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01011001

(2008)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal, Progressive Rock
LabelsInsideOut Music
Album rating :  92.8 / 100
Votes :  6
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01011001 Lyrics

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Submitted by level Sathanas
Disc 1  
1. Age of Shadows (10:47)
[Tom Englund:]
We never saw this coming
Pride comes before a fall
We never heeded the warnings
Buried deep within us all

[Chorus:]
[Steve Lee:] The age of shadows has begun
[Daniel Gildenlöw:] Giant machines blot out the sun
[Steve Lee:] Frozen minds becoming numb
[Daniel Gildenlöw:] The age of shadows has begun
[Steve Lee:] The age of Shadows has begun
[Daniel Gildenlöw:] I won't accept what we've become
[Steve Lee:] We stand to lose more than we've won
[Daniel Gildenlöw:] The age of Shadows has begun

[Tom Englund:]
Our quenchless thirst for knowledge
Our urge to change and grow
Our need to expand the nation
Made us rise from the depths below

[Chorus]

[Hansi Kursch:] No more aggression
[Floor Jansen:] No more initiative
[Hansi Kursch:] No more suppression
[Floor Jansen:] No more emotions
[Hansi Kursch:] No more resection
[Floor Jansen:] No more of all the feelings that shaped our hearts and made us who we are
[Hansi Kursch:] No more possessions
[Floor Jansen:] No more suspicious
[Hansi Kursch:] No more obsessions
[Floor Jansen:] No more sensations
[Hansi Kursch:] No more depression
[Floor Jansen:] No more of all the passions that shaped our hearts and made us who we are

[Jonas Renkse:]
Time (time, time) but a passageway (a passageway, a passageway)
The beginning of the end (of the end)
An end that never was (was, was, was)
Time (time, time) but a curve in space (curve in space, curve in)

We are forever (we are forever, we are forever) eternal prisoners in time (in time, in time)
We are forever (we are forever) caught in our cold inertia

Longing, hoping, waiting, for no one...

[Anekke van Giersberg:]
Forever we yearn, forever we learn
Forever we live a lie, forever sleeping by and
Forever we flee (forever we flee), forever we will be,
Forever is but a dream, forever is but a scream and
Forever we try, forever we die,

The spell of love wore off
The zest for life not enough

Longing, hoping, waiting, for no one

Never enough

Zero (one) one (zero) one (zero) zero (zero)
zero (one) one (zero) zero (one) zero (one)
zero (one) one (zero) one (one) zero (zero)
zero (one) one (one) zero (zero) zero (zero)

Zero (one) one (zero) one (zero) zero (zero)
zero (one) one (zero) zero (one) zero (one)
zero (one) one (zero) one (one) zero (zero)
zero (one) one (one) zero (zero) zero (zero)

off (on) on (off) off (on) on (off)
off (on) on (off) on (on) on (on)
off (on) on (on) off (off) on (off)
off (on) on (off) off (on) off (on)
off (on) on (on) off (on) on (off)
off (on) on (off) off (on) off (on)
off (on) on (on) off (off) on (off)

no (yeah) yeah (yeah) no (no) yeah (yeah)
no (yeah) yeah (no) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)
no (yeah) yeah (yeah) no (no) yeah (yeah)

no (yeah) yeah (yeah) no (no) yeah (yeah)
no (yeah) yeah (no) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)
no (yeah) yeah (yeah) no (no) yeah (yeah)

Longing, hoping, waiting, for no one

Forever we try, forever we die, forever, forever
Forever we try, forever we die, forever, forever
Forever we tie, forever we die, forever, forever

[Jonas Renkse:] Longing... hoping... waiting... for no one...

