THE OUTSIDER -  Album Lyrics

All music and lyrics by Sondrine Terez except for 'The Outsider' additional lyrics by Daniel Blundell.

The Outsider

There’s no relief

No sanctuary

When you observe the native Earthlings

The misery

Yours to see

Yours to feel

As the Outsider

 

Professional Stranger, Eternal Outsider

 

In borderlands

Marginalised you see much further

Such sight’s a gift

Such sight’s a curse

When you speak your words will cut deep

Professional Stranger, Eternal Outsider, Eternal Outsider

 

There’s no intent to hurt, to rule

In truth you seek to serve them

But they will burn

They will collude

To cast out the perfect mirror

 

Professional Stranger, Eternal Outsider,

You find your way home

Find your way home

You will find your way home

Rialto

I could never escape this landscape with its markers

Why should I be afraid of deals we made in our darkest years?

As we watch from our perch

You leave the shore with your cargo

Our feet deep in the mud

And our fingers dig into the earth that we’ve loved

But we know we’re losing time, we’re losing time

 

Rialto you can sail away

We fools have had enough…

 

Like a tribe gone mad

We give our blood

We give our fathers

But this deal has grown old

We count the years until its spoils will unfold

Like the hottest sun you give us gold and we’re broken

Now our chance has been sold

We will shine

We won’t fade

We will never be safe

 

I drink the water

I eat the dirt to prove they still bear fruit

I drink the water

I eat the dirt to prove they don’t bear you

 

Rialto you can sail away

We fools have had enough

Rialto you can sail today

Our seas will not be rough

Rialto if you sail today

Our winds will set you free

Rialto if you sail today

You’ll be the death of me

Rialto you can sail away

We fools have had enough

Rialto you can sail today

We fools have had enough

Rialto sail away

 

Blame

He’s our guy

He is an only son

In his head

He sees the war as won

I watch the signs

We draw the lines too hard

I see, I see it now

The castle grows

Take a hold

The citadel will fall

 

In time we will pay for these bloodiest crimes

In time we will pay we will pay with our lives

Our lives…With our lives…

 

The data mounts up

This is a force to be reckoned with

They’ll name your life

They’ll name your price

You will be forced to sit with it

You cast your say

A barren choice for mediocrity

Is there anyone here who will wear this?

Is there anyone here who will guide us through?

They’ll run so fast when we want the truth

 

In time we will pay for these surveillance crimes

In time…

We’ll be fine

But dismayed that these games suck our lives

Our lives…

In time…

We’ll be fine but dismayed that these games take our lives

Our lives, our lives, our lives

We will never be the same

We will have ourselves to blame

We will never be the same

We will have ourselves to blame…

We hide our heads in shame

We will not take the blame

We hide our heads in shame

We will not take

We will not take the blameWe

will not take the blame

We will not take the blame

We hide our heads in shame

Two Dimensions

I watch to be informed

To know the score

To feed the hubris of mind

So I can say I saw and know it

How can I function while this goes on?

How can I function while this world burns?

 

They say the world will go on, go on

So just get over it

Just go on and on and on…

 

Steel your feelings again

It’s just an image

No smell

No flesh

No blood

Just two dimensions

How can I dance?

How can I sing?

With this world burning

How can I grant myself joy?

With people burning

 

They say the world will go on, go on

So just get over it

Just go on and on and on…

New One

They’ll never own you but they think they do

They will disown you if you betray their trust

A vampire culture here to devour you

The ones before you holding you hostage

 

Here’s a new one, Just a new one

Fragile to the bone

Hope gets pinned on these poor new ones

Like they’ll save our souls

Like they’ll save our souls 

Our weary souls

Like they’ll make us whole 

Won’t make us whole

Just like they’ll save our souls

 

Soon you’ll be conscious of choices made for you

Your future laid bare by people past their due

The ones before you maintain dominion

Yet you surprise them with your rebellion

 

Here’s a new one

Just a new one

Fragile to the bone

Hope gets pinned on these poor new ones

Like they’ll save our souls

Like they’ll save our souls

Our hungry souls

Like they’ll make us whole

Won’t make us whole

Like they’ll save our souls

Here’s a new one

Just a new one…

More than my Blood

Lying on a feather cast in iron

I’ve lit the pieces of your mind

Never felt so sure, so more myself

The light will be bright

I want to see you

The space between us slight

Yes I will know you

My pores will eat your skin

Will I lose myself in you?

 

I need this more than my blood

I need this so I’d swim the flood

I would shed my blood for you

I need this more than my blood

I’d give it to you

Shed it for you

I need this so I’d swim the flood

I would shed my blood for you

 

Shelter in the crease of the mountain

Land was low where we once belonged

And we were wronged

If the wave washes me away

I would die laughing

 

I need this more than my blood

I’d give it to you 

Shed it for you

I need this so I’d swim the flood

Is it hard to fathom this sense?

I wait here for you

Dream here for you

Count time for you

I’ve had it with you

It’s my blood

Will I lose it all for you?

Should I shed my skin for you?

And there’s one more thing

I would do

And there’s two more things I would do

 

If the wave washes you away

I would cross oceans to find you

If a wave washes you away

I would swim the ocean till I find you

I need this more than my blood

Until I find you

I need this more than my blood

Until I find you…

Crumbs

What is the measure of a life?

The meaning of this man?

Do I wait to fail?

Wait to fall?

Till I am spent

Till I’m undone

Till I am spent

Till I’m undone

Leap into the abyss

Or into unknown

Which is the noble fate?

Which is my proper home?

I’m waiting for

A change

That never comes

 

Crumbs from the table of life

I’m hungry for more

The table of life

I’m hungry for more

 

To choose the time

To take the out door

The pleasure should be mine

The pleasure is mine

I will wait to fail

I'll wait to fall

Like a dreamer

Who hopes for the best

Just like an optimist who hopes for the best

Just like an optimist

 

Crumbs from the table of life

I’m hungry for more

The table of life

I’m hungry for more…

 

On a well-worn trail to an unexpected end

My last gasp of surprise

Shapes my mouth

Like a circle

A cycle closed

An end note...

Hungry for more

More

The table of life

I’m hungry for more…

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