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Diorama – Even the devil doesn’t care

Knock knock morning – Babymetal

BABYMETAL (さくら学院 重音部)「ド・キ・ド・キ☆モーニング」

Good morning baby
Good morning baby
Knock knock morning

Patsun patsun bangs patsun cutie style (1)
Best if straight like a dagger, very sugoi
Today’s lipstick – this? that? or that? which?
Which? Wait a sec, watch (2), what time is it now?

Let’s meet! Let’s meet! Let’s meet after class! Party time!
Well it’s a girlsmeeting, so girlstalk! Very mean!
Today’s VIP – this? that? or that? which?
Which? Wait a second, watch, what time is it now?

I hate pretenting! I hate it!
I really want to see the world I don’t know!
I dream of the 4th and 5th dimension!
I want to raise my level by 10%!
Right!?

Ring Ring Ring! Good morning! Wake up!
Please! Wait a second, wait a second!
Ring Ring Ring! Take your time! Hurry up!
Chaotic morning
Ring Ring Ring! Don’t loose your head! Make up!
Please! Wait a second, wait a second!
Ring Ring Ring! Today is Version Up
Knock knock morning

Free of makeup, free of makeup. Glasses as a hairpin. Funny face
But please wait three seconds, ok? Instant transformation, really quick!
Today’s RAP (3) this? that? or that? which?
Which? Wait a second, watch, what time is it now?

I hate pretenting! I hate it!
I really want to see the world I don’t know!
I dream of the 4th and 5th dimension!
I want to raise my level by 10%!
Right!?

Ring Ring Ring! Good morning! Wake up!
Please! Wait a second, wait a second!
Ring Ring Ring! Take your time! Hurry up!
Chaotic morning
Ring Ring Ring! Don’t loose your head! Make up!
Please! Wait a second, wait a second!
Ring Ring Ring! Today is Version Up
Knock knock morning

(1) patsun is a hairstyle with the bangs cut completely straight
(2) in the video it’s a normal clock, but the text says watch
(3) don’t know what that’s supposed to mean, but I doubt it actually refers to music

Big thanks to Johnny for the translation which helps us decipher the mysteries of Japan. :D

Blind Guardian – At the edge of time

At the Edge of Time



1. Sacred Worlds
2. Tanelorn
3. Road Of No Release
4. Ride Into Obsession
5. Curse My Name
6. Valkyries
7. Control The Divine
8. War Of The Thrones
9. A Voice In The Dark
10. Wheel Of Time

Sacred Worlds

The realm’s bleeding
it suffers –
Old an weak

No further arguing
There is war at hand
The system’s failing
Engine’s running

Then after all
I sense the end is dawning
These lunatics deny the truth

I know I will not fail
There’ll be

War
It’s now or never
We shall stand together
One by one
This world is sacred
I’m coming home
War
It’s now or never
We shall stand together
One by one
This world is sacred
I’m coming home

Coming home

You chase in twilight
and you know
you will be on your own
on your own

The misery shown
I’ll be alone in this hour
I face the unknown
Witness the end

I’m bleeding. I’m fading
Here in my final hour
When long lost memories return
And a voice keeps calling
“All dead and gone
it’s out of hand
Life is in motion”
I’m wishing. I’m fading
“Time to wake up
face the truth”

I’m sinking
I’m drowning
There’s no doubt and no regret
“Time to reveal now”
This is no illusion
It is real
Carry on the flame
It’s not over now
Watch me, I will rise
Time to reveal now

I know I will not fail
Anymore

I’m the one forever
All that really matters
Blessed realm
This world is sacred
I’m coming home
War
It’s now or never
We shall stand together
One by one
This world is sacred
I’m coming home

Yesterday’s gone
There’s no today, no tomorrow
I’m raised from the dead
The ritual failed

There at the gates
I’m left alone in this hour
Driven insane
I am left alone

And now i drown in deepest shadows
While the golden hall is sealed
I’m wishing
I’m fading
And I’m part of the machine
My eyes are the eyes of a dead man
and feel the unholy stream

The source of my power
The energy
I’m in control

I will live forever
All that really matters
Blessed realm
This world is sacred
I’m coming home
War
It’s now or never
We shall stand together
One by one
This world is sacred
I’m coming home

I spread my wings
But keep on falling
I should have known
I can see it coming
The war is over
There’s whispering in the wind
Just let me out of here
There is no way
There’s no end
While all the suffering goes on
All that I know
Is that I’m not insane
It’s not over

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Tanelorn

I travel a dusty old road
And carry on in ultimate terror
The torture will grow
While infinity’s lost
The lunatic fears the unknown

Into the fire
Curse me
Unknown
Into the fire
Everything is gone

Did I miss the point
Or fail to see
That I am lost
Cause I am chosen

Crush another tower
Grind the universe
I’ll fear it into pieces
Mourn forevermore
And here I

Cry for Tanelorn
Still I fear their voices
Cry for Tanelorn
No more fear, no voices
Cry for Tanelorn
Into the void this journey ends
Cry for Tanelorn
The dawn comes crashing down
Into the void

My locked up asylum
Don’t turn your back
On your prodigal son
When terror is raging
Still my hate will grow

Here on my own
I’ve built a pyre
Oh, fire
Here on my own
I’ve wasted life
So weak

A dark sword
A black soul
My soulmate gets near
Deceiver
Deceiver

I’m banned from the island
Refuse my, deny me
I’m pale and I’m weak
Now I don’t belong here anymore

Cry for Tanelorn
Still I fear their voices
Cry for Tanelorn
No more fear, no voices
Cry for Tanelorn
Into the void this journey ends
Cry for Tanelorn
The dawn comes crashing down
Into the void

The trouble of many I’ve seen
It’s coming to an end
Here’s my last stand
The torture at last
Will be gone with the past
Infinity. Where will I go?

Into the fire
Curse me
In war
Into the fire
Everything is gone

It’s your blood I desire
The last soul I require
Right alter all the damage will down

And here I
Cry for Tanelorn
Still I fear their voices
Cry for Tanelorn
No more fear, no voices
“Feeding my void
Feeding my void
Here at the edge. I claim your soul”
Cry for Tanelorn
The dawn comes crashing down
Into the void

Stormbringer
All hail stormbringer

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Road Of No Release

[Dead girl:]
Please, sister, wake up
you’ve traveled far
Release my mind
Sing this song of mine
Save me from drowning
Quick, cast your spell on me
I sense you’re finally getting near
Can you hear me crying?
I’ve got to break the silence

[The lover:]
I know they’re out there
Play hide and seek
watching
My love is wasted

[The storyteller:]
My worst dreams
I can’t leave them
I’m the black queen
Here in barren lands

[The fox:]
When you walk down
You may not find relief
will you go down there
I wonder
Wonder why

[All:]
Here on this road of no release
Pale reign of misery
That even time cannot erase
On through my sorrows
Life will go on

[Dead girl:]
Words and dreams unite
I hear an ancient voice
It’s calling for me
When death and life collide
I hear an ancient song

[The resurrected girl:]
Deep inside
I can’t find myself
Can’t remember at all
The past and my strange end
come guide me now
Can’t remember my fall
There’s something
There’s someone
It’s ain’t over now
The void – There’s more to it
It’s real and still alive

[The necromancer:]
I will find you
Slipping away
I’ll bind you
Still I conquer the world
Take him away

[All:]
Here on this road of no release
Pale reign of misery
That even time cannot erase
On through my sorrows
Life will go on

[The fox:]
My last steps
Can’t leave her
I, the old fox
Will take revenge

[Old man:]
I cannot heal your fear and doubts
The void, It waits for us
Still, After all the ghosts are howling
You cannot run, you cannot hide
The void, it waits for us
Still after all there is no choice

[All:]
Here on this road of no release
Pale reign of misery
That even time cannot erase
On through my sorrows
Life will go on

[The girl:]
Find me, I’m drowning
Then once again
There’s nothing left I fear
There’s nothing more to say
And no more games to play
to play

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Ride Into Obsession

Come, I show you the end
You’re dammed
Cause no one can defy me
Just watch these maddened creatures
Like you they all once reached out
A war to win
But I’m gonna burn this vision down

Call me the father of lies
Just watch these saddened creatures
they’ve turned you into their savior

You hold your ground
Until your last breath
You’ll twist then turn
and now you’re falling down

The battle rages on
And forever and ever
The wheel will turn

Let ages come and go
The will turn now
The wheel will turn
Another ride into obsession
I am reborn
The wheel will turn now
And I am driven to obsession