[Jorn Lande - ad libs in last chours of Age of Shadows:]
No more aggression
(No more initiative)
No more suppression
(no more emotions)
No more resection
(no more of all the feelings that shaped our hearts and made us who we are)
No more possessions
(No more suspicious)
No more obsessions
(No more sensations)
No more depression
(no more of all the passions that shaped our hearts and made us who we are

The age of shadows has begun
(Giant machines blot out the sun)
Frozen lands becoming known
(The age of shadows has begun)

The age of Shadows has begun
(I won't accept what we've become)
We stand to lose more than we've won
(The age of Shadows has begun)

The age of shadows has begun
(Giant machines blot out the sun)
Frozen lands becoming known
(The age of shadows has begun)

The age of Shadows has begun
(I won't accept what we've become)
We stand to lose more than we've won
(The age of Shadows has begun)

We never heeded the warning
Buried deep within us all
2. Comatose (4:26)
[Anneke van Giersbergen:]
No need [x5]
No need to feel the pain
No need to feel betrayed
No need to feel inane
No need to feel afraid

[Jorn Lande:]
Wake me up before I die, hold me close
As I gaze upon to the sky, comatose
No reason to survive, I suppose
Wake us up before we die

[Anneke:] No need to feel desire
[Jorn Lande:] But I need you with me
[Anneke:] No need to feel so small
[Jorn Lande:] But I need to feel secure

[Anneke:] No need to feel the fire
[Jorn Lande:] But I need to feel free
[Anneke:] No need to feel at all
[Jorn Lande:] But I need to know for sure

[Jorn Lande:]
Wake me up before I die, hold me close
As I gaze upon the sky, comatose
No reason to survive, I suppose
Wake us up before we die
3. Liquid Eternity (8:10)
[Jonas Renkse:]
Once a world, endless and free, horizons unbroken
Now a world of bounded frontiers, the elders have spoken
(our home)

[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
Once a world, eternal and blue, floating, escaping
Now a world that's blinding my view, shadows shaping
(alone)

[Chorus:]
[Magali Luyten:]
Liquid eternity crosses through our veins
Liquid eternity nourishes our brains
Liquid eternity, a world that does not live
Liquid eternity, a life that does not yield

[Bob Catley:]
Once a world of fear and dismay of fleeing and hiding
Now a world that's peaceful and safe, so caring and providing,
our home...

[Chorus]

[Tom Englund:]
Would you prefer the pain and suffering we had?
Would you prefer to be in peril, even dead?
Would you prefer to live the life we've learned to dread?
Would you prefer to live a mortal life instead?
[Jonas Renkse:] Our home

[Jorn Lande:] I'm losing my reason to live, the essence of life
[Floor Jansen:] But the system's got so much to give or would you rather die?
[Jorn Lande:] I'm losing my pride and my joy, my will to believe
[Floor Jansen:] Why would you come back and destroy all we have achieved?

[Chorus]

[Tom Englund:]
Would you prefer the pain and suffering we had?
Would you prefer to be in peril, even dead?
Would you prefer to live the life we've loved to play?
Would you prefer to live a mortal life instead?

[Chorus]

[Tom Englund:]
Would you prefer the pain and suffering we had?
Would you prefer to be in peril, even dead?
Would you prefer to live the life we've learned to dread?
Would you prefer to live a mortal life instead?

[Jonas Renkse:] Our home
4. Connect the Dots (4:13)
[Ty Tabor:]
I hugged the wife and drove to work today
It was only a few miles
Was in no hurry but the lights were changing up ahead
So I stepped on the gas

I checked the web and left it on over night
Downloading all the latest files
Peer to peer, the torrent flows into my life
And I disconnect

[Chorus:]
[Ty Tabor:] We all know
[Arjen Lucassen:] We all know, no need to remind us
[Ty Tabor:] We all know
[Arjen Lucassen:] We all know but won't connect the dots
[Ty Tabor:] We all know
[Arjen Lucassen:] We all know, locked away inside us
[Ty Tabor, Arjen Lucassen:]
We are dying for tomorrow
We are living for today

[Ty Tabor:]
I rushed back home to my family
I got my son a brand new game
No need to cook,
I picked up fast food on the way
And it's finger-licking good

Have you seen little Steve today?
Guess he's still up there in his room
But if he comes down to
I'll be right here just staring at the tube
Playing his game

[Chorus]

[Ty Tabor:]
Don't you think it's rather warm tonight
Especially for the time of year
I turn up the air
Pull the sheets up to my chin
And I close my eyes

