Instant Madness

by Highlord

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This is the only album the band self-released and produced. The album has been released in Japan in 2006 with the bonus track "cha-la head cha-la" cover of the opening theme for DragonBall Z anime series.
Downloading full album you will be able to get also the full booklet in psd format. Only on BandCamp.

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released November 10, 2006

Music & Words: Alex Muscio, Sted, Highlord.

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Highlord joined together in 1996 from a former project called Avatar. Founded by Sted and ex keyboard player Alex, the band recorded seven full lenghts so far, starting in 1998 with "Heir of Power" passing through 2006 " with Instant Madness" and arriving in 2012 with the upcoming new album: "the warning after". ... more

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Track Name: highlord - Jester's Mask
There is an Alter in my Ego
Always telling me the wrong path I can choose
There is an alarm clock in my brain
Tick-tock-telling me the hours, the faces, the time, the lies
And there are lies all around me,
In my friends’ words, my lover’s looks, in each and all of my books
Seems I’ve been betrayed all this time
By the lies in my words, in my world, all the lies in the truth

And I’m tired of feeling sorry
I’ve been sorry all this time
I’m so sick of feeling guilty
Feeling guilty for living my life

The jester in a dark corner crying, sorry for
All the pain he’s caused, he hops and dances
He wears his better mask and his most flamboyant costume
While inside he doesn’t know if he’s alive or dead

Nor me or my friends are able to live
Always looking for cheap girls and thrills, happy tricks and treats
Furry animals can trick you, your own mother could slit
Your throat at night, you might lose your sanity, boy!

And I’m tired of feeling sorry
I’ve been sorry all this time
I’m so sick of feeling guilty
Feeling guilty for living my life

The jester in a dark corner crying, sorry for
All the pain he’s caused, he hops and dances
He wears his better mask and his most flamboyant costume
While inside he doesn’t know if he’s alive or dead

I’m not a Bit of a Torrent kind
The Dead don’t bother me
But the Living are such a pain in the ass

The jester in a dark corner crying, sorry for
All the pain he’s caused, he hops and dances
He wears his better mask and his most flamboyant costume
While inside he doesn’t know if he’s alive or dead
Track Name: highlord - Orion and Ocean
Orion and Ocean
A Perpetual Love
Dreaming on a blue
Diamond path… eternally

A radiant lady dressed in white
Coral lips and dewy eyes
The one who holds out
Her waves to the Pleiades
Frozen tears warm my heart
A dying gem in a golden shell
Ethereal spirits lead
Our lonely hands

The moon reflected on the sea
… our sweetest kiss…
The rain falling on your lips
… my tearless weeping…

Death has woven our wedding dress
For you I’d refuse the throne in hell
Life has part our bodies…
Not our hearts
A marriage of water and stars
Dearest children of Poseidon and Ra
The stargazer and the Maiden
Hell and Heaven

Orion and Ocean
A Perpetual Love
Dreaming on a blue
Diamond path… eternally
Endless flight of
Two broken hearts
Passing over blue
Diamond paths… eternally

Floating upon
Hydrogen lakes
Towards clear and distant waves
Every night
I come into your depth
In an ambrosial erotic embrace
Bed of sand
So far away
From human pain
Lie with me
And kiss my heart as
If this were our goodbye at last

Lies… Pain…
That’s all we have spent in our life
Buried in the Palace of Gods
Enthroned upon a sea of skulls
Dominator of mankind in life…
Lonely lover lost in the stars…

Hold my hands…
Forever… it is what we’re searching for…

Orion and Ocean
A Perpetual Love
Dreaming on a blue
Diamond path… eternally
Endless flight of
Two broken hearts
Passing over blue
Diamond paths… eternally
Track Name: highlord - The sweetest drug
Waiting for the Moment
Of Blood to come
Pray God protect me
From the kind-hearted ones

Me and the Devil
I can’t say we’re good friends
We just don’t bother each other
Until we meet again

So easy to let the dark thoughts inside your mind
So easy to turn on others the pain inside

When you know everything
You ought to know you’re dead
I’ll let my visions flow
Inside of your head

Never been young
Sure I’ll never grow old
I’ll suck the breath from your mouth
Until your lungs are cold

So easy to turn myself into your life’s dark lord
Choking the screams inside me with your moans

I am a noble thought paying my visit to you at night
My smell the sweetest drug, you already want more
You can call me Incubus if you please
Because I am facing you from above
Track Name: highlord - Got a price?
Crying in the dark won’t solve any problem
Looking behind, won’t bring her back
Listen to my story, my hopes, my lost love, my mistakes…

She must know ‘bout the things I’m talkin’
We all face it someday
But now it’s time to show what we’ve just learnt
She’s a Queen I elope and worship
A stinging bee in my head
A rusted razorback that wrings my heart tonight

(‘Cause we) don’t need a reason to get on fire
Don’t need a thousand words to show my desire
It’s true… Baby I said it’s true!

