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Kamelot - The Black Halo

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Kamelot'2005

The Black HaloRelease by: SPV

Kamelot - The Black Halo
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. March of Mephisto

(05:29)

2. When the Lights Are Down

(03:41)

3. The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)

(05:40)

4. Soul Society

(04:17)

5. Interlude I: Dei Gratia

(00:56)

6. Abandoned

(04:07)

7. This Pain

(03:59)

8. Moonlight

(05:10)

9. Interlude II: Un Assassino Molto Silenzioso

(00:40)

10. The Black Halo

(03:43)

11. Nothing Ever Dies

(04:45)

12. Memento Mori

(08:54)

13. Interlude III: Midnight / Twelve Tolls for a New Day

(01:21)

14. Serenade

(04:32)

Bonus(es):
15. Epilogue
    (Japanese bonus)

(02:46)

16. Soul Society
    (Japanese bonus. Radio edit)

(03:52)

15. The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)
    (Radio edit)

(03:42)

16. March of Mephisto
    (Radio edit)

(03:31)



 
March of Mephisto
Aspirat primo fortuna labori
Me duce tutus eris
Vox populi vox dei
Ad maiorem dei gloriam...
Ad infinitum

You know just who I am
Don't be so distant
Cause when you're lost
I am solely there to share your grief

Wailing for your sorrow
Is only my way to comfort you
Reminders of innocent youth
Waiting for morrow you're lonely
I name your solitude
I speaketh the truth

Now tell me all about your pain
Down to the detail
Don't say it's love
Your fragile heart feeds my contempt

Wailing for your sorrow
Is only my way to comfort you
Reminders of innocent youth
Waiting for morrow you're lonely
I name your solitude
I speaketh the truth

Chase the heathen call
We belong... you and I
Unison in all you deny

I am the thorn in your side
That seeks accomplishment
Reminding the mortal of death
I am the spore of your pride
An angel heavensent
The master of all
I am the urge of the flesh
 
 
When the Lights Are Down
Rules without exceptions last eternally
Every move you make creates your destiny
I've come to soak my sorrow in halo black
As black as the seal on my soul

Cause when the lights are down
There's no more to say
Love is the real pain
An internal revolution in our minds
And when the lights are down
You're so far away
Tell me your real name
In the silence of the darkness we unite

(Rules without exceptions last eternally
Every move you make creates your destiny)
What can protect me from the past
And all the things that I have done
She told me and then she was gone

But when the lights are down
There's no more to say
Deep in the shadows
Where the last of my delusions made a stand
Cause when the lights are down
She'll take me away
Tell me her real name
And in death we'll live the love we never had

Come all ye faithful beneath the moon
Into the void as one
Marching on
 
 
The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)
Merely the sound of your voice
Made me believe that you were her
Just like the river disturbs
...My inner peace
One I believed I could find
Just a trace of her beloved soul
Once I believed she was all
Then she smothered my beliefs

One cold winter's night
I may follow her voice to the river
Leave me for now and forever
Leave while you can

Somewhere in time
I will find you and haunt you again
Like the wind sweeps the earth
Somewhere in time
When no virtues are left to defend
I was a liar in every debate
I rule the forces that fuelled your hate
When the cold in my heart leaves
It comes to an end
And quietly I'll go to sleep

How could that first time recur
When memories linger on
What made me think you were her
Helena is dead to all
Nothing can bring her to life
Don't pretend that I'll be loving you
Once I believed she was gone
But I'm corrupted from within

Somewhere in time
I will find you and haunt you again
Like the wind sweeps the earth
Somewhere in time
When no virtues are left to defend
You fall
I was a liar in every debate
I rule the forces that fuelled your hate
When the cold in my heart leaves
It comes to an end
And quietly I'll go to sleep

Ariel
Follow me into the light
Leave me tonight
I've gone too far to begin all anew
With someone like you

Marguerite
Like ice on a lake of tears
I'll take you through
Life fades in anew
With someone like you
 
