Ghost & Writer · Shipwrecks

01 · From Hell
02 · Hitman
03 · Capsized
07 · Integrity
08 · Fraud
Ghost & Writer · Shipwrecks

01 · From Hell

I sold my soul
So they put me on the TV
In a series with bad characters
That never fail to fight

We are on air
And privacy is rare
And the rains come down for days
So I might just fade away today

Hello hello
This is hell
Can you hear me?
I've been writing you a letter
But it's always catching fire

Hello from hell
Are you receiving?
The message in your nightmares
That was me
I am still alive

I'm dangling from a cross
For dishonesty and lack of love
My lies have failed
Here's the price I have to pay

Dangling from this cross
For adultery and too much lust
My lies have failed
Here's the price I have to pay

I'm in my see-through skin today
She's the law I must obey

Hello hello
This is hell
Can you hear me?
I've been writing you a letter
But it's always catching fire

Hello from hell
Are you receiving?
The message in your nightmares
That was me
I am still alive

02 · Hitman

Thinking back
It's harder to explain
At the time I thought
Sensible plan
My life was a dead end
It had been for years
I wanted the end

I'd scout bridges
Studied toxins
Oh, and I got myself a gun
In the end
I couldn't do it
Need assistance
What I needed was a hitman

And with a notion of diligence and
With a hint of arrogance
She locked her target
And looked at me
Blunt lack of common sense
I'm dumbstruck by the elegance and
Beauty of her
Rescue me

Something was wrong
Slightly dreamy
I know
But let's move on

Arrangements were made
Through high security channels
There are amazing sites
Service was offered
With all due respect
We set a date and time

And with a printed confirmation
And dressed up for the occasion
I waited in the park
I must admit
That I got slightly nervous
With the approach of the dark

How was I to know?

With a notion of diligence
With a hint of arrogance
She locked her target
And looked at me
And with a blunt lack of common sense
I'm dumbstruck by the elegance and
Beauty of her
Rescue me

And she killed me
She killed me

03 · Capsized

Each day I touch the scar
Sustained from cutting away a love bite
Remember?
That's all way in the past
A split second
And everything's gone to pieces

Freeze the echo
Keep the change
We're falling apart
One piece at a time
Seize the record
Blur the trace
Capsized
You won't feel any different
Raze the image
Wreck the maze
Capsized
You won't feel any different
You won't feel any difference

Each night I torch a star
Blue fire, grinding time
Youth and beauty just won't last
We're boring and proud of it
Boring and fond of it
Your future is my past
You're boring and proud of it

Freeze the echo
Keep the change
We're falling apart
One piece at a time
Seize the record
Blur the trace
Capsized
You won't feel any different
Raze the image
Wreck the maze
Capsized
You won't feel any different
You won't feel any difference

Each day I touch the scar
Sustained from cutting away
That's all way in the past
A split second
And everything's gone to pieces

You're boring and proud of it
Boring and fond of it

You may all go now
Cause I
Just don't know how
My slut and her clown
Survived one single round

You may all go now
Cause I
Just don't know how
A slut and a clown
Vielleicht nur ein Traum

04 · Nightshift

I've been missing you
I know that you're missing me, too

I'm working the night shift
I'm dating a princess
Disarming and charming

I'm working the ghost train
And I'm counting tunnels
My vision is sharper now

I've been missing you
I know that you're missing me, too
Rewind

I used to be a new romantic
Though nothing's new about my views
They're rather plain old-fashioned, really
And dangerous

I've been missing you
I know that you're missing me, too
Rewind

I own a thousand fake dreams
I know a thousand crazy lies

This ain't loud enough
Rewind

Zurück bleibt nur ein brennendes Haus
Zurück bleibt eine brennende Stadt
Wir schlafen auf meinem Grab

This ain't loud enough

05 · Man on a Wire

I'm just a messenger
Now I'm taking a ride
I've entered your privacy
I know how to hide

But it's time to confront you now
Your father won't mind
Crawl into the space beneath me
We'll be groom and bride

I've become a ghost
Leading a life
I'm not supposed to live
When I was meant to be
With you

I've become a ghost
Leading a life
I'm not supposed to live
But I was meant to be
With you

We missed the last chance to exit
The limo crashed in the snow
Our belongings piled up on the road side
How I hate moving

Rogues and wolves gather fast and
I'm protecting my family
I've got to set an example
Shower some punks with gasoline

I've become a ghost
Leading a life
I'm not supposed to live
When I was meant to be
With you

I've become a ghost
Leading a life
I'm not supposed to live
But I was meant to be
With you

06 · Minefields

You owe me an apology
The wound is still raw
My soul's become a minefield
Anger is the law

What do you know about mood swings?
What do you know about pain?
When this night is finally over
My tears have washed away the rain

What do you know about pain?
Anger is the law

You owe me an apology
The wound is still raw
My soul's become a minefield
Anger is the law

What do you know about mood swings?
What do you know about pain?
When this night is finally over
My tears have washed away the rain

Anger

07 · Integrity

I am not part of this
I have a flawless reputation
Confidential for one
Ask anyone

I don't belong here
I followed protocol
You can depend on me
I have integrity

You may have come this far
But we know who you are
You claim you're innocent
That's ignorant
We have evidence

You may have come this far
But we know who you are
You claim you're innocent
That's impertinent
We have evidence

How can you say that it's not true?
How can you claim that this ain't you?

I focus inward
I sense the hum
The sound of my life
The sound of my nights

Every beat is
Like the first
So fresh that it hurts
So fresh it hurts

You may have come this far
But we know who you are
You claim you're innocent
That's ignorant
We have evidence

You may have come this far
But we know who you are
You claim you're innocent
That's impertinent
We have evidence

08 · Fraud

Deep blue
Zug um zug
Ich weiss um dich
Erkennst du mich?

The sound of spring
The taste of summer
The clarity of autumn
No winter here

Circular
And more aggressive
By the hour, every hour

Within three days
I'd become
The one man she was
Trying to save to no avail
She's bound to fail
She is forty-something
And she's sad
And she'll be mad
She'll be really mad

As long as you keep
The perception going on
It isn't fraud

Deep blue
Oft genug
Verlierst du dich
Weisst du nicht?
The sound of spring
The taste of summer
Unheard, unfelt

You're the last thing on my mind

Within three days
I'd become
The one man she was
Trying to save to no avail

As long as you keep
The perception going on
It isn't fraud