Shin

Alphaville – Salvation

Salvation

01. Inside Out
02. Monkey In The Moon
03. Guardian Angel
04. Wishful Thinking
05. Flame
06. Point Of Know Return
07. Control
08. Dangerous Places
09. Spirit Of The Age
10. Soul Messiah
11. New Horizons
12. Pandora’s Lullaby
13. Life Is King

Inside Out

your hand full of hours – sand from the urns
a travelling companion – the secret of ferns
from darkness to darkness – where shall i begin
when whiteness attacked us – sewn under our skin

and there were the stars that helped to navigate our souls
with all my love – i went into the world
from inside out – and i gave it all to you
but i need your love – that was looking for me
just on my lips look for your kiss
and always i think where we might have gone
if we’d never met inside this song
our names are enciphered – but the words became true
when i was the sun and you, you were the moon

and there were the stars that helped to navigate our souls

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Monkey In The Moon

once i was so sure, once i was so blind
wonder what you said if you read my mind
angel in a car, devil on a cross
scarecrows in the fields, jesus on the rocks

letters in the rain. rabbit on the run
god was made for you, lizards for the sun
monkey in the moon, i can see you through
monkey in the moon, this one’s made for you
( message understood? )
flower in a word, words without a priest
wings without a bird, beauty without beast
signal overkill, trains are overdue
fool upon a hill, ocean overview

letters in the rain. . .
fool upon a hill, trains are overdue
except what we forgot nothing’s really new
head above the clouds, eyes are opened wide
windmill burning down, walk into the light
walk into the light
monkey in the moon…
letters in the rain
this one’s made for you

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Guardian Angel

be my guard just for tonight, that is all i’m asking for
take me under your wing, i can’t make it anymore
i am so full of fear, may you read a book to me
and when the shadows grow won’t you stay with me
will you be my guard tonight. that is all i’m asking for

will you be my guard tonight, that is all i need to know
be my guard beside my bed, that is all i need to know
will you please hold my hand, don’t you ever let it go
all the wonders of the world for a little second more
i can’t speak but can’t you see, it’s your touch i’m crying for
will you be my guard tonight. that is all i’m asking for
will you be my guard tonight, that is all i need to know
be my guard just until dawn, when i can hear the birds again
i’m as helpless as can be, will you guard my little flame

if we never meet again, you shall always keep in mind
that you were my guard tonight, that you were my guard tonight
will you be my guard tonight. . .

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Wishful Thinking

into the night
still falls the rain

even the dogs stay home tonight
out on the streets
going nowhere
just one direction in my thoughts
love can be magic
it can be a game
sometimes it’s tragic
and sometimes a shame
words were my bullets

emotion my gun
i was a runner
now i’m on the run
sometimes i wish that you were dead
that is because you haunt me so
i wasn’t right to let you go away
i try to kill the pain inside
but you are always on my mind
no matter where i go or stay

sometimes i dream my time away
and we’re together again
but i know that can never be
and all my hopes are in vain
you were my treasure
that i didn’t know
you were the sun in my life
thought i was dying
when i realized

there’s just one chance to survive…

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Flame

i’ve been searching for so long
now i’m chasing the shadows away
i’ve been trying, yes i tried to find my way
no more crying in the make or break decade

there were times when i was down
there were times i felt so low
my whole life just seemed to be
a senseless quest for energy
but i carry your flame
all through my life, i’m a believer
peace deep in our hearts, all things must pass
but we’ll be together again
i’ve been walking

i’ve been walking in the rain
when the angel of my intuition whispered hello
well i was quite surprised to face that kind of incarnation
love comes always unexpected, love strikes blind and undircted
love is the answer
love is all we need my friend
now you came and changed the wheather
now i wanna live forever
i carry your flame

all through my life, i’m a beliuever
peace deep in our hearts, all things must pass
but we’ll be together…

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Point Of Know Return

the gentle taste of orange
a garden of fruit and flowers is what i embrace

in ocean blue eyes, in each one’s an island
i’m stranded within your love
and as i fall deeper than ever
and as we kiss, we’re each other’s guide into the unknown
where men do not return, where men do not forget
the sweetest suicide, as if we don’t exist but live
the presence of angels, the inscense of indochine
the quietness of movements, the slowness of africa
a point of know return, no way out of here

nothing compares to you
anything goes
and as i breathe deeper than ever
i’m coming home, i’m coming home to the unknown
where men do not return. . .

