Pink Bubbles Go Ape

1. Pink Bubbles Go Ape
2. Kids of The Century
3. Back On The Streets
4. Number One
5. Heavy Metal Hamsters
6. Goin' Home
7. Someone's Crying
8. Mankind
9. I'm Doin' Fine, Crazy Man
10. The Chance
11. Your Turn
12. Shit And Lobster
13. Blue Suede Shoe
14. You Run with The Pack

Pink Bubbles Go Ape

Michael Kiske

Some people are much too smart
They know everything before it starts

Eating wisdom with the pail
No wonder when it sticks

In your darkest hour I will sing this song for you

Cry and tell
And slander
Yell and grumble well
So loud for heaven's sake

Pink bubbles go ape

Kids of The Century

Michael Kiske

We poison our hearts - we poison our seas
We burn down the paradise

We're stoppin' good waves - we're losin' our trees
The future looks bright ahead
I don't wonder we'll go under in this river of lies

We're lost in this time - we create so fine
The future we already fear
Seems like no way out, seems like there's no doubt
The future looks bright ahead

We're the kids of the century - we're lost in our games
No times for the memories we look in the haze
We're the kids of the century it wasn't our fault
Ev'rything done mum, we fall
Let's keep on crying
But sometimes I don't wanna fall

Ev'rytime when you look around things will smile at you
Ev'rytime when you turn around you smell the truth
But you run away from the lies you can't say

We're the kids of the century - we're lost in our games
No times for the memories we look in the haze
We're the kids of the century it wasn't our fault
Ev'rything done mum, we fall
Let's keep on crying
But sometimes I don't wanna fall
I don't wanna fall

Back On The Streets

Michael Kiske

I've been told in the name of something
I've got to know what it means to play the game

Too many faces around they're talking
They play their parts oh, so well but who's to blame

Back on the streets, that's where we are
Building a fortress of power yeah!
We're coming

You know better than me rules are
Getting better or fat in the mania

It's good to know who is who in our game
The speed is faster, it's harder to see where we are

Back on the streets, that's where we are
Building a fortress of power yeah!
We're coming

Please Mister Know-how just bring me the news
I'm waiting so long for you telling me all you can tell

There's one thing about you, you're dying to prove
The master plan is yours and living with knowledge is hell

Back on the streets, that's where we are
Building a fortress of power yeah!
We're coming

Number One

Michael Weikath

Each time when one more year was over
You refused to hear heaven's bells sound
And the happiness in your heart's been set lower
You were searching for friends but no one seemed to be 'round

You merely should think of the good times
'Cos there are so many ways you can go
Take a look at yourself, you're still very young
And big aims always take very long

Now it's time for happiness, stay hard and trust your fate
Don't forget you're something else you'll never be too late
Trust your father's mighty spell you'll never be alone
Fate will always turn out well and you'll be number one

Shout at the world don't care what they say
'Cos your life is now, here and today
Luck is there, ev'rywhere
Go on, reap its goods, that's the way
You wanna have truth, relief from your pain
But life takes its toll again and again
Don't fear the night your future is paid
And the tracks to your aims are laid

Now it's time for happiness, stay hard and trust your fate
Don't forget you're something else you'll never be too late
Trust your father's mighty spell you'll never be alone
Fate will always turn out well and you'll be number one

Heavy Metal Hamsters

Michael Weikath / Michael Kiske

There are some fellows soft and mellow
Sitting in the field and play like hell
No one knows the way it goes
But all the songs they play sound so well

Tonight we go to see the Heavy Metal Hamsters
It must feel nice to be a Heavy Metal Hamster
Nothing sets you free like our Heavy Metal Hamsters

A 20th century Fox came by
A gold tipped cigarette high in his jaws
Contracts, PDs, Nose-Bags, TV-shows
And everything with no remorse

Things are settled now for our Heavy Metal Hamsters
Fame up your brows, oh Heavy Metal Hamster
A previously unknown lifestyle Heavy Metal Hamster

The sweet taste of success is strong
And everything inside goes wrong you see
With coloured furs, sunglasses
Tons of nuts to eat, they don't feel free

What is wrong with our Heavy Metal Hamster?
Look what they have done our heavy Metal Hamsters
Where is the field to run for our Heavy Metal Hamsters
Some things are left undone for our Heavy Metal Hamsters

Goin' Home

Michael Kiske

You think I could be the one to look inside your mind
don't think we'll have the time, so let us get in line

Another town, another bed, another things to do
By now I learned to take it cool, but I don't wanna know

My head is empty, all the stories that I've known I've told
The situation I escaped from, now it looks like gold

Anyway and anyhow we did it, it was good
But now I take the time to think 'bout everything I should

'Cause after this I'm gone, the show is done
No other town or bed that lies ahead
I'll go home to what I know
I'll go home, home to you

By the time that you think 'bout it twice no spotlight makes you stay
By the time that you feel you don't know you have to go

The place is ready in my head, so many things to do
A few more hours till it's over I reach out for you

A kind of peace inside is growing thinking 'bout the shows
Until the next time I'll be so much better, yes I know

Now this is it I'm gone, the show is done
No other towns or bed that lies ahead
I'll go home to what I know
I'll go home, home to you
I'll go home to what I know
I'll go home, home to you

Someone's Crying

Roland Grapow

What keeps on telling me to stay on the way I chose
What keeps on giving me all the strength to carry

Give me some time, can't sleep anymore at night
I wanna show I'm here with aim of mine

I feel strong, but someone is crying, I know
It's so hard to find a sign of a way to go

Don't need to stone my brain, I need my head for something else
I wanna live and learn, step by step I'm going on

Send me a sign, don't wanna resign too soon
What situation will come I can't endure

