Boy From The Golden City

Maelstrom

you suck me in, don’t let me go
your grip won’t slip, I flail and kick
I can’t run away, I’m cursed to stay
you’ve cast a spell over me, you pull me down
into that hole
into that hole
into that hole
I howl

I’m on my ship sailing
girl I’m waiting to be saved

please let go of me, spit me out
throw me away, let me drown
I’ll die anyway, in your undertow
whatever you do, you suck me in

I’m on my ship sailing
girl I’m waiting to be saved
I’m on my ship sailing
& I’m fighting, but you will tear me apart

Cold Blood

if this is all you can get
cold blood, a stony soul and mindset
some might say I went too far
from a boy to a man with scars

you don’t know how high this mountain is
you’ve never climbed to the top of it
you don’t know how steep this trail is
you’ve never walked a step on it
sit down and watch me fail again
knowing that I’m bleeding, I’m bleeding

if this is all you can get
bone-dry, alone a lonesome head
some might say I went too far
from a boy to a man with scars

you don’t know how high this mountain is
you’ve never climbed to the top of it
you don’t know how steep this trail is
you’ve never walked a step on it
sit down and watch me fail again
knowing that I’m bleeding, I’m bleeding

Popular Science

I sweated blood
so what the fuck
you‘re telling me
to calm down a bit?

you know all the answers teacher of wisdom
go to hell with your truth of class-ism
so don’t tell me what I already know
your scientific approach makes my knees bow
and all the experts clap their hands in addition
they believe without the slightest of suspicion

so why the hell
so why the hell
don’t you have a clue?

I know it’s not your fault, easy
we go home again, easy
what can we do, take it easy
what if he faints, kiss him?
Trust in science, because it’s easy
to please me and release me
what can we do, take it easy
what if he faints, kiss him?

The Resigend Maestro

do you have a minute?
do you have the time
to sit down and listen, to a story of mine?
once there was a man
sincere, honest and fair
he did dare to try and change the world

even though he knew about the evil in this world
even though he knew that he would possibly fail
even though, even though he knew

he went to the towers to fight, sweated blood and tears
and then he lost

if the time is up, you give in, you can’t choose
if there is a way to win, then there is also a way to lose
pain is an option
pain is an option
It’s always in slow motion, always closer

he’ll never walk tall again
he’s crippled to the end of his days
no one is gonna shake his hands
and now tell me listener,
do you think he should change a thing
if he could go back again

Willkommen auf der Infobrücke

am I wonderful?
well, that’s what they told me
no I didn’t go, no I didn’t want,
no I didn’t want to
these stairs they are so…, well you know, well you know, they are bleeding
when your lips turn blue, and you’re feeling weak, and you try to seek
you can’t even walk away

I beg you pardon son
I’d love to see you run away from all this mess here
please forgive me

if your god dies tomorrow
and the angels fly away
are you the one to stay?
if your nightmare comes alive
and the evil ones arise
are you not going to cry?

Let Me Tell You Something

when the darkness rises
you’ll fall into my arms
if there are no more surprises
I’ll kiss you twice as hard

let me tell you something
I wanna hold your hand
if you cut mine off
I promise I won’t cry

let me tell you something
if there must be blood
they already nailed jesus
to a wooden cross

well does he know what he is doing?

I don’t know if we’ll win this fight – tonight
I can’t tell anymore when late is too late
please tell me something, please talk to me

sleep, cry, wake up, vomit, already dead? already there? drive, drive faster, help, help us!

Skyscrapers

blinking lights as we pass by
how many lives, how many lives living inside?

