STUDIOVÁ ALBA - THE TIME OF THE OATH

The Time Of The Oath - E.U. Import The Time Of The Oath - U.S. Import

Time Of The Oath je o něco temnější a tvrdší než MOTR a řadí se mezi nejlepší alba z "Andiho éry". Značný podíl na skladbách má už i Uli Kusch a s Derisem tvoří výborné skladatelské duo. Ovšem k tomuto albu se váže i jedná smutná záležitost, jelikož při nahrávání alba dne 8. března 1995 spáchál ex-bubeník Helloween Ingo Schwichtenberg sebevraždu... . Všemi to strašně otřáslo a tak se skupina rozhodla věnovat toto album právě Ingovi.

Na památku Ingo Schwichtenberga.
"Společně jsme prožili obojí, krásné a bouřlivé časy.
Tvé místo v historii Helloween bude navždy.
Naše vzpomínky zůstanou právě tak jako naše vděčnost."

- Helloween -
Datum vydání: 1. 3. 96 - Evropa /Castle - Raw Power/ 21. 3. 96 - Japonsko /JVC/
 Písničky:
 1. We Burn Deris 3:04 text
 2. Steel Tormentor Weikath/Deris 5:40 text
 3. Wake Up The Mountain Kusch/Deris 5:01 text
 4. Power Weikath 3:28 text
 5. Forever And One (Neverland) Deris 3:54 text
 6. Before The War Deris 4:33 text
 7. A Million To One Kusch/Deris 5:11 text
 8. Anything My Mama Don't Like Deris/Kusch 3:56 text
 9. Kings Will Be Kings Weikath 5:09 text
 10. Mission Motherland Weikath/Helloween 9:00 text
 11. If I Knew Weikath 5:30 text
 12. The Time Of The Oath Grapow/Deris 6:58 text
 
 Celkový čas: 61:29 min.
 
 Bonus track na Japonské verzi:
 13. Still I Don't Know Grosskopf/Deris 4:11 text
 14. Take It To The Limit Kusch/Deris 4:04 text
 
 Celkový čas: 69:44 min.
 Informace: Sestava:
 Nahráno + mix: Chateau du Pape, Hamburg, 1995 Andi Deris (zpěv)
 Zvukový technik: Michael Tibes Michael Weikath (kytara)
 Klávesy: Jorn Ellerbrock, Tommy Hansen Roland Grapow (kytara)
 Obrázky: Martin Zeissler Markus Grosskopf (baskytara)
 Předloha + dýně: Frederick Moulaert Uli Kusch (bicí)
 Fotograf: George Chin
 Vyrobil: Tommy Hansen & HELLOWEEN
The Time of the Oath
WE BURN

Climb down my pile
And again to the beat of my heart
You're so exciting
Take all the soul
I will give you as much as you want
Control my feelings

Higher, much higher
Unbounded fire
Closer, come closer
Close to the core

We burn, we burn

I contaminate you
I like to pollute you with my
G-g-generations
Look in my eyes
And we melt into one yearning mind
We climb the stages

Higher, much higher
Set me on fire
Closer, come closer
Close to the core

We burn, we burn
Insanity, insanity
Never set me free



STEEL TORMENTOR

Headless
Pulling the machine down
Coming to the low sound
Feeling like a real man

Racing
Flashing from down under
Flesh and blood and thunder
Trembling wheel in cold hand

Faster, much faster-
Wot a human speed disaster
Deeper, much deeper-
On thru the void I cast'er

I'm a steel tormentor
And I speed 'round ev'ry curve
I'm a mean imperator
Of my intimate machine

Turkey
Near to devastation
Losing all my patience
Cannot make this kit fly

Danger
Muscular contraction
Out for satisfaction
Mere intoxication

Nightride, it's nightride - try to catch my tail lights
So sad, I'm so sad, but you won't ever suck my steel bride

I'm a steel tormentor
And I speed 'round ev'ry curve
I'm a mean imperator
Of my intimate machine



WAKE UP THE MOUNTAIN

Some people die
And even never realize
Man's growing blind
Is seeing only with the eyes
We think we're strong
Believe we never could be wrong
But we are fools
Because we're dying by the rules

Though I cannot change the world we're living in
I can always change myself

One more to count in
Wake up the mountain
All colour's slowly turning to grey
Our world is darkling
Wake up the mountain
And we will find it once more again

Cash and careers
Built on countless sums of fears
All goods of life
Begin to vanish behind tears
How do we know
Why did we choose the way we follow
Why do we hurt
Why do we hurt the ones we love

