Oh yeah

Young is the day
Still it's the same
The same old tomorrow
Colors too bright
So dream in black and white
If you wanna rise from the hollow

The future in sight
The past in your head
Nightmare or treason
The father above you as you
Walk through the ashes
Don't you run out of reason

You keep waiting
For your choice to be made
There ain't no bounty
For the number of passions
You rein in for love

You are defying the devil
Forever this time
But you can't imagine
Forever will drag on a long long time
You are defying salvation
The wait is your crime
Stalemate in virtue we falter
Forever is a long time

Pleasure and pain feel all the same
To the dreamer who's trying to get closer
Strange how it feels in reality
When your fairytale is over

No right or wrong
I just keep going on
And I don't get lost in belief

Falter and pray
Keep looking away
I don't wanna see

We keep on waiting
For a choice to be made
There ain't no bounty for the passion
We rein in for love

You are defying the devil
Forever this time
But you can't imagine
Forever will drag on a long long time
You are defying salvation
The wait is your crime
Stalemate in virtue we falter
Forever is a long time
Forever is a long time
It's gonna take forever

Oh - young is the day
Still it's the same
The same old tomorrow
Colors too bright
So dream in black and white
Wanna rise from the hollow

You are defying the devil
Forever this time
But you can't imagine
Forever will drag on a long long time
You are defying salvation
The wait is your crime
Stalemate in virtue we falter
Forever is a long time


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    My InterpretationTobais' character going to hell and back? I know that Jorn duets on this with him, and he's supposed to represent power/temptation - tempting Tobias to join the dark side?
    chaosawakeningon September 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThe basis of the Wicked Trilogy album is about music composer dubbed The Scarecrow (Tobias Sammet) slowly going insane. His insanity births Mephistopheles (Jorn Lande) in his mind, and he falls into depression after being rejected by his unrequited love (Amanda Somerville). Tobi wrote this trilogy so The Scarecrows teeters between reality and illusions; that line being clearer in some songs more than others.

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    Following Crestfallen in which The Scarecrow reached a new low, I believe Mephistopheles is trying to pick him up a bit while also bringing him back under control by telling him to tone back his dreams.

    The Scarecrow keeps defying "his devil", but isn't actually striving to get better. Whether feeling pleasure or pain, he's trying to move forward. He does seem to be sobering up by saying his "fairy tail's over".

    Mephistopheles continues to try to persuade The Scarecrow by saying "forever is a long time" to be defying him, and that the pain he feels is a result of him hesitating to take up Mephistopheles' "salvation".
    Zamochyon June 11, 2017   Link

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