Threshold (UK)

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1. FRAGMENTATION

we are fragmented
clinging on to a concept known as how
drifting through dimensions
in a place which we call now
simply unaware of what goes on above
beyond and before
behind us fly the ragged fragments
of what should have been much more

been much more so unsure opening doors

separate entities in ebb and flow
diverse quantities behind us show
fragmentation

we thought that we would live forever
now we're mortals like the rest
we were lion hearted fighters
who were never put to the test
can't foresee the end but it's round the bend
and it's putting us to flight
i would go with you if you asked me to
and you're frightened that i might

i just might souls in flight just not right

separate entities in ebb and flow
diverse quantities behind us show
fragmentation

half of a fantasy but I never got
half of the fanta see? but I never got
half of the fans to see but I never got
half of the van to sing but I never got

separate entities in ebb and flow
diverse quantities behind us show
fragmentation




2. CONSUME TO LIVE

living in the greenhouse growing crops that we can't eat
making money out of poverty turning forests into meat
we got our fingers on the trigger of some suicidal gun
the population's getting bigger underneath a dying sun
there's a fire in the furnace and there's nothing left to burn
buried waste has reached the surface

is there nothing left to learn?

every day ozone getting layered every way life is getting worse
everybody's lung is getting cancer everyone has something more to lose
every country armies are rising every gene splitting into two
every breath monoxide getting stronger every sea whales are beached

economies are growing subsistence life is dead
we can't sustain this growth and things are coming to a head
we gotta learn to climb down the ladder of success
with two feet on the ground we gotta clean up all this mess
there's a fire in the furnace and there's nothing left to burn
buried waste has reached the surface
is there nothing left to learn?

every life extinction is forever every town riots in the streets
every sky greenhouse is affecting every tree dying in the breeze
every plant chemical pollution every song relying on the beat
every lake water getting shorter every heart aching for release

surviving in a world of mass production we must all consume to live
our working lives to give and join the unemployment lines
when confidence is low
a man must try to sell his labour to the highest bid
keep his anger hid and try not to get pulled into
the vicious undertow

consume to live
consume to live




3. SEVENTH ANGEL

give me life give me air to breathe
bring sight unto my eyes
give me speech to tell my inner thoughts
give me truth and give me lies

and as the night turns into day
i will walk the narrow way
though it be beset with evil thorns and briars
i will run and never tire

pain and sorrow when i see the seventh angel

give me love give me a hand to hold
give me shelter from the rain
give me strength to know the way of the world
give me joy and bring me pain

and as the day turns into night
who can say if i am right
running headlong into all my hopes and fears
growing older with the years

no tomorrow when i cry
give me peace before i die
pain and sorrow when i see
the seventh angel comes to me




4. SHELTERING SKY

here in the dark i can see clearly
all that i am burns on my eyes
nobody knows the road that's before me
nobody sees the darkening skies
here in the light i'll be your angel
under your spotlight i'm learning to fly
but one man's perception is another's deception
and dying to feeling i'm living a lie
and in my understanding i find no reason

you can tell me i'm strong like a gathering storm
but i'm lost in my thoughts and dead to the world
you gave me sheltering sky but i reached for the stars
i said i don't believe in who you are
but it's only words

deep in the dark i feel like i'm falling
voices and visions are pulling me down
i need you to help me escape from this ocean
i need you to stop me from learning to drown
you seem so understanding i find no reason

you can tell me i'm strong like a gathering storm
but i'm lost in my thoughts and dead to the world
you gave me sheltering sky but i reached for the stars
i said i don't believe in who you are
i never thought i'd let it go this far but it's only words




