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Avantasia - Ghostlights

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Avantasia'2016

GhostlightsRelease by: Nuclear Blast

(3 CD + 1 LP
Disk 1: tracks 1-12; disk 2: tracks 13-23 (live).
Disk 3: Karaoke Version of disk 1 LP: tracks 24-25.)


Avantasia - Ghostlights
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. Mystery of a Blood Red Rose

(03:51)

2. Let the Storm Descend Upon You

(12:10)

3. The Haunting

(04:42)

4. Seduction of Decay

(07:18)

5. Ghostlights

(05:43)

6. Draconian Love

(04:58)

7. Master of the Pendulum

(05:01)

8. Isle of Evermore

(04:28)

9. Babylon Vampyres

(07:09)

10. Lucifer

(03:48)

11. Unchain the Light

(05:03)

12. A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies

(05:53)

13. Spectres

(06:09)

14. Invoke the Machine

(05:32)

15. The Story Ain't Over

(04:45)

16. Prelude

(01:24)

17. Reach Out for the Light

(08:04)

18. Avantasia

(05:16)

19. What's Left of Me

(05:55)

20. Dying for an Angel

(04:58)

21. Twisted Mind

(06:29)

22. The Watchmakers' Dream

(04:47)

23. Another Angel Down

(05:30)

24. Mystery of a Blood Red Rose

(03:51)

25. Draconian Love

(04:58)

Bonus(es):
13. Wake Up to the Moon

(04:45)



 
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
We've played our roles in our passion plays
They've imposed on us right from the cradle
No matter what you dream, beware of what you say
Until the cogwheel's out of control to burst out of place

No time to breathe, don't have no time to waste
Bring on the night, seize every drop of life away
Slice a tasty hour from (or in a blink it will be gone)
A stranding future bring it on

Mystery of a blood red rose
Burning like a raging fire
When the day's been torn apart we'll leave it behind

Mystery of a blood red rose
Feasting on a blind desire
Let the scent of poisonous flowers tempt me away

A sweet temptation and a pure red rose
While the hour don't wait for a blink to cram the past
I'll get a move on
No hesitation makes no one a better man
I can't wait to finally know now what is gonna show now in

Mystery of a blood red rose
Burning like a raging fire
When the day's been torn apart we'll leave it behind

Mystery of a blood red rose
Future glowing on pyre
Let the scent of a poisonous flowers tempt me away

Boy, reach out for what is due
Or you'll lap up what's left for you
Throw ourselves into the waves
And as the grinding wheel of time
Is grinding out the chimes
To echo in the night

We're off into the moonshine

Mystery of a blood red rose
Burning like a raging fire
When the day's been torn apart we'll leave it behind

Mystery of a blood red rose
Future glowing on pyre
Let the scent of a poisonous rose tempt me away

And I will waste no time tonight
And I don't waste no time at all tonight
 
 
Let the Storm Descend Upon You
I'm smothered by your lucid nothing
I can't hear and touch and see
But I feel it
Though I can't believe it
Like master of the observation
Coming up with an explanation
There's no need
Making use of the spirit

We can give you answers you are dying to receive
Keep on dreaming
Keep on screaming yeah
You might be getting too much for your beating hart to take
Your flesh is malice
Prepare your chalice

Lights breathe and sleep tight
Will you defy intriguing ghostlights
Seeing through all lies and foolish warnings

There ain't no return

Never like the darkness
It may burn your soul away
As you've been seeing
What you've though you're dreaming

Never open doors if you don't dare to walk on through
Maybe you're old
Now it's all your fault

Light you're off to the light
Will you defy all evil ghostlights
Tell the truth from depuration
Time don't waste no time
Prevail against the hands that tick your flesh away
Now delve into your own reflection

Ohhh in all that where I've been to
There's nothing but a void
Over the sanity of fools

Shine your light into the darkness
And let the storm descend upon you
And I will make you mine
Shine your light into the darkness
Behold the lead aurora fall upon you
Oh, let the storm descend upon you

Journey to the other side
It's just a trip and pleasure ride
And I don't know
But does it really matter

I am he who's always been
Who dares to know what can't be seen
I'm illusion or truth
I'm confusion

Light bring me the light
I will bring out certainty on a silver plate
Like a mantle piece
I will wipe out darkness

