Ayreon - Sea Of Machines Lyrics




[The Chemist:]
The 'Frame is running all our systems, no way to shut it down
Outcries of panic in the distance, fear... all around

[The Diplomat:]
No satellites, no radio, no TV, I can't even use my phone
We need to wake up from this bad dream, we're not alone!

[The Prophet:]
I've seen the future in a dream
I've seen a sea of machines
I've seen a realm beneath the waves
Another time, another space

[The Chemist:]
The 'Frame is closing all the channels, isolated from the world

[The Diplomat:]
But there's still time to heal the damage and lift this curse

[The Counselor:]
You need to reach beyond your fear
You need to stand your ground and fight
If we're to make it out of here
If we're to leave Alpha alive

[The Captain:]
I can sail us to the skies
I can fly us to the stars
I won't allow our race to die
I'll never leave you in the dark

[The President:]
I'll find a way to save our kind
After all I am to blame
Just follow me, and I will guide
And I'll release us from the 'Frame

[The Chemist:]
The 'Frame is cutting off the power, we're stranded in the dark

[The Diplomat:]
It won't help to hide away like cowards, make a brand new start!

[The Prophet:]
I see a comet cleave the sky
In a time beyond time
I see a realm beneath the waves
I see a castle, a castle deep in space
On the edge of time!





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Ayreon Sea Of Machines Comments
  1. Dimitris Andreou

    I AM SUCH A DRUNK NERD

  2. Io Io

    Lyrics in italiano:

    [Il Chimico:]
    Il 'Frame sta funzionando in tutti i nostri sistemi
    non c’è modo di spegnerlo
    Grida di panico in lontananza
    paura… tutt’attorno

    [Il Diplomatico:]
    Nessun satellite, nessuna radio, nessuna TV,
    Non riesco nemmeno a usare il mio telefono
    Dobbiamo svegliarci da questo brutto sogno,
    non siamo soli!

    [Il Profeta:]
    Ho visto il futuro in un sogno
    Ho visto un mare di macchine
    Ho visto un regno tra le onde
    Un altro tempo, un altro spazio

    [Il Chimico:]
    Il 'Frame sta chiudendo tutti i canali
    isolandoci dal mondo

    [Il Diplomatico:]
    Ma c’è ancora tempo per risolvere i problemi
    e scongiurare la maledizione

    [Il Consigliere:]
    Dovete superare la vostra paura
    Dovete resistere e combattere
    Se vogliamo fuggire da qui
    Se vogliamo lasciare Alpha vivi

    [Il Capitano:]
    Posso metter vela per i cieli
    e farvi volare tra le stelle
    Non permetterò alla nostra razza di morire
    Non vi lascerò mai nell’oscurità

    [Il Presidente:]
    Troverò un modo per salvare la nostra specie
    Dopo tutto la colpa è mia
    Seguitemi ed io vi guiderò
    e ci libereremo dal 'Frame

    [Il Chimico:]
    Il 'Frame sta togliendo l'energia
    siamo bloccati al buio

    [Il Diplomatico:]
    Non servirà a nulla nasconderci come codardi
    dobbiamo cominciare di nuovo!

    [Il Profeta:]
    Vedo una cometa fendere il cielo
    In un tempo oltre il tempo
    Vedo un regno tra le onde
    Vedo un castello,
    un castello in profondità nello spazio
    al limite del tempo!

  3. Anita J

    How is it definitively  possible that someone can make music like this?

  4. Carlos Urquidi

    When I hear Ayreon, I'm right at home... maybe it's the beer... nah, Ayreon is really good, thanks Arjen!

  5. Savio Cotta

    WONDERFUL

  6. Giuseppe Gavazza

    This is truly legendary music and honestly everyone on the planet needs to listen to this.

  7. Avarast

    This album still blows my mind to this day. Big thanks Arjen, and everyone who made it possible !!

  8. Michael Qualkenbush

    Not only does Arjen imbues his creations with great stories, he also imbues them with killer amazing music to back them! Ayreon forever! 🤘🤘🤘

  9. Paulina Vega

    Emotion. That's what the world needs. Thank you!

