Ayreon - Isis And Osiris Lyrics




[A. LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN]

[highlander]
what heathen place is this that I've arrived in
is now the time I pay for all my sins
I can't believe that this is God's creation
this realm was fashioned by the Deil's ane hand

[indian (chorus)]
no it has been foretold, in our legends of old
wake the spirit within, let the journey begin

[highlander]
this quest you speak of is for redemption
how can we travel when our souls are lost
you think we find ourselves at gates of new salvation
when I can only sense the end is here

[indian (chorus)]

[knight]
we're at the gates of Avalon, the island of spirits,
we're at the gates of Avalon, in search of the grail

[B. THE HALL OF ISIS AND OSIRIS]

[roman]
there's no way out, slaves for eternity
down in the underworld, the jaws of Orcus
I call on Jupiter, the ruler of the gods
show us the way, from damnation to salvation

[egyptian (chorus)]
the fields of Yaaru lie waiting for us all
rejoice! the judges have ruled
we have been chosen to enter the great hall
of Isis and Osiris

[roman]
no you're wrong, we're trapped here in darkness
among departed souls, and mislaid spirits
I call on Mars, the ancient god of war
grant me the power, to free me from this evil

[egyptian (chorus)]

[C. STRANGE CONSTELLATIONS]

[highlander]
can you see the stars? can you recognize the constellations?
if I could only see the hills that we're supposed to climb
even the sunlight.....it doesn't
warm.....doesn't wam
how are we gonna find our way?
if we can't recognize the stars, if we can't recognize the constellations
where do we go?

[D. REPRISE]

[highlander]
the quest you speak of, it isn't bound for glory
no grail exists within this heathen land
you think we find ourselves at gates of new salvation
when I can only sense...the end is near





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Ayreon Isis And Osiris Comments
  1. Richard Aling

    Roughly 100.000 vieuws/listeners, 1% of them likes it, 0,0015% likes Madonna better;) I still don't get those dislikes?

  2. bluefalcon04

    This is the song that ruined my perception of music when I was in high school; ruined not for the worse, but the better. Ayreon in general is gateway music, and if you follow the threads used to make up the tapestry that is all of these songs and albums, you discover so many other musicians and connections into music as artistry.


    Thank you Arjen, you have made the world a more beautiful place.

  3. SerratedAMG

    FUCKING 1998 WHAT THE FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  4. Yksi Kaksinen

    i foundly out of order

  5. biketommy999

    Fantastic

  6. Egil Roar Randulfson

    Stakkar,,,, fodle i rasistisk sæd og drid

  7. willvelasco

    👏👏👏 Fish rules...Thanks Arjen for upload!!

  8. Jean Marceaux

    The album art drew me in, the music got me hooked.

  9. Emanuel Herrerias

    666 likes

    Cara Sincero

    Ah 6 meses

  10. AnorexicPitbull

    masterpiece

  11. vinicius cardoso

    Am i the only one who can hear Geoff Tate, Phil Collins, Robert Plant and David Coverdale singing in this song?

    Ove Stegane

    Hmmm....
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Electric_Castle#Personnel

    DylanG0125

    lol yeah sure, kinda,, but do you actually know the singers in this song? Fish you really should know (Im guessing thats your Phil Collins reference), singer of early Marillion. You know, Kayleigh...

  12. Roble

    I love you Arjen

  13. Discomfort

    This song did it for me. I'm now committed to get rich so I can buy everything Ayreon (and a 5.1 sound system). My cats love this song by the way, especially the B-part. Funny really, maybe egyptian music was cat-friendly? Live Forever /big, big fan(s)

  14. Hugh G. Rekshun

    [LYRICS]

    "HIGHLANDER:
    What heathen place is this that I've arrived in?
    Is now the time I pay for all my sins?
    I can't believe that this is God's creation
    This realm was fashioned by the Devil's one hand

    INDIAN:
    No, it has been foretold in our legends of old
    Wake the spirit within, let the journey begin!

    HIGHLANDER:
    This quest you speak of, is for redemption
    How can we travel when our souls are lost?
    You think we find ourselves at gates of new salvation
    When I can only sense the end is here!

    INDIAN:
    No, it has been foretold in our legends of old
    Wake the spirit within, let the journey begin!