Light blessed is the lie
Till there's no time left to spill
To save and kill
To take and seize
Till this trip's your law

Obey reflections of some crazy dream
Or maybe the backside of reality

Shine your light into the darkness
And let the storm descend upon you
And I will make you mine
Shine your light into the darkness
Behold the lead aurora fall upon you
Let the storm descend upon you

You gotta pray you're gunning just a ghostlight
You gotta be won't be falling down the wayside
Let it carry you away

Cut the gem until it's purified away
The candle burning to the ground
I don't see nothing but addiction to the rhyme
Kindles everything around

For all the world we'll see it tower to the stars
And all is melting into one

We give them something to fall back on everytime
They're too strung out to run

Every moment, every heartbeat, every breath
Leaves you one less to your last

Still you cherish every second of the game
Give me the future, you take the past

And what if God is just an image in the mind
A reflection of the will

And what's the valor when the law you live in harmony
Falls second for the drill

I pray the lord ain't just a ghostlight in my mind a reflection of the will
Let the storm descend upon me
Let aurora fall upon me

Let the fire fall upon him
Let the fire purify him
Never judge a thing you see
It's only what your mortal eyes will want it to be
Ohhh bring it on
Let the dark and heaven confusion
Spit out a conclusion

Obey reflections of a memory
Are just reflections in a crazy dream

Shine your light into the darkness
And let the storm descend upon you
And I will make you mine
Shine your light into the darkness
Behold the lead aurora fall upon you
Shine your light into the darkness (through the darkness)
And let the storm descend upon you
And I will make you mine
Shine your light into the darkness (into the darkness)
Behold the lead aurora fall upon you
Oh, Let the storm descend upon you (let the storm descend upon you)
Ohhh descend upon you, yeah.
 
 
The Haunting
Nightmare:
I can't count the days I've roamed
A straying ghost light to wither on the vine
A paling tale of days long gone
I won't be until you close your eyes

Sleep tight, someone's always by your side

A thousand nights
We've been calling your name
Close your eyes but I won't go away
We're there for you
The cold embrace
That you don't wanna feel
Must not be... but you know it is real
We're there for you

Don't you waste your time and try
To understand this figment of the lie
Don't breathe the word to anyone
By the time you'll phrase me I'll be gone

Sweet dreams, see you in the twilight zone

A thousand nights
We've been calling your name
Close your eyes but I won't go away
We're there for you
The cold embrace
That you don't wanna feel
Must not be... but you know it is real
We're there for you

Aaron:
God I must contain my wayward fantasy
And where do all those
Wicked dreams come from
Pictures in the dark
They seem so eerily real tonight
I pray my mind is wrong

Nightmare:
I'm the spark they refuse to conceive
A thousand nights
We've been calling your name
Close your eyes but I won't go away
We're there for you
The cold embrace
That you don't wanna feel
Must not be... but you know it is real
We're there for you
 
 
Seduction of Decay
It ain't the far cry that it seemed
In just a wink we'd come for you
You may not feel it

We are the light, the scorching heat
We are the untold chosen few
And now we've come for you

We'll fit you like a velvet glove
That's gonna choke their minds
Affiliate yourself with what you can't defy
Some below and few above
We're gonna numb their minds

Riot on the edge
On the brink of insanity
Riot on the edge

You'll hear me screaming your name
I am the angel of decay to seize you
There'll be no thoughts to maintain
I am the seduction of decay

I hear their tales reverberate
From shrouds of myth that only time would weave
Bred in a den of lunacy
Who can we trust? Who's next in line?
The sacred drive to rationalize
Commit ourselves another day to the lesser crime
Choke on your own pace with candour
So pleasant in the quiet
Vicegerents of the tide

Riot on the edge
On the brink of insanity
Riot on the edge

You'll hear me screaming your name
I am the angel of decay to seize you
There'll be no thoughts to maintain
I'm the seduction of decay

Time contaminating space
To reinfect and agonize anything around
We are metabolite of dreams
The chosen ones to sacrifice
The wasteland-bound

Oh, Euphoria is looming in the darkness
Coincidence of opposites we are
Once beautiful intentions

