Dead Letters Album

Artist(s): The Rasmus

Cover Art

The Rasmus Dead Letters Cover Art

Tracklist

In the Shadows (radio edit)

length: 4:05
composer: Pauli Rantasalmi, Eero Heinonen, Aki Hakala, Lauri
lyricist: Lauri

No sleep
No sleep until I'm done with finding the answer
Won't stop
Won't stop before I find a cure for this cancer

Sometimes I feel like going down I'm so disconnected
Somehow I know that I am haunted to be wanted

I've been watching, I've been waiting
In the shadows for my time
I've been searching, I've been living
For tomorrow's all my life
In the shadows
In the shadows

They say that I must learn to kill before I can feel safe
But I, I'd rather kill myself than turn into their slave

Sometimes I feel that I should go and play with the thunder
Somehow I just don't want to stay and wait for a wonder

I've been watching, I've been waiting
In the shadows for my time
I've been searching, I've been living
For tomorrow all my life

Lately, I've been walking, walking in circles
Watching, waiting for something
Feel me, touch me, heal me
Come take me higher

I've been watching, I've been waiting
In the shadows for my time
I've been searching, I've been living
For tomorrow all my life

I've been watching, I've been waiting
I've been searching, I've been living
For tomorrow

Oh oh
Oh oh
In the shadows [Repeat x3]

I've been waiting

Guilty (scream mix voc up)

length: 3:40
I feel guilty
My words are empty
No signs to give you
Don't have the time for you

You say I'm heartless
And you say I don't care
I used to be there for you
And you've said i seem so dead
That I have changed, but so have you

Guilty....
Wohooooo
Guilty I feel so empty...
Yeaaaaaah
Empty...
You know how to make me feel

I put a shield upon you
Didn't mean to hurt you
I would have only poisoned your mind
Never meant to make you cry

You've been so thoughtless
I can see right through you
You used to be there for me
Don't you leave say goodbye
Cause you have changed but so have I

Guilty....
Wohooooo
Guilty I feel so empty...
Yeaaaaaah
Empty...
You know how to make me feel

I never thought that the time and the distance between us made you so much colder
I'll carry the world on my shoulders

Guilty....
Wohooooo
Empty....
Yeaaaaaah
Guilty...
Guilty..
Wohooooo
Empty....
Yeaaaaaah

Guilty...
Wohooooo
Guilty I feel so empty...
Yeaaaaaah
Empty...
You know how to make me feel

Guilty...
Wohooooo
Empty
Yeaaaaaah
You know how to make me feel

Guilty...
Wohooooo
So guilty...

Empty
Wohooooo
So empty...
You know how to make me feel

First Day of My Life (scream mix master)

length: 3:43
composer: Pauli Rantasalmi, Eero Heinonen, Aki Hakala, Lauri
lyricist: Lauri
Feel like I'm stoned
Want to be alone, just for a while, unknown
Weeks on the road a long way from home
Just shut off the phone

And you say I'll heal you,
I'll always be yours
And you say I'll kill you, if I do something wrong
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Still feels like the first time
To stand here by your side
Together regardless
We'll walk through the darkness
Still fells like the first day of my life

Remember the times
Together we swore, never give up this life
Still hanging on, still going strong
Here I belong

And maybe I'm crazy
But I just can't slow down
And maybe I'm crazy

But at least I'm still around
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Still feels like the first time
To stand here by your side
Together regardless
We'll walk through the darkness
Still fells like the first day of my life

Feels like the first day of my life,
(feels like the first day)
Still feels like the first day of my life

Still feels like the first time
To stand here by your side
Together regardless
We'll walk through the darkness
Still feels like the first day of my...
Still feels like the first day of my...
Still feels like the first day of my life

Still Standing

length: 3:32
producer: Martin Hansen and Mikael Nord Andersson
mixer: Martin Hansen and Leif Allanson
recording engineer: Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen
writer: The Rasmus
I wish you here tonight with me to see the northern lights
I wish you were here tonight with me
I wish I could have you by my side tonight when the sky is burning
I wish I could have you by my side

