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VNV Nation (28)

After Fire

We have been waiting for you, anticipating you
We shall not lose faith in all that is heaven.
And Heaven is such a small place.
Seconds to minutes to hours to days.
Screaming for something that's something I will never hold.
All around you is tinder for the Gods.
Seconds to minutes to hours to days.
Screaming for something that's something I will never hold.
All around you is tinder for the Gods.
Storms across the Battlements, the After Fire.

Beloved

It's colder than before
The seasons took all they had come for
Now winter dances here
It seems so fitting don't you think?
To dress the ground in white and grey

It's so quiet I can hear
My thoughts touching every second
That I spent waiting for you
Circumstances affords me
No second chance to tell you
How much I've missed you

My beloved do you know
When the warm wind comes again
Another year will start to pass
And please don't ask me why I'm here
Something deeper brought me
Than a need to remember

We were once young and blessed with wings
No heights could keep us from their reach
No sacred place we did not soar
Still, greater things burned within us
I don't regret the choices that I've made
I know you feel the same

My beloved do you know
How many times I stared at clouds
Thinking that I saw you there
These are feelings that do not pass so easily
I can't forget what we claimed as ours

Moments lost though time remains
I am still proud of what we were
No pain remains, no feeling
Eternity awaits
Grant me wings that I might fly
My restless soul is longing
No pain remains, no feeling
Eternity awaits..

Moments lost though time remains
I am so proud of what we were
No pain remains
No feeling
Eternity awaits
Grant me wings that i might fly
My restless soul is longing
No pain remains
No feeling

Eternity awaits..

Carry You

Conceal your deepest worries
Confine your thoughts inside
The walls you built of damaged pride..
The light in your eyes failing
Like you're adrift
Like night pretending to be day
These storms subside..

Though the past, the unwanted memories are holding onto you
All the power in the universe conspires to carry you
Truths you find through your adversities will defend you
As your powers and all your energies conspire to carry you..

The adversary of your soul
The blackest thoughts
That try to poison you
These storms subside..
Lay down your greatest burden
Relinquish that which has control of you
And let yourself through..

Though the past, the unwanted memories are holding onto you
All the power in the universe conspires to carry you
Truths you find through your adversities will defend you
As your powers and all your energies conspire to carry you..

Though it seems the past and the future look the same
Suffice to say that you're still here..

Though the past, the unwanted memories are holding onto you
All the power in the universe conspires to carry you
Truths you find through your adversities will defend you
As your powers and all your energies conspire to carry you..

Chrome

A million faces, each a million lies
For each and all a chrome disguise
Prompts for action force reaction
Embody promise in a sheen so pure
Hurt, the measure of blind ambition
The testament to your singular disease
Against all wisdom you heed no warning
Your desires giving you away..

If I could change your mind
I wouldn't save you from the path you wander
In desperation dreams any soul can set you free
And I still hear you scream
In every breath, in every single motion
Burning innocence the fire to set you free

Your actions turn conquest to dust
In portents of fate you foolishly place trust
Sense fear in your broken breathing
Resort to shadows till your body expires
All creation has the promise of heaven
And still you travel the road to hell
I'm saying nothing for the good of myself
But I'm still talking and you're not listening

If I could change your mind
I wouldn't save you from the path you wander
In desperation dreams any soul can set you free
And I still hear you scream
In every breath, in every single motion
Burning innocence the fire to set you free..

As night descends upon the city
The streets are cold, the lights go by
And in the stories of the people
A million faces, a million lies
They'll never say they feel what you feel
That they can see the world you see
And in their faces, their expressions
A million faces, a million lies..

Endless Skies

How many years since you found yourself
Staring at an endless sky?..

Unaware of yourself
Who you are and where you're going
Only living
Only breathing
Losing all sense of time

The most fragile of things
Captivates and embraces you
Surrender and be witness
To this rarest of moments

You live within the sense of the order of things
What is truth
What is important
What defines you

No need to fear
No need to worry
About years that passed
About time you lost

Live seconds as a lifetime
Time it does not matter
You live within the sense
Of the stillness of time..

