Tracks

01. Sail Away To Avalon (radio edit version)
02. Charm Of The Seer
03. Nature's Dance (home-demo version)
04. Eyes Of Time (previously unreleased studio version)



01. Sail Away To Avalon (radio edit version)

Music & lyrics by Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Vocals: Barry Hay

Ayreon:
Noble men in shining armour
Knights of the table-round
Go out and ride like thunder
Cross the sky at the speed of

Sound the horn, 'n blow the trumpets
Upon the castle wall
Now the quest has started
Listen to the prophet's call

Sail away
Sail away to Avalon
The journey has begun
Sail away through the night
Sail away, never die
The gods are at your side
Sail away through the night

Ride on the road to glory
Find the Holy Grail
And learn the ancient story
'S more than just a fairy-

Tale about the key to life
And all its mysteries
You'll find the grail within you
Slay the dragon in your dreams!


02. Charm Of The Seer

Music & lyrics by Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Vocals: Ruud Houweling

Ayreon:
I've been lost in the valley of nightmares
I've been found in the garden of dreams
Speak thy charm; I know you are out there
Cast thy spell and silence the screams

But as I poise on the edge of life
Where time disappears
I bow in fear
To the charm of the seer

I've seen fear in valiant faces
I've seen hope in desperate eyes
Lead me home to familiar places
Lead me back to crystalline skies

And as I poise on the edge of life
Where time disappears
I bow in fear
To the charm of the seer

I have failed, I have been forsaken
I've been scorned and misunderstood
I have lost, my life has been taken
I'd surrender if only I could


03. Nature's Dance (home-demo version)

Music & lyrics by Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Vocals: Arjen Anthony Lucassen

Ayreon:
I can smell the grass
And touch the flowers
Among the trees
I pass the hours
And fantasize
I let the dance of nature
Inspire me
Now my mind is free
From apparitions
I switch off like a 'television'
And close my eyes

And I wish that I could see
Like everybody can
How I wish that I could be
Like any other man

I can't see the sun
But I sense its glow
I hear the sound of water flowing
Down the stream
And my heart cries out
For a little bit love
But I know that it was not meant to be
So I'll fulfill my destiny
And accept my fate

Still I wish that I could see
Like everybody can
How I wish that I could be
Like any other man  


04. Eyes Of Time (previously unreleased studio version)

Music & lyrics by Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Vocals: Leon Goewie

Ayreon:
I cannot see with these eyes
My world is dark
Like a cold eternal night

I could not tell you no lies
My words are lost
In a shroud of mystery

Villagers:
Tell me what you see
Ayreon:
I cannot tell you now
I see the world through the eyes of time
Villagers:
Tell me what you feel
Ayreon:
I wouldn't know how
I cannot free my mind
From the eyes of time

I do not know where I am
I'm lost in time
Drifting in eternity

I cannot tell if it's real
Or fantasy
Or a view of things to come

I'm still trying to understand
Why do I see the things I see
Could it be a future world
That's warning us through me
I'm still trying to understand
Why do I know the things I know
Does it mean I'm a god
Will nobody tell me so?