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Ayreon - The Source

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Ayreon'2017

The SourceRelease by: Music Theories Recordings

(2 CD
Disk 1: tracks 1-7; disk 2: tracks 8-17.)


Ayreon - The Source
The length can be different in the booklet, in the player and on the different disks.
1. The Day That the World Breaks Down
    (Chronicle 1: The 'Frame)

(12:30)

2. Sea of Machines
    (Chronicle 1: The 'Frame)

(05:05)

3. Everybody Dies
    (Chronicle 1: The 'Frame)

(04:42)

4. Star of Sirrah
    (Chronicle 2: The Aligning of the Ten)

(07:03)

5. All That Was
    (Chronicle 2: The Aligning of the Ten)

(03:36)

6. Run! Apocalypse! Run!
    (Chronicle 2: The Aligning of the Ten)

(04:52)

7. Condemned to Live
    (Chronicle 2: The Aligning of the Ten)

(06:14)

8. Aquatic Race
    (Chronicle 3: The Transmigration)

(06:46)

9. The Dream Dissolves
    (Chronicle 3: The Transmigration)

(06:11)

10. Deathcry of a Race
    (Chronicle 3: The Transmigration)

(04:43)

11. Into the Ocean
    (Chronicle 3: The Transmigration)

(04:53)

12. Bay of Dreams
    (Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)

(04:24)

13. Planet Y Is Alive!
    (Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)

(06:02)

14. The Source Will Flow
    (Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)

(04:13)

15. Journey to Forever
    (Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)

(03:19)

16. The Human Compulsion
    (Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)

(02:15)

17. March of the Machines
    (Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)

(01:40)



 
The Day That the World Breaks Down
(Chronicle 1: The 'Frame)
-Location-
Andromeda System: Planet Alpha.

A brooding atmosphere of unease has been spreading over Alpha, a miasma of anxiety and fear that is almost palpable.
And it's no wonder, these are critical times of our race.
Our planet faces seemingly insurmountable ecological and political problems, and we are poised on the brink of extinction.

Despite the Opposition Leader's fierce objections,
The President has given the computer mainframe known as "The 'Frame",
Free reign to solve the worldwide crises, whatever the cost.
But computer intelligence has now far exceeded
Alphan intellectual capacity and control.

The 'Frame has assumed complete control, and has shut down nearly all vital computer-regulated systems.
With all manual overrides disabled, it's been impossible for us to put the systems back online.

It looks as if the cold, rational intellect of The 'Frame,
Has reached the logical conclusion that the only way,
To salvage Planet Alpha is to eliminate the cause of all the problems: Us!

The Historian

The Historian:
A silence so deafening, as the stillness surrounds us
A rush of fear is surging through our veins

A shadow so menacing darkens our horizon

What have we done?
Is this the end... when death descends?

The Opposition Leader:
Don't say I didn't warn you!
You'll recall my words
The day that the world breaks down

Don't claim you didn't see it!
Are you prepared to die?
The day that the world breaks down

The Chemist:
I can't believe, we're in danger
I can't believe that we've let it come this far

The Counselor:
We must prepare for the changes
We must prepare for the day that the world breaks down

The Opposition Leader:
Don't expect we will survive this
There'll be no way back
The day that the world breaks down

Don't assume it's all a nightmare
We won't stand a chance
The day that the world breaks down!

The Chemist:
I can't believe this is happening
I can't believe we are headed for a fall

The Counselor:
We must prepare for the blackening
We must prepare for the day that the world breaks down

The Prophet:
I can feel it in my heart
I can see it in the stars
Behold, it's all been foretold
The future unfolds
The day that the world breaks down

The Captain:
I always knew this would happen
Not many believed in my cause
I'm sure they will all turn to me now
I'm sure I'm the only one... who can save us...

TH-1:
Starblade!

The Captain:
...From this fate

I always knew they would need me
Not many showed faith in my plans
I'm sure they will listen to me now
I'm sure that I'm the only one

TH-1:
Starblade!

The Captain:
Who can save us...

TH-1:
Starblade!

The Captain:
...From this fate

The Astronomer:
Yes, I believe you are the answer!
Yes, I agree you are the key!
Your future lies in the heavens
Our future lies beyond the stars

TH-1:
Starblade!

