Avantasia The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

For too long now I’ve been

Adrift in this ocean that washed over me

Diluting the secrets that you had to keep

From the world that’s been…

…spinning around you, with and without you

Sedating, unkind

Show you the way

Deliver and faint!

Relish to stand in line!

Oh

I guess you’ll find no one to blame

We’re tied to the rules of someone else’s game

Try to fly, flap your wings

As you look to the night sky

A gilded cage in the twilight

You dance on a wire

See the piper at the gates of dawn

Been caught in the mire

Now you’re reaching for the stars oh oh

Oh, dance on the wire

To the breeze that carries change

Tonight you will see the Great Pan in the stars

The piper at the gates of dawn you’ll hear

Oh

For quite a while I have been

The one that I thought I was happy to be

Masquerade, at least a shadow play

No one’s gonna see…

…behind the fascade, those rallying calls

You’re afraid to awake

Look at the sky, you can’t defy

The dark that is calling your name

You’re blind by the beauty around

You’re numb by the touch

And you’re deaf to the sound

Of the sweet-smelling

Bright melody of the moonlight

That devours the bars in the twilight

You dance on a wire

See the piper at the gates of dawn

Been caught in the mire

Now you’re reaching for the stars oh oh

Dance on the wire

To the breeze that carries change tonight

You will see the Great Pan in the stars

The piper at the gates of dawn you’ll hear

Now open your eyes, ain’t it what you’ve been wanting

Too much to fathom, until it unfolds

Endure what you’re in for, you’re meant to be longing

King of the wave, now keep flailing about

We’re the dream the inhabits the waking old world

We’re right here, we’re the doorway to guide you across

Exposed to the spirits that you’re meant to be citing

Misfit and misplaced, you’ll never belong

We’re the breath you don’t catch

We’re the great expectations

You ain’t measured up to on the beautiful side

We’re the promise not kept – bred in desolation

We’re the will of the wisp – demerged from the light

Get me out of here

Take me away

Take me

Take me

Take me away

Take me away

Dance on the wire

See the piper at the gates of dawn

Now you’re reaching for the stars

You dance on a wire

See the piper at the gates of dawn

Been caught in the mire

Now you’re reaching for the stars oh oh

Dance on the wire

To the breeze that carries change – tonight

You will see, the Great Pan in the stars

The Piper at the Gates of dawn is near

Avantasia I Don’t Believe In Your Love

[Oliver Hartmann:]

No one around to hear your cries

No one there to even realize you grit your teeth

What are you afraid to lose when you’re left alone?

I’m the one to make you anything you wanna be

[Tobias Sammet:]

Never broke the silence, never broke the ice

No more waiting, I gotta wipe her off my mind

Loving her is dying, loving her is pain

Babylon I’m coming, ready for the fray

[Chorus:]

I don’t believe in your love, tread on this bed of roses

I don’t believe in your love, don’t give a fuck for roses

Don’t give damn for roses, no, no, no

[Oliver Hartmann:]

You’ve been standing on the edge, lost between the worlds of agony and ecstasy

Take your share boy straightaway, it’s all heaven sent

She won’t care: they call divine but it’s all evil

[Tobias Sammet:]

Loving you was bleeding so I had to break away

Darkness’ stretching out its hand to save me from your sway

’cause loving you was wasting, loving you was pain

No angel left temptation, open up the gate

I don’t believe in your love

Tread on this bed of roses

I don’t believe in your love

Don’t give a fuck for roses

[Tobias Sammet:]

Loving you was bleeding, so I had to break away

Darkness’ stretching out it’s hand, to save me from your swear

’cause loving you was wasting, loving you was pain

No angel left temptation, open up the gate

’cause loving you was wasting,

[x2]

I don’t believe in your love, tread on this bed of roses

I don’t believe in your love, don’t give a fuck for roses

No I don’t believe, I don’t believe in your love

Your love, no, no, no, no

No I don’t believe in your love

Avantasia Lost In Space

Another star

has fallen without a sound

Another spark

has burned out in the cold

Another door

to barrens standing open

And who is there

to tell me not to give and not to go

How could I know? how could I know?

That I’ll get lost in space to roam forever

How could I know? how could I see?

feeling like lost in space to roam forever

I’m crawling down

The doorway to the badlands

And kicking down

Are you heard: it’s to the black

and all the damage

fading in the oblivion mirror

When the demons

are calling me, their dragging me away

How could I know?, how could I know?

That I’ll get lost in space to roam forever

How could I know?, how could I see?

feeling like lost in space to roam forever

Lost in space

lost in time

Lost in space

Lost in Time

Lost in Space

How could I know, how could i know

How could I know, How could I know

That I’ll get lost in space to roam for ever

How could I now, how could I see

feeling like lost in space to roam forever

Forever…

Avantasia Isle Of Evermore

[Muse:]

From a frozen world will you take me over

All alone, sweet embrace

Leave the place I can‘t abide no more

[Aaron:]

Take a look at ourselves, afraid to get closer

Will the predermination drive us to a distant shore

[Muse:]

The tender velvet gown of destination left behind

[Both:]

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

[Muse:]

And I turn around to fading shores

I’ll sail on through this opening door

[Both:]

Wide awake onto the isle of evermore

[Muse:]

I’m dead to the world, you blindfold my eyes

while you’re killing what I’m yearning for

[Muse:]

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

[Aaron:]

