Stiltskin – She

Seb

2/5

Voilà une grande déception… J’ai eu beau donner plusieurs chances à cet album, rien à faire, je n’accroche pas. Et j’ai vraiment insisté, parce que ça m’ennuie (pour rester poli) de ne pas aimer un album de Ray… Mais je crois que je ne lui pardonnerai jamais la partie rap de Sick and Tired… J’ai un problème avec la production de cet album. Le son de la batterie et le son de certaines guitares clichées sont beaucoup trop Hard Rock FM US… À tel point que je me prend souvent à me dire « mais si c’était pas Ray, jamais je n’aurais écouté ce disque jusqu’au bout… et encore moins acheté »… Mélodiquement, les chansons se ressemblent beaucoup avec des refrains très linéaires avec des choeurs identiques… Il n’y a que le premier single qui semble tiré de Change que j’adore sans mesure… La seconde me gonfle par ses côtés clichés (notamment le verset de l’apocalypse qui est lu à la fin…) et également par le vers « I must be crazy in the head ». « Je dois être fou dans ma tête » ah ah ah… ridicule. Show me the way est sympa, sauf que la partie batterie ne va pas bien avec ce morceau… Fame est rigolote (si on met de côté le son et le jeu de la gratte). Surtout pour le discours de la fille au début. Mais le refrain linéaire (Fame… Fame…) vient tout gâcher. Some of All My Fears…. oui, mais non… C’est quasi la dixième fois qu’on écoute cette chanson depuis le début de l’album… Encore les mêmes guitares, encore la même batterie. Encore ces refrains en choeurs avec Ray qui intervient par dessus… Non, non et re-non… Summer Days commence comme du Genesis… Un peu de fraîcheur dans le disque. Enfin un refrain joli… « Is it me… » mais malheureusement, une minute après la batterie, la guitare et les choeurs reviennent… Le final avec ce synthé, le solo de guitare et la batterie de Nir qui daigne enfin changer un peu fait penser à du Calling All Stations… Ce morceau aurait été parfait pour finir l’album. Mais non… On repart pour la même chanson Hard Rock FM US qui tourne en boucle depuis le début de l’album… Dommage, dommage et re-dommage… Ce que je reproche en fait à ce disque c’est qu’il a un son et une production beaucoup plus US que UK en fait… On dirait du Linkin Park plus que souvent…

Tracklist

See straight, stay awake, live a troubled life
Certified useless
A lost cause, just a waste, stupid
A bit of heat for a cold girl, me
Satellite, satellite, yes
I’m looking out for a new way of life

Did you know ? Who you’re making trouble with, me
Me, me, me

Fly high
Dont let me near you
Fly high
I want to see you

Listen !
Blue eyes, paralyse
It’s a struggle girl, keep away from me
Bad taste, below the waist
I want to take you from behind, oh yeah
What a life, what a life
Living hard, getting harder

Did you know ? Who you’re making trouble with, me
Did you know ? What I wanna struggle with
Me, me, me

Fly high
Don’t let me near you
Fly high
I want to see you
Fly high
Put your hands over your eyes
See me in your mind
Fly high
I wanna fear you
Sentence me to life

Let me love again, help me breathe life
Watch me fall down on my knees
Sheltered from the rain, help you get dry
Wishing you’d become, mine

Let me love again, help me breathe life
Watch me fall down on my knees
Sheltered from the tain, help you get dry
Wishing youd become, mine

Fly high
Wishing you’d become mine

Fly high
Wishing you’d become mine

Fly high
Wishing you’d become mine

I’m taking time getting over it
Burying my head in the sand
Losing faith in reality
First hand

Staying calm through the crisis
Staring my fears in the face
Living life in overdrive, always
I’ll never change

Your words are so colourful
I’m black and blue
I’m falling into

Taking my time
Staying in control
Trying hard to figure out
What it’s all for
I’m caught in two minds
And lonely as hell
Losing all patience
I know it too well
If only I’d listened to my friends
I wish I oould just run away
This fall from grace is too much
I’m stranded alone
Carrying a weight
Talking to myself
Don’t know what’s worse
Been frozen out, it’s cold in hell
Yet here I am making peace with the devil

Blistered down to my fingers
Working my life to the bone
So stressed out, I can hardly sleep
Alone, I’m so alone


Your eyes of steel
Just make me feel
So cold inslde
You lied to me

I’m taking my time
Staying in control
Trying hard to figure out
What it’s all for…

I must be crazy in the head
To believe the thlngs you told me
I knew that they were lies
But convinced myseif that some how you and I
Could find a way

