ERASER - Afraid of the Light

I could tell you how I feel
I'm in the promised land
but everything is surreal
you wouldn't understand
that I am afraid of the light

I am afraid of the light
I am afraid of the light

I'm drifting on this lake
a storm for thousand years
the darkness doesn't ache
the night conceals my fears
and I am afraid of the light

I am afraid of the light
I am afraid of the light

While thunderflashes fight
one second I can see
no land for thousand miles
and what daylight will reveal
and makes me afraid of the light

I am afraid of the light
I am afraid of the light
(I am afraid of the light)
(I am afraid of the light)

Voices in the wind
Demons from the deep
Fires in the sky
A thousand nights no sleep
'cause I am afraid of the light

I am afraid of the light
I am afraid of the light
I am afraid of the light
I am afraid of the light

 


ERASER - Addicted

Drug addicts, addicted to weed;
the dealers conserving their breed.
Stockbrokers, addicted to cash;
even earning when the markets crash.

Attorneys, addicted to plead;
molesters don't pay for their deed.
Politicians, addicted to lie;
don't care if thousands (of) people will die.

(But) Depression is addicted to me,
taking me so instantly.
Depression is addicted to me
looking at the world we see.

Generals, addicted to bombs;
sending out battalions of dumbs.
Dictators, addicted to might;
killing people in the shadows of the night.

(But) Depression is addicted to me,
taking me so instantly.
Depression is addicted to me
looking at the world we see.

Generals, addicted to bombs;
sending out battalions of dumbs.
Dictators, addicted to might;
killing people in the shadows of the night.

 


ERASER - Circles Of Civil War

I've seen the eyes of a frightened child
carried in the arm.
An arm that should be safe and strong,
an arm that should be warm.

I've seen the eyes of an older man,
fleeing from the fear.
The fear that killed his wife and son,
the fear that drained his tears.

What's the point of civil war
Is it really worth killing for
What's the point of civil war
Is it really worth dying for
Eventually when peace comes in
it will be clear that no-one wins.
But civil war won't loose it's grin;
another civil war will soon begin.

I've seen the eyes of a raging crowd
running through the street.
They lynched a man without a cause
And hanged him by the feet.

I've seen the eyes of a younger girl,
eyes faint and stained.
Stained by the soldier's violence,
stained of rape and shame.

What's the point of civil war
Is it really worth killing for
What's the point of civil war
Is it really worth dying for
Eventually when peace comes in
it will be clear that no-one wins.
But civil war won't loose it's grin;
another civil war will soon begin.

Having seen the death and pain
Children never laugh again
Once true hate has settled in
Real true peace will never win

What's the point of civil war
Is it really worth killing for
What's the point of civil war
Is it really worth dying for
Eventually when peace comes in
it will be clear that no-one wins.
But civil war won't loose it's grin;
another civil war will soon begin.

 


ERASER - Cover Your Hair

When your head is down
And your eyes are red
When your face is frown
And your mind feels dead
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes

When truth has lied again
And lies become truth
When day does not rise
And the night only breaks you
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes

Cover your hair and your eyes
If you can't make it right
Cover your hair and your eyes
To get back into the light
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes

When the road has ended
And you're back at the start
When you feel complete
And you're only a part
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes

Cover your hair and your eyes
When you're all alone
Cover your hair and your eyes
Everything will be gone
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes

Cover your hair and your eyes
If you can't make it right
Cover your hair and your eyes
To get back into the light
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes
Cover your hair and your eyes

 


ERASER - Crash

Driving from your house
in the middle of the night
darkness all around me
reaching further than the light.

Turn off to the freeway
your words still in my head
saying it is over
the freeway is straight ahead.

Put it down to the floor
going quickly through the gears
windshield filled with rain
eyes holding back the tears.

It is not the engine
that howls into the wind
emotions are too strong
and my mind starts to spin.

Thunder flashes bright
reminds me what we had
blowing all my fuses
gauges far into red

 


ERASER - I Want You

I've been looking for a matching mind,
I've been looking
but I didn't know where to find.
I've been searching far too long,
I've been searching
far too long, too strong.

Then I saw you standing there
Then I saw you
I couldn't help to stare.
I wish I knew a way to start
I wish I knew
the way into your heart.

