Delain

The Human Contradiction tracks

Lyrics


1. HERE COME THE VULTURES

I once had an understanding that everything would go my way
But now we've come too far along for me to hold on to my own beliefs
I'm not in it for the fun of it but for the pain
I'm not at all interested in your temporary fame
I just want to see you stare
As I lay my soul bare for you to crush upon with heavy feet
I'm in it for the beat

Stranger the faces
Stranger the places
They're becoming us
Here come the vultures
Here come the vultures
Heading over us

It's just a black murder of crows
Across the sky
The moon announces that it will soon be night
The light dies down
The spot goes on
As loveless lips
Break into song

[Chorus]
I once had an understanding that everything would go my way
But now we've come too far along for me to hold on to my own beliefs
I'm not in it for the fun of it but for the pain
I'm not at all interested in your temporary fame
And the same old song we sing

Here's to the ghost
We still seem to host
How he's becoming us
Here come the vultures
Here come the vultures
Screaming down at us

They said you can not sing the blues
When you're pretty and young
Let me show you a face that fits to neither one
This heart is black
Like blood that has dried
This song is blue
Like bruises bright

[Chorus]

Murder of crows across the sky
The moon announces that it will soon be night
Fog closes in
And all I see
All empty eyes
Through silent screams

I once had an understanding that everything would go my way
But now we've come too far along for me to hold on to my own beliefs
I'm in it for the beat




2. YOUR BODY IS A BATTLEGROUND

Any infection - Imperfection
Any affliction - Imperfection
Each imperfection - Don't you settle
Spread the addiction - Take some action
Any disorder - Imperfection
Bi-or tri-polar - Imperfection
For your protection - Don't you settle
Just an injection - Take some action

One bitter pill
Hard to take
And one more each day just to feel the same
Kill the pain
I’ll kill the pain

Any disorder?
No concentration?
Too hard to handle?
No hesitation
For your protection
Just an injection
We'll write you a letter
The younger the better

One for your heart
For your head
One for every monster
Under your bed
Kill the pain

(x2)
Your body is a battleground
And chemicals are scattered round
Your body is a battleground
But don't think you can do without
Your body is an industry
Your pain nothing but gain to me
Your body is an industry
You can't break free
You can't break free
No

Any disorder
For your protection
Spread the addiction




3. STARDUST

Dreamscape in a blanket silver-gray
Homesick for a memory washed away
All light in our hollow eyes is stardust - Stardust
Once you learn there is no return to lies
Heaven cried as we left the earth to die
Homesick for a memory
In silent sleep
Eternally

[Chorus] (x2)
Bring me to life
Bring me the starlight
Bring me the sun and moon
Release the stars tonight

Far away in a distant memory
There is lush - There is green - There's you and me
Now all blood in our hollow hearts is stardust - Stardust
Washed away like a face drawn in the sand
At the edge of the sea is how we end
Painful is the memory
We did it to ourselves

Awaken me
Bring back my heartbeat
Bring back the warmth of skin
The world we were living in

[Chorus] (x4)




4. MY MASQUERADE

Your face - My face
You breathe - I breathe
You fail - I fake
I pray - I pray
You lose - I lose
You bruise - I bruise
I hunt - You stay
My prey - My prey

[Chorus]
My Masquerade
My Masquerade
If you're not afraid
To take a step into my world
My Masquerade
My Masquerade
If you're not afraid
To take a step into my world
My Masquerade

A ball - Tonight
Cover your eyes
By touch and taste
We'll find our way
Your secrets deep
Yes I will keep
I hunt - You stay
My prey - My prey

[Chorus]

Take of your mask
And you will see
The freak in you
The freak in me
Tonight we hide
From judging eyes
Take of your mask
And you will see
The freak in you
The freak in me
Tonight we hide
From judging eyes
We'll dance until the sunrise

My prey - My prey

[Chorus]




5. TELL ME, MECHANIST

Tell me, Mechanist - It it true?
Does none of it bother you?

Once upon a time
Upon a time behind us
The mechanist inclined
Clockworks of time define us
Who you are - Who you are
Merely springs that tick
The time of things away

The cry from the beat is just the noise
Of a spring that you have touched
Not a human - Not a voice

If only we could go back to the start
We would see we're not that far apart
Realize the likeness of our hearts
If we could go back
We could go back

One and the same
Likely to one another
But the mechanist inclined
Merely our kind can suffer
Who you are - Who you are
Does it justify
Pleasing your palate
With the other's blood?

