Tracks

01. The Call
02. The Apparition
03. Triumph Of Irreality
04. The Spring Of It All
05. World Of Wonders
06. The Primal Demand
07. Doorway To Salvation
08. The Struggle
09. The Difference Is Human
10. Where The Earth And Sky Meet
11. All A Man Can Do



01. The Call

[Act I begins]

[Old Man:]
Hear the voice
They're calling
And haunting me
Never Heard
Such Questions
Wonʼt let me free
Iʼve never felt
So insecure
My peace of mind
Disturbed by the urge to know

I try to see
But I am blind
I try to see
The truth behind
Please come to me
Awareness

I keep on yearning
For mysteries of this world
But hands are turning
As the ages decay
Existence crashes
And everything that I've changed
Is dust to ashes
As it passes away

I can feel
My duty
To find the key
Missing rules
No order
No sanity
Ive never heard
About this before
My peace of mind
Disturbed by the urge to know

I try to see
But I am blind
I try to see
The truth behind
Please come to me
Awareness

I keep on yearning …

I wish my life would disappear
Or merge within a dream
No questions, suffering or fear
A clear, indifferent stream
I wish my light would cease to burn
But yet, my soul is torn
And lets me face my last concern
Why I was even born


02. The Apparition

[Old Man:]
How can a single drop perceive
The whole surrounding sea?
For being part it will receive
A higher cause to be
How can a simple man reveal
The world before he dies?
True spirits, come, hear my appeal
Sever the bonds of lies!

[Spirit:]
I heard your call
Iʼm a spirit of ancient days
I know you crawl
In the dust on your hopeless ways
I am your guide
And the answer to your demand
I see the light
See the reasons you know you

[Spirit:]

Can't find awareness then
Why dont you
Speak up and ask?

[Old Man:]
I- I want to know
Where I come from, where I go
What I will be able to know

[Choir:]
Hail to thee!
Certainty
Thou art crystal
Tyranny!
Raise thy hands
Esperance
Thou hast shown
We shall crush down
Chance

[Old Man:]
Open my eyes
And let gnosis arise and then
Show me the lines
In the sand

What walks away and leaves
Signs at the bay of faith
Show me the moment when
Light filled the night
Took on its might
Chased off the fright

Give me a sign
Is there good or divine or is
Random creation
The cause

And say, are we fooled
By religion and ruled by fate
Show me the moment when
Light won the strife
Nurtured to thrive
Breathed and it was life

[Choir:]
Come and dance
Ignorance
Show thy ugly
Countenance!
Be my guest and
Dance!

[Old Man:]
Why don't you speak and respond?

[Choir:]
How can you be sure
That there is
More than you know?
What if you had lost
Lost your way?

[Old Man:]
Reveal it, unseal it
Untie the bonds!
Come show me and take me there!

[Spirit:]
Trust me, I will show
That there is more than you know
Trust me, I will teach you how!

[Choir:]
Hail to thee!
Thou art cruelest uncertainty!
Not to be
Pain and grief begone
Relief me!

[Spirit:]
Leave your eyes and leave your ears
(My reason)
All your senses leave them shut
(My feelings)
Trust your ever faithful fears
(My voices)
And dont yield to reasons smut
(My heartbeat)

[Spirit:]
If you want to face it
You must know
I will be your eyes
And if you trace it
You wonʼt go
Before I advise

[Old Man:]
No! I want to be where
I can feel
The truth on my own
So let me flee there
And reveal
The answers alone

[Old Man:]
If thereʼs a place
Where I will be aware
Lead me
There is a place
Where I will be aware
Lead me

[Spirit:]
Where do you believe
Will you be able to perceive?
Dare how could it be
In this reality how?

