European Edition

RELEASE DATE:
March 3, 2018
Label: Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group

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RELEASE DATE:
March 3, 2018
Label: Art Of Melody Music / Burning Minds Music Group

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SPECIAL PERSONALIZED EDITION DETAILS: This special LTD. edition comes with personalized printed card included, filled with handwritten name of the buyer, number of the copy and signature of Art Of Melody Music’s label manager, that certifies the originality of the product. Moreover, an exclusive paper card handcrafted wraps the CD. A very special edition available in a strictly limited quantity of 100 copies, dedicated to all the great melodic rock music’s collectors out there.

Japanese Edition

RELEASE DATE:
April 13, 2018
Label: AnderStein Music

Credits

All songs written by Michael Kratz & Kasper Viinberg except This Town Is Lost Without You (Michael Kratz, Kasper Viinberg & Bjarne Langhoff)
All songs arranged by Kasper Viinberg & Michael Kratz.
All songs produced & mixed and mastered by Kasper Viinberg.
All songs mastered by Jan Eliasson, Audio Planet.

All songs recorded in Kawer Studios except This Town Is Lost Without You and We All Live In This Nation recorded at Kawer Studios (DK) and in LA, USA. What Did I ..? & Never Take Us Alive recorded at Kawer Studios (DK) and Rockwood Studios (London), In Between recorded at Kawer Studios (DK), Warburg’s privacy (DK) and Ivorytears Music Works, Somma Lombardo (IT).

Vocals recorded at Kawer Studios (DK) & KOMO Studio (DK)

Dom Brown appears courtesy of Remedy Records.

Alessandro Del Vecchio appears courtesy of Frontiers Records.

Cover concept and logo by Michael Kratz
Graphics and design by Antonella Astori
Photos: Anita Odfeldt

Michael Kratz online: michaelkratz.net | facebook.com/michaelkratz.net | twitter.com/ikratz | Instagram.com/michaelkratz.official

Management: Bo W. Lauritsen / Million Dollar Management | www.milliondollarmanagement.com

Thanks to: My family for endless support! Everybody at KOMO studio for making me feel like home everytime I visit you! To Steve Lukather, Michael Landau, David Garfield, Dom Brown, Mikkel Risum, Christian Warburg, Ida Lohmann, Bjarne Langhoff, Ole Kibsgaard, Alessandro Del Vecchio, Janus Bechmann, Tony Liotta for your amazing musical contribution. Emma Viinberg, Den Jyske Sangskole / MidtVest Juniorkor and MidtVest Pigekor (Anna Palmelund, Freja Oppelstrup Iversen, Laura Gadager Madsen, Victoria Hjorthus Birkmose, Nadia Liv Alstrup, Emma Holm Najbjerg, Isabella Trabjerg Medhurst) for your beautiful singing on “Paradise Lost”. Lise Bonde and Dorte Bille for your kindness and work with the girls.

Everybody at Art Of Melody Music & Burning Minds Music Group and AnderStein Music for believing in my music! Million Dollar Management. The live band and crew.

My fans for making it all possible!

Special thanks to Kasper Viinberg, Ole Viinberg, Kenneth Bremer, Bo W. Lauritsen and Zorro for EVERYTHING! To my SoMe assistant, Camilla Key Zinck, for an AMAZING job and GREAT ideas!

This album is dedicated to life itself.

Michael Kratz: Lead vocals, bg vocals (all tracks), drums (6)
Kasper Viinberg: Drums (all tracks except 6), Bass (all tracks except 1), guitars, bg vocals, perc., programming (all tracks)
Steve Lukather: Guitar solo (3)
Michael Landau: Guitars (1)
David Garfield: Keyboards, Hammond, Piano (1, 3)
Dom Brown: Guitars (4, 5)
Christian Warburg: Guitars (8, 11, 12)
Alessandro Del Vecchio: Keyboards, Hammond (12)
Tony Liotta: Percussion (all tracks)
Mikkel Risum: Bass (1)
Janus Bechmann: Dobro (13, 14, 15, 16)
Ida Lohmann: Bg vocals (1, 13, 14, 15, 16)
Ole Kibsgaard: Bg vocals (3)
Ole Viinberg: Bg vocals (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Emma Viinberg: Choir (8)
Den Jyske Sangskole: Choir (8)
Kenneth Bremer: Cowbell (3)

Tracks

(European Edition)

  1. We All Live In This Nation
  2. Live Your Life
  3. This Town Is Lost Without You
  4. What Did I ..?
  5. Never Take Us Alive
  6. Game Of Love (Over And Over
  7. Lying
  8. Paradise Lost
  9. Shade
  10. Bye Bye
  11. Dying Young
  12. In Between
  13. This Town Is Lost Without You (Acoustic version)*
  14. I Don’t Know How (Acoustic version)*

