The FLOWER KINGS


Adam & Eve

(2004)



1. Love Supreme 19'45
(Roine Stolt)
2. Cosmic Circus 3'15
(Roine Stolt)
3. Babylon 2'36
(Tomas Bodin)
4. A Vampire`s View 8'50
(Roine Stolt)
5. Days Gone By 1'16
(Tomas Bolin)
6. Adam & Eve 8'00
(Roine Stolt)
7. Starlight Man 3'34
(Roine Stolt)
8. Timelines 7'46
(Jonas Reingold / Roine Stolt)
9. Drivers Seat 18'23
(Roine Stolt)
10. Blade Of Cain 5'03
(Roine Stolt)

Total Time: 78:28


  • Roine Stolt - Electric & Accustic Guitars, Vocals
  • Tomas Bodin - Keyboards
  • Jonas Reingold - Basses
  • Zoltan Csorsz - Drumkit
  • Hasse Bruniusson - Percussion
  • Hasse Froberg - Vocals
  • Daniel Gildenlow - Vocals

    Produced by Roine Stolt 2004
    Production Assistant - Tomas Bodin
    Layout -
    HIPPIFIED ART
    Cover Painting by Ciruelo Cabral
    Photo by Roine Stolt, Lilian Forsberg & Rob Palmen
    Management -
    ROBERT PALMEN MUSIC PRODUCTIONS

    All Words & Music by Roine Stolt
    Except "Days Gone By" & "Babylon" by Tomas Bodin & "Timelines" by Jonas Reingold & Roine Stolt

    Recorded at COSMIC LODGE between January and May 2004
    Drums & Bass Recorded at
    REINGOLD STUDIOS

    Our Sincere Thanx goes To: Precision Drums NYG, Parker Guitars, Emaglo Software, BBS amps, Clavia/Electro, Millennia Media Preamps, the Inside Out staff in Germany, USA, W0A fanclub team and of course our families who insist in holding on to us in times of recording madness.

    A Special Gratitude goes To Jonl Mitchell and her masterpiece "Travelogue- that inspired me tremendously during late sleepless morning hours during this recording.

    No music have touched me so profoundly in 30 years !!!

    - R.S.

    www.flowerkings.se





    1. Love Supreme

      Waterfall, a midnight monsoon
      In a moonlit tropical station
      A million eyes
      In the African night, calling us in, now don't you be afraid
      Blue whales navigate the Atlantic, nuclear submarines control the space
      Life spent, a precious moment,
      In the wink of an eye we live and we die

      Dream It up, dream
      It up !!
      Thinking of a world, a state of perfection
      Over and over again, masterplan unfold for each generation
      One touch from the masters hand, one simple chord for the future
      One touch from the masters hand, one simple chord for all of the future 11

      Monitored by the eye in the sky, while we map it out by the fireplaces
      New line of technology hits us, celebrate the long lost sensation
      Multiplying the images as top of the line of all of creation
      Eagerly we took it apart Just to find a glimpse of divine Insanity

      It shines even brighter, for each single day we're climbing the ladder
      It shines even brighter, with a love supreme, all the work of the master's hand

      See life reinventing itself, starting over, time and time again
      A new time of understanding begins, see yourself as a link in the chain reaction
      This world couldn't do without you, this world couldn't be without you
      It's perfect because you are, it's perfect because you are

      Coming up, growing up, looking for a bigger understanding
      Coming up, growing up, speaking of respect for all the planet
      Coming up, building up, new religion sees the light of day
      Coming up, building up, changes ahead but don't you be afraid

      Every street I've walked down, everyone I've talked to
      I'm afraid I love them all but for different reasons
      Every grand old building from a time of visions
      Every single song, every syncopation
      It must be something that makes me feel at home

      Every act of mercy, every word of kindness
      Every time I find out how love Is blind
      Every time a smile breaks out from, a grumpy face
      I remember there Is hope and It all amazes me
      It must be something that makes me feel at home

      And all my wanting is down to understanding
      My eyes are deep and distant like the blue Atlantic
      I'm off the riptide Just when the stormy skies roll in
      I'm just a shimmer in the wind

      Every time we give, but not for selfish reasons
      Every time a flower bursts to bloom in the desert
      Every time a politician is telling the truth
      Every time I see an end to a lifelong blues
      It must be something that makes me feel at home

      And all my wanting is down to understanding
      My eyes are deep and distant like the blue Atlantic
      I'm off the riptide Just when the stormy skies roll in
      I'm Just a shimmer in the rain

      And all my longing is focused to be Justified
      Before the train will take me way beyond those dreamy skies
      A burning questiomnark along the corridors of time
      I'm finding out Just who I am
    2. Cosmic Circus

