Ayreon - Dragon On The Sea Lyrics




"It is the 16th century. I am Queen Elizabeth sending out the brave Sir Francis Drake to
defend the English realm against the invading armada."

Times are dark now, our empire's gone astray
Forces from down south, armada on the way
So we call our greatest men to run the barricade
Shine your light where shadows fall and wash the night away

Sail on for your queen
Sail into history
You will never be the same
Sail on for country
Into our memory
Time will remember your name
Dragon on the sea

Fires burn now in once our tranquil bays
Tall ships that rain down thunderbolts and flames
Go and raise your pirate flag, cast the lines away
Take your fleet where darkness falls and turn the night to day

The sun never sets on the empire won
But wise men say never say never
It slips through our hands just like sand in sun
We thought it would go on forever

Dragon ships they keep on sailing, on to Nova Albion
While the waking world is sleeping, dragon ships are sailing on





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  1. Daniel of Orion

    You are a child of God, Arjen.
    Your music saved my soul.
    I can only hope and pray
    I will one day escape this hell.
    I love you.
    -Danny

  2. Io Io

    Lyrics in italiano:

    "Siamo nel 16° Secolo. Sono la Regina Elisabetta e sto incaricando
    il coraggioso Sir Francis Drake di difendere il Regno Inglese contro l'Armada Spagnola"

    I tempi sono oscuri ora, il nostro impero si è smarrito
    forze dal profondo sud, l'Armada Spagnola sta arrivando
    così abbiamo chiamato il nostro più grande soldato per dirigere le barricate
    fai splendere la tua luce dove le tenebre calano e porta via la notte

    Naviga per la tua regina
    Naviga nella Storia
    non sarai più lo stess
    Naviga per il tuo paese
    nei nostri ricordi
    il tempo ricorderà il tuo nome
    Drago del Mare

    Le fiamme invadono quelle che una volta erano le nostre baie tranquille
    Gigantesche navi che fanno piovere tuoni e fiamme
    Vai e issa la tua bandiera pirata, abbandona le linee
    Guida la tua flotta dove l'oscurità domina e trasforma la notte in giorno

    Il sole non sorge mai sull'impero sconfitto
    mai i saggi dicono mai dire mai
    scivola tra le nostre mani proprio come sabbia nel sole
    Pensavamo che sarebbe durata per sempre

    La navi del drago continuano a navigare, verso Nova Albion
    mentre il mondo riposa, le navi del drago si accingono a partire

  3. Gars Garssia

    a bunch of losers, just sayng :)

  4. John Warboys

    Wicked BAD.....

  5. Linda Barteau

    This song really showcases the talents of Erik Norlander ( -synths ) and Lana Lane ( -vocals ). See why I rank "Universal Migrator P1 & 2" right alongside of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" in terms of concept and musicianship: http://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/ayreon-universal-migrator/

  6. Paula Ledo

    It is the 16th century. I am Queen Elizabeth sending out the brave Sir Francis Drake to
    defend the English realm against the invading armada.

    [Lana Lane]

    Times are dark now, our empire's gone astray
    Forces from down south, armada on the way
    So we call our greatest men to run the barricade
    Shine your light where shadows fall and wash the night away

    Sail on for your queen
    Sail into history
    You will never be the same
    Sail on for country
    Into our memory
    Time will remember your name
    Dragon on the sea

    Fires burn now in once our tranquil bays
    Tall ships that rain down thunderbolts and flames
    Go and raise your pirate flag, cast the lines away
    Take your fleet where darkness falls and turn the night to day

    The sun never sets on the empire won
    But wise men say never say never
    It slips through our hands just like sand in sun
    We thought it would go on forever

    Dragon ships they keep on sailing, on to Nova Albion
    While the waking world is sleeping, dragon ships are sailing on

  7. Mattia Caravella

    Such rich sound..

  8. Leiana Emília

    Portuguese Lyrics ;-)

    Dragão do Mar

    "É o século 16. Eu sou a rainha Elizabeth enviando o bravo Sir Francis Drake para
    defender o reino inglês contra a armada invasora ".

