Forever Seventeen

by Ocean's Edge

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released October 13, 2006

Recorded on July 3rd/4th 2006 @ LAC Sound Studio, Middelburg, The Netherlands
Ferry Schoep - Drums
Frank Schoep - Guitars
Peter Roggeband - Vocals
Piet Schoep - Bass
Walter Calbo - Recording, Mixing and Synths
Danny Vera - Producer
Paavo Sjögard - Artwork (solariks@gmail.com, solkku.deviantart.com)

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Track Name: No Man's Land
Stranded on your beach, I am forever out of reach of reality
This world called off the search, and has given up the hope of ever finding me
How could there be any harm, if I lay forever in the arms of your desert dunes?
Lose myself in all my pasts, while the whispering wind plays hopeful tunes

I swam its ice cold rivers, went digging in its dirt
I tried to find out just what the hell I'm worth
Looked for answers under stones, for words written in its sand
But I didn't find a thing as I walked through no man's land

I dropped my sword and shield, walked past the burning fields and spilled my tears
This road holds no secrets anymore, I've been coming here for years

I swam its ice cold rivers, went digging in its dirt
I tried to find out just what the hell I'm worth
Looked for answers under stones, for words written in its sand
But I didn't find a thing as I walked through no man's land

Rain falls down on leaking roofs, evidence that never proves anything
In this land as cold as ice, under darkened skies I am king
Track Name: Numbered
Am I still asleep? Or too caught up in my thinking?
How come I failed to see the poison I've been drinking?
Is there a way to start all over? Could I make another start?
Get back the friend that I grew up with? In all these years we've grown apart

And if my days were numbered
If my time on earth had come
Would he wait on heaven's doorstep?
Would he be there to prove me wrong?

Am I still asleep? Or too caught up in my thinking?
How come I failed to see the ship I'm on is sinking?
Far too long I've been crawling down the endless walk of shame
Looking for the girl I loved, but who never knew my name

And if my days were numbered
If my time on earth had come
Would she wait on heaven's doorstep?
Would she be there to prove me wrong?

Am I still asleep? Or too caught up in my thinking?
The amount of time left for me just keeps on shrinking
I never knew that regret would come at such a cost
All the things I've never said to the ones I've lost

And if my days were numbered
If my time on earth had come
Would they wait on heaven's doorstep?
Would they be there to prove me wrong?
Track Name: The Brightest
She's the brightest star in heaven even in the afternoon
She's the brightest star in heaven, but the brightest stars burn out too soon
Eons come and eons go, but our solar sister stays
She is watching over us from a million miles away

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Even long after we're gone she'll be watching over us

She's the brightest star in heaven even in the afternoon
She's the brightest star in heaven, but the brightest stars burn out too soon
She's made of flames and made of fury, she is radiating heat
Her light and her warmth give us all we ever need

Ashes to ashes and dust to dust
Even long after we're gone she'll be watching over us

She's the brightest star in heaven even in the afternoon
She's the brightest star in heaven, but she burns out too soon
She's the brightest star in heaven even in the afternoon
She's the brightest star in heaven, but she burns out too soon
Track Name: Forever Seventeen
People think she's flying, but she swims in a sea of doubt
Her lips pretend to be smiling, but in silence she screams out
Living life is staying clear of those who love and despise her
She feels she's getting older, but she's not getting any wiser

For yesterday she was fine, yesterday her heart wasn't aching
She used to seize the day and have its powers for the taking
Her heart's a concrete bunker at least that's what she believes
A place where lovers come and go, but feelings never leave

Forever seventeen, that is what she's dreaming of
Forever seventeen, that is what she's dreaming of

She lies awake between the sheets where lovers used to warm her
The sweetest kisses in the night are so cold they'll only harm her
For when her winning days are over and all her skies turn black
Will her heart be her compass on the journey back?

Forever seventeen, that is what she's dreaming of
Forever seventeen, that is what she's dreaming of