Tracks

02. Sequence I: The Weight
03. Sequence II: The Lonely Views Of Condors
04. Sequence III: Unbreakable
05. Sequence IV: Stigmata
06. Sequence V: Blue Wide Open
07. Sequence VI: To The Ones Who Have Failed
08. Sequence VII: Lighthouse
09. Sequence VIII: Styx



02. Sequence I: The Weight

Lyrics by Steffen
The view from here it is so frightening
A world of tide pools, incompleteness all around

A god beat light nails
Deep into the flesh of a summer night
Words fell from a paper moon
To come alive in a lonely room
Time was standing still
As giants broke the cardboard sword
The old bridge sank into the river
All certainties disappeared

Roads and rivers are winded in a circle
Around the curled up monumental me
Outside looking in time and again
Feeling the weight of a jaded dream

And the view from here is frightening
And the view from here is frightening

Far away between Sirius and Vega
All along the Road of the ancient Gods
In the black heart of Orion
Beneath the surface of the soul
The momentum

Everything so different now
The moon looks down with orphaned eyes
And the lighthouse sends out fragile signals
To a distant desert sea

Roads and rivers are winded in a circle
Around the curled up monumental dream
Outside looking in, time and time again
Feeling the weight of a jaded me


03. Sequence II: The Lonely Views Of Condors

Lyrics by Steffen
[Woman on voice mail:]
Hi babe, I'm glad you called. I've been wanting to talk to you, too. I miss you. Call me. Bye.

Sometimes it's coming over me
feels like a warm rain
Sometimes it's coming back to me
Like a memory
Just like the heat of endless winters
The cold of midday suns
It's the longest, the longest way a man can go
Sometimes it's more than I can take

Last night I spread my wings
Upon two worlds colliding
And somewhere in the monstrous distance
The world, it came down on me

Now I am soaring on lost latitudes
A navigator with no chart
Looking down on all the colours that
Separate day from night

And all the demons in my head
Still permeate the sleep
I will feast upon their strange desires
Bring me something to keep the night away

And here I am
So close and yet too far from you
And here I stand
lost in the echoes of goodbyes
And here I am
Still with something left to lose

A world was lost the other day
And I am choking on the sediments
And all the things that could have been would have been
Are the things than will not let me grow

Drifting through the bitter echoes,
And the stillness far and wide,
All alone with the nameless phantoms
Chasing down a lonely road

Sometimes it's coming over me
Like a warm rain
Sometimes it's coming back to me
Like it's all destiny

And here I am,
So close and yet too far away from you,
And here I stand,
Lost in the echoes of goodbyes.
And here I am,
I'm so close and yet too far away from you,
And here I stand,
Lost in the echoes of goodbyes…
Here I am! Here I stand!
I'm lost in the echoes of goodbyes!
Here I stand…


04. Sequence III: Unbreakable

Lyrics by Steffen
All around this fortress
Ran the rivers of the dead
Broke what seemed to be unbreakable
Unreachable
Drowned what seemed to be impregnable
Infallible
Cold September rain the summer's retreat
A tapestry of falling stars

This truth is small and truly trite
There's no such thing as permanence
But loss is like an undertow
Pulling you down pulling you down

Because to me, because to me you were unbreakable
Because to me, because to me you were unbreakable
Because to me, because to me you were, you were

Tonight I'm drilling holes
Into the blueprint in my chart
To drain the liquid shades of gray
That ran like rivers from my monument
To reach the core to breathe again
Find the long lost words
My credo and my curse:
"We few, we happy few"

When all the world turns into stone
And everything just stays the same
There's no safe harbour in our sight
Still we are, still we are,
Navigating, we're navigating by the stars.

Because to me, because to me, you were unbreakable.
Because to me, because to me, you were unbreakable.
Because you were, you were,
Nothing is, nothing was, nothing, ever will be:
Unbreakable…
Because you were, you were,
Unbreakable…


05. Sequence IV: Stigmata

Lyrics by Steffen
This feeling speaks
With the quiet flutes of fall
That disturb the sleep of sunken images
The memory of voices in abandoned rooms

Walk with me
Walk with me down to the river's edge
Walk with me
Where the secrets lie and wait

These wounds bleed
The solemn pride of morning
An overwhelming pain nourishing the flame
The cold embrace of breaking hearts

Take this pain away
Don't take this pain away
Take this pain away
Don't take this pain away

Walk with me
Walk with me down to the water's edge
Walk with me
Where the mirrors lie and wait

It's breathing darkly through a lonely man
The kiss of brother Cain

Walk with me
Walk with me down to the water's edge
Walk with me
Where the secrets lie and wait, they lie and wait.

