This section contains lyrics to all Antichrisis songs (studio and demo versions as well as unreleased stuff).
All lyrics appear in alphabetical order; just click on a title to see its lyrics
All lyrics by Antichrisis © 1995 - 2021


Adrenalin

(from "Not Fade Away")

Once I dreamt to be home again
Even for just now and then
While the rain fell down
Waiting for a ray of light
A cold wind’s blowing night jessamine
And heather feels like your velvet skin
You’re embodied in
The gale that reaches our shore

At eventide we’re getting to the core
I see the wilderness and storms in your eyes

And you’ve changed my life
With your red-hot fire
You’re my adrenalin
Like a burning sky
You can take me higher
You’re my adrenalin
I see a brand new dawn
Yesterday is gone
Yes, I’m remembering
And if the stars should fall
I wouldn’t care at all
You’re my adrenalin

My adrenalin
You’re my adrenalin

Your candle burns
In the deep dark night
We’re walking through
The gardens of delight
While this world outside lies quiet
And the things we do feel oh so right
You touch me skin
Make me shivering
Breathe down your neck
Raising trembling and
We’re entangled in lust
The wages of our sin

And we’re drowning
Getting down, we’re burning bright
We’re like two shining spirits in the night

And you’ve changed my life
With your red-hot fire
You’re my adrenalin
Like a burning sky
You can take me high
You’re my adrenalin
I see a brand new dawn
Yesterday is gone
Yes, I’m remembering
And if the stars should fall
I wouldn’t care at all
You’re my adrenalin

My adrenalin
You’re my adrenalin

And we take refuge
With the dawning of the day
And the morning sun shines in your eyes

And you’ve changed my life
With your red-hot fire
You’re my adrenalin
Like a burning sky
You can take me high
You’re my adrenalin
I see a brand new dawn
Yesterday is gone
Yes, I’m remembering
And if the stars should fall
I wouldn’t care at all
You’re my adrenalin

Oh, you changed my life
With your red-hot fire
You’re my adrenalin
Like a flaming sun
You got me on the run
You’re my adrenalin
We see a brand new dawn
Days of yore have gone
Yes, we’re remembering
Til the end of time
You’re my perfect rhyme
You’re my adrenalin

My adrenalin

After the War

(from "Foxfire")

The light pours out of me
From a distance I can see
That the world lies quiet
There’s no denying
We’ve been gone too far

Wasteland all around
But we felt save and sound
To act like gods
Like imperious conquistadors

Don’t you see
All our violence floating down like leaves in the rain
Don’t you see
We’ve been walking this world for much too long
Now it’s our turn to fall

After the war
We’re still as pure as the driven snow
After the war
The world is burning and they watch in silence
After the war
Still we pretend it’s all about defence
After the war

After the war
What have we done? What have we become?
After the war
We’ve been marching to the sound of their drum
After the war
Only heat and dust as far as I can see
After the war

All the lies you told were true
Now they’re firing back at you
It’s all been take, take, take
Cause you don’t mind and we don’t bloody care

The damage has been done
We’re wondering where’s the sun
For one last time
We’re holding hands
And look into our eyes

In my dreams
I still see us walking, together we stand
But I awake as our existence’s bound to fall
We’re facing the wall

After the war
Stay away it’s all contaminated
After the war
Can’t you take me with you somewhere
After the war
The bugle sounds as a black rain’s falling down
After the war

After the war
Can you hear me? Can you hear me calling?
After the war
Will we see another daylight dawning?
After the war
It’s all over on a Sunday morning
After the war

After the war
Something’s waiting in the night outside there
After the war
The lurker in the dark comes crawling
After the war
In the gutter there are bodies without names
After the war

After the war
Is there anybody out here listening?
After the war
The radio and the TV’s silent
After the war
Where are you, my love, I’m calling…
After the war

Baleias Bailando

(from "A Legacy of Love" and "A Legacy of Love Mark II",
also appearing as "Whales" on "Missa Depositum Custodi",
as "Baleias" on "Cantara Anachoreta"
and as "Carry Me Down" on "Perfume",
though every time in a different version)

By the ocean I sat down one day
Saw my life the other way
All those trials to no avail
Broken dreams was all I bloody gained

Remember well when I was a child
They promised me a paradise
But promises turned into lies
leaving us a world demise!

Hold me in your arms
Drown me in sweet moisture
Lascivious fiery breath covering
Your fangs softly penetrate
the pleasure and the pain
Dissolving I discern:
I'm not dead!

I asked for love, got a golden cage
Plastic emotions in a plastic age
The pain I felt they told me wasn‘t real
„The Earth!“, I cried: My last appeal!

Now it‘s my turn to realize
To change the road, to change the side
The past has gone, may it rest in peace
A new dawn fades as She sows the seed

Hold me in your arms
Drown me in sweet moisture
Lascivious fiery breath overflow
Your fangs softly penetrate
the pleasure and the pain
Dissolving I discern:
I'm alive!

A midnight‘s dream disclosure
saw momentous desire
My life layed in your hands
My confidence
The background of reality
just one step away
Am I to cross the frontier?
Am I to dare?

In dreams I died a thousand times
But then one dream: A golden shrine
Her whispered words did soothe my grief
What a candour in this world of thieves
I hear the call of the roaring sea
Still a fire‘s burning inside of me
The wind shall take me to another shore
The Earth I am, for evermore!

Way down, carry me down to the ocean of love!

Alone again I stand
amongst the debris of a dream
having to face once more
the madness of love
But I know that the Goddess
will hear my yearning call
and her enchanting song
will make my heart dance

Beautiful Wolves

(from "Missa Depositum Custodi" and the
Tunguska-Edition of "Cantara Anachoreta")

As the time has come for me to leave this world
How I longed to probe into the guarded mystery
Had to realise the best kept secret was my life itself
Beware, you sages, far too wise: the last joke's on you

I've seen the light in the dawning day
I've seen love in a burning haze

Don't you tell me I squandered this precious life
For much too long I listened to your insidious voice
Deafened by fear, blinded by hate
You missed the point
I might die but I die laughing straight into your face

I've tasted blood on your lips
Divine magenta - heavenly

No wise books can replace a single word you've said
No dreams were sweeter than those I dreamed in your arms

No drug did take me higher than the scent of you
No fire be as fervent as your desire
Where ever you are, where ever you roam
For you I sing the sweetest song

Salve Regina
Quae pervia caeli porta manes et stella maris
Vita dulcedo et spes nostra, Salve
Ave Regina Caelorum
Ave Domina Daemonum
Salve Radix ex qua mundo lux est orta, Decora

You call my name
You walk amongst the late
The seventh veil left at rainbow's end
We're passing time like ferries crossing a stream
Into the underworld: Cerridwen's domain

Come aside and cry for this is the spring of tears
Weep for the child inside gone from you
Died away: no place in the upper world
But who will nourish our dreams
When laughter expires?

To some a nightmare, to some a dream
The day will end for some as the night begins for one

"Come aside the fires of my tribe, find shelter here"
The wise woman takes the bone and points at me
Who am I to be?

Not a single word trips from my lips
So I start to dance
Whilst the dark crone holds my soul, I lay down my mask

See my heart is in your hands
See my wings are broken

The fire starts to burn my flesh to the bone
Trialed by flames I stand all alone
My guide's disappeared
Naked and blind
The new born god is dressed in innocence
"Shall I dare or stay unconscious?
Who'll be telling me wrong from right?"

As shadows fall like leaves in September wind
We're trying to keep us warm with the ashes of our memories
But when nightmares call we don't persist at all
Retrospective dreams collide, stranded on that wasteland's shore

As shadows fall and will my name be called?
Up on the mountain bare
In black cloth dressed and desperate fear
As shadows fall silence of remembrance fades
I dreamed we once held hands but I awake as shadows fall

In nomine Magnae Deae Nostrae
Introibo ad altarem
Dominae Inferae
Quae regit terram

I've tasted blood without tongue
My skin shed at your feet
"Am I to sacrifice?" I asked the all-knowing crone
"Until you understand you'll die" the crone replied
This might be heaven, might be hell - no difference I see
"Salvation can't be found in here" I sadly sighed

Where is the sun? Who'll light my day?
Where are the stars? Who'll guide my way?

I try to hide but inexorably a voice like thunder coming up

And as the midnight sun drowns the world in velvet light
I call your name through the ashes of time
Of all transgressions I can't take no more
Deliverance, your love, is all I implore

At this desolate place lost in time and lost in space
Remembrance of a golden age
In these days of yore: A magic spell
Was it your name I called? I'll try again...

And like a dream your loving face
I touch your golden skin just for a while
Entwined we fly through the blackest skies
You smile, I take your hand - back home again!

Osculetur me, osculo oris sui
Quia meliora sunt ubera tua vino
Fragrantia unguentus optimis
Oleum effusum nomen tuum
Ideo adolescentulae dilerexunt te
Trahe me post te

As flowers burn I hear the wolves return

Close Hauled

(from "Foxfire")

Woke up from your sleep at night
Out there the harbour walls they are still out of sight
You thought you heard somebody call
Was it Michael, was it me or was it Paul?

