Avantasia

Ghostlights tracks

Lyrics


1. MYSTERY OF A BLOOD RED ROSE

[Tobias]

We've played our roles in our passion plays
They've imposed on us right from the cradle
No matter what you dream beware of what you say
Until the cogwheel's out of control
To burst out of place

No time to breathe don't have no time to waste
Bring on the night seize every drop of life away

Slice a tasty hour off from (or in a blink it will be gone)
A stranding future bring it on

Mystery of a blood red rose
Burning like a raging fire
When the day's been torn apart we'll leave it behind

Mystery of a blood red rose
Feasting on a blind desire
Let the scent of poisonous flowers
Tempt me away

A sweet temptation and pure red rose
While the hour don't wait for a blink to cram the past

I'll get a move on
No hesitation makes no one a better man
I can't wait to finally know now what is gonna show now in

Mystery of a blood red rose
Burning like a raging fire
When the day's been torn apart
We'll leave it behind

Mystery of a blood red rose
Future glowing on a pyre
Let the scent of poisonous rose
Tempt me away

Boy, reach out for what is due
Our you'll lap up what's left for you
Throw ourselves into the waves
And as the grinding wheel of time
Is grinding out the chimes
To echo in the night

We're off into the moonshine

Mystery of a blood red rose
Burning like a raging fire
When the day's been torn apart
We'll leave it behind

Mystery of a blood red rose
Future glowing on a pyre
Let the scent of poisonous rose
Tempt me away

And I will waste no time tonight
And I don't waste no time at all
Tonight




2. LET THE STORM DESCEND UPON YOU

I'm smothered by your lucid nothing
I can't hear and touch and see
But I feel it
Though I can't believe it
Like master of the observation
Coming up with an explanation
There's no need
Making use of the spirit

We can give you answers you are dying to receive
Keep on dreaming
Keep on screaming
yeah
You might be getting too much for your beating hart to take
Your flesh is malice
Prepare your chalice

Lights
breathe and sleep tight
Will you defy intriguing ghostlights
Seeing through all lies and foolish warnings

There ain't no return

Never like the darkness
It may burn your soul away
As you've been seeing
What you've though you're dreaming

Never open doors if you don't dare to walk on through
Maybe you're old
Now it's all your fault

Light
You're off to the light
Will you defy all evil ghostlights
Tell the truth from depuration
Time
Don't waste no time
Prevail against the hands that tick your flesh away
Now delve into your own reflection

Ohhh in all that where I've been to
There's nothing but a void
Over the sanity of fools

Shine your light into the darkness
And let the storm descend upon you
And I will make you mine
Shine your light into the darkness
Behold the lead aurora fall upon you
Oh, Let the storm descend upon you

Journey to the other side
It's just a trip and pleasure ride
And I don't know
But does it really matter

I am he who's always been
Who dares to know what can't be seen
I'm illusion or truth
I'm confusion

Light
Bring me the light
I will bring out certainty on a silver plate
Like a mantle piece
I will wipe out darkness

Light
Blessed is the lie
Till there's no time left to spill
To save and kill
To take and seize
Till this trip's your law

Obey reflections of some crazy dream
Or maybe the backside of reality

Shine your light into the darkness
And let the storm descend upon you
And I will make you mine
Shine your light into the darkness
Behold the lead aurora fall upon you
Let the storm descend upon you

You gotta pray you're gunning just a ghostlight
You gotta be won't be falling down the wayside
Let it carry you away

Cut the gem until it's purified away
The candle burning to the ground
I don't see nothing but addiction to the rhyme
Kindles everything around

For all the world we'll see it tower to the stars
And all is melting into one

We give them something to fall back on everytime
They're too strung out to run

Every moment, every heartbeat, every breath
Leaves you one less to your last

Still you cherish every second of the game
Give me the future, you take the past

And what if God is just an image in the mind
A reflection of the will

And what's the valor when the law you live in harmony
Falls second for the drill

I pray the lord ain't just a ghostlight in my mind
a reflection of the will
Let the storm descend upon me
Let aurora fall upon me

Let the fire fall upon him
Let the fire purify him
Never judge a thing you see
It's only what your mortal eyes will want it to be
Ohhh bring it on
Let the dark and heaven confusion
Spit out a conclusion

Obey reflections of a memory
Are just reflections in a crazy dream

Shine your light into the darkness
And let the storm descend upon you
And I will make you mine
Shine your light into the darkness
Behold the lead aurora fall upon you
Shine your light into the darkness (through the darkness)
And let the storm descend upon you
And I will make you mine
Shine your light into the darkness (into the darkness)
Behold the lead aurora fall upon you
Oh, Let the storm descend upon you (let the storm descend upon you)
Ohhh descend upon you, yeah.




