Ayreon - The Day That The World Breaks Down Lyrics




[Chronicle 1: The Frame]

[The Historian (James LaBrie):]
A silence so deafening
As the stillness surrounds us
A rush of fear is surging through our veins

A shadow so menacing
Darkens our horizon
What have we done?
Is this the end
When death descends?

[The Opposition Leader (Tommy Karevik):]
Don't say I didn't warn you
You'll recall my words
The day that the world breaks down

Don't claim you didn't see it
Are you prepared to die
The day that the world breaks down

[The Chemist (Tommy Rogers):]
I can't believe we're in danger
I can't believe that we've let it come this far

[The Counselor (Simone Simmons):]
We must prepare for the changes
We must prepare for
The day that the world breaks down

[The Opposition Leader (Tommy Karevik):]
Don't expect we will survive this
There'll be no way back
The day that the world breaks down

Don't assume it's all a nightmare
we won't stand a chance
The day that the world breaks down

[The Chemist (Tommy Rogers):]
I can't believe this is happening
I can't believe we are headed
For a fall

[The Counselor (Simone Simmons):]
We must prepare for the blackening
We must prepare for
The day that the world breaks down

[The Prophet (Nils K. Rue):]
I can feel it in my heart
I can see it in the stars
Behold: It's all been foretold
The future unfolds
The day that the world breaks down

[The Captain (Tobias Sammet):]
I always knew this would happen
Not many believed in my cause
I'm sure they will all turn to me now
I'm sure I'm the only one
Who can save us
[TH-1:] StarBlade
From this fate

[The Captain (Tobias Sammet):]
I always knew they would need me
Not many showed faith in my plans
I'm sure they will listen to me now
I'm sure that I'm the only one
[TH-1:] StarBlade
Who can save us
From this fate

[The Astronomer (Hansi Kursch):]
Yes I believe you are the answer
Yes I agree you are the key
Your future lies in the heavens
Our future lies beyond the stars

[TH-1:]
StarBlade

[The Astronomer (Hansi Kursch):]
We will save them

[TH-1:]
StarBlade

[The Astronomer (Hansi Kursch):]
We will save them

[TH-1:]
StarBlade

[The Astronomer (Hansi Kursch):]
From this fate

[TH-1:]
01110100 01110010 01110101
01110011 01110100 01010100
01001000
00110001

[The President (Russell Allen):]
I must have been blind
I mean it should've been obvious
Straight out of my mind
To rely on a cold machine

The signs are strong
I know I was wrong
I know they will hate me now
But I will come clean
And destroy this cold machine

[The Diplomat (Michael Eriksen):]
This is not over
Not as long as we're alive
If we join our forces
We will make it

This is not over
As a race we must survive
And in the end we'll cross this bridge together

[The President (Russell Allen):]
We're losing this fight
And yes - we got ourselves to blame
I guess it seems right
In the mind of the cold machine

I'll fix every flaw
I'll break every law
I'll tear up the rulebook
If that's what it takes
You will see
I will crush this cold machine

[The Diplomat (Michael Eriksen):]
This is not over
I am sure we'll find a way
Out of this desperate situation

This is not over
Even if it all seems hopeless
For in the end we'll cross this bridge together

[The Biologist (Floor Jansen):]
I can feel it in the air
The signs are everywhere
Communications grind to a halt
Traffic has stopped
The grid starts to fail
Planes crashing down
We're getting closer to
The day the world breaks down





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Ayreon The Day That The World Breaks Down Comments
  1. mishy2109

    That binary code TH1 sings about literally says: t r u s t T H 1

  2. djlowtek

    2020 and I am just learning about your music. Amazing. I've pre-ordered the upcoming electric castle live and bought the previous DVD's. So epic.

  3. Razz Dazzle

    Seriously, this is probably THE most epic track+commentary videos ever - love the little 'facts' about the song, performers and some humour!.


    Majestic and epic as always!!!

  4. mrseedjnr

    Cool I like it!

  5. Игорь Колчинский

    Oh gods! Dear Arjen, thank you so much especially for this video. And of course for the music. Ten years passed for me after I met it, and I just now understood how cool is it.

  6. Rolland Adrian

    Is not "SIR" Russell Allen? :-D

  7. N van Norden

    Hey Arjen I know you are a busy man but any chance of some new youtube content coming up? No pressure, just a curious fan. BTW been to all the live shows ;) they were awesome! I stil get a kick from watching the live dvds and can't wait for the next DVD. Rock on!

