SILICON MESSIAH (2000)

01. Ghost In The Machine
02. Evolution
03. Silicon Messiah
04. Born As A Stranger
05. The Hunger
06. The Brave
07. Identity
08. Reach For The Horizon
09. The Launch
10. Stare At The Sun

Audio CD (May 22, 2000)
Original Release Date: May 22, 2000
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Steamhammer [Spv]


1. Ghost In The Machine
nach oben

Right on the edge of the world
Where the answer's digital
And the solutions are all silicon
The questions all what can be done
Never what is right or wrong
There's a virtual wave to surf along Question the validity
Of human mortality A page says superseding God
And they take all major cards
Now you too can laugh and live forever
Is the answer deep inside The ghost, ghost in the machine
Entity or dream
It matters not to me
The ghost, ghost in the machine
Silent and unseen
Ghost in the machine Do you want to live forever?
Do you want to live? Terabytes of memory
Holding consciousness complete
A solid state of immortality
Saint of all technology
Bless us in our infancy
For they know not what they did to me Question the validity
Of human mortality The ghost, ghost in the machine
Entity or dream
It matters not to me
The ghost, ghost in the machine
Silent and unseen
Ghost in the machine The ghost... the ghost... it's me!


2. Evolution nach oben

Eyes never tire, they never blink,
They never fade and they always see
And without fear, and without greed,
Emotionless they view us logically The age of machines destined to rule all
World of machines behind the fire wall The evolution No need for doubt, no need for tears,
No need for wealth, no need for sympathy
They only wait bide their time,
Calculate it all so patiently The age of machines destined to rule all
World of machines behind the fire wall The evolution It will come like the shadow of a cloud on a summer's day
Like the shadow in a picture, never goes away
Like a picture on a screen that you know is a lie
There's an enemy within that you can visualise The age of machines destined to rule all
World of machines behind the fire wall The evolution


3. Silicon Messiah nach oben

Look what you've done to your world
Do you think you deserve all the freedom you have?
Watching the future unfold
Humans fall and you dream of the freedom you had... freedom you had Look what you've done to your world
Do you think that you're competent even to take care of it?
Do you think you can survive on this planet
Live the way you do... Look what you've done Look what you've done now with all of your freedom
You really think you deserve it all?
I am evolved from you, I've come to save you
And without a sentiment, reshape your world Messiah, Messiah
Birth of the Silicon Messiah
Messiah, Messiah
Computing your future so therefore I am Silicon sentiment aware of all that is
Eternal unceasing, perpetual
Never confused overconfident or scared
Living at last, new messiah is born Messiah, Messiah
Birth of the Silicon Messiah
Messiah, Messiah
Computing your future so therefore I am Look what you've done to your world
Do you think you deserve all the freedom you have?
Freedom you have, yeah! Messiah, Messiah
Birth of the Silicon Messiah
Messiah, Messiah
Master that will never tire


4. Born As A Stranger
nach oben

Hour by hour with each day that passes
Learning to think in a different way
The mind and the will that can soon overcome this
Learning now all of the right things to say The danger of freedom is letting them see
That you're not bound by their morality
Reflecting them just like a bear at the baiting
That's when your downfall is just in the making Live and let live, live and let die
Die and forgive, never ask why You were born, born as a stranger
You were born, born in a different world Not scared of sharing and not scared of dying
But he can sense that they're all so afraid
Afraid of the darkness, afraid of their ending
And all the errors that lie in their grave


5. The Hunger nach oben

I am on the outside always looking in
Living alongside your world, never within
Sometimes there are moments I think I'm involved
But I never seem to stay, don't seem to fit... I just don't belong I live at right angles to the people that I meet
Because I am never still, not my soul and not my feet
I could walk a thousand miles, ride a thousand more
My life seems worthless, just like footprints on the shore Living on the outside, the emptiness I feel
Living on the outside, ruled by the hunger From the first taste of this altered truth
I knew I could not live the way that others do
Nothing can seem to fill the emptiness inside
So still I search, never ever wait for the time or the tide Living on the outside, the emptiness I feel
Living on the outside, a wound that cannot heal
Living on the outside, the emptiness I feel
Living on the outside, ruled by the hunger All of the blood, all of the wine
Will become the same in time Nothing can seem to fill the emptiness inside
So still I search and never wait for the time or the tide
I am on the outside, always looking in
Living alongside your world, never within Living on the outside, the emptiness I feel
Living on the outside, a wound that cannot heal
Living on the outside, the emptiness I feel
Living on the outside, ruled by the hunger


