News from nowhere (1994)

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The city is quite insane (Lazzaruolo/Villanova)

The city is quite insane

(Entr’acte,

The city,

The paradise of lawyers,

Siren song)

The city

Too many words, too many gestures

Wonderful town full of surprises

Ocean of cries, deafening shouts

Not the better place to survive

Monkeys in a gilded/rubbish cage

So proud of this misery

 

Cunning tricks, angry looks

Wherever you go

On the stage singing the revolution

They can’t make

 

Too many words, too many gestures

This is the heaven of civic virtues

Here no one cares for truth

Hard to find an hell like this

Monkeys in a gilded/rubbish cage

So proud of this misery

 

Cunning tricks, angry looks

Wherever you go

On the stage singing the revolution

They can’t make

 

The paradise of lawyers

If we only had the strenght

Not to listen to the sirens

Violence behind every corner

No sense of sociality

Behind the mask of humanity

 

Candles both ends burning

Spreading a scent of putrefaction

 

Take  a look at their streets

See how do they treat their children

A long time dead conscience

Self respect here is a word without any meaning

Have you ever seen their faces in the night?

No one is innocent in this country

Welcome to the paradise of lawyers

The cradle of right

Lawyers in the cradle of right…

 

Siren song (instrumental)

 
Lyrics

1. The city is quite insane
 

 

2. News fron nowhere
 

Graveyard people (Lazzaruolo/Villanova)

Do they know they are dead?

Unreal peace, words than never ring true

Do they know they are dead?

Graveyard people

 

Sometimes quiet beasts

With no glimpse of intelligence in their eyes

Eager for sex and power

Perfect italians

’cause they are so proud

 

Have they ever had a dream?

A hope, something to believe in

Mere tradesman who waste their time

Women will confess your sins

And there is no rule

In  this poor world

 

Be careful not to use…….some strange word

 

Be ordinary, grey, insignificant just like them

Not a sound here, not a hope here

but to leave this place one day

One I was charmed by this unreal peace

Once I was blinded by the white of their tombs

 

Now I only hopes that I’ll be so strong to  not become like them

Don’t become like them

Everywhere you can read resignation

In a world where each one seems to run in still time

Worms full of life on the body of this dead town

Here I expiate my fears

In this place I am the cenobite.

 
Lyrics

3. Graveyard people
 

 

4. Amour dure, dure amour
 

Waving not drowning (Lazzaruolo/Villanova)

Fire without  flame

I decided to marry my past, oh my past

Now I walk the path of silence

My words are like water on the glass

Have to hide my thoughts

From killing eyes of people

If I linger on hell’s door

You will be waiting for the next lover

 

 

Innocence I’m searching for

in this land

through the pain I’ll call my own

graveyard peace for sleepless dreamers

The wheel of torture just keeps on rolling

And the reality is the nightmare of bad demons

 

In my quiet room pale by white gold

Spreading sorrow all around

Digging my ditch in the world

I’m the guardian in the museum of my life

 

It’s hard to collect fragments of hope

And we know I can’t give you no safety

On the road to my hopes

I met the one I should care for

Pretending  innocence

Hiding behind frozen beauty

In this ocean of loneliness

I made of myself an island:

The last resort

My last resort

 

Once as a a child

You were like a crystal spirit

Now the wind of time turns you

In the hangman of your dreams

 
Lyrics

5. Waving not drowning
 

 

6. Genius loci
 

Half human town (Lazzaruolo/Villanova)

Weary shadows, moving under this old sun

Silent ghosts crawling on a rainy day

Playing songs of solitude

That I heard in the street today

Thinking about the things that I dreamt

When I used to dream

 

Needing oh so much the comfort

Of a friendly face

There is no communication

With the world outside my room

Thinking about the things that I dreamt

When I used to dream

 

I can see the world only through a veil of ashes

I’m the actor who decided to leave his stage

And now I just want to be forgotten

By the world…

 

