Graphite (english version) - teksty


2003

  • Athe
  • Somewhere Inbetween
  • The Mermaid
  • The Pearl
  • The Secret Place
  • The Ego Game
  • Eve And Adam
  • Two Days
  • Marble-Enchanted
  • The Reign Of The Comet
  • The Symbol Shatterer
  • Love For Money
  • The Piano
  • Graphite



  • ATHE

    Everyone plays the same game
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained
    The only judge is yourself

    When in love, you open up
    You take the risk; you might get harmed
    The will of man, not of God

    Maybe it's better to hope that we're not on our own
    Maybe it's better to fool oneself that one day God will help
    Maybe it's better to hope that we're not on our own
    Maybe it's better to think that he exists, but he's asleep

    Sometimes wanting to end the pain
    I felt the child point the way
    The comfort that the dreamland gave

    I used to have a fragile heart
    But now there's a diamond inside
    I don't ever pray, but I sometimes scream, I scream

    Maybe it's better to hope that we're not on our own
    Maybe it's better to fool oneself that one day God will help
    Maybe it's better to hope that we're not on our own
    Maybe it's better to think that he exists, but he's asleep

    When in love, you open up
    You take the risk; you might get harmed
    The will of man, not of God

    Wrap your arms around me, please
    Would you rock me back to sleep
    There was hope in that dream

    SOMEWHERE INBETWEEN

    Somewhere inbetween the day and the dreams
    I feel I'm loosing the fight
    Somewhere inbetween the day and the dreams
    I see I can't win with time

    Time is my greatest friend, the greatest of enemies
    Time is said to heal all wounds; time makes all wounds bleed

    The break of dawn, I'm waking up
    Hands groping in the darkness
    A while like that, then I stop
    Knowing I'd find no one there

    I feel the silence's creeping in,
    I feel the sheets are cold
    It wasn't a dream, it was real,
    And there's no hope

    Somewhere inbetween the day and the dreams
    I feel I'm loosing the fight
    Somewhere inbetween the day and the dreams
    I see I can't win with time

    Time is my greatest friend, the greatest of enemies
    Time is said to heal all wounds; time makes all wounds bleed

    The fear that I can hear inside
    The silence that I'd like to shut out
    I'm forming into what I write
    What doesn't seem to be mine

    I don't think this will bring you back
    I'm just keeping my wounds fresh
    The phoenix knew that for the egg
    One burns the nest

    Somewhere inbetween the day and the dreams
    I feel I'm loosing the fight
    Somewhere inbetween the day and the dreams
    I see I can't win with time

    Time is my greatest friend, the greatest of enemies
    Time is said to heal all wounds; time makes all wounds bleed

    THE MERMAID

    I am born of rainbows and the morning dew
    You've seen me fly
    In the fairy kingdom no one is as swift as I

    I kiss the flowers to sleep when the evening falls
    My bed is made of angel wing
    Yet lately I couldn't sleep, I could only hear you sing

    My beloved mermaid, speak to me, because I'm helpless when you sing
    Your call has filled me, it took a part of me
    An emptiness only you can fill

    Indian perfume, spice and treasures, mortal dreams,
    All I can
    I will grant your every wish, just let me understand

    I must drown or you must dry to be with me
    When you called me you had to know
    Tell me, why do you still caress my ears if there's no hope

    My beloved mermaid, speak to me, because I'm helpless when you sing
    Your call has filled me, it took a part of me
    An emptiness only you can fill.

    THE PEARL

    I know secrets of marble; the kisses I've known of mercury were
    A diamond-hard pearl, though impervious, bears memories etched

    The gilded wires hide darkness
    Yet there the sun-flame a lyric sings
    Though I feel like an object
    Though I'm blinded, something still thinks...
    Eyes suddenly unveiled, gone the innocence, with the fragrant lace
    I shroud myself in my wings and I turn into a white pearl

    The sun is beckoning to me, a warm sea's lying at my feet
    Then all at once a prod, within a part that was unknown to me

    I cannot turn these thoughts off, like a screen when the eyes smart
    End of the world, not yet of my path
    I still have to dart down
    Shedding off my fear and my pain
    I see
    Now I can see through the waves

    And then a sudden enlightening
    There was more than the eye met
    But as I'm slowly sinking
    I can feel no regret...

    THE SECRET PLACE

    I've just read the last page of this novel
    The book was lengthy, the ending was somber
    There's a sun flickering out on the back cover
    A lover putting a pall on a lover

    I'll build a phoenix nest out of your old letters
    I'll push aside all the petty things
    The smoke will cover what no longer matters
    Blot out what was, make way for what is

    I'm the shooting star, so the wish is mine
    And, burning, I wish to leave you behind

    The tears were shaping my soul into the rose
    The stately statue that I love so much
    Suddenly I felt that the marble was cold
    Then for the first time I voiced this vow

    I feel there is a secret place I'll find no matter what it takes
    I'm setting out on a quest inside to regain some space
    A place away from you, in the warm glow deep within the crystal heart
    Paving the way with the jewels I'll find on the way to from where I start

    I let my scream out for the first time
    And the silence is shattered
    I let my pain out for the first time.