  8. AgentCat

    Holy crap! I had no idea Arjen was a fan of ELO!

    P. S. This song is way more epic than Age of Shadows/We Are Forever! Impressed! Ayreon is my frickin religion!

  9. Robert Fain

    How this doesn’t have 1 million views blows my mind

  10. Martin Plante

    How on earth this as not at least 1 millions view!!!

    I’m probably responsable for a hundred;)

  11. Nick Green

    That final Arjen solo is astounding. First time I heard it I burst into actual tears, which was a great surprise both to me and everyone else on my train.

  12. Thiago Bastos

    so long, but delicious track

  13. Eddie

    Best song on the album imo. Hope it gets played live

  14. M J 24

    this Arjen the best guitarsolo wow

  15. Arjen Gaming

    My Name is Arjen too

  16. Jordan Miller

    The entire Ayreon project encompasses everything I've ever wanted out of metal.

  17. Eduardo Henrique

    This is a incredible master piece!

  18. Petri Haikonen

    You are my hero

  19. David Elias Speyer Larsen

    7:19 to 8:17 is honestly one of the most imaginative and brilliant music parts I've ever heard.

  20. Jenifer Nech

    Wow, I was researching Michael Mills when I found this. The commentary- superb! Really lets us see what is entailed in a performance like this. We take the final great sound for granted. Thank you!

  21. Kalsonic

    So much style.

  22. Groove Plays

    Man this video brings me to tears, the pure passion it went into the whole album and the music just blows my mind. It's truly art.

  23. Allison Wright

    Nils K. Rue......man this WAILS! But anything Arjen has done over the years is off the chain. I'm glad he's still making music. I LOVE this!!

  24. crzytng87

    Is it just me or should Russell Allen and Michael Eriksen do a blues album together they just sound so freaking great on this

  25. Gavan

    Arjen your commentary is so amazing, it shows how much true passion you have for what you do... you're like a little kid describing all his favorite toys!

  26. Evelyn Hansen

    I just love this song sooo much. I'm gonna need to buy all the albums now :)