5. PART OF THE CHAOS

trying to make an impression on the world like throwing rocks into the sea
trying to bring to my surroundings a subtle piece of me
every action we bring to this life can it change reality
even if it's an opposite force will it bring equality
we all retain these futile gestures like some common held belief
but as the waves return my mote it brings me only slight relief

are we delivered to the edge of some far forgotten shore
are we engulfed amongst the waves are our notes added to the score
the symphony continues though it has no shape or form we'll never
change its course forever just breath against the storm

just part of the chaos, spinning around me
just part of the chaos, part of the synergy of life
just part of the chaos, rising above me
just part of the chaos

our crazy minds insist on bringing order to the world
our systems see confusion in a dark cyclonic swirl
the anarchy of nature can't be tamed by you or i
we'll never understand her patterns it's dangerous to try

just part of the chaos, spinning around me
just part of the chaos, part of the synergy of life
just part of the chaos, rising above me
just part of the chaos




6. INNOCENT

picture time as before
where you slept through it all
they believe you were there
why deny what i said?
vicious lies being heard
you stand there how absurd
and with hate in your mind convict me

take my life away
or give back the answer you hold
and stand unashamed of what you have done
don't just walk away
unlock the chains from your heart
prove my innocence cause i did no wrong

empty words lies from the start?
we stood strong never apart
had it all in our hands we had it all
yes you and me
now the tables have turned
all i gave you return
makes it hard to believe
what you've done to me

don't call me your friend
won't you understand I don't need

take my life away or give back the answer you hold
and stand unashamed of what you have done
don't just walk away unlock the chains from your heart
prove my innocence cause i did no wrong




7. FALLING AWAY

there's a fire by the wayside and it burns so bright
as the smoke rolls over us we think that we're bathing in light
as we tend to our gardens the world is growing wild
but we live in our tiny heads and can't see past our own tiny minds

as we turn away from heaven's bright sun to earth's dark star

we're powerless we're paranoid
we'll never know what we destroyed
we're arrogant so ignorant
we're falling falling away

so we stop by the wayside and we think we're smart
we vote for the pretty ones and curse when the world falls apart
and we swear we'll do better but the sky's about to fall
so the smoke rolls over us and we are doing nothing at all

we turned away from heaven's bright sun so here we are

we're powerless we're paranoid
we'll never know what we destroyed
we're arrogant so ignorant
we're falling falling away

we're breaking we're stalling we're drifting we're falling
we're headstrong for so long we're always falling away




8. CONCEAL THE FACE

her memory still hangs over me
and over me she kneels
i cannot find a constancy in anything i feel
i do not have words to say
how much of me she takes
but i could live forever
on the food of love she bakes

conceal the face i've worn
conceal the face i've worn
conceal the face i've worn
conceal the face i've worn

she looks at me and i can see
the hatred in her eyes
i left her once but now i know
i'm going to have to try
you and i cannot be real
no matter what we take
my ego now is miniscule
and life and love are fake

conceal the face i've worn
conceal the face i've worn
conceal the face i've worn
conceal the face i've worn




9. LOVELORN

if i coerced you, you would follow me
i can see into your mind can you see me
i can look at you and move you physically
i'm not the only one i cannot be

how can i touch you when i feel that you would break
how can i talk to you when noise is all you make
am i the only one who isn't deaf and blind
i am so lovelorn it would blow your tiny mind

i must control my own ability
i want your friendship offered willingly
if i could shut out all this noise it would be fine
if i reveal my secret would you be a friend of mine

how can i touch you when i feel that you would break
how can i talk to you when noise is all you make
am i the only one who isn't deaf and blind
i am so lovelorn it would blow your tiny mind




10. NARCISSUS

caught in the headlamp glare
of your own blinding vanity
mesmerised by the stare
of your shallow personality

gorging the junk food of flattery
you drag your fat ego around
everyone floored by the battering
you give to whoever's around

oh narcissus you petulant child
admiring yourself in the curve of my eyes
oh narcissus you angel beguiled
unsated by self you do nothing but die

gorging the junk food of flattery
you drag your fat ego around
everyone floored by the battering
you give to whoever's around

oh narcissus you petulant child
admiring yourself in the curve of my eyes
oh narcissus you angel beguiled
unsated by self you do nothing but die