Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Star One

Space Metal tracks

Lyrics

1. LIFT-OFF
(Instrumental)




2. SET YOUR CONTROLS

[Russel]
Welcome aboard, let me draw you deep inside
The dark caves of my twisted mind
Welcome aboard, take a seat and dim the light

[Floor]
Empty your mind, sit back and hold on tight

[Russel]
Break away through the walls of reality
Enter the realm on the other side
Break away from the cold rationality
Now is the time to open up your mind

[Damian]
Set your controls
Enter a date and see what our future holds
What kind of fate awaits us there in the night
As we dissolve into the light

Set your controls
Enter a place and witness mysteries unfold
Dangers we'll face as our engines ignite
Blazing our way into the light

[Floor]
Set your controls

[Russel]
Throw the switch, get ready for some turbulence
Brace yourself with all your might
Throw the switch and tempt the laws of providence

[Floor]
Empty your mind, sit back and hold on tight

[Russel]
Turn the dials and watch the years go by
Light years away, far beyond our sun
Turn the dials, into the void we fly
There's no way back once it has begun

[Dan]
The die is cast
You fade to black
Forget the past
There's no way back




3. HIGH MOON

[storyteller]
Memories come back to me, it's the 22nd century
Unthinkable events occur on the 3rd moon of Jupiter

[worker]
I'd leave this hellhole if I could
The mining's hard but the pay is good
There is only one way to survive
I take the drug to stay alive

[marshal]
The shuttlecraft has landed, the killers have arrived
I know I'm alone here, there is no one on my side
I'm ready for the showdown, so let the chase begin
I will not be defeated
I have made a solemn vow to leave here soon

[marshal's wife]
High moon

[storyteller]
The company is trying to hide the higher rates of suicide
There's no pain and much to gain,
But then the drug destroys their brain

[worker]
I gotta leave this evil place
I don't belong in outer space
Outside it's zero atmosphere
The only way to get out of here

[storyteller]
He had to choose between his part in this machine
Or going back with her to Earth
He never had a choice, but when he heard her voice
He fought for all that he was worth

[marshal]
I had to choose, I could not lose
Had to get back to you
I had no choice, I heard your voice
I had to survive, had to stay alive




4. SONGS OF THE OCEAN

[science officer]
As we return to Earth, memories are haunting me
My strange rebirth, coming back to life
I remember the dark and how my friends set me free
I sacrificed my life so they could survive

[communications officer]
There's something wrong on planet Earth
We can not reach our world
Some strange device slowly emerged
Can you hear the cries

There's something wrong, what can we do?
We can't communicate
All systems fail, all power too
We can't reply

[science officer]
It must be unaware of the damage it's creating
They are reaching out to the seven seas
It's not with man they're communicating
We're going back in time, back in history

[captain] We shape life, we travel space
But we don't know the words to the songs of the ocean
[doctor] We survived the ‚human race‘
But we don't know the words to the songs of the ocean




5. MASTER OF DARKNESS

[A. MASTER OF DARKNESS]

[apprentice]
Will you teach me the skills of the old ways
Lying dormant in me
Help me evolve and enter a new phase
Where my spirit runs free

[teacher]
I cannot teach you, I feel too much violence
And it's clouding your view
Clear your mind, master the silence
Let it flow within you

[dark lord] I can feel a storm of passion raging deep inside you
[princess] Control your hate
[dark lord] Now it's the time to yield to your aggression just like I do
[princess] Now choose your fate
[dark lord] And be a master of darkness

[apprentice]
Don't be afraid, I won't stray down the dark path
My conviction is strong
Those who've sinned will answer to my wrath
I will right what is wrong

[teacher]
That's not the way, the dark will absorb you
You should never attack
You will be lost like many before you
There will be no way back

[B. LASERFIGHT]

[apprentice] You cannot break me, I'm not afraid of you
Don't think you've already won
[dark lord] I am your destiny, you know it to be true
Don't make me kill you, my son

[apprentice] I don't believe your lies, I can't imagine this
How can you say that to me?
[dark lord] You've got to realize it's useless to resist
Join me, we'll rule the galaxy




6. THE EYE OF RA

[A. GATEWAY TO THE STARS]

[storyteller]
Far away in outer space
A traveler from another world left his dying race
He found our planet, full of life
In the body of a little boy he could survive

And Ra will live forever
He gains his powers from afar
And built a gateway to stars

[archaeologist]
I have finally found the key
To chart a course to the other side of the galaxy
I need to find the seventh sign
Carved into the cover stones of an ancient time

