"Drained" as written by and Kevin James Labrie Matthew James Guillory....
The air's so thick
It blurs my vision
I can't think straight
In this condition
This dim lit hall
Is stretching further
Not knowing
What I might discover

Through a door half open
A painted light bulb swings
Casting someone's shadow
Reaching towards me

Something draws me here
Not sure
Feeling Drained
Still I am curious
Haunts me
Taunts me
Now I start to Gravitate

Remain composed
I hear some laughter
The darkness in me
Moving faster
A handle turned
A door is opened
Ashtrays
Cigarettes still smoking

And there again before me
The painted light bulb swings
And see I cast the shadow
The one I saw moving

Cannot catch my breath
Can't cope
His face turns toward me
Can't be
Not me
The man in the mirror

It's all too clear
As I stood there
Acknowledged him
In reflective glare

I don't quite understand
Why any of this
Is who I am
I'm damned cause I doubt
It's part of me
Trick of the mind
Pschitso you see

It's like awakening
I'm in
Someone else's skin
Molds me
Holds me
Controlled
Left me Drained and empty

Transformed
Shifting
I peer inside
Like quicksand
You pulled me
Down deeper
All twisted inside of me


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"Drained" as written by Matthew James Guillory Kevin James Labrie

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    General CommentIn the 8th stanza, I'm pretty sure the word on the final line is supposed to read "schizo," as in the abbreviation for "schizophrenic". Otherwise, it doesn't make a lot of sense.
    egouldinon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song always reminded me of an H.P. Lovecraft story i have read... dagonbytes.com/thelibrary/lovecraft/…

    anyone else see the connection?
    papasithon October 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpapasith is right there is a sense of that story there
    holliganon October 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsuch a great song
    the musicians rule. james sounds comfortable as well. its good to hear.
    mike mangini on drums fits the usual sound of amazing drumming behind JLB's vocals
    AndJustice4All68on January 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is so intense and has a strong meaning. I wish Dream Theater were like that, they lack so much compared to this.
    ErikSnowthornon March 19, 2010   Link

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