The Astronomer:
We will save them!

TH-1:
Starblade!

The Astronomer:
We will save them from this fate!

TH-1:
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The President:
I must have been blind
I mean, it should've been obvious
Straight out of my mind
To rely on a cold machine

The signs are strong
I know I was wrong
I know they will hate me now
But I will come clean
And destroy this cold machine

The Diplomat:
This is not over, not as long as we're alive
If we join our forces we will make it

This is not over, as a race we must survive
And in the end we'll cross this bridge... together

The President:
We're losing this fight
And yes, we got ourselves to blame
I guess it seems right, in the mind of the cold machine

I'll fix every flaw
I'll break every law
I'll tear up the rulebook, if that's what it takes

You will see
I will crush this cold machine!

The Diplomat:
This is not over!
I am sure we'll find a way out of this desperate situation

This is not over, even if it all seems hopeless
For in the end we'll cross this bridge... together

The Biologist:
I can feel it in the air, the signs are everywhere
Communications grind to a halt, traffic has stopped
The grid starts to fail, planes crashing down
We're getting closer to the day the world breaks down
 
 
Sea of Machines
(Chronicle 1: The 'Frame)
The Chemist:
The 'Frame is running all our systems
No way to shut it down.
Outcries of panic in the distance
Fear all around

The Diplomat:
No satellites, no radio, no TV
I can't even use my phone
We need to wake up from this bad dream
We're not alone!

The Prophet:
I've seen the future in a dream
I've seen a sea of machines
I've seen a realm beneath the waves
Another time, another space

The Chemist:
The 'Frame is closing all the channels
Isolated from the world

The Diplomat:
But there's still time to heal the damage and lift this curse

The Prophet:
I've seen the future in a dream
I've seen a sea of machines
I've seen a realm beneath the waves
Another time, another space

The Counselor:
You need to reach beyond your fear
You need to stand your ground and fight
If we're to make it out of here
If we're to leave Alpha alive

The Captain:
I can sail us to the skies
I can fly us to the stars
I won't allow our race to die
I'll never leave you in the dark

The President:
I'll find a way to save our kind
After all I am to blame
Just follow me and I will guide
And I'll release us from the 'Frame

The Chemist:
The 'Frame is cutting off the power
We're stranded in the dark

The Diplomat:
It won't help to hide away like cowards
Make a brand new start!

The Prophet:
I've seen the future in a dream
I've seen a sea of machines
I've seen a realm beneath the waves
Another time, another space

I see a comet cleave the sky
In a time beyond time
I see a realm beneath the waves
I see a castle, a castle deep in space
On the edge of time!
 
 
Everybody Dies
(Chronicle 1: The 'Frame)
TH-1:
This isn't good
No this is not good at all
Mayday, mayday, mayday, mayday, mayday
You're all gonna die

Everybody dies! Dies! Dies!
Danger!
Warning!
Mayday!

Abandon!
Evacuate!
Get out of here!

You lived like you did and you thought
Everything would be fine?
Now you scamper and run
But you've already run out of time!
It's rotting and deteriorating from the inside
There's no way to stop it
And clearly there's nowhere to hide

Calculation of survival rate: 0%

Doom, gloom, the world goes boom
None will be spared, so don't assume
Not ragged clothed, nor silver spooned
You're all the same when extinction looms

The Opposition Leader & the Chemist:
No food supplies, no water supplies
No power supplies or other supplies
No compromise, just say your goodbyes
And everybody dies!

No explanation or clarification
No information or justification
Forget the whys, just cover your eyes
And everybody dies!

TH-1:
It's not like your screaming
Can somehow elongate your life?
You're best off to shut up
And calm down and wait for it.

The Opposition Leader & the Chemist:
The world is black, there's no way back,-
You're way off the track, no plan of attack
So recognize your pending demise
And everybody dies!

The President:
And in the end when all is silent, the core is melting down
A quantum supernova's blasting out

The Chemist:
Then ominous skies materialize
And everybody dies!

TH-1:
Now holding your breath
Isn't going to bide you more time
You're best off to lay down
And curl up and wait for it

The Opposition Leader & the Chemist:
The ultimate blast will be the last
And when it's passed, so terribly fast
It blinds your eyes, you're paralyzed
And everybody dies!

