shadowboy - lyrics

shadowboy - the awakening · pay with friendship · cinecittà · 1 of 100 · arbeitstitel · the bottom of your list · end of us

shadowboy - the awakening
i create, you destroy, you wake up the shadowboy

i come out in your night sleep
like the silence in the street
i withdraw, if you come back
hoody on and fade to black

you strike the bell and bring to heel
the offspring of a lousy deal
forced into line in every sense
you cage the bird in ignorance

i create, you destroy, you made me the shadowboy

you took the ground, you cut my view
brought up walls i can't break through
they swallow my identity
your walls became a part of me

your barking voice, your caustic smell
made me a creature in a shell
i've locked myself up like a fist
what survives deserves to live

i create, you destroy, you complete the shadowboy

i found shelter at the darkened corners
learned from survivors like rodents and crawlers
i became familiar with marten and fox
allied in the shadows between all the blocks

they warned me to run before i die out
follow the dead rails and don't turn around
follow them till the dead-end
and dive into the woods on the left hand

you can trace but you can't destroy the footprint of a shadowboy

i create, i create, i create, i create, i create,
you destroy, you made me the shadowboy

 


pay with friendship

ask yourself
how you wanna live
do you just take
or can you also give

it's up to you
which way to choose
if greed is your path
be ready to lose

change your mind
and you'll find open doors
if you are able to share
the world can be yours

they say i'm poor
but i don't feel the same
the capital i own
is the B in my name

i don't need no credit card
electric cash with trust reward
with what i pay, comes from my heart
i pay with friendship

i'm serving thoughts and memories
nutritious beats with melodies
you can price not one of these
but you can pay with friendship

in rostock, belgrade, nyc
share the worldwide currency
the best things in life are free
if you do in friendship

so show your creativity
feed me with your fantasy
spend a little time with me
let's invest in friendship

i wanna be free
i live for today
you live on interest
someone else's pay

i walk my line
and found peace like johnny cash
you're slave to the money
you'll go down with the crash

but you can call
and you can find me everywhere
if you're asking for a friend
just call and i'll be there
it's a simple thought

but you won't understand
with the money on your mind
and the wallet in your hand

i don't need no credit card
electric cash with trust reward
with what i pay, comes from my heart
i pay with friendship

i'm serving thoughts and memories
nutritious beats with melodies
you can price not one of these
but you can pay with friendship

in leipzig, moscow, helsinki
i share the worldwide currency
the best things in life are free
if you do in friendship

now waste your precious time on me
feed me with your fantasy
music and a cup of tea
let's invest in friendship

now i take a bow and you bow back
let's get this friendship right on track
what you see is what you get
let's get this party started
you can always count on me
there's no need to pay the fee
just take this lifetime warranty
with respect and open-hearted

it's the bank of trust
a word that counts
with heart and deed
i pay with friendship
i saw the world in amity
peace and solidarity
and when the time has come for me
i will leave this world in friendship

 


cinecittą

abbiamo la più bella lingua del mondo
ma la parliamo con amarezza e senza forza
... e questo fa male

dando vita all'arte come nessun altro popolo
ci accontentiamo di copie sbiadite
... ma quanto fa male

abbiamo inventato l'università
e ci facciamo prendere per scemi
... ma guarda che stupidi

abbiamo creato un paese come nessun altro
e poi ci lasciamo rubare le nostre abilità
... e questo fa pena

ridotti a figuranti in una scadente tragicommedia
recitiamo e paghiamo
... ma non t'interessa?

ci lasciamo gestire da un regista da show spazzatura
che ci adopera e ci sfotte, mentre il mondo ci deride
... ma non lo vuoi sapere?

più nessuno ha la spinta di cambiare qualcosa, nessuno combatte
si andrà avanti ... come sempre
... dipende da te!

le quinte marce non reggeranno più a lungo
i topi di fogna abbandonano la nave che affonda, portandosi via tutto ciò che ha valore

... ma vuoi solo stare a guardare come scompare la tua identità?