You’ve been on duty on that night
And you know, sorry doesn't always make it right
Gael Force 9 came up with some heavy rain
Oh, when roses fall it's thorns that will remain

Close hauled, close hauled
We were sailing close hauled, close hauled
Close hauled, close hauled
There's a writing on the wall

Each night new moon comes into view
We are calling for you
We never knew that the devil’s eyes were blue
Still we’re waiting there for you

You tried to hide and ran away
The dead fire it led our ship astray
And though the storm was deafening
You could hear us cry
We all were drowning but we died straight as a die

Now you walk this world alone, try to forget
But comes new moon in December it’s all set
Our ghosts will haunt you to the end
The Grim Reaper your last one and only friend

Close hauled, close hauled
We were sailing close hauled, close hauled
Close hauled, close hauled
There's a writing on the wall

Close hauled, close hauled
We were sailing close hauled, close hauled
Close hauled, close hauled
There's a writing on the wall

Each night new moon comes into view
We are calling for you
This ocean became the grave of some good men
Still we’re waiting there for you

There was no fire in the lighthouse
Not the faintest glow
Just your screams

Listen to me, my restless comrades, under the sea
Nobody knows better than me
That I have to carry
Yes, I have to carry
that weight

But we are all caught in a trap
Ensnared you are in your rightful fury and rage
Kept back from death's peaceful domain
Exchanged for malediction of blind revenge
Whereas I got entangled in a doom loop
Of sin and disgrace

Tonight I'll be joining you
I'll meet you
Down there in the deep blue sea

Only then there might be hope
Hope for us all
Hope for you
So you don't have to hate and haunt no more

And hope for me
So that death may come as a merciful release

Maybe we all will be free
and united again
And finally rest in peace
Forever

Creatures of a Jade Lagoon

(from "Not Fade Away")

Just before the rain would fall
I know that we've said it all
We talked and talked
The hours were passing by
But then you went home

And by the river I sat
I was thinking of you
How could I know
That this time it's true?

You dance with the Moon and the Stars
We walk between Venus and Mars
I travel from midnight to noon
To be with you my love soon
We're creatures of a jade lagoon

And when I walked home that night alone
The wind whispering softly
Our fate's still unknown
Under the streetlight I smelled your perfume
Just for a second

Oh, how I wished you could stay just for a while
To come up to my room and make me smile

You dance with the Moon and the Stars
We walk between Venus and Mars
I travel from midnight to noon
to be with you, my love, soon
We're creatures of a jade lagoon

And we danced
Kissed the sun and the moon

Crossing the Line

(from "Not Fade Away")

We are the stars
Being watched from the gutter
This is our seedtime
Into light through the darkness of Ulthar
We are crossing the line

Saw your strange breed
Far from a distance
Veiled by black night
Cold wind's blowing
Sunset's fading
For ravenous parasites

Still we stand
In silence we're waiting
For the Fates to decide
For the last time
You've missed your chances
Are you ready to die?

Crossing the line

All your warlords
Prophets and masters
Paved the way to decline
With their lies, greed and egomania
Have they fooled you each time

Just a few had the courage to fight for
What was worth to defend
But you laughed at them
Making them martyrs
Facing such bitter ends

Still we stand
Silently waiting
Their sentence is passed
We're releasing
The hounds of damnation
Armageddon divine

Crossing the line

And the Angels came down from heaven
Clothed in clouds and rainbows crowned their heads
And their faces were like a myriad of suns
And their feet like pillars of fire
And they cried with one voice
And seven legions uttered their voices
And the angels lifted up their swords to heaven
And sware by her
That liveth for ever and ever
That there should be time no longer

We're the stars
That will never be looked at
By human eyes any more
Now the Earth
A Garden of Eden
Won't have to suffer no more

Hear the birds sing
Their beautiful farewell to the Angels of Doom
Travelling back with the souls of those who loved
They'll find a new home

Still we stand
In silence we're waiting
Cause the Fates still decide
For all creatures
grandeur and freedom
We're defending the line

Defending the line

Dancing in the Midnight Sun

(from "A Legacy of Love" and "A Legacy of Love Mark II")

Farewell, pretty one: It‘s all over now you‘ve gone
After all that we went through, you left me when I needed you
The times we shared, the good and bad,
were the best I‘ve ever had, the best years of my life....

Farewell, pretty one: I‘ve put all my faith in you
and I can‘t understand: Did you lie on that night
you said you‘d never let me go?
Oh, I believed each word you‘ve said
I believed until the end
It‘s so hard to realize you never wanted me that close by your side

And the snow falls back in time
down the hillside on our sledge we‘d ride
We were laughing in the january sun
And for a moment time stood still as we rode on and on and on....

Still the snow falls on Yule-tide
falls forever on that dreary mountainside
And the ghost of our love stands right above: A monument of your smile
And our laughter that died so long ago lingers on and on and on...

Never will I forget our last winter
Never will I forget the last winter of our love!

Goodbye, pretty one: You broke my heart twice, now I‘m done!
You left me like a dream at the break of dawn
and I almost died
And even if you‘re lying now in someone else‘s arms
I‘m still with you in a dream,
in dreams of days gone by, the best days of my life
Goodnight, my love, goodnight....

For we were dancing in the midnight sun
our love became too wild
I loved you like a child
The fire went out, went out before dawn
and I broke down and cried
and I drowned and died

Dark Consolation

(from "Missa Depositum Custodi")

Come as you are: Lay your body next to mine
Your heart in my hands
May my love and my silence inspire your soul

Come as your are: While a memory still remains frozen in time
And a word takes its meaning to my realm of oblivion
Oh, come as you are!

Come as you are: In your deathbed bespangled with roses and dandelion
No more strains, no vendettas - all of this has gone now!

Come as your are: Death's not more but a dream that seems so unreal
Still the wind speaks your name when spring-time returns
Oh, come as you are!

No more tears to cry as the sea rolls on by
No more lonely nights
Yet an angel stands by your side
Just come to me:
The child and the man
The fool and the sage that you are
Oh, come as you are!

Descending Messiah

(from "Cantara Anachoreta")

Down in the valley on a midwinter's night
Walks the crone unseen by human kind
Her weary heart longing for rest
Her eyes saw too much of sorrow and grief

There was a time when she was adored
And the valley was full of bliss and joy
Until the day the gaunt one appeared
He never smiled nor shed any tear

And he raised his voice:
"Behold, I'm Messiah!"
It was then she knew
Her time had come

A dream? A dream?
It's only a dream
A dream? A dream?
She lives in my dreams

The man, he spoke of commandments and sins
Of wicked wives, of chaste and virtuous men
He'd sown the seed of mischief in their hearts
Those once proud now a submissive crowd

And he raised his voice: "Behold, I'm Messiah!
I'm the son of god: I come in fire!
My kingdom come, my will be done!"
It was then she knew
Her time had come

A dream? A dream?
It's only a dream
A dream? A dream?
She lives in my dreams

Now the blind are leading the blind
Independence and wisdom exchanged for ignorance and minority
Seizure and oppression amongst the once born free
But still no one dared to raise a hand against the crone
They were aware - despite his sermons - that she still held the strength and the power

And as she makes her way through centuries and decades
She waits for human kind to awake and shake off the chains of Messiah
In patience she walks the world in search for those
Who uphold the memento of the Golden Age
While in his church, in fitful sleep, tormented by nightmares
Lies Messiah in fright of the dark
The demons he raised to strike the blind with fear were not just a mirage
They've become alive to haunt Messiah

To end creation's devastation
The senseless sacrifice
She, the weaver,
Weaves the veil of damnation!

And out of the skies Valkyries and Erinyes rising
Avenging angels of doom
Called by the crone
The wandering ones seek for vengeance
Awaiting the last stand
The earth awakes in fire, thunderstorm and lightning
Night calls into being decline
And up in the skies
The crone in the midst of silence
Armageddon has now begun!

And out of his dreams Messiah pleas:
"Goddess, have mercy upon me!"

"Misguided prophet
See my scythe
Descending over you!"

Down in the valley beneath the river of time
Sits the crone remembering human kind
Now winter's gone and springtime has come
And all the ashes are washed away...

End of December

(from "A Legacy of Love Mark II")

Now I guess there‘s something wrong:
All stars fall down the story ends
Maybe there‘ll be another song
Though nothing‘s left but somnolence
And I‘m so tired and worn out
Sometimes I feel like Hawkeye Pierce
I try to laugh among the tears

How I‘m trying not to think of you night and day
But with each breath your last words come my way
Will I ever trust in anyone again?
Some say treasures are hidden behind sorrow and pain

You made me tumble made me fall
And though I seem to understand
I crash my head against the wall
How could this vow of yours disband?
And how much longer will I stand
Lying awake in sleepless nights
I wish I could replace my mind...