I want you to see me,
I want you to see me like I see you.
I want you to need me,
I want you to need me like I need you.
I want you to love me,
I want you to love me like I love you.
I want you to see me,
I want you to see me like I see you.

I got a hold on to your eyes
I got a hold
and lost all fears and frights.
We talked about our lives that night
we talked about
our struggles and our fights.

I want you to see me,
I want you to see me like I see you.
I want you to need me,
I want you to need me like I need you.
I want you to love me,
I want you to love me like I love you.
I want you to see me,
I want you to see me like I see you.

 


ERASER - Just Forget

I don't wanna let you go yet
I still wanna hold on
to those memories fading.
My hope's still not gone.

But you said it's over
and I should just forget
about the good times,
but I won't just yet.

'Cause I'm still here
and I still care.
If you need a friend
I'm here 'till the end.

But you said it's over
and I should just forget
about the good times,
but I won't just yet.

You've found another,
she will break your heart.
Why do you bother,
doomed from the start.

And I'll be waiting
when you fall down.
'though I'm still hating
you're not around.

But you said it's over
I should just forget
about the good times,
but I won't just yet.

 


ERASER – Life’s Giving You

You're looking good,
I'm a creep.
You live up high,
I'm down deep.

You're having friends,
I am alone.
You're on a party,
I'm at home.

Life's giving you
what it takes from me.
Locks me up,
sets you free.

You're the best,
I'm the worst.
You're the water,
I'm the thirst.

Life's giving you
what it takes from me.
Locks me up,
sets you free.

 


ERASER – Mason’s Plan

What’s hidden in geometry
What’s going on
What’s hidden in basic shapes
Paris and Washington

What’s hidden in the pyramids
What’s going on
What’s in the stars you’re not telling me
Sirius and Orion

Why do you keep your secrets to yourselves
Why all the wizards and elves
As if I didn’t already know
Truth opens up itself
If you hide your tuition
You’re rising my superstition
If knowledge isn’t for normal guys
It must be evil or just plain lies

What’s beyond the thirty-third grade
What’s going on
What’s in the obelisks you made
Where’s the apex gone

Why do you keep your secrets to yourselves
Why all the wizards and elves
As if I didn’t already know
Truth opens up itself
If you hide your tuition
You’re rising my superstition
If knowledge isn’t for normal guys
It must be evil or just plain lies

If we would all be blind
You would be king -that is true-
So I’ll be watching you
And all the things that you do

Why do you keep your secrets to yourselves
Why all the wizards and elves
As if I didn’t already know
Truth opens up itself
If you hide your tuition
You’re rising my superstition
If knowledge isn’t for normal guys
It must be evil or just plain lies

 


ERASER – No Answer

Last night I tried to call you
I needed your sweet voice
but you just didn’t answer
the five numbers of my choice.

And today at the office
you called me just to say
you love me and you want me
you had a terrible day.

You can always reach me,
but you are never there;
anytime, anywhere.
I will always be yours,
but you can never be mine;
anywhere, anytime.

I drove up to your mansion
to see if you were home
but what could I suspect
it’s the same as on the phone.

You can always reach me,
but you are never there;
anytime, anywhere.
I will always be yours,
but you can never be mine;
anywhere, anytime.

I’m not too pride
to have you as my guide
but when I’m in need
you should be there for me.

You can always reach me,
but you are never there;
anytime, anywhere.
I will always be yours,
but you can never be mine;
anywhere, anytime.

 


ERASER - Noon Into Night

I just woke up – in terrible pain
I watch myself - I'm covered with stains
I just woke up - but I'm not in bed
I try to walk - but I fly instead.

When memories - come back to me
I see my car - around a tree
Signs warning - "Slippery when wet"
I realize - I must be dead.

Never thought - I would die so soon
I always thought - I'm well before noon
Time enough - to study my role
Time enough - to mind my soul
A sudden car-crash - now I have died
Within a second (within a second) - noon turned into night.

I'm in a tunnel - but there's no light
I'm wearing a cloth - but it's not white
There are no voices - no sweet tones
There are no angles - there's no throne.

Never thought - I would die so soon
I always thought - I'm well before noon
Time enough - to study my role
Time enough - to mind my soul
A sudden car-crash - now I have died
Within a second (within a second) - noon turned into night.

