1998 – Fireworks

  • Wings of Reality
    (Music & Lyrics by André Matos)

    Day by day
    Wheels keep turning around
    And everynight
    Many restless creatures
    longing for the dawn
    To heal away
    Their eternal pain…

    Hope the saints arrive
    Bringng the signs
    Of treasures to be found
    Now we walk alone
    And we’ve got to know
    The secrets all around

    Breaking our hearts of stone,
    Tasting our lives,
    Setting us free to decide…

    “Wings of Reality,
    Take me higher and higher
    Show me the way to be
    Free forever with you…
    I guess I’ve found my way
    Everyday growing stronger
    So many words to say,
    So many things to do…”

    The ghosts get closer to my fears
    A beast has awakened here inside…
    All we don’t know, nobody knows!

    … And the pay back is coming someday!!


  • Petrified Eyes
    (Music By Rafael Bittencourt – Lyrics by Rafael Bitencourt & Chris Tsangarides)

    We’re armed and ready to attack
    To strike the city of all desires
    Then calm the waves that lend to passion
    When all reality turns back to ashes

    Over the hills, across the sea
    Into the abyss of a bygone time
    Lest we forget what really matters
    And the bewildered look up to the sky
    Fallen comrades lay on the ground
    Victors in death they make no sound

    Petrified my eyes
    Behold the sights of battle lost
    In this unchanging world
    What does the poor life of a warrior cost?

    Oh can’t you see
    Many faces from God’s own races are waiting
    To fight the good fight
    Even though the annals of time
    have passed you by you still don’t see
    Oh, you won’t see
    They’ve petrified my eyes

    Deep desires of mine
    Dark thoughts tyrannize my mind
    When will this torture end
    Into the mire, to battle again


  • Lisbon
    (Music & Lyrics by André Matos)

    Everynight I say a prayer
    Look at me: nobody cares
    Just a mirror, passing by…
    Looked inside:
    I’ve lost my pride!

    Stay with me not for so long
    It’s alright: no needs, no hope
    Such a miracle,
    looking back…
    Times gone by,
    and life wasn’t bad…!

    Lord, light my way
    Fill these withered,
    careless hands…

    Oh, skies are falling down
    Skies are falling down
    Oh, skies are falling down
    Skied are falling down

    See, the birds are back…
    At the docks and everywhere
    Here in Lisbon, realized
    This whole world
    so strange and divine

    Lord, light my way
    Fill these withered,
    careless hands…

    Oh, skies are falling down
    Skies are falling down
    Oh, skies are falling down
    Skied are falling down


  • Metal Icarus
    (Music by Rafael Bittencourt, Kiko Loureiro & Ricardo Confessori – Lyrics by Rafael Bittencourt)

    You live in a world that is just
    Way too strange to conceive
    Angel’s dressed in black
    Most of the people who seem to be
    Lost in the dark
    – Are they alll too real?

    Always a good time, never lonely
    Suddenly realized the blood
    red tears from my eyes
    There was nothing much
    I could do
    But watch you die

    Time after time
    Burnt your wings on the sun
    Metal Icarus

    First time I met you wanted
    To be by your side
    And let my hair grow long
    Those days are gone
    But I still fly by night
    Bringing life to the dead

    Even through times
    when I felt lonely
    Suddenly realized the blood
    red tears from my eyes
    There was nothing much I could do
    But watch you die

    Time after time
    Burnt your wings on the sun
    Metal Icarus
    Night after night
    Upon forced unknown
    Metal Icarus

    Ah! Those were the years
    I can still feel the windy heights
    Against my skin
    Andif I close my eyes
    And if I close my eyes
    I’m flying over hills!


  • Paradise
    (Music by Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt & André Matos – Lyrics by André Matos)

    Since the time of the ancients
    When gladiators fought
    Turning movements of action to passion
    Their life was a game

    See the blood of the bodies
    Spilling onto the floor?
    How could people applaud it
    It’s madness it’s all so insane!

    Blood, through your heart
    Never stops for one minute
    And there you will find:
    – There is no other way!

    The arena’s still crowded
    But the rules take new forms
    Some of them tread on stages,
    Some others chase after a ball…

    Blood, through your heart
    Never stops for one minute
    And there you will find:
    – There is no way out!

    Demons with a thousand eyes:
    – Look at me and cast your spell!…
    We’re dreaming of Paradise
    While we stay here in hell!!!


