEST PEARLS TO THE PIGS / CAUSE THEY'D BE WASTED / JUST PLAY A SONG THAT EVERYONE DIGS / AND KEEP IT EASY ....
Bathing in light, he was talk of the town / Future looked bright, he was wearing the crown / Went off like a rocket, soon he was number one / He thought he could make it / Straight to the sun // Now he's looking back and sighs / Cause time has passed him by / He can't revive his glorious days // YESTERDAY'S FAME // Fame is a bitch, a lover in time / That first made him rich / Then tangled his mind / When the curtain fell down / Someone else took his place / He gave back his crown / Being out of the race // Now he's looking back ... // YESTERDAY'S FAME // No more cash cow, it wasn't his fault / A trash hero now, forgotten and old // Now he's looking back ... // YESTERDAY'S FAME / YESTERDAY'S FAME
DOWN IN THE VALLEY OF TEARS
My world is broken, I'm bleeding inside / So badly mistaken, can't tell wrong from right / Wake up crying, so hurt by the pain / A mix of anger and sorrow drives me insane // And now I'm caught in this place / Torn and fallen from grace, oh yeah / With all those painful thorns in my crown // I'M DOWN IN THE VALLEY OF TEARS / YEAH I'M DOWN IN A DEEP LAKE OF A THOUSAND FEARS / I'M DOWN, I'M DOWN, I AM DOWN IN THE VALLEY OF TEARS // My world is darkened, I fell off the clouds / Locked up in torment, can't find a way out / Down here I'm freezing, I tremble and sigh / Pray to the gods of goodness to lift me up high // And now I'm caught ... // I'M DOWN IN THE VALLEY OF TEARS / DEEP DOWN ON THE GROUND I MUST DROWN IN A COLD LAKE OF FEARS / I'M DOWN, I'M DOWN, I AM DOWN IN THE VALLEY OF TEARS / YEAH, I'M DOWN IN A COLD LAKE OF A THOUSAND FEARS / YEAH, I'M DOWN, I'M DOWN, I AM DOWN IN THE VALLEY OF TEARS
SELL MY SOUL
Don't twist me and turn me or bend my mind, it won't help / No matter how hard you try I'm staying myself / No job and money is worth giving up my pride / Don't tell me what to think cause I know what I like // I'D NEVER SELL MY SOUL - I WON'T DENY MYSELF / I'D NEVER PLAY A ROLE IN A WICKED GAME / I'D NEVER SELL MY SOUL - NO MATTER WHAT'S THE PRICE / I WANT TO KEEP CONTROL AND MAKE UP MY OWN MIND / DO WHAT I JUDGE RIGHT // I won't join the army cause I can't obey senseless rules / I don't run with the wolves or follow the words of old fools / No, won't deal with the devil unless there's a gun on my back / You can't tell me something is white when I know that it's black // I'D NEVER SELL MY SOUL .... // You can have my time, my love / You know that you'll get everything / But you won't get my soul / Give you my help, my hand / My heart, when love took hold of me / But I won't give my soul // I'D NEVER SELL MY SOUL ... // I'd never sell my soul - you won't get my soul .....
THE STRINGS OF MY HEART
Like an angel you came from above / You touch the strings of my heart / Sip each other 'til we're drunken by love / We swear that we'd never part // It's too good, it can't be real / This moment of magic will soon disappear / Now you're all I want to feel / I just want this night to stay // TONIGHT ALL OUR STARS ARE SHINING / AND EVEN THE MOON IS FULL AND BRIGHT / AND DOWN HERE THERE'S ONLY ME AND YOU / I KNOW THIS IS SILVER LINING / BUT THIS IS WHAT I FEEL TONIGHT / NO, I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S TRUE // You are lying close to me / Whispering beautiful lines / You're telling me that you'll be / You will always be mine // It's too good.... // TONIGHT ALL OUR STARS.... // Gone to heaven and back again / On the sweet milky way / But we both don't know what remains / In the cold light of day // It's too good... // TONIGHT ALL OUR STARS....
