The Time Is Up

by The Elements

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The Time Is Up is the third studio album of Slovak rock band The Elements. It provides mature, energetic and honest musical experience to all who like variety and instrumental quality in rock&roll music. The album is influenced by The Element's progressive roots, but at same time it does not hesitate to maintain simplicity when needed. The lyrics of the songs are addressing the deep questions of human life - reflected through the personal experience of band's members. You should go for it quickly, before the time is up...

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released 12 October 2012

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The Elements Slovakia

Rock band from Slovakia, originally formed in 2001 is known mostly for their dynamic, slightly progressive rock music and energetic live performance. The Elements bring music full of life and positive energy, yet deep and hearty.

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Track Name: O Ľuďoch
Ulicou pláva hustý dym,
horia sľúbené termíny.
Netvár sa, že si nevinný!

Z pod lampy oddelil sa tieň,
kosa už padla na kameň.

Tmou zaznel pridusený smiech.

Láva stúpa,
správa hlúpa.

Ľudia vraj vôbec nie sú zlí,
ostáva smiať sa cez slzy.

Ráno ospalí susedia,

svorne nič o tom nevedia.
Šepká sa: „Koniec prímeria!“

Z auta zostali uhlíky,

v novinách čierne rubriky.
Otočíš stranu, to nie si ty.

Láva stúpa,
správa hlúpa.

Ľudia vraj vôbec nie sú zlí,
ostáva smiať sa cez slzy.
Niekto nám hľadí na prsty,
dúfame, že nám odpustí!

V živote to tak zvykne byť,
silnejší kopú do slabých.
Je pravda, že pravda víťazí?

Nad kauzou visí otáznik,
že v tom bol jeden politik,
za rok si nespomenie nik.

Ľudia vraj vôbec nie sú zlí,
ostáva smiať sa cez slzy.
Niekto nám hľadí na prsty,
dúfame, že nám odpustí!
Track Name: Downtown
Downtown, deep down within myself
A small riot has gathered there
There’s Michael and few of his friends
They’re holding their last stand
Surrounded by soldiers
Cigarettes, guns in hands
Mike took off his hat
“Tried to warn you”, he said

Downtown, high above the ground

By the window a man stands still

A thick cigar spits death around

He’s closely watching the scene

Deadly calm, incoming storm,

“What should we do, sir?”, somebody asked
Mike lifts head up high
Looked him in the eye

Mike took of his hat

“Tried to warn you”, he said

I think you should know

We’re dying here trying to save your soul
Knowing this you too should think
Before you lean your head over the cliff

Downtown, deep underground

A small send off has gathered there

There’s Michael burying all his friends
Putting lilies on their graves

Silent cry, grievous goodbye

Now that you know, will you shed a tear?
Mike took off his hat, “You’re alive, I’m glad!” “
So remember!”

I think you should know

We’re dying here trying to save your soul
Knowing this you too should think
Before you lean your head over the cliff
Track Name: Wondering About Jesus
Reading about a king

Lately made me think

About a man widely known
Many believe he’d been more

What we know?
What do we know?

We hear this and we hear that
Many things have been said
But despite all the talk

What he was really like?

What we know?
What do we know?

Wondering about Jesus
Would he be friends with me?
How would he perceive us
Wearing our humanity?

Would he go for his degree

And Friday night have a beer

Would he say: “What a beautiful girl!”
To a drunk poor toss a coin?

What we know?

Oh, what do we know?

Wondering about Jesus
Would he be friends with me?
How would he perceive us
Wearing our humanity?

Don’t want to step on your toes

Listen, I’m just curious

Would he be fun, have many friends
What would become of his cross today?

Wondering about Jesus
Would he be friends with me?
How would he perceive us
Wearing our humanity?

Wondering about Jesus
Would he be friends with me?
Aren’t we confused by
Centuries of prejudices?
Track Name: Dobrý chlapík
Dobrý chlapík má rôzne mená,
pozná ho takmer celý kraj,

pri jeho krbe, vedľa seba,
večeria žobrák aj pán kráľ.

Ticho ako slnko chodí oknom,
na susedov sa nehnevá

a svojich márnotratných synov,
necháva sedieť za stolom.

