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Newborn Race is the sixth song of the first disc of 01011001 and the sixth song of the album. The length is 7:50. It is preceded by Beneath the Waves and followed by Ride the Comet.

Plot Edit

Ayreon - Newborn Race (01011001) Lyric Video

Ayreon - Newborn Race (01011001) Lyric Video

This song describes the inception and discussion of the plans Forever make to create their genetic offspring,

Part I - The Incentive describes the dire urge to change their current way of life, and return to a simpler life without machines, without a plan, back to when survival could not be taken for granted, but every day was a gift.

Part II - The Vision is a short section that summarizes the future plan

Part III - The Procedure explains the plan in detail: Every million years, shooting stars pass by Planet Y. Forever intend to alter the path of the comet, and to seed it with their DNA. A single member of Forever speaks up and states that they have no right to play god and create life.

Part IV - Another Life, pretty much a repeat of Part I

Part V - Newborn Race, with mixed feelings, but with determination dominating any doubts, the Forever decide to go ahead with the plan.

Part VI - The Conclusion: Very short section of a member of Forever showing faith in the future.

Characters/singers Edit

Daniel Gildenlöw: Forever ®

Floor Jansen: Forever Ω

Tom Englund: Forever ϟ

Jonas Renske: Forever ⛧

Bob Catley: Forever ❊

Jørn Lande: Forever Bird

Hansi Kürsch: Forever 🕈

Lyrics Edit

(Part I - The Incentive)

(Daniel Gildenlöw:)
There must be a way to enrich our lives
A way to awaken a nation that dies
There must be a way to revive our past
A way to break free from a world that won't last

(Floor Jansen:)
Take me back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take me back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

(Daniel Gildenlöw:)
There must be a way to reverse history
A way to resume life, return to the sea
There must be a way to win back what we lost
A way to escape this, whatever the cost

(Floor Jansen:)
Take me back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take me back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

(Part II - The Vision)

(Tom Englund:)
Explore the vastness of space
Discover a wonderful place
Enter a brand new phase
Seed the world with a newborn race

(Part III - The Procedure)

(Jonas Renkse:)
We have no choice
Life is passing us by
We should rejoice
I say we should try

(Bob Catley:)
Every million cycles
Shooting stars rip our sky
We could divert them
On the day they pass us by

(Hansi Kürsch:)
And on that shining day there is a way
For our DNA to reach a world to stay

(Jørn Lande:)
Hmmm…
Do we have the right to create life?
And do we have the right to take it?
Can we decide who lives and dies?
Do you think they would even make it?

(Jonas Renkse:)
We have no choice, life is passing us by

(Bob Catley:)
We'll plant our seeds
And guide them to their goal
We cannot fail, we have absolute control

(Hansi Kürsch:)
And on that shining day there is a way
For our DNA to reach a world to stay

(Jørn Lande:)
Hmmm…
Do we have the right to play gods?
I strongly feel I have to make a stance
Do you think we should take the odds?
Would they even stand a chance?
I don't think they ever will
Ever will… No…

(Part IV - Another Life)

(Daniel Gildenlöw:)
Take me back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take me back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

(Bob Catley:)
Take us back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take us back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

(Floor Jansen:)
Take me back to when we lived another life
Back to when we had no plan
Take me back to when we struggled to survive
Back to when it all began

(Part V - Newborn Race)

(Jørn Lande:)
Explore the vastness of space
Discover a wonderful place
Enter a brand new phase

(Jonas Renkse:) We should rejoice!
(Jørn Lande:) Seed the world with a newborn race
(Jonas Renkse:) I say we should try

(Jørn Lande:)
Explore the vastness of space
Discover a wonderful place (Do we have the rights?)
Enter a brand new phase
Seed the world with a newborn race (We cannot fail!)

(Part VI - The Conclusion)

(Daniel Gildenlöw:)
We found a way to enrich our lives
A way to awaken the nation that dies


Previous:
"Beneath the Waves"
01011001 Next:
"Ride the Comet"