Blackguard

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original release date: 2008.04.11

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released January 1, 2020

All tracks written 2005 - 2008 by Amnistia, except track 11 in 1982 by The Cure.
All tracks recorded, mixed and produced at KŒ-Studio L.E. (2007/08).

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Amnistia Leipzig, Germany

The name Amnistia is both the program and a philosophy. In many languages it means amnesty. Amnistia releases their band- members from inactivity, provides freedom for creativity, it is an outlet, and their work is a verdict that their minds have transformed into sound. ... more

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Track Name: Emulate
emulate

I'm not a victim, I am an aim
mistrusting everyone who likes me at once
face to face they’re telling lies
do they believe that they can fool me?
sucking phrases - global abasement
no one's too proud to kiss my ass
they crawl like maggots - I am surrounded
I'm affronting people cause they're not special

sad situation… I'm controlled by them
there's no escape – I've to adapt
oh Lord have mercy! they come to me
what should I do - they nauseate me
try to ignore them – I'm getting better
can see them fall down from their ladder
Don't give a damn about their rules
they think they're different – I hate corrosion

they're chumming up… very disgusting
my daily soap, but the duty calls
pretending joy, don't want to be here
the champagne poisons – self-emulation
I play my part, disgusting in private
I’d like to play an ego-shooter
right in my "cross hair" a gleeful face
We share a smile – I pull the trigger

(chorus)
this is a party I'm not invited
but I’m involved – unsatisfied
this is compulsion, they call it fun
for me it's horrible, I come undone
it's like a movie, my plot unwritten
I am miscasted but they do listen
this is burlesque no way to leave
they call it life, it frightens me
Track Name: Anger Management
anger management

struggling into deepest instincts
wearing nothing as my thoughts
creating more than just one fettle
my mind is nothing as a game
stumbling through my pumping veins
grumbling like a wounded brute
standing for a moment crying
the truth is harder then the strain

searching for my lost dimensions
wearing nothing as my rage
sending structured rays of hate
revenge the only curing agent (source)
crawling to face the consequence
no remorse and no escape
standing for a moment doubting
the truth is harder then the strain

[chorus]
out of control - without a thought
defending climes – not my resorts

[end]
mental leaps are just as fast as I can
adrenaline straight to my brain
my engine runs at high-performance
fear starts an adjustment process
Track Name: Blackguard
blackguard

do you believe in God
because you need one who cares
maybe it is the right way
but please don't cry –
He can't feel it
do you believe in love
because you need one who feels
maybe it lasts a long time
but please don't cry if it fails

do you believe in words
because you trust in your friends
maybe they don't let you down
but please don't cry when they left
do you believe in your lucky charm
because you need one to lean on
maybe he's not strong enough
so please don't cry if you're wrong

(chorus)
how far, how far do I have to go
is this the answer I don’t want to know
the coldest face a life can show
how long, how long do I have to stay
is this the price I have to pay
it saps my power I waste away
Track Name: Komplex
Komplex

Nichts ist nichts ohne Dich.
Ohne Dich ist alles klar.
Klar ist, wenn wir den Auslöser sehen.
Sehen meint das wir noch nicht verstehen.
Verstehen folgt meist nach dem Wort.
Das Wort meint jeder anders.
Anders ist eines jeden Herz
Ohne Herz agieren wir blind.

Einsamkeit führt oft zur Poesie -
Poesie erdrückt den Schmerz.
Schmerzen Beweis der Existenz.
Unsere Existenz hat einen Sinn
Der Sinn - gemacht ihn zu verlieren.
Verlust - ein steter Stein.
Steine Symbol der Ewigkeit
doch diese Ewigkeit – sie stirbt allein.

(chorus 1)
Was? Was ist das?
Das Leben schlägt zurück!
Was? Was soll das?
Wir waren ihm doch entrückt…
Ist es die Komplexität unserer Identität
die uns ins Wanken bringt?
Soll das alles sein?
Ein schöner Schein – dem die Grundlage fehlt.
Was? Was ist das?
Was? Was soll das?
Was?

