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 Limits - Autumn
Port (voyage of the soul) - Gigolo - Moving in Circles - One-track mind
Escape - Here Comes The Utopian - Hope & Despair - Good Things - Feels Like Flying
Hopeless - Colossus - 4 Vessels - Kill Your Darlings - Mirror Site 1 - Mirror Site 2
The Final Frontier - Rainforest - Sinister Memories - Truce - Innocent Victim - The Artist 
Ragnarök
 - Gratwanderung - Bad Dreams - 6 Minutes Closer To Death - Views




  LIMITS

from "Circle"
(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

Nothing can change
The future, it is not arranged
People come and go
Some they turn their backs on you
They don't tell the truth

Look in their eyes
Loyalty is a sacrifice
Honesty is a dream
That has long since died
How can they be so cold

Eyes to the sun, waiting for everyone
Eyes to the sky, no one can fly that high
One day you will reach your limits
And face the things you've done
Someday it will all be over
Think about what might have been so differenly

Gone in the night
Nothing to hold on to, no guiding light
Is there someone out there
To lend a helping hand
Someone who understands

Eyes to the sun, waiting for everyone
Eyes to the sky, no one can fly that high
One day you will reach your limit
And face the things you've done
Someday it will all be over
Think about what might have been so differenly
It could have been so...

Oh if you don't care, no one will understand
Oh if you don't care, you will be left without a friend

Eyes to the sun, waiting for everyone
Eyes to the sea, no one can be that free
One day you will reach your limits
And face the things you've done
Someday it will all be over
Think about what might have been so differenly


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  AUTUMN

from "Circle"

(music: G. Koopman / lyrics: R. Huigen)

No this couldn't last forever
The circle is complete again
How quickly time goes by

No way you can prevent it, it just happens every day
You think about tomorrow, but that was yesterday
Sunlight turns to shadows, years they look like days
You don't know the reason, you don't know what to say

The seasons are shifting
like a breeze, a cool autumn breeze...

Inside outside, nature has its ways
At first light you will see
It's the night-time rising, rise

Outside inside, like the air you breathe
Don't take my breath away
See the night-time rising, rise

Look up to heaven, look up to heaven, show me now
Look up to heaven, look up to heaven, show me now

Inside outside, people come and go
All that's on their way
See the night-time falling, fall

Outside inside, don't you walk away
Don't be afraid to stay
Hear the autumn calling, calling

Look up to heaven, look up to heaven, show me now
Look up to heaven, look up to heaven, show me now ooh!


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  PORT (VOYAGE OF THE SOUL)

from "Circle"

(music: D. Heijboer / lyrics: R. Huigen)

Sail through the gates of time
To the unknown
And there you'll begin to feel, start to see
Save yourself, talk to me
Tell me where you belong

And your soul is still behind there
Wishing time would go away
And you know what you have
As you hold on to a raft

Go back, it's not too late
Set sails for home
And you will come back someday, long to stay
Every day, you will pray
And one day you'll return

And you know that you belong there
Don't you throw it all away
Let the wind take you home
To the place where you belong

No one can take you away this time
There is no reason, there is no rhyme
If you pack your bags and walk away
I know, you will be back someday
Moving in circles, moving in circles!

Go back, it's not too late
Set sails for home
And you will come back someday, long to stay
Every day, you will pray
And one day you'll return

And you know, you're still behind there
Don't you waste your time away
For you know, you'll be a prisoner of your soul


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GIGOLO

from "Circle"

(music: G. Koopman / lyrics: R. Huigen)

So deep inside you know, it's a big lie
And that stories go from mouth to mouth
Give me one more chance to explain
The rules of my game, I feel no shame
This is all I'm living for

So try to hide my dear, from this big lie
Don't give in to hollow spheres, don't cry
Have no faith; don't expect me to stay
This my way, breaking hearts every day
This is all I'm living for

When this is over, after I'm gone
Already forgotten, the things we have done
When it's all over, I won't give up
Someday I will remember, all the good things I've lost

And so I wait in silence, all I hear is a broken heart
I cherish the silence, I know it by heart
I cherish the silence

And so I wait in silence, all I hear is a broken heart
I know the silence, I know it by heart
I cherish the silence

And so I wait, and so I wait
And so I wait, and forever I am

Oh no, you're not alone, surely someone cares
Although you're far from home
Wait until the darkness comes
Waiting for the night

