The Unchosen

by Karibow

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"The Unchosen" is the 20th anniversary album by award-winnning German progressive rock band Karibow featuring over 71 minutes of previously unreleased, re-recorded powerful melodic music from 2010 to 2017. This special download version includes the album booklet as a pdf file as a free bonus.

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released January 31, 2018

All music and lyrics written and arranged by Oliver Rüsing.

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Karibow Wetter, Germany

Karibow was founded by Oliver Rüsing in late 1996. After a long musical development from AOR to melodic progressive rock, the band was eventually rewarded with the German Rock & Pop Award in the "Best Arrangement" category (2011) and again in 2014 for "Best Progressive Band". In 2017 The band won the Akademia Award for "Best Rock Song". In 2016 Karibow toured Germany together with SAGA. ... more

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Track Name: Addicted
I'm your memory. I don't recall who you are.
I'm your fantasy, your illusion and your fading star.
I'm living in a world of masquerade
I'm watching you and I just can't help ascending, ascending.
I'm flying higher than your future and my past
attended by truth and deeper understanding.

The shape of the wind and the moving water, I'm addicted to it all.
The lightning and rain and the rolling thunder, I'm addicted to their call.
The power of life in your thoughts of wonder, I'm addicted to
the hand in the shade that points at the stars and the dream in your eyes.

What did you uncover in all those years?
You feed the land with greed and pain.
One after another you'll understand.
Just go with the flow and break this chain!

The shape of the wind and the moving water...

And you know what it's gonna be,
deep inside behind the lines of shadowplay and tragedy.
And you know it, better go for it, but you're standing still.
But nothing last forever, so may it be your will.

I'm addicted, addicted to it all. I'mm addicted to the the call, the call.
I'm addicted to the land, addicted to the sea,
addicted to the dream you used to be,
addicted to the days, addicted to the nights,
addicted to everything that feels so right,
addicted to colour, addicted to sound,
that's all it takes to make my world go 'round,
addicted to your taste, addicted to the rain,
I'm even addicted to faith again.

The shape of the wind and the moving water...
Track Name: The Impermanence of Sound
Someone cried right by your side
and you're waiting for another break and run away, so far away.

One day the secret of it all falls apart.
And now you run way 'cause no one can explain the secret of it all.

Come think again, save your words.
You know one day we'll return to the water and it will close you in
Come think again, save your world.
You know one day we'll return to the water and it will close you in.
And it will close you in.

Every little thing you do and every little thing you say
remains in this world and it affects your footprints anyway.
And every little thought of you, and every little thought of me
makes a new connection and it tells us what we're meant to be.

Come think again...

How can you live without having doubts?
You're blinded by the freedom you would never think about.
We are the questions, we're the relics, the remains,
we're all alone but we're still moving through your veins.

Every little thing you do...

You can find it in your mind, you can find it in the air!
You can find it in the seasons, you can find it everywhere!

Come think again...

And even if you're crying in silence and you're hiding to escape the light of day,
and even if your time is running out nothing can ever be too late.
And even if eternity seems violent there's hope in the impermanence of sound.
The beauty of change in this world will always be around.

How can you live without having doubts?
We are the questions you would never think about.

Don't tell me that you're weary
'cause everybody's suffering trying to fly or even flow.
I know that you can hear me, aware of what I'm offering.
Now decide which way to go.

Come think again...
Track Name: Stratosphere
So you're breaking something down
and my hand repaints my rainbow
in a world untouched, unknown
caught inside this noble freak show.

When the curtains fall, when the waters rise
we will sing another briliant song.
Just another trip, only one more day,
what was wrong just can't be right and will be wrong.

Lift me up into my stratosphere
Take me high my stone cold pioneer!
With the silence came the falling rain
and the rest of us keep waiting for something else, something strange.

I hear a tidal echo of the Great Escape
but no one's ever seen the flood, I know.
And the sea's still speaking: "Breathe in, brother, breathe in."
Now the river's running dry once so wild, wild, wild
and the plastic life believer unleashed a child's mind.

Lift me up into my stratosphere...
Track Name: Read Me
There's no world except my world.
There's no intrusion from the outside.
There's nothing going on today.
There's no advantage and no downside.

Come read me, read my life!
Read me, feed my mind!

You just don't see what I can see.
My touch is slipping through your fingers.
You're making war inside of me
and you forget the pain that lingers.

Come read me...

And you don't even notice me when you're walking right through me, ripping me apart.
And my touch is too weak.
All I can do is silently leave this delicate scent of honesty.
Track Name: Spectral Progression
It's just the story of a ghost you still ingnore
made up to break down your illusions.
I'm only breathing cause I've been with you before.
I'm still a part of your profusion.
I'm the inventor, your epicenter. I'm the inventor. You're a pretender.
Track Name: Back to the Ashes
And you don't belong to us.
And you don't belong to anyone.
And you're not a part of us.
And you're not a part of anyone.

