Behind The Music – The Other Side

‘The other side’ is the lead track of the album and it chronicles the wanderer’s life in a three-part story. It’s safe to say he has successfully made it to his paradise at the end of the path, where he looks back on his life one last time, before letting eternal peace take over him.

The first part of the story is mainly focused upon the beginning of the journey, where the wanderer was still overcome by greed, curiosity and doubt. It was hard to focus on finding his way through the treacherous realm while beauty and power were constantly within reach. The darkness whispered to him constantly, trying to tempt him into giving his soul away. Many times the wanderer escaped the claws of death, falling from one trap into the other. Had he not wandered deeper into the realm, had he not let his greed take over (as described in the song ‘Avalon’), he might have been able to leave that cursed place, without having to make that perilous journey towards the paradise so desperately wanted to find. “The path of greed comes with a cost, a price you cannot afford to pay,” is the essence of the first part of this song, which is whispered just before the menacing first part flows over into a gentler second one.

This is where the gentle spirit makes an appearance. Even when the wanderer made bad choices, the voice of reason was there to keep him from being led astray on the path he chose. “Take my love, I’ll give it all to you alone. Reach for the light and you’ll be safe from harm forever,” is the promise she makes to the wanderer. A gift in the form of self-love and trust, a bond that is stronger than even the darkest nights along his path. This, to keep him safe along his journey and to teach him one can always find redemption. This part of the song ends in a modulation, a perfect way to flow into the last part of the three-part song.

The third part of ‘the other side’, called ‘journey’s end’, is where we look back at everything the wanderer has encountered on his journey in the magic realm. It’s like a hero’s song; describing all the victories that have eventually led the wanderer to the paradise he so longed for. “Follow the light, it will show you your destiny!” is the essence of the album, coming back in the chorus of the last part of the last song. Always lead with light, follow your heart, love yourself and find your way through any obstacles with trust and kindness. It doesn’t matter if you make mistakes along the way, as long as you recognize them and learn from them. Just like the wanderer, that will eventually bring us closer to our ultimate goal, whatever that may be.

Thank you for reading our ‘behind the music’ blogs and for sticking with us through all these different parts of ‘The Other Side’s’ big story! We hope to expand our Dream Map universe in the future, with new music and new stories to tell!
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I. Dark Desire

Hunger, it grows in your eyes
So close, reaching for power
You feel the desire
Darkness calling out your name

It drives you to insanity
Unleash flames of destruction
Will you fight your desires
Or will they conquer your mind

What once was so pure, fading in the darkness
Eternal life to trade for your soul

No fear, your eyes are set upon the power you crave
The hunger to feel the shadows take you over the edge
Destruction awaits the souls that follow the path of desire
The fire of your damnation will be burning inside you now

You knew this was the price to pay
Your pride greater than reason
Your heart broken to pieces
A curse by your own doing

You were swayed from the path of light
Tempted to give your soul away
Trapped in the land of shadows
Which you’re never escaping from

The light faded too long ago
Your heart- shrouded in darkness
On the edge of insanity
You pray for your redemption

Defeat, you gave in to desire
Your prize burning inside you
This is what you have asked for
When you drank from the fountain

When you thought you were safe
Death was at your door
The path of greed comes with a cost
A price you cannot afford to pay

Time is ticking fast, you need to escape
Or all you love is lost
There is nothing but pain on the other side
You have made a grave mistake

II. Everlasting Love

Heal your heart and let me break the binds of darkness
Let my gift of passion save your soul from hurting

Take my love, I’ll give it all to you alone
Reach for the light and you’ll be safe from harm forever

Love, a bond that is forged in fire
Everlasting light inside you
Trust in all the power that it brings
And fight the darkness within you now

Open up, let all your sorrows fade away now
Let me in, I will forgive your sins and mistakes

Take this love, it’s given just to you my dearest
Your soul fills with light and darkness fades inside

III. Journey’s End

Your adventures, your inquest
They have now come to an end
All the dangers that you’ve faced
In this magical realm

Wandering the eventide
Stuck between the day and night
You have witnessed raging storms
Heard voices from the deep

Goddess of eternal life is waiting for you to arrive
Calling you to let her voice guide you to the promised land
Chapter closed, you reached the end so a new story can begin
Ready for one more enchanting adventure

Follow the light
It will show you your destiny
Follow the voice
Calling you to Eden
Follow the soul
That has always belonged to you
Follow the dawn
Where your journey’s ending

Captivated by your dreams
Magic lands within your reach
Everything so beautiful
You didn’t want to leave!

Stood upon the edge of earth
On bare feet you walked the path
Leading to eternal life
Where spirits come to rest

Read all the lyrics on Genius!