despair & salvation

by RIOT PAT

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released July 8, 2014

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Der wichtigste Leitsatz von RIOT PAT ist "Bleib zu dir selbst immer ehrlich, egal welche Konsequenzen es nach sich zieht!" - der zweitwichtigste ist "Das schlimmste ist, wenn das Bier alle ist!" Wer glaubt, dass sich diese Leitsätze gegenseitig aufheben, hat noch keine Live-Show des Künstlers gesehen und sollte dies eventuell baldigst nachholen! ... more

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Track Name: Despair
there was a point in my life where i was completely lost.
I was questioning everything - myself, my friends, my family, the job i learned, the people i knew... why things happen the way they happen.

I didn't know in what to believe in anymore. I was completely lost.
It felt like every inch of my heart was moving into different directions, all at the same time, and i knew it would tear me apart if i couldn't find out who i really was, in which direction i should go.

I was so desperate to find answers to questions that noone really put into speech yet, but i had to find answers
so i went out there - and it felt like chasing my own ghost.
Track Name: Falling
One of those slow days where time seems to stand still
caught in struggles of my everyday life
dealing with things i wish i wouldn't have to
dragging me down, they're dragging me down

with a feeling of falling, a feeling of free falling

i'm falling down again, but noones gonna break me

turn of those lights, those fluoroscent moons,
they'll fade away, as my everyday life
i close the door and leave behind all those zombies
so fuck you habits! I'm out of this life!

with a feeling of falling, a feeling of free falling

i'm falling down again, but noones gonna break me
Track Name: Further away (from the Fire)
Somehow, your world stopped turning
and noone just knows why
all of the shapes are shifting
and time is eratically passing by

i wanted to help you but how can you help someone that you didn't know for so long.
i wanted to cure youbut in the end i poisoned myself on your well.
You don't know yourself,
and you've never been further away

from the fire fire,
the only thing thats burningis the wound you left me with!
You've never been further away from the fire fire,
it's cold when you're around me and i'm shaking – shaking you off!

Somehow, i gotta get on with my life – again
and it makes me so sad, that everytime i lose a friend
i loose a little more, this feels so immature

i wanted to help you but how can you help someone that you didn't know for so long.
i wanted to cure youbut in the end i poisoned myself on your well.
You don't know yourself,
and you've never been further away

from the fire fire,
the only thing thats burningis the wound you left me with!
You've never been further away from the fire fire,
it's cold when you're around me and i'm shaking – shaking you off!

You brought your friends to back you up on this
but they don't know you like i do
and i don't wanna know how many jerks that you have fucked with
cause they don't need you, they just use you
and i don't need you although i've never used you!

you've never been further away
from the fire fire,
the only thing thats burningis the wound you left me with!
You've never been further away from the fire fire,
it's cold when you're around me and i'm shaking – shaking you off!

cause you've never been further away
Track Name: Hope
this is a song about a boy
he lost his father on a beautiful day
he left his brother all alone
so many stories remain untold

but there is hope in the sky
and if you look closer, there also is a smile

i thought she already, already had
a big enough burden laying on her chest
then the policemen came to her home
now she's feeding the children all alone again

but there is hope in the sky
and if you look closer, there also is a smile
Track Name: How to save a Life
wheels are spinning, my thoughts are drifting away
my heart feels like a vessel, filled up with question of pain
just like a race against the clock
'till one more man runs out of luck

I migth sing like a bird or play the guitar masterly,
I might reach for the stars, I might be joy to see,
maybe I even love all the things that you like,
but I don't know how to save a life. no i don't know how to save a life.

nice weather, and a warm beach, blue water and a loose crowd
a walk along this warm beach and i whistle, yeah i wistle songs out loud
there's a man waving in the blue
is he waiting to be rescued?