All these dying men
try to understand
They all followed the sign

It’s a cycle’s end
There no hope
for a while
From the ashes arise

Can’t save her
Enjoy the flames
So precious, so pure

and you try
You’re sure to fail
And madness
Is the price you’ve to pay

Unholy grounds
Witness your last breath
The cycle ends
And you’re stumbling

The battle will go on
and forever and ever
It’s raging on

Let ages come and go
The wheel will turn now
The wheel will turn
Another ride into obsession
I am reborn
The wheel will turn now
And I’m driven to obsession

Through the flames you’ll see me
You’ll be mine, believe me
This is the moment I long for

Wake up there’s a storm to face and
Right now while the land lies bleeding
It’s me, I conquer your soul

Still I’ll be on my way
Oh light, let me out of here I pray

And over and over and over again
There is no beginning
No end

This war, it still goes on
And forever and ever
I will return

Let ages come and go
The wheel will turn now
The wheel will turn
Another ride into obsession
I am reborn
The wheel will turn now
And I’m driven to obsession

Light – so serene
True source reign over me
There’s no end and
There’s no beginning
“You will never be alone”

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Curse My Name

The tenure of kings and their magistrates
By good men it must be deposed
The covenant made can be voided at once
Dis anoint him, take his crown

They plead for their king
And they pity their lord
Put him to death, that’s what I say

Though never so just these dancing divines
Endue him with reason and grace
They’re gibberish
Words dissemble the facts
God’s will
They falsely will claim

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name
But remember the truth

So there they come
From everywhere
They witness revenge
Hear them calling
“You’re laden with blood
It’s spilled everywhere
And sorrow’s everlasting

Oh you’ll be aware now
That trial is near
It’s close at hand
The masquerade is over
It ends
Remove his crown
and bring him down
Now we shall mourn no longer
Our prayers they’ve been heard
There’s no more league
That will bind us to the tyrant
Our voices shall be heard
Cause we won’t take it anymore

And we’re one we are the nation
And we’re one we are the law”

Falsely they praise
Deify his majesty
“He’s blessed the anointed’s
Fulfilling god’s will”
Curse them all
No further he’s king
Providence brought him straight into our hands

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name But remember the truth

Now let him appear
There’s joy in the air
Now witness a new age is dawning
In trouble alone
He’s facing despair
Awaiting his bitter ending

We all know he’s guilty as charged
By punishment due to his crime
We sacrifice the wicked king
Acknowledged by scriptures and law

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name But remember the truth
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name But remember the truth
We won’t take it anymore
Our voice it shall be heard
But I will remember the truth
We won’t take it anymore
Our voice it shall be heard
But I will remember the truth

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Valkyries

To the gods of the north, I pray
And raise my cup for the fallen ones
Then I cry
In Valhalla they’ll sing

Rain
Red blood keeps pouring down
Come Valkyries, join me on that final ride

Here I lie bleeding
Odin, I await thee

The battle rages on

New lines they’re weaving
The future, the past and the present
They’re one
They will reveal their mask
To show me a way to survive
This bitter war

Soon it will be over
He will be the one
We’ll weave in

And terror will now rule these lands

When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home
When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home

Destiny
A spinning wheel
The path of glory
Round and round
come join us
On your final ride to Asgard
Let’s move on fast
allfather waits
So let’s heed the final call

For now
We leave this world behind
It’s over

All glory to the brave
Still blood will rain
Through storm and fire
Let war winds reign
It’s the feast for the crows

Follow the light
Just follow the light
Or fade away

Soon it will be over
He will be the one
We’ll weave in
and terror will now rule these lands

When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home
When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home

We’ll keep on weaving
We’re crushing through lines
With our battering swords
We’re marching on
Assign the brave
To survive
This bitter war

Soon it will be over
He will be the one
We’ll weave in

And terror will now rule these lands

When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home
When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home
We’ll heed the final call
A call to arms
The valkyries will guide us home

The finally I hear them say
Carry on
For Valhalla awaits you

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Control The Divine

For what I was
I’m doomed to be
The tempter and the secret foe
Cause I am hell and hell is me
Pure hate will grow

Still I claim to be the chosen one and
still I claim
This is rebellion rising

First amongst equals
We’re bound to no law
There’s no one before us
Ethereal sons
Now disobey
Awake and arise
You’ll be free

How can we take it away
From someone who has no right?
No right to control the divine
Night shall invade
Suspicion awakes
Wherefore he’s grater than I

Stay silent
Until the end of the world
So just like slaves we may deem him
Dead silence
Until the end of the world
Hence from this moment we’re doomed
I feel
It hurts though
Disburdened spirits we will be
I’ve learned my lesson
Pure and sore
And offer divine
We’re far beneath them

They consider us slaves
They steal our pride
Don’t trust them blindly
Cause truth they conceal
As it seems
I’ll reign
Cause here in my tower
Impassioned, I’ll show you a way
I can feel your hallowed rage
Now enter my realm
Awake and arise, you’ll be free

How can we take it away
From someone who has no right?
No right to control the divine
Night shall invade
Suspicion awakes
Wherefore he’s grater than I

Descend – just keep moving
all things shall proceed
It’s freedom you’re choosing
Preserve our hate
Eternalize
Awake and arise
To be free

How can we take it away
From someone who has no right?
No right to control the divine
Night shall invade
Suspicion awakes
Wherefore he’s grater than I
How can we take it away
From someone who has no right?
No right to control the divine
Night shall invade
Suspicion awakes
Wherefore he’s grater than I

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War Of The Thrones

Nothing will grow here
Icy fields – blackened sorrow
Legacy of a lost mind
Feed my void
What you’re waiting for

I’m too late
It is more than a game
The river reveals
Now I’m in between these lines
I cannot escape it seems
Sail on, my friend

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Walls they fall
When the march of the others begin

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Rise and fall
When the War of the Thrones shall begin

While I sit there in silence
Come and talk to me
I can’t free my mind
It is all I’m begging for

While I sit there in silence

Will it ever end?
Will I find what I’m longing for?
Will I ever walk out of the shadows so grey?
I’m condemned, I am hallowed
Icy fields they won’t hurt anymore

Will you walk with me?
Any further
There at world’s end
It’s me
I sing

I cannot escape it seems
Sadly I sing

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Walls they fall
When the march of the others begin

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Rise and fall
When the War of the Thrones shall begin

Away
Watch the river it flows
Now and ever
I cannot believe in more
And now my time will come
Carry on

Will I ever learn from the past?
Will I fade away?
Will I ever stay where the shadows will grow?
There is luck at the gallows
I will free my mind
Soon it will show

Let it rain
There’ll be no spring
My dream is a mirror
It reveals a matter of lies

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Rise and fall
When the War of the Thrones shall begin

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Rise and fall
When the War of the Thrones shall begin

Leave a fee for the tillerman
And the river behind

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A Voice In The Dark

A sense of denial
Come witness my trial
The crow has turned into a liar
I’ll live, I may die
I’ve failed though I’ve tried
But finally I fly

It is the fool
Who puts faith in false saviors
The innocent understands
He’s still falling

And furthermore
He’s now aware
“Come spread your wings
Awake now”
The enemy within
Will soon appear

You’re trapped in my mind
Ask for the key
Don’t search for fine lines
There’s no release

Though I can feel its presence
There’s a sign to reveal
Then after all
I’m sure I’ll keep on falling

They send a sign
When dead winter will come again
There from the ruins I will rise

Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Believe in dark wings and dark words
The shadow returns
Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Black shadows they hide and they wait
But they soon will return

It will never be the same
And nothing remains
I can’t find a way
But I’m facing it
Oh there will be no savior

I can foresee all the pain
They are about to creep in
“Curse me, hate me, hurt me, kill me”
Oh they will rest no longer

“Paralyzed and frozen
Free your mind
You’re broken
Paralyzed and frozen
Learn to roam
Don’t look back”

On stunning fields of mayhem
I will find no relief
It’s just a dream
I wish that I could tell you

The vision fades
There is no sanctuary
What will go up
Surely comes down

Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Believe in dark wings and dark words
The shadow returns
Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Black shadows they hide and they wait
But they soon will return

In vain
Still I don’t understand
So talk to me again
Why do I fear these words?
What keeps holding me back?

I hear a voice
It comes from everywhere
“Now find a way
Cause you’re the key
Begin to understand”

The descending ends
Now I know I won’t fly again
On through the mist, I’m facing ground

Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Believe in dark wings and dark words
The shadow returns
Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Black shadows they hide and they wait
But they soon will return

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Wheel Of Time

Now there is no end
The wheel will turn, my friend

I’m in flames
Cause I have touched the light
It pulls me son
we shall be one
Forevermore
That’s all I want
It’s all I need
Everything is fixed
There’s no chance
There’s no choice

It’s calling me
“Saidin”
So precious and sweet
My mind keeps fading away

It’s scratching deeper
My sole reliever
How can I find you now?

