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Ayreon - Tunnel of Light (Into The Electric Castle) Lyric Video

Ayreon - Tunnel of Light (Into The Electric Castle) Lyric Video

Tunnel of Light is the sixth song on the first CD of Into the Electric Castle, and the sixth song of the entire album. Its length is 4:05. It is preceded by The Decision Tree (We're Alive), and followed by Across the Rainbow Bridge.

PlotEdit

As the characters enter the tunnel of light, most of them are reminded of better places and their individual goals, and they approach with optimism. The Highlander doesn't like the light, as he is used to hiding in darkness. As the others carry on, he loses all will to live, lies down and dies.

SingersEdit

LyricsEdit

HIGHLANDER:
Don't offer me the light, when I only know the darkness
That's where I want to hide
There's a chill in my bones, that I recognise from another life
That's why I'm heading home

EGYPTIAN:
Ra - heliopolis, ka - anenti
ROMAN:
Into Elysium!
KNIGHT:
The isle of Avalon!
EGYPTIAN:
In the tunnel of light

HIGHLANDER:
Don't tempt my heart with hope, in the shadows of broken promises
I guard my dreams
In the bend of a swollen river, in the roots of weeping willows I choose to lie

EGYPTIAN:
Ra - heliopolis, ka - anenti
ROMAN:
Into Elysium!
KNIGHT:
The isle of Avalon!
INDIAN:
The legend has begun!
FUTUREMAN:
Our one and only sun!
EGYPTIAN:
In the tunnel of light

EGYPTIAN:
Ra - heliopolis

HIGHLANDER:
I rest my broken heart, where the willows weep

EGYPTIAN:
Ka - anenti
ROMAN:
Into Elysium!
KNIGHT:
The isle of Avalon!
INDIAN:
The legend has begun!
EGYPTIAN:
In the tunnel of light

HIGHLANDER:
I will lay me down
I will rest my head
I will close my eyes †

NotesEdit

  • This is the only song on the first CD in which anyone dies.


Previous:
"The Decision Tree (We're Alive)"
Into the Electric Castle Next:
"Across the Rainbow Bridge"