The gates of time have opened
Now, its chains are broken
An ancient force unleashed again
As I enter the portal I feel the enchantment
It takes me away, away from here

Come near me,
Enter my private chambers
I want to feel the warmth on my face,
Light-in darkness, lift me up from here
Give me your wings,
To flee from my ivory tower

As I enter the portal
I feel the enchantment
The stars above are lying at my feet

Come near me,
Enter my private chambers
I want to feel the warmth on my face,
Light in darkness, lift me up from here
Give me your wings,
To flee from my ivory tower


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Enter Lyrics as written by Sharon J. Den Adel Robert Westerholt

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    General Comment

    I think it is about escapism, the ivory tower is her sanctuary. She is asking him to help her, to bring her back to reality.

    Samdarkon August 06, 2010   Link
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    I think this song is based on the poem "The Lady of Shalott" by Lord Alfred Tennyson. It's basically about a woman who has been cursed and will die if she leaves the protection of her ivory tower. I don't know the poem well enough, so I'm not sure about everything.

    xoxEmilyxoxon January 07, 2012   Link
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    Reminds me of the fairytale of Rapunzel. In my opinion, the male voice is describing his journey in coming to save the princess. There's a bit of sexual innuendo there too, I think.

    Dark Artiston January 15, 2008   Link
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    General Comment

    i think the scary dude was robert westerholt (lead guitarist)

    ????_chrison May 31, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Yeah... I don't think they'll be getting rid of 'the scary dude' as he is married and has had a kid with Sharon, and his roaring totally suits the music and i for won miss the roar!

    IluvTarjaon February 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    this song is great. i love this band.

    kill.me.fasteron August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love WT, but they need to seriously re-think using the scary man's voice. I think Sharon can sing slightly better than the scary dude.

    Dark~Wingson January 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Okay.. Can we post at "SONGMEANINGS" in order to discuss the MEANING of the SONG?

    x.servalon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Yay, my first post! So I think this is about the past (ancient force unleashed) and how it gives good feelings and guides you (light in darkness). It helps you rise above even the stars and helps you escape from being idle and buried in falsehoods (ivory tower). Don't you love the past?

    dark ivoryon December 24, 2007   Link
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    Ivory Tower is symbol of spiritual isolation.It's also a symbol of false dreams, or just symbol of illusions. One is imprisoned within himself and cannot escape. But, the princess does not want to escape for real. I live inside my ivory tower for years, sometimes I'm sad and I want to discover outer world, but mostly, I know, this is the only place for me.. :) ps sorry for bad english

    gwrraaaon June 17, 2013   Link

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