Avantasia

Inside

[Elderane]
We’re the little creatures
deep inside your mind.

[Regrin]
Some call us their fantasy
but some to 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]
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.

[Bishop 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 and own way of life.
But you’ve been a sleeping mind
and you woke up on time.
You’ve got the power to save us and finally you.

[Gabriel]
A dream is forever.
The land of salvation can’t drown.
These enchanting colors –
who could have the might to tear it down?
(all these colors – fantasy…)

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.


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 where do I go?

Never had a flesh and blood like this before.
Got a new appearance when I passed the door.
Is it a dream I am withing? Oh what’s 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 and I know that he knows how
we will get her out…

Magic of transcendence
brought me to this place
A 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…

[Voice in the Tower]
You have come the long way through ages
to bring me the seven parts of the seal.
So now throw it over the walls of the tower.
Throw the seal!

[Pope]
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…

[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?

[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?

The Seven Angels

[Believers:]

Fire falling from the sky
Rage of god is coming down
Armaggeddon’s drawing nigh
Sinner cry ! Heathen die !
Hear the toll of pain, gloria, gloria
In the fiery rain
Fire falling from the sky
Rage of god is coming down
Armaggeddon’s drawing nigh
Sinner cry ! Heathen die !
Hear the toll of pain, gloria, gloria

Now the time has come, the end’s begun
And the only one will come

[Gabriel:]

It has been foretold
By the visions of the old
And the madness in their eyes
Said his angel will arise
That’s what they know : “Holy Lord it’s over, oh god
We have done no wrong
So we go where we belong
To the neverending dream
But for those who lived in sin”
They claim to know : “Holy Lord it’s over, oh god”

[Pope:]

Hey Angel, can you tell me
Will you lead us to the place
Full of heat, in the fire
For we only brought disgrace

[Lugaid:]

He is not the one. If they only knew

[Bishop:]

Hey Angel, will you take us
To the judgement of his rage
Hey will we die
For we couldn’t close the gate

[Lugaid:]

To the knowledge as they have been told

[Gabriel:]

I don’t know how could I prove
Nothing but the cloven hoof
Reigning over them as well
While they keep on fighting hell
Babylon the scarlet whore has come

We are the seven, judgement of heaven
Why don’t we know : We are the angels
It’s revelation, soul castignation
Fire will burn us away
We are the seven, judgement of heaven
Why don’t we know : We are the angels
It’s revelation, soul castignation
Fire will burn us away

[Pope:]

Redeemer, devastion
Hope it only has been ment
For the sin of the dreamer
who broke the low you’d sent

[Lugaid:]

He is not the one. If they only knew

[Jakob:]

Hey, don’t know but i wondered:
When we lost the seal again
Maybe stoned by the incense
Do we rise or just descent

[Lugaid:]

He is not the one. If they only knew

[Gabriel:]

I don’t know how could I prove
Nothing but the cloven hoof
Reigning over them as well
While they keep on fighting hell
Babylon the scarlet whore has come

We are the seven, judgement of heaven
Why don’t we know : We are the angels
It’s revelation, soul castignation
Fire will burn us away
We are the seven, judgement of heaven
Why don’t we know : We are the angels
It’s revelation, soul castignation
Fire will burn us away

[Solo: Henjo Richter]

[Voice of the tower:]

Woe to you longing for the wisdom
Woe to you longing for the light
All my sons bring me back what is mine
Or you’ll end burning in this night
Woe to you longing for the wisdom
Woe to you longing for the light
All my sons bring me back what is mine
Or you’ll end burning in this night

[Solo: Timo Tolkki]

[Gabriel:]

Once I have been lost in what they told me to believe
Until I felt in burning deep inside to set my spirit free
And I escaped to another world to help the little men
who make me plunge into philosophy – to feel my
mind again… No one left to hold me tight – on the
`real`other side – but her in chains

