Shin

Blind Guardian – At the edge of time

At the Edge of Time



1. Sacred Worlds
2. Tanelorn
3. Road Of No Release
4. Ride Into Obsession
5. Curse My Name
6. Valkyries
7. Control The Divine
8. War Of The Thrones
9. A Voice In The Dark
10. Wheel Of Time

Sacred Worlds

The realm’s bleeding
it suffers –
Old an weak

No further arguing
There is war at hand
The system’s failing
Engine’s running

Then after all
I sense the end is dawning
These lunatics deny the truth

I know I will not fail
There’ll be

War
It’s now or never
We shall stand together
One by one
This world is sacred
I’m coming home
War
It’s now or never
We shall stand together
One by one
This world is sacred
I’m coming home

Coming home

You chase in twilight
and you know
you will be on your own
on your own

The misery shown
I’ll be alone in this hour
I face the unknown
Witness the end

I’m bleeding. I’m fading
Here in my final hour
When long lost memories return
And a voice keeps calling
“All dead and gone
it’s out of hand
Life is in motion”
I’m wishing. I’m fading
“Time to wake up
face the truth”

I’m sinking
I’m drowning
There’s no doubt and no regret
“Time to reveal now”
This is no illusion
It is real
Carry on the flame
It’s not over now
Watch me, I will rise
Time to reveal now

I know I will not fail
Anymore

I’m the one forever
All that really matters
Blessed realm
This world is sacred
I’m coming home
War
It’s now or never
We shall stand together
One by one
This world is sacred
I’m coming home

Yesterday’s gone
There’s no today, no tomorrow
I’m raised from the dead
The ritual failed

There at the gates
I’m left alone in this hour
Driven insane
I am left alone

And now i drown in deepest shadows
While the golden hall is sealed
I’m wishing
I’m fading
And I’m part of the machine
My eyes are the eyes of a dead man
and feel the unholy stream

The source of my power
The energy
I’m in control

I will live forever
All that really matters
Blessed realm
This world is sacred
I’m coming home
War
It’s now or never
We shall stand together
One by one
This world is sacred
I’m coming home

I spread my wings
But keep on falling
I should have known
I can see it coming
The war is over
There’s whispering in the wind
Just let me out of here
There is no way
There’s no end
While all the suffering goes on
All that I know
Is that I’m not insane
It’s not over

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Tanelorn

I travel a dusty old road
And carry on in ultimate terror
The torture will grow
While infinity’s lost
The lunatic fears the unknown

Into the fire
Curse me
Unknown
Into the fire
Everything is gone

Did I miss the point
Or fail to see
That I am lost
Cause I am chosen

Crush another tower
Grind the universe
I’ll fear it into pieces
Mourn forevermore
And here I

Cry for Tanelorn
Still I fear their voices
Cry for Tanelorn
No more fear, no voices
Cry for Tanelorn
Into the void this journey ends
Cry for Tanelorn
The dawn comes crashing down
Into the void

My locked up asylum
Don’t turn your back
On your prodigal son
When terror is raging
Still my hate will grow

Here on my own
I’ve built a pyre
Oh, fire
Here on my own
I’ve wasted life
So weak

A dark sword
A black soul
My soulmate gets near
Deceiver
Deceiver

I’m banned from the island
Refuse my, deny me
I’m pale and I’m weak
Now I don’t belong here anymore

Cry for Tanelorn
Still I fear their voices
Cry for Tanelorn
No more fear, no voices
Cry for Tanelorn
Into the void this journey ends
Cry for Tanelorn
The dawn comes crashing down
Into the void

The trouble of many I’ve seen
It’s coming to an end
Here’s my last stand
The torture at last
Will be gone with the past
Infinity. Where will I go?

Into the fire
Curse me
In war
Into the fire
Everything is gone

It’s your blood I desire
The last soul I require
Right alter all the damage will down

And here I
Cry for Tanelorn
Still I fear their voices
Cry for Tanelorn
No more fear, no voices
“Feeding my void
Feeding my void
Here at the edge. I claim your soul”
Cry for Tanelorn
The dawn comes crashing down
Into the void

Stormbringer
All hail stormbringer

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Road Of No Release

[Dead girl:]
Please, sister, wake up
you’ve traveled far
Release my mind
Sing this song of mine
Save me from drowning
Quick, cast your spell on me
I sense you’re finally getting near
Can you hear me crying?
I’ve got to break the silence

[The lover:]
I know they’re out there
Play hide and seek
watching
My love is wasted

[The storyteller:]
My worst dreams
I can’t leave them
I’m the black queen
Here in barren lands

[The fox:]
When you walk down
You may not find relief
will you go down there
I wonder
Wonder why

[All:]
Here on this road of no release
Pale reign of misery
That even time cannot erase
On through my sorrows
Life will go on

[Dead girl:]
Words and dreams unite
I hear an ancient voice
It’s calling for me
When death and life collide
I hear an ancient song

[The resurrected girl:]
Deep inside
I can’t find myself
Can’t remember at all
The past and my strange end
come guide me now
Can’t remember my fall
There’s something
There’s someone
It’s ain’t over now
The void – There’s more to it
It’s real and still alive

[The necromancer:]
I will find you
Slipping away
I’ll bind you
Still I conquer the world
Take him away

[All:]
Here on this road of no release
Pale reign of misery
That even time cannot erase
On through my sorrows
Life will go on

[The fox:]
My last steps
Can’t leave her
I, the old fox
Will take revenge

[Old man:]
I cannot heal your fear and doubts
The void, It waits for us
Still, After all the ghosts are howling
You cannot run, you cannot hide
The void, it waits for us
Still after all there is no choice

[All:]
Here on this road of no release
Pale reign of misery
That even time cannot erase
On through my sorrows
Life will go on

[The girl:]
Find me, I’m drowning
Then once again
There’s nothing left I fear
There’s nothing more to say
And no more games to play
to play

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Ride Into Obsession

Come, I show you the end
You’re dammed
Cause no one can defy me
Just watch these maddened creatures
Like you they all once reached out
A war to win
But I’m gonna burn this vision down

Call me the father of lies
Just watch these saddened creatures
they’ve turned you into their savior

You hold your ground
Until your last breath
You’ll twist then turn
and now you’re falling down

The battle rages on
And forever and ever
The wheel will turn

Let ages come and go
The will turn now
The wheel will turn
Another ride into obsession
I am reborn
The wheel will turn now
And I am driven to obsession

All these dying men
try to understand
They all followed the sign

It’s a cycle’s end
There no hope
for a while
From the ashes arise

Can’t save her
Enjoy the flames
So precious, so pure

and you try
You’re sure to fail
And madness
Is the price you’ve to pay

Unholy grounds
Witness your last breath
The cycle ends
And you’re stumbling

The battle will go on
and forever and ever
It’s raging on

Let ages come and go
The wheel will turn now
The wheel will turn
Another ride into obsession
I am reborn
The wheel will turn now
And I’m driven to obsession

Through the flames you’ll see me
You’ll be mine, believe me
This is the moment I long for

Wake up there’s a storm to face and
Right now while the land lies bleeding
It’s me, I conquer your soul

Still I’ll be on my way
Oh light, let me out of here I pray

And over and over and over again
There is no beginning
No end

This war, it still goes on
And forever and ever
I will return

Let ages come and go
The wheel will turn now
The wheel will turn
Another ride into obsession
I am reborn
The wheel will turn now
And I’m driven to obsession

Light – so serene
True source reign over me
There’s no end and
There’s no beginning
“You will never be alone”

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Curse My Name

The tenure of kings and their magistrates
By good men it must be deposed
The covenant made can be voided at once
Dis anoint him, take his crown

They plead for their king
And they pity their lord
Put him to death, that’s what I say

Though never so just these dancing divines
Endue him with reason and grace
They’re gibberish
Words dissemble the facts
God’s will
They falsely will claim

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name
But remember the truth

So there they come
From everywhere
They witness revenge
Hear them calling
“You’re laden with blood
It’s spilled everywhere
And sorrow’s everlasting

Oh you’ll be aware now
That trial is near
It’s close at hand
The masquerade is over
It ends
Remove his crown
and bring him down
Now we shall mourn no longer
Our prayers they’ve been heard
There’s no more league
That will bind us to the tyrant
Our voices shall be heard
Cause we won’t take it anymore

And we’re one we are the nation
And we’re one we are the law”

Falsely they praise
Deify his majesty
“He’s blessed the anointed’s
Fulfilling god’s will”
Curse them all
No further he’s king
Providence brought him straight into our hands

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name But remember the truth

Now let him appear
There’s joy in the air
Now witness a new age is dawning
In trouble alone
He’s facing despair
Awaiting his bitter ending

We all know he’s guilty as charged
By punishment due to his crime
We sacrifice the wicked king
Acknowledged by scriptures and law

Let him curse my name
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name But remember the truth
On these blood stained pages of misery
Let him call me a tyrant so cruel
Let him curse my name But remember the truth
We won’t take it anymore
Our voice it shall be heard
But I will remember the truth
We won’t take it anymore
Our voice it shall be heard
But I will remember the truth

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Valkyries

To the gods of the north, I pray
And raise my cup for the fallen ones
Then I cry
In Valhalla they’ll sing

Rain
Red blood keeps pouring down
Come Valkyries, join me on that final ride

Here I lie bleeding
Odin, I await thee

The battle rages on

New lines they’re weaving
The future, the past and the present
They’re one
They will reveal their mask
To show me a way to survive
This bitter war

Soon it will be over
He will be the one
We’ll weave in

And terror will now rule these lands

When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home
When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home

Destiny
A spinning wheel
The path of glory
Round and round
come join us
On your final ride to Asgard
Let’s move on fast
allfather waits
So let’s heed the final call

For now
We leave this world behind
It’s over

All glory to the brave
Still blood will rain
Through storm and fire
Let war winds reign
It’s the feast for the crows

Follow the light
Just follow the light
Or fade away

Soon it will be over
He will be the one
We’ll weave in
and terror will now rule these lands

When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home
When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home

We’ll keep on weaving
We’re crushing through lines
With our battering swords
We’re marching on
Assign the brave
To survive
This bitter war

Soon it will be over
He will be the one
We’ll weave in

And terror will now rule these lands

When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home
When the battle is lost
And the slain ones are chosen
Valkyries will guide us home
We’ll heed the final call
A call to arms
The valkyries will guide us home

The finally I hear them say
Carry on
For Valhalla awaits you

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Control The Divine

For what I was
I’m doomed to be
The tempter and the secret foe
Cause I am hell and hell is me
Pure hate will grow

