This record is bits and pieces put together to one record. Feel free to skip the songs that annoy you. I don't care. Really.

Bits and Pieces

Laying down tracks

I lost my innocence long ago

And I really couldn’t care less if it shows

I’ve been pushing myself; I’ve tried so hard

Always kept my eyes on the target right from the start

 

I used to spit in the eyes of fools

I took chances, but I always kept my cool

Right now we’re gonna put on a show

They’ve all been damned, and now they’ll know

 

Won’t you follow my lead?

Put on a brave face and follow me down

Laying down tracks

I’m gonna need the best men to follow me down

Laying down tracks

Gonna hear us laugh when we’re going down

Follow my lead, we’re going down

 

Cold steel, and a restless soul

Never giving up, it’s under my control

Well, they’d hit me hard in the end

But we’re going down smiling, I’ll make my stand

 

Fifty tons of fury in a cage

It’s gonna explode in pure rage

And I’ll beat you, beat you, beat you to the goal

You’d believe I’d sell it, if I had a soul

 

Won’t you follow my lead?

Put on a brave face and follow me down

Laying down tracks

I’m gonna need the best men to follow me down

Laying down tracks

Gonna hear us laugh when we’re going down

Follow my lead and we’re going down

 

But I’m really just a quiet man, I feel the beauty and the pain

But I can’t stand to see unjust, but man made this, and in man we trust

 

Come on!

Put on a brave face and follow me down

Laying down tracks

I’m gonna need the best men to follow me down

Laying down tracks

Wont you follow my lead?

Black hole

It’s time to do what must be done

The moment lingers, and my mind is growing numb

I hardly recognize my words

I want to hold you tight cause I know the way it hurts

I cling to what I use to do to support me in leaving you

 

Pour tea in a flower cup and slowly stir the ground

With nothing more than just a nod

And though I’m standing here

I don’t know if you’re aware of what you’ve done

 

Black hole in the summer sky, crashing down

Disrupting everything that’s real

Grab hold of a point in time, to make you feel

The way you used to feel with me

 

This place of gold has been my cage

I kept my quiet, hoping for a change

And when it’s all said and done

I try to act strong, but I don’t know for how long

So I cling to what I do to support me in leaving you.

 

Then the sun is gone I try to see the words

It is quiet in this grave.

And then a ray of light is exploding much to bright

And it’s done

 

Black hole in the summer sky, crashing down

Disrupting everything that’s real

Grab hold of a point in time, to make you feel

The way you used to feel with me

Like water

It’s kind of quiet now

This used to be one of the cherished moments

A small treasure, our own time

Sheltered from a new day

 

It’s kind of quiet now

Two people used to be a silent wonder

A patch of order in all the chaos

Carrying us away

 

And when it’s dark and hard to find your way

You just hold on, you just hold on

There’s a new dawn a new day

And in the silence of a cold space

You will find if you give it time

It’s gonne turn out ok

You are not alone anyway

 

It’s kind of quiet now

An empty chair is like lost story

A sad statement telling tells about

What could have been

 

And when it’s dark and hard to ….

My own crowd

The bridge is burning so slow

I guess you could still turn back somehow

But I bet you won’t

I have seen the workings of your mind

 

Have mercy, just one more time

 

The mist is turning to fog

It’s getting harder to find your way home

But you will prevail

You’re gonna make it just given time

 

Have mercy and give him time

 

If I watch you fall, see you tumble to the ground

I will catch you oh, you know, I will even bring my own crowd

 

It’s hard to tell apart

One man, one heart, one mind

But the soul is broke

Barley surviving on hand me downs

 

Have mercy, just one more time

 

Keep the secret good

Keep it hidden when they probe into you mind

You won’t leave a trace, nothing left, nothing to find

 

Have mercy and give you time

 

