Tracks

01. Everything Fades To Gray
02. Deathaura
03. The Last Amazing Grays
04. Flag In The Ground
05. Breathing
06. Zeroes
07. The Dead Skin
08. Juliet
09. No Dream Can Heal A Broken Heart
10. As If The World Wasn't Ending
11. The Truth Is Out There
12. Everything Fades To Gray
13. In The Dark
14. In My Eyes You're A Giant
15. Nothing More



01. Everything Fades To Gray

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
Instrumental


02. Deathaura

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
[The Premonition]

"Remember when I told you how my
Kin is different in some ways?
And how you should not fall in love
With someone like me, anyway...
Between the lines, people see signs
When they feel the sear, every day's fear...
And one night their torches
Find the girl without a name...
And the one who has her
Love is no more safe..."

"And until I get my peace I'm but a shade..."

[The Witch-hunt]

The sun lit the White Mountain's snow covered peaks,
There I see you, amongst the good people, suffering...
"She is the One, the unwanted, decidedly so,
'cause she makes our children cry.
It's a fact, she is exactly that!
A harbinger of death from the world of Witchcraft,
And she's feeding them cakes and her ale to this innocent boy,
And her magic brings dismay..."

[Exposing The Heathen]

"I hear her in the wind, the bane of our town
Come with me, father, I'm to expose a heathen"

In my home town
No one's safe now
Young love's been forbidden
For five-fold kisses, my only love had to die...

[Envy]

"Your crops are all flourishing, so what's the catch?
I know what you are, the new evil unhatched...
As sure as the dawn, they will hear what I know,
And recognize you, and you'll be cleansed too..."

[The Fear]

For the good, trusting people in town,
In their fear stricken hearts,
Seeing skyclad's a sign like the Deathaura,
Every night, so painful's the memory of love in the dark.
One wheel of the year ends their short lives in fear

"I hear her in the wind, the bane of our town.
Come with me, oh, father the heathen is exposed."

[The Grudge]

In the age of burning times, you saved my life
...The blaze grew ever higher.
I was your Cunning Man... hiding in the light,
Now your land shall go sour...

Your own fears will destroy everything
Envy consumes all, and "thou shall not..."
Though it hurts, I must tell you
"I am truly the One
...Behind it all..."

[The Curse]

In the hands of time we all will die
The dead of night will devour your child...
The creation o' beliefs you've been fed
The fear, the unknown, the poison loved by death.

[The Flames]

In the cool of the night air
Flames purify minds, where
Almost anyone could be the next...
"Unless morning finds all of them somehow hexed..."

[Endless Inquisition]

[Instrumental]

[...Together, Today, For All Eternity]

"I remember how you told me,
Your kin's different, on that sunny day?"
"You made me smile,
'cause I was just about to say the same thing..."
So deeply entwined, love of a lifetime...

But they paid someone to say their torment has a name
And after all these years we get to be together for all eternity...


03. The Last Amazing Grays

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
The mystery of death before us...
Soon every night can bring the light, and close my eyes.
Sometimes life in here is too limited
Sometimes we don't care at all.
Sometimes...

Time will change the familiar face.
Brightest colors fade to gray
The fear is real, one winter's day brings the clarity.

I feel the time is catching up with us
How many days until its hunger is satisfied?
Leaving the final golden days
We are the last amazing grays
Hoping the young will lead the pack now.

I can feel my heart is beating... still
I can see you with my eyes, I still see.
But I can't run the way my children can
Can't accept the helping hand, leave me
You are the strong one, trust in me
You must lead instead of me, now
There's no time, don't hesitate
Or you will also find your fate.

I feel the time is catching up with us
How many days until its hunger is satisfied?
Leaving the final golden days
We are the last amazing grays
Hoping the young will lead the pack now.

In the eyes of every newborn, I see the future
Life is just a phase.
I close my eyes and see them all here beside me.
The last amazing grays...

In the eyes of every newborn, I see the past times
A familiar face
I close my eyes and see them, waiting for me
Amongst the amazing grays

"Mountain seems to befall this last time, marking the moment"
I have found my place
I closed my eyes and joined them, guarding the young
Amongst the amazing grays


04. Flag In The Ground

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
[Prologue:]
"In the days when lands were few, and man sometimes had no chance but sell his soul to his landlord to make a living...
In far and away country, they gave acres of land away for free, to all able to claim it...
Ships sailed across the great seas, fortunes were made and dreams shattered...
Sometimes couples were torn apart, for all they could afford...was one ticket."

