Merely the sound of your voice
Made me believe that, that you were her
Just like the river disturbs
my inner peace
One I believed I could find
Just a trace of her beloved soul
Once I believed she was all
Then she smothered my beliefs

One cold winter's night
I may follow her voice to the river
Leave me for now and forever
Leave while you can

Somewhere in time
I will find you and haunt you again
Like the wind sweeps the earth
Somewhere in time
When no virtues are left to defend
You fall in deep
I was a liar in every debate
I rule the forces that fueled your hate
When the cold in my heart leaves
It comes to an end
And quietly I'll go to sleep

How could that first time recur
When memories linger on and on
What made me think you were her
Helena is dead to all, dead to all
Nothing can bring her to life
Don't pretend that I'll be loving you
Once I believed she was gone
I'm corrupted from within

Leave, leave me for now and forever
Leave while you can

Somewhere in time
I will find you and haunt you again
Like the wind sweeps the earth
Somewhere in time
When no virtues are left to defend
You fall in deep
I was a liar in every debate
I rule the forces that fueled your hate
When the cold in my heart leaves
It comes to an end
And quietly I'll go to sleep

Follow me into the light
(Like ice on a lake of tears
I'll take you through)
Leave me tonight
I've gone too far to begin all anew
(Life fades in)
With someone like you

Somewhere in time
I will find you and love you again
Like the wind sweeps the earth
Somewhere in time
When no virtues are left to defend
You fall in deep
I was a liar in every debate
I rule the forces that fueled your hate
When the cold in my heart leaves
It comes to an end
And quietly I'll go to sleep

Sleep


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    General Commentits about helena...
    TheRiverDragonon April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentReally? :/ You're kidding me? - Sorry, wrong :P

    This song ain't about Helena.. It's about Ariel and a girl named Marguerite. It supposed to be a duet between Khan and Simone Simons, though Simone has become more of a backing vocalist O__o Something Kamelot tends to do too often.

    Anyway, everyone who's familiar to the Epica story line knows that Ariel lost his love Helena and one day he comes across a girl who reminds him of her, named Marguerite.
    She seduces him and he almost falls in love with her but just in time he realizes that he only loves her because of her resemblance with Helena. So he refuses to love her (at the moment)

    But he also promises to return one day, when his quest has ended and he found peace of mind.. Then he might love her again.

    Beautiful love song.. Though I dislike the smallness of Simone's part in the song :/ I dunno..
    SnowballInExtremumon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSomething of note: Simone Simons provided the voice of Helena on Epica. On The Black Halo, Helena is played a woman only listed as "Mari"
    charlieSometimeson July 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry, but I don't think so. I'm not a hundred percent sure but I think it was Mari who sang on Epica not Simone. I think she was always Helena's voice. The collaberation with Simone only came about because Epica (Simone's band) wanted to do a duet with Khan (the song 'Trois Vierges') and so in return they got her to be Marguerite on The Black Halo album.
    Maybe you just got confused because Epica is the name of the band Simone is in, but I seriously doubt if it's her on the Epica album by Kamelot.
    eveningthoughton August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSimone is credited as playing someone named Margaritte, who in this song is supposed to look and sound just like Helena.

    It's almost as if she's a ploy by Mephisto to try to tempt him with a look alike, but he keeps remembering Helena.

    Mari (Mari Youngblood, wife of the lead guitarist) plays Helena on boht albums.
    HazardPSon August 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsimone's character looks and sounds just like helena, and mephisto controls Ariel's mind to seduce her. and they sleep together. afterward, that's when this song takes place.
    I think simone should have had a slightly bigger part. Her voice is amazing.
    ilisaxdreamson April 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love marguerite's lines here... she is begging ariel to love her, awwww

    i kinda got lost at what really happened to ariel in the end, i guess he got back together with helena... but i was seriously rooting for marguerite. i can imagine ariel going back to this old little town, knocking on marguerite's door, hihi
    auserlesensafiron September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentContinued from my comment on When The Lights Are Down (If you haven't read that comment, you won't understand the meaning I'm posting on this song) Song meaning...
    Ariel explains himself to Marguerite as best he can. He explains that he saw her as a mere shadow of his dead lover, that any feelings he has for her are a mere facade of his love for Helena, and that he can never love her the way she loves him. In a tragic and moving duet, he urges her to leave and forget him. But he says that, perhaps, they may one day reunite. With that, he leaves, never to see her again.
    horrorfestloveron May 11, 2011   Link

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