Ulf Robert Johannes Magnus
 
 
 
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Pieces of a Shattered Me (2011)
1. Cruel Sands of Time
Lyrics:
Instrumental
 
2. When Reality Distracts
Lyrics:
I am weak with disbelief, where my heart would be, there’s only doubt
Far too long have we been far too proud
 
I look into the hourglass, at moments rushing by
When reality distracts, it all goes by too fast. It’s all about to crack.
 
I try to see underneath it all, but the answers all come out to loud
Seems our time is running out
 
I look into the hourglass.
Leaves no time to react, it’s all about to crack
 
3. Out of Reach
Lyrics:
Frustration, I’m one of those desperate souls
Who’s merely trying to stay afloat
I’m falling without reaching solid ground
Instinctively, I cling to life as it was
 
Out of reach, I’m sinking deeper into sleep
With no footing in these lies, torn and frayed    
Out of reach, drifting further away
The world around me now becomes surreal
 
I’m fading, aching senses go numb
If I give in to indifference, little by little I’ll succumb
And I wonder, am I for ruin bound?
Instinctively, I cling to life as it was
 
Out of reach, I’m sinking deeper into sleep
I catch my breath and grasp for what remains
Out of reach, drifting further away
The world around me now becomes surreal
 
I’m sinking deeper now into catatonia
 
Out of reach, I’m sinking deeper into sleep
With no balance in this truth that always stays
Out of reach, drifting further away
The world around me now becomes surreal
 
4. Into the lion’s den
Lyrics:
Out of ashes and into madness I run, into the flame where it begun
Devastation, the product of my one-track mind, is without a doubt what I will find
 
After all that’s been, you’d think I’d be careful when wishing
But as always, I give into temptation
 
And once again, I’m heading strait into the lion’s den
Into the fire that’s burning me, Into the Lion’s Den
 
Always hunting a spark igniting the glow. I curse this need that won’t let go
 
After all that’s been, you’d think I’d learning my lesson
But as always, I return to my prison
 
I know what awaits, still I go with confidence
I feel my heart’s set ablaze, but I still set it free
 
5. Rust on the Razor
Lyrics:
No one in their right mind would ever venture this
In fact, on any other given day, this would not be
Today I am fighting for something I cannot achieve
 
Knowing, no matter how hard I will try, I am lost, left with no options at all
I must go on, no matter the cost, I’ll be fighting, until I fall
 
I fall through the darkness, through the unknown
Into the shadows and the depths of me I’m thrown
 
I gotta see it for what it really is
And know that second chances never come for free
I am still fighting for something I cannot achieve
 
Knowing no matter how hard I will try, I will fail, I’m fallen apart, I am fallen astray
The solution’s far too remote, it’s the rust on the razor that threatens the throat
 
6. Departure
Lyrics:
Getting harder to breathe. As we’re closing in, it grows stronger
In this place I hoped to never see again, where the wicked finds no rest
 
The air grows closer, you see, filled with memories and anger
Holding unforgiven sins and unforgotten truth
Never look for welcome here, never look for welcome here
 
Shed no tears for me my Angels of Stone
Cause I know where I’m going now and why
Don’t feel sad for me, oh no, Angels of stone
 
I’ve been expecting this burden, my end is certain
I will feel no more pain, cause now my time has come
I only get where I deserve
 
A place of the past, where unleashed darkness lingers
Might be late, but still too soon, too soon for this
There is nothing to forgive, as I’m leaving you behind
 
7. Whispers Turn Into Cries
Lyrics:
I know they’re not real, the murmuring thousands of conflicting views
But they’re inside my head and now they are growing loud
In this chaos, pushing me right to the edge of what I call sane
 
I seek a way and the means to rid this corrupt way of thought
I seek a way of getting my stray thoughts caught
In this chaos, pushing me right to the edge of what I call sane
I’m wide awake - Still the voices won’t leave me alone
Despite all tries - The whispers will turn into cries
 
Although I’m weary, I aim to keep some kind of calm
But I might as well face that my mind is at unrest
In this chaos, pushing me right to the edge of what I call sane
 
As they speak of silent sorrow, confessing the coldness condoned
The clash of differing views stirs my mind into confusion
 
I must be lost in a dream so cruel
Released just to realize nightmares do come true
 