Passing through the flames
I see
How terror will rise
It soon will be over
Oh Father of lies
Like foul winds at twilight
It’s coming over me
What was and what will be?
What is?
I don’t know

Driving me insane
Just feel the heat
Madness creeps in
I’ll tear it down

There’s no end
Wheel of time
It keeps on spinning
There’s no beginning
Turn the wheel of time
There’s no beginning
Just keep on spinning

Light – it binds me
Light – it blinds me
Light – it finds me
Light denies me now

I creep along
So desperate and tired
Let me ask you
Why?
I am what I am
Prophecies I am the chosen
“Taveren”
The flame will grow
Feel the heat
I’ll keep on breathing
After all there’s no tomorrow

Wheel of time
Save my soul, find a way
And if I fail, will it all be over
Oh wheel of time

The vision
So fleeting and vague
Once again I will bring down the mountain
One last glimpse
It is constantly slipping away

The young man said
“I will never give up”
The inner war
I can hold against it
My mind, my mind
My mind’s in darkness

The young man says
“I will never give in”
The prophecy Behold It’s true
I conquer the flame
To release the insane
I’m crying
I cannot erase
I’m the dragon reborn
and in madness
I soon shall prevail
Twice I’ll be marked and
Twice I shall live
The heron sets my path
And name me true
Twice I’ll be marked and
Twice I shall die
My memory’s gone
But twice I pay the price

wheel of time
Save my soul
find a way
May it be as the pattern has chosen
Oh, wheel of time
Turn the wheel of time
It keeps on spinning
There’s no beginning
There’s no end, wheel of time
There’s no beginning
Just keep no spinning

Shine on
Embrace and deny me
Turn on, wheel of time
Shine on
You’ve burnt, now guide me
Weave on, wheel of time
Oh wheel of time

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Within Temptation – The Silent Force

The silent force

01. See Who I Am
02. Jillian
03. Stand My Ground
04. Pale
05. Forsaken
06. Angels
07. Memories
08. Aquarius
09. It’s The Fear
10. Somewhere

See Who I Am

Is it true what they say
Are we too blind to find a way
Fear of the unknown
Cloud our hearts today

Come into my world
See through my eyes
Try to understand
Don’t wanna lose what we have

We’ve been dreaming
For who can’t deny
It’s the best way of living
Between the truth and the lies

[Chorus:]
See who I am
Break through the surface
Reach for my hand

And shout out that we can
Free your mind and find a way
The world is in our hands
This is not the end

Fear is withering the soul
At the point of no return
We must be the change we wish to see

I’ll come into your world

See through your eyes
I’ll try to understand
Before we lose what we have

We just can’t stop believing
Because we have to try
We can rise above the truth and the lies

[Chorus:]
See who I am

Break through the surface
Reach for my hand
And shout out that we can
Free your mind and find a way
The world is in our hands

See who I am
Break through the surface
Reach for my hand

And shout out that we can
Free your mind and find a way
The world is in our hands

This is not the end

Hear the silence
Reach out my blame
Will our strength remain?
If the power rise

[Chorus:]
See who I am
Break through the surface
Reach for my hand
And shout out that we can
Free your mind and find a way
The world is in our hands

See who I am

Break through the surface
Reach for my hand
And shout out that we can
Free your mind and find a way
The world is in our hands

This is not the end

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Jillian

I’ve been dreaming for so long
To find the meaning
To understand
The secret of life
Why am I here
To try again

We’ll always

We’ll always
See the truth,
When it stares ya in the face
Will I ever
Will I never free my self
Breaking these chains

[Chorus:]
In my heart in my soul

I turn it back it’s my fault
Your destiny is forlorn
After the turning sign
In my heart in my soul
I turn it back
And then I’ve lost
My key on the way

I’ve been living for so long

Many seasons past me by
I’ve seen kingdoms through ages
Rise and fall
I’ve seen it all

I’ve seen the harbour
I’ve seen the wonders
Happening just in front of my eyes
Will I ever

Will I never free myself by breaking it right?

[Chorus]

Jillian
Our dream ended long ago
All our stories
And all our glories
I held so dear
We won’t be together for ever and ever

No more tears
I’ll always be here
‘Till the end

[Voices] Jillian

[Chorus]

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Stand My Ground

I can see
When you stay low nothing happens
Does it feel right?

Late at night
Things I thought I put behind me
Haunt my mind

I just know there’s no escape

Now once it sets its eyes on you
But I wont run,
Have to stare it in the eye

[Chorus:]
Stand my ground, I wont give in
No more denying, I got to face it
Won’t close my eyes and hide the truth inside
If I don’t make it, someone else will

Stand my ground

It’s all around
Getting stronger, coming closer
Into my world

I can feel
That its time for me to face it
Can I take it?

Though this might just be the ending
Of the life I held so dear
But I won’t run,
There’s no turning back from here

[Chorus]

All I know for sure is I’m trying
I will always stand my ground

[Chorus]

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Pale

The world seems not the same
Though I know nothing has changed
It’s all my state of mind
I can’t leave it all behind

Have to stand up to be stronger

[Chorus:]
Have to try
To break free
From the thoughts in my mind
Use the time that I have
I can say goodbye
Have to make it right

Have to find
‘Cause I know in the end it’s worth while
That the pain that I feel slowly fades away
It will be all right

I know
I should realize
Time is precious
It is worth while

Despite how I feel inside
Have to trust it’ll be alright
Have to stand up to be stronger

[Chorus]

This night is too long
Have no strength to go on
No more pain I’m falling away

Through the mist see the face
Of an angel, calls my name
I remember you’re the reason I have to stay

[Chorus]

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Forsaken

Now the day has come

We are forsaken this time

We lived our lives
In our paradise
As Gods we shaped the world around
No borderlines
We stayed behind
No boundaries is something fragile

Well we thought we were gaining

We turned back the time
It still slips away
Our time has run out
Our future has died
There’s no more escape

[Chorus:]
Now the day has come
We are forsaken

There’s no time any more
Life will pass us by
We are forsaken
We’re the last of our kind

The sacrifice
Was much to hide
Our grief just made us all go on
We try to hide what we fear inside

Today is the end of tomorrow

As the sea started rise
And the land that we conquered
It just washed away
We all have tried
To turn back the time
It was all in vain

[Chorus:]

Now the day has come
We are forsaken this time

Now the day has come
We are forsaken
There’s no time any more

Now the day has come,
The day has come

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Angels

Sparkling angel
I believe
You are my saviour
In my time of need

Blinded by faith

I couldn’t hear
All the whispers
They’re warning so clear

I see the angels
I’ll lead them to your door
There is no escape now
Now mercy no more

No remorse cause I still remember

The smile when you tore me apart

[Chorus:]
You took my heart
Deceived me right from the start
You showed me dreams
I wished they’d turn to real
You broke a promise
And made me realise

It was all just a lie

Sparkling angel
Couldn’t see
Your dark intensions
Your feelings for me

Fallen angel
Tell me why
What is the reason?

The thorn in your eye

I see the angels
I’ll lead them to your door
There is no escape now
No mercy no more

No remorse cause I still remember
The smile when you tore me apart

[Chorus]

Could have been forever
Now we have reached the end

This world may have failed you
It doesn’t give the reason why
You could have chosen
A different path of life

[Chorus:]
The smile when you tore me apart
You took my heart
Deceived me right from the start
You showed me dreams
I wished they’d turn in to real
You broke a promise
And made me realise
It was all just a lie

Could have been forever
Now we have reached the end

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Memories

[Whisper] Memories, memories, memories

In this world you tried

Not leaving me alone behind
There’s no other way
I’ll pray to the gods: let him stay

The memories ease the pain inside
Now I know why

[Chorus:]
All of my memories
Keep you near

It’s all about us
Imagine you’d be here
All of my memories
Keep you near
The silent whispers
The silent tears

Made me promise I’d try
To find my way back in this life

I hope there is away
To give me a sign you’re okay
Reminds me again
It’s worth it all
So I can go home

[Chorus]

Together in all these memories
I see your smile

All the memories I hold dear
Darling you know I love you till the end of time

[Chorus]

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Aquarius

I hear your whispers
Break the silence

And it calms me down
Taste on my lips
Your salty kisses

They say I’m seeking up the danger
That one day you will let me go

[Chorus:]
I need you Aquarius
And try to learn

We’ll have to stay
I feel you Aquarius
Cause you don’t see,
Set me free
You call to me Aquarius

I relinquish
To your powers
From your grasp

I just can’t hide

Mr. Danger
I had to conquer
You made me feel alive

They say I have to be aware
That one day you will let me go

[Chorus]

I long for you Aquarius
I need to be with you again
I feel you Aquarius
My destiny ’till the end

[Chorus]

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It’s The Fear

It awaits for the day
Will let it out
Give it a reason
To give it it’s might

Fear of who I am becoming
I fear that I’m losing
The struggle within
I can no longer restrain it

My strength, it is fading
I have to give in

[Chorus:]
It’s the fear of the dark
It’s growing inside of me
They won they will hunt tonight
Have to save all the love
There is no escaping

Cause my faith is our doom

Hold down your head now
Just let me pass by
Don’t feed my fear
Don’t want it out

I fear for who I’m becoming
I feel that I’m losing
All beauty within

I can no longer restrain it
My strength it is fading
I have to give in

[Chorus]

Long ago he came to me
I’m ever since that day
Infected with it’s rage
For us to take

[Chorus]

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Somewhere

Lost in the darkness
Hoping for a sign
Instead there’s only silence
Can’t you hear my screams?

