The Old Dead Tree - The Perpetual Motion lyrics


01. Out Of Breath

A broken window,
An open door,
A cold wind blowing,
Some leaves strewn about the floor,
Rain drops falling down from the ceiling,
A wall with cracking paint
Something dead in the sink

Is this world lost?
Where's common sense?
Nothing more to say
I cannot believe my eyes!

Is this world a ghost,
A dead man waiting,
A forgotten king?
I can not believe my eyes! (I don't know!)

I'm out of breath
Is that the better life that you promised?
I'm out of breath
I don't want to realize it is hopeless
Are better days to come?
Is that life changing?
Will I find my breath again?

I feel drained
I feel drained
From fighting fears each day

I feel drained
I feel drained
Who could accept to live this way?

I'm so tired of feeling ashamed
Of living this way

02. Unrelenting

I can't hide
Myself from this terrible
Feeling of
Frustration that finally
Led me out
Of reality, leaving
Me without strength.
How can I face myself?

It's growing
Inside my mind
A threat I can not define

This strange feeling screams,
Deafening as a Horn,
Since the day I was born

Shall I stop
And try to face it
Burning in stifling heat?

I'm on my knees
What the hell is that thing?
It is unrelenting

This is the sad story
Of a boy in love with apathy
But feel no mercy my friends
The boy will ask for help until the end of time

I'm feeling sad
I'm feeling sick
I'm feeling bad
But I'm too weak to face this decline

It is always by my side
This feeling's driving me mad
And now I can only implore

But they don't want to give me the love I'm begging for

In their eyes
I can see
The spite and the growing anger toward me

But what else can I do for them?
I do my best, it's true

I'm not able to live on my own
So please just leave me alone
What the hell can I do for them
If I don't feel ashamed?

This is the sad story…
Of a boy in love with apathy

03. I Can't Get Rid Of It

I can't get rid of it
So stained by my own thoughts
Because today
I'm just a beggar

04. What Else Could We've Said?

And I feel myself so close
To this lost boy that we blame
He is so weak
Yeah we have all felt the same

He'd like us to forgive
Every mistake he made
But we can't accept
him acting like a child

Is there someone left to help him
To listen to his complaints?
Everybody's run away
From this fearful young man
Who cannot stay alone

But what else can we say?
"It is time to become a Man"

And now that it's over
Have you forgotten what happened ?
We've been through some many things
So many memories you can't bury

Now do you realise
The things you've done?

But what else could we've said?
At that time, you went too far my friend.

05. So Be It!

It's been a while
Since I made my decision,
got to this conclusion

But I still can't realise
(I)'ve got to open my eyes
(I)'ve got to open my eyes

Now it's getting too close
I don't feel ready to lose
My current life

Tomorrow I'll become a father
Present is now turning to past, my time's just run out too fast

"Not responsible"
Keep that picture in your mind
I can't be young forever
I Can't be young forever

So be it
A gate opening to a totally different life from now on
Tomorrow I will cherish my own child, my very first son
So be it
How could this new life not be worth while?

Now it's getting too close
I don't feel ready to lose
My current

Tomorrow I'll become a father
Tomorrow I'll become an "elder"

This new life, this new life,
As fascinating as scary,
This new life's been made for me.

06. Everyday Life

Wake up.
A new day has come,
Bringing new fears.
It's time to face the crowd.

Outside the sky is wearing grey,
The clothes are worn,
Colours faded away.

I wish I could stay standing.
I wish I could stay strong.
But I can't stand on my own.

Everyday life, everyday death,
A strength forever gone.
(The) outside world reveals my distress,
Dead man walking the streets
Doing a senseless job to live
Perpetual motion of fears
Buried alive : everyday life

Those feelings of confinement
Bring me down
Six feet underground

Help me
Because I can't stand upright today

07. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8...

How could I've fallen so low?
What tortuous ways could lead me here,
But is that really unfair?

Would I be able to say "I'm sorry"?
What kind of man am I really?
Will I one day find again
My will to Be?

How many years did I waste?
How many chances did I miss?
I don't want to count them anymore
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8…

I thought I did my best
But I still lost control
I can't stop this endless fall

Yes I fall down constantly
Have all my friends deserted me?
How could I've fallen so low?
I don't know!

I can't stand this idea
Am I too blind to see

That I always did my best
To stay fair, to stay right?
It didn't seem to be enough
Now I'm lost in the night.

08. By The Way

By the way,
The more I think about this sad story
The more I feel deceived
Couldn't I have been betrayed,
After all?

I understand that things have changed in your life
Should I feel guilty about that?
No I won't come maskless

All this time,
I did my best
To protect my integrity
But it's a lost cause now.

My will to believe in humanity
Simply sank and faded away
The vanishing pride of a mortal man

Since this evening of torment
This bloody argument,
I felt so guilty
And evil

09. My Friends

(I) feel so angry
I know I'd better calm down
But this feeling's too strong

I'm on my own

My friends
How did we get in this situation?
Let's face
Our mistakes through this confusion

I ask myself
How such a friendship could break down?
After so many years, did we come undone?

Am I on my own?

Will we be able to
Find a new way to feel
Trust, love, sympathy in pain
As we did before

So now what's the next step?
Will we try to rebuild ourselves?

Will I be on my own?

Please stay by my side,
So many things have changed,
In our way of life.
I want to hope that we can stay close.

Let's gather together
To earn what we've got
What we'll get.

10. Even If

I'm walking back home
In this cold night I'm walking alone
I've never gone this way before
Maybe I was wrong
When I made this decision

I should have listened to
Your recommendations
The way I always did before
But everything has changed tonight
Tormented by spite,
I don't know if I'm wrong or right

And now that I'm lost in these fields
Frightened by my own shadow
I regret what happened
How could you let me go?

You gathered so many stars
In front of me
Our life seemed to be fine
As far as I can remember
Even if you blinded me,
Even if you lied to me,
Even if you betrayed me,
Don't abandon me!

11. The Knock Out Song

Let's get in the ring
It's time for the match to begin
Are you ready?

So let's start the fight
It's time to get in the spotlight
And spill blood

Is that the way you prove
To your friends that you're a man?
Don't you think that's pathetic?
Really ?

What did you just say?
Don't apologise, you're dead anyway
Are you ready?

So let's start to fight
It's time to get in the spotlight
And spill blood

I'm bleeding and bleeding still,
Even if it hurts, I want to stand
"You know, it's like an old song, a sad fairytale
Punches and kicks remind me of wolves, witches and ghosts. But…
I think I'm losing my mind, I had better wake up

Let's get in the ring !

12. This Is No Farewell