IN THE COLD LIGHT OF DAY
The charm of night has left me like a whore / I wake up in cold reality / My fantasy - I can't see it anymore / Lying on the ground of dull sobriety // All the magic and all we feel at night / In the morning things look much too bright // AWAY, VANISHED IN THE COLD LIGHT OF NEW DAY / SWEPT AWAY, LOST IT BY THE DAWNING OF A NEW DAY // Now I miss the illusion in my mind / Must have died by the first rays of sun / I had ideas and I know that they were fine / After sleeping every dream is gone // All the magic.... // AWAY, VANISHED.... // All the magic.... // AWAY, VANISHED.....
I'm a state of my own / On a plate made of stone / There's an island that I call my own / Where I retire in tranquility / When I'm tired of soliloquy / I'll take a boat that brings me back / Across the sea to the world's shore / To the rush, the greed and roar // IN THE STORMS OF LIFE I HOLD MY GROUND / FIX MY SHORE TO SAVE ME / THE WORLD'S LIKE AN OCEAN FLOODING ALL AROUND / AND I AM AN ISLANDER OUT AT SEA // Take some time out for myself / Here it's mine, no one else / I refine, a little rest can do me well / Wanna feel the breezy wind / Such a real touch of skin / Take a breath and look down from my watchtower to the distant shore / Don't need the bustle anymore // IN THE STORMS OF LIFE..... // No, I won't break in high tide / I won't get washed away / I won't forsake, stay upright / No matter how much waters rush at me // No more fools disturbing me / There's just rules made by me / One day I'll leave disappearing in the sea... // IN THE STORMS OF LIFE....
TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN
When playin' with fire you must touch the flame / It takes you higher, you think that life's a game / Need no wings to fly to the endless sky / Catching moments, walking on the edge / Wild amusement, dancing on the ledge // WHEN WE GET TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN / OH WE BURN OUR HANDS AND SKINS JUST TO LIGHT UP OUR SOULS / SOMETIMES WE ONLY SEE THE FUN / WE WANT IT ALL ON OUR WAY UP TO THE STARS // Like slaves to passion on a train of joy / Seek satisfaction, live just to enjoy / There's a lot to try - let no chance go by / Sweet temptations, careless lust / Self destruction and in God you trust // WHEN WE GET.... // Bright - too bright for my eyes / The heat of the night - black wounds in the light / Breathe excitement, doin' it for the kick / Entertainment, yet you've always clicked // WHEN WE GET TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN.....
We don't trust in what's still not proved / There are sacred habits that we don't want to lose / Constant change, it all goes much too quick / We're overcharged by facing every new trick // NEW MARKETS, NEW MONEY - WE WONDER IF IT'S OUR LOSS OR GAIN / NEW LAWS BY NEW LEADERS - JUST WISH THAT EVERYTHING STAYED THE SAME / NEW PROGRAMS, NEW MEDIA - THEY CHANGE TOO FAST, WE CAN'T REMAIN UP TO DATE / NEW CULTURES, NEW PEOPLE - WHAT'S NEW AND STRANGE MAKES US AFRAID / IT'S THE FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN - NEWPHOBIA - KEEP TO WHAT WE KNOW // Feel upset - revolution in our minds / We wear those blinkers just to pretend that we're blind / Only eat what we've always known / Cause things that we are used to feel cozy like home // NEW MARKETS..... // New communication - new media / Making new music - newtopia / New situations - newrotica / New's what we don't know - newphobia // NEW MARKETS.....
MY SPIRIT LIVES ON
I started thinking 'bout the meaning of my life / And when I'm gone, what will I leave behind / Something that would outlive me, that's for what I strive / My words and music's what I'll be remembered by / I know when I'm dead my spirit lives on / Yeah, all those long gone singers live on in their songs / They had created their own immortality / When I can't keep on living, all I've done stays on / A little something for all eternity / I know when I'm dead my spirit lives on // THE STRONGEST PART OF ME REMAINS FOREVERMORE / THE FINEST REASON WHY IT'S ALL WORTH WORKING FOR / THEY'LL TAKE MY BODY BUT MY VOICE STILL SINGS TO YOU / IN ENDLESS SILENCE MY TUNES ARE SOUNDING THROUGH // THE STRONGEST PART ... // The trees I've planted never fade away / They won't let die the memory of me / I needn't worry when I'll face my final day / Cause I'll leave something for my posterity / I know when I'm dead my spirit lives on......