But it won‘t last forever
So my friends do say
Step by step I‘m getting by
And though sometimes my heart still sticks to yesterday
I hold on to my dream and I‘ll be riding again

You don‘t want me anymore
So I walk out of your door
I don‘t want to hear one more pathetic excuse
You didn‘t give me just one chance
I should have known by clairvoyance
From the first time you didn‘t wear the ring anymore

Good luck to you
So long, Farewell, Goodbye
I won‘t come back again
You were not the one I searched for
But I know I will find her

Til the end of December
I‘ll be waitng for you
And I cannot longer stay here
Amongst your broken promises
Another planet‘s calling
I‘ll be gone with the rain
Til the end of December
I‘ll be waiting for you
And I got strength to endure
Til the end of December
All the love that I have will show me the way
Til the end of December
Til my heart beats again I know I‘ll obtain
Til the end of December
I‘ll be waiting for you

Endless Flow

(from "Not Fade Away")

You're still alive but older
Now the nights are getting colder
The jukebox in the corner
Still plays the same old song
You've had enough of crying
The game's up
Love's been dying
Too many times you've tried
Once more you're proven wrong

Observing all the rules
Broken careless just by fools
But still love's so much more
Than a transient caprice

Cause love's an endless flow
That leaves no afterglow
To the beauty of our life
Far away where passion's rife
Come stay with me tonight
Let’s keep the flame alight
Til the morning goes to show
I'll never let you go

She might come like a shower
Or in the wee small hours
Just wait until you've seen
The final curtain fall
No, it's not an illusion
In spite of your confusion
Your heart's still beating and
One day you'll hear the call

They're playing different games
Simply interchanging names
But they will never find
What you bear in your mind

Cause love's an endless flow
That leaves no afterglow
To the beauty of our life
Far away where passion's rife
Come stay with me tonight
Let’s keep the flame alight
Til the morning goes to show
I'll never let you go

Epilogue: Arcanum in Anchorage

(from "Missa Depositum Custodi")

Oh Goddess
Sister of Night
Mother of Life
Guardian of Time
to You I raise my voice
for I have walked in darkness
through vales of pain
and I drank from springs of tears

Let my body burst into blossom again
of flourishing beauty
or bury me deep in Mother Earth

Let my eyes be passionate messengers again
of my undying love for her
or close them forever

Let my lips drink from hers again
the enrapturing liqueur of desire
or seal them forever

Let my soul touch hers again
Oh, let her heart yearn for mine once more
or drown me forever in the sea of oblivion

Let her love be inflamed for me again
in deepest passion and lust
or burn me on the pyre of unfulfilled desire

May out of this darkness arise a new dawn
or let these words be my epitaph...

Et In Arcadia Ego

(from "Foxfire")

And I feel your presence everywhere
I can't turn back the hands of time
Since you went away into the night
And I touched your face for one last time
Your face for one last time

Still I know that one day you will return
And that we'll meet again

Hear me calling
When the stars shine and light up the night
When the snow falls and everything's quiet
And these arms of mine holding you tight
With the wind I keep on calling
Cause you are the one that I long for
Waiting for you at the seashore
Traversing the abyss of time
Arcadia

As the clock on the wall strikes midnight
The witching hour has arrived
I open the door and step outside
Oh, I see you waiting by the great divide
Of time and tide

Deep in my heart I knew you would return
You will come back to me
Oh, I know you would come back to me

Hear me calling
When the stars shine and light up the night
When the snow falls and everything's quiet
And these arms of mine holding you tight
With the wind I keep on calling
Cause you are the one that I long for
Waiting for you at the seashore
Traversing the abyss of time
Arcadia

Waiting for you
I’ll be waiting for you
Waiting for you

Forever and a Day

(from "Foxfire")

Snow was falling all through the night, my love
All the rooftops are covered in white
Don't wanna wake you up so I close the door
The cat lies purring by your side

Fixing coffee for the two of us
It should be ready when you get up
Kitchen light falls on the snow outside
I'll keep you safe and warm tonight

You are so beautiful in your sleep, love of my life
And you mean all the world to me

When you walked past and caught my eye
On that new year's eve I reached for the sky 
I wished I had met you so many years before

But now that you are here with me
By the fireside and the yuletide tree
I know I'll stay by your side forever and a day
Forever and a day

Day's almost done as we get home from work
From our daytime jobs where we're doing alright
Snow keeps falling on the street outside
Your hand in mine in the still of the night

All the stars in heaven they shine in your eyes
You must be an angel in disguise

When you walked past and caught my eye
On that new year's eve I reached for the sky
I wished I had met you so many years before

But now that you are here with me
By the fireside and the yuletide tree
I know I'll stay by your side forever and a day, my love
Forever and a day
Oh, forever and a day
Oh, my love, forever and a day

Forever I Ride

(from "A Legacy of Love" and "A Legacy of Love Mark II")

As the autumn wind blows hard in crawling devastation
I was not prepared to find fate in a state of rage
Love once seemed so strong to me, promising salvation
another Tragedie d‘amour appearing on life‘s stage
And again he hears the raven‘s cry....

I‘m strucked down without warning
by your words like cyanide
She left me in the morning but forever I will ride
And forever I ride...

Suddenly I‘m lost inside tremendous aberration
Songs that used to make me glad now make me wanna cry
Restlessly I‘m walking empty streets up to the station
Standing there in silence as the trains keep passing by
And he turns his face towards the sky...

The stars fade in the dawning, but the door‘s still opened wide
And still I am adorning, but forever I will ride
And forever I ride....

In love from the first time that I saw you
and the fire in your eyes
Take me to your sea of flowers
Hold me as the wind shakes the rye

Lady of the Lake: I long to be with you
Burning streams like ours cannot disband
The mist it spreads your name in early morning dew
Forever shall you be Queen of the Land

Incense leaving trails of smoke
A vision of us fasting our hands
Angels laying siege to my heart
and I shall not longer withstand

Lady of the Lake: I long to be with you
This love of ours will never ever end
May the silver moon make all our dreams come true
Forever shall you be Queen of the Land

Hear the song of the waves
Storms calling up thunder and light
A premature grave overgrown by black lillies of night
Hekate arise!
Bring back the love of my life!

Rain falls down, it soaks my cloak on this cold grey morning
I missed the last train that could have me taken back to you!
There‘s no use in staying here waiting for the dawning
The fool just saddles up again as if he always knew
that again he‘d hear the ravens cry....

Gates of Paradise

(from "Perfume")

»Where do I go now?« I inquired
For I could not longer tell the way
This bane did leave me overtired
Got punctured by preposterous ricochet

A camouflage of lack of faith:
The order of the senseless strikes again!
Words were spoken, lies were told
My broken bones displayed in acid rain

Mission terminated while you wait
Her flowers burning in a blaze of rage
Another cardboard-box that stays unlaid
I’ve had enough; I quit
No, I don’t give a damn no more!

As autumn leaves do fall
Anticipating rime to freeze my core
Walking in the footsteps of the night
Lost like a voiceless troubadour

Behold the yearning of your heart
obtaining my love in a trice
Come dry your tears:
Our life’s about to start
at the Gates of Paradise!

Paint the sky with stars and let us ride
With every raindrop my love pours on you
Soaking wet but feeling warm inside
The sunlight radiates on mountain dew

Just for a moment I perceive
A flying visit of those days gone by
And looking back I can’t believe
There had been times I wished that I could die!

Evening sun sets the lake on fire
Dragonflies are hanging in the air
From afar the chanting of white friars
The altar of our love is everywhere!

Hold me in your arms tonight
Promise me you’ll never let me go!
Take my hand, we’re out of sight
Escaping from this world’s seraglio

Gleanncholmcille

(from "Missa Depositum Custodi")

There's a light in the darkness
Oh, tomorrow
And the wheel keeps turning in the skies
Never close your eyes before tomorrow
A new life, a new love will find its way

So hold on, child, to what you've got:
To your dreams, your visions and your heart
Hold on, child, and wait until dawn
Because tomorrow is the seed of a new life

There's a light in the darkness
Oh, tomorrow
And the wheel of fortune's turning round
Never close your eyes before tomorrow
Because the fire of love is still alight

So hold on, child, to what you've got:
To your dreams, your visions and your heart
Hold on, child, and wait until dawn
Because tomorrow sees the end of your night

Goodbye to Jane

(from "Missa Depositum Custodi", "Cantara Anachoreta", "Perfume" and "Foxfire")

See the girl on the floor
As she's watching the rain
Like sallow tracks of blood running down
Scattered over the floor
The sheets painted in black
Showing a fettered, mouthless child

Her mother's gone shopping and she prays
For her daddy not to come home
But for Jane's prayers no god gives a damn
Her daddy Is back to play with Jane

She closes her eyes to break away from the girl
Lying raped and abused on the ground
No use to commit herself to anyone
For who'd believe Jane?

She feels hate for being treated that way
Is it her fault Daddy's playing these games?
She tries in vain to think of something
She might have done wrong

See the girl on the floor
She can't bear it no more
Lewdy hands defiling her skin
A life like that means not much to Jane
The belt round her neck gently takes her away

He's closing the door for she seems asleep
Those sickening games won't be played any more
No-one could explain what happened to Jane
She was only one in a million girls

Gravity on Mars

(from "Foxfire")

That New Year’s evening saw a star
We watched the fireworks afar
Your soft warm hand caressed my skin
We walked on ice that was too thin

The sparkling rain of light above
Once more I promised you my love
All that was pure and good and true
So careless thrown away by you

That night we were waiting on the shore
For a light that shines no more
Yes, we were falling like the stars
Too much gravity on Mars

All the promises you made
Like coloured flags on a parade
Flying against an April sky
How could I know the end was nigh?

