"6:00"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. Kevin Moore

Awake (1994), Live At Luna Park (2013)


"Six o'clock on a Christmas morning..."
"And for what?"
"Well, isn't it for the honor of God, Aunt Kate?"
"I know all about the honor of God, Mary Jane."
Six o'clock the siren kicks him from a dream, tries to shake it off but it just won't stop
Can't find the strength but he's got promises to keep
And wood to chop before he sleeps
I may never get over, but never's better than now I've got bases to cover
He's in the parking lot and he's just sitting in his car
It's nine o'clock but he can't get out
He lights a cigarette and turns the music down
But just can't seem to shake that sound
Once I thought I'd get over, but it's too late for me now, I've got bases to cover
Melody walks through the door and memory flies out the window
And nobody knows what they want 'til they finally let it all go
The pain inside, coming outside
So many ways to drown a man, so many ways to drag him down
Some are fast and some take years and years
Can't hear what he's saying when he's talking in his sleep
He finally found the sound but he's in too deep
I could never get over, is it too late for me now? Feel like blowing my cover
Melody walks through the door and memory flies out the window
And nobody knows what they want 'til they finally let it all go
But don't cut your losses too soon, 'cause you'll only be cutting your throat
And answer a call while you still hear at all 'cause nobody will if you won't
"Six o'clock on a Christmas morning..."
"I know all about the honor of God, Mary..."
"I know all about the honor of God, Mary Jane."


"Caught In A Web"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. James LaBrie, John Petrucci

Awake (1994), Once In A Livetime (1998), Live At High Voltage Festival 2011 (2011), Live At Luna Park (2013)


Silence disguised, I watch you, show me the hurt that haunts you
Would you despise the thrill, if all you hide were mine?
I can't hold on any longer, these feelings keep growing stronger
Echoes that deafen the mind, will bury my voice in their wake
Caught in a Web, removed from the world, hanging on by a thread
Spinning the lies, devised in my head
I've seen the path, the one you take, shows the truth, for you to make
This turn of phrase, we might not see is the thirst of desire found so easily
Try to push me 'round, the world some more and make me live in fear
I bare all that I am made of now
Attractive I don't care, 'cause even when I danced with life, no one was there to share
Does this voice the wounds of your soul?
Caught in a Web, removed from the world, hanging on by a thread
Spinning the lies, devised in my head
Tried to live the life you live and saw it doesn't work for me
I bare all that I am, made of now
Attractive, I can't be inside the Dance of Life is one I'll never hold to me
You can't heal the wounds of my soul.
Caught in a Web, removed from the world, hanging on by a thread
Spinning the lies, devised in my head
Caught in a Web, refused by the world, hanging on by a thread
Spinning a cage, denied and misread


"Innocence Faded"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Petrucci

Awake (1994), Score (2006)


Animation, breathes a cloudless mind
Fascination, leaves the doubting blind
Until the circle breaks and wisdom lies ahead
The faithful live Awake, the rest remain misled
Some will transcend spinning years, one as if time disappears
Innocence faded, the mirror falls behind you
Trinity jaded, I break down walls to find you
Callow and vain, fixed like a fossil, shrouding pain
Passionless stage, distant like brothers
Wearing apathetic displays, sharing flesh like envy in cages
Condescending, not intending to end
Some will transcend spinning years, one as if time disappears
Innocence faded, the mirror falls behind you
Trinity jaded, I break down walls to find you
Beginnings get complicated, the farther we progress
Opinions are calculated, immune to openness
Beyond the circle's edge, we're driven by her blessings
Forever hesitating, caught beneath the wheel
Innocence faded, the mirror falls behind you, cynically jaded
The child will crawl to find you.



