IN THE LATE HOUR




IN THE LATE HOUR


I've been up, I've been down
Bigger stuff coudn't kick me around
So you can drop your illusions and hopes
About making me cold

I've been low, I've been high
Tell me, while I was learning to fly
Were you feeding your bitch with the gold paid
For your friends whom you sold?

Can't you understand? I watch your bridges burning
Snake around my hand just bit again
I'm your smile and I'm your tear
I'm your pleasure, I'm your fear

When you're down on the floor
I'm your master, I'm your slave
I'm the one who you've betrayed
Nothing is real and it never will be like before

I'm your freedom, I'm your drug
I'm your shadow in the dark
Nowhere to hide or to run anymore
I'm your shame and I'm your pride
Now I'm leaving you behind

Waiting for my pain to knock on your door
You can roll, you can crowl
I think Biff's kind of said it all
"You're getting rid of the deadly desease
By cutting it right out"

I guess you make your point
Selling friends for the shiny coin
You can cheat, you can lie - can you die
And make your maker proud?



IN MY ARMS



CRYING IN THE RAIN

A black cat moans
When he's burning with the fever
A stray dog howls
When he's lonely in the night

A woman goes crazy
With the thought of retribution
But a man starts weeping
When he's sick and tired of life

I keep on dreaming dreams of tomorrow
Feel I'm wasting my time
Lighting candles in the wind
Always taking my chances
On the promise of the future
But a heart full of sorrow
Paints a lonely tapestry
The sun is shining
But it's raining in my heart

No one understands the heartache
No one feels the pain
'cos no one ever sees the tears
When you're crying in the rain
I can never deny
All the sweet things I have tasted
Tho' I've been mistreated
I keep coming back for more
I know where I'm going
There's no hope of absolution
I can't seem to separate
The good times from the bad


CHANGING SKIN



CHANGING SKIN

I close my eyes, and let the demons in
To clear my mind from the things that I have seen
On my knees, Father, please leave the crowd
And let me out

I lost my way so many times before
That I forgot just what I'm living for
I'm in the dark, light's so hard to find...
So now I'm leaving it all behind - I'm changing skin

My angry tears like raindrops in the dust
I realized there's no one you can trust
Shot in the back sinking in the night
That's how I'm leaving it all behind - I'm changing skin



BURNING BRIDGES

I told you once, I told you twice
That you can't live on compromise - but you won't listen
Another time, another place
It's like a neverending race and there's no reason
To waste your life away in one single day

Bridges are burning and chances are few
Man with the scythe - he is coming for you
Stage is the same but some faces are new
Why can't you see that it's over?

I pulled you up, you let me down
I'm sick of dragging you around - it feels like forever
I'm going left, you're going right
Out of my life, out of my sight - it's now or never
Go waste your life away in one single day

Bridges are burning and chances are few
Man with the scythe - he is pointing at you
Stage is the same but some faces are new
Why can't you see that it's over?

Bridges are burning and chances are few
Listen, I'm trying to tell you that
Time's running out, God, but we never knew
Night's getting cold and your story is old - it's been told

I let you in, I turned you loose
I gave you lot's of time to choose to change the story
You are the snake around my hand
The one who used to be my friend - and now you're sorry
I've suffered all the way - you will today
Go, waste your life away in one single day

Bridges are burning and chances are few
Man with the scythe - he is coming for you
Stage is the same but some faces are new
Why can't you see that it's over?

Bridges are burning and chances are few
Waiting is over and this is your cue
Time's running out, God, but you never knew
Listen, I'm trying to tell you



1000 MILES AWAY

The echo of "goodbye" got poisoned by the lie:
"I'll never let you go"
The shadow of your smile is gone, I wonder why
But now I'll never know

Let the river flow to the place where sorrow grows
No, I just can't let you go

1000 miles away -
Can you hear me calling when I see you cry
1000 miles away -
Wasted days are passing by
You're 1000 miles away

Another day, another place, another scar across my face
At least it's something new
You've disappeared - I'm left behind, about to lose my mind
I had my faith in you

Let the river flow to the place which I will never know
No, I just can't let you go