You left me out there in the rain
As our love went down the drain
Turned into little selfish lies
My faith in you was my demise

That night we were waiting on the shore
For a light that shines no more
Yes, we were falling like the stars
Too much gravity on Mars

From everything to nothing
In no time at all
Why can’t you just come with me
Before the bitter end?
Maybe we pretend
We’d have a second chance
How I wished we’d had a chance
To start again with our romance

That night we were waiting on the shore
For a light that shines no more
Yes, we were falling like the stars
Too much gravity on Mars
Where the rain never falls

Have You Been Loved?

(from "Not Fade Away")

Sure you've come a long way
From the backstage of the past
Til you found out one day
All their assertions just didn't last

Their actions spoke louder than their words
Your dreams and needs seemed so absurd
Too entangled to see what you went through

Have you been loved
Like you need it?
Have you been loved
Like you deserve it?

Have you been loved?
Like you need it?

The way you look tonight
With this sadness in your eyes
I wish I could turn back the hands
Of time and make them look at you
The way that I see you
The beauty and love that shines in your heart

Yesterday's ghosts sometimes still haunt you
But your spirit keeps up the fight
So brave, so strong
It's no wonder
That you made it through your childhood nights

Now I'm here to stay with you
And whatever you're going through
Even if some tears should fall
I'll be there whenever you call

The past has gone now, my love
You're walking away from what they've done
And together we're facing a new morning sun

Have you been loved?

Her Orphaned Throne

(from "Cantara Anachoreta")

Destiny turned the page to another side in my book of life
He who once was artless like a child had to face the blackest night
While I was unaware, she must have silently faded away
Whereas his shadow walks the Earth in restless search for the Queen

As the cold begins to bite, in nightmare's realm I lie awake
Fading voices calling back the years into time's deadly embrace

Behind these delusive hills where gales ensnare a paralysed sun
In sombre distress he's entering the hall just to find Her Orphaned Throne

Broken and desperate before Her Orphaned Throne
Holding a dying sparrow in his hands
His eyes full of tears have seen the wasted land
Will she ever come again?
Ever come again?

Suam sanctam ad sedem liceat me vobis sequi
Si sanum me facere volueritis
Suam sanctam ad sedem, ad marim
Si enim hoc loco versatus sim, periturus est
Suam sanctam ad sedem liceat me vobis sequi
Nam hoc solo loco me Dea expectat

Passion turned out to be a slip of the pen amongst the lines of fate
All that was left in the end, forgotten echoes in a dream

For only a fool's solemnity might ignite the driftwood of my heart
Still my light shines on every move you make: Just call my name and I'll be there

So cranky and blind: I did not see rashness made me lose my own way
Fragments of glass cutting through his veins: I shall save him from this pain

Destiny turned the page to the final chapter in my book of life
Awake see him lie in her warm embrace: I'm returning on my Throne

Broken and desperate before Her Orphaned Throne
Holding a dying sparrow in his hands
His eyes full of tears have seen the wasted land
Will she ever come again?
Ever come again?

Here Comes The Night

(from "Not Fade Away")

When the moon kissed the silent lake
The nightwind called us
A place too crowded
Much too full and loud
We better leave now
I saw you standing in the lamplight forlorn
We gotta get away
Desolation is the price they'll pay
Now that we're on our own

They predicted our future
But they turned heaven into hell in no time
By giving us the heebie-jeebies
While they're driving with full headlight

Here comes the night (for running away)
We won't get another chance (for running away)
Too late to hide (for running away)
Everybody's on the run (out of the way)
Warning Sign
Fading into the night

Children starving in their mothers’ arms
While the disciples pray
In the church of economic growth
But now their god is dead
Cars are crashing
People screaming blue murder
Leaders go insane
The light of hope now a black hole sun
A flashing ray that burns

All we have is each other, baby
We hold and kiss as the rain falls down
Smile for me one last time, my darling
You will meet me on the other side

Here comes the night (for running away)
We won't get another chance (for running away)
Too late to hide (for running away)
Everybody's on the run (out of our way)
Warning Sign
Fading into the night

Hole in My Head

(from "Perfume")

People who don’t know their names
lurking behind window frames
Trying to control our lifes

Envy, spite and jealousy
of all those longing to be free
Stabbing them with hideous knives

Intolerance and arrogance
combined with bloody ignorance
Don’t listen to a single word

Tired of their stupid lies,
trickery and alibis
Their issues are just too absurd

Don’t you tell me not to grind
But I’m blinded by the thickness of mankind

Things are getting serious
small minds become delirious
Don’t they see it’s so insane

All obsessed with hate and war
what else they think’s worth fighting for
Peek-A-Booh: A madman’s game!

Pied piper’s waiting at the door
to tell them they’re superior
Dancing to his lethal tune

Oh, the crown of evolution
needs some kind of revolution
Otherwise it’s over soon

So you tell me not to blow my fuse
But I’m quite aware of your abuse

Find shelter in my arms tonight
There’s only you and me
and everything’s allright
If there’s just one thing that’s true
then it’s my love for you
I’ll never let you go
And I don’t care what they say
As long as you stay
in our love’s afterglow

Still you believe it’ll work out fine
While heading for the ultimate deadline

I got a hole in my head
Seems like we’re better off dead
We gotta find a solution
For this bitter contribution

Is Anybody There?

(from "Foxfire")

Hope I'm finding shelter from the storm 
This house cannot be a home anymore 
What a lousy final score 

People passing by holding hands 
While I'm lost in these barren lands of mine 
I'm screwed up down the line 

Empty city streets late at night 
I'm going down to the riverside on my own
I’m the numbest kid in town 

Is anybody there? 

Wonder why it happened again 
Why she's still playin' that darn waiting game    
Maybe one day she'll remember me 
When it's too late 
Where will I be? 

Is anybody there? 

Jane's Redemption

(from "Foxfire")

I heard voices from the past
Had to turn away at last
She wore sadness like a crown
As I saw her floating down

Now I’m free, now I’m free
Now I’m free, now I’m free

Your minds’ been led astray
And the poor child was bound to pay
All your regrets won’t set you free
A little girl is all I see

Oh, at night and in your dreams
All your lies burst at their seams
No, you didn’t hear her plea
A little girl is all I see

Spread my wings, fly to the sky
Don’t talk

The tears, the pain - all left behind
Don’t talk

Look at me
I’ve been never never so free
Thank you, but please
Don’t talk
Please don’t talk

Amongst the clouds a dazzling rainbow
Don’t talk

I’m not alone
With the moon and the stars in the night
Don’t talk

Look at me
I was never never so free
Thank you, but please
Don’t talk
Please don’t talk

Last Night

(from "Foxfire")

Your last words

Your last words trapped between these bedroom walls
“Why don’t we just go away?”
I didn’t know, what could I say?

If memories were like shining stars
If tears were diamonds
We've built a castle in the skies

Last night I wished you were calling
I hoped that you were calling
I beat my fists against the wall

Your last words

Threw withered roses in the lake
And as I called your name
A crying game, too late

But you can't hurt me anymore
Your double-dealing love
Crept out through my heart’s back door

Last night I wished you were calling
I hoped that you were calling
I beat my fists against the wall
Oh, no no no

Last night I wished you were calling
I hoped that you were calling
I beat my fists against the wall

Your last words

Oh, I hope so

Last night I wished you were calling
I hoped that you were calling
I beat my fists against the wall
Oh, no no no

Last night I wished you were calling
I hoped that you were calling
I beat my fists against the wall
Still beat my fists against the wall
Still beat my head against the wall

Like the Stars

(from "Perfume")

So it was late that thursday night
you were coming around
His words a thorn in your flesh
your head a merry-go-round
We were talking side by side
about the things that come and done
and you began to realize
that he was always on the run

In this black bedsit of yours,
well it occured to me
that I’ve known you for years
not just momentarily
And when you said you were tired
and your eyes filled with tears
I looked straight into your heart
but where do we go from here?

And as we were stepping out
After midnight
The silver lining of a cloud
Under starlight
For once again I felt alive
Will you stay with me tonight?

Tonight we’re falling like the stars
Whenever we fade, wherever we are
I spend my last flare up on you
Until these dreams of ours come true
Midnight burning blue

From the shore the ice cold wind
blew hard into my face
Rain was beating down
the past beginning to unlace
Inside my soul felt warm
though the night was wet and cold
And as the storm arose
I dreamt of being with you so close

I didn’t know what you would do
but I believed your aim was true
the look in your face
some kind of strange witches’ brew
Waiting, anticipating your return
Our love feels so strong
and in this fire we will burn

A butterfly, fragile and cold
The breath of love
His wings beginning to unfold
Came from above
This time I know it is for real
Let’s touch the skies tonight!

