Palace of Dreams

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This song is a story about an evil tyrant (the Usurper, "Tyranus es") who has put a spell over the Kings and Queens of the land. He has been working in the shadows to set up a one-world dictatorship for many centuries. This usurper character only works through secret societies, dirty politics, the media and the naive masses. He is always hiding in the shadows, but presents his insidious ideas as wonderful solutions to the rest of the world through his deceived, but loyal subjects. Because the Kings and Queens of the land are under his spell, they also deceive their own sub-kingdoms and all who will listen to them. They believe the Usurper has the answers they need to end their problems and support his idea to reign from a round tower that reaches to the heavens, which he wants to call "The Palace of Dreams". Despite the Usurper's greatest attempts to re-build this tower which was previously destroyed (that's another story for another time), he knows he is destined for failure, and it's just a matter of time. A few faithful, underground commoners remember how to break the spell, and work to spread the word, though it might mean their life. As the people of the lands begin to hear these small whispers about the truth, the spell begins to break and cracks in the beloved, unfinished tower become increasingly bigger and more obvious to the rest of the kingdom. After a while, all the Usurper's secrets are out and the people of the kingdom find out about the cursed spell that has bewitched their Kings and Queens, their lands, and their kingdom.

The story isn't finished yet,
but perhaps in the future there will be a Part 2...

lyrics

Oh book of secrets, of whispers and echos
How long have you longed to come to life?
Courage in hiding, in darkness and shadows
Patiently waiting for the right time
To descend from the heavens like a sign

The time has come for this tower to fall
To bring down the sages and ancient walls
Breaking the spells of kings and queens
Open our eyes beyond the palace of dreams

Centuries of building and dynasty wielding
Still the cracks are forming all around
Vines spiral sacred pillars of iniquity
Choking mysteries without a sound
Deadened castle secrets bleeding out

The time has come for this tower to fall
To bring down the sages and ancient walls
Breaking the spells of kings and queens
Open our eyes beyond the palace of dreams

Winter is slowly melting
I feel the sun on my face
Frost bitter, but burning away
I feel heaven's rays

The time has come for this tower to fall
To bring down the sages and ancient walls
Breaking the spells of kings and queens
Open our eyes beyond the palace of dreams

Tyrannus es
Your time will come
Tyrannus es
Your tower will fall
Tyrannus es
and scatter as dust
Nullum regnum habes

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from Kings & Queens, released February 3, 2015

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LEAH is a Canadian symphonic metal artist with Celtic & World influences.
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