Ayreon - To The Quasar Lyrics




"We are on our way to the quasar, an object as bright as a galaxy. Our hope is that the
quasar may contain an unfathomable source of power and peril at its center ... a black
hole."

"On our journey, we receive the radio emissions of a pulsar -- an imploded neutron star."

[A. THE TAURUS PULSAR]

Within a distant nebula in the Taurus zodiac
I hear the wailing of a star, the weak pulse of a fading sun

All its fuel is burning out and its light will fade to black
I can't ignore its hopeless shout as it fires its death cry out in space

A star in Taurus lights up and outshines the galaxy
A fleeting moment of glory in time and space
A supernova resounds, a desperate symphony
Leaving behind a beacon fallen from grace

Lift your head up to the sky
And hear the faraway cry of a dying star

I heard its message from afar
A frequent surge of sight and sound
We approach the fallen neutron star
Spinning round and round and round

We attend this cosmic mass and we hear its sad lament
But even stars and planets pass in this cold and everlasting place

Lift your head up to the sky and hear the cry...

"We have encountered a quasar in the constellation Virgo. But does it really contain a
black hole, the portal to our final destination?"

[B. QUASAR 3C273]

Heading off into the core of a newborn galaxy
We have reached a brilliant star-like source of energy
This cosmic spectacle of radiance was formed
Fifteen billion years ago when the universe was born

To the quasar
Beyond the milky way
The redshift is high, a bright light in the sky

To the dark star
Beyond the light of day
The gravity's high, a black sun in the sky
3C273

As we approach the sea of light I'm forced to close my eyes
I can feel the vibrant waves of centuries go by
Then the pull of an unseen force is tearing us away
Could it be we found the entrance to our passageway?





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Ayreon To The Quasar Comments
  1. TheHumanMachine

    3 C 2 7 3

  2. Io Io

    Lyrics in italiano:

    "Stiamo seguendo la rotta verso il quasar,
    un oggetto splendente come la galassia.
    La nostra speranza è che il quasar
    possa contenere una smisurata sorgente di energia e pericolo al suo centro
    un buco nero"

    "Nel nostro viaggio riceviamo una emissione radio di una pulsar,
    una stella di neuroni implosa"

    [A. Il Pulsar del Toro]

    All'interno di una nebulosa distante nella costellazione del toro
    odo il lamento di una stella, il debole pulsare di un sole che sta svanendo

    Tutto il suo carburante sta bruciando e la sua luce sfumerà in nero
    non posso ignorare il suo grido senza speranza
    mentre brucia la sua morte grida nello spazio

    Una stella nel Toro si accende e splende più della galassia
    un attimo sfuggente di gloria nel tempo e nello spazio
    una supernova risuona, una simfonia disperata
    lascia indietro un faro caduto nella grazia

    Alza la tua testa verso il cielo
    e ascolta il pianto lontano di una stella morente

    Ho ricevuto il suo messaggio da lontano
    un improvviso sovraccarico di cose e suoni
    ci stiamo avvicinando sulla stella di neuroni cadente
    girando intorno ancora ed ancora

    Assistiamo questa massa cosmica e ascoltiamo il suo triste lamento
    ma anche stelle e pianeti si alternano in questo posto freddo ed eterno

    Alza la tua testa verso il cielo e ascolta il grido...

    "Abbiamo incontrato un quasar nella costellazione della Vergine.
    Ma conterrà davvero un buco nero,
    il portale per la nostra destinazione finale?"

    [B. Quasar 3C 273]

    Diretti nel cuore di una galassia appena nata
    abbiamo raggiunto una forma di energia brillante e simile a una stella
    questo spettacolo cosmico di radiazioni è stato generato
    quindici miliardi di anni fa quando nacque l'universo

    Nel quasar
    oltre la Via Lattea
    Lo spostamento verso il rosso è elevato, una luce brillante nel cielo

    Verso la stella nera
    oltre la luce del giorno
    la gravità è elevata, un sole nero è nel cielo
    3C 273

    Non appena raggiungiamo il mare di luce sono obbligato a chiudere gli occhi
    posso sentire l'onda vibrante dei secoli passare
    poi la pressione di una forza imprevista ci porta via lontano
    forse abbiamo trovato l'ingresso per la nostra destinazione?

    Nel quasar
    oltre la Via Lattea
    Lo spostamento verso il rosso è elevato, una luce brillante nel cielo

    Verso la stella nera
    oltre la luce del giorno
    la gravità è elevata, un sole nero è nel cielo

  3. Revyl Okesh

    Gotta love all the synths on this track!