[Old Man:]
I keep on yearning
For mysteries of this world
But hands are turning
As the ages decay
Existence crashes
And everything that I've changed
Is dust to ashes

[Old Man:]
I keep on yearning
For mysteries of this world
But hands are turning
As the ages decay
Existence crashes
And everything that Iʼve changed
Is dust to ashes
As it passes by
Show me the place
And I triumph for irreality

[Spirit:]
Trust me, you will see
If you blindly follow me
Trust me, you will feel
What your senses conceal
Trust me, I will show
Where you come from, where you go
What you will be able to know…

[Choir:]
I, I keep on yearning
But, but hands are turning
Life is ashes to dust,
Is ashes to dust

… and who you are


03. Triumph Of Irreality

[Spirit:]
Confined to my reality
I sensed the hidden scheme
Accepted this divinity
A clear indifferent stream

All doubts dissolved
Opaque turned clear
No questions, suffering or fear
No blemish but infinity
Confined to my reality


04. The Spring Of It All

[Spirit:]
There is no place
Where Men could trace
The spring of it all

All you could find
Lies here
The world combined
In a grain

It is all a matter of knowing
When the wind is sprung up and blowing
When the sky is gleaming
Rivers streaming
Itʼs a matter of knowing

[Old Man:]
There is no chance
No single glance
At the spring of it all

This paradise
Be it!
All men could rise
But they fall

[Spirit & Old Man:]
It is all a matter of knowing
When the wind is sprung up and blowing
When the sky is gleaming
Rivers streaming
Itʼs a matter of knowing

[Old Man:]
When the sky is gleaming
Rivers streaming
Its a reason to wonder…


05. World Of Wonders

[Spirit:]
Dont you know its a world of wonders
That you live
Theres a strength that can pull you under
And forgive
And it lives in a sky of thunder
And it breathes light in your soul

And the trees and the wind are stroking
And they scream
And beneath you the earth is soaking
Of this dream
Every raindrop is telling stories
And they whisper words in your ear

Hey, don't you see the light?
Don't you feel its might?
Tell me, donʼt you see?
Don't you feel it?
Theres a strength in your veins of glory
And it breathes light in your soul

[Act I ends]


06. The Primal Demand

[Act II begins]

[Old Man:]
How can a single drop perceive
The whole surrounding sea?


07. Doorway To Salvation

[Spirit:]
Your sad lit candle
Is guttering
But still wont seize to burn
Enough to seethe
Enough to cry
The cause to breathe
The cause to die

If I should handle
Your muttering
Iʼll call for in return:
Enough to seethe
Enough to cry
The cause to breathe
The cause to die

[Old Man:]
A child
A dream
A womenʼs embrace

A thought
A scream
A comforting face

Two blinks
Three steps
Four words of a phrase
One reason to go on remembering

[Spirit:]
It might seem much
(it might seem much)
But don't condemn me
Just break the crutch
(just break the crutch)
That you call memory

[Old Man:]
Finally! There's a doorway to salvation
Should I trust and yield to this temptation
If I lost my memory
All of my life
Will I still be human:
Curious and free

[Spirit:]
Doubts are shading
As the lights are fading
Go lift the curtain
Now be certain
And see

[Spirit:]
I will be righteous
And measure
The price you have to pay
Enough to seethe
Enough to cry
The cause to breathe
The cause to die

So I am claiming
Your treasure
Of fortune and dismay:
Enough to seethe
Enough to cry
The cause to breathe
The cause to die

[Old Man:]
A kiss
A smile
A cold chill inside

A song
A dance
A word and a fight

Two hearts
Three lies
Four eyes how they cried
One reason to wipe out and wash away

[Spirit:]
It might seem much
(it might seem much)
But dont condemn me
Just break the crutch
(just break the crutch)
That you call memory

[Old Man:]
Doubts are shading
As the lights are fading
Go lift the curtain
To be certain
And see

[Spirit:]
Finally! There's a doorway to salvation
Let him trust and yield to this temptation
If I will have gained what
Once was his life
I will be like mankind
Curious and free

[Old Man:]
A tear
A touch
A black tie and shirt

A book
A speech
A shovel of dirt

Two stones
Three names
Four cries of a bird
One reason to live and to die at last

[Old Man:]

Finally! There's a doorway to salvation
Its the trust we take from contemplation
Its the strength of memory
And of wondering
Finally theres a doorway
Curious and free

[Spirit:]
Doubts are shading
As the lights are fading
Go lift the curtain
Now be certain
And consign your life to me!