  10. jardeath

    I'VE SEEN THE FUTURE IN A DREAM

  11. Reinaldo Parra

    3:46 For this president I would vote. remember Alpha

  12. DIABLOVT12

    I love you Mr L!

  13. moviemaster8510

    0:59 Me while camping.

  14. LaelaRavana

    Prophet parts are best great here.

  15. Tatyanav92

    This track is one of the best on this album (they are all brilliant tho), and I just have to say that Nils K. Rue completely amazed me with the ending part of the song, it's simply jaw-dropping, my favorite moment on this album.
    Thank you mr. Lucassen, for this amazing masterpiece of an album. :)

  16. Daniel Badra

    I SEE THE FUTURE IN A DREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM
    I SEE A SEA OF MACHIIIIIINES

  17. chikkalhoi

    Where'd 12 dislike come from?

    EUGENE.

    People who listen to despacito

  18. Jesse Swift

    just click on this -https://genius.com/Ayreon-sea-of-machines-lyrics to sing along properly.

  19. Roby Graff

    Easily my favorite song off the source

  20. L. Marshall Montenegro

    That is art, behold! :<

  21. Николай Гончаров

    А у нас в России нет таких крутых и красивых проектов((Наверно я начну песни в жанре прогрессив на подобии "Эйреон " у нас в стране делать!)))Очень красивые песни у Вас!!!) Приезжайте к нам в Россию)будем рады,у нас люди ценят вашу музыку!

  22. Pi the t

    Arjen, thank you to still gratify us with such quality art. Insane talent in play, doubled by a powerful message. Keep being you my good man, a great gravitational catalyst.

  23. Олег Офренов

    Kocher!!!1

  24. ButtholeMagic

    Out of the entire album, my GF is in love with this song

    MetalForTheMasses

    ButtholeMagic well, that chorus IS fucking beautiful!

    Matthew O’Brien

    Thanks guys. My mind is overwhelmed with possibilities of what can be achieved going forward, given the change is already underway. Funniest thing is I have so many images I wish to create as a tribute to the music that inspires me, and I possibly will have the available resources to do anything, but comparing modern day to the Ayreon story, where are we at? I lost my damned Timeline poster when I got kicked out of my Mum’s place, so it could be anywhere right now so I can’t really check.

  25. Canale Fla

    Vorrei capire come si fa a mettere 8 dislike ad un capolavoro del genere! Grazie Ayreon per questo progetto!

  26. pedrobntto

    this music is incredible....

  27. Vitória Machado

    THANK YOU ARJEN!!!!!! <3

  28. Braian Vilta

    Tobías ....el mejor y Simone ni hablar , 💖 son increíbles....

  29. geoffgivry

    Your music is just Magnificent. Nothing more to say.

  30. MC-Gaming

    See ya!Within24hours..........

  31. Traveler Sandro da Silva

    Wonderful music. Thanks for so many melodies and sucess, to enrich our lives!

  32. Agnieszka Strekowska

    I am so happy that i discovered your music. It changed my life, I no longer look at music the same. However, the sad part is that true music is dying and a lot of people are listening to meaningless "noise". For example, Justin Bieber music videos have over million views but this amazing, powerful song only has 90,000. It is truly sad.

  33. belen stonegarden

    I love this song !!! simone is beautiful

  34. Dmitriy Kapran

    Fantastic album !!!!

  35. Damien Maurel

    This song takes a new sense since I finished Horizon Zero Dawn !

  36. Land Shut

    Vocal from btbam matches this song so perfectly!!

  37. Beatriz Castro

    Sublime

  38. MatFallTheBand

    Finally, Floor & Tobi singing together ! My Avantasia dream come true ! Thanks, Arjen.

  39. Jochem Bonarius

    hard cut at the end...

  40. Gilbert Arcand

    That sound man, that sound.

  41. Nicholas Ellis

    Gotta say Simone Simons definitely steals this one. Her lines were perfect in this song.

