Tracks

01. Periscope
02. In The End
03. The Hidden Riddle
04. Going Under
05. The Cage Of Me
06. No Guidelines
07. Inner Circle
08. Iskenderun
09. Blink Of An Eye



01. Periscope

Under the surface
Behind these walls
This is where I'm hiding
Hiding from the world
This armoured vessel
This steel can is my home
And I can't get out
And no one can get in

No more will you see me again
And oh, I'll never see the light of day
And I know I've been under so, under so long
Hanging on to my only hope
When I feel that I just can't cope
I'm looking through my periscope

In a shallow environment I've been taught to live
But I always wondered what was in the deep
Trapped in the indecision of which way to go
Where it's safe and home or where no one has gone

Oh, I don't know why I don't get along
Got too much energy but I still belong
To a world where all my questions are wrong
And they won't ever understand me, so
Hanging on to my only hope
Still looking through my periscope

I have a question I would like to ask
To who's ever listening
To myself
Does everything that you give come back to you
And if nothing's offered you might as well be dead

Oh no, I have a lot more to give
But I don't
Don't know how to let it out
Let it show
Not even to the people I know
So here I go

Her I go
Hanging on to my only hope
I'm looking through my periscope


02. In The End

Pointing fingers mark the way the riches and success
Those who couldn't make it won't be satisfied for less
Fulfilling visions dreams where others failed that is our quest
Trademark of a caring soul is to always know what's best

Experience and innocence are currencies in trade
Separate the stupid from the clever with a grade
Ability and character determined at a glance
Do you choose your fate or do you give in to circumstance

Working hard for a cause we've never known
That's not our own, but

In the end
We don't need directions
To understand
What we should embrace
And what we should transcend
When we pass it on ourselves
Remember then
It makes all the difference in the end

Social climbers step on souls and hearts to reach the top
They've been told to not look back or down 'cause then you'll drop
Inflicting pain on anyone who's standing in their way
Placing blame is easier than watching what you say

Waking up to a world we've never known
The curtain's down, the cover's blown
Waking up to a world we've never known
All sense's gone, but

In the end
We don't need injections
To understand
What we should embrace
And what we should transcend
When we pass it on ourselves
Remember then
It makes all the difference in the end

And if you think you've had enough
If you're thinking that has to stop
If you're giving up
Stop

Looking up for a god we've never known
They say he's there just say your prayer
Looking up for a god we've never known
We're all alone but

In the end
We don't need religion
To understand
What we should embrace
And what we should transcend
When we pass it on ourselves
Remember then
It makes all the difference in the end


03. The Hidden Riddle

Take your time but hurry up
Don't get tied but settle
Find some time to socialize
Solve the hidden riddle

Well I've been told
That no other one will understand
Nor solve the hidden riddle
Yes I've been told
That no other one than the chosen son
Will solve the hidden riddle

I arrived in darkened light
Of endless deprivation
Lost in sense of wrong and right
I'm here for the salvation
Clouded minds you're cold inside
Climbing your own ladder
When in fright you run and hide
I'll show you just what matters

We'll I'm the one that you called upon
That was begged to come
To solve the hidden riddle
Now I am here
In your presence near
And your greatest fear
Is to solve your hidden riddle

Relax my son, you are my chosen one
But not this way, I for your pray
Your infected mind has made you blind
All your shame I do not need to see
The riddle that is in your mind
And you find in yourself left behind
Come out of your castle of sand
Lend me your hand
I am not the one you need to free

Forever and ever
Beside of me you have none
The pain will go on
You won't believe it's true
Forever and ever
Without me you'll all be gone
The pain will go on
Whatever doubts I'll prove

Well I've been told
That no other one will understand
Nor solve the hidden riddle
Yes I've been told
That no other one than the chosen son
Will solve the hidden riddle

Forever and ever
Beside of me you have none
The pain will go on
You won't believe it's true
Forever and ever
Without me you'll all be gone
The pain will go on
Whatever doubts I'll prove


04. Going Under

So now the end is here I have no fear
I lean my head on the ground
I can not feel my legs and my arms are going numb
But I still see the shapes gathered round

