Tracks

01. False Awakening Suite
02. The Enemy Inside
03. The Looking Glass
04. Enigma Machine
05. The Bigger Picture
06. Behind The Veil
07. Surrender To Reason
08. Along For The Ride
09. Illumination Theory



01. False Awakening Suite

Music by John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
I. Sleep Paralysis [Instrumental]

II. Night Terrors [Instrumental]

III. Lucid Dream [Instrumental]


02. The Enemy Inside

Music by John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, James LaBrie, Mike Mangini
Lyrics by John Petrucci
Over and over again
I relive the moment
I'm bearing the burden within
Open wounds hidden under my skin

Pain is real as a cut that bleeds
The face I see every time I try to sleep
Is staring at me crying

I'm running from the enemy inside
Looking for the life I left behind
These suffocating memories
Are etched upon my mind
And I can't escape from the enemy inside

I sever myself from the world
And shut down completely
All alone in my own living hell
Overcome with irrational fear

Under the weight of the world on my chest
I buckle and break as I try to catch my breath
Tell me I'm not dying

I'm running from the enemy inside
Looking for the life I left behind
These suffocating memories
Are etched upon my mind
And I can't escape from the enemy inside

I'm a burden I'm a travesty
I'm a prisoner of regret
Between the flashbacks and the violent dreams
I am hanging on the edge

Disaster lurks around the bend
Paradise came to an end
And no magic pill
Can bring it back again

I'm running from the enemy inside
Looking for the life I left behind
These suffocating memories
Are etched upon my mind
And I can't escape from the enemy inside


03. The Looking Glass

Music by John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, James LaBrie, Mike Mangini
Lyrics by John Petrucci
I would not expect you felt unnoticed and ignored
Better to rise above the clouds
Than be a stranger in the crowd

All that you protected doesn't matter anymore
Rather be stripped of all your pride
Than watch your dreams be cast aside

You are caught up in your gravity
Glorifying stardom
Singing your own praise

You live without shame
You're digging up a gold mine
Standing on the sidelines
Watching through the looking glass

You are not content with being nameless and unknown
Trying to rise above the fray
Eager to give it all away

Some will not admit their fifteen minutes have expired
Too much attention much too soon
Don't see you walking on the moon

You are caught up in your gravity
Bathing in the spotlight
Imitating fame

You live without shame
You're digging up a gold mine
Standing on the sidelines
Watching through the looking glass

You are caught up in your gravity
Glorifying madness
Singing your own praise

You live without shame
You're digging up a gold mine
Standing on the sidelines
Watching through the looking glass

You live without shame
You're digging up a gold mine
Standing on the sidelines
Watching through the looking glass


04. Enigma Machine

Music by John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, Mike Mangini
[Instrumental]


05. The Bigger Picture

Music by John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, James LaBrie, Mike Mangini
Lyrics by John Petrucci
Long before the colors start to bleed
I can see the painting come alive
Clever like an angel in disguise
Moving in and out of reach

If the candle lights this crooked path
Like a lighthouse peering through the haze
I will find the river through the rain
And I'll reach the water's edge

Shed your light on me
Be my eyes when I can't see

Shed your light on me
Be my guide so I can see
The bigger picture

Like a moth burned by the fire
I'm driven to the flame
(Prophecy's a blessing and a curse)
I must bear this cross alone
There's no one else to blame

With each treasure found
Another shipwreck's washed ashore
I am carried by the current on a slow and steady course

Shed your light on me
Be my eyes when I can't see

Shed your light on me
Be my guide so I can see
The bigger picture

What If caught in a moment I get lost
And can't find my way
What if all along I was wrong
At every turn
In every way

Would you talk me off the ledge
Or let me take the fall
Better to try and fail than to never try at all

You look but cannot see
Talk but never speak
You live but cannot breathe
See but don't believe

Wounds that never heal
A heart that cannot feel
A dream that's all too real
A stare as cold as steel

I've listened to the stories of resentment and disdain
I've looked into the empty eyes of anger, fear and shame
I've taken blood from every stone
And traveled every road

When I see the distant lights illuminate the night
Then I will know
I am home


06. Behind The Veil

Music by John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, James LaBrie, Mike Mangini
Lyrics by John Petrucci
What would possess you to justify such dark
And twisted ways

