Road Salt Two

25 сентября 2011
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Релиз состоялся в 26 сентября 2011 года на InsideOut.

Этот альбом, несмотря ни на что, не является частью концепции The Perfect Element... но ведь мог с лёгкостью быть, верно? ВЕРНО?

Буклет Road Salt Two

Вот что Даниель сказал касательно концепции дилогии Road Salt, отметив что идея была позаимствована из фильма Магнолия 1999 года.

Это нехронологические истории как в предыдущих альбомах. Это несколько параллельных историй, расширяющиеся в течении всей записи и начинающие вибрировать на той же скорости и частоте, как вся истрория целиком... Главная идея была в сравнении цепи событий, сравнить пути выбора героев, их пункты назначения. И несмотря на ту, какую дорогу выбрал герой этого фильма — главное в ключевых кадрах. В этих точках вы можете наблюдать те самые перспективы, которые могут быть недоступны с первого взгляда. Вот эти ключевые кадры — свое рода сингулярности разных дорог, которые приводят разных людей к разным вещам, но при этом соединяя их.

Интересный факт: на внутренней части обратной стороны обложки диска говорится:

Этот альбом, несмотря ни на что, не является частью концепции The Perfect Element... но ведь он мог бы с легкостью им, верно? Да?
  1. Road Salt Theme
  2. Softly She Cries
  3. Conditioned
  4. Healing Now
  5. To The Shoreline
  6. Break Darling Break
  7. Eleven
  8. 1979
  9. Of Salt
  10. The Deeper Cut
  11. Mortar Grind
  12. Through The Distance
  13. The Physics Of Gridlock
  14. End Credits

1. Road Salt Theme

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2. Softly She Cries

She pours herself another glass of wine
Tells herself yet another time she's fine
But earlier today she lost an hour
A gaping hole just like
Inside her
Inside her

Whenever a plane is passing by
Or migrating birds fill up the sky
Something is stirring deep inside
She doesn't know why but
Softly she cries
Softly she cries

She wears that smile another day in life
For all we know another perfect wife
But sometimes she's just gazing into nowhere
An empty face just like
She's not there
She's not there

Whenever a plane is passing by
Or migrating birds fill up the sky
Something is aching deep inside
She doesn't know why but
Softly she cries
Softly she cries

Somewhere inside her there's a child
Longing to break away and fly
But she is just letting life pass by

Whenever a plane is passing by
Or migrating birds fill up the sky
Something is breaking deep inside
She doesn't know why but
She starts to cry
She starts to cry
Softly she cries
She starts to cry.

3. Conditioned

Never thought that you were conditioned
Never thought that you could be sold
Or controlled

Well, I'm the TV being on in the background
The girl who used to like you in school

I'm the one who's making you feel like
You are nobody's fool
But you live by my rules

So if heaven is a place for thee
Then it's all me!

I'm the kid who's laughing at your complexion
I'm every Bob and Steve and Diane
I'm promotion plan
(You are?)
Oh, yeah!

I'm the dirty cash in every election
The winners writing your history
Nudging you just ever so slightly

I am spoof, spam and spin
And you're letting me right in

So if heaven is awaiting thee
Then sweet Jesus the Lord
Will be holding thee
Then I'm him!

And if you reject me
And fight to remain free
And try to keep your own
You'll find a life of misery
Oh, but if you embrace me
And oppose the fighting few
And make my needs your own
You will be just fine
'Cause I will be holding you
I will be holding you..
I will be holding you

4. Healing Now

Heal me now
Remove these old scars from my soul
Heal me now
Unhinge this dry skin from my bones

And even though I can't forget the many times I've cried
And even though I can't forgive the many ways I've died
I am healing now
And I still kick the dust from this road
And I'm still alive
Just a little less so
Than before

Heal me now
And wash these old tracks from my road
Heal me now
This prodigy walked himself old

And I'm healing now
And I'm trying to find my way home
And I'm still alive
And I just thought that you should know
That perhaps I'll cry
And perhaps I will die
But for now I'm still alive
Just a little less so than before
Just a little less so than before
Just a little less so than before
Just a little less so
Than before.