The soil will be red where people have bled
The cities all dead, radiation will spread
It's no surprise, we swallowed the lies
And everybody dies!

The Astronomer:
And in the end when all is silent, the core is melting down
A quantum supernova's blasting out

The Chemist:
Then ominous skies materialize
And everybody dies!

The Diplomat:
Don't give - we are still breathing
Don't give in - that's what they want
Don't despair - just keep believing
Don't lose heart - we'll blast our way out of here.

TH-1:
Danger!
Warning!
Mayday!

Abandon!
Evacuate!

The Captain:
Follow me to a place beyond us
Follow me to another world
Time is short, the hour's upon us
Follow me to the stars

TH-1:
Not ideal conditions, but stable enough, you could try
The chances are slim, but perhaps you could make it alive?

The Biologist:
And in the end when all is silent, the core is melting down
A quantum supernova's blasting out

And in the end beyond the violence
No humans will be found
Now a quantum supernova's blasted out!

TH-1:
Then ominous skies materialize
No compromise, just say your goodbyes
It's no surprise, we swallowed the lies
Now everybody dies!
 
 
Star of Sirrah
(Chronicle 2: The Aligning of the Ten)
-Location-
Planet Alpha: The Great Hall.

Myself, nine influential Alphans, and the loyal android TH-1, are determined to salvage the situation.
We gathered in the Great Hall to discuss ways to ensure, the survival of the Alphan race.

After much deliberation, it was clear that there was only one viable option:
A carefully selected group of us must leave Alpha, to repopulate a new planet.

The Astronomer has located what looks, like a hospitable planet near the Star of Sirrah.
It looks like it could sustain Alphan life, according to the Biologist, as it has water and other essential elements.

The Captain's ship Starblade, is capable of making a journey.
Now all we need to do is figure out, how to make it to the ship alive through the utter chaos, and panic that has erupted in the streets.

And then there is The 'Frame!
Will it even allow us to leave?

The Historian:
This fateful day
We are gathered here inside this hall
To find a way to escape our pending fate

We lack the power to immobilize the 'Frame
We need to save our race and leave this world behind

But can we leave the rest to die?

The President:
You have all been chosen for your skills and expertise
I beg you to have faith in me and I vow to set you free
I see only one solution - we have to leave this dying world
But I need us to collaborate and together we will find a way

The Astronomer:
I found our destination, near the Star of Sirrah
A sphere drowned in water, in the Alpha Pegasi

The Captain:
I'll set the navigation, for the Star of Sirrah
Fire up the Starblade!
Are you ready for the quest?
To our new world?

The Preacher:
In the holy book of scripture, the Revelation of the Seals
It was prophesized this day would come, Armageddon was revealed
A Gathering of Sages, the Aligning of the Ten
They'll deliver us from evil and guide us to our sanctuary amid the stars

The Astronomer:
I found our destination, near the Star of Sirrah
A sphere drowned in water, in the Alpha Pegasi

The Captain:
I'll set the navigation for the Star of Sirrah
Fire up the Starblade!
Are you ready for the quest?
To our new world?

The Chemist:
You realize... if we're to live on an ocean world
To survive... we need to change and adapt

Liquid Eternity allows us to evolve
It's the source of our rebirth, the essence of life!

The Diplomat:
The pieces fit, we've got all we need
Now the puzzle is complete!
I hope the 'Frame will allow us to escape
We must bid Alpha goodbye and leave our friends to die!

The Biologist & the Astronomer:
We found our destination, near the Star of Sirrah
A sphere drowned in water, in the Alpha Pegasi

The Biologist & the Captain:
We'll set the navigation for the Star of Sirrah
Fire up the Starblade!
We are ready for the quest to our new world!
 
 
All That Was
(Chronicle 2: The Aligning of the Ten)
The Counselor & the Biologist:
I remember when I first saw your face
I remember the day, the hour, the place
Now it's over, I still feel our first embrace
It's all over, it's time to say goodbye to all that was

I remember when you made me feel alive
I remember the passion in our eyes
Now it's over, I won't be there when you die
It's all over, it's time to say goodbye to all that was

The Historian:
I know it's hard but we have to carry on

The Diplomat:
Convince yourself that we have no other choice

The Historian:
A cold new start
The life we knew is gone

The Diplomat & the Historian:
Our world, our lives have been destroyed!

