Foreign Relations

by Ronald Raimund

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released February 24, 2015

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Track Name: Fatherland
Fatherland

Carelessly spoken
a noble vow can be a curse
should not be broken
did I forget my fathers words

bow me down
on my knees
on my hands
testify
hope to please you
fatherland
never meant
to do you wrong
my luck will turn
still your son

light entertainment
truth or dare you wanna play
dance on a wire
I am your hero for today

bow me down
on my knees
on my hands
testify
hope to please you
fatherland
never meant
to do you harm
my luck will turn
still your son
Track Name: Savior
Savior

Wear their crown
when the light eats the night
blood was shed
bread was broken
they let you down

burial gown
when your hands stopped to shake
wires blossom
and needless things
they call you king

with your gaze
you turned them into gold
with your voice
you rose them from the dead
dressed in feathers
you sent them up to heaven
where they reside
with promised virginal brides

made of stone
the living bow their heads
accept their gifts
expand your reign
from the other side

and your home
men who trade in words
will keep it empty
expose your body
to the world

with your thoughts
they turn them into gold
with your voice
they rise them from the dead
dressed in leather
they send them up to heaven
where they reside
proudly by your side
Track Name: Caress
Caress

I collide
make you wait for ours
hours, weeks and days

let you down
leave you on your own
I told you so

shut your eyes
bring on
the dark night
let me go
the only one you own
cut your ties
bring on
the dark night
let me go
the only one you own

choose your side
full of ice and flames
and pain like fire

still believe
you will wear a crown
in your despair

shut your eyes
bring on
the dark night
let me go
the only one you own
cut your ties
bring on
the dark night
let me go
the only one you own
Track Name: Paragon
Paragon

Be only a surface
a teflon skin
you break the waves of
time and sin

show no involvement
never raise your hand
leave us defenceless
be bound to transcend

paragon
of insincerity and necessity
praetorian
be proud
oh you belong
to the dead and gone

be an ageless beauty
be besieged by saints
invite the stasis
be permanent

stare into the distance
in survivor's guilt
be merley a vessel
on the battlefield

paragon
of insincerity and necessity
praetorian
be proud
oh you belong
to the dead and gone
Track Name: Sphinx
Spinx

Boy or girl
never speak
alone you drown in silence
on your knees
ignore their needs

boy or girl
refuse to meet
outside expectations
hide your claws
in velvet paws

run away
get away

boy or girl
adventurous
victim of cruel intentions
under pressure
fall apart

boy or girl
take a bite
bitter taste of wisdom
will receive
a kiss of night

run away
get away

may die
may cry because of you
again
lose all restraint
may shine
may shine because of you
amen
to you my saint

the day will never come

boy or girl
found a peak
weak and bleak emotions
a recurrence
of the same

boy or girl
never scream
alone you dream of violence
never break
your tomblike silence

run away
get away

may die
may cry because of you
again
lose all restraint
may shine
may shine because of you
amen
to you my saint

the day will never come
Track Name: Sailor
Sailor

His offers are so sweet
he demands to be believed
he tells us what we need
and leaves

he sails the seven seas
makes for foreign ports
he knows all the routes
to our hearts

carried away
by the sea of love
his ocean eyes
stare from above
carried away
by a tidal wave
to distant shores
show no remorse

he cosys us along
sinks into our souls
he dissipates our doubts
with a kiss

his fingers taste like fish
divide and rule
I know I can't resist
the taste of seamen

carried away
by the sea of love
his ocean eyes
stare from above
carried away
by a tidal wave
to distant shores
show no remorse
Track Name: Vague Bonds
Vague Bonds

Hold your breath
and settle down
and rest
erase your paths
and hide your scars
forget
wash your hands
in innocence
and regret what you have become
dissappear
obliterate your fear

prepare their lunch
and comb their hair
be kissed
swim in the pool
act like a fool
confess
wash their dishes
and their cloths
they'll forget what you have done
do your best
and try to stay the same

control your past
in present tense
and the future will be yours
determination and triumph of your will
control your past
in present tense
victorious at last
determination and triumph of your will
discipline and triumph of your will

be a mace
and change your face
confuse
talk to strangers
laugh out loud
amuse
bath yourself in innocence
and deny what you have done
never smile
cause happiness is treason

control your past
in present tense
and the future will be yours
determination and triumph of your will
control your past
in present tense
victorious at last
determination and triumph of your will
discipline and triumph of your will
Track Name: Arch Enemy
Arch Enemy

My lover
is a masterpiece
is forged by gifted hands
is a sleeper
a cannibal
a traitor behind the lines

you give your all
waiting for a chance
to strike me down
so cowardly
stab me from behind
and spill my blood
arch enemy
hurt me when I'm weak
eviscerate
you shoot my heart and head

a cancer
an antagonist
a master of disguise
a slaver
a dead end street
a castle built on sand

I gave you all
waiting for a chance
to strike you down
unexpectedly
stab you from behind
and spill your blood
arch enemy
hurt you while you sleep
eviscerate
I shoot your heart and head
Track Name: Terrors
Terrors

There were signs
we knew
how far it would have been
in the dark we couldn't rest
never thought of us returning

walked for miles
you knew
the journey is the reward
and they put our strength to test
and our limbs were burning

in the cold we called your name
and in the dark we called again
and while it stormed we tried to do the same
and did we want to cry in pain

there were stars
so few
our hearts they cut them out
our lights they put them out
and we knew we would never make it

there were signs
we knew
we were bound to die
and we marched our friends to death
and we just ignored their whining

in the cold we called your name
and in the dark we called again
and while it stormed we tried to do the same
and did we want to die in vain