Ayreon - Across The Rainbow Bridge (Official Lyric Video)

Ayreon - Across The Rainbow Bridge (Official Lyric Video)

Ayreon - Across The Rainbow Bridge (Into The Electric Castle) Lyric Video

Ayreon - Across The Rainbow Bridge (Into The Electric Castle) Lyric Video

Across the Rainbow Bridge is the seventh and last song on the first CD of Into the Electric Castle, and the seventh song of the entire album. Its length is 6:20. It is preceded by Tunnel of Light, and followed by The Garden of Emotions.


The Voice dares the adventurers to cross the Rainbow Bridge into the electric castle. The Knight reminisces of his true goal, to use the healing properties of the holy grail to restore the life of his lost love.

The Hippie, thinking he is dead or stoned, experiences the Rainbow Bridge as a psychedelic trip, almost losing himself in the glowing colors.



And now this Rainbow Bridge: an iridescent span of tears - so fragile and yet so strong. Will it support your mortal shells? Or will you fall into the fiery brine below?

I hark back to olden days
To her and her magic ways
Two souls in harmony
In an endless sea

The cruel wings of destiny
Carried you away from me
And left a heart unstilled
That never will be filled

Beyond these Stygian skies our fortress lies
Across the rainbow bridge
We'll span the sea of tears and conquer all our fears (inside)
Forsake this mourning field and drop your shield
Across the rainbow bridge
Run to the other side where all our dreams abide

I'd sacrifice my very life
To have you at my side
Like a dream I see your face
Through the misty haze

We were one amid the stars
And time never healed my scars
Deep inside the sadness burns
I must return!


Scarlet crimson rosy red
I must be dead
Or stoned out of my head

Orange yellow tangerine
The acid queen
In a psychedelic scene

Ochre chestnut chocolate brown
I'm upside down
On a cosmic eiderdown

Ivory milky chalky white, the stars ignite, I vanish in the light - that burns so bright

Step forward. Beyond lies your goal: the Electric Castle! The past is gone! Do you wish to lapse in limbo forever? No! Be resolute.. There are trials ahead - and rewards for those who strive: the Surreal Search endures...

Run run the past is gone, it cannot be undone
Run run the future is here, our fate is drawing near



  • As part of the twentieth anniversary of Into the Electric Castle, a lyric video of this song was uploaded to YouTube.

"Tunnel of Light"
Into the Electric Castle Next:
"The Garden of Emotions"