Tracks

01. Spectres
02. The Watchmakers' Dream
03. Black Orchid
04. Where Clock Hands Freeze
05. Sleepwalking
06. Savior In The Clockwork
07. Invoke The Machine
08. What's Left Of Me
09. Dweller In A Dream
10. The Great Mystery
11. The Cross And You



01. Spectres

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
Through the shimmer on this cold alley paving
See the moonshine painting the ground
Cobble stones keeping tales that remain untold
More than ages old

Brewing mist like a shroud on the damp floor
Hear it whisper lucidity away
Ornate cold is the king of these streets tonight
The void is taking hold

Make haste as the wind's getting colder
It's chasing the dreamer away

Wide open minds will divine without reason
Cold is the night as you're braving the gale
Wide open eyes
A spectre is breezing through the moonlit sky

See them guises on the prowl, what a show!
Feel them shadows drag you into a nightmare
To the melody of which you don't know
If it's really there

Dance in the gloom, dance in the gloom
Every move is a step to your tomb
We're the machine that's gonna make you dream
Phantasmagoria

Time flies from the space of an hour
Telling tales in the poorhouse they say…

Wide open minds will divine without reason
Cold is the night as you're braving the gale
Wide open eyes
A spectre is breezing through the moonlit sky

Wide open minds will divine without reason
Cold is the night as you're braving the gale
Wide open eyes and a spectre is breezing
Cold is the night as you're braving the pale
Wide open minds - once upon a moonlit night…


02. The Watchmakers' Dream

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
Welcome to the aftermath of the incidence
That made the tower fall
Another screw to another wheel
For another mind won't stray anymore
Oh won't stray away from its brain
Oh no…

We must finalise the giant
To level off the void and zeroise the will
The time will come: you will know what you need
The Watchmakers' Dream
The Watchmakers' Dream

Simplify simplicity
You don't mind what you don't see at all

The tongue of nations brought the line
Reason occupied: the God-machine oh
A splendid steaming dream will tower to the sky

We'll exploit another 'morrow
We drained another day
The glowing of the future in our eyes
And time will reveal what we need:

The Watchmakers' Dream
The Watchmakers' Dream

We must finalise the giant
To zeroise the will and level off all minds
The time will come that you
Will know what you need

The Watchmakers' Dream
The Watchmakers' Dream

The Watchmakers' Dream - Will we slice infinity
The Watchmakers' Dream - For all the world to see
The Watchmakers' Dream - We give you what you need
The Watchmakers' Dream - The sound of triviality


03. Black Orchid

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
I never wanted guidance
To tell me where to find
A light in the darkness
Cause the dark I'd push aside
No time for dreaming of a distant Paradise
No time for tales of good and evil

Another correlation: as above so below
Another analysing where illusions fail to show
The face of the maker who'd leave you alone
Without a sense of comprehension

When that meadow - in front of my eyes - will have dried away
Will my senses wither like flowers on my grave
Will this wave of becoming flow into the void of time

The final hour:
When Never and Now become one
Will I find the orchid
The final hour:
Door to the garth of eternity?
Or withered orchid meadows?
Everybody's praying
But what if God is just a threat
And everybody's straying?
If only they would just forget
Everybody's craving
For a ghost light in the haze:
You'll lose your minds one after another

Everybody's craving
For what doesn't have a name or a face
So reason could fit it in the frame
In quest of the orchid:
A glimmer in the daze
Till I awake to the sound of rigour

What if that meadow in your mind is just a fantasy?
And if it wanted to be seen why must you believe?

