Tracks

01. Originem
02. The Second Stone
03. The Essence Of Silence
04. Victims Of Contingency
05. Sense Without Sanity - The Impervious Code
06. Unchain Utopia
07. The Fifth Guardian (interlude)
08. Chemical Insomnia
09. Reverence - Living In The Heart
10. Omen - The Ghoulish Malady
11. Canvas Of Life
12. Natural Corruption
13. The Quantum Enigma - Kingdom Of Heaven Part II
14. In All Conscience
15. Dreamscape
17. Banish Your Illusion
23. Originem
24. The Second Stone
25. The Essence Of Silence
26. Victims Of Contingency
27. Sense Without Sanity
28. Unchain Utopia
29. The Fifth Guardian
30. Chemical Insomnia
31. Reverence
32. Omen
33. Canvas Of Life
34. Natural Corruption
35. The Quantum Enigma



01. Originem

Music by Bob Katsionis and Epica
Lyrics by Mark Jansen
Nos sumus conjuncti
Fontem nostram quaerentes
Originem sciendi

Nos pleni vigoris
Quo colendo res fiunt
Sic naturam fingimus

Aenigma solventes
Edrediamur
Nil, certum est


02. The Second Stone

Music by Isaac Delahaye and Epica
Lyrics by Simone Simons
O, ne moriar bis
Oro supplex

Sometimes I feel like my reason is weakinning
My inner clock's forcing time stand till
I'm breaching borders between life and sanity
That's when it all starts to shatter in front of me

Liberate me
Why don't you liberate me?

Sometimes I feel I'm betraying my memory
This time it seems that I'm losing the fight
Finding it hard to be consciously part of life
That's when awareness and dreams start to separate

Reunite me
It's time to reunite me

As time goes by I hide the truth
Cannot stand myself with a broken shell
As time goes by I try to choose
Don't know where to roam in this private hell
Give me relief
Let me believe between sweet fiction and reality
My train thoughts got lost somewhere along the way
I'm chasing shadows that cross on my path
Repeating visions that dance faster than my mind
Can't stop the rain casting shadows on my parade

Can't defeat me
I will not bot to defeat

As time goes by I hide the truth
Cannot stand myself with a broken shell
As time goes by I try to choose
Don't know where to roam in this private hell
Give me relief
Let me believe between sweet fiction and reality
My train thoughts got lost somewhere along the way
I'm chasing shadows that cross on my path
Repeating visions that dance faster than my mind
Can't stop the rain casting shadows on my parade

Ne moriar bis

Another life, anothe mind close to insanity
Another road, a cryptic code the second stone
All the is left is a cross that's mine to bear
A cruse with no ending drenched in anxiety

O, ne discedam bis
Oro supplex

As time goes by I hide the truth
Cannot stand myself with a broken shell
Give me relief
Let me believe between sweet fiction and reality
As time goes by I try to choose
Don't know where to roam in this private hell
Give me relief
Let me believe between sweet fiction and reality

Ne moriar bis


03. The Essence Of Silence

Music by Ariën Van Weesenbeek and Epica
Lyrics by Mark Jansen
Something is wrong
My strength has gone
Thoughts are corrupting my mind

I can see
I perceive
This ain't me

Something so strong
My mood has swung
I can't get it out of my head

I believe
That my mind misleads me

(We confuse)
Is it a doubt you try to hide
(Tangle and abuse)
Just have an open look inside
(We appear)
It's just a dreary memory stuck in your mind
(Memory stuck in your mind)

Retrieve your balance
Use your senses to observe
(The essence of silence)
Search for your essence
Find the silence within you
(The essence is...)

You're searching
And bursting
There seems to be no cure
When tension endures
Delusions corrupting my mind

I can see
I perceive
This ain't me

There seems to be no way
When light fades to grey
To get them all out of my head

I believe
That my mind misleads me

(We confuse)
Is it a doubt you try to hide
(Tangle and abuse)
Just have an open look inside
(We appear)
It's just a dreary memory stuck in your mind
(Memory stuck in your mind)

Retrieve your balance
Use your senses to observe
(The essence of silence)
Search for your essence
Find the silence within you
(The essence is...)

Make a start
Explore your heart

When a persistent memory
Penetrates deep in your mind
Allow the silence to destroy
Your thoughts in every kind

(We confuse)
Is it a doubt you try to hide
(Tangle and abuse)
Just have an open look inside
(We appear)
It's just a dreary memory stuck in your mind
(Memory stuck in your mind)

Retrieve your balance
Use your senses to observe
(The essence of silence)
Allow the silence to wipe your thoughts away

Retrieve your balance
Use your senses to observe
(The essence of silence)
Search for your essence
Find the silence within you
(The essence is...)