  4. Bianca Turner

    it gets very interesting at minute 3:30 love that part over and over again. Arjens finest <3

  5. Myndir

    Thumbs up if you're listening in 3019 via time machine radio!

    apanst

    sup, i'm here with time telepathy

  6. Linda Barteau

    Listen for Ayreon's music on the "Music From the Cutting Edge of Rock" radio show coming Spring, 2019' ( https://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/music-from-the-cutting-edge-of-rock-show/ )

  7. Mark Samenfink

    I bought this CD so long ago

  8. J PR

    Concert un France soon?

  9. Linda Barteau

    Check out my review of this great album here: https://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/ayreon-universal-migrator/

  10. Linda Barteau

    Ayreon fans! Check out my review of "Universal Migrator P1 & 2" here: http://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/ayreon-universal-migrator/ along with my interview with Arjen Anthony Lucssen here: http://creativetechnerds.jimdo.com/arjen-anthony-lucassen/

  11. Alstein Einbert

    lift your head up to the sky...

  12. WyvernFalken

    Just saddening that you'd take down my drum cover of this song because of Copyright lock :(

  13. Toxidalf ‌

    To The Quasar"

    "We are on our way to the quasar, an object as bright as a galaxy. Our hope is that the
    quasar may contain an unfathomable source of power and peril at its center ... a black
    hole."

    "On our journey, we receive the radio emissions of a pulsar -- an imploded neutron star."

    [A. THE TAURUS PULSAR]

    Within a distant nebula in the Taurus zodiac
    I hear the wailing of a star, the weak pulse of a fading sun

    All its fuel is burning out and its light will fade to black
    I can't ignore its hopeless shout as it fires its death cry out in space

    A star in Taurus lights up and outshines the galaxy
    A fleeting moment of glory in time and space
    A supernova resounds, a desperate symphony
    Leaving behind a beacon fallen from grace

    Lift your head up to the sky
    And hear the faraway cry of a dying star

    I heard its message from afar
    A frequent surge of sight and sound
    We approach the fallen neutron star
    Spinning round and round and round

    We attend this cosmic mass and we hear its sad lament
    But even stars and planets pass in this cold and everlasting place

    Lift your head up to the sky and hear the cry...

    "We have encountered a quasar in the constellation Virgo. But does it really contain a
    black hole, the portal to our final destination?"

    [B. QUASAR 3C273]

    Heading off into the core of a newborn galaxy
    We have reached a brilliant star-like source of energy
    This cosmic spectacle of radiance was formed
    Fifteen billion years ago when the universe was born

    To the quasar
    Beyond the milky way
    The redshift is high, a bright light in the sky

    To the dark star
    Beyond the light of day
    The gravity's high, a black sun in the sky
    3C273

    As we approach the sea of light I'm forced to close my eyes
    I can feel the vibrant waves of centuries go by
    Then the pull of an unseen force is tearing us away
    Could it be we found the entrance to our passageway

  14. Santiago Castro Moreno

    Este disco es increíble, cuanto más lo escucho más me gusta. Una autentica obra maestra.

  15. Leiana Emília

    Portuguese Lyrics ;-)

    Nota: Segundo a wikipédia, o termo "desvio para o vermelho" (em inglês redshift) corresponde a uma alteração na forma como a frequência das ondas de luz é observada no espectroscópio em função da velocidade relativa entre a fonte emissora e o receptor observador.

    Para o Quasar

    "Estamos a caminho do quasar, um objeto tão brilhante quanto uma galáxia. Nossa esperança é que o quasar pode conter uma fonte insondável de poder e perigo em seu centro ... um buraco negro."

    "Em nossa jornada, recebemos as emissões de rádio de um pulsar - uma estrela de nêutrons implodida."

    [Andi Deris, Lana Lane]

    [A. O PULSAR DE TOURO]

    Dentro de uma nebulosa distante no zodíaco de Touro
    Eu ouço o lamento de uma estrela, o pulso fraco de um sol que se apaga

    Todo o seu combustível está queimando e sua luz vai se apagar.
    Eu não posso ignorar o seu brado sem esperança enquanto dispara seu grito de morte no espaço

    Uma estrela em Touro se ilumina e supera a galáxia
    Um momento fugaz de glória no tempo e no espaço
    Uma supernova ressoa, uma sinfonia desesperada
    Deixando para trás um farol caído da graça

    Levante a cabeça para o céu
    E ouça o grito distante de uma estrela moribunda

    Eu ouvi sua mensagem de longe
    Um surto frequente de visão e som
    Nós nos aproximamos da estrela de nêutrons caída
    Girando e girando e girando e girando

    Nós assistimos a esta massa cósmica e ouvimos seu lamento triste
    Mas até estrelas e planetas passam neste lugar frio e eterno

    Uma estrela em Touro se ilumina e supera a galáxia
    Um momento fugaz de glória no tempo e no espaço
    Levante a cabeça para o céu e ouça o choro ...

