Tracks

01. Sanctified
02. Kingdom Come
03. Future Without Past
04. Curfew
05. Children Of The Pauper King
06. Approaching Inner Circle
07. The Wanton Blades Of Lust
08. Epitome Of Delusion
09. Endless Grief
10. A Perfect Forever



01. Sanctified

You always hurt my feelings
You always claimed to be a friend
My anger took over
Erasing your life's flame

All those years to remember
It's a question of faith
And who is to blame now
It's give and take

Glorified
We're torn to pieces
Crucified
You watch us die
Petrified
No more excuses
Oh, I am sanctified
Glorified
We're torn to pieces
Crucified
You watch us die
Petrified
No more excuses
Oh, I am sanctified

Heavenly father
Why do we suffer this pain
Devoted, gracefully
Sweeping my frail soul

You took all for granted
Never showed gratitude
My burning fury
Turned my vengeance loose

All those years forgotten
Nothing left I can do
The lord is calling
I did it all for you

Glorified
We're torn to pieces
Crucified
You watch us die
Petrified
No more excuses
Oh, I am sanctified
Glorified
We're torn to pieces
Crucified
You watch us die
Petrified
No more excuses
Oh, I am sanctified

You always hurt my feelings
You always claimed to be a friend
And who's to blame now
It's give and take

Glorified
We're torn to pieces
Petrified
No more excuses
No more, no more
Glorified
We are torn to pieces
Crucified
You watch us die
Petrified
No more excuses
No more excuses

Sanctified


02. Kingdom Come

Fear of the unknown day
That comes alive tomorrow
Fear of the voices telling you
What you ought to know?

Kingdom come
The secret lies within
Kingdom come
When you believe, you win
Kingdom come
Your demons can't resist
Kingdom come
Happiness

Fear that your life will never be
What you imagined?
Fear that your thoughts will throw you up
Against the wall, my friend?

Kingdom come
The secret lies within
Kingdom come
When you believe, you win
Kingdom come
Your demons can't resist
Kingdom come
Happiness

Wasting your time
Your thoughts can pull you down
Wasting your time
Reach out, accept your crown
Wasting your time
You've put your life on hold
Wasting your time
Let go, just watch it unfold

Kingdom come
The secret lies within
Kingdom come
When you believe, you win
Kingdom come
Your demons can't resist
Kingdom come
Happiness

Wasting your time
Your thoughts can pull you down
You've put your life on hold
Just watch it unfold


03. Future Without Past

You, you speak of changing times
In the light of the battles we won
You believe in miracles
Once the door to eternity is gone
Hiding your face, changing your name
Don't let a single thought remain
Out on the road
To a braver, faster world

Here is the future without past
A wicked world forecast
Of the days about to come our way
But it's a future in disgrace
All reason we displace
Uncertain is the price we pay

Thrust into this manmade dream machine
We believe in the fairytales we seek
Tomorrow dawns
Before we break of yesterday
Tumbling around
'Cause the sunlight's way behind
Look straight ahead, no time to waste
Life you once knew is now erased
Let go of yourself
And you won't remember pain

Here is the future without past
A wicked world forecast
Of the days about to come our way
But it's a future in disgrace
All knowledge cast in haze
Uncertain is the price we pay


04. Curfew

Do you remember who I am?
A voice of hope, ad nauseam
I prayed that you would see
The crooked road you took belonged to me

We only speak when half asleep
Within your dreams I tend to keep
Your very soul aside
From the dreary train of thoughts
Your brains provide

Time's tight for you
The longer you wait
The less your dreams come true
And I wish that you
Would make it
Through these dark December days
Before curfew

You crawled into my memory
An extreme extent of wannabe
You left yourself behind
To keep the haunting ghost of me in mind
You can turn back, you can decide
If your life should still be occupied
By this long gone friend
Whose days were suicidal 'till the end

Time's tight for you
The longer you wait
The less your dreams come true
And I wish that you
Would make it
Through these dark December days
Before curfew


05. Children Of The Pauper King

Silent streets, empty halls
We're praying for our children
We're burned, we're scorned
Their faces turn on me

My screams are stuck
His mighty hands are so idle
The words of the lord
A madman's pledge

On a passage to nowhere
In the season of lies
Come harvest time
It's high upon high
On a passage to nowhere
In the seasons of lies
Come harvest

Hiding in the shadows
The demon's spawn screaming
We're lost, we are doomed
There's no turning back

This is the closure
A final retribution
Promises to keep
Lost in the confusion

On a passage to nowhere
In the seasons of lies
Come harvest time
It's high upon high
On a passage to nowhere
In the season of lies
Come harvest

Darkness belongs
Into the light
His mighty hands will guide you
Into your life

We are the children
Of the Pauper King
We are the lost sinners
Crying out to the King

