The Ivory Tower – Lyrics

THE UTOPIAN STORY

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UTOPIA


Story

This is the story of Steven Towers, a man born in a village and raised as every child. From the early days of his life he was a dreamer. He always dreamt of things to do, things that couldn’t be easily done by anyone. Every little thing Steven accomplished always left him wanting more. Soon he discovered the ability to manipulate others. As Steven grew older he tried to create a life in a big city, and so he did, he made a fortune built from lies and deceit. He became addicted to the taste of power, creating a world surrounded by fiction, the cornerstone of his prosperity.

A FEW DAYS MAKE ETERNITY

 

Story

For many years Steven was at the top of the world, all his friends adored him and he was loved by his wife. He felt like a God, giving compassion and love to those he could benefit the most. Until one day these lies grew a mind of their own. Before him, in flesh and blood, this world he created, ravenous, begun to drain him. Steven felt as if someone was sucking his life, copying his movements, adopting his mind. He became paranoid. His lies were uncovered in a pathetic attempt to rescue what he had created. He became careless and angry, thinking that everyone depended on him. Soon all his friends abandoned him. His wife divorced him and he was left alone. Every day that came, was identical to yesterday. Every tomorrow was the same. A short period of time repeated.

Lyrics

Steven’s friend:
Can you wipe the tears?
Can you leave it all behind?
Can you see through the night and find the distant light?
Can you face yourself?
Can you face your faceless pride?
Can you now tear inside the feeling of the blind?

You’re on your way now
There’s no return from where you go
The hands of time are growing weak

All your life, led astray
All your words did not rhyme, hours caught out of time
Take the time, fly away
Strength is all that you need
For your life to escape from that dream

Can you face the dark?
Can you face another lie?
Can you now hope to try, it seems your will has died
Can it be for real?
Can you replace your long lost pride?
Is it another fear or just the cape of night?

You’re on your way now
There’s no return from where you go
The hands of time are growing weak

All your life, led astray
All your words did not rhyme, hours caught out of time
Take the time, fly away
Strength is all that you need
For your life to escape from that dream

All your life, led astray
All your words did not rhyme, hours caught out of time
Take the time, fly away
Strength is all that you need
For your life to escape from that dream
For the curtain has fallen tonight
But the lies that you swallowed have… not

Some days from your past
Forever will last
Now maybe you see
A few days make eternity

BEYOND ETERNAL

 

Story

Steven started losing everything he had made… piece-by-piece… He was so alone and couldn’t find a way to move on… but his mind traveled journeys far from the reality he lived. Chemistry had replaced his addiction to power and limited his actions to thoughts. The journeys went on and on, fueled by a needle. So he traveled in the unlimited space of his own mind.

Lyrics

Steven:
Sail away, dream away, end to start…
Empty space, worn out face, empty heart
Sailing away

Feeling the sorrows bringing back the pain again
A try beyond my reach, a promise that remains
For pale is now my death, my betrayed life ignores me
From wicked dreams I dream, I think I know the man I used to be

Scream by scream and pain by pain life doesn’t seem the same
Left alone to play my part, watching, always hiding in the dark

Something’s dragging me back in the dark
Far beyond eternal
And God;
God, I think I can’t stand in the light
When I’m face to face with myself
I can’t hide

A shade away from light, a lifeless face to own
Will I endure this now, this shadow on the wall?
Taking a look inside the mirror, what can I see?
My face is slowly changing, scar by scar, I see a man, not me

Scream by scream and pain by pain life doesn’t seem the same
Left alone to play my part, watching, always hiding in the dark

Something’s dragging me back in the dark
Far beyond eternal
And God;
God, I think I can’t stand in the light
When I’m face to face with myself…

I’m dreaming, I’m slipping, away from all I’m seeing
Repealing, revealing, all seem to reoccurring
Slipping away, beneath the stars, inside the haze
Recounting, refunding, the price for sins is lasting
Forsaken, forgotten, the dice is thrown, I’m broken
Fading away in seas of light, burning the day inside my heart