Do práce vstáva veľmi skoro,
po otcovi zdedil dom,

zo strechy učí vtáky lietať

a ľudí liečiť úsmevom.

Mieša farby detských očí,
zohrieva moria v kotlíku

a počas dlhých zimných nocí,
píše múzam básnikov.

Jeho príbeh končí smutne,
zlí susedia ho udali.

Za veci, ktoré neurobil,

ho na kreslo poslali.

Na ľudí však nezanevrel,
z neba sa na nás pozerá.
Prstom krúti zemeguľou
a dažďom plní jazerá.
Track Name: Get Up!
Cítim tu pach.

Zvetraných snov a rozpustenej odvahy,
bielu vlajku, čo od strachu si vydávil.
Trasieš sa pod ňou ako dieťa pod perinou,
v teplej tme, kým svet vraždí okolo.

Zvyšky tvojej nádeje pribité sú na stene,
ukazuješ chrbát jej posmrtnej ozvene.

Voda v klietke stúpa, no ty si spokojný,
pretože už ani nevieš aké je to byť slobodný!

Get up! Get up!

Pripálený strach.

Keď pod zadkom sa ti pomaly zohrieva stolička,
bojíš sa postaviť, aby netiekol ti aj po lýtkach.
Dlho si si vychutnával pohodlie hľadiska,

je čas nasadiť rukavice, druhé kolo odpískať.

Postaviť sa na odpor bol nakoniec kus koláča,

že parný valec zmestí sa do ringu - s tým si nerátal.
Rozdáva rany ako minister úrady,

následky zvolenia však poisťovňa nehradí!

Get up! Get up!

Ak máš to vzdať, netráp sa,
nevstávaj z prachu,

ale ak nemáš strach vyhrávať,
postav sa, nemárni už čas!

Tep sa opäť zrýchľuje, zreničky sťahujú,

tupá bolesť ostrí hrany každú ďalšiu sekundu.
Rýchly nádych nad hladinou, v pľúcach vysoká pec,
keď so vzduchom naťahuješ vydýchnutý život späť.

Ďalší úder do tváre päsťou ako z kameňa,
trojitý rittberger a opäť si na kolenách.
Tvoje slabé odhodlanie útočí ti od chrbta,
rýchlo otoč sa a vyrieš toho parchanta!

Kedy bude koniec, ani vstávať ťa už nebaví,

kým nad tým rozmýšľaš, dostávaš ďalšiu do brady.
Nepočítaj sekundy a rýchlo vstávaj zo zeme,

lebo nikdy nevieš, ktoré kolo je to posledné.

Get up! Get up!
Track Name: Tak sa neobzeraj späť
Prišiel ďalší z tmavých dní čo vraždia sny,
hladina riek stúpa k nám neožiabreným.

V kúte ticho smeje sa včerajší hriech,

ostré zuby máva ten škodoradostný smiech.

Je čas zapáliť suché steblá,
rezať vredy a lámať rebrá!

Tak sa neobzeraj späť,

dnešným dňom nič nekončí.

Tak sa neobzeraj za seba,

vesmír sa bude točiť.

Tak sa neobzeraj späť,

vyzleč staré šaty

a nenechaj morám patriť tvoj svet.
Tak sa neobzeraj!

Aj dnes prišiel ďalší z tých malomocných dní,
potme klope na dvere ľudí zlomených.

Tak len pekne poď, ty zubatý vrah,

moju krv neochutnáš, smiať sa budem ja!

Je čas zapáliť suché steblá,
rezať vredy a lámať rebrá!

Tak sa neobzeraj späť,

dnešným dňom nič nekončí.

Tak sa neobzeraj za seba,

vesmír sa bude točiť.

Tak sa neobzeraj späť,

vyzleč staré šaty

a nenechaj morám patriťtvoj svet.
Tak sa neobzeraj!
Track Name: Kým je čas
V cudzom svete sám,

mlyny pýchy stíchli.
Nedostatok slov,

keď dozneli fanfáry dotykov.

Náruč vychladla,

päť zmyslov a dní tristo!