Oh, we'll drag you over
Oh, it's gonna drag you over

Oh, from the start we run away
And don't seem to care what for
Forever feels just like a blink after passing by
Just fools don't know the prime's another state of decay

Riot on the edge
On the brink of insanity
Riot on the edge

You'll hear me screaming your name
I am the angel of decay to seize you
There'll be no thoughts to maintain
I'm the seduction of decay
 
 
Ghostlights
Mystic:
You're tossing and turning
You think you're awake while you're trying to run
Like in a nightmare
Time loves your ego to death

You're leaving the wheelwork
To the ground of being you go on
Defying temptation in the engine room that is our self

Aaron:
I feel a storm is looming with a shaking grumble
I don't know if I'm right or wrong
I don't know if I shall go on
I don't know what I'll believe but I'm on my way

Mystic:
Minds fly free when the gates fly open
Walk on through

Aaron:
Thunder and rain and the wind in my face

Mystic:
Ghost lights dance
Will you heed the token
Glazing light

Aaron:
Blinding my eyes
Get me out of this maze

The world as we know it is beginning to shake
I don't trust my eyes are we all superstitious
If we think what our hearts know is true

Fireworks surround me
Wherever I go they tell me: always home
Psychosomatic -
They'll name it the nature of God

Mystic:
Off to a new horizon
Time is the key to unite with the all
Time is gonna make you see
Right from wrong eternally
Don't let the noises devour you
Minds fly free when the gates fly open
Walk on through

Aaron:
Thunder and rain and the wind in my face

Mystic:
Ghost lights dance
Will you heed the token
Glazing light

Aaron:
Blinding my eyes
Get me out of this maze

Temptation:
And what if you're only a prism
For the ghost lights that you wanna see
And we're just reflections of your dreams

Aaron:
It's speaking to me
It's yelling at me
It's screaming to me, resonating with me
And a thousand lights
Are trying to make me see

They call me home, they call me home
They call me home, they call me home

Mystic:
Minds fly free when the gates fly open
Walk on through

Aaron:
Thunder and rain and the wind in my face

Mystic:
Ghost lights dance
Will you heed the token
Glazing light

Aaron:
Blinding my eyes
Get me out of this maze
 
 
Draconian Love
Eclipse:
You shed draconian love
You shed draconian...
You shed draconian love
You shed draconian...

Welcome to your way
Seemingly endless as you take your wings
The world through kaleidoscope eyes
Until you unlearn what you keep inside

Aaron:
Those innocent eyes...
Refracting the light for an innocent soul
Till the cold around's not gonna wait its turn
Wait its turn no more

Eclipse:
Tell me how should I embrace
Like roses we'll wither on the vine

Aaron:
Why should I bide my time
If it flies away sometime

Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves

Eclipse:
When will God explain this draconian love
You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love

Aaron:
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through the fiery rain, angel

Eclipse:
When will you explain this draconian love
It's all draconian love, it's all draconian

Infiltrate us with mercy
Bait us with sympathy
Blind us with love
We're lost in the clouds rolling by
And in what some of us read
Into what they feel

Aaron:
Like a grain of nothing
I feel cast in the wind of Enthean caprice
Of an unbred cause, of an unborn will
Whatever that may mean

Eclipse:
Tell me how should I embrace
Like roses we'll wither on the vine

Aaron:
Tell me why should I bide my time
If it flies away sometime

Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves

Eclipse:
When will God explain this draconian love
You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love

Aaron:
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through fiery rain, angel

Eclipse:
When will you explain this draconian love
It's all draconian love, it's all draconian

Aaron:
Aspiration and tears, heartache and fears

Eclipse:
Draconian love, you shed draconian love

Aaron:
Unrequited love - down on my knees

Eclipse:
Draconian love, it's all draconian

Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves
Will you explain this draconian love

Both:
Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here lost in the waves
When will God explain this draconian love

Eclipse:
You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love

Both:
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through fiery rain
Will you explain this draconian love

Eclipse:
It's all draconian love, it's all draconian

Both:
Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves
When will God explain this draconian love

Eclipse:
You she draconian love, you shed draconian love

Both:
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through fiery rain...
 
