"Prophets of War" as written by John Petrucci, Michael Portnoy, John Myung, Kevin James Labrie and Jordan Rudess....
It burns deep down inside of me
We have ourselves to blame
Not questioning, accept it as the truth
Debate this fight; it's just cause
The facts do not support theirs
To liberate a people
And rid them of tyrant rule

Is it time to make the change?
Are we closer than before?
Can we help them break away?
Are we profiting from war?
It's time to make the change

(A change)
Catch your attention
(Deceived)
Since the inception
(Afraid)
Fight for what reason?
(Come out)
Can we clean up this mess?
The loss of loved one's ignorant request
They continue the same rhetoric
These derelicts that profit, win or lose

Is it time to make the change?
Are we closer than before?
Can we help them break away?
Are we profiting from war?
It's time to make a change

(Time for change
Fight the fear
Find the truth
Time for change)

The only thing that I believe
Will help us see this through is faith
Pray they will forgive
Forgive our arrogance
So we can make it right
Right what they have wronged

(I see you sweat
Unexpected, controversial
Keep this two wet
Things are gonna get this to know
Your sympathy
A pitiful display, you studder
Your empathy, you've nothing if there is no honor
Responsible of this you are incapable
We implicate, incriminate, exacerbate; too much at stake
Our fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters thoughts
Perpetuating their ideals, and mine are sad to stay the course

Is it time to make the change?
Are we closer than before?
Can we help them break away?
Are we profiting from war?

Is it time to make the change?
Are we closer than before?
Can we help them break away?
Are we profiting from war?

Is it time to make a change
A change from what it's been?
Can we help them break away?
Is our patience wearing thin?
It's time to make a change

(Time for change
Fight the fear
Find the truth
Time for change)


Lyrics submitted by Aniland, edited by Octavarium64

"Prophets of War" as written by John Petrucci John Myung

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    General CommentAwesome song
    Anilandon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...

    faggots? are you kidding me dude? That's obviously not the lyric....
    hellarack99on May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese lyrics are incomplete and incorrect. Understandably, though. It's hard to decipher the lyrics without the CD book.
    sdpdton May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have updated the lyric somewhat, please submit here corrections and I'll update.
    Idanon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen mike kicks into vocals after the
    "Right for they have wronged"


    i think it goes something like this (do not bash me anyone because i am not 100% sure but this is what i got out of it)



    i see you sweat
    unexpected, controversial
    to be strict
    things are gonna get personnal

    Your sympathy
    a pitiful display, you stutter
    Your empathy
    means nothing if there is no honor

    Responsible
    of this you are incapable
    we implicate, incriminate, excacerbate, too much at stake
    Our Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers, sons and daughters forced
    Perpetuating their ideals
    A mindless act or state of course
    th3drap3ryfallson May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexacerbate*
    th3drap3ryfallson May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously this is about the war in Iraq
    Fanta-lon May 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously this is about the war in Iraq
    Fanta-lon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that instead of Faggots it supposed to say "Debate this fight its just cause" and just after it says unexpected,controversial its supposed to say "Get used to it" not to be strict
    universalwinkeyon May 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI find this song pretty catchy, play on words, profiting from war, thanks for the double meanings Labrie.
    Stillborn2000on May 23, 2007   Link

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