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Subsurface

"Subsurface" (2004)

1. Mission Profile
2. Ground Control
3. Opium
4. Stop Dead
5. The Art of Reason
6. Pressure
7. Flags and Footprints
8. Static
9. The Destruction of Words







1. Mission Profile

can we go on can we be strong

weíve got a system youíre going to use it
we call it freedom and you are free to choose it
if youíre not against it youíve got to be for it
neutral is dangerous and you cannot ignore it

can we go on forcing our hand
can we be strong till others understand
can we go on to save our wounded land
can we be wrong

weíve got the money weíre going to spend it
peace is our mission weíll murder to defend it
sooner or later youíll get the picture
weíre the creator and you were just created

devastation is where weíre heading if we follow this illusion
escalation of all the hurting that is borne of our confusion
unrelenting as we persist in putting everyone beneath us
never ending until we understand our honesty deceives us

there is still one truth on which we can depend
weíve started something we can never end

we know although we try to justify the means
the truth behind the end remains unseen
and while we all assume we all agree
weíre giving up the freedom to be free

disillusion is always possible but weíve got propaganda
mass confusion is always better than the threat of understanding
weíll deceive you weíve got so many ways to make you stand behind us
if we need to weíll use them on ourselves to constantly remind us

there is just one lie that we can still defend
weíve started something we can never end

we know although we try to justify the means
the truth behind the end remains unseen
and while we all assume we all agree
weíre giving up the freedom to be free

there is still one truth on which we can depend
weíve started something we can never end

we know although we try to justify the means
the truth behind the end remains unseen
and while we all assume we all agree
weíre giving up the freedom to be free




2. Ground Control

where do you go where do you go for external forces
your body wakes but never waits to restore resources
do you believe in what you do or is it just for money
so if the world all does the same no wonder things are funny

just when you thought that you were building on a rock
you find youíve dug yourself a hole
and youíll be facing such a futuristic shock
when ground control slips away from you
ground control slips away

how can you face the future

do you create and generate to build a land of plenty
or do you misappropriate until the world is empty
do you despise and criticise with no absolution
or do you stop to analyse to find a new solution

just when you thought that you were building on a rock
you find youíve dug yourself a hole
and youíll be facing such a futuristic shock
when ground control slips away from you
ground control slips away

theyíre cutting up the world we know
for reasons theyíre ashamed to show
and all we love will have to go
theyíre storming us without a war
extending force until we fall
while we lie back and take it all

and everything our fathers made
and everything they fought to save
is trampled under this parade
and nothingís going to stop them now
their policy will know no bounds
as soon as they control the ground

under the flag of liberty youíll find corruption lurking
itís our responsibility to keep the system working

just when you thought that you were building on a rock
you find youíve dug yourself a hole
and youíll be facing such a futuristic shock
when ground control slips away from you
ground control slips away




3. Opium

lost in the haze so far away how can we get back home
lost in the haze so far away whoís going to guide us home

iíve struggled to get near it to backwards engineer it
but all i find is a smoke and mirror game
the recondite monopolise the airwaves
till all believe there is no other way

and this is how we live our lives our opium is televised
till finally they watch us fade away

our lifeless generation is going to the wall
a languid demonstration of daze before a fall
a preconceived condition imagined long ago
but will we ever know all that lies below

theyíll print it on the front page to synthesise an outrage
but all we find is a decoy once again
duplicity and trickery surround us
till all believe there is no other way

and this is how we fall asleep their opium is running deep
till finally they watch us fade away

our lifeless generation is going to the wall
a languid demonstration of daze before a fall
a preconceived condition imagined long ago
but will we ever know all that lies below

waiting to play are we the pawns in this game
paving the way watching the kings make their claim
martyrs and spies although we donít realise
falling away under the watch of their eyes

this is the way weíve chosen to be
this is the road that we go down
as clear as the day but still we donít see
weíll only know when itís over

lost in the haze so far away how can we get back home
lost in the haze so far away whoís going to guide us home

and this is how our nation died our opium has satisfied
and finally they watch us fade away

our lifeless generation is going to the wall
a languid demonstration of daze before a fall
a preconceived condition imagined long ago
but will we ever know all that lies below




4. Stop Dead

there is a time for flying like an eagle
there is a time for falling like a stone
but if you stop dead
take a look around
maybe youíll watch the seasons flow
and then youíll finally know

as the atmosphere rolls away
though appearances stay the same
you canít fly twice in the same patch of sky
you wonít find rest till youíre ready to change

there is a time for walking on the water
there is a time for drifting out to sea
but if you stop dead
take a look around
one day youíll find youíre back on land
and then youíll understand

as the atmosphere rolls away
though appearances stay the same
you canít fly twice in the same patch of sky
you wonít find rest till youíre ready to change

one day youíll find youíre back on land
and then youíll understand

as the atmosphere rolls away
though appearances stay the same
you canít fly twice in the same patch of sky
you wonít find rest till youíre ready to change

itís over my head
itís over my head
but if you stop dead




5. The Art of Reason

can you give me a reason why you shone for a season
then you turned to deceiving (i donít believe that itís right)
you pretend you can hear us but you wonít come near us
now itís all got serious (i donít believe that itís right)

we thought youíd do your best for future generations
but all you left was a mounting debt (i donít believe that itís right)
we thought your peace could flow like water through the nations
but you shut down the fountainhead (i donít believe that itís right)