Leaving my life behind
My young love and the unborn
Only have a lock of her hair...
and burning love inside

After forty work-filled days and sleepless nights,
the sails are lit by the lights of Boston
...and here we go...

Off the ship! Towards the adventure, the one to define our lives.
Daily grind and a tiny room.

"I got here safe, Love.
I have an address, until spring, then I shall race for the land, hope to hear from you soon..."

Her letter reads...

"Please let me know everything's alright
Thinking about you, 'though you're out of sight every night, when I'm turning in, my tears find me.
Please hurry, dear, come back and rescue me..."

"Now that I have made the dollars we need for the dream.
The best horse I've ever seen, a carriage and everything I need...
I will make my way to the great unknown
Every moment I wish you were here with me now...

"Please let me know everything's alright...."

"No, I'm not a stranger, among the people in here...
Yet I have never felt so alone...
At high noon the sound will boom, and I will start racing for the land we can call home."

"I stuck my... flag in the ground, screaming 'n shouting,
I've never felt so proud, Love!
We are free from eternal serfdom!
I'm gonna bring you home, my light!"

"Nine, eight, seven, six, counting the days. SOLO!"
"Five, four, three, two, together forever! SOLO!"

I made my way into the great unknown

Land by the river, and a new built home.
I am the land and the land is me
Freedom is everything and we are free

I made my way into the great unknown
Land by the river, and a new built home.
Every night, when I'm looking at the full moon rising
I hold you and know that we are free...


05. Breathing

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
I take my hat off, bow before the greatness
You're so much braver I give you credit for
Somehow the Grays create a harmony
And no color can add a flavor...
I've started to feel like...

Know the face, familiar stranger
I'm not a child, I feel misunderstood
I built a bridge, you use the tunnel... now...
- The rope we are pulling is slipping away from me
All this wasted time is killing me... and I've started to feel like...

I can not control my life anymore
Feel a need to leave and breathe on my own
I remember all the broken songs of our life
Maybe one more wrong will make it all right...
I just really need to be alone now...

I can not control my life anymore
Feel a need to leave and breathe on my own
I remember all the broken songs of our life
Maybe one more wrong will make it all right...
I just really need to be alone now...


06. Zeroes

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
...Dancing on the borderline...
...4-3-2-1...

Hello, although I'm a static Zero.
I'm fighting all your wars,
While you dwell in your hypocrisy
You think the world is fine,
When all the evil's overlined
Before you wake up this morning...

Well, hello there, you're the local superhero?
Your stronghold's but a paper bag,
We suffer for your promised land
Excuse is really thin,
Hide your revealed Achilles' heel...
Before a new brave morning...

All you little superheroes,
Fall short without all them zeroes
A pie in the sky is your brave new world,

And so powerless are thy miracles...

Ones, they walk before the rows of O's,
And soon it dawns on them, how to make billions...

Dream up a world, oh how powerless are thy miracles...
...I'm so tired to fight you
The Sun is, oh, so desperate to set tonight,
Ashamed to light a lie...

All you little superheroes,
Fall short without all them zeroes
The pie in the sky's your brave new world,

Your homestead's not yours much longer...

These people win elections, empowered by you!
These wars are never ending, acceptance just mind-bending

It's a conspiracy and as always the end is here
We were born that day...
This destiny wrote us a life we now waste away
Waste it away, do it today...

My life is fine, so why would I care...
Because it's not my ass, per se, on the line.

All you little superheroes...

...Dancing on the borderline...
4-3-2-1-do it today!


07. The Dead Skin

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
It's me I hate, not you at all
I am my own medicine,
Turned into a poison

I think I gave you a lot,
And not enough... I know
Tortured myself, same as you,
Without losing my sanity.
Where's my applause?

I see no reason to live in Hell.
How can life make me feel so incomplete?

I had a weakness and my walls came down
My tears won't reach the ground
Burn my new wound

I know I cannot feel regret for anything
If I was numb, I'd end this once and for all
I feel the burn, still...

I cannot face this day, my guards are down
I cannot love myself... weak, sad clown

I see myself, my fading color
I see no hope there... Where I always used to...

I fear your words, the things they mirror
Maybe that is all I am, just a reflection... please help me..