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(Japanese Edition)

  1. We All Live In This Nation
  2. Live Your Life
  3. This Town Is Lost Without You
  4. What Did I ..?
  5. Never Take Us Alive
  6. Game Of Love (Over And Over
  7. Lying
  8. Paradise Lost
  9. Shade
  10. Bye Bye
  11. Dying Young
  12. In Between
  13. This Town Is Lost Without You (Acoustic version)
  14. I Don’t Know How (Acoustic version)
  15. Anni (Holding On Again) (Acoustic version)*
  16. We All Live In This Nation (Acoustic version)*

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Lyrics

We All Live In This Nation

I wonder how this world was meant to be?
This world of make-believe
It’s hard to pretend to like what I see!

Just another ordinary “Scary Planet” day
Another Breaking News
It’s hard to believe the actions of the human race

We all live in this nation
Children of the world, breathing the same air
We all live in this nation
No more lives in fear, how can we not care?

For a moment, I can look upon the deep blue sky
The sky will ease my mind
But I know someone else’s sky is daunting dark

We all live in this nation
Shine a little light, brighten up their day
We all live in this nation
Too many life’s lost, we must find a way

We all live in this nation
Children of the world, breathing the same air
We all live in this nation
No more lives in fear, how can we hang on?

We all live in this nation
We don’t need to live in fear, we all need to be here!

We all live in this nation
Children of the world, breathing the same air
We all live in this nation
No more lives in fear, how can we not care?

We all live in this nation
Shine a little light, brighten up their day
We all live in this nation
Too many life’s lost, we must find a way

We all live in this nation
Children of the world, breathing the same air
We all live in this nation
No more lives in fear, how can we not care?

We all live in this nation
We all live in this nation

Live Your Life

Another rainy day
Can’t get up, fighting just to stay
This man was on his way
Lived a life in honesty, he lived everyday
Remember the seconds, counting down

Now, time is running out
Living with an enemy, living in a cloud
Some days just passing by
Some days will be like yesterdays.
Keep the spirit high!
Hold on to the seconds, still counting down

(Time to live)
Every day is a new begining
(Take your time)
To live in the moment
(Everyday)
Don’t make it be for nothing
(Live your life)

One minute – had it all
Now it seems so far away, it’s written on the wall
Feet solid on the ground
A minute after happiness
His world turned upside down

(Time to live)
Every day is a new begining
(Take your time)
To live in the moment
(Everyday)
Don’t make it be for nothing
(Live your life)

(Time to live)
Every day is a new beginning
(Take your time)
To live in the moment
(Everyday)
Don’t make it be for nothing
(Live your life)

Even in the passing moment of your life
You will feel the glory of things you leave behind
You have marked your steps, all along the line
We remember you, we carry you in our minds

(Time to live)
Every day is a new begining
(Take your time)
To live in the moment
(Everyday)
Don’t make it be for nothing
(Live your life)

(Time to live)
Every day is a new begining
(Take your time)
To live in the moment
(Everyday)
Don’t make it be for nothing
(Live your life)

Time to live
Take your time
Everyday
Live your life

This Town Is Lost Without You

She’s out of time
Empty handed lovers know what it’s like
She walks the line, bending over far too many times
She pretends she can’t talk but reacts
‘Cause it hurts when she walks that’s a fact

She hits the street, early in the morning on her feet
A place to go
Just run away from all you´ve ever known
For the last time for the last time

Out there somewhere
This town is lost without you
Your leaving I’m leaving too
(Empty handed lovers know)
One down, it’s all around
This town is lost without you

They wash their hands
Empty hearted lovers they know the dance
And on the line Daddy’s working late kiss mom goodnight
For the last time

Out there somewhere
This town is lost without you
Your leaving I’m leaving too
(Empty handed lovers know)
One down, it’s all around
This town is lost without you
Your leaving I’m leaving too

Out there somewhere
This town is lost without you
Your leaving I’m leaving too
(Empty hearted lovers know what it’s like)
One down, it’s all around
This town is lost without you
Your leaving I’m leaving too

What Did I ..?

