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Beneath the Waves is the fifth song of the first disc of 01011001 and the fifth song of the album. The length is 8:28. It is preceded by Connect the Dots and followed by Newborn Race .

Plot Edit

Ayreon - Beneath The Waves (01011001) Lyric Video

Ayreon - Beneath The Waves (01011001) Lyric Video

This song is an atmospheric description of Forever's memories to planet Y, before the Age of Shadows. It paints a picture of a pristine world and happy lives, and Forever lament the loss of this world. They also decide that they should change their current ways, and take steps towards a different future.

Characters/singers Edit

Daniel Gildenlöw: Forever ®

Bob Catley: Forever ❊

Anneke Van Giersbergen: Forever ♡

Floor Jansen: Forever Ω

Steve Lee: Forever ☯

Jørn Lande: Forever Bird

Hansi Kürsch: Forever 🕈

Tom Englund: Forever ϟ

Lyrics Edit

Part I - Beneath the Waves]

[Daniel Gildenlöw:]
The water breaks the golden sunrays
Silver dances on the waves
But a memory…
I often dream about the old days
Playing hide and seek within the caves
But a memory…

[Bob Catley:]

I still feel the rising tides embrace me
Carrying me to a place unknown
But a memory…
I remember all the love they gave me
In this fluid world we call our home
But a memory…

[Anneke Van Giersbergen:]

Beneath the waves we were invincible
In a world without frontiers

[Floor Jansen:] World without walls

[Anneke Van Giersbergen:]

Beneath the waves we were inseparable
In a world without walls

[Steve Lee:]

Faces of cerulean oceans
Mirroring stars and sable skies
But a memory…
How I miss the scent of sweet emotions
Of a world so pure, devoid of cries
But a memory…

[Jørn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were unbeatable
[Floor Jansen:] In the silence of the sea
[Jørn Lande:] In a world without frontiers
[Floor Jansen:] World without walls

[Jørn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were untouchable
[Floor Jansen:] In the kingdom of the free
[Jørn Lande:] In a world without walls

[Steve Lee:] Beneath the waves we were invincible
[Floor Jansen:] In the silence of the sea
[Steve Lee:] In a world without frontiers
[Floor Jansen:] World without walls

[Steve Lee:] Beneath the waves we were inseparable
[Floor Jansen:] In the kingdom of the free
[Steve Lee:] In a world without walls

[Part II - Face the Facts]

[Hansi Kürsch, Anneke Van Giersbergen And Floor Jansen:]

Face the facts, there is no way back
Arise! It's time to act
Face the facts, our future is black
Arise, we´re on the wrong track

[Part III - But a Memory…]

[Tom Englund:]

Water breaks the golden sunrays
Silver dances on the waves
But a memory…
I often dream about the old days
Playing hide and seek within the caves
But a memory…

[Part IV - World Without Walls]

[Jørn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were unbeatable
[Floor Jansen:] In the silence of the sea
[Jørn Lande:] In a world without frontiers
[Floor Jansen:] World without walls

[Jørn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were untouchable
[Floor Jansen:] In our kingdom of the free
[Jørn Lande:] In a world without walls
[Floor Jansen:] World without walls

[Jørn Lande:] Beneath the waves we were invincible
[Floor Jansen:] In the silence of the sea
[Jørn Lande:]
In a world without frontiers
Beneath the waves we were inseparable

[Floor Jansen:] In our kingdom of the free

[Jørn Lande:] In a world without walls

[Part V - Reality Bleeds]

Instrumental

Previous:
"Connect the Dots"
01011001 Next:
"Newborn Race"