 
Soul Society
If my soul could revive
From my carnal remains
What does it matter to me
If it all fades to black
If I'm born once again
Then noone really is free
How could I be condemned
For the things that I've done
If my intentions were good
I guess I'll never know
Some things under the sun
Can never be understood

How can we believe in heaven
Human reason counters all
Ideas of a soul society
My life is just a fragment
Of the universe and all
There must be more than I can see

In the dark we're the same
In the concept of time
We're like a grain of sand
And we strive for the flame
As if death was our aim
Cause we cannot understand

How I wish there was heaven
All for one and one for all
A flawless soul society
Our lives are just a fragment
Of the universe and all
There may be more than we can see
 
 
Interlude I: Dei Gratia
Sub sole nihil novi est
Ad aspera per aspera
Quaerite prime regnum dei
Ante bellum memento mori
 
 
Abandoned
Once my life was plain and clear
I recall
Once my ignorance was bliss
Nightfall came
Like a serpent's kiss
To my troubled mind

Why my God
Have you abandoned me
In my sobriety
Behind the old facade
I'm your bewildered child
So take me cross the river wide

Binding promises were made
On my soul
Grand illusions lead astray
Ice cold winds swept my heart away
Bring me back to you

Helena
I remember a song
Like in a dream
Where September was long
And winter unreal

Why my God above
Have you abandoned me
In my sobriety
Behind the old facade
I'm your bewildered child
So take me cross the river wide
 
 
This Pain
Pushing for the limit of sanity
Pushing for the surface
...So I can breathe
Dark is the night for us all, but some days
I feel the light crawling down from these jagged walls
Blessed sunlight

Some of this pain is sole subjected
But what was I to do
Some of this pain will always stay
Deep and true

I left her with a warning... without protection
The human nature has it's ways with lust
With her back against the wall she crumbled
Just a minute more would have saved her life
And even so... part of me
Blessed sunlight

Some of this pain is sole subjected
But what was I to do
Some of this pain will always stay
Deep and true

I see her shame in my desire
It all took place too soon
Some of these wounds will always bleed
Over you
 
 
Moonlight
I have never craved the system's sympathy
I get restless over pity smiles
Some precaution wouldn't harm my history
If I had the will to wait a little while

You cut the silence like a knife
You know I can't repent for all

Moonlight falling over me
Sail on where the shadows hide
Moonlight crawling down on me
Just like you could not compete with my pride

Compensation for a misconducted life
Is it way too much to ask
Hard to wake up
With your heart and soul deprived
When the morning comes
The second to your last

You cut the silence like a knife
At the edge of my last defences
You cut the silence like a knife
You know I won't repent for all

Moonlight falling over me
Sail on where the shadows hide
Moonlight crawling down on me
Just like you could not compete with my pride

Shine on silver from the sky into the night
Gaia shivers and I need your leading light

Moonlight falling over me
Sail on where the shadows hide
Moonlight crawling down on me
Just like you could not compete with my pride
 
 
Interlude II: Un Assassino Molto Silenzioso
(Instrumental)
 
 
The Black Halo
Come wind
Come snow
Come winterland
I have resigned myself to death
Come will to show the hidden hand
So I can draw my final breath
You could take me higher
So you said and I trusted you
I may be a liar, but betrayal lies on you

I can feel when the journey ends
Final call for a last defence

Darkness come tonight
I have no fear of what you hold
Darkness come alive
You are the stories I've been told

I possess the power
Of survival in the cold
Life is like a flower
As it stumbles out of fall

We all know when our time has come
This is where I will linger on

Darkness come tonight
I have no fear of what you hold
Darkness come alive
You are the stories I've been told

Darkness come tonight
Nothing can take my faith away
Darkness come alive
Life fades to black from silver grey
 
 
Nothing Ever Dies
Here we are
Under the same old sun
All alone yet somehow bound and unified
Dust to dust...
Ashes to ashes won't take long
We search for a harbour
Somewhere to belong

They say that faith is all you need
To stay forever young
What you've sown is what you reap
Our sins can't be undone

There is a god in each society
So right is wrong where wrong is right
Noone could be sure
Still we are certain
That what we know is truth
The only truth
We're building our temples taller

