Illumination?

by Forthcoming Fire

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Lovice I am with you, I'll stand by your side I'll always be with you in the dark of the night It's cold in the dark, you got no place to hide Lovice I'll be with you, I will stand by your side Call for the summer, call the stormy sea Full of desire, call for me Call for my fire, call for my breath Feel like a tree waiting for my caress Wer hat mich um meinen sommer betrogen? Und wer von euch wirft den ersten Stein, ihr makellos Reinen? Ihr Unbefleckten, ihr unfehlbaren Richter und seltsame Heilige Was wisst ihr von meiner Schuld und von der Unschuld Die mir das Leben aus Leib und Seele gepeitscht Was wisst ihr von meiner Ehre Die ich täglich verliere um der Freier 15 Sous Habt ihr meinen Stolz nicht längst zerbrechen sehn? Zu euren Füßen, in der Gosse?
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Illuminate the situation Power, money, world damnation United wealth of united nations Another step to doubtful stations The masters lies, the merchants greed Rotten fruits of an evil seed See the circle comes complete But is it really what we need? Is it really what we need? That new fascism needs a pretty face A pretty language, and a new disguise See the puppets, they are, oh so nice So fucking full of shit and lies The world is one I pay the price when my time has come The world is one we pay the price when the time has come Illuminate the situation A global money domination A total world domination Another brick to the integration The world is one I pay the price when my time has come The world is one we pay the price when the time has come Also it causes all small and great, rich and poor, free and slave to be marked on the right hand or the forehead. so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark. that is the name of the beast or the number of its name this calls for wisdom. If anyone is to be taken captive To captivity he goes If anyone slays with the sword With the sword he must be slain Blessed are the dead who die in the lord Henceforth "blessed indeed" If anyone slays with the sword With the sword he must be slain Money, power, fraud n' lies The real religion of a master race Managers of industry A real SS of economy Let's talk about humanity And teach us your insanity It's getting dark and soon we'll pay You don't believe in what I say The Vatican, the CIA You know about the role they play Our promised peace will turn to grey The light of hope will fade away
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Into the conspirator's maze Into a garden full of lies and madness Lies and sadness I've seen the decay in your eyes But still believe "Our sun will rise" Into the conspirator's spell Our heaven turns into a hell Open your eyes, the time is right Wake up the sleepers in the night of sadness Night of sadness They've got the power in their hands A garden full of poison - plants Our TVs told us to be free I can't believe in what I see Lost in our TV channel's maze Drowned in a flood of freedom lies and sorrow Lies and sorrow In such a cemetery peace We're lost in sickness and disease Into the garden of disgrace Can't see the conspirator's face Can't see the conspirator's eyes But everywhere it grows their lies and madness Lies and sadness Lies and madness Lies and sadness They've got the power in their hands A garden full of poison plants Our TVs told us to be free I can't believe in what I see Lost in our TV channel's maze Drowned in a flood of freedom lies and sorrow Lies and sorrow
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Iesus autem coepit dicere illis videte ne quis vos seducat multi enim venient in nomine meo dicentes ego sum et multos seducent cum audieritis autem bella et opiniones bellorum ne timueritis oportet fieri sed nondum finis.* Wie von Wahnsinn hört' ich ihn reden Mit hoch erhobener Hand Auf der Suche nach neuen Seelen Durchstreifte er das Land Und eines Tages hörte man ihn Auf dem Markt in unserer Stadt Und das Volk voll Hungers und glühenden Durstes Es wurde der Worte nicht satt Dies dumme Volk von Idioten Es wurde der Worte nicht satt Der König der letzten Tage Führt euch in die Schreckensnacht Und ihr opfert ihm eure Leiber Die ihr heute so lauthals noch lacht Und ihr opfert ihm eure Seelen Und die Feuer sind entfacht Ja ihr opfert ihm eure Seelen Und die Feuer sind entfacht Und die Feuer sind entfacht Die Feuer sind entfacht Exsurget enim gens super gentem et regnum super regnum erunt terraemotus per loca et fames initium dolorum haec.* Und es brennen die Scheiterhaufen so wild Und sie küssen des Königs Gewand Und sie kriechen zu seinen Füßen Und sie fressen ihm aus der Hand Pöbel schrei nach Erlösung Voller Angst und Hass und Wut Oh ihr armen Idioten im blinden Gehorsam Ersaufet im eigenen Blut Diese Nacht währt 1000 Jahre Und Mars steht in eisernem Rot Tanz blindes Volk um das goldene Kalb Tanzet den eigenen Tod So sehet ihr armen Narren Vom Blute der Brüder befleckt Die Sonne aller Geistigkeit Von schwarzen Wolken bedeckt Versprich uns den Himmel auf Erden Und alle Macht der Welt Die heilige Stadt des Menschen Im Fürstentum der Welt Exsurget enim gens super gentem et regnum super regnum erunt terraemotus per loca et fames initium dolorum haec.* * quotes from the Bible (Mark 13, 5-8)
