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Mon, Dec. 3rd, 2007 | 08:55 am  slavezombie


Sleeping dog lyrics
slavezombie
COME DOWN
Come down ⁄ I am down here ⁄ on the ground of this black sea. ⁄ I am tired ⁄ incredibly tired ⁄ still sleep stays away.

The world is far away ⁄ down here it never becomes day. ⁄ Time stands still ⁄ in this dark wet grave ⁄ in my grave…

INKBLOT
There it is again ⁄ I don't imagine this. ⁄ Do you hear it, too? ⁄ We are not alone. ⁄ I need something ⁄ that keeps me still, ⁄ that numbs the pain. ⁄ I want to forget ⁄ but there's something in me ⁄ that refuses against it.

Time is a healer, they say. ⁄ But it's not true, it never was.

What happened ⁄ down by the lake ⁄ will never be over. ⁄ It still hurts.

On the seventh card lies drowned, ⁄ hidden on the ground of the lake, ⁄ a woman drowned long ago, ⁄ her pale skin covered with seaweed ⁄ her lungs filled with water ⁄ her eyes filled with hatred ⁄ chained in the depth ⁄ in the icy cold wet…

And she sees me ⁄ and she pulls me ⁄ down, down there with her. ⁄ And she calls me ⁄ she urges me. ⁄ Her voice is close by me.

What happened ⁄ down by the lake ⁄ will never be over. ⁄ It still hurts.

The day will arrive ⁄ on which she‘ll fall silent. ⁄ Not much longer ⁄ and my time is over. ⁄ All the sins, all the crimes ⁄ that I commited. ⁄ I can't get rid of them, ⁄ they follow me into my grave.

Time is a healer, they say. ⁄ But it's not true, it never was. ⁄ Not to see that ⁄ one has to be blind, just like you.

What happened ⁄ down by the lake ⁄ will never be over. ⁄ It still hurts.

Every night in my sleep ⁄ I follow the footprints in the snow. ⁄ They lead me to her…

FAILURE
Did you miss me? ⁄ I missed you. ⁄ Today is a day ⁄ you will never forget. ⁄ Here and there ⁄ last reminders of snow. ⁄ Since it was frozen, ⁄ I haven't been at the lake.

Is my brother with you now? ⁄ He shot himself on New Years Day. ⁄ Wasn't easy finding him in the bathroom ⁄ or better: what's left of him. ⁄ I vomitted time and again ⁄ as I said: it wasn't easy ⁄ to see him lay there like that ⁄ dead and without a face.

He never understood ⁄ why you went away. ⁄ He just couldn't get it ⁄ that it was for the best like that, only like that. ⁄ I supported him, as well as I could ⁄ during those hard weeks. ⁄ I sat next to him, held his hand ⁄ and talked about you.

He had critters in the kitchen ⁄ vomit in the closet. ⁄ The sorrow had weakened him ⁄ he hardly got out of bed. ⁄ He stared at the ceiling endlessly ⁄ he had a hard time taking breath. ⁄ He said, "Forgive me, brother ⁄ but I can't take any more…"!

My doctor was addicted to his bottle. ⁄ In that case it may happen you slip. ⁄ He had this steep staircase ⁄ in his old house. ⁄ Pictures hung on the walls there ⁄ made of cold shiny color ⁄ like the stuff on my hands ⁄ that I could hardly get of.

What do you think? ⁄ Do I have a right ⁄ that something like that amuses me? ⁄ Or am I bad from the roots? ⁄ Did I hopelesly fail ⁄ as a human?

Why don't you answer me? ⁄ Please don't make it that hard. ⁄ Since my brother is dead ⁄ you don't talk anymore. ⁄ I sway across the ice ⁄ and search for your face. ⁄ I fall to my knees and call out for you ⁄ as I feel it breaking. ⁄ Without your voice ⁄ my life is so much darker. ⁄ I don't refuse, ⁄ the game is over. ⁄ I follow you into the water.

Don't let me be alone ⁄ Don't leave me behind lonely…

UNDER THE ICE
It's night on ground of the sea ⁄ murky light shines from somewhere, ⁄ that wraps everything in dull green ⁄ that breaks on black shadows. ⁄ There is a forest on ground of the sea ⁄ from wild creepers, seagrass and weed. ⁄ It's a thicket, a thornthicket, ⁄ that forced everything to its knees.