Never stop hoping
Until you know where you are
But one thing’s for sure
You’re always in my heart

[Chorus:]
I’ll find you somewhere
I’ll keep on trying
Until my dying day

I just need to know
Whatever has happened?
The truth will free my soul

Lost in the darkness
Tried to find your way home
I want to embrace you
And never let you go

Almost like you’re in heaven

So no one can hurt your soul
Living in agony
Cause I just did not know
Where you were

[Chorus]

Wherever you are
I won’t stop searching
Whatever it takes me to go

[Chorus]

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Within Temptation – Mother Earth

Mother Earth

01. Mother Earth
02. Ice Queen
03. Our Farewell
04. Caged
05. The Promise
06. Never-ending Story
07. Deceiver of Fools
08. Dark Wings
09. In Perfect Harmony

Mother Earth

Birds and butterflies
Rivers and mountains she creates
But you’ll never know
The next move she’ll make
You can try
But it is useless to ask why
Cannot control her

She goes her own way

She rules until the end of time
She gives and she takes
She rules until the end of time
She goes her own way

With every breath
And all the choices that we make
We are only passing through on her way

I find my strength
Believing that your soul lives on
Until the end of time
I’ll carry it with me

Once you will know my dear
You don’t have to fear
A new beginning always starts at the end
Until the end of time

She goes her own way

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Ice Queen

When leaves have fallen
And skies turned into grey.
The night keeps on closing in on the day
A nightingale sings his song of farewell

You better hide for her freezing hell

On cold wings she’s coming
You better keep moving
For warmth, you’ll be longing
Come on just feel it
Don’t you see it?
You better believe it.

When she embraces

Your heart turns to stone
She comes at night when you are all alone
And when she whispers
Your blood shall run cold
You better hide before she finds you

Whenever she is raging
She takes all life away
Haven’t you seen?

Haven’t you seen?
The ruins of our world

She covers the earth with a breathtaking cloak
The sun awakes and melts it away
The world now opens its eyes and sees
The dawning of a new day

Whenever she is raging
She takes all life away

Haven’t you seen?
Haven’t you seen?
The ruins of our world

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Our Farewell

In my hands
A legacy of memories

I can hear you say my name
I can almost see your smile
Feel the warmth of your embrace
But there is nothing but silence now
Around the one I loved
Is this our farewell?

Sweet darling you worry too much, my child
See the sadness in your eyes

You are not alone in life
Although you might think that you are

Never thought
This day would come so soon
We had no time to say goodbye
How can the world just carry on?
I feel so lost when you are not by my side
But there’s nothing but silence now

Around the one I loved
Is this our farewell?

So sorry your world is tumbling down
I will watch you through these nights
Rest your head and go to sleep
Because my child, this not our farewell.
This is not our farewell.

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Caged

These are the darkest clouds
To have surrounded me
Now I find my self alone caught in a cage
There’s no flower to be found in here
Not withering
Or pale to me
Everyone with a friendly face

Seems to hide some secret inside

He told me he loved me
While he laughed in my face
He just led me astray
He took my virtue
I feel so cold inside
Sorrow has frozen my mind

My heart is covered

With thoughts entangled
How could it ever have felt so real?
Is there a place more lonely than I feel within?
Could I have seen?
Could I have known?
I just took it as the truth
Everyone with a friendly face
Seems to hide some secret inside
Always there to remind me

To keep me from believing
That someone might be there
Who’ll free me and never ever leave me

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The Promise

On behalf of her love
She no longer sleeps

Life no longer had meaning
Nothing to make her stay
She sold her soul away

I held you tight to me
But you slipped away
You promised to return to me
And I believed, I believed

After the night he died

I wept my tears until they dried
But the pain stayed the same
I didn’t want him to die all in vain
I made a promise to revenge his soul in time
I’ll make them bleed at my feet

Sometimes I wonder
Could I have known their true intentions?
As the pain stayed the same

I’m going to haunt them down all the way
I made a promise to revenge his soul in time
One by one they were surprised

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Never-ending Story

Armies have conquered
And fallen in the end

Kingdoms have risen
Then buried by sand
The Earth is our mother
She gives and she takes
She puts us to sleep and
In her light we’ll awake
We’ll all be forgotten
There’s no endless fame
But everything we do

Is never in vain

We’re part of a story, part of a tale
We’re all on this journey
No one is to stay
Where ever it’s going
What is the way?

Forests and deserts
Rivers, blue seas

Mountains and valleys
Nothing here stays
While we think we witness
We are part of the scene
This never-ending story
Where will it lead to?
The earth is our mother
She gives and she takes
But she is also a part

A part of the tale

We’re part of a story, part of a tale
We’re all on this journey
No one is to stay
Where ever it’s going
What is the way?
We’re part of a story, part of a tale
Sometimes beautiful and sometimes insane

No one remembers how it began.

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Deceiver of Fools

He told the tale so many times
About the dream not meant to be
In a world of the free
He plays with your mind

As faith for the future faded fast
He grows strong with their displeasure
It sets him free

Deceiver of hearts
Deceiver of fools
He rules with fear
Deceiver of hearts
Deceiver of fools

He rules again

He feeds on fear
Poisons the truth
To gain their faith
To lead the way
To a world of decay

He rules your heart
He will sell your soul to the grave

No hesitation he’ll make
He belongs to the dark

Please awake
And see the truth
He can only be
If you believe what he tells you
Remember who you are
What you stand for

And there will always be a way

In my heart there is a place
In my heart there is a trace
Of a small fire burning
A sheltering ray shines through this night
Although it ‘s small, it’s bright
But darkness is lurking

He will sell your soul to bitterness and cold

Fear him

Deceiver of hearts
Deceiver of fools
He rules with fear
Deceiver of hearts
Deceiver of fools
Shall he rule again?

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Dark Wings

Why was I one of the chosen ones?
Until the fight I could not see
The magic and the strength of my power
It was beyond my wildest dreams

Dark wings they are descending
See shadows gathering around

One by one they are falling
Every time they try to strike us down

Don’t you die on me
You haven’t made your peace
Live life, breathe, breathe
Don’t you die on me
You haven’t made your peace
Live life, breathe, breathe

As they took your soul away
The night turned into the day
Blinded by your rays of life
Give us the strength we needed

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In Perfect Harmony

In a world so far away

At the end of a closing day
A little child was born and raised
Deep in the forest on a hidden place
Mother never saw his face

Ancient spirits of the forest
Made him king of elves and trees
He was the only human being
Who lived in harmony

In perfect harmony

The woods protected, fulfillled his needs

Fruit by birds, honey by bees

He found shelter under trees
He grew up in their company
They became his family

A thousand seasons

They passed him by
So many times, have said goodbye
And when the spirits called out his name
To join forever, forever to stay
A forest spirit he became

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Whitesnake – Slip of the Tongue

Slip of the Tongue

01. Slip Of The Tongue
02. Cheap An’ Nasty
03. Fool For Your Loving
04. Now You’re Gone
05. Kittens Got Claws

06. Wings Of The Storm
07. The Deeper The Love
08. Judgement Day
09. Slow Poke Music
10. Sailing Ships

Slip Of The Tongue

Sometime after midnight
The heat begins to rise,
Girl, you’d shame the Devil
With that look that’s in your eyes.
I know what’s on your mind
An’ I can’t run away,
If I don’t give you what you want
There’s going to be some hell to pay.

