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released October 12, 2016

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Ticket to Nowhere Ettiswil, Switzerland

Seit 2010 schreibt Ticket to Nowhere aus dem Kanton Luzern Songs, die sich zwischen Post-Hardcore und Symphonic Metal bewegen. Bezeichnend ist die Mischung aus düster-melodischen, brachialen Gitarrenklängen und klarer Gesangsstimme mit Scream-Einlagen, mit der sie 2017 sowohl den Mach Krach!-Bandcontest Zürich als auch die Vorrunde des internationalen SPH Bandcontests für sich entscheiden konnten. ... more

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Track Name: Banned Destiny
Father in heaven, you are my judge
You found me guilty but I don't know of what
(I will help your memory)
Life is a cruel place and cruel is your game
Who wants to survive has to support all this shame
(so show responsibility)

You got your fun
Now you'd better run
'Cause I'll let you be
In your banned destiny

Lies to a children's face and lies straihgt back
There is a Santa but no torture rack
(Know the devil in disguise)
Given false security and blessed wiht false fears
Ignorace enables us to function for years
(And when it all breaks down you'll see)

We've got to fight
Life is not fair
So let's break free
From our banned destiny
Let's face the end
I'ts always close
and where it goes
is where we will be.

I can see the light at the end of this tunnel. Follow me,
it's the light that shows me where to go. Where are you?
You better don't be late, so hurry up, we mustn't lose time by standing here and...
Wait I'm afraid, I've never seen something like this before, I never needed a light to go.
Wait a minute, you can call me crazy, but hold on. It's not the only one, isn't that too easy?
Eat or be eaten we know what's to do
Maybe this time, we bit off more than we can chew
So show responsibility

We've got to fight
Life is not fair
So let's break free
From our banned destiny
Let's face the end
I'ts always close
and where it goes
is where we will be.
Track Name: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
I’ll take it off
I’ve seen enough
stop the play
give it all away
All alone I walk
Into the dark
this way I chose
‘cause I’ve got nothing to lose.

When all joy is over
Nothing surprises you anymore
Nothing seems to fit or make a sense
It all seems to be there just to hurt you once again
and you are falling into an endless hole
waiting for you to hit the ground and you
yeah you, you don’t care anymore.

I’ll take it off
I’ve seen enough
stop the play
give it all away
All alone I walk
Into the dark
this way I chose
‘cause I’ve got nothing to lose.

When all friends betrayed you
nobody’s there to trust anymore
trying to get you wrong on purpose
and everything you say will be played against you
and oh so well meant tips will help themselves the most
either you’re to nice or you’re an asshole and there you stand
between the devil and the deep blue sea.

I’ll take it off
I’ve seen enough
stop the play
give it all away
All alone I walk
Into the dark
this way I chose
‘cause I’ve got nothing to lose.

I’ll take it off
I’ve seen enough
stop the play
give it all away
All alone I walk
Into the dark
this way I chose
‘cause I’ve got nothing to lose.
Track Name: Pointless Prophecy
Come change the weather with a letter to a beggar and
bring us higher with desire of a liar and then we
we will be like we're free you will see and then we
we will be like we're free you will see

then we're gonna be...

and then I feel it's not real it won't heal and I
I could puke from that you can and you will and
Oh all I need to be free let me be and I
Oh all I need to be free let me be

then we're gonna be ...

pointless is the prophecy (8x)
Track Name: Dead Empathy
No time
No choice
Lockstep, complete the mission
Don’t fit damnit
Got hit follow your vision

Your voice your aim shall kill my pain
Progress justifies sacrifices

Then you thank all your devoted supporters
but gratitude never meant a fuckin’ thing to you.

Hold on, it’s time to say what you really feel like
No reason is strong enough to hide the truth for the so-called better.

You always got everything affordable
to compensate attention and company
and then caged in your own belongings
all other life seemed unreal to you

Empathy was never meant if no one’s there
no one’s to lose.

Hold on, it’s time to say what you really feel like
No reason is strong enough to hide the truth for the so-called better. Wake up, it doesn’t matter what they say, when you know you’re right ‘cause who’ll say “thank you!” in the end when you’re underground.

Now give a way to the biggest brat on the playground
resistance is in vain feel honoured to contribute to his outstanding plans.

Isolated neglected, you’re in a puppet society
Superficial reasons will justify a fight in your favour.

Being different is no disease, it’s just another excuse for others to get you down.
So stand up now and let us know how you see things!

Don’t let them get you down
Don’t let them get you down

Hold on, it’s time to say what you really feel like
No reason is strong enough to hide the truth for the so-called better. Wake up, it doesn’t matter what they say, when you know you’re right ‘cause who’ll say “thank you!” in the end when you’re underground.
Track Name: Sweet Parasite
Oh, I’m so glad having met a person like you
and it’s easy to see you would always take others first.
Until you know if you can take advantage of them but I guess that
you don’t even know ‘cause you’re so busy to show.

