Nero (english version) - lyrics


WATCHING AS YOU DROWN

A black cross is standing at the end of the road
Silent while choking back the sneer
The grass is whispering, mocking all along
When your hate is born from your fear

The horizon, there my thoughts extend
There the darkness flees from the dawn
Along with the dream that snuck back again
Deserting me one more time, alone

Love doesn't dwell by itself in the heart
Compassion weeps there and pity cries
I feel so light since it's set apart
I strike soft and calm like a butterfly
Dying of love is the prettiest girl
The farewell gift I'm gonna give you now
Run! Run away! Water will kill the flare
When the heart is gone nothing hurts somehow

A black cross is standing at the end of the road
Silent while choking back the laughter
The grass is whispering, mocking all along
Fear comes before, hate comes after

Run! Run away! The water will put the fire out
And I'll be smiling at you watching as you drown

Watching as you drown I'm smiling wide
Such water will kill the fire in no time
On the shore I'm chasing the last sparks
Is the water cold? As cold as my arms?

Such water kills the fire in no time
Is it cold? How so? As cold as my arms?

Watching as you drown I'm smiling wide
Such water will kill the fire in no time
Is it cold? How so? As cold as my arms?
Am I right? I'm asking watching as you drown

As the cold water kills the fire in no time
On the shore I'm chasing the dying sparks
I am smiling at you as you go down
I am smiling at you as you drown

FIGHT CLUB

Night's wings sweep down and hide their meeting place, all totally hush-hush
Now they rush there to fight and rouse some sweet pain and fire up
All thought's gone in the hum, you feel that life is in your hands
They say it's something only men can understand

'Cause here the only Lord is pure and brutal force
And the word mercy has a totally different sense and flavor
The hidden other self raises its head, just to be set free
Adrenaline rush is their perfect drug and utter release

The night has come so you rush to fight
Forgetting the misery that you leave behind
The hum in your ears now fills your head
They say it's something only men can understand

You taste blood in your mouth and all forgiveness is gone, like that
Block a blow once and you'll kiss mother earth when you're knocked down flat
And what is there to fear, if it's all pain now
Here God is gone and nobody will cry

Guardian angels stand around deaf and blind
A mute wall of sorrow
Stony wings over their eyes
Guardian angels stand around petrified
Sorry hearts all hushed
Stone tears running down

The night has come so you rush to fight
Forgetting the misery that you leave behind
The hum in your ears now fills your head
You say it's something only men can understand

AS I GLIDE

Here I see all things to you still unrevealed
My shape is mouthed by the future to come
Dead memories surge and fade away on the wind
Up high I savor new dimensions and time
As I glide...

Here I see you, staring so fixedly up
Something made as if to brush your slumbering mind
Oh, I can't wait to sip your dying breath off
Back with me you'll share the expanse I'm inside
As I glide...

LIKE RAIN AGAINST STONE

I am a woman so I read between the lines
We're both going to lose if it's her you'll believe
I can see more than you in those evil eyes
Like rain against stone, my love, my tears

Blinded by her words, you slip away from my arms
The heavy smell of defeat is rushing on to me
In the now clear space between more distant and gone
I hear the door close

And struck by how naive I was I freeze powerless
Naked and bare down to the heart in a flood of shame
She is a saint, she's an idol, it's not gonna change
See the sings! Wake up and realize

She is feeding on your faith in innocence
She'll take what you've got and everything you could have
In this game I'm the end and yoy are just the means
Oh so deep the pain your awakening will bring

I want to get you back but can't lift my broken wings
Among the ruins I pray everyday for her death
Written on black, in black, the unspoken meaning
You don't see anything, but I can understand

And slowly all sense is gone in trying to explain
You're falling down, drunk with a truth that's not there
She is a saint, she's an idol, it's not gonna change
Please see the sings! Wake up and realize

She is feeding on your faith in innocence
She'll take what you've got and everything you could have
In this game I'm the end and yoy are just the means
Oh so deep the pain your awakening will bring

QUEEN

Between the shadow and the candles' breath
She's feeding up her secret and she is hiding out, out, out
Deep in the garden of newly found truths
Among the voices leading thoughts
And keeping awake

Under the moon she's bathing in her blood
Cursing the world or with the shadow having a date
Weaving the silence just to stay alive
Where voices draw the ways of an unknown fate

A well where she kneels in the sickening dream
Drinking voraciously black water
She runs from us not listening to the words
The thinning ice is moaning along her course
It's getting hotter, hotter, hotter...

