Tracks

01. The Platform
02. And The Stone Said "If I Could Speak"
03. Tightrope
04. Green Waves
07. Without Saying Anything



01. The Platform

Music & lyrics by Rikard Sjöblom
Sing a song for me in the snow
while we dance so slow
I know we'll die here somewhere, someday soon...
There are no signs that this ice will melt,
and there is no spring, no birds will sing,
no birds will sing, so we should sing instead
let's keep on singing

Open up your heart and let me climb inside
I feel that you could love me if you give it a try
I'm the honey bee, drinking from your nectaries
If this ice won't melt, no flowers grow,
no flowers grow, so let your nectar flow
It's basic botany

In this frozen white wasteland
I'm bound to wait forever
You left me here when I was just a child
No matter where I walk
I find myself back in the same old spot
Where no sun will ever shine
Save me from myself,
my thoughts are a mess
When I think of you it strikes a nerve within
I can't separate love from hate
Save me

It keeps on getting colder and colder
This place is not for me, I can never leave
The fog is dark and thick enough to touch
This place is not for me, but I can never leave
No one can tell me where to go
They say that time itself don't know

Wait a while with me, a lost soul among thousands
waiting at a platform for a train that never comes...
There are no signs that this life is even life anymore,
and there is no train, no one will show,
no whistle will blow so I shall sing instead
I'll keep on singing


02. And The Stone Said "If I Could Speak"

Music & lyrics by Rikard Sjöblom
I was alone and it was night
I had nobody else to turn to
but the voices talking to me from afar
and with endearing words so silent
they told me the secret about who you really are
A million images and words, long since forgotten,
of events that no one ever saw
I hear a whimper as I kneel,
realizing that it's your pain that I feel
"In this house of worship I'm a stone"

And as I wandered through the night
I felt a presence of the past, the future
and the present now
The voices placed me in the minds
of two young lovers,
the husband in the war who's never coming home,
the young girl realizing she's in fact a boy
and the old man recollecting his first toy,
the widow, the rapist, a gold digger, the hero
and at last the voice I heard before:
"In this house of worship I'm a stone"

"But there's blood gushing out
of the cracks and fissures
split me in two I'm hollow inside
You can't make me feel their sorrow
Did you think that the earth could cry?"

I was alone and it was night

"But there's blood..."

In the dark a mist of light
leading down into its bowels
And I walk the spiral staircase
as the mist slowly dissolves

A wooden banister, a bridge
and a vast stone wall up ahead
I cross the bridge and hear the voices
and they're speaking of the dead

"In moments of hallucinated power
You thought that you had us stalled
But ours are tears of liquid fire
watch us cry a river over you"

"To comprehend me,
you can think of this place as my home.
From here I've seen it all,
throughout time I've watched your mistakes..."

"But there's blood..."

Then again,
to comprehend me
you can think of what I have gone through
I've aided dirty hands
when they've stoned defenseless innocents"

"I am every stone on earth,
everything is recorded in me
But I'm not to interfere
Just continue to act as if I'm not here
I don't care for love or hate
And I know there is no such thing as fate
No greater power will punish your mistakes
Your acts are out of your own free will"

"I was here before you
and I'll still be here when you're gone..."


03. Tightrope

Music & lyrics by Rikard Sjöblom
I walk the tightrope
and tell you I love you
Even if you don't
Even if you don't
I'll say the words that I long to hear
"I hold you so dear"

I hold my breath in the moments that follow
Even though you don't
Even though you don't
And then you speak so soft I can't hear a word that
you are saying
(what are you saying?)

She's singing songs of passion
She's singing songs of silence
Her words are bolts of lightning:

"What do you see when you look at me?
Am I the one or am I just another
androgynous friend in the passing
How weak am I?
When I'm not in your bed
Do I still figure in your head
Do you think of me in the night
when you can't sleep?"

And she's singing:
"I can never be with you"

I walk the tightrope
and tell you I love you
Even if you don't
Even if you don't
I'll say the words that I long to hear
"I hold you so dear"


04. Green Waves

Music & lyrics by Rikard Sjöblom
Sailor on the seven seas
his heart is filled with sadness and grief
No one knows what hides inside
behind his harrowed face

A short gaze at the sky
"A distant place is the place for me
Mother! Why didn't you give me wings?"

The wind is so hard
And with it comes rain
beating deep inside my soul
The sea, she once was my friend,
now she's claiming me

I'm falling and it feels so right
I know I'm heading towards my eternal night
But a light in the deep tells of dawn
So I'm moving towards the beyond

Dreaming of heroics in the deep
but this is not my sleep
I know your secrets and your past
My words shall echo last

I think I was 12 years old
when I realized I wasn't immortal
And now in this world of green waves
it's all coming back to me

I've been here before
I remember a storm
Beating deep inside my soul
The sea, she once was my friend,
and now she's claiming me

I'm falling...


07. Without Saying Anything

Music & lyrics by Rikard Sjöblom
This pitiful pettiness is not for me
I don't need any of this in order to feel free
A smile hides my desire, underneath I'm burning
My insides are on fire, twisting and turning

Oh-oh, then unveil your face
Your beauty, my disgrace

I dare you to say what you're thinking
I just don't see the point
Of living without feeling
Of talking without saying anything...
I want the fire in my soul
The rhythm of life should shake my bones
Make me feel alive right here, right now

I don't believe in anything and least of all in you
Although "People are the greatest fun"
It's only true when sung
I know without the melody these are only words
And words can't really hurt me, can they now?

Oh-oh, then unveil your face
Your beauty, my disgrace

I dare you to say what you're thinking...

"Ventriloquist"

Were we born to blindly follow?
To never ever ask why?
It seems dangerous to indoctrinate
a daily dose of hate
Who's your prophet
when you're marching off to war?
Don't believe you're doing it for him
Think about where the orders came from