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My First Kiss

I was swimming in the ocean, my feet could hardly touch the sand.
I was no more than a child then, mayhap thirteen I can't recall…

It's so easy oh so easy, the words keep spinning round and around…
It's so easy oh so easy, the words keep spinning round and around…

When I met her she said nothing, her skin was burning from the sun.
I could see my own reflection, in the color of her eyes…

It's so easy oh so easy, the words keep spinning round and around…
It's so easy oh so easy, the words keep spinning round and around…

We said nothing. Electricity in the air. And the waves crashed down.
My heart beat faster, and faster, and faster, and faster…

She took my hand and within seconds a strange connection had been made,
She asked if I'd kissed underwater, I tasted sugar on her lips…

It's so easy oh so easy, the words keep spinning round and around…
It's so easy oh so easy, the words keep spinning round and around…

- Claude S.



We can get along

I give up, you give in, I don't know what to think,
you don't care anymore…
I went out you stayed home, and all day we slept in,
all we have is a scar…

Just tell me we can get along, maybe I'm just contemplating too long
Just tell me we can get along, maybe I'm just contemplating too long

what you say you believe, what I see is disease,
have our lives gone so wrong?
I can't sleep, you turn in, I don't want to begin,
it's a cycle of doubt…

Just tell me we can get along, maybe I'm just contemplating too long
Just tell me we can get along, maybe I'm just contemplating too long

Oh this sensory protection, drags me down with its imperfections,
I'm left standing in your shadow, wish my thoughts weren't half as narrow,
what you want may not be the same,
still I want you and it there's no shame…

Just tell me we can get along, maybe I'm just contemplating too long
Just tell me we can get along, maybe I'm just contemplating too long

you're my girl, I'm your boy, with a girl and a boy there is violence…

- Claude S.



I Sense Your Mind

Everything is gonna be what its gonna be,
nothing you can do about that!
All you need is what you are so push it through,
have I let you down so far?

I sense your mind is innocent…
I hear the openness is wearing thin…
And all the times I've tried to be with you…
You want it, you feel it, you hear it, you'll see it again…

There are words inside my head for what we are,
and something sad comes to mind…
Such expression of ideals we have to find,
not repeat a programmed lie…

I sense your mind is innocent…
I hear the openness is wearing thin…
And all the times I've tried to be with you…
You want it, you feel it, you hear it, you'll see it again…

I sense your mind is innocent…
I hear the openness is wearing thin…
And all the times I've tried to be with you…
You want it, you feel it, you hear it, you'll see it again…

I sense your mind. I sense your mind. I sense your mind.
And you sensed mine…

- Claude S.



Give Up The Monsters

Give up the monsters sleeping under your bed,
Give up the hooligans hanging round your head…
They take control and seize your heart, lose yourself before you start,
I think it's time for me to walk, but not before I've said it all…

I think it's time for you and me to wake up (get up, get up, get up)
I think it's time for you and me to wake up (get up, get up, get up)
I think it's time for you and me to wake up
cause nothing's getting better…

Give up the monsters breathing under your skin.
Give up the facts and figures, it's just all in vain…
You will never seem to find, I will never quite define,
Who can say what all this is? Cause when you die you won't forgive?

I think it's time for you and me to wake up (get up, get up, get up)
I think it's time for you and me to wake up (get up, get up, get up)
I think it's time for you and me to wake up
'Cause nothing's getting better now…

I will see you in the end, I don't want to lose again…

I think it's time for you and me to wake up (get up, get up, get up)
I think it's time for you and me to wake up (get up, get up, get up)
I think it's time for you and me to wake up
'Cause nothing's getting better now…

- Claude S.



1354 (an android love story)

1354 countdown stars, give a little bit invade my heart
this is how we get to live for-ever
1354 don't pretend, yes I really think our love won't end
this is why we get to live forever

everyone is going out tonight,
and the time could never be so right to get away from here…
you can see it in the atmosphere
like a time-bomb with a wave of fear that crosses the unknown

1354 countdown stars, give a little bit invade my heart
this is how we get to live for-ever
1354 don't pretend, yes I really think our love won't end
this is why we get to live forever

When the time runs out, will they persecute the innocent?
Will they put us in a freak show? Will they hang us to dry...

Our society has turned sour
they can break us all if they want and if we let them try
1354 you just have to see, what you meant to me
is the sound of loneliness gone dry

1354 countdown stars, give a little bit invade my heart
this is how we get to live for-ever
1354 don't pretend, yes I really think our love won't end
this is why we get to live forever

who can judge who you love, when you love you can't be judged…

- Claude S.



Awake

There's no way of understanding, modern life is so demanding
I forgive and you forget, time is still and we regress

I don't want to get up today, just want to stay awake
lying in bed all day, listen to what I've said..

