Tracks

01. The New Real
02. Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin
03. Parental Procreation Permit
04. When I'm A Hundred Sixty-Four
05. E-Police
06. Don't Switch Me Off
07. Dr. Slumber's Eternity Home
08. Yellowstone Memorial Day
09. Where Pigs Fly
10. Lost In The New Real
11. Our Imperfect Race
13. So Is There No God?
15. The Social Recluse
17. The Space Hotel
19. You Have Entered The Reality Zone



01. The New Real

I remember dying
Shifting into black
I remember dreaming
Of a second chance

Worn out by fighting
The unrelenting pain
End my weary longing
For a different fate

Defenses down
I glide into the New Real
Awaking to another world

What awaits me out here
In this foreign place
Will this world accept me
Will I find my space

Defenses down
I glide into the New Real
Awaking to another world

I lost my ground
Conforming to the New Real
Connecting to a different world.


02. Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin

Every song's been sung before
Every note's been played
Every chord has been strummed before
Every melody's been made

They heard it all by now
Nothing left to be inspired by
It all seems so unreal somehow
As I sit back and close my eyes...

I just think of what I like
Any blend will do
They reproduce what's in my mind
But it feels like something new

Pink Beatles in a Purple Zeppelin
Same old sound, different song
(And the song remains the same)
Pink Beatles in a Purple Zeppelin
Sounds so right, feels so wrong

Every tune's been hummed before
Every album's been produced
Every rhyme has been applied before
And every music style has fused.


03. Parental Procreation Permit

Our world was choking, no air to breathe
Our numbers growing at alarming speed

Millions were staring, dying of thirst
So the system started controlling birth

The heat was searing, the rivers dry
Stars disappearing in a toxic sky

Mass unemployment, substance abuse
Could be avoided, or at least reduced

If you want to create a life
You've got to be qualified
Now you need to earn it

If you want to propagate
First prove you can educate
Parental Procreation Permit

No more war and destruction
No more climate disruption
No more crime and pollution
Now we've got the solution

Parental Procreation Permit

The streets were jammed,
The roads were blocked
The prisons crammed, the borders locked

Eco-degradation, pollution and disease
Crippled our nation, poisoned our seas

Are you sure you can raise a kid?
Have you got what it takes?
Are you sure you can pay for it?
There's no room for mistakes!
Are you sure, can you take the risk?
Protect and keep it safe?
Are you sure, I am not convinced?
Parental Procreation Permit!


04. When I'm A Hundred Sixty-Four

Will I still be active, passionate and full of life?
Or will I feel redundant,
Yearning for the day I'll die...

Will I still be relevant, or will I be ignored?
Never thought I'd wonder
What the future has in store...
When I'm a hundred sixty-four

Where will I be living, marble palace
Or dirt floor?
When will I get my pension,
I wouldn't want to work no more...
When I'm hundred sixty-four

Will I turn grey, or sport a toupee?
Or even care anymore...
At a hundred sixty-four

I hope I'll still be noticed,
Turning heads like before
Will I be cool or nerdy,
Up-to-date or dinosaur
When I'm hundred sixty-four

Will I be lazy, stuck in my chair
It all seems so crazy, guess I won't care
Anymore...at a hundred sixty-four
I might just be bored...
At a hundred sixty-four.


05. E-Police

I remember the old days on the digital seas
It was a time when pirates ruled the waves

I remember the old ways, people did as the pleased
Back in my age
There were no rules out there in cyberspace
Where chaos raged

Stay clear! The E-Police are here
To watch every move you make, 24 hours a day
No fear! The E-Police are near
Designed to keep you safe, to make sure you behave
They're gonna catch you when you steal, there's no
Excuses no appeal, how does that feel?

I remember the old days, anticipation was dead
We could not wait, tomorrow was too late

I remember the old ways, sharing files on the Net
Back in my age
Reducing this world to a dull and selfish place
A spoiled race

Stay clear! The E-Police are here
To watch every move you make, 24 hours a day
No fear! The E-Police are near
Designed to keep you safe, to make sure you behave
They control your every move, and they know everything
You do, they're on to you!

The E-Police are here
To watch every move you make, 24 hours a day
No fear! The E-Police are near
Designed to keep you safe, to make sure you behave

You're not allowed to share, 'cause they don't think it's really
Fair, so don't you dare!
They're gonna catch you when you steal, or when you
Make some shady deal, how does that feel?
Beware, for the E-Police are out there
They control your every move, and they know everything
You do, they're on to you!
Take care, for the E-Police are here
You cannot hide, you will be found, they're justified to
Shut you down!
Beware, for the E-Police are everywhere
You're in their files, their database, there'll be no trial,
You have no case!
Take care, for the E-Police are near
They know your name, your interface, you will be framed,
You'll be erased...


