ALBUM: ALMOST PROPHETIC VISIONS AND THOUGHTS - 2020

 

AWAKENING

CROSSFIRE

UNAWARE PASSENGER

UNIVERSAL THING

10:1

THE FORTRESS

AM I STILL ALIVE?

COLD SHIVERS

A MENDING SILENCE

STUCK AMONG THESE STONES

AWAKENING

(Music by Angelo Pitone, Claudio Giraudo; lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

Get close to me for awhile
Let's try to sync your virtual mind with mine


Dress up in your best mask tonight
There's lots of sharing that awaits you


But wait, wait, wait...

I can't show you the way of awakening
In this world made of misery and hypocrisy


We are all lying on a bed of spikes
We must only open up our eyes this time
And discover why…

No one can show us the way of awakening
In a world made of misery and hypocrisy

No one can show us the way of awakening
In a world made of misery and hypocrisy


We will be deprived of our senses ‘til the end of time
And the boss of men will celebrate his victory

CROSSFIRE

(Music & lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

A thousand years of history
Violence wars and blood
There seems to be no remedy
To the killings in the name of God

In the crossfire
I fight the enemy beyond the boundary lines
In the crossfire
How do I fight another man, in another land and deny human rights?


Nothing’s changed and nobody cares
It’s always political affairs
From man to man the fate’s the same
Until the very end of the game


Nobody wins, no, nobody wins!!

In the crossfire
I fight the enemy beyond the boundary lines
In the crossfire
How do I fight another man, in another land and deny human rights?

Hearts in flame
Blood in my eyes until the end of the day
Childhood being torn apart
By now there’s no way to restart
With a normal life


In the crossfire
I fight my brother

In the crossfire
I fight the enemy beyond the boundary lines
In the crossfire
How do I fight another man, in another land? oh ooh oh ooh oh oh
In the crossfire
I fight the enemy beyond the boundary lines
In the crossfire
How do I fight another man, in another land and deny human rights?

UNAWARE PASSENGER

(Music & lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

I feel that I was born with a clear purpose
I’m still trying to understand how to perform my role
In this land that cries out tears of blood and sorrow
I want to know the truth that hides from me

It’s an inescapable matter
That the world is facing its end
I can’t believe I am on this train
Like an unaware passenger


I feel the hopes and fears of the new generation
Are making my world into hell without a way of salvation
In this land that cries out tears of blood and sorrow
I want to know the truth that hides from me

It’s an inescapable matter
That the world is facing its end
I can’t believe I am on this train
Like an unaware passenger

The truth hides away from us
And its frailty protects the only thing it’s worth to save
And when the world is gone
I’ll remain an unaware passenger


I’m still feeling I have a clear purpose
The world has changed as well as I changed my role
In this land that cries out tears of blood and sorrow
I just want to say I don't give a shit!

It’s an inescapable matter
That the world is facing its end
I can’t believe I am in this train
Like an unaware passenger

AM I STILL ALIVE?

(Music & lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

I'm crawling in the dark, and I'm exhausted
Don't know how long I can resist


I'm struggling to find the way to save my memories
From the evil that's out there

And now that it's raining
Only the waters of time can erase my pain


So I can find myself again

I've kept my eyes shut for a long time
And I have heard enough of your lies
Am I still alive?


I'm still crawling in the dark like there's no tomorrow
In the ruins that a false God lef behind

And now that the sun is shining
I just want to sing for the good of the world


So let's sing it together

I've kept my eyes shut for a long time
And I have heard enough of your lies

Every time I see my face in the mirror
The ghost of my past comes back again to haunt my soul

But I will fight until it's over

I've kept my eyes shut for a long time
And I have heard enough of your lies
I've kept my eyes shut...
I've kept my eyes shut...

COLD SHIVERS

(Music & lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

I've been betrayed by people I thought were my best friends,
I've been betrayed by those I thought could help me to make amends,
I've been betrayed by those who have eaten from my blood and sweat,
I've been betrayed by my enemy hasn't given me a second chance


Shame on you, guilty - scream it out loud now!
Shame on you, guilty - scream it out loud now!

Cold, cold, cold, cold shivers on my skin
What's gripping my heart of stone? – I said
Cold, cold, cold, cold shivers on my skin
What's run into my veins? I'm not beloved


I've been betrayed by countless suspects that I decided to ignore
I've been betrayed by the foolish pride that blinded me to the bone
I've been betrayed by my good intentions, and now it's time to pay my dues
I've been betrayed by the choices I took, and nothing can ever fix my values


Shame on you, guilty - scream it out loud now!
Shame on you, guilty - scream it out loud now!

Cold, cold, cold, cold shivers on my skin
What's gripping my heart of stone? – I said
Cold, cold, cold, cold shivers on my skin
What's run into my veins?


Shame, shame, shame, shame!!
(Scream it out loud now)


Cold, cold, cold, cold shivers on my skin
What's gripping my heart of stone? - Ok
(Scream it out loud now)
Cold, cold, cold, cold shivers on my skin
What's run into my veins?