1000 miles away -
Can you hear me calling when I see you cry
1000 miles away -
Wasted days are passing by
1000 miles away -
While the sun is shining river's running dry
1000 miles away -
I never cared to say goodbye




NEVER LOOK BACK

You can break my heart, you can rape my soul
Tear my life apart, push me until I'll fall
Step by step, day by day,
Now it's time to break away

Never look back - while you can hear my call
Never look back - until the final curtain'll fall
Never look back - now you can leave it all
Never look back - just leave and never come back

You can tell me lies, you can waste my "bread"
Only in my eyes you're as good a dead
Tear by tear, laugh by laugh,
Now I think I've had enough



IN MY ARMS

How can I tell what's on my mind right now,
While you are leaving
If I could catch you final breath
And never stop believing
If I could pray this pain away...

You're in my arms - if I could wish you back
you're in my arms - my world is turning black
you're in my arms - just let me take your pain
you're in my arms - I'm crying out your name

I saw the fear behind your stare,
That hope to see tomorrow
It breaks my heart 'cos now you're gone -
I wish that I could follow
And make you stay just one more day...

I'm going down, someone please help me
Out of this world - nobody hears me
I close my eyes praying for you
But nobody cares even when I do

Scream my head off and cry my wounded heart out
Who gives a damn about one voice in the crowd
I'll give everything, even those very few
Days of my life which I have left - to you



WINGS OF TOMORROW

I'm walking the streets of the blooming despair and regret
Kid in the alley is pressing the gun to his head

Is he right, is he wrong, is he weak, is he strong
Was he fighting alone - on his own?

Rain's falling down and I pray -
Take all his pain and his sorrow
I wish he could leave it today
Under the wings of tomorrow

Rain's falling down and I pray -
Show me the way and I'll follow
Take me and fly me away
On the wings of tomorrow

I'm closing the door to the room full of sorrow and rage
Girl in the window in tears sliding over the edge

Is she right, is she wrong, is she weak, is she strong
Was she fighting alone - on her own?

Rain's falling down and I pray -
Take all her pain and her sorrow
I wish she could leave it today
Under the wings of tomorrow

Rain's falling down and I pray -
Show me the way and I'll follow
Take me and fly me away
On the wings of tomorrow

Am I right, am I wrong, am I weak, am I strong
Am I fighting alone - on my own?

Rain's falling down and I pray -
Take all my pain and my sorrow
I wish I could leave it today
Under the wings of tomorrow

Rain's falling down and I pray -
Show me the way and I'll follow
Take me and fly me away
On the wings of tomorrow



BLACK ON BLACK



Coming Home

I'm heading back from years of repressing the thought
How was I wrong pretending tp be who I'm not
Feels like being alone too long
Chasing dreams on my own - I'm coming home

This time around it's perfectly clear in my mind
Along the way - I know what to lose, what to find
Being stranded and lost too long,
Now I'm moving along - I'm coming home


Tell Me Why

Can't figure out the stuff you're telling me. Whatever, I don't care
Is it another way of showing me what hides behind your stare?
Whatever drives you - I don't wanna know, I saw it all before
I'm moving up and leaving you below, so keep your stupid war

No one remembers when it's all begun, but I won't rack my brain
To understand why every bit of fun you're turning into pain -
I don't know. No matter what you want - I'm checking out,
Ain't coming back again
I wish you luck - without me around, I got a better plan

Tell me why can't settle for less,
Tell me why am I running ahead of the rest
Tell me why all this hell of a mess,
Tell me why can't I settle for a little bit less?


Desperate Times

Cold. The night is crawling, surrounding every corner of our lives
Wait - somebody's waiting for you to close your eyes...

Sleep. Whole world's asleep. I hear the darkness rising from the deep
Deep, a lake so deep, reflecting every star you've ever seen.
Time flies. Better open up your eyes - you're living in the desperate times

Pain. I'm used to pain, it leads me through the neverending rain
Rain, that heartless rain won't wash my sins and helpless tears away
But I know - now it's time to hold the line

'Coz I'll live, yes I'll live
I'll cross the sea of madness on the way of disbelief
Countless miles through the lies
A wind of change will take me far away from our desperate times,
Those lonely times

Gone. Forever gone my sense of time, I've lost it on the run
Run, I've always run from everything I've seen an' done
But now... Now it's time to draw the line, time to hold the line

'Coz I'll live, yes I'll live
I'll cross the sea of madness on the way of disbelief
Countless miles through the lies
A wind of change will take me far away from our desperate days
Faceless days, lonely days
Keep pushing me around and leaving scars across my face
In my eyes our live's a neverending struggle to escape
From our desperate times.


