Tracks

01. The Root Of All Evil
02. The Answer Lies Within
03. These Walls
04. I Walk Beside You
05. Panic Attack
06. Never Enough
07. Sacrificed Sons
08. Octavarium



01. The Root Of All Evil

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by Mike Portnoy
Proud enough for you to call me arrogant
Greedy enough to be labeled a thief
Angry enough for me to go and hurt a man
Cruel enough for me to feel no grief

Never could have just a part of it
I always need more to get by
Getting right down to the heart of it
The root of all evil has been running my whole life

Dirty enough for me to lust
Leaving nothing left to trust
Jealous enough to still feel envious
Lazy enough to sleep all day
And let my life just waste away
Selfish enough to make you wait for me

Driven blindly by our sins
Misled so easily
Entirely ready to leave it behind
I'm begging to break free

Take all of me
The desires that keep burning deep inside
Cast them all away
And help to give me strength to face another day
I am ready
Help me be what I can be

Self-centered fear has got a hold of me
Clutching my throat
Self righteous anger running all through me
Ready to explode

Procrastination paralyzing me
Wanting me dead
These obsessions that keep haunting me
Won't leave my head

Help to do for me what I can't do myself
Take this fear and pain
I can't break out of this prison all alone
Help me break these chains

Humility now my only hope
Won't you take all of me
Heal this dying soul

I can feel my body breaking
I can feel my body breaking
I'm ready to let it all go
I can feel my body shaking
Right down to the foundation
The root of it all

Take all of me
The desires that keep burning deep inside
Cast it all away
And help to give me strength to face another day
I am ready
Help me be what I can be
I am ready
Come to me
Take me away


02. The Answer Lies Within

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by John Petrucci
Look around
Where do you belong
Don't be afraid
You're not the only one

Don't let the day go by
Don't let it end
Don't let a day go by, in doubt
The answer lies within

Life is short
So learn from your mistakes
And stand behind
The choices that you make

Face each day
With both eyes open wide
And try to give
Don't keep it all inside

Don't let the day go by
Don't let it end
Don't let a day go by, in doubt
The answer lies within

You've got the future on your side
You're gonna be fine now
I know whatever you decide
You're gonna shine

Don't let the day go by
Don't let it end
Don't let a day go by, in doubt
you're ready to begin

Don't let a day go by, in doubt
The answer lies within


03. These Walls

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by John Petrucci
This is so hard for me
to find the words to say
my thougths are standing still

captive inside of me
all the motions start to hide
and nothing is getting through

watch me fading and losing
all my instincts - falling into darkness

tear down these walls for me
stopping from going under
you are the only one who knows i'm holding back

it's not too late for me
to keep from sinking further
i'm trying to find my way out
tear all these walls for me now

so much uncertainty
i don't like this feeling
i'm sinking like a stone
each time I try to speak
there's a voice I'm hearing
and it changes everything

watch me crawl from the
wreckage of my silence
conversations failing

everytime you choose to turn away
is it worth the price you pay
is there someone who will wait for you
one more time - one more time


04. I Walk Beside You

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by John Petrucci
There's a story in your eyes
I can see the hurt behind your smile
For every sign I recognize
Another one escapes me

Let me know what plagues your mind
Let me be the one to know you best
Be the one to hold you up
When you feel like you're sinking

Tell me once again
What's beneath the pain you're feeling
Don't abandon me
Or think you can't be saved

I walk beside you
Wherever you are
Whatever it takes
No matter how far
Through all that may come
And all that may go
I walk beside you
I walk beside you

Summon up your ghost for me
Rest your tired thoughts upon my hands
Step inside this sacred place
When all your dreams seem broken

Let's remain inside this temple
Let me be the one who understands
Be the one to carry you
When you can walk no further

Tell me once again
What's below the surface bleeding
If you've lost your way
I will take you in

I walk beside you
Wherever you are
Whatever it takes
No matter how far
Through all that may come
And all that may go
I walk beside you
I walk beside you

Oh, when everything is wrong
Oh, when hopelessness surrounds you
Oh, the sun will rise again
The time you sweep against will carry you back home
So don't give up
Don't give in

I walk beside you
Wherever you are
Whatever it takes
No matter how far
Through all that may come
And all that may go
I walk beside you
I walk beside you