    [Lana Lane]

    Os tempos estão escuros agora, nosso império está perdido
    Forças do sul, armada a caminho
    Então chamamos nossos maiores homens para administrar a barricada
    Brilhe a sua luz onde as sombras caem e atravessem a noite

    Navegue por sua rainha
    Navegue para dentro da história
    Você nunca será o mesmo
    Navegue pelo país
    Em nossa memória
    O tempo vai lembrar o seu nome
    Dragão do mar

    Fogos queimam agora em nossas baías outrora tranquilas
    Navios altos que chovem raios e chamas
    Vá e levante sua bandeira de pirata, jogue as linhas fora
    Leve sua frota onde a escuridão cai e vire a noite para o dia

    O sol nunca se põe no império ganho
    Mas os homens sábios dizem pra nunca dizer nunca
    Isso desliza através de nossas mãos como areia no sol
    Nós pensamos que iria durar para sempre

    Navios-dragão continuam navegando, em direção a Nova Albion
    Enquanto o mundo desperto está dormindo, navios-dragão estão navegando

  9. Astrorub

    Ma God! This is so amazing !! Thanks Arjen!!

  10. StreamC Noremorse

    Is Spanish here?

  11. vanerek

    I've been slowly buying Ayreon's albums one by one, and will continue to do so till i have all of them.
    However i want to thank you for uploading them here Arjen, otherwise i wouldn't have been able to get to know you and your wonderful projects. I´m becoming an Ayreonaut all thanks to you, love your music and your good vibes man, thank you so much

  12. Scorpio FTW

    Just love it. Nothing more to say

  13. Demian159

    Lyrics!

    "It is the 16th century. I am Queen Elizabeth sending out the brave Sir Francis Drake to
    defend the English realm against the invading armada."

    [Lana Lane]

    Times are dark now, our empire's gone astray
    Forces from down south, armada on the way
    So we call our greatest men to run the barricade
    Shine your light where shadows fall and wash the night away

    Sail on for your queen
    Sail into history
    You will never be the same
    Sail on for country
    Into our memory
    Time will remember your name
    Dragon on the sea

    Fires burn now in once our tranquil bays
    Tall ships that rain down thunderbolts and flames
    Go and raise your pirate flag, cast the lines away
    Take your fleet where darkness falls and turn the night to day

    The sun never sets on the empire won
    But wise men say never say never
    It slips through our hands just like sand in sun
    We thought it would go on forever

    Dragon ships they keep on sailing, on to Nova Albion
    While the waking world is sleeping, dragon ships are sailing on

  14. Tomasz Czarkowski

    APP (Ayreon Polonisation Project): ,,Kosmiczny Migrator - Część I: Sekwencer Snów''
    6. ,,Smok na Morzu''

    _Wiek XVI._
    _Jestem Królową Elżbietą, wysyłającą odważnego Sir Francisa Drake'a, by bronił Angielskiego świata przeciw atakującej armadzie._

    Nastały mroczne czasy, nasze imperium zgubiło drogę
    Siły z południa, armada jest w drodze
    Więc wzywamy największych z nas, by stanęli na barykadzie
    Zanieście swe światło, tam gdzie zapadł cień i zakończcie noc

    Płyń dla swojej królowej
    Płyń do historii
    Nigdy już nie będziesz taki sam
    Płyń dla kraju
    Do naszej pamięci
    Czas zapamięta twoje imię
    Smoku na morzu

    Ognie płoną w niegdyś spokojnych zatokach
    Wysokie statki miotają gromami i ogniem
    Ruszaj i podnieś swoją piracką flagę, odrzuć liny
    Weź swoją flotę, tam gdzie zapada ciemność i zmień noc w dzień

    Słońce nigdy nie zachodzi nad zwycięskim imperium
    Lecz mędrcy mawiają: nigdy nie mów nigdy
    To ucieka przez nasze palce, jak piasek na słońcu
    Myśleliśmy, że to będzie trwać wiecznie

    Płyń dla swojej królowej
    Płyń do historii
    Nigdy już nie będziesz taki sam
    Płyń dla kraju
    Do naszej pamięci
    Czas zapamięta twoje imię
    Smoku na morzu

    {
    Smocze statki płyną dalej, ku Nowemu Albionowi
    Gdy budzący się świat śpi, smocze statki płyną dalej
    }x4

  15. Nobody cares

    I think I was 14 or 15 the first time someone told me about Ayreon. So I started to listen, and somehow I liked it, but I was still too young to really apreciate it.
    Now I can't belive how blowminding is every song... how much I love them more and more every time <3

  16. Chris Stargazer

    I heard "Dawn of a million souls", rushed to the record shop and bought UM pt II. Then I decided I needed pt I to complete this epic trip. And then I got all the previous ones, and each new Ayreon as soon as they were released. And the Star One albums. And Ambeon. And the first Stream of Passion.
    Arjen, you are a multifaceted genius. In a dystopian present when cloned popstars sell millions of cloned pseudosongs, you create *music*. Thank you !

  17. DioctriumBinExis

    The song that got me into Arjen's music.