The most fragile of things
Captivates and embraces you
Surrender and be witness
To this rarest of moments

Where you live within the sense of the order of things
What is truth
What is important
What defines you

No need to fear
No need to worry
About years that passed
About time you lost

Live the second as a lifetime
Time it does not matter

How many years.. [x3]

Since you found yourself.. [x3]

Staring at an endless sky?..

Everything

Don't tell me it's the end of everything
It always seems the darkest before the light
So fragile and breaking apart
Finding solace in the knowledge of what's right
All that's holy, sacred and divine
Guarding over all within its sight

Embracing with all of your heart
Give me your body and your soul
In greatness take all in your stride
Lend your courage to the task, to the masses hope and pride

Don't tell me it's the end of everything
It always seems the darkest before the light

You're changing and biding your time
All the while you're praying you'll be saved
You're hiding your beautiful mind
Unaware of what it means to embrace it and defend

So don't tell me it's the end of everything
It always seems the darkest before the light

Don't tell me it's the end of everything
It always seems the darkest before the light
The glory in the epic of life
Comforting, ensuring it survives

And don't tell me it's the end of everything
It always seems the darkest before the light
Embracing with all of your heart
Give me your body and your soul
In greatness take all in your stride
Lend your courage to the task, to the masses hope and pride

Don't tell me it's the end of everything
It always seems the darkest before the light

It always seems the darkest before the light

Forsaken

When I have nothing left to feel
When I have nothing left to say
I will let this slip away.

I feel these engines power down.
I feel this heart begin to bleed
As I turn this burning page.

So please forgive me if I bleed.
Please forgive me if I breathe.
I have words I need to say.
I have so very much to say.

And whose life do I lead?
And whose blood do I bleed?
Whose air do I breathe?
With whose skin now do I feel?

I'm supposed to walk away from here. [x2]

And whose life do I lead?
And whose air do I breathe?
Whose blood do I now bleed?
I'm convinced that there's nothing more.

The day you died I lost my way.
The day you died I lost my mind.

What am I supposed to do?
Is there something more?

The engines power down.
Like a soldier to his end I go.
I'm convinced, but
There is nothing more.

Whose life do I lead?
And whose air do I breathe?

With whose blood and whose skin do I feel?
What happens now?

Have I done something wrong?

Forgive my need to bleed right now.
Please forgive my need to breathe
But I've so much to say
And it wouldn't matter anyway.
You're not here to hear these words that I must say

I'm convinced inside
That there is nothing more.

Whose life do I lead?
And whose air do I breathe?
Whose blood do I now bleed?
With whose skin now do I feel?

Nothing left to say.
Nothing left to feel.
Am I supposed to let this go now,
Let darkness come and take you away?..

Frika

Over time desire shall fall and lie and fade
Await unequaled thought and virtuosity
Desire lies in wait, a precious cup, a stone or some such
Absent moments, ones which raised the heart to stand so great!

Cannot choose not to deny
Blame falls easy silently
Darkness preferable, comfort found again
In solitude, a door into an empty room
A door to familiar desolation
The spoils of past years lost for reason
Lost for some notions of new days..

Inside there is gentleness
Calm preceding tears
Cry again, oh, cry again
Moment of toil, moment of toil
Call the Gods to answer me
Hear me say, 'Oh, hear my pain!'
Call the Gods to answer me
Frika come! Frika come!

Promise and enlightenment abounded
Felled like trees and pillars that held me high
Running blind, running blind
On stony ground I stumble and vow return

Inside there is gentleness
Calm preceding tears
Cry again, oh, cry again
Moment of toil, moment of toil
Call the Gods to answer me
Hear me say, 'Oh, hear my pain!'
Call the Gods to answer me.
Frika come! Frika come!

