Tracks

02. Into The Great Nothing
03. Poison Ivy
04. Your Favourite War
05. Embrace
06. Pulse
07. What Remains
08. In Memory Of Me
09. In The Quiet Of Dawn
10. Communication Lost



02. Into The Great Nothing

Sadly aware I'm part of what I consider nothing
Suffocating us while we pretend we're blind
Before tired eyes, those who cling to nothing
We embrace the echoes of our hollow souls

Values of life have changed currency somehow
Pockets lined with greed and shallow smiles of need
Somewhere we lost sight of who we are
Now more is more, less is nothing

All we need is 'need', a glass full of 'me'
As we toast to madness we find fulfillment in
All this wealth is deafening, deafening our minds
As we all stray further into the great nothing…

(Here's to health, here's to wealth)
Corroded, corrupted… I sell my soul again
(Here's to health, here's to wealth)
Infected, dissected… I sell myself and die

Trapped in my addiction, outside looking in
The sound of silence, colours fade to grey
My remorse is not enough, I have gone too far
I've reached the end of my winding road

Now that I've bared my weakness to you
I beg of you to hear me; never follow me
See how my fragile shell is breaking
I beg of you to see me, see the great King Nothing

(Here's to health, here's to wealth)
Corroded, corrupted… I sell my soul again
(Here's to health, here's to wealth)
Infected, dissected… I sell myself and die

(Here's to health, here's to wealth)
Corroded, corrupted… I sell my soul again
(Here's to health, here's to wealth)
Infected, dissected… I sell myself and die


03. Poison Ivy

Slowly her blood will kill him
Dying upon the leaves of poison
Body and mind

Helpless I watch him leave us
Lurking in utter darkness
Hiding from his past and his pride

Sadly I've been where you are so I know that
All the things you think you know and
All the things you say you love are just
Lullabies at night, echoes of her lies

You don't see it, pretend you're blind
You're afraid of what you might find
You need her poison to numb your mind
A victim of her barren soil…

Don't fear your own conviction
Don't be a remnant of her craving
Distinguish life from lies

I know you hurt just the way she hurts
I know she cries just the way you cry
But what you never share is that one smile

Trust me; I've been where you are so I know that
All the things you think you know and
All the things you say you love are just
Lullabies at night, echoes of her cries

Don't live her lie, you're not blind
No need to fear what you will find
Drain her poison out of your mind
Don't be the victim of her barren soul…


04. Your Favourite War

There's a war inside you
And I can't escape the ground
I'm losing my lifeline
Because you just can't face the truth

Your face deceives me
You tie me with your words
Fall on your own stones
But still it's my mistake

Forgive me… Forgive me for your sins…

I want to ease your pain
But you turn your head away
I found you in your rain
But you can't find me

This stupid game we're playing
You know we both will lose
Locking all your doors
No one gets in, no one gets out

Please release the rope that holds me
So I can reach your mind
There's something holding me
Oh, there's someone holding me

Forgive me… Forgive me for your words…

I want to ease your pain
But you turn your head away
I found you in your rain
But you can't find me
I want to ease your pain
But you turn your head away
I found you in your rain
But you can't find me

I want to ease your pain…
I found you in your rain…
I want to ease your pain…
I found you in your rain
But you can't find me…


05. Embrace

You changed all that I am
Once you opened your eyes
Right there I turned off the world
And then there were you and I

Whole again, you have defined who I am
Innocence helps me retain what I am

One breath was all they required
To deprive us all of our bliss
Right there I saw you were lost
And there wouldn't be another "us"

I fell and I fell, into a dark and bottomless pit
Darkness embraced my whole world

I'll trade you my life, spare you my heart
Without you I still would be lost, I'd drown in an ocean
I am you, you are me, we cannot part
A future's embrace clad with hope is ours…

Slowly dark clouds dispersed
Offered a passage of life
And they gave us a reason to carry on
What we believed wouldn't be suddenly was

I'll trade you my life, spare you my heart
Without you I still would be lost, I'd drown in an ocean
I am you, you are me, we cannot part
A future's embrace clad with hope is ours…

Dark clouds will shadow the roads we'll be walking
And questions will challenge our minds and our hopes
But I'm sure that devotion and faith will make darkness subside
For the power of love is embodied and born in our strong embrace…


06. Pulse

You would hide a face of pain
Laugh at all the hurt before you
Nothing would cloud your smile
You were stronger than me

When she graced your life you changed
Past erased by a new-found presence
Walls that you once had built
Fell when she arrived

There came a beast, tore out your heart
Drained your blood while I watched
Before my eyes, you were destroyed
Left me there on my own

At times I did think you'd heal
When I saw the strength in your eyes
That glimpse would bring me hope
A beacon in the night