I see no reason to live in Hell
When you smile, you make me feel incomplete

But it's all ending, the clock's rewinding
We don't mean anything to me. You think?
I killed this silence for us to make things right
The words are loaded.

Once connected,
One torso, one head
One solid reason, the pain...
If love's the neck, kept us together, and apart...
Now it's broken...

There is no cast, no real salvation
When it is broken, it will stay that way
Believe me when I say this
I would not if I did not care

Tears don't mean anything
If we don't know when we're sorry
No one will win today we can't play this game... this way

We cannot soar and still stay on the ground
Don't wanna see me, hear me, hate me...

"Hate, hate, hate"

Jealousy's a phantom,
Something that was never, ever meant to find me
But now its pale green eyes have destroyed everything

You know how it must hurt, and I know,
There is nothing you've done to deserve this.

Apology's a policy,
Sometimes it really has to be, it's kept me afloat thus far...

This sure nuf's one nice
loose noose, perfect times...
Are we happy in this hell?
Is there someone who can measure...
Whose pain is bigger?

It all has ended, the clock's rewinded.
We don't mean anything to me. You think?
I killed this silence for you to end the night
The words are loaded

Unprotected, one torso, no head
One valid reason, the life's suspended
If love's the neck that kept us together, and apart...
Now it's broken...

There's no cast, no real solution
When it is broken, it will stay that way
Believe me when I say this
I would not if I did not care

Who needs who, when and what the hell for?
Who wants to suffer and be hardcore?
And who's strong enough to peel off the dead skin...

I cannot face this day, my guards are down.


08. Juliet

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
"These are my final lines,
I've lived all my nine lives,
My nights are over, cannot feel your heart anymore"

I lived only trough you,
My scar, my heart, my truth,
I do not want to die,
But no more can I love you!!!

How hard it is to understand
My wish to die hand in hand?
This night's like a dream
You will be the last thing I will see

I hold your hand, close my eyes all I love finally dies
Drank the poison most foul with you...
But why do you smile?

...Don't smile
Don't you smile
You're supposed Wither away with me, so, Juliette
Please don't smile
I'm paralysed and you are still alive.

Life is but a long, sad game
Lifeless souls, avoiding shame
Two dead swans is all what we need
To pave the winding memory lane.

No hellos, no bad goodbyes
Wailing, distant, silent cries
You can live with my pain,
It's your own you cannot take?

You played the game and lost,
I wonder how you can,
Hold the cards for a dead man

The light and the clarity
Welcome change for the life in the darkness,
Sea of my sanity...

Lost in the vanity...
All I ever wanted; to be lost in you,
My burden, the hatred...

My own reality...
Mirrors and smoke
The final truth unfolds

...Your reality...
Mirrors my hopes,
Where you will need me...

They never find us again once the trail has gone cold
They never find us again once the trail has gone cold
I'm a restless soul, I'll make the best ghost
All things good end into a...

Minute of silence!
- I get myself in line
One minute of silence
- To face my own demise
One minute of silence
- This is not what I signed for...
One minute of silence
- You double-crossing, filthy whore...

I sit with someone in the dark
I'm so afraid to see it's me again...
You had a change of heart,
Now we're all getting hurt...

Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to my life again
Walk with me, every curve, every bend
This promenade that seems to come to an end

You know what you meant to me,
Emptied the room in your life that I paid for
When I lost my sanity
I made a mess I am now here to clean

It is too late to regret anything tonight
After what has come to light
...You have played me for a fool, for all this time?
The story may rewrite itself after I'm gone
One more breath, the day will dawn

How hard it is to understand
My wish to die hand in hand?
These wounds stay open all night long,
You are the last thing I will see...

I lived only by you,
My scar, my heart, my truth,
My sole reason to die... for
There's no life without you

These are my final lines, I've used all my nine lives,
My life is over, cannot feel your heart anymore

I lived only by you,
My scar, my heart, my truth,
Have no reason to live,
I can't feel the love anymore...

This is... the end... Why...?
You're closing my eyes...


09. No Dream Can Heal A Broken Heart

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
My dream, it seems, fails to see the mornings
My one and only aim
I hear you breathe, I'm not alone in the darkness
I feel something on my lips I should not

One, too many poison kisses
And I'm drowning in your deepest see
I found my destination, what I'm here for
I'm knocking on my heaven's door

One day we will run out of tomorrows
And yesterday's become the stuff our dreams are made of

Until today, I lived in the shadow world
Now heart is speaking, brain's defeated
Independent thought deleted...