  • Mystery Machine
    (Music by Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt & André Matos – Lyrics by Ricardo Confessori & Chris Tsangarides)

    The sun rises over the tide
    Waves breaking over the rocks
    Again and again like an echo
    From the mountain tops

    This feeling you just can’t hide
    Like an open page revealed for all to see
    You breathe hard,
    Like the sea breeze coming in
    Hold your arms to the sky

    Don’t let clouds hide the sun
    Don’t runaway cos’
    you can’t hide from thunder
    Cold sweat glistening on your brow
    The rains will come crashing down

    A million voices sing out loud again tonight
    As the mysteries of life begin to unfold
    Master of fate you’re
    the only one who knows
    Machine of mystery roles on


  • Fireworks
    (Music by Rafael Bittencourt, Ricardo Confessori & André Matos – Lyrics by André Matos)

    It’s New Year’s Day;
    Looking up to the sky
    We all await for the fireworks to fly
    And I hold you
    And I stand by you now…

    Over the bay darkness breaks to a glow
    But still the sands keep
    on running too slow
    And I love you
    And I care for you now…

    Green comes after white
    Night turns to day into the fire
    Look at our dreams flying away
    Climbing up higher

    Along the shore timeless faces reflect
    The innocence of childhood never left
    And I miss you
    And I cry for you now

    Green comes after white
    Night turns to day into the fire
    Look at our dreams flying away
    Clibing up higher

    And the ones who we trust
    And the moments of joy
    Mirrored there in a glow
    That will dazzle our eyes

    Here in my heart, in my soul
    Sharing the miracle of Hope
    In my heart, in my mind, in my soul…
    Stay hand in hand, stay with me
    Love is the key to believe
    In our hearts, in our minds, in our souls!

    … But now no matter what I say,
    Just look at the firewoks!


  • Extreme Dream
    (Music by Kiko Loureiro & Rafael Bittencourt – Lyrics by André Matos)

    Living a dream just one night
    Feels like the last day of my life
    Roaming somewhere just for a while
    When all the feelings lay dorment inside
    Here we go, marching on…

    Unconsciously far from this world
    We’re knowing foundations of all
    In such extreme virtuality
    All we don’t need is the proof to believe

    Here we go, marching ahead
    Buried deep in the sand…

    I recognize this place,
    All those faces, all these scenes
    Thought I’m so often there
    It’s somewhere I’ve never been
    (Over and over again)

    … It’s so extreme
    My endless dream…!


  • Gentle Change
    (Music by Rafael Bittencourt & Luís Mariutti – Lyrics by Rafael Bittencourt)

    I see the stars in your eyes
    Portraying my face in the future
    Nice is the weather outside
    But I’ll stay at home
    Oh! Waiting for the rain…

    Memories of when we were young
    Wishing so bad to be older
    Now you may look to the past
    The only way forward

    … Lightning up another cigarrette
    Playing cool while cracking up inside
    Saying hi to people’s like saying goodbye
    Laughing, but wishing to cry

    Gentle change of tides
    Upcoming days
    Oh, the spirits of a new horizon fall
    Into old dreams

    Standing here howling at the storm
    Shouting how life could be perfect
    Well, then the walls have to fall
    To start it again

    Gentle change of tides
    Upcoming days
    Oh, the spirits of a new horizon fall
    Into old dreams

    Far away from sights
    Oh, hidden in the haze
    Oh, oh, spirits of a new horizon fall
    Into old dreams


  • Speed
    (Music by Kiko Loureiro – Lyrics by André Matos)

    Speed, run the thoughts inside your brain
    Try to catch them once
    And you’ll be alone
    There’s nowhere to go

    Speed, all the memories will come
    Try to make them live
    And you’ll get so lost
    From the present to the past

    WIth speed we go
    But still don’t know
    What’s hidden in there
    Our time is over!

    Speed, like a thunderbolt
    The future will take its place
    Then could you stop time
    Perhaps when you die?

    With speed we go
    But still don’t know
    What’s hidden in there
    Our time is over!

    Faster than light we will find
    A way out of the conscience,
    And the more we know, more we’ll mind
    It’s a matter of patience,
    Always…


  • Rainy Nights
    (Music by Kiko Loureiro, Rafael Bittencourt & André Matos – Lyrics by André Matos)

    Rainy Nights can easily go
    The morning sun, a lover so
    A cup of tea still held tight in her hand
    And tomorrow’ll best just like yesterday

    Taken by promises
    She’s just begun to feel the heat
    From the fire, and so

    Crazy thoughts out of control
    Somewhere else away from home
    An angel’s kiss, the fresh breeze on her face
    Closed her eyes and walked into the haze
    … And fade away

    Taken by promises
    She’s just begun to feel the heat
    From the fire
    Burning herself and her soul

    Fade away, fade away
    Scenes from yesterday seem so far away
    ‘Til the day they’ll return again

    Taken by promises
    She’s just begun to feel the heat
    From the fire
    Burning herself and her soul
    So understand, my friend
    Sometimes there’s rain,
    Sometimes there’s breeze
    Fanning the fire, and so

    … Burns herself back to dust
    Brings the hope and the love
    Sews the end of the rope
    Gets us further somehow

    Away from home and from all
    Thoughts dancing out of control
    Turning the stones into gold
    Leading to planets unknown
    Blowing the fire and so

    I promise I won’t let you go

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