5. To The Shoreline

I'm far from sober
And she's far from sane
When she takes my hand and she pulls me away

She leads me down to the shoreline
She leads me down to the shoreline
She leads me down to the sea
She pulls me into the water
And then she whispers to me:

“Love, you know that I can make you stronger
Love, you know that I can make you brave
But there's one thing that you must remember:
That I am too far gone for you to save.”

Sand through her fingers
The night slips away
She gave me her body
But never her name

I followed her to the shoreline
I'd follow her to the grave
Two sinking ships in the darkness
And we are much too close to break away

And I know that she will make me stronger
And I know that she will make me see
And I know that she will make me younger
But I don't know what more she'll do to me

And she said:

“You know that I can make you stronger
Love, you know that I can make you brave
But there's one thing that you must remember:
That I am too far gone for you to save.”

6. Break Darling Break

[Limited Edition Digipack Bonus Track]

Wait
If you could ask me to wait
If you could ask me to take a break
Before I fall to pieces and break
If I could ask you to wait
(Wait darling wait on the road to who you really are)
Break
Break
(I'm driven too far)
Break
(If you want to know me just break darling break)
If you dissect me
(If I could ask you to break)
And search through the debris
(But I can't ask you to break)
You'll find my northern star leads to where you are

This wreck you see is still me
I'm just driven too far
Driven too fast
Driven too long
Driven too hard

Driven too fast
Driven too long
Driven too hard
Driven too far

7. Eleven

I run my calm on fumes
I run my calm on fumes

I've let you have your way around
But I'm warning you
I'm warning you

You pushed me just that one more time
And I'm done with you
Oh I'm done with you

Down to the bone
I go with the wild
You're down to the bone
I go with the wild

Eleven
Eleven

I run my calm on fumes
I run my calm on fumes

I've made my peace with cut and bruise
A long time ago
Used to be so small

But now I've listened to your last excuse
See I'm stronger now
So much stronger now

All muscle and bone
I go with the wild
All muscle and bone
I go with the wild

Eleven
Eleven
Eleven

I go with the wild
You're down to the bone

Eleven
I go with the wild
You're down to the bone

Eleven
Eleven

Down to the bone
Eleven
Muscle and bone
Eleven
I go with the wild..
You're down to my bone
Eleven
I go with the wild.

8. 1979

It was '79 and the world seemed more kind
And it was still okay to be modest
The sixties were gone but their soul lingered on
And the eighties were still just a promise
And I remember me and you
Two children of six still playing with sticks
And whatever we found in the forest
Our grandpas were strong and our parents still young
And the world seemed a little more honest
And I remember me and you
All still fine
1979
Left behind
1979
Do you remember?
Do you remember?
'Cause I remember
Me and you.

9. Of Salt

Limited Edition Digipack Bonus Track

I've walked this road and fed its hunger
I wore it down, it wore me down

Seen every bend, seen every crossroad
Now I sit down here on the ground

Salt in my face, salt under my boots
Salt is this road, salting my wounds
A boy once king sits here a failure
Salt is this man now sitting down

10. The Deeper Cut

All my life I have been afraid
All my life scared to lose my way
All my life led me to today
The day when I must learn the hardest way
Every step leading to this day
The day I learn to lose and fail

A deeper cut into the flesh of life
A sharper kind of knife

A deeper cut into the throat of grey
Come take me far away
Come take me far away
Lead me astray

The deepest cut will never really mend
The deepest cut might kill you in the end
The deepest cut is playing not to win
It's what you hear in every word I sing
It's beauty in the ugliest of things
It's birds that fly with broken wings

A deeper cut into the flesh of life
A sharper kind of knife

A deeper cut into the throat of grey
Come colors lead the way
Come colors lead the way
Into the wild
(Into the wild...)
Into the wild
(Into the wild)
Into the wild
(Into the wild)
Into the wild
(Into the wild)

Today I go beyond control
(Into the wild)
Beyond all purpose, aim or goal
(Into the wild)
To win my soul
(Into the wild)
'Cause today I choose to lose my way
(Into the wild)
To fall and fail
(Into the wild...)
I choose the wilderness today
(Into the wild)

Into the wild...