What kind of monster will come to feast
When the devil shows his face

What does it take for life to change and a
Mind to lose control

Who will be left here to suffer and blame
After all the lies you told

I am finding courage
In my darkest hour
I am bent not broken
Calling out

Someone save me
Look behind the veil
Please don't walk away

Someone save me
Bring me home tonight
I can't face another day

Can you see the stranger
Hiding in plain sight
Feeding on the chaos
When the lightning strikes

There is no redemption
There's no being saved
There is no salvation
For a soul depraved

You are finding promise
In your finest hour
You are bent not broken
Calling out

Someone save me
Look behind the veil
Please don't walk away

Someone save me
Bring me home tonight
I can't face another day

Someone save me
Look behind the veil
Please don't walk away

Someone save me
Bring me home tonight
I can't face another day


07. Surrender To Reason

Music by John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, James LaBrie, Mike Mangini
Lyrics by John Myung
In moments of pain
Where heart and mind collide
Self reflection
Helps me decide

I believe
The sacrifices in life
Give more than they take

Visions flowing slowly shedding light
Memories swimming in the sea of time
Pieces to the puzzle falling into place
That with which we struggle through
We learn to embrace

Love
Show the way
Alter my state of mind
Wash away the sorrow

Grace
Lead the way
When boundaries are found
Surrender to reason

Life gives you brighter days
Through sacrifices made
My spirit travels like the wind and waves

My heart and mind unite
Mistakes resolved give sight
The river's current slowly turns the stone

Love
Show the way
Alter my state of mind
Wash away the sorrow

Grace
Lead the way
When boundaries are found
Surrender to reason

Restless angels
Help me find my way

Restless angels
Help me find my strength
Restless angels
Help me find my way

Restless angels
Let love show the way
Let grace lead the way
Surrender to reason


08. Along For The Ride

Music by John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Lyrics by John Petrucci
At this moment words fail me
And my vision's unclear
Blind to the truth
Like hands reaching out in the darkness

I can't stop the world from turning around
Or the pull of the moon on the tide
But I don't believe that we're in this alone
I believe we're along for the ride
I believe we're along for the ride

Through the gift of surrender
I'm embracing the fight
Breaking the code
There's clarity on the horizon

I can't stop the world from turning around
Or the pull of the moon on the tide
But I don't believe that we're in this alone
I believe we're along for the ride
I believe we're along for the ride

I will not live under a shadow of fear
Never be crippled by chaos and doubt
Fall prey to your madness

I am not shattered
Out of the ashes I rise
Knowing that nothing is stronger than faith
Finding hope in our hopeless lives

I can't stop the world from turning around
Or the pull of the moon on the tide
But I don't believe that we're in this alone
I believe we're along for the ride

I can't stop the world from turning around
Or the pull of the moon on the tide
But I don't believe that we're in this alone
I believe we're along for the ride
I believe we're along for the ride
I believe we're along for the ride


09. Illumination Theory

Music by John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, John Myung, James LaBrie, Mike Mangini
Lyrics by John Petrucci
I. Paradoxe De La Lumière Noire [Instrumental]

II. Live, Die, Kill

Consider this question
Look deep inside
Deliver a true confession
What are you willing to live for

Consider this question
Open your eyes
Examine your own reflection
What are you willing to die for

When your back's against the wall
And your time's uncertain

Consider this question
No standing by
When flesh and blood are threatened
What are you willing to kill for

We seek
To understand
We cry
With head in hand

The bridges we build to connect
The distance that makes us forget
Hate dividing us
Love reminding us of our shared humanity

Hope can be a shadow fleeting
I would rather die believing
Chancing it all in a final act of faith

We seek
To understand
We cry
With head in hand

A story that needs to be told
An answer that begs to be found
The beauty we wish to behold
Is never too far away

III. The Embracing Circle [Instrumental]

IV. The Pursuit Of Truth

Mothers for their children
Husbands for their wives
Martyrs for the kingdom
Fighting for your life

A soldier for his country
A junkie for the high
Teachers for their students
Vengeance for a crime

Rebels for their freedom
A tyrant for the praise
Cowards for salvation
Money, love and fame

Noble and brave
We lay down our lives for the cause
Death over shame
Grace before glory

V. Surrender, Trust & Passion

To really feel the joy in life
You must suffer through the pain
When you surrender to the light
You can face the darkest days

If you open up your eyes
And you put your trust in love
On those cold and endless nights
You will never be alone

Passion glows within your heart
Like a furnace burning bright
Until you struggle through the dark
You'll never know that you're alive