Tracks

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



01. These Good People

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
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


02. Even The Spirits Are Afraid

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
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 your precious sun
It burns the skin
It burns the skin
It burns the skin


03. Broken Glass

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
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


04. You Learn About It

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
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...


05. Souvenirs

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
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


06. We Just Stopped Breathing

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Zlaya Hadzich
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?


07. Monsters

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Zlaya Hadzich
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 all
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 bury

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

High is high
Low is low
Love is gone


08. Golden Grounds

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
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


09. Jelena

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen
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


10. A Life All Mine

Music by The Gathering
Lyrics by Anneke van Giersbergen, Trickster G.
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