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When the night shows
The signals grow on radios
All the strange things
They come and go, as early warnings
Stranded starfish have no place to hide
Still waiting for the swollen Easter tide
There's no point in direction we cannot
Even choose a side.

I took the old track
The hollow shoulder, across the waters
On the tall cliffs
They were getting older, sons and daughters
The jaded underworld was riding high
Waves of steel hurled metal at the sky
And as the nail sunk in the cloud, the rain
Was warm and soaked the crowd.

Lord, here comes the flood
We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
In any still alive
It'll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry.

When the flood calls
You have no home, you have no walls
In the thunder crash
You're a thousand minds, within a flash
Don't be afraid to cry at what you see
The actors gone, there's only you and me
And if we break before the dawn, they'll
Use up what we used to be.

Lord, here comes the flood
We'll say goodbye to flesh and blood
If again the seas are silent
In any still alive
It'll be those who gave their island to survive
Drink up, dreamers, you're running dry.

[Repeat chorus once]



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    Een overspoeling van bewustzijn (omdat dat de enige manier is om de wereld te veranderen). De machthebbers kunnen zich niet meer verschuilen (achter mooie praatjes) en kunnen geen kant meer op. In een flits zien ze voorbij komen wat ze hebben veroorzaakt (een soort psychotische toestand); en ben niet bang om te zien wat er dan allemaal gebeurt. De acteurs (machthebbers, graaiers en hebzuchtigen) zijn verdwenen; alleen het verenigt zijn is er nog.

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