Lyrics

Geometry for the Selfish Herd
Geometry for the Selfish Herd (Pride)
The Believers
Julia (The Crooked Line)
Piggy Ways
Nothing But
Freak of Energy (A Caculated Plan of Action)
The Death inside of Me
To Grow a Tree
Hellcrown
Uncertainty Principle
Forever Incomplete

Noises from the Darkroom
Fleshdance
Idea
Casuistry
As in a Dream
My Code
God's Favourite Argument
Kin Lear
No
Pure
Mother Serpent (For no Reason)
The Joke
One of Us

Geometry for the Selfish Herd (Pride)

In our primal cores,
Deep down into the centuries hide
Immutable laws,
Ghosts we share against darkness outside.

If youíre not with us,
And donít accept our (un)spoken rules,
You must be against us.
Solidarily weíll shield the blood pool.

We, chosen, proud,
Devine, pure crowd.
You, jumbled, base,
Confused, rat race....

Heed our neighbourhood.
Turn right, away from whatís outside.
Clone and shield our good
From what undermines our pride.

We, chosen, proud,
Devine, pure crowd.
You, jumbled, base,
Confused, rat race....

The Believers

Our time, abundance
We shall end it in,
Kingdom of heaven on earth.
Webs of significance
Weíre suspended in.
Besotted we toil on in mirth.

Rise high, higher than the skies.
Endlessly we maximize.
In the next role of the dies
Sweet salvation lies.

No more unreason now:
Weíll shape the drift of time
And time shall signify.
As we improve our know-how
And our statistics climbÖ
Our precious time is running dry.

Rise high, higher than the skies.
Endlessly we maximize.
In the next role of the dies
Sweet salvation lies.

On our knees we pray for more...

Julia (The Crooked Line)

In pathological foam,
A gallery of monsters I roam.
Flickering fire out of control
Lights the dark labyrinthís hellhole.

Crooked line, Iíll straighten you.
Your mystery will prove untrue.

What kind of unruly maths
Did plan these twisted paths?
What sort of lawless black force
Did plot its bewildering course?

Crooked line, Iíll straighten you.
Your mystery will prove untrue.
Crooked line, Iíll untangle you.
Your riddle I will undo.

Now youíre mine,
Crooked line:
Peculiar
Julia.

Piggy Ways

All my life
Has led me here.
All this strife,
Now itís clear.

I can see:
I had to go through this.

Higher sanity
Give me insight.
On humanity
Shed your bright light.

Forever,
Ennobling dream,
Iíll remember
Your magic theme.

Pervade.
Donít ever fadeÖ

Revert to your piggy ways.
Revert to your piggy ways.

Now your magicís gone.
Vow, were you a con?
Memories swiftly dissipate.
Resolutions surely deflate.
Transformation? Growth? Awake...

Öto your piggy ways.

Nothing But

Now there is nothing left to say.
Now reason will take care of me.
Love, hate, fear and anger our betrayed.
Outdated and totally passť.

No commitment,
Worn equipment.
No conviction,
Just prediction.

We have no need of that hypothesis.
Waiting for the grand synthesis
We cling to iron common sense.
And all of this to nothing will condense.

No commitment,
Worn equipment.
No conviction,
Just prediction.

So you tell me what I am.
Let me know know when you know who I am.
So you tell me it ís not real.
Are you telling me that I donít feel?

Yet I feel it,
Itís ordeal, it
Makes me squeal it.

In the bright glare I can see
A dark wood midst the meadows of doom.
No, youíll never throw light on this
Irreducible heart of darkness.

Freak of Energy (A Calculated Plan of Action)

For all I am worth
Iíve sought something worthwhile
Midst the whirl on earth
Of aims to reconcileÖ

But spirited and firm Iíd walk tall,
Iíd come up with a plan for us all.
No sober weighing, no lethargy.
So God, make me a freak of energy.

Profound truth to learn,
. Razor-keen and universal:
Targets may be short-term
But neither is life eternal.

But resolute and brave Iíd walk tall,
Iíd come up with a plan for us all.
No needless weighing, no lethargy.
If I could be a freak of energy.

Redeeming and great
Idea, help us get ahead.
When we hesitate
Help us choose the right...

