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What Have We All Become

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1.
News 2.0 03:01
What is wrong and what is right? We're on our own now to decide What we’ll perceive in these days of false conclusion, make-believe We tend to hide from this mischief With our future at stake What is wrong, what is fake? Fake news blur the media coverage, give us „alternative facts“ The pure mass of information makes us unable to grasp Thanks to ourselves and social media we spread our own reality We ostracize the non-believers, because we are all to blind to see How can we differ truth from lies? There'll be no blessing in disguise What is wrong and what is right? We're on our own now to decide What we’ll perceive in these days of false conclusion, make-believe We tend to hide from this mischief With our future at stake What is wrong, what is fake? Politicians rig the news on purpose to forge their own truth Even if we know it’s fake, our mind still covers it like news Journalism is dying, being replaced by make-belief In times of mass confusion, we can’t rely on anything We’re left alone with our own truth! What we believe is what we choose! What is wrong and what is right? We’re on our own now to decide What we’ll perceive in these days of false conclusion, make-believe We tend to hide from this mischief We’re left alone with our own truth What we believe is what we choose What is wrong, what is right? It’s up to us now to decide we cannot hide
2.
Second Best 04:04
Everyone can see this, but nothing is done Decades of fighting and nobody's won Fear is growing on and on We're watching helpless There’s still no answer, the question stays the same There’s no solution to this sick stupid game Hate will always prevail and push reason to the back of our minds Why does this always have to be this way? (Why does this always have to be this way?) All of our conscience went astray (All of our conscience went astray, but it’s ourselves that we betray) We’d like to fight for a new world, although we know we'd never win We’d like to light fire again, just don’t know how to begin Humanity we once adored, comes off second-best, once more Even if we manage to put this on hold Peace will be once again way oversold What's left are stone cold hearts, and the fear of constant repetition No one remembers how this once began Out of the fire into the frying pan We'd like to change this once and for all, but it's way too soon for the curtain call Why does this always have to be this way? (Why does this always have to be this way?) All of our conscience went astray (All of our conscience went astray, but it’s ourselves that we betray) We’d like to fight for a new world, although we know we'd never win We’d like to light fire again, just don’t know how to begin Humanity we once adored, comes off second-best, once more Why does this always have to be this way? (Why does this always have to be this way?) All of our conscience went astray (All of our conscience went astray, but it’s ourselves that we betray) We’d like to fight for a new world, although we know we'd never win We’d like to light fire again, just don’t know how to begin Humanity we once adored, comes off second-best, once more
3.
All of these countless little neurons that fire in your brain Must sometimes make you feel like you’re going insane You always seem to struggle with overstimulation While people around you tend to lose their patience „Left! Right! Up! Down! Stop it! Not that! Put it down! Don’t do this! Don’t do that! Told you like a thousand times! Won’t you hear? Don’t you listen? Will you stop beating your sister!? Please sit still! Flush the toilet! Fingers off your mouth!“ Calm down a minute, sit down and listen what I say There is no wrong no right, it’s just your special way of Dealing with reality that you see through your eyes Still not worse nor better it’s just one of a kind I think it’s way too much pressure and it’s too little time We should all take a break every once in a while Let’s focus on what really matters in our daily life And reduce expectations from a cute little guy „Good job! Well done! Keep on trying all along! You can make it! Great idea! Trust in yourself! Have no fear! How impressive, got to say you’re getting better every day! Let me help you! Take a look, I’ll show you how it’s done!“ Calm down a minute, sit down and listen what I say There is no wrong no right, it’s just your special way of Dealing with reality that you see through your eyes Still not worse nor better it’s just one of a kind Your energy is high, your temper’s too Mostly the reason for the tensions between me and you But I’m the dad and you’re the kid So, it’s on me to keep my nerves and to get a grip Gotta find a way, gotta find a way to work it out Giving in sometimes and realize how fucking proud I can be of this wonderful smart little guy, my mini-me I’ll always be by your side You see, I’m sorry for being not the perfect dad Losing my mind, being such a fucking ass instead Writing this song, these lines, I hope we both get by I love you way too much to not give it a try
4.
