Paroles – Alone in the Crowd


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Alone in the Crowd Part I

When the skies darkened I knew
The world would fall, there’s nothing I could do

Oppression, compression, time can’t be held
Depression, decay, I’m running away

Black phantoms of misery
Emerge from the ground
Slowly they surround
Ruins of what I used to be

Come with us, all is lost
You belong to us, come here come here

Demons and the phantoms, even the ghosts are calling
Listen to their voices and listen to the devil
Come and join us in the crowd, now your heart is so cold
You can let yourself go, and give it all away

Angels choir sing my name
Imploring me to resist, the sun will ever rise again
From this nightmare they ask me to keep the faith

Black phantoms of misery
Emerge from the ground
Slowly they surround
Ruins of what I used to be

Come with us, all is lost
You belong to us, come here come here

Hypnotised I walk to them
Creatures from beyond are here and they are calling me
Some of them hold out their hands
They’re here to guide me down the path that I follow

“Welcome to the crowd”

Don’t now yield to temptation
If you bow to them
You’re alone in the crowd

When I got to the gates,
I realize that my feelings chilled and my blood ran cold
Ghosts turned away from me
They’re here to rise in front of me, staring at me
I’m there in the crowd

When the World Collapses

My gaze is lost so far away
Doesn’t even know if it’s still me
 
The sea recedes, only leaving a dry hugeness behind
A flower remains on the sand I hope it’s a sign, hope it’s a sign

But the flower is wilted it said, it had to go now
All its petals lay around, does she only know she let them fall?

When the world collapses
I’m alone without a gaze
When the world collapses…
 
No star, the fire howls, and the flower’s just a stem I want to hold
No star… the fire howls…
The Earth is scorched and burnt

The Earth opened before me, I didn’t move
Why should I flee after all?
The green and the black are fading away
As gloom is spreading all over
So I close my eyes
I hear whispering waves somewhere here in my heart
“Don’t loose the faith, the tide will make us meet again”
“No night can swallow the sun forever… forever”

“The Green and the Black rise again”

When the world collapses
I’m alone without a gaze
When the world collapses…

The Painter

I see paintings on my walls
Images of life that fade away
Wooden frames grow old the tints turn to grey
How many paints in the attic
Are locked up in a chest, have I lost the key?
How many lost memories are waiting for me?

I close my eyes, my life strays in the night
With a brush I look for a light

I am a lonely painter
Misunderstood drawer
Tortured soul I paint death
Will I let dust and time cover it all?

Can dust and time blacken my paints?
Not if I find the key
Can dust and time blacken my life?
I think I…
 
The key I drew dived into me
Colors and shapes
Came back to life
My works are my soul
Even though I’m blind

I close my eyes, my life is shining bright
I will paint my dreams with a smile

I’m a lonely painter
No longer a scared drawer
Peaceful soul I paint death
I won’t let dust and time cover it all again

Evolat

From the forest of doom I’m walking to the light
The clothes of my soul are in rags
I stagger in pain but it was not in vain
Something deeply changed

Inferus, Dedecus, Tenebra, Mendacia
Nascitur, Moritur, Spiritus, Evolat

The light is filtered through the trees
Demons of the night answer hellish calls
“You’ll never get out of here alive, your soul is ours
The crowd shall feed your desires”

From the forest of doom I’m walking to the light
The clothes of my soul are in rags
I stagger in pain but it was not in vain
Something deeply changed

As I walk my eyes stare at the sun with no fear no hate and no pain
I’m leaving a world of death and tragedy, what worse could happen?
Suddenly I stop, the end of the road stands before my very eyes
With a smile no one can see I’m turning round for a last good bye

I fall on the ground like a hammer on the dark anvil of the past
My corpse was a chrysalis, the man at last’s free to understand
You would swear I’m dead if you had seen me lying peaceful on the ground
But I’m more alive than ever, I conquered fear because I know

We all walked into the Light and we’re still there since the day of our birth (Inferus- Dedecus)
We all left a body behind us to live by ourselves on the Earth (Tenebra)
Dazzling angel in a last sigh I’m about to spread my golden wings (Nascitur – Moritur)
You might say it is the end, but it is just another beginning (Spiritus)

Sing the Pain

No lullaby will ever sing the pain
No sun will dry the tears I shed
Wherever you are, I miss you…

When you leave, what does remain?
Only memories
Glimpses in my dreams
Images of happiness
Many but not enough
How can I explain
With my only words?
A candlelight when I was lost
Warm tenderness when I was cold
Who will comfort me when you’re gone?
Like a pebble in the ebb
The world moves, I’m motionless

From your heaven do you hear
What the hourglass didn’t let me tell you ?

No lullaby will ever sing the pain
No sun will dry the tears I shed
Wherever you are, I miss you

Do you watch…
Do you watch… over me?

No lullaby will ever sing my pain
Wherever you are, I miss you…

Beyond Their Lies

Screams – From the bottomless pit of my feelings
Help – Help me to find my way out
Fingers – Their fingers are cold on my ankles
They – want to bring me back to hell

Let us go out, you can’t fight
Stay in the shadows where your night won’t rise

I want to be alive
No matter how they try to prevent me from reaching the skies
My paradise is beyond their lies

I let the storm behind
I walk through mankind
Alone in the crowd
To a place where I will find again
All those I have loved will wait from me
But don’t hurry
Got a life to live
I got to find life in the crowd, yeah

Pain – The demons inside me try to take control
Worms – and crows are after my soul
I take a deep breath – and dive into the unknown
Pestilence, Arrogance – See me breaking down your walls

Alone in the Crowd Part II

The voices lose their warmth and it seems
I’m with them but they are not with me
Something is changing
As if my eyes could see through them now
Their shadows increasing while the sun goes down
For them, not for me

I will not give up, look at me
I’m standing high and proud
If I gotta go, so be it
I bleed ’cause my heart’s alive
I am alone in the crowd

You say you won’t give up, well that’s what we will see
You fool yourself again and you lost
You know if you’ve got nothing to give
There’s nothing left to be taken from you
Oppression, compression, I break your chains
Depression, decay, I’m running away

I will not give up, look at me
I’m standing high and proud
If I gotta go, so be it
I bleed ’cause my heart’s alive
I am alone in the crowd

You will never break me down
I will never kneel
You will never break my will
 
I’ve been a carecrow, with pain, fear and hate
Despite your so called help, I won’t follow
The path that you show
My life, in the end, has reached a new crossroad
You’re not so bad in fact, you’re just scared of
Dangers of freedom

Enlightened by a Candlelight
I walked to the Otherside
I am no longer alone in the crowd

Demons and phantoms, listen to me
Listen to my voice, may it be your guide
Come and join me in the sun

What doesn’t actually kill me
Can only make me feel a little stronger