Tracks

01. Satellites
02. Closest Friends Conspire
03. Blue Wine
04. Angel Of Desire
05. My New Time
06. Communication On Opium
07. Twisted And Turned
08. Shadowmancer
09. Forget To Remember (Sunday Mornings)
10. State Of Mind
11. Epilogue (What's Done Is Done)



01. Satellites

Did you see me the other night?
Did I catch your eye, your attention,
sliding by on a cloudless night?
Spying down and spinning around
To the naked eye I am far from a sight to see
Drawing lines on both hemispheres and the stars outshine me

Always analyzing
Sending out our findings
It occurs to me...

We are all satellites with golden wings inhaling the light
pushed to meet criteria in the long run

Don't you think that I've had my share?
That the burden I bare compares to what I receive?
If you label me obsolete I'll remain here among, and as a part of galactic debris

Always analyzing
Sending out our findings
It occurs to me...

We are all satellites with golden wings inhaling the light
Pushed to meet criteria in the long run
We are all satellites with golden wings inhaling the light
Hope to meet criteria in the longer run
Have I outstayed my welcome here?

But I may linger a little longer, hang around for no particular purpose or reason
Before you burn me in your atmosphere (crash me into your sea),
push me out of your orbit...

...Know that I will always remember
Know that I won't consider surrender

We are all satellites with golden wings inhaling the light
Pushed to meet criteria in the long run
We are all satellites with golden wings inhaling the light
Hope to meet criteria in the longer run
Have I outstayed my welcome here?


02. Closest Friends Conspire

Sometimes darkness is my sole companion,
and the shadows seem my closest friends
Immersed in pitch black contemplations,
I shy away from the slightest hint of sunshine,
but doubt is never far away
and fear is never closer
A hint of irony cannot help
but course through my veins

How to recognize the signals, the features of dishonesty,
The eye of the tornado in the eyes of our companions?
Like serpents in the shadows, my closest friends conspire

There's simply no way of telling
in which shadow you might bind me
There is no predicting
which of your hopes will eventually blind me,
when doubt is never far away
and fear is never closer,
a hint of irony at play,
coursing through my veins

Like serpents in the shadows, my closest friends conspire

Doubt is never far away
and fear is never closer,
a hint of irony at play,
coursing through my veins

How to recognize the signals, the features of dishonesty,
The eye of the tornado in the eyes of our companions?
Like serpents in the shadows, my closest friends conspire

How to recognize the signals, the features of dishonesty,
The eye of the tornado in the eyes of our companions?
Like serpents in the shadows, my closest friends...


03. Blue Wine

I think you know what we lost
when we failed to share a life, but tried
I think we lost perfection somewhere,
where I wouldn't dare to look again

For once drink with me tonight

Let's not waste another second
Let's wash down the years
and savor this coming night
until the call of light

Pour the wine and let us drink
the pleasure we never dared to treasure
That stinging nostalgia,
indefinable memory,
locked away

For once drink with me tonight

Let's not waste another second
Let's wash down the years
and savor this coming night
until the call of light

What I see, what I hear,
the scented sentiment
had to come from somewhere.
All I can do is try
for words to tell you why
I can't let go
All you can do is try
to remember why I
can't just lock it all away

Let's not waste another second
Let's wash down the years
and savor this coming night
until the call of light


04. Angel Of Desire

A cold wind is blowing from the sea, yet I'm walking barefoot on the shoreline (bearing to my destiny)
Words of fire burn like salt in my blisters and frozen whispers represent my enemy

All has fallen to the sea
Why do I still feel the heat?
Are your whispers frost or fire?
Am I drawn to these extremes by a never resting need,
or the angel of desire?

But it was not always so...
We used to share a destiny
Am I imagining, or do I see you walking towards me?

All has fallen to the sea
Why do I still feel the heat?
Are your whispers frost or fire?
Am I drawn to these extremes by a never resting need,
or the angel of desire?

Put your hand in mine
Pull me closer
There are no more words that burn, or frozen whispers on the waves

All has fallen to the sea
Why do I still feel the heat?
Are your whispers frost or fire?
Am I drawn to these extremes by a never resting need,
or the angel of desire?


05. My New Time

I hate it here
Pillow of shame, blanket of lies,
warms the primitive
I hate it here
in this new year, with the sun,
new in my skies

Broken glass on corroded brass,
it tells a time
A new time, gentlemen
Blinding glance, raise my glass
to my new time

I'm naked here
I'm in the blind, in blinding cold
Not a shiver
moves the primitive
I hate it here
in this new year, with the sun
new in my skies

Dead weight on my shoulders, sir
A mule of circumstance

Broken glass on corroded brass,
it tells a time
A new time, gentlemen
Blinding glance, raise my glass
to my new time

Am I this blind?
Can I not see this?
Am I blinded into seeing
nothing real?

