Tracks

01. Locked Away
02. Saturnine
03. Amity
04. The Mirror Waters [v2003]
05. Red Is A Slow Colour
06. Sleepy Buildings
07. Travel
08. Shrink
09. In Motion #2
10. Stonegarden [v2003]
11. My Electricity
12. Eléanor
13. Marooned
14. Like Fountains [v2003]



01. Locked Away

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
No sense at all
do what you want
for I will hunt you
Untill you will be

Locked away

just so what you'll
be scred of me
Behind my power
I will hide all my fears

Right now you are punished
for absolutely nothing
And I feel so good
Because once more
I don't have to be honest

With myself
While you're locked away

Just so you'll
be scared of me
behind my power
I will hide all my fears


02. Saturnine

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
The day you went away
You had to screw me over
I guess you didn't know
all the stuff you left me with
is way too much to handle
But I guess you don't care

You don't need to preach
you don't have to love me, all the time

Whatever on earth possessed you
to make this bold decision
I guess you don't need me
While whispering those words
I cried like a baby
hoping you would care

You don't need to preach
you don't have to love me, all the time

You don't have to preach
all the time


03. Amity

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
The torture won't part you
Motherly breast won't warm you
You fail and foam from your mouth
why is it so loud, this sound?

All the sense your are capable of
does not seem to save you
You heed the glance of a smile
Was it impossible to float for a while?

Restless is carrying fever
burning you to pieces
In search and need of a friend
Will I bow down to this in the end?

I lay in the hands of my maker
and I want to spend the rest of it awake
Why do I get the feeling they'll brake it
It's a fight...it's a fight...

The torture won't part you
Mothers lap can't seem to warm you
You strain, you climb up and frown
Why is it so loud, This down?

All the sense you are capable of
does not seem to save you
You heed the glance of a smile
Was it impossible to float for a while?

I lay in the hands of my maker
And I want to spend the rest of it awake
Why do I get the feeling they'll brake it
It's a fight...it's a fight


04. The Mirror Waters [v2003]

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
Slowly... Flying silent
Touching the wind as it sadly sings... for me.

Aging on the outside
With my youth in my empty hands
Lost all that I was living for, live no longer

Couldn't resist looking in her eyes
I saw myself, tears were falling
The seas of her eyes reflected my old age
Youth grows old, like winter follows spring

Faster... Falling kingdom
Dancers on winter winds,
they dance... for me

Nature's ways
Life can't always be controlled
Controlled by fear
Scared of months and years, fear no longer

Time leaves its mark
The years come but never go
Masked is my face
The mask of age will fall, hide no longer

Couldn't resist looking in her eyes
I saw myself, tears were falling
The seas of her eyes reflected my old age
Youth grows old, like winter follows spring


05. Red Is A Slow Colour

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
The black house in in my street
looks too dark just to go inside
But when I do
I cannot move because of
the mess in the hallway

The picture on the wall is chaotic
I don't want to look at it
But when I do
I cannot speak because of
the confusion in my head

I am unfit and I want to leap away
But when I do
The red colour comes after me
It is fierce and it moves slow

The picture on the wall is chaotic
I don't want to look at it
But when I do
I cannot speak because of
the confusion in my head

I am unfit and I want to leap away
But when I do
The red colour comes after me
It is fierce and it moves slow


06. Sleepy Buildings

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
Break yourself through the clouds and build above those sleepy buildings
Mistified by your capabiliities
all is yours if you can handle
Visable from higher than the sky
Plane and simple,
the facts are at your feet

Stones are snoring
Walls are breathing loud
Roofs are poking
Into cosmic mouth

Start the artifact
and build above those sleepy buildings
Only you
know what is the absolute best

Stones are snoring
Walls are breathing loud
Roofs are poking
Into cosmic mouth


07. Travel

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
Melodic stanzas
are symphonizing their way
through your weary head

To feed your distrust
And fill its mouth with the desire
to soulfully be one with your creation

Not a subject to control
you call upon a higer power
for help and inspiration

The crowd waits
and turns their faces
towards you expectantly
you give them what they need
But their useless criticism
makes you die
a bit more inside

Not a subject to control
you call upon a higer power
for help and inspiration

Oh, I swoon
while loudspeakers play soft music

Leaning
over your fourtieth masterpiece
You must have loved
the colour of these violins

I wish I knew you
Your fit of insanity makes me sad

I wish you knew
your music was to stay forever
And I hope...

