Epica – The Holographic Principle Lyrics (2016)

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Epica – The Holographic Principle Lyrics (2016)

1. Eidola

Idolam kwam creamus alimus, oramus
Ferimur simulacris fictis antiquis et futuris

Omnia solent fieri
Hoc tempore atque nunc et semper

Fictie fallimur, non vivimus sine mora
Elimina illecebras fugantes nos

Vaca a timore et tempore

Animam libera nunc
Ut liberes te a tempore et abs timore
Tu solus eo modo facturus et veritatem semper tuam

2. Edge Of The Blade

Time to break through the anger
Hunt down the remnants of the everlasting myth

Incinerating hands that touched your graceful face
In their mysterious ways
The scorching scars have left an everlasting visual trace
Now they’re blinding and rewinding

Time to break through the anger
Hunt down the remnants of the everlasting myth

Cherish your hunger for resentment and dismay
And then come out to play
Cascading colors meticulously all washed away
Time for choosing not for losing

Defying the fire reviving within

Time to break through
Your walls are soaring high
They are disarranging
The surface on which we build our own lie

Time to break through the anger
Hunt down the remnants of the everlasting myth

Your wish for virtual perfection seems inane
But try and you will evolve
Your paragon possessed your inner self to no avail
No more waiting, no debating

Defying the fire reviving within

Time to break through
Your walls are soaring high
They are disarranging
The surface on which we build our own lie

Don’t throw your life away
Remain the same

Watch your back, now feel the heat
You’ve fooled the world one more time
And now that you’ve seen with open eyes
All of us are incomplete

It’s time to break through
Your walls are soaring high
You can even try to
Break through the perfect state of mind
And now you break through
You’ll reach beyond the sky
You should never ever build on the surface made of lies

Time to break through the anger
Hunt down the remnants of the everlasting myth

3. A Phantasmic Parade

Playing a million pictures in my mind
That travel at the speed of light
Been living in a world turned inside out
Diving through a sea that is profound

Gracing the code above and tasting life
The will obtains deciphered signs
Believing worlds below that crushed mankind
Breaking ground within the great design

Do not try to defy creation
See the world through the looking glass
Within reach is a fading horizon, deep down the flames grow
You may find you’re hallucinating
If reality is defied
I can sense the eclipse is rising, showing the blood red moon
This time your mind will find a virtual phantasmic parade

It is a choice that is my own to make
A free will to risk a leap of faith
Is it my outcome that I will survive?
Finding out my life has been a lie

Do not try to defy creation
See the world through the looking glass
Within reach is a fading horizon, deep down the flames grow
You may find you’re hallucinating
If reality is defied
I can sense the eclipse is rising, showing the blood red moon
This time your mind will find a virtual phantasmic parade

Make believers
Your divine machinery
Not believing
This will seal the deal
Seize the liar
Selling hollow prophecies
Burn the hounds alive
You can watch the world bow down to you

Do not try to defy creation
See the world through the looking glass
Within reach is a fading horizon, deep down the flames grow
You may find you’re hallucinating
If reality is defied
I can sense the eclipse is rising, showing the blood red moon
This time your mind will find a virtual phantasmic parade

Do not try to defy creation
See the world through the looking glass

I live to not let go

You may find you’re hallucinating
If reality is defied

Behold the vertigo
I won’t let go

This time your mind will find a virtual phantasmic parade
Abandon fear give in before your mind can never escape

4. Universal Death Squad

We embrace
Judgement day
We embrace new inventions
Find your grace in defeat
We Embrace
New intentions
Forced on us
By decree

We are the ones to change the world now
Still in control of all machinery
We claim the right to pull the trigger and damage your image of honor

Inventing
Improving
Creating
Existence embrace the technological remedy

Robotic legions, stand in line to carry out
The retribution and effects of this advanced technology
All new inventions have to pay
They have to fight their way to judgement day
(Technological tragedy is near)

We are the ones that rule the world now
You are entrapped by blind inanity
There is no way that you’ll revoke your decision
Now look for distraction