Cry in your pillows,
swallow that pride
Keep your blankets
for these colder nights
in the new year
My new year
My new time, gentlemen

Broken glass on corroded brass,
it tells a time
A new time, gentlemen
Blinding glance, raise my glass
to my new time


06. Communication On Opium

Return to my vineyard tonight
Lose yourself in touch and taste again
You will come to understand the meaning in time and savour of the sentiment

Physical distance is minimal
And image, distorted, reflects in your eyes
I relate to communication on opium and five senses alert to the breaking point

Divine interpretation
Define for me chemistry and time…
Enter and let your findings be mine

The presence of nature's essence politely requests that you lower your voice
If this silence is lost to a stranger, the chemistry breaks with a breaking noise
Sound waves are pounding on eardrums, but there are no more deadbolts on the portals of me
Found myself in the arms of a stranger who left me for dead…
For dead on a broken dream

Divine interpretation
Define for me chemistry and time…
Enter and let your findings be mine

Burn with me in Absinthe's bluish green flame(s)
Come away on a Laudanum dream
Inhale the night air through the dragon and blow blue rings through a pictureless frame

Divine interpretation
Define for me chemistry and time…
Enter and let your findings be mine

Divine interpretation
Define for me reality and time
Whisper and let your findings be mine


07. Twisted And Turned

A twist, a turn, been lost
more than once too many already
A hit and a run, kicked in too late
to be kicked to the curb again,
regardless of the consequences

You have had me,
seen me falter, felt me shiver
You have had me,
right where you wanted me

You have twisted and turned my life upside down (and right side up!),
right when all I remained was a footprint in melting snow
You have seen me slowly disappearing
and yet, here I still remain for all to see,
yet I've still not had it
Doesn't it make you wonder
how exactly you've been playing me?

You have had me,
seen me falter, felt me shiver
You have had me,
right where you wanted me

You have had me,
seen me falter, felt me shiver
You think you have had me,
right where you wanted me

It turns out
You have had me,
seen me falter, felt me shiver
You have had me,
right where I wanted me


08. Shadowmancer

Unnoticed, I slip outside
Tiptoe through the corridors,
close to the walls
Cross over reluctantly, cast another glance
Outside the streets await a guest all too familiar

On the corner, in the alley
Tidal waves of stimuli bringing every nerve to life
Walking on a ledge
Nine lives on the razor's edge
Shadowmancer, play the light
Companions for another night

Don't I look trustworthy to you when my weapons are retracted?
Please stay clear of my boundaries
So unwise to corner me
A simple lesson learnt and you keep your eyes to see

I am of kings and queens, predator with eyes of green
Meet the eye with elegance, turn my back in arrogance
Raise my head with endless pride; still I'm not too proud to hide
Egyptian demigod
Cruel and kind
Creature of the night

On the corner, in the alley
Tidal waves of stimuli bringing every nerve to life
Walking on a ledge
Nine lives on the razor's edge
Shadowmancer, play the light
Companions for another night

I've earned my place in history but superstition followed me
Call me vampire, witch's friend.
It won't kill me, and I'll be right here till I fade

I am of kings and queens, predator with eyes of green
Meet the eye with elegance, turn my back in arrogance
Raise my head with endless pride; still I'm not too proud to hide
Egyptian demigod
Cruel and kind
Creature of the night

On the corner, in the alley
Tidal waves of stimuli bringing every nerve to life
Walking on a ledge
Nine lives on the razor's edge
Shadowmancer, play the light
Companions for another night


09. Forget To Remember (Sunday Mornings)

Hello again, familiar morning routine
Time is ebbing away, but I feel no rush today
No urge, no hurry, just the rhythm of the rain
Sliding by
I'm not here...
I'm not nearly, nearly there

So it's back to black again in the early morning hours
How I'd love to run away from the dogma that devours me

So what's different about this morning?
The setting's the same as everyday
Who can tell what rearranged the rain to wash my fears away?
There is so much more to living, so much more of the divine to gain
for this silent colony bathing in the morning rain

So it's back to black again in the early morning hours
How I'd love to run away from the dogma that devours me
So it's back to black again but I'm thinking of escaping from the dull monotony and the Sundays that are breaking me...
I break free

The stage is set for saints to fall and cleared for cowards to surprise
It took me time to realise the life I lived and left behind is better off a memory
Let's see what dreams I find

So it's back to black again in the early morning hours
How I'd love to run away from the dogma that devours me
So it's back to black again but I'm thinking of escaping from the dull monotony and the Sundays that are breaking me...


10. State Of Mind

Many went to the shimmering land of make-belief
and ventured the farthest corners of the mindscape
Merely testing the ice, I never went too far from the safe and solid ground
Afraid of the darkness I might find (underneath)

Exploring the mind to escape from your daily lives,
where you become the head of state in a state of mind
All links to reality fading
Pandora's box lies waiting
Instead of the roof of the world it becomes a nightmare

We expect perpetual motion, a chain effect
The newfound land turns out to be a grain of sand (ever volatile)
Searching the edge of consciousness for insights in the outside world
Well conceived, but such rules only apply in this state of mind

Exploring the mind to escape from your daily lives,
where you become the head of state in a state of mind
All links to reality fading
Pandora's box lies waiting
Instead of the roof of the world it becomes a nightmare

The key lies in knowledge, temperance
No magical answers or escapes from reality, but a marvellous break for a visitor passing through

Exploring the mind to escape from your daily lives,
where you become the head of state in a state of mind
All links to reality fading
Pandora's box lies waiting
Instead of the roof of the world it becomes a nightmare


11. Epilogue (What's Done Is Done)

In this cascade of memories I wonder what could have changed, had I changed
Questioning what and why can't undo the day
Yes I realize...
What's done is done, but the nighttime raised the mist to another day in shame

Can I only look back and wonder what could have changed, had I changed?
Time is ebbing away, but it's in no rush today
What's done is done but the migraine still persists and the autumn rain remains

Show me the nearest well to drown my discomfort
A shallow pool
A shallow pool of hope will do
Show me the nearest well to wash my tears away
A shallow pool
A shallow pool of hope will do

Can I only look back and wonder what could have changed, had I..?