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Paradoxes

(1993)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive metal
LabelsMascot Records
Album rating :  87.4 / 100
Votes :  5
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Paradoxes Lyrics

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Submitted by level DaveÅkerfeldt
1. Face The World (6:25)
Why don't you realise
There are things that are so clear
And pretend that everything is alright
While you try to make believe
That there ain't nothing wrong
You can't count your sleepless nights

What can you say at the point of no return
No use to ask for right or wrong
What will you say when the fire stops to burn
And there's no place left where you belong

We won't be happy
With all the things we have
If we can't stop thinking of the cost
We won't be happy
With all our friends we have
Filled up with fear
That they might once get lost

What can you say at the point of no return
No use to ask for right or wrong
What will you say when the fire stops to burn
And there's no place left where you belong

Go face the world
Take things just the way they are
Face the world
Let honesty be our guiding star
We face the world
There ain't no use to lie to yourself
Face the world always eye to eye
When the world is facing you

You can say it gets better
When it won't
You can say age makes you wiser
But it don't
You can plead, you can preach
You can knock on wood until your fingers bleed
But you will not change a fact ...

Go face the world
Take things just the way they are
Face the world
Let honesty be our guiding star
We face the world
There ain't no use to lie to yourself
Face the world always eye to eye
When the world is facing you

What can you say at the point of no return
No use to ask for right or wrong
What will you say when the fire stops to burn
And there's no place left where you belong

Go face the world
Take things just the way they are
Face the world
Let honesty be our guiding star
We face the world
There ain't no use to lie to yourself
Face the world always eye to eye
When the world is facing you
2. Private Warriors (5:13)
Words used as weapons
Hurting like a knife
Violence, intolerance
Between man and wife
A little child that shivers
Afraid of its own daddy's touch

Those people look like you and me
Absolutely ordinary
Sometimes you even find them
On Sunday mornings in the church

But you can see it in their eyes
They are private warriors in disguise
It is a struggle for existence
For the right to disagree

This is private war behind closed doors
Where it leads nobody knows
They are conquerors in the name of ignorance
This is private war behind closed doors
Just a family affair, but a red river's source
This is private war

Two heads of state discussing
Find no way to compromise
They hold their different points of view
And the tension starts to rise

They are just like you and me
But they got something deep within
There is a time bomb ticking
Under those people's skin

A man and his wife
Mother and daughter
Brother and brother
Father and son
If they had an army to command
So what would they have done

You can see it in their eyes
They are private warriors in disguise
It is a struggle for existence
For the right to disagree

This is private war behind closed doors
Where it leads nobody knows
They are conquerors in the name of ignorance
This is private war behind closed doors
Just a family affair, but a red river's source
This is private war

You can see it in their eyes
They are private warriors in disguise
It is a struggle for existence
For the right to disagree

This is private war behind closed doors
Where it leads nobody knows
They are conquerors in the name of ignorance
This is private war behind closed doors
Just a family affair, but a red river's source
This is private war
This is war
3. Circles (6:28)
Trying to get it all out of my mind
Searching for sentences, trying to put down some lines
That say how it feels
That say all those things we left unsaid

Fragments of pictures, like flickering lights
Come into my mind and then they get out of my sight
But each one leaves a dark dark trace behind

It was one of the days
When it feels like we could lose anything that's worth keeping
And it makes me confused
But maybe tomorrow brings more than what we hoped to find

Hold on, when the bridges in between are broken
Let us hold on to that day that lies ahead
Let us hold on, and say the words we have never spoken
Hold on, anything we do is better than
Moving in circles of sadness

Missed opportunities and chances passed
Cautious hopes that dissolved at last
Have brought me here
Made me cry those bitter tears

In circles I go round and round
One day lost and one day found
I hoped in vain that it could ease my pain
To think it over, again and again

It was one of the days
When it feels like we could lose anything that's worth keeping
And it makes me confused
But maybe tomorrow brings more than what we hoped to find

Hold on, when the bridges in between are broken
Let us hold on to that day that lies ahead
Let us hold on, and say the words we have never spoken
Hold on, anything we do is better than
Moving in circles of sadness

I know wherever the wind may blow
Might be the place
Where I should go
The tears will be gone before tomorrow is there
I can feel my heart beat faster
As I finally raise my head and swear
I will hold on
I will hold on
Let us hold on
Let us hold on

Hold on, when the bridges in between are broken
Let us hold on to that day that lies ahead
Let us hold on, and say the words we have never spoken
Hold on, anything we do is better than
Moving in circles of sadness
4. Shadowboxing (5:39)
Thoughts are moving slow
In constant fatal flow
In this labyrinth I'm in
On a sheet of ice too thin