I migth sing like a bird or play the guitar masterly,
I might reach for the stars, I might be joy to see,
maybe I even love all the things that you like,
but I don't know how to save a life. no i don't know how to save a life.
Track Name: Mountain View
how did i get here? how did i come so far?

standing on a mountain, surrounded by the storms i called
the journey to myself, facing my wrongs and faults
that storm now is over, my despair is bound
those tears now are tears of joy when the sun touches the ground.

how did i get here? how did i come so far?
Track Name: Reflect
i take the leap and i'm switching the sides
crossing over but not from left to right
i've looked the devil in the eyes
he's just a cheap sucker in disguise.

all i know is that it's been one hell of a year
but look at me now - i'm still here!

reflect, reflect!
i am myself now and i'll never look back!
reflect, reflect!
reflect, reflect!
i'm moving on to where i belong
and if you take my hand i'll carry you home.

i lost myself in the heart of someone else
and thought from now on i'll be something less
but tic tac the time is up
i'm moving on and no longer give a fuck

all i know is that it's been one hell of a year
but look at me now - i'm still here!

reflect, reflect!
i am myself now and i'll never look back!
reflect, reflect!
reflect, reflect!
i'm moving on to where i belong
and if you take my hand i'll carry you home.

i felt like i was suffocating,
cause what i had was so breathtaking.
but now i breathe in and i breathe out
i'm not leaving, i'm not leaving!

reflect, reflect!
i am myself now and i'll never look back!
reflect, reflect!
reflect, reflect!
i'm moving on to where i belong
and if you take my hand i'll carry you home.
Track Name: Sota (feat. Ohrange)
i am myself, although it's hard sometimes,
in this everwatching state,
a thousand eyes resting on my eyes,
only seeing what they want to

in this state where there's everyone watching
in this state of a thousand eyes
in this state where there's no tomorrow
in this state of no disguise

we put our fingers right into your eyes
we spit our hate right into your eyes

giant mix-up in an endless appendix
trying to regulate the movement
being watched when taking a piss
is not a sign of improvement
of this so called society

in this state where there's everyone watching
in this state of a thousand eyes
in this state where there's no tomorrow
in this state of no disguise

we put our fingers right into your eyes
we spit our hate right into your eyes

this argus is watching but it has no heart,
this cold machine is trying to tear us apart,
we got to stand together, we got to merge our minds
this argus may be watching but still it is so blind!

in this state where there's everyone watching
in this state of a thousand eyes
in this state where there's no tomorrow
in this state of no disguise

we put our fingers right into your eyes
we spit our hate right into your eyes
Track Name: Kill my Disease
i'm so tired of seeing, so tired of thinking
neverending story in a neverending day
feels like sinking, always sinking
underneath the surface, wasting away

just give some space, just let me breathe,
maybe those bottles would kill my disease.

i'm not coming home tonight, i'm not coming home tonigth
but maybe tomorrow in the morning light

some say it is a waste of my time, some say it is a waste of my life
but still i will get wasted tonight!
cause it ain't no waste of my money, it ain't no waste of my pay,
it helps me to carry my burdens into another day.

i need to kill my disease with liquor and beer
i need to kill my disease, that's why i keep on singing:

i'm not coming home tonight, i'm not coming home tonigth
but maybe tomorrow in the morning light
Track Name: Move on!
you've been counting the seconds for so long
feeling too powerless to move on
each way that you take is based upon a choice
taken by your own inner voice

you may not see it now, but you will see it then
each of those roads will lead you to an end
the left way wasn't right, the right way wasn't wrong
following the light of an everlasting sun.

all the words you say and all the words you spare
all the things you did and the things you'll never dare
i know you felt let down and i know you felt betrayed
but sometimes you can't sleep away the pain.

you can't sleep away the pain..

you've been sleeping with eyes open wide
and now you're dreaming while bathing in the light
you'll take your chance, you'll walk along your way

so move on on on
Track Name: Salvation
looking back i have to say that every step that i made ever since has been a step in the right direction. i was facing my demons, i was facing my doubts, my fears.

i went out there with so many questions and i came back with one simple answer: you have to stay true to yourself, no matter the consequences, no matter what society thinks about you.

staying true to yourself it the one and only key to salvation, to your own salvation. i was travelling in despair and i came back stronger than before, cause i know now who i am - and i think you know who YOU are!

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