In silence


04. Victims Of Contingency

Music by Mark Jansen and Epica
Lyrics by Mark Jansen
Your words are meaningless, as pain fills the void
Hollow words won't hurt no longer
You will regret every life you've destroyed
Bleaming the whole world will mever make you stronger

Be prepeared for the righteous self

If you blame all your fialures on someone else
Without any remorse
Without your remorse
If you don't face the weakness of your own self
You will take the same course
You'll take the same course
Your deeds are reasonless, you adore yourself
Empty deeds impress no longer
You will regret everyone you've envied
Blaming it on life will never make you stronger

Be prepared for the confrontation

If you blame all your fialures on someone else
Without any remorse
Without your remorse
If you don't face the weakness of your own self
You will take the same course
You'll take the same course
If you blame all your failures on someone else
You avoid every chance
You've lost your last chance
To learn from yourself

If you blame all your failures on someone else
Without any remorse
Without your remorse
If you don't face the weakness of your own self
You will take the same course
You'll take the same course

We can't blame all our failures on someone else
For our own protection
So much to protect
We can't learn from decisions in our own lives
Without self-reflection
We will never flee from congingency

We will never flee from contingency


05. Sense Without Sanity - The Impervious Code

Music by Mark Jansen and Epica
Lyrics by Mark Jansen
See through the veil

Our perspective on life
Defines everything we reach
Most of us will aim for
All the certainties

Beyond the veil

Our perspective on death
Can manifest in many ways
Some of us stay fearful
Til the end of days

As we believe in what we see
We all assume that this is real

Our experience will just hamper us
Sense without your sanity
We've tried to conceive and intertwine circles
Circles of your life
Our knowledge will only hinder us
Sense without your sanity
We've tried to conceive and interweave the cycles of life
Cycles of your life
Death will ease us

See through the veil

Our perspective on birth
Defines how we honor life
An esthetic wonder
Blessed with splendid eyes

As we believe in what we see
We all assume that this is real

Sense without your sanity
Perceive a new reality
Your heart is guiding you into
Blessedness, we will pull through

The longer you wait for the future the shorter it will be

We're searching for the origin
Dig deeper, where we've never been
Carry the light, we should cherish the night
The questions that we cannot solve
We don't know how we should evolve
Carry the light, we should cherish the night
Bring us all to new heights
Our feelings are ready to warm us, to finally heat us up
Our mind will betray us and leave us in coldness, undefined
Our vision of life says what we will experience
Our vision of death defines what we will see

Beyond the veil

Our persperctive on life
Defines everything we see
As we all could aim for
A sense of unity

Se through the veil

Our perspective on death
Defines how we spend our days
Everyone interprets
Things in different ways

As we believe in what we see
We all assume that this is real

Sense without your sanity
Perceive a new reality
Your heart is guiding you into
Blessedness, we will pull through
Sense without your sanity
A changed mentality
Perceive a new reality
Don not sppress
Your heart is guiding you into
Moments of pure blessedness


06. Unchain Utopia

Music by Isaac Delahaye and Epica
Lyrics by Simone Simons
We're in a time where all enterprises fall
We should beware of the wolves that haunt us
They are not all the same, cannot take the blame
Await the time to unchain utopia

Am I the only one who sees the troubled lines?
Reading illusive writings on the mirror
Is there a way that we can all erase mistakes and start anew?
Don't mislead us and stop stabbing with blunt knives

Liberty unchained

We're in a time where all enterprises fall
We should beware of the wolves that haunt us
They are not all the same, cannot take the blame
Await the time to unchain utopia

What is a reason to wreck hopes and all our dreams?
You're leaving endless riddles for the masses
Does it make sense to mend the cracks that you hide behind our backs?
It's afflicted by a virus of the brain

Liberty unchained
Recite the insane

We're in a time where all enterprises fall
We should beware of the wolves that haunt us
They are not all the same, cannot take the blame
We should beware of the lives that are at stake
Before it's all too late

Can we believe it all?
Should we all take the fall?
Our backs against the wall
United we stand tall

Why should we all believe you?
Carry your own burden
We won't succumb to
Your delusion now

We're in a time where all enterprises fall
We should beware of the wolves that haunt us
They are not all the same, cannot take the blame
Await the time to unchain utopia

Why should we all believe you?
Carry your own burden
We won't succumb to
Your deceiving games
Conquer the insane
United we stand tall
Time to free ourselves once more from the ball and chain


