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Haken - The Mountain

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Haken'2013

The MountainRelease by: InsideOutMusic

Haken - The Mountain
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. The Path

(02:46)

2. Atlas Stone

(07:33)

3. Cockroach King

(08:14)

4. In Memoriam

(04:17)

5. Because It's There

(04:23)

6. Falling Back to Earth

(11:50)

7. As Death Embraces

(03:13)

8. Pareidolia

(10:50)

9. Somebody

(09:02)



 
The Path
This life is a dream
A gift we receive
To live and to love
We forge The Path

Our nightmare in birth
Our struggle for worth
In vain we carry on
Our mission to become

Adapt to this world
It's a chance we must take
We'll play our hand
 
 
Atlas Stone
Hearts will burn come what may
With lessons learned along the way
To free myself I make a choice
Just to be heard I lose my voice

Finding strength in solitude
I fight to fly with much to prove
Is this the way it's meant to be?
I risk it all I will not fall

Chorus
Carry the weight of the world
On my shoulders
Rise to the challenge I set myself

solo

Salvation waits without reprieve
I'm on a razor's edge and it cuts my feet
As good as life will ever get
I wish that I could give it up and go home

"The blood drawn from the Atlas Stone
It draws a path from hell to home"

Fight to survive
Succumb to the path
Conquer the fear and nothing will fail
The quest to define this struggle of mine
Gravity defied
I climb beyond heights

Chorus
Carry the weight of the world
On my shoulders
Rise to the challenge I set myself

solo

Shadows of doubt creep into the light
A glimmer of hope never out of sight

Out of sight

Paralyzed under suppressive fire
Holding firm against a thin red line

Out of mind

Shadows of doubt creep into the light
A glimmer of hope never out of sight

Out of sight

Paralyzed under suppressive fire
Holding firm against a thin red line

Out of mind

Carry the weight of the world
Rise to the challenge I set myself

Chorus
Carry the weight of the world
On my shoulders
Rise to the challenge I set myself
 
 
Cockroach King
Tantalized by the cockroach and it's promise
I fantasised about soaring with golden wings
"Flying with gold wings"

Hypnotized by the cockroach and it's promise
I was compromised by a treasure
That was fit for fools
"Lured by a fool's gold"

Blinded by a fickle fortune
Diamonds in my eyes
Blinded by the grand illusion
Golden wings to fly

The hunter draws closer to it's prey

Vacantly I was gazing at the mirage
I yearned to be a apostle
Of the selfmade man
Hopelessly I bathed in my ignorance
Desperately taking on the roach of irony

My fickle fortune beckoned
A treasure fit for fools

The hunter draws closer to it's prey

I blindly wandered down the golden path
In pursuit of a misbegotten dream
The great Gatsby whispered in my ears
The road from rags to riches leads nowhere

The grand illusion beckoned
With promises of deceit

Chorus
The Cockroach King sits on his throne
With the Midas touch and a heart of stone
An empire build on guile and greed
A bleeding ground for those who heed

The grand illusion faded
The hunter snares it's prey
I fear and loathe the cockroach
The mirage melts away

Chorus
The Cockroach King sits on his throne
With the Midas touch and a heart of stone
An empire build on guile and greed
A bleeding ground for those who heed

Lured by a treasure that was fit for fools
"Searching for the truth"
Lost in this labyrinth in search of the truth
"With your promises of deceit"
Trapped in your kingdom build on greed and guile
"Build on greed and guile"
Only to find the insects have multiplied

Chorus
The Cockroach King of guile and greed
With a broken crown he's left to bleed
An empire falling to it's knees
A bleeding ground for those who heed

I longed to be a disciple of the cockroach
I was hopelessly choking
On the roach of fallacy
"The roach of irony"

Thankfully when the mirage finally melted
The impurity of the cockroach was revealed to me
"The roach of irony"

Blinded by the grand illusion
Blackened wings to fly
Burning ashes of the hunter
Scattered in the sky
 
