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Ayreon - Isis and Osiris (Into The Electric Castle) Lyric Video

Ayreon - Isis and Osiris (Into The Electric Castle) Lyric Video

Isis and Osiris is the second song on the first CD of Into the Electric Castle, and the second song of the entire album. Its length is 11:11. It is preceded by Welcome to the New Dimension, and followed by Amazing Flight.

PlotEdit

All eight characters wonder why they're here, not quite understanding what 'here' is. The Highlander thinks they're in hell, whereas the Indian says it's a journey that has long been foretold. The Knight believes they're at the gates of Avalon to find the holy grail.

The Roman, like the Highlander, believes they're dead and in the underworld. The Egyptian also thinks they're dead - but she says it's a good thing, as they have been chosen to enter the great hall of Isis and Osiris.

The Highlander, being unable to recognise the stars, wonders how they are to find their way if they can't tell what constellations there are, and where.

SingersEdit

LyricsEdit

Let the Journey beginEdit

HIGHLANDER:
What heathen place is this that I've arrived in
Is now the time I pay for all my sins
I can't believe that this is God's creation
This realm was fashioned by the Deil's ane hand

INDIAN (CHORUS):
No it has been foretold, in our legends of old
Wake the spirit within, let the journey begin

HIGHLANDER:
This quest you speak of is for redemption
How can we travel when our souls are lost
You think we find ourselves at gates of new salvation
When I can only sense the end is near

INDIAN (CHORUS)

KNIGHT:
We're at the gates of Avalon, the island of spirits
We're at the gates of Avalon, in search of the grail

The Hall of Isis and OsirisEdit

ROMAN:
There's no way out, slaves for eternity
Down in the underworld, the jaws of Orcus
I call on Jupiter, ruler of the gods
Show us the way from damnation to salvation

EGYPTIAN (CHORUS):
The fields of Yaaru lie waiting for us all
Rejoice! The judges have ruled
We have been chosen to enter the great hall
Of Isis and Osiris

ROMAN:
No you're wrong, we're trapped here in darkness
Among departed souls, and mislaid spirits
I call on Mars, the ancient god of war
Grant me the power to free me from this evil

EGYPTIAN (CHORUS)

Strange constellationsEdit

HIGHLANDER:
Can you see the stars? Can you recognise the constellations?
If I could only see the hills that we're supposed to climb
Even the sunlight... doesn't warm... doesn't warm
How are we gonna find our way?
If we can't recognise the stars, if we can't recognise the constellations
Where do we go?

RepriseEdit

HIGHLANDER:
The quest you speak of, it isn't bound for glory
No grail exists within this heathen land
You think we find ourselves at gates of new salvation
When I can only sense... the end is near

Previous:
"Welcome to the New Dimension"
Into the Electric Castle Next:
"Amazing Flight"