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Ayreon - Dragon On The Sea (Universal Migrator Part 1&2) 2000

Ayreon - Dragon On The Sea (Universal Migrator Part 1&2) 2000

Dragon on the Sea is the sixth song of Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer. Its length is 7:09. It is preceded by The Shooting Company of Captain Frans B. Cocq and followed by Temple of the Cat.

PlotEdit

Going back to 1588, the Colonist now relives his past life as Queen Elizabeth I of England, recalling her "Speech to the Troops at Tilbury" given by her on the light of an attack by the Spanish Armada. The "dragon of the sea" refers to Sir Francis Drake, under whose leadership the English fleet was able to defeat the Spanish.

SingersEdit

LyricsEdit

It is the 16th century. I am Queen Elizabeth sending out the brave Sir Francis Drake to defend the English realm against the invading armada

Times are dark now, our empire's gone astray
Forces from down south, armada on the way
So we call our greatest men to run the barricade!
Shine your light where shadows fall and wash the night away!

Sail on for your queen!
Sail into history!
You will never be the same...
Sail on for country
Into our memory!
Time will remember your name -
Dragon on the sea!

Fires burn now, in once our tranquil bays
Tall ships that rain down thunderbolts and flames
Go and raise your pirate flag, cast the lines away!
Take your fleet where darkness falls and turn the night to day!

Sail on for your queen!
Sail into history!
Time will remember your name -
Dragon on the sea!

The sun never sets on the Empire One
But wise men say never say never say never (say never)
It slips through our hands just like sand in sun
We thought it would go on forever forever forever (forever)

Sail on for your queen!
Sail into history!
You will never be the same...
Sail on for country
Into our memory!
Time will remember your name -
Dragon on the sea!

Dragon ships they keep on sailing, on to Nova Albion
While the waking world is sleeping, dragon ships are sailing on
Dragon ships they keep on sailing, on to Nova Albion
While the waking world is sleeping, dragon ships are sailing on
Dragon ships they keep on sailing, on to Nova Albion
While the waking world is sleeping, dragon ships are sailing on

Dragon ships they keep on sailing, (on to Nova Albion...)

Previous:
"The Shooting Company of Captain Frans B. Cocq"
The Dream Sequencer Next:
"Temple of the Cat"