THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS - BEFORE THE STORM CD/LP

Lyrics:


WHEN AUTUMN COMES

It’s possible for me to take it higher
the love and grace of you that I desire
a kite I was supposed to be
but failed and was blown out to sea
when I tried to find you love
and make it good for you or at least be honest

Cause when the bricks are falling off
and the autumn leaves begin to spin around

I NEED TO FEEL ALIVE NOW AND FOREVER

In the darkest room I’m crawling on the floor
the gap grows more and more
and who knows me anymore?
there was a time I reached for life
and I faced the bitter fight
the joy has completely left me

The air has been poisoned but I still breath it

However it weights me wherever it takes me
these crushing emotions threaten to break me
in this state of being I can´t stop believing
the way of my heart and the truth that I´m seeing
I have to think there´s a way back to you

I´m longing for love please wake me up if I´m beside you
the door has been locked and there`s no way out
give me the key and I will come to you


THE UNKNOWN ROAD

I´ve been searching high and low
I have swum in warm and cold
still I feel a giant hole
growing inside my mind and it’s pushing me aside
I’m as a bird that can’t fly
beautiful day I can hear you whisper away
if I can call I call for you
if I can go I’ll go with you
up on the unknown road

I WANNA GO THERE WITH YOU

Since the day you left nothing’s been the same
and no one can replace you are the one
and now I want you back back into my life can’t you please come home
cause my faith has left and it burns

AND MY HEART BURNS THERE TOO
AND MY HEART BURNS FOR YOU

I rather be alive than dead
and you live for fame and glory push it until it bleed
when you hit the top it´s not enough but you stay because you believe


A HINT OF BEAUTY

I spin myself for fun in the warm and bright summer sun
a breeze is stretching on the grass and there are colors in the air

BUT STILL IT´S HARD TO SWALLOW THOSE BITTER DAYS I FACED
ALL THE SUFFERING THAT YOU GAVE AND WHEN I WENT INSANE

AND DO YOU REMEMBER SILENCE?
HOW I WALKED ON BROKEN GLASS
HOW THE WALLS CAME DOWN TO FAST
AND WHEN YOU TURNED YOUR BACK AND LEFT

The clouds are getting closer while the air is getting thicker
I´m a mellow man in the calm before the storm

I want major control
I want major control


WALK WITH YOU

When there is nothing left and you think your life is over
and your heart has cracked and you have locked the door to heaven
you´re afraid it won’t get better and you’ve drowned in pain

A pale light from your face
and those bad and evil people
they laugh at you
and they choke you try to drown you

If I could take my restless life
and put it on a plane to paradise
if I could spend all my time
walking around with you it would be

GLORIOUS TO WALK WITH YOU
IT WOULD BE GLORIOUS
I´LL SING FOR YOU

I regret I lied in the name of love and glory
I want your ride
on golden clouds I praise you
and maybe I feel better
cause I want to float


6/8

Hope is a sinking ship it´s our future clock but it stands still
hope has aged to fast the good vibes won´t last
does your heart bleed like mine? I would be grateful if it did
forever, forever

HOLLOW VOICES KILLING ME
I´VE HAD ENOUGH, I´VE HAD TOO MUCH, I´VE HAD ENOUGH
PRESSURE IS KILLING ME IT´S EATING ME
THE HOPE I HAD SANK IN THE RIVER WITH LOVE
JOY, FORGIVENESS AND PEACE

Hope is a satellite floating out in space away from us
hope is a funeral song so sad and long
and when your love dries out
you´ll be eating from my hand
forever forever

HOLLOW VOICES KILLING ME
I´VE HAD ENOUGH, I´VE HAD TOO MUCH, I´VE HAD ENOUGH
PRESSURE IS KILLING ME IT´S EATING ME
THE HOPE I HAD SANK IN THE RIVER WITH LOVE,
JOY, FORGIVENESS, PEACE,
SERENITY, HAPPINESS AND DIGNITY


