Songtekst

Playing The Angel



A Pain That I'm Used To


I’m not sure what I’m looking for anymore
I just know that I’m harder to console
I don’t see who I’m trying to be instead of me
But the key is a question of control

Can you say what you’re trying to play anyway
I just pay while you’re breaking all the rules
All the signs that I find have been underlined
Devils thrive on the drive that is fueled

All this running around, well it’s getting me down
Just give me a pain that I’m used to
I don’t need to believe all the dreams you conceive
You just need to achieve something that rings true

There’s a hole in your soul like an animal
With no conscience, repentance, oh no
Close your eyes, pay the price for your paradise
Devils feed on the seeds of the soul

I can’t conceal what I feel, what I know is real
No mistaking the faking, I care
With a prayer in the air I will leave it there
On a note full of hope not despair

All this running around, well it’s getting me down
Just give me a pain that I’m used to
I don’t need to believe all the dreams you conceive
You just need to achieve something that rings true

All this running around, well it’s getting me down
Just give me a pain that I’m used to
I don’t need to believe all the dreams you conceive
You just need to achieve something that rings true


John The Revelator


John the Revelator
Put him in a elevator
Take him up to the highest high
Take him up to the top where the mountains stop
Let him tell his book of lies

John the Revelator
He’s a smooth operator
It’s time we cut him down to size
Take him by the hand
And put him on the stand
Let us hear his alibis

By claiming God as his only rock
He’s stealing a god from the Israelite
Stealing a god from a Muslim, too
There is only one god through and through

Seven lies, mulitplied by seven, multiplied by seven again
Seven angels with seven trumpets
Send them home on the morning train
Well who’s that shouting?
John the Revelator!
All he ever gives us is pain
Well who’s that shouting?
John the Revelator!
He should bow his head in shame

Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye
Bye-bye

Seven lies, mulitplied by seven, multiplied by seven again
Seven angels with seven trumpets
Send them home on the morning train
Well who’s that shouting?
John the Revelator!
All he ever gives us is pain
Well who’s that shouting?
John the Revelator!
He should bow his head in shame

Bye-bye
Bye-bye
John the Revelator
Bye-bye
John the Revelator
Bye-bye
John the Revelator


Suffer Well


Where were you when I fell from grace
Frozen heart, an empty space
Something’s changing, it’s in your eyes
Please don’t speak, you’ll only lie
I found treasure not where I thought
Peace of mind can’t be bought
Still I believe

I just hang on
Suffer well
Sometimes it’s hard
It’s hard to tell

An angel led me when I was blind
I said take me back, I’ve changed my mind
Now I believe
From the blackest room, I was torn
He called my name, a love was born
So I believe

I just hang on
Suffer well
Sometimes it’s hard
It’s hard to tell

I just hang on
Suffer well
Sometimes it’s hard
So hard to tell


The Sinner In Me


If I could just hide
The sinner inside
And keep him denied
How sweet life would be
If I could be free
From the sinner in me

I’ll never be a saint
That’s not a picture that your memory paints
Not renowned for my patience
I’m not renowned for my restraint
But you’re always around
You can always be found
To pick me up when I’m on the ground

If I could just hide
The sinner inside
And keep him denied
How sweet life would be
If I could be free
From the sinner in me

I’m still recovering
Still getting over all the suffering
More known for my anger
Than for any other thing
But you’ve always tried
To be by my side
And catch my fall when I start to slide

If I could just hide
The sinner inside
And keep him denied
How sweet life would be
If I could be free
From the sinner in me


Precious


Precious and fragile things
Need special handling
My God what have we done to you
We always tried to share
The tenderest of care
Now look what we have put you through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we’d manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

Angels with silver wings
Shouldn’t know suffering
I wish I could take the pain for you
If God has a master plan
That only He understands
I hope it’s your eyes He’s seeing through

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we’d manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give

I pray you learn to trust
Have faith in both of us
And keep room in your hearts for two

Things get damaged
Things get broken
I thought we’d manage
But words left unspoken
Left us so brittle
There was so little left to give


