Ayreon - Day Twenty: Confrontation Lyrics




[Best Friend] See his mouth, he tries to speak
He cannot move, his voice is weak...
[Me] My dear friend can you hear me now?
I'll try to tell you how I feel
[Best Friend] I feel the pain inside of you
Tell me please, what can I do?
[Me] Listen well to what I have to say
I have to tell you...of my betrayal

[Me] I revealed the facts, it was clear
It spelled the end of your career
[Best Friend] Yes, I always felt that it was you
I repressed the thought although I knew the truth
[Me] The truth is out, I feel relieved
You hate me now, you've been deceived?
[Best Friend] Oh no, in a way we are even now
Come back to us...somehow

[Wife and Love] Cross that bridge to the other side
Follow your heart, you can't go wrong
Come with me, I will be your guide
And lead you back where you belong

[Agony] Welcome to reality, be ready for the pain
Welcome to reality, will it be in vain
Welcome to reality,
Nothing much has changed since you were gone

[Passion] Rise up and show the world you can be a better man
Rise up and show the world you care, yes you can
Rise up and show the world you're taking your chance
Rise up and show the world!
[Agony] Welcome back!

[Reason] Welcome to reality, wake up and rejoice
Welcome to reality, you've made the right choice
Welcome to reality, and let them hear your voice, shout it out!

[Pride] Rise up and show the world your battle is won
Rise up and show the world the old you is gone
Rise up and show the world your new life has begun
Rise up and show the world!
[Reason and Agony] Welcome back!

[Fear] Here inside the question burns
Are you sure of your return?
[Me] I am sure I deserve this chance
Now I understand it all
[Fear] It all seems so unreal to you
Can you decide what to do?
[Me] Yes I can, oh I will survive
Look at me...I'm alive

[Wife and Love] Cross that bridge to the other side
Follow your heart, you can't go wrong
Come with me, I will be your guide
And lead you back where you belong

[Best Friend] There is so much to see, there is so much to live for
[Wife] Come with me, my love
[Reason] You feel her warmth, glowing on your skin
[Love] You're never alone, I knew we could make it
[Fear] Aaaaaaaaarrrrgh!
[Passion] Can't you feel that fire, can't you feel it burn?
[Agony] Be ready for the pain, ready for the pain!
[Pride] Well rise up, your battle has been won, your new life has begun
[Me] I'm alive, I won't look back, aaaaah!

The Human Equation program aborted.
Have a nice day.
Dream Sequencer system offline.

Emotions
I remember...





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Ayreon Day Twenty: Confrontation Comments
  1. Sharfad

    It is beautifully sad that it was all about a lonely martian dude on his Dream Sequence...because he wanted to feel emotions.

    AgentCat

    No, you don't understand. That voice at the end saying "Emotions, I remember" wasn't the Colonist from Universal Migrator. It was Forever of the Stars from Into the Electric Castle. In 01011001, it's sort of explained that during the Age of Shadows, the Forever race lost all emotions, which was mentioned in Into the Electric Castle. FOTS says that the whole Electric Castle thing was an experiment the Forever set up to regain emotions. The plot twist at the end of this song reveals that this album was also an experiment by the Forever to regain emotions. That's all I can say. For more info, look up every album on the Electric Castle wiki to see the plot and find out the whole story.

    Sharfad

    @AgentCat that kind of makes more sense. I should dig more into the lore indeed

  2. Gaijin sz

    BRKSEDU

  3. Henry Carmelo Pérez Gómez

    De verdad hay 6 personas que no les gustò esta canciòn y publicaciòn??? =O

  4. Рысец Обыкновенный

    The Human Equation program aborted. Have a nice day. Dream Sequencer system offline.
    ...Wake up, Nicholas!

    Menno Schouten

    I remember now.. I remember how it started...

    Mauricio Osuna

    AAAHHH!!

  5. Doctor Who

    SPOILER!!!





    I am a bit confused about the ending. Was it actually a Forever inside a Dream Sequencer going through a simulation in order to remember what emotions were like?

    Сергей Чаплин

    Yes, the story of Human Equation never really happened in Ayreon universe, it is just a computer simulation, created by Sequencer.

    Ironically, emotionless alien Forever of the Stars is the only real, conscious character here, while all humans are actually just computer bots without consciousness.

    Steak Saignant

    @Сергей Чаплин But how can bots without consciousness express emotions as we can see throughout the album? Forever of the stars couldn't program the bots to do that since it would require understanding emotions in the first place. Or do I miss something?