A Mind Beside Itself:

"I. Erotomania (Instrumental)"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
Awake (1994), Live Scenes From New York (2001), Live In The Flats (2008)


"II. Voices"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Petrucci

Awake (1994), Once In A Livetime (1998), Live Scenes From New York (2001), Live In The Flats (2008)


"Love, just don't stare," he used to say to me every Sunday morning
The spider in the window, the angel in the pool
The old man takes the poison, now the widow makes the rules
"So speak, I'm right here," she used to say to me, not a word, not a word
Judas on the ceiling, the Devil in my bed
I guess Easter's never coming, so I'll just wait inside my head
Like a scream but sort of silent, living off my nightmares
Voices repeating me, "Feeling threatened? We reflect your hopes and fears."
Voices discussing me, "Others steal your thoughts
They're not confined, within your mind."
Thought disorder, dream control, now they read my mind on the radio
But where was the Garden of Eden?
I feel elated, I feel depressed, sex is death
Death is sex, says it right here on my Crucifix
Like a scream but sort of silent, living off my nightmares
Voices protecting me, "Good behavior brings the Savior to his knees."
Voices rejecting me, "Others steal your thoughts
They're not confined to your own mind."
"I don't wanna be here, 'cause of my suffering, 'cause of my illness.
Only love is worth having, only love is what matters
Loving every people on equal terms."
"You've got to know who you're dealin' with because
Like a stranger, a-heh, just might come in through here with a gun...
And then, what would you do? (Heh.)"
"Everything is immaterial..."
"'n' you know that reality is immaterial."
"This is not reality..."
I'm kneeling on the floor, staring at the wall
Like the spider in the window, I wish that I could speak
Is there fantasy in refuge? God in politicians?
Should I turn on my religion? These demons in my head tell me to
I'm lying here in bed, swear my skin is inside out, just another Sunday morning
Seen my diary on the newsstand, seems we've lost the truth to quicksand
It's a shame no one is praying,
'Cause these voices in my head keep saying..."Love, just don't stare."
"Reveal the Word when you're supposed to"
Withdrawn and introverted, infectiously perverted
"Being laughed at and confused keeps us pleasantly amused enough to stay."
Maybe I'm just Cassandra fleeting, twentieth century Icon bleeding
Willing to risk Salvation to escape from isolation
I'm witness to redemption, heard you speak but never listened
Can you rid me of my secrets? Deliver us from Darkness?
Voices repeating me, "Feeling threatened? We reflect your hopes and fears."
Voices discussing me, don't expect your own Messiah
This neverworld which you desire is only in your mind.


"III. The Silent Man"
m. and l. John Petrucci
Awake (1994), Live Scenes From New York (2001), Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs) (2008), Live At Luna Park (2013)


A question well served, "Is silence like a fever?"
"A voice never heard?"
"Or a message with no receiver?"
Pray they won't ask, behind the stained glass, there's always one more mask
Has man been a victim of his woman, of his father?
If he elects not to bother, will he suffocate their faith?
Desperate to fall, behind the Great Wall that separates us all
When there is reason, tonight I'm Awake
When there's no answer, arrive the Silent Man
If there is balance, tonight He's Awake, if they have to suffer, there lies the Silent Man
Sin without deceivers, a God with no believers, I could sail by on the Winds of Silence
And maybe they won't notice, but this time I think it'd be better if I swim
When there is reason, tonight I'm Awake
When there's no answer, arrive the Silent Man
If there is balance, tonight he's Awake
But if they have to suffer, there lies the Silent Man


"The Mirror"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. Mike Portnoy

Awake (1994), Live Scenes From New York (2001), Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) (2014)


