Host Remastered

by Paradise Lost

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Gokiburi Host is the PL album that keeps on giving. It was a shock, no doubt, when it came out, but to a certain subset of PL devotees, it captured perfectly the adjacent musical sound of goth and new romantic brit pop. It's a dark and brooding album, and it's exactly what you get when a metal band plays pop, i.e. something great. Favorite track: Behind The Grey.
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aelena People criticize this album but I think it is one of their best. My cd copy is totally ruined so it's great that this is here too Favorite track: Year Of Summer.
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1.
What this seems to be, what this seems to be is real All of my life is changing You’re the enemy, you’re the enemy I fear All of my life is changing, always some rearranging So much is lost, so much disharmony So much is lost, no voice of sympathy My identity, my identity is not real All of my life is changing All of my lies you’re facing So much is lost, so much disharmony So much is lost, no voice of sympathy What this seems to be, what this seems to be is real All of my life seems wasted, all of my life seems wasted So much is lost, so much disharmony So much is lost, no voice of sympathy
2.
My life is not too whole It’s understanding why I take when I owe I can’t explain But it seems like it’s going wrong again And it feels like it’s going wrong again My life is oh so cold Misunderstanding now It seems that I’m slow It seems obscene But you steal and you’re on the run again And you steal and you’re on the run again Without the strength to hold Onto what’s sinking I’ll pretend it’s all show I can reveal But it seems like it’s going wrong again And it feels like it’s going wrong again
3.
Sit alone and celebrate good times of change Sit alone, anticipate great times of change But they’re all washed away with laughter… As we wait to perish, turn to ashes Things we’ve all gone through Sit alone and celebrate good times of change Sit alone, annihilate all words of praise When it all seems to spell disaster… Words of wisdom have no meaning In all honesty It’s just fiction, your religion No apology There’s no concealing the things that I do There’s no concealing the things that I choose Sit alone and celebrate good times of change Sit alone, anticipate great times of change But they’re all washed away with laughter… Words of wisdom have no meaning In all honesty Your religion’s contradiction But you cannot see Words of wisdom add frustration To our agony Constant knowing, always showing Endless sympathy
4.
Harbour 04:23
The need to know gives a strange reaction The need to know kills my soul, my passion When will I know just how far this goes? I feel the glow of a man who’s tasted woe Fail each time, strong in mind Turn each page that you wrote Now and then, you’ll see me there Always pale with despair The safe release bears no threat or danger The tide is weak but may welcome strangers This joy it seems maybe just a dream A soul unclean like a man who’s tasted woe Fail each time, strong in mind Turn each page that you wrote Now and then, you’ll see me there Always pale with despair
5.
Breathing life, as true as honest work Breathing life, a truth for all it’s worth You want to seem to be as fragile as can be I want to roll inside that shell you call a mind Breathing life, as frail as insincere Breathing life, too cold to shed a tear You want to seem to be as fragile as can be I want to see the things that I’m supposed to have seen I want to know the fear that sets inside of me I want to breathe the air, like I was meant to on ordinary days You want to seem to be as fragile as can be I want to see the things that I’m supposed to have seen I want to know the fear that sets inside of me I want to breathe the air, like I was meant to on ordinary days
6.
Feared and loathed besides It’s such a tragedy I’ve seen all others try It ends in misery Could you stand back and take this all in Before it’s too late Fragrant your remarks You offered sympathy Read between the lines The dream is honesty Could you stand back and take this all in Before it’s too late, now Could you stand back and set this soul free Before it’s too late Dealt the losing hand No need for jealousy As our worlds collapse Who will the saviours be? Could you stand back and take this all in Before it’s too late, now Could you stand back and set this soul free Before it’s too late
7.
For the end, the time I’m feeling host And I’m turning it around for you Lord I feel I tried much more than I must And I’ve done the things I wanted to It’s that useless contribution that leads to a solution for me You don’t need to search for answers or hide behind romances again For that very sign to leave this world And I’m turning it around for you On the edge of life, it seems to low And you’ve done the things you wanted to It’s that finer concentration of total liberation for me And the more than I believe in the less that I’m receiving instead
8.
I can’t see much truth in what’s being spoken I can’t see much hope in what lays broken I can’t see much truth in what’s being spoken I can’t see much hope in what lays broken I’ve seen it many times Pray for that day when you’ll leave behind the grey Pray for that day when your feet could walk on different soil You’ve felt an omen, oh another I’ve heard this many times when I speak silence So assured that you could find I seek it more Pray for that day when you’ll leave behind the grey Pray for that day when your feet could walk on different soil I can’t see much truth in what’s being spoken I can’t see much hope in what lays broken Pray for that day when you’ll leave behind the grey Pray for that day when your feet could walk on different soil Pray for that day when you’ll leave behind the grey Pray for that day, and that night you came You came and saw the earth…
