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CROSSROADS
Released 2011

  1. Cutback
  2. Riffomaniac
  3. 30 Something
  4. Nobody's Listening
  5. To Dust
  6. Numb
  7. Everlasting
  8. Knowing
  9. Darkened Skies
  10. Unwanted
  11. Ordinary Man
  12. The Mess

1. Cutback
2. Riffomaniac

In these times of troubled days
Some are hungry, some are crazed
Can you tell me how much a man can take
Before his levee breaks

Another job’s lost, another cutback, another poor slack
Who can’t pay….

What does it take for us to live and pay the bills
You’re forcing me into a thug life

Nowadays, it’s crime that pays
Some are desperate, some a waste
Can you tell them what’s at stake
When their levees break

Another job’s lost, another cutback, another poor slack
Who can’t pay….

What does it take for us to live and pay the bills
You’re forcing me into a thug life
Don’t wanna, don’t wanna, don’t wanna end up
On the wrong side of the tracks
Don’t wanna, don’t wanna, don’t wanna be a victim
Of a social circumstance

(Why don’t you cut us some slack)
Never give in, never give in to another cutback


We do things we don’t like to do
It’s all because we want something new
Cuz’ somehow we want it all
But most of times we’re hittin’ a wall

Underneath there is some space
It’s big enough to leave this place

Face the day, I’m not alone
These skin and bones are ready to go
Drop the cross, I’m my own boss
Live my life, a riffomaniac

We’re in our home, a comfort zone
Shall I take a chance and risk it all
Or stay at ease and avoid a fall
Are we doomed to live this clusterfuck…

In between there is some space
Is it big enough to leave this place?

Face the day, I’m not alone
These skin and bones are ready to go
Drop the cross, I’m my own boss
Live my life, a riffomaniac

Dependent to our needs …I’m a riffomaniac
Is this the way how life proceeds?...we’re the riffomaniacs
Escape the rut by string attack…I’m a riffomaniac
Don’t we all want to be … riffomaniacs

Work, sleep ….we’re in the deep
Deep breath …not dead yet
Take hold …. of your own fate
Get back … what you deserve

3. Thirtysomething
4. Nobody's Listening

Leaving wasn’t the hardest thing to do
When you’re living in and staying in a place you call your own
Family, you walk for them through walls
Security a necessity….that’s what we all want

Sometimes you need a break to fix all your mistakes
Sometimes you need to see how it’s supposed to be

Thirtysomething, thirtysomething
someone like you
You’ve spread your sails, no time to fail
try walking in those shoes

Raise a child, responsibilities
You’re passing through, passing through another step in life
Hold onto the love you will receive
An endless well that breaks the spell of insecurities

Sometimes you need to hear we all have the same fears
Sometimes you need to feel and drop your defense shield

Thirtysomething, thirtysomething
someone like you
You’ve spread your sails, no time to fail
try walking in those shoes

And it seems we’ve got a long way to go
Across the valleys and the hills, over the mountain and its snow
And it seems there are things no one knows
Not the wise and not the brave can predict a tidal wave….

Thirtysomething, thirtysomething
someone like you
You’ve spread your sails, no time to fail
try walking in those shoes

Thirtysomething, thirtysomething
Someone like you
You walk the path with what you have
Like we’re supposed to do

You say: “the apathy has grown inside of me”
That’s something I didn’t foresee
Waiting for the tide to turn, need some oxygen to burn
Feed the cleansing fire, resurrect desire

If everything has gone and everyone has gone away
I want to see the bigger picture
Part of me was wrong, that part of me was lead astray
I couldn’t see the bigger picture

I don’t ….. Don’t want to be the reason for doubt
Don’t want to be the one who disappears in a crowd
I’m trying to remember to be the best I can
I’m trying to become , to be a better man

Without the dark we can’t see light,
Without the wrong we’re always right
Without mistakes, we need no correction
Without love, there’s no perfection


In the spirit of change, there’s a phoenix rising….

As the promises keep on breaking
Our hope becomes despair

Nobody’s listening…Say what you want to say
There’s nobody listening
Nobody’s listening…It’s a waste of precious air
There’s nobody listening

In the darkest of days, the light is still shining…
Is it bright enough to lead the way
Good vibes keep on fading…
but no one seems to care

Nobody’s listening…you’re screaming into nothingness
There’s nobody listening
Nobody’s listening…no place left to confess
There’s nobody listening

A sin, a crime, the truth , a lie, secrets and clues
….some worthless alibis
A sin, a crime , the truth, a lie
…. Guess we’ve never heard the silent cries

Nobody’s listening…you’re screaming into nothingness
There’s nobody listening
Nobody’s listening…no place left to confess
There’s nobody listening

5. To Dust
6. Numb

Once there was this gentle soul,
She gave more than she needed to
She made us all feel whole
And always knew how ….to put a smile on our face
And light up our day..