Move On 02:51
Every time I’ve seen you in every sleepless dream I wondered what has happened, to you and me I’m longing for forgiveness for every spoken word But the silence and your idle glance let me feel your misery We’d rather stay unhappy than give the change a try We’d rather give in sorrow, keep lying to ourselves We’d like to hold each other’s hands and promise never to let go Cause the unknown feels so wrong, we’d rather stay unhappy Than risk to move on, carry on Why can’t we risk to move on We’d rather stay unhappy, why can’t we carry on Why won’t you take the step with me Another second chance to start all over again Another second chance The more time we waste wondering every time we hesitate We missed our chance to leave our footprints on the sands of time When the only thing that’s worse than leaving is to stay another day Change can’t barely be so wrong (Change can’t barely be so wrong) It’s time for us to move on, carry on Why can’t we risk to move on We’d rather stay unhappy, why can’t we carry on Why won’t you take the step with me Another second chance to start all over again Another second chance
5.
Confined 03:21
We had to flee in the dead of night but we haven’t got a place to go A one-way ticket in our pocket and a backpack full of hope We had to start our odyssey we had to flee cause they still Use their access to impose and oppress Which leads to distress if we don’t confess If we won’t give up there’s no resolution in sight As long as they still Use their access to impose and oppress Which leads to distress if we don’t confess If they won’t lose their deluded state of mind We will forever be confined In search for a new beginning, leaving all we own behind, too late to hit rewind (too late to hit rewind) Reaching out to doubtful prospects, if our request will be declined We will forever be confined Trapped in the middle of nowhere now one step forward two steps back We’re waiting penned up like cattle uncertainty rules our days Our weeks, our months, our years our lives we have to stay cause they still Use their access to impose and oppress Which leads to distress if we don’t confess If we won’t give up there’s no resolution in sight As long as they still Use their access to impose and oppress Which leads to distress if we don’t confess If they won’t lose their deluded state of mind We will forever be confined In search for a new beginning, leaving all we own behind, too late to hit rewind (too late to hit rewind) Reaching out to doubtful prospects, if our request will be declined We will forever be confined In search for a new beginning, leaving all we own behind, too late to hit rewind (too late to hit rewind) Reaching out to doubtful prospects, if our request will be declined We will forever be confined
6.
When you came into my life I wasn't nearly thirty-five Still you kept us waiting so long You had us taught how to be patient, but washed away our deep frustration Right within the blink of an eye Your mommy did a baby test, two minutes became a day You can't guess our happiness when the result was on the display From this special moment on our life's been changing upside down Nothing would ever be the same It was time to get a bigger car, a life insurance, dread guitar These were my first concerns Your mom was going crazy about the internet baby stores You had more stuff than Paris Hilton before you've even been born A Monday was the final day (You kept us waiting for so long) The day your mommy's water broke away (We knew that nothing would be the same) In the end you lay in my arms I was seeing you and I knew that I love you You made us to a family, you‘ve no idea what you mean to me Can't live without you no more Can't live without your little smile, your sweet hugs make my life worthwhile You are just perfect to me I love you more and more each day (You made us to a family) With you my troubles fade away (Can’t live without you no more) You’re my light, my sun, my heartbeat Your worries are my pain You’re everything to me, I’m all yours I love you like insane
7.
Sometimes I dream, and I wonder Wherever we go, what to ponder Fallen in line, fallout to follow Hope built on regret One day a queen, calling for action What started with screams, won't end in perfection So many lines, feeding just sorrow Maslow at its best Weep - what you’ve wiped all away, farewell to yesterday Well-meant rights all used wrong, pray they won't be gone And your tale still goes on with witches on the run As a fork found its dung Sometimes are keen, some are war locked Whatever’s the deal when truth hits a warped lord Total decline, loss of good breeding, a fool Persisting his faults All getting used to a master disaster The worst about it, the mob that’s been asked for With blinders in sight the prole’s a messiah A savior on a hoof Weep - what you’ve wiped all away, farewell to yesterday Well-meant rights all used wrong, pray they won't be gone And your tale still goes on with witches on the run As a fork found its dung Steep is the path that you stray, your master's sanctuary Seek on an egocentric way (found a dung fork in the hay) And the world will move on with all of us on the run When your lord found his gun!
