One more down by the book of Babylon
One more down in accordance with my fate
One long drift 'cross the lake of Avalon
One more trip that I must create

And my eyes sweep a shore that was always there
A blood-red line through the sonisphere
I can't resolve where it's coming from
I sense it; the Great Pandemonium

Just one
Just one more
Just one
Just one more day

One more day by the pits of Hell
Just one more, when even yesterday was too late
One more thought that I had to sell
One last trick that you can debate

On the silent shore I confronted fear
I spoke to God but he wasn't there
The sun is down and the war begun
Assemble the Great Pandemonium

Red light
Hit the brake now
Red light
Hit the brake now

And my eyes sweep a shore that was always there
A blood-red line through the sonisphere
I can't resolve where it's coming from
I sense it; the Great Pandemonium

On the silent shore I confronted fear
I spoke to God but he wasn't there
The sun is down and the war begun
Assemble the Great Pandemonium

Just one (just one)
Just one more
Just one (just one)
Just one more day


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    General CommentI think a war between heaven and hell is possible, but people are definetly on the brink of war. It's a great opener because it's so heavy and edgy, gives the whole album a darker feel.
    corerulezon September 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIs this text official? Shouldn't it be "One more dawn by the book of Babylon' etc. ? Cause later on it's 'Just one more day', so that'd make more sense I think.
    Ragison October 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is now one of my favorite Kamelot songs, the solo towards the end is amazing.
    I get dawn of the dead/zombie vibes from this song for some reason, although the reference to Avalon may prove me wrong.
    ramack333on November 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm not sure, but it reminds me of the epic poem, Paradise Lost by Milton. It is about fallen angels, Satan, and demons waging a war against God for sending them to the dark, pits of hell. The place where they confer and decide what to do is called Pandaemonium. Their album Epica was their version of Doctor Faustus, so it wouldn't surprise me if they are doing a reproduction.
    CandyMandyon March 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song has strong Occultic influence. Really has nothing to do with Milton or a war between Heaven and Hell. It has more to do with self awareness. Fate is a by-product of time that humanity created to measure duration itself. The lake of Avalon is symbolism for time. The trip that he must create is to realize what you perceive before you as reality is just one of many.
    kyle1734on December 20, 2011   Link
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    General CommentOne thing I noticed:
    The lyrics mention some "book of Babalon", which probably is the "Liber Babalon" by Jack Parsons. I have read up on that in the internet. I haven't understood everything about that book, but it's some creepy occult talk about the resurrection of a god. And then it sais: "The working is of nine moons." In the song it is: "Just one more day." This is the beginning of the ninth album (ninth moon/day?). Got it? ;)
    TDGRoachon August 20, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionWhat does he mean by Sonisphere? I "Googled" it, and the Sonisphere is a festival or a concert. When I understand that, it makes the meaning of the song turn into the sensation the band feels when they rock on stage.

    Perhaps more simply, when Kamelot comes on stage and plays there music, the crowd evolves from excited to a Great Pandemonium. This song would then just be the experience of seeing a crowd of people lose their shit when they sing. I would like to think that it's Milton's Paradise Lost, but I wouldn't know how the Sonisphere line would apply to that definition.
    jonmartintxon May 01, 2014   Link
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    My OpinionJust thinking that maybe he's likening the crowd of concert goers to an army but who knows.
    jonmartintxon May 01, 2014   Link
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    General CommentWouldn't anybody agree with me that this song is about a fallen angel, and he is about to go to war with heaven? Fuck im high
    rumrushedon September 23, 2010   Link

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