I don't need your sympathy and I won't give in to my needs but
I can tell you won't forget it, I can see I will regret it…

I don't want to get up today, just want to stay awake,
lying bed all day, watching my thoughts go gray

Am I blind? Am I sad? Is it wrong to be wrong?

I don't want to get up today, just want to stay awake,
lying bed all day, watching my thoughts go gray

There's no way of understanding modern life is so demanding
I forgive and you forget, time is still and we regress

I don't want to get up today, just want to stay awake,
lying bed all day, listen to what I say!

- Claude S.



My Weakness

Useless saccharine thoughts cloud my mind,
I will show you fangs so you won’t bite
faithless, on the tip, I don’t care
about the way the world moves on

You just take a rest I won’t mind,
you give me fever and it makes me blind,
so I won’t spend an-other dime on what you sell…

my weakness is your illusion, my weakness is your illusion

Give myself away from time to time
I had some friends that I called mine
but-you-will-never-see what its like to lose yourself within…

You have hardships I don’t need,
show me everything, what you please,
all I need is empathy for who I want to be…

- Claude S.



So What

Read a book on a Sunday night,
half of my friends said it wasn't right,
C'mon, just get out! Come with us, shut it out...
All I need is their energy, grab a bit of tea and some therapy,

This is what my life is like so...

Ride a bus for an hour a day, write a little prayer in a book I take,
with me to get out all the words in my head...

All I need is some energy, missing all my friends
and their company...

This is what my life is like, so what?
Always and all ways dreaming of Sundays
All the while there's something out there...
This is what my life is like, so what?

My will is good, of this I'm sure, misunderstood in my ways...
Always and all ways dreaming of Sundays,
Everyone is going out, everyone is going out...
Everyone is going out, everyone is going out...
This is what my life is like, so what?
So what.

- Claude S.



Communication De-Revolution

I'm watching, and waiting, the cycles turn around
The Deltan 2030 's on the ground
Depression, regression, feels like the dream's been sold out...

A revolution? Shoot up a satellite!
Communication breakdown now goes on...

A mother watches her son die on TV,
the satellites feed wars like an emmy,
Who won the Oscars and why should you care?
Let's talk about the lost ones, whose blood is spared?

I feel it and breathe it, this death and decay,
following the footsteps of Atomic Cafe,
Freedom is imagined, why should you care
when they come down for you?

A revolution? Shoot up a satellite!
Communication breakdown now goes on...

I am the enemy. I'm not on TV
But I know how they pull the strings...

A revolution? Shoot up a satellite!
Communication breakdown now goes on...

- Claude S.



Everything Ends

After thinking madness on the bus,
thought I walked into a wall…

Cause everything in its place, meaningless interspersed,
what to say so behave, what is wrong anyway,
close the doors, set a fire, turn the lights for a while,
everything bittersweet melodies then it fades…

Everything ends and no one pays attention, happens all the time
Everything ends and no one pays attention, happens all the time
It happens all the time...

Are you afraid? Are you afraid?

While your life turns around, when you find happiness has become,
all the worth in your mind, out of sphere, everything crowds you in,
searching for sympathy, urgency, decency, all the while in agony…

Everything ends and no one pays attention, happens all the time.
Everything ends and no one pays attention, happens all the time.
It happens all the time…

All this dying all around, hardly loud but it makes sound,
screaming all within my head, listen to the voice that says…

Everything ends and no one pays attention, happens all the time
Everything ends and no one pays attention, happens all the time
It happens all the time…

-Claude S.



You Think I'm Lost

Am I young, or so old, to tell the difference and take control?
Has it ever been just plain?
The puzzling thing is it still the same?

It's in your mind and you should care,
I'm getting closer, and you're nowhere
You think I'm lost but I'm on my way…

Am I in or simply out? Deep in fashion or burned out?
Have you noticed, just respond… Because I am who I want to be…

It's in your mind and you should care,
I'm getting closer, and you're nowhere
You think I'm lost but I'm on my way…

I've seen the face of hell. I've kissed an angel's face.
I've walked a thousand miles in my own torn shoes…

What you face is yourself, in the mirror, no one else...
So wake up, take a stand…

It's in your mind and you should care,
I'm getting closer, and you're nowhere
You think I'm lost but I'm on my way…

You'll never understand me, you'll never, ever change me…
I'll always walk a thousand miles ahead…

- Claude S.


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Close-up of the album cover
Claude is just under 7 here...
Are they androids? Or people who watch too much TV?
A graphic that didn't make the album...
Detail from the artwork...
Claude is tired...
A girl and a robot, out on a date...
A terrible dream...
Self protrait with digital camera
What music used to be like in your walkman.
A drawing inside and outside the computer
Claude goes mod on us
The Future if we don't act.
Writing in the diary...
At the Penthouse Mansion. Yes, you read that correctly.
Another terrible dream as a picture...
Terrible dream number three, after 2001

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