Ghost & Writer · Red Flags

Ghost & Writer · Red Flags

01 · Gambit

When one of us is cut
We both bleed
We're soulmates
We're discrete

But you my friend
Were first on the scent
In spyhole land
You hear me

Gambit - take it
Accept or decline
She's mine
She could be yours

Entitlement beyond your means
She's the centre of all my dreams
She's the asset in all my games
You will never find a better ladyfriend

Entitlement beyond your means
She's the centre of all your dreams
She's the asset in all my games
You will never find a better giveaway

Gambit - take it
Accept or decline
She's mine
She could be yours
Tonight

When one of us is cut
We both bleed
And we tend to swap seats
For real
Now she's behind the wheel

Since you my friend
Were first on the scent
In spyhole land
You hear this

Gambit - take it
Accept or decline
It's fine
I could be yours

Entitlement beyond your means
I'm the centre of all her dreams
I'm the asset in all her games
You will never find a better boyfriend

Entitlement beyond your means
I'm the centre of all your dreams
I'm the asset in all her games
You will never find a better giveaway

Entitlement beyond your means
She's the centre of all my dreams
She's the asset in all my games
You will never find a better ladyfriend

A package for the toybox

Entitlement beyond your means
She's the centre of all your dreams
She's the asset in all my games
You will never find a better giveaway

We are package for the toybox

02 · Hurricane

I've had a couple points of no return
And just about as many lessons
I thought I'd learned

My words were pure
I had something to say
So if she really loved me
She loved me in a cold way
A very cold way

Every day
Further away

The snare is a fist
The kick is a heart
The launch is a lie
The piece is not art

Hurricane start turning
Curse fuel yearning
Live code red
It's all in your head
It's all in your head

Get ready for the deep hit
For the blow below the belt

She's using up my resources
She's beating the deadest of horses

My words were pure
I had something to say
And if she really loved me
She loved me in a cold way
A very cold way

Every day
Further away

The snare is a fist
The kick is a heart
The launch is a lie
The piece is not art

Hurricane start turning
Curse fuel yearning
Live code red
It's all in your head

03 · Shine

A dead star is what you are
Pretend you still shine
Crave for affection and time

I drowned the other one
Almost in passing
Almost unnoticed
To the world

A dead star is what you are
Claim you can shine
Steal my devotion and time

I drowned the other one
And since that day
I walk like a shadow
I sleepwalk, I fade

Shine
You shine
You shine
It's as simple as snow
You are wasting my time

A dead star is what you are
Insatiable, incapable
A taste, a sense
A waste, a waste of time

It has begun
I'm bland, I'm milk
I'm worse, I'm water
And life ain't no fun
Life ain't no fun

Shine
You shine
You shine
It's as simple as snow
You are wasting my time

Shine
You shine
You shine
It's as simple as day
You are wasting my time

Der Vater hat ein Fieber
Und das Fieber tut ihm gut
Denn der Vater denkt die Dinge
Die er sonst nicht denken tut

Der Vater hat ein Fieber
Und das Fieber tut ihm gut
Denn der Vater denkt nun Dinge
Die er sonst nicht denken tut

04 · Never Take Fire

Cracks in the shell
You're not doing so well
You're hoping for a raid
You're dying to get laid

You've started talking to strangers
You've dropped all demands
Your head is in a sling
You'll do anything
Anything

You keep scratching the faces off coins
You've collected
As part of your dream
Of a picture-book future
Full of picturesque scenes

You descend all the way to the end
Cause a sere soul
Merely glows like coal
It never takes fire
It never takes fire

From in front of you
From behind of you
From the side of you
From above
From below
The walls are closing in
Real slow

You keep scratching the faces off coins
You've collected
As part of your dream
Of a picture-book future
Full of picturesque scenes

Now you descend all the way to the end
Cause a sere soul
Merely glows like coal
It never takes fire
It never takes fire

You keep scratching the faces off coins
You've collected
As part of your dream
Of a picture-book future
So many picturesque scenes

