Wolfsheim: 55578 (1995)

Elias

Hear my voice
It's telling stories
Telling just the truth
'bout some men
Who don't excuse
Only praying for you

It must be a starving man
Who likes to hear these
Crippled minds talk
Greetings from me
Following the wind

I don't want to forget... regret...
Remember all the time

Forget... regret...
Remember everything

Forget... regret...
Remember alle these years...
With you... with you

Hear my voice
It's telling stories
Telling just the truth
'bout the innocent Elias
Lying next to you

Innocent Elias
Blood red messiahs
Never coming home
Greetings from me
Following the wind

Don't want to forget... regret...
Remember all the time

Forget... to regret...
Remember everything

Hear my voice
It's telling stories
Telling just the truth
About the innocent Elias
Lying next to you

Innocent Elias
Blood red messiahs
Never coming home
Greetings from me
Following the wind


Lovesong

Wait my dear... no jealousies
Silly thing... you can't know how I feel

Come take my hand, I will show you the flame
Burning secrets, burning wishes... your name

Don't be insecure, don't be afraid... I'll hold you tight
Oh virgin weakness, infinite sweetness... that's you
So let's dance... all alone

I want to kiss you, want to feel you... deep
Your silky skin, a tender touch
A sigh that promises so much
I want to kiss you, want to feel you... deep
And so we dance

Nothing ever spoils my joy of loving you
Of looking in your eyes... I couldn't be that blind
That I won't crave for you
And we still dance... all alone

I want to kiss you, want to feel you
Want to drown in your desire
Your silky skin, a tender touch
A sigh that promises so much
I want to kiss you, want to feel you so deep

Come take my hand, I will show you the flame
Burning secrets, burning wishes... your name

Don't be insecure, don't be afraid... I'll hold you tight
Oh virgin weakness, infinite sweetness... oh you

Your silky skin, a tender touch
A sigh that promises so much
I want to kiss you, want to feel you
So deep, so deep, so deep, so deep


Now I Fall

Sometimes I can't fall asleep
You lie beside me and I weep
Dancing shadows on the wall
Once you caught me... now I fall

Sometimes I feel love and trust
Turn to anger and disgust
Crawling darkness in between
No light in reach... no silver sheen

Sometimes I feel so ashamed
To be mercilessly framed
Idle hands and eyes that stare
But no escape that I would dare

Love and trust
Anger and disgust
Crawling darkness in between
No light in reach... no silver sheen

So ashamed
Mercilessly framed
Idle hands and eyes that stare
But no escape that I would dare

Pain increasing every day
No truth left I won't betray
One day our way leads to an end
Why do I cry? I understand

That it's too late for me to go
I should have left you years ago
Beyond this point of no return
Hatred's flame will ever burn

Every day
I won't betray
One day our way leads to an end
Why do I cry? I understand

Too late for me to go
Should have left you years ago
Beyond this point of no return
Hatred's flame will ever burn

Dancing shadows on the wall
Once you caught me... now I fall
Crawling darkness in between
No light in reach... no silver sheen


Where Greed Talks

Here's to you... my friend...
Here's a kind of love for you...
Can you see my eyes?
My view turns away
Dancing shades on my face...
That's where stars cannot shine
That's where stars cannot shine
On my face... that's where stars don't shine

Silence... is coming soon today...
Silence... is coming soon today...

You think you're right
But it works inside
It's started long ago
You're bored by your ruined life
But you think it must be so...
Why can't you see...
These staring sick eyes everywhere?
Sick eyes everywhere...
On my face... that's where stars don't shine

It's a sin...
that's a fact you can't deny...
Blow away, blow away,
blow away these walls...
Your life a train just passing by...
These always watching eyes...
This killing voice...
Always talks to me...
Always spinning 'round

Silence... is coming soon today...
Where greed talks...
Silence... is coming soon today...


