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Datum 06.04.2024 20:00

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DEADMEN'S TALES

TRACKLIST

Dead Men Do Tell Tales
The Horseman 
Dead Inside
 Singularity Of Souls
 A Nightwalk
 Hangman 
Black Sabbath
 8 Of 9 
Rain 
The Dive 
Return To Serenity
 The Silver Line
 Graveyard Snow
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TESTI
DEADMEN DO TELL TALES

Dread not when Daring Down the Dungeons of the Dead!
Do not Despair of their Dark Dwelling lands
Doubt not to Defend into their Drowsy Dreams
For the Dearly Departed Do not hold Doom nor fear
Discover the Doors to their lost Destinies
Delightful and Dire are their Desires and Deeds
Their Death and Demise is what they seek to share
Therefore…Deadmen Do tell Tales...

THE HORSEMAN

Thunder rolls across the land
The Horseman comes he’s on his way
He knows your ways he knows your name
He knows your game he’ll make you end
The horse is thin as is the man
The one who flees it meets his fate
Left and right they sink a way
To tumble down the steps of hell

Hide away!
Hey! Don't stray!
Hey! Stay low!
Hide and pray!

I heard them say, there’s no escape
The little brother’s far away
His blue flag blazed but then did fade
Followed by war, famine, plague
His boney finger points at them
And all who ran, they shall be damned
The only one, that’s left unscathed:
The man who’ll stand up to his face

Hide away!
Hey! Don't stray!
Hey! Stay low! (hey! Don't move!)
Hide and pray!

„As we stood there out in the field, I felt the scare but wouldn’t yield
We saw him on that black machine, Breathing fire, growling steam
And on the riders finger blinked, his dreadful ring -em-powering…
…it struck me then that poem’s line that one I read: it is a lie
No matter how aeons pass by, the Reaper’s here: Death cannot die
He smiled at me and passed me by, I turned around: friends: did you see?
There were no others - there was just me“

Everyone will follow him
Thug and whore and preach man
Soldier, digger, indian
Fall in  line to his command
Hide away!
Hey! Don't stray!
Hey! Stay low! (Hide! Just stay!  Hey! Don't move!)
Hide and pray!

DEAD INSIDE

I walk the paths you're scared to find
They stretch before me like red lines
I conquer peaks you' re scared to climb
You and I we're not alike
Where I am darkness you are bright
You light the way  I'm dead inside
So you can run I stay and fight
Because of me you're still alive
I'm balancing the razor-blade-line
Look at me…I'm dead inside
Until the day that I'll be sliced…I am dead inside
One cut two clean halves
Look at me…I am dead inside
Your eyes are closed mine open wide
When you won't dare I'll face demise
Fills me with heat to feel the cold
I need to stare into that vault
Fear will never touch my mind
You are awake I'm dead inside
While you despair, that exact time
In front of DEATH I'm dreaming LIFE

SINGULARITY OF SOULS

It seemed to me that someone called
And so I rose from fading flesh
Fled through the yard towards the cause
To find the source that called me forth
Walked through empty twilight halls
Past familiar, crumbling walls
Out to the garden, marveling
At skies where stars forever fall
Quickly now, soul, make a wish
All doth change but not perish
The only lasting truth be this:
Omnia mutantur, nihil interit

Oh…From rushing skies the vortex calls
All move on into the singularity of souls

I was staring on and on
Voices sang to come and join
Well known faces, long lost, gone
How could I resist that song
Lo and behold! 
The vortex roars, the vortex calls
And I’m irresistably pulled
To join that reign before I'd know
Quickly now, soul, make a wish
All doth change but not perish
The only lasting truth be this:
Omnia mutantur, nihil interit

Oh...The vortex moves in polished night
A rushing water moonlit sky
It's where we start and we all go
To uncreated, unknown goals
All move on into the singularity of souls
I was staring on and on
Voices sang to come and join
Well known faces, long lost, gone
How could I resist that song
Quickly now, soul, make a wish
All doth change but not perish
I permit myself to slip
Into this hypnotizing drift
The only lasting truth be this:
Omnia mutantur, nihil interit
 
Oh..The vortex moves in polished night
A rushing water moonlit sky
It's where we start and we all go
 To uncreated, unknown goals
All move on into the singularity of souls

A NIGHTWALK

When once I walked at twilight by the sea
With washing waves to cast their spell on me
The moon…a pallid glow - no stars to see
When once I walked at twilight 
The washing waves did cast their spell on me
Before my eyes the ocean disappeared
Two columns emerging from the deep
And age-old letters scream: beware in deed!
Before my eyes two columns rising from the deep
I’ll never walk at twilight by the sea
In terror of the Old Ones underneath
Waiting to rise no place to flee
I’ll never walk at twilight the waves they strike with fear

HANGMAN

Back and forth the story goes
Another scoundrel’s a feast for the crows
Justice is done again after all
But death changes views up here, don't you know?
I'm dangling here now so peacefully
with ravens for friends to pick my teeth
The maggots are whispering into my ear
Never in life I felt so relieved...
I shot to kill, cut to thrill...for the real thing!
...and when they took me I got a short drop with a sudden stop
Back and forth the story goes
Justice is done again after all
Looking for monsters? Isn't it so?
I'm none of you, clearly as light
Empty-eyed looker-ons, zombified
So self righteous and dignified
I'm more alive dead than you are in life
Who said dead men tell no tales? 