  27. Anita R

    Wooow.... What a beautiful work of art 😍

  28. James MacLellan

    Still a favorite

  29. Jeremy Arroyo

    7:18 - 8:18 just beautiful

  30. Abrar Ahmed

    I think this is the only Ayreon album where I actually knew most of the singers before looking up who they were and which band they're originally from.
    Dream Theater got me into progressive rock/metal when I didn't even know what it was. There's no way I'd miss LaBrie's voice. I still think he's the best Kevin from the band, no shade to Kevin Moore. Even though they made more of the jammy-est (?) songs with Metropolis, Learning to Live, Lie, and Space Dye Vest.
    I'm not the proudest that I didn't hear of Floor Janset before ReVamp, but heck her voice is also hard to miss if you've heard her voice before. I absolutey love that she joined Nightwish, truy making them the most aesome band in existence. Next to Ayreon, of course. Legit though, The Dream Dissloves and Deathcry of A Race give me major Nightwish vibes, not just with Floor's voice at its softest, powerful and opeatic, but just the instuemental pieces too.
    Epica IS Simone Simons. Try and convince me otherwise, I dare you. Kudos to the AOT tribute! Makes a metalhed weeb like me cry tears of pride and joy. I honestly wish she wasn't just the default gentle voice when needed becasue she desn't get to show off her range as efficiently. Kudos on her operatic voice on Deathcry of A Race though! I'll just clump in Nils K Rue here too, Because Pagan's Mind is basically just him. Another very very distinct voice that I can pick out from a mile away. At least he got more dynamic singing parts like the second half of Sea of Machines. Just yes!
    Between The Buried and Me is a kickass band that I didn't jive with until the second Parallax. You can say Tommy Giles Rogers has an affinity for sci-fi albums, because he's a great storyteller no matter whether hes screaming, growling, or singing clean like on this abum. Honestly expected more harsh vocal work, like with Mikael Akerfeldt on The Human Equation, but I'm not complaining. End of Everybody Dies is my favourite part becsue you cna actually hear him screm out DIES!! util it fades. Golden ending to a golden song.
    Speaking of THU (The Human Equation), If anyone has heard Mercy Falls by Seventh Wonder, can you blame me for thinking that prog metal bands really seem to love putting guys in comas? Even though Tommy Karevik wasn't in THU, the albums did come out within ike a year from each other. So.... huh. Also his voice is probably the second most versatile on this whole album, only second to my man Mike MIlls. I'm acually surprised that I like him so much because he's the only one I hadn't heard of before this album. Turns out he also played the Father in The Theory of Everything. So... huh. Arjen must like pitting these two against each other, because you know The Opposition Leader vs TH-1 and The President. Listen to Planet Y is Alive! to check out their dynamics within the same song. It sounds amazing as a pre climax for the album.
    Bruh. Avanstasia. Will always be epic. Although I've only listened to The Metal Opera pt 1 and 2, I think that's all I needed to be honest. (AAlso only started exploring Edguy after listenng to this album) Pretty much the same for Hansi Kursch. Man. Arjen says it best. It's like he's roaring from atop a mountain, like a true leader prepared to guide and protect all those who choose to follow, like a true... Guardian. Heck. Compare this track to And Then There Was Silence and come back to me and tell me you're not convinced of his vocal prowess.
    Speaking of vocal prowess. Rusell Allen is incredible. He has a really bluesy voice, true, but on the other tracks in the album he really shows his range. Still a downplay from his original stuff with Symphony X though. He does show good range in Planet Y is Alive! and Into The Ocean. A good song to really encompass everything this man can do, listen to The Odyssey. The song, not the album, although it's practically 1/3 of the whole album with its 24 minute play time. Worth every second as a prog legend (song) about a legend (Odysseus) by the great Homer himself.
    Also is it jst me bit man there are alot of prog songs going way over 10+ minutes. There's The Odyssey and Divine Wings Of Tragedy of you want 20+, but there's also Iconoclast and Through The Looking Glass; Blind Guardian's And Then There Was Silence is 14 minites; practically every second song from Dream Theater's Train of Thought, plus A change of Seasons and Octavarium; Epica's eponymous album tracks like The Quantum Enigma and The Holographic Principle etc; Also half the tracks from The Parallax II by BTBAM like Melting City and Silent Flight Paliament, which I'll say are absolute masterpieces and really show off all the technical and prgressice elements they explore throughout the rest of the album. Plus they really set the mood as the climax of the album very very well. And let's not forget Circus Maximus with Architect of Fortune, The Mouth of Madness, Glory of the Empire and of course their epic The 1st Chapter just shy of the 20 minute mark. Really though Michael Eriksen aint half bad as a singer. I'm surprised to hear him on an Ayreon album becase Arjen seems to find more high profile singers or more versatile vocalists like Jorn Lande and Jonas Renske on 01011001. But I'm not complaining. He's got a vey distinct tone to his voice that I just can't place but it's rather unique. Like the way he sounds at the end of his second verse. Very very reminiscent of The Last Goodbye. Criminally underrated prog rock band, needs more credit.
    Honourable mention credit goes to the Z man Zaher from Myrath who, like Toehider, I hadn't heard of before this album. So thank you Arjen for including all these talents on your album and allowing us to widen our library of musical artists.

  31. Lois Jean

    I love Tommy Karevic,Tobias and Simone.. This is so amazing!

  32. deminybs

    Halfway through and I realized oh hey I've heard this album before xD

    MetalForTheMasses

    01011001 I assume?

  33. Dengar

    Ran across The Source in my friend's music library... Only in this year at that, and am blown away at how skilled you are at bringing all of this together, I absolutely adore this song in particular!

  34. Adolfo Roman

    Love it! Just discovered this band today and I can't get enough!

  35. Bode-1

    Arjen I've been a huge listener to all your albums and songs from when I was 13 just in highschool and have been absolutely hooked since and now pushing 22! One of my music assignments was a presentation explaining your Ayreon music project and got an A on based on how passionate I was about your passion! So much dedication, thought, time and most of all so much passion is put into every single piece that has been and is still produced to this day. Cannot get enough of it and this album featured so many unique sounds, vocal ranges and prog. Takes you to another world and takes you on an emotional rollercoaster, every song gives me the goosebumps! House on Mars and Ride the Comet were the first ever 2 songs I ever heard misclicking on YouTube and to this day at 21 I'm still blaring your music in my car when I'm out and about driving causing a muck! Will always be an Ayreon fan mate, hands down the most unique and fantastically produced music I've ever had the joy of listening to. Keep up the work legend! 👏

  36. Jesterzero138

    omg! i was totally blown away by Tommys voice! and how cool is this sort of guided tour through the song!