Taking my time (taking my tlme)
Staying in control (staying in control)
Trying hard to figure out
What it’s all for (what it’s all for)
I’m caught in two minds
And lonely as hell
Losing all patience
I know it too well (know it too well)
If only I’d listened to my friends
I wish I could just run away
This fall from grace is too much
I’m stranded alone (stranded alone)
Carrying a weight
Talking to myself
Don’t know what’s worse
Been frozen out, it’s cold in hell
And hear I am making peace with the devil (peace with the devil)

« Woe to you oh earth and sea, for the devil sends the beast with wrath, because he knows the time is short, let him who hath understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is 666 » (Revelation Ch.X111 V.18)

You said you’re getting over me
But I have to know
I have to know it’s over
Cause maybe i’m not over you and i have to go
I have to find another
And lady when I’m over you
Then you’ll have to know
You’ll have to know l’m over you
Something I’ve been needing to
Be alone with you
Don’t tell me that it’s over, no

I feel alive
Feel alive, I don’t know
I feel a light, feel a light coming on
I feel alive, oh no

You said you were getting over me
But I have to know
I have to know it’s over
Cause maybe I’m not over you and 1 have to go
I have to find another
And lady when I’m over you
Then you’ll have to know
Have to know I’m over you
Something I’ve been needing to
Be alone with you
Don’t tell me that it’s over, no

She only feels for me
She only sees for me
She only feels for me
She only sees for me
She only breathes for me
She only lives for me

You said you’re getting over me
But I have to know
I have to know it’s over
Cause maybe I’m not over you and I have to go
I have to find another
And lady when I’m over you
Then you’ll have to know
Have to know I’m over you
Something I’ve been needing to, be alone with you
Don’t tell me that it’s over, no
Don’t tell me that it’s over, no

She
You said your getting over me (repeated)

Forget me !
That’s what you said
For me it was a summer that I’ll never forget
The best way
To believe in the fate
It brought us both together
And 1 know it will again
It’s more than just a moment in time
No question in my mind

The spirit never lies
However hard you try
I could see your tears
In the Lemon Yellow Sun
A picture of your face
Etched on my mind
There’s no use trying to hide your feelings

Forgive me
For telling you straight
I’m not about to turn around
And just walk way
The best things
Come to those who wait
I’ll hold on for dear life
No matter how long it takes
It’s only just a question of time
There’s no doubt in my mind

The spirit never lies
However hard you try
I could see your tears
In the Lemon Yellow Sun
A picture of your face
Etched on my mind
No use trying to hide your feelings

I carry a secret I’ve no one to tell
There’s something that I’ve needed to say farewell to
Follow your instincts
Listen to your soul
There’s no one else who knows
No one else who truly knows

Forget me that’s what you said
Forgive me but I can’t forget
It’s only just a matter of time
No question in my mind

The spirit never lies
However hard you try
I could see your tears
In the Lemon Yellow Sun
A picture of your face
Etched on my mind
No use trying to hide your feelings

So tell me if I’m wrong
And that l’m not the one
Who made you feel alive
In the lemon yellow sun
I know what you’re dreaming of
I know what you’re feeling
I don’t wanna stop myself believing
Believing

There are promises you could not keep
You didn’t even try
And that’s no way
To live your life
Somethings hidden in your past
Preacher pray for me
It’s gonna be black again some day
All of the lies you’re sending
How many times can you break me ?
Until I turn it around

Wake up your mind
Wake up your mind
You’re wasting time, what, are you looking for
Wake up you mind
Wake up your mind

Empty moments that you shared with me
A worthless life
You’re leading me on
Watch the curtain finally falling down
Is your life a circus ?
Did you send me the clown ?

Wake up your mind…
Love, Peace, War, Hate, Words
No, they mean nothing to me
Love, Peace, War, Hate, Words
No, they mean nothing to me
Sleeping, 1 watch you sleeping
Wake up your mind

Wake up your mind
Wake up your mind
You’re wasting time, what, are you looking for
Wake up you mind
Wake up your mind
Wake up you mind
Wake up your mind
You’re wasting my time
You’re wasting my time
You’re wasting my time

Love, Peace, War, Hate, Words no, they mean nothing to me
Love, Peace, War, Hate, Words no, they mean nothing to me

I used to think it would never end
Eternally, forever and a day, infinite, always
Nothing could be better than a life alone with you

The funny thing is a piece of me
The sceptic who is walting for the day to prove me wrong again
You’re wrong again !
Should have known better than to leave myself open
The fool is a victim
Sitting in the corner of a room somewhere with pictures in pieces
Scattered all around

The conversation is about life
How so many things come and go with no rhyme or reason
Seems the best ones, come to those who wait

I’m sick and tired of waiting
Wasting so much time when you dont want me to hold on
It’s messing up my mind
I’m not expired or broken
There’s still so much lnside
And yes I listened, you told me
Every word a lie

