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Avantasia - The Metal Opera

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Avantasia'2001

The Metal OperaRelease by: AFM Records

Avantasia - The Metal Opera
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Prelude

(01:11)

2. Reach Out for the Light

(06:32)

3. Serpents In Paradise

(06:15)

4. Malleus Maleficarum

(01:43)

5. Breaking Away

(04:34)

6. Farewell

(06:32)

7. The Glory of Rome

(05:28)

8. In Nomine Patris

(01:04)

9. Avantasia

(05:32)

10. A New Dimension

(01:39)

11. Inside

(02:24)

12. Sign of the Cross

(06:24)

13. The Tower

(09:43)

Bonus(es):
14. The Final Sacrifice

(05:00)



 
Prelude
(Instrumental)
 
 
Reach Out for the Light
Gabriel:
Yeah - yeah...

Lord above - why don't you tell me
Why I'm here in agony?
I've been serving, I've been praying,
Now I'm caught in misery.

I've been praised by friar Jakob,
I misused his confidence.
Cheated by this work of evil -
Feigning Anna's innocence.

Oh what have I done?
So many ways lead to the fallen one,
Lucifer, fallen light...
Oh what have I done?
What is going on?

- We should bring salvation,
Not give in to his temptation - no!
Read and preach the holy word
And no forbidden lies that hurt.
I remember words of "seven".
Set me free - sanity!

Lugaid:
Reach out for the light
Far beyond confines.
You have read the magic lines
Leading to the light in your mind...

Gabriel:
What is right and what is wrong now?
Is it a trial of paradise?
Is Anna a witch or do they stick to an error?
What's the book and the seal inside?

Am I a cleric or maybe a sinner?
Unbeliever? Renegade?
Was it the devil who led me to "seven"?
Oh redeemer is it all too late?

Oh what have I done?
I have been led by the smelling one,
Lucifer, fallen light...
Tell me stranger, what have I done?
Oh what is going on? Yeah...

- We should bring salvation,
Not give in to his temptation - no!
Read and preach the holy word
And no forbidden lies that hurt.
I remember words of "seven".
Set me free - sanity! -

Lugaid:
Reach out for the light
Far beyond confines.
You have read the magic lines
Leading to the light...

Gabriel:
...In your mind? Yeah - oh - yeah...

Solo: Henjo

Lugaid:
Reach out for the light
Far beyond confines.
You have read the magic lines
Leading to the light in your mind...
 
 
Serpents In Paradise
Gabriel:
Reading the madness they took her away under the cross.
Bailiff and bishop and monk -
Malleus Maleficarum - the law

Prayed for salvation, I fought for her soul - scared by the horned.
The devil was creeping around until she died in the flames as he saw.

Father forgive me for I've hardly seen
The human deep within. Just an intention -
So holy and clear - paving the way to madness for us...

...Serpents on the way to paradise -
Dying for love, fighting for ages.
Serpents on the way to paradise -
Raging with anger and pain for the cross.

Jakob:
Oh yeah...

Father forgive me for what I have done.
For I betrayed the one that I loved as a son
Demons and spells are they reality?

The pest and the schism; the power of the Moor.
We've got to fight. Keep our people afraid...
Keep them away from what they shall not see.

I see a menace to our paradise in these evil times.
Heaven is burning, people are yearning for a new doctrine, they are...

Gabriel:
...Serpents on the way to paradise.

Jakob:
Don't know they'll end in final damnation.

Gabriel:
Serpents on the way to paradise...

Jakob:
...Raging with anger and pain against the cross.

Gabriel:
Lord if I'm an unbeliever - what do I believe?
Can you tell me lord what you had done if you where me?
I have stared into the eyes of innocence and fear.
I saw Anna in the tower in a lake of tears.
Something strange is going on and still I don't know why.
I have stared into the secrets they still try to hide.

Vandroiy can you tell me what you know about it all?
Vandroiy can you help me to leave this prison hall?
Vandroiy can you help me free Anna from the chain?
Vandroiy can you help me to become a little sane?

Solo: Henjo

Gabriel:
Serpents on the way to paradise -
Dying for love, fighting for ages.
Serpents on the way to paradise.
Raging with anger and pain...
 