Still I claim to be the chosen one and
still I claim
This is rebellion rising

First amongst equals
We’re bound to no law
There’s no one before us
Ethereal sons
Now disobey
Awake and arise
You’ll be free

How can we take it away
From someone who has no right?
No right to control the divine
Night shall invade
Suspicion awakes
Wherefore he’s grater than I

Stay silent
Until the end of the world
So just like slaves we may deem him
Dead silence
Until the end of the world
Hence from this moment we’re doomed
I feel
It hurts though
Disburdened spirits we will be
I’ve learned my lesson
Pure and sore
And offer divine
We’re far beneath them

They consider us slaves
They steal our pride
Don’t trust them blindly
Cause truth they conceal
As it seems
I’ll reign
Cause here in my tower
Impassioned, I’ll show you a way
I can feel your hallowed rage
Now enter my realm
Awake and arise, you’ll be free

How can we take it away
From someone who has no right?
No right to control the divine
Night shall invade
Suspicion awakes
Wherefore he’s grater than I

Descend – just keep moving
all things shall proceed
It’s freedom you’re choosing
Preserve our hate
Eternalize
Awake and arise
To be free

How can we take it away
From someone who has no right?
No right to control the divine
Night shall invade
Suspicion awakes
Wherefore he’s grater than I
How can we take it away
From someone who has no right?
No right to control the divine
Night shall invade
Suspicion awakes
Wherefore he’s grater than I

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War Of The Thrones

Nothing will grow here
Icy fields – blackened sorrow
Legacy of a lost mind
Feed my void
What you’re waiting for

I’m too late
It is more than a game
The river reveals
Now I’m in between these lines
I cannot escape it seems
Sail on, my friend

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Walls they fall
When the march of the others begin

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Rise and fall
When the War of the Thrones shall begin

While I sit there in silence
Come and talk to me
I can’t free my mind
It is all I’m begging for

While I sit there in silence

Will it ever end?
Will I find what I’m longing for?
Will I ever walk out of the shadows so grey?
I’m condemned, I am hallowed
Icy fields they won’t hurt anymore

Will you walk with me?
Any further
There at world’s end
It’s me
I sing

I cannot escape it seems
Sadly I sing

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Walls they fall
When the march of the others begin

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Rise and fall
When the War of the Thrones shall begin

Away
Watch the river it flows
Now and ever
I cannot believe in more
And now my time will come
Carry on

Will I ever learn from the past?
Will I fade away?
Will I ever stay where the shadows will grow?
There is luck at the gallows
I will free my mind
Soon it will show

Let it rain
There’ll be no spring
My dream is a mirror
It reveals a matter of lies

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Rise and fall
When the War of the Thrones shall begin

All I ever feel is
All I ever see is
Rise and fall
When the War of the Thrones shall begin

Leave a fee for the tillerman
And the river behind

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A Voice In The Dark

A sense of denial
Come witness my trial
The crow has turned into a liar
I’ll live, I may die
I’ve failed though I’ve tried
But finally I fly

It is the fool
Who puts faith in false saviors
The innocent understands
He’s still falling

And furthermore
He’s now aware
“Come spread your wings
Awake now”
The enemy within
Will soon appear

You’re trapped in my mind
Ask for the key
Don’t search for fine lines
There’s no release

Though I can feel its presence
There’s a sign to reveal
Then after all
I’m sure I’ll keep on falling

They send a sign
When dead winter will come again
There from the ruins I will rise

Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Believe in dark wings and dark words
The shadow returns
Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Black shadows they hide and they wait
But they soon will return

It will never be the same
And nothing remains
I can’t find a way
But I’m facing it
Oh there will be no savior

I can foresee all the pain
They are about to creep in
“Curse me, hate me, hurt me, kill me”
Oh they will rest no longer

“Paralyzed and frozen
Free your mind
You’re broken
Paralyzed and frozen
Learn to roam
Don’t look back”

On stunning fields of mayhem
I will find no relief
It’s just a dream
I wish that I could tell you

The vision fades
There is no sanctuary
What will go up
Surely comes down

Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Believe in dark wings and dark words
The shadow returns
Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Black shadows they hide and they wait
But they soon will return

In vain
Still I don’t understand
So talk to me again
Why do I fear these words?
What keeps holding me back?

I hear a voice
It comes from everywhere
“Now find a way
Cause you’re the key
Begin to understand”

The descending ends
Now I know I won’t fly again
On through the mist, I’m facing ground

Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Believe in dark wings and dark words
The shadow returns
Fear the voice in the dark
Be aware now
Black shadows they hide and they wait
But they soon will return

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Wheel Of Time

Now there is no end
The wheel will turn, my friend

I’m in flames
Cause I have touched the light
It pulls me son
we shall be one
Forevermore
That’s all I want
It’s all I need
Everything is fixed
There’s no chance
There’s no choice

It’s calling me
“Saidin”
So precious and sweet
My mind keeps fading away

It’s scratching deeper
My sole reliever
How can I find you now?

Passing through the flames
I see
How terror will rise
It soon will be over
Oh Father of lies
Like foul winds at twilight
It’s coming over me
What was and what will be?
What is?
I don’t know

Driving me insane
Just feel the heat
Madness creeps in
I’ll tear it down

There’s no end
Wheel of time
It keeps on spinning
There’s no beginning
Turn the wheel of time
There’s no beginning
Just keep on spinning

Light – it binds me
Light – it blinds me
Light – it finds me
Light denies me now

I creep along
So desperate and tired
Let me ask you
Why?
I am what I am
Prophecies I am the chosen
“Taveren”
The flame will grow
Feel the heat
I’ll keep on breathing
After all there’s no tomorrow

Wheel of time
Save my soul, find a way
And if I fail, will it all be over
Oh wheel of time

The vision
So fleeting and vague
Once again I will bring down the mountain
One last glimpse
It is constantly slipping away

The young man said
“I will never give up”
The inner war
I can hold against it
My mind, my mind
My mind’s in darkness

The young man says
“I will never give in”
The prophecy Behold It’s true
I conquer the flame
To release the insane
I’m crying
I cannot erase
I’m the dragon reborn
and in madness
I soon shall prevail
Twice I’ll be marked and
Twice I shall live
The heron sets my path
And name me true
Twice I’ll be marked and
Twice I shall die
My memory’s gone
But twice I pay the price

wheel of time
Save my soul
find a way
May it be as the pattern has chosen
Oh, wheel of time
Turn the wheel of time
It keeps on spinning
There’s no beginning
There’s no end, wheel of time
There’s no beginning
Just keep no spinning

Shine on
Embrace and deny me
Turn on, wheel of time
Shine on
You’ve burnt, now guide me
Weave on, wheel of time
Oh wheel of time

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Blind Guardian – Tales from the Twilight World

Tales From The Twilight World

1. Traveler in Time
2. Welcome to Dying
3. Weird Dreams (instrumental)
4. Lord of the Rings
5. Goodbye my Friend

6. Lost in the Twilight Hall
7. Tommyknockers
8. Altair 4
9. The Last Candle

Traveler In Time

The Morning Sun of Dune
The Morning Sun of Dune

The holy war’s
waiting for
The morning sun (3x)
The morning sun of Dune

there’s no tomorrow
the apparation of this land and it’s dream
makes me feel I’ve seen it before
I can taste there’s life
everywhere you can find
in the desert of my life
I see it again and again
And again, again, again, again
dark tales has brought the Djihahd

like whispering echos in the wind
and I’m a million miles from home

Ref.:
Traveler in Time
knowing that there’s no rhyme

The morning sun is near
first light of dawn is here
the morning sun is near again

The Fremen sing that
their kingdom will come
and I’m the leading one
battlefields on our crusade
filled with Sardokaurs
killing machines crying
in raising fear they’re hiding
Where do we go now?
So where is the way?

When I’m a million miles from home

Ref.

The morning sun I feel
all pain and sorrow
the apparation of my words in these days
makes me feel I’ve told them before
all my plans will come true
I’ll controll destiny

in the desert of my life
I’ve seen it again and again
By my dreams I must find a way
to stop the raging war
I’ve to choose now
I will leave
my body and seek
and time will stand still
when I’ve to leave

my body and find
a way back to the world I love
when I’m a million miles from home

Ref.

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Welcome To Dying

Close to insanity
beond the realms I’ve been
at darkest places
I’m crying
“The dragon flies”

Something savage
is yearning for me
I’m waiting afraid for the night

what will be
I’ve lost myself
a few days ago
it’s touching my soul
and a vision of past dreams comes true

Ref.:
Welcome to dying
I don’t let it out

Welcome to dying
Look to the mirror it shows what I am
Welcome to dying
This town must burn now
Welcome to dying
Can’t you see the dragon’s seed bears in me

The one who’s been before
many times I terrorized this town

many times and here I start again
now I’m stronger and so cold
cold as ice
returning is my destiny
now I feel it’s growing up in me
now I feel it’s burning deep in me
I’m not what I was before
could I stop this dream
I’m a stranger to myself

and I cannot control

Ref.:
Welcome to dying
I don’t let it out
Welcome to dying
Look to the mirror it shows what I am
Welcome to dying
Can’t you see the dragon’s seed bears in me

Welcome to dying
The dragon’s breath I don’t let it out

I’m a savage
it’s too late for me
the other side’s taking control and I know
there’s one way I can walk alone
or the dragon will fly
and a growing fear’s all that I feel

Ref. (1st)

Welcome to dying (6x)
Can’t you see the dragon’s seed bears in me
Spread my wings and fly away
I spread my wings and fly away
I spread my wings and fly away

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Lord Of The Rings

There are signs on the ring
which make me feel so down
there’s one to enslave all rings
to find them all in time
and drive them into darkness
forever they’ll be bound

Three for the Kings
of the elves high in light
nine to the mortal
which cry

Ref.:
Slow down and I sail on the river
Slow dawn and I walk to the hill

And there’s now way out

Mordor
dark land under Sauron’s spell
threatened a long time
threatened a long time
Seven rings to the gnomes
in their halls made of stone
into the valley
I feel down
One ring for the dark lord’s hand

sitting on his throne
in the land so dark
where I’ve to go

Ref.
Lord of the rings

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Goodbye My Friend

Who can tell me who I am
who I am my friend
I’m an Alien so they say
a risk to everyone

NO – Tell me what do they see
NO – Tell me what do they feel
NO – Tell me what do they fear
NO – Tell me what do they see

I’m a dwarf but I know more than you
and I’m the key to a better life
from terror I could escape
but I need your helping hand
so far from home where I’m left alone
Did you hear my crying?
Did you hear my crying?