  37. Sebastien Galvez

    This song is a masterpiece. It should become a progressive music's classic. Thank you Arjen !

  38. Leftendo

    Bought the album today!

  39. Matrix Dream

    !!!!!!!!!!!! I have been obsessed with this album for months since it got recommended to me! I keep bringing it up in college, trying to get other people to listen to this (it's so good) and I got to talk about it in my sci-fi class today and I bought the album and it finally came in! Seriously, I love this! I'm also slowly starting to expand to other albums like Electric Castle and 01011001. I really enjoy your work! Thank you

  40. JediNxf7

    man, Russell Alan was born for the blues. symphony x, yall need to utilize that more

  41. Paul

    One like is not enough!

  42. James Curfman

    Flippin' AMAZING! GREAT job all the way around! Just one thing though: it's TOO SHORT! You have all these AWESOMELY TALENTED and SKILLED musicians and vocalists, and shove them all into something that takes less than fifteen minutes! I thought it should have been a full-on Rock Opera, an hour long at least! Ah, well, I shall make do. LOVE this! You're AWESOME! :)

    Jona Jager

    James, you could try the aryeon albums. They are progressive metal/rock-operas in itself. This song is part of the album ' the source'. Have fun!

    James Curfman

    @Jona Jager Yes! Great idea, thank you! :)

    Jona Jager

    No problem:)

  43. JP Zero

    Just Beautiful

  44. Spencer Ferri

    Ah it seems more and more like you were just singing about Earth's future these days \m/

  45. Io Io

    Lyrics in italiano:

    [Lo Storico:]
    Un silenzio così assordante
    mentre la quiete ci circonda
    Un'ondata di paura pulsa nella nostre vene

    Un'ombra così minacciosa
    incupisce il nostro orizzonte
    Cosa abbiamo fatto
    È questa il momento
    nel quale la morte discende?

    [Il Leader dell’Opposizione:]
    Non dite che non vi avevo avvertiti
    Ricorderete le mie parole
    Il giorno in cui il mondo collassa

    Non fate finta di non capire
    Siete pronti a morire?
    Il giorno in cui il mondo collassa

    [Il Chimico:]
    Non posso credere che siamo in pericolo
    Non posso credere abbiamo
    lasciato che le cose arrivassero a questo punto

    [Il Consigliere:]
    Dobbiamo preparaci per il cambiamento
    Dobbiamo prepararci per
    Il giorno in cui il mondo collassa

    [Il Leader dell’Opposizione:]
    Non pensate di sopravvivere a tutto questo
    Non ci sarà modo di tornare indietro
    Il giorno in cui il mondo collassa

    Non è solo un incubo
    Non ci sarà modo di farcela
    il giorno in cui il mondo collassa

    [Il Chimico:]
    Non posso credere che sta succedendo
    Non posso credere che siamo diretti
    verso la fine

    [Il Consigliere:]
    Dobbiamo prepararci per l’oscurità
    Dobbiamo prepararci per
    Il giorno in cui il mondo collassa

    [Il Profeta:]
    Lo sento nel mio cuore
    Posso vederlo nelle stelle
    Osservate: tutto è stato predetto
    Il futuro si rivela
    Il giorno in cui il mondo collassa

    [Il Capitano:]
    Ho sempre saputo che sarebbe successo
    Non molti hanno creduto alla mia causa
    certamente tutti si rivolgeranno a me ora
    Sono sicuro di essere il solo
    che possa salvarci

    [TH-1:]
    (Stella del destino)

    [Il Capitano:]
    Da questo destino

    [Il Capitano:]
    Sapevo che avrebbero avuto bisogno di me
    Non molti si sono fidati dei miei piani
    Sono sicuro che saliranno da me adesso
    Sono sicuro di essere il solo
    che possa salvarci

    [TH-1:]
    (Stella del destino)

    [Il Capitano:]
    Da questo destino

    [L’Astronomo:]
    Si, credo che tu sia la risposta
    Si, sono d’accordo, tu sei la chiave
    Il tuo futuro è nei cieli
    Il nostro futuro si trova al di là (le stelle)

    [TH-1:]
    (La stella del destino)