Can't relax, can't fall asleep
Should I take another pill?
I turn up the lights, light up a cigarette and smile
I've got it made

[Chorus:]
[Ty Tabor:] We all know
[Arjen Lucassen:] We all know, no need to remind us
[Ty Tabor:] We all know
[Arjen Lucassen:] We all know, but won't connect the dots
[Ty Tabor:] We all know
[Arjen Lucassen:] We all know, locked away inside us
[Ty Tabor, Arjen Lucassen:]
We are dying for tomorrow
[Ty Tabor:] We all know
[Arjen Lucassen:] We all know, no need to remind us
[Ty Tabor:] We all know
[Arjen Lucassen:] We all know, but won't connect the dots
[Ty Tabor:] We all know
[Arjen Lucassen:] We all know, locked away inside us
[Ty Tabor, Arjen Lucassen:]
We are dying for tomorrow
We are living for today
5. Beneath the Waves (Beneath the Waves - Face the Facts - But a Memory... - World Without Walls - Reality Bleeds) (8:26)
[Beneath The Waves]

[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
The water breaks the golden sunrays
Silver dances on the wave
But a memory...

I often dream about the old days
Playing hide and seek within the caves
But a memory...

[Bob Catley:]
I still feel the rising tides embrace me
Carrying me to a place unknown
But a memory...

I remember all the love they gave me
In this fluid world we call our home
But a memory...

[Anneke van Giersbergen, Floor Jansen:] Beneath the waves we were invincible
[Floor Jansen:] In a world without frontiers
[Anneke van Giersbergen:] World without walls
[Anneke van Giersbergen, Floor Jansen:] Beneath the waves we were inseparable
[Floor Jansen:] In a world without walls

[Steve Lee:]
Faces of cerulean oceans
Mirroring stars and sable skies
But a memory...

How I miss the sense of sweet emotions
Of a world so pure, devoid of cries
Blind a memory...

[Jorn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were unbeatable
[Floor Jansen:] In the silence of the sea;
[Jorn Lande:] In a world without frontiers
[Floor Jansen:] World without walls
[Jorn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were untouchable
[Floor Jansen:] In the kingdom of the free;
[Jorn Lande:] In a world without walls

[Steve Lee:] Beneath the waves we were invincible
[Floor Jansen:] In the silence of the sea;
[Steve Lee:] In a world without frontiers
[Floor Jansen:] World without walls
[Steve Lee:] Beneath the waves we were inseparable
[Floor Jansen:] In the kingdom of the free;
[Steve Lee:] In a world without walls

[Face The Facts]

[Hansi Kursch, Anneke van Giersbergen, Floor Jansen:]
Face the facts, there is no way back
Arise! It's time to act
Face the acts, our future is black
Our eyes were on the wrong track [x3]

[But A Memory...]

[Tom Englund:]
Water breaks the golden sunrays
Silver dances on the wave
But a memory...

I often dream about the old days
Playing hide and seek within the caves
But a memory...

[World Without Walls]

[Jorn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were unbeatable
[Floor Jansen:] In the silence of the sea
[Jorn Lande:] In a world without frontiers
[Floor Jansen:] World without walls
[Jorn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were untouchable
[Floor Jansen:] In our kingdom of the free
[Jorn Lande:] In a world without walls
[Floor Jansen:] World without walls
[Jorn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were invincible
[Floor Jansen:] In the silence of the sea
[Jorn Lande:] In a world without frontiers
Beneath the waves we were inseparable
[Floor Jansen:] In our kingdom of the free
[Jorn Lande:] In a world without walls

[Reality Bleeds]
6. Newborn Race (The Incentive - The Vision - The Procedure - Another Life - Newborn Race - The Conclusion) (7:49)
[The Incentive]

[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
There must be a way to enrich our lives.
A way to awaken a nation that dies.
There must be a way to revive our past.
A way to break free from a world that won't last.

