Ivan Mihaljevic

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1. TOO MUCH IS NOT ENOUGH

For as long as time remembers
We are nurturing our discontent
Breeding our ingratitude
Too much is not enough




2. BUILD YOUR DESTINY

You feel it's all in vain
Thinking you missed your train
Wandering through memory aisle
Losing a reason to smile

Show them who you are
Spread your wings and fly
Into the air, across the sky
You've got the key
So build your destiny

Don't spend your days in waiting
And hopeless anticipating
You're given an empty page
Try not to fill it with rage

Untangle yourself from this web of nihilism
Every negative stream can have its undertow
Defeat reluctance and pursue your desires
It's in your hands, change your world




3. WHAT IS UNDERNEATH?

Through my life I've met so many people
But I have known so few
Most of them at first seemed so nice
They seemed so simple and true

But that was just an illusion
Just a trick that fooled my mind
That was causing confusion
Which made my healthy eyes feel blind

They are holding their dagger
Hidden in the sheath
It seems it's better not to find out
What is underneath

Things they said all lose their meaning
When you find out what they've done

All those words were illusion
Just a trick to fool your mind
They are causing confusion
Which makes your healthy eyes feel blind

Vanity built on a heap of selfish lies
Is all they're left with
What is underneath?




4. DRIVING FORCE

For as long as time remembers
We are nurturing our discontent
Breeding our ingratitude
Too much is not enough

We have a talent for ignoring good
Higher goals are misunderstood

Our dreams are a driving force
Of our passion, only source
They should be in command of our life's course
If you don't have a goal in front of you
From my humble point of view
You feel depressed 'cause there's nothing to do

Always looking for someone to blame
Instead of sculpting our progress
Why be jealousy fueled beasts
When we can be believers?

Can anything quench our thirst?
Overgrown desire outburst

It's more about walking toward your goal
Than getting there
As soon as you reach your destination
You must think of your next step

You need to define your aspirations
To escape the cruel destiny
A man who neither got what he liked
Nor quite grown to like what he got

You need to find a way to control
A relentless craving of your soul
Perseverance is your ticket out
Of this pothole in your mind
Usual for mankind
And you'll see one fine day
The misery's cast away




5. GILDED CAGE

So many crossroads left behind me
I took many wrong turns
Memories slowly start to break free
With all my deepest concerns

Dear God, I know I only
Pray when life wears thin
But please forgive me and tell me how to
Redeem for my sins

This hotel room's cold four walls
Are slowly closing in on me
I'm a wind beaten bird left
Without a nest on any tree
With all of my money, I cannot buy the past back
The color of my spirit is pure pitch black

Should've listened to signs that warned me
That this is a dead-end street
It seems that on my thousand mile journey
Each step was filled with deceit

Dear God, can you feel the cold wind
Blowing through my veins?
The empty canvas you once gave me
Is now filled with ugly stains

I'm locked up in a gilded cage of modern age
And cannot turn the page




6. GIFT OF LIFE

Tonight a piece of me dies with you
How could you mean so much to me?
This world ill and cruel
And your eyes drowned in blur
No, you just couldn't see

The hate in their hearts
Innocence led your mind
God given ignorance
Meaning of life is hard to find
Maybe you didn't know
But I'm sure that you could feel
All the love I had for you

My friend
Into this night I lay you down
Tears pouring, heart in ache
Cold touch and now it's done

"Until another time and place"
Well, not for you and me
Just these words across the page
Reminding that once you were here

After heavy rains, again the sun will shine
Enlightening beauty of this world
And these wounds will heal
Scars remain but still
I won't be ashamed of their purport

Because life is a gift
Regardless if it's yours or not
Please try to recall
You are given just one shot
So don't take away
The one that seems to be
So little compared to yours




7. TIME TRAVEL

(Instrumental)




8. ECLIPSE

What's this horror inside of me?
This burning sensation overwhelms my being
Like a convicted felon I am locked
For all the things I haven't done

As if I'll never see the light of day again
My will to live delaminates
Lord please save me before it's too late
(Before I end myself)

I need to get out of this, cold place in my mind
Can't stay, there's so much to be done

How can't you see my face
Lost in this misery?
All quiet and calm while I'm screaming
Inside of my head
Find me a place to live
Instead of this illusion
My sight's blurred I cannot see clear

What's the cause of this violence?
Sick need to create these restless fears
Dreadful displays keep flashing inside my head
Detaching me from all that is real

I can't explain you this hell I feel my friend
You tell me don't think about those things
Get a grip and real soon you will feel great
(It's not that easy as it seems)

Don't want to stay trapped in these, patterns of my mind
Can't obey, must resist, live my life

Our dreams are a driving force
Of our passion, only source
They should be in command of our life's course
If you don't have a goal in front of you
From my humble point of view
You feel depressed 'cause there's nothing to do

You will win and you'll carry on
You will end your demise
Just break the illusion of fear in your mind

Can't carry on this way, through our lifetime so drained
Negativities constantly flowing inside of our heads
Once we get caught in this world of delusions
Our planet that we all live on
Is suddenly starting to spin in counter-turn




9. I AM

Now that I have seen the end
Should my life be done?
Beaten to a pulp yet something still
Makes me feel sunshine again, alive again, my friend

All these lies once controlling me
Steering to wrong path
Weakened flesh possessed by fragile mind
Unable to find the real me, release me

I cannot live in future
Nor can I stay trapped in the past
What is real is this moment
Now and here, embrace it
And find your inner peace

We are so much more than ordinary people
Driven by fear based beliefs
So convinced the essence of ourselves is inside our minds
While inside our soul is infinity

Now that I have found myself, my friend
It's clear we all are
One soul, one love, a unity
Slowly time disappears and there's no end…