    THE EGO GAME

    Why did this gambit lead to the endgame
    What's wrong? My anger pushed those words out when
    The backstage curtain went up in flames
    And tears were moved to where the gestures were

    In the ego game we are playing
    One easy strategy is to capture all
    But if you want to win
    This game must be drawn

    We'll have it the way the grandmasters play -
    Hands off, and don't you dare to look away!
    You threaten the pawn with your king; and hear "Checkmate!"
    But in this game you cannot move back, the rules say

    In the ego game we are playing
    One easy strategy is to capture all
    But if you want to win
    This game must be drawn

    This is a game of minds as well as of hearts;
    You didn't lose a piece - but does that mean you won?
    Now you're alone, is that what you've been hoping for?
    Now the queen is playing on someone else's board.

    EVE AND ADAM

    I know that I'm not perfect;
    He's got a sweet forked tongue
    I'll let myself be tempted
    Let him talk; I know what I want

    The tempting sin, the world outside
    I've gotten tired of Paradise

    Eve and Adam
    Now she's got the key, the knowledge is near
    Eve and Adam
    By the ancient tree

    Adam says he won't bite it;
    "The will of God"; sour grapes...
    But one swing of my hips
    And he's mine, that's all that it takes

    The tempting sin, the world outside
    I've gotten tired of Paradise

    Eve and Adam
    Now she's got the key, the knowledge is near
    Eve and Adam
    By the ancient tree

    I am a woman, aware of the power I have
    I've got myself to give, myself I can take back
    Silently I rule them, playing with their feelings
    It's easy to fool them; both don't know who pulls the strings

    The tempting sin, the world outside
    I've gotten tired of Paradise
    I'll take the bitter with the sweet
    I choose to see where this path leads

    Eve and Adam
    Now she's got the key, the knowledge is near
    Eve and Adam
    By the ancient tree

    I am a woman, aware of the power I have...

    TWO DAYS

    I'd stay too close to the sun
    And I shine so bright...
    Maybe you knew that it burns the heart
    To be turned crystalline

    Among the blades of grass
    I, a flower hidden, waiting
    Exposing petals I long to
    Give my thoughts as an offering

    The sky is of a graphite hue
    The walls breathing graphite air
    Two days of keeping a vigil
    Two days, a painfully long spell

    Bound by fear...

    I'd stay too close to the sun
    Now I'm lost, now I'm ashen...
    My temple's crumbling; it dawns on me
    That I mistook misgivings for faith

    Bound by fear...

    MARBLE-ENCHANTED

    Without love, the soul will sleep
    The sleep of sleeps, I feel it coming
    I'm becoming stone against her song
    The black rose is weaving black notes
    I took it into my hands
    She caught me into her net
    This princess never wakes

    Marble-enchanted, longing for a cold breeze, another storm
    Marble-enchanted, longing for someone to find this castle's door
    Marble-enchanted, hoping that someone will come and bring me back
    Marble-enchanted, the statue must still be warm

    The moment I saw you in my dreams
    I had to find you, my silent rose
    I knew the song that you would sing
    The curse of the sweet oblivion
    I needed the sleep it brings
    I thought it was bliss, it is

    I'm the woe of the living marble
    I'm the painting's contents and its frame
    I'm black like the rose's blood
    And her breath

    Marble-enchanted, I feel the rain, I know time's passing, I'm unchanged
    Marble-enchanted, life flows by, the rosebush grows, the bindweed climbs
    The seasons change, but the princess is still lying dead-asleep
    Marble-enchanted, her heart wouldn't know now how to beat

    A black rose in her hands
    The princess is still asleep
    Since so long that her heart
    Wouldn't know how to beat

    That craving, silently put out
    Will never be rekindled
    No world now, just the dreams

    Dancing among dreams, spinning among tears
    I think I am no longer here
    Dancing among dreams, spinning among tears
    I think I am no longer here...

    THE REIGN OF THE COMET

    A train of stars - a veil of white
    I look for it in the sky
    These words seem to have no meaning
    But why are the angels weeping?

