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Ayreon - The Fifth Extinction (01011001) Lyric Video

Ayreon - The Fifth Extinction (01011001) Lyric Video

The Fifth Extinction is the first song on the second disc of 01011001 and the ninth song of the entire album. Its length is 10:31. It is preceded by Web of Lies and followed by Waking Dreams .

PlotEdit

As the comet carrying the DNA of Forever approaches Earth, Forever yearns for the future, and relishes in what they will soon all experience.

In order to prevent unnecessary harm, Forever decide to take a closer look. Upon inspection, it appears Earth is populated with dinosaurs, which are all likely to die in the wake of the comet impact. Several Forever object, and feel that they should not cause this kind of mass extinction. However, other Forever argue that the dinosaurs are inferior, due to their lack of sentience. They decide to carry out the plan, and the comet collides with Earth.

As the destruction from the comet subsides, and the ashes lower, it appears Forever were successful in creating their offspring; Humans are born and will populate Earth.

It seems Forever were successful in their intent to reignite their own spark of life through a new humanity.

This song spans the length of roughly 65 million years, from the extinction of the dinosaurs, to the dawn of man.

SingersEdit

LyricsEdit

Glimmer of HopeEdit

[Forever ♡] Through their eyes we will see
[Forever ❊] With their hands we will create
[Forever ♡] In their world we will be free
[Forever ❊] With our minds we'll shape their fate

[Forever ☯]
Now the die is cast, the first step taken
A glimmer of hope lights up our lives
Visions of the past, dreams forsaken
Forming right before our eyes
We're alive

[Forever ♡] Through their pain we'll learn to live
[Forever ❊] Remember all life has to give

[Forever Bird]
Now the die is cast, the first step taken
A glimmer of hope lights up our lives
Visions of the past, dreams forsaken
Re-ignite the sparkle in our eyes
We're alive! So alive!

World of Tomorrow DreamsEdit

[Forever ϟ]
I see a planet, perfect for our needs
Behold our target, a world to plant our seeds
[Forever ☯]
There must be life
First remove any trace of doubt!
They may all die
Don't you think we should check it out?
[Forever ®]
We have no choice, we waited far too long
This is our planet, this is where they belong
[Forever Bird]
We may regret this
Is this the way it's supposed to be?
A cold execution, a mindless act of cruelty!

[Forever ❊]
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams
Our future lies
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams
Our hopes will rise

[Forever 🕈] In the World of Tomorrow Dreams
Our future lies
In the World of Tomorrow Dreams
Our hopes will rise

[Forever ϟ]
I see mainly reptiles
A lower form of intelligence
Mere brainless creatures with no demonstrable sentience
[Forever Bird]
What makes us superior
We did not do so great ourselves!
A dying race, imprisoned in restricted shells

Collision CourseEdit

[Instrumental]

From the AshesEdit

[Forever ϟ] And as the smoke slowly rises
[Forever ⛧] Our planet's bare and cold
[Forever ϟ] But as the black sky brightens
[Forever ⛧] A wondrous world unfolds<

[Forever ®] We're at the dawn of a new age
[Forever ❊] As we hear the final cries
[Forever ®] Ready to enter the next stage
[Forever ❊] From the ashes we will rise

[Forever ☯] And as the smoke slowly rises
[Forever 🕈] Our planet's bare and cold
[Forever ☯] But as the black sky brightens
[Forever 🕈] A wondrous world unfolds

[Forever Ω] We're at the dawn of a new age
[Forever Bird] As we hear the final cries
[Forever Ω] Ready to enter the next stage
[Forever Bird] From the ashes we will rise!

Glimmer of Hope RepriseEdit

[Forever ®]
Now the die is cast, the first step taken
A glimmer of hope lights up our lives
Visions of the past, dreams forsaken
Re-ignite the sparkle in our eyes
We are... alive


Previous:
"Web of Lies"
01011001 Next:
"Waking Dreams"
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