Tell me why have the writings on the wall
Nor the dawn of DNA
Changed a single thing at all?

If only we could go back to the start
We would see we're not that far apart
Realize the likeness of our hearts
If we could go back
We could go back to the start

Closing Collision
The end of our divide
Savor the flavor
Of our ancestry rites
Closing Collision
We'll realize in time
No opposition
We're genetically entwined

Tell me, Mechanist - It it true?
Does none of it bother you?

We could go back to the start
We would see we're not that far apart
Realize the likeness of our hearts
If we could go back
We could go back to the start




6. SING TO ME

Happy tears fade fast
Sad tears tend to last
You've got your blood-stained heart
In your nicotine-stained hands
And your twenty-nine years
Did not help you pass
Oh - The roadkill - Cheap thrill
Obstacle filled path

White lies - Black dress
Brightest of darkness
You close your tearstained eyes
To your sliver lined madness
After twenty-nine years
You might want to confess
That we have made
A fucked-up place
That I can not erase

Sing to me

White lies - Black heart
Tearing us apart
You breathe the frost-filled air
From my lungs to your lungs
After twenty-nine years
How much more to come?
Now we have made
A fucked-up place
That I can not erase

Sing to me

Happy tears fade fast
Sad tears tend to last
You've got a sad - Sad song
And it's stuck in your aching head
And your twenty-nine years
Did not teach you that
Changing melodies
Will change your destiny at last
Now we have made
A fucked-up place
We're trying to erase
Erase

Sing to me




7. ARMY OF DOLLS

How do you look into the mirror
When you're too tired to fake a smile?
Your misery won't make you look thinner
Reality is bitter
It's your hand and yours alone that has opened
The door to let their voices in
Into your head - Under your skin
Fix your face or you will never fit in

[Chorus]
Do you want me? - Do you want me
To burst your bubble now?
Do you want me - I will break it
Make it loud
Do you want me? - Do you want me
To break the paradigm?
These rules were made by us
They break you up inside
They break you now

Army of dolls stole your reflection
Army of dolls stole all your perfect imperfections
Just shut them out - Don't let them in
Into our head
Do you really think
Misery tastes so much sweeter
Served with a perfect smile?

[Chorus]

(x2)
Don't you look into the mirror
Army of dolls made you so bitter
Make-up magpul follow the leader
Never have seen a face much sweeter

[Chorus]




8. LULLABY

[Verse]
We are sinking this ship now
By midnight hour
How long can you hold your breath?
To the sirens who sing to
The broken hearts
We are humming the same tune

Goodbye my lullaby

Under water reflected
Flashes of life
Floating up from your lungs - Your lips
When you decided to sail to
The other side
You decided to sink too

Goodbye my lullaby

[Verse]

Goodbye my lullaby
I will miss you
How long can you hold your breath?




9. THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS

To another commotion
To another disruption
To another explosion
I raise my glass
To another investment
Into the future of wasteland
Well here's to pulling the waistband

[Pre-Chorus]
I know at least I thought - At least I fight
At least I know at least I tried
I know I thought - I know I'll fight
Tonight I kiss the world goodbye

[Chorus]
We are one and one is all
Through self-destruction we fall
Close your eyes to darkened skies
Our ignorant demise

To another obsession
Over another possession
Another deal well made
Well I raise my glass
And to the blissful ignoring
That the unclaimable objects
Decide our pitfall or prospect

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

This will lead to personal gain
But I won't feel any personal pain
All the global implications in vain
Yes the price is high but so are the stakes
This belongs to all of us so
Really this belongs to no one at all
When it comes to owning up to our fall
Better to brace yourself for the end of it all

At least I thought - At least I fight
At least I know at least I tried
I know I thought - I know I'll fight
Tonight I kiss the world goodbye

[Chorus]




BONUS DISC




1. SCARLET

Like a flower - Grows on intentionally towards the sun
I grow towards the one that hurts me most
And like a razor follows upon command
Follows a guiding hand that's made to push the blade