      From the ragged fence
      to the cosmic bends
      we have paved our way with eagerness
      and forced the world to make some sense

      In this endless space
      looking for Gods given grace
      Among countless scattered dying stars
      by the fireplaces we found some comfort

      Waiting all to serve a greater purpose
      or to Join the cosmic circus now

      From the garden greens
      to the mountain streams
      We all worked the land and payed in sweat
      while sweet illusions were passing by

      Like a fading tribe
      on the ocean wide
      In a random flash we live and die
      Searching all religions, reasons why

      Waiting all to serve a greater purpose
      or to Join the cosmic circus now

      From the rabbit hole to the frozen poles
      we have filled our hearts with poetry
      while science was our leading star

      On to million suns
      where our fading memories dance
      While we try so hard to understand
      the untold genesis of man

      Waiting all to serve a greater purpose
      or to Join the cosmic circus now
    3. Babylon

      ( instrumental )
    4. A Vampire`s View

      I am back at the beginning, I have a crust upon my eyes
      I'm alone In this my blindness, I'm alone but there Is still life
      Not under a tombstone, no worms are lickin' my bones
      I'm Just In a state where day turns to night and it's late

      I am back at the beginning, I am black down to my heart
      I am tied down to this rhythm, in a trance 'til death do us part
      Like one of those people that are nothing but evil
      A life of regrets Is saved In the flower of death

      All the things that are sad are saved Inside ray madness
      All I touch will die before the summer is gone
      All the blackest days will always flood my soul
      Inviting me to rest upon the leaves of autumn
      Searching for some kindness, lost inside my blindness
      I turn around, turn around

      I am back at the beginning, stripped down, down to the bone
      I am blank and I am nothing, I am drained of passion and soul
      I've travelled the world, all the beautiful girls
      they have made me a lifelong notorious deciever, believe meil
      I'11 go underground, when the sun beats down

      I am back at the beginning. In the shadows upon my strike
      So the world has become silent, I can tell that this ain't no life
      I'm the man without shadow, I've got a stoneful of pillows
      There's no man in the mirror. Just me and I hate what I seel 1

      From the underworld we arise
      on a string of blood stained magnolias
      Relentlessly throwing the dice
      but there's no way we can get out of here
      In a time that sees no end
      I'm building this cluster so sinister
      of thoughts on love and death
      in a one man strong disaster
      In a dark tranquility our hearts descend
      Aching from a bittersweet that'll never end
      A face with hollow eyes, a face with no more smiles
      The cold face of perdition, a voice of silent cries
      The blind man the rooster, the ultimate loser
    5. Days Gone By

      ( instrumental )
    6. Adam & Eve

      Adam & Eve they looked for sensations, young fr notorious
      let love gone crazy
      Pound themselves drift in the dangerous zone
      Like a priest and priestess in the pleasuredome

      Adam was handsome but somewhat bizarre
      he looked at himself like some kind of pornstar
      Eve was confused, but did she shine on, boy !
      She made him fly high until the urge was gone

      Adam was commonly known as a hunk
      but he transformed into this hardcore Junkie
      Eve was so pleasant in the centerfold
      Now she is counting the holes in her soul

      Adam would feed his internal debate
      the dividing line between "make love" and "rape"
      Eve would claim her rights to say NO !
      but she was dressed like a hooker, reading a go-go-go !!!"

      Adam would hope for a talk
      with God with his halfeaten apple, waiting for the flood
      Eve would admit that they were all but innocent
      and did apologize if God was offended

      We're all connected thru the blood.
      Just different images, different Gods
      The primal goal is to stay alive, to bread and live, thru love we cry
      How come you burdon us with shame.
      We're so isolated, in so much pain
      Madonna, mother, slave or whore, the Judgement angel Is at your door
      A dark and distant ancient dream, a dream he named "A Love Supreme"
      And when I look into your face.....Is that the devil on a racehorse?

      Adam & Eve couldn't live apart
      their love was moulded on a distant star
      Adam St Eve couldn't live together
      nor clutching at straws from a single bed

      Nursing the ultimate entertainment
      Days in your presence were wisely spent
      See Adams be Eves how they intertwine minute by minute, until the end of timed !!!
    7. Starlight Man

      I can he your guardian angel
      I can be your starlight man
      You can find a home inside me
      I can bid you one more dance
      I can be your all time father
      I can be your backup friend
      although I speak in tounges of angels
      it resembles sounds of mail

      I'm beside you I'm the starlight in your mind
      Look inside me I am You, that's what it I am
      I'm around you I'm the starlight in your mind
      Look inside me I am You, that's what I am

      Carry on,
      the torch I hand you is not made by human hand
      Look Inside the depth of my eyes and you'll find a univers

