Voïvod

Angel Rat tracks

Lyrics

1. Shortwave Intro





2. Panorama





3. Clouds In My House

Zoning in a hall of glass
plasma flowing from a cask
piercing overtones
mainline into my back pack

it's full of clouds in my house

a grey hive, humming white souls

frenzy reviving the room
energized by many flumes
drip-drop, on my head
wakes me from a thousand moons

circle dance inside the cave
all movement brings a message
larvae, in their holes
waiting for a summer daze




4. The Prow

there you are, you're with me
protecting all my crew
I carved you, from a tree
my vision is you
Lorelei, I have thee
in front of my ship
cutting waves, at full speed
savouring the trip

down the mirror of the waterline
leaning over underwater life
hidden treasures of the seven seas

I'm starboard to nowhere
on the milky way
howling wind, salty air
tearing at the sails
looking down the crow's nest
gliding in the sky
without sound, going west
boating on the fly

but some day
you'll go home
far away
on your own

dans la mer
you'll go down
go down where
you belong




5. Best Regards

to whom it may concern
your well-known address
again, with no answer
to my last request
disregard ink spots
my presentation
consider my clear thoughts
my speculations

what a warning
the way you're talking
I'm more than worried

the sky is burning
the clouds are falling
I'm more than sorry

you write me back
blank empty words
you don't write back

acknowledge my statement
a creased white receipt
what a disappointment
was I indiscreet?
perhaps I'm impolite
am I out of place?
have I the right to write
to express my case?

the time is coming
the world is dying
I'm more than worried

the clock is ticking
real action's missing
I'm more than sorry

I stay well-behaved
waiting for the mail
best regards, good world

I stay well-behaved
well into my grave
best regards, good world




6. Twin Dummy

dummy says
I have dreams
frightening screams
I have dreams

dummy says
it's too late
big mistake
it's too late

the circus left without me
and I'm alone with you now

dummy says
stay with me
talk to me
stay with me

dummy says
holiday
come and play
holiday

big top
carousel
cotton candy

where am I?

fun house
acrobat
fortune teller

all of me, all fades away

dummy says
my dear friend
here you stand
my right hand

dummy says
'til the end
my dear friend
my right hand




7. Angel Rat

the idiot walks along a canvas
Sunday rendezvous; mister phobia

"maybe, today, fear will go away, I'll
fly!"

a gruesome rain, a seraph wailing
flapping madly, shaking on the wing

"listen, my friend, never look down
from the cliff"
"take care, beware! do try to catch
the eclipse"

obsession, the will to fly
it would be nice
still, a nagging doubtful mind
it will be fine
straight ahead half luna shines
now is the time

here comes darkness
distanced from above
bold emptyness
omniscient fog

up on the edge
ready! one, two...go!
rat or angel
does one really know?

the idiot walk along a canvas




8. Golem

I know, I know, from the assembly line
I know, I know, the three laws of my
type

I was not made to smile
I was not built to lie
I ask my positron self
why am I born apart

we work alone inside the big dome
there's no reason for my eyes to glow
every night, every morning
every day

I know, I know, all data and functions
I know, I know, the power of the sun

I don't care what I am
I am the never man
I ask my kindred spirit
why do I dream of kites

whatever to serve my master
anything to save my master

I know, I know, the passage of my time
I know, I know, the same old daily grind




9. The Outcast

doorway in sight
not a second too late
into the night

siren, spot light
wailing wolves at the gate
into the night

mad dog patrol
roaming 'round the grounds and
all set to go

hiding alone
somewhere from the blood hounds
all set to go

running all day, in every direction
finding his way, to civilization
everything's gonna work out
yes, everything's gonna work out

he used to stand by his window, you
know
the view was so good, he wanted to go
and now that he's back on those same
old streets
he's locked in again, and falls on his
knees

running away
that is all that he knows
time and again

he fades away
and forgets where he goes
time and again




10. Nuage Fractal

all under one command
clouds overcast the land
infinite division
chaotic creation
patterns of flat spiral
spinning a triangle
wind on the schizosphere
nuage fractal appears

out there!

dynamic intruder
mutating whole numbers
systems are compromised
viruses organize
one simple memory
in every theory
all random elements
become determinants

out there lives someone
pirate space kingdom

we get lost
in this chaos
too soon for us
to be in touch

tomorrow we will know
something about the code
salvation's on it's way
in the light of today
cloud of all destiny
ghost of reality
nobody can detect
the butterfly effect




11. Freedom

the red grass, up to my knees
an aura comes towards me

someone's changed the formula
un-chaining another law

the structures, the colors

uniform chaos is alternating

the nature of things!

immense inertia
nearly nirvana

is this quest forever?

oceans of motion
a field of questions

I won't last forever!

the nature of things!




12. None Of The Above

we'll be back, right after this!

following the story
on my monitor
no more saving glory
only flat colors
black and white distortion
back and forth all day
a fine-tuned deception
I am shocked in waves

it just brings me down

looks just like the same song
and the same old dance
who is right? what is wrong?
where's the second chance?
storm the desert home-land
this one's gone too far
we hold peace in one hand
in the other...war!

it just brings me down

so, every channel's the same
same weird game show quiz
what future? for who's gain?
and the answer is?
A. global destruction
B. blown-up in flames
C. polluted oceans
D. seas of disease

none of the above!