Inventing
Improving
Creating
Existence embrace the technological elegy

Robotic legions, stand in line to carry out
The retribution and effects of this advanced technology
All new inventions have to pay
They have to fight their way to judgement day
(Technological force)

We are the enhanced
Natural leaders
Turning righteous
Into deceivers

Schemes of the mind
Absence of soul
Symbol of the triumph over human race
Cold-blooded kind
Minds are controlled
Doomsday has arrived
There is no escape

I am forever the snake devouring its tail
In search of eternity

We embrace new inventions
Find your grace in defeat
We embrace new intentions
No one stands in our way

Inventing
Improving
Creating
Existence embrace the technological misery

Robotic legions, stand in line to carry out
The retribution and effects of this advanced technology
All new inventions have to pay
They have to fight their way to judgement day
(Technological times shall flourish)

Fight your
(We are your leaders)
Way out
(Never displease us)
Show no remorse

5. Divide And Conquer

Divide and conquer
Show no mercy
Defile the honor
Sow discord amongst them all

Crucify my faith
We’ll set the stage for the last play
You will not hurt our pride nor break its strength
Stirring up to hate
You’ll fail to practice what you preach
Wake the force as we
Won’t let you crucify our ways

Abomination
Will enrage them
Manipulation
Is effective after all

Justify yourself
We cannot speak above our breath
I read between these vast adorned lines

Justify your acts
The credulous will be our guests
Wake the force as we
Won’t let you crush our self-respect
Highfalutin weaponry
You dictate your recipe for life

Seek the mastermind
The one who’s always right
We’re searching now and endlessly to set us free
Seek the mastermind
There’s no one you will find
We have to find a way to change our destiny
Hate and fear corroded all our hopes and dreams
That’s all we have achieved

Divide and conquer
Spread disease amongst them all

Desecrate yourself
Yet our duty will prevail
You will not penetrate through massive shields
Desecrate yourself
We will harvest all we’ve sowed
Wake the force as we
Won’t let you steal our own integrity
Highfalutin weaponry
You dictate your recipe with lies

Seek the mastermind
The one who’s always right
We’re searching now and endlessly to set us free
Seek the mastermind
There’s no one you will find
We have to find a way to change our destiny
Hate and fear corroded all our hopes and dreams
That’s all we have achieved

Bleed from greed
We’ll succeed in our aim
Force the spirit to its knees
Dominate humanity
Hold yourself accountable
For the mess around us all
Running blindly for the fall
We are all responsible

Seek the mastermind
The one who’s always right
We’re searching now and endlessly to set us free
Seek the mastermind
There’s no one you will find
On this quest without an end, eternally
Hate and fear prevented us to reach
What we truly are
Nothing really is as it appears
That’s all we need to be

Abomination
Will arrange them manipulation
Is effective
Don’t me merciful
Seize them all

6. Beyond The Matrix

Shine through the sky
Beyond the matrix
Feel what it’s like
To be divine

Shine through the sky
Beyond the matrix
Feel what it’s like
To have attained Nirvana

Shine past the sky
Open your mind
Then you will be
Balanced and free
Be the master over your own energy

Live in this moment like there is no past
All that matters is to be who you are
Be in this moment. Judgments will not last
Urge yourself again to claim back your life

Take a leap into the dark
Dare to dive and fall
The point of no return restrains us

Shine through the sky
Beyond the matrix
Feel what it’s like
To reach divinity

Aim at the sky
Open your mind
Then you will be
Balanced and free
Be the master over your own energy

Shake off oiled feathers, leave your past behind.
Use your inner force to reach your true self
When there’s no future you can’t be occupied
By non-essential waste and ruins of the past

Recreate your hologram
Dare to dive and fall
The point of no return restrains us

Shine through the sky
Beyond the matrix
Feel what it’s like
To have attained Nirvana

Shine past the sky
Open your mind
Then you will be
Balanced and free
Be the master over your own energy

Someday you’ll open up again
To learn and grow
Someday you’ll have to reach for new endeavors
To perceive your inner self
Perceive your soul
Someday you’ll start to live your life

