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The Teacher's Discovery Lyrics

Ayreon - The Theory of Everything
Band
Album

The Theory of Everything

(2013)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Rock, Rock Opera
LabelsInsideOut Music
Album rating :  90 / 100
Votes :  29
5. The Teacher's Discovery (2:58)
"7 years ago

As the students work on a test in science class, a gust of wind from the open window blows a paper full of math equations off the Teacher's desk. Unnoticed by the teacher, it lands at the Prodigy's feet. Already having finished the test, he picks up the paper. His face lights up as he begins writing."

[Teacher:]
I can’t believe… this can’t be true.
How could you know?
I’ve tried to solve this
For as long as I recall

Is this your work? Be honest now
How did you do it?
I’m not angry, boy
But I really need to know

[Prodigy:]
I’m sorry, sir, I can’t explain
It’s the way I’ve always been
You see, the numbers just appear
Before my eyes

[Rival:]
Don’t believe hi, no! He is envious!
I’ve felt it from the start
In every class, I’ve always been the genius
And he just wants to be like me

Don’t let him deceive you
He’s nothing but a fake
A sad pretender
Trying to take my place

Don’t let him deceive you
He’s nothing but a fake
A sad pretender
A total waste of space
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Ayreon - The Theory of Everything
The Theory of Everything - Album Credits
Members
Additional musicians
  • Rick Wakeman : Keyboards
  • Jordan Rudess : Keyboards
  • Keith Emerson : Keyboards
  • Siddharta Barnhoorn : Orchestrations
  • Steve Hackett : Lead Guitars
  • Troy Donockley : Whistles, Uilleann Pipes
  • Ben Mathot : Violin
  • Maaike Peterse : Cello
  • Jeroen Goossens : Flute, Piccolo
  • Michael Mills : Vocals (father), Irish Bouzouki
  • JB Christoffersson : Vocals (the teacher)
  • Sara Squadrani : Vocals (the girl)
  • Cristina Scabbia : Vocals (the mother)
  • Tommy Karevik : Vocals (the prodigy)
  • Marco Hietala : Vocals (the rival)
  • John Wetton : Vocals (the psychiatrist)
  • Wilmer Waarbroek : Backing Vocals
Other staff
  • Arjen Anthony Lucassen : Producer, Recording, Mixing Engineer
  • Brett Caldas-Lima : Mastering Engineer
  • Steve Rispin : Recording Engineer
  • Maarten de Peijper : Recording Engineer
  • Jos Driessen : Recording Engineer
  • Dave Kerzner : Recording Engineer
  • Erik Jordan : Recording Engineer
  • Roger King : Recording Engineer
  • Jef Bertels : Cover Art
  • Thomas Ewerhard : Layout
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