8 OF 9

8 out of 9 lives I have lost
8 of 9 chances I let them pass
8 0f 9 bridges burned after crossed
One single try left now
My only and my last  

Once I began pure innocent and fresh
I was unspoiled I got robbed and slashed
On second try fought to stay on the path
Lost my directions and gave in to my wrath

One of those lives
I’ve got to make it flawless yet
My good intentions all went bad
One of those lives
It’s everything I have left
Eight gone wasted - one’s perfect
One of those lives
I know I need to overcome or
The gambling’s over my chance’ s (forever) gone

For a third time I gathered all my strength
Walking on quiet but fear ate me at length
Fourth time I rose blazing righteousness
Wielding my sword I fell in with the rest
Five felt so good now reborn in hate
Dealing out pain my regrets far too late
One 6 of 3 saw me close to hell's gate
I got what I earned crawling like a slave
I rose again I was calm, I was brave
Took no.7 I learned and forgave
Slain like a sheep I propelled towards 8
Fought without rage and I got wise with old age

RAIN

This is the end of my path, a couple of steps I have left
To reach that last hilltop ahead, my journey will come to an end
Grey clouds rolling in
Covering everything
Twilight closing in
Promising anything
Up on the peak now I stand, all outstretched arms, I will wait
Towards the skies I turn my face and catching the first drops of rain
Grey clouds rolling in
Covering everything
Twilight closing in
Promising manything
I feel the rain washing my pain to the grave
If Death comes today I will just seat here and wait
I feel the rain watching the drops fall and fade
If Death comes today my blood and tears will be drained
I feel the rain washing my pain to the grave
If she comes today
Here I will wait
A smile on my face
Ready to take her hand
I feel the rain washing my pain to the grave
If Death comes today I will just seat here and wait
I feel the rain watching the drops fall and fade
If she comes today
Here I will wait
Ready to take her hand

THE DIVE

I can’t tell what came to pass
I am sure this is the end
Deep down the lights go out
I hear no screams no shouts
No beating hearts…
Silver spheres are rising up
They shine upon the black
We fall like struck-dead gods
No chance of turning back
On our descent towards the sand all of us 
hell-bent

Dive down deep and lowReady to let go
Foam upon the waves
Watch me float
Unafraid to fall
Taken by the pull
Whatever I have done
Won’t matter anymore
Will be gone
I now know what came to pass
I see...this is the end
As I descend, towards the sand 
hell-bent


THE SILVER LINE

Looking at the twilight yonder
A frozen moment of shifting tides
Holds its breath in flawless wonder-
Here arrives the silver line

Wake me from my solemn slumber
Wash away the dread of night
Cut this ties that pulled me under
Make me see that silver line

Only a heartbeat away
I’ll be free from my chains
It’s only a heartbeat to wait
The path appears a golden ray
Shining through me….right out of me

Shaking off the leaden weariness
Make the sunlight kiss my face
Through the leaves and window glass
Shines the silver line at last

Here my burdens sink away
Purity fills empty shrines
Howling flees the ghost despair
Shrinking from the silver line

Only a heartbeat away
I’ll be free from my chains
It’s only a heartbeat to wait
And night will turn into day
Only a heartbeat away
See it break the shadow gate
It’s only a heartbeat to wait
The path appears a golden ray
Shining through me….right out of me

Long I’ve waited for this sight
Forever wished for this delight
To see the lighthouse re-ignite
And Demons, Monsters, all alike
 
Fade away into the bright
That all the lost, the wayward, blind
The lonely cast-outs of my kind
Are stars upon the silver line

Only a heartbeat away
I’ll be free from my chains
It’s only a heartbeat to wait
And night will turn into day

Shining through me….right out of me

GRAVEYARD SNOW

I think I saw a woman walk down to the graveyard in the cold
With nothing but a white gown on bare feet on freshly fallen snow
I followed her down to the flats strewn with old and crumbling stones
In puzzlement I found her gone and in the spot where last she rose

Her tracks had stopped too, just like that
As fleeting smoke...dissolved she had

I know I saw a woman walk down to the graveyard in the cold
With nothing but a white gown on bare feet on freshly fallen snow

And from a distance she peeked back I thought she spied me for a sec.
I tried to figure what to ask, she looked through me,

On her face crept the faintest smile…dissolved she had