Tracks

01. Wiseman
02. Alley Cat
03. The Angelmaker
04. King Of Whitewater
05. Long Way Home
06. Move On Through
07. The Great Escape



01. Wiseman

Somewhere beyond two pale blue eyes
You got a feeling that something here ain't right
So you keep them closed with all your might
And live your life even though your heart is on the line
Still you sway in silence killing time with wine

Every moment hit below the waterline
A tear in the design
The band's still playing but the captain resigns
And as we're all going down
She's trying hard not to drown

Fallen
Maid of earth wind of fire
By the hands of your lies
Wiseman looks up from his cold crystal ball
While he cries Utopia dies

You know it's only up to you
But you don't want to believe what you know is true
Still hiding behind your mirrors blue
What will you do every time your children turn to you?
Wondering ‒ when the world is gone, will we go too?

Every moment hit below the waterline
A tear in the design
The band's still playing but the captain resigns
And as we're all going down
She's trying hard not to drown

Fallen
Maid of earth wind of fire
By the hands of your lies
Wiseman looks up from his cold crystal ball
While he cries Utopia dies

Please tell us a story of Oceans and skies
Let's imagine this beautiful paradise before us rise
Now open your eyes...
Watching this land
Once majestic and grand
Still I can't feel the truth in my hand
I keep spreading this bad disease
And fall down on my knees
Because I'm here to confess
And I'm sorry goddess!
But she's quiet today
Silent as it to say
Fly away!

Fallen
Maid of earth wind of fire
By the hands of your lies
Wiseman looks up from his cold crystal ball
While he cries Utopia dies


02. Alley Cat

I've got a broken heart and a broken smile
When I fall I get up even if it take a while
Seeking shelter in the ghost of Elvis
And all of the magic Michael left this world
And I ain't leaving even if I know that
Sometimes I drive on the wrong side
Somehow I'm terrified
Some days I will stay inside to cover that I've cried
Being twice as sorry because I've lied

Such a sad looking clown
In a world upside down
Astray in the alleys of this town
There's but one little sun
Where she can safely run
When she comes undone...

Oh baby let me stay your alley cat
You're my wire to the light
And my spark here in the still of the night
So baby let me stay where I'm at
In your sight I always feel alright

I'm right where I don't want to be
And it's a mystery
How the will to fit in is making me
A hole in history
And as long as I'm alive I won't be free
Sometimes I'm left on the outside
Somehow I've got no pride
Some days I am trying to survive when I collide
With an empty Jackie by my side

Such a sad looking clown
In a world upside down
Astray in the alleys of this town
There's but one little sun
Where she can safely run
When she comes undone...

Oh baby let me stay your alley cat
You're my wire to the light
And my spark here in the still of the night
So baby let me stay where I'm at
In your sight I always feel alright

Why me? I'm trying to find
A way to erase and rewind
Help me face my fears
Stay pulling strings my dear
Rule me like a puppeteer...

Oh baby let me stay your alley cat
You're my wire to the light
And my spark here in the still of the night
So baby let me stay where I'm at
In your sight I always feel alright


03. The Angelmaker

Another star on the night sky
A set of white wings to fly
And travel to a holy land
Another coin to crown my hand...
Over a tiny angel to be
Playing on the clouds eternally

You're such a little snake
Little snake sister
Squeeze and brake
Twist and shake
Hurry before the sleepy ones awake
Ofelia my darling, don't you give in
To the echoes within

Ofelia queen of heartache and sorrow
Carving nightmares out of dreams
You can scream as you go
No one will ever know
I'm saving you from the pain of tomorrow
And pray you'll find a halo where you go

I thank you mothers for the children left behind
And all the money I can carry
This life may treat me kind

Heartbeats
Such a sweet little sound
Small feet
Won't touch the ground

The maker of angels leads the way
From the cradle to the grave
And how she sings that lullaby
Straight from her stone
Into the light alone

Sisters you will go to hell
And so you might as well
Stay in the shadows working
You know I won't tell...
Avoid getting your soul signed
You should get away,
Get away from the one
Who is playing with your mind