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I will walk you home tonight I'm the angel by your side I will walk you home tonight With a secret candle-light Towards your real and only home How could you think you're all alone? Just like all roads lead to Rome Everybody shall find his home Through the deserts, pleasures, pain Through the valley dark again I will walk you home tonight I will walk you home tonight I'm the angel by your side Through the deserts, pleasures, pain Through the valley dark again I will walk you home tonight I'm the angel by your side I will walk you home tonight With a secret candle-light Towards your real and only home How could you think you're all alone? Just like all roads lead to Rome Everybody shall find his home Through the deserts, pleasures, pain Through the valley dark again
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White pyramid, shine through the night Red flashing light, signals of pride Manhattan, Frankfurt area of greed Of power corruption and lie All the crime of our civilization Look into the fairtower’s eye So proud you brittle pillar Carry the city of man You daughter of illumination Luxury’s greatest fan White pyramid, shine through the night Red flashing light, signals of pride Merchants eat out of your hand Dying junkies in a lane Heart attacks in noble beds Into your grip we’re all the same Pyramid of illumination Send your signals through the night Welcome the servants of power In your city of "love 'n light" White pyramid, shine through the night Red flashing light, signals of pride Buy you a little more power Or buy you somebody to love Under the great fairtower Nobody shall starve Salesman offering weapons For the gods daily sacrifice Born to rule the creation Til the power of money will rise Deep in the banker’s jungle Your life has got no worth You’re just an account number And wealth is the real king’s force Misery, business, cheat and despair Learn to grovel for a little more fame Between her sheets or the lion’s mouth Remember we’re all the same So sell your soul and lose your conscience Up on the highest floor Welcome you masters and servants In the spell of that neon-whore
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05:16
Flames, I see flames, So much orange I've seen in a flaming dream. Flames, in my soul Found their way through my eyes, Don't you realize? Flames, in my heart Spoke of things in my mind, I should try to find. In my dreams, I am still dying, In my soul I am still crying. In my dreams, I am still dying Out - of my mind Fire I send, Don't you understand? Flames of my past, Seems to sounds like die, I still hear you cry In my dreams, I am still dying, In my soul I am still crying. In my dreams, I am still dying Flames in my mind, Seem to call, Seem to rise and fall. Out - of my mind Fire I send, Don't you understand? In my dreams, I am still dying, In my soul I am still crying. In my dreams, I am still dying, In my soul I am still crying. Flames, I see flames, So much orange I've seen in a flaming dream. I am still dying, In my soul I am still crying. In my dreams, I am still dying, In my soul I am still crying.
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A seed much older than a life needs its time to rise. This plan needs time to mature with political lies. Bush is gone, he left the stage, but does it really matter?? Puppets come and puppets go, and Clinton ain't no better. Snow White Fraternity, lies of milk and honey, Try to buy the eternity, with all your wealth and money. 'In God We Trust' is what they say, Which means the god of money. Dollar notes will straighten your way Through the land of milk and honey. Pay your harlots, politicians, Murder, sex and crime, The god of money will be with you Till the end of his time. Snow White Fraternity, lies of milk and honey, Try to buy the eternity, with all your wealth and money. See the pope on the seven hills. A harlot dressed in white. Lead your sheeps to the final slaughter, You doubtful angel of light. War spectacles for a new world order. More TVs for the blind. See all the puppets on government stages But who are the men behind? You live in the age of prostitution And everyone got his price. We live in the days of a final solution, We are victims of power and lies. Snow White the image, Of the men with the friendly face. The brotherhood of evil, Knows how to use a white disguise. Snow White Fraternity, lies of milk and honey, Try to buy the eternity, with all your wealth and money.