[Floor Jansen:]
Take me back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take me back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
There must be a way to reverse history
A way to resume life, return to the sea
There must be a way to win back what we lost.
A way to escape this, whatever the cost

[Floor Jansen:]
Take me back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take me back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

[The Vision]

[Tom Englund:]
Explore the vastness of space
Discover a wonderful grace
Enter a brand new face
See the world with a a newborn race [x2]

[The Procedure]

[Jonas Renkse:]
We have no choice
Life is passing us by
We should rejoice
I say we should try

[Bob Catley:]
Every million cycles
shooting stars rip our sky.
We could divert them
on the day they pass us by.

[Hansi Kursch:]
And on that shining day there is a way
For our DNA to reach a world to stay (world to stay!)

[Jorn Lande:]
Hmmm...
Do we have the right to create life?
And do we have the right to take it? Yeah
Can we decide who lives and dies?
Do you think they would even make it

[Jonas Renkse:] We have no choice, life is passing us by

[Bob Catley:]
We all plant our seeds
And guide them to their goal
We cannot fail
We have absolute control

[Hansi Kursch:]
And on that shining day there is a way
For our DNA to reach a world to stay (world to stay!)

[Jorn Lande:]
Hmmm...
Do we have the right to play gods?
I strongly feel I have to make a stance
Do you think we should take the odds? Yeah.
Would they even stand chance?
I don't think they ever will.
Ever will...
No...

[Another Life]

[Daniel Gildenlow:]
Take me back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take me back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

[Bob Catley:]
Take us back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take us back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

[Floor Jansen:]
Take me back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take me back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

[Newborn Race]

[Jorn Lande:]
Explore the vastness of space
Discover a wonderful place
Enter a brand new phase
[Jonas Renkse:] We should rejoice!
[Jorn Lande:] See the world with a newborn race
[Jonas Renkse:] I say we should try
[Jorn Lande:]
Explore the vastness of space
Discover a wonderful place (do we have the rights?!)
Enter a brand new phase
See the world with a newborn race (we cannot fail!)

[The Conclusion]

[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
We found a way to enrich our lives
A way to awaken the nation that's died
7. Ride the Comet (3:29)
[Jorn Lande:] Find your way home, little extremophiles
[Floor Jansen:] Fly, beloved sons
[Tom Englund:] Find your way home, donors of life
[Floor Jansen:] Fly, my chosen ones
[Jonas P. Renkse:] You're on your own, little extremophiles
[Floor Jansen:] Ride your frozen ark
[Bob Catley:] You're on your own, cleaving the skies
[Floor Jansen:] Ride into the dark

[Chorus]:
[Magali Luyten:]
Carry out your dangerous task, sail uncharted spheres
Live out our dreams, ride the comet
Journey on the Migrator trail, cross the new frontiers
Pass on our genes, ride the comet

[Jorn Lande:] You are the future, little extremophiles
[Floor Jansen:] Fly towards the sun
[Tom Englund:] You are the future, you know what to do
[Floor Jansen:] Fly, it has begun

[Chorus]
8. Web of Lies (2:50)
[Simone Simons]:
Dear PX, I feel you are the one
What's your name? Where are you from?
I'm in love, though we never met
Looking for clues, I search the net

Dear PX, I'm waiting for your mail
Check every hour, to no avail
Been up all night, couldn't get to sleep
No way out, I'm in too deep

Dear PX, it's been 11 days
I'm kind of lost within this maze
Are you there? Give me but a sign
Are you at home? Are you on-line?

[Phideaux Xavier]:
Dear Simone, sorry for the wait
I've seen your pics, you're looking great
I'm all alone, dying for a date
I think we match, it must be fate

[Simone Simons]:
Dear Ol, I feel you are the one
what's your name? where are you from?
I'm in love, though we never met
Looking for clues, I search the net
 
Disc 2  
1. The Fifth Extinction (Glimmer of Hope - World of Tomorrow Dreams - Collision Course - From the Ashes - Glimmer of Hope (Reprise)) (10:29)
[Glimmer Of Hope]

[Anneke van Giersbergen:] Through their eyes we will see
[Bob Catley:] With their hands we will create
[Anneke van Giersbergen:] In their world we will be free
[Bob Catley:] With our minds we'll shape their fate

[Steve Lee:]
Now the die is cast, the first step taken
A glimmer of hope lights up our lives
Visions of the past, dreams forsaken
Forming right before our eyes
We're alive

[Anneke van Giersbergen:] Through their pain we'll learn to live
[Bob Catley:] Remember all life has to give

[Jorn Lande:]
Now the die is cast, the first step taken
A glimmer of hope lights up our lives
Visions of the past, dreams forsaken
Re-ignite the sparkle in our eyes
We're alive! So alive!

