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Run! Apocalypse! Run!

[The Opposition Leader:]
Outside this hall, abuse and assault, a cold-blooded war rages on
We're leaving today, I'll lead the way, our perilous journey's begun

[The Astronomer:]
Crime and violence corrupting the heart, society's falling apart
All our nations are lost in this cruel holocaust, so run!

[TH1:]
Run, run, run, run, apocalypse!

[The President:]
Anarchy reigns, chaos remains, we need to get out while we can
No sign of the 'Frame, we are to blame for the final destruction of man

[The Biologist:]
Alliances spark down there in the dark, the underworld's coming alive
I see raiders and thieves marauding the streets, now run!

[TH1:]
Time is running out above your heads, above the stars.
Stop right.
It's clearly now your only viable solution.
Go now! Run!

[The Captain:] Run! Apocalypse! Run! Our time is running out and the damage is done
[The Preacher:] Run! Apocalypse! Run! The seven seals of hell have been broken, the devil has won
[The Captain:] Run, the countdown is on, the final hour has come now the end has begun
[The Preacher:] Run! Apocalypse! Run! Our souls are forsaken, our faith has been shaken, it's time to awaken
The devil has won

[The Historian:]
It's break of day, we're crawling our way down through the tunnels below
Then just like he said, there's light up ahead, only a few miles to go
We run down the valley and up to the hills, where Starblade's awaiting on high
We all climb aboard, charting our course, we're alive!

[TH1:]
Coordinates are set, fire up the jets, wipe away the sweat, repress all your regrets
Power up – throttle down – safety check..? ah no time! Hold onto your heads...
We're bound for Sirrah's Eye!

[The Preacher:]
Run! Apocalypse! Run!
Our souls are forsaken, our faith has been shaken, it's time to awaken
The devil has taken everything we love





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  1. Immy

    Was name of the song Forrest Gump reference?

  2. Susanne Spangler

    Does anyone have any idea what font the lyrics are in?

  3. Devin Henderson

    Ghost sent me here

  4. Spencer Ferri

    This really is a perfect album isn't it.

  5. Io Io

    Lyrics in italiano:

    Fuggite! L’apocalisse! Fuggite!

    [Il Leader dell’Opposizione:]
    Fuori da questa sala, soprusi e attacchi
    infuria una guerra a sangue freddo
    Partiamo quest'oggi, sarò io a dirigere
    il nostro periglioso viaggio è iniziato

    [L’Astronomo:]
    Crimine e violenza corrompono i cuori
    la società cade a pezzi
    Tutte le nostre nazioni sono condannate
    in questo crudele olocausto, quindi fuggite!

    [TH1:]
    Fuggite, Fuggite, Fuggite, apocalisse!

    [Il Presidente:]
    L’anarchia regna, rimane il caos
    dobbiamo fuggire finché siamo in tempo
    Nessun segno del 'Frame, è colpa nostra
    se l'uomo è stato distrutto

    [Il Biologo:]
    Alleanze scintillano nell’oscurità
    Il regno dei morti sta tornando in vita
    Vedo razziatori e ladri saccheggiare le strade,
    fuggite adesso!

    [TH1:]
    Sopra di voi il tempo sta scadendo
    sopra le stelle
    Un momento!
    È l'unica soluzione possibile.
    Andate adesso! Fuggite!

    [Il Capitano:]
    Fuggite! Apocalisse! Fuggite! Il nostro tempo
    sta per finire è il danno è fatto
    [Il Predicatore:]
    Fuggite! Apocalisse! Fuggite! Il settimo sigillo
    dell’inferno è stato rotto, il diavolo ha vinto
    [Il Captano:]
    Fuggite, è partito il conto alla rovescia
    la nostra ultima ora è arrivata, la fine ha inizio
    [Il Predicatore:]
    Fuggite! Apocalisse! Fuggite!
    Le nostre anime sono perdute
    La nostra fede è stata scossa,
    è tempo di svegliarsi
    Il diavolo ha vinto

    [Lo Storico:]
    È l’alba, con fatica percorriamo la nostra strada
    lungo i tunnel sotterranei
    Poi, proprio come ha predetto, appare una luce
    restano solo poche miglia
    Fuggiamo nella valle e sopra le colline
    dove Starblade ci attende
    Saliremo tutti a bordo, imposteremo la rotta
    siamo vivi!

