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XX- Two Decades of Love Metal tracks

Lyrics

1. STRANGE WORLD

Is this our last chance to say all we have to say?
Hiding here inside ourselves, we live our lives afraid
So close your eyes and just believe in everything you’re told
Cause in this land of great confusion, it’s easy to give up control

Strange world, people talk and tell only lies
Strange world, people kill an eye for an eye
Strange world, dream one day we’ll see the light
Strange world, believe and everything will be alright

And this is the place where everything begins and ends again
No secrets left to find, no seven deadly sins
This world that we have wasted, has kept us very well
When science now is sacred, who will save us from ourselves?

Strange world, people talk and tell only lies
Strange world, people kill an eye for an eye
Strange world, dream one day we’ll see the light
Strange world, believe and everything will be alright

Strange world, people talk, sometimes i wonder why
Strange world, ṗeople kill, still no one hears their cries

Strange world, people talk and tell only lies
Strange world, people kill an eye for an eye
Strange world, dream one day we’ll see the light
Strange world, believe and everything will be alright
Burn these thoughtless tears out of my eyes
Still i wonder, wonder why




2. JOIN ME

Baby join me in death
Baby join me in death
Baby join me in death

We are so young
Our lives have just begun
But already we're considering
Escape from this world

And we've waited for so long
For this moment to come
Was so anxious to be together
Together in death

Won't you die tonight for love
(baby join me in death)
Won't you die
(baby join me in death)
Won't you die tonight for love
(baby join me in death)
Join me in death

This world is a cruel place
And we're here only to lose
So before live tears us apart let
Death bless me with you

Won't you die tonight for love
(baby join me in death)
Won't you die
(baby join me in death)
Won't you die tonight for love
(baby join me in death)
Join me in death

This live ain't worth living
This live ain't worth living
This live ain't worth living
This live ain't worth living

Won't you die tonight for love
(baby join me in death)
Won't you die
(baby join me in death)
Won't you die tonight for love
(baby join me in death)

Baby join me in death




3. HEARTKILLER

Farewell the heartless world
I'll send you a postcard burnt
In the flames you tried so hard to extinguish with fear of falling
I'll write down everything i've learned
And edit it down to a single word
Love, for you i'm waiting, anticipating

Sparks will fly beneath the luna alight
Lazarus and frankensteins,
Babe i'll be a flatliner for a heartkiller
A little we die, above the lesser light
For you i'm open wide,
Babe i'll be a flatliner for a heartkiller

Top hats off to the return,
Of the beat to lick a wound to
Cursed for some and blessed for a few
It doesn't have to make any sense at all
Come hither and we'll fall
In love, for love
I'm crawling out of patience baby

Sparks will fly beneath the luna alight
Lazarus and frankensteins,
Babe i'll be a flatliner for a heartkiller
A little we die, above the lesser light
For you i'm open wide,
Babe i'll be a flatliner for a heartkiller

Paint all your sorrows for me to sing
Heartkiller
Draw your pain and hear me hum it out

Sparks will fly beneath the luna alight
Lazarus and frankensteins,
Babe i'll be a flatliner for a heartkiller
A little we die, above the lesser light
For you i'm open wide,
Babe i'll be a flatliner for a heartkiller




4. WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY

Heaven ablaze in our eyes
We're standing still in time
The blood on our hands is the wine
We offer as sacrifice
Come on and show
Them your love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul
My love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul
This endless mercy mile
We're crawling side by side
With hell freezing over in our eyes
Gods kneel before our crime!
Come on and show
Them your love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul, my love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul [rip out the wings of a butterfly ]
Don't let go [rip out the wings of a butterfly ]
For your soul
Come on and show
Them your love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul, my love
Rip out the wings of a butterfly
For your soul [rip out the wings of a butterfly]
Don't let go [rip out the wings of a butterfly]
For your soul [rip out the wings of a butterfly]
Don't let go , my love [rip out the wings of a butterfly]
For your soul




5. THE KISS OF DAWN

Blinded i am
And so are you by shedding tears
Confusion that separates us two
We hold dear

Just look into my eyes
And kiss our fears goodbye

I'm reaching for your shadow
Drowning in... The kiss of dawn
Touching the pain that you've left me with
At the kiss of dawn

