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The Gathering – Souvenirs

Souvenirs

01. These Good People
02. Even The Spirits Are Afraid
03. Broken Glass
04. You Learn About It
05. Souvenirs
06. We Just Stopped Breathing
07. Monsters
08. Golden Grounds
09. Jelena
10. A Life All Mine

These Good People

He worries no more than he
Necessarily needs to fill his void
As big as space never ending thrill
He meets his will by choosing hate

Why choosing?
Need us to smile too?
Alright

Struggling to prevail

Foretaste
The aftermath
Which will be black
As black as waste

We’ll throw in an extra dance
For just a little over 5 pence
Need us to smile too?

You’ll turn our limo into a hearse
Weighing just enough to run it over your curse
Need us to smile too?

You lie, you lie, you lie

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Even The Spirits Are Afraid

You think you were earning

Burning the church of your god
You were yearning
Learning the birth of your dirt
Did you think you earned it
Burning your god
That you thought messed up your life?

You spill red
On my cloudy carpet

You think you were earning
Burning the church of your god
You were yearning
Learning the birth of your dirt
Did you think you earned it
Burning your god
That you thought messed up your life?

You spill red

On my cloudy carpet

Your skin turns dust
On my cloudy carpet

You think
You were earning
Burning
Your skin turns dust
No more you were yearning

Burning
Burning
Your skin turns dust

Your skin turns to dust
When holding it close to the sun
And it burns the skin from you’re your precious sun
It burns the skin
It burns the skin

It burns the skin

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Broken Glass

Strange vibe
circles round
Tries to comfort
buzzing sounds

Form an arrow
point at us
We the target
are the one

Place your bet
on the best
The fastest horse
you can find

Drop yourself
in the grass
Breathe the air
at last
Hold on tight
don’t fall down

Breathe the air
trough the water

Form an arrow
point at us
We the target
are the center

Find the key
lock the door
Close your eyes
for encore

Drop yourself
in the grass
Breathe the air
at last
Hold on tight
don’t you fall down
Breathe the air
trough the water

Find your peace
turn inside
You the target
you the center

Find the key
lock the door
Close your eyes
for encore

Drop yourself
in the grass
Breathe the air
at last
Hold on tight
don’t you fall down
Breathe the air
trough the water

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You Learn About It

Now that we’re through
the hell with you
We dont mind
We just give it a sigh

We hardly knew

what you were capable
of doing
But why don’t you give it a try

Oh, you learn about it
Oh, you harvest (untill you can make no more)
All that’s eating inside
All that’s eating inside

We hardly knew

what you were capable
of doing
But why don’t you give it a try

Oh, you learn about it
Oh, you harvest (untill you can make no more)
All that’s eating inside
All that’s eating inside

Can’t take no more..

Oh, you learn about it
Oh, you harvest (untill you can make no more)
All that’s eating inside
All that’s eating inside

Can’t take no more..

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Souvenirs

Jump in heat
Plunge to your truth
Agree with your youth
Consider defeat
Part and part
And separate
We will

Brand new paths

In ways to soothe
Never disagree with your youth
Part of your heart
Will separate
It will

The gift of your life
All what was concealed
No skin-deep a dive

Your childhood revealed

You jump in heat
Plunge to your start
Don’t underestimate
You’re own point of view
Don’t part your art
Or hesitate
Your will

The gift of your life
All what was concealed
No skin-deep a dive
Your childhood revealed

You peel all the layers of forever
You start the beginning of the end
Breathing is bridging the gap
Between black and light

And now you feel alive!
And now you learn to dive you know!
Breathing is bridging the gap
Between black and light

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We Just Stopped Breathing

Lying – down on

Sidewalk – lying
Running – tears down
His ears – lying
Lying – brought us fear

Where do we go from here?

One day – sixteen
Woke up – sixty
Gasping – hurry

Hurry

Where do we go from here?