Youth And Greed

She once was 17 but she never fell in love
'Cause she never felt the same
Like the other ones at school
Like all the other
Boys and girls around
She never felt the same

Misery - talk to me - misery
Youth and greed - walk with me - youth and greed

Now she's 33 but there isn't anything
That really changed in her life
Not a moment, not a while
She is married, bore a child
Growing old, growing older all the time
And she cries

A whining sound slips from her mouth
Trapped in here and no way out
No way out

Misery - talk to me - misery
Youth and greed - walk with me - youth and greed

Wait a while - wait a while
Mommy's pills will bring you to the other side
Wait a while

Wait a while - wait a while
Daddy's razor-blades will make you feel so fine
Wait a while

And the rhythm beats loud and clear
Deep in my heart endlessly
Misery - talk to me
And the rhythm beats in her heart
Beating louder constantly
A whining sound slips from her mouth
Trapped in here and no way out


Anybody's Window

Look through anybody's window.
See everywhere the same.
People suffering from hunger,
A narcotising pain.
Call it justice, call it fair.
I just call it a mistake.
Starving masses cry for help
In this state of decay,
In this ruthless time.
And they heard the favourite popsongs
To remind of times of wisdom.
They heard a thousand voices say:
Satisfaction, fortune, health...
So far away....

Look through anybody's window.
See everywhere the same.
People suffering from hunger,
A narcotising pain.
Call it justice, call it fair.
I just call it a mistake.
Starving masses cry for help
In this state of decay.

Looking people in their eyes,
See the concrete bricks behind,
See the false tears that they cry,
Feel this sleeping guilt inside.
Pray to heaven, pray to hell,
Pray for reason, for a way.
Public falls asleep... and I
No longer dream of paradise.

Look through anybody's window.
See everywhere the same.
People suffering from hunger,
A narcotising pain.
Call it justice, call it fair.
I just call it a mistake.
Starving masses cry for help
In this state of decay...


It's Not Too Late

Achtung!

Clumsy, always quivering,
Always searching for your things,
You don't work, but you cannot find a rest,
'Cause you gave up too soon.

Old man sitting in your trap,
Two lovers passing by,
Don't be ashamed, don't be upset.
Enjoy it, dear... 'cause once you did the same.

It's not too late... to charm away your ancient fears.
It's not too late... to be wild for roundabouts,
To be wild for life...

Old man lying in your bed,
Your friends are passing by...
It's just a rule, kissing you goodbye.
Enjoy it, dear... 'cause once you did the same.

I came across a few old things,
Remembering the past.
"Spare the rod and spoil the child...
There's no fool like an old!"

It's not too late... to start again.
It's not too late... to charm away your ancient fears.
It's not too late... to be wild for roundabouts,
To be wild for life...

It's not too late... to charm away your ancient fears.
It's not too late... to be wild for roundabouts,
To be wild for life...
It's not too late...


The Sparrows And The Nightingales

How long have you been free
In this world of hate and greed?
Is it black or is it white?
Let's find another compromise.

And our future's standing still,
We're dancing in the spotlight.
Where's the leader who leads me?
I'm still waiting! Leaving home...

And god is on your side,
Dividing sparrows from the nightingales,
Watching all the time,
Dividing water from the burning fire... inside.

Leave a light on in the night for me
That I can find you.
Remember when we both were young,
And reckless and so curious.

Now you're hiding from your child.
A new day's dawning...
Remember that you felt alive... sometimes.

And god is on your side,
Dividing cruelty from tenderness,
Watching all the time,
Dividing fiction from reality...

Move in circles, walk on lines -
No human being in sight.
Calm the winds and calm the seas,
Try another kind of peace.

Who fights this holy civil war?
A million men in uniform.
Wo ist der Führer, der mich führt?
Ich warte immer noch! Leaving home...

And god is on your side,
Dividing presence from the history,
Watching all the time,
Dividing deaf men from the listening ones...

Leave a light on in the night for me
That I can find you.
Remember when we both were young,
And reckless and so curious.

Now you're hiding from your child.
A new day's dawning...
Remember that you felt alive... sometimes.

And god is on your side,
Dividing soldiers from the fishermen,
Watching all the time
Dividing warships from the ferryboats...


