Tracks

01. Return To Zero (Intro)
02. Lost In Yesterday
03. Star Born
04. The Chaos Of Rebirth
05. We Are Free
06. Spirit Of The Wind
07. Coming Home
08. Concrete Horizon
09. A New Dawn Rising
10. Believe In Me
11. Dead Weight
12. The Road Less Travelled



01. Return To Zero (Intro)

[Instrumental]


02. Lost In Yesterday

Music & lyrics by Michael Amott
It's not the same without you
Twenty years now dead and gone
Fresh flowers on the grave

Time that was long ago
You're still with me when I'm low
Faded picture on the mantlepiece

Forever lost in yesterday

Been living in the past
Will I ever find peace at last
I'm still lost in yesterday

The nights are never ending
Chasing shadows deep in the night
Stay away, away from the light


03. Star Born

Music by Michael Amott/Ludwig Witt/Per Wiberg
Lyrics by Michael Amott
Sitting here watching the sun
Melt into a golden sea
It fills me with wonder
Of life's ever growing mystery

You're living on borrowed time
Pick up your self esteem
And start living your dream

We are star born
Ready to burn!

Try to not dwell on the bad
It'll only end up driving you mad
Nothing better than to see you smile
Blessed by a ray of the sun


04. The Chaos Of Rebirth

Music by Michael Amott
Lyrics by Angela Gossow
Side by side, me and the serpent
Riding the wheels of misfortune
Right through the abyss below
This is where I must go

To enter-the Cosmos
The other world above
Up through the flames I wander
Rising higher, higher and higher

Maybe I will fail, burn my wings again
I want to stay, don't want to die

I have no mother, no father
The spirit not bound to the flesh
Erupting from the depths of hell
Burning through worldly illusions

Rising from the primeval womb
A karmic birth the wheel is spinning
The sun sets in a sea of fire
Ablaze like the dragon's breath

Maybe I will fail
Burn my wings again
And be no more, no more
Than dust in the wind
Never to live
Never to die

Blind to the sun, moon and stars
Reborn in chaos - we are one

[in memory of RJD]


05. We Are Free

Music & lyrics by Michael Amott
The stage is ready - amps are buzzing
And the crowd is roaring
Anticipation, admiration
The show is on

We were looking for something to believe in
And we found it in music
We lose ourselves in the moment
Food for our souls

And we are free
We are free

In the volume, in the power
We stand as one
Body and soul - no mind control
This night will never end

We were looking for something to believe in
And we found it in Rock and Roll
We lose ourselves in the moment
Food for our souls

["music in the soul can be heard by the universe" - Lao Tzu]


06. Spirit Of The Wind

Music & lyrics by Michael Amott
I wake up in my own bed
Pull the shades - to see the day
All I see is sorrow
All I feel is hollow...today
Black towers reach for grey skies
The statue's face full of sadness
All I see is sorrow
All I fell is hollow...today

No one laughs, nobody smiles
This world is full of pain
And the spirit of the wind
Echoes in the distance, so far away

I walk on empty streets
This used to be my home
All I see is sorrow
All I feel is hollow...today
The playground is empty
I wonder where the children are
All I see is sorrow
All I feel is hollow...today

No one laughs, nobody smiles
This world is full of pain
And the spirit of the wind
Echoes in the distance, so far away

I woke up crying, thought I was dying
Spirit of the wind
I pull my shades to see a new day...
Spirit of the wind


07. Coming Home

Music & lyrics by Michael Amott
Got no soul, got no pride
Lost my touch,
Tried to stay cool
Drinking too much
My head is spinnin'
Oh, I've been such a fool

This self destruction
Can't take it no more
Just woke up on the floor
Try to pack it in, let my life begin
The time has come, I'm coming home...

I'm coming home!

I truly missed you
Can you find it in your heart
To forgive this clown
I'm sorry for the letters I never wrote
Regret the words I never spoke

My thoughts are clear now
So real now
Pure as the new fallen snow
I hope it's not too late
The time has come, I'm finally coming home...


08. Concrete Horizon

Music & lyrics by Michael Amott
Through the darkest hours
You will find me here
Tired of asking questions
I'm breaking free, getting out of here
My concrete horizon
I want to walk far beyond the line
The seed is there, it's been sown
And I'm high on a rising tide

In every nightmare
I see the same old place
In every waking hour
I plan my escape

One life - get out of here
My life - I can't stay here

It's a fools game
That I used to play
This is over, leave me be
I'm breaking free, getting out of here
City lights burning bright
In a cold, cold distance
The seed is there, it's been sown
And I'm high on a rising tide.


09. A New Dawn Rising

Music & lyrics by Michael Amott
Look me in the eyes old friend
Say those things you said again

The life you lived has led you here
To a point of no return

You know, I know that this is the end
The smoke is clearing
A new dawn is rising
Never, ever looking back again
You know, I know that this is the end

The choice you made is yours to live
The bridge you burnt is yours to keep

There is no more you and me
We are free and so it shall be.


10. Believe In Me

Music & lyrics by Michael Amott
We both know - you were right
I was wrong - don't wanna fight
We're wasting time - precious time
All I want is to make things right again

Can you believe in me
Like I believe in you
Getting on the train tonight
I'm coming home to you

How can I gain your trust again
Things got out of hand last night
Bad words spoken, promises broken
I don' want to lose my best friend


11. Dead Weight

Music & lyrics by Per Wiberg
One time, pushed your luck too far
No game, without a number one
Last call, never cared for less
Free fall, forget the one you love

Turn around and face the sun
Walk another mile
Hear me out, I'm the loving kind
I'm fighting all this

Deadweight
Living your lie
Deadweight
Wasting my time
Heart's grown cold, your mind's gone old
The spark is gone, guess I stayed too long
Deadweight
Dragging me down

Homegrown, final journey home
Long gone, spot the restless soul
One down, deny the state you're in
Stand tall, there's no second chance


12. The Road Less Travelled

Music & lyrics by Michael Amott
All things must pass
A good thing seldom lasts
But you know that's OK
You go your own way
Was never really good at this anyway

But the road less travelled
Is the one for me
Somewhere down life's dusty path
Is where I'll be

Bitter facts of life
I know them all too well
And if I'm right
And even if I 'm wrong
I need to stay free
And find some answers
Just for me...

The road less travelled
Is the one for me
Somewhere down life's dusty path
Is where I'll be

[additional arrangements by Per Wiberg]