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Alive Again: the Breathing Shadow Part IV

(2003)
TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Rock, Progressive Metal
LabelsBlack Mark Production
Album rating :  90 / 100
Votes :  2
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Alive Again: the Breathing Shadow Part IV Lyrics

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1. Recollections (2:09)
The memories of you will never fade away
You will always be a lonely stranger to my soul
Where are you now I guess that I will never know
Maybe you have died again to have a body of your own

One day you will be reborn, no recollection at all
No memories of who you were and who you used to be

One day I have to explain, relive the heartache and pain
Cause you have the right to know it used to be

I now that your soul will be alive again
You ll be around us like the wind and the rain and the stars
One day your soul will be again
I really hope you won t remember
who you were and what you could do
2. Shadowman (5:03)
I m in too deep
Climbing up and down these walls
My heart is lost
Though I never thought I d give it up
Now I m back in the darkness of the
Waiting room for ones to be
I sacrifice your body and my soul
So that he ll be coming back for you
So that he ll be coming back for you

Cause you feel all the darkness surround you
You re selling your soul to the shadowman
In pain you are begging your master to guide you
Back to the dark though you don t know why
And now you realize that your soul is no longer alive
And then you feel that you are dead inside
The stars align
In a information never seen before
A premonition, a prophecy
The shadow has returned to life

I hope you won t remember
Who you were and how you used to be
You gave it up cause you couldn t take the pain
Of always looking through a strangers eyes

At the stars alight
In the newborn night
They are falling from the sky
And the colors here around me is fading to gray

Now I can feel that the powers surround me
Caught in the spell of the shadowman
The spirits awake and they gather to hide you
Cause this is the end and I don t know why
What in the world can I have done to deserve the pain that
Is burning inside me as I close my eyes

The light of the day has awakened to open up my eyes
Where are you now, did he take you away
The spirits arise and they tell me that they will show the way
They will lead me to a sanctuary
If you were there it would really ease the pain
He will return tonight

Now you re on the outside looking in
Waiting for the battle to begin
Waiting for the shadowman to take a part of me
Wonder why he couldn t end it all
Could it be the love inside of you?

Now I can see that the drakness surround me
The night is in league with the shadowman
All of the spirits are gathered beside you
Guarding your soul in the candlelinght
If we are strong and till our hearts with love we ll survive
The joy and the laughter will defend your life
3. Glory Days (4:16)
All I can feel is the beat of my heart
And I count every breath that I take
The darkness will drain all the pleasure and pain
And delete all emotions inside of me

For better or worse
There s shadow in my soul now
I feel it inside as I am fading away
The replay of my life
I see it running in my mind now
Familiar faces smiling back at me
On the day I was born

Now I am dying all alone

A view from the past will remind me of the good times
That I had in the innocent days
I was one of the young with a spirit so strong
Never knew make believe from reality

The tears that I cry
Through the eyes of the betrayer
It might be the last that I taste in this life
There s no room for the sorrow in this is image of a lifetime
Only delight and the joy life has given me...

Oh, it s a taking me back to the glory days
I smile as I fade in this empty space
The memories awake and this feels like I m alive
In this glory days

I have no regrets; I know there is no return
Awaiting the end it all
But I m walking of air every minute in here
This is a beautiful way to go

It s a taking me back to the glory days..

I know the end will soon be here
And all I am will disappear
I wish I could stay in wonderland
And relive the glory days
4. Falling (3:25)
The darkness returned in this void where I will fall
All the dreams from my past they re all clouded by their call
I m getting used to funerals that no one attends
So I m following the shadows to where they will descend

All I can hear is the rhythm of my heart
And the blood that will run for the last time in my veins
Nothing here can save me I am already forlorn
So let me leave this body let my soul be reborn

Now I feel that I m fading away
Another destiny, a different day

I am no longer you, I m falling
You are no longer me, I m falling
We are no longer one, I m falling

The darkness returned in this void where I will fall
All the dreams from my past they re all clouded by their call
I m getting used to funerals that no one attends
So I m following the shadows to where they will descend

All I can hear is the rhythm of my heart
And the blood that will run for the last time in my veins
Nothing here can save me I am already forlorn
So let me leave this body let my soul be reborn

