Iscariot Blues – 2012

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01. Voices of Winter

A burning fire, burning sensation
I close my eyes – walk on by
Hear in this forest all these voices
And one by one is going to fade

The shades of fire bear no relation
They tear my eyes – I walk on through
This winter forest and all these noises
And one by one – I must remain

I say I want
I say you’re gone
I say I want
I say you’re on

All ancient stars and secret places
They slowly die – the clock in time
Run through the darkness and all these choices
And one by one – I must reclaim

And all this for my healing
And my heart is a homeless, open ceiling
And all apart that once was safe
On a frozen lake we stay

I say I want
I say you’re gone
I say I want
I say you’re gone

And all this for my healing
And my heart is a homeless, open ceiling
And all apart that once was safe

I say you’re gone
I say you’re on

02. Haddon Hall

I’m lying in the basement of Haddon Hall
I’m dreaming of Ziggy, he’s coming home
And he’s coming to help us
He’s coming to help us

And we pray for you now
A lonely heart behind the sun
The perfect world is burning down
And you are here – the golden one

And we pray for you now
The only guard sets up to come
The perfect world is burning down
And you are here – the golden one

And you’re coming to help us
You’re coming to help us

I wait in the basement of Haddon Hall
The glittering spaceship is coming home
I wait in the basement of Haddon Hall
I look out for Ziggy in his Cosmodrome

And he’s coming to help us
He’s coming to help us

And we pray for you now
A lonely heart behind the sun
The perfect world is burning down
And you are here – the golden one

And we pray for you now
The only guard sets up to come
The perfect world is burning down
And you are here – the golden one

And you’re coming to help us
You’re coming to help us

03. Badlands

Welcome to the Badlands
What a bad affair
A creative one
Beneath a naked sun
We’re all saviours in this show
Not compromising

Welcome to the Badlands
What a bad affair
A creative one
Under a naked sun
We’re all players in this show

I can hardly hear you crying
Hardly see you shining
«Too late» I hear you hardly saying
«Too late» it’s closed so I say
And all this freezing in my heart
When I’m slowly breaking
With angry Gods on my side

Once we’re born
For a better start

I can hardly hear you crying
Hardly see you shining
«Too late» I hear you hardly saying
«Too late» it’s closed so I say
And all this freezing in my heart
When I’m slowly breaking
With angry Gods on my side

I can hardly hear you crying
Hardly see you shining
«Too late» I hear you hardly saying
«Too late» it’s closed so I say
And all this freezing in my heart
When I’m slowly breaking
With angry Gods on my side

When I see these dreadful Gods
Then I fear their dreadful hearts
When I see these dreadful Gods
Then I fear their dreadful hearts

04. Golden Age

In this Golden age on a holy lake
All the waves, even wild, we’re climbing
And we do it a dozen times

And I’m starting, my boat’s coming
A credo for my leaving
All the harmless reason gone
All the time we were as one
We were heathens all the night
And our star has come down near
Ever and evermore

In this Golden age on a holy lake

Whenever I stay and I partly take the distant road
But at other times I’m near
When I’m miles away
And I remember you
And I see your pure and white skin
When a light turns to shade down below
This love is from my heart

Never thought, never thought
Another go, another go

And I’m departing, my time’s coming
Whatever hides my dreaming
All the faithful on the run
All the life that seems unborn
We are hunters all the night
And the sky as far as near
Ever and evermore

Whenever I stay and I partly take a different road

But at other times I’m near
When I’m miles away
Whenever I stay and I partly take the distant road
But at other times I’m near
When I’m miles away
And I remember you
And I see your pure and white skin
When a light turns to shade down below
This love is from my heart

Never thought, never thought
Another go, another go

Whenever I stay and I partly take the distant road
But at other times I’m near
When I’m miles away
This love is from my heart

05. Stairs

I walk through this forgotten land
I see the stairs to your God
And a hundred ways to argue
And a hundred ways to grief
There is one way to see
We’re running out of time now

I keep the dream of peace in a changing world
I walk along the silent garden
But I’m not quiet again
When the people are saying
There’s no answer
There’s no tomorrow

