DREAM THEATER

DREAM THEATER - The Count Of Tuscany

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Several years ago

In a foreign town

Far away from home

I met the Count of Tuscany

A young eccentric man

Bred from royal blood

Took me for a ride

Across the open country side

Get into my car

Let's go for a drive

Along the way

I'll be your guide

Just step inside

Maybe you recall

A cannibal curator

A character inspired by my brother's life

Winding through the hills

The city far behind

On and on we drove

Down narrow streets and dusty roads

At last we came upon

A picturesque estate

On sprawling emerald fields

An ancient world of times gone by

Let me introduce

My brother

A bearded gentleman

Historian

Sucking on his pipe

Distinguished accent

Making me uptight

No accident

I want to stay alive

Everything about this place

Just doesn't feel right

I

I don't want to die

Suddenly I'm frightened for my life

I want to say goodbye

This could be the last time

You see me alive

I

I may not survive

Knew it

From the moment we arrived

Would you like to see

Our secret holy place?

I come here late at night

To pray to him by candlelight

The peering through the glass

I saw with disbelief

Still dressed in royal clothes

The saint behind the alter

History recalls

During times of war

Legend has been traced

Back inside these castle walls

Where soldiers came to hide

In barrels filled with wins

Never to escape

These tombs of oak

Are where they died

Down the cellar stairs

I disappear

Like the angel's share

The end is near

Come and have a taste

A rare vintage

All the finest wines

Improve with age

I want to stay alive

Everything about this place

Just doesn't feel right

I

I don't want to die

Suddenly I'm frightened for my life

I want to say goodbye

This could be the last time

You see me alive

I

I may not survive

Knew it

From the moment we arrived

Could this be the end?

Is this the way I die?

Sitting here alone

No one by my side

I don't understand

I don't feel that I deserve this

What did I do wrong?

I just dont understand

Give me one more chance

Let me please explain

It's all been circumstance

I'll tell you once again

You took me for a ride

Promising a case adventure

Next thing that I know

I'm frightened for my life

Now wait a minute man

That's not how it is

You must be confused

That isn't who I am

Please don't be afraid

I would never try to hurt you

This is how we live

Strange although it seems

Please try to forgive

The chapel and the saint

The soldiers and the wine

The fables and the tales

All handed down through time

Of course you're free to go

Go and tell the world my story

Tell about my brother

Tell them about me

The Count of Tuscany

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