You were gone
I was feeling low
What went wrong
I don’t know

About to cry
And I really felt I’d rather die
Than see you leave
With another guy

What did I
Do to make you leave tonight
What could I’ve done to make it right
What did I
Do to make you change your mind
You know I tried to be so kind

Emptiness
No more love to come
All alone on the run

You turned me on
Just to bring me down to my knees
I feel the pain, let it ease

What did I
Do to make you leave tonight
What could I’ve done to make it right
What did I
Do to make you change your mind
You know I tried to be so kind

By now you should know my heart
You know it belong to only you
And I’ve been waiting, waiting
God, I’ve been waiting for you
I don’t know what to do
I wish you would take my heart
With you, with you

What did I
Do to make you leave tonight
What could I’ve done to make it right
How could I
Make you change your mind
You know I tried to be so kind

Never Take Us Alive

Look what we’re running from
They don’t know what’s about to come
They’ve been tryin’ to keep all of us
In this prison cell – it’s so obvious

But we’ve been growing in numbers
Enlightened and unafraid
And now the walls are starting to crack
Yeah, it’s time to react

This machine’s been controlling our world
But now it’s time to take it out
The truth about you will soon be unfurled
No matter how much you scream and shout

Wait one minute – the window is closing
And I’ll get us out of here
Wait one second – this party is over
I’ll promise you this:
You’ll never take us alive

You’ve been infected by greed
Yeah, it’s like a sickness – How much do you really need?
Have you got anything left to show?
No, I didn’t think so

This machine’s been controlling our world
But now it’s time to take it down
I’ve got this match and I’ll burn
Your house right to the ground

Wait one minute – the window is closing
And I’ll get us out of here
Wait one second – this party is over
I’ll promise you this:
You’ll never take us alive

Wait one minute – the window is closing
And I’ll get us out of here
Wait one second – this party is over
I’ll promise you this:
You’ll never take us alive

Wait one minute – the window is closing
And I’ll get us out of here
Wait one second – this party is over
I’ll promise you this:
You’ll never take us alive

Game Of Love (Over And Over)

Girl you know
That you will always be
The only girl that matters to me

Even though
I may be to naïve
In my heart – I still believe

I believe in you and me
Even though it wasn’t meant to be

I know that it will be alright
I know that we can make it right
And I know that we’re gonna play
The game of love over and over again

Girl I hope
You really know what I mean
’cause we can be the greatest ever seen

And I hope
We can push it on and on
To the place – where we belong

I believe in you and me
Even though it wasn’t meant to be

I know that it will be alright
I know that we can make it right
And I know that we’re gonna play
The game of love over and over again
I know, you’re more than just a friend
And I know we can make it till the end
And I know that we’re gonna play
The game of love over and over again

You gotta work, you gotta fight
You gotta find a way to go
You’re gonna loose, you’re gonna win
You gonna find a wind to blow
It isn’t easy if you end up feeling sleazy
But you do what you have to do
Have to do
Have to do

I know that it will be alright
I know that we can make it right
And I know that we’re gonna play
The game of love over and over again
I know, you’re more than just a friend
And I know we can make it till the end
And I know that we’re gonna play
The game of love over and over again

Lying

Everything is torn
I can’t believe the things I have done
The world turns upside down
With that look in your eye

As you’re lying with me
And I’m lying to you

I could run and hide
But it would not change what’s been broken inside
I would end up doing it all again
with someone new

So now you’re lying with me
And I’m lying to you

The world turns upside down
Now I’m up in the sky
I really don’t know how to feel
You should go your own way
So I can give in to this high
I think it’s time to say – Goodbye

Morning presses on
Soon we’ll feel the warmth of the sun
It’s becoming very clear
That we won’t make it through

When you’re lying with me
And I’m lying to you

The world turns upside down
Now I’m up in the sky
I really don’t know how to feel
You should go your own way
So I can give in to this high
I think it’s time to say – Goodbye

But I’m stuck in the dream
And I don’t know what to do
When you’re lying with me
And I’m lying to you

Paradise Lost

I’m sitting all alone
I can’t believe what happened
Everything seems so dark
I can’t see anything but the ruins

They took my friends
They took my family
Everything that I had
Now it’s all gone forever

I lost my paradise
They took my paradise
I can’t find my paradise
Where’s my paradise
I lost my paradise

How could they do it?
On common ground, isolated
It’s so hard to believe
The future I saw has faded

Strangers flowing away
Surrounded by the silence
There’s nothing I can say
Nothing left to do

I lost my paradise
They took my paradise
I can’t find my paradise
Where’s my paradise
I lost my paradise
They took my paradise
I can’t find my paradise
Where’s my paradise
I lost my paradise

A hollow state of mind
Is all that’s left behind
I just wish You could feel it yourself
I wanted to be free
But there´s nothing here for me

I lost my paradise
They took my paradise
I can’t find my paradise
Where’s my paradise
I lost my paradise
They took my paradise
I can’t find my paradise
Where’s my paradise
I lost my paradise

Shade

She had to see it for herself
What they’d been fighting was finally over
She hitched a ride and some stranger drove her
To the other side of town

Got out and saw her childhood home
Her knees got weak and her body shivered
No need to try ‘cause no one could give her
Any peace of mind