I travel alone - this way to hell
Now I know - now I can tell
Not the fire - I'll suffer of
But being furthest (being furthest) - from God's love

 


ERASER - Nothing More To Give

I give you all my love
I give you all my time
I put you far, far above.
And at dawn,
I leave you letters in rhyme.

I give you all my mind
I give you all my heart
I'm always gentle and kind.
And at dawn,
I love you right from the start.

There's nothing more to give
but still it ain't enough.
There's nothing more to give;
I wouldn't know what more of.

I gave you your own car
I gave you your own son
I wonder where you are.
But at dawn,
you're still gone.

There's nothing more to give
but still it ain't enough.
There's nothing more to give;
I wouldn't know what more of.

 


ERASER - Over

Walking in the forest with you
hand in hand. Still loving you, I said.
Talking about the things that we did
knowing that the thunder be there.

Rain was coming over us.
I was selfish I didn't understand, oh no.
Didn't know that you were searching
for another girlfriend.

That was the day that you walked away.
I was speechless didn't know what to say, oh no.
Find the tune in any way,
my love for you will always stay.

Rain was coming over us.
I was selfish I didn't understand, oh no.
Didn't know that you were searching
for another girlfriend.

Rain was coming over us.
I was selfish I didn't understand, oh no.
Didn't know that you were searching
for another girlfriend.

Now I ask you for the very last time:
Is it really, really over now.
So you let it end here right now
So you let it end here right now

So it's really over now?
Is it really over now?
Is it really over now?
Is it really over now?

 


ERASER – Rosemary

My conscience’s keeping me awake
‘cause the pictures that I see
are only accusing me.
They take me back to days at school
the class full of standard kids
and one girl that doesn’t fit.

She’s not pretty, she’s not rich
When chosen she would be the last
she’s weaker than the rest.
They’re saying she’s the lesser one
Rosemary has a bad disease
Rosemary must have fleas.

The teachers know what’s going on
but pretend that they don’t see
the hurting of Rosemary.

You know that I was one of them
you know that I was forced to choose
no win without a lose.
Although I knew that I was wrong
I did all those bad things too
so badly hurting you.

And still I can’t understand
ten years of age and yet so cruel
ten years, yet so cool.
But decades later there’s still guilt
and the guilt just doesn’t fade
Rosemary, I’m afraid.

Afraid of damage that I did
damage I still have to pay
for taking your youth away.

Afraid of damage that I did
damage I still have to pay
for taking your youth away.

 


ERASER - Secret


Inside it gnaws at me
tearing me apart.
Spilling it's bitter poison
into my broken heart.

How can I free myself
from this terrible pain.
Get rid of this dirty secret
before it drives me insane.

It lives in me like a burning ember.
Scorching my soul and leaving me to die.
I live with the pain of it everyday,
I can't escape no matter how I try.

I cannot tell another
I'm to embarrassed and ashamed.
Besides I know what they will think
and who they are going to blame.

I was just a little girl,
so innocent and pure.
You made me guilty and tainted
with the abuse I endured.

It lives in me like a burning ember.
Scorching my soul and leaving me to die.
I live with the pain of it everyday,
I can't escape no matter how I try.

It lives in me like a burning ember.
Scorching my soul and leaving me to die.
I live with the pain of it everyday,
I can't escape no matter how I try.

So I keep it bottled up
and pretend it never occurred.
Never telling a single soul
except when I sing these words.

 


ERASER – Secrets Of Me

The journey continues every day
places I don’t know
and ‘till I found the secrets of me
I’m going with the flow.

I’ve been at people who’d care for me
dancing like a flame
but morning comes and so the light
and still there is the pain.

No peace or war,
what am I dying for?
No win or loose
there’s nothing left to choose.
No day or night
will help to win this fight
Just suffering of pain
so please don’t pull my chain.

I’ve been at beaches built by shells
walked the lonely tides
but after circles start again
the hurting still resides.

No peace or war,
what am I dying for?
No win or loose
there’s nothing left to choose.
No day or night
will help to win this fight.
Just suffering of pain
so please don’t pull my chain.

 


ERASER - Terra Australis Nondum Cognita

Terra australis nondum cognita;
unknown land in the south.
Why Magnetic Island?
Why Wilga scream?
Why Black Mountain?
Why ancient dream?
The less mystery,
the less truth.

