Tracks

01. Micro Softdeathstar
03. Candybrain
05. The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice
06. Thank You For The Evil
07. A Wasteland Of Memories
08. Crumble
09. Formaldehyde
10. Microdeath Softstar



01. Micro Softdeathstar

Is it too much for you too soon, does it haunt you? Are you afraid to follow through?
Is it too much for you too soon, like perfume when it turns on you
Fear sucks the senses like a leak, feast upon the emptiness that is increased
All you need is time but time recedes behind

I'd like to say I'm wrong, the passing years don't seem that long
The stream of fate goes on and on and on
I'd like to say I'm strong, never do I feel afraid
Of all the mistakes I made along the way

Fear stalks the senses like a beast, feast upon the loneliness that is unleashed
But all we need is time, all we need is time, but time retreats behind

Through the eye of time go I

Stalk the senses, stalk the beast, stalk the senses, come the beast
By the side of all we knew we sat and talked and sat and talked
Up around the river bend i was separated from you
Up around the river bend we were separated in two

If you pass them at the station you must ask them what they see
If you walk away without question you will never find what you seek
All the worries were wrong - worse was what had begun

Did you diddle, did you daddle, did you run away from the scene?
Where is sanctuary from the battle that is coming into being?
There's no walkabout on the morning of the day of catastrophe
If you wake up finding it boring, try ignoring what you see
Don't you see?
Bring down the rain to wash what remains

Running down the fire escape I burn myself but that's okay
Must keep on moving keep the faith that maybe we can get away
Waiting for the winds to change and radiation blows away
I scan the crowds for signs of you - I'll wait for you, I'll wait for you

I'm only losing storms may be round me, there's no illusion for me

If you walk away without question, will you recognize what you see
On the morning of the disaster that is vaster than you'd believe
All my anger is gone, only sadness hangs on
Worse is what has begun - is has begun

There's no illusion, stars may be lonely, no more intrusion of me
There's nothing left for me, there is nothing more from me
I'm singing to the rain


03. Candybrain

The sisters of illusion
Sell delusion at the show
It is said they've wed for wisdom
If it kissed them, they wouldn't even know
Still the marchers walk beside them
Inclined to agree: "If it's written we believe
It will come, you'll see"

The converts come together
They're gathered to begin
And they swear their oaths forever
Slip chips down into the skin
So the keepers are inside them
Provide them what they need
To transmit and to receive
When they're in, they don't leave

The convent is waiting it's time to go in
Gather the faithful let vespers begin
...and this is what they say


05. The Doctrine Of Eternal Ice

Do you wait for me, do you wait for me now
All time long - all night long
Do you wait for me, will you wait for me now
All night long - all night long

Innocent? It could go either way
"Satan" has come... again
Bringing some of his friends

He has won - his boys are having fun
Hatred I can see you've won this time
Satan's angels swarm to catch the tide
Satan's angels fly

I'm only dreaming of a time when I'll survive
I'm only thinking of a way to turn back time
I'm only weeping cuz the sounds
That rang around have all died down

Climbing up the fire escape
I can not move but that's okay
I tell myself that you'll be here
I'll wait for you, I'll wait for you

Bring down the rain


06. Thank You For The Evil

Over hill and over dale, the poison pollen's blowing happy trail
By the side of fetid pools they sat and talked of following the rules
It's been gutting them to know it never ends - obedience and sin

Lock down in the safety net, opiated by the television set
Remember that you had a choice, opened up your mouth and had a voice
All you need to know is what you've done, set aside a future for no one

She began to question her conditioning, she ate the apple hungrily
He was a less inclined to see his subjugation under the authorities
They know you - they know you

She became what they would say was just an agitator in the way
He'd become what was to some an enemy of the state
All we want to know is what you've done, set about the future for no one
I said all you've got to do is what you've done, set about the future for no one

By the side of all we knew
We knew
I was separated from you


07. A Wasteland Of Memories

Through the eye of time go I

If you catch them at the station
You must ask them what they see
If you walk away without question
You will never find what you seek

Look away there's no escape
They've got you in the database


08. Crumble

Do not speak of withered trees, of lichen strangled coverings
And life just barely in the leaves, it will not be undone

Do not speak of what we've seen, of water choking algae
And dust where fountains used to be, it will not be undone
A wilderness unraveling, we've only just begun

Do not speak of ice retreat, of islands eaten by the sea
And industrial economy, we've only just begun
It will not be undone

Do not speak, oh do not speak, your tongue is dry your voice is weak
The time has passed for words to seek, it will not be undone


09. Formaldehyde

I can see wind upon the rise, here under glass I can see
Outside in formaldehyde waiting to set myself free

Up around the river bend I was separated from you
You became a citizen of a world held like a zoo
One step through the airlock
Where the chemicals can't get through
Up around the river bend I was separated from you

Like the ocean drips from the sky I sit here just waiting to be
I can see specimens in the jars, waiting to be

Up around the river bend the specialists changed you
You became a prisoner of a world kept like a zoo
Outside, real life - waiting for you and for me
Outside all our lives - awaiting the chance to be

Get away from me, get away from me now - it's all wrong
It's too late for me, it's too late for me now - it's all gone, you have gone
Will you pray for me, will you pray for me now - all night long

Up around the river bend
Up around the river bend Satan's angels fly

Hey everybody don't you know we can go outside
Yeah, we can party in the formaldehyde

H-C-H-O


10. Microdeath Softstar

The bringer of the future casts a shadow, watch it grow
He extends a single finger cuz there's only one way to go
And the watchers on the sidelines, polite to a tee
Like contestants on TV, they are you - they are me

So come round all you faithful, watch him gather up the gold
When he's got the lot he lingers, just to savour what he has sold
And the mesmerized are silent, too stunned to believe
What their eyes have finally received
This is not a bad dream

Come now and witness, time to behold
All we have planted has sprouted and grown

Was it enough for you? Did it please you?
Let the poison through
Was it enough for you? No perfume
Let the stench come through

If you catch them at the station ask them how they feel
When the cradle of creation is crushed under the wheels

Do not speak oh do not speak cuz nothing's left but words to reap
And what we sowed is ours to keep - good day to everyone
Do not speak oh do not speak the words were lies, our will was weak
Lemmings poised to take a leap - good day to everyone

I'd like to say it's over and we will be okay
I'd like to say it's over and that you feel the same

Once upon a time there was some writing on the wall we all ignored
Until the time when there was war and feasts of famine at our door
Once upon a time there was a line that we had drawn we wouldn't cross
Cuz it was wrong but lines are bendable and seldom very long

Fear leaves a trace of something stale
A wasteland of memories of how we failed
All we need is time, all we need is time
But time's too damned unkind