    Сергей Чаплин

    @Steak Saignant Forever used the Dream Sequencer from the Mars Colony, so it means that Human Equation program was originally created by human Martian scientists. As I understand, it is a kind of "movie", and all these people ("Me", "Best Friend", "Wife" etc) are like characters from the movie/book/computer game - all their actions and emotions were written by human author. They simply follow the screenplay, but don't really think or feel anything. Of course I can be mistaken, because the ending still looks somehow unclear and it isn't explained how exactly this Human Equation program works, but so far I didn't find any proofs that this story ever happened in Ayreon universe for real.

    Steak Saignant

    @Сергей Чаплин Yeah I know were just speculating here but I like your theory! It would make sense to make a guy live a human-written story and analyse his emotional response. Especially since stories are often designed to make us feel all kind of emotions

    Сергей Чаплин

    @Steak Saignant Thanks! In fact that's why my favourite characters from the album are personified emotions (since they are fantastic, imaginary creatures from the very beginning and don't pretend to be "real"). As for human characters - I can't take them seriously. I see this entire story more as a scientific research of different emotions but not as real drama.

  6. Álvaro Dávila

    Masterpiece, as every other song of this album!

  7. J Lee Grey

    The ending gives such an impact it reminds me of the metropolis part 2 ending by dream theater

  8. רפאל בלייוואס

    Thank you Arlen for sharing one of the best albums ever created. Thank you.

  9. Panic Station

    that ending still twists my mind. Where does it fit?!?!?

  10. Elif

    what an album!

  11. Amando Azmy

    Sick sick sick purely sick

  12. Feckless

    Every time without fail, i'm in tears by the end of the last song.

  13. Lucien Immink

    need to like this one again
    and again

  14. Eat More Peaches

    If you liked this album, i absolutely have to recommend the live version of it with many of its original singers, recorded in 2015 and titled: "Ayreon - The Theater Equation". It was done in a full blown out theatre where singers also became actors.

    AgentCat

    I'm planning on getting both Human Equation and Theater Equation on CD

  15. MrChrodo

    I've just listened to this album for the first time, but on vinyl.
    I freaked out at the end when i heard the Dream Sequencer and wondered, WHAT THE HELL?

    *Insert the first two lines of Bohemian Rhapsody here*

    I've only known the two universal migrators yet, thus this album feels really different, but good.

    Ivan Dovranić

    Im reading your comment as the song draws to a close and lm absolutely going to play B.H. next, immediately after the “bibabebabibop“.

  16. Canal IceAngelSimon

    Portuguese lyrics

    Dia 20 - Confronto

    [Melhor amigo]
    Veja sua boca, ele tenta falar
    Não pode se mover, sua voz está fraca...

    [Eu]
    Meu querido amigo pode me ouvir agora?
    Tentarei lhe dizer como me sinto

    [Melhor amigo]
    Eu sinto a dor dentro de você
    Diga-me por favor, o que posso fazer?

    [Eu]
    Escute bem o que tenho a lhe dizer
    Tenho de contar...da minha traição

    [Eu]
    Revelei os fatos, estava claro
    Desencadeou o fim de sua carreira

    [Melhor amigo]
    Sim, sempre senti que fosse você
    Reprimi o pensamento apesar de saber a verdade

    [Eu]
    A verdade foi dita, me sinto aliviado
    Você me odeia agora, você foi enganado?

    [Melhor amigo]
    Oh não, de um jeito estamos quites agora
    Volte para nós...de algum jeito

    [Esposa e Amor]
    Cruze a ponte para o outro lado
    Siga seu coração, não há como errar
    Venha comigo, eu serei seu guia
    E te levar a onde você pertence

    [Agonia]
    Bem vindo a realidade, esteja pronto para a dor
    Bem vindo a realidade, será tudo em vão
    Bem vindo a realidade, nada mudou muito desde que você se foi

    [Paixão]
    Levante-se e mostre ao mundo que você pode ser uma pessoa melhor
    Levante-se e mostre ao mundo que se importa, sim você pode
    Levante-se e mostre ao mundo que você aceitou sua chance
    Levante-se e mostre ao mundo!

    [Agonia]
    Bem vindo de volta!

    [Razão]
    Bem vindo a realidade, levante-se e regozije
    Bem vindo a realidade, você fez a escolha certa
    Bem vindo a realidade, e deixe-os ouvir sua voz, grite!