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Control

pretty baby, don’t you know, times they are a changin’
every little moment we grow up we lose control
life’s a loaded gun with no directions
and it keeps you on the run, it has no mercy
mum and daddy went to war, never coming back no more
did you ever think they’d make you whole again
maybe someone dropped a bomb
just right into the middle of your soul-they’re in control
you got to get out of control again – no more control again

you’re getting whole again – ain’t no control again
you got to get out of control
20th century honey bee, what you’re doing is what you’ll be
life’s no dress rehearsal when you bring the honey in
everything seems wrong to thee
nurtured from the poison of reality that has no mercy
all your friends went for the thrill, now it’s yours to grab the kill
did you ever think you’re getting whole again
maybe someone send a priest with some religion cooking in a bowl

they’re in control
you got to get out of control again…
what’s the fucking thing about control, did you think you’d ever getting whole
just as long as there is no control, they have no control of you at all

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Dangerous Places

people buzzing around, they don’t know a thing

they just a laugh and the ones in power are always pulling the strings
people do what they do, how much can they take
they just get the news and the ones in power always get the cake
but you got ambition, you got the face, come on, let’s go to a dangerous place
you got the class, i think you’re desperate, let’s go to a dangerous place
come on – let’s go, come on – let’s go, come on…
i promise this thing will sell, i promise i’ll take you to heaven
i promise this thing will sell, and i just can’t wait
you have your plans, all these plans

and there are moments, shall i call them a chance
if i was you i would make them all mine
and if i ain’t got the power i would commit a crime
but you got ambition…
i promise this thing will sell…
i’m gonna make you a deal, you know i’m your friend
i’m gonna stay with you until the very end
i know you got the guts, i got a lot of time
i’m gonna make me yours before i make you mine

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Spirit Of The Age

hate, lust, soul, rage
you’re so full of hate, you’re so full of lust
you’re so full of soul, you’re so full of rage
spirit of the age
here comes the voodoo king, here comes a powerful man

my face on every frontpage, my plans for everyone
i reason your existence, that is what i want to be
your whore and your messiah if you believe in me
i’m not a true creator, i’m just a cheap reflection
i’m the impersonator of anyone’s conception
but if you read my lips just on your own behalf
i’ll be a remedy not just an epitaph
you’re so full of hate, you need a vacation
so full of lust, you need liberation

you need damnation, you need salvation
you’re so full of hate
spirit of the age
here comes the new religion of everything you are
my sword is your conviction, my voice your media
i’m here to justify you, that’s what i want to do
i don’t believe in visions but i believe in you
here comes the voodoo king, here comes a powerful man
my face on every frontpage, my plans for everyone

i’m here to satisfy you, that’s what i want to be
your whore and your messiah if you believe in me
you’re so full of crime, you wipe out a nation
so full of sex, you’re a sensation
you need damnation, you need salvation
you’r so full of fear
you’re so full of hate, you need a vacation
so full of lust, you need liberation
you need damnation, you need salvation

you’re so full of hate
spirit of the age….

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Soul Messiah

there is too much confusion
much too much impact of obscene terror
i wonder why i’m still surfing on this wave of obsession

is there a reason to stay any longer
waiting for some cool messiah
give me a reason to stay here forever
waiting for something to come
is it my soul
is it that glimpse of light i never forget to expect
or is it you, some kind of angel
that keeps me in waiting forever
there’s too much war on the outside

much too much impact of symbols and meanings
i wonder why i’m still fighting in this ocean of questions
is there a reason to stay any longer
waiting for something to come
give me a reason to stay on this island
waiting for something to come

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New Horizons

once, we were together
once we were one
once we were running, we knew where we came from
we were the music, we heard the call
we were giants after the fall
once we were children, once we were so small
to the new horizons i cast my eyes
when i look at you reaching out to the new horizons

once and today
once and today
once, we were divided, once, we lost our sight
once, we were freezing in the tv light
you are a rainbow, you’re looking fine
shall we make it one more time
to the new horizons i cast my eyes
when i look at you reaching out to the new horizons
once and today

once and today
you are a rainbow

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Pandora’s Lullaby

so you hugged the globe
now it’s whirling too fast
i really got no hope to hang on to the past

the train has departed, the toxins have started
to announce that none will last
i cower in the gutter of a world that’s not so near
and i listen to their mutters that are spinning through the air
the words unspoken, the promises broken
and the ones who really care
i’m the watcher of the scene
i see our shadows on the screen
and when the subway brakes to preserve some suicidal bee

i stop to breathe for a while
maybe it was me
this is the world gliding by
like the driftwood beams
on a lifetime’s stream
the instant fundamental sky for pandora’s lullaby
i see distorted faces coined like gold
and in their wrinkles programs that commercial gurus told
a watermark against a spark

umbrellas that they hold
i’m gliding in the distance and watch the world go by
an orbit full of questions, a perforated sky
but i just sit and wonder a bit that they never wonder why

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Life Is King

life’s a garden

life is king
life is all
and everything
life is golden
life is fair
like a rainbow in your hair
life’s a once fantastic light
life is shining in the night
life’s a fire from above

life is you
and life is love
life is golden
life is king
life is all and everything
nothing to believe in
it’s just there
without a care
and no religion

than the enigma of love
life is king
life’s a poison much too strong
makes you running on and on
life’s a drug and not your friend
life will kill you in the end
life is smooth
and life is friction
life is such a contradiction

life is god
and god needs lives
life’s a billion battlecries
life is golden. . .

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