And Ra will live forever
He draws his powers from afar
And built a gateway to stars

[B. THE EYE OF RA]

[marine]
Unaware of our coming fate
We disappear through the ancient gate
We arrive in a desert land
And set up camp on the burning sand

Behold, a thousand slaves
Mining ores in the planet's caves
They give us shelter from the storm
Then Ra appears in a human form

[native girl]
Ooh, up there in space
The eye of Ra is watching over us

[marine]
A tall ship descends from the sky
Lasers flare and many men die
A bloody battle has begun
We must destroy this ‚king of the sun‘

[native girl]
Ooh, up there in space
The eye of Ra is watching over us
Ooh, an alien space
The eye of Ra is watching over us

[C. THE SEVENTH SIGN]

[all]
We have found the seventh sign
Down in the catacombs
When the seven points align
They will lead us all back home




7. SANDRIDER

[leader]
I have seen vision in a waking dream
I have seen places man has never seen
Am I the one to fulfill the prophecy
On the desert planet in our galaxy

[nomads]
Sandrider, stormfighter
Unlock the chains and set us free
Sandrider, uniter
Guide us the way and make us see

[leader]
I have seen navigators bridging space
I have seen the baron and his evil ways
Forging plans against the planet's nomad tribes
And in this dream I've seen my father die

[nomad girl]
Drink the water of life
The sleeper comes alive
Drink the water of life
Only you'll survive

[leader]
I have seen the creatures in the desert sand
I have seen them yielding under my command
One day the universe will be cleansed
One day my father's death will be avenged




8. PERFECT SURVIVOR

[captain]
We wake up in our spaceship from a year in hypersleep. On our way back to our system we receive a message from an uncharted planet. We decide to go in. We see a giant spacecraft whose crew has been hideously killed.

[android]
Absolute perfection
I find it hard to escape its attraction
Its strength and genius unhampered by morality
My secret mission brings me back to reality
I have to bring it back alive

[third officer] Perfect survivor
[crew member] Of an alien hostile race
[third officer] Perfect survivor
[crew member] Of a human crew in outer space

[captain]
We return to our spaceship and break the quarantine. A strange unknown creature has invaded our ship and now it's killing us slowly. We're dying one by one. There is no way to stop it. Most of us have given up all hope.

[android]
The ship is indefensible
You should know that you all are expendable
My sole objective is to offer it protection
I have been programmed to put you out of action
If I'm to bring it back alive




9. INTERGALACTIC SPACE CRUSADERS

[loner]
We're on our way to a prison in space
Our last flight, the final phase
I was betrayed and now I've been caught
As the brains of a massive fraud

[idealist]
I can't remember, am I insane?
My mind is blank cos they emptied my brain
I will return, I will be back
I will unite us and we will attack

[loner]
I don't care about your plans and schemes
Don't give a damn 'bout your righteous dreams
All that I do, I do for myself
I never cared for anyone else

[idealist]
We have to save them, we have to try
We can't just watch while the innocent die
Let's steal this ship and start our crusade
Powerful allies will come to our aid

[loner] Seven fighters
[idealist] Navigators
[crew] Intergalactic space crusaders
[loner] Federation
[idealist] Dictators
[crew] No scruples, lethal traitors
[loner] Outriders
[idealist] Invaders
[crew] Intergalactic space crusaders
[loner] Domination
[idealist] Liberators
[crew] Fighting to survive

[loner]
Who on Earth do you think that you are
Without me you wouldn't get far
I've had enough of your private war
Why are we fighting, what is it all for

[idealist]
To right the wrong, to fight a good fight
Living like you just wouldn't be right
I am the leader, I have the skills
Either you leave or you yield to my will

[loner]
I can't believe you gave us away
Although it hurts, I will make you pay
Don't understand, can't figure out why
All I know, you have to die!

