The Realm of All Secrets

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The Realm of All Secrets is the second album from Québec-based heavy rock band Merkabah. Winner for best heavy metal album at the Gala de la musique de Québec in 2009

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released November 30, 2007

Jacinthe Poulin: Vocals
François Vachon: Guitar, mandolin and back vocals
Louis Doyon: Bass and back vocals
Raynald Brochu: Guitar
Mario Forgues: Drums

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Track Name: Prisoner of Fantasy
Prisoner of fantasy (François Vachon)

... In the middle of the night
Beneath the frozen moonlight...

Wide awake in my dreams
Something’s calling me
Behind the wall of sleep...


Chorus : Hear the madness coming from the woods
Fear the shadow whispering the truth
Every time I think, I die
I fall into infinity
Every time I wish, I die
Prisoner of fantasy

... In a city out of time
The tower in the blackened skies...

A dark age of mystery
A mystic prophecy
A dream within a dream...

Demon star
Precious guide...
Below the sea
The creature awaits in its sleep...


Chorus : Hear the madness, the frogs croak in tune
Fear the dark spell hidden in the runes
Every time I think, I die
I fall into infinity
Every time I wish, I die
Prisoner of fantasy
Track Name: Life as We See It
Life, as we see it (François Vachon)

The words you’ve just spoken
Are haunting me
There is no real distance
Between dreams we share

(Chorus): It’s not too late
To change your mind
Life, as you see it, is a settin’ sun
Life, as we see it, is a settin’ sun

As far as I can remember
You’ve always trusted me

Believe me, you’re strong enough
Learn from your mistakes

(Chorus): It’s not too late
To change your mind
Life, as you see it, is a settin’ sun
Life, as we see it’ is a settin’ sun

You said: “I’m afraid to become a person I’d hate
I’ll run away ‘til there is no escape”...

Follow me now
And shine into the settin’ sun

There is no real distance
Between dreams we share
Track Name: The Price to Pay
The price to pay (François Vachon)

Look around
Everything’s falling down
We need something new

Chorus: This is the price to pay
To live your own way
For every shot you make
Ten you must take

We are doomed
By powers that confuse
We still need something new

How can we transcend
These dark illusions
To create a world
We’d like to live in ???

Chorus: This is the price to pay
To live your own way
For every shot you make
Ten you must take
Track Name: The Spectre
The Spectre (François Vachon)

(Year 33. Excerpts from a statement that Tiberius, Emperor of Rome, sent to Pontius Pilate, Prosecutor of the Empire, in Jerusalem…)

... Three days after his death
They found an empty tomb...
Alive? Resurrected???
How could this be true???

(Pilate, lost in his thoughts, while reading the statement):

“... If he has survived
Well, where is he???
And who’s behind this resurrection???...

... He will rise...
And blood will spill...
He’ll lead the people to rebellion...”

... Upon the crooss, he did not die...
... There was a conspiracy to save his life...

Chorus: He’s the one who has chosen
To bring power to the people
Revolution, sacrifice; an endless light
The Spectre has returned...

(Quite nervous and confused, Pilate wrote back to the Emperor in order to reassure him, as well as himself, that he was doing his best to keep everything under control)...

(Choir) : TRUTH IS BEYOND

“... He holds a power his death has increased...”

(Choir): WORDS OF WISDOM

“... Controversy...”

(Choir): TRUTH IS BEYOND

“... The people have a desperate need to believe...”

(Choir): WORDS OF WISDOM

“... The spectre’s come to set them free...”

Chorus: He’s the one who has chosen
To bring power to the people
Revolution, sacrifice; an endless light
The Spectre has returned...
Track Name: A Play With Masked Shapes
A play with masked shapes (François Vachon)

Its cold at night
When the city’s sleeping
A moonlit night...

In our dreams
They break the wall of sleep
Characters are watching in our dreams

The gate is open...

Into the spotlight
Enter the masked shapes
Pantomimes...

In our dreams
They set all the scenes
Characters are playing in our dreams

The show will begin...


Chorus: In the dark of consciousness
Twilight of the soul
Realm of all secrets
The theater holds...

Imagination...
Change in perception...
A new dimension...
When the curtain falls...

“Welcome inside
The circus of your mind
Though there’s no crowd
There is a play tonight

There’s nothing more to believe
What you feel is real
By magic you are here
Now, we disappear”

“By magic we are here
Now, we disappear
By magic we are here
The echoes of a dream...”
Track Name: Kingdom of a Million Stars
Kingdom of a million stars (François Vachon)

Beneath the waves of sleep
Flowing with the stream
A ship of forgotten dreams
Is sailing to new destinies

Chorus: This promised land
We wish to find
A secret Island
In the kingdom of a million stars

Sailing to distant shores
Across the Universe
To nourish the flowers of sand
With waters from hidden realms

Chorus: This promised land
We wish to find
A secret garden
In the Kingdom of a million stars

Through visions from this memory
We’re given clues to find the key
To open the dream chest we keep
From childhood to eternal sleep

Beneath the waves of sleep
Flowing with the stream
A ship of forgotten dreams
Is sailing to new destinies

Chorus: This promised land
We wish to find
A secret Island
In the kingdom of a million stars
Track Name: Monte Cristo
Monte Cristo (François Vachon)

I’m the one who was betrayed
Why was I blamed?

I was just a young sailor
Not asking much of life
Just a pawn in a twisted game
A sacrifice

Chorus: I’m trying to keep the faith
To find the answers
I am on my way to nail them all...

They stole my life away
They used me

They jealously have sealed your fate

Its just too bad for them
This, I cannot forgive

Your vengeance and justice prevail

Chorus: In my dreams
I’m with you
My heart bleeds
Without you

I’m not a traitor
To either man or God
I’ve come to warn them
I return for my dues

I’m the avenger
Pitiless and cold
I’ll play with their minds
And make them wish I’d die...

Chorus: I’m trying to keep the faith
To find the answers
I am on my way to nail them all...
Track Name: Dahaka (Guardian of the Timeline)
DAHAKA (Guardian of the Timeline) (François Vachon)

Narration: “Sometimes it was whispered
Sometimes it was read
The secret incantation
That filled many with dread

If you knew it
If you used it
You could reach back
To recreate your life’s track

But stop and think
If, with conceit,
Sole master of your destiny you would be
Dahaka is released
Dahaka, the Guardian of the Timeline,
Eternally preserving the order unfolding within time

No one escapes the Dahaka...”

Chorus: Now that the beast is rising
Seeking this prey through time
Always covered in darkness
The storm demon strikes


I cast that spell
And change my fate
Now forever damned
My life is an endless running away

Chorus: Now that the beast is rising
Seeking this prey through time
Always covered in darkness
The storm demon strikes

Death’s stalking me
But I won’t be its slave
Now just a wraith
My life is an endless running away


Chorus: Now that the beat is rising
Seeking this prey through time
Always covered in darkness
The storm demon strikes
Track Name: Demon Hunt
Demon hunt (François Vachon)

Into the circles, better be quick
Chased by the devil, no time to waste
The Beast-awful, there’s blood on its blade
Better beware of all its tricks

Time has come for him to shine
The prosecutor of mankind

The dark black evil seeds were sown
In the world of men
Corporate empires were built to rule the land
Our demons have grown

We shan’t be slaves to them
No! We shan’t be slaves to them

Evil, at its roots, is fed by fear
The shape of the Beast may change
But, it is always near...

Demon hunt...