[World Of Tomorrow Dreams]

[Tom Englund:]
I see a planet, perfect for our needs
Behold our target, a world to plant our seeds
[Steve Lee:]
There must be life, first remove any trace of doubt!
They may all die, don't you think we should check it out?
[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
We have no choice, we waited far too long
This is our planet, this is where they belong
[Jorn Lande:]
We may regret this, is this the way it's supposed to be?
A cold execution, a mindless act of cruelty!

[Bob Catley, Hansi Kursch:]
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our future lies
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our hopes will rise

[Tom Englund:]
I see mainly reptiles, a lower form of intelligence
Mere brainless creatures with no demonstrable sentience
[Jorn Lande:]
What makes us superior, we did not do so great ourselves!
A dying race, imprisoned in restricted shells

[Bob Catley, Hansi Kursch:]
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our future lies
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our hopes will rise

[Derek Sherinian: Synth solo]

[Collision Course]

[From The Ashes]

[Tom Englund:] And as the smoke slowly rises
[Jonas Renkse:] Our planet's bare and cold
[Tom Englund:] But as the black sky brightens
[Jonas Renkse:] A wondrous world unfolds

[Daniel Gildenlöw:] We're at the dawn of a new age
[Bob Catley:] As we hear the final cries
[Daniel Gildenlöw:] Ready to enter the next stage
[Bob Catley:] From the ashes we will rise

[Steve Lee:] And as the smoke slowly rises
[Hansi Kursch:] Our planet's bare and cold
[Steve Lee:] But as the black sky brightens
[Hansi Kursch:] A wondrous world unfolds

[Floor Jansen:] We're at the dawn of a new age
[Jorn Lande:] As we hear the final cries
[Floor Jansen:] Ready to enter the next stage
[Jorn Lande:] From the ashes we will rise!

[Glimmer Of Hope Reprise]

[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
Now the die is cast, the first step taken
A glimmer of hope lights up our lives
Visions of the past, dreams forsaken
Re-ignite the sparkle in our eyes
We are alive
2. Waking Dreams (6:31)
[Jonas Renkse:]
Life, imagination
Missing link in the chain
We'll fuel your minds
Color your thoughts
Come to you waking dreams

Fire, inspiration
Missing branch on the tree
We are your roots, we are your blood
Come to you in waking dreams

[Anneke:]
Sail the stream as I dance upon the waves of a waking dream
As it passes you by.
Ride the beam as I rise upon the wings of a waking dream
As it fades in the sky.

[Jonas:]
Mind transformation
You were chosen
Live the the dream that we have been dreaming
Now is a time to come together and make it come true
Oh me and you

[Anneke:]
Sail the stream as I dance upon the waves of a waking dream as it passes you by.
(Dancing on the waves)
Ride the beam as I rise upon the wings of a waking dream as it fades in the sky.

[solo keyboard: Tomas Bodin]
[solo guitar: Arjen]

[Anneke:]
Sail the stream as I dance upon the waves of a waking dream as it passes you by.
(Dancing on the waves)
Ride the beam as I rise upon the wings of a waking dream as it fades in the sky
3. The Truth is in Here (5:12)
[Arjen Lucassen:]
Last night I had that dream again
My world was black as night
Plagued by visions of a future world
[Liselotte Hegt:] Mr L, did you take your meds?

[Arjen Lucassen:]
I sang about these dreams
Warning man of his demise
Wasted words that no one heard
[Liselotte Hegt:] Won't you please relax? I'll make your bed

[Arjen Lucassen:]
Today I had that dream again
I roamed among the stars
On the wings of an amazing flight
[Liselotte Hegt:] Mr L, do you feel OK?