3. THE HAUNTING

[Nightmare:]
I can't count the days I've roamed
A straying ghost light to wither on the vine
A paling tale of days long gone
I won't be until you close your eyes

Sleep tight, someone's always by your side

A thousand nights
We've been calling your name
Close your eyes but I won't go away
We're there for you
The cold embrace
That you don't wanna feel
Must not be… but you know it is real
We're there for you

Don't you waste your time and try
To understand this figment of the lie
Don't breathe the word to anyone
By the time you'll phrase me I'll be gone

Sweet dreams, see you in the twilight zone

A thousand nights
We've been calling your name
Close your eyes but I won't go away
We're there for you
The cold embrace
That you don't wanna feel
Must not be… but you know it is real
We're there for you

[Aaron:]
God I must contain my wayward fantasy
And where do all those
Wicked dreams come from
Pictures in the dark
They seem so eerily real tonight
I pray my mind is wrong

[Nightmare:]
I'm the spark they refuse to conceive
A thousand nights
We've been calling your name
Close your eyes but I won't go away
We're there for you
The cold embrace
That you don't wanna feel
Must not be… but you know it is real
We're there for you




4. SEDUCTION OF DECAY

It ain't the far cry that it seemed
In just a wink we'd come for you
You may not feel it

We are the light, the scorching heat
We are the untold chosen few
And now we've come for you

We'll fit you like a velvet glove
that's gonna choke their minds
Affiliate yourself with what you can't defy
Some below and few above
We're gonna numb their minds

Riot on the edge
On the brink of insanity
Riot on the edge

You'll hear me screaming your name
I am the angel of decay to seize you
There'll be no thoughts to maintain
I am the seduction of decay

I hear their tales reverberate
From shrouds of myth that only time would weave
Bred in a den of lunacy
Who can we trust? Who's next in line?
The sacred drive to rationalize
Commit ourselves another day
to the lesser crime
Choke on your own pace with candour
So pleasant in the quiet
Vicegerents of the tide

Riot on the edge
On the brink of insanity
Riot on the edge

You'll hear me screaming your name
I am the angel of decay to seize you
There'll be no thoughts to maintain
I'm the seduction of decay

Time contaminating space
to reinfect and agonize anything around
We are metabolite of dreams
the chosen ones to sacrifice
the wasteland-bound

Oh, Euphoria is looming in the darkness
Coincidence of opposites we are
Once beautiful intentions

Oh, we'll drag you over
Oh, it's gonna drag you over

Oh, from the start we run away
And don't seem to care what for
Forever feels just like a blink after passing by
Just fools don't know the prime's another
state of decay

Riot on the edge
On the brink of insanity
Riot on the edge

You'll hear me screaming your name
I am the angel of decay to seize you
There'll be no thoughts to maintain
I'm the seduction of decay




5. GHOSTLIGHTS

[Mystic:]
You're tossing and turning
You think you're awake while you're trying to run
Like in a nightmare
Time loves your ego to death

You're leaving the wheelwork
To the ground of being you go on
Defying temptation in the engine room
that is our self

[Aaron:]
I feel a storm is looming with a shaking grumble
I don't know if I'm right or wrong
I don't know if I shall go on
I don't know what I'll believe but I'm on my way

[Mystic:]
Minds fly free when the gates fly open
Walk on through
[Aaron:]
Thunder and rain and the wind in my face
[Mystic:]
Ghost lights dance
Will you heed the token
Glazing light
[Aaron:]
Blinding my eyes
Get me out of this maze

The world as we know it is beginning to shake
I don't trust my eyes are we all superstitious
If we think what our hearts know is true

Fireworks surround me
wherever I go they tell me: always home
Psychosomatic –
They'll name it the nature of God

[Mystic:]
Off to a new horizon
Time is the key to unite with the all
Time is gonna make you see
Right from wrong eternally
Don't let the noises devour you
Minds fly free when the gates fly open
Walk on through

[Aaron:]
Thunder and rain and the wind in my face
[Mystic:]
Ghost lights dance
Will you heed the token
Glazing light
[Aaron:]
Blinding my eyes
Get me out of this maze

[Temptation:]
And what if you're only a prism
For the ghost lights that you wanna see
And we're just reflections of your dreams

[Aaron:]
It's speaking to me
It's yelling at me
It's screaming to me, resonating with me
And a thousand lights
Are trying to make me see

They call me home, they call me home
They call me home, they call me home

[Mystic:]
Minds fly free when the gates fly open
Walk on through
[Aaron:]
Thunder and rain and the wind in my face
[Mystic:]
Ghost lights dance
Will you heed the token
Glazing light
[Aaron:]
Blinding my eyes
Get me out of this maze




6. DRACONIAN LOVE

[Eclipse:]
You shed draconian love
You shed draconian...
You shed draconian love
You shed draconian...