I'm tired of the games i'm playing with you
When you're not here
Death frees from the fear of dying
It's true, have no fear

Let me look into your eyes
And see death pass us by

I'm reaching for your shadow
Drowning in the kiss of dawn
Touching the pain that you've left me with
At the kiss of dawn

I'm reaching for your shadow
Drowning in the kiss of dawn
Touching the pain that you've left me with
At the kiss of dawn




6. THE FUNERAL OF HEARTS

Love's the funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty
When angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom

The funeral of hearts
And a plea for mercy
When love is a gun
Separating me from you

She was the sun shining upon
The tomb of your hopes and dreams so frail
He was the moon painting you
With its glow so vulnerable and pale

Love's the funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty
When angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom

The funeral of hearts
And a plea for mercy
When love is a gun
Separating me from you

She was the wind, carrying in
All the troubles and fears you've for years tried to forget
He was the fire, restless and wild
And you were like a moth to that flame

The heretic seal beyond divine
A prayer to a god who's deaf and blind
The last rites for souls on fire
Three little words and a question why?

Love's the funeral of hearts
And an ode for cruelty
When angels cry blood
On flowers of evil in bloom

The funeral of hearts
And a plea for mercy
When love is a gun
Separating me from you




7. RIGHT HERE IN MY ARMS

She's smiling like heaven is down on earth
Sun is shining so bright it hurts
All her wishes have finally com true
Her heart is weeping. Happiness is killing her.

She'll be right here in my arms
So in love
She'll be right here in these arms
She can't let go

[repeat]

So hard she's trying
But her heart won't turn to stone...oh no
She keeps on crying
But i won't leave her alone
She'll never be alone

She'll be right here in my arms
So in love
She'll be right here in these arms
She can't let go

[repeat]




8. PRETENDING

Love is a flame that can't be tamed
And though we are its willing prey, my darling
We are not the ones to blame

Trust is a word all lovers know
The glorious art of staining souls, my darling
We are not the ones to blame
The more we have the more we want
And the more it hurts our hearts, my baby
It always ends up in tears

So keep on pretending
Our heaven is worth the waiting
Keep on pretending it's alright
So keep on pretending
It will be the end of our craving
Keep on pretending
It's alright

When doubts arise the game begins
The one we will never win, my baby
It always ends up in tears...

So keep on pretending
Our heaven is worth the waiting
Keep on pretending it's alright
So keep on pretending
It will be the end of our craving
Keep on pretending
It's alright

So keep on pretending
Our heaven is worth the waiting
Keep on pretending it's alright
So keep on pretending
It will be the end of our craving
Keep on pretending
It's alright

Love is a flame that can't be tamed
And though we are its willing prey, my darling
We are not the ones to blame




9. BURIED ALIVE BY LOVE

Again the burden of losing rest
Upon my shoulders
And its weight seems unbearable
Your tomb is where your heart is,
I should've told her
But within me hid a secret so terrible

To cry is to know that you're alive
But my river of tears has run dry
I never wanted to fool you, no
But a cold heart is a dead heart

And it feels like i've been buried alive by love
If i should die before i wake
Pray no one my soul to take
And if i wake before i die,
Rescue me with your smile

The kiss of vanity blessed me with a spiritual murder
And fed the gods of war insatiable
Your home is where the dark is, i should've told her
And embraced the fire indestructible

To die is to know that you're alive
And my river of blood won't run dry
I never wanted to lose you, no
But a cold heart is a dead heart

And it feels like i've been buried alive by love
If i should die before i wake
Pray no one my soul to take
And if i wake before i die,
Rescue me with your smile

Oh, they say to cry is to know that you're alive
But my river of tears has run dry
I never wanted to fool you, no
But a cold heart is a dead heart
And a deserted soul is gone
A cold heart is a dead heart

And it feels like i've been buried alive by love
If i should die before i wake
Pray no one my soul to take
And if i wake before i die,
Rescue me with your smile




10. GONE WITH THE SIN

I love your skin oh so white
I love your touch cold as ice
And i love every single tear you cry
I just love the way you're losing your life

Ohohohohoh my baby, how beautiful you are
Ohohohohoh my darling, completely torn apart
You're gone with the sin my baby and beautiful you are
You're gone with the sin my darling

