Beyond the Seventh Wave

by Silhouette

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Beyond the Seventh Wave is a concept album of more than 60 minutes with as theme the hunger for freedom so common to man kind. It is based and inspired by books and movies of people being innocently convicted such as "Escape from Alcatraz", "Fugitive" and "The Next Three Days". But most of all, it is inspired by the story of Papillion, a Frenchman convicted for life forced labor for a crime he did not commit. He escaped several times but was destined to live his days on "Devil Island". Would he finally escape?

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released November 24, 2014

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Silhouette Utrecht, Netherlands

In 2013 and 2014 Silhouette undertook its most ambitious project so far, another concept album titled "Beyond the Seventh Wave". It’s an album about the hunger for freedom of an innocent man convicted for life to forced labor, inspired by stories and books such as Papillion. On the album several musicians played a guest role. ... more

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Track Name: Prologue
Vocals: Brian

Tears crystallised, they make me gaze to coloured skies
I nearly failed to end my quest
Betrayal made me crash against the rocks
I was put to the final test

A brand new sunrise just awoke the butterfly
I found the strength and faced my fears
I put my faith in love and truth after all these years
The seventh wave just did the rest
Track Name: Web of Lies Pt. I - The Vow
Vocals: Brian and Erik

How many did you send?
On this road to perdition
How much did you spend?
Building these dungeons?

I see your vulture eyes
Without a glimpse of mercy
Did you ever come to the rescue?
Or did you enjoy letting us drown?

Your web of lies
Got me paralyzed
Your ice cold eyes
Sent me straight to hell

Your web of lies
Destroyed my paradise
But hear my cries
I will be free again!

Now don’t you hate yourself?
Climbing on your vicious ladder
By sending good men
Descending into hell

When I close my eyes
I can hear your treacherous lies
Ripping out your filthy tongue
I’ll walk on thorns to fulfill my deepest desire

Your web of lies
Got me paralyzed
Your ice cold eyes
Sent me straight to hell

Your web of lies
Destroyed my paradise
But hear my cries
I will be free again!

I despise your insidious lies
Will you choose the road to freedom?
I will find no rest until I see you die
Or will revenge be the road ahead?

For your web of lies
You will pay the price
I'll get you by surprise
And gouge out your vulture eyes

Before you realize
I'll cut your tongue with a razor knife
And then I hear your cries
And I I'll be free again
Track Name: Web of Lies Pt. II - The Plot
Vocals: Brian and Erik

Did you honestly believe
I could forget this cesspit of lies?
Every minute, every hour
Every day and every single moment
I am plotting my revenge
For all these years of awe and pain
Never getting back to him
Would be a nightmare driving me insane

[The Priest]
You’re so wrong my son
When you believe revenge will bring you true freedom
Be aware you will be consumed
By the hatred, they’ve sowed into you

I just know I ‘ll be free!
No more pain and agony
But he will have to pay his price
While the truth will burn his eyes

When I close my eyes
I can see him hanging in chains
Begging for mercy
Just let me fight
You don´t have any right
To take away my last ray of hope
[The Priest]
Now take a look at yourself
Being trapped in your prison of hate
Sealing of your fate
If you give in to your grudges
They will have won
What will be left of your freedom?
Track Name: In Solitary
Vocals: Erik and Brian

These chains pull me to the ground
And my brain keeps fooling me around
Only in my dreams I can still find some light

This rage is driving me insane
This cage, do they really have no shame
I have to believe in an impossible flight
Breaking these walls and escaping this endless night

Chorus
Fly towards the sky
There is nothing to hold you
Now you just try
Little butterfly
And live your life for me

Your face, a forgotten memory
And your voice stopped echoing in me
How much they ever try to break my will
These bars won’t stop me from dreaming to fly from here

He’s desperately struggling and fighting insanity
Will he be able to hold on to dignity?

Chorus
Fly towards the sky
There is nothing to hold you
Please don’t be shy
Little butterfly

Fly towards the sky
There is nothing to hold you
Please don’t be shy
Little butterfly

Yes I want you to fly
Cause your freedom is there for you
Now you just try
Little butterfly
And live your life for me
Track Name: Lost Paradise
Vocals: Erik and Brian

You should know my desire to explain
This impossible dream
I am reaching out but it’s in vain
Paradise is what I’ve seen

Why I can´t comfort you?
When you’re lonely and afraid
Let me wipe your tears
And dream of taking you away

Chorus
Let us love for just one night
I’ll caress you like a million times, with all my heart
The safety of my chains
Will I ever break free?
And let us live this dream
For eternity
Are we not meant to be?

Your image haunts me all day
Wherever I try to hide
I hear you whispering my name
On the darkest days I fight

Why can’t I stroke your hair?
And tell you it’s OK
Let me touch your smile
And dream of running away

Chorus
So let us love for one more night
I’ll caress you like a million times, with all my heart
The safety of my chains
Will I ever break free?
Then let us live this dream
For eternity
Are we not meant to be?