They’re inside my head and now they are growing loud
In this chaos, pushing me right to the edge of what I call sane
 
 
 
8. House of Cards
Lyrics:
Give me time to think, give me a moment
Cause my world just fell apart, I have to gather my thoughts
Never thought my life was ever so fragile
A mere illusion of stability, now revealed
 
I stand in the middle of it all and all I can do is observe
No way to make my voice heard
 
In this house of cards, my world turns to ruins
Any moment it could fall.
In this house of cards, walls are closing in
Caged inside and there’s no way out
 
The room seems caving in, but escape is no option
Cause there’s a lot of pain here that I need to face
 
9. Fragments
Lyrics:
I force the pieces into place, sides of me refusing to fit
Only fragments remain, when I’m pulled into this
 
I’m caught in something I cannot grasp nor comprehend
I’ve been given something I did not ask for, that will not end
 
Chosen out of pieces of a shattered me
Broken for what I am and choose to be
 
Too much to handle to ignore, too many parts left to mend
Only fragments remain and nothing more. I will break when I no longer can bend
 
10. With a clouded mind
Lyrics:
I’ve been searching clear thoughts with a clouded mind,
An endless journey into the unknown
I’ve been hunting dreams with a cynic’s view on signs
Need something radical to find my way back home
 
All that I’ve been through has taught me nothing at all
I’m still treading the same old path
 
I’ve been chasing shadows of a prior life
Been searching reasons caused by a past, that now is gone
Been tracing logic in this chaos passing by
Now would be the time to reap what I have sown
 
I need to break the chains, to make a change
To make me see with Crystal Clarity
I need to rearrange, and find a way
To see with Crystal Clarity
 
11. Hollow
Lyrics:
Some scars will always remind me, no matter how many times I have tried
Some pain will in no way cease to ache; it will not subside
Along the way, I’ve lost my heart, I feel no sorrow
Like I somehow lost my soul and I’m hollow
 
Some memories always linger, reminding of my endless hunger
Too much of such continual greed will leave you unsatisfied, forevermore
 
Hollow, hollow, my hollow pain is showing through, showing through
Hollow, hollow, my hollow pain is breaking through, breaking through
 
Some wounds will never stop to bleed, some things will never heal
There is no way to escape the hurt that has taken hold of me
 
Echoes in this vacant space, drained from all contents when it died
Numb my senses yet again
There’s a pain that keeps this empty shell alive, but leaves my spirit dull inside
 
Let emptiness root in this barren place of mine, at the core of what is me
Break this weary void open now, let it grow with its desire to be free
Desolate and tender misery
 
12. Shattered
Lyrics:
The scattered images, a puzzle of my emptiness,
Riddles from the chaos inside of me
The fragments of my life, Pieces of what could have been amount to nothing at all
The shattered mirror lies, reflecting all my wretchedness
At the bottom of my grave to be
 
Shattered. From one day to the next it all changed
Shattered. I watch my life fall apart
 
The mirror imitates the broken trust that cannot mend
The skew perspective on which I depend
 
As my life flashes by, I can’t help but wonder why
I ignored the fact that my life was out of hand
In this wreck made a tomb, I will force my point of view
As my life falls apart, I am made to understand
 
Oh, in the shards of glass, I see it
There are sides of me that I can’t deny
In a mirror intact, the picture would still be broken
But shards of truth is better than a whole of lies
 
 
 
Triumph and Tragedy (2007)
1. Ljudion
Lyrics:
Instrumental
 
2. Electric Sky
Lyrics:
Increase of wind, the nightmare’s just to begin
Thunder rolling in, lightning licking the earth
This night should never have been
There’s no chance I’ll ever win
 
Under an electric sky
The storm rages in my mind
Electric Sky
 
The heaven opens, the sky is falling down
The storm keeps raging, as the rain hits the ground
Haunting when the time is right
Leaving me no chance but to fight
 
Under an electric sky
The storm rages in my mind
Electric Sky
The storm rages in my mind
 
I pray this will soon be over
I beg for calm and serenity now
This can never last, not my future nor my past
Soon the dawn will end this stormy night
 
Under these clouds lies evil concealed
From shadows you can hear the cries
The flood is coming, to wash the pain away
The sky falls down, washing hate over me
 