Tonight we’re falling like the stars
Whenever we fade, wherever we are
I spend my last flare up on you
Until these dreams of ours come true
Midnight burning blue

My Love, Angel and Light of my Life
I will stay forever by your side
Come to me when nights are cold
I’ll be there for you to hold
Dive with me into the sea
Drown me in the water of love
Sail with me between the stars
And love me, love me, love me till the end

Night Train

(from "Not Fade Away")

Same old stories and the same old song
I’ve been living here for much too long
Small town, small minds
It’s all so bloody daunting
Sitting round with nothing to do
Watching stupid movies, Chinese kung fu
Bruce Lee, Zombie Trash
Forget your dream hunting

Down on main street there’s a danger sign
Saying “Caution: Dead End Street lies just straight ahead”
Bored teenagers meet each night at nine
Getting soused, pale faces
Like they are back from the dead

I’ll be leaving on a night train
Yeah, there’s gotta be a better place
Don’t wanna be a basket case
I’ll be leaving on a night train
I don’t care and I won’t turn around
Yeah, I’m gonna break new ground
Hooray, I’m Northern bound

Out of this town right now
Leave on a night train now

School, work, death
Nothing else to do
Just do the things they expect from you
But deep inside you know there’s gotta be a better life
Somewhere, someplace else
Snow is falling and my bags are packed
I’m gonna leave tonight
Well, that’s a fact
Cause I ain’t gonna wait til the best days of my life have been washed out

And I’m walking down main street one last time
With its houses that look to me like a scene-of-crime
I’ll be trading this life for a real big time
But I don’t know where I’m gonna wake up at dawn

I’ll be leaving on a night train
Yeah, there’s gotta a better place
Don’t wanna be a basket case
I’ll be leaving on a night train
I don’t care and I won’t turn around
Yeah, I’m gonna break new ground
Hooray, I’m Northern bound

Leave on a night train now
Out of this town right now
Leave on a night train now
Out of this town right now

Nightswan

(from "A Legacy of Love" and "A Legacy of Love Mark II")

Linger on, oh waning moon
This midnight hour has come much too soon
By the crystal lake we stand
with our names in the sand

Believe me, my Love
I will wait for you
And I will return
if you still want me, too

With the song of the nightswan
And Ill be in heaven!

The lark heralds the break of day
No longer by my side can you stay
In shrouded mists you disappear
like a ghost bayadere

Where are you my Love?
Im calling your name
This spell can be broke
Love‘s ignited the flame

Like the song of the nightswan...

Oh, believe me, my Love
I will stand, laying siege to this fortress of time
With the glory of you in my heart
charge before the sun touches the rime

The Beltane fires upon the hill
Your hand in mine by the old water-mill
Fairies sing our wedding song
now the moon lingers on

Stay with me, my Love
my Angel, my Life
I‘ve walked this dark maze
and now we will fly

On the wings of the nightswan...

No Going Back

(from "Foxfire")

As love is passing out
What was it all about
Could you, would you please explain?

I asked you twice before
Don’t you love me anymore?
But you just smiled and touched my face

The sound of falling rain
Like shards of glass
Bloodstained
Why can't we be saved by the bell?

So strange it doesn't hurt no more
Now that we’ve finally hit the score
Guess everything must go

Distractions of days gone by on the window pane
You keep walking down that lane

But somewhere out there in the night
We're still standing side by side
The nightwind calls
And there's no going back
No going back
The nightwind calls
The nightwind calls

Too bad we didn’t have the heart
To pass the test, not to depart
And finish what we've started

Now we left everything behind
Pretending to make up our mind
What kind of mind can be so blind?

Accusing me, not to forget
You took the blame, a ricochet
All things once good turned into bad

And even if I understand
We couldn’t meet our vast demands
Nobody never ever can

Streaks of lightning set the skies aflame
The wedding bells toll for our love in vain
Our joy, our laughter as we wane
Like a distant shadow in the falling rain

But somewhere out there in the night
We're still standing side by side
The nightwind calls
And there's no going back
No going back

Hold me tight for one last time
For my heart feels cold as rime
It's all over now
No going back
No going back

A last distraction on my window pane
Why did I let you walk down that lane?
Prematurely our love gave up its ghost
Abandoned us just when
I needed
You needed
We needed it most

But somewhere out there in the night
We're still standing side by side
The nightwind calls
And there's no going back
No going back

Hold me tight for one last time
For my heart feels cold as rime
It's all over now
No going back
No going back

But somewhere out there in the night
We're still standing side by side
The nightwind calls
And there's no going back
No going back

The nightwind calls

Ocean's Too Wide

(from "Not Fade Away")

Sweet Magnolia
His things are scattered everywhere
Your prince charming
So bloody fine, so debonair
The telephone
It rings and rings but I’m not there
I ran away

Once I promised you my love
But that was not enough
Tonight down by the street
He's waiting patiently
Wish I'd still love you but I don't
You turned my heart to stone
Behold I hate to go
It's only tears you know

My ocean's too wide
I'm drowning here tonight
We're floating in a darkness
The cold begins to bite
There will be no tomorrow
No turning of the tide
A deep blue sea keeps calling
Submerging open-eyed

She's calling me
Her flowers washed down by the rain
"I'll wait for thee"
No sleep, no rest, no longer sane
But don't you feel
The loss, the pain, It's so inane
No longer mine

My ocean's too wide
I'm drowning here tonight
We're floating in a darkness
The cold begins to bite
There will be no tomorrow
No turning of the tide
A deep blue sea keeps calling
Submerging open-eyed

Our Last Show

(from "A Legacy of Love" and "A Legacy of Love Mark II")

And the rear lights of your car
behind the trees they fade away
walking inside somnambular
there goes a lovelorn castaway

Does it always have to be like this?
I'll never know
Was it something that I said?
You said: "I gotta go...."
While leaving me back here with my memories and my tears
You won't reappear!

Staring at the telephone
Wondering if I'd try?
I never knew that nights could be that long
And still I hear your last good-bye

Strange people on the screen, they try to make me laugh
But everywhere I see your face
and the photograph on the wall says that you're gone
And I'm waiting for the sun, keep dreaming on.....

No fire in the lighthouse
to guide me tonight
Don't know if our planet's razed
torn apart by love's meteorite
I know I will lose you
How can I face another daylight?

And I know
this could ring down the curtain to our last show
No second chance for Juliet and her Romeo
No applause, no ovations, no bravissimo
Please don't go!

Planet Kyrah

(from "A Legacy of Love" and "A Legacy of Love Mark II")

Oh, you changed everything
Nothing‘s the same anymore
I see colours I‘ve never seen before
I hear songs that make my heart sing with joy

You set my heart on fire like it never burned before
And I‘m sure that up there in the sky
shine some new-born stars
that were not known until tonight

Can you hear me ground-control?
I think I‘m lost in space
Do you hear me ground-control?
An unknown planet appears on my screen....

Never thought I‘d be an astronaut
Never thought I‘d leave the earth
Never thought I‘d fly so high
Break through the sky while you hold me in your embrace

And as the air starts getting thin
Your lips on mine: exchanging love‘s oxygen
And the last call they receive:
Our capsule vanishing somewhere behind Andromeda....

We can‘t hear you ground-control!
I think we‘re lost in space!
We can‘t hear you anymore!
An unknown planet appears on our screen....

I‘ll meet you tonight
on Planet Kyrah!
I‘ll kiss you tonight
on Planet Kyrah!

Requiem ex Sidhè

(from "Missa Depositum Custodi" and "Cantara Anachoreta")

And will the vows be heard
of immortal desire
A breathtaking darkness
Into the abyss we dive
As you were mine

And as memories fade
Just like trails of smoke
On a midwinter's night
You kept holding me tight
As you were mine

On came the nights
When stormclouds veiled the skies
All heavens stood still
And all the worlds did collide
"Forgive me - I failed!"
Lovelorn I will die
Nothing more but a dream
That you were mine

And when the time has come
Everything ends
But this love of ours
It leaves us behind
As you were mine

In my cold white hands
A lover's bequest
There were stars on our side
Just one last caress
For once you were mine

"My friend, the most precious gift" said the fool
"Is a love that follows no rules
There's no use in turning away
So why are you turning away?"

