I am the master of the game
that made a fool of you
I'm watching from the highest tower
You got the aura to enchant them - and a symphony
And I have got the power

You better taste - they call it life: my special area
I'm breeding winners over there (yeah)
Ain't it a sin to turn your back
On what you re given
It's time to take your share

God left me for dead
I've been turning my head
Away from the living
the time has come
To gamble for gain
To tear down the gate
And see what's inside

We rock the ball!
Been smashed to the ground
Arose from devotion
To take a look and see what is inside
Sight of the crown: Another angel down (oooh)

We rock the ball!
I'm facing my pain
With a rage (?) and a symphony
Driven by the wounds I cannot hide
Rise above the crowd: another angel down

We'll see a black hole will be left up in the starry sky
We gotta mourn another angel
If I am just a light descending to caducity
It's still so far away

There's no tomorrow
I don't remember yesterday
I'm just living for tonight
And all the love I'm not gonna waste
No more: I won't, spill what's divine!

They left you for dead
Turning your head
Away form the living
From flesh and blood
You've got the draw and desire to claw
For fortune and fame

We rock the ball!
Been smashed to the ground
Arose from devotion
To take a look and see what is inside
Sight of the crown: Another angel down

We rock the ball!
I'm facing my pain
With a rage (?) and a symphony
Driven by the wounds I cannot hide
Rise above the crowd: another angel down

[Guitar Solo]

We rock the ball!
Been smashed to the ground
Arose from devotion
To take a look and see what is inside
Sight of the crown: Another angel down

We rock the ball!
I'm facing my pain
With a rage (?) and a symphony
Driven by the wounds I cannot hide
Rise above the crowd: another angel down


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Another Angel Down song meanings
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    General CommentTobi's character in this album is, to put it lightly, a bit messed in the head. Bad things have happened to him, and he was pretty down. The love of his life barely knows his name, and he only has one real friend to speak of (played by Jorn Lande). This song is all about turning your life around and realising that there is something to live for after all.

    "I am the master of the game
    that made a fool of you"

    That'd be that tricky game called 'love'.

    "You got the aura to enchant them - and a symphony
    And I have got the power"

    I interpret this as Jorn saying "look, you can be a great guy, you're pretty awesome when you're not being such an emo. Let me show you".

    "You better taste - they call it life: my special area
    I'm breeding winners over there (yeah)"

    Jorn, in other words, is having a great time. And by the sound of it, getting lots of 'love practice'.

    "Ain't it a sin to turn your back
    On what you re given
    It's time to take your share"

    I.e., stop contemplating suicide and get out there and have fun.
    D-Lyriumon May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about hope, and good things coming from dropping religion.

    I am the master of the game
    that made a fool of you
    I'm watching from the highest tower
    You got the aura to enchant them - and a symphony
    And I have got the power

    You better taste - they call it life: my special area
    I'm breeding winners over there (yeah)
    Ain't it a sin to turn your back
    On what you re given
    It's time to take your share

    Taste life, live it. Don't be bound by silly made-up laws. Also it means from the third line, that if God had made something for you, why not take it?

    God left me for dead
    I've been turning my head
    Away from the living
    the time has come
    To gamble for gain
    To tear down the gate
    And see what's inside

    He's been paying more attention to religion than real things.

    We rock the ball!
    Been smashed to the ground
    Arose from devotion
    To take a look and see what is inside
    Sight of the crown: Another angel down (oooh)

    "Been smashed to the ground" is essentially "Coming down-to-Earth. Hard." He then, since coming down to Earth, arose from religion (gave it up, is better without it) and looked at what it really was. (Lies that keep you from your full potential enjoyment of life).


    There's no tomorrow
    I don't remember yesterday
    I'm just living for tonight
    And all the love I'm not gonna waste
    No more: I won't, spill what's divine!

    Tomorrow and Yesterday represent "Other lives" ex. " I was a pirate in my past life, and I hope I can be a (something) in my next one!"

    They left you for dead
    Turning your head
    Away form the living
    From flesh and blood
    You've got the draw and desire to claw
    For fortune and fame

    This sums up most of the points made in the song. Religion stopping you from seeing reality, and how it stops you from, your full potential.


    "Another Angel Down" means that another person has dropped religion. (Angel representing a religious person).
    bythemarkon June 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry to break it to you, but Jorn Lande (the other guy singing) plays Mephistopiles in this album, and taking into account the facts that the song preceding this one (What Kind of Love) is essentially the love of Tobi's character's life blatantly rejecting him and that the album only spirals downwards from here until he basically gives up on love, I'd say that this song is basically an approximation of the devil tempting Tobi's character away from anything that could make him happy. Case in point:

    "You better taste - they call it life: my special area
    I'm breeding winners over there"

    "They left you for dead
    Turning your head
    Away from the living
    From flesh and blood"


    Avantasia is an anomaly in which you have to look at the lyrics in context to the rest of the album to see where they fit into the story. They're genius.
    Yaifrogon December 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAwesome
    Anilandon January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStill not sure what this lyrics are about... =/

    It still is a pretty kick ass song!
    Raff2603on March 02, 2008   Link

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