Ekhnaton

by Forthcoming Fire

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1.
We learned to cross the oceans, we learned to use the wheel We try to touch the stars, open the seventh seal We learned to cheat ourselves,we learned to lie without shame A western civilization feels no hunger, no blame We learned to rob and plunder and we did it with pride We try to rule nature, to turn the day into night We try to find a new way, turning water to wine We try to rule the creation, still we can't stop the time We learned to feed the progress with human flesh and blood We learned to walk on the moon, but can't prevent a flood We learned to pay attention to the governors We learned to loose our conscience under the flag of war We learned to die with cancer, to live in stupidity We learned to sell our health the pharma industry When you receive 30 programs you call it freedom of choice Why should you be content without your own Rolls Royce We learned to play with neutrons and can't control ourselves Don't need a god in heaven to make me a golden calf And when I start to think about the reasons why we feel so proud. This world seems like the darkest place. Sometimes I think we're lost in space. And when I look into your face, I miss that sparkle in your eyes. Nowhere else in god's eternal space lives such an anti human race.
2.
As I woke up in a cold dark night To draw my circles on the shadow side An invisible light, my strange companion Will show me the way through the painful night Will show me the way to the other side Leads me through this frightening night I met strangers and madmen, killers and junks Religious fanatics, rockers and punks Became a flame of a burning youth I found a different kind of truth Raise your wings like fire Like a phoenix you will rise Speak your words of fire Feel the anger in their eyes I lost a best friend by suicide By brutal murder another one died I lost them by drugs and accidents An evil game, I can't see its end I lost them in jails and mental hospitals. I lost them in the gutter of your modern hell I kissed the lips of a frozen whore I learned to live outside the taut I felt hunger and cold, I worked hard to survive So what the hell you wanna tell me about life I felt hate and violence, lived my personal war But peace and silence I've been looking for I believe in the chance of a new mankind And I'll be burning for a new clear mind So try to overcome the night Try to reach the other side Let's try to overcome the dark Try, try, try
3.
We come to free a name from the confinement of your unloving church walls, from dogmas, interpretation and abuse. We come to purify the Nazarene’s memory of all religious crimes. We come to redeem the tortured conqueror, to free him of the bloody worship of the tormented cross. Free the noble name of all man-made foolishness, out of the hands of the abiding pharisees, scientists, theologians and hypocrites. Free this true son of your misunderstood, god of the disgraces of his 2000-year captivity. Away with this bloody worship and ritual phrases. Stop worshiping your god on knees, on which the pope and your bad conscience threw you. This god wants no slaves, no groveler, no snakes. What a strange homage to turn the pain and the torment into the badge of your dubious religion. Where does this church body, this institution, give opportunity to the simplicity of original love? What's all this pomp and wealth of the churches when they are lacking in richness of love. Who wants to stop the future? Who prevents the wind from blowing over the land? Who prevents the truth from freeing itself? Don't be afraid, there's a light in the darkness. Don't you know that our war is won? Don't you see that silver glowing? Free the truth, now it will be done.
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I don't know how you think about it But I know where you have gone I heard you calling for his name Your war he has just won His fire woke up your desire To end your life for his greed Sweetest promises of silence and peace If you would lay down your soul at his feel All the people, all the people Say you're mad and call you evil All this fuckin stupid people Say you're mad and call you evil I knew such tender whispers I know such evil lies He spoke of home and fire But froze you just like ice Brother, excuse my fury and that I will spill you not a tear Brother, you died long before you were dead Now you're alive and there will be no more fear. And now you're gone. The world don't stop As if nothing has happened, no mercy, no break Oh merciless machinery, ever restless society Soul suffocating pharma industry! They spoke of psychotherapy, I call it creeping death Just another new ripped body No way out of these rails Just another talk of the town The recent of your tales Heaven, cover my friend Heaven, please wake him slowly. Will he get well from the tragedy of life? Heaven, please let me know.
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You came into this darkest world, the morning just has broken Another chapter you will write, of which wise men had spoken Sweet little King Child Your noble brothers wounds have been healed and all his pain is forgotten The murderer’s guilt has been forgiven, the torment cross was rotten Sweet little King Child Walk amongst us through the night, noble stranger, secret light Bring your flame all through the land, share your secrets with some friends Sweet little King Child Don't worry children in these days, the light of change is growing We saw it hidden in the desert, we saw pure silver glowing A brave new world will just arise, the centuries are turning You came into the darkest hour, the whole wide world is burning
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See how the fire burns Know, the ages, they turn Here, you'll take my hand You will follow, you shall understand. See how the towers fall Hear how the false leaders call Feel the old order die Hear how the riches cry Fire, let it burn Fire, feel how it burns Now, fulfill the church with fire Look into the eyes of a liar Now, here comes the sun Soldiers, see them on the run This, this ain't a dream No adventure your TV screen So go, lose all your pride Find perception 'til the end of the night Dies Feuer brennt in meinem Verstand Brennt meiner Seele Brennt in meiner Hand Dies Feuer, mein heiliger Krieg Dies Feuer ist der Sonne Sieg Dies Feuer in einer kalten Welt Dies Licht, das Dunkel erhellt. Fire, let it burn. Fire, feel how it burns Feuer, lass' es brennen. Feuer, sieh wie es brennt Fühlst du wie es brennt?
