Black Orchid

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[Aaron Blackwell]

I never wanted guidance
To tell me where to find
A light in the darkness
Cause the dark I'd push aside
No time for dreaming of a distant Paradise
No time for tales of good and evil

[Reason]

Another correlation: as above so below
Another analysing where illusions fail to show
the face of the maker who'd leave you alone
without a sense of comprehension

[Aaron Blackwell]

When that meadow - in front of my eyes - will have dried away
Will my senses wither like flowers on my grave
Will this wave of becoming flow into the void of time

The final hour:
When Never and Now become one
Will I find the orchid
The final hour:
Door to the garth of eternity?
Or whitered orchid meadows?

[Reason]

Everybody's praying
But what if God is just a threat
and everybody's straying?
If only they would just forget
everybody's craving
for a ghost light in the haze:
You'll lose your minds one after another

[Aaron Blackwell]

Everybody's craving
for what doesn't have a name of a face
So reason could fit it in the frame
In quest for the orchid:
A glimmer in the daze
Till I awake to the sound of rigour

[Reason]

What if that meadow in your mind is just a fantasy?
And if it wanted to be seen why must you believe?

[Aaron Blackwell]

Will this wave of becoming flow into the void of time

[Reason]

The final hour
When Never an Now become one

[Aaron Blackwell]

Will I find the orchid?

[Reason]

The final our
Door to the garth of eternity

[Aaron Blackwell]

Or withered orchid meadows

Black orchid
Strange and beautiful
Oh black orchid I must find you

[Reason]

I remember that morning
He had to be told
What he couldn't remember
After he'd spoken to the wall

[Aaron Blackwell]

And I gave to repression
What I must not have seen
What even believers
Must unlearn to unbelieve

[lead guitar: Bruce Kulick]

[Aaron Blackwell]

The final hour:
When Never and Now become one
Will I find the orchid
The final hour:
Door to the garth of eternity?

[Reason]

Or withered orchids
The final hour
When Never and Now become one

[Aaron Blackwell]

Will I find the orchid?

[Reason]

The final hour
Door to the garth of eternity

[Aaron Blackwell]

Or withered black orchid meadows

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Avantasia 2013-08-08 - Rock Pod Kamenom Festival 2013, Snina, Slovakia Audio
Avantasia 2013-07-10 - Shinagawa Stellar Ball, Tokyo, Japan Source 1 Audio
Avantasia 2013-07-10 - Shinagawa Stellar Ball, Tokyo, Japan Source 2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-06-08 - Sweden Rock Festival 2013, Sölvesborg, Sweden Audio
Avantasia 2013-05-10 - Full Metal Cruise, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-05-10 - Full Metal Cruise, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-05-10 - Full Metal Cruise, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands Source 4 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-26 - Stadthalle, Lichtenfels, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-25 - Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-23 - Große Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-22 - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany Source 1 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-22 - Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany Source 2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-20 - Esperanto Halle, Fulda, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-20 - Esperanto Halle, Fulda, Germany Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-19 - All-Karthalle, Kaufbeuren, Germany Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-18 - MPH Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany Source 1 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-18 - MPH Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany Source 2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-16 - Alcatraz, Milano, Italy Source 1 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-16 - Alcatraz, Milano, Italy Source 2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-12 - PPM Festival 2013, Lotto Mons Expo, Mons, Belgium Video
Avantasia 2013-04-12 - PPM Festival 2013, Lotto Mons Expo, Mons, Belgium Source 1-S2 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-12 - PPM Festival 2013, Lotto Mons Expo, Mons, Belgium Source 3 Audio
Avantasia 2013-04-12 - PPM Festival 2013, Lotto Mons Expo, Mons, Belgium Source 4 Audio