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"Hyperdrive" is the fifth song from the Devin Townsend album Ziltoid the Omniscient, released in 2007, and the fifth song from the Devin Townsend Project album Addicted, released in 2009.

Song Credits[]

  • Words and music: Devin Townsend


  • Ziltoid the Omniscient (original studio recording)
  • Addicted (original studio re-recording)
  • By a Thread (live recording)
  • The Retinal Circus (live recording)
  • Rockband 3 (downloadable content)



The original album version. It proceeds directly from "Solar Winds" and directly into "N9." Its style is very reminiscent of "Night."


Re-recorded version for Addicted. Features Anneke van Giersbergen on harmony vocals. Played a half-step up from the original.

Hyperdrive (Live, By a Thread)[]

Available on the By a Thread box set, where Addicted is played in full.

Hyperdrive (Live, Acoustic)[]

Available on The Retinal Circus DVD/CD.

Hyperdrive (Rockband 3)[]

The dialogue was re-recorded specifically for the video game, though the musical content remains the same.


    So cold, in the night,
    Where the river flows,
    So cold, in the night,
    Where the river flows,
    Sail away,
    Hey, I'm sorry,
    Everyday is a new day.
    Hooray for love,
    Hey, I'm lonely,
    Trying to find a new way.
    So cold, in the night,
    Where the rivers slow,
    Say the rivers slows,
    So cold...
    So cold, in the night,
    Hold on... Hold on...
    Sail away,
    Hey I'm sorry,
    Every day's a new day,
    Hooray for love.
    Hey I'm lonely
    Try and be on your way,
    On your way... On your way...
    She loves me not...
    Having made their way through space, Captain Spectacular
    and his intrepid crew have arrived in Nebulo 9.
    Unbeknownst to the humans, Ziltoid has also arrived.
    [Ziltoid:] Haha! Surprise!

The Addicted version does not feature the narrator and Ziltoid lines at the end.