I adore the dispair in your eyes
I worship your lips once red as wine
I crave for your scent sending shivers down my spine
I just love the way you're running out of life

Ohohohohoh my baby, how beautiful you are
Ohohohohoh my darling, completely torn apart
You're gone with the sin my baby and beautiful you are
You're gone with the sin my darling

[solo]

[chorus] (x2)




11. YOUR SWEET 666

There are things you should know
The distance between us seems to grow
But you're holding on strong
Oh how hard it's to let go, oh so hard to let go

I'm waiting for your call and i'm ready to take your
Six six six in my heart
I'm longing for your touch and i welcome your sweet
Six six six in my heart

I'm losing my faith in you
You don't want it to be true
But there's nothing you can do
There's nothing you can do - yes, i've lost my faith in
You

I'm waiting for your call and i'm ready to take your
Six six six in my heart
I'm longing for your touch and i welcome your sweet
Six six six in my heart

How long we have to wait
For love is fading so slowly
I know it's too late
Oh my god you're so lonely

I'm waiting for your call and i'm ready to take your
Six six six in my heart
I'm longing for your touch and i welcome your sweet
Six six six in my heart
I'm ready for your call and i'm ready to take your six
Six six in my heart
I'm longing for your touch and i welcome your sweet
Six six six in my heart
In my heart
In my heart
In my heart




12. THE SACRAMENT

I hear you breathe so far from here
I feel your touch so close and real
And i know
My church is not of silver and gold,
Its glory lies beyond judgement of souls
The commandments are of consolation and warmth

You know our sacred dream won't fail
The sanctury tender and so frail
The sacrament of love
The sacrament of warmth is true
The sacrament is you

I hear you weep so far from here
I taste your tears like you're next to me
And i know
My weak prayers are not enough to heal
The ancient wounds so deep and so dear
The revelation is of hatred and fear

You know our sacred dream won't fail
The sanctury tender and so frail
The sacrament of love
The sacrament of warmth is true
The sacrament is you
The sacrament is you
The sacrament is you
The sacrament is you
The sacrament is you

You know our sacred dream won't fail
The sanctury tender and so frail
The sacrament of love
The sacrament of warmth is true
The sacrament is you

You know our sacred dream won't fail
The sanctury tender and so frail
The sacrament of love
The sacrament of warmth is true
The sacrament is you




13. WICKED GAME

The world was on fire, no-one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
I'd never dreamed that i'd need somebody like you
And i'd never dreamed that i'd need somebody like you

No i don't wanna fall in love
This world is always gonna brake your heart
No i don't wanna fall in love
This world is always gonna brake your heart
..with you

What a wicked game to play
To make me feel this way
What a wicked thing to do
To let me dream of you
What a wicked thing to say
You never felt this way
What a wicked thing you do
To make me dream of you

No i don't wanna fall in love
This world is always gonna brake your heart
No i don't wanna fall in love
This world is always gonna brake your heart
..with you

The world was on fire, no-one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do
No and i never dreamed that i'd love somebody like you
I'll never dream that i lose somebody like you, no

Now i wanna fall in love
This world is always gonna brake your heart
Now i wanna fall in lust
This world is always gonna brake your heart
..with you

Nobody loves no-one




14. KILLING LONELINESS

Memories sharp as daggers
Pierce into the flesh of today
The suicide of love took away all that matters
And buried the remains in an unmarked grave in your heart

With the venomous kiss you gave me
I'm killing loneliness
With the warmth of your arms you saved me
I'm killing loneliness with you
The killing loneliness that turned my heart into a tomb
I'm killing loneliness

Nailed to a cross together
As solitude begs us to stay
We disappear in the life forever
And denounce the power of death over our souls as secret words are said to start a war

With the venomous kiss you gave me
I'm killing loneliness
With the warmth of your arms you saved me
I'm killing loneliness with you
The killing loneliness that turned my heart into a tomb
I'm killing loneliness




15. BLEED WELL

You had demons to kill within you screaming
With a gun loaded with guilt you opened their eyes

Love preys the living and praises the dead
In the heart of our hearts by death we were wed

Bleed well the soul you're about to sell for passion deranged
Kiss and tell, baby we're bleeding well
Bleed well the heart you're about to fail for reasons insane
Kill and tell, baby we're bleeding well'
'In hell