Though I cannot change the world we're living in
I can always change myself

One more to count in
Wake up the mountain
All colour's slowly turning to grey
Our world is darkling
Wake up the mountain
And we will find it once more again
Once more again
We made the rules and we can change them

Break down the orders one by one
We made the laws and we can break them
Break down the mountain
Stone by stone by stone by stone



POWER

Can you imagine someone being true
Turn 'round and put himself in front of you
Sometimes it's fun but then
You never know
How far a thing like this might go

All my life I've waited for a chance to get right out of here
And when I had it in my hands I could not let it go

We've got the power, we are divine
We have the guts to follow the sign
Extracting tension from sources unknown
We are the ones to cover the throne

Try if you can to come where we have gone
You may achieve what can't be simply done
Look back and there you are where we have been
And still there's so much in between

All those years I've travelled 'round this world now I am standing here
To make you sing these tunes and know they'll never let you go

We've got the power, we are divine
We have the guts to follow the sign
Extracting tension from sources unknown
We are the ones to cover the throne



FOREVER AND ONE (NEVERLAND)

What can I do?
Will I be getting through?
Now that I must try to leave it all behind
Did you see
What you have done to me?
So hard to justify
Slowly it's passing by

Forever and one I will miss you
However, I kiss you yet again
Way down in Neverland
So hard I was trying
Tomorrow I'll still be crying
How could you hide your lies
Your lies

Here I am
Seeing you once again
My mind's so far away
My heart's so close to stay
Too proud to fight
I'm walking back into night
Will I ever find someone to believe?

Forever and one I will miss you
However, I kiss you yet again
Way down in Neverland
So hard I was trying
Tomorrow I'll still be crying
How could you hide your lies
Your lies



BEFORE THE WAR

Come take a look up to the constellations
Take the book of God you will find your relations
If you understand you will know the solution
Things will fall back to the new constitution

I'm a son of a distant future
I'm the last of the seven troopers
And I came here for the 7th war

I'm a child of the stars
The blaster of the gods
And I have seen it all before
Before the war
Cold-hearted earth
I'm the master of the universe
And I have seen it all before
Before the war

Nature sets a limit on your millenary
Turning every place into a cruel mean scenary
All will get a chance to shun the holy fire
But you will be few getting under the wire

I'm a son of a distant future
I'm the last of the seven troopers
And I came here for the 7th war

I'm a child of the stars
The blaster of the gods
And I have seen it all before
Before the war
Cold-hearted earth
I'm the master of the universe
And I have seen it all before
Before the war

Mind the 7th war - Mind the 7th war
Yes I came here for the 7th war



A MILLION TO ONE

Born into somewhere unseen and unknown
Just like a wonder so small and alone
Take me away into your innocent dreams
Maybe I'd see what it all means

A million to one
You will lose it all
A million to one
You'll be falling
Down to where I am
An unholy man
A million to one
You'll be falling

It's so sad and so true but what can I do
Only a few years then it's up to you
To care for yourself, I hope I gave good advice
For all your life, how to survive

A million to one
You will lose it all
A million to one
You'll be falling
Down to where I am
An unholy man
A million to one
You'll be falling



ANYTHING MY MAMA DON'T LIKE

I'm no believer
I just listen to my own head
I'm no believer
I just call you liar instead
Keep all your sorrows
Words might be pathetically vain
Life is a fire
Light it and you can read your name

I'm the king of the night generation
I'm anything my mama don't like
I'm a slave of a perverted nation
Anything my mama don't like

I am a flyer
Rising in the wake of my dreams
I am a tumbler
Life can be as good as it seems

I'm a child playing chess with tomorrow
I'm anything my mama don't like
I'm a clown and I beg, steal and borrow
Anything my mama don't like

I'm the king of the night generation
I'm anything my mama don't like
I'm a slave of a perverted nation
Anything my mama don't like



KINGS WILL BE KINGS

All you have said is still in my ears
You must have thought you're infallible
Oh no oh no
You're not gonna say that much anymore

Welcome to my peculiar dream
Fact is that here I'm the master of reality
Hard to see?
But it's real and you will read me

So many ways to go
Before we're sanctified
Few will be chosen ones
Until we fade and die

Kings Will Be Kings
Pawns will be pawns
Aeons of tears
Wild and severe
Blessed be the young
Strong enough to bear
What before long
Will come, will be, might never disappear

I know that pride's before the fall
How can I fall if there's none left at all
Tell me tell me
How far can one fall from down below?