PLASTIC LOVE

To this boring world I came and made myself a way
but still I’m miles away
I’m hanging by my thumbs
I’m ready for whatever comes

TAKE ME HIGH ABOVE THIS PLASTIC LOVE
AND FILL MY SOUL AND MAKE ME TALL LIKE YOU

If my heart is dark as a covered sun
lead me in on holy ground before it’s
getting out of hand
I wanna fly on a dove of peace
head of heaven hear me scream
I want you to shine on me

TAKE ME HIGH ABOVE THIS PLASTIC LOVE
AND FILL MY SOUL AND MAKE ME TALL LIKE YOU

Even if I try it makes no sense no reason why
I should hold my head up high to keep it dry


LOVE IS A SHINING BLOOM

Play with me treat me like your toy you put knives in my chest I’m not a joke
So put me on a plane put me on a train in a boat with a coat
because it’s raining all the time
put me in a bag write your tag send it deep down to the bottom floor
because it’s raining all the time

LOVE IS A SHINING BLOOM
BUT IT WON’T BE HERE FOREVER
SO RISE FROM YOUR GLOOM AND SHINE

Sleep with me pierce me like God’s son
you faked tears you said it was love I hope you choke

and I said more ammunition I can´t wait

and disintegration pain medication

turns my heart hard as a rock it slides down my throat

and I´m not for sale that´s for sure

and I´m not the one who hates you

I´m not the one who brakes you I´m not the one

who takes control over you


BLACK & GREY

I stood right beside when you came over him and I went weak and thin
I analysed and felt the tears came over me and you felt no sympathy

WE HAVE BUILT OUR RELATIONSHIP ON MADNESS
BUT I´M THE ONE WHO LIVES IN THE PAST
I HOPE WE´LL BE TOGETHER FOREVER
WE MUST LEAVE THINGS BEHIND THOUGH IT HURTS

My life is coloured black and grey and I can barely sleep
I’m crying on my knees are those the words you want me to say?
is this some kind of sad masquerade we´re playing?
I really wish the storm would lay down in silence or shift it’s way

WE HAVE BUILT OUR RELATIONSHIP ON MADNESS
BUT I´M THE ONE WHO LIVES IN THE PAST
I HOPE WE´LL BE TOGETHER FOREVER
WE MUST LEAVE THINGS BEHIND


THIRD WORLD

I declare
I want to share this with the world
I wonder how it feels to see no light
and I bring back one love that suits them all
one love that feeds the whole of the third world

And their picture is on torn out pages
they are locked in cages unrecognized
and see those children tears are falling from their eyes
they want back their human rights
and live with pride

I´m so sick of the oppression and the hate
from the world´s iron hands
but I will raise my voice and make it loud
when their ears are under ground


LONESOME VOICES

What will I do when the light burns down?
it will not be as clear as yesterday
I thought I got it right but I put them on hold
when I should carry their weight
oh lord how am I supposed to play
with my bad conscience running through my veins
I’ve been bad and I’m ashamed and that feeling will remain
and the lonesome voices whisper this

HOW LONG IN THIS BURNED OUT PARADISE
HOW LONG IN A WORLD THAT´S MUCH TOO DARK
WILL IT QUIETLY PASS US BY

To write another chapter of their lives
it’s a choice that I made easily
I know they’re out there in the dark and the distance may seem far
but there will be a time when they can break away

Oh lord will you embrace them and write welcome on your door?
now when the latest trend is war
we need your judgement hammer to fall cause the lonesome voices whisper

Oh lord would you be amazed if they painted their faces with blood


and put skulls around their beds
will it come to an end Mr. President?
cause the lonesome voices are whispering

HOW LONG UNTIL IT STOPS
HOW LONG BEFORE WE CAN BEGIN

We are the victims of the higher people’s decision
and the vicious people
we wished they were few