 

 
Lyrics

7. Half human town
 

Seventh wave (Lazzaruolo Villanova)

Say your lines

Can’t tell the truth from the lies

I always feel so insecure

 

Reign of shadows

Here I’m wasting my time

So hard to live just like a man

 

Save your life

It’d be better to pack all your bags

Away from this wasted land

 

Guilty, I know I’m so guilty

’cause I can’t hate these men

Godforsaken men

I’m tortured by hope

Visited by despair

And these animals affairs are not for me

Sadness is my only malady

 

Change your life

You’re throwing your time away

So sad to act the same old play

 

 

In the bazaar of fantasy

I saw the demons made by God

And led to earth by a woman

You were so envious

Now we’re together

I’m the victim of your acts

 

I have the right to be wrong

Don’t want advice from now on

It’s so sweet to loose control

 
Lyrics

8. Seventh wave
 

 

9. Ghosts in a picture frame
 

The web (Marillion)

The rain auditions at my window, its symphony echoes in my womb
My gaze scans the walls of this apartment
To rectify the confines of my tomb
I’m the cyclops in the tenement, I’m the soul without the cause
Crying ‘midst my rubber plants, ignoring beckoning doors
Clippings from ancient newspapers lie scattered cross the floor
Stained by the wine from a shattered glass
Meaningless words, yellowed by time, faded photos exposing pain
Celluloid leeches bleeding my mind
You’ve finished playing hangman, you’ve cast the fateful dice
Advice, advice, advice me
This shroud will not suffice

And thus begins the web

Attempting to discard these clinging memories
I only serve to wallow in our past
I fabricate the weave with my excuses
Its strands I hope and pray shall last
Oh please do last

The flytrap needs the insects, ivy caresses the wall
Needles make love to the junkies, the sirens seduce with their call
Confidence has deserted me, with you it has forsaken me
Confused and rejected, despised and alone
I kiss isolation on its fevered brow
Security clutching me, obscurity threatening me
Your reasons were so obvious
As my friend have qualified, I only laughed away your tears
But even jesters cry

I realise I hold the key to freedom
I cannot let my life be ruled by threads
The time has come to make decisions
The changes have to be made
I realise I hold the key to freedom
I cannot let my life be ruled by threads
The time has come to make decisions
The changes have to be made

Now I leave you, the past does have it’s say
You’re all but forgotten a mote in my heart
Decisions have been made, decisions have been made
I’ve conquered my fears, the flaming shroud

Thus ends the web

 
Lyrics

10. The web
 

Interlude - Grendel

My friend I’d like to play my song in front of you

I hope you’ll listen carefully to my tunes

I’m shaking like a leaf singing my experience on this stage

I don’t know how to find the right words to speak straight to your heart

 

All through the night I’ll be honest with myself

And I’m not selling emotions to anyone

All through the night I’ll just try to prove myself

Someone can sometimes hear my call

(Lazzaruolo/Villanova)

 

 

Midnight suns bid moors farewell, retreats from charging dusk
Mountain echo, curfews bell, signal ending tasks
They place their faith in oaken doors, cower in candlelight
The panic seeps through bloodstained floors as Grendel stalks the night

Earth rim walker seeks his meals
Prepare the funeral pyres
The shaper’s songs no longer heal the fear
Within their eyes, [their eyes]

Wooden figures, pagan gods, stare blindly cross the sea
Appeal for help from ocean fogs, for saviour born of dreams
They know their lives are forfeit now, priestly head they bow in shame
They cannot face the trembling crowd that flinch in Grendel’s name

Earth rim walker seeks his meals
Prepare the funeral pyres
The shaper’s songs no longer heal the fear
Within their eyes, [their eyes]

(Marillion)

 
Lyrics

11. Interlude - Grendel
 

 

12. The long tomorrow
 

 

13. In the shade I will wait
 

 

 
 
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