 
Malleus Maleficarum
Falk von Kronberg:
So, daughter of the old evil spirit, you still pretend
You don't know? Maybe we have a way to make you remember...

Else Vogler:
I have done no wrong, blood shall come upon you!!!

Falk:
Torturer, pull on!!!
 
 
Breaking Away
Lugaid:
Don't wait my friend. We better don't think twice.
Time to fell the prison guard you gotta realize:
No turning back again. Therefore it's all too late...
New horizons wait...

I know the time has come to leave your past behind.
And now the time has come to stop them controlling your mind.

Gabriel:
Breaking away!
All we can do now is break away.Otherwise she will be dying
While both of us are lying here in chains

Breaking away!
All we can do now is break away.
Oh - otherwise she will be dying
While both of us are lying caught in chains

Breaking away!

Always been a novice in quest for paradise.
Hope they will forgive me for I apostatize.
I can't be no hypocrite, can't wear a masquerade...
New horizons wait...

Lugaid & Gabriel:
And now the time has come to go another way.
To learn for life and to grow ripe and prevent the decay...

Gabriel:
Breaking away!
All we can do now is break away.
Otherwise she will be dying
While both of us are lying here in chains

Breaking away!
All we can do now is break away.
Oh - otherwise she will be dying
While both of us are lying caught in chains

Hougghh! Ahhh...

Solo: Henjo

Gabriel:
Breaking away!
So hard to lay down what I've been.
But I must go even if my way leads to Hades...

Breaking away!
All we can do now is break away.
Otherwise she will be dying
While both of us are lying here in chains

Breaking away!
All we can do now is break away.
Oh - otherwise she will be dying
While both of us are lying caught in chains

Hough!
 
 
Farewell
Gabriel:
Days had come, winters had gone, and we gamboled like siblings in Paradise.
I was your knight, holding you tight as a brother when I saw your crying eyes.
Time went by and we had to say goodbye.

Staring up to the clouds above
Children - so little and sad.
Hoping the saints could help one day, lead us together again.
Holding the key to the alley of dreams still in hands.

Time telling me to say farewell
But I knew that I would fight hell
And I knew: We will
Go for another time we can see,
For another time we'll be free
For no more farewell.

Time telling me to say farewell
But I knew that I would fight hell
And I knew: We will
Go for another time we can see,
For another time we'll be free
For no more farewell.

Anna:
Stepbrother tell me where have you been
When they brought me to this godforsaken place.
Sign of the Cross - they took me away
For healing with herbs by the way of grace.
Now I wait for the day to feed the flames.

Gabriel:
I have been caught in a cage of despair.
My heart as a monk's cell so empty and bare.
But no holy water can make me forget you again...

Time telling me to say farewell
But I knew that I would fight hell
And I knew: We will
Go for another time we can see,
For another time we'll be free
For no more farewell.

Time telling me to say farewell
But I knew that I would fight hell
And I knew: We will
Go for another time we can see,
For another time we'll be free
For no more farewell.

Solo: Henjo
Time telling me to say farewell
But I knew that I would fight hell
And I knew: We will
Go for another time we can see,
For another time we'll be free
For no more farewell.

Time telling me to say farewell
But I knew that I would fight hell
And I knew: We will
Go for another time we can see,
For another time we'll be free
For no more farewell.

Lugaid:
No farewell could be the last one.
If you long to meet again...
No farewell could be the last one.
If you long to meet again...
No farewell could be the last one.
If you long to meet again...
No farewell could be the last one.
If you long to meet again...
 
 
The Glory of Rome
Falk:
Jesus Christ I'm coming - terrestrial home.
I'm allowed to guide their train to visit you in Rome.
I am sick of preachers telling to be plain
While you got it nice in here.
They'd better feel ashamed.

Johann Adam von Bicken:
Oh, ways of gold lead us into your blaze of fame.
Oh, are you waiting for what we have brought you from hell?

Gabriel:
Glory of Rome, glorious home.
Praising the king of the kings.
Glory of Rome, glorious home.
Reaching for haloes and wings.

Johann Adam von Bicken:
Heading for the angels, heading for the feast,
Heading for salvation and the ruin of the beast.
Let us fight the outcast, let us bring'em fire,
Let us lock the center of their wicked, mad desire.

Oh, ways of gold lead us into your blaze of fame.
Oh, are you waiting for what we have brought you from hell?