    [Orgulho]
    Levante-se e mostre ao mundo que sua batalha foi vencida
    Levante-se e mostre ao mundo que o velho você se foi
    Levante-se e mostre ao mundo que sua nova vida começou
    Levante-se e mostre ao mundo!

    [Razão e Agonia]
    Bem vindo de volta!

    [Medo]
    Aqui dentro a pergunta queima
    Tem certeza de sua volta?

    [Eu]
    Tenho certeza de que mereço essa chance
    Agora eu entendo tudo

    [Medo]
    Tudo lhe parece tão irreal
    Pode decidir o que fazer?

    [Eu]
    Sim eu posso, ah eu vou sobreviver
    Olhe para mim...estou vivo

    [Esposa e Amor]
    Cruze a ponte para o outro lado
    Siga seu coração, não há como errar
    Venha comigo, eu serei seu guia
    E te levar a onde você pertence

    [Melhor amigo] Há tanto para ver, tanto para viver
    [Esposa] Venha comigo, meu amor
    [Razão] Você sente o calor dela, crescendo em sua pele
    [Amor] Você nunca está sozinho, sabia que conseguiríamos
    [Medo] Aaaaaaaaarrrrgh!
    [Paixão] Pode sentir aquele fogo, pode senti-lo queimar?
    [Agonia] Esteja pronto para a dor, pronto para a dor!
    [Orgulho] Levante-se, e mostre que sua batalha foi vencida, sua nova vida começou
    [Eu] Estou vivo, não olharei para trás, aaaaah!

    "The Human Equation" programa abortado.
    Tenha um bom dia.
    "Dream Sequencer" sistema off-line.

    Emoções
    Eu lembro

    tailspikes

    I don't even speak Portuguese but I have to say this must have taken a long time to translate for every song, thanks for your hard work.

  17. spore bubu

    Needs more Fear if you know what i mean

  18. M K

    I listened to this as a kid. The whole album, hours and hours, straight through. I've always cried a lot with music like this. And boy I cried. I'm 20 years old now, still cry like a baby. Something about the composition just gets me. It's pretty corny, honestly, when you look at it objectively, but somehow this is still one of the most influential and great songs for me.

    Squiglypig

    I think it's the journey. This song in and of itself is pretty cheesy, but it's the final step. He's gone through all of these emotions and thoughts, relived his life and been under constant barrage from the various sides of his personality, even the mark his father set in him.
    He's finally awake, having chosen a life of shame, pain and regret, but also a life with love and friendship.

    The entire story reaches a crescendo here that they absolutely did not waste.
    My friend introduced me to this album in 2013 and I also cried during several parts of it. I was a 22 year old at the time. It's a beautiful piece of rock opera.

  19. Просак Муразора

    Без вопросов - лучшая пища для ума в альбоме.Но я вообще ожидал более кровавый конец! С уважением

  20. LukeFancyFilms

    6:34 WAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!--- *Beep boop beep*

  21. The Miracle

    In 2008 (I was 18) I listened this song (and album) like 999999 times, it made my musical preferencies for whole life. My friends hated me, I'm always talked about Ayreon and Dream Theater) Thank you, Arjen!)

  22. Legendracula

    Such a good closer to an incredible album. I absolutely love that last minute where each singer just belts it out. When Arjen finishes an album with a vocal sampling of each of his vocalists going full force, it makes magic. It somehow, sums up their contribution to the album and lets them show the unique qualities they brought to the creation. Brilliant.

    Feckless

    Well said! It's such an amazing finisher and I always have wet eyes by the end of it

  23. Cotramjoxxx

    "Look at me. I'm alive" Most badass phrase of 2005 and Labrie's life.

  24. Vikings Play Video Games

    Good lord that ending

  25. SirPsycho92

    Biggest PLOT TWIST in prog history, what an ending to a mindblowing album. This is the frist Ayreon work I heard and it was all I needed to become a fan

    Cliff Adams

    Dude same. Haven't been in touch with the two who put me on this but if I were to see them tomorrow this album would be the first thing we'd have to discuss.