Oh no, don't you despair, I'll be right here by your side
Right next to you
Wait until the morning comes
Waiting for the light


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MOVING IN CIRCLES

from "Circle"

(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

Follow the storm, follow the storm
Follow the storm to where you want to be
Follow the storm, follow the storm
Follow the storm to where you want to be, inside its core

Beware, there's danger ahead, you can turn into stone. (Turn into stone)
You can choose the danger instead, and head for a storm. (Head for a storm)
Once you're inside, you might die
Once you're inside…

Caught for a fraction of time, inside a storm. (Inside a storm)
Sounds like a million are crying, inside a storm. (Inside a storm)
Open your mind, share the pain
Open your mind…

Go, go, twirling around and
Go, go, moving in circles
Go, go, leave from an empty place
Go, go, disappear without a trace

Swallowed by nature, you hold out your hands
Gone with the wind, on a trip with no end
Now you're just a shadow, a voice without sound
Catching a free ride, on a merry go round

Go, go, twisting around and
Go, go, moving in circles
Go, go, head for an empty space
Go, go, return from this place

Leaving the danger behind, away from the storm. (Away from the storm)
Regardless of what you might find, hide from the storm. (Hide from the storm)
Once you're outside, you'll be free
Once you're outside…

Follow the storm, follow the storm
Follow the storm to where you want to be
Follow the storm, follow the storm
Follow the storm to where you want to be, inside its core


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ONE-TRACK MIND

from "Circle"

(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

Weights on you shoulders, I know
Try not to let it show
A one-track mind, a one-track vision
A one time offer, make a quick decision
Hurry or you will loose it all!
So they say, so they say...

Make up your mind, this is the way
Wishes come true, don't let them fade away
A one-track mind, a one-track vision
A one time offer, make a quick decision
Hurry or you will loose it all!
So they say, so they say...

There's nothing here...
There's nothing here....

There's nothing here, that I can put to use
But they made me an offer, that I just can't refuse
Just for the fun of it, I'm gonna make it mine
No you can't talk me out of it, you cannot change my mind
And even though I know, that I have got enough
I'm still not satisfied, with everything I've got

Commercials on the TV, billboards in the street
Magazines are showing us, the luxury of greed
Stuck between two worlds, seperated by a gap
In the end there's only emptiness, falling in my lap
And even though I know, that I have got enough
I'm still not satisfied, with everything I've got

And even though I know, that I have got enough
I'm still not satisfied, with everything I've got

A one-track mind, a one-track vision
A one time offer, make a quick decision
Hurry or you will loose it all
Hurry or you will loose it all...

A one track mind, a one track vision
A one time offer, make a quick decision...


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ESCAPE

from "Hope & Despair"

(music: H. Boonk / lyrics: R. Huigen)

Hurry worry!
Race against time
And don't look behind you
Thinking they might find you
Cause this time you're on the run

Hurry worry!
Look under your bed
In the midnight-hour
When you take a shower
Check the rooms if you're OK

Hurry worry
At the speed of light
Faster than an arrow
Though the streets are narrow
There's enough room for escape


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HERE COMES THE UTOPIAN

from "Hope & Despair"
(music: D. Heijboer / lyrics: R. Huigen)

All the things that are on his mind, he leaves them far behind
Everything's so tranquil now, everything seems right somehow
There always seems to be a place, where words turn into rage
Here comes the Utopian, here comes the Utopian

He wants to put an end to war, what on earth we're fighting for
Useless bloodshed in the sun, mankind has signed his own destruction
Revolution has its way, to try to save the day
Here comes the Utopian, here comes the Utopian

The things that he fears, lead him on through the years
To a time where he will know for sure: That fear is no more
Than a speechless face, that just silently will smile and gaze
To what's far beyond, in a better future
His heart will beat just like a drum, and visions will echo its sound
Rhythms fill the air, oh, rhythms fill the air, here comes the Utopian

Suddenly, there's a voice screaming out of the distance:
The dreams are alive, with hearts beating,
Hopes trying, colours flying, crying


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HOPE & DESPAIR

from "Hope & Despair"
(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

Constant desperation
Makes you wonder what you want to believe
What you want to conceive

Time is going by, leave it all behind, touch the sky
Some things don't work out, regain your strength, look around

