The Long Way Home

by Donots

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Founded in 1993, Donots have made a name for themselves as one of the top punk bands not only in Germany, but throughout Europe. Well-respected in the international punk community, Donots have shared stages with the likes of Blink 182, The Hives, Green Day, Sum 41, Iggy Pop, NoFX, The Offspring, Weezer, Linkin Park, Anti-Flag, Jimmy Eat World, The Cure, and many others. "The Long Way Home," reached the Top 20 on the German Pop Charts just after being released, and was later released in England, Australia, and Japan. This special USA edition not only features the 11 tracks from "The Long Way Home," but also six bonus tracks of the best on their previous album, "Coma Chameleon."

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released November 23, 2010

Ingo Knollmann - Vocals, Guido Knollmann - Guitars/Vocals, Eike Herwig - Drums, Jan-Dirk Poggemann - Bass/Vocals, Alex Siedenbiedel - Guitars/Vocals

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Track Name: Changes
We're getting better day by day
We grow and rise up when we fall
So let the changes stay the same
And someday we'll be ten feet tall

Is it the world or is it you?
Is it the world?
Is it the world or is it you?
Is it the world?

Is it the world or is it you?
Is it the world?
Is it the world or is it you?
Is it the world?

Nothing changes
Changes

We're strangers again
Well, we could have known
We should have known
This is not the end
Nothing changes
Changes
We're strangers again
Well, we could have known
We should have known
There ain't no end

We're getting better day by day
This is not the end
Track Name: Calling
All I want is everything
Is that too much to ask?
All want is the here and know
The future and the past
This is the moment
This is tried and true
Being lonely ain't no fun
When I'm not with you
I'm calling you

Calling, calling
Calling your name

All I want is one more chance
To prove myself to you
All I know is I am best
At what I do not do
This is the moment
This will see me through
Now all that's left is to pretend
I'm calling you
I'm calling you

Calling, calling

Calling your name
Calling, calling
Now I'm calling your name

And I keep on holding on to you
But I can barely hold my own

I keep on holding on to you
And I can't even hold my own

Calling, calling
Calling your name
Calling, calling
Now I'm calling your name
All I want is everything
Is that too much to ask?
All want is the here and know
The future and the past
But I can't even hold my own
Calling, calling
Now I'm calling your name
Track Name: Forever Ends Today
I gotta go
Cause what goes around, doesn't come around
And I know
The time is never now
I told you so
It's a long way to the top, it's a long way down
So what now?
We feel a lot more lost than found

Too much, too late to lie and hesitate
Nowhere to go, forever ends today
Don't know what we got until it's gone away
We're the last to know, forever ends today
Forever ends today

I gotta go
Cause we never read the writing on the wall
Yeah I know
Everytime I slip, you fall
I told you so
It's mathematics, it's not chemistry
So right now

The numbers kill you and me

Too much, too late to lie and hesitate
Nowhere to go, forever ends today
Don't know what we got until it's gone away
We're the last to know, forever ends today
Forever ends today
Forever ends today
Forever ends today

I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go (Forever ends today)
I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go, I gotta go

Too much, too late to lie and hesitate (I gotta go, I gotta go)
Nowhere to go, forever ends today
Don't know what we got until it's gone away (I gotta go, I gotta go)
We're the last to know, forever ends today
Forever ends today
Track Name: High and Dry
Light up the sky just like a beacon in the night
Shine your light down on me
Just rock my boat, bring back the storm and let me ride
Come, chase the clouds away
And set my sails

And set my sails

Cause you're the best things about me
Everything that I can't be
Tell a lie if a lie gets me by
So carry me, I'm giving in
Hear me sing my requiem
Tell a lie if a lie gets me by
Don't leave me high and dry

Light up the sky just like a fire in the night
Ignite and light my way
Burn all the maps, bring back the storm and make me ride
Just be the wind and waves
And navigate

And navigate

And you're the best things about me
Everything that I can't be

Tell a lie if a lie gets me by
So carry me, I'm giving in
Hear me sing my requiem
Tell a lie if a lie gets me by

And set my sails
(Don't leave me high and dry)
And navigate
(Don't leave me high and dry)
And set my sails
(Don't leave me high and dry)
And navigate

Cause you're the best thing about me
Everything that I can't be
Tell a lie if a lie gets me by
So carry me, I'm giving in
Listen to the violins
Tell a lie if a lie gets me by
Don't leave me high and dry

Who-oh-oh
Who-oh-oh
Track Name: Let It Go
First things first
Nothing lasts
So don't settle for second best
Mend the hole
In your chest
Cause what you see is what you get

So get on with your life when it's over
Let it rest, leave the past in the past
Reconsider yourself when you're sober
Save the best, make it last, make it last