I had been alone till the madman come along
With the knowledge and silver long beard
He was the first man ever teaching how I could be free
Helping me to find – oh – the mind and the soul
They’ve been trying to hide away…
And he promised we’d help Anna if I’d help him to
go all the way

[Lugaid:]

Go all the way into the world of minds
Open the gate and do not close behind
Prevent them from hiding the light away
Prevent them from tellin’ us tales
Or the end of all they scare us with will be a
million empty brains…

[Gabriel:]

I could bring you what you told me
The seal they need to close the gate forever
But still I haven’t found a meaning
Anna will we ever be together

[Regrin:]

You’ve been fighting for your soul
And sometimes it takes a toll
Hope one day you’ll understand
What it means to hold in hands
What they call a fantasy
It is nothing but a key
To the world that now you’re in
That they call a wicked dream

[Elderane:]

When you’re walking on your own
When you’re broken and alone
You may feel us from inside –
on the other side of life.
Ohohohoh…

[Gabriel:]

I’ve been fighting for my soul
And sometimes it takes a toll
Hope one day we’ll understand
What it means to hold in hands
What we call a fantasy
But it’s nothing but a key
To the world that now I’m in
That we call a wicked dream

Oh, walking on my own
When I’m broken and alone
I may feel you from inside
From the other side of life

No Return

[Lugaid:]

Mental vigour’s been right on the egde
To a ‘stupefying’ hole of no return
Now we dance a holy war is won
But there must be more we got to learn

[Gabriel:]

Don’t you know that I’m here I must go
Into the morning light – illuminate the night
Be the guide on our side – the Gnosis

No return – I will go, follow the call of my spirit
No return – I must know all that I never could ask
No return

No I still can’t leave the world in here
Soon I feel that I am gonna get her free
But I’ve smelled at and I long for more
Take me in, oh i beg, philosophy

Oh I got to know, more now so I must go on
Into the morning light – illuminate the night
Be the guide on our side – the Gnosis

No return – I will go, follow the call of my spirit
No return – I must know all that I never could ask
No return

Solo: Henjo Richter

[Eldrane:]

No return – maybe you must pay
Many’ve been in quest for truth
Insanity has swallowed away
No return – but I wish you all the best
Go and face the tree of knowledge and be free

[Gabriel:]

No return – I will go, follow the call of my spirit
No return – I must know all that I never could ask

Chalice Of Agony

[Gabriel:]

Ah – Hugh !
Show me the way to he hallways
below Rome, I will be there
I’ve seen them burning in fire
They all bear too much to bear

[Elderane:]

Why don’t you think of all those who will come
Don’t you waste your life

[Gabriel:]

Don’t you try show me the way
Don’t need ‘good advice’

[Elderane:]

Cold hallways so old, a chalice of gold
A guard as they say, paralyzed
Follow the cries from out of the blood
The wine in the cup

[Gabriel:]

Out of the wine, out of the chalice of agony
Welcome to Avantasia
Out of the wine, out of the chalice of agony
Welcome to Avantasia

[Gabriel:]

Regrin my friend we are passing the gate
Back into my world

[Regrin:]

I am afraid of the guard and I wish
Warnings had been heard

[Gabriel:]

Welcome to Rome, it’s our mission
to make tortured spirits free

[Regrin:]

Something’s in here, oh I wish I could hide
from its staring eyes

[Gabriel:]

Cold hallways so old, a chalice of gold
And I feel a chill
Staring eyes, while I hear the cries
From out of the blood, the wine in the cup

Out of the wine, out of the chalice of agony
Welcome to Avantasia
Out of the wine, out of the chalice of agony
Welcome to Avantasia

[Solo: Henjo Richter]

No way out, we got to run to the gate
No way out , for some of the souls it’s too late
Jakob are you free

Out of the wine, out of the chalice of agony
Welcome to Avantasia
Out of the wine, out of the chalice of agony
Welcome to Avantasia

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