scanned lyrics, that would be most appreciated... i'd even donate via paypal to you or whomever.
it's odd, since the album is out in november and there's no lyrics around the web yet.
you see, where i'm from there's a big cultural difference and politics involved. for instance, the item you cited:
from the amazon shop cart,
Postage & Packing: £3.58
Total before VAT: £11.91
but our country charges 60% of imported products, so the 8.33 becomes around £13.32 (around £17 in total). converting our local currency, a regular buy-at-the-local-store CD is around £9. but we don't have Arena in our "regular" stores. i'd be paying like double and having a risk for it no to make it here or get lost in customs. it sucks, i know, i've bought CDs from amazon.com and took like a month to arrive, with the jewel case kinda broken. even worse. i regret and started buying on itunes or the mp3s instead.
we do have online retailers that import, and, not a surprise here https://ssl5475.websiteseguro.com/hellionrecords/_oldstore/index_ssl.asp?variavel=produto.asp?cod=723442
it costs around £36 converting the currency. that is, if i want to buy it here, from a local seller that's the price i'd be paying for a £8.33 album. not questioning its worth, heck if i didn't have iTunes or amazon's mp3 i'd pay (ten years ago i used to do that, like Ayreon's albums).
but i just got the album for £6.35 on itunes (USD$9.99) which is cheaper and more convenient for me (since i just drop the mp4s on my iphone).
and not that really matters, but my wage is around £550/month so it's not really wise for me to spend around £30 in a single album, if you know what i mean (of course i could simply save a couple of months). heck, our population is bound to pirate and download illegal stuff (really, most people earning so little and they charge so much for everything), i'm just glad i can buy music on itunes even though they call me dumb for "paying for free stuff" one could easily get around the net.
opportunity comes yes, my sis lives in the US, last visit she paid me, i bought Arena's DVDs (Smoke and Mirros and Caught in the Act) and she brought them to me. but it was either those or the albums, at that time i thought the shows were more important to have in a real disc, no regrets here.
anyways, sorry about the rant, i'm patient i'm sure [the lyrics] they'll come up later.