Ofelia queen of heartache and sorrow
Carving nightmares out of dreams
You can scream as you go
No one will ever know
I'm saving you from the pain of tomorrow
And pray you'll find a halo where you go

I thank you mothers for the children left behind
And all the money I can carry
This life may treat me kind

Se neat
Every finger and toe
Small feet
Will never grow

The maker of angels leads the war
From the cradle to the grave
And how she sings that lullaby
Straight from her stone
Into the light alone

How come these foul accusations?
He made me save them from tears
Singing my lullaby
I've had my heart and soul controlled by
The raven
And for the crime he should be
Sent to live beneath instead of me

Order in the court
She has denied
And now the jury will decide
To what extent
This Angelmaker lied

Goodnight Ofelia! By the rope you will hang for
Carving nightmares out of dreams
We will feed on your fear
No one will shed a tear
Ofelia you won't see tomorrow
And black is the shame in your eyes as you go

I damn you mothers for the children left behind
And all the guilt I have to carry
Life did not treat me kind

The maker of angels leads the way
From the cradle to the grave
And how she sings that song
Straight from her stone
Into the light alone


04. King Of Whitewater

Stay away from the dark river
It's cold outside tonight
And his name feels like a shiver down my spine
Shut all the windows, because God knows
Deep in the shadows of the moonlight
Someone's watching us
Filling our lungs with feelings unfelt...

When you spin around
To a different sound
It's the sound of the violent violin
Written just to move you
The song you're bound to, it is making you blind
Don't look behind
A boy with music mainly on his mind
Is not hard to find
A single note is all I need to fold him blind

I am higher than the sky
I want to fly
Never felt so alive
So, show me how to play
And I'll surrender to you now
I don't know why
I wanna cry
I'm so happy that I could die
Show me how to play
And I'll stay right here with you

They are crystal clear
The very last notes he will hear
Are the wailings from the king
Of the whitewater pouring in

A mourning mother in her kitchen
Lies crying on the floor
Not knowing if it's real or fiction any more
A lifetime she'd trade for
Just one more story on the side of his bed
And when she is running through the shadows
A familiar melody is playing in her head

When you spin around
To a different sound
It's the sound of the violent violin
Written just to move you
The song you're bound to, it is making you blind
Don't look behind
A woman hurt with vengeance on her mind
Is not hard to find
A single note is all I need to fold her blind

I am higher than the sky
I want to fly
Never felt so alive
So, show me how to play
And I'll surrender to you now
I don't know why
I wanna cry
I'm so happy that I could die
Show me how to play
And I'll stay right here with you

They are crystal clear
The very last notes she will hear
Are the wailings from a king
Of the water pouring in

You are higher than the sky
You want to fly
Never felt so alive
He'll show you how to play
Make you surrender to him now
You don't know why
You wanna cry
You're so happy that you could die
He'll show you how to play
Make you stay right there with him

They are crystal clear
The very last notes you will hear
Are the sad wailings from the king
Of the whitewater pouring in...


05. Long Way Home

I am taking the long way home
I really messed up and I'm late again
And my belly aches from fear
How, when and where?
How can keys just disappear?
I would die to have them here again...

All the luck in the world, strength and magic
Is not enough for a fate so tragic
Every piece of that heart
Afraid to go in just to fall apart

On a rainy day
Home is where you're feeling safe
And where you always feel OK to stay
And a lovely day you'll be on your way
To build this perfect family
Now do you think that's gonna happen, to me?

I am taking the long way
And I walk real slow
And I don't mind that it's raining
Because then the tears won't seem to show
And I wonder that the world would really say
If I simply disappeared today
I guess no one would notice anyway

All the luck in the world strength and magic
Is not enough to heal, it's tragic
Every part of that heart
Afraid

And on a rainy day
Home is where you're feeling safe
And where you always feel OK to stay
And a lovely day you'll be on your way
To build this perfect family
Now do you think that's gonna happen, to me?

