Bury Your Roots

01 – Perfect

(Andersson, Öjersson)

So, this is what you say?
Wouldn’t have it any other way
Always the better man
Knows exactly how it should be done
Leading a pack of fools
Stupidity sets all the rules
Looks down from up above
Narrow minds with lack of love
 
Scheming in all your might
to keep the real truth out of sight
Make up a reason why
and there’s no telling just what you will try
Seems like it’s limitless
All those things to which you don’t confess
Leaving us in distress
But for you it’s nothing but a game of chess
 
It’s getting messy
All these people astray
You won’t turn me
No matter what you say
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02 – Hindsight

(Öjersson)

Watching them all go by
Just like cattle
Led by the yellow light
You saw it’s final resting-place
A hundred years from now
It still had not decayed
 
You really thought you had something
And now that you know better
It’s too late to regret her
Here you stand, now, holding on to nothing
And you tighten your grip
As it is all you’ve got left of your lie
 
Your lie
 
You threw all the false ones out
For there were no room
for graven images no more
And as you let her in
You catch a glimpse of
A peace that won’t ever come
 
You really thought you had something
And now that you know better
It’s too late to regret her
Here you stand, now, holding on to nothing
And you tighten your grip
As it is all you’ve got left of your lie
 
You never took the time
To stop and think about
What you did to drive her away
Without that insight
You’re stuck in your line
Walking around that circle again
 
Singing that
 
You really thought you had something
And now that you know better
It’s too late to regret her
Here you stand, now, holding on to nothing
And you tighten your grip
As it is all you’ve got left of your lie
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03 – TV Blues

(Andersson)

Please, now, tell me, what should I do?
I don’t understand. Do you?
When I turn my TV on
it seems just like the picture’s wrong
 
Lord, I tried to tune it right
I even took it outside one night
But no matter what I try
this TV-set just makes me cry
 
Please, my friend, now, can you make it work
I know your skills, yes, I know that you are good
I believe that you’re the man
Fix this problem that’s in my hand
 
The salesman told me: “Listen, son,
This apparatus is a smoking gun.
You will be so entertained
that you will never be the same.”
 
I used to be glad
but now this evil thing has made me mad
The things that it shows me
makes me do things that’s really bad
 
I used to be glad
but now this evil thing has made me mad
The things that it shows me
makes me do things that’s really bad
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04 – The Same

(Öjersson)

Cutting yourself just to percieve
The pain inside as something real
With no intention yet to leave
only showing what you feel
So insecure and scared of change
Just don’t know where to begin
However close you’re out of reach
As you won’t let nobody in
 
You wish
To stay
The same
Always
Poor fish
Array
What do your senses say?
Are you on the right way?
 
Seeking solace in the old
Familiarities of your ways
The walls inside contain the cold
And keep all other thoughts at bay
 
You wish
To stay
The same
Always
Poor fish
Array
What do your senses say?
Are you on the right way?
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05 – Demonbelly

(Öjersson)

It wakes me up when I have barely gone to bed
This archfiend of mine
When it is bad it’s even screwing with my head
I become it’s shrine
Doing my best to keep up with this regimen
And sometimes that’s enough
But every now and then it starts spinning around again
And throws me back in the rough
 
And you’re quick to rush in with ill based advice
Knowing nothing, that’s not very nice
 
Don’t need your
Compassion
No, I just wish that you’d understand
But to truly feel me
Well, you have to have been me
So, little help there, brother
 
Aching and burning as I feel it move about
Demon wants to dance
The little beast is sure to gnaw it’s way on out
If ever given chance
I guess I’ll never know the name of this disease
It seems it’s unheard of
I just have to learn to recognize the frequencies
I have to stay above
 
And you’re quick to rush in with ill based advice
Knowing nothing, that’s not very nice
 
Don’t need your
Compassion
No, I just wish that you’d understand
But to truly feel me
Well, you have to have been me
So, little help there, brother
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06 – Good Night

(Andersson)

I went out to see if I could
find myself some love and pleasure
Way too much time spent at home
so I grabbed my suede
and headed for the well
 
Went inside the neon castle
Made my way and with some hassle
finally I placed my order
Feeling great and without border
 
This must be the best night of my life
Of my life
But all of a sudden in front of me
Stood the law
Grabbed me by my ear and dragged me
away from heaven
outside in the cold
 
In the cold, cold night
Cold night
 
Good night
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07 – Bye Bye Mind’s Eye

(Öjersson)

Hide
Bottle it inside
Beware of the tide that is coming
Or you’ll be succumbing to fear
Whenever you’re near restitution
To your true path in evolution
It’s there to misguide
 
