Tracks

01. The Path
02. Atlas Stone
03. Cockroach King
04. In Memoriam
05. Because It's There
06. Falling Back To Earth
07. As Death Embraces
08. Pareidolia
09. Somebody



01. The Path

This life is a dream
A gift we receive
To live and to love
We forge The Path

Our nightmare in birth
Our strunggle for worth
In vain we carry on
Our mission to become

Adapt to this world
It's a a chance we must take
We'll sing our song
We'll play our hand


02. Atlas Stone

Hearts will burn come what may
With lessons learned along the way
To free myself I make a choice
Just to be heard I lose my voice

Finding strength in solitude
I fight to fly with much to prove
Is this the way it's meant to be?
I risk it all I will not fall

Carry the weight of the world
On my shoulders
Rise to the challenge I set myself

Salvation waits without reprieve
I'm on a razor's edge and it cuts my feet
As good as life will ever get
(The blood drawn from the Atlas Stone)
I wish that I could give it up and go home
(It draws a path from hell to home)

Fight to survive
(The quest to define)
Succumb to the path
(This struggle of mine)
Conquer the fear
(Gravity defied)
And nothing will fail
(I climb beyond heights)

The quest to define
(Fight to survive)
This struggle of mine
(Succumb to the path)
Gravity defied
(Conquer the fear)
I climb beyond heights
(And nothing will fail)

Carry the weight of the world
On my shoulders
Rise to the challenge I set myself

Shadows of doubt creep into the light
A glimmer of hope never out of sight
Out of sight

Paralyzed under supressive fire
Holding firm against a thin red line
Out of mind

Shadows of doubt creep into the light
A glimmer of hope never out of sight
Out of sight

Paralyzed under supressive fire
Holding firm against a thin red line
Out of mind

Carry the weight of the world
Rise to the challenge I set myself

Carry the weight of the world
On my shoulders
Rise to the challenge I set myself


03. Cockroach King

Tantalized by the cockroach and it's promise
(Blinded by a fickle fortune)
I fantasized about soaring
With golden wings
(Diamonds in my eyes)
[Flying with gold wings]

Hypnotized by the cockroach and it's promise
(Blinded by the grand illusion)
I was compromised by a treasure
(Golden wings to fly)
That was fit for fools
[Lured by a fool's gold]

The hunter draws closer to it's prey

Vacantly I was gazing at the mirage
I yearned to be a apostle
Of the selfmade man
Hopelessly I bathed in my ignorance
Desperately toking on the roach of irony

My fickle fortune beckoned
A treasure fit for fools

The hunter draws closer to it's prey

I blindly wandered down the golden path
In pursuit of a misbegotten dream
The great Gatsby whispered in my ears
The road from rags to riches leads nowhere

The grand illusion beckoned
With promises of deceit

The Cockroach King sits on his throne
With the midas touch and a heart of stone
An empire build on guile and greed
A bleeding ground for those who heed

The grand illusion faded
The hunter snares it's prey
I fear and loathe the cockroach
The mirage melts away

The Cockroach King sits on his throne
With the midas touch and a heart of stone
An empire build on guile and greed
A bleeding ground for those who heed

Lured by a treasure that was fit for fools
Searching for the truth
Lost in this labyrinth in search of the truth
With your promises of deceit
Trapped in your kingdom build on greed and guile
Build on greed and guile
Only to find the insects have multiplied

The Cockroach King of guile and greed
With a broken crown he's left to bleed
An empire falling to it's knees
A bleeding ground for those who heed

I longed to be a disciple of the cockroach
(Blinded by the grand illusion)
I was hopelessly choking
(Blackened wings to fly)
On the roach of fallacy
[The roach of irony]

Thankfully when the mirage finally melted
(Burning ashes of the hunter)
The impurity of the cockroach
(Scattered in the sky)
Was revealed to me
[The roach of irony]


04. In Memoriam

Take a step put one foot in the grave
Catch a breath submerged in holy water
Watch a moving scene of former days
Shed a tear as memory starts to falter

Familiar faces try to hide the pain
Medicate to alleviate the pressure
Make amends with the ones I used to hate
Feel the agony give way to pleasure

Tearing down the walls of eternity
All in my loving memory

Final scene humility

I succumb to universal law
Another system's energy disperses
Mother nature red in tooth and claw
It's the game that everybody loses

Show your cards and accept what you've been dealt
Guardian or harbinger of sorrow?
Pour a drink, raise a glass and toast to health
Is the truth too hard for us to swallow?

Tearing down the walls of eternity
All in my loving memory

Master of creation
Lead us from temptation
Father of invention
Please guild my ascension

So much left unspoken
Life leaving heartbroken
A sense of acceptance
One final repentance

Read these words upon my stone
In piam memoriam

Tearing down the walls of eternity
All in my loving memory


05. Because It's There

This life is a dream
A gift we receive
To live and to love
We forge The Path

Our nightmare in birth
(Dream this life)
Our struggle for worth
(Forge a path)
In vain we carry on
(Please take this gift)
Our mission to become
(To live, to love)

Adapt to this world
It's a chance we must take
We'll sing our song
We'll play our hand

Why allow
(Broken world)
This crooked fate?
(Retaliate)
The tunnel's light
(Accept defeat)
Is unmoving
(Don't be afraid)
It burns your eyes
(Obscures the path)
But you persevere
(You must adapt)
Because it's there

Climb, find your way
Scale high, don't look back
With hope you will find
The life you seek

Judgement from birth
Criticize our worth
We struggled to uphold
Struck down, will we fold?

