LIVE at Wüste Welle (2019)

by Cataract of Dreams

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released April 30, 2019

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Track Name: Moondance
Do you know the feeling
of missing someone
you don’t even know

Once the blue was encasing my way
I went out with my friends but I still felt alone
Uncertain where to go, I ended up at a bar
There a stranger smiled at me
but I was sure that he was drunk

You promised me stars, promised me wonders
this is a world for gods and for angels
Today I believe that whatever you say
will become true in every way

You promised the moon
The moon was then shining
You promised me fun
The night became brighter
Today I believe that whatever you say
will become true in every way

We strolled through the dark
our way led us higher
We soon left behind
the pavements to hide us

When the world laid to rest
right in front of our eyes
and you promised a wish for me
The shooting star already fell from the sky
to grant me my wish will come true

Yet I kept on wondering why
I felt so calm at his side

You promised me stars {…}

You promised the moon
The moon was then shining
You promised the sun
The sun was then rising
Today I believe that whatever you say
will become true in every way

We sat there till dawn
our laughter grew tired
We both watched the star
that climbed the horizon

When the world woke from rest
right in front of our eyes
I wish that you would never leave
You promised to show me the earth and the sky
and travel with me `round the world

Yet I kept on wondering why
I felt so calm at your side

You promised me stars {…}

You promised the moon
The moon was then shining
You promised a dream
And I started sleeping
Today I believe that whatever you say
will become true in every way

Do you know the feeling
of loving someone
you don’t even know

He promised me stars, promised me wonders
this is a world for gods and for angels
And I believe that whatever he says
will become true the very next day

He promised the moon
The moon was then shining
He promised the stars
The stars will start falling
`Cause I believe that whatever he says
will become true the very next day
Track Name: Origami Heart
One day I took a piece out of my soul. I folded the left-side-rationality right into the unaware and turned it upside down. Today whenever I am on the edge, I spread my paper-wings and write: As long as you don’t tear it apart, I have an origami heart.

First time I fell in love I sacrificed a special gift: My heart made out of solid stone and jeweled with my pride. Now all that’s left inside is the paper that was wrapped around the heart that once was mine.

One day I took a piece out of my soul {…}
Today whenever I am on the edge, a thousand cranes remind me that: As long as you don’t tear it apart, I have an origami heart.

For years I told myself: None on this world must ever know that I have lost the only thing another man would love. So, I hid day by day the wrapping-paper that was creased to form a heart shaped box.

One day I took a piece out of my soul {…}
Today whenever I am on the edge, I read the letter addressed to myself.

I read the letter I addressed myself. And as long as you don’t tear it apart, I have an origami heart.

Time can’t heal what lasts but we progress before we burn. The paper-box inside myself has started to expand. Now I know that one day it will have formed a paper-heart colored with my strength.

One day I took a piece out of my soul {…}
Today whenever I am on the edge, I spread my paper-wings and write: As long as you don’t tear it apart, I have an origami heart.
Track Name: Emperor of the Sun
It’s the last golden summer night. His glance is catched by the frozen light. He knows there is the dark to come. His silent hope is already gone. To escape this fight one single time, he gave the sun an endless shine. Blood is running through his heart. Indifference is tearing him apart. He knows he’ll stay all times alone. No single angel has been born.

At one lonely point at night he gathers all the stars, all the humans that he made, a memory’s recall. There was a young light once a thought and the Emperor of the Sun. But now eternity has come.

It’s the last hidden memory: Young child lies dead below the trees. He knew the war will break his mind. His last will was already signed. To escape the hell another night dispatch has forced another fight. Blood was running through his hands. Fear weakened him, he couldn’t stand. He knew he’ll stay all times alone. His love died in the firestorm.

At one lonely point at night he gathers all the stars, all the sorrow that he caused, a memory’s recall. There was a young light once a life and the Emperor of the Sun. But now eternity has come.

At one lonely point at night we gather all the stars, all the moments that we shared, the choices that we made. There is a young light now a dream and the Emperors of the Sun. We know eternity will come.
Track Name: Bild einer Stadt
Es ist das Bild einer Stadt, von einem Menschen erdacht. Tausend Schilder, tausend Wege, doch nicht einer führt uns heim.

