Van Canto

Break the Silence tracks

Lyrics

1. IF I DIE IN BATTLE

Six winds blow as one.
They will turn the tide.
We are marching on,
Standind side by side
And we'll carry on
Until all the fire is gone.
Blown away,
Away to lands beyond.
Winds blow as one.

They try to oppress us.
Steal the faith out of our lives.
Still they are the flame for dreadful fires.
They try to undermine us
Night by night.
Now they are unmasked. They’re full of lies.

They never learned how to stand as one.
And how to abandon fear.
We will be their storm-wall closing in.

If I die in Battle,
find dark blood upon my steel.
If I die in Battle,
Tell them I stood, and never kneeled.
If I die in Battle,
My soul will be saved and gone.
I won’t die in Battle.
I’ll fly north with six winds blowing as one.

They did not await us
And the kingdom we will raise.
Yes we are their nightmare deep within.
They underestimate us.
Our faith alive
For our freedom and our new life to begin.

They will never bring us down.
They never rule our life.
We will be a tempest rising high.

What might end we’ll start again.
We will never die.
We will be a thunderstorm of life.




2. THE SELLERS OF SOULS

I am the hangman's son
I'm trading with souls and never win this
When all your life is gone
I wait you and since you've never seen them

So I'm the seller of souls
I'm having for whom the bell tolls
Oh, I'm a seller of souls
And link with the devil himself

We came to sell our soul some more
We're here to sing with you along
This is the soul collector's song
Sing and spare your life
Come sing with me your final song
We're here to sing it all night long
This is the soul collector's song
Sing to spare your life

A real life is patched with sin
I will clean their souls from all the future
'Cause it's you who stain their in
So precious to have this human critter

So I'm the seller of souls
I'm having for whom the bell tolls
Oh, I'm a seller of souls
'Cause the devil is due when he comes for you

We came to sell our soul some more
We're here to sing with you along
This is the soul collector's song
Sing and spare your life
Come sing with me your final song
We're here to sing it all night long
This is the soul collector's song
Sing to spare your life

We came to sell our soul some more
We're here to sing with you along
This is the soul collector's song
Sing and spare your life
Come sing with me your final song
We're here to sing it all night long
This is the soul collector's song
Sing to spare your life

We came to sell our soul some more
We're here to sing with you along
This is the soul collector's song
Sing and spare your life
Come sing with me your final song
We're here to sing it all night long
This is the soul collector's song
Sing to spare your life




3. PRIMO VICTORIA

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

We've been training for years
Now we're ready to strike
As the great operation begins
We're the first wave on the shore
We're the first ones to fall
Yet soldiers have fallen before

In the dawn they will pay
With their lives as the price
History's written today
In this burning inferno
Know that nothing remains
As our forces advance on the beach

Aiming for heaven though serving in hell
Victory is ours their forces will fall

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

On the 6th of June
On the shores of western Europe 1944
D-day upon us

We've been here before
Used to this kind of war
Crossfire grind through the sand
Our orders were easy
It's kill or be killed
Blood on both sides will be spilled

In the dawn they will pay
With their lives as the price
History's written today
Now that we are at war
With the axis again
This time we know what will come

Aiming for heaven though serving in hell
Victory is ours their forces will fall

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

On the 6th of June
On the shores of western Europe 1944
D-day upon us

6th of June 1944
Allies are turning the war
Normandy state of anarchy
Overlord

Aiming for heaven though serving in hell
Victory is ours their forces will fall

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

On the 6th of June
On the shores of western Europe 1944
D-day upon us

Through the gates of hell
As we make our way to heaven
Through the Nazi lines
Primo victoria

On the 6th of June
On the shores of western Europe 1944
Primo victoria




4. DANGERS IN MY HEAD

On my own
The gost of a stone
Time is passing by
Still untrodden my land lies

"We got to move ahead"
This is what they said
What they always told
No secret left unfold

On and on, still no wind blows
No wind blows tonight
I move on. As I want to stay
Deep inside

Dangers in my head are rising
From a darker land. Denying
What has been before. Forever
Dangers rising high.

Clouds roll by
The black of night
Veils my certanity
Of what is left to see
It begins in delight
But it might end in wisdom
Clouds move aside
This storm will raise a kingdom
Agony
Inhaled by black tornados
There´s something left for me

On and on, still no wind blows
No wind blows tonight
I move on. As I want to stay
Deep inside

Dangers in my head are rising
From a darker land. Denying
What has been before. Forever
Dangers rising high.