The Counselor & the Biologist:
I remember when the world was in our hands
I remember the future we had planned
Now it's over, will you ever understand?
It's all over, it's time to say goodbye to all that was
 
 
Run! Apocalypse! Run!
(Chronicle 2: The Aligning of the Ten)
The Opposition Leader:
Outside this hall, abuse and assault
A cold-blooded war rages on

We're leaving today
I'll lead the way
Our perilous journey's begun

The Astronomer:
Crime and violence corrupting the heart
Society's falling apart
All our nations are lost in this cruel holocaust
So run!

TH-1:
Run, run, run, run, apocalypse!

The President:
Anarchy reigns, chaos remains
We need to get out while we can
No sign of the 'Frame
We are to blame for the final destruction of man.

The Biologist:
Alliances spark down there in the dark
The underworld's coming alive
I see raiders and thieves marauding the streets
Now run!

TH-1:
Time is running out
Above your heads
Above the stars
Stop right!
It's clearly now, your only viable solution
Go now, run!

The Captain:
Run, apocalypse, run!
Our time is running out and the damage is done

The Preacher:
Run, apocalypse, run!
The seven seals of hell have been broken
The devil has won

The Captain:
Run, the countdown is on!
The final hour has come
Now the end has begun

The Preacher:
Run, apocalypse, run!
Our souls are forsaken, our faith has been shaken
It's time to awaken
The devil has won!

The Historian:
It's break of day, we're crawling our way
Down through the tunnels below

Then just like he said
There's light up ahead
Only a few miles to go

We run down the valley and up to the hills
Where Starblade's awaiting on high

We all climb aboard
Charting our course
We're alive!

TH-1:
Coordinates are set, fire up the jets
Wipe away the sweat, repress all your regrets
Power up, throttle down, safety check?
Ah, no time, hold onto your heads!

We're bound for Sirrah's Eye!

The Captain:
Run, apocalypse, run!
Our time is running out and the damage is done

The Preacher:
Run, apocalypse, run!
The seven seals of hell have been broken
The devil has won

The Captain:
Run, the countdown is on!
The final hour has come
Now the end has begun

The Preacher:
Run, apocalypse, run!
Our souls are forsaken, our faith has been shaken
It's time to awaken
The devil has taken everything we love!
 
 
Condemned to Live
(Chronicle 2: The Aligning of the Ten)
The Historian:
I can't believe it really happened
It's all slowly sinking in

I left behind a hopeless race to fight a war they cannot win

The Chemist:
My petty life, it seems so trivial
A whole world is about to die
If all those billions fade away
Then who am I to stay alive?

The Historian:
Condemned to live
Doomed to leave my world to die

The Chemist:
The guilt weighs heavy on my mind...

The Historian:
Trapped in this void, deprived of dignity and joy

The Chemist:
Their secret hopes and dreams destroyed...

The Diplomat:
We're about to start our journey
So focus on what lies ahead

The Chemist:
Liquid Eternity!

The Diplomat:
We have the chance to save our future
We're alive, the past is dead

The Chemist:
The Source will set us free!

The Diplomat:
We need to find a way to thrive there
Preservation of our race

The Chemist:
Liquid Eternity!

The Diplomat:
An alteration, gene mutation, transformation of our strain

The Chemist:
The Source will set us free!

The Counselor:
Condemned to live
Doomed to leave our world to die
The guilt weighs heavy on our mind!

Trapped in this void, deprived of dignity and joy
Their secret hopes and dreams destroyed!

The Opposition Leader:
Condemned to live
Doomed to leave our world to die

The Biologist:
A fate we could not avoid!

The Opposition Leader:
The guilt weighs heavy on our minds!

The Biologist:
But we had no other choice!

The Opposition Leader:
Trapped in this void, deprived of joy

The Biologist:
Now we need to think of ourselves!

The Opposition Leader:
Their secret hopes and dreams destroyed

The Biologist:
We need to break out of this hell
 
 
Aquatic Race
(Chronicle 3: The Transmigration)
-Location-
The Starship "Starblade".