    [TH1:]
    Le coordinate sono impostate, motori accesi
    rimuvi il sudore dalla fronte, reprimi i tuoi rimpianti
    Energia attivata, giù l'acceleratore
    Controllo di sicurezza? Ah, non c’è tempo
    Attenti alla testa…
    Siamo diretti verso l’Occhio di Sirrah!

    [Il Predicatore:]
    Fuggite! Apocalisse! Fuggite!
    Le nostre anime sono perdute
    La nostra fede è stata scossa,
    è tempo di svegliarsi
    Il diavolo ha preso tutto quello che amavamo

  6. Cainã Guitar Oficial

    Perfect!!!! Arjen is the master of criation and composition! long live Ayreon!!!

  7. Ireneusz Kowalski

    It's been 2 years (wow time is passing really fast, I remember how I was waiting for this album like it was yesterday) and I'm still listening these songs! Awesome.

  8. Stefan Henneken

    Awesome song, again. And Elite Dangerous spotted. 😉

  9. Zensuei Soushi

    Nothing could make this album better. Seriously. Arjen, how in the name of the Eight Moons will you top this???

  10. J Dev

    ayreon needs to make this story either a Movie or a insanely high-budget mmorpg

  11. Zachary Peterson

    4:05 What even is that note!?

  12. Lucio Mazzini

    los coros me recuerdan a queen

  13. Claudio Mezzasalma

    Every time I hear this song I just cry.

  14. Maggie Matthews

    I only just heard of Aeryon recently and I'll be honest, I kinda just came here for Tommy. But holy shit! These beautiful epics are so complex and satisfying, and that they tell a story without making it confusing! Pure. Damn. MAGIC. I love the range of singers as well. It can appeal to everyone that way! You go Arjen!!!

  15. John Sourvelis

    this is fooking awesome

  16. cristian galaz

    Run! Apocalypse! Run!

    [The Opposition Leader:]
    Outside this hall, abuse and assault, a cold-blooded war rages on
    We're leaving today, I'll lead the way, our perilous journey's begun

    [The Astronomer:]
    Crime and violence corrupting the heart, society's falling apart
    All our nations are lost in this cruel holocaust, so run!

    [TH1:]
    Run, run, run, run, apocalypse!

    [The President:]
    Anarchy reigns, chaos remains, we need to get out while we can
    No sign of the 'Frame, we are to blame for the final destruction of man

    [The Biologist:]
    Alliances spark down there in the dark, the underworld's coming alive
    I see raiders and thieves marauding the streets, now run!

    [TH1:]
    Time is running out above your heads, above the stars.
    Stop right.
    It's clearly now your only viable solution.
    Go now! Run!

    [The Captain:] Run! Apocalypse! Run! Our time is running out and the damage is done
    [The Prophet:] Run! Apocalypse! Run! The seven seals of hell have been broken, the devil has won
    [The Captain:] Run, the countdown is on, the final hour has come now the end has begun
    [The Prophet:] Run! Apocalypse! Run! Our souls are forsaken, our faith has been shaken, it's time to awaken
    The devil has won

    [The Historian:]
    It's break of day, we're crawling our way down through the tunnels below
    Then just like he said, there's light up ahead, only a few miles to go
    We run down the valley and up to the hills, where Starblade's awaiting on high
    We all climb aboard, charting our course, we're alive!

    [TH1:]
    Coordinates are set, fire up the jets, wipe away the sweat, repress all your regrets
    Power up – throttle down – safety check..? ah no time! Hold onto your heads...
    We're bound for Sirrah's Eye!

    [The Prophet:]
    Run! Apocalypse! Run!
    Our souls are forsaken, our faith has been shaken, it's time to awaken
    The devil has taken everything we love

  17. Benjamin Belzile

    Jesus! This is fucking awesome. So glad I bought this

  18. Machinah

    В первых нотах припева ощущается влияние Royal Hunt. Композиция "Flight".

