Iron Curtain. Velvet Glove.

by HARMJOY

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    1 Emotional Masochist --
    2 Only the Nightmares Survive --
    3 Heart Shaped Shadow --
    4 We Could Go On --
    5 To Know Me --
    6 Don't Keep Me Waiting --
    7 Safe With Me --
    8 Another Side of Me --
    9 Time To Go --
    10 Fluss --
    11 Slave Machine --
    12 Only the Nightmares Survive (THE NEW DIVISION Remix) --
    13 We Can Go On (TITANS Remix) --
    14 Don't Keep Me Waiting (Remixed by BLUTENGEL) --
    15 Only the Nightmares Survive (NORTHBORNE Remix)

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released April 26, 2019

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Track Name: Emotional Masochist
Emotional Masochist
Why are you here?
Why are you wasting your life?
Does it concern you
The people you turn to
Are twisting the knife?
Why are you here?
It doesn't make sense.
You seem to be fine
When the funniest line's
Always at your expense.
You let all the pain persist
E-motional masochist
You know you could fight it
But you never tried to resist.
Learn how to make a fist.
Emotional masochist
I know it's not easy but
Then they will cease and desist.
Why don't you try?
Why don't you straighten your spine?
No one dare choose
To be there in your shoes
While toeing the line.
(00:29-00:44B) -10-
Why don't you try?
It couldn't be worse
Than taking the fall
And suffering all
Like you're under a curse.
Track Name: Only the Nightmares Survive
Only the Nightmares Survive
I see the dreams
Dying inside of you.
I hear them scream
From all that you put them through.
There in your eyes
Suffer the butterflies in vain.
Drowning in your tears
From so many years of pain.
Gone are the unicorns.
The roses are only thorns.
The bees have all fled the hive.
When real life prevails
Only the nightmares survive.
Only the nightmares survive.
You grew up so fast
How could anything playful last?
Buried alive in the past.
When the pace of your life.
Shifts into overdrive
Only the nightmares survive
Your fantasies
Have fallen into the sea
Your highest hopes
Now hang in an empty tree.
Now that you’re grown
Look at the seeds that you have sewn
A wasteland of work
The flowers have turned to stone.
Too late for the big parade.
The color’s begun to fade.
The reaper will soon arrive.
When dreams go to hell.
Only the nightmares survive.
Only the nightmares survive.
Track Name: Heart Shaped Shadow
Heart Shaped Shadow
Heart shaped shadow
On the wall beside my bed
But no source of light.
Is casting this sight.
Heart shaped shadow
On the path before my feet.
The overcast sky
Has me asking why.
Something's giving me a sign.
What it means for me
I have yet to see.
Red flags waving in the wind.
But I can't stop now.
Someone tell me how
This could be.
Heart shaped shadow
There upon the door.
Blocking my way
I can't escape today.
Heart shaped shadow
Is it only in my mind
Or is it trying to say
That we're not okay?
Track Name: We Could Go On
We Could Go On
I see we're at a crossroads
The compass is spinning around
There's drama by the truckload
This ship may be running aground
We could go on
There's no room for doubt
What could go wrong?
I don't intend to find out
You think that we can patch it
And seal each emotional crack.
You're burying the hatchet
But in the ground or in my back?
I don't know why
you're compelled to repair things.
It's as if you're a marionette
that escaped and now
misses the strings.
I've been fooled once or twice
by the scent of a memory.
And the next thing I know
I wake up all alone
in the same penitentiary.
I'll can't believe you
Until I leave you.
Track Name: To Know Me
To Know Me
You see me on the train.
We pass the time of day.
You smile invitingly
And try delighting me
But I've seen this play-out before.
I'm not what you're here looking for.
Though I notice that look in your eyes
I implore you to take my advice.
You don't want to know me.
I give you fair warning.
You don't want to know me.
Don't bother exploring.
I could easily fall for you now,
But that's not something I will allow.
It's for your own good
Because hurt you I would
You don't want to love me.
Don't give me your heart strings
You don't want to trust me.
I know how the bee stings.
Keep it a fantasy.
Some things you should not see.
To think what could have been
Is better than
Missing what used to be.
You don't want to know me.
Track Name: Don't Keep Me Waiting
Don't Keep Me Waiting
You will be back
That's what you said to me
A kiss on my neck
That was your guarantee
Then you disappeared in the darkness
Swallowed up into the night
But still I hold onto your light.
Don't keep me waiting
Don't keep me waiting...
Don't keep me waiting
Don't keep me waiting.
Do what you need.
Go where you have to go
At your own speed.
I'm patient you know.
Come back and we'll start it all over
Just like it was once before.
We won't be alone anymore.
I will be here
Just as I said I would.
I will be here
Making sure all is good.
I will be here
Until you come again.
I will be here
And I will hold you then.
I gave my word to you
I'm going to see this through.
You won't be abandoned now.
We will unite somehow.
I will be here
Doing what I can do.
I will be here
Standing alone for you
I will be here
Pending our rendezvous
I will be here
Though you are overdue
I thought we understood
This was for your own good.
Track Name: Safe With Me
Safe with Me
I know your type
You're all the same.
Your outer shell
Is just a game.
I see the holes
In your defense.
When you're with me
Makes no difference.
You can be safe.
I hold the key.
You can be safe.
