voc., a-guitar, flute: Corny Held                                       drums, e-guitar, keyb., bass: Axel Wagner (Alchemillus)
Lyrics
Alchemist's Blues
There is a potion to make a life good
what does it take, some fun - some food
But life itself is what you should
as well put in anyway
and here's what I say
it will be good

and then you'll need a few more things
the devil's memory and an angels wing
A poem's wisdom & your latest sin
Put in all kinds of mood
and it'll be as good
as it should

Give all that in an earthen pot
and add a wizard's spell
You got to drink it when it's hot
& use the wind to stir it well

Take water from a wishing well
light a fire of whatever you find
- it's up to you now -
A cauldron full of burning hell
and soothe it with your mind

Make sure you got a dragon's heart
a fairy's tale, an actor's part
Your lucky number and a gypsy's rune
and put alruna in
the color of your grin
and autumn moon

Some artificial sort of glue
All of your feelings that are true
You got to wear a magic ring
and add a rainy spring
an ancient word to sing
a newborn tune

Brew all that in an iron pot
and add a wizard's spell
You got to drink it when it's hot
and use a storm to stir it well

Take water from a wishing well
light a fire of whatever you find
A cauldron full of burning hell
and soothe it with your mind

 
Death Of A Dream
Well, the world ain't shattered,
but sure it ain't safe
All the winds are alert,
You just got to be brave
There are hate and suspicion
And maybe better ways
Is it faith or superstition
what it takes to be amazed?

One dream's killed,
but another was born,
and the devil a-dancin,
Gabriel blowing his horn
and the world keeps turning,
and the prophets don't care,
Which value is burning,
or if a man's bare.

All the fairies are hidden
in their flowers in spring
and if you ask Merlina
she won't tell you anything
all the drops in the ocean,
they are sad and they cry.
But the Lords of the darkness,
they enjoy their apple pie.

Your houses are high,
your falls are deep
your cars are fast,
but the bridges too steep
Good days tend to leave,
yet the beast is asleep
and the hope in the party
is powered by greed.

You try anything,
and you got luck.
You got everything,
and now you got stuck.
and the rails of your brain
don't lead far any more.
and your feelings are sold,
and your heart is a whore.

A room full of vigilance,
a stock full of fears,
and a little box of knowledge
and wisdom full of tears.
and the times aren't right
for paradise birds
each idea got his bride
and some got more than they deserve.

All the mermaids in the waves
they dive and they sink
the sirens stop singing
and the magic dragons shrink.
and the love and the promises
are laughing in the sky
and a little dog's howling
at the stars passing by.

 
Differences
There was a palmist laying cards upon the air
and then a storm breathed deep and blew them out nowhere
A box was spilling emptiness around the heated room
A lamp was shining blue and dim and throwing round ist gloom

Some things are leaving and some others, they must stay
How can you know what's going to happen today
Some folks must be here and some others got to go
You never know ....

You think you found someone and the next day he'll be gone
and then again you start to run and feel alone
Nothing's gonna work out well if you need somebody else
Some might be alright, but some should go to hell.

Some folks are leaving and some folks must stay
How can you know what will happen today?
Some got to be here, and some others got to go
You never know ...

Some kids are born into a world of joy and wealth
and there are others who lack toys, and even health
How can you tell them why they don't have what they need
and others die because they have too much to eat

Some folks got all the luck and some folks never live
and fortune scatters seeds, it doesn't plan to give.
it's up to fate what kind of ground you fell upon,
if your hands clutch dirt or love or a silver spoon, II: if you lost or won

There was a war in a country not so far
and the people, they were scared of this ugly, dirty war
Some of them were dying, and some others, they were saved
and for some there was a future and for some there was just hate

Some folks are leaving and some folks must stay
How can you know what's going to happen the next day?
Some got to be there and some others got to go
You never know .....