  42. cecilia .diaz avila

    one of the best songs

  43. zenon musztarda

    Znakomite!!!

  44. Addicted to LoL

    this is a masterpiece

  45. tomi

    Good just good, 01011001 album was much better.

    Dave Mason

    Both have amazing vocals and some great songs, but this one has a more powerful feel to me. I think this is the best Ayreon album yet

  46. bengt maronen

    rokka, you are soooo right!! kippis!

  47. Dropeth

    Mike erikssen and Nils k Rue did a great job in this album

  48. Arwen B

    I'm loving the plot references to other albums, especially in this song. But then, I always was as fascinated by the story-line itself as by the music. I nearly jumped for joy when I learned the Ayreon story was going to be continued. The whole Album is utterly amazing and the best yet, though I used to think Arjen could never outdo 01

  49. WindRider

    One word: Brilliant

  50. Robin • Graphic Design

    Its a great Album <3

  51. Krauvando

    One individual disliked the video and it's probably the 'Frame.

    Mazaroth

    Didn't the frame pretty much annihilate itself along with the planet alpha?

    NoName

    Radiation doesn't effect machines as much as it does humans.

    Mazaroth

    NoName I just thought that frame pretty much vaporized the planet in a "quantum supernova"

    NoName

    It also says no humans will be found and that all the humans left over after the blast will die from radiation. I think maybe quantum supernova is being a little hyperbolic when describing what is happening because of all the fear they are living in at that moment. It's like saying you broke your toe when all you really did was stub it on the coffee table.

    Johan Gustavsson

    Mazaroth  Newp, it got remade through TH1

  52. Daniele Cavoli

    Whenever I lose faith in humanity, Ayreon comes out with a new album. And the world is a better place

  53. Mayzen79

    TY Arjen for this masterpiece <3 I totally love it, and it brings out emotions in me which has been hard to reach... Now im a sobbing mess.... And the goosebumps wont back down either... Aaaah musical bliss. <3

  54. Alexi Yelistratov

    Thank you Arjen for your music. Thank you collaborators for the dreams come true.
    Thank you all for making us live and smile with you.

  55. Steven Castillo

    The prophet said: "I see I've seen a sea of machines, I've seen a realm beneath the waves, Another time, another space", I think that he is talking about the events in 01011001

    ZORDON

    It's a prequel of 01011001 story :>

    Johan Gustavsson

    The Forever sends visions to The Prophet through time.

  56. The Unknown

    there's a reprise of this in the "human compulsion" I think

    Blinkiusz

    And this track itself is, I believe, a reprise of "Day Twenty: Confrontation" from Human Equation - sounds very familiar to me! Finding all of those connections which creates one, consistent story is just amazing!

  57. Lisa

    Absolutely love this song. The album is amazing <3

  58. Light DRGN20

    Different planet eons ago, still speaks English and has all the technology. we have.

    Jeko Ddragon

    Well, Forever gave us their technology and language, so it could be that English is actually billions of years old :P

  59. Natalie Molyneux

    This song is so beautiful. When I first heard it, I got shivers adn you can really feel the emotion in the music! Epic and beautiful x Thank you Arjen

  60. Keltani

    I have been waiting to hear this song since I heard Nils' last part in one of the guessing game preview snippets.
    I am happy to report that it is everything I hoped it would be and more.

  61. Miguel Valverde Nieto

    I've never heard a song with such a majestic end. @[email protected]

    Luka Orkibi

    Ayreon, Theory of Everything Pt2, i think it justtttt about beats it. Such a magestic feel

  62. ironmaiden93ofangmar

    "I see a castle, a castle deep in space on the edge of time!"
    Is this a reference to the Electric Castle? ;)
    I don't know much about how the story of these albums go, but I think indeed it is a reference to that.

    MetalForTheMasses

    ironmaiden93ofangmar If I'm not mistaken, one of the artworks in the CD says the Frame is later known as the Electric Castle!