Ref.:

Goodbye my friend
I found you at the end
I say goodbye to all
Goodbye my friend
thanks for your helping hand
I say goodbye to all my cries
just say goodbye

No returning nevermore

No returning nevermore

And I’ll remember
Communication to you is so strange
you I trust to noone no warmths reach your heart
to you I’m the stranger but you’re strange to me
You destruct all what is unknown to you
We are together now
and don’t you know I’ll come back again

I must go now

Ref.

I will go home now
I will go home now
much too long I’m forced to stay
in visions I see
so dark and so deep
mankind will destruct all life

See you again I hope I will
see you again at the end?
My tortured soul cannot forget the pain
now I find my way back
I will go home now
I will go home now

Ref.

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Lost In The Twilight Hall

Awaiting my last breath
The mirror calls my name
it’s showing me the way
into the dark
the bridge appears
I jump into the dark side

and hear the voice it’s cold as ice
“Welcome to reality”

Where am I now?
Darkness surrounds
can’t go forward
can’t go back

I see planets dying

I fall into the light
a new universe awakes
I’m a Traveler in Time
pray for the light
Where’s the key
to the gate
of a new life – no
I search for deliverance
but I cannot find

Ref.:
Look behind the mirror
I’m lost in the twilight hall
once I’ll be back for a moment in time
that’s when the mirror’s falling down

Take me away
from the place I’ve been

to another life
in another world
a sign of life
surrounds me now
the bridge appears in the dark
I’m free
I fly alone
leaving the darkness now, forever?
the memories of children

and the wisdom of many lifes
burns deep in me
Where will the light go to?
Where will the light go to?
Is this deliverance?
Is it the end?

Ref.

I’m back there’s a new chance for me
and all my memories are gone
I can feel what’s happening to me
and the mirror will burst

Ref. (2x)

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Tommyknockers

She’s opening here eyes
to find the thing
by a touch she’s lost
it’s waiting for her a long time
the kingdom’s lost
cause there’s one nail missing
playing with fire
turn of the light

and she’ll fall down
playing with her life
but she can’t leave it
there’s one rhyme in her brain

Ref.:
Oh, last night and the night before
Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers
knocked at your back door

Tommyknockers

The pain in my head
the cycle awakes
I’m on my way to Oz
I want to drink and she wants to dig
she’s in trouble oh I know
there’s something going wrong
Tommyknockers on their way

What’s up in “Leighton Street”?

Ref.

I’m the hero, I’m back
with weapons and with magic spells
I’ll seddle every task
an old, ill and drunken guy
The moon is full of blood

I’ve found her not, not far from home
I should better get away from here
she’s on her way to be another one
playing with fire
she can read my thoughts
it’s too late
playing with her life
Tommyknockers brought her trouble

(Solo)

The ship in the earth I touch
a vibration is filling me
and music in my head
nose is bleeding
and my fall down
filled me up with pain
you’ll be like a Tommyknocker

I’ll be like you
but there’s something going wrong
I read it in your face

Ref.:
Oh, last night and the night before
Tommyknockers, Tommyknockers
knocked at your back door
Tommyknockers knocked at your back door

Tommyknockers knocked at your back door

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Altair 4

At Hilly’s show
they didn’t know
that the Ending of “Being” is near
I can feel their voices

the old man cries
“Please save the boy
he’s caught in a world far behind
from home”
Monster Anne is crying out
“Feel my pain I can’t escape”
Bad chances for me

Ref.:

Altair 4 (3x)

Chosen by their whispering words
What is left behind?
When purple colours turn to black
Can you feel it?
Is there time?
Can you see it?
Is there life?

“Fly away and dream”

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The Last Candle

Guardian, Guardian, Guardian of the Blind (4x)
Have you forgotten him

Far from the land

Where the sun is born
down in the wood “Caledon”
Do you know the place
where the light is never seen
and all the hopes are turned
by the final cry
Turned to stone (4x)

Whispering tunes in the wind

Our hopes are gone with the night
when the old man will never come back
remember his words and his songs
And we see the raven’s flying in the distance
But no wizard’s singing his song

Ref.:
Somebodies out in the night
I fly in time

The last candle will burn
there’s hope for everyone
when the last candle burns high
oh it’s time for life

The elves and gnomes have to hide
when the moon is showing it’s face
and raging orcs will set their traps
and the forest will burn

they hate green trees
and love the dark
they don’t understand
that they’re caught and left alone
they feel the magic in the wind
they’re just fear the old man’s song

(Solo)

Ref.

Corrupted old gnome
betrayer of all
you know so much about all
what is your price
“Too much, too much
you cannot pay with your silver and your gold
there’s just a little chance to save the wizard’s life

there’s just a little chance for all you fools
now pay”

And so I walk across the land
and hope to hear the wizard’s song

Ref. (3x)

Somebody’s out there

I feel there’s somebody
Somebodies out there
I feel there’s somebody

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Blind Guardian – Somewhere Far Beyond

Somewhere Far Beyond

01. Time What is Time
02. Journey through the Dark
03. Black Chamber
04. Theatre of Pain
05. The Quest for Tanelorn
06. Ashes to Ashes
07. The Bard’s Song: In the Forest
08. The Bard’s Song: The Hobbit
09. The Piper’s Calling
10. Somewhere Far Beyond
11. Spread your Wings

Time What Is Time

When the moonchild is crying
And silence has broken
The darkest truth

The things she remembered
Had never been her own
Replicant or human

I know the way to show
What do I see
What will I find
Know the answer inside
It’s your last step

Ref.:
Time what is time
I wish I knew how to tell You why

It hurts to know
Aren’t we machines
Time what is time
Unlock the door
And see the truth
Then time is time again

Whispering
These dreams were never mine

It’s cold inside
It’s gone forever
The things he saw
Who can say what’s wrong or right
The vision of a free life
His eyes had seen it all
For what
He’s asking
The vision, vision, vision

I know it’s all a lie
I’ll remember his past life
And I’ll remember time

What did I see
What have I done
God I knew the answers
When he felt so tired

Ref.:

Time what is time
Come lock the door don’t let me in
I am the one Your destiny
Time what is time
Reality – It hurts me so
When time is time again

(Solo)

Look into my eyes

Feel the fear just for a while
I’m a replicant and I love to live
Is it all over now
Only these years
I’ll leave but I’m singing

Ref.:
Time what is time
He saw it clearly it’s too late

It does not heal but it lets us forget
Time what is time
We’ll never know
So don’t take care
Then time is time again

Should I forget
The way I feel
God he knows how long I tried

Feel there is no reason to cry
I live my life
In fortune dreams forever

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Journey Through The Dark

Many songs I’ve written
About the things I saw

My inner soul’s a wasteland
I can’t run away from here
Try to find them
All the lost thoughts in my ind
I woke up on a hill
So many times before
Yesterday seems like a dream no more
Frozen memories laughing
They don’t let me find the truth

Am I born to be a king
Or a jester of the fools

Ref.:
You’re the mystical old bard
on your journey through the dark
Mystical old bard
Your journey through the dark

I can’t remember my name

I never knew how to find my home
I can’t remember my name
come tell me where will it end
I’m the chosen one
To perform all these things
But not for me
In illusions and reality
I’m on my journey through the dark
I’m on my journey through the dark

Ref.

(Solo)

I can’t remember
Will I ever find myself
The distance is growing
My hope has gone away
A flash of light but nothing changes

When will it end
Which part of me remains

Soon I’ll be back
On my ferryboat of tales
Where oblivion reigns
It will take all of me

Ref.

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Black chamber

I am lost in the black chamber
There’s no way to turn back
It takes me down forevermore
And death would be so sweet
I’m possessed by the old creature
Who had planned all

To take my soul
Too late for me

In my hands
It liest I thought
But I failed
Now he’s in me

My soul is lost
In his black chamber

I’m gone

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Theatre Of Pain

The giant’s lost
And all round him
Destructed for what
They all knew what it meant

But they couldn’t change it
Lord they had gone too far
Leave them alone

It’s all gone
What is left behind
On a desert we called earth
When the last whale went away
Did they ever see the tears

Don’t fear Your last step
From the theatre of pain
And the children will love Your singing
From the sea
The sea is calling
Now we’ve to leave it

The sea was clear
On the day I was stranded

Answers I’d known
To keep this all alive
But I can’t change it
Forever

(Solo)

Now I’m gone
And it seems that life had never existed
So we left the dark and cold

All I left behind are my tears

Don’t fear Your last step
From the theatre of pain
And the children will love Your singing
From the sea
The sea is calling
I hear them calling

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The Quest For Tanelorn

By the ruins he stands
And he’s waiting for me
To enter Tanelorn
His paths seems strange
But they’re always planned
Seldom he succeeds
About his own fate

He tries to conquer it
Again and again
But at last he’s almost
A ruined man
Not a king or God
Who’s searching for
A place called Tanelorn
Far beyond your dreams

Ref.:
On our quest for Tanelorn
We lose our way
On our quest for Tanelorn

He’s waiting
He’s waiting for me
He’s waiting
He’s waiting for me

[Spiritus sanctus – vita aeterna]

Darkness falling down on me
Darkness – The eternal battle rises

I know the answers
Although they don’t exist
I’m just a mortal illusion

Ref.

