Covenant: Skyshaper (2006)

Ritual Noise

We make ritual noise.
We weave the fabric of dreams.
We build cities of sound.
We feel the rhythm of time.

We make ritual noise -
Wired to the world
Under our fingertips.

We take special care,
Listen to the words,
Spoken in confidence.

We make ritual noise,
Shouting to be heard,
Cooling our burning lips.

We break down the gates,
Open up our wounds,
Bleeding for innocence.

We make ritual noise.
We weave the fabric of dreams.
We build cities of sound.
We feel the rhythm of time.

We live dangerous lives.
We have the power of will.
We twist logic around
We feed the engines of change.


Pulse

I'm falling out of cars.
Don't know when I'll hit the ground.
Hold me when I fall,
Headlights in my face.
My body's full of scars.
Words are lost and won't be found.
Stay until I'm gone,
Stumbling on my knees.

I'm dancing in the dark,
Shrinking cities feel the sound.
Hear the silent hum,
Searchlights in the skies.
I'm blinded by the stars,
There is darkness all around.
Hold me when I cry,
Those were all my days.

I'm falling out of cars,
Hanging on the windscreen,
Blinded by the headlights,
I'm killing ground.
I'm dancing in the dark,
Stumbling on the highway,
Guided by the city light,
I'm lost and found...

I'm falling out of cars.
Don't know when I'll hit the ground
Hold me when I fall,
Headlights in my face.
I'm dancing in the dark,
Shrinking cities feel the sound.
Hear the distant hum,
Searchlights in my eyes.

I never took the time.
I should have told you then.
I never found the time.
Falling out of cars.

I'm falling out of cars,
Hanging on the windscreen,
Blinded by the headlights,
I'm killing ground.
I'm dancing in the dark,
Stumbling on the highway,
Guided by the city light,
I'm lost and found...


Happy Man

I don't love anyone.
No, I just want my fun.
I'm a happy man.
Yes, I'm a happy man.


Brave New World

The earth is shaking
Down below our feet.
We move in wonder
And we generate the beat.
Our blood is boiling,
Wonderful in heat.
We glow like embers,
Dancing in the dark.

Where is the promised land?
Where is the brave new world?
Where do all dreams go when they die?
We can move the streets today.

The lights are fading out
Before our eyes.
We lose each other
And we celebrate the beat.
Our lives are changing
Faster than we think.
We flow like dancers,
Crashing in the dark.

Another morning broken
Shatters sheets of lead.
Clouds the size of oceans
Inside and above our heads.

Where is the promised land?
Where is the brave new world?
Where do all dreams go when they die?
We can move the streets today.


The Men

We are the men -
Silent and cold,
Beautiful eyes,
Sheep among wolves.

We are the men -
Silent and strong,
Beautiful eyes,
Sheep among wolves.


Sweet & Salty

Sweet and salty,
Tears of joy,
Liquid lies,
Cheeks on fire,
Loud and noisy,
Girls and boys,
Ancient rites,
Late at night...

Counting every second,
We refuse to go.
Counting every second,
We will never die.


Greater Than The Sun

Ladies and gentlemen,
Lights are going out.
Let's step outside and watch the city sleep.

Listen and remember,
Wait another day.
We are explorers far away from home.

Stay for just a moment,
Watch the natives dance,
Be civilized and kiss the pretty bride.

Brothers and sisters,
The pain is gone for now.
Let's burn our books and find a little peace.

Sooner or later we walk
Another day, we are colliders.
Everywhere we go.

Stay for just a car-crash,
Know your heart is weak,
Be primitive and wave your love goodbye.

Ladies and gentlemen,
Lights are going out.
Let's step outside and watch the city sleep.

Preachers and sinners,
We are all the same.
Let's save ourselves and drink from deeper wells.

Hatred and compassion
Wail against the walls.
We are invaders trying to escape.

Fight for just a lifetime,
Count the moments lost,
Be so alive and cry as time goes by.

Ladies and gentlemen,
Lights are going out.
Let's step outside and watch the city sleep.

Greater than the sun...
We are greater than the sun...


20 Hz

I ride the morning train.
People come and go.
So many different faces
As the city passes by.
I watch their tired eyes,
Journeys never made,
Broken dreams of leaving
Fill the streets with dust.
This is our final journey.
It's the end of the line.
Constantly in transit
We just wanna go home.

The rain that falls for weeks,
Painting pictures on the streets.
Twisted stars beneath my feet.
I cruise the crowd.

I could be one of them,
Going back and forth
Between familiar places
As my blood turns cold.
I watch with gypsy eyes
Secrets never told,
Stolen years of yearning
Turn their tears to dust.
This is our final journey.
It's the end of the line.
Constantly in transit
We just wanna go home.

The rain that falls for weeks,
Painting pictures on the streets.
Twisted stars beneath my feet.
I cruise the crowd.


Spindrift

I don't know how I ended up here,
On this frozen nameless shore.
I remember nothing of the journey,
And there is no one else around.

I go down across the towering dunes
To watch the seagulls glide above.
So graceful when they are silent,
Like lonely white ghosts in the air.

I notice they are all unique
With faces that are all their own,
Born to kiss the turbulent sky
Before they collapse and die.

As I look and dream myself away,
A sound grows loud enough to hear,
Like disembodied friendly voices,
Carried on by southbound winds.

I wake up to the sound of silence.
Their words are faint and far away.
Like the finest spray of water
They still speak of things I know.

I turn to fix my eyes on the horizon,
And I face the freezing gale.
I observe the majestic white waves,
As they rise and break and fall.

I notice they are all unique
With faces that are all their own,
Born to kiss the turbulent sky
Before they collapse and die.

While they rise into the wild wind,
It picks them up before it strikes,
Steals away the urgent faces,
Lifts their spirits to the skies.

And their language's soft and broken,
But sill I understand it well.
We talk about the ones we care for,
And of all the things we lost.

I notice they are all unique
With faces that are all their own,
Born to kiss the turbulent sky
Before they collapse and die.


The World Is Growing Loud

The world is growing loud...
It's time for us to fade
To grey.
I wish they'll let us stay.

The lights are going out...
We knew we had to go
One day.
I wish they'll take us in.

The skies are falling down...
Too late for us to change
Our minds.
I wish they'll keep us safe.

The times are changing fast...
We knew we wouldn't last
This long.
I hope they'll keep the pace.

The world is growing loud...
It's time for us to fade
Away.
I wish they'll let us stay.