Dangers in my head are rising high
Trying to amend the lies I´m in
Dangers in my head. Forever
Dangers in my head are rising high

Dangers in my head are rising
From a darker land. Denying
What has been before. Forever
Dangers rising high. In my head

Dangers in my head are rising high
Trying to amend the lies I´m in
Dangers in my head. Forever
Dangers in my head are rising high




5. BLACK WINGS OF HATE

Standing at the abyss another path’s ending down here.
Still I bear the storm inside blurring my eyes.
Banishing the farewell-cut, deep in my heart with the fear
Of another black cruel decision of life.

Now I feel the pain of the ripping wound that never heals.
Gimme water, I throw the needle away.
Do I have to pay this price that my old absess reveals?
Take the time to have a rethink bout my days

No!
You are afraid, it is too late.
There is no time to win your life.
And what remains flows in your veins.
Come closer yeah – I am the fight.

I have been the one who was drowning in this lake of tears.
Now I have the last time to borrow advice.
Starring at the crossroad of life-history of my fears.
I’ll be on my way when the flame becomes ice.

When the light is breaking through my disease
Dark ones are gaining their heir.
Turning winds are hearing your silent scream.
My love and lack of despair.
And I will return from death and your emptiness.
Crowbars are crumbling the gate.
Cross the lines, another red shining vein
Clipping my black wings of hate.




6. BED OF NAILS

Yeah, we're gonna fight
We do it every night
Baby, when you scratch
You know I'm gonna bite
You can make me die
I can make you cry
Opposites attract
That's the reason why

No one else could make you feel
Like I do, I do, I do
No one ever gets as deep inside you
As I do, baby

Our love is a bed of nails
Love hurts good on a bed of nails
I'll lay you down and when all else
Fails
I'll drive you like a hammer on a
Bed of nails

First we're gonna kiss
Then we're gonna say
Dirty little words
Only lovers say
Rockin' through the night
Rollin' on the floor
When they hear us screamin'
They'll be breakin' down the door

No one else could make you feel
Like I do, I do, I do
No one ever gets as deep inside you
As I do, baby

Our love is a bed of nails
Love hurts good on a bed on nails
I'll lay you down and when all else fails
I'll drive you like a hammer on a
Bed of nails

Bed of nails, bed of nails
I'll drive you like a hammer on a
Bed of nails
Ow, ow, ow, ow, ow

Gonna drive you like a hammer
Baby, put me in your slammer,
Oh Yeah

No one else could make you feel
Like I do, I do, I do
No one ever gets as deep inside you
As I do, baby

Our love is a bed of nails
Love hurts good on a bed of nails
I'll lay you down and when all else
Fails
I'll drive you like a hammer on a
Bed of nails (x2)

Bed of nails, bed of nails
I'll drive you like a hammer on a
Bed of nails

Yeah, Yeah
Bed of nails
I'll drive you like a hammer on a
Bed of nails

Our love is a bed of nails




7. SPELLED IN WATERS

Phrases laughing right in your face.
Writing depth into this shallowness.
Carving a name just to leave a trace.
A body resounding with hollowness.

Meaning, please come onto me.
Explain these deeds of vanity.

With every failure and every falter
may my name be spelled in waters.

So many words, but nothing to say.
Still I’m waiting for a sense to come.
I am silent. Words took my voice away.
Tamed and harmless I am. All alone.

This empty page best remains forsaken,
describing roads already taken.

Echoing what was heard before,
irrelevance immortalized.
Please try to remember me.
“Someone who has always tried.”
But uttered words do not live long.
Silence will engulf this song




8. NEUER WIND

Es sind jetzt mehr als 1000 Tage
Seit du aufgebrochen bist.
Und noch mehr als 100 Stunden
Bis der Schlaf dir sicher ist.

Egal wie sehr du hadern magst,
Mit diesem Jetzt und Hier.
Die Antwort, die du suchst, liegt noch vor Dir.

Geh diesen Weg.
Dreh nicht wieder um.
Geh ihn bis zum Schluss.
Ein Weg der gegangen werden muss.
Es ist nicht mehr weit.
Geh noch dieses Stück.
Und lass dich bitte nicht zurück.

