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Still Life (1999)
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I'm lying down
And you can't see
Why I've gone to sleep

Try to relate
Can't give in to your temptations (temptations)

All your hopes and dreams
Washing away silently
Forget everything you taught me (you taught me)
When I looked up to you

Fall to your knees
And give up your aspirations (aspirations)
Falling to your knees

So how can
You expect me to just close my eyes
And forget your mistakes
Defending you is getting harder everyday, day

I'm breaking down
The ending's near
The final call to make it through (make it through)
You'll choose
Try to relate
Forget everything you taught me (you taught me)
When I looked up to you

So how can
You expect me to just close my eyes
And forget your mistakes
Defending you is getting harder everyday, day

I'll look inside myself for strength
Like a million times before
You'll never let it in because
I know you said, I know you said
I know, I know, I know, I know

Fall, how can you let it go (let it go)
How can you be this way
I'll never forget (never forget)
Where I come from, where I've been
I'll never become you

So how can
You expect me to just close my eyes
And forget your mistakes
Defending you is getting harder everyday, day

You've lost it all

. . .


By the turnstile beckons a damsel fair
The face of Melinda neath blackened hair
No joy would flicker in her eyes
Brooding sadness came to a rise

Words would falter to atone
Failure had passed the stepping stone
She had sworn her vows to another
This is when no-one will bother

And conceded pain in crumbling mirth
A harlot of God upon the earth
Found where she sacrificed her ways
That hollow love in her face

Still I plotted to have her back
The contentment that would fill the crack
My soul released a fluttering sigh
This day fell, The darkness nigh

I took her by the hand to say
All faith forever has been washed away
I returned for you in great dismay
Come with me, Far away to stay

Endlessly gazing in nocturnal prime
She spoke of her vices and broke the rhyme
But baffled herself with the final line
My promise is made but my heart is thine



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It was me, peering through the looking glass
Beyond the embrace of Christ
Like the secret face within the tapestry
Like a bird of prey over the crest
And she was swathed in sorrow, as if born within its mask
Her candlelight snuffed, the icon smiled
*Emptiness followed in her wake
I could clasp her in undying love
Within ghostlike rapture the final word was mine
She faced me in awe, 'twas a token of ebony colour
Embodied in faint vapour
Wandering through April's fire
Compelled to grasp and to hold the one that was you
I will endure, hide away
I will outrun the sky, glaring with failure
It is a mere destiny I thought, a threshold I had crossed before
The rain was waving goodbye and when the night came
the forest folded its branches around me
Something passed by and I went into a dream
She, laughing and weeping at once, said: take me away
I don't know how or why and I'll never know When

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Come home
You don't need no strength
We are here
You are weak
Saveyourthirst
And save your hunger
For everything we have

Come home
You are mislead
Don't need a reason to get through
Shouldn't have had that thirst
Just the hunger to be fed

You have fought a while
Come home now
You have fought a while
Now you fight the time

Come home
We have saved space for you
We are there
And the sun is here
Come home
You are mislead
Don't need a reason to get through

You have fought a while
Come home now
You have fought a while
Now you fight the time

And the air you'll breathe is saved for you
And the air you'll breathe is saved for you
And the air you'll breathe is safe for you
And the air you'll breathe is just for you


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There it was
The final destiny
A sunrise that never came
Still the night lamp that never faded away
Farewell was the word
And the afterglow was the brave morning
Rising and telling everyone
About the beauty of its Prologue

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I lost my voice
I bit my tongue
Don't have a choice
But to remain quiet

Tomorrow I will hop a train
Travel away the rain
Travel away

And come back new born
And come back new

I lost my way
Where are all the good time girls
The ones with jewelry and pearls
Maybe I’ll catch her soon

Tomorrow I will hop a train
Travel away the rain
Travel away

And come back new born
And come back new

Tomorrow I will hop a train
Travel away the rain
Tomorrow all my lack of rain
I travelled away the pain
Travelled away

And come back new born
And come back new
And come back new born
And come back

. . .


You left me,
now you come back to me saying it's changed
and we're not the same people we once were.
And you beg to be back with me,
I can't see anything but you.
Every night, I see you there.
Everyday, I hate you and everything we once were.
You keep saying it's changed and we're not the same.
And you beg to be back with me,
now I can't see anything.
I won't forget everything that you put us through.
Every night, I see you there.
Everyday, I hate you.
Crying can't carry you back to me.


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