8.
What have we all become, what have we all become? Well, I can't wait, to escape this place The same faces every day, I'm tired of feeling drained Cause every time we’re walking down this street We keep on fooling ourselves We make those plans we never bring to an end What have we all become, what have we all become? But life's too short for regrets, so, come with me and take my hand Let's get the fuck out of here tonight (So don't look back) No don't look back it feels alright No don't look back Well, I can't stand another wasted night Head filled with stale smoke I'm sick of feeling dull Cause every time it’s the same routine all over again We keep on screwing ourselves Relapse to habits we once put to an end What have we all become, what have we all become? But life's too short for regrets, so, come with me and take my hand Let's get the fuck out of here tonight (So don't look back) No don't look back it feels alright No don't look back What have we all become, what have we all become? What have we all become, what have we all become? Cowards and strangers to ourselves! Cowards and strangers to ourselves! But life's too short for regrets, so, come with me and take my hand Let's get the fuck out of here tonight (So don't look back) No don't look back it feels alright No don't look back
9.
Can’t you see, can't you see, I’m not like you? Your life is leaving me frustrated It can’t be, be, be your way even if it means I’m isolated Cause every time, I see the world with your eyes Every time, I think about the old times It makes me realize, I’m not that kind of guy anymore Raise your glass! Give a toast to all the good times Raise your glass! Cause they are never coming back again Raise your glass! One more toast to all the good times Cause I’m never coming back again Just because of our huge history I’m feeling obligated But I tell, tell, tell you know you make me feel suffocated And I try, to see the world with your eyes Every time, I think about our past times It makes me realize, I’m a different kind of guy Raise your glass! Give a toast to all the good times Raise your glass! Cause they are never coming back again Raise your glass! One more toast to all the good times Cause I’m never coming back Raise your glass! I sure as hell miss all the good times Raise your glass! But they are never coming back Raise your glass! Give a toast to all the good times Raise your glass! Cause they are never coming back again Raise your glass! One more toast to all the good times Raise your glass! Cause they are never coming back again Raise your glass! (Raise your glass!) Raise your glass! (Raise your glass!) Raise your glass! (Raise your glass!) Raise your glass! (Raise your glass!) Raise your glass! (Raise your glass!) Raise your glass! (Raise your glass!) Raise your glass! (Raise your glass!) Raise your glass! Cause I’m never coming back to you again
10.
Never Ever 03:15
Sorry, it took three whole years to finally open up to you I'm insecure It's still hard to find the right words I know this may sound cheesy But I try, but I try But I try, I try! When I wake up, you’re next to me There is no place I’d rather be I wanna stay and never leave When I’m with you I feel complete My whole life suddenly upbeat I'm finally happy with myself The memory of my past-self used to bring me down The misery replaced by joy since you're around The energy you give, I never ever want to miss I never ever want to be without you again Never ever want to be without you again Just one little twinkle and I grin from ear to ear No more rainy days with you You're on my heart, you're on my mind I want to spend my life with you Yes, it's true, my future's here with you Yes, it’s true, my future's here with you The memory of my past-self used to bring me down The misery replaced by joy since you're around The energy you give, I never ever want to miss I never ever want to be without you again Never ever want to be without you again Thanks for bearing my anger, thanks for bearing my moods Thanks for having my back, that I can always count on you When I'm angry when I'm sad, when I'm tired when I'm mad Thanks for listening to my crap I enjoy every single moment of my life now Thanks for helping me to see, I realize now How miserable I've been
11.