Welcome to your way
Seemingly endless as you take your wings
The world through kaleidoscope eyes
Until you unlearn what you keep inside

[Aaron:]
Those innocent eyes...
Refracting the light for an innocent soul
Till the cold around's not gonna wait its turn
Wait its turn no more

[Eclipse:]
Tell me how should I embrace
Like roses we'll wither on the vine

[Aaron:]
Why should I bide my time
If it flies away sometime

Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves
[Eclipse:]
When will God explain this draconian love
You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love
[Aaron:]
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through the fiery rain, angel
[Eclipse:]
When will you explain this draconian love
It's all draconian love, it's all draconian

Infiltrate us with mercy
Bait us with sympathy
Blind us with love
We're lost in the clouds rolling by
And in what some of us read
Into what they feel

[Aaron:]
Like a grain of nothing
I feel cast in the wind of enthean caprice
Of an unbred cause, of an unborn will
whatever that may mean

[Eclipse:]
Tell me how should I embrace
like roses we'll wither on the vine

[Aaron:]
Tell me why should I bide my time
if it flies away sometime

Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves
[Eclipse:]
When will God explain this draconian love
You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love
[Aaron:]
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through fiery rain, angel
[Eclipse:]
When will you explain this draconian love
It's all draconian love, it's all draconian

[Aaron:]
Aspiration and tears, heartache and fears
[Eclipse:]
Draconian love, you shed draconian love
[Aaron:]
Unrequited love - down on my knees
[Eclipse:]
Draconian love, it's all draconian

Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves
Will you explain this draconian love

[Both:]
Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here lost in the waves
When will God explain this draconian love
[Eclipse:]
You shed draconian love, you shed draconian love
[Both:]
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through fiery rain
Will you explain this draconian love
[Eclipse:]
It's all draconian love, it's all draconian

[Both:]
Where are you now, where are you now
Leaving me down here, lost in the waves
When will God explain this draconian love
[Eclipse:]
You she draconian love, you shed draconian love

[Both:]
Where do I go, where are you now
Selling me love through fiery rain...




7. MASTER OF THE PENDULUM

Who‘s the one who‘s stretching out his hand
Is it it or is it me that won‘t lose hold
Take on to the pendulum and sway

Like a mistletoe I‘m clinging to the cold, yeah

I am the trellis for those in need to twine around
The rock of ages for those who‘re meant to wander around
I got no time for a break and we got no time to waste
I‘ll save it up in the pace, I‘ll quantify thoughts away
that you don‘t need anyway, oh what a beautiful day...

Tic toc tic toc
Someone's watching over me

Begging for a dance
While your sands are running out
Rigid and firm‘s what I hold in my hands
Tick away time, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that guide you
Run if you can while the war drum‘s ticking on
Ancient of days, I‘m the shouldering pace
I will make you mine, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that push you

That‘s who I am.
The master of these hands

I lead the horse to the water and I make it drink
I‘m here to force precision just on everything

I feel your breath in my neck
I feel you behind my back
And as I‘m turning around
There's just this frightening sound
I feel it everywhere
Oh I know that you‘re there...

Tic toc tic toc
Someone's watching over me

Begging for a dance while your sands are running out
Rigid and firm‘s what you hold in your hands
Tick away time, you allot and you divide
Master of the hands that guide you

Run if you can while the war drum‘s ticking on
Ancient of days: you‘re the shouldering pace

I will make you mine, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that push you

Angels fall
Time's gonna winnow all
Dying dreams
Right from wrong
Dwell in a run
Turn the wheel
Something‘s reaching out for me

Begging for a dance
While your sands are running out
Rigid and firm‘s what I hold in my hands
Tick away time, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that guide you

Run if you can while the war drum‘s ticking on
Ancient of days, I‘m the shouldering pace
I will make you mine, I allot and I divide
Master of the hands that push you




8. ISLE OF EVERMORE

From a frozen world will you take me over
All alone, sweet embrace
Leave the place I can‘t abide no more




Take a look at ourselves, afraid to get closer
Will the predermination drive us to a distant shore

The tender velvet gown of destination left behind

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

And I turn around to fading shores
I'll sail on through this opening door

Wide awake onto the isle of evermore

I'm dead to the world, you blindfold my eyes
while you're killing what I'm yearning for

You just see what your eyes have been told to tell you
Falling down to the ground, how come you ask if what you feel is true

I'm staring at the maze and let it paralyze me
Watch it come alive and burn me out until I'm coming through
The tender velvet gown of slumber will just leave me just breathing

Wide awake I‘m on my way to evermore

And I turn around to fading shores
I'll sail on through this opening door

Wide awake onto the isle of evermore
I'm dead to the world
You blindfold my eyes

while you're killing what I'm yearning for
What I'm yearning for...




