Ayreon - And The Druids Turn To Stone Lyrics




"It is 2800 B.C. I quietly witness the astounding secret behind the creation of a
mysterious monument in Wiltshire, England."

The moon sheds no light on Salisbury plain
The day turns to night and the bonfires cease burning

The druids gather round and the chants fill the air
Their echoes resound and the living world stops turning

The magic words are spoken
As we leave the plain in silence
Now the circle stands alone
And the druids turn to stone

The dawn shines its light on Salisbury plain
The day floods the night with gilded rays of sunshine

The magic words were spoken
As we left the plain in silence
Then the circle stood alone
And the druids turned to stone

The rising sun is dancing on the edges of the stones
Casting shadows, creeping down the Avenue
Into the heart of the sarsen trilithons

I marvel at this mystery, beholder of the stars
A holy temple, a sacred burial ground
Guarding well its secrets from us all





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Ayreon And The Druids Turn To Stone Comments
  1. Mariana Stocchero

    Meu Deus! Já vi diversos vídeos dessa maravilhosa música mas esse, em especial, Damian se superou! Que artista! Que sensibilidade! Que técnica! E que timbre bonito senhor!! Preciosidade!

  2. Carrinthe

    What a wonderful performance by Damian, I just love his voice! I also love the clear enjoyment you can see in his eyes at 0:36

  3. Victor Tous

    Jesus Robin Williams resurrection B-]

  4. Kristoffer Sundberg

    I would personally be fine with Damian being the sole singer of Ayreon. There is a soul and a warmth to his singing that is incredible.

  5. morbomm

    So this is how the Emperor was born...

  6. Oskar Ström

    Damian is one of the greats I keep watching this video, I just love it! Thank you Arjen for making this possible.

  7. SsjC

    Amazing!

  8. Ad Infinitum

    Maravilloso! De una belleza sin igual!

  9. Charlie Parra

    This is what you call beautiful! Damian's voice is amazing.

  10. yana drachinsky

    Genius!!! 😱😍😍😍

  11. DJryo192

    Had to come and listen to this again after this weekend, Electric Castle Live was absolutely incredible! Thank you so much Arjen and everyone who went into putting on that mind blowing show!! This song will always be a highlight of Universe for me, Damian has such amazing control and feel, love it :D

  12. Yippee Threeeight

    Seeing this live on Saturday night, I had goosebumps all over, and I was fighting back tears. What an amazing performance!

    I so look forward to seeing Into the Electric Castle live! I hope Damien does this song again. It is beautiful.

  13. One-Eye

    There can ever be an Arjen Lucassen thing live without Damien Wilson.

  14. Brozius

    One of the best performances that night, can't wait for September this year 🤘

  15. Hozepheena

    So, in 2019, there are 27 people who clearly don't know what beauty is even if it screamed at their faces with Damian's voice.

  16. Aaron Tate

    I haven't generally been a fan of Damian, but that is a fantastic performance by both him and the band overall. Excellent stuff there!

  17. MrGloomRaider

    1:47 Holy mother of goosebumps Batman !

  18. bibby5000

    afterglow ;)

  19. joefox3001

    Master Wilson

  20. Dr 5ives

    Love this performance. Wish they had gone right into "Stonehenge" after this song. "In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history....." So nice to see and hear the keyboards in the mix, and on the proper side of the stage. (I'm a real stickler for that)
    Hope that Damian and Headspace band complete their album trilogy soon. Best D5

  21. Aidan Umpherson

    Brilliant song & performance. This song is special. Timeless, beautiful and perfect.

  22. Stuart Smith

    Every time I listen to it I just think it this is outstanding.

  23. Kelly Tannehill

    Damian Wilson is a singer's singer for sure - he sings on "the principal, not the interest", meaning that you always get the impression of effortless range and power. Like he could dial it up to 10, but -- WHY? -- when his "7" is already more than enough for what the song requires. His voice makes me enjoy songs I otherwise wouldn't. He brings so much to the performance.

