Ayreon - Amazing Flight Lyrics




There is danger ahead.
But do not be afraid.
For I am with you like breath itself.
Darkness will lead to light - colour will bleed into the night.
Beautiful colours, the like of which you
have never seen. Let the dream of confusion lead you into the virgin light!
Be gone!
Be all-seeing, be brave...
Be gone!

[A. AMAZING FLIGHT IN SPACE]

[barbarian]
I'm lookin' 'round bewildered
is this some dark and evil jest?
what brought me to this cursed keep
perchance some crazy quest
god forbid I am no coward!
pitted against monster, man or ghost,
I'd wield my blade with crimson gusto
for I'm the proud barbarian host!

[hippie (chorus:)]
hey dude, you're so uncool
but hey, that's allright
like there's no need to get uptight
my eyes reflect the stars
and a smile lights up my face
we're on an amazing flight in space

[barbarian]
I shook city, walls and towers
wreaking havoc in the streets
burned palaces of cow'rdly kings
not a one stood up to me
bear bloody banners in blazing skies!
brandish battle-axe and broadsword!
let drums of glory sound like thunder!
hail!! barbaric warlord!!

[hippie (chorus)]

[barbarian]
I load my black stallion
With grim determination
I found a kingdom
Where I chose to settle down
Righteous men would hang me
But I've given hell to pay
Cause nothing is as dangerous
As a barbarian warlord

[B. STARDANCE]

[indian]
chanting

[C. FLYING COLOURS]

[instrumental]





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Ayreon Amazing Flight Comments
  1. Monkey D. Dario

    8:22 Listening to this part makes me feel like if reality is collapsing into a kind of iridescent wormhole, which sucks me up and makes me fly towards the unknown, at the speed of light, in a myriad of colours =)

  2. Raissa Di Foggi

    Love it so badly

  3. GaemethProject

    That flute solo still vibes in my guts since 2001

  4. Eduardo Cobos

    Esta Cancion me enloquese, es una obra maestra.
    This song is amazing, like the name, i love it, master piece !!!

  5. Kristian Moore

    Imagine listening this on LSD, it would be one crazy trip!

  6. Octave Doctor

    Thank you God for the genius brain of Arjen Anthony Lucassens, bless his spirit. 🙏

  7. Io Io

    Lyrics in italiano:

    C'è pericolo davanti a voi
    Ma non siate spaventati perchè io sono con voi
    come il vostro respiro
    L'oscurità condurrà alla luce,
    i colori sanguineranno nella notte
    Colori bellissimi
    come non ne avete mai visti.
    Lasciate che il sogno della confusione
    vi guidi verso la luce vergine
    Andate! Siate attenti, siate coraggiosi
    Andate

    [A: Il meraviglioso volo nello spazio]

    [BARBARO:]
    Mi sto guardando attorno sconcertato
    Che sia questo uno scherzo malvagio?
    Cosa mi ha condotto in questa fortezza maledetta?
    Forse qualche folle ricerca
    Lo voglia Dio, non sono un codardo!
    Se dovessi combattere un mostro, uomo o fantasma,
    Brandirei la mia spada con scarlatto piacere
    perchè sono il fiero ospite barbaro!

    [HIPPIE:]
    Hey amico, come sei avventato
    ma in fondo va tutto bene
    infatti non c'è alcun motivo di essere nervosi
    I miei occhi riflettono le stelle
    e un sorriso illumina il mio volto
    stiamo vivendo un meraviglioso volo nello spazio

    [BARBARO:]
    Ho fatto tremare la città, le mura e le torri
    causando distruzioni per le strade
    bruciando palazzi di re codardi
    non uno di loro è riuscito a resistermi
    issa vessilli insanguinati nei cieli in fiamme!
    brandisci l'ascia da battaglia e lo spadone!
    Lascia che il tamburo della gloria rimbombi come il tuono!
    Saluta! Signore dei Barbari!