Responding with anger
Responding with peace
The choice is all mine

It’s a small lie for a man but a giant blow for mankind
We are almighty now
We have found the alchemy of life
We are all dominant here
We are the force in control

Shine through the sky
Beyond the matrix
Feel what it’s like
To reach divinity

Aim at the sky
Open your mind
Then you will be
Balanced and free
Be the master over your life

Stay in charge, maintain your duty
Dive into the sea of pure tranquility
We will be finally free

7. Once Upon A Nightmare

On the way to sacred shores
And in the arms of the life that we adore
Moonlight shows a white design
That’s been waiting for a chance to seize a soul once more

Sweet lad, o come and join me, do!
Such pretty games I will play with you

On a road
Changing course

Lightning strikes where we depart
An eerie voice as the night embrace the heart
Resonating from the life that is moving on
To new windows of the soul

Will you, sweet lad, come along with me?
My daughters shall care for you tenderly

Hear his mystic voice

I love you, your comeliness charms me, my boy!
And if you’re not willing, my force I’ll employ

He feeds on stainless souls

We are stuck in the night
Ancient power will strike
Feel the fire
Now run into his arms
Leave your shelter behind
We are going to fly

Higher than high
We will take on the sky
Feel my senses
United by the night

Now it’s time to close the door
And open up like before
New windows of the soul

The silence of the void
A father’s life destroyed

Stuck in the night
Ancient power will strike
Feel the fire
Burn inside
Run into my arms
Leave your shelter behind
We’re going to fly
See us fly
And hear our cry
We’re out of sight
Higher than high we will
Take on the sky
Feel my senses
Out of my sight
But live on in my mind
New windows of our soul

8. The Cosmic Algorithm

We cannot be free until wee see
All that we are
Cosmic math
Don’t fear death
Since we can’t die

Make use of a computation
Tap into the digits to write
A set of rules to form the universe

Find me the reason
Why are we here
Find the answers in these digitalized times
How do we reason?
In data we trust
Let us focus on the biggest sums of life

It’s now a matter of life and math

Find the true reason
What do we fear?
Find the answer why we’re deaf while we can hear
How do we reason?
What do we miss?
Find the reason why we’re blind while we can see

We’re cosmic math
Make use of a computation
Tap into the digits to write
A set of rules to form the universe

Center your inside
Due to new insights
Everything seems possible
Clear the confusion
Lift the veil of illusion
Don’t give up our quest
Our quest for life

Ask yourself
Why are we here?
Find new answers in the quantum gravity
Unravel the meaning
For in math we trust
Let us dream of how to crack the cosmic code

We’re cosmic math
Make use of a computation
Tap into the digits to write
A set of rules to form the universe

Center your inside
Due to new insights
Everything seems possible
Clear the confusion
Lift the veil of illusion
Don’t give up our quest
Our quest for life

We don’t fear death
Since we can’t die

Arouse our curiosity
Deep down the rabbit hole

Center your inside
Due to new insights
Everything seems possible
Clear the confusion
Lift the veil of illusion
Don’t give up our quest

Follow our instinct
Or we’ll become extinct
Everything seems logical
Our only salvation
Lies within computation
Don’t give up our quest
Our quest for life

9. Ascension – Dream State Armageddon

Inhale the strength to play
Blow barricades away
This universe implodes
Reality unloads

Find yourself a thousand worlds
Pick the one that suits you most
Will a choice put you at ease?
Than grab your chance to slay the beast

Keep searching for your destiny
And you will find all that will set your free
Keep moving onwards endlessly
To evolve and become on
One piece

The universe implodes
When our dream state explodes

Find yourself dreaming your life
Do you truly feel alive?
Comprehend the sacred code
That makes your universe implodes

Keep searching for your destiny
And you will find all that will set your free
Keep moving onwards endlessly
To evolve and become on

Our ego will lead us to endless penance
This journey shall wake us don’t dream forever

The Matrix of reality transforms the cosmic energy

Our ego won’t spare us these endless failures
This journey will guide us don’t dream forever
Rise

Nothing appears to be what it really is as we believe in the illusions
Free yourself from walking in circles
This will be the end of the world as we know it
Your ascension will begin

