Ayreon - Epilogue: The Memory Remains Lyrics




[The last human on the Mars Colony had died, but his consciousness is
transformed into the New Migrator. He follows the Migrator Trail to Planet Y,
where he breathes life into the comatose Forever race by rekindling their
emotions, thus ensuring that the spirit of man will live on. In the end,
Mankind's brief existence has served a purpose after all.]


[a. Epilogue]

[b. The Memory Remains]

And in the end
when all the dreams are dreamt
All your desires have long dissolved
A feeling free, surreal serenity
A desperate search
for truth resolved

All hope dispelled,
forgotten dreams unquelled
The frailest link within the chain
Once brisk with life,
too fragile to survive
A barren world devoid fo pain...
but the memory remains

Starlight breaks,
the sleeper is awake
You understand your timeless quest
A dormant race,
a cold forsaken place
Their bodies numb,
their minds suppressed

You felt the screams,
you have dreamt the dreams
But most of all you lived the pain
They will revive,
you will make the thrive
Your hopeless lives not lived in vain...
for the memory remains

Can you feel them cry inside,
can you feel them die inside,
You can still the screams in you,
you can make their dreams come true

Dream Sequencer system offline
Remember forever? (forever?, forever?...)





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Ayreon Epilogue: The Memory Remains Comments
  1. sanity oblivion

    A master piece

  2. notthere83

    5:23 Sounds quite a bit like Freddie... doubling down with the chorus effect a few seconds later...

  3. Huematzin

    [The last human on the Mars Colony had died, but his consciousness is
    transformed into the New Migrator. He follows the Migrator Trail to Planet Y,
    where he breathes life into the comatose Forever race by rekindling their
    emotions, thus ensuring that the spirit of man will live on. In the end,
    Mankind's brief existence has served a purpose after all.]

    [a. Epilogue]

    [b. The Memory Remains]

    And in the end
    when all the dreams are dreamt
    All your desires have long dissolved
    A feeling free, surreal serenity
    A desperate search
    for truth resolved

    All hope dispelled,
    forgotten dreams unquelled
    The frailest link within the chain
    Once brisk with life,
    too fragile to survive
    A barren world devoid fo pain...
    but the memory remains

    Starlight breaks,
    the sleeper is awake
    You understand your timeless quest
    A dormant race,
    a cold forsaken place
    Their bodies numb,
    their minds suppressed

    You felt the screams,
    you have dreamt the dreams
    But most of all you lived the pain
    They will revive,
    you will make the thrive
    Your hopeless lives not lived in vain...
    for the memory remains

    Can you feel them cry inside,
    can you feel them die inside,
    You can still the screams in you,
    you can make their dreams come true

    Dream Sequencer system offline
    Remember forever? (forever?, forever?...)

  4. Julie The Ayreonaut

    Oh Arjen... We will... We surely will remember Forever. Till the end of our lives.

  5. DIABLOVT12

    Remember Alpha, the source of Human life!

  6. LongandWeirdName

    Perfect ending to a perfect story.

    In the end, our failed race served a purpose. Helping the Forever wake up. Thank you, Colonist. Oh... sorry. Migrator.

  7. Levian Jenkins

    but most of all you lived the pain.

    awesome end to the story, but I can't help the feeling that they just happened to be in the Studio from the Guilt Machine Sessions and this was kind of spontaneous. Love the lyrics.

  8. Raúl Lobø León

    Waaaargh!!! I never saw this!!! So, the Forever race it's alive in the end thanks to mankind!!!

    This changes all the concept in my mind of the timeline of Ayreon's universe! D:

    But it's still fucking amazing to rediscover all of this!! :'D

    AAXplosion

    Oh yes, did'nt know that too. That`s a nice story twist and happy end! :)

    Raúl Lobø León

    AAXplosion some bittersweet ending, after all mankind banished forever, but it's a great science fiction tale

    AAXplosion

    The story and the whole universe Arjen created is just phenomenal. Enough story to make 5 Hollywood blockbusters :)
    And btw, I think Arjen is not just a dutch prog metal composer. He's a heritage from the forever who wants to explain us his story through the music. :D

  9. Thomas Semim Leme

    Thank you Arjen!

  10. kuro shini

    I had somehow missed this song. Better late than never.

  11. Loïc Savidan

    Soon, all the ayreon albums will be upload on YouTube

  12. Sonikku94

    Arjen has uploaded more of his music? I didn't know my birthday came twice a year.

  13. flixization

    Listening to this compilation got me thinking questions about the overall story. At the end of The Human Equation, the Forever of the Stars is using The Dream Sequencer. I thought that was a machine that the Colonist/Universal Migrator had. How/when did Forever of the Stars get ahold of the Dream Sequencer?

    Bartonar

    flixization The Forever had our technology first, and gave much of it to us in waking dreams

    Fluffy2253

    Actually, he uses the one on mars, but THE takes place after Dream Sequencer/Universal Migrator.

    AAXplosion

    No, The Human Equation is dated on 2092 AD. The Forever played the programm to learn more about human emotions. The Universal Migrator programm is dated on 2112 AD.

  14. Golden eternity

    And it all started on alpha