If I watch you fall, see you tumble to the ground

I will catch you oh, you know, I will even bring my own crowd

Running out of time

It is cold and I shiver deep inside

It's been this way for so long I know that it's wrong

But none of us wants to say the words

Why don't you tell me if it hurts

If it makes you want to cry

You tell me it is over, but you don't want to say goodbye

It makes me feel cold inside

Oh why did the feelings have to die

and you say

Mister, you are running out of time

there ain't no way to stop this sinking ship from going down

Mister, you are running out of time

so why don't you just let it go? You know what we had just couldn't grow

 

and it's killing me so slowly

one of us want to stay, I guess you want to go

and if you're not with me tonight, I guess I am loosing the fight

 

and it keeps spinning in my head, over and over again 

Mister, you are running out of time

there ain't no way to stop this sinking ship from going down

Mister, you are running out of time

so why don't you just let it go? You know what we had just couldn't grow

The Mule

Free me from the feeling of being dead

I’m about to lose my consciousness

Is there somebody in my head?

 

All my opinions seem to fade

And all the things I ever knew

Seems to be replaced by

 

Please take care of me I’m so afraid

Feels just like I’m make-up in a masquerade

Being washed away, I can’t withstand

Do I really have to let my life slip through my hands

 

Come inside take a look at my mind

Tell me what you find. Am I tampered by the mule?

 

A substitute for my brain

Am I ever gonna see my home again?

I find to love the ones I used to hate

And I trust my enemies in blind faith

Come inside take a look at my mind

Tell me what you find. Am I tampered by the mule?

Big Man

Here comes the Big Man, have you seen his face before?

He takes what he wants and then he's coming back for more

He's got the big guns, and he knows just what to do

It he likes what he sees he's gonna point them at you

He borrows a dream and he knows just what to say

but unlike a nightmare he won't ever go away

Turn to a mirror, you won't see his face

When he's done with his pleasant talk he will own this place

Here comes the Master, he smiles, you obey

It's done in many fashions but it turns out the same

Here comes the Big Man, have you seen his face before?

He takes all that he wants and then he's coming back for more.

Oh, you sold out. How could you?

You gave it all away, yeah, you sold out. 

The One

I never hurt you don't you know, I never hurt you don't you know

You shouldn't hold me responsible for what is done in my name

I never told you where to go, I never showed you what you know

and still I find you treat me like we are one and the same

Oh, what you feel inside isn't pain

You're losing all the momentum you try to gain

Oh, what you fear isn't real

It is just what they thought you should think to keep you from

Feeling more like I'm dying, dead and gone

Do you mind if I tell you

That I never liked what you've done, you'll never shine like I shone

And if you think I am the one to move out of the way

I'll make sure that you see the best part of me, I will show you what no man can still live if he sees

And all that you feel inside is pain, you'll lose ten times more than you ever could gain

Your fears will become real, and all that they thought you should think to keep you from

feeling like you do , dead and gone, floating on, your passage to oblivion

No one will remember your name, oh no one will ever remember your name

Your ghost will be lost, you will remain. And you know deep inside you're insane.

I never hurt you don't you know, I never hurt you don't you know

You shouldn't hold me responsible for what is done in my name

I never told you where to go, I never showed you what you know

and still I find you treat me like we are one and the same

Fade away

I guess we ran out of luck this time

So what can we do

Follow the leader till he’s proven blind

Then we find us a new

 

No time to carefully read the signs

No time to turn back

Marching forward in endless lines

Like we did in the past

 

Then we fade away……

 

Sound of thunder cuts through the night

Someone’s saying “Goodbye”

Sea of helmets marching on

To a place at the end of time

 

All we’ve been thought during our lives

So easily put aside

Laughing at enemies turning pale

But we’re already white

 