[Arjen Lucassen:]
To a place beyond our time
Where the sunlight doesn't warm
And colour bleeds into the night
[Liselotte Hegt:] We may have to increase your dose today

[Arjen Lucassen:]
I know the truth is out there
Didn't you want to see?
I know the truth is in here
[Liselotte Hegt:] Why should we believe you?
[Arjen Lucassen:] If you want to feel

[Arjen Lucassen:]
Now I have that dream again
I live beneath the waves
In a realm of grace and majesty
[Liselotte Hegt:] Mr L, can I ease your mind?

[Arjen Lucassen:]
In the distant shadows loom
Cold machines rise from the deep
In a world once proud and free
[Liselotte Hegt:] Would you free your thoughts, let it all abide

[Arjen Lucassen:]
I hate to have that dream again
They live inside my head
Feeling everything I feel inside
[Liselotte Hegt:] Mr L can you please be still?

[Arjen Lucassen:]
They speak to me in dreams
They can see all I can see
They have always been my guide
[Liselotte Hegt:] Gotta hush now, please have another pill!

[Arjen Lucassen:] I know the truth is out there
[Liselotte Hegt:] Why should we believe you?
[Arjen Lucassen:]
If you want to see
I know the truth is here
[Liselotte Hegt:] Why should we deceive you?
[Arjen Lucassen:] If you want to feel?

[Liselotte Hegt:]
We are all alone
There's no one there
You don't have to be afraid

[x2]
[Arjen Lucassen:] Can't you see through this masquerade?
[Liselotte Hegt:] We are all alone
[Arjen Lucassen:] We are all clones
[Liselotte Hegt:] There's no one there
[Arjen Lucassen:] I am so scared
[Liselotte Hegt:] You don't have to be afraid

[Arjen Lucassen:]
Last night I had that dream again
My world was black as night
Plagued by visions of a future world
[Liselotte Hegt:] Mr L, would you take your rest?

[Arjen Lucassen:]
They speak to me in dreams
They could see all I can see
They have always been my guide
[Liselotte Hegt:] Won't you please relax? I'll make your bed

[Arjen Lucassen:] I know the truth is out there
[Liselotte Hegt:] Why should we believe you?
[Arjen Lucassen:] If you want to see
[Liselotte Hegt:] Why should we deceive you?
[Arjen Lucassen:] I know the truth is in here
[Liselotte Hegt:] Why should we believe you?
[Arjen Lucassen:] If you want to feel?
4. Unnatural Selection (7:15)
[Tom Englund:]
We have to teach them all that we know
Their evolution moves far too slow
Expand their minds and reject compliance
Upgrade their knowledge, upload our science

[Steve Lee:]
This revolution will lead to their demise,
We should not make the same mistake twice
We're kept alive by artificial means
We've lost our souls to a world of machines

[Jorn Lande:] Listen to the warning [8X]

[Tom Englund:]
We need to teach them to fight disease
They seem so helpless and need our expertise
I see them dying all across the globe
Their greatest foe is but a small microbe

[Steve Lee:]
The sudden change leads to overpopulation
Shifting the balance, destructive habitation
Killing a live biological invasion
Consuming it by ruthless exploitation

[Jorn Lande:] Can you see the fire in their eyes?
[Bob Catley:] Can you hear the anguish in their cries?
[Jorn Lande:] Can you see the beauty in their eyes?
[Bob Catley:] Can you sense the love within their hearts?
[Jorn Lande:] I can taste the freedom we once had
[Bob Catley:] I can touch their pain when they feel sad
[Jorn Lande:] I can smell the fragrance of the air
[Bob Catley:] I remember times we used to share

[Hansi Kursch:]
Don't want to live in a world that's dying
I want to die in a world that's living! [2X]

[Jorn Lande:] Listen to the warning [8X]

(Before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction. - JFK)

(Humankind has acquired a collective power and ability to dramatically alter the environment of the entire planet - Gore)

(This will not be another Vietnam - Bush)

(The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - Roosevelt)

(Our task is not only to win the battle, but to win the war - Churchill))