We say goodbye….we never really had a choice
We say goodbye ….In the end we all go down to dust
We say goodbye….so many words are left unsaid
And it’s all right…it’s all right to say goodbye

The years have flown, we had a blast
We always knew it would come to this
Now we have to face our fears
No regrets, so long my dear….
Unspoken feelings still linger on …

Conditioned to believe
We pray and hope for some relief
The pain, a burden we learn to carry
The memories…I will never bury

We say goodbye….we never really had a choice
We say goodbye ….In the end we all go down to dust
We say goodbye….so many words are left unsaid
And it’s all right…it’s all right to say goodbye


Slippin’ away through a maze
Thought I escaped a fall from grace
It’s amazing, amazing …
That’s what I thought
Until I lost my self-control

Hear the silence over all the laughter
Forgot the words I tried to say
All these images are coming faster
So my senses become numb


What’s left to say.... all that is erased
a complex thrill, a wish, a chill…
The evidence of a broken will
Petrified I cross the haze (2X)
craving for the better days (2X)
In these wasted days of apathy,
I wait for you to set me free


Hear the silence over all the laughter
Forgot the words I tried to say
All these images are coming faster
So my senses become numb


Once you blocked the door,
There’s no turning back, your mind turns blank
Just another day to fill an empty space
…then leaves you craving for better days

7. Everlasting
8. Knowing

As I long for the sunset, the end of my day
I reach out and I challenge to find a new way…

EVERLASTING (2x) ….we owe

A path of enlightenment is a road to somewhere
The rules we break to avoid mistakes,
The rules we bend to pay the rent
Prohibitions and restrictions are often
stranger than fiction
From the cradle to our death…
We always seem to be in debt.

EVERLASTING (2x) ….we owe

If you want to follow your dreams
…. you’ll have to swim against the stream
If you want to follow your heart
…. Life can get real hard

EVERLASTING (2x) ….we owe

What do we know?
What do we care?
We all got some problems we share…

What do we know?
What do we care?
We thrive in the now, it’s only fair….

Is it???....


He came home from a hard day’s work
Settled down in his favourite chair…
There was this scent, he smelt it before
It took his breath in an instant away

Not a word left to say, the future delayed
How could I be so blind… I was livin’ in a lie

One needs to know which way you have to go
Don’t stay too long in one place when it’s time for another phase in your life

So he poured him a drink,
Thought about burning down the place
Instead… he got in his car and drove into the sunset

Not a word did he say, his trust had been played
How could he be so blind…he was livin’ in a lie

The time has come to turn the page…
Other people will come and go….
Keep in mind that the truth will always show
…In the end we learn to know…

Every day we try to cope
Every time we learn to know….

9. Darkening Skies
10. Unwanted

Delusional and broken, they’re spreading the decay
All the words they’ve spoken are causing disarray

You spin your angle round and round
Hoping to score in the rebound
Honesty and truth…
have never been a part of you

Words can only sell if you believe
…In what you tell
Unless we’re free from all the lies,
We’re living under darkened skies… darkened skies

What is it that makes us fight?
Why do we think in black and white
Are we heading for a fallout? (2x)

What is it that we can’t find?
What is it that makes us blind
Are we heading for the fallout, over and out…


He’s always in for a ride,
Planning to stay for a while
He knows the feelings you hide
And adds a little touch of vile
Only hatred remains, it runs through your veins
The thoughts in your head,
caused the tears that you’ve wept

Won’t you feel better when you’re hittin’ someone
Won’t you feel better when all the rage is gone

It’s the darkness inside,
The unwanted passenger
He won’t rest till he rides,
The merciless scavenger

He makes you do what he wants
And suffers no consequence
It are the meek whom he hunts
No room for a second chance
Wish he‘d give me a break
Cuz it’s too much to take
He brings you sorrow and pain
Until only hatred remains
He’s the voice in your head
Where all your secrets are kept
He won’t rest till you bleed
Of your anger he feeds

Won’t you feel better when you’re hittin’ someone
Won’t you feel better when all the rage is gone

It’s the darkness inside,
The unwanted passenger
He won’t rest till he rides,
The merciless scavenger

No no no mercy
Mercy is for the weak…

11. Ordinary Man
12. The Mess

Breathing in and breathing out
Fearless I walk, lost in the crowd

The boy, who once was,
a reflection of pride
Decided to quit, decided to hide

Nothing lasts when it’s plain and simple
Won’t be remembered when you walk in line
The choice is up to you
…to lead an ordinary life

Breathing in and breathing out
Hopeful I walk, aiming for the stars

The man who overcame
The foolish and the numb
Decided to fill the voids
Which/that made him hollow

Nothing lasts when it’s plain and simple
Won’t be remembered when you walk in line
The choice is up to you
…to lead an ordinary life
This thought will pull you through,
It reminds you what to do

But I….I’m just an ordinary man


We’re running round in circles,
we’re running out of fuel
We’re running out of options,
So we pity the fools
Too many voices, not enough will
Too many choices, so we’re going for the kill

…and the change is coming…soon

Whatcha gonna do ‘bout the mess we’re in

Better change it, rearrange it….
We keep hearing those words
They’re building castles of sand
In the promised land
They say…. “it will be done”
While they’re stealing our sun
How can we trust the words
Of liars and scum….
Oh…. and the change is coming…soon
Whatcha gonna do ‘bout the mess we’re in

It won’t fade, it won’t go…..it’s getting stronger and it’s ready to blow
We won’t beg, we won’t crawl….we’re getting ready to rip it apart

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