No words for what I feel
I cannot describe
Why can no one understand this

I climbed the ladder stair by stair
I hoped that I would get somewhere
I found that movement is my way
To stop the world from turning grey

But now I reached a wall
It stands there high and tall
Once built for my protection
Now it stands right in my way

Courage is the spark, hope is the drive
Our passion, our hunger
Our aims let us strive
But my rose-coloured windows
Broke long ago
And the clear look that's left
Makes my tears sometimes flow
For some wounds we have
Only time knows the cure

There is nothing worse that we can do
Nothing worse for me and you
Than boxing shadows with our memories
Boxing shadows with our past
Never look back

Those walls we have inside
Those walls we built on pride
Every day they are growing higher
And cut the sunlight from our eyes
This is just another lesson
We must learn

Courage is the spark, hope is the drive
Our passion, our hunger
Our aims let us strive
But my rose-coloured windows
Broke long ago
And the clear look that's left
Makes my tears sometimes flow
For some wounds we have
Only time knows the cure

A step you dare
On unknown land
The common touch
Of a helping hand
A light that shines
Right through the mist
Or the desperate power
Of a clenching fist

Go on, when the whole world around you
Is falling to pieces
There is still something left
To hold on to
5. Paradoxes (9:43)
The evening sun shines on the sea
Forgotten dreams come back to me
A river run dry returns in flood
Running through my veins
Running through my blood

It was a very special magic moment's glance
A dreamer back in paradise
A dancer lost in trance
Every word you said still echoes in my ears

When I close my eyes I still hear every noise
I would not waste a minute, if I had the choice
If I could make the winds raise with a prayer
I would call them all to take me there

Rivers run dry, but waters flow
No sun in the sky, but flowers grow
A silent scream that hurts my ears
A friendly word that causes fears

That's what we are
We live in the age of the paradox man
In riddles we speak and riddles we are
I cannot take anymore

From the day of our birth we are searching for tenderness
For the love we need and acceptance we seek without cautiousness
With every day that goes by our demands grow
While our conscience seems to get less
I am just like this myself
And so that is what I confess

It is a wired game we play
Everyone so led astray
How I wish there was somebody
That I could count upon

How many times in my life have I sold my own identity
Have I been the victim of my own incapacity

It's an endless flow
A constant up and down
Sometimes we are close to reach a shore
Sometimes we are close to drowning
Forever it goes on
From our first day to the last
There are some precious moments in between
They are all I need
They are all I care for

Rivers run dry, but waters flow
No sun in the sky, but flowers grow
"Yes" we say, but "No" we mean
Mostly things are not what they seem

That's how it is
We live in an age of paradoxes
Encoded in riddles
But nobody knows what they mean anymore

Wasting years with a second's levity
Undermining laws of gravity
Generations sacrificed on the altar of progress
If there would only be a place somewhere
That could offer me some rest
Where I could stay until this storm is over
So here is my request

It's an endless flow
A constant up and down
Sometimes we are close to reach a shore
Sometimes we are close to drowning
Forever it goes on
From our first day to the last
There are some precious moments in between
They are all I need
They are all I care for

Higher than high becomes lower than low
We go faster than fast, but move slower than slow
Perspectives change in the moment of truth
The travesty ends in the moment of proof

It was a very special magic moment's glance
A dreamer back in paradise
A dancer lost in trance
Every word you said still echoes in my ears
The shining sparkle in your eyes
This is all I need
This is all I care for
6. Reflections (6:55)
Tell me how do you think about what I do
About the story you have heard
Tell me why does that man in the mirror not look like me
It all seems so absurd
I only tried to find out
What is wrong with me
Now I stare into these eyes
Of that man in the mirror that once was me
And I cannot believe
That it is real what I see

A broken heart lies on the floor and no one cares about
A man caught behind prison walls is trying to break out
But what I have to know is, if this is all I could expect
Because after all these years I thought you'd owe me some respect

At the end of each day, there is a hole in my heart
That reminds me of you
At the end of each day, there is a hole in my heart
Tell me what to do
Won't someone tell me what I can do

Ain't no explanation
I don't want to put the blame on you
I am not here to try
To turn false into true
I don't want to argue
I don't want to apologise
I am here to testify
And that is what I say

At the end of each day, there is a hole in my heart
That reminds me of you
At the end of each day, there is a hole in my heart
Tell me what to do
Won't someone tell me what I can do

When my castle collapses to sand
When the treasures I hold
Slip right through my hands
Do you know how that feels