In this competition
No room, no place for you
To shelter and hide

Your pride will grow, if you take the chance, you can show
Music lasts forever, the darkest days, will erase

Lies reflect the truth of what you want to see
Possessed by greedy needs, addicted to defeat
Fake dreams, play scenes
Tumbling, rumbling

In an empty space, losing all control
Logic turns to rage, perspective is too small
Omens, moments
Faking, awaking

Constant desperation
Makes you wonder just why
You cry


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GOOD THINGS

from "Hope & Despair"
(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

You light a candle in the dark, and it's only for me
From the lighter flows a spark, from you right through me
It's been a long time since we've been together
We were so young I can hardly remember

Good things last forever, try to understand
It really doesn't matter, for if we need a friend
There are no obligations, not a sense of pride
There are no strings attached, it's not a waste of time

You sit beside me, look my way, and it was meant to be
This love is only for one day, in the morning you'll leave
It feels so good and we both will taste the wine
I'm so relieved that it's only a good time

Good things last forever, try to understand
It really doesn't matter, for if you need a friend
There are no obligations, not a sense of pride
There are no strings attached, it's not a waste of time

On the wall the picture will stay
We hold each other's hands, waiting for the end, of the night
In the bedroom, your smell, fills the air
Even when you're not around, I still can hear the sound, of your voice

Good things last forever, try to understand
It really doesn't matter, for if you need a friend
There are no obligations, not a sense of pride
There are no strings attached, it's not a waste of time


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FEELS LIKE FLYING

from "Hope & Despair"
(music: G. Koopman / lyrics: R. Huigen)

I see the world below me
Stormclouds try, to pass me by
Reach for the stars above me
Can't touch them all
For some of them might fall

Feels, feels like I'm flying
No one, no one can stop me now

So I will enter all I will find
There's no limit!
Master of my illusions
Lead me on
Show me the way

In this void there's so much to explore
There are no boundaries!
Not one sign
No directions
No way in
There's no way out


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HOPELESS

from "Hope & Despair"
(music: G. Koopman / lyrics: R. Huigen)

Sentimental dreams, leading me to extremes
I want to be with you, I want to embrace you

In the dungeons of my heart, there is no way that we can part
I want to stay with you, I want to play with you

I'm drowning, within your eyes, I'm loosing control
I'm melting, just by one look, I'm burning up inside

Longing just to be, together you and me
I want to undress you, I want to mess with you

Embrace me, embrace me, won't you embrace me?
Now why won't you embrace me?
Although I try to speak, you act, as I'm not here, I'm not here
Nothing is all I hear from you, that I hear from you

Embrace me, embrace me, won't you embrace me?
Now why won't you embrace me?
You seem so far away, so far beyond my reach, my reach
Rejection is all, I feel, unreal, I feel so unreal

I ride on the waves, I might count the days,
I've tried to get you home, to where you belong, you belong
Is my hope in vain, in vain? Is it useless?


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  COLOSSUS

from "Cold Steel" / "Hope & Despair"
(music: G. Koopman / lyrics: R. Huigen)

In darkness I awake, is this a dream?
Last thing I remember: I was walking on the shore
I was trying to bide the time, I was trying to ease my mind
Find some peace within my heart
Find a brand-new way to start, all over again

And then suddenly the sky is turning green
The sea becomes restless, you won't believe what I've seen
The colossus rising right before my eyes
With all his might, against the light
A fading sun, I feel reborn

In a magic trance I stepped into the water
I was paralysed and struck by beauty

Why do we care so much?
How can I explain?
I want to step inside you, feel your hunger
For freedom that will guide you through days of thunder

In this sea of dangers there are so many strangers
Trying to hunt you down
I will guard your body, wake beside you
So no one else can harm you or surprise you

They shoot to kill
They hunt you still
You're so big but fragile, no mean machine
The water is your castle, but liberty is a dream
They hunt you still
They shoot to kill!

We go together, we are one
I need to protect you for you have become
The colossus hiding far out at sea

The chase is on, your time has come
The whales just cry, please change the tide!

And so we've become warriors of the sea
Wearing a thin disguise so no one else can see us
Go away!

And then suddenly the water feels cold
Lost its will to fight, he has become too old
The colossus dying right here in my arms

His time has come, the spirit's gone
He shuts his eyes, the whales just cry!
Please stay, don't go away

No time left to live, left to give
No time to make up for the things we've done wrong
All the whales gather round and they mourn, they mourn....