Soaked trunks ⁄ that rock softly as if sleeping. ⁄ Skinny half rotten branches ⁄ that bend under heavy weight. ⁄ I hear a sighed wailing, ⁄ croaky complaint ⁄ like a foreign language ⁄ but I understand what they are saying. ⁄ "Here, you are at home ⁄ now you pay the price!" ⁄ There is no awakening

Under the ice ⁄ where the shadows lurk, ⁄ under the ice ⁄ where time flows, ⁄ under the ice ⁄ in the black water, ⁄ under the ice ⁄ where hatred freezes over.

I am not alone on the bottom of the sea. ⁄ Resin congeals like black blood ⁄ into faces on the trunks ⁄ distorted with fear and rage.

It is a forest that breathes and talks, ⁄ that stretches out its branches like arms ⁄ towards shady light. ⁄ By God I curse this deceptive light! ⁄ On the black bark it paints its face, ⁄ my brother's face. ⁄ I see it and know ⁄ he is there with me

Under the ice ⁄ where the shadows lurk, ⁄ under the ice ⁄ where time flows, ⁄ under the ice ⁄ in the black water, ⁄ under the ice ⁄ where my hatred freezes.

Do you scream? ⁄ Do you rage? ⁄ Do you cry ⁄ tears of ice? ⁄ Do you feel, ⁄ feel the cold? ⁄ Here, ⁄ under the ice?

I can't stand to see ⁄ my brother like that. ⁄ I can't close my eyes, ⁄ can't turn away my head. ⁄ I see his suffering ⁄ the price is that high. ⁄ Forever captured, ⁄ forever down here

Under the ice ⁄ where the shadows lurk, ⁄ under the ice ⁄ where time flows, ⁄ under the ice ⁄ I hear them calling ⁄ under the ice ⁄ where the sinners atone.

But the picture fades, ⁄ water fills my lungs. ⁄ The dream freezes. ⁄ I am all alone ⁄ under the ice.

MY SUFFERING HEART
Something happened ⁄ one can see it. ⁄ It throws a shadow across your face. ⁄ You lurk ⁄ a wall around you ⁄ that no one can break through.

I want to live ⁄ do you heal my suffering heart?

Please hang in there ⁄ I will get you out ⁄ believe me, it's no game. ⁄ I am obsessed by you. ⁄ I have long forgotten ⁄ who I used to be, before I fell for you.

I want to live ⁄ do you heal my suffering heart? ⁄ I dreamed of you ⁄ you lay beside me. ⁄ Not for just one hour, all through the night. ⁄ Both of us stand ⁄ on the cutting edge. ⁄ I said: "Come with me" ⁄ but all you did was laugh.

I want to live ⁄ do you heal my suffering heart? ⁄ I want to live ⁄ do you know my sorrow?

THE PARTY
The air full of smoke ⁄ heavy like lead. ⁄ Lightning tears ⁄ the fumes in two. ⁄ Male hands reach ⁄ for naked skin. ⁄ The fever rises ⁄ the music is much too loud.

Can you feel it, Veronica? ⁄ Not much longer and I'll be very close to you. ⁄ No matter what you ask for ⁄ I'll do everything you want ⁄ If you only come with me, ⁄ if you only satisfy my hunger.

You enter the room. ⁄ You don't see me. ⁄ I am your shadow ⁄ I avoid the light. ⁄ Somebody pulls you ⁄ onto his lap. ⁄ You say: you hurt me ⁄ but he won't let loose.

He's going to suffer, Veronica ⁄ the day of wrath has finally come. ⁄ Your look falls on me ⁄ your pupils enlarge. ⁄ Get up now ⁄ hurry up and go…

The stroboscope ⁄ shoots its light ⁄ right into ⁄ his sneering face. ⁄ I warn you! ⁄ My voice is shaken by anger. ⁄ Don't provoke me! ⁄ Blood knocks in my temples.

But he only laughs at me, ⁄ says: get the idiot out of here! ⁄ I leap forward, now he sees it too ⁄ the blade rushes into his stomach.

Go to hell! ⁄ Don't look at it, Veronica. ⁄ Go to hell! ⁄ Don't look at it, don't come too close.

You press against the wall. ⁄ Open your eyes. ⁄ Come on, take my hand. ⁄ It's over ⁄ No one will laugh anymore. ⁄ What's wrong with you? ⁄ Wipe off the tears. ⁄ You flinch away from me. ⁄ All this ⁄ I did it all for you!

