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Kamelot – Karma

Karma

01. Regalis Apertura
02. Forever
03. Wings of Despair
04. The Spell
05. Don’t You Cry
06. Karma
07. The Light I Shine on You
08. Temples of Gold
09. Across the Highlands
Elizabeth:
10. I. Mirror Mirror
11. II. Requiem for the Innocent
12. III. Fall From Grace

Forever

there’s a pain within
that I can’t define
there’s an empty space

where your love used to shine
from the night we met
till the day you died
do you think I wished
do you still believe I tried

all too soon we were divided
and life had just begun

will you revive

from the chaos in my mind
where we still are bound together
will you be there
waiting by the gates of dawn
when I close my eyes forever

I belong to you
you belong to me
it’s the way things are

always meant to be
like the morning star
and the rising sun
you convey my life
and forgive me what I’ve done

all too soon we were divided
in darkness and light

will you revive

from the chaos in my mind
where we still are bound together
will you be there
waiting by the gates of dawn
when I close my eyes forever

save me
reverse how I’m thinking of you
every breath I take

brings me closer
closer to forever, to you
I’m waiting for the day that I’m gone

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Wings of Despair

sometimes my visions
are distant and vague

down at the base
of the mountain
once in a while I am
weak and afraid
tired and sick of it all

I don’t believe
that my story is set
nothing is destined

or blatant
bound to this body
a world full of hate
no one will heed if I fall

no one can see it
but you know that it’s there
guiding the steps of your soul
holding the truth

in the cross that you bear
die with a heart that is bold

fly on the wings of despair
no one is holding you back
the call of the wild is internal
conquer the silence you fear
tomorrow will not fade to black
a new day is dawning

remember
no one’s controlling your fate

the questions are more
than the answers I know
that doesn’t mean you are lonely
searching for more
consecutive goal’s
making it worth to go on

no one can see it
but you know that it’s there
guiding the steps of your soul
holding the truth
in the cross that you bear
die with a heart that is bold

fly on the wings of despair
no one is holding you back

the call of the wild is internal
conquer the silence you fear
tomorrow will not fade to black
a new day is dawning
remember
no one’s controlling your fate

you, and you alone
is forging the path

leave your sorrows with the past

never believe
that the story is set
nothing is destined
or blatant
bound to this body
a world full of hate
no one will heed if you fall

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The Spell

where has all the magic gone
lost behind or lost along
a victim of the pulse of our society
don’t you miss the ancient times
the riddles and the subtle signs

a relative perspective on reality

I get stronger in the splendor
of a lucid moon
I’m a creature of the night

all my demons cast a spell
the souls of dusk rising from the ashes
so the book of shadows tell
the weak will always obey the master

heading for the dragons lair
another time and a different sphere
I leave the nothingness behind
and when the sense of logic yields
I’ll escape the outer shields
into the universal mind

I get stronger in the splendor
of a lucid moon

only creatures of the night
can heal my wounds

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Don’t You Cry

little by little
I’ve come to this point
on my own I’ve been searching my way

I lost you so early
the days went so fast
you don’t know I prayed every day

a song to remember
a song to forget
you’ll never know how I tried
to make you proud
and to honor your name but

you never told me goodbye

now that your are gone
casting shadows from the past
you and all the memories will last

don’t you cry
or suffer over me
I will be waiting for you
don’t you cry

angels never fade away
I’ll be watching over you
see you through

now I’m a man and
I’m feeling you still
could it be you were there all along
a time to surrender
a time to forgive

with solace I give you this song

now that you are gone
casting shadows from the past
in my dreams I hear your voice at last

don’t you cry
or suffer over me
I will be waiting for you
don’t you cry

angels never fade away
I’ll be watching over you

I can see you tonight
in the pale winter light
father and son again
the bond of blood will never end

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Karma

I am a king of honor
gold and glory
but every king must also die
have I been just and righteous
what is glory
I know I’ve torn and taken life

and here I stand

a small and simple man

who will trade his karma for my kingdom
a sacrificial rite to render truth
the fire in my soul rejects my wisdom
cause all you do in life comes back to you