Weil unser Blick immer vorwärts strebt und jeder Traum einfach untergeht. Weil unser Glück in der Zukunft liegt. Weil für uns „Jetzt“ keinen Sinn ergibt.

Es ist das Bild einer Stadt {…}

Weil Fantasie strukturiert sein muss und jeder lebt, völlig unbewusst. Weil niemand sich noch selbst erkennt und nette Worte so selten sind.

Es ist das Bild einer Stadt, von einem Menschen erdacht. Tausend Schilder, tausend Wege, doch nicht einer führt uns heim. Es ist das Bild einer Stadt, von uns Menschen erdacht. Tausend Schilder, tausend Wege und wir wählen ganz allein.
Track Name: Barefoot Soldier
He never gets love, just drugs and Rock’n’Roll, since they took him away from his home this fall. He hides behind his gun and the power that it gives him to control the weak ones, unarmed women and men. He was forced to kill his brother in the presence of his mother. Now there is nothing left and nothing to return to. He has killed so many, tortured and abused. Would you still welcome him and heal his soul so bruised?

He’s a barefoot soldier who doesn’t know what he kills for. He’s a barefoot soldier who doesn’t know what he dies for. He’s a barefoot soldier, broken by misuse. He’s a barefoot soldier who needs more than new shoes.

Today she is the woman of the man who killed her mum and made her home a graveyard, buried all her friends. There’s no way to escape the militia that once caught her as they are gonna punish the other girls and slaughter. She gets beaten by her husband, regardless of what she’s doing, to raise up her two twins feels like public viewing. She is so dependent and, in a way, she needs him, but in her dreams she’s dreaming of a life in freedom.

She’s a barefoot soldier who can’t talk about what she’s used for. She’s a barefoot soldier who’s seen more than she could bear. She’s a barefoot soldier, made submissive by misuse. She’s a barefoot soldier who needs more than new shoes.

Denied a childhood and often subjected to horrific violence an estimated 300 000 children are serving as soldiers. Many are seized and recruited by force whereas others join to escape their reality. In 1989 the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 38, proclaimed: „State parties shall take all feasible measures to ensure that persons who have not attained the age of 15 years do not take a direct part in hostilities“.

They are barefoot soldiers who don’t know what they will kill for. They are barefoot soldiers who don’t know what they will die for. They are barefoot soldiers who get lost somewhere in our news. They are barefoot soldiers who need more than just new shoes.
Track Name: Breathe
Once the earth was hopeless;
all bound in the dark.
Then shes grown the fantasies
for her children to reap.

Oh how long will it take to learn that the world
was meant to be experienced alive?
While dreams still dare to speak.

It is not too late to change
Your self-chosen destiny.

Oh how old do we have to grow until we’ll see
that happiness is everything we need
Then love will dare to speak.

See the artis ts of our world
colour Paintings with their tears.
Please no longer fight against yourself
Cause in the end you‘ll only wish to breathe.

When will you allow the sun to touch your frozen face?
Blue snow will never wash away the cold.
A reason will not solve.

It is not too late to change
your self-chosen way to live

When will you allow the strength to find your forlorn heart.
An egg will not spread wings to keep you warm.
A search will not donate.

See the children of our time
colour Paintings with their fears
Please no longer fight against yourself
Cause in the end you‘ll only wish to breathe.

Now the egret flower fields
grow in the unknown.
They wait for us to wander there
to show us what could be.

Pick dreams, pick love
Pick goals, pick safety
Pick sun, pick strength
Pick warmth
Track Name: Song of Sorrow
In our heart is all the darkness, refugee from world‘s bright light and I see your distant fears deep inside your empty eyes. Now I wish to find the answer why we all have to die? Our marigolds already wither even while we’re still alive.

All we always want to hear is how beautiful we are while the graces of the world getting lost in silent fears. Now we’re bound to expectations: Legacies are made to last. And we cry ourselves to sleep hiding dreams afar.

We fall asleep and in the mirror of our dreams I see that stories always end. Lost in myself I hope that today I’ll see inside your eyes (that) you’ll come and spare my life. Come and keep my life deep inside your empty eyes.