And you descend all the way to the end
Cause a sere soul
Merely glows like coal
All the lights up in the sky
Still you don't know how to fly
Still you don't know how to fly

05 · Just the Same

More lips than you would ever want to kiss
They form your name now
They're reaching out

More crooks who know exactly where you live
They shout your name now
They're reaching out

They call your name
It's just the same

The road is wrong
And here you are speeding further on
They call your name now

You don't live the life you want
We don't give you what you need
We paraphrase your need for change
Then feed you more of just the same

Wrong
And here you are speeding further on
They call your name now

You don't live the life you want
We don't give you what you need
We just paraphrase your need for change
Then feed you more of just the same

More hips than you would ever want to touch
They dance your name now
They're reaching out

More rooks who know exactly who to watch
They shout your name now
They're reaching out

They call your name
It's just the same

The road is wrong
And here you are speeding further on
They call your name now

You don't live the life you want
We don't give you what you need
We paraphrase your need for change
Then feed you more of just the same

Wrong
And here you are speeding further on
They call your name now

You don't live the life you want
We don't give you what you need
We just paraphrase your need for change
Then feed you more of just the very same

You don't live the life you want

06 · Beyond Repair

Inhale
The dial tone for hours
Because it sends
A message to your heart

The void
When all is said and done
You're bruised
Cursed to turn and run
Every time
Every single time

And the sadness will return
And the pictures will fade
You're falling silent again
Cause there's nothing left to say
And you're running out of air
You are far beyond repair

Yes the sadness will return
And the pictures will fade
You're falling silent again
Cause there's nothing left to say
And you're gasping for air
But you are far beyond repair

Exhale
The memory you caught
When you returned
To the crossroads and the hurt

The void
Cause all is said and done
And you choose
To turn around and run
Every time

You have chosen to accept
That every hope has left
And you learn to ignore
What the diagnoses show
Your family sends quotes from Voltaire

And the sadness will return
And the pictures will fade
You're falling silent again
Cause there's nothing left to say
And you're running out of air
You are far beyond repair

Yes the sadness will return
And the pictures will fade
You're falling silent again
Cause there's nothing left to say
And you're gasping for air
But you are far beyond repair

Your family sends quotes from Voltaire

07 · Demons Crawl

I water all my reasons
Pain can nourish pain
I whisper seeds for droughts
Into a garden of doubt

And sometimes
I can catch the notes that fall
And the music sates like grain

And sometimes
I can catch the notes that fall
But the Keeper takes them all

But you see the demons crawl
They lick my skin and shake the walls
They lace my drink I cannot think
The demons will not blink

You see the demons crawl
They lick my skin and shake the walls
They lace my drink I cannot think
The demons will not sink

I shelter all your reasons
Pain can nourish pain
I whisper seeds for droughts
Into a spiral of doubt

And sometimes
I can catch the notes that fall
And the music sates like grain

And sometimes
I can catch the notes that fall
But the Keeper kills them all

And you see the demons crawl
They lick my skin and shake the walls
They lace my drink I cannot think
The demons will not blink

You see the demons crawl
They lick my skin and shake the walls
They lace my drink I cannot think
The demons will not blink

You see the demons crawl
They lick my skin and shake the walls
They lace my drink I cannot think
The demons will not sink

08 · (Do I Have) Your Word

There's nothing we don't know by now
The fairy dust is gone
Waking from the longest dream
Drenched in sweat and shivering

Back and forth and forth and back
The eerie sense of suede on skin
Waking from the longest dream
Drenched in sweat and shivering

Save me from myself
Hold me in your arms
Keep your promise
Tie me down

Save me from this life
Hold me in your arms
Watch me fall apart
And burn this wasted heart

Glücklich ist
Wer vergisst
Was doch nicht zu ändern ist

Save me from myself
Hold me in your arms
Keep your promise
Tie me down

Save me from this life
Hold me in your arms
Watch me fall apart
And burn this wasted heart

One day it will be the ocean

Do I have your word?

Glücklich ist
Wer vergisst
Was doch nicht zu ändern ist