 
In Memoriam
Take a step put one foot in the grave
Catch a breath submerged in holy water
Watch a moving scene of former days
Shed a tear as memory starts to falter

Familiar faces try to hide the pain
Medicate to alleviate the pressure
Make amends with the ones I used to hate
Feel the agony give way to pleasure

Chorus
Tearing down the walls of eternity
All in my loving memory

Final scene humility

I succumb to universal law
Another system's energy disperses
Mother nature red in tooth and claw
It's the game that everybody loses

Show your cards and accept
What you've been dealt
Guardian or harbinger of sorrow?
Pour a drink, raise a glass
And toast to health
Is the truth too hard for us to swallow?

Chorus
Tearing down the walls of eternity
All in my loving memory

Master of creation
Lead us from temptation
Father of invention
Please guild my ascension

So much left unspoken
Life leaving heartbroken
A sense of acceptance
One final repentance

Read these words upon my stone
In piam memoriam

Chorus
Tearing down the walls of eternity
All in my loving memory
 
 
Because It's There
This life is a dream
A gift we receive
To live and to love
We forge The Path

Our nightmare in birth
Our struggle for worth
In vain we carry on
Our mission to become

"Dream this life
Forge a path
Please take this gift
To live, to love"

Adapt to this world
It's a chance we must take
We'll sing our song
We'll play our hand

Why allow this crooked fate?
"Broken world"
Retaliate
The tunnel's light is unmoving
"Accept defeat"
Don't be afraid
It burns your eyes but you persevere
"Obscures the path"
You must adapt because it's there

Climb, find your way
Scale high, don't look back
With hope you will find
The life you seek

Judgement from birth
Criticize our worth
We struggled to uphold
Struck down, will we fold?

Climb, find your way
Scale high, don't look back
With hope you will find
The life you seek

"I wish I could be some one
Be the moon and be the sun
Ambition burned my wings ablaze
Shed a tear in these dark days
Tearing down the walls of love
Soaring through the fire above
Pride exists to be reclaimed
Roll the dice don't lose the game
Carry the weight of the world
The summit says you'll prove my worth
Let me claim what's rightfully
Yours to take and mine to keep
Stars begin to swarm around
The path of fate this tired ground
Challenge met but all the while
A mountain build on greed and guile"
 
 
Falling Back to Earth
Part I: Rise

Save me now
Set me free

"If you could only show me how"

Show me how
To live my dream

"Living the dream I will die"

Aiming high
Shooting low

"You won't be laughing when I'm"

To raise the bar
Or take the fall?

"Climbing the mountain"

Someone rescue me
Help me, please!
Against all odds
I long to be free

Will no one listen to my plea?
The sky is falling in on me

"Save me now, set me free, show me how, live a dream
Aiming high, shooting low, raise the bar, take the fall
Rescue me, help me please, how long to be free
Intervene, I'll defeat, all those who stepped on me"

Intervene
I'll defeat
All the people who
Stepped on me

You have been standing in my way
You won't believe it when I'm

Chorus
Soaring through the sky
Free from your burden
Say your last goodbyes
I won't be back again

solo

When my name becomes tomorrow's news
On top of the mountain I cannot be moved
I scale the summit like an unstoppable force
With iron wings I will prove my worth to you all

I will be dancing on your grave
You won't be laughing when I'm

Chorus
Soaring through the sky
Free from your burden
Say your last goodbyes
I won't be back again

Too close to the flame
Ambition has burned me
With my wings ablaze
I'm falling back to earth


Part II: Fall

Now that my feathers are broken
Crestfallen my head is bowed
Splashing down into the ocean
Something seems different now

The world I once knew has eroded
Humanity's fossilised
The beasts have become the new masters
Is reality compromised?

