Riverside - Wasteland lyrics



Tracks



01. The Day After

Music & lyrics by Mariusz Duda
What if it's not
If it's not meant to be
What if someone
Has made a mistake

What we've become
There's no turning back
Maybe it's time
To say that out loud

Question marks are falling down
Crushing underneath our memories
As we stand and look around
The world that remained

On the walls we paint our dreams
Hiding in the fallout shelters
While The Gardens of Eden
Are burning above

What if it's not
If it's not meant to be
What if someone
Has made a mistake

What we've become
There's no turning back
Maybe it's time
To say that out loud

02. Acid Rain

Music by Mariusz Duda, Michał Łapaj
Lyrics by Mariusz Duda
Part I. Where Are We Now?

I'm your lie
I am your pretending
I'm the cause of your shame and anger

I'm your crime
Swept under the carpet
Your vanity
With all consequences

Living a distorted day
Distorted life
In an uncertain place without the sun
Where are we now?

Living in a fallen land
With fallen minds
In an uncertain place without the sun
Where are we now?
What have we done?

I'm your sloth
I am your aversion
Intolerance
I'm your private wasteland

Living a distorted day
Distorted life
In an uncertain place without the sun
Where are we now?

Living in a fallen land
With fallen minds
In an uncertain place without the sun
Where are we now?

Living a distorted day
Distorted life
In an uncertain place without the sun

Where are we now?
What have we done?
Where are we now?
Who have we become?

Part II. Dancing Ghosts

Where are we now?
Where are we now?
Where are we now?

We've been waiting for brighter days
How could we've known we were happy?

Dancing ghosts
Singing ghosts

Where are we now?

Dancing ghosts
Singing ghosts

03. Vale Of Tears

Music & lyrics by Mariusz Duda
Shake me down
I'll make a noise
Tap my hand
I'll make you smile
Give me hope
Then take away

Like you did the last time
Like the last time
Like the last time

Tell me who I have to be
Cross my head, lips and heart
Make me get down on my knees

Like you did the last time
Like the last time
Like the last time

Wading through the desert
I am wading through the desert
To the promised land
You burned to the ground

Take me to the highest hill
Show the fireworks display
Tell me it's for my own good

Like you did the last time
Like the last time
Like the last time

Turn poetry into prose
Then launch a crusade
Make another vale of tears

Like you did the last time
Like the last time
Like the last time

Wading through the desert
I am wading through the desert
To the promised land
You burned to the ground

04. Guardian Angel

Music & lyrics by Mariusz Duda
Listen now
The wind is dying down
I can no longer hear
Their wailing
And their cries

The shooting stopped a while ago
Not sure who has survived
They used to be friends
And now they simply wiped each other out

The others took their place
Got a second chance
To get through the night

Tell me now
What is right
What is wrong
Where's the line between fear
And total callousness

My heart's beating too fast
I'm trying to catch
Echoes of morality
Maybe there's a chance to expiate my sins
Turn around
And start again

There's nowhere to escape
But I have the key
I know the road

So I will take you there
Look after you
And save us both

05. Lament

Music & lyrics by Mariusz Duda
Where have you wandered,
My only child
Why are you not coming back?
Your mother is crying her eyes out
And I
In my dreams
Hear your voice

Father, will you take me away
Father will you take and save me from my fate
Father, will you take me away
Father will you take and save me from my fate

Wanted to go
Look for you
A hundred times
But I couldn't leave her alone
The end of the world ruined our home
Yet didn't destroy our hope

Acid rain is pouring down
On the caravans of shadows
Once they used to be humans
Dying of too much choice
Devoid of trust and empathy
They were passing each other
Now
Together
With raised hands
In tears
They call out at the sky

Father, will you take me away
Father will you take and save me from my fate
Father, will you take me away
Father will you take and save me from my fate

06. The Struggle For Survival

Music by Mariusz Duda, Michał Łapaj
[instrumental]

07. River Down Below

Music & lyrics by Mariusz Duda
I'd like to tell you
What I dream about
I'd like to say
How much I miss you
But

I say sorry
So come my darling
Come to me
I'm sorry
I'm dying on the tree

I'd like to tell you
That it's not too late
I'd like to say
That I won with myself

But I say sorry
So come my darling
Come to me
Sorry
I'm dying on the tree

With the world beneath my feet

So you found me after all
Pile the rocks
And two nailed boards

Linger beside me
You're all I have left
Tell me the story of your life
There's so much that
I have got to find out
Until the next darkness arrives

I do not have too many requirements
Only one wish
Before you go
And before I crumble back into the dust
Take me to the river down below
Take me to the river down below

Stay
Sit down
And get some rest
Since you came across my place

Linger beside me
You're all I have left
Tell me the story of your life
There's so much that
I have got to find out
Until the next darkness arrives

I do not have too many requirements
Only one wish
Before you go
And before I crumble back into the dust
Take me to the river down below
Take me to the river down below

And before I crumble back into the dust...
And before I crumble back into the dust...

08. Wasteland

Music & lyrics by Mariusz Duda
Wait in silence
Until the stars go dark
My companion
With your cracked, withered heart

That day is coming
I know that you're calling on me
That day is coming
I know that you're calling on me
I don't want you to make me wait too long
It's time to get on the road

Half dead colours
Residues of my soul
Caught by the wind
Hunting
Thirsty for love

That day is coming
I know that you're calling on me
That day is coming
I know that you're calling on me
I don't want you to make me wait too long
It's time to get on the road

09. The Night Before

Music by Michał Łapaj
Lyrics by Mariusz Duda
Close your eyes
Don't be afraid
I'm with you
This place is safe
We found a camp
We have supplies
They will let us stay the night

Close your eyes
I'll tuck you in
Mum will sing to make you sleep
Don't mind the noise
They're just the bombs
A part of music for this song

When the night begins to fall
You and I
In a safety zone
The former world shall not return
But we'll survive intact
Again