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SUMMER OF 1816

 

We talked about our infamy

And you said

“I´m there to take the blame, if you can´t -

May all our insecurities roll over them someday”

You never waited for me there

When I came around to play

You claimed that I just wouldn´t understand

And it was all part of the game

 

And in the whole wide big world

Nothing could ever save us from this

Cuz when you thought that there was time

There was no time

 

We were dancing on the edge that summer

To a mad dream lullaby

Till you went back to complete mayhem

Guess I had to find out why

Heaven´s for two

But hell´s all mine

 

We talked about our infancy 

And you said

“I´m sorry for all the pain

That it caused

May all your hopes and dreams, baby

Return to you one day”

I caught you in the derelict barn

Where you were

Hiding pins in the hay

You begged me not to forsake you

Well, I´d have stayed anyway

 

And then you went

“I know it´s dark here

but I´ve been to places so much darker than this

And there´s no way

That I could tell you

What it was like”

 

We were dancing on the edge that summer

To a mad dream lullaby

Till I went back to repel this world

Here´s my latest alibi

Ooh Ooh Ooh Ooh

That summer

When all the kites we´d send up high fell down to earth as balls of fire

And all the sheep we´d count at night came back to hunt us down at daytime

All the kites we´d send up high fell down to earth as balls of fire

And the sheep we´d count at night came back to hunt us down at daytime

Oh well. oh well

Came back to hunt us down at daytime

Oh well, oh well

Came back to hunt us down at daytime

 

 

I SHOULDN'T BE TELLING YOU THIS, BUT ...

 

I don´t think I can do this

It keeps escaping my reach

Let´s celebrate the failure

And mock the ones who teach

 

First fight the symptoms

Then locate the source

Your feelings may seem alien

But anyhow they´re yours

 

They´re gonna squeeze hell out of me

They´re gonna make me pay

For something I´ve lost somewhere

On a pale hangover day

 

Oh you dug that hole again

Yeah now you dropped your soul again

It´s alright

You need not go outside

Yeah it´s all fine

 

This is a tale of withdrawal

This is a tale of guilt

Behind all the pillow castles we´ve put up

We´re still standing on stilts

 

What about the spams?

What about the strain?

If I once only had the nerve

Could I fix it again?

 

Just use your brain

To change your brain

And you´ll soon get rid of it

That´s the whole damn magic trick

 

My name is Cain

My name is Cain

For whatever it´s all worth

I´m the scum of this lost earth

 

Oh you dug that hole again

Yeah now you dropped your soul again

It´s alright

You need not go outside

 

Yeah it´s all just

fine

 

All I know, All I know

No, I shouldn´t be telling you this ...

 

 

THE EVIL AND THE LOVELORN (2016)

 

I´ll cast out the ghosts that haunt me

I´ll cast out the ghosts that haunt me

I´ll cast out the ghosts that haunt me

I´ll cast out the ghosts that haunt me

 

There´s more to this life than the truth

There´s more to this life than the truth

There´s more to this life than the truth

There´s more to this life than the truth

 

There was no mark on our heads when we were born

No mark on our heads when we were born

No mark on our heads when we were born

We´re only evil cuz we´re lovelorn

 

If i really tried

I think that I could

But I´m feeling tired and misunderstood

If I really tried

I think that I could

But my will´s no good, my will´s no good

 

I wanna sleep in the sand

I wanna sleep in the sand within you

My love

And all I´ve ever feared will be buried in the sand within you

Oh love

As now these words leave my mind

And there´s nothing in these words that can be

I must find a home cuz there´s nothing out here to mend me

 

Oh love, oh love, oh love

 

The more you disclose the more you get hurt

 

 

INDIAN ROPE TRICK

 

All that matters is now

All I wonder is how

Am I getting out of this?
Am I getting out of this?

Am I getting out of this?

Am I getting out of this?

 

I can´t get loose, I can´t get loose

I´ve kicked and scratched

But I can´t get loose

I can´t get loose

How am I getting out of this?

Am I getting out of this?

Am I getting out of this?

Am I getting out of this?

 

And it only counts when you chop him to pieces

You chop him to pieces

You chop him to pieces

 

Yea, it´s only the real deal if you chop him to pieces

You chop him to pieces

 

You chop him to pieces

 

 

LEAVE NOW AND NEVER COME BACK (2009 EP VERSION)

 

I never should have told you, that I´ve lost my faith in anything

Sometimes I act quite stupid, saying whiny jerk things, you know,

you know

 

There´s just this pattern in my being, a steady curse on our existence,

when you think you got the answer cuz you fail to understand that you don´t,

you don´t

 

And then you try

 

There´s a blood stain on the carpet that looks like you haven´t done well,

there´s too much out of concept now you fail to understand that you don´t,

you don´t

 

There´s an odd face on the magazine that teaches me to breathe right,

the birthmark of our tiredness, straight into the yellow gray we go,

we go go go

 

And then you try

as if that´s anything to be proud of

 

The blankness

The craving

The circular roads

If you don´t end this there´ll be a thousand to go

So come on voodoo jesus drag queen,

help me help me out

 

Cuz I don´t wanna spend too

I don´t wanna spend too

I don´t wanna spend too much soul on this

 

And I wish I could give birth to anything that´s somehow beautiful

and I wish I was on fire, burning on a medieval stake,

a stake

 

And then you try

 

There´s a blood stain on the carpet, that looks like you haven´t done well,

there´s too much out of concept now you fail to understand that you don´t,

you don´t

 

I remember when I was younger, when they called me in and split my bones

and cut my hair and laughed and moaned yearning for blood

the things had lost their names

 

If noone can see you

Go back south

Bite off the worlds nipple

with your mouth

Bite off the worlds nipple

with your hungry, hungry mouth

 

 

DANIEL AND THE LIONS (ACOUSTIC STUDIO VERSION)

 

Sweetest friend, oh sweetest friend, have you heard the news?
Heaven sends its symbols of disease
I was there, yea I was there when they cut them loose,
They´re gonna break the walls,
They´ll come in hordes

Oh and when the lions dance
At the king´s last command
We´ll be turning, turning, turning, turning black
Oh and when the locusts spread
Over our sacred lands
We´ll be turning, turning, turning, turning black

Paste a bit, paste another bit, create something new
This is not an answer nor the truth
Move along, let´s move along to the final clue
We´re gonna break the vow
We´ll come in halves

Oh and when the lions dance
At the king´s last command
We´ll be turning, turning, turning, turning black
Oh and when the locusts spread
Over our sacred lands
We´ll be turning, turning, turning, turning black

Oh you and I are bound
From triumph to perdition
Oh you and I are bound
from mastery to submission

Ab ovo ad mala
Ab ovo ad mala