When the night came over you realized
That story was changing your life
The pain you felt was the price to pay
To stay by one man’s side
When the night came over you realized
That loving means giving, not taking
The pain you felt was the price to pay
To stay by my side

You said my love was a cage for you
You said you couldn’t fly
But I’m the angel whose heaven was denied

(‘Cause we) don’t need a reason to get on fire
Don’t need a thousand words to show my desire
It’s true… Baby I said it’s true!

When the night came over you realized
That story was changing your life
The pain you felt was the price to pay
To stay by one man’s side
When the night came over you realized
That loving means giving, not taking
The pain you felt was the price to pay
To stay by my side
Track Name: highlord - Life's Lymph
You love yourself when you come, nobody else
The return to the womb is incomplete
Your enemies will always live around you
When the worst is still in your head
Needing a place for your brain, to rearrange itself

I yearn to be the centre and the gravity point
I carved Babel tower with golden runes
Ascending from my blood the spirits’ life
My harp will have silver strings, will you ever care?

It’s not the meaning what I’m looking for
Just the point of no return
Maybe only those who leave know it all
Life’s lymph is still green like blood

Feels like a tree being chopped
Feels like the trip has stopped
Please scar my brain with your tongue again
Please use my life as you best prefer
Get ready, we’ll walk on the edge
This time we’ve got nothing to share
Stop it, live it, enjoy it once again
But remember once I was so pure
So pure…
Track Name: highlord - The Trickster
I’ve got one foot in Heaven and my head lost in Hell
Too many stories in my head, the kind you can’t easily tell
I’ve got too many bad habits, I have got too many faults
Born under the sign of the Capricorn, bastard son of a fish and a goat

Always heading for more than I can take
And I can never have enough of these feelings
And even if I changed my name
My eyes would remain the same

All hail [The Trickster]
He comes [He comes]
He messes [Your life up]
And then he’s gone
All hail the Trickster
For he’s the one who comes
He messes everybody’s lives up
And then he’s gone

I am the son of a gun, I am the son of a son
Who could never look it in the eye and face the damage he has done
I strive with the world to stay pure at heart, as I should have always been
So I say another prayer and I take another sip, to keep on with this dream within a dream

Always heading for more than I can take
And I can never have enough of these feelings
And even if I changed my name
My eyes would remain the same

All hail [The Trickster]
He comes [He comes]
He messes [Your life up]
And then he’s gone
All hail the Trickster
For he’s the one who comes
He messes everybody’s lives up
And then he’s gone

I dance under the moonlight at the end of the longest days
My stomping on the ground becomes the music and the dance itself
My mouth can swallow everything, never been sober in my life
The dance brings people new life, while the rhythm dampens their thighs

Always heading for more than I can take
And I can never have enough of these feelings
And even if I changed my name
My eyes would remain the same

All hail [The Trickster]
He comes [He comes]
He messes [Your life up]
And then he’s gone
All hail the Trickster
For he’s the one who comes
He messes everybody’s lives up
And then he’s gone
Track Name: highlord - Instant Madness
This world’s hungry for violence, and I’m here to feed it
Somebody said we’re fuckin’ the wrong hole
It’s shit but I’d enjoy it

G-sus Krist with a hard-on and a lust for young flesh
He was drinking his glass like a man who was searching for something

I’m like fresh water flowing from a mountain spring
Being born so pure just to die suffocated in the sea

I’m a golden god or a glazed devil
A wicked angel
A lusting mirror for your desires to reflect
I am a jeanious or a stupid fool
A pointing finger
Some discomfort you’d better try

Is holiness to be attained through dark thoughts and impure deeds?
I fear Heaven gates’ selection…
Close your eyes, let your visions flow

If women are a weapon of mass destruction
Give’em roses then make them bleed
There’s something worse than dying for love

I’m a golden god or a glazed devil
A wicked angel
A lusting mirror for your desires to reflect
I am a jeanious or a stupid fool
A pointing finger
Some discomfort you’d better try
Track Name: highlord - Which side are you on?
When you were born nobody told you
You had the find out the truth by yourself
We’ve got evidence of all that happens
Our families destroyed by madness

How many different gods are bending the world?
How many powerful ones are draining it?
Brother killing brother, they say
We can’t help choosing one side

In the depth of our nightmare
Hands held for help and hope
What is your part in this?

Chose your knight…
Which side are you on?
The sun burns as black as pitch
We shed bitter tears for the pain of mankind

The false martyrdom cuts down
More victims than a pestilence
Everywhere someone disappears
A day with no future generation’s coming

The signs of the end are storming your mind
Your soul worn out by rust and despair
We infected our own mother
To see if we could buy her a cure

Chose your knight…
Which side are you on?
The sun burns as black as pitch
We shed bitter tears for the pain of mankind
Chose your knight…
Which side are you on?
The moon bleeds crimson red
As you find out what your true name is

Are we watching the same Moon
Peeping from different, distant skies?
Are our feet walking on the same moist, warm earth
Guiding our steps through different paths?
Are we inhaling the same poisonous
Rotting air burning through our lungs?
Which road are we destined to follow
In perfect, pure, symmetric synchronism
Just to walk together again?
Is it right to follow those roads?
What is the point in deciding?