    Kyle Horvath

    Why did it take so long

  26. Axel Mancino

    [Best Friend] See his mouth, he tries to speak
    He cannot move, his voice is weak...
    [Me] My dear friend can you hear me now?
    I'll try to tell you how I feel
    [Best Friend] I feel the pain inside of you
    Tell me please, what can I do?
    [Me] Listen well to what I have to say
    I have to tell you...of my betrayal

    [Me] I revealed the facts, it was clear
    It spelled the end of your career
    [Best Friend] Yes, I always felt that it was you
    I repressed the thought although I knew the truth
    [Me] The truth is out, I feel relieved
    You hate me now, you've been deceived?
    [Best Friend] Oh no, in a way we are even now
    Come back to us...somehow

    [Wife and Love] Cross that bridge to the other side
    Follow your heart, you can't go wrong
    Come with me, I will be your guide
    And lead you back where you belong

    [Agony] Welcome to reality, be ready for the pain
    Welcome to reality, will it be in vain
    Welcome to reality,
    Nothing much has changed since you were gone

    [Passion] Rise up and show the world you can be a better man
    Rise up and show the world you care, yes you can
    Rise up and show the world you're taking your chance
    Rise up and show the world!
    [Agony] Welcome back!

    [Reason] Welcome to reality, wake up and rejoice
    Welcome to reality, you've made the right choice
    Welcome to reality, and let them hear your voice, shout it out!

    [Pride] Rise up and show the world your battle is won
    Rise up and show the world the old you is gone
    Rise up and show the world your new life has begun
    Rise up and show the world!
    [Reason and Agony] Welcome back!

    [Fear] Here inside the question burns
    Are you sure of your return?
    [Me] I am sure I deserve this chance
    Now I understand it all
    [Fear] It all seems so unreal to you
    Can you decide what to do?
    [Me] Yes I can, oh I will survive
    Look at me...I'm alive

    [Wife and Love] Cross that bridge to the other side
    Follow your heart, you can't go wrong
    Come with me, I will be your guide
    And lead you back where you belong

    [Best Friend] There is so much to see, there is so much to live for
    [Wife] Come with me, my love
    [Reason] You feel her warmth, glowing on your skin
    [Love] You're never alone, I knew we could make it
    [Fear] Aaaaaaaaarrrrgh!
    [Passion] Can't you feel that fire, can't you feel it burn?
    [Agony] Be ready for the pain, ready for the pain!
    [Pride] Well rise up, your battle has been won, your new life has begun
    [Me] I'm alive, I won't look back, aaaaah!

    The Human Equation program aborted.
    Have a nice day.
    Dream Sequencer system offline.

    Emotions
    I remember...

    betweentheperiphery

    A huge thanks for posting the lyrics for all the songs on this album. Much appreciated.

  27. LarK

    Wow cross over with The Electric Castle and the Universal Migrator!

  28. Domagoj Habek

    Masterpiece!

  29. Slave Goat

    Blown away as always listening to this album. Thanks Arjen for letting all to hear...now its Day 23 (of July)...back to 'The Source' :)

  30. FactorWasa

    i need lyrics :c

  31. LR HD

    Why did you erase all videos with lyrics on them? It was a lot easier to get into an album and understand the story... :\

  32. Cathrine Wayfarer

    Bravo, Arjen! Very emotional and deep work.

  33. Light DRGN20

    It was all a dream simulation.

    Drejzer

    It sounded to me as if it was one of Forever speaking...

    ThyFacelessOne

    Yes, Forever Of The Stars from Into The Electric Castle did this simulation, maybe with the help of a Dream Sequencer machine, or through the man on Mars, who was in a Dream Sequencer Machine.

    Dream Sequencer technology was given to humans by Forevers through dreams or by leaving technology on Mars.

    For more info listen to Dream Sequencer - Universal Migrator albums with booklet. And 01011001 the same way.

    Mazaroth

    IIRC, there was a line in the "sixth extinction" song, where one of the forever says "We must resolve this human equation, we're already dead if we do not try."

    I think this album is technically after 01011001, right after the sixth extinction or later, even though the universal migrator visits them after the last colonist pre-incarnates into one of the first souls.

    Cotramjoxxx

    +Mazaroth I'm agreed. Still more, if you think that all Ayreon's albums are precuels of the last album since Universal Migrator. It makes more sense to this theory. (Except The Theory of Everything because it's a story apart)

  34. Marek Závadský

    Great ending to a great album.

    89saur

    pravda, neviem sa nabazit tejto dosky uz dobrych 10 rokov

    Mariusz Bosy

    Jóóó, úplnej souhlas, je to prý nejlepší skladba.

    Mørl

    You mean Best ending to the best album \o/