    [HIPPIE:]
    Hey amico, come sei avventato
    ma in fondo va tutto bene
    infatti non c'è alcun motivo di essere nervosi
    I miei occhi riflettono le stelle
    E un sorriso illumina il mio volto
    stiamo vivendo un meraviglioso volo nello spazio

    [B. La danza delle stelle]

    [INDIAN:]
    [vocalizzi]

    [C. Colori fluttuanti] (solo strumentale)

  8. Danilo David

    6:38 - eargasm

    Rafael Barbosa Costa

    Clive Nolan, from Pendragon Band

  9. Louis Peperzak

    prachtige muziek van Ayreon Ik ben erg voor prog en metal en nog meer genres en dat hoor je bij de muziek van Arjan allemaal.

  10. jardeath

    We're on an amazing flight in space

  11. luke smith

    I love it so much. Barbarian slaughters cities and the hippie calls him uncool

  12. Light DRGN20

    *Barbarian sings about sacking cities*
    Hippie casually remarks about him being "uncool", then accepts it.
    Hippie has guts.

  13. Viktor Veselinovic

    This is all i need in life

  14. Marshall Snyder

    Just checking Aeryon out for the first time. Don't like everything, but some is pretty cool. This is the shit. Everything I like about rock is in this song.

  15. VideoSuperMaster

    They really need to make movies for these albums.

  16. Augusto Dal molin

    The Magnificent manifested in Music!!!!!

  17. Overtime Freak

    Maybe his best work....his best song....this organ is brilliant

  18. Juri Peixoto

    How singing this music? It's like Coverdale? rsrs

    Stefanos Xaritos

    It's Jay van Feggelen as the Barbarian and Arjen Lucassen as the Hippie.

  19. Canal IceAngelSimon

    Portuguese Lyrics

    Maravilhosa Viagem

    [Voz Misteriosa]
    Há perigo a frente. Mas não tenham medo. Pois estou com vocês como sua respiração.
    Escuridão te levará á luz - cores irão sangrar dentro da noite. Lindas cores, daquelas que vocês nunca viram.
    Deixem o sonho da confusão te levar para dentro da luz virgem!
    Vão logo! Tenham ampla visão, sejam bravos...Vão logo!

    [A. Maravilhosa Viagem no Espaço]

    [Bárbaro]
    Estou olhando a minha volta selvagemente
    Isso é algum tipo de obscura e maligna piada?
    O que me trouxe a este castelo amaldiçoado
    talvez alguma busca maluca
    Deus me proibiu não sou um covarde!
    Encurralado diante de monstro, homem ou fantasma,
    Eu portarei minha lâmina com entusiasmo
    pois eu sou o orgulhoso anfitrião bárbaro!

    [Hippie (refrão:)]
    Ei cara, você é tão chato
    Mas hey, está tudo bem
    como não há necessidade de ficar tenso
    meus olhos refletem as estrelas
    e um sorriso ilumina meu rosto
    Nós estamos em uma maravilhosa viagem no espaço

    [Bárbaro]
    Eu derrubei cidades, muros e torres
    causando caos nas ruas
    queimei palácios de reis covardes
    nenhum aguentou à mim
    Segurei bandeiras sangrentas em céus em chamas!
    Movendo machado e espada!
    Deixe as batidas da glória soarem como trovões!
    Saúdem!! Lorde bárbaro!!

    [Hippie(refrão)]
    Ei cara, você é tão chato
    Mas hey, está tudo bem
    como não há necessidade de ficar tenso
    meus olhos refletem as estrelas
    e um sorriso ilumina meu rosto
    Nós estamos em uma maravilhosa viagem no espaço

    [Bárbaro]
    Eu carrego meu garanhão preto
    Com determinação sombria
    Eu encontrei um reino
    Onde eu escolhi me estabelecer
    Homens justos me enforcariam
    Mas eu dei o inferno para pagar
    Porque nada é tão perigoso
    Como um senhor da guerra Bárbaro

    [B. Dança Estelar]

    [índia]
    cantando

    [C. FLYING COLOURS]*

    [instrumental]

    *Flying Colours, que na tradução ficaria "Cores Voando", é uma expressão que remete às bandeiras nos mastros do navio, seu significado tem a ver com persistência, teimosia, o ato de não desistir e continuar lutando. Enquanto as cores estivessem voando no mastro, a batalha ainda não estava perdida.