They had to leave their home, their family behind With a brighter future, better life on their mind A journey overwhelmed with fear but expectations Pretty nice catch, don’t you think? Spent their last money to get treated like cattle Then dropped to unknown to fight the next battle Betrayed by the ones they thought they could trust Now on their own chasing the trace of gold dust Using the glimpse of hope to attract the ones in need At the first sight it maybe looks like a great deed Hop on a boat, leave hell behind, take the journey on the edge of life Brave the storm and climb the walls, at the end taken down by force If they are lucky, they will reach their destination Start feeling safe, celebrate their salvation Then being forced to fight the immigration act Entry denied! The journey starts from scratch Using the glimpse of hope to attract the ones in need At the first sight it maybe looks like a great deed Hop on a boat, leave hell behind, take the journey on the edge of life Brave the storm and climb the walls, at the end taken down by force Using the glimpse of hope to attract the ones in need At the first sight it maybe looks like a great deed Hop on a boat, leave hell behind, take the journey on the edge of life Brave the storm and climb the walls, at the end taken down by force
12.
A kitchen high cab is what she longs for I don’t get it, cause that's just more It's more money we would spend for Things that ain’t necessarily essential But there are things men do for women (men do for women) And so, she made (so she made me) me finally give in Said she measured right exactly And just needed a strong man to go and heft it So, we went down to IKEA Got the doors upon our cart And were sent outside to collect the frame I put the stuff into our car What I nearly didn’t make The fucking packages were heavy as hell When we arrived at home I dragged the shit to level four All alone it was no fun as you can guess As I unboxed the cab and found the measures wouldn’t fit I didn’t know if I should laugh or scream So, if your girl is sure she knows to use a tapeline I propose You say ‘fuck off’ and better check it twice!
13.
The Strain 02:38
Fight for the freedom of the seas Before marine life will decease Give us some air so we can breathe We're heading towards catastrophe Time’s running out for us, you see No use for your apology Our world still suffers agony We're heading towards catastrophe Yeah, yeah, yeah! Cause our efforts and struggles of breasting the strain Are futile and sterile cause nothing will change Till the shit heads will make up their minds Till we stop this waste of mankind Admit that climate change is real Get off your ass and sign the deal No time for one more cup of tea We're heading towards catastrophe Gain energy from wind and sun There is so much that could be done Don't be too ignorant to see We're heading towards catastrophe Yeah, yeah, yeah! Cause our efforts and struggles of breasting the strain Are futile and sterile cause nothing will change Till the shit heads will make up their minds Till we stop this waste of mankind Why won’t you show a bit of savvy? Fight your lack of common sense Lay your head on the block, then maybe We will get another chance Cause our efforts and struggles of breasting the strain Are futile and sterile cause nothing will change Till the shit heads will make up their minds Till we stop this waste of mankind Cause our efforts and struggles of breasting the strain Are futile and sterile cause nothing will change Till the shit heads will make up their minds Till we stop this waste of mankind
14.
You once were two hearts as one and you couldn’t be without each other You shared the same dreams, you shared the same hopes You had all of your life right in front of your nose So you got married, got your first son One thing was clear: there’s a great life to come None of you would have doubted after all Life was easy then, you never thought that this would ever change In those days you had no fights, no hassle, no differing opinions Two hearts as one, the closest way being friends Years passed and four children later There is not much left of your unity You’ve long grown apart and you argue a lot Over sick stupid shit that hurts right on the spot No dreams any more, your passion long gone Just daily routine, no more two hearts as one Whatever happened to your love? Life was easy then, you never thought that this would ever change In those days you had no fights, no hassle, no differing opinions Two hearts as one, the closest way being friends I’m sorry that you both are unhappy Your marriage failed and still you struggle so badly To preserve something that is long lost I wished you had the guts to move forward The only way out is breaking up yet it is hard Letting go of a shattered dream Life was easy then, you never thought that this would ever change In those days you had no fights, no hassle, no differing opinions Two hearts as one, the closest way being friends

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released May 25, 2022

All Songs written, arranged and performed by SCREED

Mixed & Mastered by Jakob Braun at The Engine, Munich
Vocals Recorded by Jakob Braun & Marvin Seymour at The Engine, Munich
Bass Recorded by Ignaz Engelmann at The Engine, Augsburg
Drums & Guitars Recorded by SCREED at HoM, Munich
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Artwork by Sven Rieckmann
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