08. The Struggle

[Old Man:]
Do you really want me to lose…
…my Virtues
…my Faults and
…my Weakness
…my Strength and
…my Sorrow
…my Joy and
…my Falsehood
…my Truth and

Do you really want me to lose…
…my Fears and
…my Hopes
…my Faith and
…my Soul
…my Honor
…my Shame
…my Freedom
Everything you strife for is me

[Spirit:]
Open up your weary eyes
Halt your never-ending and sigh-swollʼn cries
All youʼve never flouted
You wont owe
All youʼve never doubted
You wonʼt know

Your'e crying out in deep despair
As the fair is foul and the foul is fair
You will drown in madness
Once again
And roll up in sadness
Tug you in

Always yearning
Never earning
Always trying
Never flying

[Choir:]
See the light
Feel its might

[Spirit:]
You'd leave this sorrow
If you would follow

[Old Man:]
Do you really want me to trade…
…my heart and
…my soul and
…in life for light?

[Spirit:]
Do you really think that your life is worth it?

[Old Man:]
Beauty and bliss
In the grace of a kiss
And love
Lie in the transience of life

Memories retain
All the moments remain
With me
Why should I trade tell me

Do you really want me to lose my memory?

[Spirit:]
Death comes fast and breaks apart
All the words and pictures in your heart
You will find your pain in once shed tears
For what is a grain in endless spheres

[Choir:]
Always yearning
Never earning
Always trying
Never flying

[Old Man:]
Do you really want me to lose…
…my Virtues
…my Faults and
…my Weakness
…my Strength and
…my Sorrow
…my Joy and
…my Falsehood
…my Truth and

Do you really want me to lose…
…my Fears and
…my Hopes
…my Faith and
…my Soul
…my Heart and
…my Deeds
…my Life and
…my Memory

[Spirit:]
Endless spheres
You will find your pain in once shed tears
Donʼt turn your back on your

Human destiny
You will die and face eternity
Donʼt turn your back on your

All wrong divine conception
As your striving for perfection
Won't you feel just like a traitor
Who has tricked his own Creator
Strong with words you draw a curtain
Keeping early scenes uncertain
Now itʼs time to take my guidance
I will show the primal silence

Consign your life to me!
Take my gift and
Rule your destiny
Donʼt turn your back on your
Worthless entity
Don't you see your
Useless way to be
Now take my hand and

Consign your life to me…

[Old Man:]
Life

[Spirit:]
Light!


09. The Difference Is Human

[Old Man:]
My heart is a ponderer
My soul is a wanderer
To touch, to be
To feel, to see
The edge of the knife
The difference is human
Is life

[Spirit:]
Now that your'e close to the key, tell me
Would you halt and send the called away?

[Old Man:]
All my memories of life canʼt die
All my memories of truth can't lie
And my memories of trust deny
That to know is to see

Hear the pulse of my veins at night
Let my will and my thoughts ignite
Why should I seek the truth in light
When the truth is in me

[Choir:]
Tide is turning
No more yearning!

[Old Man:]
All my memories of hope
All my memories of youth
All my memories of cheer
All my memories of truth
All my memories of fear
All my memories of trust
All my memories of lust

[Spirit:]
Never, ever will you see
I will know what you will be

It is all a matter of knowing
When the wind is sprung up and blowing
When the sky is gleaming
Rivers streaming
Itʼs a matter of knowing

There is so much reason to wonder
So much reason to wonder
There is so much reason to wonder
So much reason to ask

[Old Man:]
Stop your fraud! Let it be
Stop your lies!
Your deceit! Let it be
Your disguise
And I thank God I ripped off your mask!