la luce illumina - la facciata rimasta
tenuta da piloni - colonne di cartapesta
dipingete il cielo - se fosse realtà
viverci non vuole nessuno - in questa cinecittà

quanto dolciume puoi sopportare prima di vomitare
la frutta colorata e marcia - la dolce vita esiste solo per chi paga
la natura annientata e calpestata - e chi se ne frega?
gli applausi coprono le urla di soccorso

ma sul serio - vuoi veramente vivere in mezzo a 'sta menzogna?
distruggi questo palcoscenico - e ricostruisci questo paese
non permettiamo di farci separare da gelosie ed ingiustizie impiantate nelle nostre teste

italia, culla degli artefici - siamo noi che possiamo creare tutto dal niente
perché non iniziamo a farlo, cacciando via quelli, che dal tutto hanno creato il nulla!

la luce illumina - la facciata rimasta
tenuta da piloni - colonne di cartapesta
dipingete il cielo - se fosse realtà
viverci non vuole nessuno - in questa cinecittà


1 of 100

wake up! it's time to understand
the holy fucking network was building up on sand
take a step back - this is the final call
you can be the witness of the downfall of it all
find out, what is still inside
is it really you? is it worth to fight?
lose all, illusions in your head
you're begging now for help that you will never get
in these days you only wanna scream
you're already dead but still existing on the screen
you read now things, written in your name
things about your private life you would never give away
they know your attitude, your hopes and your fear
even your position, so you can't just disappear
it's a painful awakening like from a rotten tooth
you thought everything was fine, now you know the truth

who's the one, who really understands you?
who's the one, who really fights for you?
who's the one, who reach out helping hands, too?
who defends you, if you're standing all alone?
who cares? who really gives a fuck?
who is the only one that gets you out now, if you're stuck?

don't wanna beat around the bush because we both know that it's true
it's hard to face the facts, the only one is you
long enough you overshare what's on your mind
you decorate a templateworld but didn't look behind
you cut your personality to fit into the frame
ready for upload as the product you became
you fall into a world looking too good to be true
and swallow down their pulp readymade for you
you think this "free space" is a benefit for all
negatory, it's the tool box of control
as for me, don't want to meet trouble halfway here
i'm not a man for closed system madness i deny collective fear
i refuse the path of distraction, leading away from thoughts i esteem
i want my brain all for myself, not be taken by the mean
inimitability is the greatest good you should protect
to enable and let grow an unformatted self-respect
a premise to be steady, is knowing who you are
ready for release, before they go to far
all in all you are at the mercy of the ones
who are getting fathers power and hand it over to their sons
they'll take over your identity and snatch the smile below your nose
and you become the public enemy everybody knows
shoot back, and they'll let you know how they feel
if you face up, you will get the short end of the deal
they will use you as a warning, to protect their "common wealth"
these people are not against you, they are for themselves

who's the one, who really understands you?
who's the one, who really fights for you?
who's the one, who reach out helping hands, too?
who defends you, if you're standing all alone?
who cares? who really gives a fuck?
who will be sitting here alone, if you loose everything you've got?

don't want to prettify because we both know that it's true
it's the man in the mirror who says the only one is you
who cares? who really gives a fuck?
who's left, if you let go of whatever makes you stop?
it doesn't take a genius to understand it's true
but i'll tell you who it is - the only one is you

 


arbeitstitel

ich sag zu mir: mach es fertig, auch wenn es dich fertig macht!
doch das ist schnell mal daher gesagt, und schwer geschafft!

es ist doch nur ein bisschen zeit, die man auf erden hat,

was macht man zwischen erstem atemzug und erstem herzinfarkt?

hast du noch nicht studiert? was hat dich gehindert?
bist du schon verheiratet? sag mal! hast du schon kinder?

was bist du wert in geld, was sind verfügbare aktiva?
und wenn du morgen nicht lieferst, glaub mir, dann bist du geliefert!