And you call me a dreamer
And you call me a creep
And you wait for forgiveness
And you wait in the cold

One last song in my head
I keep the sound in mind, my writing
I say this several times
You see no longer these wonders
You feel the seed of all times – no more
You’d never take the blame
And you’d do it all the same
Never would you hang your head in shame
You’d never speak it loud
You’d rather lie your way out
But he won’t forget about it
Never

And you call me a dreamer
And you call me a creep
And you wait for forgiveness
And you wait in the cold

06. Prophecy

On my way to Jerusalem by night
And I fear the writing’s on the wall
On the wall
I think about what a wise man once said
It’s a lie – that is what I really hope …
I really hope

See the lights of Jerusalem at night
And a million stars are shining far
Shining far
Lost the key to lock everything I know
That’s when I keep hold of my lost dream
My lost dream

All victims gone

Silver rain in Jerusalem all night
And I fear the writing’s on the wall
On the wall
I think about what a wise man once said
It’s a lie – that’s what I really hope …
I really hope
Where are all these friends so close of mine
Where are you who know my heart …
Know my heart
Never used to stop and keep down
All these shadows on the wall

All victims gone

07. Dark Revolution

This is the time for a dark revolution
And I keep it inside
This is the time for a dark revolution
And I hear the demons inside

Feel the night in my heart
Feel the death of God
And we’re loose and black songs are burning

This is the time for a dark execution
And I’m dreaming inside
This is the time for a dark execution
And I hear the weapons of mind

Feel the night in my heart
Feel the death of God
And we’re loose and black songs are burning

This is the time for a dark absolution
And it’s beating inside
This is the time for a dark absolution
A new born angel’s beside

Feel the night in our hearts
Feel the death of God
And we’re loose, our black songs are burning

08. June 2nd

I will never forget June the 2nd
The years have passed and heavens near
Love was blood for seconds
Spoilt the dreams in their heart
Brought the poison in their mind -
This death

And I never will forget June the 2nd
And all the terror of that summer
Endless path they were taking
All the children from one heart
All the children bide one’s time -
This death

One day I’ll see -
This death

And all this blindness, all this hate
All this fighting, all this fate
All this crying, all this pride
And they did it their own way
All those days
And against the storm to embrace -
This death

One day I’ll see -
This death

I will never forget June the 2nd
All those years are somewhere here
Love is blood for seconds
Spoil the dreams in our heart
Bring the poison in our mind -
This death

And I never will forget June the 2nd
And all the terror of one summer
Endless breath we’re taking
We’re all children from one heart
We’re all children of this time -
This death

One day I’ll see

And all this blindness, all this hate
All this fighting, all this fate
All this crying, all this pride
And they did it their own way
All those days
And against the storm to embrace -
This death

09. Seven-Day Wonder

Where’s the time I loved to blame – I’m whispering
After all those years I look the same
Where’s the time I feared – from your eyes I’m feeding
And I’ll be coming round to see
In your heart you’ll never know

Where’s the time I claimed to fame –
I’m whispering
After all those years you’ll write my name
Where’s the time I saw – in your eyes I’m reading
And I’ll be coming round to feel
In your heart you’ll never know

And over time you’ll see
A seven-day wonder I will be

And that time when I felt less than someone
And that time I knew to hide my aim
And a kind of blue along my feelings
I’m a funeral man you’ve never seen …
I know you’ve never heard of

Comes a time you know to guide my dreaming
Comes a time you know to bear the shame
In a night so clear the moon’s unsealing
And you call my name – I know you see
I know you praise my ways now

And over time you’ll see
A seven-day wonder I will be

10. Last Night Home

The night is cold
The night is cold, cold and dark
Still got my beating heart

Your God is old
Your God is old, old and smart
He’s a hunting guard

The night is cold
The night is cold, cold and dark
Still got my beating heart

The moon is fading away
Is fading away

And your love is on your way
Go on, go on, go on
Is fading away

Go on, go on – I stay
I’m hiding all away
Fading away

And we will all die