Land Of The Damned (20th Anniversary Edition)

by Handful of Snowdrops

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The 20th Anniversary Expanded et Remastered edtion, including a new re-recorded version of "Gabrielle". It has been remastered at NanoGénésie® Studio by Jean-Pierre Mercier. The new version of Gabrielle was also recorded and Produced at NanoGénésie® Studio in the spring of 2009.

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released February 1, 2009

Written and Composed by Jean-Pierre Mercier

Engineer – Yves "Doc" Drolet
Executive Producer – Handful of Snowdrops and NanoGénésie®
Producer – Handful Of Snowdrops
Remastered By – NanoGénésie®
Text Insert – Jean-François Plamondon
Design – NanoGénésie®

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Track Name: When Comes Daylight
When Comes Daylight
(Mercier/Mercier)

Should I be blame?
Let him decide
Withdraw my name
When comes daylight

To win or loose
Is this a game?
No time to choose
Please, they all look the same

But you were never given a chance
He offered gifts, he offered deliverance
Then made it disappear
Like dust or fear
Shut up, shut up

To stay or go
Where is your guide?
Faith melts like snow
When comes daylight

But you were never given a chance
He offered gifts, he offered deliverance
Then made it disappear
Like dust or fear

But you're on your way
To cross the line
Smile on your face
Boy, you show all the signs

You'll win the race
Hands on your head
Blood on you face
But the spirit's now dead

Look me in the eyes
Say that you're dead

No the guide's not the man ahead
He's pushing in your back instead
Hang on to your heart
Here come daylight
Track Name: Gabrielle
Gabrielle 2009
(JP Mercier/JP Mercier)

The wind is her hair
She holds the land in her arms
Oh God, I know when she's there
Because the sun is her heart

And I can read on her lips
All the prayers you learned
And all the secrets she keeps
But in her eyes we'll burn

How I wish that I could feel
I wish that I could tell
But sometimes it makes me want to scream
I call you Gabrielle
When she falls asleep in the arms of an angel
Sometimes it's hard to tell
Is it bad or is it good and if I should?
Please, tell me Gabrielle

Oh, when she walks in her sleep
With her hands in her hair
And refuses to breath
Dreaming she was an angel
Knowing angels are dead

But then she followed the plans
That the ancients have drawn
So she'd be part of the clan
So she'd be just a...
Oh, nothing but a word in a song

My heart is dying rapidly
But still beats to slow for me
Although you sing it endlessly
Your song's still to short for me
Gabrielle, is it heaven or hell?
Say something Gabrielle.
Track Name: A Miracle
A Miracle
(Mercier/Mercier)

They could've hid it somewhere
They took their things then flew away
Like children rushing up the stairs
To ask their god if the can play
Play judgement day

Whatever you believe
We all believe that one is used or chooses to abuse
Are you waiting for the bell to ring?
Until it finally rings true
And if the eagle and its wings
The old lady and the other things are clues
Either you really, really trust those things
Or you are really confused

The answer took forever
And mother was crying all along
This fall it makes me wonder
If all those leaves will touch the ground
Safe and sound

Oh, America
How can you sleep at night?
To me it's a miracle

Aren't you tired of all these atrocities?
You inspire the world such misery
Opportunity is laughing at you
And had it's fun with me
You should be rushing home
America
Is there someone home?
America
Track Name: Scream, Cry Or Fall
Scream, Cry or Fall
(Mercier/Mercier)

Today the fools came in before
To sense the agony of a holy war
It's such a helpless war

And gathering a flock in the dark
A Shepard rises the then he drops

Now vultures make their shadows fly
To cover our souls
They need you by their side

And some prophet said you'd come along
Another swore he was wrong
But you can follow no more

Scream, cry or fall
I wasn't worried at all
No more
Scream, cry or fall
I wasn't worried at all
No more

The silence rules our burial ground
It somehow bare the wait of a broken crown
It such a sweet sound

And living from the will of the heart
Of who's missing and who's not

Now keep the ropes in troubled hands
Where madness can breathe
Your passion still commands

No one cares if you go back alone
Remember you're on your own
You just can follow no more
Track Name: Face To Face
Face to Face
(Mercier/Mercier)

The flags lay on the floor
One dead conquistador
The air we breath's so cold
Home of tormented souls
Hide your mistaken fears
Hide all your desperate tears
Yes, something here must die
It keeps warning me way down deep inside

Birds from the sacred land
They could sing and they could fly and die for you
I sent those flower for you
Open your eyes I look at you
I won't cry for you
I won't died for you

You can send your message from your hiding place
But you don't say the same things when were face to face
I got the scars on my hands
I wear a shroud on my face
Why don't you try it again?
Now, we are face to face
Face to face

Blood falls from paradise
Another human sacrifice
The Christian sinking boat
The truth stuck in their throat
Desert winds dry my eyes
Is this our last goodbye?
Yesterday's not enough
But I'm afraid tomorrow's much to much
Track Name: Land of the Damned
Land of The Damned
(Mercier/Mercier)

Some pilgrims have never been to New Jerusalem
A birthmark on my skin says that I'm one of them
Oh lord, if I'm suppose to see that all of this is a gift
If all of this is really for me
I sure can't say what I'll miss

I would have swear you knew
That faith imposes itself
One day it fell on you
But you prayed to your god instead

If it's so easy to start
It must be easy to stop
If it's so easy to climb
I know, it must be easy to drop

So destiny took me by the hand
To show me where my life would end
To her, I've been told
To give up my soul
At this point I'd do anything to change her mind
Please, I don't want to go