I am a king in crisis
counting minutes
there is an ending to my reign

my sins have come to face me
I can feel it
that I have lived my life in vain

and now I know I’ll reap
the seeds I’ve sown

who will trade his karma for my kingdom
a sacrificial rite to render truth
the fire in my soul rejects my wisdom

cause all you do in life comes back to you

am I mad
I feel so void and cold
who can tell
who holds the stories untold
tired and trembling
I am descending
will I have to stay here

and live this life again

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The Light I Shine on You

yet a day is dawning
I am sad but also strong
this gift that I’ve been given
tells me where I do belong

falling I’m falling down
and you recall my strength
time will slowly pull me under
but you will catch my breath

this is a praise to all of you

cause the light I shine on you
is what you gave to me

I’m a crystal clear and true
I’m your cairn and creed

you think that I’m a mountain
but there’s a price I have to pay
for the love I have forsaken
can never be replaced

crying I’m crying out
be careful with my soul

unbounded I’m like water
but so fragile in the cold

and this is a praise to all of you

cause the light I shine on you
is what you gave to me
I’m a crystal clear and true
I’m your cairn and creed

the mysteries of life
take us high and low
the road can be long
it seems
someone is lost
but no one is free

falling I’m falling down
into your open arms

each and every gathered glow
maintains my shining star

this is a praise to all of you…

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Temples of Gold

I see you when it snows
in crystals dancing down

from a sultry sky
when silence is pure and unbreakable

I can see you smiling
in every frozen tear
I can hear you whisper “You and I”

little did we know
that they were life itself
the days passing by

we both had our share in the sacrifice

once upon a time
we had something beautiful
once upon a time
I thought “you and I”

take me wherever
the answer lingers in the sand
show me the way as the story unfolds

love is remote
in this wailing winter wonderland
show me the way to the temples of gold

bless me with a kiss
across the universe
when day and night converge
and whisper my name till I fall asleep

tell me tales from days bygone

tell me little lies
tell me once again it’s just “you and I”

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Across the Highlands

I’ve been witness to so many wars
that I’m blind to affliction
no ability left to remorse

it’s my faith and conviction

wide awake
in this world
full of hate
I unfurl

but I am damned
if life itself is condemnation
I am immortal

thus my freedom is captivity

flying all across the highlands
searching for a way
to finalize my history
rising high above the mountains
reaching for the sky
closer to my sanctuary

all my life I’ve been trying to die

reach complete segregation
I am ready to open my eyes
to a new revelation

lost in time
there’s no place
for my soul
in his embrace

for I am damned

if life itself is condemnation
I am immortal
thus my freedom is captivity
bound to live eternally

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Mirror Mirror

mirror can you tell me

how to stay forever young
let me know the secret
I will hold my twisted tongue

please protect my beauty
velvet skin so pure and white
hear my name resounding
like a hymn at dead of night

once I struck a servant

she’s a virgin free from sin
drops of blood caressed me
and refined my aging skin

could this be the answer
uncorrupted carmine red
voices keep resounding
in my dazed bewildered head

have I found myself eternity

someone has heard my prayers
now I’ll become divine

have I found myself divinity
I’m no longer a slave
to the vicious hands of time

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Requiem for the Innocent

mother can you hold me
one more time again
whisper “I still love you” in my ear
mother did you lie
would you tell me why
there is something deeper that I fear

justify the evil I portray
daggers in the darkness find your way

when the moon is full and piercing bright
drench me with your innocence tonight

don’t you want to die
walk beside me evermore
don’t you feel alive
like you’ve never felt before

visions of the future
unprofound and blurred

I have passed the point of no return

justify the evil I portray
let me keep my beauty one more day
when the moon is full and piercing bright
drench me with your innocence tonight

don’t you want to die
walk beside me evermore
don’t you feel alive

like you’ve never felt before

don’t you want to die
souls transcending, silver shine
don’t you feel alive
your blood preserves my place in time

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Fall from Grace

breathe in deep
smell these halls of hate
carve your name into these walls
before it is too late

cold and twisted
they resisted
what was I to do
all I ever wanted was

a fraction of the truth

walking in the shadows
of my blackened mind
lost inside this shallow
vanity of time

what if there’s a God a hell and heaven
fire is the torment I must face
dying by the souls I have forsaken

no one’s going to catch my fall from grace

[bleed on me]
watch me from your cage
as I rejoin my painful prime
[suffer and exhale]
you and I are relics
we provoke and we recline

walking in the shadows

of my blackened mind
angels crave my sorrow
sorrow they will find

what if there’s a God a hell and heaven
fire is the torment I must face
dying by the souls I have forsaken
no one’s going to catch my fall from grace

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