  20. Tihomir Tikulin

    AAAAAAAAAAAYREON!

  21. Mazaroth

    The "Flying colours" part is so amazing ;____;

    Rafael Barbosa Costa

    Clive Nolan, from Pendragon Band.

  22. Norbert Ewald

    Super !!! ;)

  23. MeathookCabaret

    In retrospect, barbarian vs. hippie(amazing flight) is my favorite song on part one. Hearing Arjen come in with those groovy guitars as the hippie even though he's a caricature...you just want to hug him. sometimes feel like theres a barbarian and a hippie arguing inside me lol.

  24. Ophélia Bell

    Amazing!!!

  25. Derk Meister

    My favorite song in this entire album. It just gets better as the song goes on. I love this

  26. C2H3Cl

    Why is Ayreon not known for so many people? If you would introduce that band to a large community of people, then Ayreon could grow larger than Dream Theater would ever be able to!

    Carlos Hernandez

    You are not the only person in your state that knows what Ayreon is, you just need to expand your circle of friends :)

    C2H3Cl

    Thanks for letting me know, guys :D

    Ian West

    There are those that know, and those that don't know, and then, there are those that don't know they don't know, just enjoy . . . . .

    Rafael Barbosa Costa

    Ayreon = the best conceptual history
    Dream Theater = the best music technique; there's a clear difference in both bands.

    BelowAbsoluteZero

    EntranceIntoLight I live in Chattanooga and am a HUGE fan of Arjen!! Shout out to ya man, good to know of someone else in Tennessee that knows of him and his works. I thought I was the inly one!

  27. DJryo192

    Hearing him playing this live last night was incredible, that was the best show I have ever seen :D

  28. Alice Porfirio

    This is sooo epic!!

  29. Demian159

    Lyrics!

    There is danger ahead.
    But do not be afraid.
    For I am with you like breath itself.
    Darkness will lead to light - colour will bleed into the night.
    Beautiful colours, the like of which you
    have never seen. Let the dream of confusion lead you into the virgin light!
    Be gone!
    Be all-seeing, be brave...
    Be gone!

    [A. AMAZING FLIGHT IN SPACE]

    [barbarian]
    I'm lookin' 'round bewildered
    is this some dark and evil jest?
    what brought me to this cursed keep
    perchance some crazy quest
    god forbid I am no coward!
    pitted against monster, man or ghost,
    I'd wield my blade with crimson gusto
    for I'm the proud barbarian host!

    [hippie (chorus:)]
    hey dude, you're so uncool
    but hey, that's allright
    like there's no need to get uptight
    my eyes reflect the stars
    and a smile lights up my face
    we're on an amazing flight in space

    [barbarian]
    I shook city, walls and towers
    wreaking havoc in the streets
    burned palaces of cow'rdly kings
    not a one stood up to me
    bear bloody banners in blazing skies!
    brandish battle-axe and broadsword!
    let drums of glory sound like thunder!
    hail!! barbaric warlord!!

    [hippie (chorus)]

    [barbarian]
    I load my black stallion
    With grim determination
    I found a kingdom
    Where I chose to settle down
    Righteous men would hang me
    But I've given hell to pay
    Cause nothing is as dangerous
    As a barbarian warlord

    [B. STARDANCE]

    [indian]
    chanting

    [C. FLYING COLOURS]

    [instrumental]

    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Voca-list! ;)

    Edwin Balogh (ex-Omega) as Roman
    Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation) as Indian
    Jay van Feggelen (ex-Bodine (band)) as Barbarian
    Fish (ex-Marillion) as Highlander
    Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) as Egyptian
    Arjen Lucassen as Hippie
    Edward Reekers (ex-Kayak) as Futureman
    Damian Wilson (ex-Rick Wakeman, Threshold, Landmarq) as Knight
    Robert Westerholt (Within Temptation) and George Oosthoek (ex-Orphanage) as Death
    Peter Daltrey (ex-Kaleidoscope) as Forever of the Stars

  30. pandomeglio

    Great Arjen!!!