REPTILE
Your poison made me sleepy ⁄ but now I am awake ⁄ slowly, I get it all. ⁄ My brother is blinded by love. ⁄ He follows you like a child. ⁄ He doesn't suspect what happened between us. ⁄ Happiness makes you shine, ⁄ you know, you are not far from the finishing line.

You spread your legs ⁄ for dirt like me every night. ⁄ All of a sudden you feel too delicate for that. ⁄ You were anyone's for money ⁄ now you play lady of the world. ⁄ The transformation couldn't have been more perfect. ⁄ You are cold, ⁄ cold as a reptile.

You and I ⁄ are forever bound ⁄ but your betrayal ⁄ burns like salt in my wounds.

I underestimated you. ⁄ Nobody has hurt me like you, ⁄ for that you will pay. ⁄ For the last time: I warn you! ⁄ Don't come between him and me! ⁄ You don't leave me a choice. ⁄ It's you or me, ⁄ that's the name of our little game.

Your body didn't belong to you. ⁄ You were crushed to the floor. ⁄ You stood with one leg in your grave. ⁄ You wanted out of there ⁄ now you are free, what else do you want? ⁄ Did you forget how I suffered for you? ⁄ You are cold, ⁄ cold as a reptile.

HOTEL EDEN
Quit the talking ⁄ let's go upstairs. ⁄ You say no rubber costs some extra ⁄ then you unlock the door. ⁄ You look similar to her ⁄ but not enough. ⁄ Get in those things ⁄ it's stuff she used to wear.
Turn off the lights ⁄ then I can see her. ⁄ Don't move ⁄ let me come over you. ⁄ Don't touch me ⁄ with your cold hand. ⁄ Don't say a word ⁄ turn your head against the wall.

Come to me ⁄ we'll stay here ⁄ at Hotel Eden. ⁄ Your face shows ⁄ the night was long ⁄ at Hotel Eden.

Wipe yourself off ⁄ sort your hair. ⁄ Dress with that ⁄ go back to the bar. ⁄ Don't go ⁄ near the light. ⁄ It shows the traces ⁄ on your face.

Get more rum ⁄ bring more wine. ⁄ A man like me ⁄ should never be sober. ⁄ I swallowed pills ⁄ sedated myself ⁄ but the effect fades ⁄ and my smile freezes.

Come to me ⁄ we'll stay here ⁄ at Hotel Eden. ⁄ Your face shows ⁄ the night was long ⁄ at Hotel Eden.

The storm in my head, ⁄ the cold neon light. ⁄ You look similar to her ⁄ but you are not…

CURSED
You float into the room ⁄ oh how you infatuate him. ⁄ You enchant almost as perfect ⁄ as you destroy. ⁄ You enjoy ⁄ the way he courts your favor ⁄ how he adulates you ⁄ so cavalierly.

I loved you ⁄ I trusted you. ⁄ You used me ⁄ I understand your game now.

You want at the top ⁄ you don't look back. ⁄ Do I stand in between you ⁄ and your new happiness?

I wanted to lay you down on roses. ⁄ I untied your chains. ⁄ Now you are free and I am alone. ⁄ You shall be cursed!

I loved you ⁄ I trusted you. ⁄ you used me ⁄ I understand your game now.

You are perfect ⁄ when you're telling lies, ⁄ when you betray. ⁄ Ice cold, like an innocent lamb.

I wanted to lay you down on roses. ⁄ I untied your chains. ⁄ Now you are free and I am alone. ⁄ You live a peaceful life.

All you need, he can give you. ⁄ You fall asleep in his arms ⁄ You shall be cursed!

You don't deceive me. ⁄ You don't deceive me anymore. ⁄ Be cursed!

I loved you ⁄ I trusted you. ⁄ You used me ⁄ I understand your game now.