 
Master of the Pendulum
Who's the one who's stretching out his hand
Is it it or is it me that won't lose hold
Take on to the pendulum and sway

Like a mistletoe I'm clinging to the cold, yeah

I am the trellis for those in need to twine around
The rock of ages for those who're meant to wander around
I got no time for a break and we got no time to waste
I'll save it up in the pace, I'll quantify thoughts away
That you don't need anyway, oh what a beautiful day...

Tic toc tic toc
Someone's watching over me

Begging for a dance
While your sands are running out
Rigid and firm's what I hold in my hands
Tick away time, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that guide you
Run if you can while the war drum's ticking on
Ancient of days, I'm the shouldering pace
I will make you mine, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that push you

That's who I am.
The master of these hands

I lead the horse to the water and I make it drink
I'm here to force precision just on everything

I feel your breath in my neck
I feel you behind my back
And as I'm turning around
There's just this frightening sound
I feel it everywhere
Oh I know that you're there...

Tic toc tic toc
Someone's watching over me

Begging for a dance while your sands are running out
Rigid and firm's what you hold in your hands
Tick away time, you allot and you divide
Master of the hands that guide you

Run if you can while the war drum's ticking on
Ancient of days: you're the shouldering pace

I will make you mine, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that push you

Angels fall
Time's gonna winnow all
Dying dreams
Right from wrong
Dwell in a run
Turn the wheel
Something's reaching out for me

Begging for a dance
While your sands are running out
Rigid and firm's what I hold in my hands
Tick away time, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that guide you

Run if you can while the war drum's ticking on
Ancient of days, I'm the shouldering pace
I will make you mine, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that push you
 
 
Isle of Evermore
From a frozen world will you take me over
All alone, sweet embrace
Leave the place I can't abide no more

Take a look at ourselves, afraid to get closer
Will the predermination drive us to a distant shore

The tender velvet gown of destination left behind

I'm wide awake, I'm on my way to evermore

And I turn around to fading shores
I'll sail on through this opening door

Wide awake onto the isle of evermore

I'm dead to the world, you blindfold my eyes
While you're killing what I'm yearning for

You just see what your eyes have been told to tell you
Falling down to the ground, how come you ask if what you feel is true

I'm staring at the maze and let it paralyze me
Watch it come alive and burn me out until I'm coming through
The tender velvet gown of slumber will just leave me just breathing

Wide awake I'm on my way to evermore

And I turn around to fading shores
I'll sail on through this opening door

Wide awake onto the isle of evermore
I'm dead to the world
You blindfold my eyes

While you're killing what I'm yearning for
What I'm yearning for...

Wide awake I'm on my way to evermore

And I turn around to fading shores

I'll sail on through this opening door
Wide awake onto the isle of evermore
I'm dead to the world blindfold my eyes
While you're killing what I'm yearning for
 
 
Babylon Vampyres
Aaron:
A lot of good advice nobody's keeping for themselves
If you're playing by the rules you'll be a trophy on a shelf
Give in to the ordinary run of things like it is meant to be
There's nothing left of me

Scientist I:
Praying for salvation, floating with the tide
The very first temptation drags you to the other side
You learn to walk and run
You fly until you fall as far as I can see

Aaron:
The future ahead was not what it used to be

Scientist I:
Blessed was the darkness - veiling hypocrisy

Babylon is burning, shining from afar
Babylon is burning

Aaron:
From sunset to sunrise

Scientist I:
Babylon is burning and you're glowing like a fiery star
And no one can tell if we've been for real

Babylon is burning
Babylon is burning

They say it's coming by the night to engraft into the brain
What a scientific tongue won't recall or even phrase
It's crawling up your spine to breed a wicked freak of nature
We will be a new society

Aaron:
Headless congregation, a vortex needing more

Scientist I:
The road to good intentions is evil to the core

Aaron:
The devil and the deep blue sea are waiting
Side by side for me

The sweet scent of poison hazing the dread away
This side of the moon I'll confess to... another day

Scientist I:
Babylon is burning, shining from afar

Aaron:
Babylon is burning
From sunset to sunrise

Scientist I:
Babylon is burning and you're glowing like a fiery star
And no one can tell if we've been for real

Ever since I can remember
I've been shooting up that road with a dream
I saw gold at the end of the rainbow
I was given an idea of what life should be
What life should be

Aaron:
Ain't there a light above the shadow
Ain't there blood in the machine
Ain't there flesh they'd been misleading
Ain't there a longing soul within?