Creeping up behind me
Knocking at my door,
I’ll never be too blind to see
Just what you’re looking for.
You roll me over, make me moan,
Oh, such a velvet touch
You’d melt a heart of stone.

Anytime, anyplace,

I’m just the fool who puts a smile on your face.
A slave to love an’ keep you young
All it takes an’ no mistakes
Is just a slip of the tongue.

Just a slip of the tongue.

An’ if I want a little love
I gotta take a lot of pain,
Make me think a thousand times

Before I kiss again.
I’m waiting on you every day an’ every night
If I don’t try to satisfy
There’s gonna be a fist fight.

Anytime, anyplace,
I’m just the fool who puts a smile on your face.
A slave to love an’ keep you young
All it takes an’ no mistakes

Is just a slip of the tongue.

Just a slip of the tongue.

(Solo)

The sun is slowly rising
An’ I’m sinking to my knees,
I’m dying just to close my eyes
I’m begging, darlin’, please.

I hear you calling
An’ I’m crawling ‘cross the floor
I give you everything I’ve got
An’ still you ask for more.

Anytime, anyplace,
I’m just the fool who puts a smile on your face.
A slave to love an’ keep you young
All it takes an’ no mistakes

Is just a slip of the tongue.

A slip of the tongue,
Just a slip of the tongue,
Slip of the tongue,
Just a slip of the tongue,
Slip of the tongue,
A Slip of the tongue.

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Cheap An’ Nasty

Come on baby.

I get so confused,
But, my heart knows you’re one of a kind.
Leather an’ lace, an angels face,
Riding on a one track mind.
You’re fully loaded with cruise control,

My four wheels rock with your back seat roll.

You’re cheap an’ nasty,
All you wanna do is give it up, give it up.
Cheap an’ nasty,
Come on an’ do the dirty with me.

I get so excited, babe, when I’m invited
To ride in your limousine,
You drive it every day, burn it every night,

I wonder how you keep it so clean.
Smooth accelerator, you get me so loose,
You keep your motor running till I run out of juice.

You’re cheap an’ nasty,
All you wanna do is give it up, give it up.
Cheap an’ nasty,
Come on an’ do the dirty with me.

(Solo)

Cheap an’ nasty…

I never knew it could be this way
An’ I never thought I’d ever complain,
But, gimme a second just to catch my breath
Babe, before you do it again.

All the boys call your name
Down the wishing well,

Baby, when you go
You’re like a cat out of hell.

You’re cheap an’ nasty,
All you wanna do is give it up, give it up.
Cheap an’ nasty,
All you wanna do is give it up, give it up.
Cheap an’ nasty,
All you wanna do is give it up, give it up.

Cheap an’ nasty,
Come on an’ do the dirty with me.

Come on an’ do the dirty,
Come on an’ do the dirty,
Come on an’ do the dirty with me.
Come on an’ do the dirty with me.

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Fool For Your Loving

I was born under a bad sign,
Left out in the cold,
I’m a lonely man who knows
Just what it means
To lose control.
But, I took all the heartache
And turned it into shame,

Now I’m movin’, movin’ on
And I ain’t taking the blame.

Don’t come running to me
I know I’ve done all I can,
A hard loving woman like you
Just makes a hard loving man.

So I can say it to you, babe,
I’ll be a fool for your loving no more,

A fool for your loving no more.
I’m so tired of trying,
I always end up crying,
A fool for your loving no more,
I’ll be a fool for your loving no more.

I’m tired of hiding my feelings,
You left me lonely too long.
I gave my heart, and you tore it apart,

Oh, baby, you done me wrong.

Don’t come running to me
I know I’ve done all I can,
A hard loving woman like you
Just makes a hard loving man.

So I can say it to you baby,
I’ll be a fool for your loving no more,
Fool for your loving no more.

I’m so tired of trying,
I always end up crying,
A fool for your loving no more
I’ll be a fool for your loving no more.
I’ll be a fool for your loving no more, no more, no more.

(Solo)

So I can say it to you baby,
I’ll be a fool for your loving no more,

Fool for your loving no more.
I’m so tired of trying,
I always end up crying,
Fool for your loving no more.
A fool for your loving no more,
No more, no more.

Fool for your loving no more…

A Fool for your loving no more.

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Now You’re Gone

Now you’re gone
I can feel my heart is breaking,
An’ I can’t go on
When I think of the love that you’ve taken.

In the night I pray for your embrace,

Every time I close my eyes
I can’t escape your face.
You’re out of sight,
But, always on my mind,
I never realised
My love could be so blind.

You’re all I want,
Can’t you feel the love

In this heart of mine.
You’re all I need,
So maybe we could turn back
The hands of time,
Maybe we could give it another try
One more time.

But, now you’re gone
There’s an emptiness closing around me,

An’ I can’t go on
When all I have left is the memory.

In the night I call out your name,
I wake up in a cold sweat
An’ I’m all alone again.
I need your love
Much more than I can say,
I realise without you

I can’t face another day.

You’re all I want,
Can’t you feel the love
In this heart of mine.
You’re all that I need,
Since I lost you, girl,
I’ve been losing my mind.
You’re all that I want,

So maybe we could turn back
The hands of time,
Maybe we could give it
Another try
One more time,
Baby, just one more time.

(Solo)

Now you’re gone

I can feel my heart is breaking,
An I can’t go on
When all of my love has been taken.

You’re all I want,
Can’t you feel the love
In this heart of mine.
You’re all that I need,
Since I lost you, girl,

I’ve been losing my mind.

You’re all I want,
Can’t you feel the love
In this heart of mine.
You’re all that I need,
Since I lost you, girl,
I’ve been losing my mind…

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Kittens Got Claws

Walking down the street
You’re the center of my universe.
You got the world in your pocket,
My manhood in your purse.
You ain’t a bad girl, honey,
No matter what the neighbours say,
It’s just that you were those skin-tight dresses

With your G-string tuned to “A”.

Sweet, sweet, child of the street.

Heaven sent, you’re an angel dressed in black,
Cool, stiletto strut, you’re a drop jaw cardiac.
You’re the genuine, feline, prettiest girl I’ve ever seen,
With your thief of hearts smile
You’re a certified pleasure machine.

Sweet, sweet, child of the street.

Dressed to kill in diamonds and fur,
You get what you want
With your pussy cat purr.

But, the kittens got claws,
She’ll tear your heart out.
The kittens got claws,
She’ll scratch your back.

The kittens got claws
She’ll tease an’ please you.
The kittens got claws,
She’s a heart attack.

You treat me good,
Sometimes you treat me bad,
But, keep it up, honey,
You’re the best time I’ve ever had.

No matter what you put me through I must confess,
Oh, you got more style than a brand new XJS.

Sweet, sweet, child of the street.

Dressed to kill in diamonds and fur,
You get what you want
With your pussy cat purr.

But, the kittens got claws,

She’ll tear your heart out.
The kittens got claws,
She’ll scratch your back.
The kittens got claws,
She’ll tease an’ please you.
The kittens got claws,
She’s a heart attack.

(Solo)

Walking down the street
You’re the center of my universe.
You got the world in your pocket,
My manhood in your purse.
I know you ain’t a bad girl, honey,
No matter what the neighbours say,
It’s just that you were those skin-tight dresses
With your G-string tuned to “A”.

Sweet, sweet, child of the street.

Dressed to kill in diamonds and fur,
You get what you want
With your pussy cat purr.

But, the kittens got claws,
She’ll tear your heart out.
The kittens got claws,

She’ll scratch your back.
The kittens got claws,
She’ll tease an’ please you.
The kittens got claws,
She’ll blow your stack.

The kittens got claws,
She’ll tear your heart out.
The kittens got claws,

She’ll scratch your back.
The kittens got claws,
She’ll tease an’ please you.
The kittens got claws,
She’s a heart attack.

You scratch my back, baby,
An’ I’ll scratch yours.

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Wings Of The Storm

On an’ on, the road goes on,
An’ it’ll go on forever,
Time will show if you and I
Will walk that road together.
Through fire an’ water, ice an’ snow,
Heaven above us, an’ hell below,
Holding on, trying to walk the line

With sweet temptation running close behind.

I’m talking ’bout love.
Ooh, love.

Like a fire forever burning,
A flaming heart that’s yearning, more an’ more.
A love to keep us warm
On the wings of the storm.

Everyday an’ every night
I keep hoping it’ll be all right,
Trying to leave the past behind,
Still looking for some peace of mind.
But, destiny brought us together
An’ promised us a time that would last forever.
Tho’ it’s all been said before
It’s the kind of love worth fighting for.

