Simon took a drink of water and prepared himself for the beginning of the song, which required an all-out scream to match the frenzied guitar and drums. The first violin played a droning note, before a dissonant downwards slide.

"I always knew you would betray me in the end

When all had crumbled and you were my only friend"

Peter and Kaz slowed to only a few power chords, though Dave's beat and the orchestra still sped on.

"But still I want to know

When did all the dragons die?

Were their last tears for you and me,

Or the green valleys where they'd fly?"

Suddenly, the band's groove ground to a halt and the orchestra play a slow, mournful air that would continue on into the chorus. Peter came back in, his guitar tone free of distortion.

"Puff, where have you gone?

Explain to me how I've lost my power,

And what happened to all the unicorns

Touch the gold and taste a rainbow

In flowers, fairies are born

Am I real, or have my friends disappeared?

But through the eyes of madness

We stand together, with no fear..."

The last violin note was held out, before another downwards slide and the verse music came storming in.

"If this is how I ever thought that things would be

Then I'd have never left, you'd still be here with me

But still I want to know,

How do you kill a dream?

Can the purple dinosaur be saved in time?

Something something force the rhyme"

Simon smiled at the nonsensical lyrics for a moment.

"Wish I finally understood...

Explain to me how I've lost my power,

And what happened to all the unicorns

Touch the gold and taste a rainbow

In flowers, fairies are born

Am I real, or have my friends disappeared?

But through the eyes of madness

We stand together, with no fear..."

There was a short orchestral buildup and then Peter began his second verse riff again, playing it a half step higher for each line. The rest of the band and orchestra kept to the riff's rhythm.

"Am I insane or just free?

What do these dreams mean to me?

Or was this meant to be?

In hindsight I just can't see.

Explain to me how I've lost my power,

And what happened to all the unicorns

Touch the gold and taste a rainbow

In flowers, fairies are born

Am I real, or have my friends disappeared?

But through the eyes of madness

We stand together, with no fear..."

The violin note faded out, and the crowd cheered. Simon pumped his fist on the last few lines of verse:

"I awlays knew that this is how it would end

I'd be set free from my past by my greatest friend

Yes! I can win this game..."

The crowd cheers and claps wildly, and Simon jumps off a monitor for a stage dive.