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4 VESSELS

from "Cold Steel" / "Hope & Despair"
(music: D. Heijboer / lyrics: R. Huigen)

Right ahead, iron threats
Sail the deep blue sea
Navigate, going straight
Following their leads
Quite a sight, scares the light
They're heading each-others way
Cold steel, turns its wheel
Trying to save the day

Side by side, against the tide
Ready to attack
Fully armed, and alarmed
There is no turning back
4 grey corpses, they seem to come alive
The mist colours their skin
Radars locked, hulls are shocked
The guns commit their sin

Side by side, against the tide
Ready to attack
Fully armed, and alarmed
There is no turning back
Now one's the leader, he's the one in charge
The others will serve his right
Cold steel, turns its wheel
To commence another fight


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KILL YOUR DARLINGS


from "Cold Steel" / "Hope & Despair"
(music: D. Heijboer / lyrics: M. van Spankeren)

I try, to control my imagination
Things get out of hand, each time I fall in love
Each time I fall for my own creations

Kill your darlings, kill your darlings
Kill your darlings, they say: Kill them all!

They force their company on me
Every time they count on my mercy
They point out their beauty

Have me on my knees
But this time I won't just give in
I'll scratch half of them to begin with.....?
Which ones will drop out?

I try, to control my imagination
Things get out of hand, each time I fall in love
Each time I fall for my own creations

Kill your darlings, kill your darlings
Kill your darlings, they say: Kill them all!

 

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MIRROR SITE 1

from "Mirror Site"
(music: G. Koopman / yrics: R. Huigen)

This planet has become too small
The media has taken control
My 15 inch screen has become my window
Eyes stare into the flashing lights of the screen

My window has become too small
My hunger for knowledge and all
My 15 inch screen comes to the rescue
Eyes stare into the flashing lights
Stare into the flashing lights of the screen

Comin', comin', comin', comin' trying to get you
Trying, trying, trying, trying to connect to
Make my, make my, make my way through the phone line
Busy, busy, busy, busy in the night-time

I'll infect you with some unknown virus
Something you have never seen before
I multiply and I plant the seeds
Then I'll breed, megabytes of greed

Are you receiving this message?
You better watch out!
I've found a new entry
I'm stuck within your memory
I multiply and I plant the seeds....

Are you receiving this message?
You better watch out!
I've found a new entry
I'm stuck within your memory
I multiply and I plant the seeds
Then I'll breed, megabytes of greed

Oh my god, what have I done?
I never meant you any harm
My only intention was to get in toutch again
But you ignore every move I make

Now I'm stuck with this greed
Own more than a man needs
I will save it for a rainy day
It is useless to me anyway
There's no one here to share
No one to share.... no one....
My acces to the CPU I live in
Is far from reality

I make my own sounds, create my own grounds
Building castles in the air
Use my imagination

Dial your number on the phone
But access is denied....
Access denied

My modem dials, trying to make it happen
Access denied, will it ever happen?
I've seen all that I wanted to see here
But the number I try to reach is allways busy

I must confess, there's more to life than this
In the matrix that's become my house, my memory is erased
It's the one time that I really show my true face
That people turn their backs on me
Leaves me with just one option
To remain inside this memory


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MIRROR SITE 2

from "Mirror Site"
(music: D. Heijboer / lyrics: R. Huigen)

I have finally made the connection
I'm moving through the phone line
I have found my direction
When I got in here, there was so much new for me
There were so many things to see

I have finally made the connection
Watch out, I'm coming through the phone line today
But after a while I wonder; have I been here before?
There is really nothing new for me
I tend to get bored
Everything looks the same to me
Well I have been here before
Well I have been here before

I'm on a mirror site
I'm on a mirror site
Watch out, I'm coming through the phone line today

But once I got in, there's no way to get out
Everything I see, leaves me with doubt

My modem dials, trying to make it happen
Access denied, will it ever happen?