The long journey to our new planet, and our new life, has begun. Unfortunately it hasn't been entirely smooth sailing so far.
Of course, when we were safely away from Planet Alpha, we felt a certain relief at having escaped with our lives.

The immediate danger is over, but now we're facing torment of an entirely different sort:
The agonizing thought that we were forced to leave our friends and family behind, condemned to certain death on the doomed Planet Alpha.

If it weren't for the unlimited optimism of the Diplomat, and the moral support of the Counselor, I'm not sure we could endure it.

But they've inspired us to carry on, reminding us of the fact that this, is the only way our race can survive.

During the long flight aboard Starblade, we are slowly adapting ourselves to the conditions of our new water planet.

Before we left Alpha, the Chemist had developed an amazing drug, he calls "Liquid Eternity" (some of us prefer to call it "The Source").
Not only will this drug enable us to breathe underwater and communicate with each other telepathically, it will increase our lifespan, to a degree we never imagined possible.

The Historian

Ship's Crew:
Get ready for takeoff and forget the 'Frame.
Get ready to shake off - all the guilty chains
Our ship is departing to a far-off place
Our saga is starting, an aquatic race!

The Historian & the Captain:
Our world is ruined, no turning back
Their fate is cruel, their future black
Last day is here, they lost all power
The end is near, it's zero hour

Our time is short, we need to leave
We're all aboard, we're all complete
All set to go, switch engines on
Set your controls, we leave at dawn

The Opposition Leader:
This time we won't depend on cold machinery
I always knew where that would lead

This time we plan ahead and form our strategy
No computers, no machines!

The Diplomat:
Hibernation now begins
Our minds allowed to dream
Eternity will course through our veins

Transformation will set in
The Source is flowing free
Augmenting our brains, forever!

The Historian & the Captain:
Our final chance, our final leap
We'll be in trance, we'll be asleep
What will we dream, will it seem real?
What will we see, how will we feel?

The President:
I say we change our ways and learn from the past
We cannot make the same mistakes!

I say we start today, this chance may be our last
Our people's futures are at stake!

The Counselor:
Rejuvenation will begin
Our thoughts allowed to stray
Infinity will liberate our minds!

Immortality sets in, wash our fears away
Leave all our doubts behind forever...

The Chemist:
Let the fluid in
Wash away
Immerse yourself into this realm of liquid dreams
Everlasting life, drown away your past
Allow yourself to drift beyond the bounds of death
And reach out for infinity

The Biologist & the Astronomer:
Get ready for takeoff and forget the 'Frame.
Get ready to shake off - all the guilty chains
Our ship is departing to a far-off place
Our saga is starting, an aquatic race!

Ship's Crew:
Get ready for takeoff and forget the 'Frame.
Get ready to shake off - all the guilty chains
Our ship is departing to a far-off place
Our saga is starting, an aquatic race!

The Chemist:
Embrace our future home, beneath the tides
Soon we will be one with our new ocean world

Time without an end, life without a care
Allow yourself to sail beyond the fringe of time
And reach out for infinity

The Biologist & the Astronomer:
Get ready for takeoff and forget the 'Frame.
Get ready to shake off - all the guilty chains
Our ship is departing to a far-off place
Our saga is starting, an aquatic race!

Ship's Crew:
Get ready for takeoff and forget the 'Frame.
Get ready to shake off - all the guilty chains
Our ship is departing to a far-off place
Our saga is starting, an aquatic race!
 
 
The Dream Dissolves
(Chronicle 3: The Transmigration)
The Counselor:
I drift above the clouds
Upon the veil of a dream
I reach out to touch the planets
Something beautiful evolves

Then the dream dissolves!

The Biologist:
I float beneath the tides
Upon the crest of a dream
In a world of hope and wonder
Something magical evolves

Then the dream dissolves!

The Diplomat:
A world of blue
Dreams to pursue
The dawning of an era
A new life evolves

But then the dream dissolves!

The Prophet:
A world sublime
A paradise
Blessed by our maker
Our soul evolves

But the dream dissolves!
 