Hide in the dark;
Something’s dragging me back in the dark
Far beyond eternal
And God;
God, I think I can’t stand in the light
When I’m face to face with myself
I can’t hide

Dream away, dream a way… empty heart, not enough

ANYWHERE

 

Story

He was thinking a lot, trying to be convinced that he was not alone. Steven knew that he had to change everything about himself so as to win what he has lost. He thought of the days gone and the words he had once said to the girl he really loved, to the girl that was also sick of him and his lies. He cried and his fears were growing stronger after every teardrop fallen on the floor. The future wouldn’t be easy for Steven, the past was gone, but the present was nothing for him anymore. He was nowhere in a great land of anywhere.

Lyrics

Steven:
I open the book and I turn the pages
Looking now for something new in my life
But the scars inside my soul still remain
And the pain will cut me, like a knife

Steven:
I’m praying to God for just another sign
Steven’s wife:
Just another sign
Steven:
Searching for all the feelings that I keep
Steven’s wife:
And you feel
Steven:
Nothing is shown again, it’s the end
Steven’s wife:
Till the end
Steven:
But I still know I’m in too deep

Steven and his wife:
All the way to anywhere, all my life
I can travel with you
All the way, to nowhere
Steven:
I will die without you

Steven:
I look at my teardrops falling on the floor
Steven’s wife:
Closer to the floor
Steven:
The sky above me is filled with clouds again
Steven’s wife:
A stain of gray
Steven:
I die inside to show you the only truth
Steven’s wife:
The one you choose
Steven:
So as to be released from this pain… no

Steven and his wife:
All the way to anywhere, all my life
I can travel with you
All the way, to nowhere
Steven’s wife:
What would you do?
Steven:
I would die without you

Steven:
So I open my eyes, in the mirror I gaze
Steven’s wife:
Can you now understand if it’s really your face?
There are many varieties in your dark reflections
Steven:
And all is made as I’m falling from grace

Steven and his wife:
All the way, to anywhere
A journey back to you
All the way, the way to nowhere else
Just to be with you

Steven:
Die without you

PALE MOONLIGHT

Story

Finally he realized that he was totally left alone. It was a strange feeling that he never felt before. He never needed anyone. Steven was strolling around in the streets as the night fell and filled his heart with pain. He was a loner looking at the sky, looking for answers. Laughs became tears and hate became lies. He knew that all his money and power was stolen from others by lying. He tried to find them through his dreams and the journeys of his mind.

Lyrics

Steven:
Walking alone under a pale moonlight
Down the path beneath the ruins of my life
All of my time, I’m searching inside
Forgotten chords from tunes I used to hide

Where there is love I am lying
Where there is hate I am crying
And when I pray for a chance to survive
I’m losing my time

Spending my tears for feeding my fears
Reckoning nightmares of lost childhood years
Just pretending there is not much to find
Staring shadows controlling my mind

Where there is love I am lying
Where there is hate I am crying
And when I pray for a chance to survive
I’m losing my time

Trapped inside a cage
It seems like the end of my quest
The sinners are skipping the test
The angels are burning the sky
Watch my season fades
There’s no time for me left to rest
The sun will arise from the west
The whole world is turning to be… a lie

I’m left alone under the pale moonlight

Where there is love I am lying
Where there is hate I am crying
And when I pray for a chance to survive
I’m losing my time

Trapped inside a cage
It seems like the end of my quest
The sinners are skipping the test
The angels are burning the sky
Watch my season fades
There’s no time for me left to rest
The sun will arise from the west
The whole world is turning to be… a lie

Steven’s family:
You’re not alone… under the pale moonlight
Steven:
I’m on my own… where there is love I am lying
Steven’s family:
You’re not alone… under the pale moonlight
Steven:
I’m on my own… where there is hate I am crying for more
Steven’s family:
No, you’re not alone!