Cause I've been down and I've been crawling
Won't back down no more

Can't you stop the lies, falling from the skies
Down on me, I'm still standing
Can't you roll the dice, I might be surprised
Conscience clear, I'm still standing here

burns like a thousand stars, though you are light years away
burns like a thousand stars or more

you're up there, you're always with me
smiling down on me

can't you stop the lies, falling from the skies
down on me, I'm still standing
can't you roll the dice, I might be surprised
conscience clear, I'm still standing here

It's something sacred, something so beautiful
something quiet to ease my mind
when the pressure's taking me over and over

cause I've been down and I've been crawling
pushed around and always falling
you're up there, you're always with me
smiling down on me

can't you stop the lies, falling from the skies
down on me, I'm still standing
can't you roll the dice, I might be surprised
conscience clear, I'm still standing here
can't you stop the lies, falling from the skies
down on me, I'm still standing here
can't you roll the dice, I might be surprised
conscience clear, I'm still standing here


[Thanks to zlobnica_666@hotmail.com for these lyrics]

In My Life

length: 4:02
producer: Martin Hansen and Mikael Nord Andersson
mixer: Leif Allanson and Martin Hansen
recording engineer: Martin Hansen and Mikael Nord Andersson
composer: Aki Hakala, Eero Heinonen, Pauli Rantasalmi, Lauri
lyricist: Lauri
Feel the heat below my feet
I have to go, no time to sleep
Can't believe the things you say
I turn my head and walk away
You make me sick, you make me nervous

Times are gone when you would say
This is the one and seize the day
Times are gone for honesty
"My victory is your defeat"
Oh can't you see you've been mistaken

[Chorus:]
In my life I decide and it turns me on
How I am, how I live, who I love
In my way I feel strong
And it turns me on
In my life, I decide, I decide

All you do, you can't deny it,
It's waste of time, waste of time
Can I suggest that you invest in something more than hopelessness
Before you know, the ride is over

[Chorus]

It's up to you if you give it up
It's up to you if you won't stop [Repeat x2]

It's up to you if you give it up, give it up
It's up to you if you won't stop
It's up to you if you give it up, give it up,
It's up to you, it's up to you

The record choose that you're dead but you're still living
Every time you have died you have been given
Another chance to fix your bad attitude
And make a move, it's up to you

It's up to you if you give it up, give it up [Repeat x3]

It's up to you [Repeat x2]

Give it up [Repeat x8]

Time to Burn

length: 4:33
producer: Martin Hansen and Mikael Nord Andersson
mixer: Leif Allanson and Martin Hansen
recording engineer: Martin Hansen and Mikael Nord Andersson
writer: The Rasmus
Fear of the dark tears me apart
won't leave me alone and time keeps running out

Just one more life, I'm so sick and tired
of singing the blues, I should turn my life around

Tell me why do I feel this way
all my life I`ve been standing on the borderline
too many bridges burned
too many lies I've heard
I had life but I can't go back
I can't do that, it will never be the same again
and I know I don't
have any time burn

they follow me home, disturbing my sleep
but I'll find a place, place where they cannot find me
maybe I'm lost, and maybe I'm scared
but too many times I've closed the doors behind me

Tell me why..

leave it all behind
cross the borderline
face the truth, don't have any time to...
don't have any time to burn

Tell me why..


[Thanks to zlobnica_666@hotmail.com for these lyrics]

Not Like the Other Girls

length: 5:44
producer: Martin Hansen and Mikael Nord Andersson
mixer: Leif Allanson and Martin Hansen
recording engineer: Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen
writer: The Rasmus
No more blame I am destined to keep you sane
Gotta rescue the flame
Gotta rescue the flame in your heart

No more blood, I will be there for you my love
I will stand by your side
The world has forsaken my girl

I should have seen it would be this way
I should have known from the start what she's up to
When you have loved and you've lost someone
You know what it feels like to lose

She's fading away
Away from this world
Drifting like a feather
She's not like the other girls
She lives in the clouds
She talks to the birds
Hopeless little one
She's not like the other girls I know