Now I feel that I m fading away
Another destiny, a different day

I am no longer you, I m falling
You are no longer me, I m falling
We are no longer one, I m falling
5. Into the Light (3:58)
The dawn replace the night
It brings me shelter from the darkness
And let me alive another day
I hear the night birds sing
Their final encore to the moonlight
The morning sun is on the rise

In the safety of the light
I see the world ignite
For some a day, for some a lifetime

The spirits all around us
Are so anxious in their daydreams
I know something here ain t right
I hear that you re awake
Your eyes are smiling when you see me
You are purity personified

In the safety of the light
I see the world ignite
For some a day, for some a lifetime

The real life tragedienne
Defy the shadows again
Out of the darkness, Into the light

The nightfall dim the light
And bring me closer to the darkness
And deprive me of another day
I hear the night birds sing
Sing their tribute to the moonlight
While the sun dies in the sky

The real life tragedienne
Defy the shadows again
Out of the daylight
Into the night
I must be strong inside
Now there s no place to hide
Out of the daylight
Into the night
Among the shadows here
All goodness disappear

Out of the daylight
Into the night
I must be strong inside
Now there s no place to hide
Out of the daylight, Into the night
6. Eternal (11:21)
Anyway the wind blows
I know you will return
And we will face it again
Now someone calls my name
I hear the echoes in the rain
Now you have come for me

I can see the dark reflection
I can feel it in the air
The beginning of the end
I hear the voices call
Knowing that there s no hope at all
Soon I will join the dead

When I m gone, I m gone forever
I will never tell you
The reason why I left you all alone

Dust to dust, ashes to ashes
The pride and passion
The trials and the tribulations end tonight

And I m never gonna be there when you stumble
I m never gonna be there when you fall
I hope that someone out here will remember to tell you about me

Suddenly the world was filed with silence
And even though me moonlight disappeared
I can see my destiny before me
It s real, no delusion

I can feel my blood run cold
Oh, the creature I behold
It s got the kingdom of the night in its hands
The world around is liquefied
All the life around me died
I feel so weak and now power is taking over me

Now I feel his energy surround me
I m falling lifeless to the ground
Paralyzed I m fading
Beyond you, beyond me

Shadowland, a place of beauty
A world eternal
Where wonders will never cease to be
A bed of nails or a bed of roses
Your life can end here
Or be sent back into reality again

I realize I m deep inside of nowhere
The chamber where the shadows seal your fate
I m sure that there is someone else here with me
And it feels like I know you

Now the shadowman is rising here before me
I can see him glowing in the dark
Then I hear the echo of a whisper

You re over, I m eternal

We must improve the shining hour
Her soul is laid to rest
We will never meet again
Your life is inn our hands
Please live to fight another day
Someone will come for you

She has put us on mettle

Practice what your preach

We must find a mother to the son

A boy as right as rain
Still far too young to share the pain

We ll fin you another home

The cradle is left in a doorway
For the world to find him

If we only have faith in the angels
Someone will take you to their heart

You awake and cry out in anger
Now the world have found you
A hush bye in the arms of a stranger
Maybe they have found a home for you

I watch your tear filled face
So pure, in a state of grace
If the wish is the father to the thought

You are the answer to my prayers
I know it can be true
Someone will come for you
But until then I keep you warm
And be the mother you reserve

Although the world have been
It s like the truth won t unfold
Why have you come here?
Why am I the one?

You re bringing hope to world
And put an end to me grief
Of all the loved ones I ve lost in my days
You are the light inside

For a decade and half
For more than five thousand days
You have been here by my side
You have grown so tall and strong
Even though I know that you won t stay forever
And that both of us will leave this world one day
Our bonds we eternal
7. State of Shock (3:07)
The time has come to tell story
You have to know
I must unveil the truth about the way that we are
I m afraid
I can t imagine what it must be like to hear the words that I m about to
tell you
You world is a lie

Oh no I can t believe it nor deny it
Can someone tell me what I am to do now
Why was I abandoned did they leave me for dead
The writing on the wall leaves me in a the state of shock

Who I am?
I m just a stranger to myself
My heart is a aching
I must find the truth of my life