SOCIETY

 

Story

The entire world around him seemed to be distracted by his presence alone. He couldn’t understand that he caused a lot of damage in his world, a world that was so corrupted and evil…”but it was so easy” he thought, a thought that wasn’t convincing anymore. A world was dying right in front of his eyes.

Lyrics

Steven:
Changing of seasons, sorrow stays inside
And my life means nothing, oh why must we die?
Exploiting millions, is there a way to survive?
My ways to end are endless, life rolls from my cry

Lost without a fight
I accept my loss and then
Searching for a lie
To apologize again
Love is gone
My society fell
Left ignored and alone
The cornerstone of my own hell

A glance at my childhood, in a fragile dream
Last night to remember; it’s useless to try… why?
In every hour and every moment that lives
My life is ending; born, suffer and die

Lost without a fight
I accept my loss and then
Searching for a lie
To apologize again
Love is gone
My society fell
Left ignored and alone
The cornerstone of my own hell

Lost without a fight
I accept my loss and then
Searching for a lie
To apologize again
Love is gone
My society fell
Left ignored and alone
So far away from home
Someone please give me a hope
God, just take away all my pain

I LIED TO ME

 

Story

It was time to return home; home to the village he was born. The lies that he used to feed people so as to succeed in his life were so painful for him. He even fabricated pain to others and sometimes he caused wars so as to be the only one to gain. In one of those fabricated wars Steven lost a close friend and that was the time he started lying even to himself, that was the point when his corruption led to self-destruction, the point his drug addiction was in the final stage. In the end he was closed in himself and the only friend of his was the needle.

Lyrics

Steven:
Come back my friend, don’t run away
Stand by my side this final day
From dusk till dawn my eyes awake
Steven’s friend:
I stood beside you all the way
I am the last you will betray
Your will is gone, your love was fake

Steven:
So many years, I’ve lost my way
A life out of trace…

Steven:
Lost all my days
I lived my life in shades of gray
For all the promises I gave, I lied to me
In so many ways
I’ve seen enough, not much to say
For all seemed fake to me

Steven’s friend:
Those strange illusions in your mind
If you wake up what will you find?
This play is going on and on
Steven:
I had a home, her close to me
I had so much, I could not see
Why is this lasting for so long?

Steven’s friend:
Dry out your tears, no chance to pray
You fell from grace…

Steven:
Lost all my days
I lived my life in shades of gray
For all the promises I gave, I lied to me
In so many ways
I’ve seen enough, not much to say
For all seemed fake to me

Steven:
See my soul, to me is blind
Hear my hopes, my dying pride
Burn the dawn and curse the light of day

Steven:
Lost all my days
I lived my life in shades of gray
For all the promises I gave, I lied to me
In so many ways
I’ve seen enough, not much to say
For all seemed fake to me… to me

Steven:
Far beyond promises I fly
I guess some things will never die
I let the silence speak for me my friend
Sometimes it helps me to forget
What seems bygone sure it’s not dead
Don’t run away just take my hand instead
Don’t run away…

FAKE REALITY

Story

His heart was empty of emotions and his mind empty of thoughts. Steven then took a look around him and what he saw was awful; Ambition, vanity, supremacy and drugs. These he used to step forward in his life… he saw the lies and the truth in the eyes of the world and understood that the journeys of mind he did were fake. He was living in an illusory theater, but he couldn’t stop the destruction of his mind, he couldn’t move forward anymore, he had to go back, way back.

Lyrics

Steven:
The streets are full of people, all are somehow mad
Watch them as they run, but their faces are sad
Dirty rotten world, is the world that we live in
Pollution destroys everything, we face the Dyers Eve

Like a puppet show our lives
Who knows the next day?
In this time of emptiness
Is this the price we must pay?