Advanced technological breakthroughs
And superior firepower
The frontiers of war and resistance
Seem abstract and vacant now

For countless years I have been longing
To apologise, apologise
A world without end is upon us
But time is in short supply

Chorus
Soaring through the sky
Free from your burden
Say your last goodbyes
I won't be back again

Too close to the flame
Ambition has burned me
With my wings ablaze
I'm falling back to earth
 
 
As Death Embraces
Forgive my daily sins
Seal them under my skin
For once I watched you fly
Leaving your wings behind
The path of fate has gone astray
The brightest skies have turned to grey
 
 
Pareidolia
All my kingdom's gone
It's burned to the ground
Reason leaves me

As future sits upon a solitary throne
A treasure is sinking
Seems now long gone

The desert takes away
Our fears and dreams but they
Always will return

Chorus
Be the moon and sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Be the moon and be the sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Seeking patterns
Envisaging pictures of a dying dream
Fallen prison
The façade of wisdom in old scars

Chorus
Be the moon and sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Be the moon and be the sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Breathe in the air
"Breathe deeper"
Don't lose the stars
"Keep sinking"
The old spirit ware's
"Perceiving"
Speaking within
"Conceiving"

Show me the way
"Old spirits"
Uncertainty
"Deceiving"
Feelings arise
"Believing"
Take what is mine
"Retrieving"

Breathe in the air
"Breathe deeper"
Don't lose the stars
"Keep sinking"
The old spirit ware's
"Perceiving"
Speaking within
"Conceiving"

Show me the way
"Old spirits"
Uncertainty
"Deceiving"
Feelings arise
"Believing"
Take what is mine
"Retrieving"

As I've been forsaken
My veins feel unshaken

In the skies a secret lies
Well disguised before my eyes

"The Universe is all around us kept in motion
Alleviate our pain and fear test our devotion"

Breathe in the pain
"Keep breathing"
You won't break these chains
"Keep digging"
For what you've foreseen
"Believing"
Was only a dream
"Deceiving"

Give me what's yours
"Retrieving"
You've dug your own tomb
"Keep digging"
Your kingdom is gone
"Keep grieving"
It's burned to the ground
"Defeated"

All my fears have drowned
All my fears have drowned
Seems now long gone

The ocean took away
My fears and dreams but they
Never returned

Chorus
Be the moon and sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

Be the moon and be the sun
Be the wind and cross the storm
See the stars begin to swarm
Read the writings in the stone

The universe is all around us
Read the writings in the stone
 
 
Somebody
Still I feel the pain from that day
When you stepped in to take my dreams away
The stage was set for what would be my night
But you called time and threw my fight

Still I'm yearning
To claim back what's mine
Still I'm clinging
To dreams that won't die
Still I'm dreaming
Of one more chance
But you still tell me
My time has passed

Chorus
Give me back my right to prove that I can fight
Let me show them all
Tonight can be my night

"You'll never know
The lengths to which I will crawl
'Cause tonight is my night
You will not tear down my wall"

Still you think
That it's ok
For you to state
The rules of play
But if you could know
The length to which I crawl
To claim my pride
And break down your walls

Still I'm yearning
To claim back what's mine
Still I'm clinging
To dreams that won't die
Still I'm dreaming
Of one more chance
But you still tell me
My time has passed

Chorus
Give me back my right to prove that I can fight
Let me show them all
Tonight can be my night

I wish I could have been somebody

Just as a bird was meant to fly
Unbind these wings or let me die

Chorus
Give me back my right to prove that I can fight
Let me show them all
Tonight can be my night
 
Lineup:
Ross Jennings - vocal
Richard Henshall (Hen) - keys, guitar, back-vocal
Charles Griffiths - guitar, back-vocal
Diego Tejeida - keys, back-vocal
Thomas MacLean - bass guitar, back-vocal
Raymond Hearne - drums, percussion, back-vocal, tuba

Guests:
Joey Ryan (Dah Lipz) - horn
Matthew Lewis - trombone
Barry Clements - trombone
 



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