Salt of the Earth

by Holy Lamb

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Look into the haze of another day I know it is meant to stay this way Whoever designed this unplayable game? It's all the same, I'll take the blame... Do I really stand the chance to dance myself to heaven? Feel the world turn hard as rock Feel the world turn upside down Feel the Judgement Day aknock Feel depressive powers unknown Do I really stand the chance to walk the road that's paved with gold? Easily today is swept into forever And all I want today is truth be told... Murders on the global scale, AIDS -- no longer just a tale, Children hit to death by parents, A hundred killers escape from prison. I just want a little shower Some cold, cold water down my spine To get the chill to keep me sober I wash away the dirt and cry: Whoever designed this unplayable game? It's all the same, I'll take the blame...
Untouchable, desirable... on the north side of the sky A light in the dark, my star, Only a cry away out in the space Embraced by the night my star is blind. Shows me the way, the way to escape: Out of the night and into the night Out of the night and into the night. My star is out of reach My star... there's one for each Untouchable, desirable (Spoken) As I roam the empty night alone I hear a baby cry It echoes through the silent night Yet the baby cannot speak, but aware she is Somewhere far above there is a star that shines just for her, to appear again and again Grown up, she will know -- the night's exactly where she belongs Everything inside the night is meant to make her feel at home Safe enough to hide herself away and hold onto And I whisper to her: 'Good night, sleep tight, that's where we'll meet... some other time...' -- but now...... A new day is born, another hope forlorn Another death to mourn on a blue summer morn My star is gone and I'm left all alone Sunlight torn I want to go home (Spoken) Mist -- merely a mask of beauty worn to conceal all ugliness walking the earth Lamplight -- a fake reminder of something so far beyond the thick veil of clouds Darkness -- a new beginning to one more story only to be disrupted by the weak light of dawn Doubt -- a stillborn drive to survive, to move on towards a better time, a guiding hand, a promised land, an end, a death, a paradise, a hell Well, off I go..... Into the night out of the night And into the night and out of the night My star, I loved your cold stare My star, I'm afraid of the day So many words are left unsaid A sackful of letters unread Daylight uncovers things that I dread, Daylight buries all that I dreamt. My star, where are you now? Untouchable, desirable, I wonder, my star, Who's touching you now?
Rise above the tiresome routine Spread your lips and say a little ‘cheese’ ‘Cos happiness is luxury you can get for free Though the way things are they’re never meant to be Try to break away from sorrow For what is time, and would you borrow A few days more when asked to follow To where angels fly, and sparrows? Lay your problems down to rest For life is just a board of chess A black spot here, a white one there With queens of circumstances to beware Trust yourself and good old skies above Fill the cup with soothing love Turn from a black sheep to a dove And of this life you’ll never have enough. You don’t have to be too smart To realise when there’s a rainfall in your heart There must be sunshine coming up That’s what the earthly rule’s about
The Sea 16:48
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas; and God saw it was good. [Genesis 1:9, 10] When all hope is gone with the winds of timelessness There’s nothing within, just another empty shell Washed ashore by the raging sea, emotionless, The overused mask of sadness and laughter fell When all faith is gone with the call of senselessness The dream lingers on in the carcass of reason Tideswept back into the stormy sea fathomless To drown the clearest evidence of treason When all love is gone with the promise of harmlessness The struggle keeps going between being and living Devoured by the open jaws of a seamonster merciless Looking for someone with no means of surviving An actor for a lifetime, a failure at birth, an easy prey A saint and a sinner, an earthenware soldier in grey Your voice resounds orders in my obedient ears Your eyes in my eyes reflect crystal droplets of tears But how can you tell sea water from tears? Is the origin of the ocean the human fear? Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. [2 Corinthians 4:12, 13] Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. [Matthew 5:13] And the salt that you eat is what’s left over Of the faith and the hope we once used to share


Second album by Holy Lamb and their first that was released internationally by Mellow Records in Autumn, 1999.


released November 1, 1999

Produced by Aigars & Ēriks Červinskis with Juris Rāts.
Executive producer: Mauro Moroni.


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Holy Lamb Rīga, Latvia

Founded in 1991, Holy Lamb is one of the very few progressive rock bands from Latvia. "Gyrosophy" is their fourth studio album, which should be well worth checking out by everyone into vintage progressive rock that's spiced with some heavier or avant-garde bits.

The band's current album, Gyrosophy, was released by French label Musea Parallele on 30 May 2016.
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