The Banishment


[a. a new dawn]

a perceptable tension is hovering above ayreon's hometown.

something is at hand.

[b. the gathering]

the townspeople gather on the market square to judge of ayreon.

is he a prophet or a charlatan, or even worse: an apparition most unholy?

[c. the accusation]

the villagers accuse ayreon of being the devil's spawn,

but ayreon persists in his innocence.


have you seen his eyes

up in the skies

like hypnotized

and he never smiles

he never cries

have you heard his song

fierce and strong

right or wrong

should he be condemned

for he doesn't belong


what have i done


you've aroused the forces of destruction


what have i done


you've unleashed the rage of the gods


what have i done


you've denounced the wonder of creation


what have i done


you've betrayed your own,

now you have to pay

it has been foretold

in days of old

'n evil soul

will corrupt the world

to achieve his goal

he's the devil's seed

an evil breed

he's gonna make you bleed

he'll take all he needs

with uncontrolable greed


i've done nothing at all,

no nothing at all

[d. the banishment]

with sticks and torches in hand,

the angry villagers drive ayreon out of their demesne.

[e. oblivion]

completely exhausted ayreon roams through the forest,

only an indistinct sense of accomplishment sustains him.


if i have died, then this must be hell

if i'm alive, i cannot break this gruesome spell

i am seeking relief and finding none

i have fallen into oblivion

a force within dominates my tormented soul

and empowers me to regain absolute control

i shall not yield, for i am the chosen one

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