A LITTLE BIT MORE
Go - keep it in motion / Keep my spirit restless, never give up / Glow - glow of creation / 'til my flame is dead there's no reason to stop // HOLD ON - THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO SAY / MOVE ON - I GO FOR A LITTLE BIT MORE, I WANT MORE, JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE // Try - I still have to try out 7 The game's still going on, there's some more to do / Life's a frame I must fill out / It's the unknown doors that I want to go through // HOLD ON..... // Ride on - the way is what counts / I feel the same old challenge in me, I wonder - / Carry on - when I'll stop I'm dead / New songs make me move ahead / I wonder what's still there in me! // HOLD ON.... // Good - I can do better / Never satisfied with what I've already got / Should - seek for the latter / Curious for the next, cause there's still a lot.
There's one world, but different kinds of life / It's so easy on the sunny side / On the golden road of life / Some are wealthy from the day of birth / The finest comfort, always first / Wishes don't remain unheard // LIVING HIGH OR LIVING LOW / A GOLDEN CAGE I'VE NEVER KNOWN / SEARCHING HIGH AND LEAVING LOW / THAT'S THE WAY I WANNA GO // They never have to count the cent / It doesn't matter how much they spend / It's just a figure anyway / The way is smoothed by connections / Some never must renounce a thing / That's not what life's about // LIVING HIGH..... // Everything I've wanted I've had to achieve / I can just enjoy the things that I have reached // LIVING HIGH.....
EYES OF A CHILD
In the eyes of a child all is big, all is so impressive / And someting's even strange / They don't know what it means, how things work / How the big wheel's turning 'round, keen on finding out / In the head of a child all is vain, so they take in everything / Feed their hungry brains / They must learn, they must feel, they must taste / What's good and what is bad, whait's all about // CHILDREN TRUST IN YOU, CHILDREN NEVER LIE / IT ALL GETS LOST ALONG THE THE WAY / WORLD OF FANTASY AND OF WONDERING WHY / YOU SEE THAT WHEN THEY PLAY, SO WATCH THEM PLAY // In the mind of a child there is ease / There's no place for sorrow, just bright utopia / In their dreams they can fly, paint their world / And their genuine pictures tell more than words could tell // CHILDREN TRUST..... // Getting older views will change / Sweet illusions go away / They must learn how hard life can be / All's familiar that looked strange / There's no freedom left to play / Winning age they will lose fantasy / And the heart of a child still is pure / So very clean that it can carry so much love / They can trust, they believe in the goodness of everybody / They're still not hurt by life // CHILDREN TRUST....
SILENCE SPEAKS LOUDER
All upset, the world stood still / It tasted like a bitter pill / Repeating pictures endlessly / Just staring at them speechlessly / The hope for a world without war / Seems to be utopia / Mankind's deranged to the core / Zealots cry words of hate but // SILENCE SPEAKS LOUDER / PEACE THE ONLY WORD TO SAY / SILENCE KEEPS SOUNDER / IN A WORLD THAT'S GONE ASTRAY / REASON UTTERS IN A QUIET WAY // Religions that can't co-exist / Multitude of interests / Every day new victims die / There's no band to unify / The hope of.... // SILENCE SPEAKS LOUDER.... // Split by ideologies / Freedom fought by enemies / Earth can never be one world / Hate is spread by killing words / The hope... // SILENCE SPEAKS LOUDER....