Wide awake I‘m on my way to evermore

And I turn around to fading shores

I'll sail on through this opening door
Wide awake onto the isle of evermore
I'm dead to the world blindfold my eyes
while you're killing what I'm yearning for




9. BABYLON VAMPYRES

[Aaron:]
A lot of good advice
nobody‘s keeping for themselves
If you‘re playing by the rules
you‘ll be a trophy on a shelf
Give in to the ordinary run of things
like it is meant to be
There‘s nothing left of me

[Scientist I:]
Praying for salvation, floating with the tide
The very first temptation
drags you to the other side
You learn to walk and run
You fly until you fall as far as I can see

[Aaron:]
The future ahead was not what it used to be
[Scientist I:]
Blessed was the darkness - veiling hypocrisy

Babylon is burning, shining from afar
Babylon is burning
[Aaron:]
From sunset to sunrise
[Scientist I:]
Babylon is burning
and you‘re glowing like a fiery star
And no one can tell if we've been for real

Babylon is burning
Babylon is burning

They say it‘s coming by the night
to engraft into the brain
what a scientific tongue won‘t recall
or even phrase
It‘s crawling up your spine
to breed a wicked freak of nature
We will be a new society

[Aaron:]
Headless congregation, a vortex needing more
[Scientist I:]
The road to good intentions is evil to the core
[Aaron:]
The devil and the deep blue sea are waiting
Side by side for me

The sweet scent of poison
hazing the dread away
This side of the moon I‘ll confess to... another day

[Scientist I:]
Babylon is burning, shining from afar
[Aaron:]
Babylon is burning
From sunset to sunrise

[Scientist I:]
Babylon is burning
and you‘re glowing like a fiery star
And no one can tell if we've been for real

Ever since I can remember
I've been shooting up that road with a dream
I saw gold at the end of the rainbow
I was given an idea of what life should be
What life should be

[Aaron:]
Ain't there a light above the shadow
Ain't there blood in the machine
Ain't there flesh they'd been misleading
Ain't there a longing soul within?

[Scientist I:]
I've seen believers on the wayside
And I‘m afraid to say, I think just like you
That failed to pretend
they could cope with what they'd find
When they didn't have a clue - just like you

Babylon is burning, shining from afar
[Aaron:]
Babylon is burning
From sunset to sunrise
[Scientist I:]
Babylon is burning
and you‘re glowing like a fiery star
And no one can tell if we've been for real, oh
Babylon is burning, shining from afar
[Aaron:]
Babylon is burning
From sunset to sunrise
[Scientist I:]
Babylon is burning
and you‘re glowing like a fiery star
And no one can tell if we've been for real




10. LUCIFER

[Temptation:]
Eternities ago I must have fallen
Through my pride
been perfect in my ways
The morning star they fired down from heaven
Envy wrapped into a gown of grace

[Aaron:]
I hear the screams that echo from the darkness
I swerve from dawn to dusk and off the edge

[Temptation:]
Hear the creature crying in the distance
Buried in a symbol on a shelf

I'll take you home tonight
To the center of your soul
I'll take you home tonight
Fire and flesh and blood

[Both:]
Touching the flames tonight
Touching the flames tonight

[Aaron:]
Morning star embrace me on these grounds
Angel of light

[Temptation:]
How will I forgive him who wouldn't
forgive me who just valued the power
How shall I live in peace with the one
outshining me and then have me devoured

[Aaron:]
I'm feeling alive under these skies
Bloodshot's the moon and scarlet's the night

[Temptation:]
I'll make you fume with fury and rage
I'll make you see
What you're made of tonight

I'll take you home tonight
To the center of your soul
I'll take you home tonight
Fire and flesh and blood

[Both:]
Touching the flames tonight
Touching the flames tonight
Touching the flames tonight
[Temptation:]
Touching the flames tonight




