Put In Perspective
Released in 2001 - buy this record

1- Why Do You Think You Are 8.06
2- The Agenda for Instant Truth
6.00
3- Pitiful
5.12
4- Never Like It Seems
3.30
5- Sunrise, Again
5.38
6- Laughable
5.30
7- See It for Yourself
4.50
8- The Experience
11.47

Total time: 50 minutes 33 seconds

Three full songs in mp3-format at Mikseri.net!

Musicians:
Michael Karlsson - guitars, vocals
Roger Nyman - bass guitar, vocals
Dennis Nordell - lead and backing vocals
Sebastian Teir - keyboards, programming and vocals
Kenneth Lagerström - drums

1-5: music by Michael Karlsson with Prime Mover
6-8: music by Roger Nyman with Prime Mover
All lyrics by Michael Karlsson
All songs arranged by Prime Mover

Recorded on eight different locations, spring 2000-summer 2001.
Produced and engineered by Prime Mover
Mixed and pre-mastered by Sebastian Teir, July 2001.
Cover art by Lisa Alfredsson


Why Do You Think You Are
The deeper that I sink into myself
The less I'm aware
Of what goes on around the world
It's so hard to care
I'm living with a vertigo
Information overload
Just trying not to fall
Into the abyss

The sicker our society
The less we're aware
Of what we really are in need
We don't see despair
Shape up everyone of us!
It's easy to say
But harder to raise your voice, and
Raise your fist in the air

A desert island isn't what I am
I need support
Now I begin to understand
How time is short
But why do you think you are
And why do you think you are alone?

The crazier things we see
The number we get
Need something to feel
Need an outlet
Soon we won't get shocked
No matter the experience
Afraid of to be mocked
If we show signs of sense

Competence for existence
That's something we all have
Although sometimes I believe otherwise
Lower your defences
Put some use to your senses
Now it's time to feel all the world

Open your eyes
Hear your ears

Did you try it?
It's something you should do
Although sometimes you believe otherwise

Feel the taste
Smell the feel

If you want some excitement
Or if you need to vent
Now's the time to get it over with
The last time that you tried it out
Can you remember when?
If not then you should understand

Open your eyes
Hear your ears

Did you try it?
The world is all you need
Although sometimes we believe otherwise

Feel the world
Smell the Earth

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The Agenda For Instant Truth
We can always lie
When reality's not enough
When dreams and the truth don't co-exist
Sometimes we do believe
In what our inner eye sees
The future then seems so bright

There is no such thing
As objectivity
Reality is not perfectly perceived
The picture's in your head
It's made up by yourself
The reflection is not always that good

(The Agenda For Instant Truth:)
"Don't call us, but we'll call you stupid
Don't talk to us, but we'll talk to you - stupid!
One way communication and
one way authorization, and
One way, that is also our way"

We have control over you (You are ignored)
We control what is seen as true
It's easier than you might like to believe (You are ignored)
We reinforce ourselves when we're in need

We're lying to ourselves
It's in self-defence
We can't accept everything we perceive
Sometimes it's just too much
Sometimes it makes no sense
Sometimes we just choose to ignore

Resisting to deny
Is harder than it seems
It's a built-in function in our brains
Empathy is hard
Sympathy is hard
But still something worth learning

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Pitiful (Don't Try This At Home)
A desperate feeling is lurking behind
The silence in my controlled mind
Darkness makes anguish, and anguish is fear
I fear the stillness in here

Sooner or later I will lose my hold
By now it's too late to be bold
Hiding deep in me is monstrosity
Peel off my skin and you'll see

Sentenced to live locked up inside myself
Carving the walls in my shell
Not that I know what I would do outside
I'd need a traveller's guide

Treat others like you would treat yourself
A rule that does not make much sense
I am too different, that can't be applied
You should just run off and hide

The power of my will has been strong
I wonder how it could last that long
Are you afraid of what you feel
Can you be sure of if it's real

A desperate feeling is lurking behind
The silence in an uncontrolled mind
Darkness makes anguish, and anguish is fear
I fear the strange stillness here

Sooner or later I might lose my hold
Never too late to be bold
Hiding deep in me is complexity
Peel off my skin and you'll see

Waiting for myself to do something right
Trying with all of my might
Nothing and noone can get through my wall
This might well be my last fall

If I would treat you like I treat myself
Soon you'd be locked up in hell
Utterances pitiful, I'm whining again
This time I could not make a stand

The power of my will has been strong
I wonder how it could last that long
Afraid of everything that I feel
Year after year down I kneel

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Never Like It Seems
It is never like it seems
Blue can be green
Nice can be mean
For all that I know

It is never like it seems
Invisible can be seen
Dirty can come clean
As far as I know

