Tracks

01. Hide And Seek
02. A Nine Days Wonder
03. Revolution
04. Transition
05. Hollow
06. Astray
07. Frozen
08. Empty
09. Illusions
10. Deadland
11. Forever Is The World
12. The Breaking



01. Hide And Seek

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
Look at me
A million pictures on the cenotaph
Look at me
There's nothing left but silent epitaphs
Through reassembly I've come to deceive you
Behind interpretations someone's untrue
Look at me
If you could see what I see I know that you would hate me

Do what I will
By no means there are no guards
Promising a strong protection
Lasting through a lifetime
Hide and seek, what you will find
Another day, another time
Where love does not exist

Look at me
I never saw your starlit face
And never heard the words you spoke
Look at me
In countless glints, so smoky gold,
The days shift away leaving you here


02. A Nine Days Wonder

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
Don't save the day it's not over
We fall for better or worse
I can see the sparkling ice is breaking
I've seen you got a speck of dust in your eye
Act as if there's no tomorrow

Don't fall, stay awake
I surrender
Lie close untill they've gone
A nine days wonder
Days will come; the old once are wiser, and better the truth
Ambiguity speaking
In and out of season the tide is turning
It will be serving you right

We dream of days even stranger
Please stay, get into the rhymes
Turning back, at one way or the other
Proceed, the childhood's end has only begun

You may run - but you can't hide from the truth
May you not rest until they are gone


03. Revolution

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
The wheel hits ground with a bare touch
You just keep an ear to the ground
Fly in the wind - like revolution
Time stands still, what will your mother say?

Nothing said in your defence
Life's a sacred remedy
Head or tail, it's up to you

Meet your fate at an arms length
See the writings on the wall
Scare away their exhortations
Time stands still - I'm flying

Sail close to the wind, take your risk
No return, life's a game of gamble
This time, I'm not playing to win
Mind the trap, you will soon fall over

Heal me; wouldn't you heal my wounded heart?
Let the change begin
This day, I promise I will stay
I will stay and walk the way


04. Transition

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
Lately, tuning in and out
Walled in, gardens meant for privacy.
Will I find a reason?
I got a sight of universe
Blame it on tomorrow
Today will not end

Give me the time to see
Time to hear the stars from Heaven falling
There's no smoke without a fire.
Nothing will deter me
There's nothing else to win or lose

Higher - lower. For all I know this could be rending
Time's an everlasting path
We'll be ever lost without it,
There's no way to cease the day
If there's no one here to guide us,
Let down your life
Time to be free…

Will I find a reason
Blame it on tomorrow
Let there be something..

Give me the time to see
Time to hear the stars from Heaven falling
There's no smoke without a fire.
Bring down to Earth
Nothing will deter me
There's nothing else to win or lose


05. Hollow

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
Waking,
Falling stars from substratum
Who holds the key to break the old bonds?
Stare into space
Until you cannot see your face

I turn away
I turn, but never get back.
Trying hard to be someone,
In return you end up hollow.
Like a sinking ship I float.
A stormy sunny day, I turn away.

I've come to realize this is gone tomorrow
Brittle and frail, we (will) fall down
All that we are is a means to an end
It doesn't matter what you do
Give me your hand and open up your eyes,
And burn away - release yourself

I turn away
I turn, but never get back.
Trying hard to be someone,
In return you end up hollow.
Like a sinking ship I float.
A stormy sunny day, I turn away.

I will not follow you across the silver sky of summer
And like someone from tomorrow I sense innocence
In my dreaming
I wasn't sleeping


06. Astray

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
Switch to another dream, to a quiet spite
Think back at some time when there was a fading touch
Colour me white and paint the vistas grey
Everyday there's an electric ray of all too many shimmer-lights

And I can see another time
Another face, forgotten days

I can see another time - another time, a setting sun
I can see another place - a rising sun

Let's get this to work again
Take our souls to the everlasting parade
I never saw it coming this way - to an end
But now there's nothing left behind
Let's all begin

I see it slip away
A dream that fades away
Don't let them lead you far and astray

Keepsakes of past years, unravelled by phone
And the fog is a traveller through the inner city zones
A million pictures painted on the pavement stones
That get soft like words through the smoke

