Gifts

by Hopes & Venom

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released June 2, 2017

Vocals, guitars, bass programming, lyrics: Skiba Shapiro
Drums, screams: Jorin Engel
Composition: Hopes & Venom
Soundengineering & Mix: Florian Schär
Mastering: No need cause Flo is a fucking genius.

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Hopes & Venom Switzerland

Hopes & Venom - that’s guitarist and singer Skiba Shapiro paired up with her drummer Jorin Engel. Since 2013 they enriched their local scene around St.Gallen with their characteristic songs, gained many fans and played decorative gigs like at the Openair St.Gallen. In June 2016 their long awaited first EP «Alpha | Omega» was released. ... more

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Track Name: Oh Forlorn One
Oh forlorn one
Soften your heart
And let me guide you home

Though my step seems steady
My heart weighs heavy
And though I keep smiling
My face might be lying

Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over you
Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over me

I feel sick all day long
There's bile on my tongue
It is such a bitter taste
My soul goes to waste

Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over you
Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over me

Oh forlorn one
Soften your heart
And let me guide you home

Take a look inside my head
It's full of dread
Help me out and help yourself
Before we both go mad

Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over you
Just like a shadow
Your pain looms over me

Oh forlorn one
Soften your heart
And let me guide you home

You just have to learn to love yourself
You just have to learn to love yourself
Yes you do have to learn

Oh forlorn one
Soften your heart
And let me guide you home
Track Name: Devotion
He watches from afar
You're the only one he sees
He's devoted to the touch
Of your fingers on the keys

Your bones may be brittle
A little bitter is your heart
It's your soul that he desires
And the way you play your art

You're not the last one who leaves
He follows you on his knees

On your doorstep he breaks down
Devastated by the sounds
He fails to recreate
He's so worn out he hits the ground

You're not the last one who leaves
He follows you on his knees [2x]

It tears him apart how you live for your art so now
He wants it, too [2x]
It tears him apart how you'll die for your art so wno
He wants it, too
So he pulls out a knife
Puts an end to his life
And now you're dead, too

Cause now you're the last one who leaves
Nobody hears you plead
Cause now you're the last one who leaves
Death grabs your soul and leaves
Track Name: Ripley
All these years asleep
With all these memories
The only thing that I could keep
Seemed to be my misery

The people I have lost
Come to visit in my dreams
I survived but at what cost?
There's no reason here it seems

The countdown's starting now
The shuttle's trembling
I'm pressed into my seat
I must get away
Away

Will the nightmares ever end?
I no longer can pretend
To be willing to go on
One more time then I'll move on

The countdown's starting now
The shuttle's trembling
I'm pressed into my seat
I must get away
Away
Track Name: Angel Face
You're a virus
Destroy us all
You're a hangman
Induce my fall
You're a psycho
You feel no remorse
You suck my blood directly from the source

I'd like to peel off your skin
To reveal what's within
This empty shell of yours
You can scream until you're hoarse

Your angel face
Shows no trace
Of the demon's mind
That hides behind

You're a heart killer
Blood spiller
You're a heart killer
Blood spiller

You're an abysmal maelstrom
You draw me in
I forget myself
Lose the soul withing
You're never full
You always ache for more
You suck my blood directly from the core

I'd like to peel off your skin
To reveal what's within
This empty shell of yours
You can scream until you're hoarse

Your angel face
Shows no trace
Of the demon's mind
That hides behind

You're a heart killer
Blood spiller
You're a heart killer
Blood spiller
Track Name: The Rest Is Silence
Alternative reality
My world collides with yours
A cloudless sky
But it rains and pours

A parallel dimension
Desires that I lack
A race I try to win
But I keep on losing track

Please make it stop
I've had enough

I try to play by rules
I'm not sure exist
I wonder where it was
The conjunction that I missed

Handcuffs I put on myself
To which I have no key
I have this urge to find appeal
In things that don't appeal to me

And the rest is silence.