    [ "Encontramos um quasar na constelação de Virgem. Mas ele realmente contém um
    buraco negro, o portal para o nosso destino final? " ]

    [B. QUASAR 3C273]

    Indo para dentro do núcleo de uma galáxia recém-nascida
    Nós chegamos a uma fonte de energia brilhante como uma estrela
    Este espetáculo cósmico de radiação foi formado
    Quinze bilhões de anos atrás, quando o universo nasceu

    Para o quasar (Para o quasar)
    Além da via láctea
    O desvio para o vermelho é alto, uma luz brilhante no céu

    Para a estrela negra (Para a estrela negra)
    Além da luz do dia
    A gravidade é alta, um sol negro no céu
    3C273

    Quando nos aproximamos do mar de luz, sou forçado a fechar os olhos
    Eu posso sentir as ondas vibrantes dos séculos passarem
    Então a força de uma força invisível nos rasga
    Será que encontramos a entrada da nossa passagem?

    Para o quasar (Para o quasar)
    Além da via láctea
    O desvio para o vermelho é alto, uma luz brilhante no céu

    Para a estrela negra (Para a estrela negra)
    Além da luz do dia
    A gravidade é alta, um sol negro no céu
    3C273

  16. Célio Azevedo

    Andi Deris rules!

  17. John Smith

    While massive props go to Arjen, a great part of this song is sung by Andi Deris of Helloween.
    Credit where credit is due. I like helloween a lot, and I like Deris, but Kiske is my man.

    Still, very well-fit.

  18. MUTANTE VJ

    Love this song! thanks !

  19. The Miracle

    The ending is so epic

  20. Conor McFaggot

    Chorus op

  21. Reinaldo Parra

    This song makes me fly in the space!

  22. Simon Wilkins

    Not to take away from Arjen’s glory, but has anyone seen the video I made for this song?

    Noe Nieto

    where is it?

    Simon Wilkins

    Noe Nieto either it got taken down or I forgot to re upload it. I’ll send the link if I can successfully get it back on my channel.

  23. Eugen Sechel

    That moment at 4:20 when everything turns into cosmic chaos <3

    ThePirouliette

    you must be kidding !! The climax starts at 3:20 and reaches its peak at 3:49

  24. Demian159

    Lyrics!

    "We are on our way to the quasar, an object as bright as a galaxy. Our hope is that the
    quasar may contain an unfathomable source of power and peril at its center ... a black
    hole."

    "On our journey, we receive the radio emissions of a pulsar -- an imploded neutron star."

    [A. THE TAURUS PULSAR]

    Within a distant nebula in the Taurus zodiac
    I hear the wailing of a star, the weak pulse of a fading sun

    All its fuel is burning out and its light will fade to black
    I can't ignore its hopeless shout as it fires its death cry out in space

    A star in Taurus lights up and outshines the galaxy
    A fleeting moment of glory in time and space
    A supernova resounds, a desperate symphony
    Leaving behind a beacon fallen from grace

    Lift your head up to the sky
    And hear the faraway cry of a dying star

    I heard its message from afar
    A frequent surge of sight and sound
    We approach the fallen neutron star
    Spinning round and round and round

    We attend this cosmic mass and we hear its sad lament
    But even stars and planets pass in this cold and everlasting place

    Lift your head up to the sky and hear the cry...

    "We have encountered a quasar in the constellation Virgo. But does it really contain a
    black hole, the portal to our final destination?"

    [B. QUASAR 3C273]

    [Andi Deris, Lana Lane]

    Heading off into the core of a newborn galaxy
    We have reached a brilliant star-like source of energy
    This cosmic spectacle of radiance was formed
    Fifteen billion years ago when the universe was born

    To the quasar
    Beyond the milky way
    The redshift is high, a bright light in the sky

    To the dark star
    Beyond the light of day
    The gravity's high, a black sun in the sky
    3C273

    As we approach the sea of light I'm forced to close my eyes
    I can feel the vibrant waves of centuries go by
    Then the pull of an unseen force is tearing us away
    Could it be we found the entrance to our passageway?

  25. Flam Sham

    He's gotta be one of the best prog musicians out there.