Inside there is anger now
Calm precedes the rage
Cry again, oh, cry again
Moment of toil, moment of toil
Call the Gods to answer me
Hear me say, 'Hear my pain!'
All the Gods to answer me
Frika come! Oh, Frika come!

Genesis

Breathing an air permeated
Soaked in darkness
Emanating from within
Resonating like a scream no one can hear

I wear this chaos well
Though none should save me
Desperation keeps me here
My need for innocence
The place where I began

The abyss becomes me
I wear this chaos well

Are these not words of heresy
A venom on my lips, a poison?
My spirit impurified
In everything I choose to say

With you I stand in hope
That God will save us from ourselves
Every cry a wasted moment
Until another day is lost

Even lands we once called home
Lie undiscovered and unknown
Only Heaven's silence for an answer

And did our laughter, did our tears
Have some purpose after all?
Did we toil in vain, in hope
That wisdom came from what we'd done?

Even lands we once called home
Lie undiscovered and unknown
Only Heaven's silence for an answer

Undiscovered

Are these not words of heresy
A venom on my lips, a poison?
My spirit impurified
In everything I choose to say

If I would shed my skin, the layers left
But not the lessons learned
Would not undo what I have done
Or grant forgiveness in some better days

With you I stand in hope
That God will save us from ourselves
Every cry a wasted moment
Until another day is lost

Even lands we once called home
Lie undiscovered and unknown
Only Heaven's silence for an answer

And did our laughter, did our tears
Have some purpose after all?
Did we toil in vain, in hope
That wisdom came from what we'd done?

Even lands we once called home
Lie undiscovered and unknown
Only Heaven's silence for an answer

Ghost

I climbed down to watch the tide
Mark the time that slips away
Where the oceans meet the sky
The drawing out of self
And bitter cold go side by side
The self sustained obscurity
The sense I can't maintain
The ghost that never wanes

I walk out to meet my fate
In the receding of the day
In hope the tide will grant me stay
From the ghost that never wanes

So torn and frayed
By times, lives, faces; none can wear away
Time slips away..
Let them rest upon the waves,
Peace at last for those who wait,
Before I go out too far,
Before the depth I seek moves further away

I walk out to meet my fate
In the receding of the day
In hope the tide will grant me stay
From the ghost that never wanes.

Holding On

I thought the future held a perfect place for us..
That together we would learn to be the best that we could be..
In my naivety I ran, I fell and lost my way..
Somehow I always end up falling over me..

And one day I woke to find the future had no place for me..
I was unwanted in a world that with my hands I helped build..
Where once was honesty and pride I now stand broken and alone..
Just a shadow of what I was meant to be..

Does anybody feel the way I do?
Is there anybody out there?
Are you hearing me?
If I believe in you, will you believe in me?
Or am I alone in this hall of dreams?

I'll believe in you if you believe in me
But I have no trust in anything
Somehow I'm always, always falling over me..

They say that "Time will heal", "The truth shall set us free"..
Well that depends on what it is that you choose to believe..
In this prison made of lies..
We see what it is we want to see..
And find comfort in this broken hall of dreams..

Does anybody feel the way I do?
Is there anybody out there?
Are you hearing me?
If I believe in you, will you believe in me?
Or am I alone in this hall of dreams?

I'll believe in you if you believe in me
But I have no trust in anything
Somehow I'm always, always falling over me..

Somehow I'm always, I am always falling over me..

Homeward

The hallowed lands so far behind
As fleeting dreams still linger
Like distant voices through the rain
Like grains of sand cast from my hands..

I never thought I'd go this far
Without a star to cross the seas
So far from shores I'd left behind
Still far from shores I've yet to reach..

I try to find the strength I need
To calm the doubts in my beliefs
With the will, I know my heart won't break

And if I have strength, then I've belief
If I have love, my heart still beats
Here under stars
Far from home..

