1996 – Holy Land

  • Nothing to Say
    (Music by Matos, Loureiro, Confessori)
    (Lyrics by Matos)

    Long ago, the same sky above;
    “It’s lonesome when the sun goes down”
    A day had come when we were like one:
    – Weapons up, never surrender!

    Oh, I saw the gleams of gold
    We’d kill and die conquering a virgin world
    The hold corrupted by the honour

    Living forevermore, leaving today
    Back to my place, I’ve got
    Nothing to say!

    Guilt and shame, it’s all so insane
    Pagan gods die with no defence
    And we could go no further at all
    Digging the graves of our conscience

    Oh, the sounds, they still echoe
    All of us drifting on seas of blood
    The hope hidden behind the horror

    Living forevermore, leaving today
    Back from this land, I’ve got
    Nothing to say!
    Living forevermore, leaving today;
    For all what remains I’ve got
    Nothing to say!

    Oh, how many years have gone
    Every morning I bare myself from love
    The love rising up from the sorrow

    Living forevermore, leaving today
    For all what remains I’ve got
    Nothing to say!

    Living forevermore – Nothing to say!
    Back to my place, I’ve got…
    Living forevermore – Nothing to say!
    For all what remains, I’ve got
    Nothing to say!


  • Silence and Distance
    (Music & Lyrics by Matos)

    Been here for so long
    On the morrow I’ll dare
    Silent and distant
    Reaching out, unaware
    Stealing the whispers
    From my deepest request

    And you watch me
    Waiting for something new
    My hands, as empty
    As my body and soul
    Could keep pretending
    But in the heart I’d be gone…

    Still stare at my face
    But lost seem your eyes
    Keep hold of the sails
    Against the blue sky

    Ooh, I’m intending
    A way back to the sea
    This emptiness burns inside
    And leads on for endless miles

    Don’t let me go
    Away across the sea,
    It may be much more wide
    Than what it seems to be

    Ooh, I’m still searching
    The way back to be freed
    The loneliness hangs around us
    However we can’t see

    Now let me go
    Away across the sea,
    The waves can’t be as high
    As they pretend to be

    And now I know
    In my heart, I won’t forget
    The sails against the blue sky
    That taught me how to live

    … with no sorrow
    And tomorrow we’ll share
    Silence and distance
    ’till our faults are repaired
    You’ll be the mistress
    Who I’ll never forget.


  • Carolina IV
    (Music by Bittencourt, Loureiro, Matos, Mariutti, Confessori)
    (Lyrics by Bittencourt, Matos)

    All I see floats with the wind
    – All the miracles of the water
    Are the miracles never seen
    Somehow my life now begins
    – This music that’s been played through time
    Now starts to reach my feet
    Feels like the flood of my needs
    – From the harmony of forever
    Sound the melodies of the sea
    And you will know on the way
    – I’m coming back to my enemies
    I’m turning around
    I’ll be just coming back to my last days
    I’m coming back to the sea!

    So… why won’t you come with me, my friend?
    Thrills… like we had before
    Hope… never showing up the same
    For a lonely man

    Since the day we left the land
    We’ve been anxious on aproach
    Captain kept showing his plans:
    “Under sail we go!”

    Deep the ocean’s blue I stare
    The reflections of my soul
    We have with us a special guest
    And for him we made a toast

    Carolina IV took a river to the sky
    Seven men on board taking part
    To take their hearts around
    All around, around the world!

    All I can recall that day
    On that very day for sure
    All hands up against the haze
    As we attempted the return

    Carolina IV took the river to the sky
    One man less on board – human dreams
    Have sometimes cost their lives,
    All their lives dreaming

    I’ve been such a fool
    I’ve been so afraid
    From my heart to you I say:
    – I’ll be here to stay!

    Nothing much left from the boat
    Many years have been and gone
    Still I can’t forget the past
    And the ones I left at home

    Carolina IV took the river to the sky
    Windy whistling nights
    Made me sail right into the wind’s eye
    Now I’ll die singing:

    I’ve been such a fool
    I’ve been so afraid
    From my heart to you I say:
    – I’ll be here to stay!


  • Holy Land
    (Music & Lyrics by Matos)

    We were born in a Golden Age
    Beyond the creed
    Blown with the winds to meet
    The ones who creep
    And pray
    Unshold feet traces on fresh sand
    A map unfold
    Spreading out knowledge,
    Magic and love
    And then

    … ooh, and then,

    Carried by wooden gods
    We leave toward the sky
    Gushed out the holy blood
    From those who die
    To bless

    Ooh, and dance…
    Ooh, still dance…

    Someone has sent
    Somebody here
    To bring an age
    Long disappeared

    Holy Land – Throw your scars on me!
    My soul just tends to be
    Your friend

    Holy Land – Holy Land around
    Holy Land – Holy Land is all…

    Someone has sent
    Somebody here
    To bring an age
    Long disappeared

    Holy Land – Show your signs to me!
    ’cause I’m still here to see
    Your face

    Holy Land – Holy Land around
    Holy Land – Holy Land is all…
    Holy Land, Holy Land…


  • The Shaman
    (Music & Lyrics by Matos)

    Oh boys, I’ve seen the old man;
    Straw mask around the forehead
    The blaze, a blast and the awakening dead
    (The magic seeds will spread…)

    The bleeding warrior, he has fought
    (Healing leaves, piranha teeth, nobody leaves this place ’till the dawn!)
    Against the passion, for the love
    (Serpent skin, a savage scream, don’t you believe, it grows and grows…)

    Oh boys, it’s all so easy:
    Warn up the soul
    While the body is freezin’!…
    – I swear it!

