A] Glimmer of Hope

Anneke van Giersbergen:
Through their eyes we will see
Bob Catley: With their hands we will create
Anneke van Giersbergen: In their world we will be free
Bob Catley: With our minds we'll shape their fate

Steve Lee:
Now the die is cast, the first step taken
A glimmer of hope lights up our lives
Visions of the past, dreams forsaken
Forming right before our eyes
We're alive

Anneke van Giersbergen: Through their pain we'll learn to live
Bob Catley: Remember all life has to give

Jorn Lande:
Now the die is cast, the first step taken
A glimmer of hope lights up our lives
Visions of the past, dreams forsaken
Re-ignite the sparkle in our eyes
We're alive! So alive!

B] World of Tomorrow Dreams

Tom Englund: I see a planet, perfect for our needs
Behold our target, a world to plant our seeds
Steve Lee: There must be life, first remove any trace of doubt!
They may all die, don't you think we should check it out?
Daniel Gildenlow: We have no choice, we waited far too long
This is our planet, this is where they belong
Jorn Lande: We may regret this, is this the way it's supposed to be?
A cold execution, a mindless act of cruelty!

Bob Catley:
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our future lies
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our hopes will rise

Hansi Kursch:
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our future lies
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our hopes will rise

Tom Englund: I see mainly reptiles, a lower form of intelligence
Mere brainless creatures with no demonstrable sentience
Jorn Lande: What makes us superior, we did not do so great ourselves!
A dying race, imprisoned in restricted shells

Bob Catley:
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our future lies
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our hopes will rise

Hansi Kursch:
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our future lies
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams, our hopes will rise

Derek Sherinian: Synth solo

C] Collision Course

D] From the Ashes

Tom Englund: And as the smoke slowly rises
Jonas Renkse: Our planet's bare and cold
Tom Englund: But as the black sky brightens
Jonas Renkse: A wondrous world unfolds

Daniel Gildenlow: We're at the dawn of a new age
Bob Catley: As we hear the final cries
Daniel Gildenlow: Ready to enter the next stage
Bob Catley: From the ashes we will rise

Steve Lee: And as the smoke slowly rises
Hansi Kursch: Our planet's bare and cold
Steve Lee: But as the black sky brightens
Hansi Kursch: A wondrous world unfolds

Floor Jansen: We're at the dawn of a new age
Jorn Lande: As we hear the final cries
Floor Jansen: Ready to enter the next stage
Jorn Lande: From the ashes we will rise!

E] Glimmer of Hope Reprise

Daniel Gildenlow:
Now the die is cast, the first step taken
A glimmer of hope lights up our lives
Visions of the past, dreams forsaken
Re-ignite the sparkle in our eyes
We are alive...


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The Fifth Extinction song meanings
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    General CommentThe fifth extinction being the Permian(?) Extinction, when the comet hit earth eradicating almost all the life on our planet. The sixth extinction would be several million years later, when humans destroy themselves with our own weapons.
    Legendraculaon November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentForevers are happy and hopeful for their plan, relying on its success to live again like they lived in the past. Suddenly, Tom's Forever encounters (sees from Planet Y) the perfect planet to plant the seeds. Steve's Forever suggests to remove any kind of dangerous life to their precious DNA, Daniel's Forever supports this idea arguing that they have waited far too long, but Jørn's Forever, again, question the fact of annihilate life, not being their right. Meanwhile, Bob's and Hansi's Forever rejoice on this news. Tom's Forever sees that the dangerous life forms were mere reptiles (dinosaurs), "A lower form of intelligence", but Jørn's Forever still replies asking what makes the superior to kill other beings, even pointing out that doing this won't make them better. Eventually, the comet crushes the Earth, killing the dinosaurs and spreading a cloud of smoke and ashes. Jonas' and Hansi's Forevers note that this planet is "Bare and cold", but Tom's, Daniel's, Bob's, Steve's, Floor's and Jørn's Forevers recomfort them, as they see the smoke rising and the sky brightening. Floor's Forever pushes to "Enter the next stage". Daniel's Forever ends the song concluding that "The die is cast, we are alive".
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    RainbowDemonon May 16, 2008   Link

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