I really hope that it works out
I wouldn’t wish any harm to find you
Everything is destiny
Whether I like it or not – I don’t
I’ll find faith in my own way
Part of me will always wonder what you’re thinking
Who you dream of
Want and are in need of

I’m sick and tired of waiting…

Sick and tired
It’s all excuses
Every word you tell me
Seems to disappear without trace
I’m alive don’t you see it
Every word is nothing but a lie to me I know it so well

I don’t think that you could ever leave me
I know you’re rightfully the one for me
’cause evemhing is destiny !
The ride is fast but I hold tight
I raise my dukes and prepare for a new fight
Not what is right but what is wrong
I feel the winds of the storm but I carry on
While you’re torn, I’m born
You think in lies this is no fun
But look inside and you’ll see there’s a new sun !

I’m sick and tired of waiting
Waiting
Wasting so much time when you don’t want me to hold on
What is rlght for what ls wrong
It’s messlng up my mind
It’s messing up my mind
I’m not expired or broken
While you’re torn, I’m born
There’s still so much inside
And yes I listened, listening, you told me
Every word a lie
Hearing all your lies

I’ve been thinking a lot these days
And trying to make it work between us
I sense you slowly moving away
Not taking me with you
If aill the years amount to nothing
With the future so unclear
Is this what it was all for ?
Do you want me to leave here ?

I’m done with waking up alone
And tired of being cast aside
Still hurting from your promises
The ones you couldn’t keep and didn’t try to
And maybe I trusted you too much
I’d like to take it all back now
Start over again
Having learned from my mistake

Constantly reminded of you
Everywhere I look I see your face
It’s painted on my mind
I’m still lonely
And constantly reminded of you
I just had to let you know

You’re all that I wanted
I’m not lying to myself
I’m entrusting somebody else
To make it ok
I want to be there with you
I want to hold onto you
Will you stay with me tonight ?

Constantly reminded of you
Everywhere I look 1 see your face
It’s painted on my mind
I’m still lonely
And constantly reminded of you
I just had to let you know

I live ln fear, constantly
I never know why
I don’t even know me
I’m a shadow of myself
To be here, constantly
Following me
I’m gonna make it out

Constantly reminded of you
Everywhere I look I see your face
It’s painted on my mlnd
I’m still lonely
Constantly remlnded of you
I just had to let you know
Constantly reminded of you
You’re painted on my mind
Constantly reminded of you
I just had to let you know

A fading photograph
The one I thought was mine
You’re always there, always there
Are you there ?

It was all or nothing
This much I know
A chance I had to take
My instincts I followed
And if 1 do regret it
It’s just a lesson learned
Could you stay another day ?

It’s all a blessing
I should tell myself
It’s all for a reason
And only a cry for help
And maybe next tlme
I’ll find a different way
To stay another day

Just show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way
How long, how long
Is there time enough to change it ?
How long, how long
Will I know when 1 have found it ?
Stay in my life
Teach me how to find my way
Stay here, all eyes
Are upon you hoping
Would you help me ?

Just show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way
Show me the way

I feel you close to me at night
I always know that you are there
There is a part of me that walks alone
Until 1 see you again

I’m not taking the easy way out
Taking the easy way out
I’m not taking the easy way out
Of here, of here, of here

Hello, my name ls Marta, 1 am 22 Years old, my hobbies are dancing and singing, my ambition ls to help people who are less fortunate than myself and to make a shit toad of cash

Nothing ever comes easy in this life
You never know what they’re really thinking
Try hard to pretend it’s ok
You get down and you just end up drinking
And so you look to the Gods for help
And try to make sense from it all
Just breathe easy and believe me
Nothing worthwhile ever comes easy
You’re in the machine now

Fame, fame the people know your name
It isn’t all that lt’s cracked up to be
I’ll say it again
Famz, fame welcome to the machine
You got exactly what they wanted for you

You see all these talent less fuckers on TV
And a judge with suit from Armani
Sits back with his words of wisdom
As the TV ratings go through the ceiling
And all the people at home with their shallow lives
Looking to be part of something
Just entertain me nice and easy
Take my extremely dull life and free me
I’m living the dream

Fame, fame the people know your name
It isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be
I’ll say it again
Fame, fame welcome to the machine
You got exactly what they wanted for you

I know there’s no point in saying this
It’s maybe even a little bit dangerous
Be aware that the share holders own you
They can bounce you around if they want to
It’s good that they fight for survival
At least until there’s a Beatles revival
Looks like those days have gone
If the numbers don’t add up
It must be wrong

RIGHT ? QUITE RIGHT !