    The rain was as cold back then
    You said here we'd meet again
    Though I knew it was a lie
    I didn't push your arms from mine

    She is both darkness and light
    She is both sadness and delight
    She is the lost child of the gods
    My sister, my lover against all odds

    I walked till the night had won
    Then I slowly turned around
    Just to see the comet paint
    A cold shade over the lane

    I offered my fear this time
    I drank blood - or was it light?
    Rain swept my pain into the earth
    Kind of strange to be redeemed here

    She is both darkness and light
    She is both sadness and delight
    She is the lost child of the gods
    My sister, my lover against all odds

    I'll be here tomorrow, I'll touch her again
    The Timeless wants me to return
    I can't feel the cold that was in the rain
    I can be with you again, here, where
    The Immortal One would give me her blood
    Not even asking if that's what I want

    She is both darkness and light
    She is both sadness and delight
    She is the lost child of the gods
    My sister, my lover against all odds

    THE SYMBOL SHATTERER

    Drunk on the blood of gods
    Evil personified
    She is the Antichrist
    The Symbol Shatterer
    You're lying wide awake
    Remembering my face
    Pushing those thoughts away
    The Symbol Shatterer

    The message has sunk in;
    Though I won't get your ear
    I'll get you in your dreams
    The Symbol Shatterer
    And kissing you goodbye
    I could see it in your eyes
    I realized that the symbols were shattered

    The word will bring forth fruit
    The devils have lost more food

    Suddenly there's a door, but it's locked up, the demons have the keys
    You've got to fight them on your own, it's your turn to break free
    And I'll follow my mission, my sword in hand,
    And I'll help them understand

    A god without a shrine
    I'm fighting the good fight
    A tree that stands the storm
    The Symbol Shatterer
    I toss dogmas aside
    The sparks fly as I strike
    Another monument down
    The Symbol Shatterer

    The word will bring forth fruit
    The devils have lost more food

    Suddenly there's a door, but it's locked up, the demons have the keys
    You've got to fight them on your own, it's your turn to break free
    And I'll follow my mission, my sword in hand,
    And I'll help them understand

    The word will bring forth fruit
    The devils have lost more food

    Suddenly there's a door, but it's locked up, the demons have the keys
    You've got to fight them on your own, it's your turn to break free
    Now you can see the bars, the prison of the will and of the mind
    Now you recall me with a smile
    And I've got a mission in life

    The word will bring forth fruit
    But somebody has to sow it

    LOVE FOR MONEY

    It's the first night; the fear mustn't show up
    You're hiding it, furtively roaming around
    I see, another one has joined the swarm
    Of the money-greedy moths on the prowl

    A void inside
    The terrified eyes
    A perfect body luring with a luscious smile
    His arms around
    A paradise
    Dope-driven lust, dope-driven delight

    Love for the money and money for love

    The life of the past has become a closed book
    You're someone else now; she had nothing to prove
    Life has taught you that it's not love that counts
    But the smell of the bills on the sidewalk

    A void inside
    The terrified eyes
    A perfect body luring with a luscious smile
    His arms around
    A paradise
    Dope-driven lust, dope-driven delight

    Love for the money and money for love

    You are so high, the shame safely away
    The dope gives you strength, and it soothes the pain
    You can't hear the heart through the screaming in your mind:
    "This is what I want, I'm having a perfect time!"

    THE PIANO

    I turn the knob, knowing that no one's there
    A piano is playing somewhere far away
    And the notes, like the bubbles in champagne,
    Disappear, whirling, relieving my pain

    You are on one side, I am on the other
    Holding back the words that I never spoke
    You are on one side, I am on the other
    While the notes seem to be so close

    Crazy thoughts of mine race and then wither
    My cheeks are wet, and I know why
    My hungry lips are whispering your name
    You're far away
    Futile
    It's futile to cry

    A warm night, walls blooming, flowers sleeping
    In this hush I tell the time by the heart
    It doesn't matter what you're dreaming of now
    And where you are, while I

    Tell you finally, tell you so slowly
    The words that you have never heard from me
    Slowly tell you that... the night wrapped all in black
    That the distant piano will keep playing
    Futile
    It's futile to cry

    I love you though all my dreams are long gone
    I love you though I've got no tales to live on
    Scarlett is dying but Graphite stays the same
    I love you so much - when I...

    I turn the knob, knowing that no one's there
    The piano is still playing, somewhere far away
    It's a concert, my heart bears the keys
    Love
    It's love I feel

    I love you though all my dreams are long gone
    I love you though I've got no tales to live on
    Scarlett is dying but Graphite stays the same
    I love you so much when I hear the piano play

    GRAPHITE

    Just like a rose I need to be cherished
    Just like a child I'll suffer if you vanish
    There's no tear in my eye, I'll listen if I must
    The tale of my life is turning to dust

    Nothing you say could ever hurt my pride
    I know that you love her, and this is a goodbye
    There's no tear in my eye, I'll understand if I must
    Now everything's over, now hope's fading into the dusk

    The graphite around me solidifies
    And gives an end to this tale
    Too weak to fight it, I feel I'm giving in
    And graphite prevails

    In a frigid silence my heart still beats strong
    You asked to forgive for all the things done wrong
    There's no tear in my eye, but there's nothing inside
    There's no new tale to tell; I can only tell tales of life

    You talked, you talked, I couldn't make the words out
    As if something was wrapped around me
    I saw the sun of this world of mine flicker out
    I felt the pall around my body

    The graphite around me solidifies
    And gives an end to this tale
    Too weak to fight it, I feel I'm giving in
    And graphite prevails