Then we fade away……

Lullaby part 1

Hush now baby don't you cry

Daddy's gonna sing you a lullaby

There's no need to be afraid,

darkness is just a lack of light

So don't you cry, be strong

I got to go but I won't be long

So don't you cry

Hush now baby, close your eyes

Dream about a paradise

Dream about an open field

where all your wishes come to real

Close your eyes, float away,

and all the time I'll stay right by your side

You might meet with obstacles, people who try to change your mind

but when you start to doubt, you know that I left you with a sign

Hidden in a lullaby

Hush and drift into the night

Tomorrow's never out of sight

And when you find it hard to bear

I want you to know I really care

So chose the night as a friend, it won't break even if it bends

so chose the night

You might meet with obstacles, people who try to change your mind

but when you start to doubt, you know that I left you with a sign

Hidden in a lullaby

Breathe

She's been alive again, rasterized, turned into dry ink

It's like it was again, ever closer, affect the way I think

I've been high slowly spiraling down, I need to touch back home,

see it written in stone

She's so bright, I can see her dying unless I can get close

Unless I can get below, I can get below and make her 

Breathe, turn into the soul, I give myself to her, and watch her slowly grow

If I can make her breathe and set off on her own, I know she'll make it

Breathe, know that you're the one

From innocence to hype, just a hint of how to shine

and the glory of grace, fulfilled and amazed

Before decay, all swept away, and now, such a fragile thing

crawling back to life

I can see her waver towards the light. Someone needs to care,

someone needs to offer her to

Breathe, turn into the soul, I give myself to her, and watch her slowly grow

If I can make her breathe and set off on her own, I know she'll make it

Breathe, know that you're the one

Someone other than me

I'm not jealous, it's ok

It wasn't going anywhere anyway

To be fair, as I think we should,

it used to be great, now it's not even good

And I don't feel it tearing me apart

It's all nice, our separate ways

I don't even think about you these days

I guess it's hard to let go of me, but still I fail to see

How the fuck can you make love to someone other than me?

All you're causing me is pain, but I still need you back again

i can't believe you're really free

Cause I can't believe that you found someone better than me

I moved on, didn't skip a beat.

I've never been the kind who falls in to deep

You know, fish in the sea, probably a school just waiting for me

But I hate to have to leave you alone

I'm kind, I'm to polite

I'm not quite ready for a kid and a wife

It should be me living the dream, the only thing I see

is you making love to someone other than me

All you're causing me is pain, but I still need you back again

i can't believe you're really free

Cause I can't believe that you found someone better than me

 

Not the one

I make you laugh after that asshole let you down

I make you smile, I make sure the table turns and then

I support you like a freaking mental crutch

Bring you back to your feet when the pressure’s been too much

 

I make you feel safe, I put order in your life

So you can go to sleep with no monsters and no creeps

I make you relax and find your inner peace

And when you get lost I’m the whisper through the leaves

 

And you keep on saying you wish for someone just like me

But you really don’t cause I'm not the one.

 

And you run back to the disaster in your life

You keep on playing with the fire and the knifes

You’re telling me bullshit about guilt and who’s to blame

but you know it will stay the same

You don't know what you want, but there's something you need

some kind of mythical buzz. You wont find it with me

cause he took the missing piece and carelessly thru it away 

 

I can tease your mind with extraordinary facts

Bring you over the moon, to the end of the universe and back

I can open your eyes to the marvels of it all

and I swear I'll challenge your views, and appreciate your thoughts

 

And you keep on saying how wonderful it all would be

But you know you’re wrong, cause I'm not the one.

 

And you run back to your corner of the ring

You're saved by the bell 'til you face him again

You claim that dream about you and me

But we both know it will never be

 

Because, you don't know what you want, but there's something you need

some kind of mythical buzz, you won't find it with me

Like you enter a room, then you start wondering why

Something almost complete, so close but not quite

cause he's taken all the pieces and carefully hidden them away

Colors escape

Man where are you heading for and where do you come from

I hope you’re respectable, I hope you’re polite

I hope you’re polite

 

Tell me what you’re looking for, you know we will scorn you

You know we ain’t barking as much as we bite

As much as bite

 

We’re working at night times, growing in darkness

Won’t you surrender or take our advice

Please take our advice

 

Please take your family and leave us behind

You can’t have our friendship for free

Don’t tell us we’re equal, you know we ain’t blind

There’s a difference for all of us to see

 