Wil this wave of becoming flow into the void of time

The final hour
When Never and Now become one

Will I find the orchid

The final hour
Door to the garth of eternity

Or withered orchid meadows

Black orchid
Strange and beautiful
Oh black orchid I must find you

I remember that morning
He had to be told
What he couldn't remember
After he'd spoken to the wall

And I gave to repression
What I must not have seen
What even believers
Must unlearn to unbelieve

The final hour
When Never and Now become one
Will I find the orchid
The final hour
Door to the garth of eternity

Or withered orchids
The final hour
When Never and Now become one


04. Where Clock Hands Freeze

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
You're caught in the land of no sun
Without reason or rhyme
You're avid for splendour
The spin of the hand is your pace on the run
We got no time to turn
When we strive after grandeur

Here you got your hero slicing up your ecstasy
On the verge of lunacy
There's no time to lose
No chance to refuse - ah

Will you deny what you see
(as you) tear down the nature of reason
That has shown you the way
Where clock hands freeze

I know what I see
And I know what I don't
Through your dark swamp
I walk on deductive conclusion

A little more time?
I admit I would take
But then again
It would mean more time for confusion

You think you got your prodigy
Everytime your eyes don't see
Victim of perplexity
There's no time to lose
No need to refuse

Will you deny what you see
Tear down our nature of reason
That has shown you the way
Where clock hands freeze

Will you deny what you see
Tear down our nature of reason
That has shown you the way
Where clock hands freeze


05. Sleepwalking

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
Wandering barefoot into nowhere
Just another winter's night
And I don't fell gravity anymore
You'd never lie, never cry
Never talk me out of dreams
And a dream is what remains

Tell me don't you see what ain't there
When you look in the mirror
You're starving away like a candle burning down
Miles, away miles away
You've been cutting off the rope
Letting go and losing ground

And I…
Wonder who's to blame
As I…
Sleepwalk in the rain
It's my, my silent victory over gravity
And I…
Sleepwalk in the rain

Winter sky far and wide
Caving in on you and me
Like a brittle wall of the emerald room:
The hall of fame and dying dreams
The love we'd die for: Petrified
I wanna know: Does a frozen river flow

And I…
Wonder who's to blame
As I…
Sleepwalk in the rain
It's my, my silent victory over gravity
And I…
Sleepwalk in the rain

And I…
Wonder who's to blame
As I…
Sleepwalk in the rain
It's my, my silent victory over gravity
And I…
Sleepwalk in the rain


06. Savior In The Clockwork

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
I envision how you lie awake and agonise
Over ways to bear your day just every night
Re-alignment you're in need of so imploringly
It's the pace that we'll maintain for you

Oh every moment everybody's gonna think alike
Every second will be seized
While every in between we'll erase
To take the tangle from their memory
Maximising one and all for you

Now into line bring them peace of mind
Mind by mind
Se the pace for all mankind
Let us take away the spaces
In between their given time

Time to run!
Savior in the clockwork tell me
For how long will I wait on the grind
Time flies on
(Time will fly on)
Savior in the clockwork take me back inside
In between the time

Now am I half asleep or half unconscious,
Half 'adream'?
I can't move as I am stuck in bright lucidity
I can feel and hear and see
But I won't comprehend
I see fire that I won't decipher

I see giant evil tower to a blackened sky
I feel blessed with evidence of what I can't define
Swinging blade of the lowering perpendicular
I see clarity I won't remember

Do I dream
Is it only fantasy and matter just a thought I see
And time is all they need to seal away eternity

Time to run!
Savior in the clockwork tell me
For how long will I wait on the grind
Time flies on
(Time will fly on)
Savior in the clockwork take me back inside
In between the time

You pry into a world too far above
Your head up in the haze
Journey to the birth of the first sun
Into the black womb of space
Father primal space oh yeah
Who's drawn the light…

Standing at the door to epiphanic realisation
A journey to the centre of forever
To the mystery of creation

Don't you hear the voice: I'm with you
I'm everywhere and real
You can see me, you can hear me without credence
I'm what your hands can feel

God, I feel I've been away too long
I feel like I've been dreaming

If you'd open up your door to explanation
You would hear the voice of reason screaming

I've seen the ocean swallow the ancient harmony
And I've seen belief and craving swallow sanity

I feel my hand is led to ink between the lines
Tall stories legendising: figments of the lie

At crack of dawn hazy remains above my mind
Raise your mind
I scribble down those icons that I can't define
Will they demand account as I'd demand myself
Raise your mind
I'll never testify what no man comprehends

And they will tear to pieces what they can't define
Raise your mind
If you don't follow your self- preservation drive
They'll crucify the one who won't affiliate
Raise your mind
But decorate the children of their own ego's way

Time to run savior in the clockwork
Tell me for how long will I wait on the grind
Time flies on
(time will fly on)
Savior in the clockwork

Take me back inside
In between the time
Time to run!
Savior in the clockwork tell me
For how long will I wait on the grind
Time flies on
(Time will fly on)
Savior in the clockwork take me back inside
In between the time


07. Invoke The Machine

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
Home to the land of the living
Roused by a sound I confide
And what am I to cast my tired eyes upon
Where was I when the clock had been alive?