I see the shadows outside the train window
I know most of you would like to go

[„for you it’s easy“ you all say
but skyscrapers always pave the way towards the sky]

we’re building and building
stone by stone, brick by brick

everyone is alone
everyone on its own

Eldorado

my God is the sun, it shines in my favour
my time is my money, I stack it in layers
one day I’ll be king, it is my behaviour
I’ll take a bath, in gold and in silver

they came here to take what is mine
they knew I would be up for a fight
as long as the sun shines it will all be mine
as long as the sun shines it will all be…

I want more of the same, don’t blame it on me, blame our system
you are no different, there’s only a number between you and me

I saw this river, it is fast flowing
I smelled the fragrance, a beautiful flower
the stocks are ripe
time to decide
don’t be too late
I can change the world, I can change the world
as long as it bleeds, go to your knees

sit down and wait for your release
it will not come…

I want more of the same, don’t blame it on me, blame our system
you are no different, there’s only a number between you and me

The Boy From The Golden City

it was warm when we first met
I can’t remember the last time
I’ve seen the sun shine on your face
on my back is a pack of wolves
riding my thoughts
biting my tongue
wrestle me down
don’t let me go
they don’t let me go

one more time to see your smile
I wanna hold you, my baby
don’t stop breathing, don’t give up
will you listen? maybe

I don’t want to see you go into the golden city
it is cold in this room
I hate to wait for the flowers to bloom
but they won’t this time, there’s no water
there’s only wasteland and there’s no shelter

one more time to see your smile
I wanna hold you, my baby
don’t stop breathing, don’t give up
will you listen? maybe
I don’t want to see you go into the golden city

OMG

the night is ours and my lady says „ooh la la,
I need proof you’re not a poof , give me some love“
see those sissies over there, let’s go & give them a shove
I hope they know their situation, it’s not good at all
shaved my hair off, let the dogs out
the night is mine, that fight is going to happen
this guy is lame, this guy is tame
I can see him standing there, he’s already scared

if you want me to hold you tight (baby, baby)
if you need a lover to put up a fight, (ask me, ask me)
my kiss is soft, my fist is fast, I give you my word
he will bleed, he will ask for mercy, omg, omg, omg

is there regret, when you lie in your bed alone at night?

if you want me to hold you tight (baby, baby)
if you need a lover to put up a fight, (ask me, ask me)
my kiss is soft, my fist is fast, I give you my word
he will bleed, he will ask for mercy, omg, omg, omg

360 Degrees

they dreamed my dream
they know how I feel
they use my eyes
to materialize
they walked my path
they know my thoughts
& their own hands
turn into claws

It’s what you get when you ask them to protect your life
behind a curtain, in a labyrinth, it‘s more than meets the eye

they can see
360 degrees

what have I become
I’m a monsters son
I let them in and closed the door
they didn’t need to ask
they took my life
and as time goes by
I forget who I am
even though I know
things should change
my bed is warm
my pillow is soft

[my own foe]

they can see
360 degrees

they caught me off guard, now there’s no guard to protect my soul
they sucked my blood out and they won’t stop licking my soul

and they’re licking my blood

Panic: We Are Hanging Here

Follower

I am right, when they say I’m right
then I know I’m right, and it feels alright

and I am wrong, when they say I’m wrong
then I know I’m wrong, don’t get me wrong
‘cos I’m a follower

the pressure is on
for the best ones
it’s getting tight
at the top
I twist and turn
I work and learn
I try my best
to eat the rest
cos I’m a follower

my best friends advice
is not to think twice
you got to be fast
if you wanna be first
I won’t waste my time
using my brain

Bad With Names

I’ve seen your face before
I know, I know you from somewhere
aren’t you that guy from TV
saying shares would be fine
as long as you win and all the others lose

& all your friends they say, that you are bad with names

you took it from the poor
you didn’t ask, you didn’t care
who is the last in line
all that matters are shares

you should prepare yourself, they won’t forget your name

we’ll be waiting there
in the shadows where
you will lose it all
you’re not the lucky one
that will be overseen
we will remember you
we’re waiting for the time
where you will shake in fear
and we will shout your name