Keep searching for your destiny
And you will find all that will set your free
Keep searching for your legacy
And you will find all answers undoubtedly
Keep looking forwards endlessly
To evolve and unite the world to become one piece

10. Dancing In A Hurricane

We are force to live in silence
Eating dust and breathing violence
Keeping all the suffering within
Let me be the one to hold you
Trying hard, remaining hopeful
Making sure your heart is free of sin

In mother’s scorn
Blood was born
Where we belong
Our nation’s torn
Passage gone
A war unknown to us all

Waiting to see your conviction
Swallowing proud premonitions
Clinging onto hope that slowly dies
Standing in the ruing of nature
Caused by forces born from danger
Cleaning hands where virtues live on ice

In mother’s scorn
Blood was born
A war unknown to us all

See the rays of light dance in hurricanes
The essence of our life held within cruel chains
Come and see the day’s unsolved history
The mirrors in the eyes are reflecting the fear
We can’t hide cruel commands
We will see their last stand
From the heart where we belong
Forever blind to the wasteland beyond

Find security
In this misery
Build a world of death
Hear the fallen prey
In the fire we’ve ignited thoughts of slaying dreams
In the ashes evil is reborn
Your mortality
Is the highest prize
Your mind’s intricate
In a labyrinth turned inside out

In mother’s scorn
Blood was born
Where we belong
Our nation’s torn
Passage gone
A war unknown to us all

See the rays of light dance in hurricanes
The essence of our life held within cruel chains
Come and see the day’s unsolved history
The mirrors in the eyes are reflecting the fear
See the sands of time play with prophecies
We always end up losing to life’s guarantee
Barren promises feed on your demise
The challenge to be free is a lost enterprise
We can’t hide cruel commands
We will see their last stand
From the heart where we belong
Yet we all know why the cruel commandments came along
Forever blind to the wasteland beyond

11. Tear Down Your Walls

Retrieve your sight
Dazed by beliefs
You will not reach your shielded mind
Regain the light
That once burned inside
Don’t feed the shadows of your mind
Tear down your walls

Push your prejudice aside
Burn trees of hate down to the ground

Tear them down
Don’t await a miracle, turn aims into action
Seek what’s right
We’re keepers of the sacred laws, for nothing
Escapes our sight

Utinan temptes consentire cum cornice
Eam adspecta ad res divinas evola
Duobus locis in mente aderis

Retrieve your sight
As dazed by fear
You will dismiss your inner guide
Open the gate
For the prosecution
Sentence your inner fear to death
Tear down your walls

Push your bias to the side
Burn trees of hate down to the ground

Tear them down
Don’t await a miracle, turn aims into action
Seek what’s right
We’re keepers of the sacred laws, for nothing escapes our sight

Utinan temptes consentire cum cornice
Eam adspecta ad res divinas evola
Duobus locis in mente aderis

Align with me
Melt light with darkness
Make sure you won’t die in the harness
Do not fear the desire to leave your cage

When the path is not so clear
Walk without fear
Trust in your guide

Fly with me
We dominate illusions, we’re bending the whole truth
To show what’s right
We’re masters of the universe, the outcome is in our might

Utinan temptes consentire cum cornice
Eam adspecta ad res divinas evola
Alternam formam corporis adsume

Tear down your walls

12. The Holographic Principle – A Profound Understanding Of Reality

Discemus gubernaculum esse movendum
Quod verum putaver am esse particulam
Pro viribus agendum est
Vim totam adhibebimus
Ad haec nos paremus

Our brave soul is crying
Our soul is lost
Our brave is dying
Our soul is lost

We don’t know how we can
Decode this anagram
We have lost our true selves
Within this hologram
Nothing is what it seems
Our soul is lost

We challenge illusions
Created by us all

Cube sphere
Wipe all the dust from your eyes
Burn your lies
Dare to trash your own paradise
Doubt your eyes
We challenge illusions
Created by us all

Learn to trust your senses deep within
And see with all the beauty of your soul
Shine down all your precious light on me
I’ll wake you in reality again