  19. Anders Midnatt

    "We're bound for Sirrah's Eye" - this is an example of Doppler shift.

  20. David Silva Levy

    Epic space metal AND Elite Dangerous?
    I'm having some serious chills rn

  21. Skelturoth

    CMDR? o7

  22. Alface Verde TV

    The best Ayrton music since Comatose!

  23. Marcin Skowroński

    I am seriously in love with this song! Listening to it over and over. Can't stop.

  24. qazifaran

    This is better than dream theaters new album.

  25. Guilherme Baumann

    Vim pelo BRKsEDU

  26. flparg2

    Oh man...this is amazing. Everytime I listen this masterpiece I got chills from head to toes.

  27. MIchail Chatzipanagiotou

    and today in my local store store i was wondering: is it worth it the 30 for another vinyl? yup it does

  28. J. Kolo

    Spectacular video for a superb song. This job of yours is amazing Mr. Lucassen, hats off

  29. Romulan Spy

    all those clips are done amazingly well! lot of work it was for sure

  30. Mi Ra

    What an amazing powerfull bombastic song!!
    One of my highligts in 2017

  31. Valentin Pavlov

    Definitely one of my favorites from this truly amazing album. For me one of the high points is that moment (around 1:54) when Tobi starts the chorus. That first 'Run!' - I feel it's just a millisecond shorter than many of the preceding/following 'Run!'s and that manages to communicate the urgency of the situation in a terrific way. I literally feel the need to escape something dreadful while listening to this. That is just mind-blowing!

  32. Darth Cuddlefluff

    Great prequel stories like this make me wonder why people dislike spoilers. Any Ayreonaught knows full well what becomes of these folks, but it doesn't prevent us from enjoying it.

  33. Jean P Jordanou

    Why Alpha has christianism if all of this is happening way before christ?

  34. SolitarySword

    I keep telling myself "just one more time... just one more time..." and now I'm late for work.
    ...well, once more won't hurt

  35. Philip Duarte

    DONT. TRUST. MACHINES !!!!

  36. Paulo GP

    Run! Apocalipse! Run!

  37. ROYAL WISH LEGACY

    WONDERFULL CLIP

  38. Marcos Esqueda

    no one knows the guitar tabs?

  39. Alexander Skidanov

    This song should have been called "The fourth extinction"

    Arjen Anthony Lucassen

    Good thinking, Alexander!

    Jackpot!

    Haha the musical genius himself replied. But yeah I agree.

    Woke

    Your awake

  40. Dave Mason

    I can't believe Mike's vocals. Just wow. Like a reincarnation of Freddy Mercury. He even does Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights in the original key. Why have I never heard of him before he appeared on the previous Ayreon album? This guy should be selling out shows all over the world.

    Stefanos Xaritos

    He has appeared in the previous Ayreon album "The Theory of Everything" as the Father.. Quite a big role actually..

  41. Paulo GP

    WOW! Perfect. Just perfect.

  42. K47ALYST

    STAR 1 IS BACK!

  43. Magdalena Johanna

    The harmony at 1:09 rocks my socks off :)

  44. Евгений Левченко

    That Last Day Of War footage is as appropriate, as it can ever be.

  45. Niklas Karlen

    I hear Bohemian Rhapsody hear!!! Awesome!!!!!

  46. jabuseika

    Anyone else got Battlestar Galactica vibes from this.

    Beautiful music. Those last lyrics at 4:31 . wow.

  47. The Warlocke

    Because of this album (and this track in particular) I now have a huge crush on Michael Mills

  48. putasydrogas

    The Prophet part in this song is awesome

  49. Viktoria VanHolten

    The devil has won and another masterpiece from Lucassen pierces the cosmos. Mills is utterly magnificent, as are all the musicians on The Source.

  50. Kevin maløya

    Mr.Mills is a superhuman when it comes to singing :D

  51. Pnm 279

    Now, Playing Elite i wouldnt get so surprised to see CMDR ArjenLucassen!

  52. The Stock

    Finally, another Synthie-Arpeggio-Solo. We need more of those.

  53. Jim Hill

    This is killer of course. What else would you expect? Over the top Prog Metal. What more could you ask for?