 

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THE FINAL FRONTIER

from "Mirror Site"
(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

Living on the edge of his own dream
Swallowed by the world that's in between
Psychopathic man is looking for
The way to lead him through a door

Back to the gardens of Eden
Is there a way?
To the gardens of Eden

People proclaim that he's insane
But hapiness is his only game
He's setting course to outer-space
Behind the stars there lies a place

Back to the gardens of Eden
Is there a way?
To the gardens of Eden

Looking back on all you leave behind
Hoping that you'll ever find
Your sacred journey is not over yet
Someday, I know you will get

Back to the gardens of Eden
Is there a way?
To the gardens of Eden
You'll get there someday
Back to the gardens of Eden
Is there a way?
To the gardens of Eden
You'll get there someday

 

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  RAINFOREST

from "Mirror Site"
(music: D. Heijboer / lyrics: R. Huigen)

The rain that keeps on falling
Disappears into the ground
Or on creatures that are crawling
There is beauty all around

But there are signs of danger
As the lion wears its crown
And the snake prowls on its victim
And the leaves move without sound

Without sound....
Sound....
With no sound....

 

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 SINISTER MEMORIES

from "Cliffhanger Demo" and "Dug Out Alive! 1993-2001"
(music: D. Heijboer / lyrics: R. Huigen)

Crazy thoughts they keep spinning round,
Like a carousel on shaky grounds.
Raising a shield of infinity.
Closing the doors to your destiny.

Can't see through all the heartless minds,
Can't read the words between the lines.
Now all that's left is a decree,
Of cold sinister memories.

Oooh,
Oooh.

Restless, waiting.
Carefull, taking.
Tightly, holding.
Words, unfolding.

Eyes to the sky,
Wondering why?


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 TRUCE

from "Mirror Site"
(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

They gathered for the feast
They came here just to listen
To prophets of peace
The ones that we've been missin'

Behind these castle-walls
The knights bow their heads
While they count their souls
And the wars they have led
Then a voice from the past says:
How do you do?
If you want to survive
It's all up to you

Ready to defend
Their own imaginations
Go towards the end
Of wars between the nations

Behind the iron masks
Lies the need for a truce
Even the kings and the queens
Know the right way to choose
And as tough as they seem
They come to shake hands
Spread the message around
All over this land

"Listen": Said the voice
of all imaginations
We've come so far
We've grown so strong
The future and the past
Are all the implications
Of a knowledge gained
For a peace to last

Behind the iron masks
Lies the need for a truce
Even the kings and the queens
Know the right way to choose
And as tough as they seem
They come to shake hands
Spread the message around
All over this land


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   INNOCENT VICTIM

from "Not To Be Or Not To Be"
(music: G. Koopman / lyrics: R. Huigen)

I hear, a rumor's going on
They're talking about me, but I've done nothing wrong
Convict me, but show me some proof
Give me the evidence, and some room to move

Accused by the accused
Victim of abuse
Target of slander
Makes me a defender
I've done nothing wrong

I plead not guilty
I am not filthy
I just seek justice
I seek the one who caused this
I've done nothing wrong

I hear, the news has spread around
But the culprit just can't be found
Going through hard lessons in defeat
Can't walk the streets by day
Can't eat can't sleep

They say I've changed the world
They claim I stopped it to turn
I would have changed the water into poison
Now all I do is hide in my shame
Taking my best shot to survive the game
They say I've changed the world
They say I caused it to burn
But at the time I wasn't there
And if I had known I wouldn't care
I couldn't care less

I take my tranquilizer, glide under the sheets
I'll have my peace when I go to sleep
Suffering another headache, trying to forget the pain
Knowing that tomorrow it still will be the same
On the second floor a party's going on
I rest my head on my pillow and dream

And I'm wandering through a ruined landscape
In search for a solution to bring things back again
I wish I could turn back time
To find out what happened, to prevent the crime
I will try to stay alive
But it's too late to change
The things that happened were all arranged

Climbing a solid rock, head for the unknown
Drowsy and drugged, I stand alone
Wavering I climb upon a slippery ridge
But in a second I slip away

Exploring a new world
And there is nothing left for me
Living in this new world
They say I've made it empty
But I swear it's not my doing
Though I'm the one that they are sueing
I swear it wasn't me.You've got the wrong guy
Let me be!

I swear it wasn't me
Why can't you let me be?
I swear I didn't do it
But there is no way that I can prove it

I plead not guilty
I am not filthy
Target of slander
Makes me a defender

I can't stand the accusations
And negative vibrations
This thing has gone too far now
Please let it stop now!