On came the nights
When storm-clouds veiled the skies
All heavens stood still
And all the worlds did collide
"Forgive me - I failed!"
Lovelorn I will die
Nothing more but a dream
That you were mine

Restless Years

(from "Not Fade Away")

As I’m walking down yesterday’s lane
Past the houses and homes of my life
Deserted and empty, no lights
In the windows at night it’s all quiet

I’ve been searching in all of these rooms
Rattling at closed doors and crying
But those years have been fading in time
Like a book that’s been never read twice

Goddamn, I haven’t seen before
Call me stupid, call me blind
A prospect of what might have been
Unnervingly entering my mind
Listening to Bruce all night long
As he’s driving away in a stolen car
Down the road, ride by night
Down the highways and byways of time

Strange but I seem to be back again
From these restless years
It comes as a surprise
But I’m still here
More different than I thought I am
No more prey to blind fear
I’m back again from the departed, my friend

I’m back again
I’m back again

Wondering why everyone just walked away
Left all fucked up and one fine day
Acting in very strange ways
How could I find the right words to say?
But now I see part of it was my fault
Every romance comes to a grinding halt
When you lose yourself in someone else
Instead of cutting your own path, my friend

Rewrite the story of my life
Forgive and forget if you can
No more dying for her under a balcony blue
Been there, done that too many times
Yes, I can live on top of the mountain
It’s not forsaken at all there with you
Me and you
Yes ,we’ve opened the door to a new world

Strange but I seem to be back again
From these restless years
It may come as a surprise
But I’m still here
Different than I thought I am
No more prey to blind fear
I’m back again from the departed, my friend

He’s back again
Strange but I seem to be back again
From these restless years
It may come as a surprise
But I’m still here
More different than I thought I am
No more prey to blind fear
I’m back again

He’s back again

Romeo

(from "Foxfire")

A hard rain’s falling
Down at the bus stop
Soaked to the bones
But hell, it’s a closed shop
Now on the wrong side of town

Big warning sign
But I’m a believer
Lurking in darkness like
You’re a deceiver
Fine: no more nursery rhymes

What a mess
Please tell me
What is wrong with you?
What are you crying about?
Well I don’t know what to do
Stars come out to play
But they’re so far away
Away from here
Be sincere
Coz I am

Romeo
Tears in the afterglow
The curtain’s down
Get out of town
Don’t say you can’t let go

Romeo
Some things you’ll never know
And when it ends
Let’s just be friends
How little does she know

Oh what a joke
 
Right down the line
And straight into dead loss
Me the numbskull
Lost in a love’s dross
Damn, what a peabrain I am

You said that I should wait
Until your mind’s made up
Can I please get back
The years that I’ve been trapped
No, I should have told you to go

I see you lying there
In this cold neon light
Your eyes are closed
Your soul is somewhere out of sight
Nothing in this room means anything to me
Anymore
Shut the door
Coz I am

Romeo
Left out there in the snow
When stories end
Let’s just pretend
That we’ll reap what we sow

Romeo
Love can be friend of foe
Love can be cruel
I was the fool
And stayed when lights were low

Oh what a hoax

I’ve waited long enough
And made myself a fool
My heart was broken though I tried to play it cool
Good luck in finding out
who you really are
Well, I’m done
Hit and run
Enough of

Romeo
Well that was years ago
My shabby cloak
Went up in smoke
My laurels even so

Romeo
No plan if love should go
Completely broke
A cash-strapped bloke
That once was Moonshadow

Romeo
Well, that’s the way things go
These restless years
So many in tears
But that was long ago

Romeo
One word before I go
Heart on the mend
My awkward friend
Sure you’ll reap what you sow

Oh Romeo

She Lay Waiting

(from "Foxfire")

Then came the night
On the abandoned beach
We had a life
But we were out of reach
Obsession here, desecration there
And we didn’t even care

Protect and save
Oh, how we failed
We went too far
To be released on bail
Now it’s all done
And the ashes fall
Around us
There’s no sun at all
We had our chance after all

Waiting
You know she lay waiting
She lay
Beneath the deep blue sea
She tried to understand
She lay for centuries
But we just couldn’t see

Under the sky
Of a barren land
Day by day
Just stones and sand
We walk in line
Once and for all
As we catch the last rays of light

We’re going down
And we will fade away
We had our time
Nothing left to say
We called the tune
But didn’t hear her plea
Now our time has come to an end
There's only darkness, my friend

Waiting
You know she lay waiting
You know she lay
Beneath the deep blue sea
She sees the moon and the stars above
She lay for centuries
But we just couldn’t see

You know she lay waiting
You know she lay

Shine

(from "Not Fade Away")

Like the lark in the morning breeze you fly
With the clouds in the sky
Like the waves rolling in on the shore
From days of yore
You walk amongst stars that are shining
Like the light in your eyes
Crowned by sundown
And dressed in the light of the moon

Glittering rainbows
A warmth like the scent of the trees
Your song that travels through time
Comes like spring rain to me

Your brown eyes they shine
When you smile at me
Your brown eyes they shine
With all the love that I see

All the trials of the past
All the hurt you went through
Made yourself only stronger
Now look at you

Your silhouette revealing itself
Sets heavens afire
The wind keeps caressing your hair
As we're leaving the fair
When nightfall is turning our world
In a void out of sight
You'll be chasing the last rays of light
With your heart opened wide

You're walking this earth
With a passion so fervently
Enchanting my heart and my soul
You're a mystery to me

Your brown eyes they shine
When you smile at me
Your brown eyes they shine
With all the love that I see

See your beauty unequaled
A fire I desire
You're everything to me
My love, my life and my light

Your brown eyes they shine
When you smile at me
Your brown eyes they shine
With all the love that I see

Oh, how they shine
Oh, they shine

Something Inside

(from "Perfume")

And still the seagulls fly
under a leaden sky
As if nothing had changed
and my life was still the same

No longer here with me
I watch the roaring sea
I think of times gone by
and how we used to laugh and cry

Now on my own again
A lonesome highway man
throwing stones against the waves of time
and cursing auld lang syne

But once the sun did shine
upon the mountain thyme
Wind caressed your hair
and there was magic everywhere

Then rain came falling down
and the red-painted town
lost its colour and turned grey
the day you went away

A lonely seagull flies
as sunset sets the skies on fire
but I don’t care no more
since my love went sore

If I had wings to fly
I guess that I would try
flying faster than the speed of light
to leave all this behind

What have I become?
Now the broken one
running through the night
just tryin’ to keep the flame alight

Oh, gaels come carry me
far across the sea
where the angels lie
amongst the placid fields of rye

Something inside
calls me tonight
out on these bare hills again
Something inside
Wish I could hide
from the pain

L’amore mia
sempre é con te
Nostra eternitá
Lei ci guarderá

St. Materiana

(from "Foxfire")

Oh, de la Hyde, where do you lie?
Did you come down to Trambley Cove that night?
Why did you meet me there?
Too hurt to cry?
On Potter’s field no guiding light for a star so bright

Materiana
She can’t stay
Her time is over
Comes the break of day
Materiana
She fades away
She cannot wait
For Ascension Day

She can’t walk
But she can’t let him go
She can’t talk
Too hurt deep down below
She can’t walk
She’s going down real slow
She can’t talk
She’s gone

The sea lies quiet down there tonight
A pale moon’s rising over Pentargon
Penally Point gets out of sight
And there’s no star that I could wish upon

Materiana
She can’t stay
Her time is over
Comes the break of day
Materiana
She fades away
She cannot wait
For Ascension Day

She can’t walk
But she can’t let him go
She can’t talk
Too hurt deep down below
She can’t walk
She’s going down real slow
She can’t talk
She’s gone
She’s gone
She’s gone
She’s gone

The Endless Dance

(from "Missa Depositum Custodi" and "Cantara Anachoreta")

Read in my book of lies
Of atrocities, blood and sacrifice
My temples erected in gold and bone
The stupid sheep turn their head to the blind

And comes the winter of your lives
You king of kings left to your own device
The ones who thought to walk in light
Will freeze to death in the endless night

The Goddess of the Night comes
Three curses to the holy throne
No regrets - it's too late!
The Goddess of the Night comes
Will ask for what have you done
The father, holy ghost and son
No remand!

The sisters murdered long ago
Still sing their songs in my heart
The tunes, the pipes, the words, the rhymes
Still call me through the times

Your senseless prayers I never hear
The sign of the cross in praise of your fear
Your little belief is just crap
On the rotten body of your so-called Christ

The blind, the crippled and the lame
Still keep their faith in a god of disgrace
But a songless bird will never sing
To the dying glory of a bogus king

The Goddess of the Night comes
Three curses to the holy throne
No regrets - it's too late!
The Goddess of the Night comes
Will ask for what have you done
The father, holy ghost and son
No remand!

The sisters murdered long ago
Still sing their songs in my heart
The tunes, the pipes, the words, the rhymes
Still call me through the times

You cut me down and I'll leap high
I am the life that never dies
So dance where ever you may be
The ruler of the dance is She!

And my elder sister takes me by the hand
And we spiral sideways to a far away land
In the tempest she sings with the ocean's roar
Glowing in the storm that the mermaid bore

Them witches calling up from the shore
They walk behind me through the door

Oh, my youngest sister, oh where have you been?
Behind the moon on the other side of dreams?
Oh, she guides me back as the raven cries
But we'll meet again for to dance in the skies

Them witches calling up from the shore
They walk behind me through the door

I am the scum of this dark age
I'm your beginning and your end
Oblivion takes my place
The frame holds just another face of death!

And who will count the slaughtered lives:
The burned, the tortured, the demised?
The blood of the innocent?
The decline of the stolen trinity?

The Goddess of the Night comes
Three curses to the holy throne
No regrets - it's to late!
The Goddess of the Night comes
Will ask for what have you done
The father, holy ghost and son
No remand!