I see a marvel right in front of me
There's a man, who's got tomorrow in his hands
Don't you see what you are meant to be
Outside your cloud-cuckoo-land

Time won't wait for those who stay behind
To wait for time
In these tangible realms hesitation's a crime

In the night: A secret mysterious dream
Dead of night, while the town lies asleep
We invoke the machine

Those dreams that you hummed to yourself once
How far will you reach out
To make them come true
Will you turn around to shirk from duty
Or force the pace while it's all up to you

A giant leap is to be made now
I'm struck with awe
We're gonna heed the inner call
My heart beat quickens
I behold the god-machine
I can't help but write history

As my glance wanders
To the far off end in the sky
Hissing and screaming, almost alive

In the night my life came apart at the seams
Dead of the night, let's run up the wheel
We invoke the machine

A in the night: a secret mysterious dream
Dead of night, the town lies asleep, woah

In the night those in hiding are waiting for me
Dead of night, let's run up the wheel

We invoke the machine


08. What's Left Of Me

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
I think of the days
I was thrilled by this road ahead
When the moment won over what was to come
Not afraid of the distance but the distance afraid of me
Everytime I made it there I found nothing
The distance was gone

Now, I don't wanna fade
But I ain't gonna run
I'm resting my head on these stones
God, what have you done to you and me
I'm tired of scaring the future away
No road ahead, the fire is dead
Father don't you see in front of you
Is what the chase has left of me

If only they told me
What the kerbside was hiding away
Where the angels from high street didn't want to go
And a heartbeat is forced
To resign to the glory of a commonplace
I am jaded

I don't wanna see what's becoming of me
Here's a bit! Then spare me this sight now…
Cut it out I'm tired of the future myself

I don't wanna fade but I ain't gonna run
I'm resting my head on these stones
God, what have you done to you and me
I'm tired of scaring the future away
No road ahead, the fire is dead
Father don't you see
In front of you is what's left of me

God and glory torn to pieces,
No no, it's just the spirit of the times
I'm drawn to a flame that won't release me
Release me!
And I see a thousand who wait in line

I don't wanna face what I ain't gonna stand
I'm resting my head on these stones
God, what have you done
Look at yourself! I'm tired of scaring the future away
The dark road ahead, the fire is dead
Father don't you see what you have made of me


09. Dweller In A Dream

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
The dial by the night
Seems like what it used to be
But now that this town has fallen silent
I feel memories
Of good intentions ghosting me

Watch the tower clock hand
Cut instants off each hour
From a future that has been devoured
Already by their craving for the vague
And even after lucid heartbeats
Few and far between
We're back to gain admission to the wheel

Bending the boundaries
Deaf to the memories
We won't make in the rush anyway
And God if you'r out there
Why do you make me spin your wheel?

Do you hear me
Dweller I a dream

You're lost in the no-zone

A twilight mover
Primal screams

Are crying for the dweller in a dream

The study and a sage
And ancient brazen luminaire
Just a bat flap from answers they wanna hear
They're evident
To every cynic eminent

Movement around the sun
All in eternal time
The heaven's fires turned to light
The moon that governs birth and then decay
The principle decreed
By laws you think you will conceive
And then some accident
To throw it all in place!?

Bending the boundaries
Don't run from your memories
I have been there before

Aroe you fro real now
Or just a dweller in my dream

Do you hear me
Dweller in a dream

You're lost in the no-zone

A twilight mover
Primal screams

Are crying for the dweller in a dream

Oh, why would your
God give road lead to ruin?
Why would science challenge facts?
Why would your
God given will come off the track?
Come of the track?
Dweller in a dream?