  24. Kamil Tront

    Thank you. You're the greatest artist I've ever experianced. I truly love you!

  25. tony opsteyn

    Supermooi nummer ...wat een geweldige performance !!

  26. JediNxf7

    Another great song is "what is Stonehenge?"

  27. Hugo Leonardo

    Beautiful

  28. rolando limon

    This is like a mix of IronMaiden PinkFloyd and DreamTheater

  29. Erwin Amesz

    Incredible voice. Can listen and will listen all day long. Ayreon is an enrichment in my life.

  30. Mr Andersson

    Refuckingspect!! So good.

  31. Brozius

    I can't wait until september 13th 🤩

  32. Black Mantram

    Holy shit, I'm in tears right now

  33. ArrowRaider

    I attended the ultimate VIP showing, and Damian visited myself and a few others in line. It was so cool!

  34. ovo nisamja

    Wow! What a performance! What a voice! Damian is the king!

  35. Engenho Mental

    THIS is Metal Singing...

  36. Tuomas J. Rajamäki

    This is just pure magic! Thank you and greetings from Finland! <3

  37. Oscar Giudici

    Amazing!!!!

  38. Cthulhu Fox

    Wait I thought they didn't do concerts?

    One-Eye

    'The Electric Castle' in September 2019, bitch!

  39. Illy

    I've seen some strong live performances in person and on video. This performance is exceptional. I actually like it better than the recorded version. I can't remember the last song I've liked live better than recorded.

  40. Vincent Laverny

    keep traveling when listening this song

  41. dreamelka59

    Beautiful .

  42. Linda Barteau

    Ayreon fans! Check out my interview with Arjen and my review of "Universal Migrator Parts 1 & 2" ( -the double album from which this track is taken from ) here: http://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/ayreon-universal-migrator/ and http://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/arjen-anthony-lucassen/

  43. Look behind you

    I mean come on fellow metal friends, who gets to make an album with rick wakeman as vocalist? Damian of course, hope all the Trash talk he got on Star One live can go back to your butts, Rusell Allen and Damian Wilson are the 2 best underrated singers of our time and i hope it stays that way

  44. Look behind you

    Where are all the trashtalkers that said Damian sucked in Star One live? well you can go suck your own weiner now. This guy is the closest thing or maybe as same as talented as Yes vocalist Jon Anderson.

  45. Stefan Reinhardt

    🤘🏼

  46. Linda Barteau

    One of my fave Ayreon songs! "Universal Migrator P1 & 2" ( -from which "Druids" is taken ) is such an underrated album. Read why I rank it right alongside of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" here: http://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/ayreon-universal-migrator/

  47. Ibleedwhiskey Planet1

    I'll be honest, this is all I needed to see to know I had to have it in my collection. I'm glad you understand that it's good to show a little, and I do mean just a little, a song or two, to help sell the cd/dvd/whatthefuckever. I would never have known how great this was so it would have ended up as something I looked to buy in a couple of years if the price hadn't gotten ridiculous instead of something I want to get now. I have just bought this dvd new from Amazon, thanks for the song here, I am really looking forward to seeing the full show in 2-3 days.

  48. chris brown

    This is my fav song at the moment. Thanks Arjen

  49. EL BUHO

    como me gusta la re puta madre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Ardra Diva

    I still like StarOne a little bit better than Ayreon... but, there is cross-pollenation between both projects.

  51. Shaman Oty

    One and only Damian Wilson :D

    "And The Druids Turn To Stone"

    "It is 2800 B.C. I quietly witness the astounding secret behind the creation of a
    mysterious monument in Wiltshire, England."

