The Time Is Up

by The Elements

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1.
O Ľuďoch 05:14
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!
2.
Downtown 04:58
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
3.
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?
4.
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.
5.
Get Up! 03:50
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!
6.
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!
7.
Kým je čas 05:12
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.
8.
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?
9.
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!
10.
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?

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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 October 12, 2012

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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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