I hear a lie, meanwhile I try, to clear my name, survive the game
Go back in time, fighting the crime, chasing the truth, but it's no use

 


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THE ARTIST

from "Not To Be Or Not To Be"
(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

I'm the artist, too confused to draw a straight line all the way from here
I'm forsaken, all the misery I've been through made me feel this way

Jump through time in my mind, back to thoughts I've left behind
I see people dying, I see my parents crying
Make my way through the day, wishing everyone would stay,
Forever here beside me, to teach me and to guide me
But that's a fiction, a conservative addiction
Now you're leaving, wish I was dreaming, forever dreaming

The distance that has come between us
We are drifting further apart
You've gone away to"another life"
To make a new start, you'll stay in my heart
Walk through the day, dream through the night
Lost in a room with no doors, locked inside

You're leaving this life behind you
To meet my mother on the other side
Where so many have gone to
They are the creatures of the night
They are deceivers of the light
Trying to go on, trying to belong
Facing the dark times ahead, they must be strong

Anger anger, is what I feel
Anger anger, vicious and real
Anger anger, is taking control
Anger anger, infecting my soul

Oh God why did You take them?
Oh God why did You make them
Come running to You?
Tell me if there is a meaning
For every human being leaving
Come running to You

Anger anger, on my face
Anger anger, revealing its ways
Anger anger, it makes me blind
Anger anger, is all that I find

Oh God why did You hurt me?
Oh God have I deserved to be left in such pain?
Not to be or not to be, is our final destiny
There is no return

Anger anger, is what I feel
Anger anger, vicious and real
Anger anger, it makes me blind
Anger anger, is all that I find
Anger anger, on my face
Anger anger, revealing its ways
Anger anger, is taking control
Anger anger, infecting my soul

I want to get closer to heaven
In the darkness of the night
I'll climb on a starbeam, I'll fall from the moon
I'll follow my heart, I will be with you soon

I will jump, from star to star
Just one more galaxy, it can't be far

And I know, that you know what I feel
And I feel, that you know what I know

I will care till the end of time
I will care till the end of my own time

I will search for you, I will long for you
I will remember you, we'll meet again some day

I'm the artist, too confused to draw a straight line all the way from here
I'm forsaken, all the misery I've been through made me feel this way

Jump through time in my mind, back to thoughts I've left behind
I see people dying, I see my parents crying
Make my way through the day, wishing everyone would stay
Forever here beside me, to teach me and to guide me
But that's a fiction, a conservative addiction
Now you're leaving, wish I was dreaming, forever dreaming


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  RAGNARÖK

from "Not To Be Or Not To Be"
(music: G. Koopman / lyrics: R. Huigen)

Fire, fire and ice, fire, fire and ice
Shake hands and build a new world
But the anger, coming from the world of the dead
Is crawling to the surface, prepare for battle now!

Fire fire, fire and ice, fire, fire and ice
The gods are summoned to protect what's rightfully theirs
Descent from heaven, prepare for battle now!

For every new beginning, there has to be an end
Odin build this kingdom, turned to his sons and said:
I will be your savior
I will be your god
You'll each possess a power
You all will be gods
Living above the world of the dead
Rule within the world of the mad
But be aware, destruction is on its way
Sound the alarm!

The gods are suicidal, they feel the end is near
Ghastly monsters, from nowhere they appear
The sword is their religion, clanging on the shields
Scattering their magic, all across the fields

"I know you're here"
"I feel you're near"
Without warning, they strike
With no mercy they fight
The stabbing knives
Are taking lives
Their armor reflects
What their senses detect

No compromise, cut down to size
The magic fails, the people wail

No safe return, even ashes burn
Thunder and light, the world's on fire!