STRONG AS AN ANGEL I CUT THE CLOUDS
And you don't know the strength of wings that you'll get from me
WHEN PROPHECY TURNS INTO LIFE
But you can feel the color and the shape they'll be
AND WHEN THE SILENCE KILLS THE FEAR
You know so little when you're standing out there proud and mean
THE QUEEN OF SILENCE, HERE'S THE NEW ME
And how's that blood of yours? Now tell me Queen

And you don't know the strength of wings that you'll get from me
But you can tell the color and the shape they'll be
You know so little when you're standing out there proud and mean
And tell me now, how tasty is your blood? Oh Queen!

HE COMES WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS

Books of lore of the ancient times
The letters all glow
I give up my body and mind
He comes when the night falls
The right words were called
He comes when the night falls
I make out new forms in the dark
And slowly the light dawns

Not a toy, it's not a toy at all

Suddenly I start, petrified
So naked and small
The hot touch pushes all fear aside
He comes when the night falls
He comes when the night falls
I don't fight at all
And I give in to the dark force

I raise my hand and Heaven stands open
I raise the other, Hell now gathers form
The latter wins, and I approach the door
I'll die right before
Behind I'll be reborn!

Not a toy, it's not a toy at all

I all but kneel and pray in the sun
He comes when the night falls
For the first time I sing out to God
To come
But what for?
'Cause when the day gives way to night
Desire burns all fear inside
Darkness lifts the veil from the eyes
He comes when the night falls

Not a toy, it's not a toy at all

I raise my hand and Heaven stands open...

Not a toy, it's not a toy at all

NERO

Goodbye - you knew that well, my love
For lies - a blow, betrayal - blood

Here beats the spring of the blackness, like the heart of the black water
I wash my face in it and everything gets shattered
The temple is afire, no gods there any longer
I soak my heart in the blackness and the blackness makes me stronger

Goodbye - you knew that well, my love
For lie - a blow, betrayal - blood

When everything is lost, despair cuts deep like a knife
I give myself to the blackness, its water gets my light
This faith knows no forgiveness, here all the love is dead
Since you won't listen to me, I say off with her head!

Goodbye - you knew that well, my love
For lie - a blow, betrayal - blood

Because my wings are broken
Off with her head My Lord I plead and I implore
Off with her head - the only dream I got left
I'm praying among the ruins, I'm praying for her death

MIRAGE

Speak now, poor fool, spit out the truth
Was that worth so much
You believe in him, you endured all wounds
Watching it blot the world out

A fire broke out, showing the way
Drunk with the hope, you ran
Lighting the candles you'd see the place
Where all desire is quenched

And now you're lying there, a heap of old rags
Mouthing the word "God"
The pleading in your head brings just an echo of the void back
And fear sinks teeth in your heart

Mirage... |(He's lost his time)

As you're dying there, you howl
And now I know what I should have done
I didn't shout... I barely spoke out
Afraid my words would do you harm

You'd have heard about the millons of colors in my life
And how I cherish every moment of mine
Way too much to give up to a mirage
That's why I believe in myself, not God!

Mirage... |(He's lost his time)

Now Heaven's fading out like a mirage
Even as, begging, you're crawling with your arms out
Now you see God and Satan are gone
Your life's fading out like a mirage

Speak now, poor fool, spit out the truth
Was that worth so much
For the pretty words in an ancient book
You pushed the world aside

A candle on a grave, your life's fading away
Gone the sense all that had
As all the feelings that went to waste gush over the last flames of faith
I'll hold your hand

Mirage... | (He's lost his time)

Now Heaven's fading out like a mirage
Even as, begging, you're crawling with your arms out
Now you see God and Satan are gone
Your life's fading out like a mirage

When your life's fading out, there's nothing more to add
You're falling into silence, there's nothing to be said

When your life's fading out, there's nothing more to add
You're falling into silence, there's nothing to be said
Now your Heaven is fading out like a mirage
Even as, begging, you're crawling with your arms out

Now Heaven's fading out like a mirage
Even as, begging, you're crawling with your arms out
Now you see God and Satan are gone
Now your Heaven's fading out
Now everything is gone!

NO MATTER WHAT WILL BE

When I give in to feeling
The fire awakes and grows
My reason dies on me
It melts like the early snow
Will I fall or go on
I don't care, I chase the dream
My eyes are covered now
It's only you I wanna see

No matter what will be...