The picture fades, the light recedes
The sound is lost in whispers
My recollections once clear and pure
Now distant lights that dim with time..

I never thought I'd go this far
Without a star to cross the seas
So far from shores I'd left behind
Still far from shores I've yet to reach..

I try to find the strength I need
To calm the doubts in my beliefs
With the will, I know my heart won't break

And if I have strength, then I've belief
If I have love, my heart still beats
Here under stars
Far from home..

Honour

Passive field, January two thousand and twelve.
A nation that stands alone.
Cold voices, faces pale, gathered unto their judgment day.

Such pride remains unbroken.
Such words remain unspoken.
Just mothers to stand in vain and cry.
Tears and medals in the rain.

Shall I recall when justice did prevail?
No reason to be found why reason did fail.
The all clear resounding.
The way was clear to rebuild this land.

Shall I call on you to guide me well,
To see our hopes and dreams fulfilled?
On this day of our ascension.

Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for.
For our spirit and laws and ways.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
For heaven or hell we shall not wait.

Shall I think of honour as lies
Or lament its aged slow demise?
Shall I stand as a total stranger
On this day in this stone chamber?

The all clear resounding.
The way was clear to rebuild this land.
Shall I call on you to guide me well.
To see our hopes and dreams fulfilled.
On this day of our ascension
On this day we praise the fallen.

Stand your ground, this is what we are fighting for.
For our spirit and laws and ways.
Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.
For heaven or hell we shall not wait.

Shall I think of honour as lies
Or lament it's aged slow demise?
Shall I stand as a total stranger
On this day in this stone chamber?

If I Was

The light of day is fading
To bid the darkness in
When empty smiles
Can never hide the hollowness within
My thoughts race by like the scene outside
Through the windows of the train
I could cover my eyes but never hide
From the promises I made

If I was a better man
Or a poor man or a king
Would I have the strength to start again
Walk the path that called to me
Somewhere out there waiting
Is a place where I'll know peace
Calling out and beckoning
Be I a poor man or a king

The station long departed
My fate entrusted to the rails
No certain destination
Except the life I'll hope to make
But were the choice presented
Couldn't relinquish or bequeath
The walls I built around the truth
I closely guard within

If I was a better man
Or a poor man or a king
Would I have the strength to start again
Walk the path that called to me
Somewhere out there waiting
Is a place where I'll know peace
Calling out and beckoning
Be I a poor man or a king

Give me your hand
Take your place here next to me
Let us walk this road together
No matter where it leads
Put aside your burdens
Put away your fears
Or I'll carry them as I'd carry you
Until the very end

Somewhere out there waiting
Is a place where we'd know peace
That calls to us
That beckons us
The place where we'd be free

Put aside your burdens
Put away your fears
I'd carry them as I'd carry you
'Till the very end

Put aside your burdens
Put away your fears
I'd carry them as I'd carry you
Until the very end

Somewhere out there waiting
Is a place where we'd know peace
Calling out and beckoning
A place where we'd be free

Illusion

I know it's hard to tell how mixed up you feel
Hoping what you need is behind every door
Each time you get hurt, I don't want you to change
Cause everyone has hopes, you're human after all
The feeling sometimes, wishing you were someone else
Feeling as though you never belong
This feeling is not sadness, this feeling is not joy
I truly understand. Please, don't cry now..

Please don't go, I want you to stay
I'm begging you please, please don't leave here
I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
The world is just illusion trying to change you..

Being like you are
Well this is something else, who would comprehend?
But some that do, lay claim
Divine purpose blesses them
That's not what I believe, and it doesn't matter anyway
A part of your soul ties you to the next world
Or maybe to the last, but I'm still not sure
But what I do know is, to us the world is different
As we are to the world, but I guess you would know that..