And I know that if I were to save the day
I know it's not my victory
I'll just sit here with my golden smile
And if you were to save the world
You know it's not a day for heroes
You just sit there with your empty eyes
And scarlet heart - And scarlet heart

Like forever - Caught in a memory
Do you remember life before you shut the door on me?
And like whenever you want a safe return
I'll be here with open arms to keep you safe from harm

And I know that if you were to save the world
You know it's not a day for heroes
You just sit there with your empty eyes
And if we were to save the day
We know it's not our victory - No
We'll just sit here with our golden smiles
And scarlet heart - And scarlet heart

And the curtain falls for all

Like a flower - Grows on intentionally towards the sun
I grow towards the one that hurts me most




2. DON’T LET GO

[Chorus]
I need your inspiration in
I feel you're everything now
I feel your hesitation
No - Don't let go

If you're fine at the end of a lonely road
It's the light at the end of a tunnel
It's the fall goddess calling all assets Whoa
I need your inspiration in
It's your voice saying I've been gone for too long
It's the very first words of my favorite song
It's the face in the crowd that is calling me Oh
I need your inspiration in

[Chorus] (x2)

It was lonely and dark and it was getting cold
I was defiled from the light and getting old
I was counting the days and the years to come
I need your inspiration in
It take a stranger to make it so easy
It made me dance to the sound of you breathing
It makes it last as my last breath escapes me
I need your inspiration in
Escapes me

I feel I'll never let you go again
I feel I'll never let you go again

[Chorus] (x2)




3. MY MASQUERADE (LIVE)

(See lyrics on track 4)




4. APRIL RAIN (LIVE)

How does it feel when all you’re counting on
Is scatterbrain?
Every wind that you have sailed upon
A hurricane
Every summer you have seen was filled
With April rain
It doesn’t get easy - Don’t you know?

[Chorus]
Fortune smiles on you
When you’re not watching
Dig that hole deeper
Fortune smiles on you
When you’re not watching
Create your own faith

Count your blessings and prepare to change
Your point of view
All the days you spent waiting
Won’t come back to you
Take off the glasses that have shaded your world
Black and grey
Does it get easy? - Don’t you know?

[Chorus]

It keeps raining
Keeps raining
Keeps raining
It keeps raining
‘Cause we are blind
It keeps raining
‘Cause we are tired
It keeps raining
‘Cause we are blind
To Fortunes’ kindness

(x2)
It keeps raining
‘Cause we are blind
It keeps raining
‘Cause we are tired

[Chorus]




5. GO AWAY (LIVE)

Understand - You’ll never be
What they expect
It’s out of reach
You’re not the kind
To reach that high
It’s nothing like you had in mind

[Chorus]
Another act
Another show you play
Realize - It will not make your problems go away
You cannot act
Your way out of your daily demise
Get real today
To hell - Just go away

Go away

Understand - The road ahead
Is full of gaps
Gets harder yet
You’re not the kind
To lead us blind
It’s nothing like you had in mind

[Chorus] (x2)

Go away




6. SEVER (LIVE)

Things that I thought I had put far behind
Find the mind - Connect to sever
I felt deeply how my feelings combined
That it's like - They'll never sever

In a way I started today
To weave garlands for the grave
It will break me till my knees bend
It will leave me with nothing in the end

In a blatant mind - My thoughts have entwined
But if you feel the real they will divide
From beyond within - The heart plays its part
The real and fake forever sever




7. STAY FOREVER (LIVE)

Stay forever

Silence in the living room
Hours feel like days
Silence when I speak to you
Your thoughts seem miles away
My euphoria
Oh yes you’re worth the price
Because when my mind gets clouded
I forget about our fights

[Chorus]
Stay forever is never again
Our words have been spoken
It will come to an end
Stay forever is never again
Our words left unspoken
It will come to an end

Artificial energy
Running through my veins
Chemical the love I feel
For faces without names
My euphoria
Oh yes you’re worth the price
Because when my mind gets clouded
I forget about our fights

[Chorus]

This empty house is not a home
Find the will to stand alone
Without your armor
Flesh and blood have turned to stone
Find the will to stand alone
Too late to turn away

[Chorus]

Stay forever
Stay forever




8. SING TO ME (ORCHESTRAL VERSION)

(Instrumental)