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07:42
Entwurzelt, verraten, meine Generation Verführt und betrogen wie unsere Väter schon. Die Masken sind anders, die Gesinnung ist gleich, Die Strategie perfekter und die Schale so weich. Die Mauern sind gefallen, im Labyrinth. Wer hat es je bemerkt wie gefangen wir dennoch sind. Die Grenzen sind gefallen im großen Spiel, Henker führen euch zur Freiheit, Die neue Ordnung ist das Ziel. Siehst du die Fäden, und wer sie zieht, Wer sind die unsichtbaren, die keiner sieht? Im hohen Haus der luege das falsche spiel, Die Staat ist aufgegangen alle luege führt zum ziel. Illumination - it's not what it seems. Written on our foreheads, carved in our dreams. The progress of dying, the progress of death It takes away my power, my peace and my breath. Nobody listen and nobody see, Nobody knows and no one feels like me. Nobody's able to see all the lies, Nobody's able to open the eyes. My lost generation, these ignorant youth. Nobody really wants to know the truth. Rechte parolen, linkes Geschwätz, Schwarz-rote Lügen im gleichen Boot und Netz. Ich hör die Narren kreischen voller Gier nach Hab und Gut, Ich seh sie sich zerfleischen, einander in blinder Wut. Schau wie sie schwitzen um jeden preis, Für den kleinen Traum von Luxus, die Hirne voller Scheiss. Aus Schafespelzen, Wolfesgeheul, Am heiligen Orte die unheilvolle Gräuel. Ich sah die Kreuze brennen, Ich hört den Pfarrer schreien, Ich sah Kirchen brennen, Ich hört den Papst weinen. Aber wenn die Kirchen brennen, Träumt das Volk von Gerechtigkeit Und von Gleichheit und von Freiheit. Ich hörte den Bischof fluchen, Ich sah die Kreuze fallen, Ich hörte, alle verbluten, Aber wenn die Kirchen brennen, Träumt das Volk von Gerechtigkeit Und von Gleichheit und von Freiheit.
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You know the day destroys the night Night divides the day Tried to run Tried to hide Break on through to the other side We chased our pleasures here Dug our treasures there But can you still recall The time we cried Break on through to the other side Everybody loves my baby Everybody loves my baby She get's high I found an island in your arms Country in your eyes Arms that chain Eyes that lie Break on through to the other side Made the scene Week to week Day to day Hour to hour The gate is straight Deep and wide Break on through to the other side
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07:18
Well, I just got into town about an hour ago Took a look around, see which way the wind blow Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light Or just another lost angel? City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, City of Night, woo, c'mon L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon L.A. Woman Sunday afternoon Drive through your suburbs Into your blues, into your blues, yeah Into your blue-blue Blues Into your blues, oh, yeah I see your hair is burnin' Hills are filled with fire If they say I never loved you You know they are a liar Drivin' down your freeway Midnight alleys roam Cops in cars, The topless bars Never saw a woman So alone, so alone So alone, so alone Motel, money, murder, madness Let's change the mood from glad to sadness Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin' Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin' Got to keep on risin' Mr. Mojo Risin', Mr. Mojo Risin' Mojo Risin', gotta Mojo Risin' Mr. Mojo Risin', gotta keep on risin' Risin', risin' Gone risin', risin' I'm gone risin', risin' I gotta risin', risin' Well, risin', risin' I gotta, wooo, yeah, risin' Whoa, oh yeah Well, I just got into town about an hour ago Took a look around, see which way the wind blow Where the little girls in their Hollywood bungalows Are you a lucky little lady in the City of Light Or just another lost angel? City of Night, City of Night L.A. Woman, L.A. Woman L.A. Woman, you're my woman

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Recorded May 1993 at Rock City Music Studios Udenheim

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released September 1, 1993

Lars Wehr: Six stringed screaming
G. Dorn: Basic 4-string
Burn: Digital waves & synthetic oceans
Jay Kay: Soul storming & verbal assaults

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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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