"War Inside My Head" as written by and John/portnoy Petrucci....
Napalm, napalm, napalm showers
Showed the cowards
Weren't there to mess around

Heat exhaustion
Mind distortion
Military victory mounted on innocent ground

Hearing voices from miles away
Saying things never said
Seeing shadows in the light of the day
Waging a war inside my head

War inside my head

Years and years of
Bloodshed and warfare
Our mission was only to get in and kill

A free vacation
Of palm trees and shrapnel
Trading innocence for permanent psychotic hell

Hearing voices from miles away
Saying things never said
Seeing shadows in the light of the day
Waging a war inside my head

Feeling strangers staring my way
Reading minds never read
Tasting danger with each word I say
Waging a war inside my



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"War Inside My Head" as written by John Petrucci John Myung

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song apparently tells about a(/the) soldier in the vietnam war. It tells about the psychologigal problems the man faces after years of combat in the rain forests, fighting for his life, his only mission to kill the enemy.
    Furtilizeron October 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKinda like the movie "Taxi Driver"
    Pornoy's a big fan of Scorsese films!
    Haaseraceron April 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song sort of reminds me of Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls". Both great songs.
    Squid Viciouson March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWRONG!!! Metallica sucks tho the max. I havn't really listened to the whole 6DOIT album but I heard this song for the first time on the Live At Budokon dvd.
    han yongon July 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEverytime I hear this, it reminds me of my Grandfather in WWII. He wasn't on the frontline yet he suffered the same pyschologicial effectss as soldiers after the war.
    holliganon September 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDream Theatre covered the whole Master of Puppet's album during a live show so you can hardly say they suck in a Dream Theatre lyrics discussion lol.

    Anyways I agree with the first post :-)
    Good song
    HeManMcCollon October 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSHELLSHOCK!

    More accurately, post-traumatic stress disorder. Many soldiers come back from wars very paranoid, even stuff like fireworks or loud bangs can make them have a flashback.
    thedanman344on January 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my favourite part of the six degrees
    wobo woboon December 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe intro has like a Slayer(South Of Heaven) feel to it.

    Were learning Vietnam in history and when i sit in class this song just runs through my head.
    almostdvs222on May 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song haunts me alot, cuz i've heard many stories about soldiers experiencing shellshock, and that makes me not wanna go to war
    christianmetal86on April 09, 2009   Link

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