Tracks

01. Here Come The Vultures
02. Your Body Is A Battleground
03. Stardust
04. My Masquerade
05. Tell Me, Mechanist
06. Sing To Me
07. Army Of Dolls
08. Lullaby
09. The Tragedy Of The Commons



01. Here Come The Vultures

Music by Guus Eikens, Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt
Lyrics by Charlotte Wessels
I once had an understanding that everything would go my way
But now we've come too far along for me to hold on to my own beliefs
I'm not in it for the fun of it but for the pain
I'm not at all interested in your temporary fame
I just want to see you stare
As I lay my soul bare for you to crush upon with heavy feet
I'm in it for the beat

Stranger the faces
Stranger the places
They're becoming us
Here come the vultures
Here come the vultures
Heading over us

It's just a black murder of crows
Across the sky
The moon announces that it will soon be night
The light dies down
The spot goes on
As loveless lips
Break into song

I once had an understanding that everything would go my way
But now we've come too far along for me to hold on to my own beliefs
I'm not in it for the fun of it but for the pain
I'm not at all interested in your temporary fame
And the same old song we sing

Here's to the ghost
We still seem to host
How he's becoming us
Here come the vultures
Here come the vultures
Screaming down at us

They said you can not sing the blues
When you're pretty and young
Let me show you a face that fits to neither one
This heart is black
Like blood that has dried
This is blue
Like bruises bright

I once had an understanding that everything would go my way
But now we've come too far along for me to hold on to my own beliefs
I'm not in it for the fun of it but for the pain
I'm not at all interested in your temporary fame
And the same old song we sing

Murder of crows across the sky
The moon announces that it will soon be night
Fog closes in
And all I see
All empty eyes
Through silent screams

I once had an understanding that everything would go my way
But now we've come too far along for me to hold on to my own beliefs
I'm in it for the beat


02. Your Body Is A Battleground

Music by Guus Eikens, Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt
Lyrics by Charlotte Wessels
Any infection [Imperfection!]
Any affliction [Imperfection!]
Each imperfection [Don't you settle!]
Spread the addiction! [Take some action!]
Any disorder [Imperfection]
Bi or tri polar [Imperfection!]
For your protection [Don't you settle!]
Just an injection! [Take some action!]

One bitter pill
Hard to take
And one more each day just to feel the same
And kill the pain

Any disroder?
No concentration?
Too hard to handle?
No hesitation!
For your protection
Just an injection
We'll write you a letter
The younger the better!

One for your heart
For your head
One for every monster under your bed

Your body is a battleground
And chemicals are scattered around
Your body is a battleground
But don't think you can do without
Your body is an industry
Your pain nothing but gain to me
Your body is an industry
You can't break free


03. Stardust

Music by Guus Eikens, Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt
Lyrics by Charlotte Wessels
Dreamscape in a blanket silver-gray
Homesick for a memory washed away
All light in our hollow eyes is stardust, stardust
Once you learn there is no return to lies
Heaven cried as we left the earth to die
Homesick for a memory
In silent sleep
Eternally

Bring me to life
Bring me the starlight
Bring me the sun and moon
Release the stars tonight

Far away in a distant memory
There is lush, there is green there's you and me
Now all blood in our hollow hearts is stardust, stardust
Washed away like a face drawn in the sand
At the edge of the sea is how we end
Painful is the memory
We did it to ourselves

Awaken me
Bring back my heartbeat
Bring back the warmth of skin
The world we'RE (were?) living in

Bring me to life [Dreamscape, in silver-gray]
Bring me starlight [Homesick, all washed away]
Bring me the sun and moon
Release the stars tonight


04. My Masquerade

Music by Guus Eikens, Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt
Lyrics by Charlotte Wessels
Your face, my face
You breathe, I breathe
You fail, I fake
I pray, I pray...
You lose, I lose
You bruise, I bruise
I hunt, you stay
My prey, My prey

My Masquerade
If you're not afraid
To take a step into my world

A ball, tonight
Cover your eyes
By touch and taste
We'll find our way
Your secrets deep
Yes I will keep
I hunt, you stay
My prey, my prey

My Masquerade
If you're not afraid
To take a step into my world

Take off your mask
And the world will see
The freak in you
The freak in me
Tonight we hide
From judging eyes
We'll dance until the sunrise


05. Tell Me, Mechanist

Music by Guus Eikens, Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt
Lyrics by Charlotte Wessels
Tell me, Mechanist, it it true?
Does none of it bother you?

