[I. ...and The Earth Wept] I tuck you in ever so gently Still you cried and turned from me You stepped on my heart I forgave you just like mothers do From under your shoes I still carried you Soon my body will burn into ashes and dust And rain will turn all that glitter to rust One last pill for the pain Sit down, let me explain... Why my bruises stay My child I know you never meant to... These scars just won't fade away And I'm sure you never knew I give up, I give in Help December let a new year begin Take what's left and move on Fly away Be gone... [II. A Poisoned Land] [Instrumental] [III. Leaving Home] The morrow winds blow and herald a time When man will be damned for all his crime We all were too bold, now we all can see How the lifegiver's bleeding to death before me I am packing my bags, I'm waiting in line This tragedy forces us away from this land As I board this creature of steel, I kiss her goodbye, give her time to heal [IV. Take-off] Loud sirens wail to send a Goldonder towards the light Leaving the ground we bathe in starlight While heading for oceans of night Safe in Aniara's warm and tender care we ride Eight thousand hearts that fled the fires For a life at a distant home [V. A Turn For The Worst] A swerve to clear the Hondo stone (Now we proclaim it known) Took us off course came too wide of Mars to turn back home There's no turning back, guiding units broke and cracked We will never win this game From pledges and bonds, our system of suns locked down its vaulted gateway In thousands of years ram through the final frontier The Lyre greets us there Our ship at drift into the void Through nothingness deployed With an empty stare become aware Our lives destroyed Fears are hard to hide, praying as denial subsides We can never win this game From pledges and bonds, our system of suns Locked down its vaulted gateway In thousands of years ram through the final frontier A moth to a flame [VI. A New Balance] Glass-like is the stare encircling us The systems of stars hang frozen still ...a gaze through the window Six years down the line we still feign dawn and sunset But space no light will spawn ...eternally darker Now setting sails But never know the world she's treading Where the life belongs Mima lead the way; Shine your light, be the beacon of hope at night Be our guide, I need what you're doing to me Shine your light, blind us when reality bites We so need the magic she does I asked me a question, no reply I dreamt me a life and lived a lie ...dream me a nightmare I traveled the stars but passed them by For trapped on Aniara, here was I ...always been leaving We sit and stare, At all the marvels that she brings us Lights the life in you Mima lead the way; Shine your light, be the beacon of hope at night Perfect grace in the barren house of space Shine your light, blind us when reality bites Mima, save us from seeing ourselves [VII. Death Of The Goddesses] Inside the Mima's eyes, we lived our lives Then like an arrow through this jest Destiny sent us a greeting from home, let us see; We have no home anymore While Mima showed the final war Her circuits bled and fried, as our mother died She's darkened by our sins We begin to realize it When I saw home so blue, be torn in two All by the hands of her own child Humanity; the festering cancer that Dug her own grave We have no home anymore While Mima showed the final war Her circuits bled and fried, seems she too will die She couldn't bear to see what will be Our haven's dying I couldn't stop them if I tried As they all rushed to see her die Chaos, panic, people fight I can't see, I will not, I won't Our way of life is overthrown Is there really no way? Let us turn back time! [VIII. The Age Of Confusion: Despair] In this deafening silence people mourn We've cried us a river Who knows where all laughter be? On whom we place the blame? Her demise was theirs! Stained by their disease her screen recedes Our real eyes realized They beguile us all with their minds [IX. The Age Of Confusion: Lust] Our lusting flesh and piety, All coexist in the mist Put aside your chastity, Unveiling skin, magical sin Controls the pile of heaving flesh, A twisted queen; "Sleep with me and work the loins The mind will stray, yield of life" [X. The Age Of Confusion: Reason] And as the orgies all fade And lust no longer attracts Then the brain will subdue the flesh Put the focus on facts Human brain was a shameful part, Low names were high for loins and for breasts Us Hades may harvest, Fully at its behest [XI. The Aftermath] I still cry and I still miss her I was just a little boy Running through the endless garden of our home Away some say never, ever We'll leave this god forsaken place And ten thousand shivers Remain as we part We're holding on, within our cradle of confusion We paint no rainbows in the dark No one will ever see us fade away Oh for so long, I was the wielder of illusions Our goddess gave in when she saw That we had killed the earth and burnt to flames Every smile on every face here Fell and crashed to the floor All alone in the world crying desperately Away some say never, ever We'll leave this god forsaken place And ten thousand shivers Remain as we part We're holding on, within our cradle of confusion We paint no rainbows in the dark No one will ever see us fade away Oh for so long, I was the wielder of illusions But there's no hiding what we are We are the plague of all, For humanity there is no cure God and Satan hand in hand Through the badland Took a flight uphill and down from man A king with ashen crown [XII. Dining On Ashes] What we reap is what we sow Naked our truth smugly glows We leave all games behind, because; It took twenty years to come and go Then only did we all know And see how wrinkled and jaded we had grown Looking out the window But there's nothing new Only darkness stares at you I would die to see the rain below the rainbow Just like others do We crown the skies with our tiara; The life and fate of Aniara We write an endless symphony Now thousands were weeping And hundreds cried in dismay; Twenty years today! Repenting sinners pray Easy come and easy go, We could have had it all you know Man's final day is here Search for silver dig for gold His desires not untold Looking our the window All that he can see; His own reflection's final plea; "I would die to see the rain below the rainbow just like others do" We crown the skies with our tiara; The life and fate of Aniara We write an endless symphony Now thousands were weeping And hundreds cried in dismay; Twenty years today! Repenting sinners will wither and fade [XIII. The Curtain Falls] Gladness fleeting, by whims and luck That is the way of life Looking, searching our hearts To find the "why" of it all Finding no way to our home See, in silence we faded. Our great escape; Twenty four years inside Looking, searching our ship For life but just dust Falls on the graves of all The halls of our ship now are Void of all but death Our lives have passed Our hearts were broken by the endless dark Our new paradise, The one to replace the one we burned so bad The god we hoped for left profaned, All wounded and forlorn on the home we scarred Now here I stand, my dear, One heart still beats... I bid you farewell The curtain will now descend Somewhere in time we were living Remember us then!