07. The Fifth Guardian (interlude)

Music by Isaac Delahaye
Instrumental


08. Chemical Insomnia

Music by Isaac Delahaye and Epica
Lyrics by Simone Simons
Everlasting nights leave all views behind
Limits will become less clear and
A misty memory played out in a dream
This endeavor is causing fear

That's why I can't explain
This is stabbing pain
Come undone in nightly rhyming
It's time for me to roll the dice

Absent sanctity is shifting gravity

Addiction's growing faster, making you go insane
Ivory fangs are smiling, you'll have to break the habit
Imprisonment's appraoching, catching the savages
The mirror's magic showing chemical insomnia

Don't give in to all of this
Dive into ecstatic bliss
Tame the lion that's hiding the need to be free

Waking sunset finds, making restless minds
Wistful moments need enclosure
A new hysteria is fading gravity
Which is slowly taking over

That's why I can't unwind
All thoughts aligned
Floating on rivers that are drying
I fear the beast is rising high

Your intuition's fading, a thumping sound impedes
The daybreak is awaking chemical insomnia

Don't give in to all of this
Dive into ecstatic bliss
Don't you believe what the sands of time see
Tame the lion that's hiding the need to be free
And the monsters that consume your energy
Your barbaric puppets live between the cracks of lies from hate revived
Silver secrets shining through the night
An enslaved fool in search of burning light from medicine contrived
Golden treasures turning off the lights

Forbidden fruit tastes better when it can numb the bran
The outcome of the future is looking quite insane
White bricks and darkened stones are building the fundament
The silence's calling out for chemical insomnia

Don't give in to all of this
Dive into ecstatic bliss
Tame the lion that's hiding the need to be free
And you should not believe what the sands of time see
Free the lion that's hiding your identity

Fight the monsters that consume your entity


09. Reverence - Living In The Heart

Music by Ariën Van Weesenbeek and Epica
Lyrics by Mark Jansen
An overactive mind where a thousand thoughts come floating by
Will not be able to slow down at time
Don't be afraid, live in the now, enjoy simplicity
Avoid incentives that will make you blind

Don't let it bur you down
Live in the heart
Experience the now

To really know yourself, ignore your mind and find yourself again
Life is always challenging
To really find yourself, you can't be blind to signals you obtain and gain
Thoughts are slowly changing here

Here in the now if you identify with your own heart
Will change your views and make you feel at home
You're not your thoughts, observe how the can be duplicity
Don't follow those that make you drift away

Don't let them pull you down
Live in the heart
Experience the now

To really know yourself, ignore your mind and find yourself again
Life is always challenging
To really find yourself, ignore your mind and find yourself again
Life is always challenging
To really find yourself, you can't be blind to signals you obtain and gain
Thoughts are slowly changing

Reward yourself

To really know yourself, ignore your mind and find yourself again
Life is always challenging
To really find yourself, you can't be blind to signals you obtain and gain
Thoughts are slowly chaging
To really know yourself, ignore your mind and find yourself
Life is always challenging
To really know yourself, you can't be blind to signs you gain
Thoughts are always ranging now


10. Omen - The Ghoulish Malady

Music by Mark Jansen and Epica
Lyrics by Mark Jansen
This omen
Deceive us
Misfortune unites us all

When it seems like the world is shattering
Remember that you set your course
When it feels like no one is answering
Revert to your deep inner force

As the bell begins to chime

Together we'll be strong
To defy all that can't bring us down
United standing strong
You will not fight alone

This omen
Deceive us
Misfortune unites us all

When it seems like you're always giving in
Make sure that you take back control
When you can't stand the world we're living in
Remember that you're not alone

As your words are carved in stone

Together we'll be strong
To defy all that can't bring us down
United standing strong
You will not fight alone
Don't drown in a sea full of sorrow and pain
United standing strong, here is where you belong

Your angels will whisper
Nothing is what it seems to be
Search with your heart and you'll find the key
You'll see

Together we'll be strong
To defy all that can't bring us down
United standing strong
You will not fight alone
Don't drown in a sea full of sorrow and pain
United stanting strong, here is where you belong

This omen
Deceive us
Misfortune unites us all
Disaster
Nothing can bring us down
Can't beat us
Together we stand strong
Misfortune
You will not fight alone
Can't bring us down
As one we'll overcome
It unites us all in life
All misery we face in life


11. Canvas Of Life

Music by Coen Janssen and Epica
Lyrics by Simone Simons
A thousand signs declined
That traveled through light
Translate this mystery
That covered my eyes
Accept approaching fear
And courage appears
Death is a certainty
It's growing near

