Sunrise

by Manticess

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Our self-produced début! It contains almost all the songs we wrote right after founding the band in late 2003. The album features "Falling Stars", a beautiful winter ballad and one of our most popular songs.

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released July 9, 2004

Produced and arranged by Manticess
Recorded from April to July 2004
Band photo by Björn Schäpler
Design by Lupa

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Track Name: Dance of Freedom
I walked a thousand miles across the barren fields
Destroyed by greed, blind hate and grinding wheels
I saw the flowers fade, I watched the sun go down
And then peace died without a sound
I asked the morning star just how much we could give
Brother killing brother, never to forgive
There has to be another way to carry on
Before the last white dove is gone

So let us dance the dance of freedom
Stop the fighting let sunlight fill your heart
Dance the dance of freedom
Take the chance to end this bitter war

I sailed into the dawn, I rose up to the skies
I found our leaders now caught up in their lies
I looked into the heart of every man on earth
And found the wish for freedom there

So let us dance the dance of freedom
Stop the fighting let sunlight fill your heart
Dance the dance of freedom
Raise your hands, it's not too late to start

Together we are strong against the rulers of this world
Together we can make our dreams come true

Let us dance the dance of freedom
Stop the fighting let sunlight fill your heart
Dance the dance of freedom
Take the chance to end this bitter war
Dance the dance of freedom
Raise your hands, it's not too late to start
Dance the dance of freedom
Stop the fighting let sunlight fill your heart
Dance the dance of freedom
Raise your hands, it's not too late to start
Track Name: Falling Stars
Music and Lyrics by Susanne Wolff and Johannes Schult
Track Name: Child of the Sea
I grew up by the sea, a long time ago
I was a child of the coast and the cliffs below
When my heart was weary, I spoke to the waves
While they soaked up all my tears

Now my feet touch the white sands again
But my traces won't last too long
They'll be washed away by the incoming tide
Before the day is done

I'll board my ship, I'll set the sails, I'll follow the wake of Columbus
I won't look back, I will not wail, I'll follow the light of the dawn

I grew up by the sea, a long time ago
And I shared with her all the secrets I know
As the times were changing, I could still hear her voice
She was with me all those years

Now my feet touch the white sands again
But my traces won't last too long
They'll be washed away by the incoming tide
Before the day is done

I'll board my ship, I'll set the sails, I'll follow the wake of Columbus
I won't look back, I will not wail, I'll follow the light of the dawn

I grew up by the sea, a long time ago
But wanderlust drew me into into the unknown
I climbed all the mountains, I walked every street
But my longing still remained

Now my feet touch the white sands again
But my traces won't last too long
They'll be washed away by the incoming tide
Before the day is done

I'll board my ship, I'll set the sails, I'll follow the wake of Columbus
I won't look back, I will not wail, I'll follow the light of the dawn
I'll board my ship, I'll set the sails, I'll follow the wake of Columbus
I won't look back, I will not wail, I'll follow the light of the dawn
The light of the dawn
Track Name: The First Day of Summer
I can still recall December days of snow
And April's unsettled moods not so long ago
The sky was dark, it rained all day
And summer seemed so far away
Now I don't wanna wait no more
I'm coming on over and knock on your door

All I really wanna do
Is to spend this day with you
Now the sun is here to stay
Can you feel it, too?
All I really wanna do
Is to walk out on the beach with you
All I really wanna celebrate
Is the first day of summer

All the clouds moved away, and kids play in the park
The time has finally come, I can feel it in my heart
Now May is over, June is here
And it's my favourite time of year
And I call you on the telephone
I'm coming on over cause summer is here!

All I really wanna do
Is to spend this day with you
Now the sun is here to stay
Can you feel it, too?
Let us swim out on the lake
Like we did so many times before
All I really wanna celebrate
Is the first day of summer

Every moment we spend together
Here on the beach with this beautiful weather
Is making me happy more than words can say

All I really wanna do
Is to spend this day with you
Now the sun is here to stay
Tell me can you feel it, too?
All I really wanna do
Is to walk out on the beach with you
All I really wanna celebrate
Is the first day of summer
Track Name: Little Things
It's the little things that make me smile
It's the little things that get me by
Cause no matter where I go I always see them there: little things

A flower in my neighbour's hair
The smell of cinnamon in the air
I don't need no sensation
No 15 minute-fame
No LSD injected in brain

It's the little things that make me smile
It's the little things that get me by
Cause no matter where I go I always see them there: little things

A yellow Beetle on the street
A ladybird crawling on my feet
I don't need no cathedral
No journey to the moon
No house in Rome with 700 rooms

It's the little things that make me smile
It's the little things that get me by
Cause no matter where I go I always see them there
It's the little things that make my day
It's the little things for which I pray
And I hope that when you look around you see them, too: little things

A needle which I just can't thread
An ugly spider on my bed
I don't like Monday morning
When I stayed up till five
I just don't like to say the word goodbye

It's the little things that make me sad
It's the little things that drive me mad
The devil's in the details, driving me insane
It's the little things that make me smile
It's the little things that get me by
Cause no matter where I go I always see them there
It's the little things that make my day
It's the little things for which I pray
And I hope that when you look around you see them, too: little things
Track Name: Making the Grade
I know now I am nothing
You laugh at my attempts
"Oh, what a silly dreamer,
Where is this going to end?"
But I will never ever give up hope!
The only real limits are those we impose on ourselves!