06. Don't Switch Me Off

She said...

"Don't switch me off
I'm not sleepy
I'll stay with you
If that's okay...

Don't shut me down
I think I like you
I need a friend
Please let me stay...

Don't switch me off
We are connected
You need my dreams
You crave my lies

Don't turn me out
You're lost without me
Turn me on
But don't switch me off"

Can't tell if she is real
Can't trust the way I feel
Is she alive or just a dream?
Or only a machine?

"Don't switch me off
You don't want to
I'm in your thoughts
I'm in your mind

Don't turn me out
I won't let you
Turn me on
But don't switch me off"

Can't tell if you are real
Can't trust the way I feel
Are you alive or just a dream?
Or only a machine?


07. Dr. Slumber's Eternity Home

All bets are off, the game is over
Your hand's been played now,
Rien ne va plus
You've had enough
Time to leave your cares behind
Leave it to us,
We're ready for you

You've reached the end
The final closure
Nothing to plan or worry about
Round up your friends,
Time has come to say goodbye
You're coming in,
You're checking out

At Dr Slumber's Eternity Home
No, you don't have to go alone
At Dr Slumber's Eternity Home
There'll be no pain
You won't complain
Never again

Our expert team is here
To serve you
Once you arrive,
You're here to stay
Sleep your last sleep,
Time to answer your last call
We're overcrowded anyway.


08. Yellowstone Memorial Day

The earth seemed asleep
As if time had been paused
A silence so deep
Even birds stopped their song

The wind had died down
The air became close
When from under the ground
Nature's fury arose

Then out of the blue
The world started to shake
There was nothing to do
No way out, no escape

The earth bleached out fire
Erupting in rage
Ashes darkened the skies
Thousands died in the flames

Man will always remember
Death and fire fell like rain
Changing history forever
The quake to end all quakes

Yellowstone Memorial Day
Lest we never forget
Our planet's a cruel place
We are living...on the edge

Shockwaves circled the earth
Massive waves crushed the shores
All the world felt the burst
The unstoppable force

Our technology failed
To avoid this event
Mother nature prevailed
And she'll do it again!


09. Where Pigs Fly

Darwin defended creation
Einstein traveled in time
Columbus discovered India
And Shakespeare couldn't rhyme

O.J. pleaded guilty
Manson made parole
Reagan won five Oscars
And Meryl none at all

Elvis was a vegan
Dylan never got stoned
Alice was known as Vincent
And Bowie was just Jones

Michael looked like Michael
Keith drank only juice
Madonna was a virgin
And Jimi played the flute

Bond's drink was stirred not shaken
Darth Vader had no son
Dorothy was still in Kansas
And Clint didn't own a gun

Rocky had no sequels
Arnold never came back
ET dialed the wrong number
And Dolly had no rack.


10. Lost In The New Real

A) Ghosts

Drifting in a world I don't belong
I miss her, how can I face this life alone?

I do remember
Like it was yesterday
You and me together
Back in a different age

Reacking for the ghosts haunting my mind
Dreaming of the ones I left behind

Hopeless...there is nothing I can do
Knowing I can never be with you again

B) Dead or alive...

Why did you bring me back?
Like a lab rat in a maze
Am I dead or alive?
With all these wires stuck in my brain
Why did you wake me up?
Locked in this virtual jail
Why was I revived?
Is this all some game?
Lost in this maze
Locked in this brain

So this is the end...
Why did you bring me back?
Like a lab rat in a maze
Or maybe a start...
Am I dead or alive?

With all these wires stuck in my brain
So what happens now...
Why did you wake me up?
Locked in this virtual jail
Can't find a way out...
Why was I revived?
Is this all some game?

C) Synthetic State Of Consciousness

I could decide to stay here
And dream on forevermore
To live without the danger
And the feel I felt before
A life devoid of sadness,
No more suffering and pain
In a realm of make-believe
Within the limits of my brain

But can I really fool myself
(Could I thrive inside this lucid dream?)
Into believing I'm still me
(In this mind-machine technology=
A synthetic state of consciousness
(Could I be a part of this New Real?)
I am therefore I think

Could I dream forevermore
Without the fear I felt before
There'll be no suffering and pain
Within the confines of my brain

D) Blissful Ignorance
Instrumental

E) Second Chance

I remember dying
Fading into black
I remember dreaming
Of a second chance

The New Real - a paradise?
Inviting - exciting - a new home
The New Real - a web of lies?
Confusion - delusion - I am alone
The New Real - a golden dream?
Serenity - my destiny - a new home
The New Real - a cold machine?
Mistaken - forsaken - I am alone

F) Switch Me Off

Please switch me off
I am sure now
I don't belong
In this New Real

Please shut me down
I am fine now
Thanks for the dream
You can switch me off

Now I know this is not real
I can't trust the way I feel
I'm alive...but in a dream
Am I only... a machine?