On a passage to nowhere
In the seasons of lies
Come harvest time
High upon high
On a passage to nowhere
In the seasons of lies
Come harvest time
On a passage to nowhere
In the seasons of lies
Come harvest time
On a passage to nowhere
In the seasons of lies
Come harvest time


06. Approaching Inner Circle

Pulled up before my eyes
From thick ties of blood
The picture of a sick head
Left in pain to rot
The connection that once was
I cut off every tie
His hands evoked disgust
His mouth only spoke in lies

Unavoidable confrontation
Indispensable disgrace
Approaching inner circle

Long lost memories come alive
The further down I go
One by one the pieces fit
The puzzle in my know
Oh how it hurts
Images I see
Now I faintly recall
What you once did to me

Unavoidable confrontation
Indispensable disgrace
Approaching inner circle

Come to me
Help me through the endless misery
Don't you leave me now

At the end of the rope
I venture to see
And everywhere I look
Angels watching me
At the end of the rope
I venture to see
And everywhere I look
Angels watching me

Approaching inner circle
The mystery's in sight
Approaching inner circle
With agony and fright


07. The Wanton Blades Of Lust

How a man may fall, how a maid may crawl
Long and bitter ages bound
How I plead my sin into the ground
My soul ached forth the nightmare from my lips

Torment unending from judgement unsparing
Steadfast am I here in Hell
While your liquid hate devours my flesh

Watching the chosen, treading the hallowed path
Light ones, you never falter
The bread of virtue melts in your mouths
Such pure souls, you enemies of the earth

All my life I cursed the blood in my veins
All my life I ripped the flesh from my bones
All my life I warred with the scarlet hordes
All my life I shattered every last stone

For I looked into the mirror of desire
Dared to touch the mystery
And the dew of mercy kissed me not
And the shadows breathed of my eternal pain

So I ask again, from the mouth of despair
Which is the greater disgrace?
The flesh of sin, so weak and corrupt
Or the spirit and its holy disease?

All my life I cursed the blood in my veins
All my life I ripped the flesh from my bones
All my life I warred with the scarlet hordes
All my life I shattered every last stone

All my life I cursed the blood in my veins
All my life I ripped the flesh from my bones
All my life I warred with the scarlet hordes
All my life I ripped the flesh from my bones
I warred with the scarlet hordes
I shattered every last stone


08. Epitome Of Delusion

I take your lives cause I love you
To save your souls
From the bitter truth

The writing on the wall
We couldn't quite believe it
The words just said it all
But we took to fantasy
Another child was born
The beginning of my delusion
To cover up the facts
That we were losing all we had

Possessed by the impossible dream
We had lost all common sense
In pursuit of everything
Possessed by the impossible dream
We had lost all common sense
In pursuit of everything

I felt forced to follow suit
The epitome of delusion
No one had to know
What I was really struggling with
Behind laughs and phoney smiles
I kept the secrets close to me
A 20 hour working day
Was meant to make us stay

In this world of impossible dreams
We had lost all common sense
In pursuit of everything
In this world of impossible dreams
We had lost all common sense
In pursuit of everything

I can't tall you where we stand
Apology with gun in hand

Possessed by the impossible dream
We had lost all common sense
In pursuit of everything
Possessed by the impossible dream
We had lost all common sense
In pursuit of everything

Possessed by the impossible dream
We had lost all common sense
In pursuit of everything
Possessed by the impossible dream
We had lost all common sense
In pursuit of everything
The impossible dream
In pursuit of everything
The impossible dream


09. Endless Grief

When hearts have turned to stone
And all things good have gone

There'll be no relief
When we finally see

Only endless grief
Only endless grief


10. A Perfect Forever

Spinning a tale greater than man
Utopia unfolds
Days of redemption, a promised land
Utopia unfolds

I hold the key to eternal life
It's buried beneath us all
I hold the key to your last breath
I make those great men fall

We were abandoned, left for good
Darkness descends
Wisdom perishes, ignorance prevails
It never end

I hold the key to eternal life
It's buried beneath us all
I hold the key to your last breath
I make those great men fall

Fury takes my heart
Despairs takes my soul
Rage tears me apart
Life has taken its toll

In the greatest philosophy
A perfect forever
Lies the root of duplicity
A perfect forever
But nothing endures forever

Discouraged and paralysed
Realising the truth
Everything that we create, shatters
All that was meant to last

In the Valley of Kings
A perfect forever
In the Roman Ruins
A perfect forever
Nothing endures forever

We had the battle of Somme
The ignorance of Bhopal
Annihilation in Auschwitz
And the destruction of Hiroshima

We survived centuries of disasters
Eons of ideologies
Eternities of war
But for how long?

In the safety of our homes
A perfect forever
In the closeness of dear ones
A perfect forever
Somewhere in the future
A perfect forever
Our proudest structures fall
Nothing stands forever
But I'd like to be proven wrong

We held the key to eternal life
We let it slip away
And when we reach the end of days
All things must pass away
All things must pass away
All things must pass away