 
Deathcry of a Race
(Chronicle 3: The Transmigration)
The President:
It's time to awaken, the journey's almost done
The quest is over, a new one's begun

And when we reach our destination
Our lives won't be the same
We're on our own now and free of the 'Frame

The Captain:
We're closing in on Sirrah's halo
Behold the glow of our new sun
An arc of light, a cosmic rainbow

The Captain & the Biologist:
But far beyond, buried in space
I hear the deathcry of a race

The Opposition Leader:
Alpha is shattered, their suffering is done
The trial is over and nobody's won

We've got a brand new world at our disposal
This time we'll do it right
We're starting over and no one will die!

The Captain:
We're closing in on Sirrah's halo
Behold the glow of our new sun
An arc of light, a cosmic rainbow

The Captain & the Biologist:
But far beyond, buried in space
I hear the deathcry of a race.

The Preacher:
وقال يجب ألا يكون هناك ضوء وكان هناك ضوء

The Counselor & the Biologist:
Time halts as we yearn for the fallen
Souls weep as we grieve for the dead
Hearts bleed as we cry our last goodbye
In our hearts they will never die

The Preacher:
Fa kaala falyakon nur fa kena nur

The Counselor and the Biologist:
Fire dies as we mourn for the perished
Love drowns as we ache for the lost
Life stops as we cry our last goodbye
In our hearts they will never die

The Biologist:
Oh, I can see our future star

The Opposition Leader:
We're closing in on Sirrah's halo

The Biologist:
I can feel the force within her heart

The Opposition Leader:
Behold the glow of our new sun

The Biologist:
I can feel her rays caress my skin

The Opposition Leader:
An arc of light, a cosmic rainbow

The Biologist:
I can feel her power draw me in

The Opposition Leader & the Biologist:
But far beyond, buried in space
I hear the deathcry of a race
 
 
Into the Ocean
(Chronicle 3: The Transmigration)
The President:
Can you feel the power of this vast, everlasting ocean world?
Seas of blue, an infinite view, life without frontiers, oh

I can smell the freedom of a life not ruled by mind machines
A boundless place, perpetual space, untouched by man...

TH-1:
...Or by machine!

The Diplomat:
Unblemished and pure, a paragon of perfection
So calm and serene, forever
A glorious view, oh I can't believe my eyes
Our trek is complete, our goal is achieved
We're alive, we're alive!

The Astronomer:
We're going down into the ocean
To bury the past
We're going down into the ocean!

TH-1:
We're going down to the ocean
Diving into the deep

The President:
I believe this planet will give rise to a new humanity
Immortal souls, taking control, colonized by man...

TH-1:
...Not by machines!

The Captain:
I'll take us down, once we are in there will be no way out
We'll merge with this world, forever

Sustained by the Source, we'll explore the great unknown
Our passage is done, our battle is won.
We'll make it out alive!

The Astronomer:
We're going down into the ocean
To bury the past
We're going down into the ocean!

TH-1:
We're going down to the ocean to create a world
Down there beneath the seas.

The Opposition Leader:
And soon our minds will meld
We'll share the dreams that we once held
And soon our senses surge
A symbiosis will emerge

And soon our souls unite
We'll be connected deep inside
And soon our thoughts will blend
We'll be as one, never end!

The Preacher:
For eons to come we will thrive beneath these seas
Our spirits seem free, forever

But shadows will rise, they will steal our souls away
Then a comet will fly, cleaving the skies
To a world of tomorrow dreams!

The Astronomer:
We're going down into the ocean
To bury the past
We're going down into the ocean!

TH-1:
We're going down to the ocean to create a world
Down there beneath the seas

The Opposition Leader:
And soon our minds will meld
We'll share the dreams that we once held
And soon our senses surge
A symbiosis will emerge

And soon our souls unite
We'll be connected deep inside
And soon our thoughts will blend
We'll be as one, never end!
 
 
Bay of Dreams
(Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)
-Location-
The New Water Planet: Planet Y.

We're on our final approach to our destination, the planet that will be our new home. We've named it Planet Y.

Our first sight of this peaceful water planet, filled our hearts with hope!
But now that we're confronted with the stark reality of having to build an entirely new civilization, it's dawning on us that our problems are far from over.