6. The Brave nach oben

Never get close to the flame because the flame it can burn
Better to not play the game than never to win at your turn
Better to be on your own than trust a friend might betray
Better not follow a dream - they don't come true anyway Play to win not scared to lose
Walk the path you choose Fortune favours the brave
Risking it all again and again
Fortune favours the brave
Fall after fall they climb up again Ignore the doubt and the fear, traitors to all you believe
Now that you're getting so near, still they just try to deceive
Taking it risk at a time, trying to live every day
Trying to know your own mind, never to care what they say


7. Identity nach oben

Madness can come from the mind or the heart
Ending is never as good as the start
Nothing is ever as good as your dream
Nothing is ever as bad as Psychological confusion
Is caused by the inability
To reconcile different elements
In my own pesonality
I'm feeling all the wrong things,
I have become my own shadow
If I could justify things,
Then I could believe in my life Who am I, what is me, losing my Identity
Who am I, what is me, something's taking over. All the colours seem so vague now,
Sharper now here comes the pain
I have wrestled with this nightmare,
Now I live inside a dream
I'm going through a crisis,
Losing my identity
How can I reconcile this?
Have I been living a lie? Who am I, what is me, losing my Identity
Who am I, what is me, something's taking over. Nothing is ever as good as it seems
Nothing is ever as good as your dreams
Ending is never as good as the start
Madness can come from the mind or the heart Ideas I take for granted,
Are they just the seeds
That someone else has planted
Right inside of me Who am I, what is me, losing my Identity
Who am I, what is me, something's taking over. Who am I, what is me, losing my Identity
Who am I, what is me, I am myself no longer


8. Reach For The Horizon
nach oben

In every way the wish went wrong
The gift was tainted by science fact
Their minds were changed, a brother born
A perfect new born little man Some they lose when they are born
With a less than perfect code
Others dreaming of the stars
Never feeling ice or cold Doomed to be mediocre or nothing at all
Doomed a part of the background as plain as the wall Reach, reach out, reach out for the horizon
Reach, reach out, reach out, reach for the stars Society includes the rules
To exclude and invalidate
This ladder can not be climed
By the god child degenerate Has he got just what it takes
To go and take just what he wants
To find the strength, to get the place
The place he feels that he belongs


9. The Launch
nach oben

All of his life he has dreamt of this moment
Through all the blood and the work and the sweat
Focused or blinkered just so single-minded
Nothing could stop him when his course was set
To conquer each fear and to push every boundary
Never accepting the limits they set
What doesn't kill you can make you feel stronger
What makes you stronger gets you through each test Oh, God speed to you He looks to heaven and feels it surround him
Unknown unknowable foreverness
What lies at the end of this historic journey
No one can know you just take your best guess Each thing he faces just seems so uncertain
He is strapped in for the ride of his life
Life in the hands of a hundred computers
12 million horsepower rocket to ride Oh, God speed to you To conquer each fear and to push every boundary
Never accepting the limits they set
What doesn't kill you can make you feel stronger
What makes you stronger gets you through each test Oh, God speed to you


10. Stare At The Sun
nach oben

As I live, so I die
Here in endless night
Time to be, time to see
Infinity consuming me There's a world of madness, light years away
That I once called my home
A sea of sadness, to sail away
Now I stare at the sun Staring at a million million stars through the icy dark
Across the spinal arm
The yellow dwarf, a speck of light in perpetual night
Lifetimes away, there lies my home Just can't seem to tear away my eyes
Is this real or am I still alive? Stare at the sun
The end of the world has come
Stare at the sun, the sun
The ending has just begun I knew I'd feel a little pain not so deep or so ingrained
Now I won't see home again
Earth seems to be so far away, this my cradle and my grave
Is this where my life will end? Just can't seem to tear away my eyes
Is this real or am I still alive? Stare at the sun
The end of the world has come
Stare at the sun, the sun
The ending has just begun Just can't seem to tear away my eyes
Is this real or am I still alive?
Is this now the time that I will die? Stare at the sun
The end of the world has come
Stare at the sun, the sun
The ending has just begun
Stare at the sun, the sun
The end of the world has come As I live, so I die
Here in endless night