11. Our Imperfect Race

Could there be other life
In this boundless universe
Would they live just like us
On a planet like the Earth

How would they see us?
Our imperfect race...
What would they think of us?
The mess we have made...
Or are we doing okay?

Could it be we're not unique
In the vastness of space
Do they know we are here
Are they heading out our way?

Would they condemn us?
Our imperfect race...
Maybe they'd pity us?
A breed doomed to fail...
Or are we doing okay?

Could it be we're here alone
A tiny sparkle of life
Could it be this is it
A fleeting moment in time

Maybe there's only...
Our imperfect race
No one will ever know
And nothing will change...


13. So Is There No God?

"There is no god"
I heard them say
No hell or heaven, no need to pray
So is there no God?

There is no plan
No grand design
A great enigma, but not divine
So is there no plan?
Is there no God?

Could it be life is a dream?
My private fantasy, created just by me
Or could it be some scheme?
A giant master plan,
That spiraled out of hand

There is no truth
We don't understand
This dance of nature, this game of chance
Is there no truth?
Is there no God?

Could it be we are all alone
A tiny blip in space, an isolated case
So much is still unknown
The more that we reveal,
The more it seems unreal

Is it a mere contingency?
A turn of the cards, a roll of the dice
Designed by destiny?
A lie within the truth, a truth within the lie.


15. The Social Recluse

I might just stay at home again
Hanging out with virtual friends
Let's meet up in 3D space
Waste some time playing pointless games

(You are on your own)
We don't have to talk anymore
(But never quite alone)
This idle chatter...it's such a bore
(Feeling right at home)
Don't even need to know your name
(Your own comfort zone)
I won't remember it anyway...

Cause in this virtual realm of my imagination
I make friends without obligations
I live like a social recluse
In the comfort of my own mind

I thrive on isolation
But you're welcome to my simulation
Call me a social recluse
But I never felt more alive

We're all connected in this virtual life
There are no boundaries once inside
No need to travel or see anyone
No need to touch or feel anything

(You are on your own)
I never liked to socialize
(But never quite alone)
It's not my nature to compromise
(Feeling right at home)
If I don't trust you, I turn you off
(Your own comfort zone)
And pull the plug once I had enough

I'm living a life without complications
Avoiding all close relations
I'm glad I'm a social recluse
All I want, I've got here inside

I hook up to this new application
Tap into the latest sensation
Call me a social recluse
But this is all I need in my life.


17. The Space Hotel

It's 6 am, we're about to leave
My heart is racing as I take my seat
What a feeling, so unreal, a cosmic holiday
Still can't believe it, the final frontier,
A journey into space

The hatches close, everyone's aboard
The engine's churning, we're taking off
It has started, there's no way back
Now we're on our way
We have departed into the black,
A journey into space
We're on a cosmic holiday

From the hotel lounge we admire the Earth
The seas and clouds, our amazing world
In zero G you can lose yourself
Floating free in Space Hotel

Making love in zero gravity
Will outspace your wildest fantasy
What a feeling, so unreal, a cosmic holiday
Still can't believe it, the final frontier,
Making out in space

See the sun arise fifteen times a day
The crystal shine of the milky way
We're spinning around and raising hell
Hanging out in the Space Hotel

From the hotel lounge we admire the Earth
The seas and clouds, our amazing world
In zero G you can lose yourself
Floating free in the Space Hotel

Flying up to the bar, doing somersaults
Playing guitar, bouncing off the walls
We're spinning around and raising hell
Hanging out in the Space Hotel


19. You Have Entered The Reality Zone

Welcome to Sanctuary Island
Leave your possessions at the gate
Rejoin the struggle for survival
A new life begins today

No machines, no computers
No TV, not even phones
No factories, industrial polluters
You have entered the reality zone

Out here on Sanctuary Island
You're but a shackle in the chain
You play your part in nature's cycle
This is the Old Real, not a game

Awoken by the silence
Hiding from the cold
Warming by the fire
Captivated by its glow

Mastodons on the horizon
Pandas curl up in the trees
The mighty roar of the tiger
Dolphins circle through the seas.