This sadness speaks
Of golden plains and lakes of blue
Like the curse of a wrathful god
Like dew dropping from a thorn
It speaks of things in secret tongues
It is speaking out a name

Take this pain away
Don't take this pain away
Take this pain away
Don't take this pain away

Walk with me,
Walk with me down to the water's edge,
Walk with me, where the mirrors…
And the view from here is frightening,
The view from here is frightening,
And the view from here is frightening.


06. Sequence V: Blue Wide Open

Lyrics by Steffen
Riding on a sea spray,
Falling from the sky,
Riding on a sea spray,
Blue wide open sea and sky.

The sky is blue wide open
A grand vision to sink into
Lonely views to stir the eye
Moments of grace outside of the real
The sea is blue wide open
Completeness all around
One step further and the weight gives way
To all the dreams that are

Riding on a sea spray
Falling from the sky
Riding on a sea spray
Blue wide open sea and sky

just like an echo of light
Canned in the heart of the stone
A wayward pulse beating in the stillness
Beneath the snow something's breaking through

All in the wind through the Strait of Magellan,
Beneath the Southern Cross we sail the wild wild sea,
To reach all things out of reach, the promise of the name, on and ever on,
The distant harbor lights of Valparaíso.


07. Sequence VI: To The Ones Who Have Failed

Lyrics by Steffen
Somewhere in the city somewhere in the room
A silent man a work undone a plan that went astray
Somewhere in the lime light of a yearning reverie
Words have lost their meaning on the fragile stage of fame

The sky is starless for the ones who have failed
Going nowhere, nowhere to go
Life has no kindness for the ones who have failed
Going somewhere, anywhere but home

Sky without stars
Stars without sky
Sky without stars
Stars without sky

Somewhere in a wasteland on a windy railway bridge
A desperate girl is looking down on all she'll leave behind
Somewhere in a subway a vacant name an unknown face
Another everyday disgrace in the roundabouts of life

The sky is starless for the ones who have failed
Going nowhere, nowhere to go
Life has no kindness for the ones who have failed
Going somewhere, anywhere but home

Sky without stars
Stars without sky
Sky without stars
Stars without sky

The sky is starless for the ones who have failed
Going nowhere, nowhere to go
Life has no kindness for the ones who have failed
Going somewhere, anywhere but home


08. Sequence VII: Lighthouse

Lyrics by Steffen
And where will we be tomorrow
If we do not leave today?

The more we wait for things to change
The more they stay the same
And the more they stay the same
We change

With all the floodgates opened
Walls of water at our heels
Where do we go from here?
Where we will turn to?
With all the shouldered load
With all the limitless possibilities

Like birds of passage flying free
Aimlessly soaring
Between time and space sorrow and joy

Through the night and undergrowth
We set out for the sea
Peering adsorbing consuming
And nothing ever good enough

No river too wide
No ocean too deep
No mountain too high
The myriads of open roads

Wayfarers at the crossroads
There's always more than this never more than this
Eyes elude the landmarks
And the flame is swallowed now

No river too wide
No ocean too deep
No mountain too high
The myriads of open roads

Every river too wide
Every ocean too deep
Every mountain too high
The myriads of open roads


09. Sequence VIII: Styx

Lyrics by Steffen
[Sound of hospital pulse machine]

Sunlight is drowning the half-light
As the feelings return
Strange and familiar a nocturnal fear
Appearing and disappearing

There is the river running deep
And it is floating through the veins
A nameless dread of the unknown
Temporary sight an apprehension
Vague yet saddening

Black angels guiding me
The sum of all my fears
Black angels owning me
Whispering through me

The ties are loosening

Black angels guiding me
Praise me with their charts,
Black angels carrying me,
Into the wordless into the neverland

All sights and sounds slowly dissolve
No gravity no memory

Far off stars in the afterglow
A god removes the veil
I'm holding in and I'm holding it out
Until the strangeness disappears

Last night I heard the waters dreaming
Stones were fast asleep along the riverbed

Let the waters wash all over me and let me dream again of something good
Let me dream again of something good,

Let me dream of sheltered places of precious moments
And of long-lost faces of truthful words that finally do make some sense
Truthful words that make some sense.

Lay out, lay out these maps before me
Let me trace again the borderlines of land and sea

Flood the tide pools and wash away the shores
No longer at the mercy of the waves just let me breathe again

Let me stand and bathe in the healing light
And one more time let me navigate just let me navigate by the stars

Roads and rivers a winding in a circle
Around the same old headstrong me
Outside looking in time and time again
Feeling the heat of a recurring dream

Will the view from there be frightening?
Will the view from there be frightening?
Will the view from there be frightening?
Will the view from there be frightening?
Will the view from there be frightening?
Will the view from there be frightening?
Will the view from there…