(Solo)

So I’m his companion
Through space and through time
His eternal servant
He’s calling me
So I must leave
To any life
To another world

Far beyond Your dreams

To know the truth
Just for a while
He’s longing for a place
Where he can find himself
Deliverance
It could be everywhere
How can he find

He’s waiting for me
And for Your Tanelorn

Ref.:
On our quest for Tanelorn
We lose our way
On our quest for Tanelorn
We lose our way
On our quest for Tanelorn

We lose our way
On our quest for Tanelorn
We’re left alone

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Ashes To Ashes

Taste the poison
Feel that this is life

Hallowed be the game
Of life and innocence
God’s waiting for him
Join us at the road to fate
There are no two paths
Feel the pain
Which steps into his life

Agony

He’ll be crucified
Death awaits
Knocking at his door
Agony
Leave him
The clock will strike the end
Hell or heaven
Reflect and fade away

Ref.:
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
The life clock strikes and You obey
Like a candle light that fades
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
When the life clock strikes You will obey
Time isn’t here to stay
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
the life clock strikes and You obey

A light shows the right way

Morning is whispering in my head
Too late to say goodbye
Too late
The last breath’s done
Deliverance at all
he’s born to find this end
I am the one

The one who’s calling
Obey my call to the cemetary
And don’t be afraid
To step into the dark
Be sure that my voice
will take You home

Ref.:
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

The life clock strikes and You obey
Like a candle light that fades
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
When the life clock strikes You will obey
Time isn’t here to stay

(Solo)

No hope he’d waited so long
This can’t be God’s will

He surrendered long ago
There was no real chance

Ashes to ashes and dust will be dust
Ashes to ashes, you all will be dust again

The clock had struck the end
Up to heaven
Reflexions fade away

Ref. (1st)

Taste the poison
Feel that this is life
Hallowed be the game

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The Bard’s Song – In The Forest

Now You all know

The bards and their songs
When hours have gone by
I’ll close my eyes
In a world far away
We may meet again
But now hear my song
About the dawn of the night
Let’s sing the bards’ song

Ref.:
Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
Noone will ever know our names
But the bards’ songs will remain
Tomorrow will take it away
The fear of today
It will be gone
Due to our magic songs

There’s only one song
Left in my mind
Tales of a brave man
Who lived far from here
Now the bard songs are over
And it’s time to leave
Noone should ask You for the name
Of the one

Who tells the story

Ref.:
Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
Noone will ever know our names
But the bards’ songs will remain
Tomorrow all will be known
And You’re not alone

So don’t be afraid
In the dark and cold
‘Cause the bards’ songs will remain
They all will remain

In my thoughts and in my dreams
They’re always in my mind
These songs of hobbits, dwarves and men
And elves

Come close Your eyes
You can see them, too

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The Bard’s Song – The Hobbit

Out in the distance
There’s so much gold
The treasure that I’ve found

Is more than enough
Far to be the hill we’ve to go
Over the mountain and seas
To the old hill
Where the old dragon sleeps
Blind in the dark dungeon’s night
So God please take me away from here
And Gollum shows the way right out

(Solo)

I’m alive

The dying dragon brought trouble and pain
And horror to the halls of stone
I’ll take the mighty stone
And leave the dwarves behind
Ice and fire and forest we passed
And horror in the halls of stone

Trolls in the dark
The dawn took them all
Caught in the wood
By the wooden kings’ men
But now I’m alone
‘Cause I’ve made up my mind
By the spell of gold

The king under the mountain

Will risk the great war
Oh what a fool
He’s losing control
So I am trying to find a way
Blind in the dark dungeon’s night
Then darkness comes from the northern side
And Thorin clears his mind

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Somewhere Far Beyond

I came from far
Beyond Your reality
The ocean of time
It’s the odysee of mine
I am the narrator
And now I’ll tell You
Where I’ve been

And what I saw
And how it ends

Welcome to the wasteland
In a world which is turning faster
Where I’m alone for a while
It’s turning faster
Away from light straight to the dark
The march of time it has begun

I’m caught in an ancient dream so bright
And then the march of time begins

The man in black he waits
Behind this last task
It’s full of pain
To sacrifice the only son
The legions of the lost
Wait in the old mine

They try to stop me
The battle it has begun

So I’m not afraid
To walk down to the wasteland
I’m so alone on my way
And I don’t fear that dusty godforsaken path
Somewhere far beyond

Ref.:

Somewhere far beyond
The march of time it has begun
Somewhere far beyond your reality
And then the march of time begins

Look at my soul
And behind
There are some things
I’ve to hide from You

I’m following the black man
I’m losing control
And I don’t care
What’s happening to the boy

Welcome to the new world
One more step to the dark tower
And my whole body’s in flames
I’m looking for Those healing things to be prepared

The march of time it has begun
I’m caught in a prisoner’s dirty life
And then the march of time begins

The prisoner did bring the healing spell
The queen of shadows found herself in pain
And death brings answers to us all

What will I find
When the dark tower appears

Will it be the end
Or just a new quest after all
I am the narrator
And now I’ll tell You
Where I’d been
And what I saw
And how it ends

(Solo)

Ref. (2x)

Look around and see
The world is turning fast
Faster day by day
Somewhere far beyond
I’ll try to change it
If I can – Somewhere far beyond
There’s only one chance

And it lies- Somewhere far beyond
Somewhere far beyond
The march of time it has begun
The march of time it has begun

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Spread Your Wings (by Queen)

Sammy was low
Just watching the show
Over and over again
Knew it was time
He’d made up his mind
To leave his dead life behind
His boss said to him
“Boy you’d better begin,
To get those crazy notions right out of your head

Sammy who do you think you that you are?
You should’ve been sweeping up the Emerald Bar”

Ref.:
Spread your wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Spread your little wings and fly away
Fly away, far away
Pull yourself together

‘Cos you know you should do better
That’s because your a free man

He spends his evenings alone in his hotel room
Keeping his thoughts to himself, he’d be leaving soon
Wishing he was miles and miles away
Nothing in this world, nothing would make him stay
Since he was small
Had no luck at all

Nothing came easy to him
Now it was time
He’d made up his mind
“This could be my last chance”

His boss said to him, “Now listen boy!
You’re always dreaming
You’ve got no real ambition, you won’t get very far
Sammy boy, don’t you know who you are?

Why can’t you be happy at the Emerald Bar?”

So honey,
Ref.

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Blind Guardian – Nightfall in Middle-Earth

Nightfall in Middle-Earth

01. War of Wrath
02. Into the Storm
03. Lammoth
04. Nightfall
05. The Minstrel

06. The curse of Fëanor
07. Captured
08. Blood Tears
09. Mirror Mirror
10. Face the Truth
11. Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns)

12. Battle of Sudden Flame
13. Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill)
14. The Dark Elf
15. Thorn
16. The Eldar
17. Nom the Wise

18. When Sorrow Sang
19. Out on the Water
20. The Steadfast
21. A Dark Passage
22. Final Chapter (Thus Ends…)

War of Wrath

narrator (Sauron):
The field is lost
Everything is lost
The black one has fallen from the sky and the towers in ruins lie
The enemy is within, everywhere
And with him the light, soon they will be here
Go now, my lord, while there is time

There are places below
(Morgoth):
And you know them too
I release thee, go
My servant you’ll be for all time
(Sauron):
As you command
My king
(Morgoth):

I had a part in everything
Twice I destroyed the light and twice I failed
I left ruin behind me when I returned
But I also carried ruin with me
She, the mistress of her own lust

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Into the Storm

Give it to me
I must have it
Precious treasure
I deserve it

bridge:
Where can I run
How can I hide
The Silmarils

Gems of treelight
Their life belongs to me
Oh it’s sweet how the
Darkness is floating around

chorus:
We are following
The will of the one
Through the dark age

And into the storm
And we are following
The will of the one
Through the dark age
And into the storm
Lord I’m mean

Blackheart show me
What you hold in your hand

I still hunger for more
Release me
From my pain
Give it to me
How I need it
How I need it
How I need it

bridge

chorus

I did my part
Now it’s your turn
And remember
What you’ve promised

bridge

chorus

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Nightfall

No sign of life did flicker
In floods of tears she cried
“All hope’s lost it can’t be undone
They’re wasted and gone”

“Save me your speeches

I know (They blinded us all)
What you want
You will take it away from me
Take it and I know for sure
The light she once brought in
Is gone forevermore”

Like sorrowful seaguls they sang
“(We’re) lost in the deep shades

The misty cloud brought
(A wailing when beauty was gone
Come take a look at the sky)
Monstrous it covered the shore
Fearful into the unknown”
Quietly it crept in new horror
Insanity reigned
And spilled the first blood
When the old king was slain

chorus:
Nightfall
Quietly crept in and changed us all
Nightfall
Quietly crept in and changed us all
Nightfall
Immortal land lies down in agony

“How long shall we

Mourn in the dark
the bliss and the beauty
Will not return
Say farewell to sadness and grief
Though long and hard the road may be”
But even in silence I heard the words
“An oath we shall swear
By the name of the one
Until the world’s end

It can’t be broken”

Just wondering how
I can still hear these voices inside

The doom of the Noldor drew near

The words of a banished king
“I swear revenge”
Filled with anger aflamed our hearts

Full of hate full of pride
We screamed for revenge

chorus

“Vala he is that’s what you said
Then your oath’s been sworn in vain
(But) freely you came and
You freely shall depart
(So) never trust the northern winds

Never turn your back on friends”

“Oh I’m heir of the high lord!”
“You better don’t trust him”
The enemy of mine
Isn’t he of your kind and
Finally you may follow me
Farewell
He said

chorus

Back to where it all began

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The Minstrel

So I stand still
In front of the crowd

Excited faces
Whar will be next?
I still don’t have a clue

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The Curse of Fëanor

Taken the long way
Dark realms I went through

I arrived
My vision’s so clear
In anger and pain
I left deep wounds behind
But I arrived
Truth might be changed by victory

Beyond the void but deep within me
A swamp of filth exists

A lake it was of crystal beauty
But Arda’s spring went by
I’ve heard the warning
Well curse my name
I’ll keep on laughing
No regret
No regret

chorus (1):

Don’t fear the eyes of the dark lord
Morgoth I cried
All hope is gone but I swear revenge
Hear my oath
I will take part in your damned fate

I will always remember their cries
Like a shadow which covers the light
I will always remember the time

But it’s past
I cannot turn back the time
(I) don’t look back
There’s still smoke near the shore
But I arrived
Revenge be mine

chorus (2):
I will take part in your damned fate

Morgoth I cried
It’s my oath
So don’t fear the eyes
Of the dark lord

Soon you will be free
Set your spirit free
“Suddenly I realized
The prophecies

I’ve never believed in
My deeds were wrong
I’ve stained the land
And slain my kin
(Burning Soul)
There’s no release from my sins
It hurts
THE CURSE OF FËANOR RUNS LONG
Time and only time will tell us

Tell: was I right or wrong?
When anger breaks through
I’ll leave mercy behind”

chorus (2)

I will always remember their cries
Like a shadow they’ll cover my life
But I’ll also remember mine
(And) after all I’m still alive

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Captured

narrator (Morgoth):
You are now my guest, forever

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Blood Tears

Welcome to my realm
We are both condemned to live
It’s a dark fate
(I can hear your calls
I can hear your calls)
THE ETERNAL LIFE

I see it still burns
Each night I cry in pain

Alive
Though the end appears my friend

chorus:
And blood tears I cry
You’ve searched and you’ve found
Cut off your old friends hand

My mind’s

In frozen dreams
The rotten flesh
Of bitter lies
Welcome to where time stands still
Noone leaves and noone ever will

Can’t hold it
It burns
Each night I cry in pain

chorus:
And blood tears I cry
Endless grief remained inside
And blood tears I cry
Endless grief remained inside

It seems so clearly
Bent the bow
Cause life in me is gone

And a cruel wind’s blowing cold
And a cruel wind’s blowing cold
In blame

And life it shall wane
Each night I cry in pain

chorus:
And blood tears I cry
Endless grief remained inside

Cut off your old friends hand

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Mirror Mirror

Far, far beyond the island
We dwelt in shades of twilight
Through dread and weary days
Through grief and endless pain

