Ghost Opera (2007)

01. Solitaire
02. Rule The World
03. Ghost Opera
04. The Human Stain
05. Blücher
06. Love You To Death
07. Up Through The Ashes
08. Mourning Star
09. Silence Of The Darkness
10. Anthem
11. EdenEcho
12. Pendulous Fall
13. Season’s End

 

 

01. Solitaire

Instrumental

[nach oben]

 

02. Rule The World

When a new day reaches dawn
I feel it’s worth the wait
But I tumble and I fall
When up against my fate

When the barricades come down
I build it up again
When I’m just about to drown
I still don’t know the end

Sometimes I tremble like a little child
That faces morning with a broken smile
Sometimes I crumble when the shades unfurl
Sometimes I feel that I could rule the world

When the morning comes alive
Release your love brigade
At the end of day is night
To suck it up with hate

Sometimes I tremble like a little child
That faces morning with a broken smile
Sometimes I crumble when the shades unfurl
Sometimes I feel that I could rule the world

Sometimes I tremble like a little child
That faces morning with a broken smile
Sometimes I crumble when the shades unfurl
Sometimes I feel that I could rule the world

That faces morning with a broken smile
Sometimes I crumble when the shades unfurl
Sometimes I feel that I could rule the world

[nach oben]

 

03. Ghost Opera

Walls so white
When your sorrows have a name
And day is dark as night
No remorse and no redemption

Close the door
Can you hear the crowd is waiting?
For the last encore
Screaming out for my attention

Chanting my name

Welcome all to curtain call
At the opera
Raging voices in my mind
Rise above the orchestra
Like a crescendo of gratitude
This is my song

Like the dead
I am on the other side
They’re howling in my head
There’s no remorse and no redemption

Hush my dear
Let the music fill the night
And soon it’s all we hear
Screaming out for my attention

Chanting my name
Chanting my name

Welcome all to curtain call
At the opera
Raging voices in my mind
Rise above the orchestra
Like a crescendo of gratitude

Don’t wake me
Until it’s over
I, I may be dreaming away

Chanting my name
Chanting my name

Welcome all to curtain call
At the opera
Raging voices in my mind
Rise above the orchestra

Welcome all to curtain call
At the opera
Raging voices in my mind
Rise above the orchestra

[nach oben]

 

04. The Human Stain

See the cemetery sky
Carmine red and deep
Watch the oceans rising high
It’s the human stain

Talk about the growing hunger
Ask why with deep concern
Don’t you think
The human race is ceaselessly vain?

But it hurts to be alive, my friend
In this silent tide, we’re driftwood passing by
Don’t you wish you were a child again?
Just for a minute
Just for a minute more

Hear the ticking of a clock
The sound of life itself
No one really wants to die
To save the world

Tell me that you’re torn asunder
From how we fail to learn
And tell me as the Earth goes under
Where’s your anger now?

So it hurts to be alive, my friend
In this masquerade where all one day must die
Don’t you wish you were unborn again?
Just for a minute
Just for a minute more

Tic-toc
The ticking that could tear asunder
The beating from a heart of stone
The loss of your divine prosperity

Cause it costs to be alive, my friend
In this life that someone merely gave to you
That’s the price you pay
Minute by minute
You beg for a minute
More

[nach oben]

 

05. Blücher

Dim is the light of a new day
In the land of the undying sun
Hollow the silence around me
Distant the sound of a gun

[Port side is close to the shore]
I wonder where she is
[Incoming shot cross the bow]
Will she remember me?

Wail my April moon
God forsaken soul
I remember you
Come with me tonight

Damned is the dawn of a new day
Revelations of death and despair
Frost misty waters around me
Frantic and naked the fear

[Port side is close to the shore]
[Incoming shot cross the bow]

Wail my April moon
God forsaken soul
I remember you
Come with me tonight

Say your prayers loud and clearly
All who still believe in God
[Port side is close to the shore]
[Incoming shot cross the bow]
Wail my April moon
God forsaken soul
I remember you
Come with me
Wail my April moon
God forsaken soul
I remember you
Come with me tonight

[nach oben]

 

06. Love You To Death

When they met she was fifteen
Like a black rose blooming wild
And she already knew she was gonna die

“What’s tomorrow without you?
This is our last goodbye”

She got weaker every day
As the autumn leaves flew by
Until one day, she told him, “This is when I die”

“What was summer like for you?”
She asked him with a smile
“What’s tomorrow without you?”
He silently replied

She said,

“I will always be with you
I’m the anchor of your sorrow
There’s no end to what I’ll do
Cause I love you, I love you to death”

But the sorrow went too deep
The mountain fell too steep
And the wounds would never heal
Cause the pain of the loss was more than he could feel

He said,

“I will always be with you
By the anchor of my sorrow
All I know, or ever knew,
Is I love you, I love you to death”

“What’s tomorrow without you?
Is this our last goodbye?”

“I will always be with you
I’m the anchor of your sorrow
There’s no end to what I’ll do
Cause I love you”

[nach oben]

 

07. Up Through The Ashes

So you can heal,
They claim with conviction,
You’ve got a crowd.
So what’s your appeal?
Your voice, your predictions,
They’re getting loud.

