Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Dream Theater - Learning to Live


There was no time for pain
No energy for anger
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 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
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 split 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

22 comments:

  1. Dream Theater is so awesome! Too bad Mike had to leave.. :( I hope he returns!

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  2. dream theater is really nice.. thx

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  3. that's a unique perspective on it!

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  4. hmmm... sounds good. i thought it was all instrument at first! lol

    the song is really good though.

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  5. the lyrics have a lot of meaning.

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  6. Nice song, different from what I usually listen to but I like it.

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  7. Haha, the opening reminded me of those dramatic instrumental openings in 90's arcade games XD

    Very cool lyrics though, I feel like that a lot...

    "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"

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  8. These guys were just playing on my Pandora. Another great song by them here.

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  9. When it comes to your post, GTL can also stand for "Great Thoughts at Length"... keep it up!

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  10. Hehe I linked this song a while ago on MY blog :D
    It is truly awesome, love that High F LaBrie does!

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