On a rainy day
Home is where I am not sage
And where I never feel OK to stay
And a lovely day I'll be on my way
To crash a perfect family
And all that I can do is cry


06. Move On Through

A poor man on a street somewhere
His crowd's walking by acting just like he's not there at all
He keeps on playing for what they don't want to spare him
But by the look of his happy face
Right now he doesn't really care

Some babies being raised on razorblades
Some choke on golden spoons
Everybody needs their own way to
Ease all the rashes inside a while
And it's why the poor man's putting on a smile

Can't get enough of this sensation
So pure in every way, giving this man his
Everyday reincarnation
Every time his heart is feeling blue
Touched by the music he can move on through

A rich girl in a private jet
Holds on to the part cause her future is already set
She'd save a thousand souls in Africa gladly
While they're taking her somewhere else
She cranks the volume in her headphones to forget

Some babies being raised on razorblades
Some choke on golden spoons
Everybody needs their own way to
Ease all the rashes inside a while
And it's why the poor man's putting on a smile

Can't get enough of this sensation
So pure in every way, giving this girls her
Everyday reincarnation
Every time her heart is feeling blue
Touched by the music she can move on

While time is slipping through the hourglass
Let's sing at the top of our lungs:
We're are all the same!
Knowing that before our fate we're all the same
Let's sing this great refrain!

Can't get enough of this sensation
Giving us people everyday reincarnation
Every time we are feeling blue
Touched by the music we can't get
Enough of this sensation
So pure in every way, giving us people
Everyday reincarnation
Every time we are feeling blue
Touched by the music we will
Move on through


07. The Great Escape

[I. ...and The Earth Wept]

I tuck you in ever so gently
Still you cried and turned from me
You stepped on my heart
I forgave you just like mothers do
From under your shoes I still carried you

Soon my body will burn into ashes and dust
And rain will turn all that glitter to rust
One last pill for the pain
Sit down, let me explain...

Why my bruises stay
My child I know you never meant to...
These scars just won't fade away
And I'm sure you never knew

I give up, I give in
Help December let a new year begin
Take what's left and move on
Fly away
Be gone...

[II. A Poisoned Land]

[Instrumental]

[III. Leaving Home]

The morrow winds blow and herald a time
When man will be damned for all his crime
We all were too bold, now we all can see
How the lifegiver's bleeding to death before me

I am packing my bags, I'm waiting in line
This tragedy forces us away from this land
As I board this creature of steel,
I kiss her goodbye, give her time to heal

[IV. Take-off]

Loud sirens wail to send a
Goldonder towards the light
Leaving the ground we bathe in starlight
While heading for oceans of night

Safe in Aniara's warm and tender care we ride
Eight thousand hearts that fled the fires
For a life at a distant home

[V. A Turn For The Worst]

A swerve to clear the Hondo stone
(Now we proclaim it known)
Took us off course came too wide of Mars to turn back home
There's no turning back, guiding units broke and cracked
We will never win this game

From pledges and bonds, our system of suns
locked down its vaulted gateway
In thousands of years ram through the final frontier
The Lyre greets us there

Our ship at drift into the void
Through nothingness deployed
With an empty stare become aware
Our lives destroyed
Fears are hard to hide, praying as denial subsides
We can never win this game

From pledges and bonds, our system of suns
Locked down its vaulted gateway
In thousands of years ram through the final frontier
A moth to a flame

[VI. A New Balance]

Glass-like is the stare encircling us
The systems of stars hang frozen still
...a gaze through the window
Six years down the line we still feign dawn and sunset
But space no light will spawn
...eternally darker

Now setting sails
But never know the world she's treading
Where the life belongs
Mima lead the way;

Shine your light, be the beacon of hope at night
Be our guide, I need what you're doing to me
Shine your light, blind us when reality bites
We so need the magic she does

I asked me a question, no reply
I dreamt me a life and lived a lie
...dream me a nightmare
I traveled the stars but passed them by
For trapped on Aniara, here was I
...always been leaving

We sit and stare,
At all the marvels that she brings us
Lights the life in you
Mima lead the way;

Shine your light, be the beacon of hope at night
Perfect grace in the barren house of space
Shine your light, blind us when reality bites
Mima, save us from seeing ourselves

[VII. Death Of The Goddesses]

