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SotD: Ayreon - Valley Of The Queens

Submitted by Druss on Mon, 2007-06-18 19:26

Today's Song Of The Day is Ayreon's Valley of the Queens, a breathtakingly beautiful vocal-centric piece. A quiet song, its beauty lies in the harmonies provided by the wonderful Anneke van Giersbergen coupled with the poignant lyrics which paint a moving picture (I'm a sucker for all things fantasy after all). I'm seriously hooked onto Ayreon at the moment.

The lyrics follow:

My journey's over,
I'm standing on the edge,
And close my eyes
To this world of lies.

My will is broken,
It's the end of all my dreams.
My soul yearns
For the valley of the queens.

My rose has withered,
It will never bloom again.
The soil is dry,
Time has come to die.

My faith has left me,
They have stolen all my dreams,
Oh lay me down
In the valley of the queens.

My search has ended,
My name is carved in stone
On the temple wall
Beyond Osiris' hall.

No holy sunrays
Will light my tomb of dreams.
I won't return
From the valley of - the queens