"I don't know, I feel a lot of distance and I feel far away.
I'll see you later..."

I have seen you born before me
I have watched you die
I have heard every word you said to me

Leave no question in your mind
There is no brighter star to guide you
Don't look past me to the sun, the sun is I
I am the sun...

So close the door behind him
He wanders slowly to the car
Trying to lift his heavy heart
He says...

"I feel bad about this.
I feel really bad about this.
Just, just let me feel bad about this."

I'm through just getting by
Countless times a friend has told me
Watch out for the wave
Now it seems the sea will be my grave
And still you swim to save me
Even though the water is much colder now
Even though the water is much colder now

Sometimes you can act on intuition
Sometimes you can use a different point of view
I've found that in such a position
I could always come to you
(Sun) I've seen you weep
I have seen you tired and lonely (without you)
But it only takes one heart (one heart)
To lift you up and send you on
Can you understand the life I've shown you
Understand it's me, I'm giving you

I have seen you born before me
I have watched you die
I have heard every word you said to me

I have no question in my mind
There's been no brighter star to guide me
I don't look past you to the sun,
so don't look past me to the sun,
The sun is...

And so love is broken
They're asking me how can you help
When you don't even know how that feels
I don't need one thousand reasons
When someone starts to cry
When someone says my heart needs lifting
Don't ask how come, ask how high

I have seen you born before me
I have watched you die
I have heard every word you said to me

Leave no question in your mind
There is no brighter star to guide you
Don't look past me to the sun, the sun is I

Leave no question in your mind
There is no brighter star to guide you
Don't look past me to the sun, (it knows where you are)


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    General CommentFor anyone interested,

    "I don't know, I feel a lot of distance and I feel far away. I'll see you later..." - This sample is Robert DeNiro from the film "The Deer Hunter".

    And,

    "I feel bad about this. I feel really bad about this.
    Just, just let me feel bad about this." - This is Timothy Hutton from the film "Ordinary People".

    Edited by YtseJam on June 22 2004, at 04:10AM

    Idanon June 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song just screams Jesus. There might be a reason that this was left off Falling Into Infinity.
    Yaridovichon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMmmm... I think these are the correct lyrics:

    Dream Theater
    Don’t Look Past Me

    "I, I mean. Look, I, I don't know
    I, I feel a lot of distance and I feel far away
    I'll see you later..."

    I have seen you born before me
    I have watched you die
    I have heard every word you said, believe me

    Leave no question in your mind
    There is no brighter star to guide you
    Don't look past me to the sun
    The sun is I, I am the sun

    So close the door behind him
    He wanders slowly to the car
    And trying to lift his heavy heart
    He says...

    "I feel bad about this
    I feel really bad about this
    And just, just let me feel bad about this"

    I'm through just getting by
    Countless times a friend has told me
    Watch out for the wave
    Now it seems the sea will be my grave
    And still you swim to save me
    Even though the water is much colder now
    Even though the water is much colder now

    Sometimes you can lack to intuition
    Sometimes you can use a different point of view
    I've found that in such a position
    I could always come to you
    I've seen you weep
    And I have seen you tired and lonely
    But it only takes one heart
    To lift you up and send you on
    Can you understand this life I've shown you
    Understand this is me I'm giving you

    I have seen you born before me
    I have watched you die
    I have heard every word you said, believe me

    I have no question in my mind
    There's been no brighter star to guide me
    I won't look past you to the sun
    So don't look past me to the sun
    The sun is...

    And so love is broken
    They're asking me how can you help
    When you don't even know how they feel
    I don't need one thousand reasons
    When someone starts to cry
    When someone says “my heart needs lifting”
    Don't ask how come, ask how high

    I have seen you born before me
    I have watched you die
    I have heard every word you said, believe me

    I have no question in my mind
    There’s been no brighter star to guide me
    Don't look past me to the sun, the sun is I

    I have no question in my mind
    There’s been no brighter star to guide me
    Don't look past me to the sun...
    (I’ll carry the cross with you)
    f15x28on July 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is simply about a lead singer's girl, who has always been there. "Countless times a friend has told me watch out for the wave/But now it seems the sea will be my grave" "But still you swim to save me/Even though the water is much colder now"
    Anilandon July 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it feels like its about good friends, that no matter what they'll always be with you. From saving someone from drowning, guidance, and many other things life throws at us.
    Disspositionon May 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely about God...

    No wonder it was disallowed on the album, Dream Theater is metal, supposably performed by christian musicians, yeah sure. I hope tha selling your souls was a bitter experience.

    Jesus loves you, James, John, John, Mike and Jordan. Never forget it...
    LittlePrincezzon December 17, 2008   Link

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