Inside the Mima's eyes, we lived our lives
Then like an arrow through this jest
Destiny sent us a greeting from home, let us see;

We have no home anymore
While Mima showed the final war
Her circuits bled and fried, as our mother died
She's darkened by our sins
We begin to realize it

When I saw home so blue, be torn in two
All by the hands of her own child
Humanity; the festering cancer that
Dug her own grave

We have no home anymore
While Mima showed the final war
Her circuits bled and fried, seems she too will die
She couldn't bear to see what will be
Our haven's dying

I couldn't stop them if I tried
As they all rushed to see her die
Chaos, panic, people fight
I can't see, I will not, I won't
Our way of life is overthrown
Is there really no way? Let us turn back time!

[VIII. The Age Of Confusion: Despair]

In this deafening silence people mourn
We've cried us a river
Who knows where all laughter be?
On whom we place the blame?
Her demise was theirs!
Stained by their disease her screen recedes
Our real eyes realized
They beguile us all with their minds

[IX. The Age Of Confusion: Lust]

Our lusting flesh and piety,
All coexist in the mist
Put aside your chastity,
Unveiling skin, magical sin

Controls the pile of heaving flesh,
A twisted queen;
"Sleep with me and work the loins
The mind will stray, yield of life"

[X. The Age Of Confusion: Reason]

And as the orgies all fade
And lust no longer attracts
Then the brain will subdue the flesh
Put the focus on facts

Human brain was a shameful part,
Low names were high for loins and for breasts
Us Hades may harvest,
Fully at its behest

[XI. The Aftermath]

I still cry and I still miss her
I was just a little boy
Running through the endless garden of our home

Away some say never, ever
We'll leave this god forsaken place
And ten thousand shivers
Remain as we part

We're holding on, within our cradle of confusion
We paint no rainbows in the dark
No one will ever see us fade away
Oh for so long, I was the wielder of illusions
Our goddess gave in when she saw
That we had killed the earth and burnt to flames

Every smile on every face here
Fell and crashed to the floor
All alone in the world crying desperately

Away some say never, ever
We'll leave this god forsaken place
And ten thousand shivers
Remain as we part

We're holding on, within our cradle of confusion
We paint no rainbows in the dark
No one will ever see us fade away
Oh for so long, I was the wielder of illusions
But there's no hiding what we are
We are the plague of all,
For humanity there is no cure

God and Satan hand in hand
Through the badland
Took a flight uphill and down from man
A king with ashen crown

[XII. Dining On Ashes]

What we reap is what we sow
Naked our truth smugly glows
We leave all games behind, because;
It took twenty years to come and go
Then only did we all know
And see how wrinkled and jaded we had grown

Looking out the window
But there's nothing new
Only darkness stares at you
I would die to see the rain below the rainbow
Just like others do

We crown the skies with our tiara;
The life and fate of Aniara
We write an endless symphony
Now thousands were weeping
And hundreds cried in dismay;
Twenty years today!
Repenting sinners pray

Easy come and easy go,
We could have had it all you know
Man's final day is here
Search for silver dig for gold
His desires not untold

Looking our the window
All that he can see;
His own reflection's final plea;
"I would die to see the rain below the rainbow just like others do"

We crown the skies with our tiara;
The life and fate of Aniara
We write an endless symphony
Now thousands were weeping
And hundreds cried in dismay;
Twenty years today!
Repenting sinners will wither and fade

[XIII. The Curtain Falls]

Gladness fleeting, by whims and luck
That is the way of life
Looking, searching our hearts
To find the "why" of it all
Finding no way to our home

See, in silence we faded. Our great escape;
Twenty four years inside
Looking, searching our ship
For life but just dust
Falls on the graves of all

The halls of our ship now are
Void of all but death
Our lives have passed
Our hearts were broken by the endless dark
Our new paradise,
The one to replace the one we burned so bad
The god we hoped for left profaned,
All wounded and forlorn on the home we scarred

Now here I stand, my dear,
One heart still beats...
I bid you farewell
The curtain will now descend
Somewhere in time we were living
Remember us then!