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DREAM THEATER - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence

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6th Degree - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence [42:04]

music by Myung, Petrucci, Portnoy, Rudess

I. OVERTURE [06:49]

(instrumental)

II. ABOUT TO CRASH - [lyrics by John Petrucci] [05:51]

She can't stop pacing

She never felt so alive

Her thoughts are racing

Set on overdrive

It takes a village

This she knows is true

they're expecting her

And she's got work to do

He helplessly stands by

It's meaningless to try

As he rubs his red-rimmed eyes

He says I've never seen her get this bad

Even though she seems so high

He knows that she can't fly

and when she falls out of the sky

He'll be standing by

She was raised in a small midwestern town

By a charming and eccentric loving father

She was praised as the perfect teenage girl

And everyone thought highly of her

And she tried everyday

With endless drive

To make the grade

Then one day

She woke up to find

The perfect girl

Had lost her mind

Once barely taking a break

Now she sleeps the days away

She helplessly stands by

It's meaningless to try

All she wants to do is cry

No one ever knew she was so sad

Cause even though she gets so high

And thinks that she can fly

She will fall out of the sky

But in the face of misery

She found hopefulness

Feeling better

She had weathered

This depression

Much to her advantage

She resumed her frantic pace

Boundless power

Midnight hour

She enjoyed the race

III. WAR INSIDE MY HEAD - [lyrics by Mike Portnoy] [02:08]

Napalm showers

Showed the cowards

We weren't there to mess around

Through heat exhaustion

And mind distortion

A military victory mounted on innocent ground

Hearing voices from miles away

Saying things never said

Seeing shadows in the light of the day

Waging a war inside my head

Years and years of

Bloodshed and warfare

Our mission was only to get in and kill

A free vacation

Of palmtrees and shrapnel

Trading innocence for permanent psychotic hell

Hearing voices from miles away

Saying things never said

Seeing shadows in the light of the day

Waging a war inside my head

Feeling strangers staring my way

Reading minds never read

Tasting danger with each word I say

Waging a war inside my head

IV. THE TEST THAT STUMPED THEM ALL - [lyrics by Mike Portnoy] [05:03]

Standing in the darkness

Waiting for the light

The smell of pure adrenaline

Burning in the night

Random blinding flashes

Aiming at the stage

Intro tape begins to roll

Igniting sonic rage

Still they keep me between these hollow walls

Hoping to find in me

The answers to the test that stumped them all

"The boy is simply crazy

Suffering from delusions

We honestly think that maybe

He might need an institution

He lives in a world of fiction

And really could use some help

We have just the place to fix him

To save him from himself"

Curled up in the darkness

Searching for the light

The smell of stale sweat and shit

Streaming through the night

Random urine testing

Pills red, pink and blue

Counseling and therapy

Providing not a clue

Still they keep me between these hollow walls

Hoping to find in me

The answers to the test that stumped them all

"We can't seem to find the answers

He seemed such a clear cut case

We cannot just let him leave here

And put all this work to waste

Why don't we try shock treatment

It really might do some help

We have just the tools to fix him

To save him from himself"

V. GOODNIGHT KISS - [lyrics by Mike Portnoy] [06:17]

Goodnight kiss in your nightgown

Lavender in your bed

So innocent as you lie down

Sweet dreams that run through your head

Are you lonely without Mommy's love?

I want you to know I'd die for that moment

You're just a poor girl

Afraid of this cruel world

Taken away from it all

It's been 5 years to the day and

My tainted blood's still the same

I can't help acting this way and

Those bastard doctors are gonna pay

I'm so lonely without baby's love

I want you to know I'd die for one more moment

I'm just a poor girl

Afraid of this cruel world

Taken away from it all

VI. SOLITARY SHELL - [lyrics by John Petrucci] [05:47]

He seemed no different from the rest

Just a healthy normal boy

His mama always did her best

And he was daddy's pride and joy

He learned to walk and talk on time

But never cared much to be held

and steadily he would decline

Into his solitary shell

As a boy he was considered somewhat odd

Kept to himself most of the time

He would daydream in and out of his own world

but in every other way he was fine

He's a Monday morning lunatic

Disturbed from time to time

Lost within himself

In his solitary shell

A temporary catatonic

Madman on occasion

When will he break out

Of his solitary shell

He struggled to get through his day

He was helplessly behind

He poured himself onto the page

Writing for hours at a time

As a man he was a danger to himself

Fearful and sad most of the time

He was drifting in and out of sanity

But in every other way he was fine

He's a Monday morning lunatic

Disturbed from time to time

Lost within himself

In his solitary shell

A momentary maniac

With casual delusions

When will he be let out

Of his solitary shell

VII. ABOUT TO CRASH (REPRISE) - [lyrics by John Petrucci] [04:04]

I'm alive again

The darkness far behind me

I'm invincible

Despair will never find me

I feel strong

I've got a new sense of elation

Boundless energy

Euphoria fixation

Still it's hard to just get by

It seems so meaningless to try

When all I want to do is cry

Who would ever know I felt so sad

Even though I get so high

I know that I will never fly

And when I fall out of the sky

Who'll be standing by

Will you be standing by

VIII. LOSING TIME/GRAND FINALE - [lyrics by John Petrucci] [06:01]

She dresses in black everyday

She keeps her hair simple and plain

She never wears makeup

But no one would care if she did anyway

She doesn't recall yesterday

Faces seem twisted and strange

But she always wakes up

Only to find she'd been miles away

Absence of awareness

Losing time

A lapse of perception

Losing time

Wanting to escape

She had created a way to survive

She learned to detach from herself

A behavior that kept her alive

Hope in the face of our human distress

Helps us to understand the turbulence deep inside

That takes hold of our lives

Shame and disgrace over mental unrest

Keeps us from saving those we love

The grace within our hearts

And the sorrow in our souls

Deception of fame

Vengeance of war

Lives torn apart

Losing oneself

Spiraling down

Feeling the walls closing in

A journey to find

The answers inside

Our illusive mind

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