Beyond The Pond

by Toad In Transit

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released June 29, 2018

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Toad In Transit Saarbrücken, Germany

Toad in Transit are:
Sebastian “Gutzjen” Laudwein – (Acoustic) Guitars, Clean Vocals, Co-Production
Henrik Groß – (Acoustic) Guitars, Shouting and Growling, Backing Vocals, Keys, Programming, Production, Mixing and Mastering
Nils Vogel – Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitars, Co-Production
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Track Name: Dead Space (Ascension)
I’m all alone here
Lost in space for time to come
No comrades left to guide me
Through this sea of time and none
I’m floating senseless
Through the sunless eons line
The ghosts I’ve left behind
Are haunting me for mankind’s crime
The stars still send their waves
Blistering on my worn skin
There’s nothing left to life for
No place to go for my own kin
We’ve gone too far
The monolith ends all life on earth
We’re bound for war
Our inner sense – our inner self

In dead space
The human race
The last known survivor is gone
In the void
One humanoid
The last to see the sun
In dead space

What I remember
The teeth that cut through flesh and bones
My records lost
To warn mankind of the hollow storm
We can’t describe
What we can’t see and harbors hat
There is no light
Possessed by demons dark and gone
We brought this plague upon us
From the blackened stars above
No god can ever save us
Consumed by undead flesh
The halo of the black stone
There’s no saving spell within
Track Name: Air France (Orchestral)
The gangway’s undocked
The runways ahead
The signals guide our way back home
My senses are mocked
On thought in my head
How flies a bird with downs of chrome?
Engines ignite, set fire to my fears
Gaining height, puts pressure on my ears

Beneath my feet the lights are flickering
Futile fires in the night
See the stars above signalling
Hear the sirens below sing

They await us, to embrace us
In their icy hollow grave
We deceive us, god has left us
In the air we are not safe

Why men have to fly and conquer the sky- the storms have now gathered here
Won’t you realize that you are despised - it’s a plan of a higher sphere

Decompressed, air out of my lung
Live again all that I have done
From my birth to these fading hours
Rushing to the sea that will devour

Shattered parts and the human load
Raining down like I have foretold
From the sky where the gods will laugh
They rain their tears right onto our path

Out the sky, in fire alight – our wings have been torn apart
We won’t realize that even disguise can’t shape our human shell

Progress – what will it give us?
A chance to enter the court of gods?
Everything’s failed - our wings of wax
The sun of nature – all trace erased

They await me, to embrace me
In their icy hollow grave
I deceived me, god has left me
In the water I’m not safe
Track Name: Overcome The Day (Orchestral)
The silence here is deafening
Within shelves of stone
The crumbling echoes on
The thirst inside is wearying
Just the quick match lights
The darkness that fell by
I can hear outside this grave
The calling of my name in waves
Distant, dull like light through mist
The fragments of the life I’ll miss
I can feel outside this cave
The warming rays of sun
On my skin that’s dry by torture worn
The despair that just has been born
Overcome the day
Let now come what may
Here in darkened dreams
The calm that keeps me here
Let life have its way
Without a part I play
Wake the sleeping ghost
That will guide my final ride

I don’t know how time has passed
Caught in circles here
Of reverend melodies
Let them surrender futile hopes
I feel secure
I this stony womb
Track Name: Aphelion
From the ashes of all battles
With their fires still alight
We’re still fighting for small pieces
Of a distant dying light
From the grounds of our creation
To the fading age of men
On this road to devastation
In this fight for a small gain

Destiniy is above – in the stars , in the sky
Battling here – we’ll never reach them – we will never fligh so high
Setting sails towards space – to the point of no return
Judgement day – will we ever learn?