[Bob Catley:] We gave them feelings - what did they sense?
[Steve Lee:] Shout out the world and put up a fence!
[Bob Catley:] We gave them science - what did they do?
[Steve Lee:] They built a bomb and they used it too.
[Bob Catley:] We gave them reason - what did they learn?
[Steve Lee:] Warmed up the planet and made it burn!
[Bob Catley:] We gave them art - what did they make?
[Steve Lee:] Nuclear weapons for their own sake!
[Bob Catley:] We gave them insight - what did they see?
[Steve Lee:] Degrade the noble, enslave the free!
[Bob Catley:] We gave them wisdom - what did they teach?
[Steve Lee:] Destroying all that's within their reach!
[Bob Catley:] We gave them language - what did they say?
[Steve Lee:] They put the planet in disarray!
[Bob Catley, Steve Lee:] We gave them dreams - and what did they dream?

[Hansi Kursch:]
Don't want to live in a world that's dying.
I want to die in a world that's living!

[Jorn Lande:] Listen to the warning [4X]

[Jonas Renkse:]
A chain on guilt around our neck
A planet straying in darkness
Can we save the lives we wrecked?
I say we should find a way
I say stop this decay

[Jorn Lande:] Can you see the fire in their eyes?
[Bob Catley:] Can you hear the anguish in their cries?
[Jorn Lande:] Can you see the beauty in their art?
[Bob Catley:] Can you sense the love within their hearts?
[Jorn Lande:] I can taste the freedom we once had (freedom, freedom)
[Bob Catley:] I can touch their pain (oh, can you feel the fire?)
[Jorn Lande:] I can smell the fragrance of the air.
[Bob Catley:] I relive the times we used to share (yeah).

[Jorn Lande:] Can you see the fire in their eyes? (Oh!)
[Bob Catley:] Can you hear the anguish in their cries? (Can you feel the fire?)
[Jorn Lande:] Can you see the beauty in their art?
[Bob Catley:] Can you sense the love within their hearts? (Can you feel the beauty?)

[Hansi Kursch:] Don't want to live in a world that's dying!
[Jorn Lande:] Oh yeah, so beautiful!
[Hansi Kursch:] I want to die in a world that's living! (Yeah, yeah!)
5. River of Time (4:24)
[Hansi Kursch:] Is it too late to prevent their fall?
[Bob Catley:] Are they ready for the key to it all?
[Hansi Kursch:] The mystery solved, the answer to life
[Bob Catley:] The final solution, a chance to survive

[Bob Catley, Hansi Kursch:]
We can save this ill-fated race
Who are lost in the ocean of space
Show them the way to reverse their decline
Guide them back on a river of time

[Hansi Kursch:] Follow the wave, speed up the flight
[Bob Catley:] Slow down time, faster than light
[Hansi Kursch:] You might let the forces take a giant leap
[Bob Catley:] And the stream dive into the deep

[Bob Catley, Hansi Kursch:]
We can save this ill-fated race
Who are lost in the ocean of space
Show them the way to reverse their decline
Guide them back on a river of time

[Hansi Kursch:] Send back visions of war and decay.
[Bob Catley:] Paradigms of fear in a world of dismay.
[Hansi Kursch:] Shape the present, alter the past.
[Bob Catley:] Create a new future, one that would last

[Bob Catley, Hansi Kursch:]
We can save this ill-fated race
Who are lost in the ocean of space
Show them the way to reverse their decline
Guide them back on a river of time
6. E=MC2 (5:50)
[Wudstik:]
It all came to me in the wake of a dream
Bending space and reversing the stream
The knowledge is mine to influence time
And avert our decline

We could use this to salvage mankind
Send projections into the past
As humanity fades in their minds
Let them know man won't last

It all came to me in the wake of a dream

[Chorus:]
[Marjan Welman:]
This may be our last chance if we want man to survive
A mirror reflection
Show them our world as it dies
Cut through the barrier and do what no one has dared
Let's break the equation
E=mc2

[Wudstik:]
Our first try was a minor success
No control, I can but guess
We have to move now; don't know just how
No mistakes are allowed
We can make no mistakes

I have sent it but nothing changes
Just a line in some nation lore
I don't know just how far it reaches
Everything's like before