 
Es freit ein wilder Wassermann
Es freit ein wilder Wassermann
in der Burg wohl über dem See,
des Königs Tochter will er han,
die schöne, junge Lilofee.

Sie hörte drunten die Glocken geh'n
im tiefen, tiefen See,
wollt Vater und Mutter wiederseh'n,
die schöne, junge Lilofee.

Und als sie vor dem Tore stand
auf der Burg wohl über dem See,
da neigt sich Laub und grünes Gras
vor der schönen, jungen Lilofee.

Und als sie aus der Kirche kam
von der Burg wohl über dem See,
da stand der wilde Wassermann
vor der schönen, jungen Lilofee.

Sprich, willst du hinuntergeh'n mit mir
von der Burg wohl über dem See,
deine Kindlein unten weinen so sehr
nach dir, junge Lilofee.

Und eh' ich die Kindlein weinen lass
im tiefen, tiefen See,
scheid ich von Laub und grünem Gras,
ich arme, junge Lilofee.

 
Fake It
Reality is not for you
Dream on, your dream may then come true
and ask it what you are to do
when timelessness comes by

The addicts always got their aim
The priests have gods with lots of names
But limits cannot be the same
when freedom limits life

Your lady with her lifted face,
Her love is second-hand,
no longer knows what to ebrace
She wants a plastic man

It's speed you take for quality
and stress is your success
and gaude screams out convincingly
while silence rests in death

The blackberries, they shouldn't grow
thorns in your concrete house, I know
You loved them in your pudding though-
delicious, clean, and small

Words used to be demons' villages
But empty homes decay like privileges
and to fill just a shape with images
means life to ruined walls

Eternity has become short
It lasts a movie-scene
The universe was made to fit
upon a TV-screen

They kill someone, they fight for fun
and they conserve the bore
and everything's become a deal,
and happiness a whore.

 
Fall And Rise
FALL and RISE

Fall and rise - fall and rise
At night the sun falls in the sea
And the night falls down on me
and the world falls into sleep
something's rising in a dream

Some things rise when others fall
There's no time to have them all
What is leaving, who will call
What is rising from this fall?

In fall the leaves fall off the trees
And cold rain falls down on me
Then snow falls on the mistletoe
And icy fog hides what I know
Watch it move and watch it go
Something's rising and will grow

Some things rise when others fall
There's no time to have them all
What is leaving, who will call
What is rising from this fall?

All life must fall in time
Something's rising in my mind
The world is falling, I stay here
I feel it somehow disappear
It is a show, it's no more real
It won't touch me, that's the deal
And everything's away some day
Something's rising, anyway.

Some things rise when others fall
There's no time to have them all
What is leaving, who will call
What is rising from this fall?
Something's rising

Fall and rise - fall and rise

 
It Don't Matter At All
Down in the brain rests a pain
And I wonder when I feel it again
It feels like rain washing down the drain
But the stains remain & the memories are in vain

It could be for you, it could be untrue
And it couln't be new at all
And it sticks like glue, all the world is blue
It's the kind of brew to drown in

Up in the sky there's a lullaby
And I wonder why it could fly so high
I can hear it cry kind of faint and shy
But as time goes by it remains an alibi.

It could be for joy, it could be a toy
and it couldn't be coy at all
& it seems so far, like a fading star
But it left a scar on daylight

& it don't really matter if you're high or low
if you stay or go, or whatever you know
& it don't really matter, you can drown or be
like the wind so free, or at the bottom of the sea

& it don't really matter, who should care
if you're here or there, or maybe nowhere
& it don't really matter if you rise or fall
if you're tiny or tall, or a concrete wall
or a Barbie-doll, or a poor man's call
it don't matter - at all.

