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Track Name: Dark Star
There's black in all I see
Without your love with me
The night, the sky, the dream
The darkness is closing in on me

(underneath the same bad moon)

Dark Star, you always want what you can't have

The night's never over...
Track Name: Beautiful Nightmare
Wake up, wake up, we're calling
Eyes closed, you do not hear
Wake up, wake up, we're calling
Beautiful Nightmare

The Sandman's got you captured
Daylight so far away
The fear is your undoing
It creeps out in the day

"Someone help me!"
(wake him up)

Dreams aren't so real
Track Name: Infatuation
Hanging on to every X in your texts
Wondering when I will see you next
And if we're doing the right thing

Sugar, I am soaking in our sin
Your finger trails where he has been
In so deep, I'm drowing

Listening to a song we shared
At least once a day
Searching for some hidden message
That might lead the way
Don't you know that I am falling fast

Infatuation
(She's full of loving but she's got no heart)
Infatuation
(Who wants a girl that's falling apart)

I want to hold your gaze
But I'm afraid that you'll stray
Searching for some hidden corner
Where we can hide away
Don't you know that I am at a loss

The hardest thing's the walking away
Track Name: This Unrest
A dark retreat, where spirits roam
This unrest, my only home
I greet the void, you face the storm
I'll haunt this place now that you're gone

I cry out loud but no one's there...
...for you're miles away

Fevered heart and fevered head
Choking on words left unsaid
Your plan for help left me for dead
I'll keep it warm, our empty bed

I cry out loud but no one's there
I cry out and fade away

No one answers

(fade away)
Track Name: Angel Of Soho
Dressed to the nines
Class on all fours
Spent money on trash
Tipped his hat to the whores

You go to bed and you never wake up

Crucified

High from his pain
Between lake and sky
The Angel of Soho
His art out to dry

Is that all that you are?
Is there more that you want?

Be hated for what you are
Not loved for what you are not

(Saint Sebastian)
Track Name: Tell Tale Heart
You say that you're sorry
Well, girl don't I know
I'd love to forgive you
But I can't let it go

Why'd I let you bring me down
Look what you've done to me
My friend, the enemy?

It is time for me
To turn the other cheek?

This Tell Tale Heart will beat
It pumps our misery
Let it bleed, let it bleed, let it bleed
What you embraced was wrong

Lust in your belly
Deceit on your lips
Under your floorboards
Lies our friendship in bits
Track Name: Days Like These
It's days like these
Take us back to the beginning
We fight our cases but no one is winning babe
Track Name: Plato's Cave
A dance of dreams
Illuminated by the flickering
Eyes to the wall
Fixated to the trickery

Filing past
Beasts and men with horse's heads
The wisest man
Predicts what will happen next

Shadowplay
Unaware the world is turning
Set me free
Let me see your fire burning

Inside this cave
The heat is blistering
But listen close
The dark is whispering

Unbind your chains
Explore the world above you
If you put this pantomime to bed
Reality will blind you

Blinded by the daylight
Track Name: The Silence
I wake alone then yearn to sleep
Directionless, just air to breath
Now she's gone her face is haunting me
The nights are long and days just seem like weeks
Now she's gone, the blame is all I feel

It's the silence in my ears
The silence, it's all I hear

The nightmare's gone but her face is haunting me

The silence is breaking me
Track Name: Falling From Grace
I am the fallen one.

I am the fallen from Heaven
Oh Venus, oh day star
Lucifer, son of the dawn

I am the fallen from Heaven
Oh Venus, oh day star
The King of Babylon

Falling from grace

Is it my ego that's left me here tortured
Are you convinced that it's all about me
Their stories are twisted
Have damned me forever
Misunderstood for all of eternity

I can't bow before him, I love you

Was born of the fire
Made to adore thee
How can I worship something
Moulded from clay
Created with eyes and a heart for you only
You ask of me something I cannot display

(Cast me out, throw me down, to Hades bound!)

These the words that I refused...

"You'll throw yourself at the first man"

Adam, Adam, I'm damned, I'm damned
Track Name: Song For Becky
You waited for my answer
After all of these years
Now I'm waiting for an answer
No photo on the screen

They say you'll never grow old

The news it got me thinking
Of your life and tragedies
Those dark days that followed you
Not self inflicted but received

And now you'll never grow old

Sail away sweet sister
The song we used to sing
So sail away sweet sister
May your soul rest in peace

And now you'll never grow old

I'm sorry I was mean
So sorry I was mean
May your soul rest in peace
Not lost but now released
Track Name: Feral Child
Oxana, show your teeth
Escape on hands and knees
Live your life on gut instinct
Life's a bitch and you're its queen

Mother, father...
I'll play dead
Distant howling in your head

Oxana, led astray
Lick your wounds and run away

Sweet moonlight
The dogs are out tonight
I can be your feral child
Track Name: Once Bitten, Twice Rabid
Fighting for the future by erasing the past
Once bitten, twice rabid
Our flags at half mast

Let it go

The storm that's inside me
It weathers my pain
My heart squeezing out every last drop of rain

Don't be afraid

The silence between us grows louder each day
Ear shattering words that we're both scared to say
Track Name: Run Away
It's time you leave & walk away
Just run away, you can run away

Your honesty is just abuse
You're crucifying the life that you once knew
Where's the love and dignity
This life is just insanity
It's time to face the truth

Your honest is just no use
You keep on trying but nothing changes you

Is this our destiny?
Track Name: Time Out
I've come to play here by myself
I don't need anybody else

A string of pearls around my neck
Lost beads for everyone I've known
Caught on the breeze, escape like leaves
Making it easier to breathe

(alone)
You can't touch me, see or hear me
I am out of sight
I don't feel you or remember
Truly out of mind

Only the sky will answer now
I'll greet the rain with open mouth
Will wash away your fingerprints
Clean at last, my purest self

I'll stop the clocks and sit alone
Forget I'm made of flesh & bone
Track Name: CQD
Scapegoat down

The North Star as my witness
That seat, it beckoned me
And low, I sank into the night
I'm lost at sea

The sky, it casts a shadow
On my sisters & on my brothers
The sun will not rise again for the many others

CQD: Danger on the high seas
CQD: Man overboard

My luck which brought me to land
Curse in disguise, for it is I who am damned
A man that should have stayed starboard
And never ran

If I had known what I do know now
I'd trade Terra Firma for some dignity
Track Name: Run Away (ElectraMix)
It's time you leave & walk away
Just run away, you can run away

Your honesty is just abuse
You're crucifying the life that you once knew
Where's the love and dignity
This life is just insanity
It's time to face the truth

Your honest is just no use
You keep on trying but nothing changes you

Is this our destiny?
Track Name: Brother Indigo (rough)
The distance we've made
The time spent away
Means nothing
Decisions we make
Fatal Mistakes
We're learning

Brother Indigo

A spectrum of light
Vibrating in me
I open my mouth
And it's colours you see

Don't live in the dark
Follow me here
Under the stars

Legends of gold
Too yellow to find
If the glitz and the glamour
Is all in the mind
Track Name: Black Jaws
The words of a man, lost
A manse, unoccupied
No man is deemed alone
With The Devil by his side

Run away
In his Black Jaws

From the Word of Our Lord
And the voice of Sound Reason
I give you my word
As seeing is believing

(la la la)
He's cut of different cloth
The Devil's in the detail
His stitching's come undone
He's off the rails

Father, Son, Unholy Ghost
On the book
(I swear)
Seeing is believing