Life

Years of rejections and years of regrets, years of unbearable guilt,
Years of creating a dream life could never fulfil
Days of forgiveness and days of no trust toss me around like a toy
Days which will make me forget even seconds of joy

While pain is cutting like a knife I'm trying hard to reinvent
My life - all my life

Left in a cell with a window so small - barely feeling the sun
Sneaking the light on my skin. But my struggle's begun.
Pushing aside every shadow of fear, lifting myself from the ground,
Throwing the glove in the face of what's holding me down

While pain is working with it's knife I'm trying hard to reinvent
The rest - the bits and pieces of my life.


Black On Black

Sorrow, you are my friend on a day like this
I hope tomorrow never come to see my tears
I feel the heat's getting closer to me

Shadows are getting darker in my hands
The sun is fighting to find a brighter shade of gray
But I'm a man with a mission tonight

I'm painting black on black all over the world
All my future, all my past
I'm fighting colors with a brush as my sword
Through every single day until my last
I'm changing seasons to the state of my soul -
Now you see them, now they're gone
I'm painting black on black all over the world
And I won't stop until my work is done.


Sail Away

Wall of fear surrounds you every night, while you're asleep
Pain within won't let you go, won't let you take a deep breath
It's everything - a shelter in your heart,
Last resort of sanity before it falls apart

Leave all your fears, let them rule on the island of tears
Who'll make you stay if you feel like today is the day
To sail away

Rise above your nightmare. You've been down, now make it pay
Step on every piece and let it bleed - now turn away.


Piece Of My Heart

Everyday, all night long I keep on wondering 'bout what went wrong
Was I blessed, was I cursed? It doesn't matter, but what made it burst?
Whatever put me down - it hit me hard, you know, so hard
It took my breath away and now it broke my heart

Tell me what turns you on, what makes you drill my every single bone?
Now you win, an'I lost. I waste my time around this evil ghost
Whatever gets you high - it's tearing me apart so hard
But I don't wanna know what made you break my heart

Now I'm turning away. In the end of the day
As I'm looking behind, pass the enemy line
While the smoke disappears - you're alone with your tears,
And a new day's begun, but there's nowhere to run
All your fences are up as they were from the start,
So while I'm moving away, there's only one to say:
Doesn't matter who's fault - if you're still standing tall
Or you're falling apart - you can keep a little piece of my heart.


III

Rise


Theres no reason to stay, theres no way to deny :
you keep taking whats yours while Im losing whats mine
Voice from above telling me to hang on,
showing the way through the night to the dawn

Rise from the ashes of love

Keep on turning away Ill get by on my own
Wouldnt waste any tears `coz Id rather move on
Tables are turned magic is gone
You broke my heart and it cant be undone.



Dust To Dust

As sun explodes while shooting down a rain of arrows
Im well aware it happens only in my mind
Needle in... have you seen whats going on under my skin?

The war inside my head distorts my inner vision
Im torn apart between my paradise and hell -
both're in my vein and now theyre driving me insane

Im burning inside out...
worlds turning as Im screaming out loud :
Im burning, realizing at last that higher learning
ashes to ashes, dust to dust

Round and round... while step-by-step Im going down

The Way It Goes

Im walking down the empty road that leads me back in time
I hear the echo from the past... A distant cry
I see myself a little kid, discovering that new world...
full of pain and broken dreams and it surrounds you

If only youre lonely you know, I wish youd call me
Whatever, wherever wed made it, all together
Now... were lying, were faking inside my heart is breaking
Who staged it? Wont change it... the only way
the way it goes

Im walking up`n'down the street while trying to recall
forgotten faces if Ill meet a friendly soul
But every single one I know gave up, just like the rest
Who needs a change? So let it go... Just me, I guess so