    KNIGHT:
    We're at the gates of Avalon!
    The island of spirits
    We're at the gates of Avalon!
    In search of the grail!

    (B. The Hall Of Isis And Osiris)

    ROMAN:
    There's no way out, slaves for eternity!
    Down in the underworld, the jaws of Orcus
    I call on Jupiter, ruler of the gods
    Show us the way, from damnation to salvation!

    EGYPTIAN:
    The fields of Yaaru lie waiting for us all!
    Rejoice! The judges have ruled!
    We have been chosen to enter the great hall
    Of Isis and Osiris!

    ROMAN:
    No, you're wrong! We're trapped here in darkness
    Among departed souls, and mislaid spirits
    I call on Mars, the ancient god of war
    Grant me the power, to free me from this evil!

    EGYPTIAN:
    The fields of Yaaru lie waiting for us all!
    Rejoice!
    We have been chosen to enter the great hall
    Of Isis and Osiris!

    (C. Strange Constellations)

    HIGHLANDER:
    Can you see the stars? Can you recognize the constellations?
    If I could only see the hills that we're supposed to climb...
    Even the sunlight doesn't warm, doesn't warm...
    How are we gonna find our way?
    If we can't recognize the stars, and we can't recognize the constellations...
    Where do we go?

    (D. Reprise)

    HIGHLANDER:
    The quest you speak of, it isn't bound for glory
    No grail exists within this heathen land
    You think we find ourselves at gates of new salvation
    When I can only sense the end is near..."

  15. Steve Flowers

    A masterpiece. Arjen, you are the description of the word 'artist'

  16. Robert Bernal

    "Yes" is my favorite band... Nice to know Ayreon are kinda like that, too (silly me, just found them).
    Awesome music, with a meaning beyond the usual!

  17. MrMuschiato

    What a Masterpiece.

  18. G. Lu

    reminds me of The Song of the North by Brunuhville.

  19. German Villen

    8:06 This hammond riff gave me the hardest boner

  20. Daniel

    This track may be the THE Greatest Piece of progressive metal ever made. A Cornerstone.

  21. Devilman1977

    I'm really enjoying this crisp, pristine production and the way that all of this songs individual components are meticulously arranged. Bravo! 👍👍

  22. Simon Adams

    Please tour again Arjen.....

  23. tonyo sanche

    Now this is real music. A masterpiece!

  24. Steven Cundy

    I noticed something... in this song it mentions that it was foretold in the legends of old, and in The Source, The Prophet tells of a 'castle deep in space'. That's such a cool callback!

    Thad Jarvis

    Steven Cundy There's also a "call-forward" in Cyber Reign on Final Experiment. Ayreon sees "A game brought out of hand with memories erased"

  25. gerardillo007

    Oh my fucking god, the intro, it's only me or someone else interpret these chords like sounds like if THE BEGIN FROM EVERYTHING, The soundtrack before the big bang!!!!!

  26. Canal IceAngelSimon

    Portuguese lyrics

    Ísis e Osíris

    [A. Que a jornada comece]

    [Montanhês]
    Que lugar pagão é esse que eu cheguei
    Agora é o tempo de pagar por todos os meus pecados
    Eu não acredito que isso é uma criação de Deus
    Esse reino foi feito pelas mãos do Demônio

    [Índia]
    Não, isso tem sido anunciado, em nossas lendas dos antigos
    Despertam o espírito interno, vamos começar a viagem

    [Montanhês]
    Essa indagação que você fala é para redenção
    Como nós podemos viajar enquanto nossas almas estão perdidas?
    Você acha que nós mesmos encontraremos os portões da nova salvação?
    Quando eu só posso sentir que o fim é aqui.

    [Índia]
    Não, isso tem sido anunciado, em nossas lendas dos antigos
    Despertam o espírito interno, vamos começar a viagem

    [Cavaleiro]
    Nós estamos nos portões de Avalon, a ilha dos espíritos,
    nós estamos nos portões de Avalon, à procura do Graal

    [B. O salão de Ísis e Osíris]

    [Romano]
    Não há saída, escravos pela eternidade
    no submundo, as garras de Orcus
    Eu chamo Júpiter, o deus soberano
    mostre-nos o caminho, da perdição a salvação.