And I can see another time
Another face, forgotten days


07. Frozen

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
Cold and risen from the grave
Hidden years will tell no tales
Now you seek what only heart can see
Frozen in so many ways

Drifting through the light inside
A lucent image in the dark
Fickle and dismayed
Someone cast a shadow
Blurring all the pictures on the pages

Hide the pieces, I become the sun
Shining through, what became of you
Early morning, no time to lose
Chills my heart, and I come undone

Quiet timeless silhouette
Forgotten fragments of my dreams
Pleasure and disgust
Shining golden figure in the background

Hide the pieces, I become the sun
Shining through, what became of you
Early morning, no time to lose
Chills my heart, and I come undone


08. Empty

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
They might say this never happened
I'd say it just did
Never have I felt it stronger
Someone's wrong and I am right

In a world in of disillusion
Loitering away your time
There's no harm in reconstruction
Paint the world in black and white

Beyond redemption won't exist
Redeploy your mind
Find your strength and recuperate
Reflections in an open mind
Nestling fly with me
Find a way to see…

They might say this never happened
I'd say it just did
Never have I felt it stronger
Someone's wrong and I am right


09. Illusions

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
Decode the half forgotten memories
Reverberating distantly
Some have moments that they can't subdue
Some take part in the electric blue

Look away…

He watched the lines and the curvature
And traced her silhouette
She stayed the moment with a glimpse and a frown
She took the fates by surprise
She was the model for the end of days

Some have moments that they can't subdue
Some take part in the electric blue

Look away…

These are the days now
This season will change us
Be someone, trust no-one
Vicious circle, never ending
These are the days now
This season will change us
This breakdown, disruption
Ease the pain now, please start ending

Disarrayed and renewed
And everything's electric blue
Polarised and dismayed
When everything else is just untrue

Everything's electric blue
Everything's untrue


10. Deadland

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
Let the wind take care of gravity
There's one big secret hidden, come with me
Why should I want to leave,
Unless you wanted me to go away

Speak with a tongue that claims its kingdom,
come what may…
The stars came tumbling down
Worn-out heroes
Stepping into fields of firing grey

My restless soul will dance in harmony
In open air a subdued symphony
I've set myself an aim to keep the territory that I claim
I'll never let my kingdom fall

There's nothing keeping us in here
Abounded fear
Let me be free…

Speak with a tongue that claims its kingdom,
Come what may…
The stars came tumbling down
Worn-out heroes
Stepping into fields of firing grey
Speech of the deadland
Let them hear the song is still alive

Give me something I could sleep on
Give me something like a dream…


11. Forever Is The World

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
Into a different kind of view
Not meant for human eyes
Everything's dark and fades away
This moment just opened my eyes, now I say:
I never knew anything felt like this
It has just begun

Please be aware of the change in your mind
Everyone's telling lies
Somewhere between every now and then
Harmoniously facing the truth of your past
I know by now, every night has its dawn
Be aware and see
I know by now, every night has its dawn
Be aware and see

And as your last day draws to an end
Take my last good smile
All I can do now is watch as you fall,
Bid my last good bye

There's an exception to every rule
Don't trust the yellow light
Constantly searching to find your way home
The beauty's been lying right here all along
Only Man ends. But forever's the world
Just don't fall asleep
So here we sway at the edge of the world
Holding hands
Clutching at straws, keep each other awake
World will not end at this shift
I never knew anything felt like this
It has just begun…


12. The Breaking

Music & lyrics by Theatre Of Tragedy
I see their face in the mirror suit, a hazy image in a sea of noise
Formations fixed and dimming, shapes slowly shifting
Into a metal model display

Insight is failing, she's lost control
As a new dawn fades, she breaks apart
Minutes like decades, this day seems without an end
Even trees in winter never looked so sad

A sparkling in the window pane, a hidden glimmer of the timid pain
Reflections blurred by fumes
Non-stop passers-by come and go from yesterday
They're all awake with unsounded words
Reposed in faux of life's splendour
Some bright translation errors reset the time and scene
I'm versed enough to know they always sleep