WARHEAD.

Nothing better than
A fine idea to bring peace
Of mind. With a plan
Of action impasse will cease.

The Death inside of Me

Something I knew before
Is fading more and more.
Phrases that I clung to every day
Donít ring nearly the same way.

I pray without faith.
All I know is that I doubt.
I kneel like a wraith:
Let me win this war, convinced and devout.

Fierce, inexplicable hope.
How must I cope without your dope?
Feed me again, opium of creed.
Mislead me into knowing Iíll succeed.

I pray without faith.
All I know is: now I doubt.
I kneel like a wraith:
Let me win this war, convinced and devout.

Nothing in my world will ever change.
Itís out of my hands, a strange
Fate causes me to perpetuate.
This pain never will abate.

To Grow a Tree

Spiral of growth
Breed all we loath.
Five to progress.
Three to regress.
Endless distress.

To grow a tree, why on Earth be so cruel?
Cut me down
Foot to crown.
To grow a tree, did I have to be Your fool ís tool?

Spiral within
Spiral within
Spiral ascent
Until the end.

To grow a tree, why on Earth be so cruel?
Cut me down
Foot to crown.
To grow a tree, did I have to be Your fool ís tool?

Grow on
Grow on
Grow or die.

All my hopes I invested in you,
Climbing slopes, never mope.
Why your hand has touched me I cannot
Understand. Am I damned?

Some benign pattern in your whirlwind,
Predefined, I will find.
Sacrifice on your altar of growth.
Paradise for my criesÖ

Hellcrown

We bear this crown as our code.
Our day of bliss will come, our goad.
We carry with us our flaws,
We purge ourselves and make our laws.

I sense a perversity.
A jokeís been played on me.
Instructions, duties gone.
Why should I go on?

All is total isolation.
No, I donít belong.
All I ask is confirmation:
Am I right or wrong?

We have the means to fix all.
A truth that holds us all in thrall.
We have the morals inborn.
No need for gods, no crown, no thorn.

I sense a travesty.
A trickís been pulled on me.
Eyes, once I could see.
Have you forsaken me?

All is total isolation.
No, I donít belong.
All I ask is confirmation:
Am I right or wrong?

On your way
On your way
On your way
On your way

From here I have to go,
Stumbling around in the dark,
Blundering on for eternityÖ

Uncertainty Principle

How did I get here,
In this wilderness of fear?
I thought I knew
But I have lost the clue
To all that once seemed true.

This broken life has seen
A quest without a theme.
I Ďll nver find
Because I was designed
To be lost and blind.

So drift alone
Where void has sown
Its fields of stone.
No guiding hand
In this wasteland,
Just stone and sand.

Dreamless nights wear me out.
A fixed idea that haunts me: doubt.
It ís all I see:
My principle, my key is now uncertainty.

So drift alone
Where void has sown
Its fields of stone.
No guiding hand
In this wasteland,
Just stone and sand.

It Ďs all the same.
Dry, dull grey hue.
In mist I reign,
Aimless but true.

Forever Incomplete

Iíve examined
My own truths, stranger than proof.
I imagined
A pure world, clear and aloof.
My hopeís destined
To be snuffed out soon for goodÖ

Forever
Incomplete

Doubt now has loomed.
On misty roads here I stray,
Eternally doomed
To a shadow world of gray.

Forever
Incomplete

Forever
Incomplete
Forever
Incomplete
Forever
Incomplete

Fleshdance

Somewhere deep down inside
Might alone is right.
Here is where I decide,
Free and undefied.

You are my device,
You are my disguise.
And all of your zeal
Is a froth, so unreal...

So go on and work slave.
Along my rules you behave.
Yes, you are reptilian.
So think like a Darwinian and see why you will win aeons long, so dream on...

I don't care, I don't know,
Blind master of this sad show.
So go on, go on, silly fool.
Pull yourself together and rule

You are my device,
You are my disguise.
And all of your zeal
Is a froth, so unreal...

So go on and work slave.
Along my rules you behave.
Yes, you are reptilian.
So think like a Darwinian and see why you will win aeons long, so dream on...