Gabriel:
Glory of Rome, glorious home.
Praising the king of the kings.
Glory of Rome, glorious home.
Reaching for haloes and wings.

Solo: Henjo

Pope Clemens IIX:
Holding in my hand: Seven parts of a seal
To unlock the land of illumination I feel.
And it's been foretold: After touching the light
We shall lock the world.
But now it's our time to transcend,
The ultimate key in our hand

Gabriel:
Glory of Rome, glorious home.
Praising the king of the kings.
Glory of Rome, glorious home.
Reaching for haloes and wings.
 
 
In Nomine Patris
(Instrumental)
 
 
Avantasia
Gabriel:
Open my eyes and see my bleeding wounded hands...
Feeling the pain too hard to stand. To stand...
Caught in the 'now and here' while they are on the way.
Hiding imagination, leading us astray...

Lugaid:
Use your mind!
You will leave the flesh dimensions behind.
Sanity can be the toll - leading to the core of your sole.

Gabriel (along to the voices in his head):
We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy.
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!
We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy.
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia! - Avantasia...

Walking along the icy gallery of pain.
Tell me now: What can keep the flame alive?
Lack of imagination - raising up the tower
Where they hold our souls to take away the power.

Lugaid:
Use your mind!
You will leave your flesh dimensions behind.
Sanity can be the toll leading to the core of your soul.

Gabriel:
We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy.
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!
We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy.
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!

Solo: Henjo

We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy.
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!

Oh - Avantasia - oh
Oh - I hear the voices - oh - yeah...
Oh - into the light - into the light...
Oh - Avantasia... oh...
 
 
A New Dimension
(Instrumental)
 
 
Inside
Elderane:
We're the little creatures deep inside your mind.

Regrin:
Some call us their fantasy but some do never find.

Elderane:
We can teach philosophy but still we must commend...

Regrin:
...the state of our existence right into your hand
Welcome to this place in here come overstep all your fears...

Gabriel:
Where have you all been once when I was alone?
When I was a hero in their crazy wicked show you've sent no little spark into my darkened view of life.
Did not make me ask for what is wrong and what is right.

And still I regret to be here,
I'm dreaming of Anna in tears.

Inside - so deep inside you will die if I don't dream anymore?!?
Inside - so deep inside you will die if I don't dream anymore?!?
 
 
Sign of the Cross
Gabriel:
From a world of reign they come...

Pope Clemens IIX:
In a world of mammon we have found it all!
Fighting for pride and for gold.
But the key to the reign, to the ultimate control: wisdom of the old.

We have been elect to drain the wine of Gnosis to hide it and pray.
Got to save our children from the beast.
We are on the way.

Elderane:
Remaining in darkness the land of salvation will drown.
And when we'll have vanished slavery will take your freedom down.

Gabriel:
Seven eyes to be blind forever in time:
Sign of the cross...
Hell arise! Castigation under the sign,
Sign of the cross - make us drown in altar wine

Johann Adam von Bicken:
In the heart of justice called Horeb long ago
Moses got carvings in stone.
Imposed to judge those who do not fear the only, the holy the Lord.

Gabriel:
The blood of anger and pain:
Ink of the Old Testament.
I know they'll end their crusade drown in the blood of the lamb.

Elderane:
Remaining in darkness the land of salvation will drown
And when we'll have vanished slavery will take your freedom down

Gabriel:
Seven eyes to be blind forever in time:
Sign of the cross...
Hell arise! Castigation under the sign,
Sign of the cross - make us drown in altar wine

Regrin:
You have been the chosen one, so welcome to this place.
Vandroiy's told us you would come to help us win the race.
Bring back the seal from the men who don't know what they do.
Seemed to be a fool without an own way of life.
But you've been a sleeping mind and you woke up in time.
You've got the power to save us and finally you.

Solo: Jens

Gabriel:
A dream is forever.
The land of salvation can't drown.
Those enchanting colors - who could have the might to tear it down?
(All these colors - fantasy...)

Gabriel:
Seven eyes to be blind forever in time: Sign of the cross...
Hell arise! Castigation under the sign, sign of the cross... Follow the sign...
 
 
The Tower
Gabriel:
Where do I go?