Macro


Overflowing senses
Heightened awareness
I hear my blood flow
I feel its caress
Whispering cosmos
Talking right to me
Unlimited, endless
God breathing through me

See the microcosm
In macrovision
Our bodies moving
With pure precision
One universal
Celebration
One evolution
One creation

Thundering rhythm
Pounding within me
Driving me onwards
Forcing me to see
Clear and enlightening
Right there before me
Brilliantly shining
Intricate beauty

See the microcosm
In macrovision
Our bodies moving
With pure precision
One universal
Celebration
One evolution
One creation

(Chorus repeats)


I Want It All


I see a river
It’s oceans that I want
You have to give me everything
Everything’s not enough

It’s my desire
To give myself to you
Sometimes

Sometimes I try
Sometimes I lie, with you
Sometimes I cry
Sometimes I die, it’s true
Somewhere I find
Something that’s kind

And I’ve crossed the line again
A line I drew in sand
Still you give me everything
And everything’s not enough

I’m ready but not willing
To give myself to you
Sometimes

Sometimes I try
Sometimes I lie, with you
Sometimes I cry
Sometimes I die, it’s true
Somewhere I find
Something that’s kind

Come on over
Lay down beside me
And I’ll try
Come on over
Lay down beside me
And I’ll try
And I’ll try

I want it all


Nothing's Impossible


Just give me a reason, some kind of sign
I’ll need a miracle to help me this time
I heard what you said, and I feel the same
I know in my heart that I’ll have to change

Even the stars look brighter tonight
Nothing’s impossible
I still believe in love at first sight
Nothing’s impossible

How did we get to be this far apart?
How did we get to be this far apart?
I want to be with you, something to share
I want to be near you, sometimes I care

Even the stars look brighter tonight
Nothing’s impossible
I still believe in love at first sight
Nothing’s impossible
Even the stars look brighter tonight
Nothing’s impossible
If you believe in love at first sight
Nothing’s impossible

I still believe in love at first sight
Nothing’s impossible


Introspectre


[instrumentaal]


Damaged People


We’re damaged people
Drawn together
By subtleties that we are not aware of
Disturbed souls
Playing out forever
These games that we once thought we would be scared of

When you’re in my arms
The world makes sense
There is no pretense
And you’re crying
When you’re by my side
There is no defense
I forget to sense
I’m dying

We’re damaged people
Praying for something
That doesn’t come from somewhere deep inside us
Depraved souls
Trusting in the one thing
The one thing that this life has not denied us

When I feel the warmth
Of your very soul
I forget I’m cold
And crying
When your lips touch mine
And I lose control
I forget I’m old
And dying


Lillian


Oh, Lillian
Look what you’ve done
You’ve stripped my heart
Ripped it apart
In the name of fun

Oh, Lillian
I’m a poor man’s son
And precious jewels
Weren’t found in schools
Where I came from

Pain and misery always hit the spot
Knowing you can’t lose what you haven’t got

Oh, Lillian
I should have run
I should have known
Each dress you own
Is a loaded gun

Oh, Lillian

Oh, Lillian
I need protection
I hear your voice
And any choice I had is gone

Oh, Lillian
Once I begun
I couldn’t stop
?til every drop of blood was sung

Pain and misery always hit the spot
Knowing you can’t lose what you haven’t got

Oh, Lillian
Look what you’ve done
You stripped my heart
Ripped it apart
In the name of fun

Oh, Lillian
Oh, Lillian
Oh, Lillian
Oh, Lillian


The Darkest Star


Oh you sad one
Playing the Angel
Isn’t so easy where you’re from

Oh you wild one
Devil’s companion
You won’t stay satisfied for long

I don’t want you to change
Anything you do

I don’t want you to be
Something else for me

Oh you dark one
Eternal outsider
Caught in the spider’s web you’ve spun

Oh you blind one
Gentle and kind one
Seeing the world as a loaded gun

I don’t want you to change
Anything you do

I don’t want you to be
Someone else for me

Stay as you are
The Darkest Star

Shining for me
Majestically