Gun-shy
Warcry
Awry
Directive of Tinseltown
Bye bye
Mind’s eye
Comply with half of your brain shut down
 
While clear eyed
Turn their blind side
Assured that this undenied benumbing
Is already crumbling
It’s near
And for those who can steer through mind pollution
It’s all in high resolution
And a hell of a ride
 
Gun-shy
Warcry
Awry
Directive of Tinseltown
Bye bye
Mind’s eye
Comply with half of your brain shut down
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08 – Puppet

(Andersson)

Well, I tried to give to you what
I know that you missed
You spat me in my face and I could
tell I was dismissed
Long before I could explain just
what I had in mind
A fool I was to give you time to
trick me from behind
 
Is this what you need?
Open wounds that bleed?
Stupid can’t you see
Just trying to be me
 
Like a fool I followed rule
just like a marionette
Played your game, but felt the pain for
every taken step
Oh, what I can’t understand
is why I was so blind
Now I see it wasn’t only me
who needed to break out
 
Is this what you need?
Open wounds that bleed?
Stupid can’t you see
Just trying to be everything that
 
I know that I can be
Just need some time in change
Join me and you will see
That life will be your fee
 
Is this what you need?
Open wounds that bleed?
Stupid can’t you see
Just trying to be everything that
 
I know that I can be
Just need some time in change
Follow me and you will see
That life will be your fee
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09 – Before Things Get Rough

(Öjersson)

Where does it end?
Are there any boundaries left?
Any at all?
Or are you totally bereft
of all common sense?
Waving off all rules
Viewing your friend
as nothing but a tool
 
Where do you get off
playing all these games?
Trying to manipulate
without any trace of shame
 
Must be an empty life to lead
Just seeing everything in green
Still you’re wondering why
everybody around you is turning away
 
Hey
What do you want me to say?
I will not take another day
of being pushed around this way
Yeah, that’s right I’ve had enough
I’m so fed up with all your stuff
I guess I’d better leave before things get rough
 
Must be an empty life to lead
Just seeing everything in green
Still you’re wondering why
everybody around you is turning away
 
Hey
What do you want me to say?
I will not take another day
of being pushed around this way
Yeah, that’s right I’ve had enough
I’m so fed up with all your stuff
I guess I’d better leave before things get rough
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10 – Worried

(Andersson)

Been waiting for you to call
Long time since I heard your voice
I wonder if I’ve done you wrong
If so tell me so life can go on
 
I don’t care what you say
I just want to make you feel better
I don’t care where you’ve been
or what we’ve done to end up in a state like this
 
You told me that I worry too much
“No problem.” and “I’ll soon be in touch.”
Now it’s been eight weeks or more
and still here I’m standing alone
 
I don’t care what you say
I just want to make you feel better
I don’t care where you’ve been
or what we’ve done to end up in a state like this
 
I don’t care what you say
I just want to make you feel better
I don’t care where you’ve been
or what we’ve done to end up in a state like this
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11 – I’ve Got To Learn

(Öjersson)

I’ve got to learn
How to handle this
I can’t let it get to me like this
Each and every time
Nowhere to turn
As it’s all inside of me
Refuse to realize though it’s plain to see
My downfall it’ll bring
 
Though I don’t know any way I can fight it
Or no way to protect myself from it
I still loathe myself ’cause I once again let it
Bring out these negative sides in me
 
It rips away
The ground below my feet
And then hangs around to feast on my defeat
Each and every time
An easy prey
Is simply what I am
Slowly I’ve begun to understand
My downfall it’ll bring
 
Though I don’t know any way I can fight it
Or no way to protect myself from it
I still loathe myself ’cause I once again let it
Bring out these negative sides in me
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12 – Bury Your Roots

(Öjersson)

Taking in the view
There’s something wrong
A sense it’s all askew
is growing strong
How do you construe
where you belong
when the gaming of the few
is a singalong
 
You’ll have to
Bury you roots
In order to grow
If you wish to learn
You’ll have to question
Everything you think you know
 
How would you define
who you are?
Do you think it’s by your design,
this memoir?
Can you still decline
insofar
that the sieve plotline
has left a scar
 
You’ll have to
Bury your roots
Or you will never know
The freedom that you yearn for
Or how
It’s all just there for show
 
You’ll have to
Bury you roots
In order to grow
If you wish to learn
You’ll have to question
Everything you think you know
 
Bury your roots
Or you will never know
The freedom that you yearn for
Or how
It’s all just there for show
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