Lost in a Desert

I’m lost in a desert

you can’t see through the trees

Lost my way on a dark night

Oh, would you guide me please

Been away for a while

I thought I liked it at first

I could escape somehow

but now I need to return

 

For as long as I stay here

No one will see who I am

And all the stuff that I hide there

Was always part of that plan

But now I need to come down

from the cloud I was on

Only I don’t know how

I don’t know what I’ve become

 

I’m lost in a desert

you can’t see through the trees

Lost my way on a dark night

Oh, would you guide me please

Been away for a while

Thought I liked it at first

I could escape somehow

But now I need to return

As We Walk the Earth

I´m afraid I need sedation

To keep this situation

From getting uncontrollably out of hand

 

This so-called liberation

Constant degradation

I’m not welcome anymore on my own land

 

Keep your eyes closed as we walk the Earth

Blackened by the shadow of the Sun

Lock yourself away so you won’t get hurt

Always be prepared to turn around and run

 

All this preparation

Resisting the temptation

But we’re not shifting a single grain of sand

 

Living in frustration

Spiritual starvation

It sure is time somebody took a stand

 

Keep your eyes closed as we walk the Earth

Blackened by the shadow of the Sun

Lock yourself away so you won’t get hurt

Always be prepared to turn around and run

 

Mental mutilation

A fault in God’s creation

It’s hard to tell who’s a foe and who’s a friend

 

Excessive dedication

A wayward generation

But we’re not trying to put this to an end

 

Keep your eyes closed as we walk the Earth

Blackened by the shadow of the Sun

Lock yourself away so you won’t get hurt

Always be prepared to turn around and run

No End in Sight

Raise your glass and run away from me

Deep inside there’s things that I can’t see

All these years, all these years I tried

I kept it all, I kept it all inside

 

There’s no end in sight

There’s always darkness in the light

But where your flame leads the way

I’ll follow you

 

The more I see, the more I see I’m blind

But what I hope to see, is to get some peace of mind

And with every step, every step I take

I feel my heart, feel my heart break

 

There’s no end in sight

There’s always darkness in the light

But where your flame leads the way

I’ll follow you

 

Don’t worry now, I sure will be alright

I’ll have a smiling face and all my tears I’ll hide

For many years, many years to come

I’ll sing my own, sing my own song

Let the River Flow

On the shores of the river

Knee deep in the mud

And everything I’d give her

Is washed back with the flood

A stone tossed in the water

Watch the ripples fade away

 

The river is forgiving

The stream will carry all

And as I’m floating downwards

the water mutes my call

And as murky as it is, let it wash me clean

 

Let the river flow

 

The river is irreversible

It only carries you downstream

where it ends, we don’t know

but it’ll be somewhere at sea

then the waves will take me

some place where the sun will set

 

Let the river flow

Let the river flow

Before I See

We have no way of knowing

When we’ll reach the end

And I don’t know here I’m going

But at least I can pretend

 

How many times must I walk the line?

How many years until I’m free?

How many mistakes must I make until

Finally I see?

The last time I saw you smiling

Seems forever and a day

But a place where I can find that

Is a place I wanna stay

 

How many times have I crossed the line?

How many tears cried for me?

How much pain will I have to cause before

Finally I see?

Time for a Change

I won´t believe all the strangeness

That keeps surrounding us here

See if we can rearrange this

Before the ending is near

We´ll get better if we try

But we are trapped in endless fright

I can tell by the moon, the stars, the sky,

This ain´t no ordinary night

And now it´s time for a change!

 

We put our heads underwater

But the water feels good

Like a lamb to the slaughter

I never thought that I could

We´ll get better if we try

But we are trapped in endless fright

I can tell by the moon, the stars, the sky,

This ain´t no ordinary night

And now it´s time for a change!

 

Sailing away, sailing astray, not staying anywhere

The people I see are looking through me as if I was never there

The best things will hurt you, but they keep you alive, please burn away with me

I’ll never desert you till the end of time, please won’t you stay with me

 

And all those times that I failed you

I’d never seen I was wrong

The wildest places I’ve been to

I guess I knew all along

We´ll get better if we try

But we are trapped in endless fright

I can tell by the moon, the stars, the sky,

This ain´t no ordinary night

And now it´s time for a change!