05. Panic Attack

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by John Petrucci
All wound up
On the edge
Terrified
Sleep disturbed
Restless mind
Petrified
Bouts of fear
Permeate
All I see
Heightening
Nervousness
Threatens me

I am paralyzed
So afraid to die

Caught off guard
Warning signs
Never show
Tension strikes
Choking me
Worries grow

Why do I feel so numb?
Has it something to do with where I come from?
Should this be fight or flight?
I don't know why I'm constantly so uptight

Rapid heartbeat pounding through my chest
Agitated body in distress
I feel like I'm in danger
Daily life is strangled by my stress
A stifling surge shooting through all my veins
Extreme apprehension, suddenly I'm insane

No strong hope for redemption
A grave situation desperate at best

Why do I feel so numb?
Has it something to do with where I come from?
Should this be fight or flight?
I don't know why I'm constantly reeling

Helpless hysteria
A false sense of urgency
Trapped in my phobia
Possessed by anxiety

Run
Try to hide
Overwhelmed by this complex delirium

Helpless hysteria
A false sense of urgency
Trapped in my phobia
Possessed by anxiety

Run
Try to hide
Overwhelmed by this complex delirium


06. Never Enough

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by Mike Portnoy
Cut myself open wide
Reach inside
Help yourself
To all I have to give
And then you help yourself again
And then complain
That you didn't like the way
I put the knife in wrong
You didn't like the the way
My blood spilled on your Brand New Floor
What would you say
If I walked away?
Would you appreciate?
But then it'd be too late
'Cos i can only take so much
Of your ungrateful ways
Everything is never enough

Sacrifice my life
Neglect my kids and wife
All for you to be happy
All those sleepless nights
And countless fights
To give you more
And then you say how dare that
I didn't want you back
I must be too good for you
I only care about myself

What would you say
If I walked away?
Would you appreciate?
But then it'd be too late
'Cos i can only take so much
Of your ungrateful ways
Everything is never enough

What would you say
If I walked away?
Would you appreciate?
But then it'd be too late
'Cos i can only take so much
Of your ungrateful ways
Everything is never enough


07. Sacrificed Sons

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by James LaBrie
Walls are closing anxiously
Channel surfing frantically
Burning city, smoke and fire
Planes, we're certain
Faith inspired?

No clues a complete surprise
Who'll be coming home tonight?

Heads are turning towards the sky
Towers crumble, heroes die

Who would wish this on our people?
And proclaim that his will be done
scriptures say he had misled them
All praise their sacrificed sons
All praise their sacrificed sons

Teach them what to think and feel
Your ways saw in lightening
Watch them preach I can't relate
It cuts true love, ?? of hate

Who would wish this on our people?
And proclaim that his will be done
scriptures say he had misled them
All praise their sacrificed sons
All praise their sacrificed sons

God on high
A mistake
Will mankind
Be extinct

There's no time
Time to waste
Who serves the truth
For heaven's sake?


08. Octavarium

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by John Petrucci, James LaBrie, Mike Portnoy
[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 what I dreamed
Far beyond what I could see
Still I swear that I'm
Missing out this time

As far as I could tell
Theres 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 asked 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 Owen 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
Scream without a sound
Stumbling all around
Find I've come full circle

Leaning over
Crawling up
Stumbilng all around
Losing my place
Only to find I've come full circle

Flying Off the Hand With careful with
That axe Eugene Gene the dance machine messiah
Light my Fire gabba, gabba
Hey hey my my Generations home again

Running forward
Falling back
Spinning round and round
Scream without a sound
Stumbling all around
Find I've come full circle

Leaning over
Crawling up
Stumbilng all around
Losing my place
Only to find I've come full circle

[IV. Intervals]
(Lyrics: Mike Portnoy)

First:
Our deadly sins feel his mortal wrath
Remove all obstacles from our path
Second:
Asking questions
Search for clues
The answer's been right in front of you

Third:
Try to break through
Long to connect
fall on deaf ears and failed muted breath
Fourth:
Loyalty, trust, faith in desire
Carries love through each darkest fire

Fifth:
Tortured insanity
A smothering hell
Try to escape but to no avail
Sixth:
The calls of admirers
Who claim they adore
Drain all your lifeblood while begging for more

Seventh:
Innocent victims for merciless crimes
Fall prey to some madmen's impulsive designs
Eighth:
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