The Odyssey Lyrics - Symphony X



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[Part I Odysseus' Theme / Overture]
[music / orchestration - Romeo]

[instrumental]

[Part II - Journey to Ithaca]
[music - Romeo]
[lyrics - Allen, Romeo]

To the one that I love, my journey has begun
When our eyes meet once more there will be peace
The taste of your lips the warmth of your touch
again, forever, two souls as one

Seems like forever that my eyes have been denied
Home - I'm dreamed of home
I've been twenty years away from all I ever knew
to return would make my dream come true

Seasons of sorrow have stolen all my years
I miss the rolling hills of Ithaca
I've been through battles and cried a sea of tears
but the tide is changing, and with it all my fears

Seems like forever that my eyes have been denied
Home - I'm dreamed of home
I've been twenty years away from all I ever knew
to return would make my dream come true

Behold the sea and winds of Jove
We set sail guided by the stars above
The ports of Troy escape our view
a cold and stormy fate awaits our rendezvous

Onward we ride, into the raging fury
Setting our course by the moon and sun
We forge ahead seeking glory
Yet the journey has just begun

Onward we ride - nine days we brave her might
we are coming home...

[Part III - The Eye]
[music- Romeo]
[lyrics - Romeo]

Awakened at dawn - Land dead ahead
with the winds of the morning we change course
no remorse, a place forbidden to all

Search all the grounds - find food and water
Yet journey not into the Cave of Woe
long ago, a legend spoke of a beast

A thousand riches hidden deep within the stone
A thousand nightmares mortal's blood forever flows

A mountainous black - engulfed in a shadow
a bone-chilling growl and an Eye of Hate
a ghastly fate - held prisoner by the Eye

Yet he must sleep - as the daylight fades
we focus our senses and sharpen our blade
we take aim - In silence we strike

A thousand riches hidden deep within the stone
A thousand nightmares - blood runs forever - from the Eye...

[Part IV - Circe (Daughter of the Sun)]
[music - Romeo]
[Lyrics - Romeo]

We sit adrift on the open sea
The gift of wind, by Zeus, concealed - so carelessly
We break the waves on a course untrue
across the endless plain of blue - a new coast in view

We carouse with the maiden
beneath her eyes the madness lies
...in mystery

I drink deep from the chalice
of gold and jade - my senses fade
...I'm mesmerized

Stay - like those before
I condemn you all - from walk to crawl
...metamorphasized

No - my will it defies her
speak the verse - lift the curse
...she's mesmerized

Am I asleep?
Tell me Daughter of the Sun
There's vengeance in the air and all things will be undone

[Part V - Sirens]
[music - Romeo]
[lyrics - Romeo]

Dire warnings -
told by the sorceress in white
'false bringers of love' - Sirens
echoing songs from above

Wings flowing -
floating on Sea of Lies
I defy their vision
Elysium swallows my cries

Embracing -
maidens of lust stimulate
and manipulate my senses
I welcome a watery grave

Tied steadfast to the mast
tragedy awaits me
I'm falling victim
betrayed by the sea

[Part VI - Scylla and Charybdis]

[a) Gulf of Doom]
[b) Drifting Home]
[music / orchestration - Romeo]

[instrumental]

[Part VII - The Fate of the Suitors / Champion of Ithaca]
[music - Romeo]
[lyrics - Lepond, Romeo]

So this is home...
In the guise of a beggar - Minerva guides my way
I find my kingdom in jeopardy

Vengeance - it swells within me
As I spy so many who eye my Queen
I'll make them pay for this blasphemy... All will see

Triumphant - Champion of Ithaca
I will right all the wrongs
Let the Gods sing my song
Triumphant - Champion of Ithaca
Let a new life begin
my journey has come to and end

A contest of valor
'to pierce the twelve rings
in a single arrow's flight'
Yet, not a one can string the bow

My veil of silence lifted
All is revealed
revenge burns in my heart
thrashing and slashing down all my foes...to claim the throne

Triumphant - Champion of Ithaca
I will right all the wrongs
Let the Gods sing my song
Triumphant - Champion of Ithaca
Let a new life begin
this is the end of my Odyssey

Seems like forever that my eyes have been denied
Home - I'm finally home
I've been twenty years away from all I ever knew
I have returned to make my dream come true





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tyr drummer | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/14/09

One of the best song i've ever heard,truely a masterpiece!its songs like these that make me feel truely sorry for the people that listen to all the comercial crap radio stations all over the world play today.



NiGhT-sTaLkEr13 | Reviewer: NiGhT-sTaLkEr13 | 10/30/08

I disagree, though I DO love Dream heater, I would have to say the end of this song [Champion of Ithica] definately beats the end of In The Presence Of Enemies.
The end is just so passionate, and you can just imagine the herioc sature of Homer.
It's a masterpiece and I freaking LOVE it!



Amazing | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/26/08

The greatest part of this song is the ability to keep you spellbound through out the entire 24 minutes. With subtle and not so subtle switches in elements of the music, each minute offers something new. I don't think there will be too many songs of this caliber. A must-listen, from start to finish.



Amazing | Reviewer: Redfuardo | 3/11/08

This is my favourite Symphony X song ever, I havent heard anything in their back catalogue that matchs up to this at all. I mean yeah there are the amazing songs like Divine Wings, Accolade 1 and 2, Through the looking glass etc. but this is just outstanding



One of my favourites | Reviewer: Elbaz | 2/11/08

It's akin to a change of seasons by DT, and even some semblence to transatlantic/neal morse. It's quality remains througout, however i don't think the finale can match up to the end of In the presence of enemies, or Six degrees of inner turbulence, both containing the same balance of genres. As far as the metal bits are concerned they kick ass and his voice suits it to a tee :D



Simply beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/24/08

V - The New Mythology Suite is my favorite, and is listened to in it's entirety at least once a week along with The Odyssey, and The Accolade II from this CD right afterward.
In a time when most music is utter trash, and the airwaves are filled with talentless nobody's, The Odyssey is a true masterpiece. The composition, execution, diversity of style are amazing, and unlike anything else being done. The new CD, Paradise Lost is very, very good, but this, and V are great. I have been listening so long, and this never gets old.



An Epic Song For An Epic Poem | Reviewer: K. S. | 1/24/08

This combines all elements of music in general, from classical to pop. The only genre not flawlessly covered by this masterpiece is hiphop/rap. I was captivated through all of the 24 minutes, which is even more than I can say for Dream Theater's Octavarium.



One of the best songs ever, hands down! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/6/07

This is just amazing. If you like this you should listen Accolade, Accolade II, Communion and the Oracle, Rediscovery part 2; the new mythology and those "not so heavy and neo-classical pieces" they're all great. But this is absolutely a masterpiece....



Perfect mix | Reviewer: Rasmus | 9/7/07

Hmm didn't know that Micheal Romeo wrote most of this song, but it is one of best songs ever made (according to my taste)perfect mix of epic classical music and some sort of heavy metal.

Part 3 and 7 seven rocks totally uber much!
and sharpen our blade
we take aim - In silence we strike !



Epic | Reviewer: Ben Thomas | 8/17/07

Too often Symphony X get abuse from metal types for being a bit too over the top and epic.

This song proves WHY they do that
A pure masterclass

And the best news, when i see them supporting Dream Theater in October... THEYRE PLAYING THE ODYSSEY IN ITS ENTIRETY




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