3. Fade to Nothing
Lyrics:
I breathe the air, so cold, so fierce
Fight in despair, in ice that pierce
The winter’s kiss, it drains my soul
The blizzards freeze my tears
 
A pain so great
Is tearing my skin
It’s eating my flesh
It cuts from within
 
We know what the end will bring
The last tale is told
Our sun fades to nothing
Leaving our earth so Cold
 
We walk the lake, then fall right through
Our lives at stake and so much more
The winter’s kiss, it stops our blood
And crimson waters too
 
A pain so great
I’m loosing my life
I’m loosing my grip
I’m loosing my mind
 
We know what the end will bring
The last tale is told
Our sun fades to nothing
Leaving our earth so Cold
 
The end has begun
Under the dying sun
As we fade to nothing
So does our agony
 
4. Ride my Pain
Lyrics:
Unbelievable minds denying
the crying in torment and despair
Unspeakable crimes of torture
Echoes the hallways of fear
 
Within these walls, behind that door
Horrible pain, beyond imagination
 
But no one hears the shouts
Don’t wanna listen, don’t wanna see the crimes
And there is no way out
They keep on pushing too many times
 
I ride my pain through the misery
Nothing to defend, nothing will remain
I ride my pain through eternity
To the bitter end, I ride my pain
 
Behind these bars, battered and sore
Alone I stand, awaiting execution
 
5. The darkest Night
Lyrics:
These never-ending tears
Brings everlasting pain
Only time is a prison
When your soul goes insane
 
Why don’t act like you used to?
Who took away your trust?
How far back is it hidden?
Where is it growing dust?
 
All the hatred and pain
Nothing won, nothing gained
 
You were there upon the darkest night
Still you hear the thousand cries:
Genocide upon the darkest night
From it’s hide into the open skies
 
Your memory is awaking
It’s time for you to rise
To throw away your mask
To go out there without disguise
 
All history resurrected
It’s all coming back
To late to back down
The best defense is to attack
 
All the sorrow and shame
Nothing won, nothing gained
 
6. Interlude
Lyrics:
Instrumental
 
7. Denying Destiny
Lyrics:
Who knows whose path we borrow
We never choose just follow
And you just stand there in the dark, where you can see
 
Observing life’s disasters
A world no man can master
You just stand there in the dark, watching me
 
Hidden pain, forgotten hate                                             
Some secrets are best untold
Don’t complain, don’t contemplate
You can’t have it all
 
You’re living a lie, you live in a fantasy
How can you ever be sure what to believe?
You live in a dream denying your destiny
Defying your fate, but it’s yourself you deceive
 
Who knows what comes tomorrow
Time seems to move so very slow
No way to know what will be
 
8. Triumph and Tragedy
Lyrics:
Everyday is a war
Against rhyme, against reason
The endless struggle: a bore
No light on the horizon
 
One man’s gain is another one’s loss
And then the winner tells the tale
There to win no matter what the cost
 
Everyday caught
Caught in that vicious circle
Someone has to lose
It’s the devils equilibrium
 
No one’s there to catch you when you fall
It’s everybody for themselves
The only certain way to get it all
 
Triumph and tragedy go hand in hand
There’s no winners here, Triumph and tragedy
 
9. Repent my Sins
Lyrics:
All is lost but sanity and soon that too is gone
Withering right where I’m standing, can’t face this alone
Abandoned, left for dead, they tried to shut me down
Tried to rule us and our fears, the line must be drawn here
 
Like a prison without reason
On the edge I stand
Like needles piercing through my skin
It hurts, I’m scarred within and
 
I scream… Into the rain, against the wind
I scream… Release my pain, confess my sins
 
All is lost now can’t you see, everything in ruins
Withered and never returning, dreams are everlasting burning
Restrained by agony, afraid of all the sounds
Just like ropes around my wrists, my conscience holds me down
 
For me it’s open season
There’s no helping hand
Like needles piercing through my skin
It hurts, I’m scarred within and
 
I scream… Into the rain
Release my pain, repent my sins
 
10. Written in Stone
Lyrics:
Into tomorrow with the best of yesterday
Towards the first rays of sun we sail
The new dawn is calling for rebirth and for revenge
It’s us against eternal lies
On bloodstained wings into the skies
 