STUCK AMONG THESE STONES

(Music & lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

It's raining
It's raining on us
It will never end

It will never end
Until we understand
That we are not alone
And surrender will not give us anything
Except for bitter tears


It's raining
It's always raining on us
We have to live with the anguish we created
To chase the shining light of lust
And now the turning back is too hard


We are like leaves stuck among these stones
Like leaves stuck among these stones
Like leaves stuck among these stones
Like leaves stuck among these stones

The weather will not be the same
It will change when we strive to do what it takes
Chorus
We are like leaves stuck among these stones
Like leaves stuck among these stones
Like leaves stuck among these stones
Like leaves stuck among these stones


It's raining...
It's raining...
It's raining...
It's raining...

LYRICS

UNIVERSAL THING

(Music & lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

Underneath the sky, we still believe
To hear the sounds of the universe
No longer do they look up the stars
And this is why we have to feel like thieves.

'Cause we don't know what we're living for

What about the time we lost
And what about our dreams?
What about the glimpse of hope
That feeds the universal thing?


Underneath the sky, we need to breathe
To feel the greatness of our Mother Earth
But no one seems to care about her worth
And this is why it's time to face our fears.

Why we don't know what we're fighting for?
Please, open up our eyes!

What about the time we lost
And what about our dreams?
What about the glimpse of hope
That feeds the universal thing?
What about the holy wonders
And what about the self-belief
What about the miracle
Of which we desperately need?

For all the help signals you've sent
We never listened to your prayers
But the disaster we deserve is coming through the gates
And when our world crashes and burns
We'll surely pass the point of no return

What about the time we lost
And what about our dreams?
What about the glimpse of hope
That feeds the universal thing?
What about the holy wonders
And what about the self-belief
What about the miracle
Of which we desperately need?

What about the time we lost?
(Will we still survive?)
What about the glimpse of hope?
(Is this the end?)
What about the holy wonders?
(Will we still survive?)
What about the miracle
Do we need it?

10:1

(Music & lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

I'm afflicted with a strange disease called ambition, see what I mean?
Could this be the cause of these scars on my conscience?

I am feeling crushed by a burden on a ratio of 10 to 1
And I push, push, push, I turn the knobs, but the threshold keeps gettin' lower
I'm going back and forth in this crazy maze

 

Fast attack
Fast release
Fast attack and stop!


I'm afflicted with a strange disease, so-called loyalty, see what I mean?
Could this be the cause of these ups and downs in my moods?

I am feeling crushed by a burden on a ratio of 10 to 1
And I push, push, push, I turn the knobs, but the threshold keeps gettin' lower
I'm going back and forth in this crazy maze

In this mad world, the honest actions are just a fucking lie
That we heard when we were young
So once we lost our faith, we got poisoned and corrupted

I am feeling crushed by a burden on a ratio of 10 to 1
And I push, push, push, I turn the knobs, but the threshold keeps gettin' lower
I'm going back and forth in this crazy maze

I am feeling crushed by a burden, but the threshold keeps gettin' lower


I'm afflicted with a strange disease, so-called empathy...

THE FORTRESS

(Music & lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

Out there,
You're feeling so alone
That you seem to be in a landscape of the north
The frost is sharp and biting
And anything you're thinking withers and dies


Don't give in
If you don't get anything at all
You just have to be brave…

Don't attempt to hold back all your sorrow
'Cause you can leave all of that behind
Nowadays all you’ve got is only borrowed
The reason why the best is yet to come...


Walking on an iced bay
You're trying to give a sense to all your life


Don't give in
If you don't get everything you want
You must not lose your faith

Don't attempt to hold back all your sorrow
'Cause you can leave all of that behind
Nowadays all you’ve got is only borrowed
The reason why the best is yet to come...
The best is yet to come…


The choices you make now will weave the canvas of your tomorrow
Let the loneliness become the fortress for your heart and your soul

Don't attempt to hold back all your sorrow

'Cause you can leave all of that behind

Nowadays all you’ve got is only borrowed

The reason why the best is yet to come...

Don't attempt to hold back all your sorrow

The reason why the best is yet to come...

A MENDING SILENCE

(Music & lyrics by Angelo Pitone)

I feel so weak and so strong in this loneliness
My glance lingers on this photograph

Hanging on the kitchen wall
Everything is so pure and blurred

And it keeps me down to close myself
In a deafening and mending silence


Now my old broken heart is bleeding out
I can't feel a single drop of my blood
And when the shadows fall,
They'll land on me
They will try to hide
My grief and sorrow


I've lost my faith,
And all my memories
Are stuck in a troubled past
I hope is gone


I'm not surprised
I was so paralysed
I think I'm fooling myself
And I don't know why


But there's just one thing I know
I still haven't found a way
To show my love and tell the world
I want, I want, I want to live!


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