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Ayreon - Aquatic Race (The Source) 2017

Ayreon - Aquatic Race (The Source) 2017

Aquatic Race is the first song of the second disc of The Source . It is the first song of Chronicle 3: The Transmigration, and the eighth song of the album. The length is 6:46. It is preceded by Condemned to Live and followed by The Dream Dissolves.

Plot Edit

At the beginning of the song, the Ship’s Crew mention preparing for departure and taking off. Additionally, The Captain adds to this by urging their leave. This is in direct contradiction to the end of Run! Apocalypse! Run!, where TH-1 takes control of the ship and departs from Alpha.

The characters look back on the events on Planet Alpha, and realize that the end must be very near for the remaining population i.e. the rest of humanity.

They also look ahead to their hibernation during the journey towards the destination, and wonder if they will dream and whether it will be realistic.

The Opposition Leader emphasizes that their new future should be one where they are not dependent of technology

Characters/Singers Edit

The Opposition Leader (Tommy Karevik)

The President (Russell Allen)

The Diplomat (Michael Eriksen)

The Counselor (Simone Simons)

The Captain (Tobias Sammet)

The Chemist (Tommy Rogers)

The Biologist (Floor Jansen)

The Astronomer (Hansi Kürsch)

The Historian (James LaBrie)

Ship's Crew (Will Shaw, Wilmer Waarbroek, Jan Willem Ketelaars, and Lisette van den Berg)

Lyrics Edit

[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

[Historian and 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

[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

[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... forever!

[Historian] Our final chance
[Captain] Our final leap
[Historian] We’ll be in trance
[Captain] We’ll be asleep
[Historian] What will we dream?
[Captain] Will it seem real?
[Historian] What will we see?
[Captain] How will we feel?

[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

[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

[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

[Biologist] Get ready for takeoff
[Astronomer] and forget the ‘Frame
[Biologist] Get ready to shake off
[Astronomer] all the guilty chains

[Biologist] Our ship is departing
[Astronomer] to a far-off place
[Biologist] Our saga is starting
[Astronomer] 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

[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 eternity

[Biologist] Get ready for takeoff
[Astronomer] and forget the ‘Frame
[Biologist] Get ready to shake off
[Astronomer] all the guilty chains

[Biologist] Our ship is departing
[Astronomer] to a far-off place
[Biologist] Our saga is starting
[Astronomer] 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

Previous:
"Condemned to Live"
The Source Next:
"The Dream Dissolves"