    The moon sheds no light on Salisbury plain
    The day turns to night and the bonfires cease burning

    The druids gather round and the chants fill the air
    Their echoes resound and the living world stops turning

    The magic words are spoken
    As we leave the plain in silence
    Now the circle stands alone
    And the druids turn to stone

    The dawn shines its light on Salisbury plain
    The day floods the night with gilded rays of sunshine

    The magic words were spoken
    As we left the plain in silence
    Then the circle stood alone
    And the druids turned to stone

    The rising sun is dancing on the edges of the stones
    Casting shadows, creeping down the Avenue
    Into the heart of the sarsen trilithons

    I marvel at this mystery, beholder of the stars
    A holy temple, a sacred burial ground
    Guarding well its secrets from us all

  52. chris parker

    brilliant ;)

  53. Simone Rattazzi

    Incredibile singer performan..and song!

  54. Oliver Benz

    This is awesome! Great performance by everybody and great vocal skills from Damian. Though he doesn't need to be compared with anyone: Can someone also hear a little EUROPE in this Vocal-Performance (in the lower and middle range)?

  55. Jasper Störningar

    At the nice-and-easy parts I'm drooling at the quality and how serene and beautiful the sound and the performance is, and then THE DRUIDS TURN TO STONE HOLY SHIT I AM A HEDGEHOG

  56. dananskidolf

    Been there. My druid in Dungeons and Dragons got the nasty end of a flesh to stone spell. Also been there as in I was at the concert (it was magnificent and this was a real highlight).

  57. Adrian Adrian

    Hermosa canción!

  58. Animating Alex

    What an amazing performance

  59. Tintop

    0:45 omg the low and quiet swirling organ in the background ... great

  60. Haj Ayed Amir

    Thanks for existing.

  61. Modeus Garpa

    Una de las pocas cosas que realmente me interesan.. sufrir mucho viejo Roy por tu ausencia en el mundo Musical, que gusto tenerte de vuelta. Espero que tu resurrección venga con mucha poderosa evolución de tu voz. un abrazo tu viejo y fiel fan. Esteban G.

  62. cody barnes

    Damien Wilson is like fine wine, he just keeps getting better!

  63. CG_alter

    Good job!

  64. Phil Karlin

    Amazing Damian , great performance! love that guy. Thanks for posting 👍🏻 Helps a bid to overcome that he‘s not with Threshold anymore 😢

  65. RESPECT

    you are all great human beings, thanks for all this great music , arjen god bless you.

  66. Nathan Hale

    Must be nice to get to go to shows like this. I know damn well I never will living in America.

  67. thestarsfallout

    Flawless!!

  68. Fred Rutten

    Jongens jongens wat een kippenvel........Arjen Lucassen is briljant en zoekt overal de juiste zangers bij....

  69. agepbiz

    This is one of my all time favorite songs. Every time I listen to it its almost like a switch in my brain is flipped and instantly brings me back in time where I heard the song for the first time. Amazing performance!

  70. PINKMAN

    damian the best vocal

  71. Jason Vanbell

    So Magic!!! wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Forgotten Dreams and Eternal Desolation

    Glad to see robin williams back on stage. Loving the dvd on projector screen and surround sound

  73. Juunana

    Keep repeating 1:49 I love it so much

  74. A.F Letras en Español!

    Hey Arjen! I 'm not sure if you're gonna read this, but I've always wanted to ask you something. I don't really know if you are fond of Threshold's music considering you like Damian's voice, it's something pretty likely but you tell me. If so, did you ever like Andrew MacDermott's voice? I mean, did you ever paid some attention to his singing or, on the other hand, you were honestly never a fan of him? I know we all have different tastes, but I really love Mac's voice and I'd have loved to hear him singing in one of your astounding works. Sadly, that can not be possible anymore. However I can't stop wondering if you did even know him or maybe if his voice was just not your cup of tea. I hope you answer me. Keep on the great music! :)

    spainter1985

    I'm sure Arjen would be a fan if he were aware - Andrew MacDermott (Mac) had an incredible voice. I love the Mac-Threshold era, but I also like the albums Damian features on. I've been lucky enough to see Threshold live a couple of times and Damian put on a superb live performance as you'd expect! I'm yet to be convinced with the return of Glynn as the live performances don't seem as energetic but I'll reserve judgement properly until I've seen that lineup live :) Personally I think it's a great loss that Damian is no longer in the band.