Straight To The Heart

Look at this picture intact, Im so amazed...
I guess its winter '44
The kid in uniform an open, smiling face
A face Ive never seen before
Cant you see the danger on your track?
Somethings telling me hes never coming back

I see the trenches cutting through the mud
Times standing still, but I can tell
a bunch of strangers, covered in his blood,
are running scared from hell to hell
Time has passed Ill never know your name
And the hardest task is to find someone to blame

Straight to the heart your pain is killing me
Were ages apart its way to late
Straight to the heart if this was meant to be
right from the start I think Im losing my faith


Tell Me Your Lies

Cut me wide open, rub a little salt in there
Promises forgotten... Suddenly were fair'n'square

Leave me for money or glitter and fame
leave me for something but leave me

Tell me your lies, Im here
Sucking it up as Im thriving on promises
Tell me your lies, Im here
Losing my mind while youre leaving me crawling behind

Like a deadly wounded Im agonizing on the floor
I can hear you fool me laughing through the open door

Leave me for money or glitter and fame
leave me for something but leave me

Tell me your lies, Im here
Sucking it up as Im thriving on promises
Tell me your lies, Im here
Losing my mind while youre cold, unexpected
just leaving me, crawling, behind.


Dont Need A Thing

Whats goes around, boy, comes around, well
I tell you, theres no other way to explain it,
but what the hell I can afford not to bother.
I wasn't born to ratholing cash...
or holding back, for that matter.
Wont look for breaks now, Id rather crash
' coz I dont need a thing...

Wasted days are passing you by,
make you move in a ring, chasing gold forever
Whats why I dont need a thing.
Give it up and look at yourself
tell me, what do you think?
Let it go and do as I do
I dont need a damn thing

Theyll give you something and wait for a return
Id rather manage without it...
A classy ride and some money to burn
wont hook me up, boy, I doubt it.
Spit in the ocean and see if it comes back
Dont hold your breath its all over
Im running free, keep away from my track
' coz I dont need a thing.


End Of My Rope

Magic is gone its the end of the road... while this image of you
keeps on burning my eyes as Im watching you leave -
but its not like before, knowing now its for real
as youre waving goodbye.

Now youre gone what am I fighting for?
Gone what am I waiting for, praying for?

The miracle came and the miracles gone
Im down on my knees but the damage is done
Im broken'n'shattered and drained for all hope,
a heartbeat away from the end the end of my rope.

Days, which we lost, and those seconds weve found lying
tramped on the floor theyre crying for mercy
`coz everything else has been said, has been done, even
beaten to death... buried safely and deep. See, youre gone.



Scared To Live

I was raised by sinners, I was born in hell
No illusions straight up... none as much as I can tell
Weve been hauled like cattle, weve been worked like dogs,
beaten, scared and broken... rats inside this tiny box

You, faith, dont turn away, dont pass me on your way
Im taking what you give not scared to live

Im getting out on a freeway, turning flow'n'tide
Will anybody stop me? Ill look away and cream the guy
Stay and slave your life out, cherish Sunday bells...
Getting suicidal? Guys like you dont off themselves

they bitch until they die, give up without a fight
Well... sad... oh, holy grief youre so scared to live
As Im checking out Im shouting out loud :
You are as I believe too scared to live.


Bulletproof

Movin' like a freight train, lookin' like a beast
Sounds like Im your nightmare with a heavy metal fist
Save your ammunition and forget your gun
nobodys around, honey, lets have some fun...
Im bulletproof, baby

Lookin' to your left, dear, lookin' to your right?
No way to escape, sugar, even if youve tried
I can see no limit for the nasty stuff I can...
All right! Like a motherfuckin' Superman
Bulletproof, baby

God Almighty, listen to me, please
Take my every enemy and put them on their knees
You might disagree, say, Im pushing it too far
but I wanna know who my enemies are!


Learning To Fly

Im a walking dead... wish I could instead get away.
Im trying - as the pain wears off geez, I had enough
of this lonesome dying

The one who swings the weights keeping me out of his sight
To put the record straight everythings changing tonight
`coz Im learning to fly.

Now Im on my way... every single day - taking off, but falling
Here I go again hard to understand...
seems like Im still crawling

Youll never keep me down. Feels like today is the day...
at last Im off the ground, finally getting away
as Im learning to fly.