Oh my God thank you for making my dream a reality, thank you so much, thank you, I’m so happy

Fame, fame the people know your name
It isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be
I’ll say it again
Fame, fame welcome to the machine
You got exactly what they wanted for you
Fame, fame
Fame, fame
Fame, fame welcome to the machine
You got exactly what they wanted for you

I’m so happy, thank you, you guys are great

Can you erase such deep emotion ?
Should we extract the hand of peace ?
Hide in shelters with blank faces
Fill the hole and lay the wreath
Do we belong ln the same surroundings ?
Fuelled by guilt and hate and greed
Does anybody have the answer ?
Could someone please explain to me ?
Some of all my fears

I, sleep with one eye open
I, asking for forgiveness
Why, begging you for mercy
I, Oh just what are you afraid of

To be oppressed, destroyed or cast aside
Surely only makes it worse
Ridicule exposes weakness
And reads like some satanic verse
It’s easy just to show indifference
When deep down we all know it’s use
Strike a blow or strike a balance
Before they breed their Hitler youth
Call a meeting of our spirits and drive a stake through our beliefs
Or tell them we don’t care at all

I, stand up and be counted
I, stun me into silence
Why, sleep with one eye open
Oh just what are you afraid of

The sum of all my fears
Some of all my fears
Some of all my fears
Oh just what are you afraid of

I, sleep with one eye open
I, asking for forgiveness
Why, begging you for mercy
I, just what are you afraid of

Why, begging you for mercy
I, just what are you afraid of

Endless nights, summer days
Thoughts of you never fade
I see you still in my mind
Every day and through the night

What you told me, echoes still
It never leaves me, it never will
You can’t imagine
How I feel

Is it me holdlng on too long ?
Is it me who’s more than just a friend ?
Is it me expecting too much
Is it me ?

In my life you belong
I’ve made my mind up and you’re the one
I’ll be waiting from now on

And what you promised
It echoes still
I believed you and I still
Can remember how you feel
So real

Is it me holding on too long ?
Is lt me expecting too much
Is lt me chasing a dream ?
Is it me ?

I’d cry a million tears and they keep falling
I guess I was weak
I should have walked away
Calling out I’m calling out
Hear me, can you hear me

Is it me holding on too long ?
Is it me expecting too much
Is it me lying to myself ?
Is it me, is it me
It’s not my fault

A lonely ghost’s holding me
Let me out
Let me die slowly
I hide away totally alone
Don’t come around here to see what’s going on
I know, I’m a stranger
Everywhere I look
The pictures remaining the same
I’d crawl a high wire
Just to escape with
Bits and pleces of me
It’s no way to live, I’m wasted here

In this town everything stays the same
Let’s get the fuck out of here
In this life, you’re too predictable
You’re borlng the ass off me
Strong words from such a small mlnd
Just goes to show
Should be leavlng the past behind
In this town everything stays the same
Better luck next time

Small town politics, lts all around
The best idea ls what I have in mind
Words with »mecining, from the soul
I sit around a lot and fool around too much
I’m glad I’m alive I wish I was sane
Whatever sane is ?
It’s 6 o’clock and l’m still bere
But not for long
It’s no way to live
I’m wasted here

In this town everything stays the same
Let’s get the fuck out of here
In this life, you’re too predictable
You’re boring the ass of me
Strong words from such a small mind
Just goes to show
Should be leaving the past behind
In this town everything stays the same
Better luck next time

God alone knows God alone knows
Feel what 1 feel from my heod to my toes
God alone knows God alone knows
He knows you know

In this town everything stays the same
Let’s get the fuck out of here
In this life, you’re too predictable
You’re boring the ass of me
Strong words from such a small mind
Just goes to show
Should be leaving the past behind
In this town everything stays the same
Better luck next time

With this lie nobody takes the blame
Let’s get the fuck out of here
In my head you’re all I can ever hear
You’re draining my energy
Small words just to kill time
You never know if they’re working you from behind
In this town everything stays the same
Better luck next time
I wish you luck next time
Now get the fuck out of here

Infos générales

Ray Wilson : chant, guitare, basse (10)
Uwe Metzler : guitares
Alvin Mills : basse
Irvin Duguid : claviers
Nir Z : batterie
Scott Spence : guitare principale (2, 11)
Henrik Mueller : batterie (10)
Peter Hoff : programmation et claviers additionnels
Adonis, Rayla, Garcia (Maria) : choeurs

Cordes (Strinx Connexion) arrangées par Irvin Guguid.
Kllaus Marquardt, Andrea Langenbacher, Johannes Krampen : violons
Carolin Kriegbaum : alto
Felix Brade, Nane Kalb : violoncelles

Produit par Peter Hoff.