I’m talking about love.
Ooh, love.

Like a fire forever burning,
A flaming heart that’s yearning, more an’ more.
A love to keep you warm
On the wings of the storm.

(Solo)

On an’ on, the road goes on,
An’ it’ll go on forever,
Time will show if you and I
Will walk that road together.

I’m talking about love.
Ooh, love.

Like a fire forever burning,
A flaming heart that’s yearning, more an’ more.

A love to keep us warm
On the wings of the storm.
My love will keep you warm
On the wings of the storm.

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The Deeper The Love

When I look back

On everything I’ve done
I know you must have cried
A river of tears,
But, you were there
When I was feeling low
To walk me through my darkest fears.

So when the sun goes down
An’ those nights grow colder,

I will be there
Looking over your shoulder.

An’ the deeper the love
The stronger the emotion,
An’ the stronger the love
The deeper the devotion.

There were times
I almost let you go

When I thought I needed to break free,
But you were there
To whisper in my ear
Why don’t you share my dreams with me.

So when the sun goes down
An those nights are growing colder
I will be there
Looking over your shoulder.

An’ the deeper the love
The stronger the emotion,
An’ the stronger the love
The deeper the devotion.

I don’t mind, what you’re doing to me,
I don’t mind, ’cause you’re all I can see
I don’t mind, baby, you mean the world to me.

When the sun goes down
An’ those nights are growing colder,
I will be there
Looking over your shoulder, baby, baby, baby.

(Solo)

So When the sun goes down
An’ those nights are growing colder,
I will be there

Looking over your shoulder.

‘Cause the deeper the love
The stronger the emotion,
An’ the stronger the love
The deeper the devotion…

I never gonna let you go,
In my heart, I know.
I love you, I love you.

Oh baby, I really love you…

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Judgement Day

The night is gone,
The time has come
To find a new day has begun,
An’ it promises to stay.

To soothe the pain of wasted years
An’ kiss away the bitter tears
A love to light the way.

And from the darkness
Comes a smile,
That reaches out for many miles,
Touching everyone.
No more shadows of the past,

Your spirit free to fly at last,
Shining in the sun.

Like the rolling thunder,
I feel the power of love,
It’s a gift from heaven
And the Lord above.

We walk toward desire,
Hand and hand

Through fields of fire.
With only love to light the way
On the road to Judgement Day.

Take it easy, take it slow,
I’ll take you anywhere you wanna go,
Places never seen before.
‘Cause I love you, an’ I need you,
I’ll do my best to please you,

My love can open any door.

When you hear the thunder
In your darkest night,
I’ll be there to hold you
When the lightning strikes.

So don’t you worry,
You can ease your mind
‘Cause we’ll be dancing

At the end of time.

Who loves you, who needs you,
Who’ll do his best to please you,
I love you, I need you
I’ll get down on my knees.

We walk toward desire,
Hand and hand
Through fields of fire.

With only love to light the way
On the road to Judgement Day.

(Solo)

So don’t you worry, baby
On the road to Judgement Day.
Who loves you, who needs you
On the road to Judgement Day.

So I love you, and I need you.
My love can open any door.
My love can open any door.

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Slow Poke Music

Y’know the joint was jumping
Like a dancing fool,

I saw you standing in the corner
Looking oh, so cool.
I had a word with the D.J.
To make the music hot,
I’m gonna get you on the dance floor
If you are ready or not.

Slow poke music,
I’ll get you down to the bone.

Slow poke music,
I’ll never leave you alone, I’ll never leave you.

When you move it to the left,
Or you shake it to the right,
No matter what you do, babe,
It’s like dynamite.
With your sweet French perfume
An’ that criminal walk,

You know you’d melt my ice cream
With your body talk.

Slow poke music,
I’ll get you down to the bone.
Slow poke music,
I’ll never leave you alone, I’ll never leave you.

I’m gonna shake you down,
Girl, I’m won’t do you no harm.

(Solo)

Well, you move so fine,
Like stepping on glass,
An’ when you give me that smile,
I see lightning flash.
East an’ West, North an’ South,
Oh babe, you’re so hot
I’m gonna melt in your mouth.

Slow poke music,
I’ll get you down to the bone.
Slow poke music,
Get into it, babe,
Slow poke music,
I’ll nail it down to the bone.
Slow poke music,
Baby, baby, baby, baby.

Girl, I’ll never leave you alone.

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Sailing Ships

Do you remember
Standing on the shore,
Head in the clouds,
Your pockets filled with dreams.

Bound for glory
On the seven seas of life,
But, the ocean is deeper than it seems.

The wind was with you
When you left on the morning tide,
You set your sail for an island in the sun,
On the horizon, dark clouds up ahead,
For the storm has just begun.

Take me with you,
Take me far away,
Lead me to the distant shore.

Sail your ship across the water,
Spread your wings across the sky.
Take the time to see
You’re the one who holds the key,
Or sailing ships will pass you by.

You cry for mercy,
When you think you’ve lost your way,
You drift alone, if all your hope is gone.
So find the strength and you will see
You control, your destiny,
After all is said and done.

So take me with you,
Take me far away,

An’ lead me to the distant shore.

Sail your ship across the water,
Spread your wings across the sky.
Take the time to see
You’re the one who holds the key,
Or sailing ships will pass,
Sailing ships will pass you,
Sailing ships will pass you by.

Take me with you,
Take me far away,
We’ll ride the wind across the sky.
Spread your wings and you will see
You control, your destiny,
So sailing ships don’t pass you by.

(Solo)

So take me with you,
Take me far away,
We’ll ride the wind across the sky.
Spread your wings and you will see
You control, your destiny,
So sailing ships don’t pass,
So sailing ships don’t pass you,
So sailing ships don’t pass you by.

Baby, baby, baby, baby,
You’ll find that you’re the only one
Can sail your ship across the sky.

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Whitesnake – 1987

1987

01. Crying In The Rain
02. Bad Boys
03. Still Of The Night
04. Here I Go Again
05. Give Me All Your Love

06. Is This Love
07. Children Of The Night
08. Straight For The Heart
09. Don’t Turn Away

Crying In The Rain

A black cat moans

When he’s burning with the fever,
A stray dog howls
When he’s lonely in the night,
A woman goes crazy
With the though of retribution
But, a man starts weeping
When he’s sick and tired of life.

I keep on dreaming dreams of tomorrow

Feel I’m wasting my time
Lighting candles in the wind.
Always taking my chances
On the promise of the future
But, a heart full of sorrow
Paints a lonely tapestry.

The sun is shining
Oh, but, it’s raining in my heart.

No one understands the heartache,
No one feels the pain,
‘Cos no one ever sees the tears
When you’re crying in the rain,
When you’re crying in the rain,
Crying in the rain.

I can never deny
All the sweet things I have tasted,

Tho’ I’ve been mistreated
I keep coming back for more, more, more.
I know where I’m going
There’s no hope of absolution,
I can’t seem to separate
The good times from the bad.

The sun is shining
Oh baby, it’s still raining in my heart, in my heart.

No one understands the heartache,
No one feels the pain,
No one ever sees the tears
When you’re crying in the rain,
When you’re crying in the rain,
When you’re crying in the rain,
When you’re crying in the rain, no, no, no.

(Solo)

The sun is shining
But, it’s raining in my heart.

No one understands the heartache,
No one feels the pain,
No one ever sees the tears
When you’re crying in the rain…

Crying in the rain,

Crying in the rain.

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Bad Boys

I know you, you know me
I’m the black sheep of the family,
I’m in an’ out of trouble
I’m the talk of the town.

I get wild in the street
When the sun goes down.

I steal around, like a thief in the night
Dancing ’til the break of day.

Bad boys,
Running undercover of moonlight.
Bad, bad boys,
Getting wild in the street,

Wild in the city.

I see you, you see me
Just a black street boy in society
With high-heeled women full of champagne an’ lies,
Getting wild in the street
‘Til the hot sunrise.
Stealing round like a thief in the night
Dancing ’til the break of day.

Bad boys,
Running undercover of moonlight.
Bad, bad boys,
Getting wild in the street,
Wild in the city,
Wild in the city,
Wild in the city.

(Solo)

Bad, bad boys,
Running undercover of moonlight.
Bad, bad boys,
Getting wild in the street,
Wild in the city.

I know you, you know me
I’m the black sheep of the family,
I’m in an’ out of trouble

I’m the talk of the town.
I get wild in the street
When the sun goes down.

I don’t care what the people think,
I can’t hear what the people say,
I steal around like a thief in the night
Dancing ’til the break of day.

