Thirteen Eight

by FreddeGredde

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Sven B. Schreiber This excellent debut album shows Fredrik Larsson in search of his own individual style, so it exposes traits of both follow-up albums. Most of the shorter songs like "Solace Distant", "Stardust", and my favorite "Beside Me", which are of the "more pop-y" kind, as the composer himself would put it, are just perfect and would fit well on "Eyes on the Edge". Others suffer from the inclusion of too many well-known prog stereotypes borrowed from "Dream Theater" & Co., which interfere unfavorably with the - basically outstanding - songwriting. This is especially true of the 15-minute epic... stripped down to around 10 minutes, it would be a great one. Favorite track: Beside Me.
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This is my first album, which has a mix of shorter pop rock songs and more complex prog rock/metal pieces.

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released August 13, 2011

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FreddeGredde Sweden

I'm FreddeGredde, mostly known for my youtube medleys based on video game soundtrack and tv/cartoon themes. I'm also making original music, mostly in the progressive rock genre. Not very accessible or commercial, but it's the kind of music I enjoy listening to and creating, so I hope that you will like it too! ... more

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Track Name: Lonely Starlight
A thunderhead of doom enshrouds
The faraway land they left behind
On ships, prepared and set
To roam, unknowing what they'll find

Through currents of mystery
Hegira to relieve their plight
Every span they travel
Holding hands with lonely starlight

The youthful and seasoned émigrés
In vessels constructed with great skill
Geometric rigor to secure
A promise and purpose which they all would fulfill

In three fleets of seven, while
Tethered to each other tight
Any turn they travel
Guided on by lonely starlight

Home was laid to waste
Dissension and decay
Looking to survive
They chose to sail away

Scoping panoramic visual field
Hoping beneficial clues will be revealed
Seeking destination suitably fit
To accommodate them, and, as luck would have it,

A pathway to navigate
Coordinates: thirteen-eight

Doubtful and unsure
What more can they endure?
Will the choice they make
Prove to be a big mistake?

Time is now at hand
With tension at a peak
Does this course provide
The harbor that they seek?

Then, obstacles cleared reveal
A welcome and heavenly sight
Full of hope they travel
Led to it by lonely starlight

A sphere bathed in blue and green
With water and air so clean
Extending a hand in glee
They reach for their destiny
Track Name: Solace Distant
you make me so confused
my heart feels badly bruised
What's wrong with me
I'm supposed to be cold
I don't even know you
but I'm already sold
I think I'm getting weak
or something
it's frustrating

But when you fall, I will carry you
And if you break, I will make you whole
When you sink, I will dive for you
So take my hand, and I'll keep you safe

You've got me mystified,
Perspective brushed aside
What's wrong with you
you're not what I had thought
You're offbeat, and odd
but I am totally caught
Feeling soft and unresistant
Nothing seems consistent
Solace distant

But when you fall, I will carry you
And if you break, I will make you whole
When you sink, I will dive for you
So take my hand, and I'll keep you safe
Track Name: Meltdown
Listen here, little lamb,
Thought you knew who I am?
Got some nerve, playing me!
I'm no toy, you are bound to see!

So quick to berate me
And always let me down
It makes me insane!
Why do I bother
When all you ever do
Is to treat me with disdain!?!

(Never-ending) TRIBULATION
(Accelerating all my) FRUSTRATION
(Imploding senses) MIND ABERRATION
(Then, so superior, acting too unfazed)
You let me fall....

(Somewhere) deep down in my heart...
Aaaaaaaah - I still love you
Aaaaaaaah - I still love you

Unforeseen circumstance
Might provide one more chance...

(instrumental break)

No way this could happen!
Is any of it real?
I can't comprehend!
After the effort,
The care that I devote,
we come to a wretched end!!!

(You betrayed my) DEDICATION
(Now I wallow in sheer) DESPERATION
(Psyche dissolving) FULL DISSIPATION
(Leaving a purely pathetic display)
Slowly, I crawl...

(Somewhere) deep down in my heart...
Aaaaaaaah - I still love you
Aaaaaaaah - I still love you
Track Name: The Star Song
There once was a girl who found a spaceship
Rusted and busted, lost on a space trip
inside there was a star, who said, "I'm sad.
I can't find my mom, she's all I had!"