  54. Instalaciones Energe

    Just thanks for so much AYREON

  55. Nick Starkey

    I was blown away by The Day That The World Breaks Down and had high hopes for the rest of the album, but honestly it's all downhill from there.

    Jackpot!

    oh come on the other songs are great!

    Virunus

    I'm 2 years late here, but I'm basically the opposite. The World Breaks Down IMO is a kind of crappy amalgamation that's trying too hard to showcase everyone who's working on the album and it doesn't come together as a very good song as a result. But I love everything AFTER it.

    Entire Square

    @Virunus This song in particular is just fucking amazing. The hook is not new in the chorus, but it works so fucking well bringing the song and lyrics together.

  56. MattStormage

    i like this one way more than star of sirrah

  57. Pablo Ramírez Rodríguez

    HANSI KURSCH IS AWESOME!

  58. Pedro Terán

    Blame me for it, but I don't think the extensive planting of references to former records has worked well for The Source. The winking here towards Chaos and The New Migrator is so distracting.

  59. oczytejmalej20

    I REALLY fall in love with this new album! Arjen love you :)

  60. Ian Bemolator

    WOW!!!!

  61. Lucas L

    Mike Mills must actually be a robot, no human should be able to have that much talent

    Toehider

    Lucas Lalonde hah cool, thanks Lucas :)

    Lucas L

    You even responded! What a good day, can't wait for Toehider 2017 :)

    Team Train-Wreck

    He is one with the Frame

  62. FloridaLawDawg

    just a thought: the machines that took over planet alpha are not very nice at all...

  63. Artem Kondratev

    That SEELE room though....

  64. Rik Nel

    Sounds great, but haven't been following along. Who sings on this ? Has a QUEEN vibe to it.

    Stefanos Xaritos

    The guy doing all the Queen like harmonies is Mike Mills from Toehider ;)

  65. Jo Veteran

    Arjen's discography would do an amazing series of movies.

  66. wayne joyner

    WAY BEYOND honored to have worked on this video and also the chance to bring Arjen's music to life! As well as on Sirrah and Everybody Dies.

    MzNilsen

    wayne joyner the videos are really great!
    When I'm watching them I'm visioning all the singers and a the musicians on a big stage playing this kind of "musical", but not much acting, with your videos on a BIG screen in the background. 😍

  67. Chris Evett

    YES! My favorite song from the album

    Chris Evett

    Ed totally kills it!

  68. HurricaneGregor

    Take 5 at 2:27 to 3:26 :) Love that section!

  69. Sandra Honeyman

    Hey Arjen, do you play Elite Dangerous as you have scenes from the game towards the end of the video? Good job.

  70. aziidio

    Oooh, I am so happy this is a thing! Do one of these for "Deathcry of a Race" next!

  71. Александр Черных

    OMG this is f*cking incredible! We need to develope this album into full sci-fi Universe with fandom etc...

  72. Achilles A.

    Michael Mills....these acapellas are more than mindblowing...man how...

    Achilles A.

    Exactly this !
    You don't find everywhere that kind of elements(acapella) in metal music, that's why it stands out the most too imo :')

    Toehider

    Achilles A. ahhh thanks guys. I reckon everyone did an amazing job on this record though and its mindblowing how well received it is. NUMBER ONE ON THE DUTCH ALBUM CHARTS!!!

    Achilles A.

    You all did awesome, that's the least you had to expect :'')

    ThyFacelessOne

    For me, too. he is the best, together with Hansi Kürsch, Tommy Rogers, Tommy Karevik, Nils K. Rue and Michael Eriksen.

    Jackpot!

    +ThyFacelessOne and Russell Allen.

  73. Dames For Days

    the most real thing about this video is that everyone else got cool titles like "The Chemist" and then Ed was just... "Drums"

  74. Racing Stripe A/V

    I can't decide which of these songs is my favourite, but this one's definitely a contender.

    Also, am I the only one who gets a "Roger Taylor" vibe from Mills' vocals on this record?

  75. Zitronenfalter

    I love this album very much!

  76. Kamikaze Krush

    You sir are a great songwriter, Thanks for sharing all these great tunes!!!