One day the wind will carry me
Over the clouds towards the sun
And I'll tell you what
Then I will be the one... who laughs

I know the path is narrow
And rocks lie all around
Much strength and blood's demanded
From those who fight their way
But I will never ever give up hope!
The only real limits are those we impose on ourselves!

One day the wind will carry me
Over the clouds towards the sun
And I'll tell you what
Then I will be the one... who laughs
Track Name: The Sun Won't Shine at Night
Your tears won't make it right
I lost the will to fight
I'm sick and tired of being the fool
The sun won't shine at night
The waters won't run dry
The liars never tell the truth
And I won't get back to you

You and I were meant to be - I heard you say
But it is too late to start anew
The love you gave to me - it faded away
You never heard me when I said what I felt for you

The sun won't shine at night
The waters won't run dry
The liars never tell the truth
And I won't get back to you
Your tears won't make it right
I lost the will to fight
I'm sick and tired of being the fool
So I won't get back to you

I was in your dreams tonight - I heard you say
Every word was painted with regret
No matter how I tried - my heart wouldn't stay
You didn't hear me when I said "Boy I'm going to leave you!"

The sun won't shine at night
The waters won't run dry
The liars never tell the truth
And I won't get back to you
Your tears won't make it right
I lost the will to fight
I'm sick and tired of being the fool
So I won't get back to you
Track Name: Innocent Sinner
I fear the night
The darkness closes in on me
I need a light
I need to face my destiny
And maybe I will see
Your face again
I wonder if there is a chance
My eyes open
I watch the shadows as they dance

I start to cry every time I think of you
My heart will die if I don't find a way to you

I fear the day
The sun is burning on my skin
I fade away
Your door is locked I can't get in
Tell me what was my sin
That I deserve
Hellfire's pain inside my heart
I can't return
I'm on my way into the dark

I start to cry every time I think of you
My heart will die if I don't find a way to you
And late at night every dream I dream of you
Can't close my eyes, I've got to find a way to you

I fear the night
But there is nothing I can do
I just can't hide
The fact I'm still in love with you
Track Name: Sun Rise!
Hasn't this been a deeply dark night?
Haven't we made it through it all right?
The shadows are fading now we've paid the price
Come along and watch the sun rise!

Blue sky, racing wind
Let me feel the freedom of the width
Golden sunshine, warm caress
Chasing the shadows out of my heart

The tears have been washed away by falling rain
Flowing waters took away all our pain
Stand up!

Hasn't this been a deeply dark night?
Haven't we made it through it all right?
The shadows are fading now we've paid the price
Come along and watch the sun rise!

Yes we've made mistakes and deserved what we got
But now we head back for the top
Mine is the strength and the power and the will
Yes I will make it

Light air, free breath
Taking the burden off my chest
Open space, crumbling walls
The path leads wherever I set my feet

The valley's been crossed, what else shall we fear?
The ascend may be hard but the danger we dare
Go on!

Hasn't this been a deeply dark night?
Haven't we made it through it all right?
The shadows are fading now we've paid the price.
Come along and watch the sun rise!
Come along and watch the sun rise!
Track Name: Dreamflight
Moonlight shines down to guide my path
Stars make your silver shower heal my wounds
Nightsounds so silent sing me into sleep
Darkness cover me, I need to hide
Darkness cover me, I need to hide

Bring me dreams from distant worlds I've never seen
Let me forget the unpleasant reality
Far away, carry me
On the wings of fantasy
In a world where dragons fly up in the sky
In a world where eagles teach me how to fly
Take me there all the way
No return, ever stay

Seduce my mind with golden dreams
Nightfall wipe away the thoughts of fight, pain and fears
Nightfall wipe away the memory of cried tears

Moonlight shines down to guide my path
Stars make your silver shower heal my wounds
Nightsounds so silent sing me into sleep
Darkness cover me, I need to hide
Darkness cover me, I need to hide
Track Name: Wild Life
I don't understand the rules I was born in
They are not mine I didn't agree
Why do I have to fit in well, be calm obedient and do what they tell?
Life is much more than a chain of days all equal
There is so much to be experienced in this world...

I want to be free, taste the bittersweet winds of wild life
Feel their austere touch, race with the clouds to the horizon of my dreams
Dance in the light of the moon, sing with the trees our all mother's praise

They are keeping us so busy
Struggling for things we don't need and we do not want
They're stuffing us, feeding us up and silencing our rebelling minds
They do not want us to have time to think
And see what we really have been longing for ever since...

I want to be free, taste the bittersweet winds of wild life
Feel their austere touch, race with the clouds to the horizon of my dreams
Dance in the light of the moon, sing with the trees our all mother's praise

Have you ever felt summer rain on your bare skin
Have you ever walked fresh green grass with your bare feet
Have you ever laughed out loud just because you felt like it?
Then you might know what I mean when I say:

I want to be free, taste the bittersweet winds of wild life
Feel their austere touch, race with the clouds to the horizon of my dreams
Dance in the light of the moon, sing with the trees our all mother's praise
I want to be free, taste the bittersweet winds of wild life
Feel their austere touch, race with the clouds to the horizon of my dreams
Dance in the light of the moon, sing with the trees our all mother's praise
Track Name: Wish You Felt the Same
Stay by my side
All through the night
You'll be all right
Watch the candle's flame

Stay for a while
Give me your smile
Then I'll be all right
Though I wish you felt the same