Little star, together, you and I
Little star, we'll search across the sky
Little star, there's no need to grieve
Little star, I will never leave

They worked with the ship 'til it was ready
Packed up, then launched it, stable and steady
Everywhere were wonders to behold
Games to pass the time, and stories told

Little star, radiant and sweet
Little star, each moment's a treat
Soaring far, a comet we will ride
Little star, glowing by my side

One night in a dream, the girl saw her mother
She said they’d always love one another
"No matter where you go, together we'll be
Mother's here with you, eternally"

Little star said: tell me why you're sad
Little star: What's the dream you had?
We're traveling far; We can make believe
Little star said: I will never leave

The girl and her star, happy as can be
Soon find more star friends and form a family
No longer are they searching, forced to roam
On their little spaceship they’ve made a home

Little star, I wish all this were true
Little star, how i think of you
Little star, are you all alone?
Little star...
Track Name: 4 am
Must be made from the same
skin and cells treat me well
Is it me? Is it you?
Is it everyone else?
Can't deny what's inside
as I hide in this shell
Cannot see for the trees
can't connect, can't be helped
So don't try
I'll be fine

Conversations and quips
are just sounds passed through lips
Nothing gained, nothing missed
nothing matters, but

It gets lonely when you're only human
And I wonder if you even know
How I think of you each day and night, dear
Cannot sleep without the TV on

Chorus:
And although I know you're not mine
I can still need you
And I hope that you soon find a man
feels the way I do

Every day seems to start
with my heart, not my head
Never knew I'd be blue
now I take it as read
Can't deny what's inside
though I try to forget
Peace of mind seems to find
other people instead
Every time
I'll be fine

So a text or a call
isn't love after all?
What comes next
after falling for fantasy?

It gets lonely when you're only human
And I wonder if you even know
How I wish that I was someone else, dear
Cannot sleep until I know you're home. Alone.

chorus

Though I cannot deny
when the thought comes to mind
of you happily lying by his side
It's hard not to be blue
to get my head around too
to understand that I'll never be with you
A mess shared isn't halved
I'd sooner obsess than starve
They don't measure success in laughter after all...

chorus
Track Name: The Wayfarer
The wayfarer travels there
Through the night and day
he finds his way
Always searches for an answer
Never ends this searching endeavor

In the dark of the night
Only I hear his plight
Only as the rain plunges down
Will he rest his tired feet
'Cause he's the wayfarer

The only sound, his steps on the ground
Lonely thoughts swirl round his head
Wishing the waiting would just stop
He walks on through the dusk and dawn

In the dawn's morning light
He sees a glimmer of a sight
And as the sun parts the clouds
will he smile and carry on
'Cause he's the wayfarer
He's the wayfarer
Always looking always for her
Track Name: Crashing of Planets
I woke up to find out that something was wrong
The one thing that I had been missing so long
calling you from distant stars
and beyond

And just when I thought I could take it no more
I heard the voice I had been missing before
Calling me from distant stars
on and on

Chorus:
The crashing of planets colliding in space
Searching that feeling, that unusual place
The crashing of planets, those shimmering stars
Sending my message to wherever you are

And just when the darkness surrounded my mind
I started to wonder what I’d left behind
The sun was shining on my face
Breaking through

Chorus

Calling you from distant stars
I can't save you from where you are

Chorus
Track Name: This Falling World
Should I tell you stories
Explain the saints, the gods, the demons
of this broken place
Should I tell you how it happened
How I found myself alone
In this falling world

Everything changes..

I should send you away
I should save you from the perils
of this haunted place
I have only begun
to catch myself, no guarantees
I can keep you safe

The shifting world
Spins and spins
Ever righting itself
And there you are
in the center
of how everything changes

Should I tell you how the story ends
the shimmering brilliance of words I can't say
now the secret's revealed to me
Then it slips away

Everything changes, nothing dies
Everything is old in a new disguise
Everything’s silent, nothing’s heard
Everything descends in this falling world

Through the reckless wind I heard your voice
Pull me through
Calm in the center of the storm
I found you

Through the swirling darkness of my mind
You saw me, and I knew
There in the center of it all
I found you