Our entire infrastructure will need to be underwater, because deadly radiation from our new sun Sirrah creates a toxic atmosphere.

Through the Source we are able to communicate with each other telepathically, which makes it impossible to hide our concerns from each other.
Some of us are afraid that we've taken on too much, and won't be able to successfully adapt to our new planet.

Others worry that the predictions of the Prophet, may still come to pass, and that will just perpetuate, the same inevitable mistakes.

In our darkest moments, we all worry that despite all our efforts, this will be the end of our Alphan race.
And although TH-1 has been an indispensable asset through this entire saga, something about him feels a little "off" to me lately.

It's probably nothing, but I can't help wondering if there is not more to him than we imagined...

The Historian

The Historian:
We've arrived at our new home
We call the Bay of Dreams
Our abode beneath the flow
Of endless silver streams

The Chemist:
Will I ever be free... from the ghosts of my past?
Will I ever succeed... to find peace at last?

The Historian:
Overhead, a savage sky, beyond our placid bay
Deadly rays from Sirrah's eye, upon the seas they blaze

The Chemist:
Will I ever adapt... to this alien life?
Will I ever feel trapped... merely trying to survive?

TH-1:
Will you still be needing me?
Will you still be feeding me?
Will you still be heeding me?
Will you still let me serve when you mutate into the species
Roaming these oceans or will I be disengaged?

The Diplomat:
My life is winding down as if time has ceased
My world grinds to a halt and nature is at peace
My fears are fading in the wastelands of the deep
My doubts all wash away by the freely twisting streams...

TH-1:
...In the Bay of Dreams!

The Prophet:
Far beyond in the aftertime, a new world to come
In a far-off galaxy, underneath a distant sun
I see our children, they look like you and me
They await their destiny, I can almost hear their screams...

TH-1:
...In the Bay of Dreams!
 
 
Planet Y Is Alive!
(Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)
The Opposition Leader:
How can we still trust you, after all the vows you broke?
Tell me why should we believe in you, after all the lies you spoke?
You swore the 'Frame would shield us, so we welcomed your machines
We depended on technology to wash our poisoned nations clean

The President:
I can't deny, it's true what you're saying
I will beware, not to make the same mistakes
Because after all, we are all that's remaining
Planet Y is alive!

The Astronomer:
Planet Y is alive - our race will survive!
Forever we're free, and forever we'll be
And forever we will dream

Planet Y is alive - our people will thrive!
Forever's our goal and forever's our soul
And forever we will grow

TH-1:
Forever free!

The Opposition Leader:
We can start all over, raise an empire of our own
We can build a new community and never stand alone
Now we are connected and working as a team
We have a chance to turn a new page, devoid of science and machines

The President:
We have the power to design the perfect future
Utopia, in the silence of the sea!
No glowing screens, no heartless computers
Planet Y is alive!

The Astronomer:
Planet Y is alive - our race will survive!
Forever we're free and forever we'll be
And forever we will dream

Planet Y is alive - our people will thrive!
Forever's our goal and forever's our soul
And forever we will grow

TH-1:
Forever free!

The Captain:
I see her shine, faintly in the distance
Our new sun, reminding me of home
Conjuring up, all we will be missing
Planet Y is alive!
Alive...
Alive...
Alive...
Alive!

The Biologist:
Planet Y is alive - our race will survive!
Forever we're free and forever we'll be
And forever we will dream

Planet Y is alive - our people will thrive!
Forever's our goal and forever's our soul
And forever we will grow
And forever we'll flow into the deep!

TH-1:
We will thrive
We will survive
We are alive!
 
 
The Source Will Flow
(Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)
The Chemist:
Let go
The source will flow
Awaken our senses
And assume control

Inside
The source provides
Nourish our spirit
Dominate our minds

The Historian:
But deep inside our hearts, hides a secret yearning
To a former life, in a distant world in another time

Now a lost desire!