The truth is grey
Neither black nor white
There´s no wrong way, no right
I have given up
Trying to be right
But I know that I am right
This one time

It is never like it seems
Nightmares are also dreams
Sunshine consists of beams
For all that I know

It is never like it seems
Promises not redeemed
Individuals behind teams
As far as I know

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Sunrise, Again
Sunrise, I see the sunrise
Once again I stayed here til the end
Cloudy, my thoughts are cloudy
I can't seem to see what they all mean

The dawn is gone before we want to
Wonderous one you try to follow
The dawn is gone, it's time for sun
We can never be none

Sunrise, I see the sunrise
In your eyes, you're living with some lies
Thinking, you have been thinking
But you don´t seem to figure out what it all means

The moon is soon to be watching
When we proceed to night-time matters
At noon the moon will soon come back
When day is shorter than night

It was the calm before the storm
Thunder always comes when it´s warm
The silence lied to you
It simply was too good to be true

Faces stare up
to the sky into the clouded world
We want to see, we want -
to know what´s hidden on the other side

It always is a surprise
To see what lies behind the disguise
The sunshine betrayed us
It did not reveal all that secret was

Faces stare up
to the sky into the clouded world
We want to see, we want -
to know what´s hidden on the other side

Sunshine, it was just sunshine
Once again we stayed here til the end
Fire it is a fire
Far away, where it´s always day

The moon is soon to be watching
When we proceed to night-time matters
At noon the moon will soon come back
When day is shorter than night

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Laughable
How long have you been my age
How come that you are this sage
When I can't seem to make sense of anything

It's funny that you have no fear
For seeing some things less than clear
When I don't seem to see anything

Maybe you could tell me why
Your truth is someone else's lie
Myself I'm not sure I understand

If you dig deep enough, you will find hell underground
If you fly high enough, you will find heaven above the clouds

Remember: never like
People you're not like
Remember: shut your ears
When you don't want to hear

You'll always have to watch your step
Or you might make yourself laughable
Laughable

Don't you ever have problems with
Discerning truth from myth
Myself I never really know

What did you build your knowledge on
How did you find your cornerstone
When I never even found my first one

It's like building a house of cards
Trying to learn about all our gods
If the first thing you learn isn't even true

Do I look like a human to you
If I do I hope it's true
Myself I've never been to sure

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See It For Yourself
A UFO has landed in my backyard
The captain says he came from beyond the stars
His skin is green, and he has about twelve eyes
And you think you know when someone is telling you lies

You always see just what you want to see
When the truth is there's so much more that there can be

You'll have to see it for yourself
You'll have to see it for yourself
You'll have to see it for yourself
You'll have to see it for yourself

The spacemen from the ship are not too nice
The purpose of their trip is to steal our wives
Intergalactic love has now come true
But how will their kids turn out, that's what I ask you…

You always know just what you want to know
And the truth is there's so much more that I could show

You always see just what you want to see
When the truth is there's so much more that there can be

You'll have to see it for yourself
You'll have to see it for yourself
You'll have to see it for yourself
You will have to see it for yourself!

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The Experience
Feeling insecure deep inside
The future, what might it hide
Maybe there's nothing but pain
I wish it wasn't this arcane

Too much of reality
Always paralyzes me
Afraid of leaving my room
Sensing my impending doom
I cry alone

Dry your eyes
Experience will make you wise
Find someone nice to take care of your heart

Now you know
What it takes to make you grow
Chance, will and time collaborate t'your fate

There is something here for me to find
Searching for the time to ease my mind
My will is now much stronger than before
Ever on the hunt for something more

Always something left for me to find
A restless feeling is constant in my mind
Experiencing life enriching my soul
Nothing can stop me from reaching my goal

If you believe in miracles
You're wiser than before
If you can't keep away from me my dear
Then let me show you the door

There will always be a better time
To experience your life
If you come back tomorrow
I'll take you as my wedded wife

Sometimes I preach about myself
You shouldn't take it so hard
I can always tell you a story or two
Like a truly gifted bard

Don't cut your hair
Don't eat your beard
Don't crash your car
Don't swim too far
Don't touch the fire
Don't hear a liar

Don't trust a name
Don't trust-uh fame
Don't rock the boat
Don't love the goat

Don't hide your fears
Don't save your tears
Don't bite the stone
Don't cry alone

Overwhelming for me
Thinking of what's left to see
A whole lot made me want more
Always searching for lore

Dried my eyes
Experience has made me wise
Found someone nice that took care of my heart

Now I know
What it took to make me grow
Chance, will and time collaborate t'my fate

And by the way...
...The hen came before the egg
Because an egg can't hatch without a hen
But a hen doesn't really need an egg to live

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