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN
We all face situations / When all our hopes are falling to the ground / Then hold your head up, then you should be your best friend / Shake your mind's confusion / As better times will soon be coming 'round / There's a lot of new chances, you've got it in your hands! / There's something good in all that's bad / No more reason to be sad / There's a blessing in disguise - realize // SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN / BEFORE YOU THROW IT AWAY / THERE'S NOT ONLY BLACK OR WHITE / MIX IT TO A FRIENDLIER GREY // The little light in the tunnel / A glimpse of hope shines right into your face / It's a new beginning, but you only see the end / Life's a crazy journey / And sometimes we must get out of a maze / Now it's time for winning - do the best that you can! / There's something good... // SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN.... // There's something good.... / SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN.....
PRETTY PACKED-UP NOTHING
Listen, all you cute girlies waiting for a chance you sing and dance to be a popstar / Dig it, you're just a plastic product like a one-way toy of the mighty industry / Admit, except a pretty face there's nothing fine about you that could take you very far / Hey kids, don't you cut school, before you sing a song there's something more to learn and be // WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO BE SO PROUD / PEOPLE THINK THAT YOU'RE A STAR / IN FACT YOU'RE REALLY NOTHING / YOU'RE JUST A PUPPET ON A STRING / A TOY IN TIME THEN THROWN AWAY / A PRETTY PACKED-UP NOTHING // You're just the package not the content of a cheesy tune for a superficial crowd / On stage you're hopping, lip-singing, wearing fancy dresses, being made up like cheap sluts / Success is only what you're given, a "surprising" chart position, there's no reason for you to be proud / Don't you call yourself musicians cause none who's into music listens to you unripe nuts // WHAT HAVE YOU DONE.... // It doesn't matter who you are / But only what you look like / Now where do we go if all is just a show / Let's get back to something real / Back to music full of soul // WHAT HAVE YOU DONE.....
Live on bright illusions, far away from home / Mentally detached from place and time / Having great ambitions we don't care where we're from / Always chasing for the finest rhyme / Good old English genius and hearts so full of pride - the great desire / All they do's majestic, way of life eccentric / The fathers of our music live in us forever / Gentleman, Puritan, artist, sometimes superman / And humour that's unique under the sun / German by the passport, English in our minds / And wearing our spirits like a crown / It's right to say that we can be one of a kind / Creative freedom without bound / So well educated, mind sophisticated - here I am! / All they do's majestic.... // ACT OF PROMINENCE, LET US GO TOO FAR / FREE OUR MINDS TO BE A BIT MORE GAY / WE'RE NOT MODEST KNOWING HOW GREAT WE ARE / LET'S DO IT IN THE FINE OLD ENGLISH WAY // Music is our playground, everything's allowed / We only have to do it from our heart / Those gifted talents showed us what it's all about / There must be high spirit in your art / Based on fine tradition, royal intuition, lunacy / All they do's majestic..... // ACT OF PROMINENCE.....
Now she's walking 'round in circles / And through her empty flat / She stares out of the window / On this cold November day / Still her heart is aching / Her eyes look so sad / And strings of pouring rain pearls / Roll down her window pane / Her cheeks are full of teardrops / Yeah, her world is turning grey / Falls deeply into sadness and dismay // SHE'S GOT BLUE EYES, THAT'S WHEN SHE CRIES BITTER RAIN / CAUSE HER HEART IS FULL OF SORROW AND OF PAIN / IN HER BLUE NIGHTS, ONLY DARK SKIES AND THE RAIN / YES, HER LONELINESS IS DRIVING HER INSANE // She used to smile like sunshine / But that was long ago / But since she lost her big love / She can't distract her mind / She's feeling lost and lonely / Cause she had to let him go / There's no more lust for living / Her tears have made her blind / Her cheeks are full..... // SHE'S GOT BLUE EYES..... // Bitter Rain, bitter rain - bitter rain, bitter rain / Her cheeks are full of teardrops..... // SHE'S GOT BLUE EYES.... / Bitter rain, bitter rain - bitter rain, bitter rain
SIMPLICITY OF MIND
Another simple village fool / Who's never had a chance / Parents missed to teach them him well / Just how to think and speak / Grown up in a microspace / Yet never crossed his fence / Leads a life in daily dullness of a country freak // NO ONE'S TOLD HIM THERE'S A WORLD TO SEE / NO ONE'S SHOWN HIM OTHER WAYS TO BE / HOLDS OUT IN HIS DUMB SIMPLICITY / FOOLISH CHILD OF INNOCENCE, PHLEGMA, BLIND OBIDIENCE / WASTING AWAY IN HIS HOPELESS LITTLE HOME // Nothing's there to interest him / To break his lethargy / Never learnt to read and write / To make up his own mind / Gets along with other natives in social apathy / Never knew of bright big cities / He's always been too blind // NO ONE'S TOLD HIM.... / He's doing all that he's told / And don't care if it's right / He's half man, half dog / Who's never seen the light // NO ONE'S TOLD HIM....
