DREAM THEATER

DREAM THEATER - Octavarium

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Music: Dream Theater

I. SOMEONE LIKE HIM

Lyrics: John Petrucci

I never wanted to become someone like him so secure

Content to live each day just like the last

I was sure I knew that

This was not for me

And I wanted so much more

Far beyond what I could see

So I swore that I'd

Never be someone like him

So many years have passed

Since I proclaimed

My independence

My mission

My aim

And my vision

So secure

Content to live each day like it's my last

It's wonderful to know

That I could be

Something more than I dreamed

Far beyond what I could see

Still I swear that I'm

Missing out this time

As far as I could tell

There's nothing more I need

But still I ask myself

Could this be everything

Then all I swore

That I would never be was now

So suddenly

The only thing

I wanted

To become

To be someone just like him

II. MEDICATE (Awakening)

Lyrics: James LaBrie

A Doctor sitting next to me

He asks me how I feel

Not sure I understand his questioning

He says I've been away a while

But thinks he has cured me

From a state of catatonic sleep

For 30 years

Where have I been

Eyes open

But not getting through to me

Medicate me

Infiltrate me

Side effects appear

As my conscience slips away

Medicate me

Science failing

Conscience fading fast

Can't you stop what's happening

A higher dosage he prescribes

But there's no guarantee

I feel it starting to take over me

I tell him not to be ashamed

There's no one who's to blame

A second shot

A brief awakening

I feel the relapse

Can't break free

Eyes open

But not getting through to me

III. FULL CIRCLE

Lyrics: Mike Portnoy

sailing on the seven seize the day tripper diem's ready

jack the ripper owens wilson phillips and my supper's ready

lucy in the sky with diamond dave's not here I come to save the

day for nightmare cinema show me the way to get back home again

Running forward

Falling back

Spinning round and round

Looking outward

Reaching in

Scream without a sound

Leaning over

Crawling up

Stumbling all around

Losing my place

Only to find I've come full circle

flying off the handle with careful with

that axe eugene gene the dance machine

messiah light my fire gabba gabba

hey hey my my generation's home again

Running forward

Falling back

Spinning round and round

Looking outward

Reaching in

Scream without a sound

Leaning over

Crawling up

Stumbling all around

Losing my place

Only to find I've come full circle

IV. INTERVALS

Lyrics: Mike Portnoy

Our deadly sins feel his mortal wrath

Remove all obstacles from our path

Asking questions

Search for clues

The answer's been right in front of you

Try to break through

Long to connect

Fall on deaf ears and fails muted breath

Loyalty, trust, faith and desire

Carries love through each darkest fire

Tortured Insanity

A smothering hell

Try to escape but no avail

The calls of admirers

Who claim they adore

Drain all your lifeblood while begging for more

Innocent victims of merciless crimes

Fall prey to some madmen's impulsive designs

Step after step

We try controlling our fate

When we finally start living it has become too late

Trapped inside this Octavarium

Trapped inside this Octavarium

Trapped inside this Octavarium

Trapped inside this Octavarium

V. RAZOR'S EDGE

Lyrics: John Petrucci

We move in circles

Balanced all the while

On a gleaming razor's edge

A perfect sphere

Colliding with our fate

This story ends where it began

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