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Don't wanna be where the millions live Don't wanna be where confusion is Don't wanna breathe in your urban jungle I'm on the way back home Don't wanna walk in the midst of the crowd Don't wanna hear them scream and shout Don't wanna see their busy faces. I'm on the way back home Why can't ya see? I can't go on like this. I wanna live where silence is I'm sick of all that Rock’n'Roll I'm on the way back home Human being, what does it mean? It's no illusion but still a dream No, I don't need your way of life I'm on the way back home It's like possession, maybe a passion or just a fashion No, I don't wanna stay on the scene I'm not your kind of sex-machine Don't like the way you talk to me I'm on the way back home You lost your soul, your preciousness, honey You sold away your life for money I'm sick of all that fashion-smile I'm on the way back home For every step I have to pay Color TVs for a life of grey I'm gonna find another way I'm on the way back home I wanna walk through growing fields I wanna be where life is real Don't wanna breathe in your urban jungle I'm on the way back home Urban jungle, you demand my soul You try to burn me like a piece of coal 1000 voices beset my soul Don't wanna be there in this urban hole.
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This is the speech of flaming enlightment This is time hour of mental illumination A highly intelligent, supernatural conspiracy. Welcome' in a brave new world This is the speech of change Like time winds of truth Witness the blazing dawning of a victorious new sun Which sets the world on fire Which sets your tongues on fire Your mind, your soul and your will Right now, let there be light! This is the spirit of a forthcoming fire This is the result of Helium in Hydrogen This is the birth hour of the homo superior The dawning of an heliocentric new mankind This is what some call the Age of Aquarius Are you able to experience your biggest adventure? And didn't we come to cast fire upon the earth? Didn't we come to clean the temples To break the barriers, to light our fire? This is the speech of flaming enlightment This is the return of the banished The voice of those who were called heretics Victims and inquisitors, we are here and now again To bring a conflict to an end At the gates of an new world and time This is the hour of our return In which our word rises like a phoenix From the ashes of inquisition The abuse must end as well the reign of popes, cardinals, henchmen and executors The children of the sun are rising at the threshold of a glorious new morning I feel a change Our sun will rise Freedom is coming Look into my eyes! I gave you silver Your eyes can't see I promised you freedom You don't believe me Fire on earth! Fire on earth!
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Let a vision rise, a multicolored vision. Like a four-dimensional drawing, like a cybernetic dream. Close your eyes and let time vision rise. Be lost in an unknown space. So feel, feel deep, feel warm electricity in cold technology. I said, warm electricity in cold technology. Wake up! Open your eyes, wide open your mind Blazing perception, how easy to find Glowing new hope, unbelievable Towers fall, unforgettable A new awakening, a new kind of freedom This is the burning of mental fire Behold the glowing of a new mankind This is the end of the night This is my longing for light Witness the rising of a blazing phoenix The ashes of the old days is dead and gone Do I hear time sound of a new crescendo? I welcome time morning and a glowing new sun Now, you may see, behold, what ever will be Mother, what have you done? You cry ’til our kingdom will come Lord, renew the face of our mother nature Don't waste the chance to light your fire Don't cover your light in front of me A new born hope is rising higher Til the end of the night We're gonna be free
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Strangers came from outer space Brought wisdom, love and luck Conquerors came across the ocean To plunder, kill and suck All the gold out of the veins of our land They sucked all our strength, all our blood They came with a sign of a crucified man They command is to worship his name Aliens from outer space. They promised to return Conquerors came across the sea To plunder, kill and burn And we thought they may be our brothers Our teachers from outer space A tragic mistake and an evil awaking As they flood the whole land with disgrace We're waiting for return Of those who burn time sky While businessmen from far away Made our green jungle die But we keep time aliens knowledge Deep in the heart of Brazil Which all of these slayers, soldiers and priests Those greedy christs, could not kill In the heat of a summer, everlasting hot summer
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See the rage of the priesthood, the ominous shadows of their dark power. See your people enslaved by all these evil spells, you fighter for a victorious sun, you noble son of time real god. You came to light the pure flame of true belief. You brought the glory of the solar logos into the darkness. You broke the priest-hoods power. You gave the light of clear cognition. See the liars and swindlers, see the abiding people', the guardians of black magic, the custodians of dead ashes. They called you heretic, because they hate the truth like time light of the sun. I said it before, I say it again: Our sun will rise.
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Urban jungle, you demand my soul You try to burn me like a piece of coal 1000 voices beset my soul Don't wanna be there in this urban hole.
13.
Erhebet die Schwingen wie loderndes Feuer Zu ferner Ufer Abenteuer Wir sind Licht und Flamme sind Leben und Kraft So wild kocht in unseren Adern der Saft In unseren Herzen tobt ein heißer Orkan In unseren Augen blitzt ein heiliger Wahn Wer kann uns begreifen Wer kann sie fassen Die Glut, die wir Euch hinterlassen Komm, reich’ mir Deine Hand, sei voller Zuversicht Es brennt ein ewiges Feuer, eine Flamme die nie erlischt Du bist ein ewiges Feuer, eine Flamme die nie erlischt Lasst die Gefangenen aus ihren Kerkern schleifen Wir lehren sie, nach den Sternen zu greifen Die müden Schläfer soll der Sturm verwehn Die sollen uns aus den Augen gehen Und wo kein Wille da ist nur Sumpf Da ersticken die Kriecher im tranigen Dumpf Die Kinder der Sonne die werden sehn Sie werden die Worte von Feuer verstehen Es ist Zeit, dass die Sonne in uns erwacht Es ist Zeit, dass sich Feuer in dir entfacht Es ist Zeit zu schöpfen aus lebendigen Quellen Es ist Zeit die Felder zu bestellen Von Neuem erwachen Frühlingsweisen, die das Grauen vergangener Tage zerreissen

