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Ayreon - The Garden of Emotions (Into The Electric Castle) Lyric Video

Ayreon - The Garden of Emotions (Into The Electric Castle) Lyric Video

The Garden of Emotions is the first song on the second CD of Into the Electric Castle, and the eighth song of the entire album. Its length is 9:40. It is preceded by Across the Rainbow Bridge, and followed by Valley of the Queens.

PlotEdit

The Voice once again challenges the adventurers, this time daring them to walk through the Garden of Emotions, where all emotions run high and may overwhelm those walking through the garden.

The various adventurers have vastly different experiences in the garden. The Hippie becomes high on love and has an amazing time. The Roman feels the need to lead the other characters to their safety, and The Barbarian becomes angry at The Roman, challenging his lead. They have a heated conversation, but they don't end up fighting.

The Egyptian becomes afraid, wondering if Amon-Ra is coming to take her away. The Indian, Futureman and Knight have various experiences, and The Futureman says they should all steel themselves against the emotions the garden summons in order to survive.

SingersEdit

LyricsEdit

Behold: the Star Towers of the Electric Castle! See how it embraces the sky! How insignificant the mere mortal, dwarfed by the majesty of its electric edifice! But first, my seven searchers - you must meander through the verdant vines of the Garden of Emotions. Succumb to its allure. Breathe deep the intoxicating aroma of endless, entwined emotions...

In the Garden of EmotionsEdit

HIPPIE:
It's kinda groovy
In this world of fantasy
Where no one else can go
Within these boundaries
I'm shielded from reality
Without a care or woe

EGYPTIAN:
Amon-Ra, have you come to seal my fate?
In the garden of emotions
Free my ka, how much longer must I wait
In the garden of emotions

HIPPIE:
I roam the universe
In cosmic meditation
To find my inner me
I'm getting high on love
And spiritual vibration
To set bad karma free

EGYPTIAN:
Amon-Ra, have you come to seal my fate?
In the garden of emotions
Free my ka, how much longer must I wait?
In the garden of emotions

Voices in the skyEdit

ROMAN:
Take up arms and follow me
BARBARIAN:
Hey, who are you to take the lead?
ROMAN:
I will keep you all from harm
BARBARIAN:
So what kind of god do you think you are?
ROMAN:
A warrior is what I am
BARBARIAN:
No I'm the wolf and you are but a lamb
ROMAN:
If you doubt my force you'll live no more
BARBARIAN:
You will end you war upon my sword

INDIAN:
"and voices in the sky
shall cause the soul to die"

ROMAN:
We'll break away by my command
BARBARIAN:
No we'll crush our foe and quell this land
ROMAN:
You cannot kill what's already dead
BARBARIAN:
Whoever rivals me will lose his head
ROMAN:
You'll endanger all our precious lives
BARBARIAN:
Well I don't care, I will survive
ROMAN:
I'm the only one who can set us free
BARBARIAN:
Go and chase your ghosts and leave me be

INDIAN:
"and voices in the sky
shall cause the soul to die"

The aggression factorEdit

INDIAN:
Fury and fear

FUTUREMAN:
It must be feeding on our negative emotions
KNIGHT:
Chivalrous and bold
Pitiless and cold

INDIAN:
Destiny's near

FUTUREMAN:
We're at the mercy of some vile computer scheme
KNIGHT:
Valiant and true
Treacherous and cruel

INDIAN:
Spirits appear

FUTUREMAN:
We'll have to try to hide our antagonistic notions
KNIGHT:
Chivalrous and bold
Pitiless and cold

INDIAN:
The legend is here

FUTUREMAN:
If we ever want to end this future dream
KNIGHT:
Valiant and true
Treacherous and cruel


INDIAN:
Fury and fear

FUTUREMAN:
We have to free our minds from anger and aggression
KNIGHT:
Chivalrous and bold
Pitiless and cold

INDIAN:
Destiny's near

FUTUREMAN:
It's the only way to defy this cold machine
KNIGHT:
Valiant and true
Treacherous and cruel

INDIAN:
Spirits appear

FUTUREMAN:
If we're to stand up to this emotional oppression
KNIGHT:
Chivalrous and bold
Pitiless and cold

INDIAN:
The legend is here

FUTUREMAN:
We had better stand together as a team
KNIGHT:
Valiant and true
Treacherous and cruel


EGYPTIAN:
Amon-Ra, have you come to seal my fate
In the garden of emotions...


Previous:
"Across the Rainbow Bridge"
Into the Electric Castle Next:
"Valley of the Queens"