This must be the land
Land of the damned

Imagine my deception
When I've reached my destination
A man was waiting there for me
He said he was waiting just like me

He said, if people say you're the devil's friend
It's just the way to show they don't understand
But he was lying all along, the man was lying all along

He said, you could loose or you could win
You tried to choose and I told you that was a sin
I've waited much to long
You must go back where you belong

Eternity got rid of me now
Heaven knows what's left of me
I'm a lost soul
Just an empty hole
But you can wait for me my friend
I guess it mean that I am coming home
Home, home.
Track Name: When Comes Daylight (1986 Demo)
When Comes Daylight
(Mercier/Mercier)

Should I be blame?
Let him decide
Withdraw my name
When comes daylight

To win or loose
Is this a game?
No time to choose
Please, they all look the same

But you were never given a chance
He offered gifts, he offered deliverance
Then made it disappear
Like dust or fear
Shut up, shut up

To stay or go
Where is your guide?
Faith melts like snow
When comes daylight

But you were never given a chance
He offered gifts, he offered deliverance
Then made it disappear
Like dust or fear

But you're on your way
To cross the line
Smile on your face
Boy, you show all the signs

You'll win the race
Hands on your head
Blood on you face
But the spirit's now dead

Look me in the eyes
Say that you're dead

No the guide's not the man ahead
He's pushing in your back instead
Hang on to your heart
Here come daylight
Track Name: Gabrielle (1986 Demo)
Gabrielle 2009
(JP Mercier/JP Mercier)

The wind is her hair
She holds the land in her arms
Oh God, I know when she's there
Because the sun is her heart

And I can read on her lips
All the prayers you learned
And all the secrets she keeps
But in her eyes we'll burn

How I wish that I could feel
I wish that I could tell
But sometimes it makes me want to scream
I call you Gabrielle
When she falls asleep in the arms of an angel
Sometimes it's hard to tell
Is it bad or is it good and if I should?
Please, tell me Gabrielle

Oh, when she walks in her sleep
With her hands in her hair
And refuses to breath
Dreaming she was an angel
Knowing angels are dead

But then she followed the plans
That the ancients have drawn
So she'd be part of the clan
So she'd be just a...
Oh, nothing but a word in a song

My heart is dying rapidly
But still beats to slow for me
Although you sing it endlessly
Your song's still to short for me
Gabrielle, is it heaven or hell?
Say something Gabrielle.
Track Name: Face to Face (1986 Demo)
Face to Face
(Mercier/Mercier)

The flags lay on the floor
One dead conquistador
The air we breath's so cold
Home of tormented souls
Hide your mistaken fears
Hide all your desperate tears
Yes, something here must die
It keeps warning me way down deep inside

Birds from the sacred land
They could sing and they could fly and die for you
I sent those flower for you
Open your eyes I look at
I won't cry for you
I won't died for you

You can send your message from your hiding place
But you don't say the same things when were face to face
I got the scars on my hands
I wear a shroud on my face
Why don't you try it again?
Now, we are face to face
Face to face

Blood falls from paradise
Another human sacrifice
The Christian sinking boat
The truth stuck in their throat
Desert winds dry my eyes
Is this our last goodbye?
Yesterday's not enough
But I'm afraid tomorrow's much to much
Track Name: Land of the Damned (1986 Demo)
Land of The Damned
(Mercier/Mercier)

Some pilgrims have never been to New Jerusalem
A birthmark on my skin says that I'm one of them
Oh lord, if I'm suppose to see that all of this is a gift
If all of this is really for me
I sure can't say what I'll miss

I would have swear you knew
That faith imposes itself
One day it fell on you
But you prayed to your god instead

If it's so easy to start
It must be easy to stop
If it's so easy to climb
I know, it must be easy to drop

So destiny took me by the hand
To show me where my life would end
To her, I've been told
To give up my soul
At this point I'd do anything to change her mind
Please, I don't want to go

This must be the land
Land of the damned

Imagine my deception
When I've reached my destination
A man was waiting there for me
He said he was waiting just like me

He said, if people say you're the devil's friend
It's just the way to show they don't understand
But he was lying all along, the man was lying all along

He said, you could loose or you could win
You tried to choose and I told you that was a sin
I've waited much to long
You must go back where you belong

Eternity got rid of me now
Heaven knows what's left of me
I'm a lost soul
Just an empty hole
But you can wait for me my friend
I guess it mean that I am coming home
Home, home.
Track Name: Gabrielle MMIX (New 2009 Version)
Gabrielle 2009
(JP Mercier/JP Mercier)

The wind is her hair
She holds the land in her arms
Oh God, I know when she's there
Because the sun is her heart

And I can read on her lips
All the prayers you learned
And all the secrets she keeps
But in her eyes we'll burn

How I wish that I could feel
I wish that I could tell
But sometimes it makes me want to scream
I call you Gabrielle
When she falls asleep in the arms of an angel
Sometimes it's hard to tell
Is it bad or is it good and if I should?
Please, tell me Gabrielle

Oh, when she walks in her sleep
With her hands in her hair
And refuses to breath
Dreaming she was an angel
Knowing angels are dead

But then she followed the plans
That the ancients have drawn
So she'd be part of the clan
So she'd be just a...
Oh, nothing but a word in a song

My heart is dying rapidly
But still beats to slow for me
Although you sing it endlessly
Your song's still to short for me
Gabrielle, is it heaven or hell?
Say something Gabrielle.