Covenant: Dreams Of A Cryotank (1994)

Theremin

We close our eyes and look in opposite direction.
We ignore the threats and hope they'll go away.
We refuse to pay attention to the dangers we create.
In the name of the fathers we kill our children.

We wait and think that we are biding our time.
We keep silent, we believe in our strength.
We trust in propaganda of the wonders of tomorrow.
In the shadow of content we are victims in the end.

We dance to the sound of sirens,
And we watch genocide to relax.
We dance to the sound of sirens.
We are the heroes of self-deception.

We are nailed to the ground, frozen in our movements.
We listen while the sirens sound, speaking of improvements.
We have anger in our souls that waits to be released.
In the chill of fear we're petrified and useless when it counts.

We dance to the sound of sirens,
And we watch genocide to relax.
We dance to the sound of sirens.
We are the heroes of self-deception.


Replicant

Lights blur shifting slightly, always the rain.
He's there hunting nightly, driven by pain.
Burns fast shining brightly, dies in vain.
He's here, speaking lightly of life in pain.

Bionic killer, the spider in his net,
Comes to his maker as close as he can get.

Weak little creatures speaking with God.
Their cries so insane, their prayers just in vain.
'Cause I am the replicant, to hell with the gods.

Too late to escape, too late to regret,
No time to hide, no time to forget.
Lights blur shifting slightly, always the rain.
He's there hunting nightly, driven by pain.

Weak little creatures speaking with God.
Their cries so insane, their prayers just in vain.
'Cause I am the replicant, to hell with the gods.

The rain, always the rain.
Your pain sustained.


Shipwreck

In my heaven of despair
Lies the ocean of impurity.
A ship made of angels' hair
Set sails on the morning tide.

In my heaven of despair
Blows the wind of insanity.
A ship is sailing there
With sails made of golden pride.

As the drowning man,
I watch myself in the boiling sea.
So if you are a man,
Prepare yourself for joining me.

In my heaven of despair
Lies the shipwreck of my hope.
It is the sign for those who dare,
In memory of those who tried.

As the drowning man,
I watch myself in the boiling sea.
So if you are a man,
Prepare yourself for joining me.


Void

Incomplete and in search for emotions,
Forever alone in his empty heart,
He's always looking for a light in the dark,
Trapped in the endless void of time.

His soul is screaming for a meaning,
But the only answer he will ever get
Is the echo of his lonesome question,
Resounding and insulting forever.

Unfulfilled and in search for devotions,
Forever alone in his empty world,
He's always looking for a light in the dark,
Trapped in the endless void of life.

Disempowered and in search for completion,
Forever alone in his empty soul,
He's always looking for a light in the dark,
Trapped in the endless void of strife.

His soul is screaming for a meaning,
But the only answer he will ever get
Is the echo of his lonesome question,
Resounding and insulting forever and ever.


Hardware Requiem

We believe in human progress,
We create the servants we need,
We develop new ways of living,
We develop new ways of living...

We search for power sources,
We need energy to survive,
We build on fragile ground,
We build on fragile ground...

We feel safe in unstable houses,
We fear the world outside,
We've become strangers at home,
We've become strangers at home...

We went too far, we can't turn back,
We built too high, we can't get down,
We are the slaves of our servants
In the shadow of our ambitions.


Shelter

If this was a cavern of concrete
In a forest with trees like towers,
I would have a place to seek retreat
From their poisoned plastic flowers.

If this was a shelter I would endure
In a world with faceless strangers,
I would have a place to feel secure
From the ever present dangers.


Wasteland

The wind tried to tell us.
We failed to understand.
We lost our sense of direction,
Drowned in the desert sand.

We left home without notice.
No landmark to be seen.
The ground died beneath us.
The landscape was unclean.

As we search for oblivion,
We forget to remember
The faint memory of home,
Far beyond the wasteland.

We drank the poisoned water
To hear the serpent speak.
He told us of a garden
With the treasure that we seek.

As we try to discover
The secret deep inside,
There is nothing to be found,
Only dust in the wasteland.

As we search for oblivion,
We forget to remember
The faint memory of home,
Far beyond the wasteland.


Voices

The forcing walls are closing in,
And the sky is still descending.
The price for a life in sin
Is beyond repair and mending.

He can see it in the eyes,
Where life is slowly fading.
It's not worth it to be nice
To a voice that's so evading.

He pulls the trigger of his gun.
The voice is so degrading.
Petrified he tries to run,
The words reverberating...

He hears chanting choirs and voices at night.
They're raging like fires but speaking so light.
He wants to kill the past,
To be alone at last.

He takes a step into the brain,
Little there remaining.
Dissolving in the frozen rain,
The voice is disengaging.

He hears chanting choirs and voices at night.
They're raging like fires but speaking so light.
He wants to kill the past,
To be alone at last.


Edge Of Dawn

Black stone opens to the mind.
This weak body far behind,
Now closing in, hungry to begin.

An ancient door to hidden light
For coming times to discover,
I step across the edge of dawn.

White light, solid through my eye,
Deep down inside I'm alive.
Now I see it, the infant spirit.

An ancient door to hidden light
For coming times to discover,
I step across the edge of dawn
For better man to recover.

Death will give birth again.
New life will rise, my friend.
Now closing in, eager to begin.

Black stone opens up the gate.
This weak body integrate.
Now I see it, the infant spirit.

An ancient door to hidden light
For coming times to discover,
I step across the edge of dawn
For better man to recover.


Speed

Give me, give me the speed I need.
I want more life, don't need this state to last.
I want more to burn, I want more to break.
So give me the speed I need.

My own movements feel so strange.
Are we all insane, or is it only me?
Believing, believing in the free will
To last, to burn, to die.

Fail against my domination,
Learn the sweetness of my mercy,
Guide my reckless steel,
Make me feel, or fix my speed.

No force too loud to try.
Never reaching, never reaching through the glass.
Scratching, itching my steel...
Let's go, let's go, unknown mind...

Motions, actions from the pure mind.
A rare thing! A wise thing?
So begin, move, crush.
So restless, dayless, always.

Fail against my domination,
Learn the sweetness of my mercy,
Guide my reckless steel,
Make me feel, or fix my speed.


Cryotank Expansion

Life consuming peace celebrate
Each day of the blind god
Who feels everything spotless
Filter of background noise,
Glide from dream to dream
On a quest for riddles,
Surrounding faith and bravery
In its empty centre.
A thousand things never seen by any eye,
Unconscious tracks and pictures
And landscapes and fragments of languages
As random and wonder have the same source,
Broke open before and after sounds and thoughts.
No need to see the shape of life it forms.


Pain Amplifier
(эта песня вошла только в американское издание альбома "Dreams Of A Cryotank", 1997)

He's the one.
He has come.
He will fight.
He's gonna reign.