"Status Seeker" as written by Charlie Dominici, John Myung, John P. Petrucci, Kevin F. Moore and Michael S. Portnoy....
Heart sick at the sight of the
Status Seeker
In a sense I'm not beyond reproach
The aspiration to drop a name
When any rose might smell the same
Maybe you'll figure it out someday
"I want to know you now
You know I've always believed in you."

Nothing is sacred
You draw the bottom line
With a dollar sign
Change of opinion
At the drop of a dime
Graceless intrusion
Are you sanctified in your
Judgment of me?
All that I deserve is what you were
Unable to see

In a garden where the seeds were
Spilled
I favored the few that stood strong
In the sun
As I reached for the profit of my prize
I found I had trampled the forgotten
Ones

Nothing is sacred
You draw the bottom line
With a dollar sign
Change of opinion
At the drop of a dime
Graceless intrusion
Are you sanctified in your
Judgment of me?
All that I deserve is what you were
Unable to see

You're running in circles
And I'm turning away
You refused to believe
Now I'm turning away

Nothing is sacred
You draw the bottom line
With a dollar sign
Change of opinion
At the drop of a dime
Graceless intrusion
Are you sanctified in your
Judgment of me?
All that I deserve is what you were
Unable to see

You're running in circles
And I'm turning away
You refused to believe
Now I'm turning away


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Status Seeker" as written by John Myung Charlie Dominici

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    General CommentHighly underrated. The intro to this song has one of the greatest melodies on the album.


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    Anilandon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSeemingly about: a. People who are easily swayed by money, and b. People who support only in the light of success
    Anilandon May 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt's how people don't take you seriously, as a band, until you're signed to a big label. I heard it in some Dream Theater documentary.

    "I want to know you now...
    You know I've always believed in you."
    Droogiesteveon November 26, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about a person who thinks highly of someone that is like a celebrity, but they are just people like you or me "The aspiration to drop a name
    When any rose might smell the same
    Maybe you'll figure it out someday". I also see that this person (celebrity) would change their opinion if they would get money from it "You draw the bottom line
    With a dollar sign
    Change of opinion
    At the drop of a dime". Now, i'm not 100% certain these lyrics mean what i think they mean but i know that it is about a person that thought highly of someone and is now turning away from that person, because they "refuse to believe".
    Psych0tr0non August 26, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationMy view changed on this song, i believe this to be about narcissists.
    Status Seeker/Attention Seeker
    "Are you sanctified in your Judgment of me? All that I deserve is what you were Unable to see" This seems like a quote from someone who has had a bad experience with a narcissist, saying "Are you justified by your judgment of me? i deserve more than you can see". "Change of opinion
    At the drop of a dime" Changing their opinion to make themselves look better than what they really are, lying. "Nothing is sacred" Nothing/nobody can be trusted by the narcissist due to their personality/ The person affected by the narcissist finds it hard to trust new people due to the horrible time with the narcissist. "I want to know you now You know I've always believed in you." The person has fell in love with the narcissist. "You're running in circles And I'm turning away You refused to believe Now I'm turning away" Can be translated to "You will never change, now i'm leaving you because you refused to care for someone other than yourself".
    Again, just my interpretation, may be right, may be wrong.
    Psych0tr0non January 12, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is probably their cheesiest song. Still, I like it.
    Seppukuon July 15, 2007   Link

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