Scientist I:
I've seen believers on the wayside
And I'm afraid to say, I think just like you
That failed to pretend
They could cope with what they'd find
When they didn't have a clue - just like you

Babylon is burning, shining from afar

Aaron:
Babylon is burning
From sunset to sunrise

Scientist I:
Babylon is burning and you're glowing like a fiery star
And no one can tell if we've been for real, oh
Babylon is burning, shining from afar

Aaron:
Babylon is burning
From sunset to sunrise

Scientist I:
Babylon is burning and you're glowing like a fiery star
And no one can tell if we've been for real
 
 
Lucifer
Temptation:
Eternities ago I must have fallen
Through my pride been perfect in my ways
The morning star they fired down from heaven
Envy wrapped into a gown of grace

Aaron:
I hear the screams that echo from the darkness
I swerve from dawn to dusk and off the edge

Temptation:
Hear the creature crying in the distance
Buried in a symbol on a shelf

I'll take you home tonight
To the center of your soul
I'll take you home tonight
Fire and flesh and blood

Both:
Touching the flames tonight
Touching the flames tonight

Aaron:
Morning star embrace me on these grounds
Angel of light

Temptation:
How will I forgive him who wouldn't forgive me who just valued the power
How shall I live in peace with the one outshining me and then have me devoured

Aaron:
I'm feeling alive under these skies
Bloodshot's the moon and scarlet's the night

Temptation:
I'll make you fume with fury and rage
I'll make you see
What you're made of tonight

I'll take you home tonight
To the center of your soul
I'll take you home tonight
Fire and flesh and blood

Both:
Touching the flames tonight
Touching the flames tonight
Touching the flames tonight

Temptation:
Touching the flames tonight
 
 
Unchain the Light
Who's got the answer
Is this what I'm looking for
And who do I talk to

What do I have to explore

Attend to your god given duty
You'll be taking your heaven by force
How could you choose
With your head in the noose
With no time to lose

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death, we're

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death and I'll chain the light
I'll bring it right down to illuminate unholy ways, we'll chain the light

Too worn out to wonder
We might not want to overextend them no more
Our beautiful spook lights are all they will need
All they will want to explore

And after it's all said and done
We won't fear the transience no more
'Cause we don't realize
Idle glance in our eyes
Let precision prevail

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death, we're

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death and I'll chain the light
I'll bring it right down to illuminate unholy way, we'll chain the light

You look above to see inside yourself
And find time standing still
You see the world in different light
You turn this moment into what you think it's ought to be
Demystify the dark

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death, we're

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death and I'll chain the light
I'll bring it right down to illuminate unholy ways
 
 
A Restless Heart And Obsidian Skies
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...
 
 
Spectres
Through the shimmer on this cold alley paving
See the moonshine painting the ground
Cobble stones keeping tales that remain untold
More than ages old

Brewing mist like a shroud on the damp floor
Hear it whisper lucidity away
Ornate cold is the king of these streets tonight
The void is taking hold

Make haste as the wind's getting colder
It's chasing the dreamer away

Wide open minds will divine without reason
Cold is the night as you're braving the gale
Wide open eyes
A spectre is breezing through the moonlit sky

See them guises on the prowl, what a show!
Feel them shadows drag you into a nightmare
To the melody of which you don't know
If it's really there

Dance in the gloom, dance in the gloom
Every move is a step to your tomb
We're the machine that's gonna make you dream
Phantasmagoria

Time flies from the space of an hour
Telling tales in the poorhouse they say...

Wide open minds will divine without reason
Cold is the night as you're braving the gale
Wide open eyes
A spectre is breezing through the moonlit sky

Wide open minds will divine without reason
Cold is the night as you're braving the gale
Wide open eyes and a spectre is breezing
Cold is the night as you're braving the pale
Wide open minds - once upon a moonlit night
 
 
Invoke the Machine
Home to the land of the living
Roused by a sound I confide
And what I am to cast my tired eyes upon
Where was I when the clock had been alive?