One too many poisoned kisses...
And I'm drowning in your deepest sea
I found my destiny, something I'm here for...
I'm knockin' on my heaven's door.

And the map to find my sleeping wishes
Is hidden where I cannot see
When I'm awake, I need your poison kisses
To fall back in a living dream...

"Why do you fear to long for my love, please be strong.
If your heart can hear a song, you can't go wrong...
So repose your trust in me, save this love, live and see
If the life beyond this dream is what you seek..."

"Fill your deepest wishes,
Come take my poison kisses
Life is too short, this golden hour lasts for a lifetime..."

Give me your poison kiss,
Now, come night, I need my sleeping wish
Help me dream again, somehow kiss me now

With your poisoned lips
Oh, come night, I want my missing wish
Help me get one kiss, somehow
Hold me now

No dream can heal a broken heart...
When we're apart...

...On the sea of wishes
My dream that no one misses
Tears me apart, always, somehow
Goodbye love...


10. As If The World Wasn't Ending

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
Started a dangerous game that's not won by
The person who made the first move
Chose to be targeted by all those eyes
And now, some of you think I'm a fool...

I guess I am guilty, I'm only a man
But this world is imperfect too,
And that just has to do...

I chose not to hear what the smart people said,
And instead played my cards like a fool
Every day took a chance to get caught in the fire,
These flames do not burn like I do...

I wait in line to be hung by the neck,
until everyone sees I'm right
I need to have my chains

Removed and hide here
While the spotlight's seeking me...
Forget the world for now, my Love,
And live these days with me
As if the world wasn't ending...

...Cheers...

Masks removed we hide here
While the spotlight's seeking me...
Forget the world for now, my Love,
And live these days with me
As if the world wasn't ending...

Take me where I cannot hear
The people calling me...
Pour Whisky, Brandy, Vodka...
Come and live this night with me...
As if the world wasn't ending...


11. The Truth Is Out There

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
Now I am crawling in (my crawling skin)
I can't wake up anymore (can't find the door)
I try to make a deal (with myself)
to avoid the blinding door... (once again)

The party's over, the flies are back,
Unexplained. Mean and bad.
The deepest wound, still no scab.

Full HD sci-fi scream,
The time is out, mind is clean, it's blank
I'm missing a little time...

I found a truth beneath the lie
Buried deep, explain me why
The world is upside down...
I do not know a soul in here,
But i can remember the faces
And the truth is in their eyes...

Everything's mixed with gray
Say g'nite and welcome the day
cannot see hues,
So that is why the grays wear green?

I don't like this state of mind...
I can see, but I can't find it,
Horrified to see what the following two days will bring

Can I trust my own eyes?
Is that me in disguise?
Is this bliss or am I insane?

Found the thin red line of madness
Far from the Skyland Mountain...

I found a truth beneath a lie
Buried deep, explain me why
The world is upside down...
I do not know a soul in here
But I can remember the faces...
The truth is in their eyes...

Don't really want to know...
Don't want to go out there...
I feel hypnotized...
The truth is somewhere...

Wake up, I only want to wake up
Don't wanna fall asleep, but
I'm already dreaming
I feel my skin is peeling off.
What I've been concealing?
Something underneath...

My crawling skin (my crawling skin)
I can't wake up anymore (not anymore)
I've seen how this will end... (oh it will end)
Don't want to soak anymore...

The truth is out there.
Somewhere between two fairy tales,
Caught somewhere deep between someone's truth and a lie

Another really rainy morning, it's a perfect day...
I'm too tired to be hypnotized now
It's all to real for me anyway

Wake up, I only want to wake up,
Don't wanna fall asleep, but
I'm already dreaming
I feel my skin is peeling off.
What I've been concealing?
Something underneath my crawling skin...


12. Everything Fades To Gray

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
Tonight my life will lack it's meaning
One final step before we're seeing...
For once I am happy my little friend
Cannot comprehend what we are seeing

No words are needed, only a gaze, embrace...
Contact the living, remember the dead...

There is always something to learn,
Repetition proves it's worth
Without those moments, we would not remember

It's not fair, it's not fair, there was a time now...
Kneeling down, take in the moment when
Everything becomes finally clear.
It's not fair to lose it,
And how... there was a time now
But Death is cheating us somehow

Come here now...