What we‘ll never understand: Courtesy will always lie. Stranger‘s words just last as long as the truth ties them to hearts. While we’re bound to expectations sincerity waves us away. Now you know the riddles end why we all have to die.

In our heart is all the darkness, refugee from world‘s bright light. And I see your distant fears deep inside your empty eyes. Now I wish to find the answer why we all have to die? Our marigolds already wither even while we’re still alive.

We fall asleep {…}

In our heart is all the darkness, refugee from world‘s bright light. And I see your distant fears deep inside your empty eyes. Now I wish to find the answer why we all have to die? Our marigolds already wither even while we’re still alive.

We fall asleep {…}

You’ll come and keep my life one more day.
Track Name: Old Games
Tired of returning to the same old game
she always played when depression came
to carry her away from friends and life
to rape her joy, destroy her pride

She asked „Can you help me fight it? I am all alone!“
But the weakness in her vioce turned your heart to stone
It was the lonelyness – Repulsive in her black dress

Is she too lost for you to follow her?
What’s about the time, when you called her friend?
Are you afraid of being tainted by her soul?
Oh why are you blind
In her world the shadows cast the light

Proud of winning her first real fight
when Depression came to steal her light
She burned all the papers with their rules and lies
that defined her for society and social life

Strife encased into her pieces of art
but her only visitor has come to tear apart
It was the lonelyness – Repulsive in her black dress

Is she too lost for you to follow her? {…}
Are you afraid of being close to her soul?
Haven’t you realized yet
that in her world the shadows cast the light!

Between desires to live and the need to destroy
we find hope in this hopeless place
Love alone knows all shades of pain
When our lives are shattered and we turn into the grey
our love is all that remains
At least something remains

Whenever the world and our hearts fall apart
when there seems to be no way ahead
Together we can stand
A strong believe in love has the power to change
all the sorrow that life brings along
We’ll figure out how to carry on

Between desires to live and the need to destroy
we find hope in this hopeless place
Love alone knows all shades of pain
Is she too lost for you to follow her?
Are you afraid of getting lost in her soul?
You don’t have to be
‘Cause in her world the shadows cast the light!
Track Name: Storm of Consciousness (Director's cut)
A world left far behind
A restless breeze inside
The shore still far away
I’ll swim but it’s in vain

It’s time to crush the windmills
To tear apart the white sails
To destroy what locked the storm inside
If I can’t let it go, I’m gonna loose it all

It’s time to stop producing
To start a new creation
To make the world again an unknown place
To turn the inside out at last
I’m the center of the storm
The water’s trying to reap the stars

Here I stand
Far above the waves
Where my mind will make itself a home

Have to leave this world behind
Release the storm inside
Soon I’ll start to drown
My opal mind will pull me down

It’s time to break the tide gates
Wind and water bite the blunt crags
I’ll set free what rages deep inside
If I can’t let it go, I will destroy myself

It’s time to stop producing
To start a new creation
To make the world again a hidden place
To crush the amber in my mind
To unleash the swallowtail
It will raise the hurricane

Now I stand
Far above the waves
Where my mind will make itself a home

A shore left far behind
Lighthouses are blind
A sun covered with clouds
Coastlines shattered harsh

It’s time to invent wonders
Stormy thoughts will grow in magic
Don’t deny that you can feel it too
Let us breach, let’s release, we will outlive ourselves

It’s time to stop producing
To start a new creation
To make the world again a forbidden place
To weave new links between the winds
We’re the center of the storm
See the water is rising around us

Here we stand
Far above the waves
Where our minds will make themselves a home
Track Name: Sunrise at a Desert's Coast
Endless horizon, icebound in glistening starlight. Breathtaking sandscape under dawning oblivion. A Dreamworld.

The sunrise red, grown on the mountain ash, colors the path of a sole traveler with morning shadows.

Hide it! Before the light arises deep inside your mind. You have to fight, or sandy winds will sweep your consciousness away. So, if you want to survive you have to pull him back in.

Dreamers demise sleeps in each blink of our eyes. Footprints at the coast, they lose their path and it will be lost since then.

Hide it! Before the light arises deep inside your mind. You have to fight, or salty waves will sweep your consciousness away. So, if you want to survive you have to lure him back in.

No one feels the agony of fading worlds. Finally, it reaches an end in its birth once again.

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