It don't really matter, it don't matter at all

 
It's Hard To Be A Fortune Teller (Bandversion)
Down in the ocean is a little catfish
He used to be my best friend in a childish wish
Up in the sky there is a big fat bird
His wings cast shadows where no sound is heard
Far in the distance is a story book
casting spells oneveryone who doesn't look
On the sand is a castle with a king inside
andhe has forgotten how to kiss his bride

and I got runes in my bag and a crystal ball, you can ask me anything, I will predict it all
But it's up to you if it's coming true - it's your own decision what you're gonna do
I'm a fortune teller and it's hard to be decent in a world which is haunting me

Down in the alley is a sick old man
and he keeps his brain in a frying pan
Floating on the river is a paper boat
It's delivering wisdom to the ones who know
And on top of the mall the witches ride their brooms,
there ain't no more ups and downs and there ain't no doom
A young girl is dancing upon a star
and then she gets run over by a model car

I got runes in my bag and premonition inside and fear is on my shoulder and the light's too bright
I foresee what's gonna happen, but it's up to you, you can believe it ot not, what's true is always true
It's hard to be a fortune teller anyway, your world is haunting me, your value is decay

Merlin's grandson made satellite
which can light the whole world in all parts at night
and now the ravens sing it in their croaking voice:
you must look, you must work, you must, you've got no choice
The children can't write and they can't even speak
and they can only see when they're watching TV
They got a button on their back and a little key
and robots produce them in a factory

I still got runes in my bag and a crystal ball - my cards on the table trying to warn you all
and the nothing in the world is such an awful lot that you ain't really got a thing of those you think you got
I'm a fortune teller and it's hard to be decent in a world which is haunting me
I'm a fortune teller and it's hard to be friendly in your world world because it's haunting me
I'm a fortune teller and it's hard to be - to be in a world which keeps on haunting me
I'm a fortune teller and it's hard to be - your world is haunting me, yeah it keeps haunting me

 
Lord Of All Bandversion
There's fall outside and fall in me
and fall is on the windowpane
The storm's getting cold, the clouds look bold
the sun tries lighting life in vain

A little candle's burning tall
and flickers shadows upon the wall
No, life, I own no peace in fall
for love is lord of all


and often when our music plays
I feel the moon like spotlight shine
Reflecting the challenge of those days
when your life was a part of mine

I hear a whisper in the fire
the voice of wisdom is nice and calm
We had it all, despair and desire
and life is really lord of all

 
Misty Meadow (Alruna-Version)
When I hear Ihe sound of the falling rain
Glimpse erratic drops on my windowpane
Deep in their little light I see
No peace of mind is inside me
I want to lie down and take rest
I wish there was a place to hide
Why can't there be some fog around me
I want to lie down

I want to lie down on a misty meadow and take some rest

When I find you standing at my door
When I know what you're waiting for
I feel somehow you're never free
& I need time to be with me
I want to lie down, take my time -
I wish there was a place to hide
Why can't there be some fog around me
I want to lie down

I want to lie down on a misty meadow and take some rest

I want to lie down take some rest
I want to lie down out of sight
I want to lie down, take my time -
I want to take my time to live
I want to take my time to love
I want to take my time to think
I want to lie down
I want to lie down on a misty meadow and take some rest

 
No-one
When you think there's someone who turns dirt into gold
When you think he's able to make youth out of mould
You'd better watch your feelings he will maybe want to share
Starlight clone can't be his real shape, and he might not really care
and then
there's no-one, no-one there
- no-one at all

If he fails there is no-one, there may be no-one, maybe there's no-one
that you can lean on when you fall
There's maybe no-one, he may be no-one, there ain't just noone
that you can lean on - at all

If you believe in someone all dressed up like a king
If you're dazzled by his wit, & admire his diamond ring
He could turn invisible when he ain't got nothing to wear
And his colors melt in daylight, it's good if you don't really care
Cause
He will be no more there -it's really no-one there - no-one at all

In his robe is maybe no-one, there may be no-one, in there is no-one
that you can lean on when you fall
There's maybe no-one, he may be no-one, there ain't just noone
that you can lean on - at all