Can't walk away, nothing to say
no need to feel so afraid,
Colors last a lifetime and fade to gray...

It's not fair, it's not fair, there was a time now...
Kneeling down, take in the moment when
Everything becomes finally clear.
It's not fair to lose it,
And how... there as a time now
But Death is cheating us somehow
...And he's already here.

"When it all ends..."
When everything fades to gray,
We dive into the darkness
Some things are needless to say...

Somethings are needless to say,
We dive into the darkness
When everything fades to gray...


13. In The Dark

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
I'm from where the magic is
I'll give you what I cannot take away with me
And the sunlit day and moon
I wanna have a silent kiss, I wanna make you mine,
I'm thinking how... can't leave me now
Stay with me somehow

You come from where the fire is, you give me what you couldn't burn the last time
One sunless day and moon
I wanna be so close to you, see whatever scars you carry within your broken heart,
Mine's your missing heart

Come with me, where the magic is, there's more than light we could share
We could join the sun and moon if you want to

Be my lifeline for this lifetime, suffer in pleasure forever and ever
I'd like to see how the walls around your heart will fall apart...
Stop resisting, let the light in, suffer in pleasure forever and ever
...for this one lifetime

Let me take you where the magic is, back in time,
Remember the light, of the cold December moon

I wanna have a silent kiss, I wanna make you mine,
I'm thinking you can't leave me now
Stay with me somehow
Stay with me somehow
Come with me where the magic is, there is more than light we can share
We could own the sun and moon

Be my lifeline for this lifetime, suffer in pleasure forever and ever
I'd like to see how the walls around your heart will fall apart..
Stop resisting, let the light in, suffer in pleasure forever and ever... for this one lifetime
Be my lifeline for this lifetime, suffer in pleasure forever and ever
Stop resisting let the light in... oh, oh... for this one lifetime

I am feeling your face in the dark
I'm hearing you breathe in the dark
I am tasting your lips in the dark
I'm holding you close in the dark

I'll take you where the magic is
I'll give you everything I own, we can love her?
You can have my broken midnight moon
If you give me your broken heart
And I will give you something for your indulgence?
We can make this life the finest heart?

I come from where the magic is
I'd give you what I could take away with me
And a sunlit day and moon
I wanna have a silent kiss I wanna make you mine,
I'm thinking you can't leave me now
Stay with me somehow

I am feeling your face in the dark
I'm hearing you breathe in the dark
I am tasting your lips in the dark
I'm holding you close in the dark


14. In My Eyes You're A Giant

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
In my eyes you're a giant,
The keeper of all the keys,
Different but compliant
A God for someone like me

Learned to read what you're thinking...
suffering every moment left alone...
Tamed the beast deep within me...
Sleep in peace friend, cause I am guarding...

When I'm not howling at the bright new moon
The burning flame within, my own kin, and
every night I hear something out there calling me
Reminding me, friend, to know, that I'm not your child...

I follow when you lead, and do what you command,
but there is something that is out of my hand
It's my own nature, appetite, I am a creature of the night

I am howling at the bright new moon...

Bright new moon, brings the light in my life
One more day and you must let me go...

Here I am howling at the bright new moon
The burning flame within, my own kin, and
every night I heard something out here calling me
Reminding me, friend, to know, I'm not your child...

I am howling out there
at the bright new burning flame, within my heart
every night I hear something out there,
telling me I'm not your child


15. Nothing More

Music & lyrics by Tony Kakko
Day-break, I should have walked away
Drowning, the past without a name
Rising, my execution day
Empty, like drops we fade away

Life has now dealt me the final card

Soon we are done and the hourglass is empty so now
There's nothing more to say...
All the regrets, all the mistakes have been washed away,
Right now there's nothing to

Save me, decisions made to last
Somehow our moment, it has passed
Finally, my last seconds decay
Lifeless, your face I see again

Soon we are done and the hourglass is empty so now
There's nothing more to say...
All the regrets, all the mistakes have been washed away,
Right now there's nothing to

Cast down these chains our story ends, in pain
It is farewell, what once was there is dead

Soon we are done and the hourglass is empty so now
There's nothing more to say...
All the regrets, all the mistakes have been washed away,
Right now there's nothing to