"Smoke and Mirrors" as written by and Michael/diffie Higgins....
It's all perpetual dreams, this hidden life ain't what it seems
Walking dead we are
Victims of misfortune and lies, and tortured bringers of demise
Circling above like vultures
They reap the harvest that we sew and take, like trusting fools
Promising charade
All days now disappear from weeks to months, from months to years
Forever bound, shackled to the wall
The night falls, I've seen 1000 moons rising in the sky
The night calls, I feel the midnight as it slowly cloaks my eyes
Touched by the kiss of the sunrise
Live with shadows and fears--behind smoke and mirrors
Try to turn back the years--living inside smoke and mirrors
Sacred and serpentine, a hypnotizing twisted theme
Weaves our souls to roar
Like candles in the wind, our echoed cries above the din
Fade into this faceless sculpture
In the wheel of chance and fate, spinning as we watch and wait
A mystery to us all
On the edge of sanity, we tread the seas of destiny
Forever bound, silent voices call
The night falls, I've seen 1000 moons rising in the sky
The night calls, I feel the midnight as it slowly cloaks my eyes
Touched by the kiss of the sunrise
Live with shadows and fears--behind smoke and mirrors
Try to turn back the years--living inside smoke and mirrors
Live with shadows and fears--behind smoke and mirrors
Try to turn back the years--living inside smoke and mirrors
Ohh.....the night calls


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    General CommentBrilliant guitar play...
    Idanon June 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentAn incredible song, Symphony X is definatly underrated.

    I believe the song is about a person that tries to find the awnsers of life itself.
    Saga Lhanon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think taht it is also about how people delude themselves.
    Fallenfiveon December 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song, this band never disappoints. Nice guitar work, too.
    Lateralus518on December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, the guitar work in this song is outstanding. I'm just shocked at amount of comments on Symphony X songs. I thought there would have been way more.

    Anywho, I'm not really sure what this song is about, but for now I'm just gonna go with what Fallenfive stated.
    BludgeonedExistenceon January 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me it's about the "machine". We all believe that life is great and everyone is a good perosn, but it's all a lie. Everyone cons each other and steal other's work in order to reach their material desires. Then they turn around and think that no one will do it to them and they're the only ones who think that way. They don't realize that everyone is a magician (using smoke and mirrors to make people disappear, etc).
    Promethon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt does seem like it is about the previous record label, which would have been on this album, because it is the last on that companies, then it switches a few times after that.

    but I think that is the "secret" meaning, and it is meant to appear as Prometh said.

    One thing about Symphony X is the they us a lot of allusions to mythology and history, and they seem like the kind of people that loved English class in high school, and now are using everything that they ever learned form it in their songs.
    rubber314chickenon June 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually, it's about their previous record label that fucked 'em over real hard. I can't remember if it was over "The Divine Wings Of Tragedy" or this one. Anyhoo, that's it.
    Zealot Of Luxon January 04, 2008   Link

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