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         >>>> Lyrics by John Myung <<<<
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FROM "IMAGES AND WORDS"
"Learning To Live" (11:30)

    There was no time for pain
    No energy for anger
    The 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 ways that your heart sounds makes all the difference
    It's what decides if you'll endure the pain that we all feel
    The way that 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

    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 and 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

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FROM "AWAKE"
"Lifting Shadows Off A Dream" (06:05)

    He seems alone and silent
    thoughts remain without an answer
    Afraid and uninvited
    he slowly drifts away

    Moved by desire and fear
    Breaking delicate wings

    Lifting shadows
    off a Dream once broken
    She can turn a drop of water
    Into an ocean

    As the rain is pouring down
    Tears of sorrow wash his mind
    Drifting with the current
    This stream of life flows on

    He seems alone and silent
    waiting on his hands and knees
    The chill of winter's darkness sits quietly

    Moved by desire and fear
    he takes a few steps away

    Lifting shadows
    off a Dream once broken
    She can turn a drop of water
    Into an ocean

    And she listens openly

    He pours his soul into the water
    reflecting the mystery
    She carries him away
    and the winds die slowly

    And she listens openly
    And she listens openly

    Lifting shadows
    off a Dream once broken
    She can turn a drop of water
    Into an ocean

    Lifting Shadows off a Dream
    Lifting Shadows off a Dream

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FROM "FALLING INTO INFINTY"
Trial Of Tears (13:07)

    i. It's Raining
    Under the sun, there is nothing to hide
    Under the moon, a stranger waits inside
    People disappear
    The music fades away
    Splashing through the rain
    I'll dream with them one day

    It's raining, raining,
    On the streets of New York City
    It's raining, raining, raining, deep in heaven

    I may have wasted all those years
    They're not worth their time in tears
    I may have spent too long in darkness
    In the warmth of my fears

    Take a look at yourself
    Not at anyone else
    And tell me what you see
    I know the air is cold
    I know the streets are cruel
    But I'll enjoy the ride today

    It's raining, raining,
    On the streets of New York City
    It's raining, raining, raining deep in heaven
    Raining deep in heaven

    I may have wasted all those years
    They're not worth their time in tears
    I may have spent too long in darkness
    In the warmth of my fears

    As I walk through all my myths
    Rising and sinking like the waves
    With my thoughts wrapped around me
    Through a trial of tears

    Hidden by disguise, stumbling in a world
    Feeling uninspired, he gets into his car
    Not within his eyes to see, open up, open up
    Not much better than the man you hate

    ii. Deep In Heaven (instrumental)

    iii. The Wasteland
    Still awake
    I continue to move along
    Cultivating my own nonsense
    Welcome to the wasteland
    Where you'll find ashes, nothing but ashes
    Still awake
    Bringing change, bringing movement, bringing life
    A silent prayer thrown away,
    Disappearing in the air
    Rising, sinking, raining deep inside me
    Nowhere to turn,
    I look for a way back home

    It's raining, raining, raining deep in heaven
    It's raining, raining, raining deep in heaven
    It's raining, raining, raining deep in heaven
    It's raining, raining, raining deep in heaven

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FROM "Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory"
Scene Three, Act II: Fatal Tragedy (0:00)

   Nicholas:
   Alone at night
   I feel so strange
   I need to find
   All the answers to my dreams

   When I sleep at night
   I hear the cries
   What does this mean?

   I shut the door and traveled to another home
   I met an older man, he seemed to be alone
   I felt that I could trust him
   He talked to me that night;

   "Lad did you know a girl was murdered here?"
   "This fatal tragedy was talked about for years"
   Victoria's gone forever
   Only memories remain
   She passed away
   She was so young
 
   Without love
   Without truth
   There can be no turning back
 
   Without faith
   Without hope
   There can be no peace of mind
 
   As the night went on
   I started to find my way
   I learned about a tragedy
   A mystery still today
 
   I tried to get more answers
   But he said, "You're on your own."
   Then he turned away and left me
   As I stand there all alone
   He said, "You'll know the truth
   As you future days unfold"
 
   Without love
   Without truth
   There can be no turning back
 
   Without faith
   Without hope
   There can be no peace of mind
 
   Hypnotherapist:
   "Now it is time to see how you died.  Remember that death is not the end but only a transition."