Bei Sturmgewalt und Regen,
Lauf auf neuen Wegen.
Kopf hoch – Neuer Wind kommt von vorn.

Stemm dich fest dagegen.
Wer nicht kämpft hat schon verloren.
Neuer Wind kommt stets von vorn.

Bei Sturmgewalt und Regen,
Lauf auf neuen Wegen.
Kopf hoch – Neuer Wind kommt von vorn.

Stemm dich fest dagegen.
Morgen wirst du neu geboren.
Neuer Wind kommt stets von vorn.

Egal wie kalt die Nächte sind,
Du bist nicht allein.
Hier sammeln sich alle Mächte,
Lass es deine sein.

Und wenn du auch an Kraft verlierst
Verzweifle daran nicht.
Denn sicher ist du hast immer noch dich.




9. THE HIGHER FLIGHT

I am a fortune teller.
I have the second sight.
But I’m standing here alone.
As with every fortune
That I foresee
The anxiety grows.

I’ve got nothing to tell you.
Trueness is betrayal.
I’ll keep the lore for me
And waste your sanity.
To break the silence
Is a deadly sin.
The truth remains buried within.

I will end this night
On a higher flight.
I’ll bring a light into what lies in the dark.

I’m flying for all time.
I will never die.
On this higher flight I lighten your heart.
We fly to a brand new start.

Evolution. Cut off the world.
Revolution. Tamed and disturbed.
Endless yearning. Waiting for me?
A Hero returning. Making them see.

I’ve got something to tell you
‘Though trueness is betrayal.
Take the lore from me
And heal your sanity.
We break the silence
With voices no-one can ignore.
We’re heading for more.
A fortune teller will light up
The truth that’s been buried within.

To all liars who’re trying to keep voices calm:
You will not succeed in not making things better.
To all believers still wandering on:
Keep track. Stay close. Your time will come.

All that I have ever believed –
Nothing but the start of something.
I will not remember. Not at all.




10. MASTER OF THE WIND

In the silence of the darkness when all are fast asleep
I live inside a dream calling to your spirit
As a sail calls the
Wind, hear the angels sing

Far beyond the sun across the western sky
Reach into the blackness find a silver line
In a voice I
Whisper a candle in the night
We'll carry all our dreams in a single beam of light

Close your eyes, look into the dream
Winds
Of change will winds of fortune bring

Fly away to a rainbow in the sky gold is at the end for Each of us to find
There the road
Begins where another one will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the master of the Wind

Falling stars now light my way
My life was written on the wind
Clouds above, clouds below
High ascend the dreams
Within

When the wind fills the sky the clouds will move aside
And there will be the road to all our dreams
For any day that
Stings two better days it brings

Nothing is as bad as it seems
Close your eyes, look into the dream
Wins of change will winds
Of fortune bring

Fly away to a rainbow in the sky gold is at the end for Each of us to find
There the road begins where another
One will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the master of the wind

Fly away to a rainbow in the sky gold is at the end for Each of us to find
There the road begins where another
One will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the master of the wind

Fly away to a rainbow in the sky gold is at the end for Each of us to find
There the road begins where another
One will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the master of the wind

Fly away to a rainbow in the sky gold is at the end for Each of us to find
There the road begins where another
One will end
Here the four winds know who will break and who will bend
All to be the master of the wind




11. BETRAYED

Annelia
Shades of gray they becloud my emotion.
Sad and weak I will stay here inside these walls.

Move on to new Horizons.
This ain’t enough for me.
I am the good king’s daughter.
So I know there is more to see.

Sismond
Am I God, I don’t know but I’m trying.
Won’t mislead them but show them the proper way.

I’ll bring them new horizons
And seasons to my will.
We all can live forever
And my previsions are fulfilled.

She was born with royal blood.
And vengeance in her hands.
She was born to rule but destiny had other plans.
And then she was on the brink of death,
When something grew inside.
Whispering words of a new heart promised a better life.
We’ve all been betrayed.

Annelia & Sismond
So few moments of this fading happiness.
Not enough to lessen my suffering.

We fly to new horizons.
They will do as we tell.
We are higher creatures.
We can turn heaven into hell.

Annelia
I was born with royal blood, and vengeance in my hands.
I was born to rule but destiny had other plans.
And then I was on the brink of death,
when something grew inside.
Whispering words of a new heart promised a better life.