Bad, bad boys,

Running undercover of moonlight.
Bad, bad boys,
Getting wild in the street,
Bad, bad, bad boys,
Running undercover of moonlight.
Bad, bad boys,
Getting wild in the street,
Wild in the city.

Undercover of moonlight…

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Still Of The Night

In the Still of the Night
I hear the wolf howl, honey
Sniffing around your door.
In the Still of the Night

I feel my heart beating heavy
Telling me I gotta have more.

In the shadow of night
I see the full moon rise
Telling me what’s in store,
My heart start aching.
My body start a shaking
And I can’t take no more, no, no.

Now I just wanna get close to you
An’ taste your love so sweet
And I just wanna make love to you
Feel your body heat.

In the Still of the Night.
In the Still of the Night.
Over here baby.

In the heat of the day
I hang my head down low
And hide my face from the sun.
Through the light of the day
Until the evening time
I’m waiting for the night to come.

In the Still of the Night,
In the cool moonlight,

I feel heart is aching
In the Still of the Night.

(Solo)

Tell me here baby.

In the Still of the Night
I hear the wolf howl, honey
Sniffing around your door.

In the Still of the Night
I feel my heart beating heavy
Telling me I gotta have more.

Now I just wanna get close to you
An’ taste your love so sweet
And I just wanna make love to you
Feel your body heat.

In the Still of the Night…

Still of the Night,
Still of the Night,
Still of the Night…

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Here I Go Again

I don’t know where I’m going
But, I sure know where I’ve been.

Hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday,
An’ I’ve made up my mind,
I ain’t wasting no more time
But, here I go again, here I go again.

Tho’ I keep searching for an answer,
I never seem to find what I’m looking for.
Oh Lord, I pray you give me strength to carry on,
‘Cos I know what it means

To walk along the lonely street of dreams.

Here I go again on my own,
Going down the only road I’ve ever known.
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone.
An’ I’ve made up my mind,
I ain’t wasting no more time.

Just another heart in need of rescue,
Waiting on love’s sweet charity.

An’ I’m gonna hold on for the rest of my days,
‘Cos I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams.

Here I go again on my own,
Going down the only road I’ve ever known.
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone.
An’ I’ve made up my mind,
I ain’t wasting no more time.

But, here I go again, here I go again,
Here I go again, here I go.

(Solo)

An’ I’ve made up my mind,
I ain’t wasting no more time.

Here I go again on my own,
Going down the only road I’ve ever known.

Like a drifter I was born to walk alone.
An’ I’ve made up my mind,
I ain’t wasting no more time.

Here I go again on my own,
Going down the only road I’ve ever known.
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone.
‘Cos I know what it means
To walk along the lonely street of dreams…

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Give Me All Your Love

When I first saw you baby
You took my breath away,
I knew your name was Trouble
But, my heart got in the way.
I couldn’t stop myself from reaching out,

I could not turn away.

I don’t even know your name
An’ I can’t leave you alone,
I’m running round in circles
Like a dog without a bone.
I know the game you’re playing
But, baby I just can’t let go.

So give me all your love tonight,

Give me all your love tonight.
I’ll do anything you want
Just give me all of your loving tonight.

I’ll work hard everyday
To love and treat you right.
I’ll rock you in the morning
And roll you in the night.
Any way you want

I’m gonna prove my love for you.

So give me all your love tonight,
Give me all your love tonight.
I’ll do anything you want,
Just give me all of your loving tonight, tonight, tonight.

(Solo)

So give me all your love tonight,

Give me all your love tonight.
I’ll do anything you want,
Just give me all of your loving tonight.

So give me all your love tonight,
Give me all your love tonight.
I’ll do anything you want,
Just give me all of your loving tonight.

I am blinded by your smile

And I’m crazy about your walk.
I shiver and I shake
When I hear you baby talk.
I’m a fool for your loving babe,
Give me all your loving tonight.

So give me all your love tonight,
Give me all your love tonight.
I’ll do anything you want,

Just give me all of your loving tonight.

Anything you want from me.

So give me all your love tonight,
Give me all your love tonight.
I’ll do anything you want,
Just give me all of your loving tonight, tonight, tonight.

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Is This Love

I should have known better
Than to let you go alone,
It’s times like these
I can’t make it on my own.
Wasted days, and sleepless nights
And I can’t wait to see you again.

I find I spend my time
Waiting on your call,
How can I tell you, baby
My back’s against the wall.
I need you by my side
To tell me it’s alright,
‘Cos I don’t think I can take anymore.

Is this love that I’m feeling,

Is this the love, that I’ve been searching for.
Is this love or am I dreaming,
This must be love,
‘Cos it’s really got a hold on me,
A hold on me.

I can’t stop the feeling
I’ve been this way before
But, with you I’ve found the key

To open any door.
I can feel my love for you
Growing stronger day by day,
An’ I can’t wait to see you again
So I can hold you in my arms.

Is this love that I’m feeling,
Is this the love, that I’ve been searching for.
Is this love or am I dreaming,

This must be love,
‘Cos it’s really got a hold on me,
A hold on me.

(Solo)

Is this love that I’m feeling,
Is this the love, that I’ve been searching for.

Is this love or am I dreaming,

Is this the love, that I’ve been searching for…

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Children Of The Night

I’m getting ready
I’m in the mood to fool around.
It’s time for action
Now the boys are back in town.

So turn up the music,
Make it loud and proud.
Let’s see reaction
Let the spotlight hit the crowd.

Don’t hide what you feel inside,
Don’t let anybody stand in your way,
Just let the music take you higher.

Now are you ready to rock,
Children of the night.
Are you ready to roll,
Children of the night.

You got the power,
I feel your fire in my soul.
You got the fever,
‘Cos you were born to rock an’ roll.

Don’t run for cover,
I’m gonna show you what I’ve learned.
Just come a little closer,
Come on an’ get your fingers burned.

Don’t hide what you feel inside,
Don’t let anybody stand in your way,
Just let the music take you higher.

Now are you ready to rock,

Are you ready to roll,
Are you ready to rock.

(Solo)

Now are you ready to rock,
Children of the night.
Are you ready to roll,
Children of the night.

I’m getting ready,
I’m in the mood to fool around.
It’s time for action,
‘Cos now the boys are back in town.

Don’t hide what you feel inside,
Don’t let anybody stand in your way,
Just let the music take you higher.

Now are you ready to rock,

Children of the night.
Are you ready to roll,
Children of the night.

Are you ready to rock,
Children of the night.
Are you ready to roll,
Children of the night.

Are you ready to rock,

Are you ready to roll,
Children of the night.

Just let the music take you higher.

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Straight For The Heart

I’m coming round to see you,
Kicking down your door.

I’ve got to tell you girl
I really can’t take no more.
‘Cos I’ve been hearing about you
Everybody says you’re front page news
Laying it down, all around the town
Giving all the boys the blues.

Stand and deliver in the name of love,
I’m coming after you,

I’ll tell you want I’m gonna do.

I’m going straight for the heart,
Gonna drive you crazy.
Going straight for the heart
I’m gonna drive you insane.

I never loved a woman
The way that I love you.
I can’t escape the feeling,

You don’t know what you’re putting me through.

So stand and deliver in the name of love
My heart is in your hand,
So try to understand.

Straight for the heart.

I’m going straight for the heart,
Gonna drive you crazy.

Going straight for the heart
I’m gonna drive you insane.

(Solo)

You got the love I dream of
The kind that cost so much,
Just cover me with kisses, baby
Surrender to my touch.

Stand and deliver in the name of love
My heart is in your hand,
So try to understand.
I’m coming after you,
I’ll tell you what I’m gonna do.

I’m going straight for the heart
Gonna drive you crazy.
Going straight for the heart

I’m gonna drive you insane.

Straight for the heart,
Gonna drive you crazy.
Going straight for the heart,
I’m gonna drive you insane.

Straight for the heart.

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Don’t Turn Away

You say your dreams are burned to ashes
And your smiles have turned to tears,
It seems to me you welcome sanest
As you surrender to your fears.

So what’s a man like me supposed to do
When all I want is just to make love to you.

Don’t turn away, before the night is over.
Don’t turn away, before the night is gone.
Don’t turn away, the night may hold the answer
So don’t turn away, before the night,
Before the night is gone.

You say your heart is lost forever
And you’re always gonna give your love in vain.
So you paint yourself a lonely portrait

And hide your love away again.

You turn away from what you feel inside,
You can’t forget all your foolish pride.

Don’t turn away, before the night is over.
Don’t turn away, before the night is gone.
Don’t turn away, the night may hold the answer.
So don’t turn away, before the night is gone.

