"New Millennium"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. Mike Portnoy

Falling Into Infinity (1997), Live Scenes From New York (2001), Live At Budakon (2004)


A single star behind me, a red sky burns ahead
A lonely light below me, awake among the dead
An overwhelming feeling leaves me numb and strange
A sense of new beginning, I sense a wind of change
Out with the old useless, people so cold ruthless, welcome in a new millenium
How many times must I live out this nightmare, I can't wait until a new millenium
I've got this feeling the tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling, everything's gonna be alright now
Living out a constant deja vu, keep your head up
Please be patient we will get to you
Keep your head up, just have some faith and you can see it through
Keep your head up, but faith don't pay the rent that's overdue
Keep your head up, all that's glittering is turning blue
Keep your head up, what they want from me ain't gotta clue
Keep your head up, swallow pride before it swallows you
Keep your head up, don't dare bite the hand that's starving you, keep your head up
How can you keep your head and not go insane
When the only light at the end of the tunnel is another train
The lies ten feet tall, have broken my fall, welcome you all new millenium
It's well overdue and I can't wait to welcome in a new millenium


"You Not Me"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie, Desmond Child
l. John Petrucci, Desmond Child

Falling Into Infinity (1997)


Being round you is driving me crazy, watching you run is making me lazy
You're trying to buy a place in my head, telling me lines I've already read
Speaking my name to try to confuse me, say it again you're starting to lose me
That's alright I'm okay, it happens every single day, it's all the same, but I'm not blind
It's all about you not me, it's all about the things that you're expecting me to be
There's not enough time to live and all that you're expecting me to give
It's all about you not me, it's all about you not me
You're building my prison brick by brick, eating your words is making me sick
You get what you want cause nothing is sacred
You're reading my mind and leaving me naked
You say I gotta give before I receive it, one of these days I'll believe it
It's all about you not me, it's all about the things that you're expecting me to be
There's not enough time to live and all that you're expecting me to give
It's all about you not me, it's all about you not me


"Peruvian Skies"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Petrucci

Falling Into Infinity (1997), Once In A Livetime (1998), Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs) (2008), Live At High Voltage Festival 2011 (2011), Happy Holidays From Dream Theater (2013)


There, there it is, I swear he's gonna murder that poor kid
Wait, I hear it again, don't turn on the lights until we hear the way it ends
Under Peruvian skies, Vanessa regretfully waits
The story unfolds in her eyes where midnight hysteria's
No big surprise, battered and bruised, always confusing
The love that she's losing for hate, poor Vanessa
Hey, I hope you know, I'm taking all of this with me when I go
Shame, you're not to blame, I'm the monster you created in your daddy's name
Under Peruvian skies, Vanessa regretfully waits
The story unfolds in her eyes, where midnight hysteria's
No big surprise, battered and bruised, always confusing
The love that she's losing for hate, poor Vanessa
Terror by night, liar by day, telling her secrets, won't take them away
Under Peruvian skies, Vanessa regretfully waits
The story unfolds in her eyes, where midnight hysteria's
No big surprise, battered and bruised
Always confusing the love that she's losing for hate


"Hollow Years"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Petrucci

Falling Into Infinity (1997), Once In A Livetime (1998), Live At Budakon (2004), Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs) (2008)


He's just the kind of man you hear about, who leaves his family for an easy out
They never saw the signs, he never said a word, he couldn't take another day
Carry me to the shoreline, bury me in the sand
Walk me across the water and maybe you'll understand
Once the stone you're crawling under is lifted off your shoulders
Once the cloud that's raining over your heads disappears
The noise that you'll hear is the crashing down of hollow years
She's not the kind of girl you hear about
She'll never want another, she'll never be without
She'll give you all the signs, she'll tell you everything, then turn around and walk away
Carry me to the shoreline, bury me in the sand
Walk me across the water and maybe you'll understand
Once the stone you're crawling under is lifted off your shoulders
Once the cloud that's raining over your heads disappears
The noise that you'll hear is the crashing down of hollow years
Carry me to the shoreline, bury me in the sand
Walk me across the water and maybe you'll understand
Once the stone you're crawling under is lifted off your shoulders
Once the cloud that's raining over your heads disappears
The noise that you'll hear is the crashing down of hollow years