The door creaked more than it used to
The paintings on the walls were beginning to fade
And every time she looked up to the bedroom
It threw a shade
It hit her in the heart and she blew out a candle
Felt just like a little girl again
And when she reached out to turn the handle
It started to rain

She cut her ties to everything
And then she headed out to find some answers
But the uncertainty was like a cancer
That built inside of her

They say that time will mend your wounds
And even though she still feels the bruises
I am shure that she will heal – ‘cause who says
You can’t turn it around

The door creaked more than it used to
The paintings on the walls were beginning to fade
And every time she looked up to the bedroom
It threw a shade
It hit her in the heart and she blew out a candle
Felt just like a little girl again
And when she reached out to turn the handle
It started to rain

Don’t
Give in to desire
You’ll end up chasing fires
So, aim a little higher

Oh, Please
You’ve got to keep it moving
Just think about what you’re doing
Is it really worth pursuing

The door creaked more than it used to
The paintings on the walls were beginning to fade
And every time she looked up to the bedroom
It threw a shade
It hit her in the heart and she blew out a candle
Felt just like a little girl again
And when she reached out to turn the handle
It started to rain

Bye Bye

She makes me cry in the night
And I wish I could fly
Instead of live in this lie

She knows what make me sad
And she does what she can
To make it all go mad

She know, she know, she know
That this might be the end
And she don’t seem to care much
That’s not my sin

Can you make me feel strong
Can you make me be happy
Then I wanna hold you
And I wanna love you
Can you make me feel glad
Can you make me feel alive
Then I wanna please you
And I wanna kiss you

She knows what’s bringing me down
And she loves to make – make me feel like a clown
She knows that I couldn’t see
When she turned me off
And brought me down on my knees

I know, I know, I know
That she wont break apart
If I move away from here
And try to make a brand-new start

Can you make me feel strong
Can you make me be happy
Then I wanna hold you
And I wanna love you
Can you make me feel glad
Can you make me feel alive
Then I wanna please you
And I wanna kiss you

Can you make me feel strong
Can you make me be happy
Then I wanna hold you
And I wanna love you
Can you make me feel glad
Can you make me feel alive
Then I wanna please you
And I wanna kiss you

Can you make me feel strong
Can you make me be happy
Then I wanna hold you
And I wanna love you
Can you make me feel glad
Can you make me feel alive
Then I wanna please you
And I wanna kiss you

Can you make me feel strong
Can you make me be happy
Then I wanna hold you
And I wanna love you
Can you make me feel glad
Can you make me feel alive
Then I wanna please you
And I wanna kiss you

Dying Young

I saw this little boy
Walking the long long way
Beggin’ his mom
Please don’t stay

She left him alone
Before he was awake
To go to the bar
She drank all her pain away

Mama I need you so
Won’t you please come home with me
’cause I can’t live here on my own
Mom I’m your youngest son
How can my life go on
When I’m left here Dying Young

She left him again
Telling him not to cry
“Now, it won’t be late
Believe me, time will fly”

She kissed him goodbye
And left with another guy
“Don’t stay up till late”
The day now began to fade

Mama I need you so
Won’t you please come home with me
’cause I can’t live here on my own
Mom I’m your youngest son
How can my life go on
When I’m left here Dying Young
Dying young

Now he went home
To go to sleep alone
Praying to God
Not to wake up alone

Mama I need you so
Wont you please come home with me
’cause I can’t live here on my own
Mom I’m your youngest son
How can my life go on
When I’m left here Dying Young

Mama I need you so
Wont you please come home with me
’cause I can’t live here on my own
Mom I’m your youngest son
How can my life go on
When I’m left here Dying Young
Dying young
Dying young

In Between

I got someone
Somewhere in between
Yeah, I got someone
Somewhere in between

And in the distance
You keep whispering my name
When I close my eyes, I know
You’re feeling just the same

You are my someone
(and you’re) Somewhere in between
I’m looking for something
That is nowhere to be seen

You made me forget myself
And please you everyday
Teasing your love for me
And then you went away

And Now this distance
keeps on growing day by day
But suddenly You’re standing right there
Asking me to stay

You call me up and I come knocking on your door
My bleeding heart is on the floor
I know what lies ahead ‘cause we’ve been down this road before
But Baby, when You smile I just want more

I carry your love with me
But trying to let it go
Asking you to set me free
‘cause you leave me feeling low

And in the distance
I’m now whispering your name
When you close your eyes, you know
My feelings aren’t the same

Now you’ve got someone
Somewhere in between
Yeah, I am your someone
Somewhere in between

I call you up and you come knocking on my door
Your bleeding heart is on the floor
You know what lies ahead ‘cause we’ve been down this road before
But Baby, when I smile you just want more