Staring figures, features frozen
Skins are pale and mouth are open
Someone's leaning forward saying
Try to breathe, soon help is coming
Hold on

Leave me here no need to bother
Just look at me, I won't recover
Don't forget to tell her that I love her
Now let me down, I'm going under

All the bitterness and hate is left behind
It's a relief, it's a high
I see my life pass by before my eyes
And there's no reason to ask why
High, high, high
I leave it all behind
Hold on

Leave me here no need to bother
Just look at me, I won't recover
Don't forget to tell her that I love her
Now let me down, I'm going under

Hallucination or for real, I start to feel
Like I am floating in the air, I'm everywhere

Colours shifting patterns intertwining
Transparent angels singing
Come with us come with us come with us come with us
A tunnel rising ascending slowly
White clouds form a path in limelight
Come with us come with us come with us

So here I stand at the stairs looking down
I see myself on the ground
I look into my eyes, they're telling me
An inner peace has been found

Electric shock, I'm back from yonder
The pain is too, now even stronger
Someone's leaning forward saying
Welcome back son, how're you doing
Hold on

Leave me here no need to bother
Just look at me, I won't recover
Don't forget to tell her that I love her
Now let me down, I'm going under

Leave me now
Let me down
Now


05. The Cage Of Me

A stranger to the night
I dwell in light, can not live without
Those healing beams make me go on
Peace is found inside
In flood or tide, winter spring summer fall
But when the sun is gone

And I fail to be
And this difference is a pain to bear
Although a mystery
I pray for it to end
But there's no response
And I fall again
My moral breaks
My limits I bend

Till I hurt you, I curse you
I strike your head until I burst through
I live it out, live it out, live it out, scream
Then I wake up from this wicked dream
Till I hurt you, I curse you
I strike your head until I burst through
I live it out, live it out, live it out, scream
Then I wake up from this wicked dream

Eyes are opened wide
I cannot hide, the fear I keep inside
To all who rest assured enjoy
My envy will unleash
As my weary eyes shuts with fatigue
The lights are out and here's my show

I release myself
From the cage that I now despise
With the night I come
In wrath I rise
Cause I've been constrained
But this shell that is left behind
There's no sympathy
My hate is blind, I hope you don't mind

Till I hurt you, I curse you
I strike your head until I burst through
I live it out, live it out, live it out, scream
Then I wake up from this wicked dream
Till I hurt you, I curse you
I strike your head until I burst through
I live it out, live it out, live it out, scream
Then I wake up from this wicked dream

Bruised and battered I wander among you
And I laugh and I smile as you're accustomed to
But behind my wall that you don't seem to see
I pray that someday I'll be all of me
Should I defect from life itself
Since it turned it's back on me

Hey, if you gotta go then you wanna know
I'm buried deep inside and I won't let go
In your darkness I will glow
Hey, if you gotta go then you wanna know
I'm on the other side beckoning you to come
Then I can run my show

And I'll hurt you, I curse you
I strike your head until I burst through
I live it out, live it out, live it out, scream
Don't you agree that we're one hell of a team
Well I hurt you, I curse you
I strike your head until I burst through
I live it out, live it out, live it out, scream
Then you wish it was just a dream


06. No Guidelines

My ambition from the start
Was to rely upon my heart
I would not follow
Through every door you opened wide
For me to sneak a peak inside
I solely turned
To the path of my demise
Where you turned right
I turned wrong

If you got it made
If you got all that you craved
If you got away
I'll tell you now you're all the same
I'm falling without ties
I am the one that truly failed

I see you walking by each day
With a frown that tells of your dismay
I reek and stretch out
My empty, lifeless, withered hand
This did not turn out as I planned
I too had dreams
'bout a time and 'bout a place
Instead I live by your grace

You all got it made
You got all that you craved
I guess you must have prayed
All of you who not derailed
For you I hide my eyes
And yeah I realize
I am the one that truly failed

There's always time to tantalize
Always room for analyze
Of the misguided man
Judge not the unfortune one
It could have been your only son
You rose high I tell low
Reaching for the pennies you throw
Humiliated I fawn
For every time you make it
Every time I'm mistaken
And I know when I am gone
No one will ever know