The sun in this storm is arising (Drying tears off our face)
The voices we howled without sound (Hell no)
We cried without tears, screamed all our fears
(This nightmare’s) Black in our minds, for reality lies

Bombs are now falling, this isn’t in our dreams
Watch the people dying; now you can hear their screams
Savages may follow, the silent mans word
Leading to another life, into a brave new world

Can we still forgive the false?
Do we know what to say?
This is the time of hopeless men
This is the price we must pay

The sun in this storm is arising (Drying tears off our face)
The voices we howled without sound (Hell no)
We cried without tears, screamed all our fears
(This nightmare’s) Black in our minds, for reality lies… and lies, lies…

Still a puppet show our lives
They know what comes next day
Live this time of emptiness
And this is the price we must pay

The sun in this storm is arising (Drying tears off our face)
The voices we howled without sound (Hell no)
We cried without tears, screamed all our fears
(This nightmare’s) Black in our minds, for reality lies

In this fake reality, we still can make our stand
Fake reality, we now must understand
Fake reality, retracing all our fears
Still recounting down our years

IVORY TOWER

 

Story

Returning home to his village he realized that he couldn’t understand himself. All that was real for the others was unreal for Steven and vice versa. He believed in nothing when all believed in everything, he prayed to God when others defied Him. Lost… gone… unknown… hidden inside his thoughts, lost in a utopia that was created in his mind from the early beginning of his ambitions. His family helped him be set free and even his wife was an aid. Unfortunately Steven couldn’t return to a normal state of mind. He never needed anything anymore and stayed that way forever… closed inside the prison he created in his own mind.

Lyrics

Narrator:
Frozen fears inside these walls
Of those endless sacred fates
In this purgatory of sins
Where all innocence fades
Never-ending way out
For this helpless blind to see;
No more than dreams
Some dreams of a doubt… of a doubt… for a doubt

Words of freedom hidden inside tears
Sacrifice of souls, committed in weird fears
Walls move closer, thoughts that came to stay
Images of sorrows, pictures from a new dull day

Howls inside the night
Darkness search for light

All that once was evil fades away
Searing sounds of raindrops, while lions chase their prey
Dreams over some awkward bright blue skies
Helpless dark illusions of sanctuaries where nothing dies

Walls of ice and snow
Dark inside this show
Sands of time are taking back the day

Forsaken dreams in trade
Retracing some tears that were fake
For all the sins are paid
And lost in this ivory tower of fortune and fate
Now, is it too late?

This journey counts night after night
No ocean left with points of light
Horizon’s shining by starlight
Pointing on all uncertain fight
On and on, on to revenge’s trace

Forsaken dreams in trade
Retracing some tears that were fake
For all the sins are paid
And lost in this ivory tower of fortune and fate
All lives left betrayed

– Frozen fears… inside my head.
– Good evening, Steven.
– Yeah, what do you want?
– Interesting question… how about “everything”?
– I guess you don’t have to ask me about that ‘cause I’m on the verge of losing everything…
– Self-pity is for the weak…
If you’re looking for sympathy, you better turn away!
– And then you’ll turn away too…
Isn’t that ironic?
– Like a broken record… the same phrase, over and over again.
You don’t have a life, do you?
– I used to!
Genius is what they were calling me… before the storm…
– It was only for a few days, Steven…
– But no regrets!
– No regrets?
– A few days… make eternity!

Bright eyes – tears are falling
Word’s spilled, are people now seeking the light?
Mind’s whirled – lies are growing
Deceit, this technical utopia

Fortress that illuminates the dark
Seven for creation, seven are the sins to mark
Time has been forgotten, all is lost
The tale has finally ended, without a simple count of cost

Right is turning wrong
Sirens sing their song
Shadows dancing in a red moonlight

Forsaken dreams in trade
Retracing some tears that were fake
For all the sins are paid
Lost in this ivory tower of fortune…
And lost in this ivory tower of fortune and fate
All sinners awake

Steven:
Frozen fears inside my walls…