    [Egípcia]
    Os campos de Yaaru mentem a espera de todos nós
    Alegrem-se! Os juízes tem regido
    nós fomos escolhidos para entrar no grandioso salão de
    Isis e Osíris

    [Romano]
    Não, vocês estão errados, nós fomos aprisionados aqui na escuridão
    Entre almas partidas e espíritos extraviados
    Eu chamo Marte, o antigo deus da guerra
    Me dê o poder para me libertar desse demônio.

    [Egípcia]
    Os campos de Yaaru mentem a espera de todos nós
    Alegrem-se! Os juízes tem regido
    nós fomos escolhidos para entrar no grandioso salão de
    Isis e Osíris

    [C. Estranhas constelações]

    [Montanhês]
    Vocês podem ver as estrelas? Reconhecem essas constelações?
    Se eu pudesse só ver as colinas que estamos presumidos a escalar
    Até a luz do Sol... ela não
    esquenta ...não esquenta.
    Como vamos encontrar nosso caminho?
    Se nós nem reconhecemos as estrelas, se nem reconhecemos as constelações.
    Onde nós vamos?

    [D. Reprise]

    [Montanhês]
    A busca que vocês estão falando não é em direção a glória
    Não existe graal nessa terra pagã
    Vocês acham que nós mesmos encontraremos os portões da nova salvação?
    Quando eu só posso sentir que o fim está próximo

  27. MrQuestion72

    Pure nectar.

  28. HappehPills

    Bought this one a long time ago and now my girlfriend bought me The Source, I cannot stop listening to them! We love supporting you. Also, thank you for uploading your music here too!

  29. Niklas Karlen

    Thanx for bringing in FISH, Arjen!!

  30. Brian Asciak

    and now we can on enjoy all of them vinyl,

  31. aubekin

    one of the best songs i know

  32. limon gonzalez

    GRANDES COMPOSICIONES ...LA VOZ DE ANNEKE DA UN TOQUE SUBLIMINAL...

  33. Demian159

    Lyrics!

    [A. LET THE JOURNEY BEGIN]

    [highlander]
    what heathen place is this that I've arrived in
    is now the time I pay for all my sins
    I can't believe that this is God's creation
    this realm was fashioned by the Deil's ane hand

    [indian (chorus)]
    no it has been foretold, in our legends of old
    wake the spirit within, let the journey begin

    [highlander]
    this quest you speak of is for redemption
    how can we travel when our souls are lost
    you think we find ourselves at gates of new salvation
    when I can only sense the end is here

    [indian (chorus)]

    [knight]
    we're at the gates of Avalon, the island of spirits,
    we're at the gates of Avalon, in search of the grail

    [B. THE HALL OF ISIS AND OSIRIS]

    [roman]
    there's no way out, slaves for eternity
    down in the underworld, the jaws of Orcus
    I call on Jupiter, the ruler of the gods
    show us the way, from damnation to salvation

    [egyptian (chorus)]
    the fields of Yaaru lie waiting for us all
    rejoice! the judges have ruled
    we have been chosen to enter the great hall
    of Isis and Osiris

    [roman]
    no you're wrong, we're trapped here in darkness
    among departed souls, and mislaid spirits
    I call on Mars, the ancient god of war
    grant me the power, to free me from this evil

    [egyptian (chorus)]

    [C. STRANGE CONSTELLATIONS]

    [highlander]
    can you see the stars? can you recognize the constellations?
    if I could only see the hills that we're supposed to climb
    even the sunlight.....it doesn't
    warm.....doesn't wam
    how are we gonna find our way?
    if we can't recognize the stars, if we can't recognize the constellations
    where do we go?

    [D. REPRISE]

    [highlander]
    the quest you speak of, it isn't bound for glory
    no grail exists within this heathen land
    you think we find ourselves at gates of new salvation
    when I can only sense...the end is near

    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    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

    Canal IceAngelSimon

    Demian159 what means "Deil's Ane hand"? I don't understand this

    Thicci bampo

    This is a biiiit late but I had the same question. I think it may be a the Highlander's way of Saying the "devil's (deil's) own (ane) Hand. Some scottish poems (like Address to the Deil) use the name Deil instead of Devil.