  75. Kody Janzen

    That was better than the old recording!

  76. Daniel Solis

    Thanks so much for producing this DVD! It was an amazing show and Damian totally rocked this performance.

  77. Christian Mustermann

    Damian with his amazing voice is the greatest!!

  78. Phys. Ed. Review

    One of the greatest live performances I have ever seen. Damian is so underrated. Such a clean and powerful voice.

  79. Artemis Dryg

    No words to describe the feeling of this song... perfect isn't enough for this!😊😊

  80. Gustavo Toro

    Oh God
    Marco Antonio Solis sings incredible

  81. Jonny Ophaug

    What an amazing voice and song

  82. nierii

    btw did You know that`s Anneke`s husband on drums? :P

    Infyra

    I wondered why Ed wasn't playing, didn't he play at Ayreon Universe?

  83. Ethersis

    Amazing! It gives me the creeps which is not that often! ;-)

  84. Kevin maløya

    Wooooow 😍😍😍

  85. Cecil

    At times, Damian reminds me of Robin WIlliams. Needless to say, one of the best voices out there!

  86. Neil Ballas

    Damian's voice live actually trumps the studio recording. Absolutely stunning. This man is a god.

  87. Susan Waddle

    Damian Wilson is the vocalist Arjen Lucassen decided on for “And The Druids Turned To Stone.” What a a beautiful vocalist-Wilson has an amazing voice-like honey that turns into rock-n-roll. I love the guitar solo in this song. And Wilson carries the song other than the amazing synth playing & guitar riffs. I love the Ayreon Universe! Progressive Metal at its most creative & beautiful. Great song! Keep on writing the amazing metal operas Lucassen! Complete awesomeness! This was released 30 March 2018 on the Mascot Label Group/Music Theories produced by Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Wilson’s voice is amazing! 🤘🏻😎🎸

  88. Ole Morten Persen

    The vocal performance here is simply breathtaking. Fantastic.

  89. Kristoff Rojas

    The moon sheds no light on Salisbury plain
    The day turns to night and the bonfires cease burning

    The druids gather round and the chants fill the air
    Their echoes resound and the living world stops turning

    The magic words are spoken
    As we leave the plain in silence
    Now the circle stands alone
    And the druids turn to stone

    The dawn shines its light on Salisbury plain
    The day floods the night with gilded rays of sunshine

    The magic words were spoken
    As we left the plain in silence
    Then the circle stood alone
    And the druids turned to stone

    The rising sun is dancing on the edges of the stones
    Casting shadows, creeping down the Avenue
    Into the heart of the sarsen trilithons

    I marvel at this mystery, beholder of the stars
    A holy temple, a sacred burial ground
    Guarding well its secrets from us all

    The moon sheds no light on Salisbury plain
    The day turns to night and the bonfires cease burning

    The magic words are spoken
    As we leave the plain in silence
    Now the circle stands alone
    And the druids turn to stone

  90. OPM Rockband

    I feel that song ever since i've ayreon discovered it :D

  91. Chan Weinmeister

    This is absurd... Damian is amazing, but this is ridiculous how good he does this live!

  92. Dimitris Andreou

    Yeesssss

  93. Iris Edelsmid

    Wauw! And this preformance in real life was *even* *more* *enchanting* than in this capture. Can you imagine ;) Thanks again for this great experience!

  94. Oscar Vargas

    MARCO ANTONIO SOLIS

  95. Paul de Jong

    The whole concert was great, the DVD/cd/Blu Ray is fantastic and THIS was my highlight too (closely followed by valley of the queens). Goosebump material for sure.

  96. The Warlocke

    Amazing song, voice, performance. I've always loved this particular song a great deal and just WOW somehow it's possibly even better live? Holy frick I have got to get my hands on this DVD. Also, quite the snazzy jacket I might add.

  97. GoldbrickWrapsLemon

    One of my all time favorite Ayreon tracks; just awesome!

  98. Wizardry Storyteller

    So beautiful.

  99. Marcelo Fernando

    I'm crying!