  26. Tomasz Czarkowski

    APP (Ayreon Polonisation Project): ,,Kosmiczny Migrator - Część II: Lot Migratora''

    4. ,,Ku Kwazarowi''

    _Jesteśmy w drodze ku kwazarowi, obiektowi tak jasnemu jak galaktyka._
    _Mamy nadzieję, że kwazar może zawierać w sobie źródło niewyobrażalnej mocy i niebezpieczeństw... Czarną dziurę._

    _W trakcie podróży odbieramy radiowe emisje pulsaru - gwiazdy neutronowej, która implodowała._

    A. ,,Pulsar Byka''

    W odległej mgławicy, w gwiazdozbiorze Byka
    Słyszę gwiezdny lament, słaby puls gasnącego słońca

    Jej paliwo wyczerpuje się i jej światło przygasa
    Nie mogę ignorować jej pozbawionego nadziei śmiertelnego krzyku

    Gwiazda w Byku rozświetla galaktykę
    Ulotny moment chwały w czasie i przestrzeni
    Supernowa wybucha dźwiękiem, desperacka symfonia
    Pozostawiając za sobą latarnię pozbawioną wdzięku

    Podnieś głowę ku niebu
    I usłysz odległy krzyk umierającej gwiazdy

    Słyszę jej wiadomość z oddali
    Regularny napływ dźwięków i obrazów
    Zbliżamy się do upadłej gwiazdy neutronowej
    Kręcącej się w koło, w koło i w koło

    Uczestniczymy w tej kosmicznej mszy i słuchamy smutnego lamentu
    Lecz nawet gwiazdy i planety umierają w tym zimnym, wiecznym miejscu

    Gwiazda w Byku rozświetla galaktykę
    Ulotny moment chwały w czasie i przestrzeni
    Podnieś głowę ku niebu i usłysz krzyk...

    _Napotkaliśmy kwazar w konstelacji Panny. Lecz czy naprawdę zawiera on czarną dziurę, portal wiodący do naszego celu?_

    B. ,,Kwazar 3C 273''

    Ruszając ku sercu nowonarodzonej galaktyki
    Natrafiliśmy na jaśniejące, podobne do gwiazdy źródło energii
    Uformował się kosmiczny spektakl blasku
    Piętnaście miliardów lat temu, gdy narodził się wszechświat

    Ku kwazarowi
    Poza drogę mleczną
    Silne przesunięcie ku czerwieni, jasne światło na niebie

    Ku mrocznej gwieździe
    Poza światło dnia
    Silna grawitacja, mroczne słońce na niebie
    *3C 273*

    Gdy zbliżamy się do morza światła muszę zamknąć oczy
    Czuję wibrujące fale mijających stuleci
    Wtedy rozrywa nas niewidzialna siła
    Czy może to być wejście do naszego przejścia?

    Ku kwazarowi
    Poza drogę mleczną
    Silne przesunięcie ku czerwieni, jasne światło na niebie

    Ku mrocznej gwieździe
    Poza światło dnia
    Silna grawitacja, mroczne słońce na niebie
    *3C 273*

  27. Bannerman 1903

    I like it Mr BlahC Elephant

  28. Aukhen

    I'd say that this album was the best thing that happened to the world of music.

    Abhishek Arora

    The first 5 songs in this album are absolute masterpieces.

    Abhishek Arora

    I do like the others as well; In my opinion, though, the energy kind of fades out after Into the Black Hole (not to be taken cosmologically)

  29. Brandon G

    "We are on our way to the quasar, an object as bright as a galaxy. Our hope is that the
    quasar may contain an unfathomable source of power and peril at its center ... a black
    hole."

    "On our journey, we receive the radio emissions of a pulsar -- an imploded neutron star."

    [A. THE TAURUS PULSAR]

    Within a distant nebula in the Taurus zodiac
    I hear the wailing of a star, the weak pulse of a fading sun

    All its fuel is burning out and its light will fade to black
    I can't ignore its hopeless shout as it fires its death cry out in space

    A star in Taurus lights up and outshines the galaxy
    A fleeting moment of glory in time and space
    A supernova resounds, a desperate symphony
    Leaving behind a beacon fallen from grace

    Lift your head up to the sky
    And hear the faraway cry of a dying star

    I heard its message from afar
    A frequent surge of sight and sound
    We approach the fallen neutron star
    Spinning round and round and round

    We attend this cosmic mass and we hear its sad lament
    But even stars and planets pass in this cold and everlasting place

    Lift your head up to the sky and hear the cry...

    "We have encountered a quasar in the constellation Virgo. But does it really contain a
    black hole, the portal to our final destination?"

    [B. QUASAR 3C273]

    [Andi Deris, Lana Lane]

    Heading off into the core of a newborn galaxy
    We have reached a brilliant star-like source of energy
    This cosmic spectacle of radiance was formed
    Fifteen billion years ago when the universe was born

    To the quasar
    Beyond the milky way
    The redshift is high, a bright light in the sky

    To the dark star
    Beyond the light of day
    The gravity's high, a black sun in the sky
    3C273

    As we approach the sea of light I'm forced to close my eyes
    I can feel the vibrant waves of centuries go by
    Then the pull of an unseen force is tearing us away
    Could it be we found the entrance to our passageway?