THE GONE CHAPTERS
All my broken contacts, people I once knew / Echoes from a distance, memories of the past / I know that every ending's the chance for something new / The big design keeps going, stories never last // BUT NOW IT'S GONE / LIKE QUICKSAND IT WAS RUNNING THROUGH MY HANDS / SOME THINGS JUST CAN'T LAST VERY LONG / IN LIFE YOU GET NO SECOND CHANCE / SO MANY FINISHED CHAPTERS IN MY BOOK / ALL THE STORIES THAT ONCE ENDED CROOKED / LEAVING SCARS ON MY SOUL // I'm only moving forward, I needn't waste a tear / Things could have ended better, but now it's far too late / Like a train rolling out of a station thats rear lights disappear / Those parts in life won't come back, you can't reanimate // BUT NOW IT'S GONE..... // Constellations can't persist when they were built on sand / Ways they meet and part again - no time for regret / Hide the book of all my errors that led me to dead ends / It's easy to displace them, but I cannot forget // BUT NOW IT'S GONE....
WOLVES IN SHEEPSKIN
The friendly neighbour who beats his wife / The shy pupil - a living timebomb / The caring teacher who takes his life / And then you wonder what went wrong / They wouldn't tell you, you needn't ask / A double feature, schizophrenia / There is a secret behind their mask / A kind of hidden psychophobia // THERE'S NO JECKYLL WITHOUT HYDE / WOLVES IN SHEEPSKIN EVERYWHERE / YOU CAN NEVER TRUST YOUR EYES / THEY CAN'T SHOW THEIR DARKER SIDE / WOLVES IN SHEEPSKIN TAKE GOOD CARE / AND CONCEAL THEIR SECOND "I" // The silent student - a terrorist / And loving fathers rape kids like animals / Some kind old lady - a racist / The streets are full of thought criminals / Deep still waters are dangerous / The wolf appears when the sheep's upset / Their second nature's mysterious / A skeleton in everyone's closet // THERE'S NO JECKYLL..... // THERE'S NO JECKYLL.....
WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME
Hand of fate is cynical when it strikes by chance / Life is unpredictable, can't tell how it ends / Could be me, it could be you, who must pull the black card / No, there's nothing we can do when disaster hits hard // HUMAN TRAGEDY - VICTIMS OF A CRIME / IS IT DESTINY OR JUST THE WRONG PLACE AT WRONG TIME // Different people's life stories share one date of death / Predestined by destiny, ain't it merciless? / There must be a masterplan for each single fate / And we don't know where and when is our final date // HUMAN TRAGEDY.... // HUMAN TRAGEDY..... // HUMAN TRAGEDY.....
You think that I'm a fool, a dreamer and a freak / Without emotion and cool you run down your week / You have a sight for what is real, for money you strive / Before you learn how to feel, you've run down your life // I let my fancy fly / My spirit gets high, I can feel it / There's more than meets the eye / And I have to try to perceive it // I HAVE A SECOND SIGHT / TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN'T SEE / I HAVE A VISION INSIDE THAT INSPIRES ME // You say you live for your work, for your material goals / You may have talents that lurk in the depths of your soul / You keep your feet on the ground and never leave your line / You think I'm fooling around, yeah I'm wasting my time // I let my fancy fly..... // I HAVE A SECOND SIGHT.... // My inner visions - I can let them thrive / mind eye perceptions lift up my whole life // I let my fancy fly..... // I HAVE A SECOND SIGHT..... // I HAVE A SECOND SIGHT.....