Please don't go, I want you to stay
I'm begging you please, please don't leave here
I don't want you to hate for all the hurt that you feel
The world is just illusion trying to change you

Please don't go, I want you to stay
I'm begging you please, oh, please don't leave here
I don't want you to change for all the hurt that you feel
This world is just illusion always trying to change you..

Joy

Have I no control, is my soul not mine?
Am I not just man, destiny defined?
Never to be ruled nor held to heel.
Not heaven or hell, just the land between.

Am I not man, does my heart not bleed?
No lord, no god, no hate, no pity, no pain, just me.

Comprehend and countermand.
Synchronous guidance. I choose my way.
Never to be ruled nor held to heel.
Not heaven or hell just the land between.
And am I not man?

So why do I love when I still feel pain?
When does it end, when is my work done?
Why am I lone and why do I feel
That I carry a sword through a battlefield?

So why do I love when I still feel pain?
When does it end, when is my work done?
Why do I fight and why do I feel
That I carry a sword, that I carry a sword?

Like the path to heaven or the road to hell,
Our choice is our own consequences bind.
We are the kings of wisdom, the fools as well.
We are the gods to many, we are humble men.
We who build great works just to break them down.
We who make our rules so we never fail.

So why do I love when I still feel pain?
When does it end, when is my work done?
Why am I lone and why do I feel
That I carry a sword through a battlefield?

So why do I love when I still feel pain?
When does it end, when is my work done?
Why do I fight and why do I feel
That I carry a sword, that I carry a sword, through a battlefield?

Nemesis

Everybody wants to live in a lie
But why should we delude ourselves?
It's not as if we can't see that something's wrong
Where's the duty to what's right?
Intentions end with empty words
And chaos replaces order..

Those who shout the loudest impose their will
Upholding laws that serve the few
Declaring peace while the sirens sing
In the name of progress, the name of madness
Drum beats faster, crowd shouts louder
And chaos replaces order..

I want justice for the voice that can't be heard
Vindication for every suffering and hurt
Let retribution hold dominion over earth
Because Judgement Day's not coming
Judgement Day's not coming soon enough..

Because Judgement Day's not coming
Judgement Day's not coming [x3]
Soon enough..

I want justice for the voice that can't be heard
Vindication for every suffering and hurt
Let retribution hold dominion over earth
Because Judgement Day's not coming
Judgement Day's not coming..

I want justice for the voice that can't be heard
Vindication for every suffering and hurt
Let retribution hold dominion over earth
Because Judgement Day's not coming
Judgement Day's not coming soon enough..

Soon enough..

Off Screen

The writing is set, are we ready to play out the scene?
Discarding direction, instinctively playing the leads
Cast in dangerous roles, cameos of us in our lives
Try to outshine the spotlights, lines we've improvised

Precious lies, words that we say to ease our minds
Hide our face behind a mask contrived
Lose ourselves a thousand times inside
This is where we draw the line
There's nothing else to give but what you see
Only sacrifice, blood and tears

To a flickering light, impressions unfold on the screen
Silhouetted in half-truths, bathe in the glow of a silver dream
Living life off the stage, tragedy to victory
Shadows of past lives in the final scenes

Precious lies, words that we say to ease our minds
Hide our face behind a mask contrived
Lose ourselves a thousand times inside
This is where we draw the line
There's nothing else to give but what you see
Only sacrifice, blood and tears

Precious lies, words that we say to ease our minds
Hide our face behind a mask contrived
Lose ourselves a thousand times inside
This is where we draw the line
There's nothing else to give but what you see
Only sacrifice and tears

Precious lies, words that we say to ease our minds
Hide our face behind a mask contrived
Lose ourselves a thousand times inside
This is where we draw the line
There's nothing else to give but what you see
Only sacrifice, blood and tears

Perpetual

Find it in you, raise your eyes
Look beyond the place you stand..
Towards the furthest reaches
And to the smallest of things

The sound you are hearing
Is the symphony of what we are..
Revelation will not come
With heart and mind closed and divided

No need of sun to light the way
Across the ages, we have reigned as we endured
Through the storm fronts we will ever surely pass
To stand as never ending light

Throw away the mantle
Awake from your uncertain hesitation..
No way to describe or equate the feeling
No end to what is at your command..
A million thoughts run through you
Concentric circles, ever greater..
But you have always known
This is not all there is
To your questions there'll be answers

No need of sun to light the way
Across the ages, we have reigned as we endured
Through the storm fronts we will ever surely pass
To stand as never ending light

Let there be, let there always be
Never ending light..
Let there be, let there always be
Never ending light..