No more shame, she has felt too much pain, in her life
In her mind she's repeating the words
All the love you put out will return to you


[Thanks to zlobnica_666@hotmail.com for these lyrics]
[Thanks to magic_fly1@msn.com for correcting these lyrics]

The One I Love (scream mix voc up)

length: 3:14
Haven't slept in a week
My bed has become my coffin
Cannot breath, cannot speak
My head's like a bomb, still waiting
Take my heart and take my soul
I don't need them anymore

[Chorus:]
The one I love
Is striking me down on my knees
The one I love
Drowning me in my dreams
The one I love
Over and over again
Dragging me under

Hypnotized by the night
Silently rising beside me
Emptiness, nothingness
Is burning a hole inside me
Take my faith and take my pride
I don't need them anymore

[Chorus]

This bed has become my chapel of stone
A garden of darkness to where I'm thrown
So take my life, I don't need it anymore

[Chorus]

The one I love
Is striking me down on my knees
Striking me down
Drowning me in my dreams
Down on my knees
Over and over again
Striking me down
Over and over and over and over again

Back in the Picture

length: 3:44
producer: Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen
mixer: Leif Allanson and Martin Hansen
recording engineer: Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen
writer: The Rasmus
There were times in life I was on my knees,
Now its over,
Deep inside my heart I know
Simply put I've been stabbed in the back ever since I remember,
But deep in side it hurt to let go

[Chorus:]
Back in the picture
Back in the picture
I wonder what took so long, so long
Back in the picture
Back in the picture
I wonder what took so long, so long

Dedicate everything I create to my friends I would die for,
But you will always be the one,
Memories that you can't overrun,
Memories I could die for,
I thought I'd always be on the run

[Chorus]

There were times in life I was on my knees,
Now its over,
Deep inside my heart I know

[Chorus]

So long
So long
So long...

Funeral Song

length: 3:17
producer: Martin Hansen and Mikael Nord Andersson
mixer: Leif Allanson and Martin Hansen
recording engineer: Mikael Nord Andersson and Martin Hansen
writer: The Rasmus
I dumped you again
I don't understand
It's happened before
Can't take it no more

These foolish games
Always end up in confusion
I'll take you back
Just to leave you once again

I died in my dreams
What's that supposed to mean?
Got lost in the fire
I died in my dreams
Reaching out for your hand
My fatal desire

I've failed you again
Cause I let you stay
I used to pretend
That I felt OK

Just one big lie
Such a perfect illusion
I made you mine
Just to hurt you once again

I died in my dreams
What's that supposed to mean?
Got lost in the fire
I died in my dreams
Reaching out for your hand
My fatal desire...

F-F-F-Falling (US scream remix)

length: 3:56
composer: Aki Hakala, Eero Heinonen, Pauli Rantasalmi, Lauri
lyricist: Michael Blair, Lauri
I don't go to school every Monday
I've got my reason to sleep
Don't you tell me how I should be
Made up my mind 'bout the music
Made up my mind 'bout the style
I know that I'm stable and able to settle down
But I keep...

[Chorus:]
F-f-f-falling...
Down with the sun
I can't give it up
The night is calling me like a drum
I keep on f-f-falling...

This life is so full of temptation
And I want to keep it that way
I know myself I can handle the game
Made up my mind 'bout the future
Made up my mind 'bout the past
I know that I'm stable and able to hold on

[Chorus]

[Falling]
I need a flame, I need a spark
[Falling]
Don't be afraid to open my heart
[Falling]
I need a game, I need a shock
[Falling]
Don't be afraid my heart is unlocked

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh woh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh woh yeah yeah

[Chorus]

[Falling]
I need a flame, I need a spark
[Falling]
Don't be afraid to open my heart
[Falling]
I need a game, I need a shock
[Falling]
Don't be afraid my heart is unlocked
[Falling]
Made up my mind 'bout the music
[Falling]
Made up my mind 'bout the style
[Falling]
I know that I'm stable and able
[Falling]
To settle down
F-f-falling
[Falling, falling, falling, falling]