My conscience's drifting off
Your words lull it to sleep
I wait for nothing at all
I don't ask a thing, there's no need
The sunlight somewhat dies
When you leave to seek her out
Trying to hold my head high
I look up, and stumble down

No matter what will be...

Nothing's left now when the mind is blazing
Nothing's gonna keep the wave from rolling
It's my right to love you and die chasing
It's your right to ever keep on running

When I hear what you're thinking
Though your thoughts are not mine to get
When I can hear your calling
Her face is gone somewhere far away
Again my conscience's drifting
Your words lull it back to sleep
I don't expect a thing
No more to ask, no need

Nothing's left now when the mind is blazing
Nothing's gonna keep the wave from rolling
It's my right to love you and die chasing
It's your right to ever keep on running

No matter what will be...

AMBER

Deep in the woods there lies a gem
Frozen past with a shape inside
Her struggling hands were stilled halfway
They won't shield the astonished eyes
Now past scars swarm in soughs
As night billows with the dawn
Now the smell of forgotten blood
Wafts on

One day a nymph stopped by an oak
As its rustling boughs sighed "Be mine"
She felt her mouth weave a sweet song
Her arms grew deep into the trunk
Then a glitter caught her eye
Sunlight deep in the woods
Then a crooked path spread out
As she tore loose

But when that singing died
The echoes laughed
"But the one you leave behind
There are no paths"

From tree to tree, she chased that gleam
Resin keepsakes in her hair
Her back grew heavy with what she'd keep
Till she fell beneath that weight
Then the path was gone, like that
"I've lost my way," she wailed
Then the air spun golden threads
She screamed as they wove a shell

But soon the screaming died
And echoes laughed
"But the one you leave behind
There are no paths"

Deep in the woods there lies a gem
Frozen past with a shape inside
Her struggling hands were stilled halfway
They won't shield the astonished eyes
Now past scars swarm in soughs
Dawn brought pain and truth
Now an amber seed gleams
In the woods

HAVE YOU SEEN

On top of a mountain of words
Of faith and hope, consolation and pretty truths
There I stand and wait for the dawn
That hasn't come for a year and a day or two

Always the same when I come back
Falling into that warm, black haze
Maybe like you there I'll fade one day

There in your room I die every day
And even the sunlight is afraid to stay
When I'm begging fate for just one sign
To bring peace back and let me close my eyes
Why was it you? Why hadn't I
Vanish like fog in the morning light
I scream by day, I call out by night
Why not I !?

Your room is still waiting, unchanged
All the same, though the posters have all been washed off by rain
I'm running through the cold city veins again
Hoping to see your face

Always the same when I come back
Falling into that warm, black haze
Maybe like you there I'll fade one day
Some noise above is rocking the dark
The walls used to keep all sound away
They're pounding on the bottom of hell

There in your room I die every day
And even the sunlight is afraid to stay
When I'm begging fate for just one sign
To bring peace back and let me close my eyes
Why was it you? Why hadn't I
Vanish like fog in the morning light
I scream by day, I call out by night
Why not I !?

When I'm begging fate for just one sign
To bring peace back and let me close my eyes
I scream by day, I call out by night
Why not I !?

When visions return, always the same
I fall into that warm, black haze
Maybe like you there I'll fade one day
Some noise above is rocking the dark
The walls used to keep all sound away
They're pounding on the bottom of hell

You can't see me, you can't hear me...

SIN

Now my time has come I am all alone
No one wants me here anymore
Gone are golden days, vanished in the haze
I will never dance like before

That dark unreal spell did my blood right in
Stained me with sin
I got nothing left to spare
I will not forget, I will never rest

No one wants me anymore
No one wants me anymore
Time to go now
This is all I know

Everybody is passing me by
Remember me, just remember my voice
Don't ask me where I'm going
I will meet you there when your time comes
Soon I will leave you forever
So just look at me now
Oh yeah, I know my sin
They won't let me forget what I've done
And all of you with hearts so pure
Just go on preaching what's right and what's wrong

Now my time has come I am all alone
No one wants me here anymore
Gone are golden days, vanished in the haze
I will never dance like before
I am stained with sin, I am done right in
Under a killing spell from beyond
I will never rest, I will not forget
Lost forever for what I have done

I just don't care no more
Don't care no more
Now I know for sure
I just don't care no more

It's getting closer...