Meaning of Forever And One by Helloween & The Story Behind

The musicians of the German metal band Helloween claim that their seventh studio album Time of the Oath is a concept. This means that all the tracks of the album should be united by a common idea. According to Andi Deris, the band’s vocalist, in this case, the prophecies of Nostradamus are such.

Let’s try to figure out if the ballad Forever and One (Neverland), discussed in this article, has anything to do with them.

The story of creation and the meaning of the song Forever and One

Judging by the reviews of The Time of the Oath, published in various authoritative foreign publications, not all music critics (not to mention ordinary music lovers) managed to trace the connection between the compositions included in the album and the works of the famous French astrologer.

As for the song Forever and One, which was composed by Andi Deris, it is clearly dedicated to the relationship broken due to the fault of the girl. The protagonist understands that they can no longer be together, but admits that his feelings for his former lover have not yet faded.

Many fans of the group are sure of the existence of a real story, which the ballad can be dedicated to, but I have not found confirmation of this version. As I did not find a single line in the text that would clearly refer listeners to Nostradamus. Perhaps the readers of Blimey will help me to do this.

Release and achievements

In September 1996, the song was released as the second (of three) single from The Time of the Oath. For Germany, another version of the single was released, which went on sale under the name Forever and One Live.

Video of Forever and One by Helloween

Now let’s take a look at the Helloween live recording and enjoy this incredibly powerful composition once again.

Interesting Facts

  • In 2007, Phuong Thanh recorded a cover version of the song in Vietnamese.

Forever and One Lyrics by Helloween

What can I do?
Will I be getting through?
Now that I must try to leave it all behind
Did you see what you have done to me?
So hard to justify
Slowly it’s passing by

Forever and one
I will miss you
However, I kiss you
Yet again
Way down in Neverland
So hard I was trying
Tomorrow I’ll still be crying
How could you hide your lies
Your lies

Here I am
Seeing you once again
My mind’s so far away
My heart’s so close to stay
Too proud to fight
I’m walking back into the night
Will I ever find someone to believe?

Lyrics of Forever and One by Helloween Alternate

What can I do?
Will I survive?
Now that I must try to forget it all
Do you understand what you did to me?
It’s so hard to find an excuse
Everything goes slowly

Until the end of time
I’ll miss you
However, I kiss you
Far into oblivion
I tried so hard
Tomorrow I will still cry
How could you hide a lie
Your lies

Here I am,
One more time looking at you
My thoughts are so far away
My heart stays here
I’m too proud to fight
I’m leaving back into the night
Will I find someone else to trust?

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