Just let it go, make it fade, let it slide
And forget what you know
Take a break, make a change, take your time
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go
Take a break, make a change, take your time
Let it go, let it go

Keep the songs
In your head
And put all the white noise to rest
Songs about
The times you had
About all the names you won't forget

So get on with your life when it's over
Let it rest, leave the past in the past
Reconsider yourself when you're sober
Save the best, make it last, make it last

Just let it go, make it fade, let it slide
And forget what you know
Take a break, make a change, take your time
Let it go, let it go

Reconsider yourself
Forget what you know
Leave the past in the past
Let it rest, let it slide, let it go

Just let it go, make it fade, let it slide
And forget what you know
Take a break, make a change, take your time
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go
Take a break, make a change, take your time
Let it go, let it go
Track Name: Dead Man Walking
Wake up my dear
Today is your last day on this planet
Darling

I'm breaking up, ain't coming home
Cause the same shit every day really got me down
Another place, not sure which town
I don't need your advice, I like it on my own

I'm never coming home

I know that you never thought that I could break down the walls
I'm never looking back, no!
I know that you never thought that I could break down the walls
Watch me now!

I breaking up, show me the door
Just let me pick my teeth up from the floor
Burn my remains and bless my bones
Sell the memories cause everything must go

(Cause he's a dead man walking
A dead man talking
A dead man getting in the zone)

I'm never coming home

I know that you never thought that I could break down the walls
I'm never looking back, no!
I know that you never thought that I could break down the walls
Watch me now!

Oh-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh

I know that you never thought that I could break down the walls
I'm never looking back, no!
I know that you never thought that I could break down the walls
Come, watch me!

Oh-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh-oh
All it takes is patience
All it takes is patience now
All it takes is patience
All it takes is patience now
Track Name: Make Believe
Find a name
Make it stick
While we're chasing the exit
Be everything we cannot be
Don't take no blame
Throw the brick
Gonna dig out the hatchet
We gotta make new enemies

Because
We're outta sight
We're outta mind
We're make believe and
We're all out of hate
We live a lie
We can't just let it die

We're make believe
We're make believe

Against the grain
Only for the sake of it
We'll stop the gears of
This machine, this machine
Find a name
Make it stick
Make believe, don't take no hostages
While we're running for the exit
(We're gonna find ourselves)

Because
We're outta sight
We're outta mind
We're make believe and
We're all out of angst
We live a lie
We can't just let it die

We're make believe
We're make believe
Just make believe
We're make believe
We're make believe

We beg to indiffer
We are nothing new
Gotta make new enemies
Like me and you
We beg to indiffer
We are nothing new
Gotta make new enemies
Like me and you

We're make believe
We're make believe
Just make believe
Track Name: Who You Are
A second skin, a new agenda
A brand new beat for the same old heart
You live a life you can't remember
Tell me do you still know who you are?

Why don't you mean the words you say?
Even if only for a day
I don't know who you are
Why don't you stay the same today?
Even if only for a change
I don't know who you are

Another skin, a new agenda
A brand new beat for the same old broken heart
Every letter written marked "Return to sender"
You can never run from who you are

Why don't you mean the words you say?
Even if only for a day
I don't know who you are
Why don't you stay the same today?
Even if only for a change
I don't know who you are

A brand new beat for the same old heart
Tell me, do you still know who you are?

A brand new beat for the same old heart
Tell me, do you still know who you are?
Tell me, do you still know who you are?

The walls you build, they don't protect you
They keep you locked inside forever

Why don't you mean the words today?
Why don't you mean the words you say?
Even if only for a day
I don't know who you are
Why don't you stay the same today?
Why don't you back up what you say?
I don't know who you are

A brand new beat for the same old heart
Tell me, do you still know who you are?
A brand new beat for the same old heart
Tell me, do you still know who you are?
A brand new beat for the same old heart
Tell me, do you still know who you are?
A brand new beat for the same old heart
Tell me, do you still know who you are?
Track Name: The Years Gone By
Here's to the years gone by
To rivers running dry
Where have you been all your life?
Time takes too much time
A bitter kiss good-night
Where have you been all your life?

How can you say you've come a long, long way?
You only wait for yesterday

Here's to the years gone by
To rivers running dry
Where have you been all your life?
Time takes too much time
A bitter kiss good-night
Where have you been all your life?

How can you say you've come a long, long way?