Climb, find your way
Scale high, don't look back
With hope you will find
The life you seek

(I wish I could be some one
Be the moon and be the sun
Ambition burned my wings ablaze
Shed a tear in these dark days

Tearing down the walls of love
Soaring through the fire above
Pride exists to be reclaimed
Roll the dice don't lose the game

Carry the weight of the world
The summit says you'll prove my worth
Let me claim what's rightfully
Yours to take and mine to keep

Stars begin to swarm around
The path of fate this tired ground
Challenge met but all the while
A mountain build on greed and guile)


06. Falling Back To Earth

I: Rise

Save me now
Set me free
If you could only show me how

Show me how
To live my dream
Living the dream I will die

Aiming high
Shooting low
You won't be laughing when I'm

To raise the bar
Or take the fall?
Climbing the mountain

Someone rescue me
Help me, please!
Against all odds I long
To be free

Will no one listen to my plea?
The sky is falling in on me

(Save me now, set me free, show me how, live a dream
Aiming high, shooting low, raise the bar, take the fall
Rescue me, help me please, how long to be free
Intervene, I'll defeat, all those who stepped on me)

Intervene
I'll defeat
All the people who
Stepped on me

You have been standing in my way
You won't believe it when I'm

Soaring through the sky
Free from your burden
Say your last goodbyes
I won't be back again

When my name becomes tomorrow's news
On top of the mountain I cannot be moved
I scale the summit like an unstoppable force
With iron wings I will prove my worth to you all

I will be dancing on your grave
You won't be laughing when I'm

Soaring through the sky
Free from your burden
Say your last goodbyes
I won't be back again

Too close to the flame
Ambition has burned me
With my wings ablaze
I'm falling back to earth

II: Fall

Now that my feathers are broken
Crestfallen my head is bowed
Splashing down into the ocean
Something seems different now

The world I once knew has eroded
Humanity's fossilised
The beasts have become the new masters
Is reality compromised?

Advanced technological breakthroughs
And superior firepower
The frontiers of war and resistance
Seem abstract and vacant now

For countless years I have been longing
To apologise, apologise
A world without end is upon us
But time is in short supply

Soaring through the sky
Free from your burden
Say your last goodbyes
I won't be back again

Too close to the flame
Ambition has burned me
With my wings ablaze
I'm falling back to earth


07. As Death Embraces

Forgive my daily sins
Seal them under my skin

For once I watched you fly
Leaving your wings behind

The path of fate has gone astray
The brightest skies have turned to grey


08. Pareidolia

All my kingdom's gone
It's burned to the ground
Reason leaves me

As future sits upon
A solitary throne
A treasure is sinking

Seems now long gone

The desert takes away
Our fears and dreams but they
Always will return

Be the moon and sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Be the moon and be the sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Seeking patterns
Envisaging pictures of a dying dream

Fallen prison
The façade of wisdom in old scars

Be the moon and sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Be the moon and be the sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Breathe in the air
Breathe deeper
Don't lose the stars
Keep sinking
The old spirit ware's
Perceiving
Speaking within
Conceiving

Show me the way
Old spirits
Uncertainty
Deceiving
Feelings arise
Believing
Take what is mine
Retrieving

As I've been forsaken
My veins feel unshaken

In the skies a secret lies
Well disguised before my eyes

(The Universe is all around us kept in motion
Alleviate our pain and fear test our devotion)

Breathe in the air
Breathe deeper
Don't lose the stars
Keep sinking
The old spirit ware's
Perceiving
Was only a dream
Deceiving

Give me what's yours
Retrieving
You've dug your own tomb
Keep digging
Your kingdom is gone
Keep grieving
It's burned to the ground
defeated

All my fears have drowned
Seems now long gone

The ocean took away
My fears and dreams but they
Never returned

Be the moon and sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Be the moon and be the sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

The universe is all around us
Read the writings in the stone


09. Somebody

Still I feel the pain from that day
When you stepped in to take my dreams away
The stage was set for what would be my night
But you called time and threw my fight

Still I'm yearning
To claim back what's mine
Still I'm clinging
To dreams that won't die
Still I'm dreaming
Of one more chance
But you still tell me
My time has passed

Give me back my right
To prove that I can fight
Let me show them all
Tonight can be my night

(You'll never know
The lengths to which I will crawl
'Cause tonight is my night
You will not tear down my wall)

Still you think
That it's ok
For you to state
The rules of play
But if you could know
The length towhich I crawl
To claim my pride
And break down your walls

Still I'm yearning
To claim back what's mine
Still I'm clinging
To dreams that won't die
Still I'm dreaming
Of one more chance
But you still tell me
My time has passed

Give me back my right
To prove that I can fight
Let me show them all
Tonight can be my night

I wish I could have been somebody

Just as a bird was meant to fly
Unbind these wings or let me die

Give me back my right
To prove that I can fight
Let me show them all
Tonight can be my night