I feel strong, but someone is crying, I know
It's so hard to find a sign of a way to go

Send me a sign, don't wanna resign too soon
What situation will come I can't endure

I feel strong, but someone is crying, I know
It's so hard to find a sign of a way to go

Mankind

Michael Kiske

Here is all mankind so proud of their achievements
There is a stone that is warmer than you
Look how we stand in the stream of illusions
No one says a word

Here you laugh and there you cry
All that makes you move
There's no tear for anything
Anything but you

Animals dying for our vanity
Our world is a beautiful place to be free
Drinking the blood of the weak, it's so easy
No one hears them cry

Here you cheat and there you lie
All that makes you gain
One day we will face his throne
There's nothing we can say

Prosperity, luxury, fast food is rising
It's the rainforest that dies

Here you laugh and there you cry
All that makes you move
There's no tear for anything
Anything but you

Here you cheat and there you lie
All that makes you gain
One day we will face his throne
There's nothing we can say

I'm Doin' Fine, Crazy Man

Michael Kiske

Thunder, flash and lightning is working on my back
The tables in the kitchen are tryin' to break my neck
All the late night memories are leaning in my shoes
My mother's old grey leather gloves are singing loud the blues

I can taste what's in the sun
No time to waste 'cause there is none
When I feel blue I see it shine
But still it's true I'm doin' fine

You can't see me 'cause now I'm all free
Now you know I'm through
and all that's not new

Sitting on a paperback 'cause I don't know what really cracks
I'm tryin' to climb my pencil to get high

No ones tells me what to do 'cause no one knows what I've been through
You don't know a thing but you can learn

It's time to touch the sky
My mind is free I fly

I can taste what's in the sun
No time to waste 'cause there is none
When I feel blue I see it shine
But still it's true I'm doin' fine

The Chance

Roland Grapow

We're living in a constant fight
Too much pressure everywhere and all around
Don't let it pull you down
Hold on tight
Cling to your dreams

Don't you depend on someone else
Think for yourself and win the race

The chance you got comes never twice
Do your best, (and) do it right
Time will come but don't you hide
You are on your way

You're led by God but you're not a pawn
Should live your life, don't care 'bout any scorn

Just let them fool around
No need to cry
Don't give up
Try to be as smart as you can be
I know you own so much ability

The chance you got comes never twice
Do your best, (and) do it right
Time will come but don't you hide
You are on your way

Your Turn

Michael Kiske

Now there is this day, a lot of things are changing
Can't just kick it away to get things right
Sometimes it happens fast and nothin' seems to last
The thing that I once started isn't mine anymore
I guess now it's my turn

You've got a face like a child, got a mind like a woman
You smile is warm and tender
I hear the people say that I should stay away
From you and all the problems you might bring
They'll never know - you
Nobody ever knows what to do, they'll never see you cry
They'll never know why

Now it's your turn to break free
When you want it all you've go to see
Now it's your turn to break free
When you want it all you've go to see what it means

See the little boy holding mama's hand
His eyes can see the things we've long forgotten
The world is easy now - and somehow
He's right until there is this day when Mickey Mouse must go away

Now it's your turn to break free
When you want it all you've go to see
Now it's your turn to break free
When you want it all you've go to see what it means

This world is crying to be free
This world is dying can't you see
We need a turn to do it right
We need a mind-revolution
To get away from this selfishness
Stop playing blind - break free

Shit And Lobster

Markus Grosskopf

Once there was a time when mankind
Dreamed about reading the stars
Nowadays we're almost ready
Even for the wars

Some told right, they punished him
With pain and crucify

What is right and what is wrong, can I prevent can I be strong
Quick enough to run away or brave enough for here to stay

Time will bring the answer, will we feed the cancer
We don't give a damn at all

Some get shit and some get lobster
Take my ass into the sun
It takes some time to realize
We cannot eat a gun

The fat get fatter, the poor stays poor
The money maker sells the skin
But you don't ask and you don't see
The world you're living in

Got my fears and got my doubts
Tell me what it's all about
Should I stay and wait another day

Blue Suede Shoe

Well it's one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Now go cat go
But don't you
Step on my blue suede shoes

For you can knock me down, step in my face
Slander my name all over the place
Do anything that you wanna do
But oh oh honey lay off of my shoes
Well you can do anything
But lay off of my blue suede shoes

You can burn my house, you can steal my car
Drink my liquor from an old fruit jar
You can do anything that you wanna do
But oh oh honey lay off of my blue suede shoes
You can do anythind but don't step on my blue suede shoes

Well it's one for the money
Two for the show
Three to get ready
Now go cat go
But don't you
Step on my blue suede shoes

Blue, blue, blue, blue suede shoes

You Run With The Pack

To give what I got, to take what I need to live, it ain't easy for me
Darken my eyes, tell me lies, but all nice, tell me how I have to be
Get me in your foolish game, destroy my defence, lock me in
Throw me in your lion's cage, 'cos then I'm out of your way

Cry with the wolves, run with the pack
Turn around to save your neck
'Cos someone always keeps you in confusion
Squeezed in a box, who'll win the race
Ask no questions in this case
What's left is only you and your illusions

Charity is all your duty, they preach you: sharing your goods is your pride
Patriotic-Love, kill the enemy first, I can hear the other side
What's the way out of this game? You'll either win or you lose
I run in circles, who's to blame? Is there a way I can choose?
I'm juggling on a rope without a net and hope
I keep my balance 'cos I see them smile with open jaws
And if I'm falling down, then I will soon be torn
A squabble over prey: who gets the best part out of me
To take the needle is a one-way trip without a coming back
You take it and you still will see reality'll make upon you