'No love lost under her will', i heard you weeping
And on those words a church was built to keep the pain in

If death is the answer to love's mysteries
Then bleed on my darling to the sound of a dream




16. IN JOY AND SORROW

Oh girl we are the same
We are young and lost and so afraid
There?s no cure for the pain
No shelter from the rain
All our prayers seem to fail

In joy and sorrow my home's in your arms
In world so hollow
It is breaking my heart
In joy and sorrow my home's in your amrs
In world so hollow
It is breaking my heart

Oh girl we are the same
We are strong and blessed and so brave
With souls to be saved
And faith regained
All our tears wipe away

In joy and sorrow my home's in your arms
In world so hollow
It is breaking my heart
In joy and sorrow my home's in your arms
In world so hollow
It is breaking my heart

In joy and sorrow my home's in your arms
In world so hollow
It is breaking my heart
In joy and sorrow my home's in your arms
In world so hollow
It is breaking my heart

And my home's in your arms
And it is breaking my heart
My home's in your arms
And it is breaking my heart




17. POISON GIRL

I did it all just for her
I did it all just for her
And love's heart is death
For me and my poison girl

A prey she was for the cruelty of love
While its serpent inside crawled straight towards her heart
The coldest kiss love ceased to exist
While we grew apart like never before

I did it all just for her
I did it all just for her
And love wants us dead
Just me and my poison girl

I did it all just for her
I did it all just for her
And love's heart is death
For me and my poison girl

The fire in her eyes
Grew dim and then died
As the poison inside
Reached her heart

And the coldest kiss
Faith ceased to exist
As we grew apart
Like never before

I did it all just for her
I did it all just for her
And love wants us dead
Just me and my poison girl

I did it all just for her
I did it all just for her
And love's heart is death
For me and my poison girl

And the taste of the poison on her lips is of a tomb

I did it all just for her
I did it all just for her
And love wants us dead
Just me and my poison girl

I did it all just for her
I did it all just for her
And love's heart is death
For me and my poison girl

Poison girl (x4)

And love's heart is death
For me and my poison girl
In this poison world




18. SCARED TO DEATH

In the biblical sense and sensibility
Let me know you
I'll kiss that smile off your face
Just say when

I'm not afraid to say 'i love you'
Any more than i used to be, babe
I am scared to death, i am scared to death
To fall in love

All these people blast from hell
Ice break is infernal
From a heart so black and blue
Only for you

(just say when, again)

I'm not afraid to say 'i love you'
Any more than i used to be, babe
I am scared to death, i am scared to death
To fall in love
With you

I'm not afraid to say 'i love you'
Any more than i used to be, babe
I am scared to death, i am scared to death
To fall in love

I'm not afraid to admit i adore you
Any more than i was before, babe
I am scared to death, i am scared to death
To fall in love
With you

With you...

Scared to death...

I'm scared to death..

And you're sweet like poison...




19. WHEN LOVE AND DEATH EMBRACE

When love and death embrace

I'm in love with you
And it's crushing my heart
All i want is you
To take me into your arms

When love and death embrace

I love you
And you're crushing my heart
I need you
Please take me into your arms

When love and death embrace
When love and death embrace
When love and death embrace
When love and death embrace




20. HEARTACHE EVERY NIGHT

From lashes to ashes
And from lust to dust
In your sweetest torment
I'm lost
And no heaven can help us
Ready, willing and able
To lose it all
For a kiss so fatal
And so worn

Oh it's heartache every moment
From the start 'til the end
It's heartache every moment with you
Deeper into our heavenly suffering
Our fragile souls are falling
It's heartache every moment
Baby with you

And we sense the danger
But don't wanna give up
'Cause there's no smile of an angel
Without the wrath of god

Oh it's heartache every moment
From the start 'til the end
It's heartache every moment with you
Deeper into our heavenly suffering
Our fragile souls are falling
It's heartache every moment
Baby with you
My darling with you

From lashes to ashes
And from lust to dust
In your sweetest torment
I am lost
And we sense the danger
But don't wanna give up

Oh it's heartache every moment
From the start 'til the end
It's heartache every moment with you
Deeper into our heavenly suffering
Our fragile souls are falling
It's heartache every moment with you
That's right