Let there be, let there always be
Never ending light..
Let there be, let there always be
Never ending light..

Precipice

The hope of my redemption
Is such that I believe that I am free

To confess would bring me no salvation
By allowing hope the power to forgive me

And on my ex I will admit I've no pretentions
I've no regrets for all the things that I have done

My fate's to me, all as foundations
None has the right to judge my soul but me

There is no going back
No quarter, no remains,
No return for me, no sanctity, a single chance prevails
For lands behind laid waste, no doubt no amends to make
A brake off day until our light fails
March ever on

Great are the parts of our creation
That have been made for the brave to see
The fools who will condemn our existence
Are all as lands to be vanquished and seized

There is no going back
No quarter, no remains,
No return for me, no sanctity, a single chance prevails
For lands behind laid waste, no doubt no amends to make
A brake off day until our light fails
March ever on

There is no going back
No quarter, no remains,
No return for me, no sanctity, a single chance prevails
For lands behind laid waste, no doubt no amends to make
A brake off day until our light fails
March ever on

There is no going back
No quarter, no remains,
No return for me, no sanctity, a single chance prevails
For lands behind laid waste, no doubt no amends to make
A brake off day until our light fails
March ever on..

Saviour (Vox)

As the stars appear
I know I'll find you staring at the sky
Pointlessly reaching for some light
You hope to guide your sorry way

Your body bleeding
Your body burned
Your body scarred
Around the cinder of your heart

A God of love
A God of care
A God of hope
A God of words
A God as lost as you and blind
To fill your hollow soul again
You seek a God who stands above you
Wrapping healing arms around you
You'll find another God of pain
A God of suffering and tears

Give yourself unto your God
Sacrifice yourself again
Burn your thoughts, erase your will
To Gods of suffering and tears
Tie hallowed bonds around your hands
Kneel before this seat of shame
To Gods as lost
Gods as blind
Gods of suffering and pain

Sentinel

Can we say that we are free?
Our hands are bound and voices silent
I'm sure it's not a dream
I am awake
My eyes are open
I can't accept and won't concede;
In aftermath we find redemption
The causes that are seized
And disguised as revolution

Quell the rage that deeply seethes;
The extremes of these devotions
Dismantle the Machine;
The device of their creation

I can't accept and won't concede;
That this is who we are,
The conflict that is seized
And disguised as greater notions

To the songs that sing of glory and the brave,
Are we dreaming there are better days to come?
When will the banners and the victory parades
Celebrate the Day a better world was won?
On the day, the Storm has just begun, I will still hope
There are better days to come.

In the face of what I say
My words would turn to anger
Malevolence in need
Cannot provide direction
I won't accept this thought;
That this is who we are
Positions never change
Losing all forward motion

Harbour that which deeply seethes
Temper your devotion
Dismantle the Machine;
The device of your convictions

I can't accept and won't concede;
That this is who we are,
The conflict that is seized
And disguised as greater notions

To the songs that sing of glory and the brave,
Are we dreaming there are better days to come?
When will the banners and the victory parades
Celebrate the Day a better world was won?
To the songs that sing of glory and the brave,
Are we dreaming there are better days to come?
When will the banners and the victory parades
Celebrate the Day a better world was won?
On the day, the Storm has just begun, I will still hope
There are better days to come.

On the day, the Storm has just begun, I will still hope
There are better days to come.