    Robert Lundkvist

    Such a classic lineup!

    mare g

    Thanks a lot! :)

    lilac67

    @Thicci bampo Yes, it's Scottish dialect, so how a Scot would say 'the Devil's own hand', as you've said.

  34. Frank Vernes

    lovely sound, one Ayreon's best, thx so much for putting your legacy on youtube Arjen!!!

  35. Matt Igafusti

    No other piece of music so far was successful in giving to me the cold and mysterious feeling of the travel to the stars as conceived by the ancient egyptians. Masterpiece.

  36. bdbdbd

    12 jaar geleden dat ik deze CD voor het eerst luisterde met een stel vrienden en een tray schulten brau. Blijft gaaf.

  37. Stefanie Schmidt

    L.O.V.E. Great piece of art. Loved it in 1998 - and still do

  38. Vile Lasagna

    Hmm, get this shit on bandcamp, I want to buy it

  39. Tomasz Czarkowski

    APP (Ayreon Polonisation Project): ,,Do Elektrycznego Zamku'' część 1.
    2. ,,Izyda i Ozyrys''

    [A: ,,Niech Rozpocznie się Podróż'']


    W jakim to pogańskim miejscu się znalazłem
    Czyżby nadszedł czas zapłacić za moje grzechy
    Nie wierzę, że to dzieło Boże
    Ten świat ukształtowany został przez dłoń Diabła


    Nie, to zostało przepowiedziane, w naszych dawnych legendach
    Obudź skrytego w sobie ducha, niech rozpocznie się podróż


    Misja o której mówisz dotyczy odkupienia
    Jak możemy podróżować, gdy nasze dusze są zagubione
    Mówisz, że odnajdziemy się u wrót zbawienia
    Gdy ja jedynie czuję, że czeka tu koniec


    Nie, to zostało przepowiedziane, w naszych dawnych legendach
    Obudź skrytego w sobie ducha, niech rozpocznie się podróż


    Jesteśmy u wrót Avalonu, wyspy duchów
    Jesteśmy u wrót Avalonu, szukając Graala

    [B: ,,Sala Izydy i Ozyrysa'']


    Nie ma wyjścia, uwięzieni na wieki
    Głęboko w zaświatach, w paszczy Orkusa
    Wzywam Jowisza, władcę bogów
    Pokaż nam drogę, z potępienia do zbawienia


    Czekają na nas Pola Jaru
    Radujcie się! Sędziowie zdecydowali
    Zostaliśmy wybrani, by wejść do wielkiej sali
    Izydy i Ozyrysa


    Mylisz się, jesteśmy uwięzieni w ciemności
    Pomiędzy pomarłymi duszami i niespokojnymi duchami
    Wzywam Marsa, starożytnego boga wojny
    Daj mi siłę, bym uwolnił się z tego zła


    Czekają na nas Pola Jaru
    Radujcie się! Sędziowie zdecydowali
    Zostaliśmy wybrani, by wejść do wielkiej sali
    Izydy i Ozyrysa

    [C: ,,Dziwne Konstelacje'']


    Czy widzicie gwiazdy? Czy potraficie rozpoznać konstelacje?
    Gdybym tylko widział wzgórza na które moglibyśmy się wspiąć
    Nawet światło słoneczne... Nie daje ciepła...
    Nie daje ciepła...
    Jak mamy znaleźć drogę?
    Jeśli nie rozpoznajemy gwiazd, jeśli nie rozpoznajemy konstelacji
    Dokąd mamy pójść?

    [D: ,,Repryza'']


    Misja o której mówisz dotyczy odkupienia
    Jak możemy podróżować, gdy nasze dusze są zagubione
    Mówisz, że odnajdziemy się u wrót zbawienia
    Gdy ja jedynie czuję, że koniec jest bliski

    Drejzer

    Coś mi zgrzyta "góral"... ale to chyba po prostu tylko moje wrażenie... (w sumie jak by nie było definicja się zgadza...(chyba))
    I wydaje mi się że zamiast "Starożytnych" dałbym "Pradawnych" (ot moje 2 grosze apropo stylistyki/estetyki)