AGE OF ROBOTS
They have no inconvenient brain / they don't feel love, hunger and pain / They're never ill and don't complain when they are treated like machines / They function as they were programmed / They just repeat what they have learned / And man would sell his will for jobs cause there's a robot in us all // BUT IF THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD BE / JUST LIKE ROBOTS AND MACHINERY / WE'D WORK HARD NIGHT AND DAY / AND IF THAT'S THE WORLD WE'LL SEE / MAN SURPASSED BY TECHNOLOGY / IF THAT'S THE PRICE WE'LL PAY / THEN WE HAVE REACHED THE ROBOT AGE // They took our work, cause they don't fail / They're never late, tired or frail / And man who built them can't keep up with what he once conceived / Superhuman, diligent / Mechanical intelligence / With all our progress we'll turn the tide from blessing to the curse // BUT IF THAT'S WHAT WE SHOULD BE.....
THE ARTIST OF THE BEAUTIFUL
There's much more than meets the eye - it's in his mind / Imitating butterflies - but you're too blind to see / What he's striving for / Puts his spirit into things that he works at / Doesn't care what people think - what they can't touch and see they wouldn't understand // NATURE'S BEAUTIFUL FACE / GOD'S CREATION - THE ARTIST'S IDEAL / WITH A FINE SENSE OF GRACE / HE WORKS OUT HIS PRETTY IDEAS // He's a dreamer in a world of vivid parts / Skilled in his organic work / And every piece of art's an image of his soul / Beauty can't be practical - it's fantasy / All his thoughts are sensual / Transposing nice ideas 's the artist's highest goal // NATURE'S BEAUTIFUL FACE... // Art that others can't perceive / People just appreciate what their hands can feel / But in matter they believe / They can just imagine all they keep for real // NATURE'S BEAUTIFUL FACE..... // NATURE'S BEAUTIFUL FACE.....
ADDICTED TO THE NIGHT
Under the pale light of the moon / Still burns one little light - that's me / With my feelings in good tune / What I don't want I needn't see // From sunset to sunrise, that's when I'm alive / My eyes are blinded by the full moon light // NOTHING IS REAL WHEN YOU'RE ADDICTED TO THE NIGHT / THERE'S SOMETHING MAGIC IN THE AIR / I JUST CAN'T HELP IT, I'M ADDICTED TO THE NIGHT / I CAN'T RESIST THAT SPECIAL FLAIR // In my emotional exile / Where I just let my spirits flow / The world is peaceful for a while / And now I can let my heart go // From sunset to sunrise..... // NOTHING IS REAL..... // When others sleep I stay awake / To take the nightshift in the dark / This biorhythm I can't break / Moody illusions on the mark // From sunset to sunrise..... // NOTHING IS REAL..... // NOTHING IS REAL.....
Hiob, you don't want us to have some fun / Cause you spread your news like a disease / Your words try to infect everyone / And your head is full of dark philosophies // YOU FORE TELL US NASTY FATE / FOREWARN OF CATASTROPHES / BAD LUCK YOU ANTICIPATE / DON'T NEED YOUR HIOB PROPHECIES // The times, they might turn from bad to worse / But you, you just expect the worst / You paint the world in a colour that hurts / In your mind the future of us all is cursed // YOU FORETELL US NASTY FATE..... // YOU FORETELL US.....
Be careful what you say cause every word is weighed / Although not fe-malevolent you discriminate / Now we do justice to each minority / Create new expressions of hypocrisy // Don't call me a racist just for saying "black" / Tell me who'd be helped by rewriting history / Why do I affront when I'm saying "handicapped"? / By better terms we'll get no better society // MY CHOICE OF WORDS IS NOT PERFECT / I'M NOT POLITICALLY CORRECT // The colouring of facts is pretending tact / Control your tongue and try to be correct / Don't dare to speak out your true opinion / Linguistic traps can harm your reputation // Don't call me a racist.......we'll get no better reality // MY CHOICE OF WORDS..... // Control your tongue and try to be correct / My choice of words is not politically correct // MY CHOICE OF WORDS.....
