"Pull Me Under"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. Kevin Moore

Images and Words (1992), Live At The Marquee (1993), Once In A Livetime (1998), Live At Budakon (2004), Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs) (2008), Live At Luna Park (2013)


Lost in the sky, clouds roll by and I roll with them
Arrows fly, seas increase and then fall again
This world is spinning around me, this world is spinning without me
Every day sends future to past, every breath leaves me one less to my last
Watch the sparrow falling, gives new meaning to it all
If not today nor yet tomorrow then some other day
I'll take seven lives for one and then my only father's son
As sure as I ever did love him I am not afraid
This world is spinning around me, the whole world keeps spinning around me
All life is future to past, every breath leaves me one less to my last
Pull me under, pull me under, pull me under, I'm not afraid
All that I feel is honor and spite, all I can do is to set it right
Dust fills my eyes, clouds roll by and I roll with them
Centuries cry, orders fly and I fall again
This world is spinning inside me, the whole world is spinning inside of me
Every day sends future to past, every step brings me closer to my last
Pull me under, pull me under, pull me under, I'm not afraid
Living my life too much in the sun, only until your will is done
"Oh that this too, too solid flesh would melt."


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

Images and Words (1992), Live Scenes From New York (2001), Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs) (2008), Happy Holidays From Dream Theater (2013)


Live another day, climb a little higher, find another reason to stay
Ashes in your hands, mercy in your eyes, if you're searching for a silent sky
You won't find it here, look another way, you won't find it here, so die another day
The coldness of his words, the message in his silence, "Face the candle to the wind"
This distance in my voice, isn't leaving you a choice
So if you're looking for a time to run away
You won't find it here, look another way, you won't find it here, so try another day
They took pictures of our dreams, ran to hide behind the stairs
And said maybe when it's right for you, they'll fall
But if they don't come down, resist the need to pull them in and throw them away
Better to save the mystery than surrender to the secret
You won't find it here, look another way, so try another day


"Take The Time"
m. and l. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
Images and Words (1992), Once In A Livetime (1998), Greatest Hit (...and 21 other pretty cool songs) (2008)


"Hold it now... wait a minute... come on... whew..."
Just let me catch my breath...
I've heard the promises, I've seen the mistakes, I've had my fair share of tough breaks
I need a new voice, a new law, a new way, take the time, reevaluate
It's time to pick up the pieces, go back to square one, I think it's time for a change
There is something that I feel to be something that is real
I feel the heat within my mind and craft new changes with my eyes
Giving freely wandering promises, a place with decisions I'll fashion
I won't waste another breath
You can feel the waves coming on (it's time to take the time)
Let them destroy you or carry you on (it's time to take the time)
You're fighting the weight of the world, but no one can save you this time
Close your eyes, you can find all you need in your mind
The unbroken spirit, obscured and disquiet
Finds clearness this trial demands and at the end of this day sighs an anxious relief
For the fortune lies still in his hands
If there's a pensive fear, a wasted year, a man must learn to cope
If his obsession's real, suppression that he feels must turn to hope
Life is no more assuring than love (it's time to take the time)
There are no answers from voices above (it's time to take the time)
You're fighting the weight of the world and no one can save you this time
Close your eyes, you can find all that you need in your mind
I close my eyes and feel the water rise around me
Drown in the beat of time, let my senses fall away
I can see much clearer now, I'm blind
"Adesso che ho perso la vista, ci vedo meglio e di piu"
Find all you need in your mind, if you take the time


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

Images and Words (1992), Live At The Marquee (1993), Live At Luna Park (2013)


Morning comes too early and nighttime falls too late
And sometimes all I want to do is wait
The shadow I've been hiding in has fled from me today
I know it's easier to walk away than look it in the eye
But I will raise a shelter to the sky
And here beneath this star tonight I'll lie
She will slowly yield the light, as I awaken from the longest night
Dreams are shaking, set sirens waking up tired eyes
With the light the memories all rush into his head
By a candle stands a mirror of his heart and soul she dances
She was dancing through the night above his bed
And walking to the window, he throws the shutters out against the wall
And from an ivory tower hears her call "Let light surround you"
It's been a long, long time, he's had awhile to think it over
In the end he only sees the change
Light to dark, dark to light, light to dark, dark to light
Heaven must be more than this, when angels waken with a kiss
Sacred hearts won't take the pain, but mine will never be the same
He stands before the window, his shadow slowly fading from the wall
And from an ivory tower hears her call "Let the light surround you"
Once lost but I was found, when I heard the stained glass shatter all around me
I sent the spirits tumbling down the hill, but I will hold this one on high above me still
She whispers words to clear my mind, I once could see but now at last I'm blind
I know it's easier to walk away than look it in the eye
But I had given all than I could take
And now I've only habits left to break
Tonight I'll still be lying here, surrounded in all the light