11. UNCHAIN THE LIGHT

Who's got the answer
Is this what I'm looking for
And who do I talk to

What do I have to explore

Attend to your god given duty
You'll be taking your heaven by force
How could you choose
With your head in the noose
With no time to lose

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death, we're

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death and I'll chain the light
I'll bring it right down to illuminate unholy ways, we'll chain the light

Too worn out to wonder
We might not want to overextend them no more
Our beautiful spook lights are all they will need
All they will want to explore

And after it's all said and done
We won't fear the transcience no more
Cause we don't realize
Idle glance in our eyes
Let precision prevail

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death,
we're

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death and I'll chain the light
I'll bring it right down to illuminate unholy way, we'll chain the light

You look above
to see inside yourself
and find time standing still
You see the world in different light
You turn this moment
into what you think it's ought to be
Demystify the dark

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death,
we're

High up in the open skies

We'll chain the light
We'll take the time from those it does to death and I'll chain the light
I'll bring it right down to illuminate unholy ways




12. A RESTLESS HEART AND OBSIDIAN SKIES

[Spirit:]
A genuine soul to dwell on baleful grounds
Glances wandering around
In the darkness of the world
Clouds have closed a ring around the sky
While the old ones hear the chimes
Through the darkness of the world

A genuine man will realize
He must fawn upon the times
While he shouldn't waste a word
Tender feet on stoney ground
See the young ones stray around
Through the darkness of the world

[Aaron:]
Sacred heart will you usher me now
For I'll carry the lantern your way
For I'll bring us home

[Spirit:]
Dark is the night, scarlet the moon
Sacred the light in the haze reflecting within
[Aaron:]
Blazing the trail

Be still my restless heart
Obsidian's the sky
Inward you look as you halt
[Spirit:]
Be still restless heart
[Aaron:]
I'm on my way
[Spirit:]
Under obsidian skies

[Aaron:]
Wake to the sound of passing time
How could I quantify it in the darkness of the world
Wake to the shadow of a dream
Nothing's what it seems
As you brave the darkness of the world

[Spirit:]
Ghost lights and matter
You'll know what is real
Perception and fact - all the same
Truth's what you feel

[Spirit:]
Dark is the night, scarlet the moon
Sacred the light in the haze reflecting within
[Aaron:]
Blazing the trail

Be still my restless heart
Obsidian's the sky
Inward you look as you halt
[Spirit:]
Be still restless heart
[Aaron:]
I'm on my way
Under obsidian skies

[Spirit:]
And the wind and the rain that were shaking the pane
move onward along with the clouds
And you're gazing in awe at the ghost lights above
as if stars cut their way through the shroud
On and on and on...

[Spirit:]
Moon shines
Ghost lights
Oh they reach out for you
Blazing the trail under obsidian skies

[Aaron:]
Dark is the night, scarlet the moon
Sacred the light in the haze reflecting within
Blazing the trail

Be still my restless heart
[Spirit:]
Obsidian's the sky
Inward you look as you halt
Be still restless heart
[Aaron:] I'm on my way

[Aaron:] Dark is the night, scarlet the moon
Sacred the light in the haze reflecting within
Blazing the trail
Be still my restless heart
[Spirit:] Obsidian's the sky
Inward you look as you halt
Be still restless heart
[Aaron:] I'm on my way




13. WAKE UP TO THE MOON

You see the sun touch the horizon
You know the future awaits
And yours hides in the darkness




The stars are gonna line up in the night sky
I see what some will deny
As I follow the starkness

Can you believe your eyes
We'll make you rise to the occasion
Follow your heart and run
Seek shelter from the day

Waiting for the moon
The sound of falling angels calling you
Strange and magic
Hear us call your name

Darkness shines a sweet
deceleration down on you

Wayward child wake up to the moon

They wanna squeeze you in their picture from the outside
they call your life a world of make-believe

You're feeling pushed by a racing heartbeat
Parameterizing the world
They only see what they're told to see

Child of the ocean floor
No need of daylight that deceives you
Don't let them wear you down
Listen to the voice

Waiting for the moon
The sound of falling angels calling you

Strange and magic
Hear us call your name

Darkness shines a sweet
deceleration down on you
Wayward child wake up to the moon

Kind of buried alive
You've been sacrificed
They show you the key
Till you love to agree
A brave modern day
This world is insane

Waiting for the moon
The sound of falling angels calling you
Strange and magic

Hear us call your name
Darkness shines a sweet
deceleration down on you
Wayward child wake up to the moon
Waiting for the moon
The sound of falling angels calling you
Strange and magic
Hear us call your name
Darkness shines a sweet
deceleration down on you
Wayward child wake up to the moon