Walls so white...
where your sorrows have a name
And day is dark as night,
there's no remorse and no redemption
Close the door,
can you hear the crowd is waiting
For the last encore,
screaming out for my attention

Chanting my name…

Welcome all
to curtain call
at the opera
Raging voices in my mind
rise above the orchestra
Like a crescendo of gratitude
This is my soul

Like the dead
I am on the other side
They have been in my head,
there’s no remorse and no redemption
Hush my dear;
let the music fill the night
Until it’s all we hear,
screaming out for my attention

Chanting my name, chanting my name…

Welcome all
to curtain call
at the opera
Raging voices in my mind
rise above the orchestra
Like a crescendo of gratitude

Don’t wake me until it’s over
I… I may be dreaming away

Chanting my name,
chanting my name…

Welcome all
to curtain call
at the opera
Raging voices in my mind
rise above the orchestra

Welcome all
to curtain call
at the opera
Raging voices in my mind
rise above the orchestra



Lyrics submitted by BewilderedChild, edited by skualninja

Ghost Opera song meanings
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    General CommentIn an Interview, Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot's guitarist who wrote this song) said that it is about an opera singer who prepares for her first entrance. Alas, on the way to the opera house, she gets ambushed and raped. Over that, she loses her mind, also because she couldn't fulfil her dream because of this traumatic event.
    frozenvirus85on April 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalmost correct.. Hier are the lyrics from the booklet;

    walls so white...
    where your sorrows have a name
    And day is dark as night,
    there's no remorse and no redemption
    Close the door,
    can you hear the crowd is waiting
    For the last encore,
    screaming out for my attention

    Chanting my name…

    Welcome all
    to curtain call
    at the opera
    Raging voices in my mind
    rise above the orchestra
    Like a crescendo of gratitude
    This is my soul

    Like the dead
    I am on the other side
    They have been in my head,
    there’s no remorse and no redemption
    Hush my dear;
    let the music fill the night
    Until it’s all we hear,
    screaming out for my attention

    Chanting my name, chanting my name…

    Welcome all
    to curtain call
    at the opera
    Raging voices in my mind
    rise above the orchestra
    Like a crescendo of gratitude

    Don’t wake me until it’s over
    I… I may be dreaming away

    Chanting my name,
    chanting my name…

    Welcome all
    to curtain call
    at the opera
    Raging voices in my mind
    rise above the orchestra

    Welcome all
    to curtain call
    at the opera
    Raging voices in my mind
    rise above the orchestra
    x_Morgana_xon January 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics figured out and written down by my good friend Nikolai Khan.
    We went to the Kamelot concert in Helmond and when we left, they gave us the new single for free. It's the title track of the new album coming in June.

    I think it is about a musician who is losing his mind because of all the attention and popularity he gets. He is becoming a sort of ghost, alienating from his audience (reminds me a bit of The Wall).
    BewilderedChildon April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo does that mean that this is a conceptalbum as well? Yeah!
    BewilderedChildon April 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey've stated this album is not a concept album. But of course the songs have a concept. the video confirms frozens' view.
    korwynon May 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo add on to what Frzenvirus said, also she is imagining what it would be like if that never happened.
    dhawkon December 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthonestly i have to say that while my interpretation is probably inaccurate, i stand by what i believe. Ghost opera seems like the type of classical french drama with a twist. A woman, who has been plagued by all things negative the night of her grand opening was able to perform, and then suffer from this illegid 'rape'. she got her instant fame that fell like a tidal wave within hours. The fact is that she missed out on fame, and as an elderly woman, she finds her long lost scripts from that night, that has haunted her, her entire life. So i have to say it is much more than depression that really bites the dust on this one. Imagine how you would feel if you had a hobby, a loved one, something like that, who or what had basically left your life for all the years you lived. And imagine one day, decades later, a new era even, when you find that one thing that has been secretly haunting you for your ENTIRE life, and then think really hard how it affected you. Maybe then, you would have some empathy for the song or the FICTIONAL woman behind it.
    Epiquafreakon January 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs no one mentioning the Phantom of the Opera here?

    The lyrics even almost directly quote the musical, "Let the music fill the night" ("Music of the Night" is a song from POTO)

    It says fucking "opera" in the lyrics. This may be about the writer's life in some way, but it's very clear that this was directly inspired by The Phantom of the Opera.
    FaustusWildeon March 18, 2015   Link

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