Drop the bombs of mass confusion
In a war without an end
Like the sprectre of deception
Dripping venom from his hands
Setting sail towards division
When it’s union we need
And like vultures we are circling
And we’re feeding off the weak

In our darkest hour we gather
Light the torches in our hands
Let their light and warmth be guidance
That all pieces will be mend
We’re one voice, one creed, one nation
Across the borders we one set
Let our own light be salvation
Never settle- never rest
Track Name: Cenotaph (Erebus)
A monument built on ashes
Black carbon traces in the snow
All lenses fixed to cast the white light
A final image taken by your dying eyes

While we rest in frozen waters
The fires of the broken splinters burn

We were never meant to step on ancient ground
Flying too close to hear the foghorn’s sound

A cenotaph beneath the dead white
Don’t come too close just one more time
Our souls are trapped in this cold hell
No one will leave just time will tell

We won’t rest in our burnt bodies
Condemned to wander this white desert

A cenotaph beneath the dead white
Please come close just one more time
Your soul’s is trapped in our cold hell
No one will leave just time will tell

The fractured splinters will drag you down to us
While your breath will freeze, your soul we break apart
Track Name: Signals
Signals
Why am I here – in darkness?
Why am I here – and facing my solitude?
Where is my god – my saviour?
Where is my god – the final force I fear?

The futile stars still light the night
Let my signals wane inside
Lost my will to turn things right
Shut my signals down tonight

Why can’t you sense my suffering?
Why can’t you sense what keeps me restless all these years?
Why do I fear my decay?
Why do I fear that there is nothing left of me?

The futile stars still light the night
Let my signals wane inside
Lost my will to turn things right
Shut my signals down tonight

As I watch the clock day by day
Every second that passed is a second I failed
To higher ground – just to fall down in vain
As the signals fade I won’t be remembered again

My futile heart still beats the life
Qill my signals fade tonight?
Just a step and fall to earth
Let my signals just once be heard
Track Name: Sirens In The Fog (1918)
Darkness will rise
As daylight dies
Above the fields of horror
Inside we’ve died
A hundred times
And we are still here breathing

In trenches built
Of fear and guilt
The days have lost their names
Under the clouds
Of chlorine gas
Extinction just draws nearer

Their hollow praise
The storm front’s chase
We are the walking ghosts
Never come home
With faith alone
We have been left to die
The air is cold
Our breath we hold
Inside we drown alone
Become our fear
When daylight’s clear
We see all that we’ve done
Track Name: Missing Frequency (Acoustic)
Gray,
riddled structures are left to
Decay,
The headstones for man made
Sorcery,
Man ripped out, the spine of
Society.
One landscape, nations crushed,
Entity

Have a look on all that’s left
All our monuments are cleft
All the sites once defined our pride
Stand in mourning calm aside

As I walk this barren land
A metropolis minced to sand
In the craze of warfire’s rage
A parade to end our age
Wasted words in books divine
Our own punishment in time
Sound the trumpets on our own
Our attempt to ascend god’s throne


“Calling to all stations, help me!
Is there anyone who can hear me?
Am I the only one who survived this hell alone?
This is a call to all out there
Everyone who endured this nightmare
To gather at a place I tell you, to start this all anew
Waiting here to receive your location
Spread this message across the nation
You are not alone in this wasteland’s desolation
Calling to all stations, hear me!
Is there really no one except me?
Am I the only one who’s feeling earth beneath my feet?”

Have a look on all that’s left
All our monuments are cleft
All the sites once defined our pride
Stand in mourning calm aside

As I walk this barren land
A metropolis minced to sand
In the craze of warfire’s rage
A parade to end our age
Wasted words in books divine
Our own punishment in time
Sound the trumpets on our own
Our attempt to ascend god’s throne
Track Name: Standing In The Rain (Acoustic)
Breaking the chains that bind
Leaving this life of your command
Supervised ev’ry step
Taking the air out of a breath
Time will not stop for you
Counting the clicks, the things you do
Rays to the senses blind
Close all the doors, leave them behind


In this moment left to share
Lights flicker crosswards
In this time when just lullabies resound
Sunken cheeks – abandoned time
Towards procession


Standing in the rain, feel the water fall
Clean the scars of this wretched thrall
Leave those years behind, rage’s sadness path
Abide the crown’s unfurling

Just be yourself
To break this heir of shells
War wounds that never heal
Possible fate they will conceal
Beneath the organ’s sound
Crosses- accursed watch tears appear
Encroached filth will mourn
Shaping their cuts with useless scorn

In this moment left to share
Devotions ascend skywards
In this time when just lullabies resound
Raised hopes – reprobate thoughts
Leaving procession

