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Ayreon - The Sixth Extinction (01011001) Lyric Video

Ayreon - The Sixth Extinction (01011001) Lyric Video

The Sixth Extinction is the seventh and final song of the second disc of 01011001 and the fifteenth and final song of the album. The length is 12:20. It is preceded by E=MC².

Plot Edit

Part I - Echoes On The Wind: Just before the impact of the nuclear weapons that will destroy humanity, Forever grieve humanity's impending demise.

Part II - Radioactive Grave: Through humanity, Forever suffers vicariously throughout the war and the destruction caused by the atom bombs.

Part III - 2085: Humanity is extinct on planet Earth, and Forever decides it is not the time to mourn, but instead feels they should take the future in their own hands, and shape it in a less pointless way. This section also references The Human Equation, implying that Forever of the Stars is among the Forever involved, and that the events of that album are initiated from this point.

Part IV - To The Planet Of Red: Instrumental section.

Part V - Spirit On The Wind: Forever observes the last human alive, who will become the next Migrator Soul. This part references the events from The Universal Migrator part 1 and 2.

Part VI - Complete The Circle: The Forever reminisce the events of the album, recalling individual acts. Eventually, the Second Coming of the Universal Soul happens and the Forever regain their emotions.

Characters/singers Edit

Anneke Van Giersbergen: Forever ♡

Bob Catley: Forever ❊

Steve Lee: Forever ☯

Jørn Lande: Forever Bird

Tom Englund: Forever ϟ 

Hansi Kürsch: Forever 🕈

Jonas Renske: Forever ⛧

Daniel Gildenlöw: Forever ®

Floor Jansen: Forever Ω

Lyrics Edit

(Part I - Echoes On The Wind)

(Tom Englund:) It's the calm before the storm
It's the quiet before the war
It's the time when all will be decided

(Steve Lee:) All will be decided
(Tom Englund:) If nobody heeds the echoes on the wind
(Tom Englund:) It's the end of the chain
(Steve Lee:) Destruction of the fittest
(Tom Englund:) It's the end of our reign

(Steve Lee:) We've seen it all before
(Tom Englund:) It's the end of man's evolution
(Steve Lee:) The end of the evolution
(Tom Englund:) For nobody heeds the echoes on the wind

(Part II - Radioactive Grave)

(Hansi Kürsch:) Do you hear the sirens?
(Daniel Gildenlöw:) Do you see the burst?
(Steve Lee:) Do you feel the fire?
(Jonas Renkse:) All the world's a radioactive grave!

(Tom Englund:) I can hear them crying!
(Bob Catley:) I can see the fear!
(Jørn Lande:) I can feel them dying!
(Jonas Renkse And Floor Jansen:) Washed away by deadly gamma waves!

(Hansi Kürsch:) Do you hear them calling?
(Daniel Gildenlöw:) Do you see the hurt?
(Steve Lee:) Do you feel them failing?
(Jonas Renkse and Floor Jansen:) All the world's a blazing funeral pyre!

(Tom Englund:) I can hear the wailing!
(Bob Catley:) I can see the wrath!
(Jørn Lande:) I can feel them failing!
(Jonas Renkse And Floor Jansen:) Washed away by a scorching sea of fire!

(Hansi Kürsch:) Do you hear the sirens?
(Daniel Gildenlöw:) Do you see the burst?
(Steve Lee:) Do you feel the fire?
(Jonas Renkse And Floor Jansen:) All the world's a radioactive grave!

(Tom Englund:) I can hear them crying
(Bob Catley:) I can see the fear
(Jørn Lande:) I can see them dying
(Jonas Renkse And Floor Jansen:) Washed away by deadly gamma waves!

(Part III - 2085)

(Jonas Renkse:)

Silence so loud, not a soul... left alive
Darkness a shroud… 2085
All our dreams have disappeared
They burned down, tree of life
Confirming all that we have feared… 2085

(Bob Catley:)

Don't give up, remember how we felt
Fire rushing through our veins
Now's the time to rise up from our hell
Now's the time to free our brains

(Steve Lee:)

The meaning of life is to give life meaning
Go too fast, move too slow
Restore the balance between thinking and feeling, open up and let it flow

(Jonas Renkse:)

No side has won, struggle to... survive
Our quest here is done… 2085
All our hopes have disappeared
Our race will... not thrive
Time will not recall year… 2085

(Daniel Gildenlöw:)

Don't give in, remember all we learned
The spark of life it did ignite
We regained the rage for which we yearned
We regained our will to fight

(Jørn Lande:)

We must resolve this human equation
We're already dead if we don't try
To welcome challenge, generic variation
Stop the machines, prepare to die!

(Part IV - To The Planet Of Red)

(Instrumental)

(Part V - Spirit On The Wind)

(Tom Englund:) He's the last man alive
(Steve Lee:) Searching for the answers
(Tom Englund:) Knowing he won't survive
(Steve Lee:) To the mystery of life

(Tom Englund:) Relives the past, and dreams of the future
(Steve Lee:) Dreaming of the future
(Tom Englund:) And soon he'll set free
(Steve Lee:) And the sleeper will awake
(Tom Englund:) His spirit on the wind

(Part VI - Complete The Circle)

(All:)

Make us whole, Migrator soul
Follow me home, complete the circle
We must survive, restore our lives
The way I'll show, complete the circle

(Hansi Kürsch:)

Send back visions
Into the past
Of war and decay

(Floor Jansen:)

Hear the final cries!
I can see them feel
In a world without walls

(Anneke Van Giersbergen:)

Through their eyes

(Tom Englund:)

I see them dying
We have to teach them
Migrator soul

(Daniel Gildenlöw:)

We regained our will to fight
We regained…
We found a way

(Steve Lee:)

I know we'll make it in the end
Listen to the warning

(Bob Catley:)

We gave them language
What did they say?
What did they learn?

(Jørn Lande:)

We have no chance
We are the future
We are the pain
Complete the Circle

(Steve Lee:) Ah!!!!

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