Live your voice
Kiss your tears
Sense your smile
Taste your skin
Stroke your hair
Breathe your scent
Live this dream

I can’t believe
We’re not meant to be
Why don’t you come with me?
We can discover paradise

I can’t believe
We’re not meant to be
Why don’t you come with me?
One more time
One more time

This is the moment
You’ll have to decide
You can leave me
Or stay in paradise

Now please think about it
More carefully
One more time
One more time
One last time
One last time

Then, as you walk from me
I hear you whispering my name
Will you understand?
I’ll have to go my own way?

The butterfly won’t fly today
Will paradise be lost?
Only time will tell
Will we be one someday?

Lost paradise?
Track Name: Devil's Island
Vocals: Brian and Erik

What can I do?
I see wind and waves and certain death
Small piece of land
And an ocean full of threats

What should I do?
I see no escape from this bare place
No more new plans
Can I live with this disgrace?

Why did I discard paradise?
Lived in perfect harmony
She was the love of my life
And the future looked so bright
I admit that he was right
Fell prey to my pride
Brought me nothing but despair
No strength to fight

Chorus
No way out of here
No way to turn the tide
I can see no light
I see waves of destruction,
Trapped in here for life

No way out of here
Shall I give up my fight?
I see sharks of perdition
Can I find some light?

What do I care?
If surrender is my only choice
Hope drifts away
Is what the waves seem to say

Is there anybody who would care?
There is nobody and nothing left
Should I jump and dive
Who would care if I’d survive?

Then at night I dream of a magic world
And I find the desired spell
The entire world starts moving
Like a giant roundabout
I see flashes of light
And they put it all right
They make my fervid wish coming out

Chorus
No way out of here
No way to turn the tide
I can see no light
I see waves of destruction,
Trapped in here for life

No way out of here
Shall I give up my fight?
I can see no light
I see sharks of perdition
Where can I find some light?

But then there’s something really changing me
Something in the air, above the Atlantic sea
Reminding me of my sacred vow: try to escape someway somehow
Can’t let it slip away

You won’t believe it but she is telling me
Her voice it’s really there, across the Atlantic sea
“Remember you would not give in; you would not fail, not for one day
Don’t let it slip away”

I need a way out of here
I'll have to turn the tide
It's clear now she was right
I won't let it slip away
I won't give up my fight

I need a way out of here
I'll have to turn the tide
It's clear now she was right
I won't let it slip away
I won't give up my fight
Track Name: Beyond the Seventh Wave
Vocals: Brian

Been here for hours to get the feeling
Been here for days won’t you return
Been here all night to watch a difference in your landscape
I got a feeling of delight

Already thought I had you figured out
So glad I ran it through the test
This dummy butterfly just crashed against the rocks
I almost thought of giving up

Chorus
You are my star
It took some time to understand you
But finally I know that you will not deceive me
You ’ll be my guide
And I’ll dive into the air
Fluttering high then
Feel you all around

The pattern that I see
It’s just like a promise that you keep every time
In your arms I know I will be safe
I look in your eyes
Feel your love in every single vein
And know it’s right
Freedom lies beyond the seventh wave

The extra tests support my theory
Just to eliminate the doubt
The calculation every time it was correct
Now it is time to face the fact
Track Name: Wings to Fly
Vocals: Brian and Erik

Still alive can you hear me
Echoes of my thoughts so far away
A thousand miles between us
I wonder how you are
Still looking out over the open ocean

Oh you will never know
Stretching out your wings no more fear
Oh you will never know
The magic of the words I still hear

Chorus
Don’t you know you’ll never make it?
I said: don’t you know I’m gonna find a way
All that you see
I’m gonna solve this riddle
One day you’ll learn
The hunger for freedom
Will give you wings to fly
The wings to fly
Right to the sky

One more time
One last time
I am free again

Still alive thinking about you
Echoes of a time so far away
A thousand years have passed since
I’m on the other side
Free and looking out over the open ocean

Oh you will never know
The winds caress my heart they tickle me
Oh you will never know
Like love in a higher degree

Chorus
Don’t you know you’ll never make it?
I said: don’t you know that I have found a way?
All that I feel
All that I’ve found I still hope
One day you’ll learn
The hunger for freedom
Gave me the-wings to fly
The wings to fly
Right to the sky
Wings to fly
Track Name: [BONUS TRACK] In Solitary (Radio Edit)
These chains pull me to the ground
And my brain keeps fooling me around
Only in my dreams I can still find some light

This rage is driving me insane
This cage, do they really have no shame
I have to believe in an impossible flight
Breaking these walls and escaping this endless night

Fly towards the sky
There is nothing to hold you
Now you just try
Little butterfly
And live your life for me

Your face, a forgotten memory
And your voice stopped echoing in me
How much they ever try to break my will
These bars won’t stop me from dreaming to fly from here

He’s desperately struggling and fighting insanity
Will he be able to hold on to dignity?

Fly towards the sky
There is nothing to hold you
Please don’t be shy
Little butterfly

Fly towards the sky
There is nothing to hold you
Please don’t be shy
Little butterfly

Yes I want you to fly
Cause your freedom is there for you
Now you just try
Little butterfly

And live your life for me