9.
Wreck 04:41
See the hands that wave their last goodbye Talk with friends of God sometimes You’ll see it’s not that simple anymore somehow Don’t say it’s not that simple anymore somehow Save your weak demands for one who cares No more can I fake this You’ll see it’s not that simple anymore somehow Don’t say it’s not that simple anymore somehow Fear demands its say, it’s where I’ve failed, it’s sad to say Faith will find a way, accept the shames, a losing game See the hands that wave their last goodbye Talk with friends of God sometimes You’ll see it’s not that simple anymore somehow Don’t say it’s not that simple anymore somehow Fear demands its say, it’s where I’ve failed, it’s sad to say Faith will find a way, accept the shames, a losing game
10.
You might need some honest words to heal You might need some honest words so I’ll say them Oh Lord knows why ‘Cause I’m made of the same as you’re made If I struggle with ill fortune that’s my way You may have fortune enough to breathe You may feel that that’s enough so lets pray then Oh Lord knows why ‘Cause I’m made of the same as you’re made If I choose to fear rejection that’s my way Do you think you’ll live forever, a goal at any cost You control your prize endeavour, a game in which you’re lost Live to breathe new life forever, blinded by the cause If you think you’ll live forever, the game’s already lost It’s so cold, many years to go It’s so cold, many years to go ‘Cause I’m made of the same as you’re made If I struggle with ill fortune that’s my way ‘Cause I’m made of the same as you’re made If I choose to fear rejection that’s my way ‘Cause I’m made of the same as you’re made
11.
Deep 04:00
Living life today When tomorrow brings this trail of desperate thoughts Living so afraid When tomorrow brings this trail of simple thoughts Give in for one day Face the absolute that things won’t go your way I cannot overstate the problems you have caused When they all seem to be much deeper than before Living for today When tomorrow brings this trail of damaged thoughts Living for today Until the afternoon reactions take their course I cannot overstate the problems you have caused When they all seem to be much deeper than before Anger so deep, and anger so alive Anger so deep, and anger so alive
12.
There’s two arms you could break How low can you descend? Approach the subject kindly You’ve chosen to defend Those tears are not for real They’re falling on command A harsh decision maybe You’re living on remand Your mind is thinking madness Much more you could not take Before you fall on bad days And lower your defence as always Suddenly demanding, choosing not to feed on all this sadness My stomach tends to fold When I speak of your name Accept that you’re regretful Accept that you’re not safe Your life is contradiction A life that’s bruised and torn I’ve chosen toleration You’ve chosen to dismiss as always Suddenly demanding, the truth is always worse when you are sober Suddenly demanding, choosing not to feed on all this sadness Suddenly demanding, choosing not to feed on all this sadness This sadness is my own
13.
Host 05:12
Hear your soothing comfort loud One knows it’s not too quiet All consuming circumstance Can lead to our dysfunction I see no life behind your weary eyes I see the looks you struggle to disguise I’ve seen all vital signs begin to slip Oh it’s much too late for you to aim you only miss Say you’ll pay the consequence And though we all can see it Time will challenge your defence Alive but you can’t feel it I see no life behind your weary eyes I see the looks you struggle to disguise I’ve seen all vital signs begin to slip Oh it’s much too late for you to aim you only miss Hear your soothing comfort loud One knows it’s not too quiet All consuming circumstance Can lead to our dysfunction I see no life behind your weary eyes I see the looks you struggle to disguise I’ve seen all vital signs begin to slip Oh it’s much too late for you to aim you only miss Say you’ll pay the consequence And though we all can see it Time will challenge your defence Alive but you can’t feel it

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Originally released in 1999, Host earned PARADISE LOST their reputation as West Yorkshire's musical chameleon, as it saw the band moving further away from their previous death metal roots to a melancholic and catchier electropop sound.

Singer Nick Holmes comments: "With the Host album we wanted to take the One Second concept further and make a very dark album with even more subtlety. It was a bold leap from all our previous albums, a leap too far some would say, but for me, the new remastered version really shows it's still one of the bands strongest albums in terms of song writing, atmosphere and sheer misery."

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released March 16, 2018

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Founded in 1988 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, PARADISE LOST are not only known as one of the most distinctive acts in metal – their music defined the gothic subgenre and raised doom metal to a new level – they are also considered pioneers of an entire musical generation. ... more

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