Letting go is fateful

uniting broken rhymes
That visions divide
Painting my memories
That colored my life

Somewhere safe and sheltered
Saved forever

Stuck in the light of day
Waiting for answers
A seed that grew into branches
Another page has turned, ended a letter
Come on home and return to the canvas of life

Shapes and boundaries
Will not disappear
Detangle the misery
And enter new spheres

Facing right and wrong
While waiting for life
Can't change this destiny
The curtain's blose by

While your leaves descended
Earth starts to unfold

Stuck in the light of day
Waiting for answers
A seed that grew into branches
Another page has turned, ended a letter
Come on home and return to the canvas of life

You're falling down
While my fortune's alive
We're safe and sound on the ground
Time to found new memories

The stains come alive where the paint has gone dry
You float above looking down reaching out to me
Depicting a beautiful scene that shapes divinity

Stuck in the light of day
Waiting for answers
A seed that grew into branches
Another page has turned, ended a letter

I'll come on home
I'm in the light of day
Questions were answered
A new life's arms are extending
The final page has turned, sending the letter
Come on home
And I'll sing you the song has painted your canvas of life


12. Natural Corruption

Music by Isaac Delahaye and Epica
Lyrics by Simone Simons
Natural corruption

Another day passed by in ruined paradise
Another night will pass until we're sheltered
We're aiming for a life that won't be compromised
And when we say goodbye it's devastating

Now that we have finally realized
Realized, petrified
That profit's made from innocent demise
Profit's made from tragic demise

Another day goes by where money won't suffice
A massive gift was meant as contribution
Our conscience comes to aid that ends up in wrong hands
And once the truth's revealed, intent is fading

Now that we have come to realize
Realized, sanctified
Our hearts subdued by all those thousand cries
Hearts subdued by all those fierce cries

In moments of deadly gloom
Young lives ended way too soon
The facts that are all untrue
Spread lies that wew not thought through

Fight off the catastrophes
Find true inned sanctity
In modern society
Welfare is stained, time to come clean again

Feast on sheer agone
Lean on generosity
Pay in full, it all will vanish without care
Grant us higher proceeds

We'll ease your mind, guaranteed
We should all be reaching out to the despaired

Natural corruption
Charity

Can you believe it
How nature's left its trace
Could we foresee it
What skies erased

We all are trying
We all are dying in nature's arms...

In moment of deadly gloom
Youg lives ended way too soon
The facts that are all untrue
Spread lies that were not thought through

Fight off the catastrophes
Find true inner sanctity
In modern society
Nothing to hide, lives to obtain
Welfare is stained, time to come clean again


13. The Quantum Enigma - Kingdom Of Heaven Part II

Music by Mark Jansen and Epica
Lyrics by Mark Jansen
Visum commutamus
Nihil certum
Qui observat, visi
pars est

The quantum enigma
All your laws and the assumptions
Leave them all behind
There's no grounds for them right here where time can't go
If we can't move on and keep all leaning on the past
We will regret
We can't get what we wish for

New perspective keep us inspired

The quantum enigma
All shadows and illusions
We tend to believe
Are creations of our own deceiving mind
If we can't let go and keep chasing satisfyin needs
We will not get
How to forget our sapience

New perceptions keep us inspired
Ingenuity is required

When we will look around and see
We will affect the energy
When we observe by any means
We will create reality

We will not find if we don't seek
We will not know if we don't peek
We cannot do if we don't be
Facing our deadlock now
This is our quantum enigma

We'll ignite the fire
That burns under the rain
All that we desire
Is to find our source again
The meaning of life

All dreamscapes and inventions
We tend to believe
Are creations of our own deceiving mind

If we can't let go and keep chasing satisfying needs
We will forget
How to retrieve true wisdom

New perceptions keep us inspired
Ingenuity is required

The quantum enigma
when will look around and see
We will affect the energy
When we observe by any means

We will create reality
We will not find if we don't seek
We will not know if we don't peek
We cannot do if we don't be
Facing our deadlock now
This is our quantum enigma
Without a voice the soul is invisible in time and space

Omne est vigor
Sentimus eum
Sicit concretum
Vigor concrescit
Observatione

Vita est mare
Infinitarum facultatum
Si quae emergant opperiens
Quod inspicimus
Adipiscemur

Each new discovery
That we acclaim
Brings us much closer
To reach our aim

So we will finally see
All of the universe
Exists by being observed
Expanding every day

As we reach further
Let's take this chance to carry on
We will unravel mysteries
And take the challenge as it comes

We will exceed our boundaries
Let's use this chance to end this strife
Obliterate anomalies
Reveal the myths surrounding life