The Farewell

(from "A Legacy of Love" and "A Legacy of Love Mark II")

I wanted to live on top of a mountain
but it‘s cold and forsaken there without you now

I wanted to dive into the ocean of love
but I got shipwrecked on the shores of broken dreams

For you I sang songs of the nightswan
and each line I wrote was a beat of my heart

Forever burning on love‘s funeral pyre:
Stop beating now, my bleeding heart!
For this knife did cut too deep
so for the last time I‘m trying not to breathe

Once there was a fire in the lighthouse of my heart:
I gave you so much more than just my love
and you broke so much more than just a promise

Our planet vanished so devastatingly
amongst the mists of time
There was no treasure to be found at Rainbow‘s End
somewhere behind Andromeda

I‘ve been waiting til the end of december
but no more will I ride
for the winter solstice‘s child
will pass away silently on a midsummer‘s night

So may you come now, my Dead Romantic Angel
serenade Kyrahnean Hymns to me
Hold me in your arms
cover me with elder flowers
and take me down to my beloved sea

I‘m so tired, so tremendously tired
Please wait for me under the midnight sun
where I will sing and dance again
and my laughter will be heard
echoing down the hillside again...

Oh, how I tried to believe, how I loved,
How I tried to hold on to my dream;
How I wanted to live - but now I‘m going home
to a place where love is more than just a four-letter word
and as I kiss the memory of yours goodnight
I‘m beginning to see the light...

Ich liebe Dich für immer!

The Fire Went Out

(from "Not Fade Away")

Somebody's walking the dog like before
The kids outside at the bus stop like in days of yore
A young guy's pulling the cigarette machine
Out there it's business as usual but here just died a dream

Somebody's ringing at the door
Love doesn't live here any more

Oh, the fire it went out
It went out so long
Oh, long time ago
And I didn’t know

The rooms are empty and I'm on my own
reading your letter the third time turns my heart to stone
The wind's not sounding your chimes anymore
I left my keys on the sill cause I won't return no more

Goodbye my love I’m leaving
It's getting cold in the evening

Oh, the fire it went out
It went out so long
Oh, I never saw no cloud
Coming up along
So the fire it went out
Went out so long
A long time ago
And I didn't know
No afterglow
So much for our last show

I won’t come back no more

Was it all just lie?
An illusion divine?
Until we die?
Kinda trick of the light?

The Lineman's Call

Dealing the cards, rolling the dice
I’ve asked you once and I won’t ask twice
Afraid of the lineman’s call

Let’s wait for the rain to fall
and I walk down these hallways
at least I’ve tried
A camouflage of your mind

And at the break of day I cried
tryin’ to leave everything behind
We just stood there, put through the grind
no afterglow, no heart for you

See myself walking to the marge of the river of no return
trying to hold on to a reflection of foregone days on its surface
swaying to and fro between dark shadows and rays of light
entwining myself around an echo - drowning, drowning in darkness

It is not dead which can eternal lie
And with strange aeons even death may die
The bed of a jade lagoon seemed like a soothing place to me
Forever sleeping in its emerald cave
forever resting, forever dreaming

A peaceful game turned into war
a stab through the heart and blood on the floor
there’ll be no lineman’s call

Reinforcements where out of bound
so all I tried was to hold our ground
a ground that was all burned down

And at the break of day I cried
tryin’ to leave everything behind
We just stood there, put through the grind

But when the clouds of smoke dispersed
I just stood up and I prayed and cursed
Returning to my lagoon all blue
no afterglow, no heart for you

The Night is Still Young

(from "Foxfire")

Sail on, sail on
The night’s still young
Cause the tide is high and we’re getting to
Where they’ve gone

Do carry on, do carry on
For we’ve got no time
And there ain’t no place
So move on

Sail on, sail on, golden swan
While we’re still young
Oh, dream on
Sail on, sail on, golden swan
Don’t care what they say
They’re all wrong

The night is still young

Sail on, sail on
Before they’re gone
We may try to chase the moon
From sunset to dawn

Forever you, forever young
No, there ain’t no time for regrets
Cause we can’t go wrong

Sail on, sail on, golden swan
The night is still young
Stop the sun
Sail on, sail on, golden swan
You’re pretty
So long may you run

The night is still young

The Point of No Return

(from "Not Fade Away")

Up on the balcony
I watched you walk away but I couldn’t see
That this parting kiss was forever
Oh, come back to me
Yet another Summer without you
Soon Fall will be there
But comes Winter I guess I’ll be over in Cornwall somewhere

I try walking in our footsteps
These days passing in a time lapse
I went through anger, hate and frustration
Searching for some kind of revocation
We couldn’t fail
How did it happen?
For a dare
Everything is shattered
Darkness embrace me
I’m misplaced here
This is the wrong score
Stranded on a strange shore

The way we were
Well, our hearts were beating together til something occurred
Now you are up there somewhere in Scotland
I’m left in midair
Guess I’m waiting for your return eternally
But comes the end of December
Let it rain down on me

What have we found?
Just a rebound
Was it worth the price we paid?
What have we gained after these strains?
Remember Penzance Promenade?
What’s the truth?
The importance of who’s right or wrong
I don’t care
We've been fooling around for too long
Much too long, my love

The point of no return on our way home

Each day my heart is gettin’ colder
The burden’s heavy on my shoulder
Over and over I see the same scene
Trapped in a nightmare not just a bad dream
Couldn’t run coz I was petrified
Tried to swallow my foolish pride
Cities lost forever so it seems
Missing you so much it makes me wanna scream

Last night I had a dream
Me flying high above the sea in the sky
With my arms wide open dazzling clouds passing by
And the mermaids’ song guiding me on my way
To the coastline with its white cliffs of chalk and clay

I’m trying hard to keep my eyes shut
The things I see they are not clear-cut
Trying to get you out of my mind
Fuck off, you left me behind
This time there’ll be no substitution
Just like with former dissolutions
Occupying my heart
Now pack your things and run
Because everything's said and done

A saturday back in September
The golden sunlight in your eyes
This day I always will remember
You were the fairest of all brides

The sun has gone
We’re on our own
Our paradise a fragile dream
A void is calling and I’m falling
Into time’s adamant stream
Called your name
Into the night but you’re gone
All forgone
Not a flame
Will arise from the embers at dawn
No more dawn, my Love

The point of no return on our way home
Come to me across the sea

The Sea

(from "A Legacy of Love" and "A Legacy of Love Mark II")

Down in the gutter of broken hearts I lie
in 8 months time died the love of my life
Wounds cut so deep: Will I ever forget that
you crept away like a thief in the night?

And I‘m standing on top of a mountain
Crying bereavement to the stars
Will I make my way without you?
Will I ever get over you?

Oh, this room: it seems so strange now
cause your laughter still echoes inside
Withered roses will never bloom again
Carry my weight: Those memories of you!

Once I felt that you loved me
These days are over, now we‘re through
Our secret garden lost forever
I never thought you could be that cruel
In cold blood you walked away!

I saw a shadow on the shadow of her smile
Dream-like strains wake me up at night
The memory of her presence faded long ago
like a vanished trail of smoke

I try in vain to recollect the time
of a love that we once shared
Fragments of her voice come haunting me at night
How I wished I could turn back time

Her name once written down in my diary
now frozen between the lines
Gone like last winters frostwork on the window-pane
Will I ever understand?

Still there‘s a shadow on the shadow of her smile
Gates of time can never be crossed twice
The frostwork of our love melted all away
but when we die our songs remain!

And comes the winter of our lives
we‘re trying to keep us warm
with the ashes of our fading memories
Once frostwork‘s fallen on the ground
You can never bring it back
It‘s melting without sound

Nights are so cold and empty without you
Still your scent lingers on in my room
Trying to set sails for a new horizon
Trying to keep the candle alight!

Still I‘m standing on top of the mountain
with my soul floating to the stars
Songs of love and loss while the night
of this new moon does conceal
my bleeding heart!

No regrets - I won‘t look back in anger
Even if it‘s so hard to forget
Will I survive yet another dark winter
til snow will melt and rivers do flow?

And our time did not last forever
Though our love it seemed so pure
While I face the light of a new day
Hope these memories fade away
How I wished they‘d fade away!

Take me down to the sea
Take me to my last resort d‘Amour
Take me down to the sea
Down there my lover‘s waiting
She has come for our last rendez-vous
Singing, dancing, dreaming
Drowning in the waves of tears that never dry
Drowning in the waves of love that never dies

There Were Crows

(from “Baduhenna”)

It all seems so quiet
In the forest outside
As snow’s falling down
I hear no sounds
From barren grounds
I was waiting for thee

Are you calling me
From somewhere above
Snowflakes dazzling round
Up in the skies
The lonesome cries
Better keep within bounds

There were crows

You saw the signs
And knew everything
But you didn’t care
You killed my creatures
Arrogant child
You were walking on air

Now you’re calling me
You pray for me
But I'll no longer be there
I’m leaving you
In your madness down there
In your despair

You killed crows
Killed my crows

Where are the crows?
Where have they gone?
Where are the crows?
What have we done?

There were crows

This ain’t no snow
These are ashes that keep fallin' from the sky
And I’m crying out
Cause I’m all alone
And I don’t wanna die…

Where are the crows?
Where have they gone?
Where are the crows?
They are all gone!