11. Mortar Grind

Emelie is sad
Emelie is sad
Emelie is sad
She used to be glad
Now Emelie's been had
Emelie's been had
Emelie's been had
She might never be glad

Oh, but there is something deep inside her
Oh, if we could only see inside her

Now she's mine, all broken inside
A product of your fine
Mortar grind
Every crime is seeping inside
Until they're all mine
Burn them away

Jenny used to smile
Jenny used to smile
Jenny used to smile
Now she'll only hide
Jenny's in denial
Jenny's in denial
Jenny's in denial
She might never smile

Oh, but there is something deep inside her
Oh, I know 'cause I have been inside her

Now she's mine, all broken inside
A product of your fine
Mortar grind
Every crime is seeping inside
Until they're all mine
Burn them away
Burn them away —

I used to be mine
I used to be mine
I used to be mine
Now I'm feeling blind
I'm too deep inside
I'm too deep inside
I'm too deep inside
This mortar grind —

Now it's mine, all broken inside
A product of their fine
Mortar grind
(Burn it away)
All this vile
Sulphur and brine
I keep deep inside
(Oh) Burn it away
Burn it away
Oh, burn it away
Burn it away

12. Through The Distance

When I was a child I saw her every day
I never dared to touch her,
Scared to break that spell,
And now the years have passed us by,
And all that could've been is left behind
'Cause I loved her safe from the distance

Every day a million people flow the street, their faces blank
They talk but do not ever meet
They all have important things to do
They all have things to watch on TV
'Cause they all watch life safe from a distance
They all touch love safe from a distance

But I want it!
And I need it!
Come and touch me!
Come and reach me!
Through a distance..
'Cause we all live life safe from a distance,
But my heart will bleed through all this distance,
And my voice will cry all through the distance.

13. The Physics Of Gridlock

[I Gridlock (All Is Mine)]

Silently I sit on this road
Sifting the dust through my hands
To feel that I belong

Silently I weep for my soul
There's always been something I need
To feel that I am whole

I'm taking a trip down the line
Watching this new state of mind:
“All is mine!”
"All is mine"

Silently I weep for mankind
At some point we cut every rope
To touch the sun

And suddenly
And silently
Like hot air balloons
Our minds took to the skies
Hovering above luscious fields
With a beautiful view
But this hunger for the ground
Inside

And every red-light in town
Is screaming for lost and for found:
“All is mine!”

[II The End]

We're all longing to belong
We're all longing to be home
Invincible young and strong
But we lost it all
When we turned life into a road
A direction towards a goal
Ending where no one really wants to go

And so my friend
Welcome to the end
All who won't pretend
All who cannot mend
All who lost themselves
On life's dusty shelves:
No one ever wins
We're but mortal kings
Of passing things

But I see a better man
His feet on his father's land
His hand in his mother's hand
He still belongs
He's lying there on the shore
He never asks where to go
'Cause his is a grounded soul
He'll always know

[III On Nous A Donné La Vie]

Je suis la mer
C'est pourquoi je dis
Pour tour mes frères
Pour tous mes amis
Je vous donne la misère:
Je vous donne la vie
Je vous donne la misère:
Je vous donne la vie

Vous voyez tout en moi
Vous voyez un dieu
Je me vois en toi
Dans chaque lieu
Je vous donne cette croix
Je vous donne cette fleur
Je vous donne cette croix
Je vous donne cette fleur

Nous partageons ce sentiment d'impuissance
Toujours jeunes filles et garçons sans défense
Silencieusement nous allons
Silencieusement nous passons
On nous a donné la misère:
On nous a donné la vie
On nous a donné la misère:
On nous a donné la vie
On nous a donné la vie
On nous a donné la vie.

14. End Credits

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