[Spirit:]
Then, pitiful human
You won't spy the forces inside
And, thank your acumen
You will die, as many have died
Now, pitiful human
Say goodbye

Never, ever will you see
I will know what you will be

You will weep, you will cry
You will be, you will stay
Ever blinded
You will weep, you will cry
You will be, you will stay
Just a Man

You will turn into dust
And so it ends
You will turn into dust
And so it ends

[Old Man:]
All my memories of faith
All my memories of strife
All my memories of hope
All my memories of life
Show itʼs true
What I always knew:

My heart is a ponderer
My soul is a wanderer
My heart is a ponderer
Its the edge of the knife
The difference is life

My heart is a ponderer
My soul is a wanderer
Its the edge of the knife
The difference is life

All my memory of joy is her
All my memory of sense is her
All my memory of life is her
So Im wondering
How could I trade
Whom I love…?


10. Where The Earth And Sky Meet

[Old Man:]
At the break of dawn
She knocked on my door
I was shocked she seemed
So tired and sore

And she said
It's been time
For a change for so long
All I know
I have to
I have to move on

And I stood on the porch
Where we used to dance
And the world, somehow,
Didnʼt make any sense.

And so I
Tried to smile
Though I didn't know why
Watched her go
And waved her,
And waved her goodbye

Someday Iʼll meet you,
Someplace I'll greet you,
Somehow it'll lead you back to me
It may take a lifetime
And be where the stars shine
It may be the place
Where the earth and sky meet

And the years went by
But I did not forget
Her touch, her lips
The words that she said
Suddenly
Just a glimpse
And a warm well known smile
Clear to see
What kept her
What kept her alive

Someday I'll meet you…

[Choir:]
Someday I'll meet you
Someplace Iʼll greet you
Somehow itʼll lead you
Lead back to me

[Old Man:]
Why should I seek
Why should I ask
What should I strive for
If not you

Why should I seek
Why should I ask
Why should I strive
I am a Man

I am the word
I am the deed
I am the heart
Thank God Iʼm a Man

I felt the cold
I felt the heat
I felt the love
Thank God Iʼm a Man

[Choir:]
Why should I strive
What should I seek if not you
Why should I ask
What should I seek if not you
Why, what should I strive for if not you


11. All A Man Can Do

[Old Man:]
Tinker tailor…
Hush cant you hear
Words of judgement
Wise and sincere

Every single winter has its spring
I don't care
Everlasting continual ring
I don't care

Iʼm so grateful I
Fell and rose and tried
Won and laughed and cried
Lost and swore and lied
Now I have to confide:
I loved
I lived

[Choir:]
… that is all a man can do

[Old Man:]
Soldier, sailor…
Hush can't you hear
Words of wisdom
As it draws near
Have you seen the truth a man can see
I don't care
Have you been the best a Man could be
I don't care

Iʼm so grateful I
Fell and rose and tried
Won and laughed and cried
Lost and swore and lied
Now I have to confide:
I lived
It was me

[Choir:]
… that is all a Man can do

[Old Man:]
Those dire grins of mere cognition
I gave my tears to superstition
Those higher spheres, I can't adore them
I save my sins, I can't abhor them

Fell and rose and tried
Won and laughed and cried
Lost and swore and lied
Last eternal pride
To love
To live

[Choir:]
Show me pain that is not true
Show me a sense thatʼs not in you
Show me joy that is not true
Show me a sense thatʼs not in you
Show me pain that is not true
Show me a sense thatʼs not in you
Show me life that is not true
Show me a sense to love to live

[Old Man:]
Hear the voice
Theyʼre haunting me
Never heard
Wonʼt let me free
Never felt
So insecure
Hear that voice
Stop and let me breathe!

Finally peace and silence
All around me
Made them hush and killed the
Source inside me
Drowned in madness by the
Force inside me
Finally peace and silence
All around my
Grave…

[Act II ends]