The Head and the Heart

Whenever I make decisions

my head and my heart will fight

but the deepest of thoughts

will never see the light

 

The smile on my face that you give me

Fills my heart with tears each night

But there’s no one to talk to

no one to put this right

 

But I know that I can’t keep you

And I know you were never mine

But I’ll always care

 

I’m sure you are the wiser

And I’m just the fool I am

The lonely blind man

Who knows not where to stand

At times I do think it’s better

But I’m not sure I understand

And I’m still not certain

Where all this will end

I guess you’re trying to save us

But I can only say it hurts

But I’ll always care

 

Wish that I could’ve just told you

There was not so much at stake

But I always knew

this was never mine to take

Now let it all just be a memory

As the fire burns out

One more thing

I cannot forget about

Well I guess there’s a silver lining,

but I just haven’t found it yet

 

And I’ll always care

The Hours I Don’t Sleep

Take your bags and stuff babe

I’ll carry them and take you home

The walls around you are shaking

But no longer will you be alone

And as we’re spiraling downwards

The entire world becomes our throne

Once it revolves around us

There’s nothing that could hold us down

 

And all the hours I don’t sleep

filled with secrets that I keep

down here, down here

and all those times I tried but failed to tell myself

it is alright, it’s alright

 

Sometimes when I feel broken,

I need you to fill the cracks with gold

I’ve never seen the future

And we cannot know what it will hold

I’m just so tired of being tired

No shine left from the days of old

And in my darkest hour,

I’ve mistaken all the warmth for cold

 

And all the hours I don’t sleep

filled with secrets that I keep

down here, down here

and all those times I tried but failed to tell myself

it is alright, it’s alright

 

And nothing you could say

Becomes nothing I can do to change my world

And nothing’s in our way

If I would stay true to myself

 

And all the hours I don’t sleep

filled with secrets that I keep

down here, down here

and all those times I tried but failed to tell myself

it is alright, it’s alright

Still Hurts

Time waits for no one

But I´m sure it´ll wait for you

And nothing will ever change or be born anew

 

I´ll keep myself from trying

What I can do without

But the silence sometimes makes me wanna shout

 

We may have stopped the bleeding but it still hurts

And we can´t erase the feeling it still hurts

 

Memories slowly fading

And the truth becomes a lie

And all we do is watch the last flame die

 

Alienated feelings

Burn up in your atmosphere

Autumn´s gonna last a while this year

 

We may have stopped the bleeding but it still hurts

And we can´t erase the feeling it still hurts

 

Another day another perfect lie

To cover up the way we feel inside

I´ll find a way, I know I should step aside

I´ll go somewhere to a place where I can hide

 

We may have stopped the bleeding but it still hurts

And we can´t erase the feeling it still hurts

Strangely Familiar

These eyes, strangely familiar

Looking straight into my heart

I can’t close my eyes

‘cause I’m afraid of the dark

And I just can’t hold my own hand

 

Hypocrisy ain’t a good friend

But to me, he ain’t no stranger

In loneliness we will run for our lives

Until we all fade away

 

These eyes, strangely familiar

Looking straight into my heart

I can’t close my eyes

‘cause I’m afraid of the dark

And I just can’t hold my own hand

Dead End Road

Driving under night skies

With nothing but the stars to light our way

Destination unknown as long as it’s just far away

We had to leave it all behind us

So I just took the driver’s seat

And the song that’s on the radio

sounds like is it is on repeat

 

Long and lonely hours if only we could find a place to stay

Then the first rays of the sun hit, come to chase the night away

And then I touch your hand

But it feels cold as a stone

There’s cold sweat on your forehead

A dreadful fear of the unknown

 

This road will lead us nowhere

But nowhere is where I want to be

The cracks in the windscreen make it harder still for us to see

The wind that’s blowin’ around us, will almost make us feel afloat

Until we finally learn we were always on a dead end road