Space & Time

Tear apart the life and times of familiar faces
And tracing lines to what connects
Me and binds me to
Images of the remote and neverchanging
Grand designs, style and grace
And am I..

Lost in thoughts on open seas
Let the currents carry me
If I could, would I remain
Another life for another dream
No turning back
Face the fact
I am lost in space and time
Standing here
Looking back in time..

One and all
Let us celebrate the rise and fall
Celebrate the life and times of splendour
Desire and love, constant and neverchanging
The flow of time's closing lines
Can't tell if I'm just..

Lost in thoughts on open seas
Let the currents carry me
If I could, would I remain
Another life for another dream
No turning back
Face the fact
I am lost in space and time
Standing here
Looking back in time..

Lost in thoughts on open seas
Let the currents carry me
If I could, would I remain
Another life for another dream
No turning back
Face the fact
I am lost in space and time
Standing here
Looking back in time..

Lost in thoughts on open seas
Let the currents carry me
If I could, would I remain
Another life for another dream
No turning back
Face the fact
I am lost in space and time
Standing here
Looking back in time..

Standing

Eyes betray the soul
And bear its thinking.
Beyond words they say
So many things to me.

A stranger here reborn it seems
Awaking wonders deep in me,
If nothing's ventured nothing's gained,
So I must seize the day.

And fighting time so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever.
And will the world stay standing still
At least for me.

Through my eyes stare into me.
I bear my heart for all to see.
With my face turned to the sun
There ever standing still.

It wasn't you it wasn't me
It wasn't anything.
It was a day so long awaited
And a chance to be as me.

I let the wind run through my hands
Before I turned to walk away.
In distant days I long to
Sense it all so clear.

And fighting time so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever.
And will the world stay standing still
At least for me.

Through my eyes stare into me.
I bear my heart for all to see.
With my face turned to the sun
There ever standing still.

And fighting time so much I ask.
I will this moment last forever.
Though seasons change and things come to pass
Remain inside of me.

And fighting time so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever.
And will the world stay standing still
At least for me.

I had no faith before that time
In any vow or deed.
Days followed days and
Years were meaningless.
Despite the wisdom of defeat
I bore my heart for all to see
The wonders I'd seen.
The wonders I'd seen..

And fighting time so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever.
And will the world stay standing still
At least for me.

Through my eyes stare into me.
I bear my heart for all to see.
With my face turned to the sun
There ever standing still.

And fighting time so much I ask.
I will this moment last forever.
Though seasons change and things come to pass
Remain inside of me.

And fighting time so hard I pray
That this moment lasts forever.
And will the world stay standing still
At least for me..

Still Waters

Here among the streets,
Static noise of moving lines -
Isolated locked in time.

Along the crowded streets,
Faces unknown pass me by,
Filtered signals in the noise,
Reveal what paper masks disguise.

Some have all and some have nothing,
Some find themselves losing everything -
Some are lost and never found.
Some will lead and some will follow,
Some only answer to themselves.
Some need truth, some need lies.

Some will create, some destroy.
Some will be healed, some will be torn apart,
Though few will ever know why.

Some will be loved and some will love,
Some will hold on to what some let go.
The heart that makes them feel alive -
Events by which they are defined.

Some accept and some deny,
Some would believe but still doubt everything.

Some will live and some will die -
Fighting over reasons why.

Every voice part of the sound
Noise that doesn't cease
Signals resonate in time
Over again the waters rise and then subside,
Sending waves around the world
Still waters, open skies.

Every voice part of the sound -
Noise that doesn't cease,
Signals resonate in time.
Over again the waters rise and then subside,
Sending waves around the world -
Still waters, open skies.

Sending waves around the world -
Still waters, open skies.

Every voice part of the sound -
Sending waves around the world,
Still waters, open skies.

Testament

Procrastinating, pretending to worry
Solving problems by pushing them aside
Wasting time, like we've all the time in the world.