can you give an account now as the truthís coming out now
itís the end of the countdown (i donít believe that itís right)
now weíve lost all our patience with your forced liquidation
of our land of our nation (i donít believe that itís right)

we thought youíd right the wrongs that others brought upon us
but you sold off our right to choose (i donít believe that itís right)
we thought youíd fight for us but you just fought among us
and you sold off your servitude (i donít believe that itís right)

no more tries and no more chances
no more lies to pass as answers
no more smiles and false relations
no more world indoctrination

sorry for being angry sorry for being numb
sorry for all the dreaming i really should have done
i thought that i was blameless i thought that i was safe
i thought that a happy ending would happen anyway

i canít believe we never noticed
i canít believe it took so long
for us to turn around the future
by standing up for what we all believed in all along

it was there right before our eyes we were blind not to realise
in the rush to be globalised we signed away our freedom
we forgot how to criticise we were scared to be demonised
as the truth was neutralised we lost the art of reason

shallow the crusader and shallow their crusade
but deep the ideology that brings them into play
political correctness a foil for our minds
a false exoneration to cover up the crimes

i canít believe we never noticed
i canít believe it took so long
for us to turn around the future
by standing up for what we all believed in all along

it was there right before our eyes we were blind not to realise
in the rush to be globalised we signed away our freedom
we forgot how to criticise we were scared to be demonised
as the truth was neutralised we lost the art of reason




6. Pressure

i canít see in front of me i feel blind to my sentence
my assumed autonomy is all steeped in dependence

iím breaking inside

i watch time delimiting but i donít see the answers
i know gainís diminishing but iím wasting my chances

iím breaking inside
my headís above the water but i just canít fight the tide
till the pressure subsides

all you see reflects on me
how can it be forever
all i do reflects on you
now do you feel the pressure

with all things permissible i canít stem the pollution
and no hand invisible can assure resolution

iím breaking inside
my head cries out for stillness but i just canít find the time
till the pressure subsides

all you see reflects on me
how can it be forever
all i do reflects on you
now do you feel the pressure
all i know will come and go
you canít have it all together
all you ask will come to pass
now do you feel the pressure

iím breaking inside
my headís above the water but i just canít fight the tide
till the pressure subsides

all you see reflects on me
how can it be forever
all i do reflects on you
now do you feel the pressure
all i know will come and go
you canít have it all together
all you ask will come to pass
now do you feel the pressure




7. Flags and Footprints

iím looking for a reason why i see no shooting stars tonight
just a sign that everythingís alright to quiet me, to quiet me
maybe all i hoped was wrong maybe all i dreamed is gone
maybe i was stupid all along for trying it, for trying it

but i believed in what you said
i trusted in your summer
now the leaves are turning red
and soon theyíll all be coming down
how can i go on
if hope is what keeps me alive
and iím so uncertain

it seems the more i look for you the more i fail to find the truth
maybe iím affecting what i view with heavy veils and fairytales
maybe my research was sound but maybe i just fooled around
all flags and footprints but nothing further down to find you, to find you

but i believed in what you said
i trusted in your summer
now the leaves are turning red
and soon theyíll all be coming down
how can i go on
if hope is what keeps me alive
and iím so uncertain

i guess i learned the hard way or did i waste my time
i never met you half way but i crossed that line

and i believed in what you said
i trusted in your summer
now the leaves are turning red
and soon theyíll all be coming down
how can i go on
if hope is what keeps me alive
maybe someday iíll know why




8. Static

i took the low road i took the slow road
iíve seen enough to know that i canít see at all
thereís only static on my receiver
youíve got my frequency but i donít hear you call

get away get away get away now
no sense in wishing no transmissions ever come this way
get away get away get away now
just premonitions that i canít explain

i know i want you to know who i am now
i want you to know me

i meditated i medicated
i made a promise but i broke it every day
annihilated i violated
all that was given me i choked it all away

get away get away get away now
no sense in wishing no transmissions ever come this way
get away get away get away now
just premonitions that i canít explain

i know i want you to know who i am now
i want you to know me

how can i hear (what i donít hear)
how can i see (what i donít see)
how can i know (what i donít know)
how can i be this impossibility

i want you to know who i am

i know i want you to know who i am now
i want you to know me

itís growing colder iím growing older
my summerís over and itís time to face the fall
thereís only static on my receiver
iíve got your frequency but i wonít make the call




9. The Destruction of Words

i donít need allusion i donít need blame
i donít need collusion to help me find my way
i could drown in your delusion and everything you say
fact is just a fusion of every shade of grey

truth is sublime but talk is just a waste of time
describing the shadows that form our lives

so you can take away the answers
and theyíll still return but when you throw away the questions
iíll only learn again so take away the evidence
but iíll still recall until you throw away the memory
and all thatís left is you

i donít need hypotheses and all thatís assumed
flawless ideologies that decadence consumed
and i am just the knowledge that found its way to you
and now iíve reached your zenith and everything was true

truth is sublime but talk is just a waste of time
believing the shadows that form our lives

so you can take away the answers
and theyíll still return but when you throw away the questions
iíll only learn again so take away the evidence
but iíll still recall until you throw away the memory
and all thatís left is you

all that you left behind lingers inside your mind
all that you canít let go shows you the way back home

truth is sublime but talk is just a waste of time
destroying the shadows that form our lives

so you can take away the answers
and theyíll still return but when you throw away the questions
iíll only learn again so take away the evidence
but iíll still recall until you throw away the memory

all that you left behind lingers inside your mind
all that you canít let go shows you the way back home

and all thatís left is you

 


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