Idea

Let's go beneath the sea
Of seething clear beauty,
And once and for all
Tame and disenthrall.
Trust me, dear flock, peer
Deep beneath the veneer.

Brilliant Idea, oh thrive.
Expose this lie called 'life'.

A thought-experiment:
Imagine a compliment.
It's made only to tempt.
Can you deduce its content?
Can you discard the show?
Or in myth, will you wallow?

Brilliant Idea, oh thrive.
Expose this lie called 'life'.

On me, shine your fire.
Idea, light my way.
On me, shine your fire.

Casuistry

Now all my tricks they melt away
Into thin air.
How could I have stopped half-way?
I made the dare...

No, there was no illness in me.
My deeds, they were real.
So try to fathom the mystery.
Try to probe my ideals...

Oh Lord, show me just a small sign.
Oh Lord, I'd renounce this cursed dream of mine.

Wade through blood is what I'll do,
Cold-bloodedly.
Take a new step for all of you,
So logically.

Oh Lord, show me just a small sign.
Oh Lord, I'd renounce this cursed dream of mine.

Dead and cold lies this dark land
In solitude.
Dread lays on me its cold hand:
I'm truth-imbued...

Oh Lord, show me just a small sign.
Oh Lord, I'd renounce this cursed dream of mine.

What on earth have I done to my sacred self?
All's air-tight and yet I feel, the more I delve...

As in a Dream

On a black night
I had a fight...
The thought, when it came,
Seemed so inane.

Slowly darkness fills my depths today.
Slowly I construct my misery

Dark had grown the light.
Gone my sweet dear world, shining and bright.
All that I despised
Now starts to thrive...

In an unknown
Twilight zone I roam.
No compass
On a sea of menace.

Something sinister and very dark,
A murderous force wants to embark.

Dark had grown the light.
Gone my sweet dear world, shining and bright.
All that I despised
Now starts to thrive...

Turn your face away.
Greet the new workday.
For your certainties:
Fight your enemies.

Behind walls of sweet certitude
A horrible cry is subdued.

Dark had grown the light.
Gone my sweet dear world, shining and bright.
All that I despised
Now starts to thrive...

My Code

Through the thick veil of mist leads the way.
Through the chaos, through the anarchy.
I've seen all this, yet could I not see more?
Show me the one and only core...

'Invest in the future, cause no pain.'
'Sign the contract, peace of mind you will gain.'
I've done all this, yet could I not do more?
A never-ending, never-won war...

Law inside of me,
Never leave me be.
Bring on sleepless nights,
Strains that never subside.

Unspoken demand,
Absolute command,
Shake my foundation,
Mock all my calculations.

I will be my own interpreter
When forsaken by the legislator.
No codified goodness left to hide.
Reassurance forever denied.

Law inside of me,
Never leave me be.
Bring on sleepless nights,
Strains that never subside.

Unspoken demand,
Absolute command,
Shake my foundation,
Mock all my calculations.

Standards, not most high,
Will not satisfy.
Always one step more
Toward all... and wherefore?

Lifelong sense of guilt,
Undermine all that I built.
I'm from the start in debt
And the end's not in sight yet...

God's Favourite Argument

For twenty years I have been stewing in my den,
Brooding over little ideas.
In my dark hours I have cherished them as my sole friends.
They've made me see things much more clear...

All you philosophers and merely wise will have to grant:
You've been mistaken all the time.
The time has come for ethics to be removed from your hands,
To deflate all your states of mind.

Oh, sweet black cell, come dwell
in me.
Oh, give me hell and tell your spell
to me.

My soul has become obsessed with inaction and sweet despair,
Deprived of what it blindly held dear.
And life is fulfilled with a reductio ad absurdum where
Stone walls of laws always near.

All you men of action and lovers of humanity,
How can you blithely disregard?
But sing, nice guys, one day you'll end first, it's meant to be...
In a world of brave and noble hearts.

Oh, sweet black cell, come dwell
in me.
Oh, give me hell and tell your spell
to me.

This dreamlike paradigm of ideas is getting strangely real.
I cease to see things as they are.
All has been denied, all that I feel, all my forlorn ideals
Dissolve just like a fading star.