Lacking Hope

let the horse race begin
let the dogs catch the cats
I know it’s for a reason
that only the strong survive

tell me what has happened
that fear became my friend
I didn’t want to let them catch me
but my escape has found its end

they always say that you’ll come and put things right
they say that you will fill the world with light
but now as I sit here so numb and so tired
where are you now, where are you?

the power of the emperor
has risen again
we just don’t want to face it
we don’t want to know who’s there

I’m lacking hope

they say that it is all gonna be okay
no one is ever gonna feel some pain, again
I guess they’re wrong, it has hurt for so long
I can’t see it stop

Dancer In The Park

hello and welcome to the park
you should have come before
everything started to fall apart
may I ask to check your chart
what’s next on your list to fill
your pockets and play your part?
the world is in a crisis, indeed
not even god can save these idiots
from our greed

we are the dancers in the park
we are on the good side of the dark
as long as we see, we are not blind
with both our hands we cling to all
resources we can find

we don’t need a gardener to grow
we need no rescue-plan, nor charity
or bank refund
so let us dance in our pride
a golden shower on our head as long
as we survive
what the hell did you expect?
a helping hand, a friend, a saviour
well that sounds perfect
the truth is there is no escape
we are the ones that hammered out
a plan for every threat

Hypnotic

look into my eyes, here is my advice
there can only be one in this city
and you’re not the one

you’re not the one, who’s going to beat me

In The Woods

I went into the forest to seek the truth
all I found was a thousand trees and no way out
now rip me up & drink my blood
all I’ve got is a broken clock
now rip me off, you already did
in the system you are living in

I saw your greedy eyes looking at us
I knew if you got our time, you got our souls
PANIC! we’re hanging here
like strange fruits on fake trees
now rip us up, you already did
in the system we are living in

There Are Trees

where did all the colours go?
do you know, do you know?
I wonder if I am blind
wandering around like
a man who doesn’t know, his destiny, destiny

there are trees
from time to time
there are trees
after a while
there are trees
waiting for me

in the end
I will see the truth
in the end
I will see the truth

how to make things stop?
this might be my last stay
turn your headlights on
leave me, and drive away

I don’t wanna be saved by you
I don’t wanna be saved right now

At Dawn: We Betray The Liars

in a dark night, where all the lions sleep
and you feel the heat, the devils speak & the demons sing “hallelujah”
he’s broken, he played his cards wrong

on a bright day, where all the liars fail
and you hear it crackle, before the battle & you know you’ll win
„hallelujah“

blessed is the candle
that shines in the night
who’ll find saint wisdom – after our fight?
the sun has darkened the moon’s not giving light
the stars are falling from the sky
I see it burning, the letters, I see them burning
engraved after a while…saying:
glory to the king

Let The Clowns Moan

I was lost
I was forgotten
I was a stranger
I was living in the streets

you were the princess
you were the queen
you were the beauty
you knew how to win

if I ever gonna find an answer
you, my girl, are the trigger
you, my girl, are the reason

they vetoed
they always do
they say it’s dangerous
to act as we do

see how the stars burn bright, I lit them up for you
see how the clowns moan, they thought they could part us too

If That Is All That Love Is

you taught me how to breath
you told me how to live,
and everything in between
you told me not to take
you taught me how to give

one day on my knees
you remembered me, that love is
to love my enemies
but I can guarantee

if that is all that love is
I am not good enough for this

I found hope in you
I lost it there too
in the dark night
I couldn’t find your glory

The King

here is what I learnt from life
it’s all about: strive and thrive
your stupid remarks won’t increase the polls
and all the promises you made, and all the things you said would change
have changed, but not as you thought

burn the culprit in a blazing cage

the stats didn’t go in your favour, lately
and you’re running short on time
don’t forget to carve that in your epitaph

burn the culprit in a blazing cage
curse his crown, no longer shall he reign

here he comes
his highness rules
we’ll follow him
until we burn him
at the stake

burn the culprit in a blazing cage
curse his crown, no longer shall he reign
throw him down in an ocean deep as night

don’t follow him, he’s not our king

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