Salt of the Earth

by Holy Lamb

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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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Track Name: Whoever Designed this Game
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...
Track Name: My Star Untouchable
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

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

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?
Track Name: Rainfall in Your Heart
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
Track Name: The Sea
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

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