    ULC

    Generalnie z "Góralem", robi się nam tu zamieszanie. Arjen jako fan filmów nawiązywał do Highlandera. Nagrał nawet z After Forever swoją wersję "Who Want's To Live Forever" Queen, a więc piosenki do filmu Highlander. Dlatego śpiewa go Fish, - Szkot właśnie.
    Zastanowił bym się, czy nie szukać w tym kierunku: "Szkot". to chyba lepiej odmaluje postać niż Góral.
    EDIT: Graal, nie Grall
    EDIT2: A co do Starożytnych... Przy indiance bym się zastanowił, czy skoro ich historia była głównie mówiona, czy nie powiedzieć, że "foretold in our legends of old" - przepowiedziane w "starych legendach".
    Za to Mars jako "ancient god of war", powinien być właśnie "starożytny". Tutaj dawny to za mało.
    EDIT3: "Gdybym tylko widział wzgórza na które musimy się wspiąć" - Szkot z gór w tej wstawce całej mówi, że nie umie odnaleźć drogi, bo nie widzi znanych sobie gwiazdozbiorów. On nie szuka gór na które MUSZĄ się wspiąć. Szuka góry z której wierzchołka ma nadzieję zobaczyć właściwą drogę. Chodzi o odnalezienie się, nie o zadanie. Dlatego proponuję:
    "Gdybym chociaż widział wzgórza na które moglibyśmy się wspiąć."

    Tomasz Czarkowski

    Dziękuję, za uwagi - szczególnie za EDIT3. Zaś w temacie ,,górala''... Wiedziałem o aluzji do Highlandera... Ale wszyscy wiemy jak przetłumaczono tytuł na polski. Pomysł ze ,,Szkotem'' może być dobry, ale jeszcze troszkę nad nim pomyślę.
    EDIT1: Skonsultowałem się z moim ,,działem wsparcia'' i przerobimy Górala na Szkota.

  40. Brandon G

    Unbelievable sound.

    Tor Iver Wilhelmsen

    He's a perfectionist and probably insisted on a proper audio mix for the videos. :)

    Discomfort

    Tor Iver Wilhelmsen  It's the same mix on the Spotify version though. Maybe Arjen just gets music? :)

    GalaxyRise

    Best production on any of his albums... and really almost any album I've ever heard. The warm organic-yet-crisp sound of this album is simply absent from modern recordings (largely due to the loudness/compression wars).

    Riël Notermans

    @GalaxyRise and now, there is the 20th anniversary remix. Boom!

  41. Teddy Tiger

    Arjen, you are the man. I hope you'll influence other artists to follow your path so that the less fortunate of us can enjoy such beautiful art. And hopefully those who can afford to purchase music will do it, you more than deserve it

    LinkinVerbz44

    After years of listening to Ayreon's music for free, I ordered this album, 0101, and The Universal Migrator as an early Christmas/birthday present. Now I'm just waiting patiently for them to arrive.

    I probably could have gotten them for cheaper elsewhere, but I decided to buy it directly from Arjen (or rather from his music label). Honestly, I usually buy my music secondhand, but Arjen's not only an extraordinary musician, he's an extraordinary person. I like to know that my money will be going to such a deserving gentleman. Keep on rocking!

    LinkinVerbz44

    The CDs arrived a few days ago. Man, as good as it sounds on Youtube, it sounds twice as good in Windows Media Player, at 192kbps and with a healthy dose of bass boost. Definitely gonna get the rest of the discography when the money is right.

    Juan Rial

    I can also recommend the "earbook" editions. The graphics alone make them worth every penny. Got one so far, but I'm considering getting the others as well, even though I already have the music on CD.

    Oh, and definitely looking forward to the concert next September. Saw them at Graspop this summer, and the show was absolutely amazing!

  42. Lucas Campos

    Good Guy Arjen, uploads all albuns to people apreciate these masterpieces.

    aubekin

    arjen is pretty cool guy. no wonder he gets best musicians to play with him

  43. Zaina Arekat

    I love this one a lot! Hey Arjen, you should work with Sharon again.

    RArecordings -Rick Valcon-

    This is Anneke I believe..

    jagzilla

    RArecordings -Rick- Both, the first female singer is Sharon, the second is Anneke.

  44. Gabriel Deslandes

    Still one of my favourites after all these years!