Avantasia Angel Of Babylon

You turn off the light

And you won’t make no difference

You hear the echoes fade away

When the cries of despair

Turn to a sound in distance

The road ain’t divine

Black are the wings that will carry me home

Tower in the night, up to the sky

Carry our remains angel of light

To the dark side of Paradise

On wings of fire to the back side of light

From Babylon to Paradise I crawl

On through shadows, I’ve seen iniquity galore

Been worth a detour and some more

The snake in the backyard of heaven

Venus guiding to the back door of love

From Babylon to Paradise I’m drawn

On through shadows, I’ve seen iniquity galore

Been worth a detour and some more

The snake in the backyard of heaven

I feel how I faint as I’m crossing the Acheron

Wash away my innocence

Was I losing my away

When the sky has been blackened

This short cut of evil

Where do they drive me, where will I go

Days gone by time after time

I’m going insane, losing my mind

To the dark side of Paradise

On wings of fire to the back side of light

From Babylon to Paradise I crawl

On through shadows, I’ve seen iniquity galore

Been worth a detour and some more

The snake in the backyard of heaven

Venus guiding to the back door of love

From Babylon to Paradise I’m drawn

On through shadows, I’ve seen iniquity galore

Been worth a detour and some more

The snake in the backyard of heaven

On wings of fire to the back side of light

From Babylon to Paradise I crawl

On through shadows, I’ve seen iniquity galore

Been worth a detour and some more

The snake in the backyard of heaven

Venus guiding to the back door of love

From Babylon to Paradise I’m drawn

On through shadows, I’ve seen iniquity galore

Been worth a detour and some more

The snake in the backyard of heaven

Avantasia Invoke The Machine

[Tobias Sammet:]

Home to the land of the living

Roused by a sound I confide

And what am I to cast my tired eyes upon

Where was I when the clock had been alive?

[Ronnie Atkins:]

I see 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

[Tobias Sammet:]

Time won’t wait for those who stay behind

To wait for time

In this tangible realms hesitation’s a crime

[Chorus]

In the Night:

A secret mysterious dream

Dead of night, while the town lies asleep

We invoke the machine

[Ronnie Atkins:]

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

[Tobias Sammet:]

A giant leap is to be made now

I’m struck with awe

We’re gonna heed the inner call

My heart beat quicken

I behold the god-machine

I can’t help but write history

As my glance wanders

To the far off end in the sky

Far off end end in the sky

Hissing and screaming, almost alive

In the night

My life came apart at the seams

Dead of the night, let’s run up the wheel

We invoke the machine

In the Night

A secret mysterious dream

Dead of night, the town lies asleep, whoa

We invoke the machine

In the night

Those in hiding are waiting for me

Dead of night, let’s run up the wheel

We invoke the machine

Avantasia 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. Therefor it’s all too late…

New horizons wait…

I know the time has come

te 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 here in chains.

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 and 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 here in chains.

Breaking away!

It is 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 here in chains.

Avantasia Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose

We’ve played our roles in our passion plays

They’ve imposed on us right from the cradle

Now matter what you dream beware of what you say

Until the cogwheel’s out of control to burst out of place

No time to breath don’t have no time to waste

Bring on the night seize every drop of life away

Slice a tasty hour off 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 is 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 is been torn apart we’ll leave it behind

Mystery of a Blood Red Rose

Future glowing on a pyre

Let the scent of poisonous rose 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 is been torn apart will leave it behind

Mystery of a Blood Red Rose

Future glowing on a pyre

Let the scent of poisonous rose tempt me away

And I will waste no time tonight

And I don’t waste no time at all… Tonight

Avantasia The Raven Child

Wild groves, sacred grounds fade to vastness

Mother Moon, cast your spell on these fields

Let the boughs paint ghostly shades on the trail

To a different world

Where the castle looks out to a valley

Where I’m given all the love that I crave

Not afraid of the rising sun laying bare my brittle soul

Cold is the wind

Bringing forth clarity

Time rushing on

And nothing will remain

There’s no glory on the last journey home

Looking down from this pure cope of heaven

Onto an ocean of white

That drowns all the noise and decree

And the craze in empty eyes

Wide-eyed I’m lost in my imagination

A dream of love I’ve got to suffocate while I keep on waiting

For the hour I’ll be called to realize

And see it all before my eyes

The sky is crawling down the mound

Into the deadwood on the ground

They say

Spectres flare and spit and rise

To mingle with the skies

And take all that’s never meant to be

A fire in the dark for the fool’s gonna find his way

Gonna run and never get away

Is it love that glows in fiery alignment?

Starry-eyed, maybe living a lie?

A lonely heart in and endless line

Oh raven child

Raven child

Bewildering and strange

The scent of spring and cherry blossoms

Sweet scent of rain

They’re calling you

Astounding how it is

Not the same it used to be

When you’re compelled behind the crenel on your own

The tolling of the bell, is there

Anyone to tell me what they wanna say

Voices go on and on and on to me

But their tongues won’t permeate throughout my soul

In your altered state of mind

In vain you’re chasing light

Your master in his frown

Denial of the crown of creation

You’re mad to think you are

A fire in the dark for the fool’s gonna find his way

Gonna run and never get away

Is it love that glows in fiery alignment?

A fire in the dark for the fool’s gonna find his way

Gonna run and never get away

Is it love that glows in fiery alignment?

Starry-eyed, maybe living a lie?

A lonely heart in and endless line

Light breeze in the crowns of the willows

Green fields as if the day was on the wane

Grow faint and attain to perfection

What a backdrop for a diamond

And so we sway in the wind like the willow

Meant to give way to the order of the storm

Won’t leave a mould in the marsh of the ages

A tired chevalier of fortune

Blue and serene once a sky swanned on magic

The unborn in the stream of destiny

Time flows to become a mound of nothing

For a broken soldier of fortune

On my…

Comin’ down

Goin’ all the way now

You won’t get away

You know

Finally the way you’re shown

You’re goin’ now

[x8]

Into the light

In the light there’s a crack torn open

From underneath the day

In the light, but a crack, is it growing?

Feel the dark rolling in, your way

Feel the light look away

It’s gonna blind you

Ignite you spirits fly

See a light to uncloak their master

To arouse the beaten mind

In the light there’s a crack torn open

From underneath the day

(You dream and fly)

In the light, but a crack, is it growing?

Feel the dark rolling in your way

(Hey raven child)

Feel the light look away

It’s gonna blind you

Ignite you spirits fly

Uncloak the raven master

To arouse the beaten mind

You tuck away yourself inside

You ride away on the inmost light

Your soul glowing opal-blue

A million voices fade away

I never really got what they’re trying to say

For my words there’s no getting through

Oh, you sail to the night’s plutonian shore

You drift to sleep, you can’t take no more of this

And like a raven child

You spread your paltry wings and throw

Yourself into the wind to escape from all below

That despised the raven child

Am I awake or is it an evil dream

Or maybe the ugly in between

Like me… a weak hermaphrodite

A burning soul in unimpaired parts

In quest for light but it was the dark

That embraced the raven child

A cloak of invisibility

To curtain the fate of deformity, no…

Darkness let me in

Off to the night’s plutonian shores

You dream and hope you won’t wake no more to this

Flying raven child

(Oh fiery eyes)

Flying raven child

(Oh fiery eyes)

Oh to escape from all below

Spread your wings… and go

Like a raven child

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!