industrial gothic electronic

Wetware

The return of The Cassandra Complex after 6 long years of having a real life… And what a great record it is! The cover art is by the amazingly talented and beautiful Kathy Capri – that’s actually her on the cover photo. She originally took it as a test shot, intending to use another model for the final artwork, but we liked this picture of her so much we insisted on keeping it.

The record took a while to make, it was the first one Volker and Rodney had made without Juergen around, so it was a bit of an adjustment. But in the process we really rediscovered what The Cassandra Complex was to us. Several people have said that it sounds almost like a Greatest Hits album, it’s got so much of the whole history of the band packed inside it, but it still manages to sound really modern. It’s a fine record, one we’re very proud of.


VALIS

(Orpheus/Zacharias)

Everything I’ve always wanted…
All the dreams that come to haunt me
Are right here now
I close my eyes
And from the skies
I feel the presence of a
Vast And Living Intelligence

Vast And Living Intelligence System
Source of energy, source of wisdom
Vast and living
Vast And Living Intelligence System
Information of life insistent
Vast and living

Vast and living
All-forgiving
Immanent and transcendent
Intelligence
Vast and living intelligence
Filling my brain, my every sense
With ecstasy
Of VALIS

Vast And Living Intelligence System
Source of energy, source of wisdom
Vast and living
Vast And Living Intelligence System
Information of life insistent
Vast and living


Twice as Good

(Orpheus/Zacharias)

I have the most beautiful girl in the world
But I still want another
You’re not the best, I know that’s true
But you’re here right now and I want you
Lay your hand upon my thigh
Look into my changing eyes
Cause someday we are going to die
So tell me now you will be mine

Tell me now, I’ve never understood
Why love should be between just two
When another would be twice as good
And both could love me as they should
Another would be twice as good

I still don’t know if it’s really true
But what’s more true than to be with you?
What’s more true than the fire of desire?
What’s more true than desire for you?

Tell me now, I’ve never understood
Why love should be between just two
When another would be twice as good
And both could love me as they should
Another would be twice as good

They tell me love is only real
When two people meet and share what they feel
But if love’s so good…
We should do it all the time

Tell me now, I’ve never understood
Why love should be between just two
When another would be twice as good
And both could love me as they should
Another would be twice as good


N.U.D.

(Ivancic/Orpheus)

Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo
Death, destruction, cities dying
City streets, cruising city streets
Black cities, dying, dying

Drugs, blood, sex, death
Drugs, blood, sex, sex sexsex

Naked, Uniformed, Dead

Cruising cities
Death streets
Life, crying
Life, dying

Naked, Uniformed, Dead

Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo

Naked, Uniformed, Dead


Bad Faith

(Jansen/Orpheus/Zacharias)

I’m drowning in the sea and I’m holding my nose
I just can’t see where anything goes
My life’s been stolen away from me
I’m locked up tight and I haven’t got a key
Cause I’ve got bad faith

So give me money, give me sex
Give me something I can respect
Don’t give me stories, don’t give me lies
Just give me something that is real so I know that I’m alive
Cause I’ve got bad faith


Phoenix

(Orpheus/Zacharias)

I have become comfortably brilliant, comfortably brilliant
I have transcended the reptilian
I hardly can control myself, I hardly can control myself
I am more than human now, I am more than God allows

Look at me, look at me
Tell me now what you see
A man among men, or something else
Something gone beyond, something gone beyond

Something new, something ideal
Something precious, something half-concealed
Something not quite right, that sets your mind alight

Phoenix in the wetware
Phoenix, something wild and rare
Phoenix in the wetware
Phoenix, Phoenix

Don’t get me wrong
I love you for your beauty,I love your helplessness
Don’t get me wrong
I love the way you worship me
Don’t get me wrong
We will survive

Phoenix in the wetware
Phoenix, something wild and rare
Phoenix in the wetware
Phoenix, Phoenix

I don’t know if it’s in my genes
From where it comes or what it means
I only know without your help
I hardly can control myself

Phoenix in the wetware
Phoenix, something wild and rare
Phoenix in the wetware
Phoenix, Phoenix

The world of mind is ours forever
We’ve made a link that can’t be severed
In a world that values treachery, our honesty is plain to see

Phoenix in the wetware
Phoenix, something wild and rare
Phoenix in the wetware
Phoenix, Phoenix


Theme from “The Invisibles”

(Jansen/Orpheus)

Invisible, eternal (rpt)

They move among us (rpt)