Be free of fear
Open up your heart, make a whole new start
Free from the past
Your future is convertible
Now embrace the Holographic Principle

Only you is what you’ll be
All you are is what you see
On the other side it’s me
If you turn around
You’ll see I am here
Only you is what you’ll be
Now break out and we’ll be free
Leave dubiety behind and dive into eternal light

Merge with all the energy around
Immerse yourself in seas of futile wishes
Do not try to judge your universe
Let purity reverse your sacred curse

Be free of fear
Open up your heart, make a whole new star
Free from the past
Your demons seem invincible
Now embrace the Holographic Principle

Only you is what you’ll be
All you are is what you see
On the other side it’s me
If you turn around
You’ll see I am here
Only you is what you’ll be
Now break out and we’ll be free
Leave dubiety behind and dive into eternal light

You become what you focus on
Don’t shift the blame to the world
It will raise vexation
It can cause your death and our defeat

Run from illusions
Reality, it is a choice
Be sure to choose well
Run from delusions
Go to the root, find out who you are

You become what you’re aiming at
Don’t shift the blame to the world
It will raise resentment
Check your ego, lose your hologram

Your illusion
Feeds your eyes
This deception
Writes your life
Your truth’s a lie

Watch for illusions
Rapacity, an empty shell
That suits no one well
Watch for delusions
Let life just rain all its sparks on you

Venenum invasit sanguinem et venas
Iniectum damnosis cogitatis tuis
Non morbum transferunt in te res humanae
Sed pavor, internus te infirmat prorsus

Your illusion
Lies in ruins
This deception
Won’t survive
Take back control

Discemus gubernaculum esse movendum
Ad haec nos paremus tota vi
Discemus gubernaculum esse movendum
Quod verum putaveram esse particulam
Pro viribus agendum est

13. Beyond The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Live in this moment like there is no past
All that matters is to be who you are
Be in this moment, judgments will not last
Urge yourself again to claim back your life
Take a leap into the dark
Dare to dive and fall
The point of no return restrains us

Shine through the sky
Beyond the matrix
Feel what it’s like to reach divinity
Aim at the sky, open your mind
Then you will be balanced and free
Be the master over your own energy

Shake off oiled feathers, leave your past behind
Use your inner force to reach your true self
When there’s no future you can’t be occupied
By non-essential waste and ruins of the past
Recreate your hologram
Dare to dive and fall
The point of no return restrains us

Shine through the sky
Beyond the matrix
Feel what it’s like to reach divinity
Aim at the sky, open your mind
Then you will be balanced and free
Be the master over your own energy

Someday you’ll open up again
To learn and grow
Someday you’ll have to reach for new endeavors
To perceive your inner self
Perceive your soul
Someday you’ll start to live your life

Shine through the sky
Beyond the matrix
Feel what it’s like to reach divinity
Aim at the sky, open your mind
Then you will be balanced and free
Be the master over your life
Stay in charge maintain your duty
Dive into the sea of pure tranquility

14. Dancing In A Gypsy Camp

We are forced to live in silence
Eating dust and breathing violence
Keeping all the suffering within
Let me be the one to hold you
Trying hard, remaining hopeful
Making sure your heart is free of sin

In mother’s scorn
Blood was born
Where we belong
Our nation’s torn
Passage gone
A war unknown to us all

See the rays of light dance in hurricanes
The essence of our life held within cruel chains
Come and see the day’s unsolved history
The mirrors in the eyes are reflecting the fear
We can’t hide cruel commands
We will see their last stand
From the heart where we belong
We are blind to the wasteland beyond

Waiting to see your conviction
Swallowing proud premonitions
Clinging onto hope that slowly dies
Standing in the ruins of nature
Caused by forces born from danger
Cleaning hands where virtues live on ice

In mother’s scorn
Blood was born
A war unknown to us all

See the rays of light dance in hurricanes
The essence of our lives held within cruel chains
Come and see the day’s unsolved history
The mirrors in the eyes are reflecting the fear
We can’t hide cruel commands
We will see their last stand
From the heart where we belong
We are blind to the wasteland beyond