PRIDE AND VANITY
Shining posters on your walls / Showing portraits of your face / You're addicted to yourself / You pretend the king of balls / V.I.P. by your own grace / Cause you only love yourself // YOU'RE NOT WHAT YOU SEEM TO BE / YOUR PRIDE AND VANITY MAKES YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE A STAR / IT'S YOURSELF YOU ALWAYS SEE / WITH PRIDE AND VANITY / BUT WHO DO YOU THINK YOU REALLY ARE? // Searching caress for your ego / You climb on every stage / In the spotlight you feel bright / Each appearance is your show / Your name's on every page / You're too beautiful to hide // YOU'RE NOT WHAT YOU SEEM TO BE..... // Your own personality suffers from your vanity / Your pride and ego never let you grow / And the mirror on the wall wants to betray us all / Because what really matters it don't show // YOU'RE NOT WHAT YOU SEEM TO BE..... // YOU'RE NOT WHAT YOU SEEM TO BE.....
SCHOOL OF LIFE
Grow up with open eyes, be curious and awake / Don't take nobody's lies and find out what is fake / You make mistakes, but that's okay / School of life is open every day // LEARN BY HEART AND HAND / LIFE'S YOUR LESSON PLAN / TRY TO FEED YOUR HEAD / OVER AND OVER AGAIN // Collect experience through all the years / Use your intelligence, overcome your fears / All you hear and see is food for thought / School of life - lessons can't be taught // LEARN BY HEART AND HAND..... // All your life you learn and teach / You listen and you preach / When sometimes your eyes are blind / You better trust your mind / You know well what's wrong or just / You believe and you distrust / And by every finger burnt there's another lesson learnt // Test your abilities, develop skills / Put all your energy in what fulfills / Life can be hard, there's much to pay / School of life ain't easy anyway // LEARN BY HEART AND HAND.....
HEARTS GROW COLD
Still I remember, it was ten years ago / The years of change, when we finished school / The world was waiting, we were ready to go / We felt so strong, thought we were cool / Like birds in cages we were released / To fly as high as our wings would carry / We lived to learn, now we learn to live / Had blue-eyed visions of what lay ahead / Socially conscious and willing to give / High expectations, oh, what dreams we had / We wanted freedom and independence / Time took away those ideals // OUR HEARTS GROW COLD / WHY CAN'T WE KEEP OUR FIRE BURNING / WE SHOULD ALWAYS TRY TO KEEP OUR INNER CHILD ALIVE / OUR HEARTS GROW COLD / NOW THE TIDE OF LIFE IS TURNING / YEAH, THAT'S THE RUN OF TIME / BUT STILL THERE MUST BE MORE TO LIFE // Now ten years older, we saw it all / Fed our hunger and fulfilled our dreams / The rise is over, we face the fall / No more illusions knowing what life means / We thought that we could change the world / But now we must admit the world has changed us / We need our music to keep us younger / And boiled-up memories of those good old times / The power of passion once felt stronger / But now we're part of all those boring minds / Turning thirty's like a wedding eve / We leave the party sayin' goodbye // OUR HEARTS GROW COLD..... // Now I still want to feel the passion / Can't look into your empty eyes / Where is the magic of the moment / Let's keep our fire 'til it dies // OUR HEARTS GROW COLD.....
THE UNSUNG HERO
There's a man full of spirit and ideas / You can see the passion in his eyes / His art is fine, but there's no one who cheers / And no one really cares how hard he tries // HE'S STILL WAITING FOR HIS FINE REWARD / HERE'S TO THE UNSUNG HERO / WHO NEVER HAS BEEN PRAISED AND LOVED / FOR ALL HIS PAIN WITHOUT A GAIN // He needs no fame, he only wants respect / But for that he never sold his soul / In this cold world there's nothing to expect / So he has to play a minor role // HE'S STILL WAITING..... // There's no success until they say you're good / No one cares for what he has achieved / He gives his best, more than one man should / But ignorance is all that he receives // HE'S STILL WAITING.....