Can it really be that the whole way I am made is a swindle?
Save me from this black nullity.
But every day I weigh and weigh and witness something dwindle...
The whole marvellous mystery...

Oh, sweet black cell, come dwell
in me.
Oh, give me hell and tell your spell
to me.

Kin Lear

Safe and secure.
Face, so demure.
Presentable and good.
Oh, so self-controlled.

All of this is just new.
Is it all true?
Where's my belief?
What will I receive?

I do not question
My pragmatism.
Market wisdom, lead me.
Keep me dressed and entertained.

All of this is just new.
Is it all true?
Where's my belief?
What will I receive?

So, I've learned the codes.
No more nebulous roads.
I can tell the right stuff from the wrong.
I'll buy my self with stuff so strong...

No

Sever me, oh blind me.
I've awakened to chaos.
Something's grossly wrong.
Something tells me it's a lie...

Sense of unreality
That all love's a fallacy.
Must I sleep in spite of this,
Blind eye turned on this abyss?

In a flash of lightning fear came.
Thought invaded, enchained my brain.
Strange convincing realities, they thrust
Truths which still fill me with disgust.

Sense of unreality
That all love's a fallacy.
Must I sleep in spite of this,
Blind eye turned on this abyss?

Oh and I weigh
Endlessly
Oh what it means
'To be free'...

Sense of unreality
That all love's a fallacy.
Must I sleep in spite of this,
Blind eye turned on this abyss?

Pure

Thousand burning bodies roll
Incense to my soul...
Unrelenting and pure
Faith, let me be sure.

Never I doubted you
Ever devout and true.
Noble and confident.

Innermost conviction make me strong,
Teach me to discern right from wrong,
Believe I never sinned.

Once in two thousand years
We have to shake off our old fears...

Do you know the depths of my heart?
I read Kant, I'm fond of art.
Can you feel the pain of my soul?
Do you know me at all?

Never I doubted you
Ever devout and true.
Noble and confident.

Innermost conviction make me strong,
Teach me to discern right from wrong,
Believe I never sinned.

Once in two thousand years
We have to shake off our old fears...

Mother Serpent (For no Reason)

Every day of my
Twisted life I go mad.
In my kingdom of reason,
Life-dissecting sweet lab,

With my books, with my concepts,
With my ideas, my tools,
I am King, I forge experience.
At secondhand I rule.

Reasoning I found reasons
For the forces of night.
But on night, for no reason,
I dreamed of some strange fight...

I banged my head 'gainst walls,
Stripped naked in snowfalls.
Intense and absurd
And violent and free...

I'd sweep all grace away,
Embrace darkness and clay.

I have a new and powerful
Vision of mastery:
Reason out of this existence
All our anxiety.

No more tear, no more tear,
No dread, just bliss instead.
Intense and absurd
And violent and free...

I'd sweep all grace away,
Embrace darkness and clay.

The Joke

Here on these lofty heights
Stands a shrine of sweet delights.
A garden with a gnome.
Welcomes me to home sweet home.

Reproductions on the walls,
Three-piece suites with mothballs,
Bestselling books ranged nicely,
Jerry Springer on TV...

All this is not me, folks.
It's all part of the Joke.

Indifferent and aloof
I belittle every truth.
Deliciously aware
I console myself and stare...
At these...

Reproductions on the walls,
Three-piece suites with mothballs,
Bestselling books ranged nicely,
Jerry Springer on TV...

All this is not me, folks.
It's all part of the Joke.

One of Us

Now my thoughts are drifting away
Back to days when all was reverrie.
How could I suspect the naked truth?
A life of simplicity guided my every move.

Then the veil was drawn away for me.
Varnish
Soon wore off.
Our wish
Law it was.

Return back to the night of first ages.
Earth unearthly - dreamlike stages.
"Out here anything can be done",
The solitude of our souls whispered along.

Then the veil was drawn away for me.
Varnish
Soon wore off.
Our wish
Law it was.
Emprisoning
Falsehoods
Diminished.

Vow yourself to solitude.
Moral vacuum, noone but you.
Feel the mist creep around you.
The world disappears, oh God, what must I do?

No blind reverence.
From sacred codes my mind unchain it
With self-confidence,
This nazi kind of thing, I'll tame it.