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Rage - The Missing Link

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Rage'1993

The Missing LinkRelease by: Noise Records

Rage - The Missing Link
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Firestorm

(04:57)

2. Nevermore

(04:25)

3. Refuge

(03:38)

4. The Pit And the Pendulum

(04:17)

5. From the Underworld

(03:09)

6. Certain Days

(05:44)

7. Who Dares

(04:28)

8. Wake Me When I'm Dead

(05:20)

9. Lost in the Ice

(09:48)

10. Her Diary's Black Pages

(03:34)

11. The Missing Link

(04:23)

12. Raw Caress

(05:25)

Bonus(es):
13. Another Kind of Madness
    (Japanese bonus)

(05:12)



 
Firestorm
This place, home for all generations, never's been to small
When all life worked hand in hand
The centuries passed one by one
Without changing the circumstances
That we needed to be there

Like a firestorm
When all home dies and fear is born
To feed the firestorm
Like a firestorm
That burns the ground you're standing on
We'll feed the firestorm

And then - slowly but surely -
Explorers and inventors stepped into
The system they didn't understand
That's when the trouble began
And when the time marched on
They had learned how to destroy

Like a firestorm...

The end of the story is: nothing's impossible
And that's what we're afraid of
Apocalyptic signs, our homestead stands in flames
Guess we missed the lesson modesty

Like a firestorm...
 
 
Nevermore
Her mother told her everyday: "Never lose control
Whatever then may come your way, a good girl takes it all."
And all the years she held her peace and followed every rule
But then depression dried her heart
And now she's screaming out

Nevermore - never we'll forget
Nevermore - one day you'll regret

He used to be a follower
And did what he was told
Whatever they squeezed out of him
A good man bears it all.
But one day he was in their way
Did not fit in their plan
They tried to kick him from the boat
And now he's screaming out

Nevermore - never we'll forget
Nevermore - one day you'll regret
Never we'll forget, no!

Nevermore - never evermore...
 
 
Refuge
This is mine, here's where my home is
I don't want to let you break into my world
All my life I've been looking for something
That's my own, I'm so glad I found it now

Don't you step on this ground
I don't want to lose an inch of my freedom
I'll lose my soul if you steal my refuge

Leave my cloud and stay away
This is my refuge
Play your dirty tricks, my friend
But leave my refuge

I grow stronger and you feel smaller
Guess that's your reason for taking up my time
With every secret that you make public
Your influence on my life grows, ain't this true?

Don't step on this ground
I don't want to lose an inch of my freedom
I'll lose my soul if you steal my refuge
Leave my cloud and stay away
This is my refuge
Play your dirty tricks, my friend
But leave my refuge
Leave my refuge
 
 
The Pit And the Pendulum
In the darkness left alone
Walls surround that hellish hole
Deadly deep and no way out
From above I hear a swinging
Metal blade clinging

In the pit and the pendulum
The pit and the pendulum
Comin' near and nearer

In the inquisition's claw
Sentence of death is their law
Though unholy and sadistic
It's a question of their honour,
Of gods to die for

With the pit and the pendulum
The pit and the pendulum
Swingin' above my throat

The pit and the pendulum
Could it be the soldiers 're coming?
The pit and the pendulum
Do they open up my prison?
 
 
From the Underworld
Hey don't walk on by you, don't stomp on my face
Once I was like you
I didn't care for nothing else
Had no sense for more than money and fame
Power and greed and the so called honour

Now I am gone and my body lies cold
Not much is left, so I pray

From the underworld, oh, listen now!
From the underworld, oh, listen now!
Listen now!

Time - I never had rushed through a restless day
You seem to be blind, too, when luck comes your way

You had no patience with people who cared
Until you lost them and when you grow old
You'll be a lonely rich man without hope
There's more to be than we see

From the underworld, oh, listen now!
From the underworld, oh, listen now!
Listen now!
 
 
Certain Days
When I remember what happened that lead me right here
What made me lonely and forced me to disappear.
There were periods in my life that came from my darkest depths, beyond the edge
Like a delirium I couldn't help, I drifted aside, it wasn't right

Time, time had slipped away
Life was a distant haze
This was on certain days
I, I had lost my way
Got lost without a trace
This was on certain days, I went mad...

I can recall the days when things were fine
Everyone was happy enjoying their time
But the first time it came over me I had lost my friends, I did harm to them
The judges told me I was insane, I tried to kill, I tried to kill!

Time, time had slipped away
Life - a distant haze
This was on certain days
I, I had lost my way
Got lost without a trace
This was on certain days, I went mad...
 
 
Who Dares
Why do you look for answers in the extremes?  Forget the radical
'Cause the truth is mostly somewhere in between
Nevermind the simple minded as long their heart beats in the right place,
But for heaven's sake if they forgot their aims (and to tell their kids)

Now they are trapped and they don't even care
Still they don't understand what it means
Dimborn they never have learned anything
They are trapped in a world reigned in fear

Who dares to stop these fools?

We need revolution - someone has to change the crusted rites
But we need heads that can think before they act
'Cause it has to happen in a way that changes the conditions for the better
There's no time for old mistakes

Now they are trapped...

Who dares to stop these fools?

Brutality is trendy, discussing's for old farts
Today the cracked voice of youth screams out the fatal fascists call
All the mindless, unwanted, frustrated think that there's a way to bring sense in their life
They confuse the Free with lemmings...

Now they are trapped...

Who dares to stop these fools?
 
