Avantasia: Avantasia [2000]

Released May 8, 2001
Genre Symphonic metal
Power metal

Avantasia is the debut single by heavy metal project Avantasia.

Track listing

  1. “Avantasia” (Edit Version)
  2. “Reach Out for the Light”
  3. “Final Sacrifice”
  4. “Avantasia”

Lyrics

1. Avantasia (Edit)

Open my eyes and see my bleeding wounded hands
Feeling the pain too hard to stand.
To stand caught in the ‘now and here’
while they are on the way
Hiding imagination, leading us astray

Use your mind!
You will leave the flesh dimensions behind
Sanity can be the toll
leading to the core of your soul

We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!
We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia! Avantasia…

Walking along the icy gallery of pain
Tell me now: what can keep the flame alive?
Lack of imagination raising up the tower
where they hold our souls to take away the tower

Use your mind!
You will leave the flesh dimensions behind
Sanity can be the toll
leading to the core of your soul

We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!
We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!

2. Reach Out For The Light

Lord above – why don’t you tell me
why I’m here in agony?
I’ve been serving, I’ve been praying
now I’m caught in misery

I’ve been praised by friar Jakob,
I misused his confidence
Cheated by this work of evil
feigning Anna’s innocence

Oh what have I done?
So many ways lead to the fallen one,
Lucifer, fallen light…
Oh what have I done?
What is going on?

We should bring salvation,
not give in to his temptation no!
Read and preach the holy world
and no forbidden lies that hurt
I remember words of “seven”
Set me free – sanity!

Reach out for the light
far beyond confines
You have read the magic lines
leading to the light in your mind…

What is right and what is wrong now?
Is it a trial of paradise?

Is Anna a witch or do they stick to an error?
What’s the book and the seal inside?

Am I a cleric or maybe a sinner?
Unbeliever? Renegade?
Was it the devil who led me to “seven”?
Oh redeemer is it all too late?

Oh, what have I done?
I have been led by the smelling one,
Lucifer, fallen light…
Tell me stranger, what have I done?
Oh what’s going on?

We should bring salvation,
not give in to his temptation no!
Read and preach the holy world
and no forbidden lies that hurt
I remember words of “seven”
Set me free – sanity!

Reach out for the light
far beyond confines
You have read the magic lines
leading to the light in your mind…

In your mind?

3. The Final Sacrifice

Staring into the lake,
watching for heaven’s sake faces screaming in fear
Crying like at the stake, in the fiery waves
I can see all the souls how they suffer and howl
in their eternal pain
Service taking its toll, living life in hades

All the souls that left their mortal
frame if it’s been dead or not
All the deaf who did not hear the truth

Get ready for the brimstone
getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was their final sacrifice
Get ready for the brimstone
getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was their final sacrifice

Someone pullin’ me out to come back to my flesh
Or I’m going insane!
In a world under Rome, in the fiery waves
Can’t you see all the souls, how we suffer and howl
In our eternal pain
Service taking the toll, living life in hades

Oh I see you standing on the
shore of castigation now
We don’t wanna burn no more so pull us out, out, out

Get ready for the brimstone
getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was our final sacrifice
Get ready for the brimstone
getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was our final sacrifice

Get ready !

Get ready for the brimstone
getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was our final sacrifice
Get ready for the brimstone
getting blisters on the eyes
The power of the spirit was our final sacrifice

4. Avantasia

Open my eyes and see my bleeding wounded hands
Feeling the pain too hard to stand.
To stand caught in the ‘now and here’
while they are on the way
Hiding imagination, leading us astray

Use your mind!
You will leave the flesh dimensions behind
Sanity can be the toll
leading to the core of your soul

We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!
We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia! Avantasia…

Walking along the icy gallery of pain
Tell me now: What can keep the flame alive?
Lack of imagination raising up the tower
where they hold our souls
to take away the tower

Use your mind!
You will leave the flesh dimensions behind
Sanity can be the toll
leading to the core of your soul

We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!
We are the power inside, we bring you fantasy
We are the kingdom of light and dreams, gnosis and life: Avantasia!

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