Now is the time to be bold
The tide is high; it’s soon too late
Only great legends are told
And only told legends are truly great
 
Our destiny written in stone
Our fate is sealed: forever alone
It’s time to leave, it’s time to go
Our destiny written in stone
 
The world we created is the world we’re living in
We set the game up, now let’s play
Into tomorrow, what we know is what we bring
We’re sailing high against the wind
On bloodstained wings into the skies
 
Heading towards the dark
We leave the neon night
To see what waits ahead
Forget what’s left behind
Sever the ties that bind us, that hold us back
We’re on our own, finally free
 
11. Neon Knight
Lyrics:
After this, there’s no going back
He’s leaving the scene with blood red hands
Survival’s the law of this jungle
But this doesn’t look like its self-defense
 
The only witness: the moon?
He turns his eyes to the stars to pray
The street is covered in blood
And now the sirens are coming his way
 
Call of the city, Call of the wild
In hiding of the light, The Neon knight
Call of the city, Call of the wild
 Under crimson skies, The Neon knight
 
There, on the front of the papers;
“Mystical hero or murderer?”
Never took risks, but always chances
Now he’s a victim of circumstances
 
Why does it seem like it always happens to him?
A noble heart, a noble man, respectable in every way
 
Innocence is but a word, a dream of justice never seen
Some get what they deserve, some get more than they possibly could need
 
12. Ridon
Lyrics:
Instrumetal
 
 
 
Demon demon (2005)
1. Serpent´s eyes
Lyrics:
You're the chosen one
Legends spoke of you
They all knew you'd come
 
Always have been him
Ever since you shed your skin

Now carrying the sin
Evil flowing from within
 
You've got the serpents eyes - We all depend on you
All the lies - Which you see right through
Serpent's eyes - see through their masquerade
Serpent's eyes, evil fades
 
In the ancient times
Before it all was born
Before the thousand sighs
 
They made sure it would
Never happen here again
 
Now it all begins
Now you're next in kin
 
You've got the serpents eyes - We all depend on you
All the lies - Which you see right through
Serpent's eyes - see through their masquerade
Serpent's eyes, evil fades
 
2. Mean Machine
Lyrics:
The engines of hate - screaming with pain:
The testimony of our time
Metal eats metal - keep burning inside
Victims has nowhere to run
 
The ultimate killing machine
Is coming, take cover, it's near
Out of the shadows he's gonna attack
The darkest of places is here
 
Mean machine
Will rip out your heart
Touching your soul
He will tear you apart
 
 
Mean Machine
Will never stop
Until you are dead
And he's put your name on the grave
 
Heart made of steel, with no conscience to please
Creature of mass destruction
Feeds on our fears, fueled on our tears
Going through all the extremes
 
The ultimate killing machine
Is coming, take cover, it's near
Out of the shadows he's gonna attack
The darkest of places is here

Mean machine
Will rip out your heart
Touching your soul
He will tear you apart
 
Mean Machine
Will never stop
Until you are dead
And he's put your name on the grave
 
3. Ahead of time
Lyrics:
Faster than light - just like a bullet
We shoot through the heavens above
Up in the sky - into the thunder
Arrows of lightning burning bright
 
Bracing for life - reach for the future
Our journey has come to an end
Now crashing through - this flaming inferno
It's clear that we've entered the gates

Blindly racing through the open skies
Black before my eyes
Through the clouds - we see the burning light
Up ahead: the final sign
Ahead of time (Ahead of time)
The future is ours to loose
Ahead of time …
 
Faces look up - debris spreads around as
The ashes fall down from the skies
Smoke in the air - the panic surrounds us
Hearing echoes of distant cries
 
Blindly racing through the open skies
Black before my eyes
Through the clouds - we see the burning light
Up ahead: the final sign
 
Ahead of time (Ahead of time)
The future is ours to loose
Ahead of time (Ahead of time)
Our history left in the past
Ahead of time (Ahead of time)
The future is ours to loose
Ahead of time - Ahead of time …
 
 
 
Mean Machine Dvd (2002)
1. Mean Machine Music Video
Lyrics:
This video, inspired by horror B-Movies, was the prize in a talant show.
All stunts performed by the band.
 
2. Credits
Lyrics:
The Credits on the dvd is acually longer than the video itself.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
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