It all came to me in the wake of a dream

[Chorus]

(The outcome of the final experiment has now been placed in your hands)
7. The Sixth Extinction (Echoes on the Wind - Radioactive Grave - 2085 - To the Planet of Red - Spirit on the Wind - Complete the Circle) (12:18)
[1. Echoes On The Wind]

[Tom Englund:]
It's the calm before the storm
It's the quiet before the war
It's the time when all will be decided.
[Steve Lee:] All will be decided
[Tom Englund:] If nobody hears the echoes on the wind

[Tom Englund:] It's the end of the chain
[Steve Lee:] Destruction of the fittest
[Tom Englund:] It's the end of our reign
[Steve Lee:] We've seen it all before
[Tom Englund:] It's the end of man's evolution
[Steve Lee:] The end of evolution
[Tom Englund:] For nobody heeds the echoes on the wind

[2. Radioactive Grave]

[*]
[Hansi Kursch:] Do you hear the sirens?
[Daniel Gildenlöw:] Do you see them burst?
[Steve Lee:] Do you feel the fire?
[Jonas Renske and Floor Jansen:] All the world's a radioactive grave!
[Tom Englund:] I can hear them crying
[Bob Catley:] I can see the fear
[Jorn Lande:] I can see them dying
[Jonas Renske and Floor Jansen:] Washed away by deadly gamma waves!

[Hansi Kursch:] Do you hear them calling?
[Daniel Gildenlöw:] Do you see them hurt?
[Steve Lee:] Do you feel them falling?
[Jonas Renske and Floor Jansen:] All the world's a blazing funeral pyre!

[Tom Englund:] I can hear the wailing!
[Bob Catley:] I can see the wrath!
[Jorn Lande:] I can see them failing
[Jonas Renske and Floor Jansen:] Washed away by a scorching sea of fire!

[repeat *]

[3. 2085]

[Jonas Renske:] Silence's so loud, not a soul... left alive
Darkness's a shroud
2085
All our dreams have disappeared
They burned down... tree of life
Confirming all that we feared
2085

[Bob Catley:]
Don't give up, remember how we felt
Fire rushing through our veins
Now it's the time to rise up from our hell
Now it's the time to free our brains

[Steve Lee:]
The meaning of life is to give life meaning
Go too fast, move too slow.
Restore the balance between thinking and feeling
Open up and let it flow

[Jonas Renske:]
No side has won, struggle to... survive
Our quest here is done
2085
All our hopes have disappeared
Our race will... not thrive
Time will not recall the year
2085

[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
Don't give in, remember all we learned
The spark of life if did ignite
We regained the rage for which we yearned
We regained our will to fight

[Jorn Lande:]
We must resolve this human equation
We're already dead if we don't try
To welcome challenge, genetic variation
Stop the machines, prepare to die!

[4. To The Planet Of Red]

[Instrumental]

[5. Spirit Of The Wind]

[Tom Englund:] He's the last man alive
[Steve Lee:] Searching for the answer
[Tom Englund:] Knowing he won't survive
[Steve Lee:] To the mystery of live
[Tom Englund:] Relives the past, and dreams of the future
[Steve Lee:] Dreaming of the future
[Tom Englund:] And soon he'll set free
[Steve Lee:] And the sleeper will awake
[Tom Englund:] The spirit of the wind

[6. Complete The Circle]

Make us whole, migrator soul
Follow you home, complete the Circle
We must survive, restore our lives
The way I'll show, complete the circle [x2]

[Hansi Kursch:]
Send back visions
Into the past
Of war and decay

[Floor Jansen:]
Hear the final cries!
I can see the fear
In a world without walls

[Anneke van Giersbergen:] Through their eyes

[Tom Englund:]
I see them dying
We have to teach them
Migrator soul

[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
We will gain our will to fight
We're at the dawn
We found a way

[Steve Lee:]
I know we'll make it in the end
Listen to the one man

[Bob Catley:]
We gave them language
What did they say?
What did they learn?

[Jorn Lande:]
We have no choice
We are the future
We are the pain
Complete the Circle!

[Steve Lee:] AH!!!!
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