Now I will be searching night and day
Until the day I will reveal the secret
A necessary evil but I ll do what it takes
I just have to find the one
That will end the state of shock

I wave goodbye
I see you re crying
But I ll return to tell the story
So I can paper over the cracks in my soul

I can hear the voices in the night
I can be real, it s my imagination
I know that I am worried
That I m tired and afraid
Just a stranger in the dark
Living in a state of shock

Living, in a state of shock
Living, in a state of shock
Living, in a state of shock
8. The One (3:47)
I feel asleep after walking for days
Trying to restore the world
And in my dreams I heard voices so clear
They re calling foe the endlessly

I heard s story from another life of mine
About the foe that lives beyond this world
I heard a tale about a shadow once a friend
That brought mw with him to the end
And that I ve only got myself to blame

And I returned from the vision so real
So confused not knowing what to do
It feels like I have been alive in a dream
In a parallel reality

Through day and night I think about the dream
It has never felt so real before
Now I am so afraid to fall asleep
And to know how the story the ends
And why I ve only got myself to blame

Now I m back in the dream
And I am loosing self esteem
The voices say that they are spirits from the past
They explain about the one
That rules the realm of the night
And how my mother was betrayed
And led astray in the world beyond the world

The spirits tell me

Do remain in light
And never ever let he darkness here
Take you in its arms and lead you to slumber
Cause the shadows in the dark will deceive
Then nothing can relieve
And if you won t believe
Then you ve only got yourself to blame
9. Shadowland Serenade (5:54)
I can t believe that this is happening to me
So many years of being young, wild and free
When I m living like a refugee
A plague upon my soul for all eternity?

How come I never knew until the night that she had spoken?
Why did she have to tell me about the way we used to be?

She made a sacrifice for the sake your survival

I m awake in shadowland
Somebody take tome landscape where the dawn awaits
Wide awake in shadowland
Let me unite with my reality in the light of day again

The spirits took me to the valley of the light
Where the rays of dawn prepare for battle with the night
Withering dandelions are scattered in the wind
And right there by a gateway, no! I can t believe the sight

Someone is standing there in a silver blue reflection

You see the one that you were in the life you had before
It s just a memory. They come alive here by the gateway

I m awake in shadowland ..

As a enter the gateway I can see it disappear into the mist
It seems like there is no return from here
I feel so peaceful inside, like my soul is laid to rest
The landscape is so enchanting, I m spellbound by the light
What is happening to me??

The dream is taking to me places unknown
I m not so sure that I wanna be here anymore
I ve lost the power to control my awaking
I m imprisoned in the world of sleep

I can t believe that this is happening to me
A plague upon my soul for all eternity?

Right here in front me I see the angel of illusion

She s just another image from the corners of your mind
She s just a fantasy from your imagination

I am lost in shadowland
Nothing can take me back to where the dawn relights the day
All alone in the shadowland
And I wonder if I ll ever feel alive again
10. Forever and Never (6:23)
Life, is forever in this world of light
Beyond the veil of time and space
Here I hide from the shadows

Nothing here can hurt me
I feel stronger now
I was revived at the gate
No more tears and no more pain
Here in the empire of my mind

I can hear the spirits calling
They say that I must leave now
Or become the dreaming dead

Death in eternal, life is not
I ve made my choice this is where I belong

A slave to illusion

Nothing here can hurt me
I will never leave
Never return to the gate
No more lies and no more sorrow
Here in the empire of my thoughts

And for as long as the world is turning
And for as long as the sun burning
I will be here, forever and never leave
And for as long as the world turning
And for as long as my heart is yearning
I will be here, forever
Forever and never leave

Back in the world
A family is gathered
Around a hospital bed
Mourning for their son
Living thru the machine

A gypsy woman found him lifeless in the cold
In the forest, near the three from the legend of
The breathing shadow

For as long as the world is turning
And for as long as the sun is burning
They will miss you forever and never forget
And for as long as the world is turning
And for as long as the sun is burning
They will miss you, forever and never
Forever and never believe that you are gone

You stop. It s over now
The machine is silent and so are you
The gypsy woman spoke to your coffin
She said: I hope you liked my bedtime stories
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