"Metropolis - Part 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Petrucci

Images and Words (1992), Live At The Marquee (1993), Once In A Livetime (1998), Live Scenes From New York (2001), Score (2006), Live In The Flats (2008), Live At Luna Park (2013)


The smile of dawn arrived early May, she carried a gift from her home
The night shed a tear, to tell her of fear and of sorrow and pain, she'll never outgrow
Death is the first dance, eternal
There's no more freedom, the both of you will be confined to this mind
I was told there's a miracle for each day that I try
I was told there's a new love that's born for each one that has died
I was told there'd be no one to call on when I feel alone and afraid
I was told if you dream of the next world
You'll find yourself swimming in a lake of fire
As a child, I thought I could live without pain without sorrow
But as a man I've found it's all caught up with me
I'm asleep yet I'm so afraid
Somewhere like a scene from a memory, there's a picture worth a thousand words
Eluding stares from faces before me, it hides away and will never be heard of again
Deceit is the second without end
The city's cold blood teaches us to survive
Just keep my heart in your eyes and we'll stay alive
The third arrives...
Before the leaves have fallen, before we lock the doors
There must be a third and last dance
This one will last forever, Metropolis watches and thoughtfully smiles
She's taken you to your home
It can only take place when the struggle between our children has ended
Now the Miracle and the Sleeper know that the third is love
Love is the Dance of Eternity


"Under A Glass Moon"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Petrucci

Images and Words (1992), Score (2006), Live At High Voltage Festival 2011 (2011), Happy Holidays From Dream Theater (2013)


Tell me, remind me, chase the water racing from the sky
Always beside me, taste the memories running from my eyes
Nervous flashlights scan my dreams
Liquid shadows silence their screams, I smile at the moon
Chasing water from the sky, I argue with the clouds, stealing beauty from my eyes
Outside the soundness of your mind, bathing your soul in silver tears
Beneath a blackened summer sky, praying for time to disappear
Beneath a summer sky, under glass moonlight, night awaits the lamb's arrival
Liquid shadows crawl, silver teardrops fall, the bride subsides to her survival
By your hand, I've awakened, bear this honor in my name
Outside the soundness of your mind, bathing your soul in silver tears
Beneath a blackened summer sky, praying for time to disappear


"Wait For Sleep"
m. and l. Kevin Moore
Images and Words (1992), Live At Luna Park (2013)


Standing by the window, eyes upon the moon
Hoping that the memory will leave her spirit soon
She shuts the doors and lights and lays her body on the bed
Where images and words are running deep
She has too much pride to pull the sheets above her head
So quietly the lays and waits for sleep
She stares at the ceiling and tries not to think and pictures the chain
She's been trying to link again, but the feeling is gone
And water can't cover her memory and ashes can't answer her pain
God give me the power to take breath from a breeze
And call life from a cold metal frame
In with the ashes or up with the smoke from the fire, with wings up in heaven
Or here, lying in bed, palm of her hand to my head
Now and forever curled in my heart and the heart of the world


"Learning To Live"
m. John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Kevin Moore, John Myung, James LaBrie
l. John Myung

Images and Words (1992), Once In A Livetime (1998), Live Scenes From New York (2001), Live In The Flats (2008), Live At High Voltage Festival 2011 (2011), Happy Holidays From Dream Theater (2013)


There was no time for pain, no energy for anger
The sightlessness of hatred slips away
Walking through winter streets alone, he stops and takes a breath
With confidence and self control
I look at the world and see no understanding
I'm waiting to find some sense of strength
I'm begging you from the bottom of my heart to show me understanding
I need to live life, like some people never will
So find me kindness, find me beauty, find me truth
When temptation brings me to my knees and I lay here drained of strength
Show me kindness, show me beauty, show me truth
The ways that your heart sounds makes all the difference
It's what decides if you'll endure the pain that we all feel
The way that your heart beats makes all the difference in learning to live
Here before me is my soul, I'm learning to live
I won't give up till I've no more to give, no more to give!
Listening to the city, whispering its violence, I set out watching from above
The 90's bring new questions, new solutions to be found, I fell in love to be let down
Once again we dance in the crowd, at times a step away
From a common fear that's all spread out
It won't listen to what you say
Once you're touched you stand alone, to face the bitter fight
Once I reached for love and now I reach for life
Another chance to lift my life, free the sensation in my heart
To ride the wings of dreams into changing horizons
It brings inner peace within my mind,
As I'm lifted from where I've spilt my life
I hear an innocent voice, I hear kindness, beauty and truth
The way your heart sounds makes all the difference
It's what decides if you'll endure the pain that we all feel
The way your heart beats makes all the difference in learning to live
Spread before you is your soul, so forever hold the dreams within our hearts
Through nature's inflexible grace, I'm learning to live