It lies unknown
The land of mine
A hidden gate
To save us from the shadow fall
The lord of water spoke
In the silence
Words of wisdom
I’ve seen the end of all

Be aware the storm gets closer

chorus (1):
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast
You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That the winds will change
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast

You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That tomorrows bears insanity

Gone’s the wisdom
Of a thousand years
A world in fire and chains and fear
Leads me to a place so far
Deep down it lies my secret vision
I better keep it safe

Shall I leave my friends alone
Hidden in my twilight hall
(I) know the world is lost in fire
Sure there is no way to turn it
Back to the old days
Of bliss and cheerful laughter
We’re lost in barren lands
Caught in the running flames

Alone
How shall we leave the lost road
Time’s getting short so follow me
A leader’s task so clearly
To find a path out of the dark

chorus (2):
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast

You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That the winds will change
Mirror Mirror on the wall
True hope lies beyond the coast
You’re a damned kind can’t you see
That the winds will change

Even though
The storm calmed down

The bitter end
Is just a matter of time

Shall we dare the dragon
Merciless he’s poisoning our hearts
Our hearts

How shall we leave the lost road
Time’s getting short so follow me
A leader’s task so clearly

To find a path out of the dark

chorus (2)

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Face the Truth

narrator:
The moon, the sign of hope
It appeared when we left the pain of the ice-desert behind

We faced up to the curse and endured misery
Condemned we are
We brought hope, but also lies, and treachery

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Noldor (Dead Winter Reigns)

Noldor
Blood is on your hands

Your bane’s
A tearful destiny

Black clouds will carry
Rain of blood
I’ve seen it rain

We were lost
On grinding ice
In fear and hunger

Dead winter reigned
In Araman

prebridge:
(You) can’t escape
From my damnation
(Nor) run away
From isolation

bridge:

Guilty spoke the one
THis deed can’t be undone
Hear my words
Fear my curse

chorus:
I know where the stars glow
(And the) sky’s unclouded
Sweet the water runs my friend

(But) Noldor
Blood is on your hands
Tears unnumbered
You will shet and dwell in pain

Your homeless souls
Shall come to me
There’s no release
Slain you might be

Slain you will be
Slain you will be
And the lost
Who will not reach the
House of spirits
(Will) grow old and weary

prebridge

bridge

chorus

I’ve seen this bitter end
As I’ve foreseen
The storm and ice
And I could see it
(How) a million died
And I?
The blame’s on me

Cause I was not there

prebridge

bridge

chorus

Dead winter reigns
And tomorrow’s still unknown
Lies

Condemned and betrayed
Now everything is said
See my eyes
Are full of tears
And a cruel price
We’ve paid
But still I can’t claim
That I’m innocent

Lost

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Battle of Sudden Flame

Oh lord here I stand
Suddely everything’s gone
For all Noldor
From now on my life

Is my gift to you
Just lead my fate
To the victory
Of elves

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Time Stands Still (At the Iron Hill)

Light fails at dawn

The moon is gone
And deadly the night reigns

Deceit

Finally I’ve found myself
In these lands
Horror and madness I’ve seen here
For what I became a king of the lost?
Barren and lifeless the land lies

bridge:
Lord of all Noldor
A star in the night
And a bearer of hope
He rides into his glorious battle alone
Farewell to the valiant warlord

chorus (repeat 2x):
The Fate of us all

Lies deep in the dark
When time stands still at the iron hill

I stand alone
Noone’s by my side
I’ll dare you
Come out
You coward
Now it’s me or you

He gleams like a star
And the sound of his horn’s
Like a raging storm
Proudly the high lord
Challenges the doom
Lord of slaves he cries

Slowly in fear
The dark lord appears

Welcome to my lands
You shall be damned

bridge

chorus

The iron crowned
Is getting closer
Swings his hammer

Down on him
Like a thunderstorm
He’s crushing
Down the Noldor’s
Proudest king

Under my foot
So hopeless it seems
You’ve troubled my day

Now feel the pain

bridge

chorus

The Elvenking’s broken
He stumbles and falls
The most proud and most valiant
His spirit survives

Praise our king
Praise our king
Praise our king
Praise our king

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The Dark Elf

A dark seed of evil is grown

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Thorn

A black swan
Is born that night
The misty pond
(Has) got a new king
Got a new king

So what can we do
With our lives
When it all begins
It’s hard and
It’s cruel
Will grace die in pain?
Will light ever rise again?

I’m trapped in darkness

Still I reach out for the stars
I’m moving in silence
I leave it all far behind

chorus:
Oh at dawn
I’ll face the edge of thorns
Oh at dawn
I’ll pray at the edge of thorns

Oh at dawn
I’ll face the edge of thorns

Let us march on
To the fields of sacrifice
(I’m) wondering why
I’ll carry on
Will I betray myself
To rise

In the silence
It’s time to explain
(And)
Search for truth in lies
Useful lies
Needless love’s damned

What can we do with our lives
When it all begins

chorus

Come follow me
And you will see
How it will be
When all the pain is gone away

chorus

Let us march on

Though there’s no hope at our side
Let us be brave
Though by glory we are denied
But
Don’t you think
It’s time for us
To bring to an end
Come play the song of death
The wisdom in us both

Will make it
Special guaranteed
Play the song of death

I’m lost in the depths of his eyes
I can’t flee
Inner pain caused insanity
It’s deep within
The fear and the hunger

Enslaved and denied
By my love and my enemies
I’m the illgotten son

chorus

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The Eldar

I’ve seen the moon

And the first sunrise
I’ll leave it to the memories
And kiss the wind goodbye

chorus:
For the Eldar
I’m trapped inside this dream
Of the Eldar’s
Song of doom

I’ve tasted poison
When I drank the wine of fate
But the fear was in my heart
I realized too late
The house of spirits call

chorus:
For the Eldar
I’m trapped inside this dream

Of the Eldar’s
Song of the doom

High’s the fee
Soon my spirit will return
Welcome dawn
Your light will take me home

I say farewell

chorus:
To the Eldar
I’m trapped inside this dream
Of the Eldar’s
Song of doom

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Nom the Wise

narrator (Beren?):
Thus he died
Nom the Wise
Lord of the caves and friend of man
Fair, and noble
Most beloved of the Noldor race
Paid the price, he redeemed the oath
Farewell my friend, farewell

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When Sorrow Sang

So let me out of it
Out of the cold
To bring back light and hope for all

And so if I could get you in
Just for a little while

Into the songs of sorrow
You might understand

Where am I now
Beyond the dawn
(Where) hope’s turned to dust
At all

Immortal love’s
Fooled by the hands of doom

That love means death
I realized too soon

chorus:
Caught in the afterlife
I’ve gone too far
When sorrow sang softly and sweet
The air was filled with tears
Full of sadness and grief

When sorrow sang softly and sweet

I feel like screaming
But I can’t breath in
Shall I wane right now
I will not leave this
World of living
Till she has said
Goodbye

Out in the cold
I still wait for her call
And her last kiss
It shall be release
I can’t forget her
Her face will not leave
From the depths of my soul
I long for her

So I heard all about it
Her voice’s so clear
She’s woven both themes in there
Moved me to tears
The world shall hear this sad song
Song of sorrow song of grief
Can’t change the way of his kind
Can’t change the way of her kind

chorus

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Out on the Water

Out on the water
The island of the dead that live
There they dwelt
Until they left the world and

Still their deeds live forth in songs

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The Steadfast

narrator (Morgoth):
Now truly I am king of the world
Master of fate
Damned shall thy house be

Thou shall not question my power
Nor shall thou defy me further

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A Dark Passage

I feel cold
Facing the darkness
The light’s gone away

Deep in his castle he said
All land’ll be mine
There’s one thing for sure
The triumph of shadow is near
Deep in his castle they sang
We shall not rest
Until all will be thyne

All land is mine

You can be sure
Don’t dare me
the mighty one screamed

chorus:
Smashed down the light
I will not rest till I’m king
Valinor’s empty now
allied the elves and men

they shall be damned

Rise of Fall
a dark tale ends

just wondering how
in the darkness
they found their way
to the right place
children of the sun

second kindred
we call their race
treat them kindly
born in the east
(are the) nightfearer
they moved westwards
towards the sunshine
(they are) morning breath like
short’s their life

(like) dawn passes by
when the day comes
the field was lost
(and) hope had passed away
the sun went down
beyond the sea
dark was the hour
but day shall come again

chorus

Clean my wounds
wash away all fear
let courage be mine
noone hears me crying

no song no tale
which contains all the grief
(but)

renowned the deeds
and the victims of defeat

sit down on your chair
and look out for your kin
with my eyes you’ll see
and with my ears you’ll hear
you troubled my day
and you’ve questioned my strength

(but) don’t mess
with the master of fate

chorus

I smashed down the light
and dared Valinor
I smashed down the light
revenge will be mine

Slowly marching on
still we’re marching on

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Final Chapter (Thus Ends…)

narrator:
Thus ends the fifth battle
By the treachery of men the field is lost

The night falls and great is the triumph of evil
The league is broken
The last vestige of hope lives in the hidden king
Only he troubles the dark one’s mind
Only he could bring ruin to the black foe
Though the land lies down in agony and the curse lives on
A new star shall arise
And a new day shall come, again

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Blind Guardian – Imaginations from the Other Side

Imaginations From The Other Side

01. Imaginations from the Other Side
02. I`m Alive
03. A Past and Future Secret
04. The Script for my Requiem
05. Mordred’s Song
06. Born in a Mourning Hall
07. Bright Eyes
08. Another Holly War
09. And the Story Ends

Imaginations From The Other Side

Where are these silent faces
I took them all
they all went away
now you’re alone
to turn out every light so deep in me
hold on, to late

Will I ever see them back again
or did they all die by my hand

or where they killed
by the old evil ghost
who had taken
the ocean
of all my dreams
which were worth to keep
deep inside my heart
I wish I
could get them back

from the everflow
before they’ll fade away

Ref.:
Imaginations from the other side
far out of nowhere
it got back to my mind
Imaginations from the other side
far out of nowhere

it got back to my mind
out of the dark
back to the light
then I’ll break down
the walls around my heart
Imaginations from the other side

Where’s the ocean’s daughter
was Peter Pan in Mordor

no one’s there to keep alive
all these fairy tales
may I return to Oz
will I meet the “Tin Man”
“Coward Lion” where are you
without brain the scarecrow’s lost
in the middle of the lake
stranded in the real world
left in a world

no place for daydreams
serious life
I fall into
I fall into a dark hole
and I can’t come out

do you know if Merlin did exist
or Frodo wore the ring
did Corum kill the gods

or where’s the wonderland
which young Alice had seen
or was it just a dream
I knew the answers
now they’re lost for me

Ref.