Where are the crows?
Where have they gone?
Where are the crows?
What have we done?

Once were crows
No more crows
No more...

Trying Not to Breathe

(from "A Legacy of Love" and "A Legacy of Love Mark II")

Oh, this void inside tears my soul apart
Why did you lie? I lost my faith in you!
Once there was purity but now only perfidy and pain
because you‘ve been untrue!
You broke all promises and now our love is bound to die
and so am I - I die!

Lost forever within the debris of my dreams
I put my trust in you!
How could you leave me in a lurch after all that I‘ve gone through
What the hell did you do?
Down on my knees I pray:
„Save me, save me, save me, please!“
but no hope anymore - I die!

I‘m trying not to breathe!
I can‘t stand this anymore therefore I‘ll leave
I‘m trying not to breathe!
And so I‘ll leave this world behind
broken by faithlessness of the killing kind
I‘m trying not to breathe!

Remember when you called my name?
I‘ve been always there for you!
To me it‘s more than just a game
I loved you too much, and still I do!

Now your body‘s so close to mine
I kiss your lips goodbye
To lie in your arms for a last time
before I die!

And he dreams of days gone by
Floating down to the other side
A thousand Angels cry
Firing squad against the walls of light

Not again another day
Now his love has lost the last stand
Oh Angels, hear him pray
As he‘s passing away into her hands!

I‘m trying not to breathe!
I can‘t stand your loss, your lies; therefore I‘ll leave
I‘m trying not to breathe!
and so I try to leave the pain behind
of treason that became the killing kind
I‘m trying not to breathe!

But you swore you‘d love me forever
and it was only yesterday
What have I done to deserve this
Am I destiny‘s fool?
And I hate you,
and I love you for what you‘ve done to me
Oh shit, why did you leave me in such despair?

I‘m trying not to breathe
though I try so hard to reach the other side
I‘m trying not to breathe
No more songs for me to sing because you leave
Now I think I see the light: Goodbye, my love!
Oh, I‘m trying not to breathe

Understanding Everything

(from “Baduhenna”)

Our Indian Summer’s gone
No more fireflies
A cold wind comes up brings along
Rainclouds in the skies

We saw the light in the distance
Fading away in the twilight
The mists come crawling up the hill
We’re losing eyesight

The world around us is joining to
The rhythm of the falling rain
Trees are singing, the earth awakes
Washing away the pain

A forest full of laughter
And the grass it blissfully sways
You hold me hand, they’re calling us
This must be some kind of praise

Now we’re understanding everything
The rain is alive
The rain is alive

Raindrops dazzling round your hair
like a diamond veil
Walking through these woods with you
sensing our trail

Don’t know if I’m dreaming here
but your touch and the hail feel so real
The world and we are listening to
what the rainfall reveals

We’re understanding everything
The rain is alive
The rain is alive

We’re understanding everything
Her name is alive
Her name is alive

Walking With Angels

(from "Not Fade Away")

Too many bad days
So many sad ways
This house was not a home
Trying not to surrender
Sometimes she remembers
How she’s walking all alone
Classroom daydreaming
Words without meaning
Salad days just passing by
But a heart full of sorrow
Hopes for tomorrow
It’s a case of do or die

Hiding inside
Preparing for fight
Now that she called a spade a spade
Detecting the lies with innocent eyes
Waiting for something in the night

She’s walking with Angels
Dancing in rainbows
Talking to the wind, the clouds and the rain
She’s fighting the demon
Waiting for nighttime
When the world around her lies quiet
Don’t you ever walk away

These sides they were choosing
Were just too confusing
But her dreams they never died
One summer in Norway
She did it her way
Turned into a rider in the sky
Sit down here beside me
The way that it should be
I know it is not easy being free
But the rain will stop falling
And angels are calling
For you to fly across the sea

Pushing your barrow for too many years
So steep the path but still you tried to hide the tears
You’ve had enough of their truth turning into lies
You look through them with your all-detecting eyes
What if this town was built of ruins of the past?
What if these solid walls someday came down?
But now you’ve found a way to turn things around
They didn’t notice cause you’ve left without a sound

She’s walking with Angels
Dancing in rainbows
Talking to the wind, the clouds and the rain
She’s fighting the demon
Waiting for nighttime
When the world around her lies quiet

No, she’ll never walk away
Forever she will stay
It’s not easy being free
Talking with the wind, the clouds and the rain

Wasted Time

(for Spectrasonics' 2011 OMG-1 contest)

Standing on a distant shore
as evening falls
No regrets
I won't deplore
Our twilight calls

Of all the things we've said and done
we’re past recovery
A whisper in the wind that's gone
like an unsung melody

And I’m hoping and praying you'll wait for me
as our time slithers by inconsiderably

Guess our only crime was wasting time
Not holding our love in high esteem
Too many precious moments got declined
out of habit and routine
We were not what we could have been

Haunted by these scattered hours
and turnings of the tide
still I shield this love of ours
against the cold of night

A siren in the distance screams
might as well be closing in
My blood runs dry so it seems
wondering what might have been?

And so what’s all that shouting?
Why would they care?
As my vision starts shrouding
maybe you’re there in a starlight glare

Guess our only crime was wasting time
Not holding our love in high esteem
Too many precious moments got declined
out of habit and routine
We were not what we could have been
like two puppets on a string
like a broken violin

Wasteland

(from "Perfume", lyrics by Dragonfly)

Longing for the one
Who’s gotta be out there somewhere
Far in Avalon
Where are you that for I dare?
Scratching at doors of hearts
Not even close to what I wish
Too many times torn apart
Like it’s so womanish

Waiting for the one and only soulmate
A life of love to create
Thousands of years ago
You were made for me, you know

No damn understanding
Could you save me from this harm?
Sadness’ so demanding
All my soul set on alarm
Running over quicksand
Followed by the evil-eyed
But no chance for Wasteland
When our stars collide!

Waiting for the one and only soulmate
A life of love to create
Thousands of years ago
You were made for me, you know

Wasteland
Only one key to leave the Wasteland
Wasteland
Only one key to leave the Wasteland

We Are the Witches

(from "Perfume", based on a traditional witches' chant)

A gathering at night
A knock-knock on the door
Dressed in a red cloak
Her eyes gleaming with delight
The moment she’s been waiting for
has finally arrived
Her sister’s waiting for her
While the stars are shining bright

Incubus and succubus
The evil foe has cursed on us
and Demons rise on Hallowmass
Oh, this devilishness ...
A plague came over us again
striking down my fellow-men
The priest became a scatterbrain
My word for it, Mister!

The churchyard
it came tumbling down
The king of kings:
A brainless clown
The prior stuck
in the eiderdown
and I had to witness!
The piper played
a dancing tune
it all came out on Harvest Moon
and altars staying unillumed
women sinister!

Now that she’s awake
She’s ancing in the firelight
Her dragon’s call resounds
While the serpent’s kiss ignites
the fire of love
the dawning of a new day
Oh, sister of night
You’re the light of the world

Spellbound they’re screaming in the street
How could we fall? Oh, this defeat ...
The ruthless on the losing streak
We are so wasted!

So stupid that we did not see
How those things should really be
The eyesore of humanity
a flawed mastermind!
What once seemed apprehensible
has turned into dispensible
because of being nonsensical
We should have been basted!
But now we’ve come to realize
the senselessness of alibis
and squander of self-sacrifice
so deaf, dull and blind!

See, I am life
it’s your birthright
to walk proud and strong
Dance with the tide
We’ve been there before
And we shall return
for now and evermore
now and evermore...

Up on the hill she peers
down by the sea she waits
Her sisters gathering by her side
until disturbance dies
It was another case of
self-fulfilling prophecy
Those faithful believers
submerging in their agony
Did they really think their deeds
justified abysmal greed
ignoring all that human needs
A ploy of indulgence!

Insane with egomania
vampires from Transylvania
spiritual pyromania
ashes to ashes
Obsessed with their morbidity
the morons of stupidity
caused nothing but sheer faggery
A lack of common sense!
Their madness turned to matricide
religious sort of cyanide
We salute your suicide:
Your kingdom crashes!

We are the flow, we are the ebb
We are the weavers, we are the web
We are the flow, we are the ebb
We are the witches back from the dead

Who You Are

(from "Not Fade Away")

He waited all these years
Lived in dreams and fears
Hoping for a change that never comes
Mirror mirror on the wall
He’d seen nothing at all
An emptiness inside banged the drums

Like a snake shedding its skin
Wondering what and where I've been
I was lost among some scriptures written in sand

Searching for the sun
Not knowing what he’d done
A roly-poly toy from pain to joy
A voice inside his head
The last words have been said
He set his sails but never found no Helen of Troy

The bonds that didn’t last
Turned into ghosts of christmas past
Until the day I woke up to myself again

Tell me
Tell me who you are
You’re only human
Not a superstar

Tell me
Tell me who you are
No more running away
From the way you are

Tell me
Tell me who you are
You’re only human
You’re not a superstar

You gotta tell me
Tell me who you are
Outside Inside
Inside Outside