We will decipher secrecies
New perceptions keep us inspired
Ingenuity is required

The quantum enigma
When we will look around and see
We will affect the energy
When we observe by any means

We will create reality
We will not find if we don't seek
We will not know if we don't peek
We cannot do if we don't be
Facing our deadlock now

This is our quantum enigma
We cannot find if we do not seek
With our confined capacity
Reveal all mysteries

Quantum enigma


14. In All Conscience

Allow me to write my final words
I can't stand this anymore
Hold me when the time has come
Cause I don't want to be alone

In my heart you're still here, it's the bond that we share
I can feel you're around everywhere
Even though you are gone our spirit is strong
We're honoring all the work that you've done

When there's no chance for our defense
I'll have to bend and give it all
All that I've been standing for
Was an illusion after all

In my heart you're still here, it's the bond that we share
I can feel you're around everywhere
Even though you are gone our spirit is strong
We're honoring all the work that you've done

I'll see you somewhere again
Away from all the insanity
We can't beat injustice now and for all
I'll see you somewhere again
Away from humanity
We can't beat unfairness now all alone

Even though you are gone our spirit is strong
I felt you all around alone
In my heart you're still here, it's the wound that we share
I can feel you're around everywhere
Even though you are gone our spirit is strong
We're honoring all the work that you've done

I'll see you somewhere again
Away from all the insanity
We can't beat injustice now and for all
I'll see you somewhere again
Away from humanity
We can't beat unfairness now all alone


15. Dreamscape

Music by Rob van der Loo and Epica
Lyrics by Simone Simons
Trying define eternity
No beginning and no end

A world upside down
Countless clouds on the ground
I'm my feeling, my love, my imagination

And for tricks of light
Clouds painting colorful dimensions

If we could roll through fantasies
No more dusk and no more doubt
Every little gray of sand shapes the endless land
We are showing limited less reflections

And for tricks of light
Clouds painting blue dimensions
You can make our times less still
Come and bring the sky
Flying with wings of true emotions

And this time again it won't be the same
Silent symphony playing eternity
Every step I take every upon a break
Every memory share a symphony

And for tricks of light
Clouds painting blue dimensions
You can make our times less still
Come and bring the sky
Flying with wings of true emotions


17. Banish Your Illusion

Music by Mark Jansen and Epica
Lyrics by Mark Jansen
When all hope is gone
Our world will fall to pieces
Visions are defeated and beaten
All our dreams will come to an end
Cannot pretend

Another chance for this dominion
A rose reborn through new opinions

Show progress with firm deeds
Fulfill our wishes and needs

A sovereign came forth from ashes
A savior who would lead the masses

Entrance us with wise words
And shine your light upon us
Show progress with firm deeds

Grant us our wishes
Can you save us now our world will end
Crave us now 'cause no one's daring
Liberate the promised land

The tables will be turning
The time has come to free ourselves
Can't you banish your illusion now?

Another chance, a prophecy told
A bliss arose, the sound of new hope

Entrance us with wise words
And shine your light upon us
Show progress with firm deeds
Grant us our wishes
Can you save us now our world will end

Crave us now 'cause no one's daring
Liberate the promised land
The tables will be turning
The time has come to free ourselves

Won't you banish your illusion now?
When all hope is gone
Our world will fall to pieces
Visions are defeated and beaten

All our dreams will come to an end
Cannoy pretend
Dropped in a field of enemies
Fear won't get another chance

Can you sense how provoked sly snake conspire?
Beware of the stab
Your back will be the target
This fierce retribution won't expire
Be prepared!

Can you save us now our world will end
Crave us now 'cause no one's daring

Liberate our promised land
The tables will be turning
Save us now there won't be peace
Waive your hope 'cause no one's caring

Sail away across the seas
The promise will be bruning
The time has come to face the facts
We're on the edge of a relapse
Will you banish your illusion now?

When all hope is gone
Our world will fall to pieces

Visions are defeated and beaten
All our dreams will come to an end
Emancipate all of this reprobate land


23. Originem

Instrumental


24. The Second Stone

Instrumental


25. The Essence Of Silence

Instrumental


26. Victims Of Contingency

Instrumental


27. Sense Without Sanity

Instrumental


28. Unchain Utopia

Instrumental


29. The Fifth Guardian

Instrumental


30. Chemical Insomnia

Instrumental


31. Reverence

Instrumental


32. Omen

Instrumental


33. Canvas Of Life

Instrumental


34. Natural Corruption

Instrumental


35. The Quantum Enigma

Instrumental