I see a marvel right in front of me
There's a man, who's got tomorrow in his hands
Don't you see what you are meant to be
Outside your cloud-cuckoo-land

Time won't wait for those who stay behind
To wait for Time
In these tangible realms hesitation's a crime

In the night:
A secret mysterious dream
Dead of night,
While the town lies asleep
We invoke the machine

Those dreams that you hummed to yourself once
How far will you reach out to make them come true
Will you turn around to shirk from duty
Or force the pace while it's all up to you

A giant leap is to be made now
I'm struck with awe we're gonna heed the inner call
My heart beat quickens I behold the god-machine
I can't help but write history

As my glance wanders to the far off end in the sky
Hissing and screaming, almost alive

In the night
My life came apart at the seams
Dead of night,
Let's run up the wheel
We invoke the machine (as solo) In the night:

A secret mysterious dream
Dead of night,
The town lies asleep, woah

In the night:
Those in hiding are waiting for me
Dead of night,
Let's run up the wheel
We invoke the machine
 
 
The Story Ain't Over
Rousing from dreams, craving for someone
Wept himself to sleep
He s waiting for a sign from above
Where is the love

The hourglass in pieces, dashed to the wall
The future is over
Tomorrow's been slipping away
And nothing remains

He'd known it won't last forever
She'd go ahead for a while

When you open your eyes
When you gaze at the sky
When you look to the stars
As they shut down the night
You know this story ain't over

When you open your eyes
When you gaze at the sky
When you look to the stars
As they shut down the night
You feel this story ain't over

Where is the candle in this lonesome night?
Angle why are you so wayward
Abandoning me, try my belief

When life is not words and tongue is not answers
And we only can t see a reason
Why would it mean that it's not meant to be

He'd known it won't last forever
She'd go ahead for a while

When you open your eyes
When you gaze at the sky
When you look to the stars
As they shut down the night
You know this story ain't over

When you open your eyes
When you gaze at the sky
When you look to the stars
As they shut down the night
You feel this story ain't over
 
 
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...
 
 
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...
 
 
What's Left of Me
I think of the days
I was thrilled by this road ahead
When the moment won over what was to come
Not afraid of the distance but the distance afraid of me
Everytime I made it there I found nothing
The distance was gone

Now, I don't wanna fade
But I ain't gonna run
I'm resting my head on these stones
God, what have you done to you and me
I'm tired of scaring the future away
No road ahead, the fire is dead
Father don't you see in front of you
Is what the chase has left of me

If only they told me
What the kerbside was hiding away
Where the angels from high street didn't want to go
And a heartbeat is forced
To resign to the glory of a commonplace
I am jaded

I don't wanna see what's becoming of me
Here's a bit! Then spare me this sight now...
Cut it out I'm tired of the future myself

I don't wanna fade but I ain't gonna run
I'm resting my head on these stones
God, what have you done to you and me
I'm tired of scaring the future away
No road ahead, the fire is dead
Father don't you see
In front of you is what's left of me

God and glory torn to pieces,
No no, it's just the spirit of the times
I'm drawn to a flame that won't release me
Release me!
And I see a thousand who wait in line

I don't wanna face what I ain't gonna stand
I'm resting my head on these stones
God, what have you done
Look at yourself! I'm tired of scaring the future away
The dark road ahead, the fire is dead
Father don't you see what you have made of me
 
 
Dying for an Angel
You're awake in your darkest dream
I have come for you
And nobody can hear you scream
When I reach for you

Don't you remember their feet in your face
Before they have carved you in stone
And don't you remember your sweat and your pain
When you were drawn to the bone
When you were left on all alone

Living on a dream
Dying for an angel
Reach out, waiting for a miracle
No sign of wings, as you turn your back on me

Living on a dream
Lonely cold and dial
Head up, feet down in the fire
Giving till you're gone
Dying for an angel
Everyday

Where do we go from the apogee
What do we leave behind
And How will I stand what I'll have to see
This reflexion of mine
Collateral damage, your sacrifice
Gotta learn to unlearn to fall
Gotta tear down the walls of love and light
You have come on your own
You will go on all alone
 
 
Twisted Mind
Roy Khan:
One of a kind they say they've never seen before
Investigate the aberration, disorder in the core

Tobias Sammet:
I never tried to hide away or tried to keep your pace
You walk me to the slaughter with a smile upon your face