You only wait for yesterday

Let the truth be told
Heaven knows you got hell to pay
Let the truth be told
You wait for yesterday

Here's to the years gone by
To rivers running dry
Where have you been all your life?
Time takes too much time
A bitter kiss good-night
Where have you been all your life?
Where have you been all your life?
Track Name: Hello Knife
Hello knife you look sick and tired
I wanna be your alibi
You've always been a perfect liar
You cross your heart and hope to die
Hello knife you're so sick and tired
Let me suffer for your sins
Nothing but a tool for hire
I'll take the blame for everything

Rusty knife sleeping in my pocket
Come alive and wield you blade
Scare away the hungry vultures
Before it is too late, too late
Hello knife safe inside my pocket
A clean slate and a dirty mind
Take my hand every time I falter
Never cut the tie that binds

So if you want to live, just not survive
And if you need a place to run and hide

Hello knife, hello knife, hello knife
So if you find that things don't look so bright
When you're at the wrong end of the knife
Hello knife, hello knife, hello knife

Hello knife you look sick and tired
I wanna be your alibi
You've always been a perfect liar
I wanna be ...

If you want to live, just not survive
And if you need a place to run and hide
Hello knife, hello knife, hello knife
A clean slate, dirty mind
Too late, too late
Hello knife, hello knife, hello knife
Track Name: Parade of One
I drag my shadow around
But I wear my head like a crown
I got a mouthful of songs
And I got a storm in my lungs

And I'm on my own again
All by myself
Parade of one
So bring on the fireworks

I'm on my own again
All by myself
Parade of one

I wanna be a parade
Hear the call me the jack of all trades
I'm passing by your house today
So cheer for me, I'll be okay

When I'm on my own again
All by myself
Parade of one
So bring on the fireworks

Don't ever get too close to me
I'm out of bounds, just let me be

Don't ever get too close to me
Understand that there's no "U" in team

I drag my shadow around

Solitudes's my company
She's so bitter, so sweet
I'll never be going to sleep
You don't need to wait up for me
Cause I drag my shadow around
I'm a one man band and I'm a clown
The circus is coming to town
Just let the confetti rain down

When I'm on my own again
All by myself
Parade of one
So bring on the fireworks
Just bring out the fireworks

So bring on the fireworks
I am my own god, my own church and my religion
A fortress of mind, hard to climb, I'm fact not fiction
I'm the fireman and I'm the lighter
So bring on the fireworks
Shining like the sun and burning brighter
I am my own path, I'm a mess, my own decision, my decision
I'm right as rain, ride the train without a ticket
I bend and I break and I mend and I can take it
I am not like rocket science
I'm a one man band and the rest is silence
I bend and I break and I mend and I can take it
So bring on the fireworks
Track Name: Break My Stride
You fight, I win
Say what you will, i´m not listening
I´ll keep breathing
So do what you want, i´m not choking
Walk in my shoes
Stumble and fall
Walk in my shoes

You say it´s black, i say it´s white
You know i´d burn down the house to turn on the lights tonight and
I know it´s black, you say it´s white
But you can´t break my stride
No, you can´t break my stride
Gonna burn down the house
I´ll be turning the tide

You fail to try
I try and fail but that´s alright
So keep your mouth shut
And swallow your pride till you throw up
Walk in my shoes
Stumble and fall
Walk in my shoes

You say it´s black, i say it´s white
You know i´d burn down the house to turn on the lights tonight and
I know it´s black, you say it´s white
But you can´t break my stride
No, you can´t break my stride
Gonna burn down the house
I´ll be turning the tide

You fail to try
I try and fail but that´s alright
So keep your mouth shut
And swallow your pride till you throw up

You say it´s black, i say it´s white
You know i´d burn down the house to turn on the lights tonight
You want a kiss, i want a bite
But you can´t break my stride
No, you can´t break my stride, no
Track Name: Headphones
Lately iґve been making plans to make my way out
Fingernails are growing short, there ain't no doubt
Everybody wants another part of my wings
I gotta keep you out, shut you out so I plug them in
I got my headphones
Me and my headphones
Radio is killing me and TV's a bore
All I want today is something I can ignore
I got my headphones
Me and my headphones
I gotta let go
I need my...

Come and hear me, gotta listen
Turn it up for my final transmission
Come and hear me, gotta listen
Watch me go, Iґm a man on a mission
Do you read me? Are you out there?
Gonna run and make my way outta here
Come and hear me, gotta listen
Gotta listen - Are you listening

So this just in: my broadcast ends
But this ainґt good-bye, this is good luck, my friends
I got my headphones
Me and my headphones
I get my batteries, get my tapes, get my player
I get up, I get going and Iґm getting better
I need my headphones
Me and my headphones
I get my batteries, get my tapes, get my player
I get up, I get going and Iґm getting better

Come and hear me, gotta listen
Turn it up for my final transmission
Come and hear me, gotta listen
Watch me go, Iґm a man on a mission
Do you read me? Are you out there?
Gonna run and make my way outta here
Come and hear me, gotta listen
Gotta listen - Are you listening (to me)?