    Mariusz Bosy

    Yeah, that's pretty much it. Also, Forever of the Stars is one of the ancestors of the human race who escaped to planet Y near Sirrah. So, it's not just a prequel to "010011001", but also to other albums, such as "Into the Electric Castle" and "The Dream Sequencer".

    ironmaiden93ofangmar

    This is all so cool! I need to get into the lyrics of every album more in depth.

    Tony McDowell

    If you sit down and study all of the lyrics this is quite an epic space opera on the scale/scope of Star Wars. I love this record but BY FAR my favorite part of the story is Universal Migrator Part 2.

    Johan Gustavsson

    Tony McDowell  The Universal Migrator story arc also ties into The Theory of Everything and The Human Equation.

  63. Mayari Arusha

    I really love this song, one of my favorites of the album

  64. Alejandro Cabrera

    Wowwwwwww!!!! it`s beautifull,

  65. freddy schipper

    cd player /spotify stands on repeat en repeat ..................repeat !!! love it

  66. Vinicius Appolari

    Arjen, Thank you!

  67. Dunzerk

    Progressive Elvenking :p

  68. Jeko Ddragon

    Tobias is amazing here, would love to hear him live one day!

    necroplastful

    if you can DO NOT hesitate. Live hes as good if not better than on any album. Hes a fucking genius!

  69. Kadir Özşar

    Incredible song. Absolutely masterpiece.

  70. Fernando Garcia

    Another time, another space :')

    Imponte Deluxo

    ....A hollow universe in space
    I took a trip to see the sights
    That will be black over a night

  71. LR HD

    [The Chemist:]

    The 'Frame is running all our systems, no way to shut it down

    Outcries of panic in the distance, fear... all around



    [The Diplomat:]

    No satellites, no radio, no TV, I can't even use my phone

    We need to wake up from this bad dream, we're not alone!



    [The Prophet:]

    I've seen the future in a dream

    I've seen a sea of machines

    I've seen a realm beneath the waves

    Another time, another space



    [The Chemist:]

    The 'Frame is closing all the channels, isolated from the world



    [The Diplomat:]

    But there's still time to heal the damage and lift this curse



    [The Counselor:]

    You need to reach beyond your fear

    You need to stand your ground and fight

    If we're to make it out of here

    If we're to leave Alpha alive



    [The Captain:]

    I can sail us to the skies

    I can fly us to the stars

    I won't allow our race to die

    I'll never leave you in the dark



    [The President:]

    I'll find a way to save our kind

    After all I am to blame

    Just follow me, and I will guide

    And I'll release us from the 'Frame



    [The Chemist:]

    The 'Frame is cutting off the power, we're stranded in the dark



    [The Diplomat:]

    It won't help to hide away like cowards, make a brand new start!



    [The Prophet:]

    I see a comet cleave the sky

    In a time beyond time

    I see a realm beneath the waves

    I see a castle, a castle deep in space

    On the edge of time!

    Golden eternity

    LR HD thanks for the lyric's

    LR HD

    It's just copy paste really :))

  72. Owly Owlman

    Tommy Rogers gave me chills on this album

  73. Jaroslav Svobodný

    first human who will click on thumb down is a frame! :D

    ..Mr. Lucassen: thanks you so much for all. You are best in songwriting, music composing and at last but not least you are uniting together my favourite singers

  74. Sean Burdick

    brilliant!! one of my favorite tracks on this amazing album.

  75. Kevboard Arts

    the references, the violin, the powerful vocals and the atmosphere it creates makes this the best track on the album... of course my fav tracks change all the time, but for now it's this one for sure!

  76. flixization

    3:35 Oh my god the goosebumps!

    flixization

    4:40 too, holy hell. I haven't learned all the vocalists yet but whoever's singing this passage is unreal.

    Ayreonaut

    Thats Nils K Rue

    Dave Mason

    U sure that's not Tobias at 4:40?

  77. Douglas Cordeiro, Jr.

    I've got goosebumps from the reference to the comet and the Eletric Castle at the end! Nils just owned this song.

  78. necroplastful

    Tobias is incredible here... So badass!!

    giovanna valenzuela

    total!!!