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released January 1, 1992

All songs by Forthcoming Fire:
JOSEF K. spirit, soul and vocals
BURN hard- and software, digital sequencing
G. DORN bass craft
LARS WEHR guitar magic & string spell

„FEUER“: original version by OHL and Deutscher W. from the LP “Jenseits Von Gut Und Böse“ (1986)
„YOUTH ON FIRE“: musical foundation by THOMAS FENDER

All tracks recorded & mixed at RCM Recording Studio Udenheim Mainz in 1991 and 1992
Additional Vocals on „MY WAY BACK HOME“ by Christine Schmidt & Ricci Catère
Additional Vocals on „RAISE YOUR WINGS LIKE FIRE“ (German Version) by Deutscher W. (OHL)
Didgeridoo on „EKHNATON“ by Michael Nahm
Lead Guitar on „EKHNATON“ by Andreas Görres
Lyrics of spoken epilogue by GEORG TRAKL (1887-1914)

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Forthcoming Fire Munich, Germany

Forthcoming Fire started out as a gothic rock band in the early Nineties. Their music has always been a travel for their listeners and a heterogeneous experience that made singer Josef K. and his band stand out. Being on stage with bands like Love Like Blood, Das Ich, Ministry and Atrocity even the toughest metal heads fell in love with the band. ... more

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