Terra australis nondum cognita;
unknown land in the south.
Why Devil's Marbles?
Why Min-Min lights?
Why Uluru?
Why ritual fights?
The less mystery,
the less truth.

Terra australis nondum cognita;
unknown land in the south.
I've seen North to South,
I've seen East to West,
I've seen Kosciusko to Eyre,
I've seen secret places,
I've seen painted faces.
Unknown land in the south;
terra australis nondum cognita.

The less mystery,
the less truth.
The less mystery,
the less truth.
The less mystery,
the less truth.

 


ERASER - Things You Are Dying For

You want your friends to see
you're a real big man.
Drinking way too much;
drinking all you can.

You want your friends to see
you are really cool.
Take a few red pills;
let the chemicals rule.

The things you are dying for,
-things you wish you already had-
are the reasons you are dying;
you might be already dead.

You want your friends to see
you are really great.
Snort a line or two;
bending off your fate.

The things you are dying for,
-things you wish you already had-
are the reasons you are dying;
you might be already dead.

 


ERASER - What Is Your God?

You worship your job,
your tuition,
or cash,
fruits of your ambition.

You worship your body,
your health,
or clothes,
fruits of your wealth.

What is your god
What is your god
Give it a thought
What is your god
I think you're not - aware of your god
Life's no commercial - go think a lot
What is your god
What is your god

You worship your sex,
Variation,
or porn,
fruits of your passion.

What is your god
What is your god
Give it a thought
What is your god
I think you're not - aware of your god
Life's no commercial - go think a lot
What is your god
What is your god

 


ERASER - Where Have These People Gone?

Atlantis.
Pyramids;
The Ra Ta people.
Chaco;
Anasazi people.

Where have these people gone?
Did they leave earth,
to return to,
their place of birth?

Where have these people gone?
Where have these people gone?
Some think it's alien abduction;
but it's progress that's our obstruction
and ignites human self-destruction.

Easter Island.
Yucatan;
Maya people.
Peru;
Inca people.

Where have these people gone?
Are they dissolved,
into thin air,
no death involved?

Where have these people gone?
Where have these people gone?
Some think it's alien abduction;
but it's progress that's our obstruction
and ignites human self-destruction.

 


ERASER - Wondering


Always been searching - for a sign.
So tense and nervous - all the time.
I've learned to hide that - feeling well,
knowing that it's an - evil spell.
Afraid I've missed a - message sent,
it could be wasted hours - I have spent.

I can't tell you - my belief.
Always scrape to see what's - underneath.
My nails are broken, still - nothing found.
Got myself strangled, in - threads unwound.
I don't believe that strongly - in myself,
the torment is belief in - something else.

Don't laugh, don't look with those - scornful eyes.
Don't sit and smile at me, at - my demise.
I wouldn't know where to - go from here,
twelve years of walking, still - nothing's clear.

I can't lean upon my - strenght inside,
so many tears but I've - never cried.
I soak my fear in salt - feel the sting.
As long as it's pain I feel - anything.
Rejection leaves a - string attached,
don't dare to break it - alone at last.

Don't laugh, don't look with those - scornful eyes.
Don't sit and smile at me, at - my demise.
I wouldn't know where to - go from here,
twelve years of walking, still - nothing's clear.

Night preys upon me - with a grin,
have to start over from - the begin.
Can't let go the fear that - proof may bring.
Without your help I can't - make a stand.
I look at you, I - need your hand
Standing alone, filled with - wondering.
Wondering...
Wondering...
Wondering...

 


ERASER - You Against The World

As you walk down the street
people look but they don't speak.
Afraid that you'll rub off
on their pathetic lives.
So wrapped up in themselves
they don't see you're in hell.
They kick you when you're down
'cause they don't want you to try.

It's you against the world.
You think that you can make it,
you think that you can take it.
But then you fall,
get back on your feet again
'cause you'll never let them win.

In a world of lost souls
mine will never be found;
it's buried in their lies.
Falling even when I'm high
and when the world ends
we all die the same.
The rich and the lame
all lose in this game

It's you against the world.
You think that you can make it,
you think that you can take it.
But then you fall,
get back on your feet again
'cause you'll never let them win.
But then you fall,
get back on your feet again
'cause you'll never let them win.

It's you against the world.
You think that you can make it,
you think that you can take it.
But then you fall,
get back on your feet again
'cause you'll never let them win.