(Low spoken parts performed by Mike Portnoy)
Temptation, why won't you leave me alone?
Lurking Every Corner, everywhere I go Self Control
Don't turn your back on me now, when I need you the most
Constant pressure tests my will
My will or my won't, my Self Control escapes from me still...
"What're you doing?" (Sample: Robert DeNiro from the film "Falling In Love")
Hypocrite, how could you be so cruel and expect my faith in return?
Resistance, is not as hard as it seems
When you close the door I spent so long trusting in you
I trust you forgot, just when I thought I believed in you...
"What're you doing? (Sample: Meryl Streep from the film "Falling In Love")
It's time for me to deal, becoming all too real
Living in fear, why did you lie and pretend?
This has come to an end, I'll never trust you again
It's time you made your amends, look in the mirror my friend
"That I haven't behaved as I should." (Sample: Jeremy Irons from film "Damage")
"Everything you need is around you. The only danger is inside you."
(Sample: Mary Beth Hurt from the film "Light Sleeper".)
"I thought you could control life, but it's not like that.
There are things you can't control."
(Sample: Jeremy Irons from film "Damage")
Let's stare the problem right in the eye, it's plagued me from coast to coast
Racing the clock to please everyone
All but the one who matters the most, reflections of reality are slowly coming into view
How in the hell could you possibly forgive me? After all the hell I put you through
It's time for me to deal, becoming all too real, living in fear, why'd I betray my friend?
Lying until the end, living life so pretend
It's time to make my amends, I'll never hurt you again


"Lie"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. Kevin Moore

Awake (1994), Once In A Livetime (1998), Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs) (2008), Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) (2014)


Daybreak at the bottom of lake, it's a hundred degrees I can't breathe
And I won't get out 'til I figure it out, though I'm weak like I can't believe
So you tell me "trust me," I can't trust you, just let me show you
But I gotta work it out in a shadow of doubt, 'cause I don't know if I know you
Doing fine but don't waste my time, tell me what it is you want to say
You sin, you win, just let me in - hurry, I've been out in the rain all day
So you tell me "trust me" I can trust you as far as I can throw you,
And I'm trying to get out of a shadow of doubt 'cause I don't know if I know you
Don't tell me you wanted me, don't tell me you thought of me
I won't, I swear I won't, (Did) I'll try, I swear I'll try (Lie)
Mother Mary quite contrary, kiss the boys and make them wary
Things are getting just a little bit scary, it's a wonder I can still breathe
Never been much of a doubting Thomas, but nothing breaks like a broken promise
You tell me 'bout your two more coming, but once is just enough for me
Don't tell me you wanted me, don't tell me you thought of me
I won't, I swear I won't, (Did), I'll try, I swear I'll try (Lie)
I had gotten used to being a soul destroyed, she comes in apparently to fill the void
All dogs need a leash and at least I'll forget it
And she would never hurt me though she's never said it
But I'm not gonna ask her today, I don't wanna scare her away
Your town, I'm all alone and I just can't stare at the phone
I wanna talk about lifelong mistakes and you can tell your stepfather I said so
Don't tell me you wanted me, don't tell me you thought of me
I won't, I swear I won't, (Did), I'll try, I swear I'll try (Lie)


"Lifting Shadows Off A Dream"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Myung

Awake (1994), Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs) (2008), Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) (2014)


He seems alone and silent, thoughts remain without an answer
Afraid and uninvited, he slowly drifts away
Moved by desire and fear, breaking delicate wings
Lifting shadows off a Dream once broken, she can turn a drop of water into an ocean
As the rain is pouring down, tears of sorrow wash his mind
Drifting with the current, this stream of life flows on
He seems alone and silent, waiting on his hands and knees
The chill of winter's darkness sits quietly
Moved by desire and fear, he takes a few steps away
Lifting shadows off a Dream once broken
She can turn a drop of water into an ocean, and she listens openly
He pours his soul into the water, reflecting the mystery
She carries him away and the winds die slowly
And she listens openly, and she listens openly
Lifting shadows off a Dream once broken, she can turn a drop of water into an ocean
Lifting Shadows off a Dream, lifting Shadows off a Dream


"Scarred"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Petrucci

Awake (1994), Once In A Livetime (1998), Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) (2014)