  77. Thanos Nikolopoulos

    What a GREAT ROCKER!!!

    Definately a highlight of this wonderful album!

  78. Zestful Zeitgeist

    They should've put Simone here. I don't like how they only put Simone in soft parts, like Simone does not even belong to more heavy music. Ever heard of Simone's vocals on ASCENSION from Epica?

    Zestful Zeitgeist

    i don't fucking care. Simone's the only reason why I'm into this group. I also love the other bands featured there but Simone is unmatched for me.

    Your comment will be deleted in just few seconds. ;)

    Zestful Zeitgeist

    Hang yourself. ;)

  79. Guillaume St-Charles

    This album just sounds like a ton of fun to listen to , can't wait for it to arrive in the mail !!!

  80. Lord American

    So then are we getting a lyric video for each song on the new album? Because if so I'd be excited for Into the Ocean and watching the Starblade dive beneath the waves, maybe during the last chorus.

    Whoever puts these videos together needs to do CGI for movies. Maybe then we'd get decent graphics.

    wayne joyner

    Lol. I did them and thank you so much for the compliment! You rule!

  81. The Unknown

    I refuse to watch till my pre-order arrives and I can see it in it's true glory first... I'm sure that it's absolutely amazing though

  82. Darth Cuddlefluff

    These always blow me away Arjen! Thanks for another lyric video. :D

  83. Ehren

    I'll be the one running in very small circles for as long as I can...

  84. GodZefir

    One of my favorite tracks from the album, all the vocals sound incredible.

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  86. Adrien G Gzagg

    I just love this song, the chorus between Sammet and Rue (my two favourite guests) is absolutely amazing ! And the artwork is beautiful too, I'm impatient to have the earbook in my hands !

  87. Robson PC

    best álbum!

  88. Negaren51 ¡¡No Lap-Fox!!

    I think is the best song in the album :D

  89. Cribbian

    Best song on the album \m/

  90. Elanthiel

    You know an album is a great album if after listening to it more than 10 times, you still don't quite know which of the songs is your favorite because there's so much to choose from.
    If I have to pick though .. this one or Everybody Dies.

    Ludwikia

    March of the Machines, mate.

    aziidio

    I cannot bring myself to call March of the Machines a song, and so won't allow myself to pick it as a favorite, but it's definitely the most badass outro ever, the most amazing, frightening, and foreboding thing in music, and, thus, the best track on the album. I may be exaggerating here, but I'm in love with it.

    Dave Mason

    Death Cry of a Race and Sea of Machines if I was forced to chose, but there isn't a bad track on the album.

    Plamen Minchev

    Only complaint I have against the album is that March of the Machines isn't a 10 minute epic.

    MsAmberKat

    I think Sea of Machines may be my favorite, but I also absolutely love the harmonizing from Simone and Floor on All That Was... it really is hard to choose!

  91. Ingrid Debona

    Love this song!

  92. Upyrev Vladimir

    TH-1 Toehider voice sounds awesome here!

    Toehider

    Upyrev Vladimir thanks mate! :)

    Jackpot!

    His vocals... Seriously, no words can ever possibly describe them.

  93. Camilo Villa

    Safety check? Ahh, no time!

    Zensuei Soushi

    Hold onto your heeeeeeaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAADS

  94. Teofil Raicu

    these lyric videos are the best thing ever

    wayne joyner

    thank you!!!

  95. Dalton Elliott

    yes! this is my favorite song on The Source!!

  96. Tarks Gauntlet

    Such a chaotic tune.

  97. Kevboard Arts

    lol, that Elite Dangerous footage ^_^

    wayne joyner

    gotta have influences ;)

  98. Stephen

    Continuing the proud tradition of many exclamation points in pulp science fiction titles ("Them!", "Make Room! Make Room!", etc.)!

  99. Alp Valthonis

    this is one of my favorites of the album. michael mills' parts are so good.

    Toehider

    Mehmet Karaca ahh thanks a lot! :)

  100. Buffaloguy1991

    Hey was that some Elite dangerous footage?! Sweet!! P.s. I actually named my Asp Explorer in the game the Star Blade.