[Believers:]

Fire falling from the sky
Rage of god is coming down
Armaggeddon's drawing nigh
Sinner cry ! Heathen die !
Hear the toll of pain, gloria, gloria
In the fiery rain
Fire falling from the sky
Rage of god is coming down
Armaggeddon's drawing nigh
Sinner cry ! Heathen die !
Hear the toll of pain, gloria, gloria

Now the time has come, the end's begun
And the only one will come

[Gabriel:]

It has been foretold
By the visions of the old
And the madness in their eyes
Said his angel will arise
That's what they know : "Holy Lord it's over, oh god
We have done no wrong
So we go where we belong
To the neverending dream
But for those who lived in sin"
They claim to know : "Holy Lord it's over, oh god"

[Pope:]

Hey Angel, can you tell me
Will you lead us to the place
Full of heat, in the fire
For we only brought disgrace

[Lugaid:]

He is not the one. If they only knew

[Bishop:]

Hey Angel, will you take us
To the judgement of his rage
Hey will we die
For we couldn't close the gate

[Lugaid:]

To the knowledge as they have been told

[Gabriel:]

I don't know how could I prove
Nothing but the cloven hoof
Reigning over them as well
While they keep on fighting hell
Babylon the scarlet whore has come

We are the seven, judgement of heaven
Why don't we know : We are the angels
It's revelation, soul castignation
Fire will burn us away
We are the seven, judgement of heaven
Why don't we know : We are the angels
It's revelation, soul castignation
Fire will burn us away

[Pope:]

Redeemer, devastion
Hope it only has been ment
For the sin of the dreamer
who broke the low you'd sent

[Lugaid:]

He is not the one. If they only knew

[Jakob:]

Hey, don't know but i wondered:
When we lost the seal again
Maybe stoned by the incense
Do we rise or just descent

[Lugaid:]

He is not the one. If they only knew

[Gabriel:]

I don't know how could I prove
Nothing but the cloven hoof
Reigning over them as well
While they keep on fighting hell
Babylon the scarlet whore has come

We are the seven, judgement of heaven
Why don't we know : We are the angels
It's revelation, soul castignation
Fire will burn us away
We are the seven, judgement of heaven
Why don't we know : We are the angels
It's revelation, soul castignation
Fire will burn us away

[Solo: Henjo Richter]

[Voice of the tower:]

Woe to you longing for the wisdom
Woe to you longing for the light
All my sons bring me back what is mine
Or you'll end burning in this night
Woe to you longing for the wisdom
Woe to you longing for the light
All my sons bring me back what is mine
Or you'll end burning in this night

[Solo: Timo Tolkki]

[Gabriel:]

Once I have been lost in what they told me to believe
Until I felt in burning deep inside to set my spirit free
And I escaped to another world to help the little men
who make me plunge into philosophy - to feel my
mind again... No one left to hold me tight - on the
`real`other side - but her in chains

I had been alone till the madman come along
With the knowledge and silver long beard
He was the first man ever teaching how I could be free
Helping me to find - oh - the mind and the soul
They've been trying to hide away...
And he promised we'd help Anna if I'd help him to
go all the way

[Lugaid:]

Go all the way into the world of minds
Open the gate and do not close behind
Prevent them from hiding the light away
Prevent them from tellin' us tales
Or the end of all they scare us with will be a
million empty brains...

[Gabriel:]

I could bring you what you told me
The seal they need to close the gate forever
But still I haven't found a meaning
Anna will we ever be together

[Regrin:]

You've been fighting for your soul
And sometimes it takes a toll
Hope one day you'll understand
What it means to hold in hands
What they call a fantasy
It is nothing but a key
To the world that now you're in
That they call a wicked dream

[Elderane:]

When you're walking on your own
When you're broken and alone
You may feel us from inside -
on the other side of life.
Ohohohoh...

[Gabriel:]

I've been fighting for my soul
And sometimes it takes a toll
Hope one day we'll understand
What it means to hold in hands
What we call a fantasy
But it's nothing but a key
To the world that now I'm in
That we call a wicked dream

Oh, walking on my own
When I'm broken and alone
I may feel you from inside
From the other side of life


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  • +4
    General CommentThe Seven Angels are the seven main characters in the story; Gabriel, Elderane, Regrin, the Pope, Jakob, Falk and Johann. Armageddon is coming, as the wrath of God reigns down upon them. As judgement day approaches:

    Gabe notes that he’s done nothing wrong, and is confident he’ll go to heaven.

    The Pope realizes he’s sinned, and wonders if he’ll go to hell.

    Johann, like the Pope, asks if he’ll die because they lost the seal. Yes, he’s still worried about that.

    Jakob begins to wonder if they were supposed to lose the seal. If that was the point. Maybe they did the right thing, and will go to heaven after all?

    Lugaid tells us throughout that this isn’t the coming of God. If only they knew that…

    The Voice (presumably God) then speaks to them all, telling them to be ashamed for coveting things that belonged to him. He tells them to being back ‘what is his’ (the seal? Or simply their faith in him?), or face the consequences.

    After hearing the Voice, Gabe tells his life story. He was confused by everyone telling him what to believe, until he decided to give up on it all. He escaped to Avantasia to help the elves and dwarves, who made him think about life even more. He has nobody left in the real world, other than Anna.

    He’d been alone until the Druid came. Lugaid taught him how to be free, and how to find Avantasia. He says that Lugaid promised to help free Anna if he helped save Avantasia.

    Lugaid said to go to Avantasia, to open the gate and not close it behind him (i.e, to learn to dream again and allow others to do the same). To stop people living in darkness, and allow them to tell stories and to dream (basically, defy the Inquisiton), or everyone will end up brainwashed.

    Gabe tells the Voice that, sure, he’ll bring him the seal. But he still doesn’t know why any of this is happening, and he still misses Anna.

    Then the Dwarf chimes in, and says that Gabe is just exhausted. One day he’ll realise what it all means. The gate is just a metaphor for the imagination, and the seal stands for works of fiction, that allow you to be imaginative and creative, and allow you to escape to another world (i.e, Avantasia) for a while. That’s all it is. The Church doesn’t want people to dream of these fantasy worlds, so they dress them up as ‘wicked dreams’.

    Elderane says that, whenever Gabe feels lonely, he can come back to Avantasia.
    D-Lyriumon June 15, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentJust found this band today. Cannot stop playing this song. This is what music is really about. Amazing instrumentals and incredible vocals.
    MaverickXon January 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentmonumental.
    LeChuckon September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment+10. fuckin beautiful.
    kquedequalsvolvoon January 26, 2008   Link
  • -1
    My OpinionA little long. I know it's supposed to be like this, but I don't really like how it sounds like a musical. I don't mind long songs, just not into the whole sectioning (for lack of a better word) that Green Day is so very fond of.
    djh101on November 08, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis song is obviously about most Christian obsession with the end times... And what is not to be obsessed with? How revelation deplicts it, it is facinating. It is about how most christians are hypocritical about things how they call others sinners, but look not at what they do. And It is also about excaping this world through say a book, a game, your imagination, a movie, anything that is not real it could even be music if you will. It would be about how someone may read a book about fantasy and some christians would say it is the work of the devil for it leads you away from God. Yes I am a christian, yet i know that things like magic, and such cannot be prevented and you may as well let man do what he wills for his will, will drive him into what ever he desires.... But that is what this song means to me... If anyone else agress that is cool but aye, I listen to music and especially metal to get away from this world and go to my own little world within the music and my imagination... It is just mind candy anyway :P
    Glass_prisoneron September 08, 2007   Link

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