You’re so fuckin’ nice,
then you pay the price
for your lies
then leave me alone.
Pride yourself on your throne
like it’s your own
but leave me alone.

And beneficial ones become your suitors and your gossip friends
next day they wonder why you don’t even know them
and people fall for you again and again
but still you wonder why there people are who don’t like you.

You’re so fuckin’ nice,
then you pay the price
for your lies
then leave me alone.
Pride yourself on your throne
like it’s your own
but leave me alone.

And beneficial ones become your suitors and your gossip friends
next day they wonder why you don’t even know them
and people fall for you again and again
but still you wonder why there people are who don’t like you.

And there you sit thinkin’ about profit
practising your smile to bend over denial
and when people get, that you don’t give a shit
they would look like fools against do-gooders rules.

And beneficial ones become your suitors and your gossip friends
next day they wonder why you don’t even know them
and people fall for you again and again
but still you wonder why there people are who don’t like you.
Track Name: S.A.N.S.N.P.
Your questions are commands
Your compliments sound like insults
Carefully avoiding all kind words
You keep writing your lists about everything you hate
About me, about me making sure everyone knows.

And I wonder how it works
Spending all your energy in hate
By keeping up your perfect face
Staying the darling of anyone else
Maybe I still didn’t get it right what your true intentions are.
Maybe I still didn’t get it right but I guess you don’t like me that much.

Your answers can be rude
Your punishment can be hard
Carefully exploiting all gentleness.
You know how to talk you know how to make people wanna believe
In everything you want them to, making sure everyone follows.

And I wonder how it works
Spending all your energy in hate
By keeping up your perfect face
Staying the darling of anyone else
Maybe I still didn’t get it right what your true intentions are.
Maybe I still didn’t get it right but I guess you don’t like me that much.

And it appears so false to be well-behaved
So weak to be kind, as your unintended servant
Your success makes people wanna be like you
They’re gonna follow your heartless rules.

And if generousness is gonna make you fall
And if tolerance is gonna trick us all
And if generousness is gonna make you fall
And if tolerance is gonna trick us all

And I wonder how it works
Spending all your energy in hate
By keeping up your perfect face
Staying the darling of anyone else
Maybe I still didn’t get it right what your true intentions are.
Maybe I still didn’t get it right but I guess you don’t like me that much.
Track Name: Hagwon
Somewhere in a place next to nowhere
From behind the walls of silence
Coming from between these emotionless faces
You will hear the most wondrous noises

Screams of spirit leaving the room
Half of the night is over soon
Lockstep lockstep the robots are dancing
For team objectives the prestige enhancing

HAAAGWOOON dusty books fill empty hearts
HAGWOOON our way destined before it starts
HAAAGWOOON always something more to give
HAGWOOON never good enough to live

Wasting time by working too slowly
making use of it by always working
Asleep you work and awake you sleep
It’s only pressure what you need

Friendly calm and weird individuals
Trying to fit our general ideals
The way you’re right someone else is wrong
But Zombie-fashion prefers the strong
Track Name: Deep Blue
There comes another stormy day
my nutshell pram leads me astray
I feel the floor under my feet
and the wild waters under it

It’s this one journey of a life
that you have to take alone
you may be right, you may be wrong
you may not know where you belong

Go south to where the sharks are fast
go north and come into a storm
go east follow your destiny
go west believe in what you see

Where do you go? Nail your colors to the mast! Where do you go?

Staring at the water it reflects
what my confidence neglects
where is the person that I’ve been
no sign of life and in my eyes no gleam

My highest hopes my guidance were
until my path came to obscure
the floods hit right into my face
and turned my dreams into disgrace

To the End I sail
they will tell you if I failed
in all conscience
I’ll be back no more
and things won’t be like before
one’s joy, one’s sorrow

Straying around on the deep blue sea
the waters wisely laugh at me
some call it weak if you have to seek
but’ll they persist if their boats leak?

And what’s called objectivity
in another light looks like insanity
it’s just another thing you state
with the license to indoctrinate

Where do you go, nail your colors to the mast. Where do you go?

My boat is out of control
to many directions are leading you
the waters spin me around
I’ll help you out
a siren’s singing to me
your imagination is great today
I’m gonna go my way
a trip to the hell

To the End I sail
they will tell you if I failed
in all conscience
I’ll be back no more
and things won’t be like before
one’s joy, one’s sorrow
Track Name: The Devil Only Takes MasterCard
The devil only takes mastercard
Hahahaha…

Good morning human being Nr. 65
Welcome to another day at utopia
Where you can choose from whatever you want
No matter if it really exist
Where you can sell whatever you want
regardless of its demand

So you feel free, so fuckin’ free in your adjudicated cage
Good evening human being Nr. 64
Welcome to another night at Utopia
Where you are doomed to die in debt
No matter how hard you work
Where you are doomed to feel the creation
called interest rate.