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Monsters

All you need all you need
All you need
Is all is now

All you need all you need
All you need
Is not what you’re getting

All you live all you give
All you live
Fits in a teardrop

If you come closer

I’ll show you how it feels

All you need all you need
All you need
Is all is now

All you live all you give
All you live
Fits in a teardrop

Give what’s worth remembering
Give what’s worth dying
Give it al
Oh, back for more

You just give it all
Oh, back for more

If you come closer
I’ll show you how it feels

High is high
Low is low
Love is gone

The best ones are the first to
If you come closer
I’ll show you how it feels

High is high

Low is low
Love is gone

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Golden Grounds

As the sand
spreads wide open
and the glow of the sun

pearls the skin
All hope is craving fluids
and the yearning to where we’ve been

Golden grounds
so absorbing
When the heat of the sun
boils the skin
We have to stand the test of nature

to return to where we’ve been

Hold on my saviour
Keep my heart in holy dimensions
Drag me on your back
for one more day
One more day

One more day

You give
You learn
You live
You learn
I guess what ever you may find
It’s all right to eat a piece of your mind

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Jelena

My friend
She tipped over
Out of childhood into sadness
She’s always shining
But nevertheless
Her beautiful heart is drowned in grief

Sugar horse, lives inside
Like a friend

In need

Far and wide she’ll gaze
Upon the flowers bloom
Jaded, her mind in a daze
From the medicine gloom

They leave her with her friend
A force of nature filled with strength

Sugar horse, lives inside
Like a friend
In need

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A Life All Mine

Razor sharp I cut
The bull from my life

Too blunt your knife
To slay this dreamer

We might be dogs astray
No running line will hold us
So rather kick and kill me
I’ll be butchered all the same

No words are spoken
But the world is broken

‘Cause I want something
Something all wrong done
A life instead of mere living
Folding crumbling withering oh hell
What difference when working the way

The crown of my work
Is what I shall gain
At the end of my days

Daylight awake to a puppet world
No strings attach to this body of mine
Folding crumbling withering oh well
The punished pushed along the line
All my actions, all my moves
A life all mine to lose

The crown of my work
A life all mine to lose

A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days

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The Gathering – If Then Else

If Then Else

01. Rollercoaster
02. Shot To Pieces
03. Amity
04. Bad Movie Scene
05. Colorado Incident
06. Beautiful War
07. Analog Park
08. Herbal Movement
09. Saturnine
10. Morphia’s Waltz
11. Pathfinder

Rollercoaster

Outrun the fight
I use to hide
in quiet places

I’ll rephrase my cry
For I would keep on wondering
the rest of my life

You’re all moving too fast
My biggest fear is
that we’ll never ever last

I know, it’s not that easy
Let’s hit the brakes

Don’t take no time
Unless there’s a crime
to be committed

I guess we lost our faith
While we stand and wait
untill nothing ever happens

I know, it’s not that easy
Let’s hit the brakes

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Shot To Pieces

What fine judgement I see
in the eyes of our world leaders
Oh how beautiful life could be
if it hadn’t been shot to pieces

Shot to pieces

What secret music do I hear
upon the drums of my ear

What great pleasure I feel
I come from nowhere and I shall return
Because of you people I will flee
I see my late identity burn

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Amity

The torture won’t part you

Motherly breast won’t warm you
You fail and foam from your mouth
why is it so loud, this sound?

All the sense your are capable of
does not seem to save you
You heed the glance of a smile
Was it impossible to float for a while?

Restless is carrying fever

burning you to pieces
In search and need of a friend
Will I bow down to this in the end?

I lay in the hands of my maker
and I want to spend the rest of it awake
Why do I get the feeling they’ll brake it
It’s a fight…it’s a fight…

The torture won’t part you

Mothers lap can’t seem to warm you
You strain, you climb up and frown
Why is it so loud, This down?

All the sense you are capable of
does not seem to save you
You heed the glance of a smile
Was it impossible to float for a while?

I lay in the hands of my maker

And I want to spend the rest of it awake
Why do I get the feeling they’ll brake it
It’s a fight…it’s a fight

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Bad Movie Scene

Why did I ever think
life is about to go on

in a minute

And did I ever see
life is about to go on
in a minute
Life never goes on
Those are empty words

This is the back door
that will lead you out

to find the alley of your dreams
They try and tell you
They’re just empty words

It’s just a frame of mind

This is the back door
Leading me out
Sweep you away
We’ll never go on

We’re used to these empty words

It’s just a frame of mind

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Colorado Incident

The magical air evaporates
whenever we float down from
the big plateau

We are here,

To let you know,
our rear view mirror
is full of meaning

Our endless trip is now in session
The twelve wheel drive
is overfloating with great experience

You’ve heard,
our rear view mirror
is full of meaning
Heating up,
coming down with the biggest flue

Our moves have set the evening
and we feel right, winding down
hanging on to silence

While equipment is digesting
in the underbelly of our ride
We believe,

And let you know,
our rear view mirror
is full of meaning

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Analog Park

In the garden, in the park, on a bench, I sit.
A newspaper floats on the breeze of this late summer.
It is coming my way,
I patiently wait.