VERONICA (in German)
Sag was du willst / ich folge dir nicht mehr / mag sein / ich hatte angst vor dir / doch das ist lange her / auch wenn es dir so scheint / es gab da keinen / noch so kleinen funken / du hast bezahlt / du has geweint / du warst sturzbetrunken / jede nacht / wozu willst du mit ihm reden? / tu ihm nicht weh / wenn du ihn wirklich so sehr liebst / dann geh / etwas bricht herein / über unsere welt / das haus der lüge fällt / alles, was sicher schien zerbricht / schlafende hunde weckt man nicht / du bist im weg / du bist nur / ein klotz am bein / laß mich gehen / kannst du nicht sehen? / zwischen uns wird niemals etwas sein / was willst du deinem bruder sagen? / was um alles in der welt? / daß du einer warst von vielen? / daß ich zu haben war für geld? / wozu willst du mit ihm reden? / tu ihm nicht weh / wenn du ihn wirklich so sehr liebst / dann geh / etwas bricht herein / über unsere welt / das haus der lüge fällt / alles, was sicher schien zerbricht / schlafende hunde weckt man nicht /
VERONICA
Say whatever you want ⁄ I don't follow you anymore. ⁄ Maybe I used to fear you ⁄ but that was long ago. ⁄ Even though it may have seemed different to you, ⁄ there never was a sparkle of hope...not even a little one. ⁄ You paid, you cried. ⁄ You were drunk as hell every night.

Why do you want to talk to him? ⁄ Don't hurt him! ⁄ If you really love him that much, ⁄ go away!

Something destroys our world. ⁄ The house of lies falls collapsing. ⁄ Everything that seemed certain falls apart. ⁄ Let sleeping dogs lie.

You are in the way. ⁄ You are only a ball and chain. ⁄ Let me go! Can't you see ⁄ there will never be anything between us?! ⁄ What do you want to tell your brother? ⁄ What in the world? ⁄ That you were one of many, ⁄ that I was anyone's for money?

Why do you want to talk to him? ⁄ Don't hurt him! ⁄ If you really love him that much, ⁄ go away!

Something destroys our world. ⁄ The house of lies falls collapsing. ⁄ Everything that seemed certain falls apart. ⁄ Let sleeping dogs lie.

BALL AND CHAIN
Believe me, I know to appreciate ⁄ that you spared some time for me ⁄ although the dates piled up ⁄ and it didn't suit you at all. ⁄ I know, it's already late ⁄ but it doesn't work during daytime ⁄ once we're at the lake ⁄ and you see him with all that starlight ⁄ shining down to our world ⁄ So come on, get out of the car. ⁄ I know you'll like it. ⁄ Come over to me, ⁄ can you feel it? ⁄ It's right here…

What would my brother say ⁄ if he knew you were with me? ⁄ If he knew you live in sin ⁄ like a godless animal? ⁄ I know, it is this dying world ⁄ in which nothing stays together anymore. ⁄ But we're still joined ⁄ by an eternal bond. ⁄ Do you remember your last glimpse ⁄ of reason?

Didn't you say yourself ⁄ I was a ball and chain? ⁄ You see, one must ⁄ be careful with words. ⁄ I took yours to my heart ⁄ and that's why we're out here. ⁄ Let's go, come on, faster ⁄ I'll show you the way. ⁄ Further, further, further ⁄ up to the bridge.

Look at this spot ⁄ the lake here is deep. ⁄ It often seems to me ⁄ that something calls to me from there. ⁄ Quiet voices, ⁄ and they told me of you ⁄ and your sins ⁄ that's why we're here. ⁄ can't you hear ⁄ what they want to tell us? ⁄ They sing a song. ⁄ Something about women long forgotten, ⁄ drowned in a dark world. ⁄ I hope you like that song. ⁄ I want you to be happy ⁄ not sad like me. ⁄ Look here, little one ⁄ I've got something for you!

Not just an ordinary stone ⁄ no, real marble for your leg. ⁄ The best for you is good enough for me. ⁄ Don't you think that's a fine trait? ⁄ Don't be a spoilsport, ⁄ don't act like that! ⁄ Stop resisting! ⁄ We still must put the ring on. ⁄ I get the feeling you wanted to say one last thing ⁄ unfortunately I've forgotten to ask. ⁄ Now there's only bubbles coming out of your mouth. ⁄ It pulls you under, faster towards the bottom. ⁄ Further, further, further ⁄ down you go. ⁄ Deeper, deeper, deeper ⁄ into your cold grave.

Don't you see ⁄ what stands before you? ⁄ It's a dream ⁄ that never ends…

SLEEP WELL
One day I will follow you ⁄ right now I'm not brave enough. ⁄ Till then sleep, my precious one, ⁄ until that day, sleep well…
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