    [L’Astronomo:]
    Noi li salveremo

    [TH-1:]
    (Stella del destino)

    [L’Astronomo:]
    Noi li salveremo

    [TH-1:]
    (La stella del destino)

    [L’Astronomo:]
    Da questo destino

    TH-1:
    01110100 01110010 01110101 01110011
    01110100 01010100 01001000 00110001

    [Il Presidente:]
    Devo essere stato cieco
    Voglio dire, avrebbe dovuto essere ovvio
    non so cosa mi sia saltato in mente
    di affidarmi a una fredda macchina

    I segni erano evidenti
    so che stavo sbagliando
    So che mi odieranno adesso
    Ma confesserò tutto
    e distruggerò questa fredda macchina

    [Il Diplomatico:]
    Non è ancora finita
    Non finché siamo vivi
    Se uniamo le nostre forze
    ce la faremo

    Non è ancora finita
    Come razza dobbiamo sopravvivere
    E alla fine noi
    attraverseremo quel ponte… insieme

    [Il Presidente:]
    Stiamo perdendo questa battaglia
    E sì, è nostra la colpa
    Credo che sembri tutto a posto
    nella mente della fredda macchina

    Riparerò ogni difetto
    Infrangerò ogni legge
    Farò a pezzi il regolamento
    Se è quello che ci vuole
    Vedrai che
    distruggerò questa fredda macchina

    [Il Diplomatico:]
    Non è ancora finita
    Sono sicuro che troveremo un modo
    per uscire da questa situazione disperata

    Non è ancora finita
    anche se sembra tutto senza speranza
    perché alla fine noi attraverseremo quel ponte
    Insieme

    [Il Biologo:]
    Lo sento nell’aria
    i segni sono ovunque
    le comunicazioni sono interrotte
    Il traffico si è fermato
    Indifeso e debole
    gli aerei si schiantano al suolo
    Ci stiamo avvicinando al
    giorno in cui il mondo si collassa

  46. Jose KALM420

    Best song to listen to and and from work.

  47. Davor Buklijas

    Such a festival for ears :) Tommy Karevik in Seventh Wonder is the voice I most like to hear, James LaBrie is a legend of progressive metal and Michael Eriksen I love in Circus Maximus! Other musicians and singers are just great and will enjoy exploring their music :)

  48. Cipher

    Literally... perfect.

  49. Natalya Oliveira Gomez

    Totally enjoy it... and Floor Jansen, she's OMG!

  50. Rx Hx

    Arjen, you are awesome.!

  51. Thais Akemi

    Lyrics:

    A silence so deafening
    As the stillness surrounds us
    A rush of fear is surging through our veins
    A shadows so menacing
    Darkens our horizon
    What have we done
    Is this the end
    When death descends
    The Opposition Leader:
    Don't say I didn't warn you
    You'll recall my words
    The day that the world breaks down
    Don't claim you didn't see it
    Are you prepared to die
    The day that the world breaks down
    The Chemist:
    I can't believe we're in danger
    I can't believe that we've let it come this far
    The Counselor:
    We must prepare for the changes
    We must prepare for
    The day that the world breaks down
    The Opposition Leader:
    Don't expect we will survive this
    There will be no way back
    The day that the world breaks down
    Don't assume it's all a nightmare
    Won't stand a chance
    The day that the world breaks down
    The Chemist:
    I can't believe this is happening
    I can't believe we are headed
    For a fall
    The Counselor:
    We must prepare for the blackening
    We must prepare for
    The day that the world breaks down
    The Prophet:
    I can feel it in my heart
    I can see it in the stars
    Behold: It's all been foretold
    The future unfolds
    The day that the world breaks down
    The Captain:
    I always knew this would happen
    Not many believed in my cause
    I'm sure they will all turn to me now
    I'm sure I'm the only one
    Who can save us
    TH-1:
    (Star fate)
    The Captain:
    From this fate
    The Captain:
    I always knew they would need me
    Not many showed faith in my plans
    I'm sure they will ascend to me now
    I'm sure that I'm the only one
    Who can save us
    TH-1:
    (Star fate)
    The Captain:
    From this fate
    The Astronomer:
    Yes I believe you are the answer
    Yes I agree you are the key
    Your future lies in the heavens
    Our future lies beyond (the stars)
    TH-1:
    (the Star fate)
    The Astronomer:
    We will save them
    TH-1:
    (Star fate)
    The Astronomer:
    We will save them
    TH-1 (Michael Mills):
    (Star fate)
    The Astronomer:
    From this fate
    TH-1 (Michael Mills):
    01
    The President:
    I must've been blind
    I mean it should've been obvious
    Straight out of my mind
    To rely on a cold machine
    The signs were strong
    I know I was wrong
    I know they will hate me now
    But I will come clean
    And destroy this cold machine
    The Diplomat:
    This is not over
    Not as long as we're alive
    If we join our forces
    We will make it
    This is not over
    As a race we must survive
    And in the end we will
    Cross this bridge... together
    The President:
    We're losing this fight
    And yes - we got ourselves to blame
    I guess it seems right
    In the mind of the cold machine
    I'll fix every flaw
    I'll break every law
    I'll tear up the rulebook
    If that's what it takes
    You will see
    I will crush this cold machine
    The Diplomat:
    This is not over
    I am sure we will find a way
    Out of this desperate situation
    This is not over
    Even if it all seems hopeless
    For in the end we'll cross this bridge
    Together
    The Biologist:
    I can feel it in the air
    The signs are everywhere
    Communications' ground to a halt
    Traffic has stopped
    Defenceless and frail
    Planes crashing down
    We're getting closer to
    The day the world breaks down