(chorus 2)
Was? Was ist das?
Das Leben schlägt zurück!
Was? Was soll das?
Wir waren ihm doch entrückt…
Ist es die Komplexität unserer Identität
die uns ins Wanken bringt?
Soll das alles sein?
Ein schöner Schein – dem die Grundlage fehlt.
Ist die Komplexität unserer Identität
tatsächlich so komplex?
Das kann nicht alles sein!
Der schöne Schein – der uns den Blick verklärt!
Was? Was ist das?
Was? Was soll das?
Was?
Track Name: Creed
creed

you read a book,
its cover a reliable face
take care, take care
you kiss a hand,
she's wearing a golden ring
beware, beware
do you know how an angel flies
did you ever see
take care, take care
do you know how a mother cries
did you ever hear
beware, beware

you hear the words,
from where you gain your strength
take care, take care
you get the urge,
to reach a higher state
beware, beware
do you think your demon dies
did you ever see
take care, take care
do you think the Father lies
did you ever hear
beware, beware

(chorus)
you put your trust in me
you waste your soul for me
is this the truth you want to see
you spent your time for me
you waste your life for me
is this the truth you want to hear
Track Name: Fractured
Fractured

disrooted by desire – mission complete!
feelings on the screen - <enter> or <delete>
all I ever had is gone – I'm sick and tired of it
assignment and remorse are just another way to quit

fractured by illusion – mission complete!
sandstorm in a cup – be honest or deceive
all I ever had is gone – up to my head in mud
assignment and remorse save me from the shot

murdered by suspicion – mission complete!
downward in a spiral – fate becomes concrete
all I ever had is gone – too far and out of sight
assignment and remorse are just the opposites of fight

(chorus)
are you on a hunt for salvation
or are you the hostage of your fears
do you catch good opportunities
or are you not able to fight
are you abandoned by society
or are you fractured by your tears
do you believe in fate
or are you the victim of your mind
Track Name: Zu Staub
Zu Staub

Vor mir eine tiefe Schlucht.
Im Rücken der Grund für meine Flucht.
Ein morscher Steg der einzige Weg,
der einst war das Ziel - nun vor mir liegt.

Die Schlucht so tief, der Weg nicht breit
ein Gedanke ist es, der den Weg vereist.
Mit einem Mal steh' ich reglos da
mein Herz gefriert, der Blick ist starr.

Vor mir ein morscher Steg.
Im Rücken das Ziel das ich verfehlt.
Die tiefe Schlucht, der einzige Weg,
der nie war das Ziel – nun vor mir liegt.

(chorus)
Leer und gebrochen,
gemartert, zerstochen -
dem Wege vertraut – das Herz verstaubt -
steh' ich nun vor Dir.
Kannst Du nicht verstehen,
das in meiner Brust kein Herz mehr schlägt?
Bin ich wirklich bereit?
Für eine Zeit ohne Wehmut und Schmerz?
Track Name: Outrage
outrage

chasten yourself
scars on your back
feel the disruption
panic attacks
down in your room
blood on your hands
feel the affliction
the craving reigns

bleakness and sweat
thorns in your flesh
sweetest repression
your life a reject
anguish and pain
tears on your face
feel the dissension
blessing in disguise

(bridge)
this time there's no one outside
no deliverance behind your curtain
they say that love is the light
too weak to carry the burden

(chorus)
prayers and sins – stigmata and signs
mental destruction
deserving pain - the greatest salvation
a morbid attraction
expanded awareness – a 2nd soul
results of your mind
blood and pain for a higher state
overkill - overkill
Track Name: Our Darkest Path
our darkest path

reckless we are - but never tell
what will you find - behind our pride
like a match in heavy surf
backstrokes causes our breakdown
lies - we're always lying
nothing in here is safe as it seems
a theory of perception,
truth is nothing as a word

brassbound we are - still in the dark.
we’ll never find the way to your heart.
we're dabblers in a gambling room.
daily routine – competition.
wretched maggots on the run -
equality is not worth the paper.
entities without a right -
infatuated by ourselves.

(chorus)
we're walking on the darkest path.
the darkest path we've ever been on.
did we create a monster
or do we party farewell?
are our souls calmed
or are they starting to yell?
we're walking on our darkest path.
the darkest path we've ever been on.
we're piling lies along these path.
we are alone on our darkest path.
Track Name: Scars (Not Just Words)
scars (not just words)

your artful eyes will never looking at me again
all over your wrinkly hands the marks of work
your neverending fight - fun against life
the cigarette in your hand – you know it shouldn't be there
I'm in the trolley behind your back
one reason for me to say
I love you – I miss you – I need you – not just words…

your smiling face will never watching me again
all over your opressed body the marks of war
your neverending calmness – you never went through the roof
the bottle in your hand – you know it shouldn't be there
I'm in the trolley behind your back
one reason for me to say
I love you – I miss you – I need you – not just words…

I never got a talk, I never wanted more
you ever were my silent helper – I never had to ask
I cry it loud, I let you down – let you down in your darkest hour
I was too weak – was too weak – not just words, not just words…

(end)
please satisfy me this final wish – I hope you can hear my screams
forgive me, forgive me, forgive me –
I know I don't deserve this! I know I don't deserve this!
But I miss you! I love you, I need you, I hold you in my heart!
I miss you! I need you! I love you! hold you in my heart forever!
forever! forever! forever! forever!
not just words...