It's either time or ev'ryone round
To show us what or who might be exchangeable
Disposable
In the game of life we're playing

Close to eternity
I spread my wings and fly
Like from a distant age
I rule and you obey

Kings Will Be Kings
Pawns will be pawns
Aeons of tears
Wild and severe
Blessed be the young
Strong enough to bear
What before long
Will come, will be, might never disappear



MISSION MOTHERLAND

So far from our system we came here through space
To leave poisoned spheres for your race
Our knowledge we trade for the time shared on earth
To take and give for what it's worth

On our screens we've been shown your world
Plead for your welcome, you won't get hurt

Mission motherland
Another chance
With sunlit soil and air to breathe
Is there any place for us to live
To grow descendants
To be free

You gave us resources you gave us advice
To deal with the unknown to get humanized
We've shown you dimensions and brought you on ways
You've never seen yesterday

Hand in hand we will march through time
So much more to research and find

Mission motherland
Another chance
With sunlit soil and air to breathe
Is there any place for us to live
To grow descendants
To be free

When you hear these words
We've taken cold refuge
In freezers to keep us live
What we didn't know
Your central star called sun
Sends lethal rays to earth
Say how many of us died
In the streams of light
Faceless bodies, morbid cries
Doomed our colonies
Wake us when you've healed the world
Save our souls

When will we be as one again
And fulfill what we understand as

(Chorus)



IF I KNEW

Loneliness seems like an evil dream
But reality is life and life is here
Once my heart was ruled by emptiness
Harmed because of being too sincere

But now that you've crossed my way
Could it be we found it again

If I knew that I'm your only one
I could live and make it through time
But if one day you'd just be gone
I wouldn't know how to ever get by

How can I make you feel secure
We're both the same, I'm king and you are queen
Understand you make me breath again
Tell me all your thoughts and I will see

Take my hand and we'll be there
Together, someday, somewhere

I wouldn't know how to ever get by
I wouldn't know how to ever get by
I would simply break down and cry



THE TIME OF THE OATH

Latin:
Dí-es í-rae, dí-es íl-la
Sol-vet sae-cíum in fa-vílla
Quan-tus tre-mor est fu-tu-rus
Quan-do ju-dex est ven-turus

In a circle of fire
On a cold winter night
I spoke out my desire
Made a promise
I couldn't hide, no!

In a dream
He came along and told me
"Your time has come
Your mind belongs to me"

It's the time of the oath
The time of the oath
My sweetest memories die in the cold
It's the time of the oath

See me covered with sadness
And I'll soon wish to die
When the overcoming madness
Is eating up my mind

Here and now
I look back at a good time
No more lie - I slowly say good-bye

It's the time of the oath
The time of the oath
My sweetest memories die in a cold
It's the time of the oath

In a dream
He came along and told me
"Your time has come
Just slowly say good-bye"

It's the time of the oath
The time of the oath
My sweetest memories die in a cold
It's the time of the oath



STILL I DON'T KNOW

I am asking here
I am asking there
And we all seem to share

Different gains for life
Though we'll all arrive
At the big end somewhere

But we don't know what's more when it's over
Is there heaven or hell?

I wonder if there's something when my time's run out in life
Still I don't know, Still I don't know

Wonder if there's music, rubber sex and a Mac Drive
Still I don't know, Still I don't know

All we know is here
What we love and fear
It's a question of time

When all is said and done
When we're dead and gone
Did we just disappear?

Yes we don't know what's more when it's over
Is there heaven or hell?

I wonder if there's something when my life's run out of time
Still I don't know, Still I don't know

Wonder if there's smokers even in the "Deutsche Bahn"
Still I don't know, Still I don't know

Wonder if there's something like a cigarette or some wine
Wonder if I'm lonely, if I'll meet a friend of mine

(Chorus)

Still I don't know, Still I don't know...



TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT

Been here just long enough
To see what trip you're on
Suffered from your ugly deeds
The way you're pushin' all, oh no

Better watch out what you're doing
Better take some rest or get right out of here, oh yeah

Haven't you hurt all the people
Tryin' to be your friend

Take it to the limit, you take it to the top
Take it to the limit, until you get stopped
You take it to the limit, take it to the top
Stop! Stop!

You think you're somebody
But you'll never be
On the back of others
You're just acting
Like a thief, oh yeah

Better watch out what you're sayin'
Better take your hat and get right out of here

Didn't you lose all the people
Tryin' to be your friend

You take it to the limit, you take it to the top
You take it to the limit, 'til you get stopped
You take it to the limit, 'til you get shot, stop it!

Take it to the limit, take it to the top
Take it to the limit, 'til you get stopped
Take it to the limit, get out of my head!