  31. Jonathan Melton

    I AM THE HIPPY. LOL hey dude your so uncool.... lol

    Mazaroth

    "Like there's no need to get uptight" Not my choice of words for a viking from 11th century :D

    Cy Nothing

    That's because THIS hippie has conviction, conviction a Forever can vicariously experience emotion through!

    Stink Fistula

    I think I dilated his fudge tunnel recently

  32. Tomasz Czarkowski

    APP (Ayreon Polonisation Project): ,,Do Elektrycznego Zamku'' część 1.
    3. ,,Niesamowity Odlot''

    **
    *Przed wami czyha niebezpieczeństwo.*
    *Lecz nie lękajcie się.*
    *Gdyż jestem z wami jak sam oddech.*
    *Ciemność zaprowadzi was do światła - kolory wykrwawią się w noc.*
    *Piękne kolory, jakich jeszcze istoty wam podobne*
    *nigdy nie ujrzały. Niech bezładny sen zaprowadzi was ku dziewiczemu światłu!*
    *Bądźcie w drodze.*
    *Bądźcie wszystko-widzący, bądźcie odważni...*
    *Bądźcie w drodze!*

    [A. ,,Niesamowity Odlot w Kosmosie'']


    Rozglądam się oszołomiony
    Czy to jakiś mroczny i zły żart?
    Co przywiodło mnie do tego przeklętego miejsca
    Ewentualnie jakaś szalona misja
    Broń boże, nie jestem tchórzem!
    Stając przeciw potworom, ludziom, czy duchom
    Użyję mego ostrza z karmazynową werwą
    Gdyż jestem dumnym barbarzyńskim wojem!


    Hej stary, jesteś taki niemiły
    Ale hej, to w porządku
    Nie ma potrzeby się spinać
    Moje oczy odbijają gwiazdy
    A uśmiech rozświetla twarz
    Mamy kosmicznie niesamowity odlot


    Wstrząsałem miastami, murami i wieżami
    Dewastowałem ulice
    Paliłem pałace tchórzliwych królów
    Ani jeden nie stawił mi czoła (Głupcy!)
    Podnieście krwawe sztandary ku płonącym niebom!
    Wyciągnijcie topory bojowe i miecze!
    Niech bębny chwały zabrzmią jak grom!
    Chwała barbarzyńskiemu wodzowi wojennemu!!


    Hej stary, jesteś taki niemiły
    Ale hej, to w porządku
    Nie ma potrzeby się spinać
    Moje oczy odbijają gwiazdy
    A uśmiech rozświetla twarz
    Mamy kosmicznie niesamowity odlot


    Siodłam mego czarnego ogiera
    Z ponurą determinacją
    Odnalazłem królestwo
    W którym się ustatkuję
    Praworządni mężczyźni by mnie powiesili
    Ale nie wzrusza mnie to
    Gdyż nie ma nic tak groźnego
    Jak barbarzyński wódz wojenny

    [B: ,,Gwiezdny Taniec'']


    {Śpiewa bez słów}

    [C: ,,Ulotne Kolory'']

    {Część Instrumentalna}

    Drejzer

    Po "(...)nie stawił mi czoła" Barbarzynca jeszcze dodaje "Głupcy" (wstawiłbym to w nawiasie)

