"Otherland" as written by and Hans Juergen/olbrich Kuersch....
They rule the land
They're in command
They hold all strings in hand

They are invisible
Out of sight
They've designed a secret place to play their games
A world they're in control

Divine law
Divine law

Be aware
Now mind your steps
We are uninvited guests
They may find and catch us
Don't forget
Do what I say
Now connect
Don't even ask until we're out of it
Everything's at highest stake

Come
Take a look
We are in
Take a breath
But don't forget
It isn't real
It isn't true
An illusion
Nothing more

You're part of the game
You're slave to the grind
Oblivion
Is your key to the Otherland
You're part of the game
You're cursed
You're damned
By now you understand

You're part of the game
You're slave to the grind
Oblivion
You're welcome to the Otherland
You're part of the game
You're cursed
You're damned
By now you understand

We get closer
There's no better way
Lullaby Lane
Fate is on it's way

The inner district is the place you need to know
It's overwhelming
So let's rest here for a while

Someone else appears
Silently
Watch me when I fall down
Everything seems real
Suddenly
A perfect simulation

Come
Take a look
Breathe it in
Artificial wonderlands
We are wandering around
Things shall vanish
They won't last

Now I know you
Understand this world is not true
Nothing is real
Nothing at all
It's bits and pieces
We walk through

You're part of the game
You're slave to the grind

Is your key to the Otherland
You're part of the game
You're cursed
You're damned
By now you understand

You're part of the game
You're slave to the grind
Oblivion
You've reached the promised land
You're part of the game
You're cursed
You're damned,
Welcome to the Otherland

Wait
I can feel things are not right
Do not breathe
Don't look behind
There's someone else
The observer

A trick of light
A fading line
The entrance is gone
We can't get out of it
We are slightly losing ground

Quick
It is time
We shall go
We better leave
And don't come back
No way to run
Nowhere to hide
I fear we are walking aimlessly

You're part of the game
You're slave to the grind
Oblivion
Is your key to the Otherland
You're part of the game
You're cursed
You're damned
By now you understand

You're part of the game
You're slave to the grind
Oblivion
Welcome to the Otherland
You're part of the game
You're cursed
You're damned
You've reached the promised land

You've crossed the line
You've reached the end

You've crossed the line
You've reached the end


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"Otherland" as written by Hans Juergen Kuersch Andre Olbrich

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  • +1
    General CommentI know its about the otherland books, but when i first heard it sounded like it had drugs inuendo -

    "come take a look, breathe it in artificial wonderlands"

    can you see where i'm coming from?
    yamidragonon March 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know this song is about the novels of Tad Williams, and you could call me mad; but I really think that this song refers to a pure role-playing game's NPC who is being paranoid about the Master of the game =P
    animion April 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thought it was about the reptiliens when I first heard this song.
    megadethtilldeath28on July 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one isn't difficult. It's directly about the "Otherland" series of novels by Tad Williams. It's also an awesome song.
    heartbeats_xxxon September 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can't believe that... I spent ages typing out the correct lyrics and they've given the credit to the guy who posted the original lyrics :( Anyways, you're right it's based on the novels, and it's also my favourite song on A Twist In The Myth.
    PsychoDantison September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know that one line "Don't even ask until we're out of it, everythings at highest stake" is what Renie says... I finally chased down a copy of City of Golden shadows, and I'm loving it... I'm guessing the Egyptian gods are the ones that "rule the land"
    learningtolistenon June 19, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI'm just about to start reading that series! :D
    Kuyukly78on November 19, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe song is about the people trying to take down the organic artificial reality of otherland. They must shut it down, but difficulties arise as they must realize that they cannot be sucked in by the illusions of Otherland. the society is damned, for the artificial reality both takes any ideals of progress of the real world, and puts the user in a comatose state. they try to save the people from Oblivion
    midnightsunrisingon January 26, 2008   Link
  • -1
    General CommentHuh, I always thought it was about mortals who wandered into the realm of the fey folk for some reason...
    Dacfuon November 21, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYes blind guardian use middle earth n tales n which we love. Although u many realize in many of songs could relate to today's ways. hint pres Jerusalem. therefore may there tale be more real & a medifor for those known as Illuminati. Considered the past. n othersongs war of thones . read between the lines.
    Bjre@l0505on March 04, 2014   Link

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