My ambition from the start
Was to rely upon my heart
Now the beats are weakening
My omission of the verity
Made the search of false prosperity
A lure of grandeur

If you embark in my trail
Preconvinced you'll prevail
I'll bequeath no guidelines
You're alone when you fail

If you got it made
If you got all that you craved
If you got away
I'll tell you now you're all the same
I am the one who cries
I'm falling without ties
I am the one that truly failed
You got all that you craved
I guess you must have prayed
All of you who not derailed
For you I hide my eyes
Yes I realize
I am the one that truly failed


07. Inner Circle

Stone on stone
Forming defenses from the crowd
Brick by brick climbing the sky
No asking where when or now
Nor solving the mystery of why

Supposed to lead us all as one
The only thing they do is lead us on
So just be careful where you tread
Obstacles and traps ahead

Mudfilled trenches, barbwired fences
Spotlights on the wall
Guards assemble, fingers tremble
As the sirens call
But nothing's gonna stop us
Till the inner circle falls

Step by step advancing
Closer to the core
Megaphones that never cease
Old slogans all heard before
Shout freedom as a metaphor for peace
Oh please

The rising drawbridge's not so far
We're run as catapults recharge
It is no longer safe to hide
See you on the other side

Mudfilled trenches, barbwired fences
Spotlights on the wall
Guards assemble, fingers tremble
As the sirens call
But nothing's gonna stop us
Till the inner circle falls


08. Iskenderun

Oh I wanna be there
Where the stones lie still around you
Oh I wanna be there
Where the fire will not harm you
There's a place I always go when I'm feeling lost
When I'm cold
And when there's no shelter from the storm
Iskenderun

So I fall back into myself
Stare at the pearl inside this shell

And I have to go
A world in the sun
The darkness is gone
Iskenderun
And I'm all alone
Under the sun
Iskenderun
Iskenderun

Another Celtic Telamon
Another Persian Salamis
There is no guilt not innocence
There is no us and them
Jerusalem

Oh I wanna be there
Where the stones lie still around you
Oh I wanna be there
Where the fire will not harm you

Look what they've done, look what they've done
Everything's gone, everything's wrong

So I have to go
Nowhere to run
Look what they've done
Iskenderun
And I'm all alone
Under the sun
Iskenderun
Iskenderun

Terrorists are walking around me
And I walk among them
War lords, Nazis, kamikazes
When will they
When will they stop

Oh I wanna be there
Where the stones lie still around you
Oh I wanna be there
Where the fire will not harm you

Oh but the truth is
This is a place
Where I've never been
And I've never seen


09. Blink Of An Eye

Sacrifice paradise
Ignorance, malice, ambition combined
Second prize don't entice
Indoctrinated we stand alongside
Enterprise in disguise
And our eyes, and our eyes begin to wander the sky
Telling lies, alibis
And we cry, and we cry as they start to multiply

This sleep here in front of me
Six miles from side to side
A caprice of geology
Standing mountain high
The wall whispers no apology
Doesn't answer why
The landscape changes radically
As it's reaching for the sky

And no one can pass by
No matter how you try
And if they let you in
You can't come out again

The flood will descend from here
And everything will fall
An arrogant decision
Our destiny for all
No serum intended here
No antidote in mind
All the species all the plants
From the beginning of all time
All gone away in the blink of an eye

Sacrifice paradise
Ignorance, malice, ambition combined
Second prize don't entice
Indoctrinated we stand alongside
Enterprise in disguise
And our eyes, and our eyes begin to wander the sky
Telling lies, alibis
And we cry, and we cry as they start to multiply

From the comfort of leather chairs
Turn jungles into fields
A segregated conference
Outsiders forced to yield
And those who cannot wield a pen
Or haven't got a voice
Are all labeled incompetent
And they're all bereft of choice

And no one will be spared
There's vermin in the air
And they don't even care
This will reach everywhere

The fire ignited here
Will spread from coast to coast
The center of attention
Yet overlooked by most
No island, no refuge made
These ultraviolet waves
Infiltrating everything
And everyone inside
All gone away in the blink of an eye