(Solo)

I hope there is a way back
with my talisman
so I look into myself
to the days when I was just a child
come follow me to wonderland
and see the tale that never ends
don’t fear the lion nor the witch
I can’t come back
I’m lost but still I know

there is another world

Ref.

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I’m Alive

I run through the dark fields
of the plains
reach level 99

the pain cuts deep down
through my vain
how will I break the ice
welcome to my reality
dream forever
sunlight instead of neon light
how will it be
welcome to my grave
and feel the dream is over

nothing can stop me
I reach out for the top

Bridge:
Caught in an old cage
the system failed
built up on lies
now I see that I’m alone
in asylum’s cage

I’m left alone

Ref.:
I’m alive my friend
I can feel the shadows everywhere
I’m alive
I left the shadows
far behind me
another one is waiting in the dark

They say the system keeps
the last chance to survive
caught in this labyrinth
of walls and lots of lies
then I began to understand
there’s more above than ice
to reach the top
I crept deep down

the answers given in the past
a sensless worth
in useless brains
magic runes
without a meaning
besides the dark
there should be nothing left

Bridge

Ref.

(Solo)

Outside they say death is waiting
but it creeps down through the shaft
finds pleasure in our helpless fear
fills empty rooms
with morbid thought

they’ve locked the door
and hold the key
sitting beside you
when silent screams
changing my mind and dreams
oh, it’s never ending

Bridge

Ref.

I’M ALIVE!!!

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A Past And Future Secret

Oh, I haven’t been here for a while
in blindness and decay
the circle’s been closed, now

My song of the end
I’ve seen it all

Listen crowd
I’ll tell you everything
though I have to say
I don’t know much
talking about a past
and future secret

most called him once
and future king
far back in the past
I saw his ending
long before it started
I knew his name
he’s the one who took the sword
out of the stone
it’s how that ancient tale began

I hear it in the cold winds

My song of the end
I had seen it in my dreams
my song of the end
I can’t stop the darkening clouds

I feel cold
when I cry out for the bark
take him back to Avalon

dwell on for a new age
so long sleep well my friend
take him back to Avalon
I will wait and guard
the future king’s crown

My song of the end
it was nice but now it’s gone
my song of the end

it was fixed the whole time
my song of the end
I saw it all

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The Script For My Requiem

Hallowed be the fatherland
god he knows

how long I’d been away
from here I did start for a search so
full of decease
I still hear my cryouts
from the old cellar’s inside

Born in the days of medieval
my inner voice
is alway asking why

I came from nowhere
without a task, without a name
no fear of evil
fate, so god please lead me through
forgotten realms
mysterious dreams
in sunless rooms I’d sworn
I’ll finish what I started, once

I’ll find my holy grail
in the holy land

Ref.:
Returning of the miracles
it’s my own requiem
the jester’s tears
they are inside me
agony’s the script for my requiem

Returning of the miracles
it’s my own requiem
is the script already written
jester’s tears I cry
yes, I cry

I went out of my mind
in desert lands
insanity’s pawn

out of control
much too long I’ve been isolated
from my thoughts
enclosed by the leader’s spell
bewildered to marc
as a glory knight
and I tried

Still I hear the scream of thousands:

“Crucify, crucify
Take it all
our gold, our home, our life,
but we didn’t kill your Christ!!
Reach out for your holy grail
enslave us and make us
your god’s sacrifice!!”

Ref.

(Solo)

Still I’m confused
if I was dreaming
too late I realized
I’d been another fool
I pay the price

Returning of the miracles

it’s my own requiem
the jester’s tears
they are inside me
agony’s the script for my requiem
Returning of the miracles
it’s my own requiem
is the script already written
jester’s tears I cry

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Mordred’s Song

I’ve lost my battle before it starts
my first breath wasn’t done
my spirit’s sunken deep
into the ground
why am I alone
I can hear my heartbeat

silence’s all around

See hat will rise
so don’t come closer
fear your child
born with a king’s heart
but fate fooled me
and changed my cards
noone asked if I want it

if I like it

Ref.:
Pain inside is rising
I am the fallen one
a figure in an old game
no Joker’s on my side
I plunged into misery
I’ll turn off the light

and murder the dawn
turn off the light
and murder the dawn

Nothing else,
but laughter is around me
forevermore
noone can heal me
nothing can save me

noone can heal me
I’ve gone beyond the truth
it’s just another lie
wash away the blood on my hands
my father’s blood
in agony we’re unified

I never wanted to be
what they told me to be

fulfill my fate then I’ll be free
god knows how long
I tried to change fate

(Solo)

Ref.

(Solo)

I plunged into misery

I’ll turn off the light
and murder the dawn
turn off the light
and murder the dawn

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Born In A Mourning Hall

In fact it was close to a real fallout

everything’s under control
the speaker said with a serious smile
behind his mask
he knew the truth
I’ll bring a new age of better ways
the TV preacher said
just pay today
pay today

World’s dressed in black
on earth’s judgement day
and I?
I know it can’t go on
forbidden signs increase
I’m sitting still at home
and watching

Ref.:

Born in a mourning hall
pale clouds feared the unborn child
then it grew up with growing plans
of suicide
born in a mourning hall
shadows left the fear inside
that Peter Pan will never reach
the other side

It’s frightening
exciting to sit at home
and watch the burning fields
get
hypnotized by the TV snake

Obey and work hard
and feel no anger
just sympathy for the higher class

there’s no chance in changing things
cause I am

Ref.:
born in a mourning hall
silent cries ran out
when the cradle breaks
broken dreams were unheared on
the other side

born in a mourning hall
shadows left the fear
in the new born child
that Peter Pan will never reach
the other side

(Solo)

And I’m a part of the machine
a puppet on the strings

a rebel, once
now I’m an old man

Oh, I know this can’t go on
but the ghost called fear inside
lames my tongue, my nerves, my mind
eternal fall down
someone cut the strings off
I can’t move

to get back courage
I’ve to face the truth
but not today
goodbye

Ref.:
Born in a mourning hall
caught inside a web called life
the only way to get out soon

is suicide
born in a mourning hall
pale souls built a frozen world
infected brains
will never reach the other side
the other side

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Bright Eyes

Fool just another
fool just another

I’ve been waiting
for signs of god

create- enslaved- behaved-
everything is out of control

Leave me alone
isolation bears hope
there’s something else waiting
a promised destiny
freezing me
I feel restless and low
these days full of sadness
had joyfully changed

into fear

My freakshow will start tonight
don’t miss the right time

Ref.:
Bright eyes
blinded by fear of life
no Merlin is by my side

everything is out of control
everything is out of control
in my future plans
everything is out of control
noone’s left to hurt
everything is out of control
sorrow’s gone away

Broken memories

walking upstairs
step by step
I see the whole world burning
the poet dies in Neverland
how it burns

Hey, mother stubborn
I really hate you
if you say yes I will say no

ashes to ashes
but dust won’t be dust
if you go there
I will go back

Ref.:
Bright eyes
blinded by fear of life
betrayed by sunrise

bright eyes
blinded by fear of life
no Merlin is by my side

Hey, father stubborn
you’re ying
and I’m young
I feel alone
who really cares

Born into ashes
to lose all the games
with a smiling face

Ref.:
Bright eyes
blinded by fear of life
and dark dragons rise
bright eyes

blinded by fear of life
no Merlin is by my side

So I sit still in my room, today
winter’s here
in summer’s season
shall I say
I was wrong
if I’m right

farewell to my last hope

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Another Holy War

I am god
the only one
I will bring back
freedom to your heart

you won’t believe
that blind can see
noone else before me ever knew
the way to paradise
for another bloody crime
I shall return

I am your light on through the night

Ref.:

Why am I born
will I fail to rise again
another crucifixion for
another holy war
can’t stop what’s going on
(repeat)

Sooner or later you must understand
my words bring freedom

and rescue for man
what else,
to call me your Messiah
oh, I wish there could be another way
cross and nails are already prepared
my sell out
waits till I’m crucified
I will die before my vision ends

Ref.

(Solo)

Wait for the dawn
to take me away
what will be if I fail
another golden calve
never, never ending
pain and agony

hit me, nail me make me god

Ref.

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And The Story Ends

And the story ends
insanity said coldly
still waiting for the chance

so out of nowhere it will rise
oh, and another journey starts
by the call of the moon
was it really me
I saw in the mirror screaming
I swallowed hate and lies
through a thousand cries
someone’s sucking out my energy

Bridge:
What can I do
on this road to nowhere
Heart of dragon lies
at the edge of time

Ref.:
And the story ends
insanity said coldy

still waiting for the chance
so out of nowhere it will rise
oh, and another journey starts
into insanity’s claws

Come with me and join me
a new life’s waiting for you
jump through the mirror
leave fear behind

no matter where I tried
the candle light seemed
lost forever
before my vision ends
-cathedral
-falling tears

We’re not alone

there’s someone else, too
from the mirror’s other side
reflecting the cruel part of your soul
it’s time for your choice

Bridge

Ref.:
And the story ends
insanity said coldy

still waiting for the chance
so out of nowhere it will rise
oh, and another journey starts
by the call of the moon

(Solo)

Heart of dragon lies

Bridge

Ref.(1st)

I’m not a king
I’m just a bard
how can I trust
if there’s good and bad
the wounds of life
they will remain
at least I found a friend

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Blind Guardian – A Night at the Opera

A Night at the Opera

01. Precious Jerusalem
02. Battlefield
03. Under the Ice
04. Sadly Sings Destiny
05. The Maiden And the Minstrel Knight
06. Wait for an Answer
07. The Soulforged
08. Age of False Innocence
09. Punishment Divine
10. And Then There Was Silence

Precious Jerusalem

No doubt
No longer need to hide it
I’ve found out who I am
I’ moved around in circles
I rise and fall again
I know it well
Every word I tell

Seems to make no sense at all

Words will heal it
Love will conquer
The hearts of the hopeless
The almighty is still alive

Risin’ up from the heart of the desert
Risin’ up for Jerusalem
Risin’ up from the heart of the desert

Building up old Jerusalem
Risin’ up from the heart of the desert
Risin’ up for Jerusalem
Risin’ up from the heart of the desert
Building up old Jerusalem

I’ve gone beyond
But there’s no life
And there is nothing how it seems

I’ve gone beyond
But there’s no life
There is no healing rain in Eden
The empty barren wasted paradise

