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Mvt 1:
A Nightmare to remember
I'd never be the same.
What began as laughter
So soon would turn to pain.
The sky was clear and frigid
The air was thick and still
Now I'm not one to soon forget
And I bet I never will

Picture for a moment
The perfect irony
A flawless new beginning
Eclipsed by tragedy.

The uninvited stranger
Started dancing on his own
So we said goodbye to the glowing bride
And we made our way back home.

Life was so simple then
We were so innocent.
Father and mother
Holding each other.

Without warning
Out of nowhere
Like a bullet
From the night

Crushing Glass
Rubber and steel
Scorching fire
Glowing lights

Screams of terror
Pain of Fear
Sounds of sirens
Smoke in my eyes

Sudden stillness
Wrapped in silence
No more screaming
No more cries

Stunned and bewildered
Cold and afraid
Torn up and broken
Frightened and dazed

Stunned and bewildered
Cold and afraid
Torn up and broken
Frightened and dazed

Mvt 2:
Lying on the table
In this unfamiliar place
I'm greeted by a stranger
A man without a face
He said, "Son do you remember?
Do you even know your name?"
Then he shined a light into my eyes
And said, "take this for the pain."

Hopelessly drifting,
Bathing in beautiful agony.
I am endlessly falling,
Lost in this wonderful misery.
In peaceful sedation, I lay half awake
And all of the panic inside starts to fade.
Hopelessly drifting, bathing in beautiful agony.

"Tell me does this hurt you?"
Said the faceless man.
"Can you move all of your fingers?
Can you try your best to stand?"
I asked about the others
"Is everyone okay?"
He told me not to worry
As he turned and looked away.

Hopelessly drifting,
Bathing in beautiful agony.
I am endlessly falling,
Lost in this wonderful misery.
In peaceful sedation, I lay half awake
And all of the panic inside starts to fade.
Hopelessly drifting, bathing in beautiful agony.

Mvt 3:
Day after day
And night after night
Replaying the Events
Did they ever see the red light?

Over and over
Scene by scene
Like a recurring nightmare haunting my dreams.
How could you prepare
For what would happen next?
No Son should ever have to see
His father such a mess.
It's a miracle he lived
It's a blessing no one died
By the Grace of God above
Everyone survived
[Scream]
Life was so simple then
We were so innocent.
It will stay with us forever
A nightmare to remember



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    UnregisteredJan 22, 2012 at 8:37 pm
    John petrucci, the lead guitarist for the prog metal band dream theater. Wrote this song about a car accident he gotten into as a child on there way home from a wedding they had left. John petrucci wrote all the lyrics for this song and this song is off the black clouds and silver linings album. I highly recommend you listen to the entire album. John petrucci and mike portnoy (the ex drummer of dream theater for 25+ years) wrote all the lyrics on the album black clouds and silver linings
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    mutt244Jun 30, 2009 at 12:37 am
    Some of there songs go over the 20 min mark..lol Thats good actully cuase' long songs are the best. I love dream theater lol 5 stars for me!!...

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