Full length studio album

2018

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FISTFUL OF MISERY

On and on a gentle whisper turns into a scream

On the floor – bits and pieces of a broken dream

Guess it´s all over now… yeah, it´s all over now

Hey, you´re far and away so leave it to me – to keep a fistful of misery

Hey, the game that you play… you´ve got to agree, it´s adding insult to injury

How does it end? What´s left to defend, I wonder?

Hey! You´re far and away so all I can see is just this fistful of misery

All these wounds are way too deep and they don´t seem to heal

All this pain´s slowly killing me, it´s just too real

But it´s all over now… yeah, it´s all over now

THE LAST SOUL ALIVE

How can I rewind the flow of time… my time?

How can I erase what´s on my mind? Be kind…

Every sense has been scarred, every feeling – forsaken

Hard to survive being the last soul alive!

Should I let the story reach its end? The end…

Should I let it go, give up, give in…transcend?

Every hope´s been concealed, every wish has been smothered

How should I feel: shattered or not really bothered?

I´m the last, the last soul still alive. No one else – anymore – by my side

Hanging on… carry on, survive! I´m the last, the last soul still alive

I guess I´m just playing my part… I know, but it´s breaking my heart

 

SACRIFICE

After all these years still don´t know what you are looking for?

Almost blind with tears you keep on knocking on an open door

Need a tunnel vision, need a thicker skin

Make a quick decision: sacrifice and win

There´s no magic key – time has come for you to realize

Sorry – nothing´s free, better be prepared to pay the price

No more rear view mirrors, no more laying low

Right, it gives you shivers… go!

Sacrifice, get up roll the dice

Make a move: all in, let the game begin

THE WISHING WELL

Have you ever been betrayed – way beyond belief –

in the middle of a living nightmare?

Did you turn another cheek? Lost yourself in grief

heading down the only road to nowhere?

Well, I know – my days are numbered as my heart is going blind

So abandoned and surrounded, short of hope of any kind

I guess it´s now or never… who wants to live forever?

But all I have´s my wounded soul to sell

for some change – would you believe it? – a magic coin: I need it

to drop inside the wishing well

Have you ever lost someone fast, no warning signs?

Here today and swiftly gone tomorrow?

Did you try to understand, read between the lines?

Searched for reasons, prayed to heal the sorrow?

Looked around for redemption: miracle, a wishing well,

anything? The sole intention´s to forget, to break the spell

Did I say I´ve been betrayed – way beyond belief –

in the middle of a living nightmare?

Never turned another cheek, fought an endless grief,

wanted to avoid this road to nowhere

But now I know – my days are numbered as my heart is going blind

So abandoned and surrounded, short of hope of any kind

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE

I feel a hot wind blowing across my battered face and leaving with a deadly grace

I see the bridges burning behind me, and ahead the dark horizon´s turning red

Step aside and look around, hasty slide – you´re out!

A million ways to die… it´s just one of a million ways to die

I hear the thunder rolling so close yet far away, the sky reflects all shades of grey

The lightning strikes, igniting my footprints on the ground… is it too late to turn around?

Roll the dice but have no doubt… close your eyes – you´re out!

We´re reaching for the stars while getting ugly scars

Go ahead as ages passing by

We want to rule the world but our wing´s been furled

Heading down – it´s just another way to die

We´re fighting every day while bleeding all the way

No one cares – the well is running dry

So show us how it´s done and pick the only one

way to live your life, when where´s a million ways to die

REST IN PEACE

You used to think: “I´ll get it done, if not today – why not tomorrow?

Whatever, man – I´m not the one to rue and ever dwell in sorrow”

A dollar short a day too late – and that´s your really tragic story

So “don`t give up” and “keep the faith” won´t work at all, now I´m so sorry

RIP with every single dream you´ve ever had, below a muddy clad

RIP unshackled from these heavy chains of time…fate´s turning on a dime

You´ve got it right, sometime it feels like everyone´s so tense, so driven

But every single second kills a little bit of time we´re given

Too old to die too young, get real: you had your chance but now it´s over

Too proud to beg too dumb to steal and every day you´re sinking lower

The whole way to the bottom: this trail is well trodden

Forgiven, forgotten

SAVE ME “II”

Caught in the web of time seconds are shaking

Exit’s too far to climb, so everyone´s faking

while sliding down the safety net

Screaming up in the air hours are fading

Guess it is only fair – they´re watching our breed

degrading, anticipating…

Save me from this time and place we were given

Save me – tell a lie: “You’re safe and forgiven”

Unlock the door and I´ll become your guiding light

So fear no more, you´re gonna make it through the night

Music & Lyrics by André Andersen

Published by Warner Chappell

André Andersen: “This album took a while to complete… mind you, between the very first idea and until the final mix we did two tours and released two live-albums… so this one´s been in the making for quite some time. In a way it´s been very practical: you could work on it for a while, than go on doing something else and then come back later to re-evaluate what´s been done before.

As a result all songs on the album are solid and well crafted, showing every aspect of Royal Hunt today: originality, catchy hooks, strong melodies, great musicianship and larger-than-life production.

On that – the production – we definitely did quite a job: all the vital recorded parts were done in analog as well as the final mixing/mastering so there´re no “loudness wars” in-sight; no brickwall limited, over-compressed, lifeless wall of sound… the album breaths just like a real rock album should.

I could also go on for hours praising everybody´s contribution – musicians and singers alike – but as my opinion will inevitably be very biased, I would prefer to leave the final judgment to you… after all this album´s been made for you to enjoy (although we´re enjoying it immensely ourselves at the moment)”