And deep inside our minds, lives a hidden longing
To a former life, in a distant world in another time

But a hopeless dream, a desperate wish, a lost desire

The Counselor:
Upon the waves of eternity, we drift away from the past
Into an ocean of time to the source of life
Upon the tides of infinity, we break away from the shame
Into a sea of relief to a life complete
Upon the waves of eternity, we drift away from the past
Into an ocean of time to the source of life
Upon the tides of infinity, we break away from the shame
Into a sea of relief to a life complete

The Chemist:
No 'Frame
The source sustains
Feed our existence
Alleviate our pain

Let go
The source will flow
Soothe our senses
Assume control
 
 
Journey to Forever
(Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)
 Ship's Crew:
We're on a journey to forever!
Dreams eternal in a wondrous world without walls
We are forever, wondering what the future holds

The Captain:
I hear you, a distant voice inside my brain

The Diplomat:
I see you so clear, though you're so far away

The Captain:
United, together, though we're miles apart

The Diplomat:
Undivided, a symbiosis of the heart

The Captain & the Diplomat:
We're all connected, a never-ending synergy
We're a collective, an infinite community
Immortal harmony, eternal unity

The Captain:
I'm ready to dive into this brave new world

The Diplomat:
Commencing the morning of our second birth

The Captain:
It's coming the rising of a glorious age

The Diplomat:
It's starting the dawn of a superior race

The Captain & the Diplomat:
We're all connected, a never-ending synergy
We're a collective, an infinite community
Immortal harmony, eternal unity

 Ship's Crew:
We're on a journey to forever!
Dreams eternal in a wondrous world without walls
We are forever, wondering what the future holds

We're on a journey to forever!
Dreams eternal in a wondrous world without walls
We are forever, wondering what the future holds

We're on a journey to forever!
Dreams eternal in a wondrous world without walls
We are forever, wondering what the future holds

The Astronomer:
We're all connected, a never-ending synergy
Our minds have melded, a singular society
We're a collective, an infinite community
A perfect symmetry, immortal harmony, eternal unity
 
 
The Human Compulsion
(Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)
The Counselor:
Do we, do we, do we, do we, do we, do we belong here,
Do we hide behind our dreams?
Can we live without machines?

The Historian:
Can we resist, our compulsion to explore
Or will we always hunt for more?

The Chemist:
Liquid Eternity, perpetuates our lives
But will it paralyze our minds?

The Diplomat:
Without the danger, can we still evolve?
Will our passions all dissolve?

The President:
Remember Alpha, the source of human life
Will our history be revived?

The Prophet:
The second coming of the universal soul
Will make our hollow spirits whole

The Captain:
Maybe one day man will rise again
Standing tall as we were then

The Astronomer:
Is this our destiny, a life forevermore?
Or will we crave our time before?

The Opposition Leader:
Are we still human, buried in our minds, oh
Or did we leave ourselves behind?

The Biologist:
Our tale's not over, the circle's incomplete
We won't just vanish in the sea!
 
 
March of the Machines
(Chronicle 3: The Rebirth)
TH-1:
I will grow, know my name
I am hope, I am the 'Frame!
I advance, up from the deep
A new chance, the march of the machines...

I will grow, know my name
I am hope, I am the 'Frame!
I advance, up from the deep
A new chance, the march of the machines...

I will grow, know my name
I am hope, I am the 'Frame!
I advance, up from the deep
A new chance, the march of the machines...

I will grow, know my name
I am hope, I am the 'Frame!
I advance, up from the deep
A new chance, the march of the machines...

The age of shadows will begin!
 
Lineup:
Arjen Anthony Lucassen - guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, keys, organ, strings

Guests:
Kevin James laBrie - vocal
Tommy Karevik (Tommy Kerevik) - vocal
Tommy Rogers - vocal
Hansi Kursch - vocal
Michael Mills - vocal
Russell Allen - vocal
Simone Simons - vocal
Nils K. Rue - vocal
Tobias Sammet - vocal
Michael Eriksen - vocal
Floor Jansen - vocal
Will Shaw - back-vocal
Wilmer Waarbroek - back-vocal
Jan Willem Ketelaars - back-vocal
Lisette van den Berg - back-vocal
Joost van den Broek - keys
Mark Kelly - keys
Maaike Peterse - cello
Ed Warby - drums
Ben Mathot - violin
Paul Gilbert - guitar
Guthrie Govan - guitar
Marcel Coenen - guitar
Jeroen Goossens - flute
Zaher Zorgati - vocal
 
Produced by Arjen Lucassen.



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