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GRATWANDERUNG

from "Burning Alive!"
(music: D. Heijboer / lyrics: R. Huigen)

Caught in a prison with bars of insanity
My freedom is gone, the people have abandoned me
Can't turn left
Can't turn right
On the edge of my mind
Balance is gone. All's gone wrong
Try to take a few steps

But I know that I'll fall down
And I know that I'm a clown
And I know that, I'll be damned forever
I'll be damned forever, and forever I'll be damned

Can't move forward, can't turn back
I'm wrapped up in a straight-jacket
Suddenly I slip into a gap that wasn't there before
I seize for a sharp edge. Loose my head
Nothing left to hold on to

The thin air surrounds me as I keep falling down
Can't turn left. Can't turn right
The seconds they pass like a countdown in reverse
Can't just stop, as I drop
My skin aches. All it takes
Is a grip in this slip

And I know I'm falling down
And I know that I'm a clown
And I know that, I am damned forever
I am damned forever, and forever I'll be damned

But I know that I'll fall down
And I know I'm still a clown


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BAD DREAMS (CRUEL VISIONS)

from "Cold Steel"
(music: G. Koopman / lyrics: R. Huigen)

Little child in the dark and lonely night
Now you've gone, look at what you have become
Too scared to face the daylight, too scared to make them pay

Scared, too scared, you're just too scared
All their eyes are watching, are watching your way
They'll tear your body and they'll rape your soul
Don't let them get you, regain control
It's time for you to come out of your shell
It's time for you to escape from your hell!

Get away, get to somewhere, to where the power is yours
Get away, get to anywhere, forget your psychic remorse
Get away, get to somewhere
Get away, get to anywhere
See the light that's in your eyes

Over the hills you can see them coming, skeletons, bones without faces
Try to catch you in your sleep, an outrage of the deep
Throwing their body parts at you, their flesh, their skin
It's an army of the dead, a conspiracy in your head
An unspecific kind of outrage of your mind
In the distance you can see your brain floating in a bowl of mental fears
And above it is a giant screen playing visions of forgotten scenes
Spinning around at incredible speed
Faster, FASTER!

I know you, so well
Better than you can tell
Don't break this spell, read my thoughts well
I identify myself with you, and you too
Spinning ageless around

Study paths on the charts
Draw a line, to confine
Expose yourself to the wealth
Of dreamscapes far away, and what stands in your way
Keep on track and don't look back
Use a thread to find your way back home
Find someone so you are not alone

Walking on thin ice
Steady she goes and then aimless she knows, got to get there
Walk along bright eyes
Head for your goal and then capture your soul, don't forget that!
And now you see, it's only me, fighting, fighting to be free
And now you see, it's only me, fighting, fighting to be free

And now you see, it's only me, fighting, fighting to be free
And now you see, it's only me, fighting, fighting to be free
To be free, to be free, to be free

Scared, too scared, you're just too scared
All their eyes are watching, are watching your way
Buckle up, take a hike, and fasten your seat belts!

Get away, get away
See the man dragging you down, his face is changing
Alone you're doing alright, you're doing fine
The possession is yours but you are still mine!


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SIX MINUTES CLOSER TO DEATH

from "Cold Steel"
(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

I don't have time for you
Just sitting here waiting in my room
Solitary environments
And I 'm not getting younger
All the nights before I was down on my knees
No reasons and no rhymes
Forever lost in my needs
Until the end of time

Remember that it's hard to see when all becomes blank
Remember that it's hard when no one lends you a hand, I....

Heart stops beating, I crawl
Lungs stop breathing, I fall
It is too late, my senses start to fall
And they wash away like the sand
I become mellow, and words will turn into stone

I have got no time just to stand in line
It doesn't make much sense when I am past tense

All the nights before I was down on my knees
No reasons and no rhymes
Forever lost in my needs
Until the end of time

I see a bright light leading me on
Inviting strongly
A tunnel with no end
Passing through I see there's no one else but
A mirror watching me, looking at myself

I.... I.... I.... I....

I feel cold, I feel so cold
Is this time to say, goodbye?
Is this time to make them cry?


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VIEWS

from "Cold Steel"
(music & lyrics: R. Huigen)

No one else can see the things that I have seen
Watching from the mountains over an endless sea
Offering my future, giving up my soul
To be forever floating is my final goal

I'll be free, with myself and me
Amazing grace, that they can't replace
Nature calls in her mystical ways
It's all around and I feel its breath in my face
In my face...

All I've seen, all I've done, all I feel, all is one
Every face, every trace, every place, lost in space
Nature calls in her mystical ways
It's all around and I feel its breath in my face

Chilly white impressions make my body cold
I want to know what's out there before I get too old
Visit foreign landscapes and admiring all the views
Maybe in some other life they might come to use

I'll be free, with myself and me
Amazing grace, that they can't replace
Nature calls in her mystical ways
It's all around and I feel its breath in my face


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