THE DECAY OF A MAN

1992

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1. Hello The Voice
2. Father´s Day
3. Shadowplay
4. Out Through The Blue...Into The Dark
5. Censored Scenes
6. Block The Sun
7. The Decay
8. Confessions Of A Madman
9. The Barrier Within

1. Hello The Voice

Cast your shadow to rule the streets
of this totalitarian society
Pointless violence, obscene deeds
Join the play, the stage is free

Hello the voice of reason,
hello the voice of fate
Could you just please inform me,
who runs this mindless game?
Hello the voice, hello the voice,
hiding behind my fragile mind,
ready to take over this city,
and real reason, when should I find?

Put on the mask, to hide your face
from those who admire you, from those you hate
Praise the new order, accept your fate
Listen to the voice behind the gateless gate.

Hello the voice of reason,
hello the voice of fate
Could you just please inform me,
who runs this mindless game?
Hello the voice, hello the voice,
hiding behind my fragile mind,
ready to take over this city,
and real reason, when should I find?
[Repeat verse]



2. Father´s Day

Guests are in, so bring the wine
Soon it´s gonna be partytime
Dinner´s ready, table´s set,
This day I´m not to forget

The sinister display, the father´s day
He shouldn´t have been so cruel,
now for him it´s time to pay

Time´s up to reveal true myself,
grandma openly shows her happiness.

Finally the pain is gone,
its time to look up to the sun
I´m at the age of five
and already dead inside

Daddy lies on the table,
with an apple in his mouth, he
smiles, the apple falls down

Party´s over, what fun we had
What fun it is, being bad
This day I´ll remember, this one I save
This one I´ll take with me to the grave

The sinister display, the father´s day
He shouldn´t have been so cruel,
now for him it´s time to pay

Time´s up to reveal true myself,
grandma openly shows her happiness.

Finally the pain is gone,
its time to look up to the sun
I´m at the age of five
and already dead inside

Daddy lies on the table,
with an apple in his mouth, he
smiles, the apple falls down



3. Shadowplay

What do you think you´ll see
when you look behind your leaders´ lies?
Representatives of people, hiding their faces,
hiding their eyes.
Would you be scared if you really had known,
how long this corruption has been going on?

Look closer, turn away, pretend it ain´t happening
Close your eyes, so you can´t see, how much blood there can be

Ask for them, where had they been
Who had they seen?
But don´t push this stuff too far,
the truth for you is just too hard,
when all these things are brought to light

You have all things explained, so investigations end,
and president is sleeping with his eyes wide open again
if I were you, I would open my sealed mouth before,
they once again say: goodbye and see you next war!

FBI, CIA, KGB and MI5
chesspecks are being moved around,
but don´t shout it out too loud!

Ask for them, where had they been
Who had they seen?
But don´t push this stuff too far,
the truth for you is just too hard,
when all these things are brought to light
[Repeat verse]



4. Out Through The Blue...Into The Dark



5. Censored Scenes

You look so good dancing there
with your red, cheap, ugly dress.
Only thing that´s missing
is a wire wrapped tight around your neck
In the flashing light of a broken streetlight
you slowly climb on me,
but I know for a fact, that you are dead,
so I must be insane

`Cos you´ll be mine ´till the end of time
six feet of sand between us.
Your white dress looks so good on you
In your black coffin you smile
I don´t have to listen to your lies,
just look at you pretty thing and laugh!

Your sweet, sweet voice is telling me
the things I longed to hear,
and if it´s worth of all I´ve been through,
that´s just what I fear
Like a fly in a spiders web,
a moment before sweet death,
I struggle, then surrender,
slowly lick your sweat



6. Block The Sun

See the black clouds fill the morning sky,
with the rivers turning black
Fields so green are now all covered with trash
Naked we walk through the wasteland

Have you ever seen the face of the man,
who blocks the sun?

If you just could see, through the distance, to the future
If it wasn´t so far away
You could see the things we are leaving to our children,
and you´d say you just don´t care

I had never seen you look so sure,
when you said, you don´t believe
But with people like you, it had to happen some day
the nightmare visions becoming true

Have you ever seen the face of the man,
who hands the gun?

If you just could see, through the distance, to the future
If it wasn´t so far away
You could see the things we are leaving to our children,
and you´d say you just don´t care

In their dark, dark towers they sit behind their giant desks,
so they wouldn´t see the nature slowly eating itself
See the smoke is rising higher and higher,
wheel of time is spinning faster and faster

Smoke is rising higher and higher
Wheel of time is spinning faster and faster

It has to happen again
It has to happen again
maybe someplace else
[Repeat verse]
If we just could choose,
If we just could choose,
but no, we´re bound to lose
[Repeat verse]



7. The Decay

Once again you´ve packed your gun
as I´ve been told
Though you always told me
not to sell my soul
Fear is like an evil
who reaches for the devil within,
to make a good man betray
what he believes in

Evil is superior,
it denies you the hope
it makes you see that you are swinging
at the end of your own rope
Evil judges you,
it blasts you with its light,
it grows from deep inside you,
it throw you into the endless night.

[Repeat 1st verse]



8. Confessions Of A Madman

I´m standing on the edge of insanity
Take a hold of a madman´s hand
but you are losing your grip
it is just one bad day
you will be the one who pays,
Flee, it´s easy, go insane

From dawn to death, one bad day that is!

Depression, it´s all waste
Memories, they are all illusion.
One bad day, you name it
and it´s all gone
you have left all that behind
let `em talk, you don´t mind
just trying to spoil your Fun!

From dawn to death, one bad day that is!

[Repeat 1st verse]

From dawn to death, one bad day that is!



9. The Barrier Within

Like a snake eating its tail,
the wheel turns again
until the end and the beginning
become as one!
Like a moment of calm before the storm,
strange dullness in you is born.
There is no despair,
no feelings at all.

You see before you the great wall,
no ties to the mortal world
So, step through the gateless gate,
step through the emptiness.

On this road, you never meet a friend
On this road, which never seems to end
On this road, you always walk alone
On this road, where everything is silent and cold

Now these eyes see through the night,
the things you cannot see
Now I know this is my fight,
I know the place where I have to be
I know the darkness, I know the light.
I know what´s wrong, I know what´s right.
I seem to be...
only one who knows this is the time.
Hello the voice!