So you are paid with rich man’s aid, the vacuum of their 5%, they owe to satan

You’ve got your mastercard with you, a one way ticket to your dreams
haha … and your nightmares
What you don’t need awakes your greed, the thrill that makes you feel alive
…and quite unpeaceful

You never owned and never earned what now is under your possess.
one simple sign made you a rich man.
but what was meant to be controlled
became a little runaway
and what was meant to stay your secret
became a little loud

But you feel save so fuckin’ save sitting on the back of the beast.

You’ve got your mastercard with you, a one way ticket to your dreams
haha … and your nightmares
What you don’t need awakes your greed, the thrill that makes you feel alive
…and quite unpeaceful

You’ve got your mastercard with you, a one way ticket to your dreams
haha … and your nightmares
What you don’t need awakes your greed, the thrill that makes you feel alive
…and quite unpeaceful

Good morning human being Nr. 66.
Track Name: Dirty Daisy
Snow white, with a yellow heart, which wasn't white enough for the perfect daisy,
But this is what she was,
Washed away all that yellow with white dirt, until she was as white, as the hell

Snow white
with one foot in the heaven and the other in the hell she's a dirty daisy
but this is what she is
Snow white
with one foot in the heaven and the other in the hell she's a dirty daisy

Dug her roots cut her wings and burnt her name, just to be a part of the nothing
But this is what she wants
Lost herself on a never ending way but it's a snow white way, it must be good.

Snow white
with one foot in the heaven and the other in the hell she's a dirty daisy
but this is what she is
Snow white
with one foot in the heaven and the other in the hell she's a dirty daisy

She makes you kiss her bloody face,
she knows she's going to loose the race
Heart locked away from reality
in innocence and insanity

Snow white
with one foot in the heaven and the other in the hell she's a dirty daisy
but this is what she is
Snow white
with one foot in the heaven and the other in the hell she's a dirty daisy
Track Name: Master In Artificial Occupation
Back in the same place again, where days are short and hours are long
Where people are tired and need to pretend that they're happy all the time

Colourful crowds run through the city and try to find some words, for things nobody knows let's find out something new, I guess nobody ever looked at this tree from this view.
Let's breathe some fresh air, against this pressure, they keep on reading idealistic things by following their guides on the path of the least resistence

You don't know who we are but you treat us like idiots, which we're gonna stay until we graduate then we'll be master in artificial occupation, but it's one aim, one way waiting for next generation

Once we belived in our abilities, before we learned that we just must be dumb.
before we knew that knowledge was might, they took our confidence to keep us quiet.

400 pages, will take you ages, they'll bring you credits, so fuck their content, but scientific please impressing words nobody understands don't have to make a sense
multiple choice, will prove our wisdom, of understanding, the way a question's meant, but what you can't explain, we are supposed to know, so who's gonna raise his hand?

You don't know who we are but you treat us like idiots, which, we're gonna stay until we graduate then we'll be master in artificial occupation, but it's one aim, one way waiting for next generation.
Track Name: The Hatchet
A long long time ago I did not think about what I did and what people thought about it, I was a child
I did not realize that every step I took and every word I said were making me to a member of a party, a party
I did not know that every childish little feeling was a betrayal to the people I should love and I should thank on my knees
How should I have known that every innocent little thing I did in good faith was making me to your enemy, your enemy
And then I started to understand the rules of this game, I felt so ashamed of evertything I was and all I wished was to disappear

The price of peace cannot be payed, as long as everyone is looking for blood
If I try to please you and to make up, you won't listen you just want me to stop
But you want more than I can pay, you always want me there and out of your way
Our fuckin' pride, oh, what a loss, not even time can burry the hatchet for us.

Freedom for everyone sounds great, but tell me who is actually free, no politician, no country, no farmer not even you and me.
So I told them, what they wanted to hear to keep my ass away from their black list but it was in vain, because my name has already been there for years.

The price of peace cannot be payed, as long as everyone is looking for blood
If I try to please you and to make up, you won't listen you just want me to stop
But you want more than I can pay, you always want me there and out of your way
Our fuckin' pride, oh, what a loss, not even time can burry the hatchet for us.

What have I done ?
What could I do ?
Whatever I try
Makes no difference to you
Makes no difference to you...

Hate needs no reason
All it needs is an excuse
It wants your abasement
until you're willing to comply
demands what is priceless
to prevent you from making amends

The price of peace cannot be payed as long as everyone is looking for blood
If I try to please you and to make up you won't listen you just want me to stop
But you want more than I can pay, you always want me there and out of your way
Our fuckin' pride, oh, what a loss, not even time can burry the hatchet for us.

So I let you hate me
I have no choice
I'll go my way
And all I can hope for you is that lead by hate, you're not ending up in that place,
where you wanted me to have.