Standing in the rain, feel the water fall
Clean the scars of this wretched thrall
Leave those years behind, rage’s sadness path
Abide the crown’s unfurling
To new, distant shores cut out from the tales
We will find final salvation
With the years that passed, all the rakes shall fade
All the wounds will mould devotion
Track Name: A-Cardian Angel (Acoustic)
Behind velvet curtains, hidden were you dancing
Your perfect shape took a hold of me
Like a little princess, spinning round and round
In the musicbox of my childhood days
Tiny little beauty, cast your spell around me
Enchanted by your porcelain skin
Like a little dolly, plunging to the bottom
You’ve looked so broken but not for me
Break your shell and grow wings like an angel
Spread them wide and enclose my sins

When the curtains start to fall
All I see is you at all
When the spotlight hits the stage
My dreaming heart rests in your cage
As the music starts to play
You will dance my pain away
As you look me in the eye
I’ve seen it all, I can now die


Like a childish plaything, you have been forsaken
Abandoned, left and stranded here
The circus gave you shelter, from the looks of people
Who cannot comprehend and disagree
Follow me my darling, into the hall of mirrors
Where all of us look bent and wrong
When the sideshow closes, I will give you roses
Your blains are like their thorns to me
Break your shell and grow wings like an angel
Spread them wide and enclose my sins


Your art is divine, let my churchbells chime
I will never let you go
Put your unique face beside my love’s grace
I will never let you go
Track Name: How The Great Have Fallen (Acoustic)
As the clouds wither
Their fog stays still in sight
Oh, how the times now differ
To what has come to light
The time, the speed, the highest faith
Belief in what you are by yourself

Let the wind erase my trace
Let the storm erode my
Face as one who had never been
HOW THE GREAT HAVE FALLEN

In all your fear believe in
That the air will hold you
With all the risk you live in
Hold them all behind you
The time, the speed, the highest faith
Belief in what you are by yourself

Something makes you see
That there is more to be
Life’s the road we race
With every breath we match the pace
A cursing dream had always been
The ones you left with face unseen

Arising disbelief
Shall never cross the road I walk
With fire I flee from grief
With every drop that falls
The fear, the blood, the impact comes
Resume to hold back any harm

Curse the sky for raining
Curse yourself-the pain
You feel of thoughts you had ran away
HOW THE GREAT HAVE FALLEN

What has come to matter
Will surely decay to dust
The time remains to shatter
All your flesh and trust
The fear, the blood, the impact comes
Resume to hold back any harm
Track Name: Air France (Acoustic)
The gangway’s undocked
The runways ahead
The signals guide our way back home
My senses are mocked
On thought in my head
How flies a bird with downs of chrome?
Engines ignite, set fire to my fears
Gaining height, puts pressure on my ears

Beneath my feet the lights are flickering
Futile fires in the night
See the stars above signalling
Hear the sirens below sing

They await us, to embrace us
In their icy hollow grave
We deceive us, god has left us
In the air we are not safe

Why men have to fly and conquer the sky- the storms have now gathered here
Won’t you realize that you are despised - it’s a plan of a higher sphere

Decompressed, air out of my lung
Live again all that I have done
From my birth to these fading hours
Rushing to the sea that will devour

Shattered parts and the human load
Raining down like I have foretold
From the sky where the gods will laugh
They rain their tears right onto our path

Out the sky, in fire alight – our wings have been torn apart
We won’t realize that even disguise can’t shape our human shell

Progress – what will it give us?
A chance to enter the court of gods?
Everything’s failed - our wings of wax
The sun of nature – all trace erased

They await me, to embrace me
In their icy hollow grave
I deceived me, god has left me
In the water I’m not safe
Track Name: Sirens In The Fog (1914)
Darkness will rise
As daylight dies
Above the fields of horror
Inside we’ve died
A hundred times
And we are still here breathing

In trenches built
Of fear and guilt
The days have lost their names
Under the clouds
Of chlorine gas
Extinction just draws nearer

Their hollow praise
The storm front’s chase
We are the walking ghosts
Never come home
With faith alone
We have been left to die
The air is cold
Our breath we hold
Inside we drown alone
Become our fear
When daylight’s clear
We see all that we’ve done

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