They move between our lives
They sacrifice their lives for us
And we
Can never see what they do
We live in ignorance
Of everything that ever was
But arrogance will not prevail
We draw aside the veil
And rise up from the tomb
Our rose will bloom

We wait in silence
Someday we will ascend
Your rule will end
Your rule will end
We carry no flag
No man has our allegiance
We live between your lives
All knowledge, all power
Alive

Invisible, eternal
Invisible, eternal

The mob will rule again


When I Fall In Love

(Orpheus/Zacharias)

When I fall in love
It will be forever
Or at least for a day
If you will only say
That’s enough for you
To reach across the wires, hold my hand
And understand
That’s enough for you

That’s enough for me
That’s enough for me
That’s enough for me
That’s enough for me

I’ve always been romantic
Though my friends all laugh
And if you ask me for my autograph
That’s enough for me
So won’t you give me a chance
Just one chance
That’s enough for me
That’s enough for me


My Possession

(Orpheus)

There’s nothing ever can replace
The feeling of belonging to the one you love
The feeling that the chain is round your neck
The feeling that the chain cannot be broken
The feeling that the chain is always there
The feeling that the chain is always there
My possession
My possession

At last we’ve found the Golden Dawn
At last we wake from all our dreams
At last we’ve found the life inside
At last we’ve found a Love Supreme
My possession
My possession
My possession

I’m blind with fear when you’re so near
I’m deaf and dumb when you are here
I’m everything when you’re inside
I come alive when you arrive

My possession

At last we’ve found the Golden Dawn
At last we wake from all our dreams
At last we’ve found the life inside
At last we’ve found the Love Supreme
My possession
My possession
My possession

You are my slave girl
You are my toy
You are the scorn of the world
You are my joy
You’re my possession
You’re my possession
You’re my possession

At last we’ve found the Golden Dawn
At last we wake from all our dreams
At last we’ve found the life inside
At last we’ve found the Love Supreme
My possession
My possession
My possession


Dion Fortune

(Jansen/Orpheus/Zacharias)

She is the sea that holds all things within her
My life is between her hands
She is space and earth (and life) and water
She is all, and she will understand

I go to her across the shadowy river
She keeps my soul until the dawn
The Dark Queen comes, comes to renew me
From Death’s caress, I rise reborn

Awaken me with kisses in the darkness
Isis, the giver of life
I am dead until you come to save me
I am dead till you become my wife


Never

(Orpheus/Zacharias)

There’s something wrong and I don’t know why
I lie awake staring at the sky

Crying silently so you won’t hear
Invoking succubi that don’t appear
Staring at my souvenirs
Dreaming of someone that isn’t here
Waiting for the pain to disappear

And I can never change the way I feel
It can never be the same
It will never be the same

You will never be inside my dreams
You can never walk with me
You will never walk with me

And though I love you baby
It will never, never
Never be the same

When we make love I’m never there
I close my eyes and think of her
I feel her body instead of yours
My heart is belongs to her

And I can never change the way I feel
It can never be the same
It will never be the same

You will never be inside my dreams
You can never walk with me
You will never walk with me

And though I love you baby
It will never, never
Never be the same
It will never be the same
As it was with her
As it was with her
Was with her

All you give is all that’s mine
When we kiss it’s a crime
You tell me that will change in time
But I know it will be forever


Blood Vessel

(Orpheus)

I can feel the blood pumping inside my head
My own life, killing me

I harbour another life inside
A secret life, placed there by my friend
It grows inside, steals my energy
It grows inside me

I am a vessel
Sailing the sea of time
I am a vessel
Empty, and making a useless noise
I am a vessel
Of my family
I am a vessel
I am everything except me

I am a million cells
A million prisons that enclose my life
Trapped like a silent monk
Worshipping something I will never see

I am nothing but the universe
I am all life
And nothing
Nothing at all

I am
Therefore I am
Therefore I was
Before I will be
But what will I be?
What will I be in the days and years to come?
What will I be?
And will I ever be free
Of the destiny that calls to me?
The destiny of long slow death
My body falling to pieces
And my thoughts dying with every breath I take
With every breath I take
With every breath I take
I come closer
I come closer to something I cannot see


It’s ok

(Orpheus)

Last night you lost your temper again
Shouted at me about silly things
And I walked away
I walked away
But I think I know
What you were trying to say
And it’s ok
It’s ok
It’s OK

We live our lives alone
But we try to share it
It doesn’t work
It never did
But still we try
To make it real
And it’s OK
It’s OK

Who do you criticise
Now you’re alone?
Who does for you
What I used to do
There’s no-one
No-one except for you
And it’s OK
It’s OK

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