Let’s celebrate the dawning of the son

I turn to you oh my precious Jerusalem
Deny your prophets their passion and treat them like fools
I turn to you oh my precious Jerusalem

Deny my love but you can change fate

Son of man
You truly are mine

Can’t stand the pain
No more grief and misery
It goes on and on and on and on
and on and on and on

Father stop it now
We must stop it now

You really think you are half way up
I would not mind if you were right
It’s not sure
I’d rather say you are half way down
So I am going to help you
If I can

I’ve been caught
In wilderness
In wilderness
I’ve got out well
I found myself
In desert lands
In desert lands
But you’ve been on my mind

I turn to you oh my precious Jerusalem
Deny your prophets their passion and treat them like fools
I turn to you oh my precious Jerusalem
Deny my love but you can change truth

Rise up and follow me
‘Cause I will bring the light
Rise up and follow me
Wake up and clear your mind

I try to bring it back
The seed of life
I try to bring it back
The seal of light

So if you say
There’s no faith in man
You better keep in mind
That I can read between the lines

My heavy burden brings
Eyesight to the blind

I’ve been caught
In wilderness
In wilderness
I’ve got out well
I found myself
In desert lands

In desert lands
But you’ve been on my mind

I turn to you oh my precious Jerusalem
Deny your prophets their passion and treat them like fools
I turn to you oh my precious Jerusalem
Deny my love but you can change me

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Battlefield

It cannot be seen
But there’s blood on the green
Only god knows I’m innocent
Take me, take me home
A dark seed reigns in me
Like the storm rules over the sea
I challenge thee, do not cross this bridge alone

Don’t dare me now
The threatening shadows will pass by
There’re getting closer now
Open your eyes
Wake up my dear young friend
And hate shall fade away

I will not move, yet
I’ll stand still, instead

There on the battlefield he stands
Down on the battlefield he’s lost
And on the battlefield it ends

War and anger shall reign
The clash of iron can be heard
By blindness you’re driven insane
I’m lost in anguish and grief
Sorrow won’t wane ’til you die

A shattered body deeply hurt
And darkness will cover the light
It’s gone forevermore

The field’s been left in sorrow
The father and the son
They’re gone

The sun shines bright
And anger rises

Lorn and lonely
Torn apart
Don’t you think
It’s time to stop now
We were charmed and fooled by the old serpent’s kiss

Let’s pray
That heaven is on our side
Through violence and horror

Shall honour arise

So let’s pray
And blessed shall be our leader
We follow the noble and bright

Don’t you hear me crying
Crying
Come take me away
I hallow thy name

There on the battlefield he stands
Down on the battlefield he’s lost
And on the battlefield it ends

War and anger shall reign
The clash of iron can be heard
By blindness you’re driven insane
I’m lost in anguish and grief
Sorrow won’t wane ’til you die

A shattered body deeply hurt
And darkness will cover the light
It’s gone forevermore

That’s what minstrel sing
Join in the horrible screams
Take part in murderous deeds
Renowned be the lion-hearted
Join in the minstrelsy

Wailing in endless grief
It eagerly longs for more
Broken bodies lay down on the ground

Blood sheds all over the place
The green will be stained forever
And hate reigns all over the field
They keep struggling on in anger

Fiercely intense

Outrageous, too blind to see
And in pain they keep on singing
We claim the land for the highlord
God bless the land and our highlord

War and anger shall reign
The clash of iron can be heard
By blindness you’re driven insane
I’m lost in anguish and grief

Sorrow won’t wane ’til you die
A shattered body deeply hurt
And darkness will cover the light
It’s gone forevermore

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Under the Ice

Run ’til you find the answer

Time out for our poor Cassandra
She’s fairy safe inside the fire

Inside the fire
Awakes desire
Cruelly admired

They’ll torture her soul
And they’ll torment her heart
But won’t change her mind

Would you like to see me
How I’ll cut off
Her head life’s a game
A lesson to learn
Don’t be shy just blame me
Well, there is no need to feel ashamed
Remember the oath
Remember the oath

Wake up it’s time to cross the border
Is it true what they say
About the part you’ve played?

Enjoy your stay here
Welcome to the slaughterhouse
Release from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods

Under the ice you will believe
Under the ice you will be free
Released from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods

Please understand
It’s not in our hands
Barren the land

It’s all dead and gone

And still the tyrant’s face is red
So witness my glory, my triumph, my fame
It’s the sweetest taste

King of terror
Just stop wining
Hold your breath
It won’t take long realize

This is your judgement day

In between the killing carry on

There are no rules here
Welcome to the slaughterhouse
Release from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods

Under the ice you will believe
Under the ice you will be free
Released from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods
Try to understand

You’re the artificial enemy
An illusion we all need

For our sake
For our sake

We’re not allowed to see
Beyond that’s your skill
Will we ever learn the lesson
"We can’t fly with broken wings"
Break the chains
Time to change

I’m afraid to say
But you won’t play a part
It’s been nice we now get to the climax
Your destination’s unknown
Just get out of my way

Don’t mind the blood here
Welcome to the slaughterhouse
Release from rotten thoughts

No more pain
And no more gods

Under the ice you will believe
Under the ice you will be free
Released from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods
Try to understand

Under the ice you will be free
Release from rotten thoughts
No more pain
And no more gods
And no more gods
I’m afraid to say
But you won’t play a part

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Sadly Sings Destiny

A wooden cup
And a crown of thorns
Will set up the stage for the cross
I rent a room next door
There is nothing more
No further voices to hear
I’ll be free

It doesn’t matter anymore
That someone’s knocking at my door
I’ve known it long before
The Galilean’s on the floor
Shame on me
Shame on me
I’m a tool and nothing more

I can feel it’s getting nearer

Images they’ll turn out clearer
Creeps in and out of your mind
I’m destiny personified
I know there’s something more behind
But is it really justified
To sacrifice
To crucify
The rescue of the human kind

Sadly sings destiny
Sadly sings destiny
For ages I’ve been waiting
Now spring is in the air
Let it in

Repeat

I hear them howling hear them scream
The raging mob turns mad it seems

The king’s in town
We need a crown
I think we all know
How it ends

So we’re not going take it longer
So all I know is I don’t care
Sp we’re not going take it longer
Now we are aware

I can feel it’s getting nearer
Images they’ll turn out clearer
Creeps in and out of your mind
I’m destiny personified
I know there’s something more behind
But is it really justified
To sacrifice
To crucify

The rescue of the human kind

Sadly sings destiny
Sadly sings destiny
For ages I’ve been waiting
Now spring is in the air
Let it in

Repeat

There I tie the ass

There I tie the colt
Begging for a last chance
I hear the voices say
"We get him home tonight
And that’s all you need to know"
I’m alone

So I can’t stand it any longer
And I don’t want to see it all

Nazarene your vision will come true
Will come true
They’ll get you

I can feel it’s getting nearer
Images they’ll turn out clearer
Creeps in and out of your mind
I’m destiny personified
I know there’s something more behind

But is it really justified
To sacrifice
To crucify
The rescue of the human kind

Sadly sings destiny
Sadly sings destiny
For ages I’ve been waiting
Now spring is in the air

Let it in
Repeat

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The Maiden And the Minstrel Knight

The faithful crowd is gathered here
Soon they’ll appear
The high and mighty show up

The king is in doubts
Apart from this beggar here
There’s no one like you my dear
Tasting my lips
No one but you and him

Round the fire everyone should sing
And praise the gracious queen
Round the fire everyone should dance
And we praise the handsome knight

Forever and ever we both will be one
The maiden, the fair and the young fell in love

Will you still wait for me
Will you still cry for me
Come and take my hand
Will you still wait for me
Will you still cry for me
Come and take my hand

There’s a moment in life
When all the years will pass by
And the eyes filled with tears
We once shed
We recognize failures
The desperate cries
Of the ones who believed in our lies

Wherever I’ll go you’ll be with me

My first though and my last though
we’ll depart in bitterness
one day you’ll understand
Carry on, beloved maiden, mine
Cary on or we have to pay the price

Will you still wait for me
Will you still cry for me
Come and take my hand

Will you still wait for me
Will you still cry for me
Come and take my hand

Yesterday’s memories
And melodies
Are gone with the wind so sad
Snow-white her hands and golden her hair
But she’s not the one out in the emptiness

Where everything’s pale
There is no sign of you
I’m alone
How I wish you should be here
I’m alone
Telling me it’s alright
Come rest your head
Come rest your head
Come rest your head

Come rest your head
I’m alone and sadness
Reigns in my heart
As long as we live
It won’t go away
We are one
But torn apart

Will you still wait for me

Will you still cry for me
Come and take my hand
Will you still wait for me
Will you still cry for me
Come and take my hand

Proudly it stands
Until the worlds end
The victorious banner of love

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Wait for an Answer

I cannot say that I don’t care
‘Cause I’m aware of everyone and everything
They’re everywhere

Don’t be a fool
Stop spinning around

Spinning around
You’re right it ain’t safe here
Start using your brain
Your brain

The cautious hare
Cannot be seen as a coward
He’s simply aware
He constantly knows what’s going on

That the wheel of life turns on
It won’t hold on

Silent creature
Filthy teacher’s
Spreading the disease
A release
A vanished
Kingdom falls

It goes on
On and on
And again
It goes on

Round and round
Oh I can’t get it out of my head

Wish I’d be a bird of prey
A pure and a blessed

A hawk who could ease the pain

Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
A place in the dark
A song without hope
Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
Oh I wait for an answer

So far
Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait for an answer
So far
Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait yes I will wait
Don’t look back

We’re the last descendants
In the line of valiant soldiers
We’re mistreated angels
We are the blackbird nation
We’re the chosen ones
We’re the last descendants
We’re a tribe of unsung glory
We are the fallen angels

Well the time is right
You shall be on my side

I don’t I don’t I don’t need anyone
Be with or be against me
I’m white I am chosen

There is not the slightest
Doubt it all

Not at all

In lower airs
We’re ground down
By their ignorance

Hate will grow like a foul cancer
To find a foe seems to be the answer

Round and round

Oh I can’t get it out of my head

Wish I’d be a bird of prey
A pure and a blessed
A hawk who could ease the pain

Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
A place in the dark
A song without hope

Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
Oh I wait for an answer
So far
Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait for an answer
So far
Don’t look back tell me

Is it where you belong
I will wait yes I will wait
Don’t look back

Don’t be a fool
Stop spinning around
Spinning around
Don’t move it ain’t safe here
They’ve stained holy grounds