It's only the beginning
and you have just begun to find me
in this hiding place
I can only promise
I will try my best to stay here
In this falling world

A capella

The shifting world
Spins and spins
Ever righting itself
And there you are
in the center
of how everything changes

Calm in the center of the storm
I found you
There in the center of it all
I found you

Everything changes, nothing dies
Everything is old in a new disguise
Everything’s silent, nothing’s heard
Everything descends in this falling world
Track Name: Beside Me
The darkest road I ever walked
seemed to be pretty far
The icy wind forced by t he trees
has frozen my cheek

A troubled face I couldn't hide
The tears I kept in mind
Prepared to flutter like a new coming moth
Surrounded by the sound of my heavy steps
Never felt silence so loud

Then she came through the sorrow
she wouldn’t leave now nor tomorrow
Just one look and I forgot
Just one kiss and I'm disguised
Forever to stay beside me
Beside me

The road twists into the black forest
A shiver hits me, I’m so rigid
A ray of light between the leaves hits my face

Peering through the insecurity
The doubt I couldn’t deny
Running away from hope
Never to look back

Heartbeats pounding the pain away
Walking towards an empty space
Suddenly faith disappeared
Courage took my breath away

The breeze soughs by and never came back
The song of birds released me
Still running away from the unknown
Where I was headed I did not know
Waking up from a dark nightmare

The green trees and the sun shining bright
Never enjoyed the walk before
Just one look
I never have felt so alive

Heartbeats pounding the pain away
Walking towards an empty space
Suddenly faith disappeared
Courage took my breath away

Then she came through the sorrow,
she wouldn’t leave now nor tomorrow
Just one look and I forgot
Just one kiss and I’m disguised
Forever to stay beside me
Beside me
Track Name: Vampire Bride
Do I share my secret?
reveal the darkness I hold?
Bare my damnation
for my lover to behold
Would it frighten her away?
Would her love decay?
If I let loose
the monster within?

I long to taste her sweetness
to drink from her beating heart
The lust for her essence
it is tearing me apart

Every day my hunger grows
with a sickening speed
I wish you would be my

Vampire bride! Forever we'll be tied
Vampire bride! I want you to be mine
Vampire bride! Always by my side
Vampire bride! My eternal Valentine

My black heart's divided
paradoxical duality
On one hand my blood thirst
the other one your sensuality

I would damn you eternally
by making you my ally
But I need you my

Vampire bride! Forever we'll be tied
Vampire bride! I want you to be mine
Vampire bride! Always by my side
Vampire bride! My eternal Valentine

My humanity is lost
Is it worth the cost?
when I let loose
my demon within!

She says that she loves me
yet she doesn't know
the fiend inside of me
My kiss bears a gift of
eternal damnation
yet she is my heart's
only salvation

Vampire bride.. Forever we'll be tied
Vampire bride.. I want you to be mine

Vampire bride! Always by my side
Vampire bride! I want you to be mine
Vampire bride! Aaaaaaaaaah
Vampire bride! My eternal Valentine
Track Name: Euphoria
A: Instrumental
B: Instrumental
C: Instrumental
D: Instrumental

E:
this ancient necropolis
is my only bliss
my passion lay here
a sun as gold as Se-ti's treasure
ruins old as a phoenix feather

D:
if euphoria were a place
my euphoria would be here

E:
these ancient pyramids
stand as they always did
my passion lay here
a life as long as the Blue Nile
spirits play their song all the while

D:
if euphoria were a place
my euphoria would be here

F: Instrumental
G: Instrumental
A: Instrumental
B: Instrumental

A:
an archaeologist making
his way into a withered
grave to unveil the secret
Triggers the undead masses
below and then Osiris
came out to whisper curses

F: Instrumental

H:
memories
plague his mind
in this place
they used to shine
suffering
from the blight
death is swift
he took his flight
prisoner
of the past
now his soul
escapes at last

I:
she was like his own moon
her radiance to him was mesmerizing
even in his own death
her memory is on the horizon

C:
like a nightingale
searching for the song
that only she could sing along
she'll search for her lost love

I:
he was like her own sun
his life revolving around her eyes
unlike the solar eclipse
love's light is immune to disguise