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

[Both:]

Wide awake I‘m on my way to evermore

[Muse:]

And I turn around to fading shores

I’ll sail on through this opening door

[Both:]

Wide awake onto the isle of evermore

I’m dead to the world

You blindfold my eyes

[Muse:]

while you’re killing what I’m yearning for

What I’m yearning for…

[Both:]

Wide awake I‘m on my way to evermore

[Aaron:]

And I turn around to fading shores

[Both:]

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

Avantasia Invincible

Hold on tight

You don’t let go

Bygone days bound to corrode

Sentimental, poignant

Shady recollections slowly fade away

Beckon to nothing

All had begun just with a dream

Watered down

Sometimes you failed to feel

Pushed around, you’re losing ground

The sands of time they taint the instant

A stifled fire

You fade to nothing

Will you fell like you don’t belong

Or will you cease to feel at all

Throw yourself into the waves

Let ’em roll and carry you away into the sea

To wash off all fragility

Throw yourself into the ocean

Jaded, blunt, invisible…

Invincible!

Throw yourself into the waves

Let ’ em roll, carry you away into the sea

To wash away all fragility

Throw yourself into the ocean

Jaded, blunt, invisible…

Placid, numb and jaded

Throw yourself into the waves

Let ’em roll and carry you away into the sea

To wash away all fragility

Throw yourself into the ocean

Jaded, blunt, invisible…

Invincible!

Avantasia Alchemy

The writing’s on the wall

Will you go on and fool yourself?

In no time you’ll be done

Refusing to adjust yourself to the flow

Why walk the stoney road?

You won’t get out alive

Nobody understands it, do you?

Come in and look around:

Every single stroke, they say

Was worth the pain

Now, in this gallery of wonder

You wonder what it’s all about

Well, selling sun in the rain!

We’re gonna give them bite-sized harmony

Oh, we’re gonna shove it down their throats

Dreams and fire – we are alchemy

You set out on the losing end

Gonna make you whole again

Waste to diamonds – we are alchemy

No one to be left in need

We’re gilding their reality

We gotta keep ’em dancing

While tears pour out of blackened skies

Another shade of drama

Spectators weeping over cries

That broken heroes

Drag from crazy minds

And by the way, now:

They who pay the piper call the tune at last

Knowing what you wanna give

And what is gonna do

Feeding on desire

The spectres shall arise

Right in front of their eyes

We’re gonna give them perfect harmony

Oh, we’re gonna shove it down their throats

Dreams and fire – we are alchemy

You set out on the losing end

Gonna make you whole again

Waste to diamonds – we are alchemy

No one to be left in need

We’re gilding their reality

We’d never lie

We’re never ever gonna let you down

When danger and distraction lie in wait

We’d never lie

When dreams aspire to take you down

We’ never dare to lie to you

You’re just spared the part of truth

That doesn’t make any sense to you…

Dreams and fire – we are alchemy

You set out on the losing end

Gonna make you whole again

Waste to diamonds – we are alchemy

No one’s to be left in need

A new take on reality

Avantasia 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

Avantasia Death Is Just A Feeling

Living in the darkness

What a cold and lonely night

Voices in the darkness

Sing a sweet sweet lullaby

Something’s coming nearer

Anyone to join in game? A game

Welcome to the attic

Hospitality is my name

Eyes so alive

I’ve been feeling pretty dead

For quite a while

Gimme a smile

Dead-and-alive

Come a little closer

You and I…

Affiliates forevermore and I’m alive

Death is just a feeling

You and I swapping finitude

And love for diamonds

I’m just a little pale

Don’t hesitate to sign right here

Don’t be afraid to come with me

Specialized in temporizing

Dead to faulty love and time

Faulty time

We’ll be dancing right here

Forever and a while

Day by day

Dead-and-alive

Come a little closer

You and I…

Affiliates forevermore and I’m alive

Death is just a feeling

You and I swapping finitude

And love for diamonds

Value by value

I’m gonna turn into breath after breath

Love we trade in for silver

Defy what they use to call death

And dust covered treasures will shine again

An unseen accolade

Larger than life, a memory

Death will be just a charade

Dead-and-alive

Come a little closer

You and I…

Affiliates forevermore and I’m alive

Death is just a feeling

You and I swapping finitude

And love for diamonds

I’m just a little pale

Avantasia 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

Avantasia Draconian Love

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

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

Tell me how should I embrace

Like roses we’ll wither on the vine

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

Hey hey hey

When will God explain this draconian love

You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love

Where do I go, where are you now

Selling me love through the fiery rain, angel

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

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

Tell me how should I embrace

like roses we’ll wither on the vine

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

Hey hey hey

When will God explain this draconian love

You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love

Where do I go, where are you now

Selling me love through fiery rain, angel

When will you explain this draconian love

It’s all draconian love, it’s all draconian

Aspiration and tears, heartache and fears

Draconian love, you shed draconian love

Unrequited love – down on my knees

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

Where are you now, where are you now

Leaving me down here lost in the waves

Hey hey hey

When will God explain this draconian love

You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love

Where do I go, where are you now

Selling me love through fiery rain

Hey hey hey

Will you explain this draconian love

It’s all draconian love, it’s all draconian

Where are you now, where are you now

Leaving me down here, lost in the waves

When will God explain this draconian love

You she draconian love, you shed draconian love

Where do I go, where are you now

Selling me love through fiery rain…