Oh no

The hopeful he sadly admits
There’s no hero no place to hide
There is no shelter from the storm
The maddened crow will spread terror
But I know
Bitterly they will stumble
Find themselves smashed on the ground

Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
A place in the dark
A song without hope
Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
Oh I wait for an answer
So far

Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait for an answer
So far
Don’t look back tell me
Is it where you belong
I will wait yes I will wait
Don’t look back

It’s you who has said
There’s no tomorrow
I don’t know but who I am
I wouldn’t sit back any longer
It’s surely built in sadness
But the sadness surely will go by
So we will all know the answer
The answer’s within
It’s in your mind

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The Soulforged

I’m not insane
That’s how it seems though
Spiteful cruel but wise
Beyond his age
My body fails

My soul will rise

The end of life’s immortalized disease and agony
And I see death through golden eyes
Beyond the door
There’s something more
It seems there’s just one way

On through the heat
I’ve felt the touch of evil

I still feel the icy claw in me

For a decent price
I’ve banned kindness from my heart
The spirit of all truth and beauty
Pawned for my desire

And from the flames
As chance would have it
the soulforged will come into light

And from the flames as chance would have it
The soulforged,
The stainless will rise

I will never change my mind
I will leave it all behind

And through the hour glass
Everything’s grey
Everyone’s pale

No colour nor beauty will enlighten my heart
The seat of life’s empty and cold
Cadaverous you all seem to me
Stillborn but you’re still alive
You’re still alive

Truth lies in loneliness
When hope is long gone by
I’ll wipe out the bliss of the new age

And welcome you precious night

And from the flames
As chance would have it
the soulforged will come into light
And from the flames as chance would have it
The soulforged,
The stainless will rise

From a distant time

Voices echo in the hall
Come and join us
Enter life and everything is gone now

And through the looking glass
I still fear mortality and its loss in the end
Unlimited power in my hands
The claw of the dragon ascends
Mourn for his lost soul

He’s cursed and condemned

Each step I take
May it hurt may it ache
Leads me further
Away from the past
But as long as I breathe
Each smile in my bleak face
I’m on my way to find

Back to the peace of mind

And from the flames
As chance would have it
the soulforged will come into light
And from the flames as chance would have it
The soulforged,
The stainless will rise

I will never change my mind

I will leave it all behind

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Age of False Innocence

Cut off the light
Take a look
There’s nothing beyond but pain
Suffer in the deepest void

The flame of hope is gone
What have I done?
Denied the father and the sun
For a moment it seemed
There’s space beyond the spheres

Aflame the night
So clear and bright
Unstable light

You’ve been sacrificed in fear
Now there’s one thing for sure
I’m not afraid anymore

Day after day we’ve been fixed in the bowl
For so long
For ages we’re captured in shells
And crystallized walls
Predestined or punished?

By man or god?

I cannot, I will not
Deny it’s false innocence
I cannot, I will not
The age of false innocence
Take it away from me

For a while
Astronomy has moved the earth

And we’ve turned around the sun
Sanctum officium
Has made me believe
Has made me believe
Has made me believe

We know for sure you’re lying
Would you like to mess with holy science
You know the fear of dying

Would it be worth it to hear you crying
I’ve slaughtered truth
And I’ve shattered my heart

Far too long I have played with hellfire
And science has turned into madness
But I should have taken it higher
So I feel so I feel
Like Judas must have felt before

That Wednesday night near by the tree

Day after day we will gratefully suffer for more
Predestined’s our part
So we Bleed in the name of god

Don’t believe in their eternity
We’re still held in blindness
And I’ve been turned into a liar
If there is no heaven

There won’t be release

I cannot, I will not
Deny it’s false innocence
I cannot, I will not
The age of false innocence
I cannot, I will not
Deny it’s false innocence
I cannot, I will not

The age of false innocence
Take it away from me

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Punishment Divine

It’s warm and tender
But very soon it turn cold
Shadows stare down from the walls

Out of the mist
It’s coming closer now
It never rains
It pours on me
So let the saints
Set up the courtyard
The unpleasant cage
The obvious point is I’m insane
Was I aware

Whom I had slain
I fear I was the faceless
The Nameless
The bush set on fire
No one ever dared to speak
Shame on me
I don’t believe
The here and now
Is all we’re living for

Joyful it seems
But then suddenly
By one false move
It’s blown away
Joyful it seems
But then suddenly
Their voices cease
It’s gone away

Vanished
To the point of no return
Vanished
To the point of no return

Witness my last breath
I do not regret
A word I’ve said
The strong will survive

The weak must die
And out of the mist
It’s coming closer now
Sinner and saints
The grateful slaves

Nature’s law instead of god in heaven

From far beyond
I can hear them sing

I hear angels sing
Songs of innocence
I hear angels sing
Despite the facts are clear
It cannot be
What we can’t see
I must admit
It sounds so sweet

Joyful it seems
But then suddenly
By one false move
It’s blown away
Joyful it seems
But then suddenly
Their voices cease
It’s gone away

Vanished
To the point of no return
Vanished
To the point of no return

Angels sing I hear Angels sing
Can hear them sing
Far beyond I hear them sing
It’s true, it’s true

We don’t exist
Far beyond I hear them sing
It’s true, it’s true
We don’t exist

Well we all know
There’s no other side
It’s good and evil
I know right between

There’s no borderline
This is the punishment divine

Surrounded by night
I’ve been offered insight
There is none but the sin of pride
Am I wrong an I right
Am I losing my sight
Abandoning the superior mind

Joyful it seems
But then suddenly
By one false move
It’s blown away
Joyful it seems
But then suddenly
Their voices cease
It’s gone away

Vanished
To the point of no return
Vanished
To the point of no return

Right away I will be gone
Gone I will be gone

Through the valleys grey

Through the shapeless land
I walk alone
I’m left alone

Through the deepest void
A blackened paradise
I walk alone
I’m left alone

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And Then There Was Silence

Turn your head and see the fields of flames

He carries along
From a distant place
He’s on his way
He’ll bring decay
(Don’t move along

‘Cause things they will go wrong
The end is getting closer day by day)
In shades of grey
We’re doomed to face the night
Light’s out of sight

Since we’ve reached the point of no return
We pray for starlight we wait for the moon
The sky is empty

Alone in the unknown
We’re getting nowhere

We have been betrayed
By the wind and rain
The sacred hall’s empty and cold
The sacrifice made
Should not be done in vain
Revenge will be taken by Rome

We live a lie
Under the dying moon
Pale-faced laughs doom
Indulges in delight

It’s getting out of hand
The final curtain will fall
Hear my voice
There is no choice

There’s no way out
You’ll find out

We don’t regret it
So many men have failed
But now he’s gone
Go out and get it
The madman’s had it

Shall be thine

We don’t regret it
That someone else dies hidden in disguise
Go out and get it
Orion’s hound shines bright

Don’t you think it’s time to stop the chase
Around the ring
Just stop running running
Round the ring

Don’t you know that fate has been decided by the gods
Feel the distance, distance
Out of reach

Welcome to the end
Watch your step, Cassandra
You may fall
As I’ve stumbled on the field
Sister mine

Death’s a certain thing
Find myself in darkest places
Find myself drifting away
And the other world
The other world appears

Find myself she dies in vain
I cannot be freed
I’m falling down

As time runs faster
Moves towards disaster

The ferryman will wait for you
My dear

And then there was silence
Just a voice from other world
Like a leaf in an icy world
Memories will fade

Misty tales and poems lost
All the bliss and beauty will be gone
Will my weary soul find release for a while
At the moment of death I will smile
It’s the triumph of shame and disease
In the end Iliad

Raise my hands and praise the day
Break the spell show me the way

In decay
The flame of Troy will shine bright

The newborn child will carry ruin to the hall
The newborn’s death would be a blessing to us all

Good choice?
Bad choice?
Out of there
You’ve chosen misery

Power and wisdom
You deny
Bad choice

War is the only answer
When love will conquer fear
So the judgement’s been made to the fairest
The graceful says badly he fails

Warning

Fear the heat of passion, father king
Don’t let him in
Don’t let her in
Desire, lust, obsession
Death they’ll bring
We can’t get out
Once they are in

She’s like the sunrise

Outshines the moon at night
Precious like starlight
She will bring in a murderous price

In darkness grows the seed of man’s defeat
Jealousy
I can clearly see the end now
I can clearly see the end now
I can clearly see the end now

The thread of life is spun
The coin’s been placed below my tongue

Never give up
Never give in
Be on our side
So we can win
Never give up
Never give in

Be on our side
Old moon’s time is soon to come

Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
Nothing to lose
Like one we’ll stand
We’ll face the storm
Created by a man

Roar roar roar roar
Troy Troy Troy Troy

And as the lion
Slaughters man
I am the wolf
And you’re the lamb

Hallowed Troy will fall

Round the walls
Faith is shattered bodies fall

Nowhere to run
Nowhere to hide
Nothing to lose
Like one we’ll stand
It’s all for one and one for all
We live for will be wiped out

I feel that something’s wrong
Surprise, surprise they’re gone
Full moon your time goes by
And new moon’s still kept our of sight
We live we die

Misty tales and poems lost
All the bliss and beauty will be gone
Will my weary soul find release for a while

At the moment of death I will smile
It’s the triumph of shame and disease
In the end Iliad

Raise my hands and praise the day
Break the spell show me the way
In decay
The flame of Troy will shine bright

Roam in darkness

Spread the vision
We will be lost if you truly believe
Troy in darkness
There’s a cold emptiness in our hearts
That they’ve gone away
And won’t come back

They’ll tear down the wall to bring it in
They’ll truly believe in the lie, lie, lie

With blossoms they’ll welcome
The old foe

The vision’s so clear
When day and dream unite
The end is near
You better be prepared

The nightmare shall be over now
There’s nothing more to fear

Come join in our singing
And dance with us now
The nightmare shall be over now
There’s nothing more to fear
The war it is over forevermore

No hope
The blind leads the blind
Carry on

Though future’s denied
Mare or stallion
There’s far more inside
We are in at the kill we’ll cheerfully die

Misty tales and poems lost
All the bliss and beauty will be gone
Will my weary soul find release for a while
At the moment of death I will smile

It’s the triumph of shame and disease
In the end Iliad

Raise my hands and praise the day
Break the spell show me the way
In decay
The flame of Troy will shine bright

Holy light shines on

So the judgement’s been made
We’re condemned though the trial’s far ahead
The crack of doom
Father
Your handsome son is heading home

Heading home

Still the wind blows
Calm and silent

Carries news from a distant shore

Out of mind
Can’t get it
Can’t get it
Out of me head

Sorrow and defeat

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