Living in the darkness
What a cold and lonely night
Voices in the darkness
Sing a sweet sweet lullabye

Something's coming nearer
Anyone to join in game? A game
Welcome to the attic
Hospitality is my name

Eyes so alive
I've been feeling pretty dead
For quite a while
Gimme a smile

Dead-and-alive
Come a little closer
You and I:
Affiliates forevermore and I'm alive
Death is just a feeling
You and I swapping finitude
And love for diamonds
I'm just a little pale

Don't hesitate to sign right here
Don't be afraid to come with me
Specialized in temporizing
Dead to faulty love and time

Faulty time
We'll be dancing right here
Forever and a while
Day by day

Dead-and-alive
Come a little closer
You and I:
Affiliates forevermore and I'm alive
Death is just a feeling
You and I swapping finitude
And love for diamonds

Value by value
I'm gonna turn into breath after breath
Love we trade in for silver
Defy what they use to call death
And dust covered treasures will shine again
An unseen accolade
Larger than life, a memory
Death will be just a charade

[Solo: Sascha Paeth]

Dead-and-alive
Come a little closer
You and I:
Affiliates forevermore and I'm alive
Death is just a feeling
You and I swapping finitude
And love for diamonds
I'm just a little pale


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    My InterpretationI think this is the ghost basically saying "I'm still happy, and I'm dead! Why are you still so miserable?".

    He swapped 'finitude' for 'diamonds' (sold his soul for wealth, basically), and now considers himself to be perfectly normal... just a little pale. I think he's saying that he and Tobi's character are very alike (Dead and alive/Come a little closer/You and I/Affiliates forever more), he just happens to be dead. But death is just a feeling. So Tobi should join him (kill himself? Seems a bit harsh for Avantasia :P), and then he won't need to feel or do anything any more:

    Don't hesitate to sign right here
    Don't be afraid to come with me
    (the 'kill yourself' bit, or maybe less literal than that, I don't know)

    Specialized in temporizing
    Dead to faulty love and time
    (Temporising = delaying action, procrastinating, waiting. Basically he's saying that love (especially 'faulty (unrequited?) love') and time have no relevance when you're dead.

    Which makes it a lot more sinister than most Avantasia songs (except Another Angel Down, where Jorn Lande's character says pretty much the same thing. Although Jorn Lande's character is pretty much Satan, so that's kinda expected.

    Any thoughts?
    D-Lyriumon April 14, 2010   Link

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