Man where you heading for, and where do you come from

I bet you are smiling as you tell us your lies

You tell us your lies

 

It might be confusing but we’re never losing

We’re gonna break down your foolish disguise

Your foolish disguise

Please take your family and leave us behind

You can’t have our friendship for free

Don’t tell us we’re equal, you know we ain’t blind

There’s a difference for all of us to see

 

Nobody knows if the colors are true

If the only one known is white

The rainbow is fading and the strawberries to

In the country of darkness and light

One good man

Today I saw a man just ripped to shreds,

his picture with an overlay of talking heads

They told you everything he didn’t want you to know

They kicked him when he was down and then a final blow to his head

he was the one true face in the reality show

cause he didn’t even know that the camera was on

He didn’t shout, and he didn't scream,

he didn't even say anything remotely obscene

He just looked at the other guys kind of sad

and the others got angry cause he made them look bad

As they tried to run him down like a pack with their pray

cause they didn’t have a clue how to get out of his way

 

just give me some honesty

just one good man

who stand by his words and is good for his name

Give me some decency

where you honor a deal

a promise is to be kept

and you try to keep it real

 

you know watching this game just makes me feel sic

cause the one true hero is real prick

and you keep saying oh that's so true

just because he talks shit of someone other than you

and when the way to move up is to bring other people down

and you keep on calling names like a god damn clown

and you brag about how you treat people this way

though it's really not even close to being ok

 

just give me some honesty

just one good man

who stand by his words and is good for his name

Give me some decency

where you honor a deal

a promise is to be kept

and you try to keep it real

Under my skin

I couldn’t care less, I can cut some slack

Couse I’m easy going and I never look back 

Never hold a grudge

 

I’m a down to earth a sensible guy

You know, “peace and love”, I couldn’t hurt a fly

I just never get mad 

 

But you got under my skin In real deep

You’re bugging me out I’m losing my sleep

You got under my skin

 

I never fight so I never get hurt

The act of violence is a last resort

That I would need

 

If I finally snap, like a judgement day

All hell breaks loose but it’s hard to say

Couse I’ve never been pushed

That far

before…..

But you got under my skin In real deep

You’re bugging me out I’m losing my sleep

You got under my skin

I got peace of mind

 

But you got under my skin

You woke me up

I start to burn

I’ll be raining brimstone

I tear you apart

You got under my skin

And that’s ok

Couse there’s no kill switch

On my judgement day

You got under my skin

The Mule part 2

It’s an emergency the king is blind

A toxic philosophy corrupting his mind

A semantical labyrinth clogging his sight

 

Where do we go from here? What can we do?

 

It’s an emergency he lost his wits

Promoting the enemy, supporting a blitz

It’s an emergency, so where do we stand?

 

Where do we go from here? What can we do?

 

When the breadcrumbs form a guiding path at last

Leading back from where we are

We recognize the desperation in the sound

How did it ever get this far?

 

It’s an emergency the king is dead

It took his mind away, we took his head

Where do we put the guilt, who do we blame?

 

Where do we go from here? What can we do?

 

When the breadcrumbs form a guiding path at last

Leading back from where we are

We recognize the desperation in the sound

How did it ever get this far?

It went to far

While you're asleep

While you're asleep I touch the sky

and I rearrange the stars

I find an answer to every question ever asked

and I turn the pain into a smile and put laughter in the scars

While you're asleep I ride the wind

I catch the past and bring it back again

I find a choice and I let you choose again

Now that we know what could have been

And if you wake up I promise you bliss

But if you wake up you open your eyes and watch my promises slowly crumble and pass

While you're asleep I'm getting crushed by despair

I'm sinking deep and there's no way out of here

and I can't hold on, there's no way to fight back

and I know the walls are slowly closing in on me

And if you wake up I say everything is ok

and if you wake up you open your eyes

and I smile and tell you it's a beautiful day

And if you wake up I say everything is ok

and when you wake up you open your eyes

and I smile and tell you it's a beautiful day