Never had a very real dream before.
Now I got a vision of an open door.
Guiding me home, where I belong, dreamland I have come.

Oh oh where do I go? Oh yeah yeah...

Never had a flesh and blood like this before.
Got a new appearance when I passed the door.
Is it a dream within? Oh what is going on?

Down, down, down
Go down, go down, go down
I roam into nowhere.
Don't see an end: eternal wastelands.
And I hear the voice, the voice, the voice, the voice...

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah...

Never been a fighter, never been a man.
But I must help Vandroiy, he's my only friend.
Nowhere to go but I know that he knows how we will get her out...

Magic of transcendence brought me to this place
Vandroiy in reality lead me on my race.
Told me to bring back the seal but still I don't know where I shall go.

Lugaid:
Can't you 'feel' the voice?
You don't have a choice.
What a kind of life:
Freedom in flesh - shackles on your mind...

Go all the way to the tower!
Find out the secrets behind!
Go all the way to the tower!
For all the wisdom of ages doesn't die.

Elderane:
Men have good intentions on their way to the light.
But some of them are venal and end up in the night.
Maybe it's better for you, mankind, not to know what's going on.

Gabriel:Sometimes we must go
Ways that seem to be wrong.
What a kind of life: Freedom in flesh, shackles on your mind...

Lugaid:
Go all the way to the tower!
Find out the secrets behind!
Go all the way to the tower!
Find out the name of the one
Who reigns from inside. Ah...

voice in the tower:
You have come the long way trough ages
To bring me the seven parts of the seal.
So now throw it over the walls of the tower.
Throw the seal!

Pope Clemens IIX:
But first Godfather, what about the prophecy?
What about your reward: The ultimate illumination,
The gnosis and the power to defend your kingdom on earth with a strong hand?
What about the prophecy?

Lugaid:
I realize...

I realize...

all:
For the glory, for the glory, for the glory,
For the glory. Oh - what is going on?
For the glory, for the glory, for the glory,
For the glory. Oh - what is going on?

For the glory, for the glory, for the glory,
For the glory. Oh - what is going on?
For the glory, for the glory, for the glory,
For the glory. Oh - what is going on?

Solo: Jens

Lugaid:
Gabriel I can feel:
You have it back - book and seal!
Still no war is won, we have just begun...

Go all the way to the tower!
Long for the secrets behind!
Go all the way to the tower!
Found out the name of the one
Who reigns from inside.

Go all the way to the tower!
Long for the secrets behind!
Go all the way to the tower!
Found out the name of the one.
Of the one...

Jakob:
Oh, how could the stranger steal the seal away?
Was it my fault? Or was it no one's fault at all?

At all...
 
 
The Final Sacrifice
Gabriel:
Staring into the lake, watching for heaven's sake faces screaming in fear
Crying like at the stake, in the fiery waves
I can see all the souls how they suffer and howl in their eternal pain
Service taking its toll, living life in hades

All the souls that left their mortal frame if it's been dead or not
All the deaf who did not hear the truth

Get ready for the brimstone - getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was their final sacrifice
Get ready for the brimstone - getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was their final sacrifice

Jakob's voice:
Someone pullin' me out to come back to my flesh
Or I'm going insane!
In a world under Rome, in the fiery waves
Can't you see all the souls, how we suffer and howl
In our eternal pain
Service taking the toll, living life in hades...

Oh I see you standing on the shore of castigation now
We don't wanna burn no more so pull us out, out, out

Get ready for the brimstone - getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was our final sacrifice
Get ready for the brimstone - getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was our final sacrifice

Get ready!

Solo: Jens Ludwig

Get ready for the brimstone...
 
Lineup:
Tobias Sammet - vocal, keys
Henjo Richter - guitar
Markus Grosskopf - bass guitar
Alex Holzwarth - drums

Guests:
Michael Kiske (Ernie) - vocal
David deFeis (Damian Rath) - vocal
Ralf Zdiarstek - vocal
Sharon del Adel - vocal
Rob Rock - vocal
Oliver Hartmann - vocal
Andre Matos (Coelho) - vocal
Kai Hansen - vocal
Timo Tolkki - guitar
Frank Tischer - keys
Jens Ludwig - guitar
Norman Meiritz - guitar
 
Produced by Tobias Sammet.



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