This I can guarantee.
You can be safe.
Just wait and see.
You can be safe.
Safe with me.
Love like a fiend
And live like a rebel.
But when you're alone,
Can't be too careful
You locked all your doors
And loaded your weapons
Then lowered your guard
And learned your lesson.
I know all your cracks
And I'm here to fill them.
I've got your back,
Whatever the outcome.
Some days we feel scared
At times we are troubled
But together our strength
Is much more than doubled.
I'll be your sentinel
You're indispensable
No need to be afraid
I am your barricade
.
Track Name: Another Side of Me
Another Side of Me
I see you found the key.
I saw the open door.
And I assume you saw the suitcase.
I knew eventually,
You'd come to know me more,
Than you might have in the first place.
Your eyes are wide
Must be a big surprise.
To learn what burns
So deep inside my mind.
I knew that sooner or later
I'd have to explain.
Why the balance I crave
Comes from something arcane.
It's just another side of me
There's no need to be afraid
Of what you may see.
It's just another side of me
A darker, less traveled part
Of the territory.
Welcome to a world of secrets.
Of ritual and protocol
That is as old as any altar.
You will have no regrets.
I invite you to try it all.
And I swear you will not falter.
I see a smile
Coming over you.
Maybe you want...
Maybe you want it too.
Track Name: Time to Go
Time to Go
The party's only getting started
But air in here is thick
All the strangers' eyes are staring
Like they think that we are sick
We don't belong here I can feel it
I didn't come here to compete
Is it our hair or how we're dressed
They look at us like we're fresh meat
It's time to go
We should be anywhere but here
It's time to go
Head for the door, the coast is clear
Time to go
We've used up our welcome tonight I fear
It's time to go
Let's (find us a way to) disappear.
We should have known by all the strangers
Listed on the invitation
And that the deviant aesthetic
Was really only imitation
We didn't want to draw attention
To our dark proclivities
But every time let our words out
It made the others ill at ease.
Track Name: Fluss
Fluss
Fluss, Du fließt in alter Weise
durch Dein programmiertes Tal
in zeitloser Deutschlandreise
so schön und überregional.
Töne fließen wie ein Strom den Fluss hinauf
Ströme steuern diesen neuen Tonverlauf.
Du kennst Burgen und Ruinen,
Spiegelglas und Edelstahl.
Wir, wir bauen auf Platinen
und denken digital.
Fluß, man lebt an Deinen Seiten
und macht dicht zum Wechselstrom,
du erzählst von alten Zeiten,
Wellen spiegeln sich in Chrom.
Track Name: Slave Machine
Slave Machine
Slave machine
Just a slave machine
Slave machine
It's just a slave machine
Slave machine.
You're just a waste of you're not in place.
Just use your fantasy.
Do what you're told or you won't get sold.
For the slave machine.
Mother slave machine.
Father lave machine.
College slave machine.
Corporate slave machine.
Breeding slave machine.
Buying slave machine.
Dying slave machine.
Please understand
This has all been planned.
You're just a part of s grand device.
Just use your fantasy
Please just accept it's your destiny.
Voting slave machine
Tax paying slave machine
Fighting slave machine
Smoking slave machine
Drinking slave machine
Dancing slave machine
Fucking slave machine.
This is the way that it has to be.
You're only a cog inside a small piece.
You have your place down on your knees.
You can escape with the books you read,
The shows you see,
The songs they sing,
Just use your fantasy.
Please accept it's your destiny.
The key to your life is conformity.
Track Name: Don't Keep Me Waiting (Remixed by Blutengel Remix)
Don't Keep Me Waiting
You will be back
That's what you said to me
A kiss on my neck
That was your guarantee
Then you disappeared in the darkness
Swallowed up into the night
But still I hold onto your light.
Don't keep me waiting
Don't keep me waiting...
Don't keep me waiting
Don't keep me waiting.
Do what you need.
Go where you have to go
At your own speed.
I'm patient you know.
Come back and we'll start it all over
Just like it was once before.
We won't be alone anymore.
I will be here
Just as I said I would.
I will be here
Making sure all is good.
I will be here
Until you come again.
I will be here
And I will hold you then.
I gave my word to you
I'm going to see this through.
You won't be abandoned now.
We will unite somehow.
I will be here
Doing what I can do.
I will be here
Standing alone for you
I will be here
Pending our rendezvous
I will be here
Though you are overdue
I thought we understood
This was for your own good.
Track Name: Only the Nightmares Survive (Northborn Remix)
Only the Nightmares Survive
I see the dreams
Dying inside of you.
I hear them scream
From all that you put them through.
There in your eyes
Suffer the butterflies in vain.
Drowning in your tears
From so many years of pain.
Gone are the unicorns.
The roses are only thorns.
The bees have all fled the hive.
When real life prevails
Only the nightmares survive.
Only the nightmares survive.
You grew up so fast
How could anything playful last?
Buried alive in the past.
When the pace of your life.
Shifts into overdrive
Only the nightmares survive
Your fantasies
Have fallen into the sea
Your highest hopes
Now hang in an empty tree.
Now that you’re grown
Look at the seeds that you have sewn
A wasteland of work
The flowers have turned to stone.
Too late for the big parade.
The color’s begun to fade.
The reaper will soon arrive.
When dreams go to hell.
Only the nightmares survive.
Only the nightmares survive.

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