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Dream Theater – On The Backs Of Angels lyrics

Standing on the backs of angels
Destined to create
Mounting the attack
While heroes carry your weight

We spiral towards disaster
Survival fading faster

Riding out the wave
Content to feed off the machine
Bleeding us to death
The new American dream

You're blinded by your hunger
Beware your days are numbered

Tears fall from the shameless
Shelter me, guide me to the edge of the water
Selfless are the righteous
Burden me, lead me like a lamb to the slaughter

Blurring lines drawn in between
What is right and what is wrong
Victims on the radar string us along

We're on to your agenda
The dead end road to nowhere

Tears fall from the shameless
Shelter me, guide me to the edge of the water
Selfless are the righteous
Burden me, lead me like a lamb to the slaughter

Tears fall from the shameless
Shelter me, guide me to the edge of the water
Selfless are the righteous
Burden me, lead me like a lamb to the slaughter
Selfless are the righteous
Burden me, lead me like a lamb to the slaughter



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    UnregisteredSep 30, 2011 at 3:04 pm
    I think that the beauty of music, as with literature, is that it is always open-ended for interpretation. We all have different worldviews that allow us to see the meaning uniquely, and that is one thing I really admire about dt; they really leave a lot of room for interpretation to allow their fans to explore and decide for themselves what these things mean.
    This is turning into one of my favorite albums. I will miss Portnoy but the new drummer was a good choice.
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    UnregisteredSep 8, 2011 at 5:12 am
    You fail to see it was a building up of money through the slaves the people. That's why they gave land for free in the west to work and progress but more importantly to give a percentage of their earnings to the owners. Their leader who is Satan has had this long standing plan since he was dethrown on the tower of Babal. All the wars had the incentive of monitery profit but were more about ridding their countries of the lowest level of their population. Consider almost all the wars if not all were false flag initiated wars! All and I mean all 44 prsidents are related to each other. D*k Chenys wife did the geneology, d*k Cheney admited in an interview and so did Obama, go ahead and look it up. Obama and Bush Jr. Are 11th cousins, Barabra Bush and Cheney are 6th cousins, Kerry and Bush jr. Are 6th cousins and all are related to the Queen of England.
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    lewstherinJul 12, 2011 at 1:03 am
    This song is similar in subject to Rite of Passage on the last album. It is about the New World Order which is a global fascist agenda by the corporate banking elite to form a one world government and from that point carry out the mass extermination of most of humanity. From a biblical point of view is was spoken of in Revelations. The New World Order is Lucifer's kingdom on Earth whose aim is nothing short of the mass destruction of all life on the planet. By the way, this agenda really exists and has been progressing rather quickly over the last 20 years. The song has nothing to do with Portnoy leaving.
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    UnregisteredSep 8, 2011 at 5:32 am
    There are videos showing how the symbol for dream theater is a masonic symbol. There are many bands initiated into the entertainment side of this Kabal. See John Todd on YouTube. Maybe cause Mike Portnoy was the head of this masonic band and was always at the forefront of control the band seeing the state of the future decided to fall out of favor from the masonic oath. Mike being the diehard mason droped out of the band knowing how dangerous it is to depose the nwo for fear of retrabution left. It is a thought.
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    FCGITSJul 4, 2011 at 7:20 am
    This may just be the delicious Sam Adams Imperial White brew talking, but I'm getting the feeling that there is, like most dt songs, several things going on here.
    Dtfan1 isn't entirely incorrect in the interpretation presented, and neither is Nilatir.
    But (and that's a big butt) there is something else going on here that is not evident on first analysis.
    If you look at the artwork that's presented on the YouTube still, you can see there is some heavy symbolism going on with the image of the unicyclist riding off in to apparent infinity (or nowhere) on a rope that is about to break behind him. That appears to be symbolic of the whole "forgetting you past will doom you" trope. I also think that has something to do with the lyric "we spiral towards disaster" in that the rope itself is obviously a spiral and the unicyclist is heading to destruction. I'm still working out what exactly the colors of his outfit mean, other than maybe it has something to do with "McDonald's" which has been for a while a representation of everything that is wrong with American consumerism.
    But anyway, feel free to pick apart this analysis as much as you want as it is fueled by high abv beer.

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