  52. berriebadslof

    How the hell have i never heard of Ayreon before? Absolutely love this!

    OneTrickRipper

    Welcome to the Ayreon Universe :)

  53. Savio Cotta

    AMAZING

  54. christine bardin

    They are all verY good . A speial "whaouu" for Tommy karavik, he is so intense, singing with all his body, giving this strong feeling of creation of the singing in the here and now. (Even IF it actually must be the same for the others), He makes me think to Floor Jansen; aND i'm very happy to meet her on this track..(SImone too).
    i Do not knw Ayreon a lot but i feel I ' m going to be more and more interested in them. I JUst heard "Everybody dies", it's mesmerizing.

  55. Charles Benson

    The most passionate I've ever heard anybody seen binary coding

  56. eko kurniawan

    Ini keren siihhh,

  57. Gerri D

    Thank you Arjen for everything, your Music just sends me away in other times and places and btw i can't get away from hearing your stuff, i'm on week four lol

  58. Aslans Angel

    Michael Mills isn't human. Either that or he's time traveled. His vocal range is mind boggling. I followed him to Ayreon and I am loving this collab. Bravo, Arjen. This album is a Prog masterpiece.

  59. Aslans Angel

    "It wouldn't be prog if there wasn't at least one reprise." Bwhaha spit my drink out. Truth

  60. CatalystEXE

    This dude is on some next level bullshit. Holy cow

  61. Jonni IInferno

    wow - that was awesome & inspirational - and at the end - i was "Floored" =P Will be looking for more of your work !! Thanks !!

  62. NiskyDust

    Amazing!

  63. Raul Acevedo

    Awesome music. Its some kind of power prog metal.

  64. Leandrometfan

    3:10 i freaking love Tommy's voice but in here, omg, he's amazing. I wouldnt mind if this whole song was sang by him. Great job Arjen, discovered this hidden gem after Youtube recomended me after listening to Seventh Wonder

  65. Никита Вок

    There can be only one on drums .... Mike Portnoy!

  66. TheEvilbreath

    Arjen, if you are reading this, please try to ask to Roy Khan for the next show/album <3

  67. GripTightThin

    Nothing but praise for all the other musicians. What a guy.

  68. Rafael Lira

    When I thought I couldn't get more impressed by this song, then it comes the video with a very genuine description by its creator. Love your music, Arjen!

  69. Michael Dubé

    AMAZING!

  70. Oğulcan Yolcu

    Russel Allen and James LaBrie.. Floor and Simone.. No more words.

  71. Rodolfo Sosa Cordero

    Wow! Just GREAT!!!! Love this.

  72. Mosh

    It truly saddens me that this isn't mainstream and has only about 900k views, when lip-syncers, drug-addicts, and chicks showing off their asses get literally 1000 times that. True art never gets the appreciation it deserves!

    reck0n3r

    Mosh Just another sign that the world is breaking down. :)

  73. sakke

    I must have listened to that second solo a hundred times. Now I'm finally done with how good it was. Damn.