[idealist]
Our strong bond couldn't keep us apart
I've always trusted you right from the start
You've been deceived, they're telling you lies
I'm still the same, I'm on your side




10. STAR CHILD

[A. One by Four by Nine]

[Messenger:]
Touch me now and feel my force
I will give you life
History will change its course
Man will survive
[Computer:]
Something's strange, I'm so confused, I don't know why
[Storyteller:] (secrets have not been told)
[Computer:]
I've been designed to tell the truth, I cannot lie
[Storyteller:] (when will the truth unfold?)
[Computer:]
I heard the news, a mystery, a strange device
[Storyteller:] (what does the future hold?)
[Computer:]
I'm so afraid, I just can't see through all these lies
[Storyteller:] (behold this alien messenger)
[Computer:]
is this a cosmic design?
[Storyteller:] (the bringer of a new day)
[Computer:]
one by four by nine
[Messenger:]
Reach out to me and seal your fate
A new phase is near
Come to me and cross the gate
No pain, no fear

[B. Starchild]

[Commander:]
A strange signal, beamed out in space
From the face of the moon
Harbinger of a new race
We'll be evolving soon
I see the future, a new star will rise
I see the world through the all-seeing eyes
Of the Starchild
I have entered another dimension
My perception expands
Transcending beyond comprehension
Evolution of man?

[C. A New Sun]

[Messenger:]
Time has come, a brand new sun
Shining down on you
The reign of peace has now begun
Dreams have come true
[Computer:]
I see the future, a new star will rise
I see the world through the all-seeing eyes
Of the Starchild




Special Edition CD Tracks:

11. HAWKWIND MEDLEY

(MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE)

I am the creator of this universe
The wind of time is blowing through me
And it's all moving relative to me
It's all a figment of my mind

In a world that I've designed
I'm charged with cosmic energy
Has the world gone mad or is it me?

(SILVER MACHINE)

I got a silver machine - silver machine

[PSYCHEDELIC WARLORDS (Disappear In Smoke)]

We're sick of politicians harassment and laws
all we do is get screwed up by other people's flaws
World turned upside down, nothing else to do

But live in concrete jungles and they block up the view
And that ain't no joke, you can disappear in smoke
And that ain't no joke, you can disappear in smoke
I'm telling you, that it ain't no lie

You think you know the answers, we don't tell no lies
We can take you anyway through seven different highs
World turned upside down now, nothing else to do
but live in concrete jungles and they block up the view

[BRAINSTORM]

Standing on the runway waiting for takeoff
I wanna fly, wanna watch me flake off
I can't move 'cause the man has a rake off
you gotta help me, help me to shake off

This body of mine I wanna get out of this void
This body of mine and I don't wanna be destroyed
this body of mine I don't wanna turn android
This body of mine you gotta help me avoid that

Brainstorm here I go
Brainstorm flying low
Brianstorm I wanna miss it
Brianstorm you'd bet I'd kiss it

[ASSAULT AND BATTERY]

Lives of great men all remind us we may make our lives sublime
And departing leave behind us footprints in the sands of time
Of shewn stones the sacred circle where the wizened sages sat
Let us try to remember all the times where they were at.

So your thoughts they were expecting assault and battery on the human anatomy
Assault and battery on the human anatomy man.

[THE WAR I SURVIVED]

Death comes like a glacier from the peaks of all wars
reason and logic the generals cry "more"
bodies in gullies contortionist poses
fogged by the sent of mustard gas and roses

take me back to the war I survived
gather them all into slaughterhouse five

Take me back to the war I survived I can't live no more, this is
slaughterhouse five

[SPACE IS DEEP - Instrumental]

Take me back to the war I survived I can't live no more, this is
slaughterhouse five

Take me back to the war I survived I can't live no more, this is
slaughterhouse five

There's only bombs, no one's left alive Take me back to the war I survived
These were people like you and I Take me back to the war I survived

[SPIRIT OF THE AGE]

Spirit of the age
It's the spirit of the age

[LOST CHRONICLES - Instrumental]




12. SPACED OUT

[Crewmember 1:]
Out here in this spaceship
Things couldn't get much worse
Wiping out unstable planets
All across the universe

[Crewmember 2:]
Nothing seems to work right
The computer's going mad
All the systems are cracking up
And the ship's commander is dead

[Crew:]
Spaced-out, no doubt
We've all gone crazy
Spaced-out, what a crowd
We're all getting high

[Crewmember 1:]
I'm out here in this glass dome
Staring into space
Planets, stars and asteroids
Are lighting up my face

[Crewmember 2:]
I often dream of the golden beach
Where I used to spend my days
Taking out my surfing gear
And riding on the waves

[Computer:]
Emergency override

[Bomb:]
Information overload

[Computer:]
Data imprecise

[Bomb:]
But I was told to explode

[Computer:]
Emergency override

[Bomb:]
I will not comply

[Computer:]
Data imprecise

[Bomb:]
Let there be light!