    Against the men for the land,
    Against the beast to survive
    Against the demons to keep the faith
    (The spirits and the fate…)

    A word – together they will shout!
    (Run and pray if you’re afraid you better stay away from it all!)
    A rumble shakes up all the ground
    (Start to sing, to turn and spin, get rid of all your sins right now!…)

    Oh boys, it’s all so easy:
    Warm up the soul
    While the body is freezin’!

    A word – together they will shout!
    (Healing leaves, piranha teeth, nobody leaves this place ’till the dawn!)
    Against the passion, for the love
    (Start to sing, to turn and spin, get rid of all your sins right now!…)

    Oh boys, it’s all so easy:
    Warm up the soul
    While the body is freezin’!
    Still we can hope a single word together;
    Warm up the soul…

    – Boys, I swear I’ve been there!


  • Make Believe
    (Music by Bittencourt, Matos)
    (Lyrics by Bittencourt)

    Sat beside the meadow
    Watching weeds agrow
    Cleaned up all the ashes
    Of my soul

    Wrote down my own sentence
    Now you take your way
    Fades the last remembrance
    Of your lovely pretty face

    I, after all,
    Just a lonely man – a lonely heart!

    Working on the future
    Floating on fate
    Faced the circunstances
    Cleared up the shades, so

    Make believe
    There’s no sorrow in your eyes
    Can’t you see
    We could never get back from the start
    Minutes waiting, life’s been wasted
    … maybe I wanna die some other day
    Hear the whispers of your hope
    The answer wasn’t told
    No, don’t laugh seeing me cry
    The end I’ve left behind
    (… the whispers of your hope are left behind!)

    Make believe
    There’s no sorrow in your eyes
    Can’t you see
    We could never get back from the start
    Minutes waiting, life’s been wasted

    And I’ve tried,
    Maybe you deny
    Words of peace
    For the future of our lives
    Bring to me
    Something else than a broken heart
    I won’t wait ’till my life is wasted
    … maybe I wanna die some other day


  • Z.I.T.O.
    (Music by Loureiro, Bittencourt, Matos)
    (Lyrics by Bittencourt)

    Somehow I turn around and see
    My nerves break down inside
    Maybe you might know much more than me
    So tell me what is right to say

    Down the weakness of my soul
    Lie the secrets, and I know
    There’s something pushing back
    Wish my hands could turn to gold
    And my heart would break the cold
    To give my thoughts some sense

    The turn is close, new century
    Still people think they’re kings
    Now you’ve got your voice,
    Your own speech
    Don’t wait ’till someone else agress

    Swimming naked of beliefs
    And responsabilities
    Just feel the sea of bliss
    Mother nature brings to me
    In fantastic purity
    Everything I need

    Like a teenager discovery
    What’s more delightful than this?
    Try to remember how good it was
    Feeling the life as it is
    To believe!

    New world was born out of man’s dreams
    Now we walk on our own
    The angels cried, you’ve heard them weep
    But now it’s time to make them sing!

    Swimming naked of beliefs
    And responsabilities
    Just feel the sea of bliss
    Mother nature brings to me
    In fantastic purity
    Everything I need

    Like a teenager discovery
    What’s more delightful than this?
    Try to remember how good it was
    Feeling the life as it is
    To believe!


  • Deep Blue
    (Music & Lyrics by Matos)

    Three cliffs there stand
    High above where high winds howl
    Surrounding silence
    Three birds climb, then turn to fall

    Waiting for someday when the ocean and sky
    Will cover up the land in deep blue
    Renaissance is over and I wonder:
    – Should I always be the same once again?

    Take my hand and follow
    Sweeping trees, the coats of green
    Time has no place tomorrow
    Feel the good in endless dreams

    Waiting for someday when the ocean and sky
    Will cover up the land in deep blue
    Renaissance is over and I wonder:
    – Should I close my eyes and pray?
    – Feel like I’ve betrayed?
    – Always be the same?

    … always be the same once again?


  • Lullaby for Lucifer
    (Music by Loureiro, Bittencourt)
    (Lyrics by Bittencourt)

    On the sand, by the sea
    I left my heart to shed my grief
    A vulture came begging me:
    – Feed me with this piece of meat!

    I won’t give away
    Something I need

    On a garden nursery
    I let my fancy wander free
    Children playing around a tree
    Sharing apples happily

    Come and rest with me
    Lay your hands on dreams

    I’ll wait here by your side
    ’till you fall asleep
    I’ll wait until you cry
    All over me the tears you hide inside…


  • Queen Of The Night
    (Music & Lyrics by Bittencourt)

    Awaken the crystal bell of sorrow
    Caught ourselves pretending our frustations
    Were gone
    Once again, instead of facing the day
    We ran away; closed our eyes
    To keep learning on feelings we had

    We were close
    Misty memories of a past come by
    And I’ll write my pray
    On your face of hidden secrets
    Never shared, freezing soul

    Dreams last forever
    To the empress of the dark
    Lay down on eternity
    Your music in the air
    Great delight in the symphony
    Our dance will never end

    The Queen of the Night
    The master of wisdom
    Pretending desires
    With the grace of thunder

    The Queen of the Night
    The feast of illusion
    Pretending desires
    With the grace of thunder

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