I know I should stop to struggle with myself
To ponder and pore over things I cannot change
Whatever you say, whatever you will do
Somehow I am still yours
Although you are acting strange

No miracle cure, no magic boxes
To save me from drowning to rescue me
But I can't deny that while I stand here
The boat that I am on is sinking into the sea

A broken heart lies on the floor and no one cares about
A man caught behind prison walls is trying to break out
But what I have to know is, if this is all I could expect
Because after all these years I thought you'd owe me some respect

At the end of each day, there is a hole in my heart
That reminds me of you
At the end of each day, there is a hole in my heart
Tell me what to do
Won't someone tell me what I can do

And so I lay my defences down
When I listen to my heart
I hear the sound of a cold machine
That fills an empty space
Like a clockwork ticking
This is all that I can feel
7. It Almost Turned Out Right (3:40)
It feels like time is running backwards
Somehow it don't want to pass by
But I get so nervous and afraid of what is to come
And I just cannot tell you why

I can hear all the words you say
But I don't understand
Should I have looked at your smiling face
When I looked at your shivering hands

It is a game of hope and glory
It is a game of shame and pride
It is a never ending story
And it never turns out right

So don't ask me, if you need good advice
Maybe I could find some friendly words
But my heart is cold as ice
I can hear all the words you say
But I don't understand
Should I have looked at your smiling face
When I looked at your shivering hands

It is a game of hope and glory
It is a game of shame and pride
It is a never ending story
And it never turns out right

It is a game of hope and glory
It is a game of shame and pride
It is a never ending story
And it never turns out right

It could have almost turned out right
It almost turned out right
It could have almost turned out right
8. Marching Out (7:24)
With cooling rain and warming sun
So long we lived here, disturbed by none
In freedom, peace and harmony
Like this it should forever be

The forest was our generous host
Until the day when we have lost
All that life once meant for us

It started long before
In another time, another wood
We heard about, but did not care
How could we know how much we should
Then dark clouds came upon our sky
We raised our eyes and wondered why
If only lion, eagle, ox and man
Had changed the world as long as they still could

Do you remember how it was before
Will those times never come back
Time never stands still
Clouds in the sky
It is too dark to see the sun
Shine on me
Clouds in the sky
Sun, shine on me now

Like a tempest they came over us
With a thousand hands
To take away in a minute
What took a hundred years to build up
They made us homeless, hopeless, helpless
They built their city, showed no pity
And as we run away
Always one step behind
We hear the sound of marching feet on burnt down ground

Once we will be the ones that are free
Will be the lords of the world
Dreams will be unfurled
If we unite and stand side by side
We can survive
Please let the sun shine on me
Shine on me now

And as we leave the tempest, we stare at all the strange shapes
And we don't know, where our journey goes
It is quiet in this dark land, so cold in this hard land
No matter how we try, we cannot read the signs

This place of misery lies far behind us now
But still we walk on
And as we lay down
At night we still can hear
The sound of marching feet on burnt down ground

Do you remember how it was before
Will those times never come back
Why can't time stand still
Clouds in the sky
It is too dark to see the sun
Shine on me
Clouds in the sky
Sun, shine on me now
Shine on, let it shine on
To another world
9. Open Windows (5:48)
Long ago it went out of our hands
We are believing in words that we don't understand
Trust in the media's honest appeal
And forgot to trust in what we feel

Set all your channels open to receive
It will not be in vain
Collecting and reflecting
Is the way that leads away from pain

Life behind the barriers, in invisible frontiers
In a jail of glass, with walls made of frozen tears
Through windows we see, in the papers, on TV
Those information cannot mean much
Through windows we see, but we cannot touch

It is not the tumble of the dice
Remove those hands from your eyes
Just open windows in your mind
Leave the barriers behind

It is just a different state of mind
A thinking of a different kind
A little bit more encouraged voice
Speaking for the right of choice

Farewell to all that lies behind
Farewell to this pair of tired eyes
The head in the sky, the feet on the ground
We break all the walls around

Life behind the barriers, in invisible frontiers
In a jail of glass, with walls made of frozen tears
Through windows we see, in the papers, on TV
Those information cannot mean much
Through windows we see, but we cannot touch

It is not the tumble of the dice
Remove those hands from your eyes
Just open windows in your mind
Leave the barriers behind

Open eyes and open ears
Won't let us get too far
If we can't lay down our masquerades
And stand for what we are
All these sheets of glass are the barries between
Those of us, who wish to be
Those, who don't wish to seem
It's time to open windows in our minds

It is not the tumble of the dice
Remove those hands from your eyes
Just open windows in your mind
Leave the barriers behind
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