Zástup spomienok,

mlčky sleduje každý ďalší krok.

Slnko svietilo na nás,

pred dažďom chránil hrubý plášť.
Otec vravieval: “Maj tvár!”

Kým je...

Čas neodpúšťa,

hĺbi vrásky do tvárí.

Vyberá si daň,

čo siali sme, to musíme žať.

Tiene, prúdy riek,
farby lístia, stý krát,
rátajú nám dni,
ticho tykajú, kým...

Vietor horí v nás,

duje žeravý mráz,

zo zeme stúpa dážď

a padá prach.

Sme synmi mnohých mám,
Magdalén aj dám,

náš svet kropí svetlo aj tma.

Cesta končí tam,

kde sa strieľa bez cieľa.
Naplnil sa čas,

posledná šanca na návrat.

Vietor horí v nás,

duje žeravý mráz,

zo zeme stúpa dážď

a padá prach.

Sme synmi mnohých mám,
Magdalén aj dám,

náš svet kropí svetlo aj tma.
Track Name: Who’s Gonna Walk with Me
Tracy’s tiger’s gone

We are eating its flash
In my heart it leaves
The weirdest aftertaste

The drink was not done
Now it’s spilt over my floor
What was sweet now stuck
And I can’t move on!

Who’s gonna walk with me?
Why do I have to choose?

You may not have perfect shoes
But I loved your company

Who’s gonna walk with me?
These streets and days

Will our paths cross again?
Or is this good bye?

You’ve heard them say that thing
‘bout green and other side

But the thing is now

That there is no grass

The sky has clouded up
Wounded beast cries and moans
Highway changed to mud

And I can’t move on

Who’s gonna walk with me?
Why do I have to choose?

You may not have perfect shoes
But I loved your company

Who’s gonna walk with me?
These streets and days

Will our paths cross again?
Or is this good bye?

I stare in the distance
Over an endless plane
Looking right and left
But there is no friend

Should I come back for you A
nd change my course?

Or is there someone else
Waiting for me to join?
Track Name: Don’t Let a Candle Be Your Sun
We all came naked to this world

Not wearing dirt, not wearing any gold
With no sins, no name and no plans
Alone

All is dark and we hope that someone will
Hear our cry, while guarding sleeplessly
Someone who, has been waiting for us

To come

Trees grow old, a beauty out of clay

Watch our children play in shadows of the day
Wising up, as we’re trying to find out

Who we are

Does this make sense? No heaven and no hell?
Don’t look for pass, dwell happily in this maze
Decorate your life with pieces of

A dream

Hi there, stranger

Welcome to this world

Let’s live together and die alone
Here’s your cradle

Your grave, what do you say?
We live together, but die alone

Rain falls down, rivers flow to seas

A star is born in a distant galaxy

We stopped to care for the very true meaning
Where we come from and where are we going
On this Earth we’re just shifting

Is anyone listening?

Why?

Hi there, stranger

Welcome to this world

Let’s live together and die alone
Here’s your cradle

Your grave, what do you say?
We live together, but die alone

Wake! Wake up and think
Hook up the link

See through the blindfold

Don’t let the day become your life
Your heart follow the crowd

Don’t let a candle be your sun!
Track Name: Wondering About Jesus (radio edit)
Reading about a king

Lately made me think

About a man widely known
Many believe he’d been more

What we know?
What do we know?

We hear this and we hear that
Many things have been said
But despite all the talk

What he was really like?

What we know?
What do we know?

Wondering about Jesus
Would he be friends with me?
How would he perceive us
Wearing our humanity?

Would he go for his degree

And Friday night have a beer

Would he say: “What a beautiful girl!”
To a drunk poor toss a coin?

What we know?

Oh, what do we know?

Wondering about Jesus
Would he be friends with me?
How would he perceive us
Wearing our humanity?

Don’t want to step on your toes

Listen, I’m just curious

Would he be fun, have many friends
What would become of his cross today?

Wondering about Jesus
Would he be friends with me?
How would he perceive us
Wearing our humanity?

Wondering about Jesus
Would he be friends with me?
Aren’t we confused by
Centuries of prejudices?