Chorus:
From the cradle to the madhouse, a twisted mind
There's no way out of this hell for twisted mind
There's no way out
There's no way out

Roy Khan:
You've come to see the healer, so don't you be afraid
They call me tranquilizer, I'm here to isolate
We paint in black and white and you're the dirty in between
Monstrosity of nature, a virulent disease

Chorus

Can't you see, can't you see
That you are not like anyone?
You'll never see through anyone else's eyes
And who am I to certify the sanity of a twisted mind
A victim of perception, a twisted mind

Missprizing - chastising
Subhuman - fragmentizing
Sensation - aberration
Repulsive - tantalizing

From the cradle to the madhouse, a twisted mind
There's no way out of this hell for twisted mind

There's no way out (x6)
 
 
The Watchmakers' Dream
Welcome to the aftermath of the incidence
That made the tower fall
Another screw to another wheel
For another mind won't stray anymore
Oh won't stray away from its brain
Oh no...

We must finalise the giant
To level off the void and zeroise the will
The time will come: you will know what you need
The Watchmakers' Dream
The Watchmakers' Dream

Simplify simplicity
You don't mind what you don't see at all

The tongue of nations brought the line
Reason occupied: the God-machine oh
A splendid steaming dream will tower to the sky

We'll exploit another 'morrow
We drained another day
The glowing of the future in our eyes
And time will reveal what we need:

The Watchmakers' Dream
The Watchmakers' Dream

We must finalise the giant
To zeroise the will and level off all minds
The time will come that you
Will know what you need

The Watchmakers' Dream
The Watchmakers' Dream

The Watchmakers' Dream - Will we slice infinity
The Watchmakers' Dream - For all the world to see
The Watchmakers' Dream - We give you what you need
The Watchmakers' Dream - The sound of triviality
 
 
Another Angel Down
Jorn Lande:
I am the master of the game that's made a fool you
I'm watching from the highest tower
You've got the aura to enchant them and a symphony
And I have got the power

You better taste: they call it life - my special area
I'm breeding winners over there
Ain't it a sin to turn your back on what you're given?
It's time to take your share

Tobias Sammet:
God left me for dead - I've been turning my head
Away from the living - the time has come
To gamble for gain - to tear down the gate
And see what's inside

Chorus:
We rock the ball, been smashed to the ground
Arose from devotion to take a look and see what is inside
Sight of the crown: another angel down
We rock the ball, I'm facing my pain
A rage and a symphony driven by the wounds I cannot hide
Rise above the crowd: another angel down

Tobias Sammet:
We'll see a black hole will be left up in the starry sky
We gotta mourn another angel
If I am just a light descending to caducity
It's still so far away

There's no tomorrow, I don't remember yesterday
I'm just living for tonight
And all the love I'm not gonna waste no more
I won't spit what's divine

Jorn Lande:
They left you for dead - turning your head
Away form the living - from flesh and blood
You've got the draw and desire to claw
For fortune and fame

Chorus
 
 
Mystery of a Blood Red Rose
We've played our roles in our passion plays
They've imposed on us right from the cradle
No matter what you dream, beware of what you say
Until the cogwheel's out of control to burst out of place

No time to breathe, don't have no time to waste
Bring on the night, seize every drop of life away
Slice a tasty hour from (or in a blink it will be gone)
A stranding future bring it on

Mystery of a blood red rose
Burning like a raging fire
When the day's been torn apart we'll leave it behind

Mystery of a blood red rose
Feasting on a blind desire
Let the scent of poisonous flowers tempt me away

A sweet temptation and a pure red rose
While the hour don't wait for a blink to cram the past
I'll get a move on
No hesitation makes no one a better man
I can't wait to finally know now what is gonna show now in

Mystery of a blood red rose
Burning like a raging fire
When the day's been torn apart we'll leave it behind

Mystery of a blood red rose
Future glowing on pyre
Let the scent of a poisonous flowers tempt me away

Boy, reach out for what is due
Or you'll lap up what's left for you
Throw ourselves into the waves
And as the grinding wheel of time
Is grinding out the chimes
To echo in the night

We're off into the moonshine

Mystery of a blood red rose
Burning like a raging fire
When the day's been torn apart we'll leave it behind

Mystery of a blood red rose
Future glowing on pyre
Let the scent of a poisonous rose tempt me away

And I will waste no time tonight
And I don't waste no time at all tonight
 
 
Draconian Love
Eclipse:
You shed draconian love
You shed draconian...
You shed draconian love
You shed draconian...

