Ayreon - Temple Of The Cat Lyrics




"It is the 8th century. I am a Mayan girl heading for the Jaguar Temple in Tikal on the
central American continent."

Shine down on me, Sun of the Underworld
Set me free, chase away the night
Proud Jaguar, king of the Mayan Gods
Shining star, light up the sky

And guide me to the Temple of the Cat

Heart-of-Sky, Maker and Hurricane
Mighty eye, harvester of life
We were born solely to speak your name
Bring the dawn, we'll praise the sky

Here inside the Temple of the Cat

Upon his throne the High priest addressed the crowd
Now carved in stone his holy name
Beads of jade adorn his cotton shroud
His silvery blade on a golden chain

He lies here in the Temple of the Cat, dead
He will rise again from the Temple of the Cat





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Ayreon Temple Of The Cat Comments
  1. progrocker2112

    Ixtab, my goddess.

  2. Kevin Gunning

    This song reminds me of the Human League's 'Open Your Heart'. As for which version is the best: Personally I prefer this one, however I think that Astrid's vocals are more expressive on the alternate version.

  3. Gio Bravo

    Hermosa canción! Saludos desde México <3

  4. Jorge Paniagua

    I love this song, and I read on the internet that this is supposed to be the one Arjen likes the less within his whole production. I would like to know if it's true, and if it's true, I would like to know the reason.

  5. Io Io

    Lyrics in italiano:

    "Siamo nel 8° Secolo. Sono una ragazza maya diretta
    al Tempio del Giaguaro di Tikal, nel continente sud americano"

    Splendi su di me, sole dell'oltretomba
    liberami, scaccia via la notte
    Fiero giaguaro, re degli dei Maya
    stella splendente, accendi il cielo

    E guidami verso il Tempio del Gatto

    Cuore di cielo, Creatore e Uragano
    occhio potente, mietitore di vite
    siamo nati solo per implorare il tuo nome
    porta l'alba, adoreremo il cielo

    Qui nel Tempio del Gatto

    Dal suo trono il Grande Sacerdote parla alla folla
    sia inciso nella roccia il suo santo nome
    gocce di giada adornino il suo sudario di cotone
    la sua lama argentata su una caena d'oro

    Lui giace qui nel Tempio del Gatto, morto
    Sorgerà ancora dal Tempio del Gatto

  6. HYOSUNG ST7

    J"ADORE ;Merci a vous .

  7. yaz MS

    Jacqueline Govaert ❤❤

  8. Light DRGN20

    Might I ask what infuance this song has on the overall plot?

    Milkman740

    The Universal migrator cd don't have much of a plot. It's about the last human alive who uses the dream sequencer to travel back in time. Every song on the CD portrays a different time period throught the experiences of the last man's past incarnations.

    Light DRGN20

    @Milkman740, that makes since, it could be showing that the world still followed the same route as our world.

  9. Linda Barteau

    Check out my review of this great album here: https://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/ayreon-universal-migrator/ then read my interview with Arjen Lucassen here: https://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/arjen-anthony-lucassen/

  10. Linda Barteau

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  11. Leiana Emília

    Portuguese Lyrics ;-)

    Templo do Gato

    "É o século VIII. Eu sou uma garota maia indo para o Templo Jaguar em Tikal no
    continente centro-americano. "

    [Jacqueline Govaert]

    Brilhe em mim, Sol do submundo
    Liberte-me, afugente a noite
    Jaguar orgulhoso, rei dos deuses maias
    Estrela brilhante, ilumine o céu

    E me guie para o Templo do Gato

    Coração-do-Céu, Criador e Furacão
    Olho poderoso, ceifador de vida
    Nós nascemos unicamente para falar seu nome
    Traga a aurora, nós vamos louvar o céu

    Aqui dentro do Templo do Gato

    No seu trono, o sumo sacerdote dirigiu-se à multidão
    Agora esculpido em pedra seu santo nome
    Contas de jade adornam sua mortalha de algodão
    Sua lâmina prateada em uma corrente de ouro

    Ele repousa aqui no Templo do Gato, morto
    Ele se erguerá novamente do Templo do Gato

  12. Gunnars Reviews

    Godlike

  13. Ramy DA

    This is just beautiful

  14. Sethuna

    Who the hell disliked this?!

    MrThat0neperson

    Arjen himself, if Wikipedia is to be believed.

    Sethuna

    MrThat0neperson Why?

  15. MrDanChandler

    Vanheist has quality taste in music.

  16. kroutonjr

    the music on this reminds me of the sims for some reason lol

  17. Demian159

    Lyrics!

    "It is the 8th century. I am a Mayan girl heading for the Jaguar Temple in Tikal on the
    central American continent."

    [Jacqueline Govaert]

    Shine down on me, Sun of the Underworld
    Set me free, chase away the night
    Proud Jaguar, king of the Mayan Gods
    Shining star, light up the sky

    And guide me to the Temple of the Cat

    Heart-of-Sky, Maker and Hurricane
    Mighty eye, harvester of life
    We were born solely to speak your name
    Bring the dawn, we'll praise the sky

    Here inside the Temple of the Cat

    Upon his throne the High priest addressed the crowd
    Now carved in stone his holy name
    Beads of jade adorn his cotton shroud
    His silvery blade on a golden chain

    He lies here in the Temple of the Cat, dead
    He will rise again from the Temple of the Cat

  18. aureliofidelio

    everytime so good

  19. Xirque666

    Must say that Astrids version our way better

    Alfredo Témich

    Not for me. ;c

  20. Acecool444

    *BEST VERSION!!!* Jacqueline Govaert

  21. Tomasz Czarkowski

    APP (Ayreon Polonisation Project): ,,Kosmiczny Migrator - Część I: Sekwencer Snów''

    7. ,,Świątynia Kota''

    _Wiek VII. Jestem Majańską dziewczynką, kierującą się ku Świątyni Jaguara w Tikal, w centrum kontynentu Amerykańskiego._

    Oświeć mnie, Słońce Podziemnego Świata
    Uwolnij mnie, wygnaj noc
    Dumny Jaguarze, królu Majańskich Bóstw
    Jaśniejąca gwiazdo, rozjaśnij niebo

    I zaprowadź mnie ku Świątyni Kota
    Serce Nieba, Twórco i Huraganie
    Potężne oko, żniwiarzu życia
    Narodziliśmy się, by wypowiadać twoje imię
    Przynieś świt, a będziemy chwalić niebo

    Tu w Świątyni Kota

    Na swym tonie, Najwyższy Kapłan przemawia do tłumu
    Wykute w kamieniu jego święte imię
    Kryształy jadeitu zdobią jego bawełniany całun
    Jego srebrzone ostrze zawieszone na złotym łańcuchu

    Leży tu martwy, w Świątyni Kota
    I zmartwychwstanie, w Świątyni Kota

  22. Chiara Romano

    awesome! :)