But if I let you die
you must forgive me

Raise me up
Up through the ashes
Take me on
Into the light

You want to die
Create a sensation
Be making the news
An eye for an eye
King of creation
King of the Jews

Before I let you die
you must forgive me

Raise me up
Up through the ashes
Take me on
Into the light

Give me sign of remorse
[I don’t need your blood]
You will hang on the cross
For playing God

You the people must decide:
The self-proclaimed prophet
Or the malice murderer
The king or the convict
It’s up to you
So tell me who’s free to go

Raise me up
Up through the ashes
Take me on
Into the light
Raise me up
Up through the ashes
Take me on
Into the light

[nach oben]

 

08. Mourning Star

Under Fears you restore your beliefs
Like an old man in church on a Sunday
For the dirt on your elbows and knees
Any minute you know you could die

So come save us, turn water to wine
Give me words of unfathomable wisdom
As I’m crossing the enemy’s line
Where the wounded and dead show the way

[Show me the way]

Tell me when the night is gone
Black washed away
Make a wish beneath the mourning star

How can there be a reason for war?
For the life of a human that suffers?
I remember, I heard it before
Tell me all when a new day begins

[The new day begins]

Tell me when the night is gone
Black washed away
Make a wish beneath the mourning star
When the victory is won
The old cliché
Underneath the same old mourning star

[Rest in peace all that be good]
Why, please tell me why
[Rest in peace thy fatherhood]
You gave the world all this pain
[Tell me why]

Tell me when the night is gone
Black washed away
Make a wish beneath the mourning star
When the victory is won
The old cliché
Underneath the same old mourning star

[nach oben]

09. Silence Of The Darkness

I don’t dare to take it slowly
Cause time may pass me by
Restless like a newborn morning
I am hard to satisfy
Will you take me away?

In the silence of the darkness
I can’t pretend I’m wide awake
Afraid I could go under
In the silence of the darkness
I scramble for the light of day
But the journey never ends

I can paint the world with flowers
Like war by heaven’s gate
Reckless like the stormy ocean
I could cover them with hate
But it all sounds the same

In the silence of the darkness
I can’t pretend I’m wide awake
Afraid I could go under
In the silence of the darkness
I scramble for the light of day
But the journey never ends

In the silence of the darkness
I can’t pretend I’m wide awake
Afraid I could go under
In the silence of the darkness
I scramble for the light of day
But the journey never ends

[nach oben]

 

10. Anthem

What’s a miracle, if life itself is not?
Who am I to praise it’s his worth with a hymn?
I may stumble over words that I forgot
Just as life itself will slowly begin

Sing me a song for the mountains to move
Sing me the anthem of life
Sing me the anthem of life

I am sceptical, I like my glass of wine
I don’t know your name, or what I am to do
One day you’ll wonder why, try read between the lines
And you will sing for me, the way I sang for you

Sing me a song for the ocean to part
Sing me the anthem of life
Sing me the anthem of life
Sing me the anthem of life

And so another page is turned
I pray I understand what’s happening
But if anything, I do know this
I’ll be the best I can

Sing me a song that the angels rejoice
Sing me an anthem of life
Sing me the anthem
Sing me the anthem of life

[nach oben]

 

11. EdenEcho

First you said that you would never leave me
Merry were my days
Then you told me life is never easy
And left without a trace

But how come I want you
Like the soil yearns for the rain?

Won’t you light up, won’t you light up my life?
Let my soul breathe
Tell me wrong, tell me right
You’re my mind cage
Like a mountain far away
You were always there
Dressed in summer white

You will never know how much I miss you
Or open to my fear
Find the maze I made my way through
Enter if you dare

How, how come I want you
Like the soil yearns for the rain?

Won’t you light up, won’t you light up my life?
Let my soul breathe
Tell me wrong, tell me right
You’re my mind cage
Like a mountain far away
You were always there
Dressed in summer white

Remember my name
And paint the darkness with your light
Go sing your song for all the broken hearted
Like Eden echoes in my head
The unforgiven gave you all
Won’t you light up, won’t you light up my life?
Let my soul breathe
Tell me wrong, tell me right
You’re my mind cage
Like a mountain far away
You were always there
Dressed in summer white

[nach oben]

 

12. Pendulous Fall (Bonus Track)

In a garden in a hand
Lies a key to shadowland
You’re far from feeling strong
The worst begins
In the sediments of life
In the comfort of a knife
You hold your breath
And pray to God it won’t take long

And you wonder where the rainbow ends
With its autumn setting sun

There’s a way from it all
Though the chances are small
We’ll come back again
Won’t you think it over
Life is a pendulous fall
But maybe worth the pain
And soon enough we’ll go
Where nobody can touch us

Like a mother you were aimed
And you gave her what she claimed
Just like a good old friend
In the abyss of the mind
You found all there is to find
But we all have broken hearts to mend

So you wonder where the rainbow ends
Where the world must have begun

There’s a way from it all
Though the chances are small
We’ll come back again
Won’t you think it over
Life is a pendulous fall
But maybe worth the pain
So you never go
Where nobody can touch us
There’s a way from it all
Though the chances are small
We’ll come back again
Won’t you think it over
Life is a pendulous fall
But maybe worth the pain
And soon enough we’ll go
Life is a pendulous fall
But maybe worth the pain
So you wonder where the rainbow ends
Where nobody can touch us

[nach oben]

 

13. Season’s End (Bonus Track)

Once in my life
A second of eternity
Seems long in my mind
What used to be
Keep changing over time
Don’t go
Please don’t say it’s over ’til it is

Don’t say goodbye
Like we’d never meet again
Leave me a lie
At the season’s end

Moments in time
Seems to be so long
In my old mind
My images of may
You gave me a sign
I took the chance
Of never looking back
I hope you understand

Don’t say goodbye
Like we’d never meet again
Leave me a lie
At the season’s end
Come lift the light
Into heaven with a song
Don’t say goodbye
‘Cause it’s been so long

It’s been so long
It’s been so long

You gave me a sign
I took a chance
By never looking back
I hope you understand

I hope you don’t say goodbye
Like we’d never meet again [Say goodbye]
Leave me a lie
At the season’s end [Season’s end]
Come lift the light
Into heaven with a song [With a song]
Don’t say goodbye
‘Cause it’s been so long
It’s been so long
So long

[nach oben]