"Reach Out For The Light" as written by Tobias Sammet and Tobias Sammet....
Lord above why don't you tell me
why I'm here in agony?
I've been serving, I've been praying
now I'm caught in misery.

I've been praised by friar Jakob,
I misused his confidence.
Cheated by this work of evil
feigning Anna's innocence.

Oh what have I done?
So many ways lead to the fallen one,
Lucifer, fallen light.
Oh what have I done?
What is going on?

We should bring salvation,
not give in to his temptation no!
Read and preach the holy world
and no forbidden lies that hurt.
I remember words of "seven".
Set me bree sanity!

Reach out for the light
far beyond confines.
You have read the magic lines
leading to the light in your mind

What is right and what is wrong now?
Is it a trial of paradise?

Is Anna a witch or do they stick to an error?
What's the book and the seal inside?

Am I a cleric or maybe a sinner?
Unbeliever? Renegade?
Was it the devil who led me to "seven"?
Oh redeemer is it all too late?

Oh, what have I done?
I have been led by the smelling one,
Lucifer, fallen light
Tell me stranger, what have I done?
Oh what's going on?

We should bring salvation,
not give in to his temptation no!
Read and preach the holy world
and no forbidden lies that hurt.
I remember words of "seven".
Set me free sanity!

Reach out for the light
far beyond confines.
You have read the magic lines
leading to the light in your mind

In your mind?


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"Reach Out for the Light" as written by Tobias Sammet

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    General CommentGabriel - the main character - is a novice of the Dominican order (the ones who helped Inquisitors and the like to hunt witches).

    Prior to the song, Gabriel has seen his step-sister Anna awaiting trial for heresy, which didn't go down too well with him, and now - knowing what a good person Anna is - Gabe is starting to doubt his faith. He snuck into a library and started reading forbidden texts (the 'works of evil' in the song). Unfortunately, he was caught by his Mentor, Friar Jakob, and sent to a dungeon, where we begin the song.

    So, the first few verses are Gabe moaning about being in a dungeon, wondering why God is letting this happen, and then realising that it probably has something to do with those forbidden texts he was reading.

    Enter Lugaid the druid. Lugaid basically tells Gabe to stop worrying about pleasing God, and open his mind. Being good is more than just praying and serving God. The books he read weren't evil, they were some kind of magic texts.

    Then poor Gabe is left more confused than ever, and starts questioning right and wrong, wondering if he's good or evil, whether or not Anna is innocent, and - given time - would probably start questioning up and down, or hot and cold. This leads into Serpents in Paradise...
    D-Lyriumon June 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song. Avantasia really is a fantastic band, I suggest it to any Rhapsody fans !!
    Moon_Revengeon October 14, 2002   Link

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