Father do you hear me
Dweller in a dream

You're lost in the no-zone

A twilight mover
Primal screams

Are crying for the
Dweller in a dream

Do you hear me
Dweller in a dream


10. The Great Mystery

Music & lyrics by Tobias Sammet
How could I let it get this far?
To the edge I've been drawn by promises
And what's the reason
For a heart to only misguide me
Blind me, tear myself apart?

When darkness falls and silence talks
At the edge of thoughts that you memorised
I'm the truth between the lines
They read and deny me and tie me to fantasy
And they'll curse this darkest hour
When in oblivion I'll die

Oh will you make me turn the page, one after another
If only you would make a mark the eye can see

You're dancing in around
Through the dark you long to find
Alight at the midnight t sky
To persuade the night

Don't leave me blind, give me one sign
Grant me just one look into the mystery behind
Fire and flames, heartache and pain:
You break me just to make me feel like a golden child
What if it's nothing but a dream
The great mystery, great mystery

We carry the flame to accelerate
The evolution of an age
Cast your eyes into the crystal ball - alright
We embrittle the weak that is0nt meant to be
We're gonna make it coronate the chosen ones
Who never sinned against their vocation

Don't be afraid: just look around
Don't question what your eyes can see

Don't leave me blind, give me one sign
Grant me just one look into the mystery behind
Fire and flames, heartache and pain:
Iv'e borne from my devotion

Oh she won't see me, she won't feel me
She's lost on her won, and so am I?

I see a cold moon rise above those empty streets
And I see movements part their lives
I hear the ticking leaving scars you can't conceal
Ain't it poignant how you try

Impatiently they're giving up on hearts
Whose signs they cannot read
As silence doesn't talk, eternity will cease

And as you marvel at the artwork in your hands
Rick in detail, so frail and beautiful
And you forget the rules
The elder's always made up for you
To save you precious time

You watch them pile up, they are saving on and on
Even you don't know where they store it all
You've got to be a fool if you don't save along
A thousand screaming
And silence doesn't speak to thousands screaming
No, silence doesn't wanna speak…

And I see tears shed over days when all was good
A child didn't care for what never really mattered

I see tears shed over days
When all was good and time
They had a lot to give away
When their hearts had eyes to see
And the final mystery
Was more than a fancy tale
And answers you did find
To dare what you would find inside, no

Don't leave me blind, give me one sign
Grant me just one look into the mystery behind
Fire and flames, heartache and pain: you break me just to make me feel like a golden child
Don't leave me blind, give me one sing
Grant me just one look into the mystery behind
Fire and flames, heartache and pain:
You break me just to make me feel like a golden child
Don't leave me blind, send a sing
Oh is it really not a dream?
The great mystery


11. The Cross And You

Screaming - in silence you must carry
your secrets down this lonely eerie wicked road
Screaming - you're oh so battle weary
They say it's lonely at the top
Let alone when you hit the ground

All ablaze - you're rushing down the tightrope
With your only mean companion ticking away

You gotta stand your ground
Forge into a fiery fierce tomorrow
Stand your ground
At the speed of light into the void
Hell is what you've gotta make it through
Until it's just the cross and you

The cross and you
The cross and you

Screaming from behind the mask of reason
The cautionary voice that shatters your brain
The silvery gleam of tomorrow
Keep accelerating in quest for a break
Until you realize that it's too late

All ablaze - you're rushing down the tightrope
With your only mean companion ticking away

You gotta stand your ground
Forge into a fiery fierce tomorrow
Stand your ground
At the speed of light into the void
Hell is what you've gotta make it through
Until it's just the cross and you

All ablaze I plough my way
Till I am allowed to fall
I pay my dues on a ship of fools
I kick and scream and fight and crawl

Get a life! Don't waste time!
As we drown the voice inside
Till the moment I awake
When it's just the cross and me

You gotta stand your ground
Forge into a fiery fierce tomorrow
Stand your ground
At the speed of light into the void

You gotta stand your ground
Forge into a fiery fierce tomorrow
Stand your ground
At the speed of light into the void
Hell's the shortcut you're rushing through
Just the cross and you