 
Wake Me When I'm Dead
Will you wake me?
Wake me when I'm dead

I think it's time now, I gotta go
But don't you shed a tear when I'm gone.
Before it's over,
I hope that I don't suffer too much, when it's over

I don't want to miss this place
I hate to leave, I just can't face
Realities of death, I will deny
Realities of death, I will deny

Will you wake me?
Wake me when I'm dead

And when I grow cold you cotta put a spell on me,
Before I grow cold
Just one injection and maybe I can stay on your side
If the shot works

I don't want to miss your face
The warmth of summer
Springtime's grace
Realities of death, I will deny
Realities of death, I will deny

Will you wake me?
Wake me when I'm dead
 
 
Lost in the Ice
An antarctic land, deadly unknown
Where we explored a mountain range
And on the highest ridge we found remains of buildings
Like no man's eye had ever seen

A city forgotten on top of the world
And entry we found in a stonewall
And walked a stairway built aeons ago
To streets and houses covered under ice and snow

Walls that had mosaics with pictures and reliefs
Faces that no eyes'd ever seen, l like half flesh and half of steel
They had headphones stuck to their skulls
No muscles, just wires, a technical pulse

The creatures look weird, scary and strange
The art on the walls, it told us their tale
They came from a planet lightyears away from here
To bring knowledge, truth and culture to this undeveloped place
The fathers out of space

Before life crept out of water mother earth was occupied
But the climate changed the borders, now they are lost in the ice
Now they are lost in the ice, lost in the ice

They build up life from desert and stones
Our planet grew up helped by elder ones
Then the ice came and they had to move away
To the middle earth and then the stories on the pictures ended
When they had left the land

Before life crept out of water mother earth was occupied
But the climate changed the borders, now they are lost in the ice
Now they are lost in the ice, lost in the ice

All their buildings, streets and stonewalls sleep in this forgotten place
But what happened to the creatures when they were lost in the ice
Now they are lost in the ice, lost in the ice

What a strange and awful vision for us all
It made us shiver to the bone
What if now some of these creatures still survived
In the caves under the Pole?

Before life crept out of water...

And then we walked beneath the city, hours and hours
When suddenly we heard a strange and distant sound
All I remember is my flight from this dark place
A flight from the alien creature's face, my ancestor from space

Lost in the ice

Whoever was these old remains, his blood is flowing in my veins is flowing in my veins
 
 
Her Diary's Black Pages
In her diary's black pages
The stories end in dark sadness
And what she never dared to say
Is in her diary's black pages

She's a magician, she's got second sight
Sends her mind wandering into the night,
Into the future - stories untold
Tragedies and accidents - she always knows

In her diary's black pages
The stories end in dark sadness
And what she never dared to say
Is in her diary's black pages

Brother kills brother, family fights
Fire burns babies while the mother sleeps tight.
Whatever she's dreaming, it's gonna be real
She couldn't help it when she writes hat she's seen.
 
 
The Missing Link
Is it right or is it wrong
What Darwin said 'bout evolution?
But why the advance in the apeman's brain
Amongst the multitude of creatures in life's veins?

Now they found a fossil and they can't explain where it belongs
Whoever was this stone remains -
His blood is flowing in my veins

The missing link
The thing that made us think
Where we are from
And where our mind belongs
The missing link
From ages when the birth of man began

Now so what if it's as
The prophets said in olden days
An unknown father from the stars
Brought words and wisdom to us all

Now the stones have given free a bridge to our unknown past
Whoever was this stone remains -
His blood is flowing in my veins

The missing link
The thing that made us think
Came far from space
Was from an elder race
The missing link
From ages when the birth of man began

Is it right or is it wrong
What Darwin said bout evolution?

Now the stones have given free a bridge to our unknown past
Whoever was this stone remains-
His blood is flowing in my veins

The missing link
The thing that made us think
Came far from space
Was from an elder race
The missing link
The thing that made us think
Where we are from
And where our mind belongs
The missing link's remains should make us think!
The missing link
 
 
Raw Caress
This time the wind has blown me forwards
From the sick and stinking harvest. I've laid her much too long.
I feel like an old and restless sailor
With visions long forgotten, a free will much to strong.

Raw caress

Right then, when darkness fell around me
And my fruits no longer ripened, and end was coming near.
Returned from a safe self-chosen prison
To a storm that ripped my heart out and took it far from here.

Pain and misery left its marks on me
Start again from here
Cold reality needs to be set free
Chances now at hand

Life's a raw caress, it's a raw caress, it's a raw caress to me.

And now, as I gather up my back bone
To rebuild it even stronger,
The clouds break up again.
It seems, even if fortune is tragic,
That a sad tale finds and ending that's reconciled again.

Pain and misery...

Reach out - the old eternal timewaves are flowing on and on.
Look up - the dawn is soon awaking, there's land in sight again

Raw caress
 
 
Another Kind of Madness
(Japanese bonus)
Again they buried an old miner
They poisoned stocks of stone in sight
The wind was sick from dust
They all knew that is would settle overnight

And they all went to work into the mines the next day
Like they'd done more than forty years now
They had destroyed their land for the atomic curse
'Cause they hoped it would help them somewhow

Those who worked for a better life
Don't Know to survive
It's another
Another kind of madness

Uranium wast is everywhere now
Radioactive gas escapes
Contaminated land and water denied responsibility
When they're leaving you nothing than a big load of death

And you know that a canser's your end
What the industry's after
They don't ask where it's from
Dont' you think that it's a crying shame?

Those who worked for a better life
Don't Know to survive
It's another
Another kind of madness
 
(The lyrics of this bonus track was passed us by Pavel Shaptsev)
 
Lineup:
Peter Wagner (Peavy) - vocal, bass guitar
Manni Schmidt - guitar
Christos Efthimiadis (Chris Midias) - drums

Guests:
Detlef Goy - contrabass
Benjamin Rinnert - violin
 
Produced by Sven Conquest.



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