I have no clue
if you know how much it matters
And i hope...


08. Shrink

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
To feel this great urge
to hold and embrace you
I slowly dry out

I shrink and shrink
until I'm gone
nothing to make out of me
oh what the hell went wrong
my heart gets pulled out
into your direction
it's no use
you have forsaken me


09. In Motion #2

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
I see him turn away
Although my eyes are shut with emptiness
And again the rain falls down
Together with me

This blood in my body runs for you
Drink my tears as I cry

My heart and my mind crave for you
Drink my tears as I cry

It is sad how the rain falls down

I see you walk away
Falling down I cry and sream your name
And again the rain falls down
Together with me

My ache is yours as I am
Drink my tears as I cry


10. Stonegarden [v2003]

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Bart Smits
And the dreamer sets his sails...
Avoiding all cliffs and stones
But the dreamer is never alone
Always trying to catch the moon

Sailing on the winds of desolation
Horizon's my destination
Through tears I see that
the moon slowly sets
And another attempt has failed...

The waves of the sea drawn to the moon
Like lovers they meet
Carry the light to a distant unknown
Catch it if you can

Always will there be the stars
Always will there be the moon
Always will there be the rocks
Will I always be alone?


11. My Electricity

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
I send your name
up into the sky
And the wind blows it back into my face

You see, even nature
reacts on me
And all my electricity
will make it across your sea

With every wave the sea makes
My body gets weaker
and weaker... and weaker..

You see, even nature
reacts on me
And all my electricity
will make it across your sea

And provides you
with my love


12. Eléanor

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
Underneath the mask you've buried yourself into
It's coal-black
I am tired of the gulping that you do
Every day a new face
What if I unscrew
Your own identity
Wouldn't you guess there's nothing left of you?

The quicksand of life drags us
Down into the circle
One day. we might not catch you

I feel sorry for what you try to do
Breaking others down. to try and to pursue
Your own selfish interests
I am starting to get sick of you

Whatever happened ever since you left
You make yourself and me look like fools


13. Marooned

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
I know I'm from a lesser tribe
I suppose the range of my intelligence
is way too wide

And you don't see me
'cause I don't have much to say

My emotional outlet
is consuming the better part of me
And apart from the wrong words
a tortured cry is making me see

That you don't see me
'cause I don't have much to say

hours and hours fo jealousy
are passing me by
Although hollow silence
is the only wave
going through your brain

And you don't see me
'cause I don't have much to say


14. Like Fountains [v2003]

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Niels Duffhues, Anneke van Giersbergen
A scar inside
For such a long time
I'll do it all over again
Can't face the wounds
Stop remembering

Time by time shades reach the surface
A mental breakdown, they provide
Accept, clear up, clean up, go on
and soon I'll show some pride

There's enough to go on further
Don't force to forget

You seem to go on when you are that strong and fighting
Whatever it takes, your will never breaks
You last and last
And I will be there for you my dear
For you to go on when you are that strong and fighting

Till the day I'm done with the shades
The rage I create towards myself, the hate
To claim the blame that I feel
To damage the dreams I need
Facing uncertainty
Facing the truth
Got to get on through
Blaming myself
Blaming at last
...And please forget

You seem to go on when you are that strong and fighting
Whatever it takes, your will never breaks
You last and last
And I will be there for you my dear
For you to go on when you are that strong and fighting