      I'm no taller than the treetops
      and my sight is not the best
      But my mind is at the outlook
      and my view is from bird's nest

      I'm beside you I'm the starlight in your mind
      Look inside You I am You, that's what I am
      I'm around you I'm the starlight in your mind
      Look Inside me/I am You, that's what I am
    8. Timelines

      Time is a thief and timelines invisible
      Embedded them years in the texture of skin
      Slide down the timeline of youth and sobriety
      Passing the filters of acceptance and charm

      All of a sudden you're rocking the cradle
      born out of love for the memory spin
      One hand the rattle, the other a hammer
      Racing with time Is where you can't win

      You can't fight time and you can't just shine on
      Like In big bold American style
      There is no faoelift to cover the scars
      so just sit back and enjoy for a while

      My generation is fresh out of school
      My generation is close to the rim
      Shuffle the options of life's complications
      Scrambling the landmarks, still wearing It thin

      Trading your freedom for a lifetime achievement
      Sign up for life on a path that grow dim
      Chained to the customs and dally routines
      Things will be different, but God knows when

      You can't fight time and you can't just shine on
      Like in a big bold American style
      There is no facelift to cover the scars
      so just sit back and enjoy for a while

      The ticking of time is non reversible
      so sit back my friend, enjoy the ride
      all of a sudden you're rocking the cradle
      born out of love for the memory spin
      One hand the rattle, the other a hammer
      you know racing with time Is where you can't win
    9. Drivers Seat

      An observation from the greenhouse
      A nifty cluster of insanity
      Not that solid where the ice is thinner
      even for a dog with a pedigree

      You've seen them Juggling with emotional devices
      so confident and so relaxed
      The league of hasty grown up poets
      bumping the world upon it's axis

      And so it's time to take a stand
      You've seen your life come shaped by foreign hands
      And so it's time to make a move
      Letting the world know that you greatly disapprove

      You better stop that roadside drinking
      Try find the key to the lock
      Call a halt to the nighttime shrinking
      See what's in that Christmas stocking

      Of money, power, fame and passion
      The "holy" foursome will spin the ball
      The ghost of greed above the mansion
      For leagues of copycats a standard call

      And so it's time to take a stand
      You've seen your life come shaped by foreign hands
      And so it's time to make a move
      Letting the world know that you greatly disapprove

      Stranded like starfish on the shore, when the moon eclipses the sun
      So the countdown do begin. No leg, no feet, no run
      And when the water finally hits us, then it's either sink or swim
      Examining the clockworks of the Gods, inside your shiny skin
      Stranded like ETs on the floor when the ships have left the pond
      We are all left to float about, for countless years to come
      Now It Is either do or die, the last and lonely tribe
      Finding a way to leave the pond, to say a last goodbye

      Scanning the same old pages
      Look for a sign of greatness
      Learning in the script of life
      to know your self is selfcontagious

      Hope for a glorious Sunday
      Push back the crappy Monday
      Eight days to cross the poles
      and reach the soil of old Britannia

      Angela your mind is far from home, in a mayhem of it's own
      These are the lost breaks of Babylon, the bad of Adams bone
      Seeking the pleasure on his ground, as human flesh and bone
      Tell me has love gone slightly wrong or vastly overblown?

      Chasing the monster of success and it's catalysing sparks
      Flexing the qualities you dispose for entering the game
      Now it's either do or die, to keep you entertained
      Keeping the audience on their toes, beyond the last refrain

      Scanning the same old pages
      Look for a sign of greatness
      Learning in the script of life
      and God he knows it's selfcontagious
      Hope for a glorious Sunday
      Push back the crappy Monday
      Eight days to cross the poles
      and reach the soil of old Britannia

      ~ ~

      On to the riverbeds of time
      We're scattered driftwood in a sad and lonely line
      A Bum of Incidents called "Life"
      A place where "VIP". will grant no further rights

      As we are swaying tn the wind
      The image left will go no deeper than your skin
      But all our doings and our deeds
      Propel the universe into love overbleed

      ~ ~

      Just as the river made a hole Inside the mountain
      You throw your soul Into the heart of the great nothing
      It's not so easy to describe. It looks as though you're biding time
      but you must be waiting for the moment to arise

      And so you find yourself In the drivers seat
      Down the fishing line, the obstacles of time
      And so you find yourself with a million options chiming
      Time is such a bitch and fate Its little sister

      Those universal minds, the archetypes of life
      To the great minds of our time our admiration flies
      All the poets and the queens, all the starlets of our dreams
      To those who came before
      and those who opened up the doors

      And so you find yourself in the drivers seat
      Down the fishing line, the obstacles of time
      And so you find yourself with a million options chiming
      Time is such a bitch and fate it's little sister

    10. Blade Of Cain

      ( instrumental )