Soon hope would fade and you'd fall apart
Fallen angel of mine
Before our eyes, you were destroyed
Left us there on our own

Fell down, fell down
I reached out for your light
Failed to stay strong
As you let go of life

Not sure that time will heal
All the pain and hurt we suffered
Still, now is far from then
Nurtured by her laughter

Caged in your heart, striving to be
The beast will always haunt you
Wounds of the past shall bleed again
But you will heal by our side

Fell down, fell down
I reached out for your light
Failed to stay strong
As you let go of life
Failed to stay strong
But I will hold you now


07. What Remains

Lonely in a void where people are dying to live
Weary of the stories that unfold before my eyes

A clenched fist can feel so strong
A lion's heart unable to break
Though a fire burns inside
These fates are not for this lion to decide upon

Tied to a leash poisoned by untruth
Entangled in the web of a distant order

The iron hand has the lightest touch
Caresses the shells of the hollow and cold
See wind carry dust of withering lives
I see towers collapse to the ground

I lose you, just the way that you lost me
I tie myself up as much as you refuse to set me free
It seems inevitable, it always was and always will be
We were always destined to belong to everyone else

I lose you, just the way that you lost me
I tie myself up as much as you refuse to set me free
It seems inevitable, it always was and always will be
We were always destined to belong to everyone else


08. In Memory Of Me

So many memories, I recall
Wish I could do it all again
All of those years, have come to pass too soon
Part of me dies with our demise

Try to speak but I can't find the words
(Echoes are all that remain)
Wave goodbye to all I thought I'd be
(While dusk tells of new found love)
Guess it's time to go, time to leave the past behind
(Leave the past behind…)
Time to face the truth and let go of what's to hold

All these tears of mine celebrate our deed
They are a token of what we achieved
Sorrow and pride, chaos and peace of mind
Bitter and sweet, we're moving on

Try to speak but I can't find the words
(Echoes are all that remain)
Wave goodbye to all I thought I'd be
(While dusk tells of new found love)
Guess it's time to go, time to leave the past behind
(Leave the past behind…)
Time to face the truth and let go of what's to hold

The road ahead has many ends
Where we'll end up we still don't know
I'll be proud as I travel, proud of what I am leaving

Now there's no time to be afraid
We'll see the future eye to eye
I don't care what tomorrow brings
I strongly believe in who I am

Now when I speak I finally find the words
(A poet that lives by his rhyme)
Wave hello to who I came to be
(While dawn tells of new found love)
Now it's time for me, time to see with open eyes
(See with open eyes…)
Time to face the truth and embrace what's there to hold


09. In The Quiet Of Dawn

All these changes I've been wanting
Greet my morning and I'm thinking
Am I a blessed one? How did I get this far?

Could it be that I'm a changed man and that I'm finally breaking free?
Free from all of my illusions that I would never be enough
Could it be that I'm just fine the way I've always been?
Could it be that I'm alright despite the flaws that I've seen and lived…

I've been hiding for a lifetime
Never wanted to be found but
Somehow I dared to be more than I thought I was

The life I lived in silence was my padded prison cell
I would never find a way back as far as I could tell
It was all so still… I was all so still…

I remember how I stumbled towards
A tranquil fate of living by the will of others
I waited for something much more…

I waited for something much more…
I waited for something much more…

Don't live afraid… Don't live ashamed…
Don't live in wait… The road is yours to walk…


10. Communication Lost

How many times do we have to end up here?
It's all but a secret, we're slowly tearing ourselves apart
I'm so tired of everything that's going on
Wish I could turn back time and return to our innocence

Constantly raping the boundaries we have set
It's each to his own in a battle of egos we've fought for so long
Seems there is no way out of this
We'll die to stand our ground

I do remember that there was a dream
Innocence united us, we grew stronger

I've cried a thousand times in despair of what we are
Reduced to slaves in the world of the silent no
I've tried a thousand times to believe in what we were
All I find is a communication lost

All I want for us is to get along, return that innocence again
All that we were to be what we are
We have wasted too much time, that fight ain't worth the price
By now we've lost enough, lets' bring this to an end…

How do we end this, escape the battlegrounds?
We've fought in this war for so long, did we forget how to forgive?
All of the answers linger in shadows unknown
But with our last ounce of strength we need to ask…

I do remember that there was a dream
Innocence united us, we grew stronger

I've cried a thousand times in despair of what we are
Reduced to slaves in the world of the silent no
I've tried a thousand times to believe in what we were
I lost my faith, told myself you could never know
I've cried a thousand times in despair of what we are
Immersed in tears, I drown in its silent flow
I've tried a thousand times to believe in what we were
All I find is a communication lost