To Rise, To Fall, To Hurt, To Hate, To Want, To Wait, To Heal, To Save.
Can't hear it, we fear it, awareness won't come near it
Distractive, reactive, disguised in spite of time
I never bared my emotion, my passion always strong
I never lost my devotion, but somewhere fate went wrong
Can't let them rape me again, your venom's not family here
Won't let them fill me with, fatalistic remedies
What if the rest of the world was hopelessly blinded by fear?
Where would my sanctity live? Suddenly nobody cares.
It's never enough, you're wasting your time, isn't there something I could say?
You don't understand, you're closing me out, how can we live our lives this way?
You tell me I'm wrong, I'm risking my life, still, I have nothing in return
I show you my hands, you don't see the scars, maybe you'll leave me here to burn.
What if the rest of the world was hopelessly drowning in vain?
Where would our self pity run? Suddenly everyone cares.
Blood...Heal me, Fear...Change me, Belief will always save me
Blood...Swearing, Fear...Staring, Conviction made aware
Give up on misery, turn your back on dissent
Leave their distrust behind, wash your hands of regret
Do you feel you don't know me anymore?
And do you feel I'm afraid of your love? And how come you don't want me asking?
And how come my heart's not invited?
You say you want everyone happy, well, we're not laughing.
And how come you don't understand me? And how come I don't understand you?
Thirty years say we're in this together, so open your eyes.
People in prayer for me, everyone there for me
Sometimes I feel I should face this alone
My soul exposed, it calms me to know that I won't
Blood...Heal me, Fear...Change me, Belief will always save me
Blood...Swearing, Fear...Staring, Conviction made aware
Give up on misery, turn your back on dissent, leave their distrust behind
Wash your hands of regret
Blood...Heal me, Fear...Change me, Belief will always save me
Blood...Swearing, Fear...Staring, Conviction made aware
Learning from misery, staring back at dissent,
Leaving distrust behind, I'm inspired and content


"Space-Dye Vest"
m. and l. Kevin Moore
Awake (1994), Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) (2014)


Falling through pages of Martens on angels, feeling my heart pull west
I saw the future dressed as a stranger, love in a space-dye vest
Love is an act of blood and I'm bleeding, a pool in the shape of a heart
Beauty projection in the reflection, always the worst way to start
"But he's the sort who can't know anyone intimately, least of all a woman.
He doesn't know what a woman is.
He wants you for a possession
Something to look at like a painting or an ivory box.
Something to own and to display.
He doesn't want you to be real, or to think or to live.
He doesn't love you, but I love you.
I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings
Even when I hold you in my arms.
It's our last chance...It's our last chance..."
Now that you're gone I'm trying to take it, learning to swallow the rage
Found a new girl I think we can make it as long as she stays on the page
This is not how I want it to end and I'll never be open again
"...I was gonna move out...ummm...get, get a job, get my own place, ummm,
But...I go into the mall where I want to work and they tell me, I'm, I was too young..."
"Some people, gave advice before, about facing the facts, about facing reality.
And this is, this without a doubt, is his biggest challenge ever.
He's going to have to face it.
You're gonna have to try, he's gonna to have to try and, uh
And, and, and get some help here.
I mean no one can say they know how he feels."
"That, so they say that, in ya know like, Houston or something
You'd say it's a hundred and eighty degrees, but it's a dry heat.
In Houston they say that? Oh, maybe not. I'm all mixed up.
Dry until I had the swimming pool."
"...I get up with the sun...Listen. You have your own room to sleep in
I don't care what you do. I don't care when.
That door gets locked, that door gets locked at night by nine o'clock.
If you're not in this house by nine o'clock, then you'd better find some place to sleep.
Because you're not going to be a bum in this house. Supper is ready..."
There's no one to take my blame, if they wanted to
There's nothing to keep me sane and it's all the same to you
There's nowhere to set my aim, so I'm everywhere
Never come near me again, do you really think I need you
I'll never be open again, I could never be open again
I'll never be open again, I could never be open again.
And I'll smile and I'll learn to pretend and I'll never be open again
And I'll have no more dreams to defend and I'll never be open again