"Burning My Soul"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. Mike Portnoy

Falling Into Infinity (1997)


A thorn in my side, a chip on my shoulder, a lump in my throat, the size of a boulder
The chill up my spine, can't get any colder and you wonder why I can't smile
A knot in my gut, an ape on my back
In the heat of the moment I'm knocked off the track
You drop the ball, I pick up the slack and you ask me why my hair's gray
Twisting, turning, losing all sense of yearning
Living and learning, the pressure keeps on burning my soul
I say it's green and then you tell me it's red
Keep your thoughts and ideas locked inside of your head
We've got someone who can think for you instead and he sounds just like the last one
Twisting, turning, losing all sense of yearning
Living and learning, the pressure keeps on burning my soul
Responsible thinkers, throw caution to the wind, but I find myself speaking from within
I can't live my life walking on eggshells to stay on your good side
Using your words, controlling my life
Can't you see it's my words that gives you your life
So I hurt your feelings, well I'm really sorry, but I don't give a shit...
Twisting, turning, losing all sense of yearning
Living and learning, the pressure keeps on burning my soul


"Hell's Kitchen" (Instrumental)
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
Falling Into Infinity (1997)

"Lines In The Sand"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Petrucci

Falling Into Infinity (1997), Once In A Livetime (1998)


Sometimes, for a moment of bliss and the passion
We're craving there's a message we miss
Sometimes when, the spirits left alone
We must believe in something to find if we've grown
Tragic reflex, shattered calm, static progress
Senses gone, numb awareness, final psalm
Swept away with the tide through the holes in my hands
Crown of thorns at my side, drawing lines in the sand
Sometimes, if you're perfectly still
You can hear the virgin weeping for the savior of your will
Sometimes, your castles in the air and the fantasies
You're seeking are the crosses you bear
Sacred conflict, blessed prize, weeping crosses, stainless eyes
Desperate addict, faith disguised
Swept away with the tide through the holes in my hands
Crown of thorns at my side, drawing lines in the sand
We fabricate our demons, invite them into our homes
Have supper with the aliens and fight the war alone
We conjure up our skeletons, enlist the den of thieves
Frightened from our closets, then sewn upon our sleeves
In the stream of consciousness there is a river crying
Living comes much easier once we admit we're dying
Sometimes, in the wreckage of our wake there's a blitterness
We harbor and hate for hatred's sake
Sometimes we dig an early grave and crucify our instincts
For the hope we couldn't save
Sometimes a view from sinless eyes
Centers our perspective and pacifies our cries
Sometimes the anguish we survive and the mysteries
We nurture are the fabrics of our lives
Swept away with the tide through the holes in my hands
Crown of thorns at my side, drawing lines in the sand


"Take Away My Pain"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Petrucci

Falling Into Infinity (1997), Once In A Livetime (1998)


I was sitting on the edge of his bed staring at the headlines on the paper
He said, "Look at poor Gene Kelly, I guess he won't be singing in the rain."
You can take away my heroes, can you take away my pain?
Take away my pain, leave the cold outside
Please don't let it rain, don't stumble on my pride
Take away my pain, I'm not frightened anymore, just stay with me tonight
I'm tired of this fight, soon I'll be knocking at your door
She was standing by the edge of his bed, staring at the message on their faces
He said, "What else can you do, babe? I guess I won't be coming home again"
They just took away all my promises, make them take away my pain
Take away my pain, leave the cold outside
Please don't let it rain, don't stumble on my pride
Take away my pain, I'm not frightened anymore, just stay with me tonight
I'm tired of this fight, soon I'll be knocking at your door
His final scene, the actor bows and all those years are gone somehow
The crowd applauds, the curtain falls
I was standing by the edge of the water, I noticed my reflection in the waves
Then I saw you looking back at me and I knew that for a moment
You were calling out my name, you took away my hero, will you take away my pain?
Take away my pain, let the cold inside
It's time to let it rain, there's nothing left to hide
Take away my pain, I'm not frightened anymore
I'm learning to survive without you in my life
Til you come knocking at my door...