When I met him first time I thought I found it all
And he promised he would come whenever I would call
Sounded good, but he didn't mean it, like all the big talkers everywhere
I'm a woman, I can feel it that he doesn't really care
And he was just another no-one
I couln't lean on, when I fall -
he was Ijust another no-one
I couln't lean on - at all

 
Paradise Birds
No more worries about tomorrow
How much care about the past
All our days - they are just borrowed
And nothing, yes, nothing's going to last

So
Don't you worry - can't you see
Life is just what it will be
But our time is ours forever
And that's eternity
And we are paradise birds - let's fly
Paradise birds (let's fly)
paradise birds - we want to fly


Won't tomorrow come and leave?
Rain my fall or sun may shine
You won't keep the world from turning
All you can change, really change - is your mind

So
Don't you worry - can't you see
Life is just what it will be
But our time is ours forever
And that's eternity
And we are paradise birds - let's fly
Paradise birds - let's fly


paradise birds - we want to fly

 
Think!
(Info: The song is over 13 minutes long and contains three long soli, which were shortened for the demo-clip.)

(Info: Der Song ist über 13 min lang und enthält 3 lange Soli, Demo-Clip stark gekürzt.)

I don't know what I love
But I know what I hate
It's never too early
And never too late
To think about what to think
Think about what to think

You want much money?
I don't want that
You like having big dinners
It'll make you too fat
You want a new car?
Can't be important
You like travelling far?
Don't think that's what I want.

You want to be rich?
It's not what I wait for
You like to be lazy?
Can't be what I work for
You want a big house?
I don't need that
You'd like to raise a bunch of kids?
It might not be too bad.

You want a color TV?
Doesn't mean a thing to me
You like buying things?
Can't satify me
You want to call them your own?
No point I can see
You like sitting at home?
I don't think you are free

You want to be happy?
I don't think you know the way
You like to believe
what the others say
You want confidence
But it doesn't make sense
Cause you cannot rely
on yourself nor your friends

You say you want life
You don't know what it means
You say you want love
but don't mnow what it is
You like echoing things
which you have been told
You imagine feelins
but your heart is so cold

You say you want rights
I wonder why
You say you want a future
It'll soon be gone by
You like being good
I'm not in the right mood
You want to buy safety
the same way you buy food

 
To Be Or Not To Be
To be - or not to be? What is it all about
Nuclear warheads
Who's evil? And who is a sorehead?
It's not about black, or red, or yellow
It's about people, they want peace

So many faces in my mind, so many actions, too
They speak of colors, but the're blind, it can't be really true
What is it all about
Nuclear warheads
Who's evil? And who is a sorehead?
It's not about black, or red, or yellow
It's about people, they want peace

The world it only seems a mess, I'm scared of what I see
Today we raise tomorrow's choices - to be, or not to be?
What is it all about
Nuclear warheads
To threaten political soreheads?
It can't be all black, or white, or grey
Or maybe important, anyway

The answer isn't hope or love, maybe not even peace
It isn't carried by a dove, not whispered through the trees
What is it all about

 
Visions
Floating
Sometimes I feel like a motherless breeze
-a daffodil seed
-a balloon without ground
-a symphony sound
a long way from home

Visions
Sometimes I look like a flower in the rain
- an idea without aim
-a letter in the wind
-a saint who has sinned
A long way from life

Dreaming
Sometimes I dream of a doublefaced moon
-of a life behind stars
-of voices as bars
A long way from love
a long way from home

 
Where Do We Go
There are fish in the water & birds in the sky
- why - why -why -
Trees in the forest and time must go by
- why - why - why


But where do we go


There is rain in the air and noone to care
- why - why - why
All the lights are blue and the memories bare
- why - why - why

But tell me: Where do we go



There is hope in the drain & love cant swim
- why - why - why
Peace in the alley & war in the brain
- why - why - why
& mountains stand or crumble, itll all come again
- why - why - why


Where do we go