Real

Now that I am back out there
Once more scared
Misgivings haven't gone
Inside this human race
No touch of grace
And still no place to go

I know it's up to me
To decide if this is real
But I'm walking to and fro
Always thinking about the ways I chose

Welcome back yesterday...
Not far away...
I'll keep an eye on you
Tell me how could I forget
All these angers I once had
Should I start again... to find the same...
That I once left behind?
Then tell me why should I forget
All these dreams
That I still have

Another time...
Another turn, I thought
But now I know that's wrong
This life will still remain the same
If I don't change a thing myself

Suddenly so many doors
Are opening for me to try

I know it's up to me
To decide if this is real
But I'm walking to and fro
Always thinking about the ways I chose


Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town
(текст - M.Willis)

You painted up your lips
And rolled and curled your tinted hair
Ruby, are you contemplating going out somewhere?
The shadow on the wall tells me
The sun is going down
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town

It wasn't me that started
That old crazy asian war
But I was proud to go
And do my patriotic chore
And ... yes, it's true
That I'm not the man I used to be
Oh Ruby, I still need some company

It's hard to love a man whose legs
Are bent and paralyzed
And the wants and the needs
Of a woman your age... Ruby, I realize
But it won't be long
I've heard them say until I'm not around
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town

She's leaving now
'cause I've just heard the slamming of the door
The way I know I've heard
it slam One hundred times before
And if I could move
I'd get my gun and
Put her in the ground
Oh Ruby, don't take your love to town
Ruby, for god, take turn around!


A Look Into Your Heart

I remember every day
Every year that passed away
All the plans and all mistakes we made
She was unhappy, many wishes unfulfilled

So far I can understand
Life seems always
Much too hard to stand
If I could take a look into your heart
I wish you my pain
...wholeheartedly

I wish you my pain ...wholeheartedly

I knew it from the start
It's thunder in her heart
It's burning strong
She can't control it
Burning deep inside
Infecting her mind
Have you ever thought of me?

Turned around, let life go on
Sixteen weeks since you were gone
Made me lose before I could have won
Look at my face
Just reflections of yourself

Disappointment came and lingered long
...wholeheartedly
Burst of hatred... wholeheartedly

I knew it from the start
It's thunder in her heart
It's burning strong
She can't control it
Burning deep inside
Infecting her mind
Have you ever thought of me?


Annie

And you're sitting in your room,
Enjoying entertainment,
And you're watching TV -
Colours bright and so enchanting...

You couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear what Annie says,
When Annie's sad...
You couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear what Annie says...

And you're waiting for your daily thrill impatiently
To collect it for your private horror show.
And you're watching moving shadows
Live instead of you... and you...
You don't know that Annie's living next to you.

Jesus Christ, we love you so
Since we saw your TV show.
Suicidal tendencies, but no will to interfere...
Feel it coming over you...
Indifference... indifference...
Choosing channels, watching news,
Ignoring Annie's point of view...

Couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear what Annie says,
When Annie's sad...
You couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear what Annie says...

Couldn't be near her,
Wouldn't hear when Annie laughs... when Annie laughs...
You couldn't be hear her,
Wouldn't feel that Annie... Annie... Annie loves...


Kaufraush

Fear that threatens you inside
You can run but you can't hide
Things you've never seen before
And more... and more... and more...

Strange ideas you have been taught
And false prophets got you caught
No way out... this cage is made of thoughts
Get more and more

Work your fingers to the bone
For all these useless things you own
Happiness can not be bought
But you want more and more

You can't control your hunger
Deep down within
You can't solve the mystery
Of right and sin
No apparent difference
Will make it clear
Not the slightest trace of hope
Relieves your fear

Envy and prosperity
Wrapped in concrete
Draw the bitter consequence:
Entire defeat
Trapped in neon wilderness
Oh, wasted land
Fat and ugly humanoids
Can't find no vent


Angry Today

You see shocking posters shouting at you
Somewhere from a subway wall,
Full of promises and glory,
And the cutest headlines that you ever saw.
You have to read and to believe,
That all these things, that they have the worth.
But, if you look a little closer,
You're always aiming to unmask the dirt.