C:
like a nightingale
searching for the song
that only she could sing along
she'll search for her lost love

C: Instrumental
B: Instrumental
F: Instrumental
J: Instrumental

H:
She finds the text
holds it tight
as she escapes
into the light

E:
this ancient necropolis
is my only bliss
my passion lay here

D:
when euphoria was a place
his euphoria was here
Track Name: Stardust
Once when my life was hopeless meaningless and grey
I was sure that there was no rescue
I had decided that I didn't wanna stay
Everything was planned to detail

But when I started to lose myself in dreams
I heard her voice through the fog

And when I saw her smiling brightly
I wished she'd be the one saving me
I felt her presence touch me lightly
Help me to set this emotion free

she had been walking in darkness just like me
Now we had found the right road

Stardust in the sky

Back then the darkness
filled me til I couldn't see
There was no way to escape it
No way to find a place
that I would rather be
Nothing else to make me stay here

But when I started to lose myself in dreams
I heard her voice through the fog

and when I saw her shining brightly
I wished she'd be the one saving me
I felt her presence touch me lightly
help me to set this emotion free
She had been walking in darkness just like me
now we had found the right road

Stardust in the sky

Winding through the night
it's my destiny, she said
to go this far
and when looking up
from this lonely road
there's a thousand stars

When I see her smiling brightly
I know I’ll be the one saving me
I feel her presence touch me lightly
Helping me set this emotion free
She has been walking in darkness just like me
The road goes forward
just take a step with me
Now we have found the right road

Stardust in the sky
Track Name: Time Will Tell
OVERTURE

[Instrumental]


CHAPTER 1

A:
Why does it feel like
there's always something amiss
Life plays tricks how did
everything end up like this

B:
Why am I here if I don't belong
Tell me, what is this
joy that you have
Why can’t I know
the same happiness others do
But I’ll keep trying
to feel what you feel
Tell me, what's this beauty you see
I want to find out
will everything fall into place
Time, will you tell

[Instrumental]

A:
There's battle raging inside
though hidden from view
Must this burden be shared
or should I hide what's true

B:
Misery, you're no stranger to me
So you strive to shape me, break me,
make me, ruin me

C:
This damnation has me shaken
Hope and passion, all forsaken
Self-assurance is eroding
My endurance, quickly fading
Away...


CHAPTER 2

[Instrumental]

D:
Trying to regain perspective now
I can't fall into desperation
I have to wait, be patient
They must know that it's not transient
Sufficient time 'til separation

E:
The flame goes out and memory is lost
Time is always on my side

D:
Streets after streets, I have walked on
Deep in silent contemplation
The hours melt together
All these days are like each other
But wait, not long 'til liberation

E:
The flame goes out and memory is lost
But time is always on my side

D:
Running through the forest to kill time
There's no wrong or right direction
Only fog and misty vision
There's no need for bold ambition
Having no feeling nor affection

E:
The flame goes out and memory is lost
But time is always on my side


CHAPTER 3

[Instrumental]

A:
Then it came to me and I thought
Life could be a charm
Love seemed so sweet and mesmerizing
Didn't believe it could harm

E:
I'll take a chance with escapism
And time is always on my side

A:
Emptied soul and still fatalistic
would life still enchant

E:
I took my chance with escapism
And time is always on my side

[Instrumental]


CHAPTER 4

F:
Existing, not living
Then who cares if I am
Cavalier
All the signs so telling
They are only pointing
To what’s near

G:
Now I am on the
brink of liberation

F:
Looking out the window
Now the leaves have fallen
What’s my fate
Feel like I’m in limbo
Would this be my callin’
No escape

G:
Now I am on the
brink of liberation
Falling down in pieces
No way out
It's the end, I'm leaving
Without doubt

[Instrumental]


FINAL CHAPTER

C:
Left them all my prized possessions
Bid them farewell, sealed confessions
Heart congesting, non-withstanding
But in the darkness a ray of hope
shining through

B:
Tell me, what's this beauty I see
Did I do it right, does life agree
that maybe I could give and
that's a reason good enough to live

H:
Time's secrets so tightly held
But now you finally tell
that life's mysteries
could lead to victories
A stranger's love could save
one who's been made a slave
and overcome life's trials
with hope