    Aduro95

    necroplastful when is Tobias not epic!

    necroplastful

    every single artist on this changed my life in one way or another.

    Tobias with his remarquable discography in Edguy /Avantasia and he is by far in my eyes the greatest genius composer in Metal. A god amongst men. I am huuuuge fan of this guy.

    Russell Allen in SX that is a band I cherish all too much especially The Odyssey album

    Simone Simons of Epica. The Quantum Enigma makes me shiver so much

    Nils from Pagan's Mind... All their records are masterpieces.

    Mickael Eriksen whos Nine album, I cherish so much

    Tommy Karevik... God... Where do I start? I knew him from wayyyyyy back on the Mercy Falls album (seventh wonder) and his voice blew me away. That guy is so insanely talented.

    Floor Jansen with the After Forever album!

    James Labrie... I own the entire DT discography, even very rare bootlegs. Im a HUUUUGE DT fan

    Hansi... Need I say more?

    I only dont like Tommy Rodgers.. But thats personnal.

    So yeah... This cast is beyond talented.

    Naomi Cristerna

    fluttershy yay

    riotoverlord

    I see this Tobias fate emote

  79. duke nukem40

    100% best track of the album

  80. igor igor

    a nature miracle!!!!!!

  81. Penitent

    The last minute or so of this track legitimately gives me goosebumps. Best on the album.

    flixization

    Do you know what singer is closing out the song? That part left my jaw on the floor.

    Penitent

    It's Nils K. Rue from Pagan's Mind. He's one of the stars of this album I think, literally nails every line he has.

    flixization

    That makes sense, he's The Prophet and now that I really take note of the lyrics, all his lines are prophecies. It's too soon to pick a favorite singer on the album, but dang...

    G1913

    I have just ejaculated listening that part. DAmm!

  82. Paula Soubelet

    Love this song! Thank you for making such an amazing album!!!!!!

  83. hylianprince

    a trully masterpice master arjen really awesome

  84. Zaina Arekat

    You rock Mr L!

  85. Wesoły Damianek

    MASTERPICE !

  86. jardeath

    Best track on the album!

    jardeath

    Agreed!

    jardeath

    Checks out

  87. Denis Kublitsky

    This song is simply brilliant. The violin intro, the flute, the contrast between the heavy and slower parts, and then the part starting with Simone vocalise (which reminds me of Anneke's part on Complete the Circle) with increasing suspense abruptly coming to an acoustic part. Beautiful!

    This one song has more diversity and melodies than the whole albums of many modern bands. It truly surpassed my wildest expectations for the album!

    SmithDanigans[THoM]

    Considering that Simone has a part in the reprise of that melody that calls back to Anneke's part in Comatose from that same album you're referring to, I don't think it's a stretch to infer that they're playing the same character.

  88. Kuutamo13

    I got the album faster than you can sneeze. Absolutely loved it.

    ilsaltimbanqui

    Qué bella muchacha metalera!

  89. MetalForTheMasses

    Tommy Rogers layered vocals, the "dreamy" chorus with strings, Simones parts (with the same theme from the Human Compulsion) and Tobias complete Disney parts.. I love it!

  90. François Dzuidzia

    I LOVE this track, it really reminds of The Dream Sequencer. To my mind one of the best tracks of the album and the whole Ayreon Discography :)
    Thank you. Really.

  91. m3allem71

    The genius Arjen...Always exceeding expectations & blowing minds. Fantastic album man!

  92. Kamil Arcimowicz

    Definitely one of the best pieces on this album. Simply amazing violin, smooth voices, strong guitars - gives me chills every time I listen to it.

  93. Nico M

    This one is one of my favorite on the album. Puts me right back in 01011001 feellings:) Also, that Violin intro, wow

  94. RokkaRedBlack91

    Thank you Arjen. Your music makes this world a better place to live.

    Felipe Tela Clemente

    I've come to say the same just before read this message. Thank you Arjen!

    Hyvaa Paskaan

    @Inaktivo_ HD What