I see the sign, it’s on the road
and I think it’s crazy

In the garden, of the park, on a bench, I watch.
The sandy feet of the children.
Pearls of sweat run across their beautiful faces.

You see the sign, it’s on the road
but I think you’re crazy

You are, you are the sign
of my unrelief

As I easily get inner contact with myself,
I notice distress grabbing for my throat.
It is time to reach out.
To find something that isn’t there,

You see the signs, they’re on the road
but I think it’s crazy

You are, you are the sign
of my unrelief

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Herbal Movement

The fabric softener of the mind
makes everything easy
and we slide down

Slide over, you

The fabric softener of the mind
makes everything lazy
and we dive down

Slide over, you

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Saturnine

The day you went away

You had to screw me over
I guess you didn’t know
all the stuff you left me with
is way too much to handle
But I guess you don’t care

You don’t need to preach
you don’t have to love me, all the time

Whatever on earth possessed you

to make this bold decision
I guess you don’t need me
While whispering those words
I cried like a baby
hoping you would care

You don’t need to preach
you don’t have to love me, all the time

You don’t have to preach

all the time

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Morphia’s Waltz

I see your eyes
Blue and wide open
Take your time
my divine creature

My arms will provide
undivided attention

Sleep, child sleep
rest your eyes
until the sun comes up
and you’ll awake
to light, everyones day
up again

Rest your head
in my lap, honey
The day I wept
is when I had you my love

Sleep, child sleep
rest your eyes
until the sun comes up
and you’ll awake

to light everyones day
up again

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The Gathering – Black Light District

Black Light District

01. Debris
02. Black Light District
03. Broken Glass

Debris

Darling, baby

Don’t say maybe
Disobey me, I’ll be
Like a bad penny
I twist the truth
I love your youth
You’re losing grip
Take a trip, you,
You’re going down
Going down

You’re going down
Like fallen angels
I will mesmerise
You will paralyse
Framed in your game
Slowly fading
No one knowing
We are through
Count your blessings

Count to eighteen
Souls to perish
For a few stolen dreams only
As we’ve walked down the alley
On the misty afternoon
No one looked back nor forward
The city walls felt distant
Never at our reach
We’re sentenced to your world

You’re going down
You’re going down
With me
You’re going down with me
I will mesmerise
You will paralyse
Like fallen angels

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Black Light District

Blaming global infection
for the illness in him
Little knowledge of the non-affection
between him and his kin
Old, grey, bitter, anxious and collapsed
Like a wallflower once blooming
Withered to apparent death

Blaming the guilt
Crying the tears
Torture the pain
Leaving the emptiness behind
Apparently he had no reason
To harbour the trust
He’d forsaken inside.
Apparently he left his reasons
Forsaken the trust

that harboured within
Walk, I cannot walk
For I am blind, blinded I am
By the pitch of dark, so dark is it
The narrow street, never ending narrow
Clogs my throat
Silently I try,
Try to walk, blinded by the pitch
The narrow darkness, clogs the street

I am speechless
I am speechless
Fear puts a rush on my steps
As I stare into the spinning depth
The end is not near the sight that I am hoping for
And all the light that paves the way for me
Is the wish and will for the end to see
The bright light is the end of the black light district

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Broken Glass
[piano version]

Strange vibe
circles round
Tries to comfort
buzzing sound
Form an arrow

point at us
We the target
are the one
Drop yourself
in the grass
Breathe the air
at last
Hold on tight
Don’t fall down

Breathe the air
through the water
Form an arrow
point at us
We the target
are the one
Place your bet
on the best
The fastest horse

you can find
Drop yourself
in the grass
Breathe the air
at last
Hold on tight
Don’t fall down
Breathe the air
through the water

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