"Pull Me Under" as written by and Kevin James La/moore Brie....
Lost in the sky
Clouds roll by and I roll with them
Arrows fly
Seas increase and then fall again

This world is spinning around me
This world is spinning without me and
Every day sends future to past
Every breath leaves me one less to my last

Watch the sparrow falling
Gives new meaning to it all
If not today nor yet tomorrow then some other day

I'll take seven lives for one
And then my only father's son
As sure as I did ever love him I am not afraid

This world is spinning around me
The whole world keeps spinning around me and
All life is future to past
Every breath leaves me one less to my last

Pull me under
Pull me under
Pull me under I'm not afraid
All that I feel is honor and spite
All I can do is to set it right

Dust fills my eyes
Clouds roll by and I roll with them
Centuries cry
Orders fly and I fall again

This world is spinning inside me
The whole world is spinning inside me
Every day sends future to past
Every step brings me closer to my last

Pull me under
Pull me under
Pull me under I'm not afraid
Living my life too much in the sun
Only until your will is done


Pull me under
Pull me under
Pull me under I'm not afraid
All that I feel is honor and spite
All I can do is to set it right
Pull me under
Pull me under
Pull me under I'm not afraid
Living my life too much in the sun
Only until your will is done

Oh that this too
Too solid flesh
Would melt


Lyrics submitted by hcphatm, edited by frostangel

"Pull Me Under" as written by John Petrucci John Myung

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  • +5
    General CommentYep. This song is fo-sho based on Hamlet.

    Reason 1 : "watch the sparrow falling . . ." Hamlet refers to the death of his father as a falling sparrow.

    Reason 2 : "all that I feel is honor and spite / all I can do is set it right" takes from the line "O cursed spite that ever I was made to set it right."

    Reason 3 : "living my life too much in the sun" is another line that's take almost directly from the play (a clever little pun) "Not so, my lord. I am too much in the sun"

    Reason 4 : "only until your will is done." Hamlet is basically about a prince doing the will of his dead father: seeking revenge on his murderer.

    Reason 5 : "I'll take seven lives for one" is referring to how Hamlet only intends to avenge his father's murder by killing his guilty uncle, but in the process, seven lives are taken. (Polonius, Ophelia, Laertes, Gertrude, Claudius, Rosencrantz, and Guildenstern)

    That about settles it. Awesome song, though, eh?
    MissLetoon October 01, 2010   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLiving life badly with no change, as one big cycle creates confusion and a short life that "rolls with the clouds"
    koji52on January 27, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Commentone of the songs that got me into metal
    traveler in stygianon May 28, 2008   Link
  • +3
    General CommentHow do I correct lyrics? I happen to be 100% sure that these lyrics have a few mistakes.

    For instance where it says "Pull me under, pull me under, pull me under, I'm not afraid..." There should be a semi-colon as opposed to a comma between the third "Pull me under" and "I'm not afraid".

    Also in the correct lyrics he doesn't sing "Orders fly and I fall again" he sings "Others fly and I fall again"

    Thirdly where it reads:
    "This world is spinning around me
    The whole world keeps spinning around me
    All life is future to past
    Every breath leaves me one less to my last"
    In the correct version the word "and" is between "spinning around me" and "all life is..."

    Lastly where it reads:
    "All that I feel is honor and spite
    All I can do is set it right"
    It should read "honor and spite All I can do is to set it right". Note the "to" between "is and "set".

    I know some people may be skeptical about these lyrics, and the last one doesn't sound correct to me as well, however these lyrics are the correct ones.

    Source: "Dream Theater Full Score Anthology".
    Dedicated_D.T._Fanon July 07, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLiquid Tension Experiment is Awesome.
    That's a Side Project of Dream Theater
    NtoTheDrkon May 01, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is about hamlet. It's told from Prince Hamlet's point of view. It;s about his feeling to get revenge. in the end he sings a quote from the book

    "Oh that this too, too solid flesh would melt"
    LordOfLighton December 27, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI remember hearing this song on the radio when it first came out. It got lots of play on KLOS 95.5 in So. Cal. I would hear it at the gym almost every night. I remember thinking, "that's the best thing Iv'e ever heard". A friend that I worked-out with worked at a record company. His job was to go around to all the clubs and find music talent. We went to a Dream Theater concert and I have been a fan ever since. They have a song for every mood I am in and I never get tired of their music. I can't say that about anyone else.
    DreamMarketingon January 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe passing of time, and knowledge of that passing
    purrbiscuiton April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song ends abruptly cause it shows how quiclkly life can end and how swift death can be
    staggarellion August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is based on HAMLET. The last lines "Oh that this too solid flesh would melt" are taken directly from the play. MP complained about the video which he had little say in, commenting with things such as "wtf is that wolfman??"
    Tesserexon July 02, 2003   Link

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