mit gewissem anspruch sind schon selbstgesteckte ziele
kaum zu erreichen, dabei will ich nur harmonie und liebe
und ein bisschen energie um etwas neues zu erschaffen
doch ihr zerstört alles und treibt den jungen in den schatten!

wenn man etwas will, kann man erstaunliches erreichen
und ist fähig trotz barrieren ganz erstaunliches zu leisten!

doch wenn du meinst, die zeit ist reif und alles endlich vorbei
beginnt das nächste große projekt - alles von vorn!

und ich träume - von besseren zeiten, stress ist vorbei,
lass blicke lässig schweifen über prächtige weiten,
einen cocktail in der hand am strand relaxed und befreit
das leben endlich genießen von seinen besten seiten!

und ich träume - von reicher ernte und harter arbeit lohn
das gefühl von freiheit überwindet jede atemnot
schöne frau, wilde tochter und ein starker sohn
ergreif das glück mit beiden händen - es wartet schon!

i'm sitting here all night and the battery is low
all you need is sleep one week in a row

i'm hunted by the deadlines but the cpu is slow
i think you will collapse down to the floor

i hear the people waking up and work from nine to five
while people like myself working their hole life

i really start to wonder, what you've reached, what you've got
a pain in the back and a 40 on the clock

i see pictures from my friends strolling all around the globe
while i'm fighting here with tears, struggling without hope

i dream about the day, when all the work is done
i will do it like my cat, celebrate the sun

but i'm fighting through the lines, through myself and through the night
will i go down by the quest? will i see the light?

i overrun the point of no return and follow through
but to complete this episode, the final enemy is you

sorry folks, but life ain't always fair
die zeiger drehen ihre runden und du läufst hinterher

that's how it works and it doesn't really matter
cause after each and every round i know my own a little better

take a deep breath, get to it, get the work done
morgen ist ein neuer tag und alles fängt von vorne an

that's how it is and it doesn't really matter
cause after each and every round i know my own a little better

 


the bottom of your list

the night
so clear
a smile
a waft, cold and sweet

free
so much space to breath
i'm here
thoughts in circles

a memory
a link
find me
one more
one more turn

an aeon
too long without

say

speak
answer me
i'm... i miss you

can i come home now?
can you hold me?
i'm sorry
but

i can't exist
at the bottom of your list
i felt so dismissed
left stranded and unkissed
please take me as i am

i need you
your looks

hurting
intimidating

do you know how i feel?
can you see the side effects?

i'm down
all i want is to grow

so please
don't cut
don't extort
don't compare me

accept me as i am
cause
i can't exist
at the bottom of your list
i felt so dismissed
left stranded and unkissed
take me as i am

i need you tonight

 


end of us

the first time your shine came up
you took the orbit all around

you look so adorable
since you left the ground

impossible for me
to ignore the presence that you take

you turned me inside out
now i fear to break

you bring all this feelings
i've never known before

now i cannot live without them
this i know for sure

in all those sleepless nights
when i looked up patiently
i was longing for the moment
only you and me

but now you turn away
and everything gets cold
everything has changed
into another world

did i come to close?
did i something wrong?
this perfect rising symphony
everything is gone

it started with a smile
now you're starting to ignore
you were everything
i was looking for

i really get confused
how you make me feel
now i create all this thoughts
with the mind to kill

you left me here behind
out here in the rain
i start to lose control
i think i'll go insane

but in the darkest night
you show your face again
shining down on me
saying i'm your friend

and for a little while
you move this clouds away
showing all your love
and you make the night a day

i know it's all routine
when you ask me how i feel
and there is no time to stay
i know it is for real

when you treat me like a ghost
and you push me like a drug
i know you are the cause
for the falling and the flood

i need to bring this to an end
won't wait another day
i will pull you down now
i will stop your way

we cannot run from here
it's our destiny
it's a universal law
that you will crush on me

come here
come to me
can't take this anymore
i can't take this anymore

you're all mine
till the end
till the end of us
we will all die
it's the end
it's the end of us