Once upon a time
Upon a time behind us
The mechanist inclined
Clockworks of time define us
Who you are, who you are;
Merely springs that tick
The time of things away

The cry from the beat is just the noise
Of a spring that you have touched
Not a human: not a voice

If only we could go back to the start [Tell me, mechanist, is it true?]
We would see we're not that far apart [Does none of it bother you?]
Realize the likeness of our hearts
If we could go back to the start

One and the same
Likely to one another
But the mechanist inclined
Merely our kind can suffer
Who you are, who you are
Does it justify
Pleasing your palate
With the other's blood?

Tell me why, have the writings on the wall
Nor the dawn of DNA,
Changed a single thing at all?

If only we could go back to the start [Tell me, mechanist, is it true?]
We would see we're not that far apart [Does none of it bother you?]
Realize the likeness of our hearts
If we could go back to the start

Closing Collision:
The end of our divide
Savor the flavor
Of our ancestry rites
Closing Collision:
We'll realize in time
No opposition
We're genetically entwined


06. Sing To Me

Music by Guus Eikens, Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt
Lyrics by Charlotte Wessels
Happy tears fade fast
Sad tears tend to last
You've got your blood-stained heart
In your nicotine-stained hands
And your twenty-nine years
Did not help you pass
Oh, the roadkill, cheap thrill
Obstacle filled path

White lies, black dress
Brightest of darkness
You close your tearstained eyes
To your silver lined madness
After twenty-nine years
You might want to confess
That we have made
A fucked-up place
That I can not erase

Sing to me

White lies, black heart
Tearing us apart
You breathe the frost-filled air
From my lungs to your lungs
After twenty-nine years
How much more to come?
Now, we have made
A fucked-up place
That I can not erase

Sing to me

Happy tears fade fast
Sad tears tend to last
You've got a sad, sad song
And it's stuck in your aching head
And your twenty-nine years
Did not teach you that
Changing melodies
Will change your destiny at last
Now, we have made
A fucked-up place
We're trying to erase
Erase


07. Army Of Dolls

Music by Guus Eikens, Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt
Lyrics by Charlotte Wessels
How do you look into the mirror
When you're too tired to fake a smile
Your misery won't make you look thinner
Reality is bitter
It's your hand and yours alone that has opened
The door to let their voices in
Into your head, under your skin
Fix your face or you will never fit in

Do you want me, do you want me
To burst your bubble now?
Do you want me, I will break it
Make it loud
Do you want me, do you want me
To break the paradigm
These rules were made by us
They break you up inside

Army of dolls stole your reflection
Army of dolls stole all your perfect imperfections
Just shut them out, don't let them in
Into our head
Do you really think
Misery tastes so much sweeter
Served with a perfect smile

Do you want me, do you want me
To burst your bubble now?
Do you want me, I will break it
Make it loud
Do you want me, do you want me
To break the paradigm
These rules were made by us
They break you up inside

Don't you look into the mirror
Army of dolls made you so bitter
Make-up magpul follow the leader
Never have seen a face much sweeter


08. Lullaby

Music by Guus Eikens, Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt
Lyrics by Charlotte Wessels
We are sinking this ship now
By midnight hour
How long can you hold your breath?
To the sirens who sing to
The broken hearts
We are humming the same tune

Goodbye my lullaby

Under water reflected
Flahes of life
Floating up from your lungs, your lips
When you decided to sail to
The other side
You decided to sink too

Goodbye my lullaby

I will miss you


09. The Tragedy Of The Commons

Music by Guus Eikens, Charlotte Wessels and Martijn Westerholt
Lyrics by Charlotte Wessels
To another commotion
To another disruption
To another explosion
I raise my glass
To another investment
Into the future of wasteland
Well here's to pulling the waistband

But I know at least I thought, at least I fight
At least I know at least I tried
I know I thought, I know I'll fight
Tonight I kiss the world goodbye

We are one, and one is all
Through self-destruction we fall
Close your eyes, to darkened skies
Our ignorant demise

To another obsession
Over another possession
Another deal well made
Well I raise my glass
And to the blissful ignoring
That the unclaimable objects
Decide our pitfall or prospect

I know at least I thought, at least I fight
At least I know at least I tried
I know I thought, I know I'll fight
Tonight I kiss the world goodbye

We are one, as one we fall
Our self-destruction of all
Close your eyes, to darkened skies
Our ignorance in demise

This will lead to personal gain
But I won't feel any personal pain
All the global implications in vain
Yes the price is high but so are the stakes
This belongs to all of us so
Really this belongs to no one at all
When it comes to owning up to our fall
Better to brace yourself for the end of it all