Welcome to your way
Seemingly endless as you take your wings
The world through kaleidoscope eyes
Until you unlearn what you keep inside

Aaron:
Those innocent eyes...
Refracting the light for an innocent soul
Till the cold around's not gonna wait its turn
Wait its turn no more

Eclipse:
Tell me how should I embrace
Like roses we'll wither on the vine

Aaron:
Why should I bide my time
If it flies away sometime

Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves

Eclipse:
When will God explain this draconian love
You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love

Aaron:
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through the fiery rain, angel

Eclipse:
When will you explain this draconian love
It's all draconian love, it's all draconian

Infiltrate us with mercy
Bait us with sympathy
Blind us with love
We're lost in the clouds rolling by
And in what some of us read
Into what they feel

Aaron:
Like a grain of nothing
I feel cast in the wind of Enthean caprice
Of an unbred cause, of an unborn will
Whatever that may mean

Eclipse:
Tell me how should I embrace
Like roses we'll wither on the vine

Aaron:
Tell me why should I bide my time
If it flies away sometime

Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves

Eclipse:
When will God explain this draconian love
You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love

Aaron:
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through fiery rain, angel

Eclipse:
When will you explain this draconian love
It's all draconian love, it's all draconian

Aaron:
Aspiration and tears, heartache and fears

Eclipse:
Draconian love, you shed draconian love

Aaron:
Unrequited love - down on my knees

Eclipse:
Draconian love, it's all draconian

Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves
Will you explain this draconian love

Both:
Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here lost in the waves
When will God explain this draconian love

Eclipse:
You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love

Both:
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through fiery rain
Will you explain this draconian love

Eclipse:
It's all draconian love, it's all draconian

Both:
Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves
When will God explain this draconian love

Eclipse:
You she draconian love, you shed draconian love

Both:
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through fiery rain...
 
 
Wake Up to the Moon
You see the sun touch the horizon
You know the future awaits
And yours hides in the darkness

The stars are gonna line up in the night sky
I see what some will deny
As I follow the starkness

Can you believe your eyes
We'll make you rise to the occasion
Follow your heart and run
Seek shelter from the day

Waiting for the moon
The sound of falling angels calling you
Strange and magic
Hear us call your name

Darkness shines a sweet
Deceleration down on you

Wayward child wake up to the moon

They wanna squeeze you in their picture from the outside
They call your life a world of make-believe

You're feeling pushed by a racing heartbeat
Parameterizing the world
They only see what they're told to see

Child of the ocean floor
No need of daylight that deceives you
Don't let them wear you down
Listen to the voice

Waiting for the moon
The sound of falling angels calling you

Strange and magic
Hear us call your name

Darkness shines a sweet
Deceleration down on you
Wayward child wake up to the moon

Kind of buried alive
You've been sacrificed
They show you the key
Till you love to agree
A brave modern day
This world is insane

Waiting for the moon
The sound of falling angels calling you
Strange and magic

Hear us call your name
Darkness shines a sweet
Deceleration down on you
Wayward child wake up to the moon
Waiting for the moon
The sound of falling angels calling you
Strange and magic
Hear us call your name
Darkness shines a sweet
Deceleration down on you
Wayward child wake up to the moon
 
Lineup:
Tobias Sammet - vocal, keys, bass guitar

Guests:
Jorn Lande (Jørn Lande) - vocal
Geoff Tate - vocal
Michael Kiske (Ernie) - vocal
Paul Christensen (Ronnie Atkins) - vocal
Robert Mason - vocal
Marco Hietala - bass guitar
Bruce Kulick - guitar
David Daniel Snider (Dee Snider) - vocal
Sharon del Adel - vocal
Bob Catley - vocal
Herbie Langhans - vocal
Oliver Hartmann - vocal, guitar
Sascha Paeth - guitar, bass guitar, keys
Michael Rodenberg (Miro) - keys
Felix Bohnke - drums
Cloudy Yang (Cloudy Yang) - back-vocal
 



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