So my heart beats twice for sadness deep inside.
Darkness falls and comes to light.
Written fate then will open a gate
To find a better life.




12. BAD TO THE BONE

Fifty years ago with the world at war
Hands bloodied - devastated
Better believe they're back for more
Pounding the world with a fist of steel
Jack booted, heavy handed
Careless of the pain we feel

Bastards - throwing life away
Killers - Alive today

Oh oh oh oh
Don't tell no lies
I see through your eyes
You're bad to the bone
Oh oh oh oh
Don't tell no lies
You can't hear the cries
'Cos you're bad to the bone

Times have changed but he don't know
Zoot suit, black tie
Careless that the lies are low
One for all and all for one
Talking smooth - hidden truth
Time bomb ticking just begun

Bastards - throwing life away
Killers - Alive today

Oh oh oh oh
Don't tell no lies
I see through your eyes
You're bad to the bone
Oh oh oh oh
Don't te the cries
'Cos you're ball no lies
You can't heard to the bone

Standing alone for the world to see
Non-starter - push harder
He still believes his time will come
Small wonder - old thunder
Can't he see that he's wrong

Bastards - throwing life away
Killers - Alive today

Oh oh oh oh
Don't tell no lies
I see through your eyes
You're bad to the bone
Oh oh oh oh
Don't tell no lies
You can't hear the cries
'Cos you're bad to the bone[2x]

Bad to the bone!




13. A STORM TO COME

Winds of the world unite in grief
Black and heavy rain
Ordered to this very place in time
Sweep the withered leafs

A storm to come
The storm is near
Join in or hide in fear
RakkaTakka RakkaTa

Mercy be with us and peace within,
Granted by the one who is and who was
And who eternally will be,
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen

Winds of the world unite in grief
Black and heavy rain
Ordered to this very place in time
Sweep the withered leafs

A storm to come
The storm is near
Join in or hide in fear
RakkaTakka RakkaTa

Lord, grant us your unquestioning mercy
Lord, look upon us with your eternal grace
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Death,
I will fear no evil for thou art with me.
Thy rod and thy staff comfort me.

And it is written by the Prophet Jesaja:
Behold, I will send a messenger, John,
To prepare the way of the Lord.

We come from dust,
We return to dust.
John Gynt, rest in peace

In Nomine Patre et Filii
Et Spiritus Sancti, Amen.

Staring into this deep black pit
In his hand a pile of dust
Not understanding it
One loving look, the last

My father was a gambler
And we were his final bet
Once he put his cards on the table
Our destiny was met

Father where’re you going now
Why did you gamble our luck away
No love for us, for me
Too easy to betray?

Soon he will go his own way
Deal the cards of his own play
Father, thank you for Nothing!
John Gynt rest in peace!

Winds of the world unite in grief
Black and heavy rain
Ordered to this very place in time

A storm to come
The storm is near
Come along or run in fear
RakkaTakka RakkaTa

Please mother what’s going on
They’re supposed to be our friends
Why don’t they help us
Instead they kick us out

Justice rules from above
No money no love
It is as simple as that
Just do not look back

Building a fortress around my heart
With friends of my own creation
Never will betrayal form part
In my demon nation

Everything I will endure
Suffer without lamentation
Humility will be my cure
I will not plead
I will not question

For my son
Just for him
From now on every year
Eternal winters long

Like a word
Like a breeze
Like a song

Mother? Mother!

Winds of the world rejoice
Black and heavy rain
Ordered to this very place in time

A storm to come
The storm is here
Come along or run in fear

The elementary force
Ruthless, unafraid
We are the rulers of the world

A storm to come
The storm is here
Come along or run in fear

So I spread my wings out wide
Over mountain‘s ridge the storm I ride
Dragons, demons, faithful friends
Know them at my side

Thus I make the world my subject
Ruthless, unafraid
And I play for my own sake
The very game which I create

I know you and your games
Yet I accept but rules to my aims

And so I spread my wings out wide
Over mountain‘s ridge the storm I ride
Dragons, demons, faithful friends
Know and trust them at my side
I subject the world to my rule
Ruthless and unafraid
And I play for my own sake
The very game which I create

I know you, I know your games
I accept but rules to my aims

This is how I make the world my claim