"Disappear" as written by and John/portnoy Petrucci....
Why, tell me the reasons why
Try, still I don't understand
Will I ever feel this again
Blue sky, I'll meet you in the end
Free them, free the memories of you
Free me, and rest 'til I'm with you

A day like today
My whole world has been changed
Nothing you say
Will help ease my pain

Turn, I'll turn this slowly round
Burn, burn to feel alive again
She, she'd want me to move one
See me, this place I still belong
Give chase, to find more than I have found
And face, this time now on my own

Days disappear
And my world keeps changing
I feel you here
And it keeps me sane

So I'm moving on
I'll never forget
As you lay there and watched me
Accepting the end
I knew you were scared
You were strong I was trying
I gave you my hand
I said it's okay letting go time to leave here
And I'll carry on
The best that I can without you here beside me
Let him come and take you home


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"Disappear" as written by John Myung Kevin James Labrie

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  • +2
    General CommentIt´s about a guy losing his wife and saying farewell...
    Ygramulon September 16, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentsietsey: i dont think this has anything to do with his life, its a good opinion but the line "let him come take you home" is referring to God and heaven. also "as you lay there" is either a death bed or hospital...
    ChaosInMotion09on May 25, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentAs of most of the songs on this album, and most Dream theater songs for that matter, The song is about a unhealthy psycological, emotional, state. This song can speak to people stuck in a secureless state. It speaks to me.

    The song is about Moving on from the past. Accepting the world for what it is and being true to yourself. Taking yourself from the pain, but Accepting it, and embracing it.

    In this case, James LaBrie Used the characters wife as the past, Her passing away becoming the pain and her acceptance being his medication.
    Tepesson June 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt ain't about divorce or a breakup of any kind. It's certainly about the death of a loved one. Lines that point to it: "I'll meet you in the end", as in, in death. "I'll never forget as you lay there and watched me, accepting the end." Lying on her death bed. Simple. Not such a simple song emotionally however. This is by far one of the most emotional songs ever produced by anyone. I don't look forward to the day I can actually relate completely to its meaning.
    godscowardon May 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNone of the songs on SDOIT besides Glass Prison are about the people who wrote them, and that includes this one. At least, in my opinion. This is simply a song about death and trying to move on from it.

    But anyway, beautiful song. One of the very first ever to make me cry.
    darkprincess128on January 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about DEATH~
    Haaseraceron August 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what it is about, but it has made me cry once or twice.
    enchiridionon June 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite dream theater songs
    blackliston May 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonderful song by these guys, just like everything else they make. Once I heard this, I could instantly connect with the lyrics because of a similar situation I was in. Except I didnt lose someone to death. James Labrie's best lyrics...granted he hasnt written that many DT songs.
    hank_317on July 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWonderful song by these guys, just like everything else they make. Once I heard this, I could instantly connect with the lyrics because of a similar situation I was in. Except I didnt lose someone to death. James Labrie's best lyrics...granted he hasnt written that many DT songs.
    hank_317on July 25, 2005   Link

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