(She kissed me in New York City
She held my hand in Tokyo
She walked me down to Leicester Square
And she found me passed out in Soho
She showed me round in Dublin
She even followed me to Rome
She kept me warm in Warsaw
And she always guided me back home
Sheґs as good as it gets, sheґs as good as it gets)

Can you hear me? Are you listening?
Turn it up for my final transmission
Can you hear me? Are you listening?
Watch me go, Iґm a man on a mission
Do you read me? Are you out there?
Gotta run and make my way outta here
Can you hear me? Are you listening?
Are you listening? Are you listening?
Track Name: Stop the Clocks
Lies
Demand another lie
No matter how i try
Wish i could disappear
I know myself
I know myself well enough
Down
The only way is down
My face down on the ground
What am i doing here?
I know myself
I know myself well enough

And if i could stop the clocks
If i could make this moment mine
I´d make the most of a bad time
I wish i could stop the clocks
And wash away those lies
It´s all that i could wish for tonight

Down
The only way is down
My face down on the ground
What am i doing here?
I know myself
I know myself well enough
And now my angels need angels
To help me get out of this hell
I know myself well enough
To know that i don´t know myself

And if i could stop the clocks
If i could make this moment mine
I´d make the most of a bad time
I wish i could stop the clocks
And wash away those lies
It´s all that i could wish for tonight

And if i could stop the clocks
If i could make this moment mine
I´d make the most of a bad time
I wish i could stop the clocks
And wash away those lies
It´s all that i could wish for tonight
Track Name: The Right Kind of Wrong
Can´t get my feet back on the ground
Can´t sleep, the silence is way too loud
Can´t think of anything nice to say
Can´t say i want it any other way
Don´t call, don´t speak, just leave me be
Cause you wouldn´t quite like me when i am angry
Don´t heal my wounds, they´re all i got
Don´t pull my teeth, can ´t you just leave them to rot?

No matter how long it takes
I will be waiting here
Whatever you say
I just don´t wanna hear
No matter how wrong i am
I will be waiting here
For the right kind of wrong
I´ll be right here

I´ll cut the heart out of my chest
I´ll trade the handshake for the fist
I can´t be the life of the party
Spare me your smile
Your kindness kills me

No matter how long it takes
I will be waiting here
Whatever you say
I just don´t wanna hear
No matter how wrong i am
I will be waiting here
For the right kind of wrong
I´ll be right here

No matter how long it takes
I will be waiting here
Whatever you say
I just don´t wanna hear
No matter how wrong i am
I will be waiting here
For the right kind of wrong
I´ll be right here
Track Name: Anything
Tell me something i haven´t heard before
Gimme what i need, something worth dying for
Nothing´s
Ever
Good enough
For me
I´m always
Complaining
A set of lungs
A pair of fists
A pointed finger

So gimme gimme gimme anything
It´s not enough when it´s for free
So c´mon c´mon gimme everything
I gotta have it all, i want it all, just for me

One way ticket, have it all or nothing,
Watch me take off, i´m leaving you all for good
Someday
I´ll be
Good enough
For you
You will
Comprehend me
No one could ever
Bear the weight
That´s on my shoulders

So gimme gimme gimme anything
It´s not enough when it´s for free
So c´mon c´mon gimme everything
I gotta have it all, i want it all, just for me

Just for me, just for me...

So gimme gimme gimme anything
It´s not enough when it´s for free
(It´s never quite enough)
So c´mon c´mon gimme everything
I gotta have it all, i want it all, just for me
No one could ever
Bear the weight
That´s on my shoulders

No one could ever
Bear the weight
That´s on my shoulders, my shoulders

No one could ever
Bear the weight
That´s on my shoulders
Track Name: New Hope for the Dead
Calling
The fallen
It´s a brand new morning
For the dearly departed
The stone cold hearted

Calling
The undead
Don´t call it a comeback
From six feet under
Forever we shall wander
Stop pretending
Don´t wait for the ending
We´re taking you back
Taking you back
To the life you never led

Get up, all you broken backs
Don´t mind the bullet in your head
New hope for you
New hope for the dead
We came to take you back
To the life you never ever led
New hope for you
New hope for the dead

Calling
The undead
Don´t call it a comeback
From six feet under
Forever we shall wander
Stop pretending
Don´t wait for the ending
We´re taking you back
Taking you back
(A new hope for the dead)

Get up, all you broken backs
Don´t mind the bullet in your head
New hope for you
New hope for the dead
We came to take you back
To the life you never ever led
New hope for you
New hope for the dead

Get up, all you broken backs
Don´t mind the bullet in your head
New hope for you
New hope for the dead
We came to take you back
To the life you never ever led
New hope for you
New hope for the dead

Wake up, all you dead!
(A new hope for the dead)