See the sands of time play with prophecies
We always end up losing to life’s guarantee
Barren promises feed on your demise
The challenge to be free is a lost enterprise
We can’t hide cruel commands
We will see their last stand
From the heart where we belong
Yet we all know why the cruel commandments came along
Forever blind to the wasteland beyond

15. Immortal Melancholy

Wander, there’s no return
Keep moving on as the paradise burns
Leaving your trace in the sand
Harbor my soul for the final descent

Feeling alive, we are free in the silence
We have lived our lives, no hope in your eyes to find

Join me, come join me
Dancing in melancholy
Join me, won’t you join me
Enter this chapter, infinitely

Choosing to give in to fate
Standing together as death allocates
Sorrow evaporates
Now our ties are an endless embrace

Join me, come join me
Dancing in melancholy
Join me, won’t you join me
Enter this chapter, infinitely

A union in life, breathing silence together
Walking the stairs that have led us this way
Thinking of how to return to the page
Now that our times run out

16. The Funky Algorithm

Find me the reason
Why are we here?
To get funky and to feel that you’re alive
How do we reason?
In music we trust
Let’s get funky on the smoothest chords of life

It doesn’t matter dance to the groove

Find the true reason
What do we fear?
Let this funky song light up your darkest night
How do we reason?
What do we miss?
It’s the funky groove that makes my booty move

It doesn’t matter dance to the groove

Center your inside
Due to new insights
Everything seems possible
Clear the confusion
Lift the veil of illusion
Don’t give up, just dance

Ask yourself
Why are we here?
To get funky on the rhythm and the rhymes
Unravel the meaning
For in funk we trust
Let us dream of how to spread the melody

It doesn’t matter dance to the groove

Center your inside
Due to new insights
Everything seems possible
Clear the confusion
Lift the veil of illusion
Don’t give up, just dance

Arouse our curiosity
Deep down the rabbit hole

Center your inside
Due to new insights
Everything seems possible
Clear the confusion
Lift the veil of illusion
Don’t give up, just dance

Follow your instinct
Or we’ll become extinct
Everything seems logical
Our only salvation
And our true destination
Is not to give up, just dance

It doesn’t matter dance to the groove

17. Universal Love Squad

We are the ones to change the world now
Still in control of all machinery
We claim the right to pull the trigger and damage
Your image of honor

Inventing
Improving
Creating
Existence
Embrace the technological remedy

Robotic legions stand in line to carry out
The retribution and effects of this advanced technology
New inventions have to pay
To fight their way
To judgment day
To judgment day

We are the ones that rule the world now
You are entrapped by blind inanity
There is no way that you’ll revoke your decision
Now look for distraction

Inventing
Improving
Creating
Existence
Embrace the technological elegy

Robotic legions stand in line to carry out
The retribution and effects of this advanced technology
New inventions have to pay
To fight their way
To judgment day
To judgment day

I am forever the snake devouring its tail
In search of eternity

Robotic legions stand in line to carry out
The retribution and effects of this advanced technology
New inventions have to pay
To fight their way
To judgment day
To judgment day

The Holographic Principle Album Lineup:

Band members:

Mark Jansen Vocals (harsh)
Coen Janssen Keyboards, Piano, Orchestrations, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Tubular bells
Simone Simons Vocals (female), Vocals (backing)
Ariën van Weesenbeek Drums, Timpani, Vocals (grunts), Spoken word (track 9)
Isaac Delahaye Guitars (lead, rhythm, acoustic), Vocals (backing), Mandolin, Balalaika, Bouzouki, Ukulele
Rob van der Loo Bass

Recording information:

Produced by Epica.
Recorded at Sandlane Recording Facilities, Rijen, the Netherlands between December 2015 and May 2016.
Sitar recorded at Music Matrix Studios, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Paul’s voice recorded at PaulyB Studios, Tampa, Florida, USA.
Mixed at Hansen Studios, Ribe, Denmark in June 2016.
Additional mastering at Amsterdam Mastering, Amsterdam, the Netherlands in June 2016.

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