"Just Let Me Breathe"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. Mike Portnoy

Falling Into Infinity (1997), Once In A Livetime (1998), Live Scenes From New York (2001)


Open your eyes and turn off your mind
Step right up folks and you will find a growing trend
An epidemic, spread with zen and hypodermics
Just close your mind, you can find all you need with your eyes
The big machines take care of you until you kill yourself
And then the sales go through the roof
Calculated, formulated, feed my head with simple thoughts
And let me breathe instead of being taught
All bottled up and tearing at the seams, I'm bored, just let me breathe
A daily dose of eMpTyV will flush your mind right down the drain
Shannon Hoon and Kurt Cobain, make yourself a household name
Just close your mind, you can find all you need with your eyes
The big machines take care of you until you kill yourself
And then the sales go through the roof
Calculated, formulated, feed my head with simple thoughts
And let me breathe instead of being taught
All bottled up and tearing at the seams, I'm bored, just let me breathe
Strike up your best angst ridden posture, manufactured anger
Let's not forget my legacy, all my heroes have failed me, now they're dead and buried
Just close your mind, you can find all you need with your eyes
The big machines will take care of you until the fashion fades
And the checks go through
My bankroll's red and my face is blue
And still they'll turn their backs on you for someone new
Feed my head with some real thoughts and let me think instead of being taught
I'll say things you won't believe, just stand back, just let me breathe...


"Anna Lee"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. James LaBrie

Falling Into Infinity (1997)


Helpless child, they invite your hands to fill their needs, will you be the same?
Shameless smile, to steal from you the innocence that bleeds
Will they feel your pain?
Trying to believe, the scars unseen, the tears wash clean
You don't wanna breathe the air you breathe
You don't know how you'll live a life alone
She keeps holding on, holding on to you, let her breathe the air
Don't wanna be alone, where do you belong, Anna Lee
Behind those eyes, the vivid scene
A lucid dream within questioned secrets are revealed
And every time you can't deny the lines that trace your skin, wounds that never heal
Trying to believe, the scars unseen, the tears wash clean
You don't wanna breathe the air you breathe, you don't know how you'll live a life alone
She keeps holding on, holding on to you, let her breathe the air
Don't wanna be alone, where do you belong, Anna Lee
And now she's calling out a name, Can't keep on hiding all her pain, you feel the rain move in as you begin to turn and answer the call
Trying to believe, the scars unseen, the tears wash clean
You don't wanna breathe the air you breathe, you don't know how you'll live a life alone
She keeps holding on, holding on to you, let her breathe the air
Don't wanna be alone, where do you belong, Anna Lee


"Trial of Tears"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Myung

Falling Into Infinity (1997), Once In A Livetime (1998), Live At Budakon (2004), Breaking The Fourth Wall (Live From The Boston Opera House) (2014)


I. It's Raining

Under the sun, there's nothing to hide, under the moon, a stranger waits inside
People disappear, the music fades away
Splashing through the rain, I'll dream with them one day
It's raining, raining, on the streets of New York City
It's raining, raining, raining, deep in heaven
I may have wasted all those years, they're not worth their time in tears
I may have spent too long in darkness in the warmth of my fears
Take a look at yourself, not at anyone else and tell me what you see
I know the air is cold, I know the streets are cruel, but I'll enjoy the ride today
It's raining, raining, on the streets of New York City
It's raining, raining, raining, deep in heaven
I may have wasted all those years, they're not worth their time in tears
I may have spent too long in darkness in the warmth of my fears
As I walk through all my myths, rising and sinking like the waves
With my thoughts wrapped around me through a trial of tears
Hidden by disguise, stumbling in a world, feeling uninspired, he gets into his car
Not within his eyes to see, open up, open up, not much better than the man you hate


II. Deep In Heaven (Instrumental)

III. The Wasteland

Still awake, I continue to move along
Cultivating my own nonsense, welcome to the wasteland
Where you'll find ashes, nothing but ashes, still awake
Bringing change, bringing movement, bringing life
A silent prayer thrown away, disappearing in the air
Rising, sinking, raining deep inside me
Nowhere to turn, I look for a way back home
It's raining, raining, raining, deep in heaven