Deliberation instead of solution, another term for blatant lies
Biding time like we've all the time in the world.

And I'm not the only one who thinks we're trying to say
To the heavens and all who hear us: behold all we have made!
We bring destruction, we bring war without an end
And then we live in hope that tomorrow never comes, that it never comes..

We conquer paradise just to burn it to the ground
And we build a future to honor paths we've left behind
We bring destruction, we bring war without an end
And then we hope that tomorrow never comes, that it never comes..

The problems get worse before they get better
We find excuses to divert our eyes
Let tomorrow deal with what we could have done

And if you think we're the future, that we build tomorrow
When was the last day without a war?
We speak of quickness that we have never been

And I'm not the only one who thinks we're trying to say
To the heavens and all who hear us: behold all we have made!
We bring destruction, we bring war without an end
And then we live in hope that tomorrow never comes, that it never comes..

We conquer paradise just to burn it to the ground
And we build a future to honor paths we've left behind
We bring destruction, we bring war without an end
And then we hope that tomorrow never comes, that it never comes..

It's just you and me now [x2]
It's just you and me
Against the world..

We conquer paradise just to burn it to the ground
And we build a future to honor paths we've left behind
We bring destruction, we bring war without an end
And then we hope that tomorrow never comes, that it never comes..

Tomorrow Never Comes

Heaven help us
We've lost control
This should be our finest hour
But we're racing towards the end of days
Pulling back from the brink
Despite our best efforts
The volume increases and the beat goes on
All the players marching to a different drum
The rhythm of the wardance
And the beat goes on

What will become of us,
If there's no one to watch over us,
If we should face the certainty of our destruction?
Forfeiting everything
Pointless cries
Futile dreams
There'll be no laughter, there'll be no tears
When tomorrow never comes.

This isn't a game
Turn the safety off
Still we want more
And so the beat gets faster
Everyone must play
Because fame will find you
And put your face on the cover
Of a loaded magazine
We're proud of ourselves
And our greatest inventions
Methods of killing have reacher perfection
All the players marching to a different drum
The rhythm of the wardance
And the beat goes on

What will become of us,
If there's no one to watch over us,
If we should face the certainty of our destruction?
Forfeiting everyhing
Pointless cries
Futile dreams
There'll be no laughter, there'll be no tears
When tomorrow never comes.

As the warning sirens sound,
That the world is at an end
Rendered unto night
Creation torn asunder
What will become of us?
Is there no one to watch over us?
There'll be no laughter, there'll be no tears
When tomorrow never comes.

Where There Is Light

The Carousel begins to slow
I take my chances
So far removed I fail to see;
The recklessness I've shown in all my words and deeds,
The good in other souls I never fail to see

Can you see the lights as far as the eyes can see,
From this point about the world,
Where mortals dare their destiny
As it radiates, may I witness open eyed
Let me remain
Where there is light
In want of courage - it is a shield for me
In want of hope - it reassures and carries me
As it radiates, may I witness open eyed
Let me remain
Where there is light

Letting go was never easy
Risking all for what I wanted and never needed
Deliberated whether I should serve the cause of greater things,
As we moved worlds apart

Can you see the lights as far as the eyes can see,
From this point about the world,
Where mortals dare their destiny
As it radiates, may I witness open eyed
Let me remain
Where there is light

The greatest words would still fail me now
These emotions I cannot describe
I want to be where I don't need to hide myself
And remain there till the end of time

The Gods play games with mortal hearts
As the Carousel goes round
As I looked on I saw the crowds
That had gathered walk away

Can you see the lights as far as the eyes can see,
From this point about the world,
Where mortals dare their destiny
As it radiates, may I witness open eyed
Let me remain
Where there is light
In want of courage - it is a shield for me
In want of hope - it reassures and carries me
As it radiates, may I witness open eyed
Let me remain
Where there is light..
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