    ULC

    Znowu pamiętamy o Atjena fascynacji filmem. Barbardzyńca to Conan. Ponury, małomówny i brutalny. Stąd proponuję parę zmian w jego tłumaczeniu.
    "Gdyż jestem dumnym barbarzyńskim wojem!" - może po prostu "Gdyż jestem dumnym barbarzyńcą!" - nie zachowujemy rymów, z rytmiką też różnie, a ten "wój" jakoś kłuje w oczy. Przynajmniej mnie.
    Hipis mógłby być bardziej wyluzowany i stylizowany. Może zamiast: "Hej stary, jesteś taki niemiły
    Ale hej, to w porządku", dać: "Hej stary, coś taki niefajny, Ale hej, (jest) spoko" - w końcu Hippis jest zjarany, przyjazny i wyluzowany. "(jest)" najchętniej bym wywalił - chyba, ze zależy Ci na rytmice.
    "Wstrząsałem miastami, murami i wieżami
    Dewastowałem ulice" - Barbarzyńca raczej nie wstrząsa i nie dewastuje. Może więc:
    "Trząsłem miast murami i wieżami, na ulicach siałem śmierć"
    A dalej proponuję bardziej brutalnie i bezpośrednio, zamiast:
    "Podnieście krwawe sztandary ku płonącym niebom!" - Wznieście krwawe...
    Wyciągnijcie topory bojowe i miecze!" - "Dobądźcie miecze i topory"
    Niech bębny chwały zabrzmią jak grom! - "Niech bębny chwały dudnią gromem"
    Chwała barbarzyńskiemu wodzowi wojennemu!!" - Ze słowem Warlord jest od zawsze problem. Tym razem sugerował bym usunąć "wojennemu".Barbarzyński wódz, który kazał unieść sztandary, bić w bębny i dobyć mieczy i toporów, raczej nie jest Brandonem Budowniczym, ale poprowadzi w bój. :)
    "Praworządni mężczyźni by mnie powiesili
    Ale nie wzrusza mnie to
    Gdyż nie ma nic tak groźnego
    Jak barbarzyński wódz wojenny"
    Może by zmienić na:
    "Praworządni by mnie powiesili
    dałem im powodów dość
    Gdyż nie ma nic tak groźnego
    Jak barbarzyński wojownik"

    No i mamy jeszcze ostatnie linijki (te niewyraźne):
    "I'll try to find some women and men" - tego nie jestem pewien.
    I find this place aspears
    For a barbarian warlord..."
    Trudne. Może, skoro wcześniej śpiewał, że wreszcie znalazł królestwo w którym chce się osiedlić i zostać królem z daleka od tych praworzadnych, oraz siadał na koń i wzywał towarzyszy do broni, to:
    "Poszukam miejscowych kobiet i mężczyzn,
    To miejsce jest idealne
    Dla barbarzyńcy-króla"

    Proszę nie odbieraj tego, że się czepiam. Po prostu ekstra mi się podoba Twój pomysł i ogrom włożonej pracy. Zgłaszam swoje pomysły, a od Ciebie zależy co z tym zrobisz.

    Tomasz Czarkowski

    Ponownie dziękuję - uwagi stylistyczne były szczególnie przydatne. Nie ze wszystkich prawdopodobnie skorzystam, gdyż chcę pozostać możliwie wierny oryginałowi, ale co najmniej połowę już uwzględniłem.

  33. Sigfrido Castellano

    The instrumental part of this song is just so f*cking awesome.... (I'm talking from min 6 aprox)

    black1 blade

    Ngl I prefer the lyrical part esp the last bit (the solo leading into "rode my black stallion") but it's all amazing!

    Rafael Barbosa Costa

    Sweet flute sweet!

    Rafael Barbosa Costa

    It's possibly Clive Nolan(Pendragon), the best keyboard player!!

    Eduardo Cobos

    Is magical 😍

  34. Ryo Zane

    let drums of glory! sound like thunder

  35. Zaina Arekat

    Best chorus ever!

  36. mmvsn

    Possibly the best Ayreon song.

    Mattia Galliani

    I've had the chance to meet him in Milan when he was promoting his latest album, The Source... he's such a great person, indeed! Amazing artist, amazing human being... so inspiring!

    Cotramjoxxx

    I think Confrontation, The Sixth Extinction and Unification are the best 3 Ayreon songs.

    Rafael Barbosa Costa

    Good Blues-rock in this music!!

    Khosani

    A standout song on an album that may have been divinely fucking inspired. What a MASTERPIECE.

    Eduardo Cobos

    Yes, is my fav song 😍