(Solo)

So now I’m asking you this question
Am I gonna give you all my love in vain.
Do you wanna drown in your own sorrow
Or are you gonna try to love again.

Don’t turn away from what you feel inside,
You should try to forget about all your foolish pride.

Don’t turn away, before the night is over.
Don’t turn away, before the night is gone.
Don’t turn away, the night may hold the answer.
So don’t turn away, before the night,
Before the night,
Before the night is gone.

Don’t turn away from me baby,
No, no, no, no.

Don’t put me away,
Don’t walk away from me darling.
I need your love,
Oh baby,
I need your love to rescue me,
An’ I’m coming for you, baby.

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VNV Nation – Matter and Form

Matter and form

01. Intro
02. Chrome
03. Arena
04. Colours of rain
05. Strata
06. Interceptor

07. Entropy
08. Endless skies
09. Homeward
10. Lightwave
11. Perpetual

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

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

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Arena

Before me plays the endless film
Relentless slpinters I recall
Each living thing breathes life
Only sentiment remains
To liquid born, from patterns formed
The sand descends with blind intent
Where the river takes me will in time be revealed

I cannot turn my feelings down

Beyond my means to turn my thoughts around
Expressed in every word I will ever speak
Brighter than all the stars combined
More than the waters, earth and sky
All that I wish and all that I dream
No creed on earth can replace or provide
In my darkest hour, the comfort I’d feel
Leading me to see I can be more than I expect of me
My beginning and my end

The first and last air that I breathe
More than the sum of everything that I will ever be

Above the waves with my hands raised
Dare the wind, lay claim to me
Knowing somehow none could take me
Watching the sun come up in vain
The only reason I can find why I remained
The need to leave the point I came to again and again

It didn’t matter how hard I tried
It took so long to claim that I knew how
Or what it meant to let go of this
To ever say goodbye
Call it destiny, call it fate
Chose my direction: running forward
Each life to learn anew, whatever may come

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Entropy

In the face of grave defeat
Are heard cries for mercy
No barrier of self control
No innocent composure
Abusing love and, like a child,
Inflicting paing upon itself
When the calling finally comes

Will there be no one waiting?

In blind despair taken in
By any glimpse of freedom
Sell your soul to buy some time
Infect all your longings
The thought that god has taken sides
On the path to breaking down
Disconnected but not alone

Scream to the tune of the background noise

Endless thoughts of what is wrong
Arrive at no conclusion
On the floor still nursing wounds
No sense of self to speak of
The thought that god has taken sides
On the path to breaking down
Disconnected but not alone

Scream to the tune of the background noise

When does enough become enough?
When does ‘no’ have meaning?

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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

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Homeward

The aloowed 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 the 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

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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’re 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
That this is not all there is
To your questions there’ll be answers

Let there be, let there always be
Never ending light

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VNV Nation – Futureperfect

Futureperfect

01. Foreword
02. Epicentre
03. Electronaut
04. Liebestod
05. Holding On
06. Carbon
07. Genesis
08. Structure
09. Fearless
10. 4AM
11. Beloved
12. Airships

Foreword

This is your world.
These are your people.
You can live for yourself today,
or help build tomorrow for everyone.

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Epicentre

I asked myself “was I content”
with the world that I once cherished
Did it bring me to this darkened place
to contemplate my perfect future
I will not stand nor utter words against
this tide of hate
Losing sight of what and who I was again

I’m so sorry if these seething words I say

impress on you that I’ve become
the anathema of my soul

I can say that you’re losing me
I always tried to keep myself tied to this world
but I know where this is leading
(please)
No tears
No sympathy

I can say that you’re losing me
but I must be that which I am
Though I know where this could take me
No tears
No sympathy

Gracefully
Respectfully
Facing conflict deep inside myself

But here confined
Losing control of what I could not change

Gracefully
Respectfully
I ask you “please don’t worry”
not for me
Don’t turn your back
Don’t turn away

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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

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?

I believe in you
Will you believe in me?
Or am I alone
in this hall of dreams?

I believe in you
You believe in me
But I have no trust

in anything
Somehow I’m always
always falling over me

Somehow I’m always
I’m always falling over me

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Carbon

A million points of light
Ascending to the sky
Monuments in darkness
Standing watch
Until the sun will rise
Screaming to an emptiness
Of how we once defined ourselves
With our hands over our eyes

Claiming all of creation

What inspires in us this madness
That out existence should be defined
By a light that can’t be seen by anyone
What inspires in us this madness
That out existence should be defined
By a light that we can’t see
By a light that can’t be seen

A million points of light
Ascending to the sky
Monuments in darkness
Standing watch
Until the sun will rise
I can’t see this all as progress
How did we come this far?
When we see ourselves as deities

Claiming Nature for ourselves
By our actions we betray
The instincts in our race
By our blindness and stupidity
We kill everything
We kill… everything

Can someone see our self destruction?
Are we reminding ourselves

That our existence is
So delicate
That without this light we are no more
That without this light we’ve made we are no more

A million points of light
Ascending to the sky
Monuments in darkness
Standing watch

Until the sun will rise
We torch this earth until it bleeds
Rain ashes from the sky
Just to make a light that no one can see
We cut this earth until it bleeds
Rain ashes from the sky
Just to make a light that no one can see
Just to make a light
Just to make a light

We kill everything
By our blindness and stupidity
We kill… everything

in 1000 years what will be our legacy
a million lights that no one can see
a million points of light

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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.

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
it would not undo what I have done
or grant forgiveness in some better days.

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Fearless

So many little things followed me
So many little things that bothered me. But I found my answer.
From all the chaos that followed me I have found my answer.
I’ve told you before don’t follow me because I am not your answer.

I am not alone, I am not afraid, I am not unhappy.
These are the words I say to myself everyday.
I am not alone, I am not afraid, I am not unhappy.

Tell me what ritual I should have today.
But I’m not alone. I’ve resolved so many things and set myself free.

I am not alone, I am not afraid, I am not unhappy.
The words I say to myself every day.
I am not alone, I am not afraid, I am not unhappy.
Such a stupid ritual to have to say to myself everyday.
I’m not alone but I found my answer and set myself free. I’m not unhappy.

I’m not alone and I’m not unhappy.

Not alone and I’m not unhappy.
I’m not afraid and I’m not unhappy.

I’m not afraid. I’m not afraid.
I am not alone. I am not afraid. I am not unhappy.
These are the words I say to myself everyday.
I am not alone. I am not afraid. I am not unhappy. I’m not afraid.

I am not alone. I am not afraid. I’m not unhappy.
The words I say to myself everyday.

I am not alone. I am not afraid. I am not unhappy.
Such a stupid ritual to have to say to myself everyday.
I’m not alone but I found my answer and set myself free. I’m not unhappy.

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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?
Dress the ground in white
And grey

It’s so quiet I can hear
My thoughts touching every second 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

That I need to remember

We were once young and blessed with wings
No heights could keeps 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 was ours

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

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

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Airships

I pressed my face against the glass,
smiled as my breath made some pattern or other
The world beneath unfurled before me like a sail,
glinted in gold from this rich dawn sky
Awaiting the ship they had told me would come,

quietly anticipating that which was to come

I couldn’t yet see you. Still obscured by the city
A towers of glass reflected your coming
Silhouetted on the sunrise
Did I blink as I watched? Did I close my eyes?

I was not alone, I think it was the first time
Watching you rise splendid and graceful,
I cheered as you sailed, a greatness unknown

I laughed as I waved and imagined you saw me
In the streets of the city, the windows of buildings,
a million faces gazing upwards in wonder
A million faces together and cheering and smiling
You were the warmth of their hearts, you were the sum of their dreams
In the coldness of morning you brought warmth to their lives
giving this feeling of wonder I could not imagine
You unlocking these thoughts no book and no picture could ever convey
This feeling and morning had opened a door.

I stepped into a new world I watched you fly
Saw you as a friend, the spirit of dreams
I imagined a new world, lands far away,
imagined those faces as you hung in their sky

I’m leaving ground stepping into a new world.
I’m leaving ground, a new world. And watching you fly
I stepped into, I stepped into a new world
I was not alone, I think it was the first time

I’m leaving ground, stepping into a new world
I’m leaving ground, stepping into a new world
Now I’m leaving home, leaving everything
I step into this new world leaving everything

I’m leaving ground, stepping into a new world
I’m leaving ground, stepping into a new world
Now I’m leaving home, leaving everything that I have ever known
I step into this new world leaving everything

Leaving everything, leaving everything.

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Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.