Go back, back, back to the ashes!
Track Name: Plutonian (Acoustic Version)
So what is your life? What are you made for?
The caress of fear, the caress of light, that's why you're here.
You put your faith in the distance, imagination, imagination.
That's all you want to see, imagination endlessly.

I know we're just the same.
You dream it and you do it, do it
and in the end you do it your way.
I know that you want it, I know we're just the same.
And you do it, you doo it all again.
You're just too far away, I guess you'll always be a Plutonian,
a Plutonian to me.
I know that you want it.
I know you'll always be a Plutonian to me.

You're not , you're not you're not,
you're not from this world, you're not from this world. You're not from this world.

You'll always be far away, far away.
I know you'll always be a Plutonian to me, a Plutonian to me
A human Plutonian, a Plutonian to me.
Track Name: Coming Home
That's me in the corner of my private Avalon
But she'll never mourn her personal loss.

I tried to resist it. I tried to forget.
She met me, I missed it. But she'll never regret

Another angel's fallen down but she will never understand it
My darkest memory's calling.
I better try to get away

Again it's building up on me, takes me away eventually,
takes much too much of everything.

One breakdown in two lines
Three rescue calls, four warning signs
I'm haunted by my five big fears, I'm coming home
Six lies in seven days,
eight times a choice, nine different ways for ten long years
and nothing feels like coming home

I'm crying a river and our separate ways are driving me insane
and there's not a single moment of truth in the story we relate.
I know there's a part of you that never ever opens up to me
And I'm walking right behind you listening to your distant melodies.

One breakdown in two lines...

Year by year, step by step, tear by tear fills the gap.
I was brought up by the rain, I was brought down by the cheapest lie.

One breakdown in two lines...
Track Name: White on White
So early in the morning...
So fresh and young we are.
No shadow when it's dawning,
no single sign of war.­
No agent undercover and no deceitful lover I see,
you see, we feel.

White on white I'm hiding,
I'll never wake up from this dream come alive.
Are you a lie or are you breathing?
White on white you're hiding,
You'll never wake up from this dream come alive.
Are you a lie or are you breathing?

We ended up with nothing but a mess
and this is only desperation.
And once again I'm left with even less
than my lowest expectations.
But every time the sky is clearing up
I hear it coming from the distance.
So don't forget when black turns into white
my heart is crying for resistance.

White on white I'm hiding,
I'll never wake up from this dream come alive.
Are you a lie or are you breathing?
White on white you're hiding,
You'll never wake up from this dream come alive.
Are you a lie or are you breathing?
Track Name: Remember
What do you feel when I come along?
What's your secret?
Who's that fool you never listen to?
And what makes you get away?

Do you know what I would rather do?
Maybe I'm still searching.
But I really don't need anyone,
no matter what you will do.

Remember me!
Some will never know silver from mercury.
Remember me!
I don't want you tomorrow

You give it, give it, give it away but you take it all back.
You dress up in white but you're talking in black
Think back, stop, go, let my mind flow.
May your tears fall down in every corner of my world!

Remember me...

A flight never ending is not what you want, is not what you want.
Time, never ending time, is not what you want, is not what you want.

Life, never ending life ain't what you want.
Time, never ending time, ain't what you want, is not what you want.

Remember me...
Track Name: Pure
The world's too blind to see
I'd give my life for someone I wanna be.
Another summer ends and you can't believe
your future lies in ashes and in grief

Cold and frozen inside.
How could you be so weak and so blind?
My world is gone, I resign.
I promise I'll be pure in mind

You can see there's something wrong.
Everything that's coming comes undone.
I know, I know it's hard to take but you need me to
destroy your well-worn habits I've been loving, too.

Cold and frozen inside...

Are you purified? Can't you see what's coming
when you live this life of ignorance.
Are you purified? 'Cause nothing else matters (to me).
I will never be indifferent, indifferent.
Track Name: Inorganic Talk (Orchestral Version)
It all started with the big wish.
You're connected, plunging into life, reaching out for life.
You're growing up, start walking,
but in the end you're falling down again, lose your crown again.

Go, for a God-mode life we go and we fall, fall, fall,
in a human way we fall.
And we go, for a god-mode life we go and we fall, fall, fall,
in a human way we fall.

And it's a game you have to lose to win even if it takes your life again.
And every time they come to haunt you
we are nothing but a history of inorganic talk, inorganic talk.

Inorganic talk, inorganic talk...

And we go, for a god-mode life we go and we fall, fall, fall,
in a human way we fall.
And we go, for a god-mode life we go and we fall, fall, fall,
in a human way we fall.

And even when they say you're done don't change the way you feel.
And even if they take your life you will know what is real.
And every time you feel afraid your mind lights up the dark.
Remember you are still a part of inorganic talk.

Inorganic talk, inorganic talk...

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