Angry today...
And all alone you're on this planet Earth.
Angry today...
And you're the only one who understands.

You have your own life you can waste,
And lovers you can cheat,
That strange addiction to decay is haunting you,
Haunting you, haunting you...

I've my friend from the outside to the government,
Here and there and anywhere.
The human preach is rage,
The standard could advance you,
While standing alone on the other side.
That's why I'm angry today.

Angry today...
And all alone you're on this planet Earth.
Angry today...
And you're the only one who understands.

A politician signs all contracts
With a light expression on his face,
While all prophets are simply singing
Lullabies for the human race.
When love is with of us one day,
We will have left at least.
And step-mother industry's whispering softly to me...

Angry today...
And all alone you're on this planet Earth.
Angry today...
And you're the only one who understands.
Angry...


This Time

Walking through winter, through snow-white fields,
Colder than cold for several weeks,
And the lost fire's burning miles away,
And the wind whispers stories in her ears...

And she's asking: "Do you hear these heavenly voices?
Do you hear the preacher who wants you to pray?"
She's asking: "Do you hear these heavenly voices?
Do you hear the preacher who wants you to pray?"

And this night's so much colder than every night.
And she says, she likes winter and winter trees.
And the sun seems so far away tonight
In the dark and deep, frozen water the light
Of the moon under which she dies,
Of the moon under which we cry.

Death knocking at the door... I must let him in.
Life like a river flows... outside... stay alive!
Ten thousand good reasons to survive.

And she's asking: "Do you hear these heavenly voices?
Do you hear the preacher who wants you to pray?"

Walking through winter, through snow-white fields,
Colder than cold for several weeks,
And the lost fire's burning miles away,
And the wind whispers stories in her ears...

Stay alive... my dear!
I kiss your cold hands first time...
Please stay alive...
Loving you... loving me...
Imagine that you were at home...
This night... please try it!
Don't leave me alone!


(The Obvious Fact That) Scars Remain (And How To Cope With It)

Grapes of wrath are fruit of passion,
Fulsome hands don't feel repentance.
Seek the reason, find an answer...
Why do only scars remain?
Mirror, mirror on the wall...

A mean and ugly, calm but painful
Feeling you can't understand,
A taste of freedom, insufficient...
But it's all that's left to be...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...

So come on, defy indifference,
And the sun will shine for you again...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Mirror, mirror on the wall...
Seek the reason, find an answer...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...
Why do only scars remain?

Mirror, mirror on the wall...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Grapes of wrath are fruit of passion,
Fulsome hands don't feel repentance.
Seek the reason, find an answer...
Why do only scars remain?
Mirror, mirror on the wall...

A mean and ugly, calm but painful
Feeling you can't understand,
A taste of freedom, insufficient...
But it's all that's left to be...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Don't be frightened, don't be anxious,
A new attempt and you fall further down.
Come on, defy indifference
And the sun will shine for you again.
Mirror, mirror on the wall...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...

So come on, defy indifference
And the sun will shine for you again...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...
Mirror, mirror on the wall...


Faith

I won't care
If I must leave today
This world was mine
Sometimes
Moments blue
And moments true
With you

Eternity is not what I am longing for
I will walk my way... aimlessly


Following You

You're walking through the night,
Still can't near in light,
And I'm following behind.

You're playing games of sin,
None that fools can win,
And I'm following behind.

Following you...
Following you...
Following you...

Do lovers understand your play?
You command and they'll obey,
And I'm watching from behind.

One step forward, two steps back -
I'm still following your track,
And I'm watching from behind.

Following you...
Following you...
Following you...

Waiting here beside you,
Waiting for your call,
Watching lovers passing by...
Uh, I hate them all...
Don't you realize
That I'm the only one
Who's good for you?

You're so heartlessly sincere,
But I'm still following you endlessly,
I'm following behind.

You ain't whore, you ain't nun,
On the hunt and on the run,
And I'm watching from behind.

Always cheating, telling lies,
Behind your door I heard you sigh:
"Oh prudence, come and rescue me!"

"Prudence come and rescue me!"
Following you...