They say that faith is all you need
To stay forever young
What you've sown is what you reap
Our sins can't be undone

How can we trust them once again
They used to tell us lies
Their voices will sustain
Cause nothing ever dies

Love is the only truth
Pure as the well of youth
Until it breaks your heart
You took me higher
Than the mountains I have climbed
You waited all your life for me
You left me all alone behind
But we'll meet again
We will meet again
 
 
Memento Mori
Who wants to separate
The world we know from our beliefs
And who sees only black and white
Distinguish loss from sacrifice
Some day we may come to peace
With the world within ourselves
And I will await you
Until I close my eyes

When your time has come
You know you'll be lonely once again
And the final winter comes to us all
Life is treacherous
But you're not the only who must pretend

We're a second in time
We're the last in the line
Of the prey that walks the earth
Good and evil combined

I am the god in my own history
The master of the game
I may believe if she would come to me
And whisper out my name
Sometimes I wonder where the wind has gone
If life has ever been
Sometimes I wonder how belief alone
Can cut me free from sin

When you close your eyes
Mementos of summer retrieves your mind
Like a drizzle afternoon cleans the air
When the winter blows
You're glad you remember you really tried

And it comes to an end
Even winter... life fall
And we all have our beliefs
Pray for mercy for all

I am a man without a mystery
The deal is done within
I will embrace the coldest winter breeze
And pay for every sin

Helena
Victoria, non praeda
Memento mori

Mephisto
Una voce... Volo, non valeo
Dulce et decorum est
Pro patria mori
Memento mori

Ariel
So subservant in your embrace
No more denial
No run away
This is the final
My last recall
And that's the price for what we learn
The more we know the more we yearn
Cause we're so alone

I am a man without a mystery
The deal is done within
I will embrace the coldest winter breeze
The journey can begin
I'm still the god in my own history
I still believe that she will come to me
And whisper out my name

Some day we will come to peace
And reach beyond behind the lies
And I will await you
Until I close my eyes
 
 
Interlude III: Midnight / Twelve Tolls for a New Day
(Instrumental)
 
 
Serenade
Songs of pain and soothing lullabies
Songs of happiness and some that make us cry
One song we share
The cross we all bear
One that segregates
One that unifies

All we wonder
Noone ever denies
If once given life we must die

So bow down with me
Where summer fades into fall
And leave your hatchets of hate
Bow down with me
And sing the saddest of all
The song we all serenade

The more we know
The less we understand
Life... eternity
The savagery of man
We want it all
Aimed at the fall
What is destiny with the masterplan

All we wonder
Noone ever denies
If once given life we must die

So bow down with me
Where summer fades into fall
And leave your hatchets of hate
Bow down with me
And sing the saddest of all
The song we all serenade

Hold on now
Don't leave don't let it go
Dance away the waltz of life
Right or wrong
The seed we never sow
That's our loss
Our sacrifice

What does the winter bring
If not yet another spring
 
 
Epilogue
(Japanese bonus)
 
 
Soul Society
(Japanese bonus. Radio edit)
 
 
The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)
(Radio edit)
 
 
March of Mephisto
(Radio edit)
 
Lineup:
Roy Saetre Khantatat (Roy Khan) - vocal
Thomas Youngblood - guitar
Glenn Barry - bass guitar
Casey Grillo - drums

Guests:
Jens Johansson - keys
Stian Tomt Thoresen (Shagrath) - vocal
Cinzia Hunecke-Rizzo - vocal
Simone Simons - vocal
Geoff Rudd - vocal
Annelise Youngblood - vocal
Michael Rodenberg (Miro) - keys, back-vocal
Sascha Paeth - guitar
Andre Neygenfind - bass guitar
Herbie Langhans - back-vocal
Amanda Somerville-Scharf - back-vocal
Gerit Gobel - back-vocal
Thomas Rettke - back-vocal
Elisabeth Kjaernes - back-vocal
 
also:
Mari - vocal

Produced by Sasha Paeth and Miro.



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