[Crewmember 1:]
Out here in this galaxy
Things couldn't get much worse
Our remains are scattered
All across the universe

[Crewmember 2:]
I live my dreams of the golden beach
Where I used to spend my days
Out here on this space debris
I'm riding on the waves

[Crew:]
Spaced-out, no doubt
We've all gone crazy
Spaced-out, what a crowd
We're all getting high

Spaced-out, no doubt
Our future looks hazy
Spaced-out, I wanna shout
We're all gonna die




13. INSEPARABLE ENEMIES

[Earthman:]
This is the end of bloodshed and wars
We finally found peace
Side by side we explore the stars
Then we came to know that we are not alone

Light years away in a fortress in space
A place we call home
We're at war with an alien race
Many men died in a blood-red sky

[Alien:]
Inseparable enemies, two sworn friends
Inseparable enemies, friends 'till the end

[Storyteller:]
Is this the end of their crusade
The dawning of a new day
The birth of a brand new age
The turning of a new page

[Earthman:]
We're all alone on this hostile planet

[Alien:]
I try to speak but you don't understand it

[Earthman:]
But you are trying to take my life

[Alien:]
I'm only trying to survive

[Earthman:]
We must find shelter from the storm

[Alien:]
Build a cabin to keep us warm

[Earthman:]
I can't do this on my own

[Alien + Earthman:]
You and me, we are not alone




14. SPACE ODDITY (David Bowie cover)

Ground Control to Major Tom
Ground Control to Major Tom
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground Control to Major Tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may God's love be with you

[spoken]
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Lift-off

This is Ground Control to Major Tom
You've really made the grade
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear
Now it's time to leave the capsule if you dare

"This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do
Though I'm past one hundred thousand miles
I'm feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go

Tell my wife I love her very much she knows"
Ground Control to Major Tom
Your circuit's dead, there's something wrong
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you hear me, Major Tom?
Can you....

"Here am I floating round my tin can
Far above the Moon
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do."




15. STARCHILD (Dolby Pro-Logic)
(Instrumental)




16. SPACED OUT (Alternative Version)

[Crewmember 1:]
Out here in this spaceship
Things couldn't get much worse
Wiping out unstable planets
All across the universe

[Crewmember 2:]
Nothing seems to work right
The computer's going mad
All the systems are cracking up
And the ship's commander is dead

[Crew:]
Spaced-out, no doubt
We've all gone crazy
Spaced-out, what a crowd
We're all getting high

[Crewmember 1:]
I'm out here in this glass dome
Staring into space
Planets, stars and asteroids
Are lighting up my face

[Crewmember 2:]
I often dream of the golden beach
Where I used to spend my days
Taking out my surfing gear
And riding on the waves

[Computer:]
Emergency override

[Bomb:]
Information overload

[Computer:]
Data imprecise

[Bomb:]
But I was told to explode

[Computer:]
Emergency override

[Bomb:]
I will not comply

[Computer:]
Data imprecise

[Bomb:]
Let there be light!

[Crewmember 1:]
Out here in this galaxy
Things couldn't get much worse
Our remains are scattered
All across the universe

[Crewmember 2:]
I live my dreams of the golden beach
Where I used to spend my days
Out here on this space debris
I'm riding on the waves

[Crew:]
Spaced-out, no doubt
We've all gone crazy
Spaced-out, what a crowd
We're all getting high

Spaced-out, no doubt
Our future looks hazy
Spaced-out, I wanna shout
We're all gonna die




17. THE INTERGALACTIC LAXATIVE (Hidden track - Donovan cover)

I was impressed like everyone when man began to fly
out of earthly regions to planets in the sky
with total media coverage we watched the heroes land
as ceremoniously they disturbed the cosmic sand

I awe with admiration we listened to the talk
such pride felt they, such joy to be upon the moon to walk
my romantic vision shattered when it was explained to me
spacemen wear old diapers in which they shit and pee

oh the intergalactic laxative will get you from here to there
relieve you and believe me without a worry or care
if shitting is your problem when you're out there in the stars
the intergalactic laxative will get you from here to mars

they don't partake like you and I of beefy burger mush
their food is specially prepared to dissolve into slush
absorbed my multi-fibres in the super diaper suit
otherwise the slush would trickle down inside the boot

you may well ask now what becomes of liquid they consume
a pipe is led from penis head to a unit in the room
the water is recirculated, filtered for re-use
in case of anti-gravity, pee gets on the loose

wherever man has conquered on the quest for frontiers new
I'm glad he's always had to do the no. one and two
it makes it all so ordinary just like you and me
to know the greatest heroes they had to shit and pee!