Islands

by 5R6

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released September 25, 2015

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Track Name: The Ledge
I am standing on a ledge
Should I jump with arms outstretched
Will I fall and break my bones
Shades of red, harsh overtones
I am standing on a ledge
Will the coin land on its edge

Oh, how can I know
Oh, I will know soon
Track Name: Potion
I've got an old potion
That makes things seem right
It shuts down the commotion
I feel no need to fight

It makes all you people
Seem just so good and nice
What drives you, what touches you
Doesn't seem such a dull disguise

My ancient magic potion
Puts bad things out of sight
Tainting my sweet devotion
Eating away at my life

No inhibitions and no regrets
No restless dreams and no cold sweat
But all my pains come back next day
All magnified and razor-sharp

I feel like my mind dims
I feel I deteriorate
I think it’s time now
Before it is too late
Track Name: This River
Oh, this river that’s carrying us
So caring it is yet so dangerous

Hearts go flip-flopping
The water’s churning
You can’t stop it
You can’t turn it

The heat has been growing too long
And everything’s boiling now
So intense
These hearts are beating as one
Our will for freedom is boundless
And
Immense

We are the river and we won’t stop
The river that’s running up

Hearts go flip-flopping
The water’s churning
You can’t stop it
You can’t turn it
Track Name: TV Snow
Oily venom
Is oozing from the TV screen
Doses of malice
A part of the daily routine
Sponge brains
Absorb what is seen
TV snow
Has settled in

War starts from within

Sleep of reason
Produces monsters
Common sense
Is devoured by the collective unconscious


Basic needs
Guarantee submission
Brute force
Suppresses opposition
Hatred and fear
Are loading the mortars
Ordinary people
Obeying criminal orders

Sleep of reason
Produces monsters
Ignorance has
Powerful sponsors

No heart, no will, no soul
TV snow
No life, no sense, no goal
Track Name: Gasping for Breath
Oh, I tried so hard, sweet
To be what I have never been
And now I've grown so tired
Of saying "we will surely win"

We will drown in this river, yeah
Each on our own, alone
Doomed to a ceaseless swim in it
Until it strips us to the bone

Don't need no arms around me,
I just want to understand
What this all means that surrounds me
I need to understand

Prey and vultures all we are
Desperate to snatch some warmth
Sluts and liars all we are
Or are we something more?

We may drown in this river, yeah
Each on our own, alone
So, we must learn to swim in it
Against all undertows

Don't need no arms around me
I just want to understand
What this all means that's around me
I need to understand
Track Name: The City of X.
From the day when I was born I felt this place was not for me
I guess I never really tried to adapt to this hollow reality
The city of broken hopes, disillusion and agony
It has its cold tentacles all over me

I am running away
Cutting all ties
I’m on my way
I’ll catch the next train
Burn the last bridge
I will not stay

I’m walking these gray streets drenched by the January rain
I see my blood, my sweat and tears are running down its drains
The city of empowered pigs, of hucksters and apathy
Your greedy maw will never chew me

I am running away
Cutting all ties
I’m on my way
I’ll catch the next train
Burn the last bridge
I will not stay
Track Name: Islands
The pain of birth,
the agony of dying,
And all the experiences lived through alone
No matter what,
No matter when,
We’re by ourselves, we’re on our own
Lonely islands
Sending signals

Worn out ships
Disappear in the maelstrom
We’re not one
Merely gathered into swarms

We’re all alone, all alone

I waited for god to resurface
But he’s sleeping with mermaids
He’s drinking with fishes
“He sends his best wishes”
The turtles have told me
“And says that there is no purpose”

And I laughed and I cried
And I cried and I laughed
Oh, this desolate island
I was lured here by sirens
But it became part of me
There’s nothing wrong, nothing is right

The sirens sighed and
Closed their eyelids

Worn out ships
Disappear in the maelstrom
Some people say
It's how they find their way back home

We’re all alone
All alone
All alone
All alone
We're all alone