  74. Иннокентий Алайцев

    I thought it is Sir Russell Allen

  75. Darth SQL

    WTF is happening in the world. This is fucking masterpiece why is not getting more attention. Why? Why? Why? Keep it up guys YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME

  76. JanVanGalen

    Ayreon is a monument of prog rock metal or whatever people call it. Ik kwam hier door Floor, was op een ontdekkingsreis naar wat nl best rock zo al te bieden heeft, Hoop dat je genoeg ping ping krijgt om dit te blijven doen, zal vast niet meevallen. Maar je fans zijn vast razend enthousiast. En ik persoonlijk geniet! Live Tilburg sept 2019? Make it one to remember. Grote groet!

  77. David E

    🤘thx Arjen for ur art.. several years following your awesome piece of work... and really hop for more in the future

  78. asdin mubarok

    Tjis is my first of a thousand days i will spend listening to this.thank you sp much

  79. Ric Levine

    Arjen...you're a fucking master. Period. :-))

  80. thorstormlord

    Thank you for our awesome music dear Arjen. Hope we see you in Greece someday with this EPIC arrangement of voices. Wouldnt that be EPIC. \m/

  81. JediNxf7

    This guy has given me so much joy over the years, but I've always just listened to the music - discovering the videos on YouTube is like getting to hear it for the first time all over again!

  82. CriticalErr0r

    I am just gonna repeat this till my ears explode.

  83. Rodrigo Solís Hernández

    each time I listen an Arjen album the same verse comes to my mind...
    "Will we ever understand
    this complex genius?
    this visionary thinker?"

    for me, he's one of the best (yet underrated) metal composers in our time (or space-time?)

  84. MariO_Os

    Huge Ayreon fan here and The Source is truly another masterpiece. For years I've listened to Ayreon wanting to make a rock opera myself. Please check out my attempt at writing and composing a rock opera: https://youtu.be/gTzLoUfmbTM

  85. Sean Howard

    That solo you are proud of gives me serious Jason Becker vibes! Also you are my idol for everything you have created. You've done everything I've dreamed of doing! Beautiful!

  86. Fredi Long

    makes me wanna read Gregory Benford's "Galactic Center Saga" again

  87. mauricio rincon

    Absolutely love it!!!

  88. _Masko_

    177 people sited with the machines.
    Like seriously, how can anyone dislike this video?

    I've contemplated not making music anymore after this album. It's just too damn perfect.

    TerranigmaQuintet

    Nah one shoul dnot do such a thing, in fact, should use it as extra inspiration to better yourself as an artist yourself.

    _Masko_

    @TerranigmaQuintet I know, it's just a joke

  89. Mika librium

    I´m drunken..........................But its so fucking amazing,,,,,,,,,

  90. jose carlos cauce triguero

    sencillamente una obra de arte.........genial

  91. mgammeren

    Such a beautiful artwork and music and singers and... Well done Arjan! Can you make an even better album than this one?

  92. CybreSmee

    Such a brilliant album, you are so inspiring.

  93. GenMVeers

    Mr. Lucassen, me thinks you would like this *reaction* *video:* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaIPCtGEfls – I see from the latest comments that it has brought new viewers here :)

  94. Wriggle Night

    4:54 that’s Merlin’s Will...listen to it! That’s Merlin’s Will off the Final Experiment, The outro!!!

    AgentCat

    I don't really hear it

  95. Alejandra Lizbeth Aguirre Peralta

    Grande Ayreon

  96. Fredi Long

    Vin and Sori's reaction brought me here !! I'm hooked now...

    thisusernamenowtaken

    Welcome, new Ayreonaut! 😊 "We are Forever." 🤔

    TerranigmaQuintet

    And this right here is why I like Reaction videos, they expose people to music they might otherwise not have found out about. For all the complaining about some reactions being fake and all, it does not matter to me for this exact reason.

    thisusernamenowtaken

    @TerranigmaQuintet Well said!

  97. Maggie Matthews

    Ok wait... so the Dinosaurs were the fifth extinction, and humanity was the sixth. Then the Alphans count and even Forever if you want it to. That still leaves two more to the imagination. What are you planning Arjen...? XD

  98. Jonathan van dorsten

    btw "LUL" translates to dick BFF's confirmed.

  99. venom hell

    Tobias ruins the song

    ibd1977

    Yeah....Nah mate. He nails it as his voice is so suited to the character. Arjen is a master at casting singers for character rolls.