"Home" as written by and John/portnoy Petrucci....
The Sleeper:
Shine- lake of fire
Lines take me higher
My mind drips desire
Confined and overtired

Living this charade
Is getting me nowhere
I can't shake this charade
The city's cold blood calls me home
HomeIt's what I long for
Back homewhere I belong

The city- it calls to me
Decadent scenes from my memory
Sorrow- eternity
My demons are coming to drown me

Help- I'm falling, I'm crawling
I can't keep away from its clutch
Can't have it, this habit
It's calling me back to my home

The Miracle:
I remember the first time she came to me
Poured her soul out all night and cried

I remember I was told there's a new love that's born
For each one that has died

I never thought that I
Could carry on with this life
But I can't resist myself
No matter how hard I try

Living their other life
Is getting them nowhere
I'll make her my wife
Her sweet temptation calls me home
HomeIt's what I long for
My homewhere she belongs

Her ecstasy- means so much to me
Even decieving my own blood
Victoria watches and thoughtfully smiles
She's taking me to my home

Help- he's my brother, but I love her
I can't keep away from her touch
Deception, dishonor
It's calling me back to my home

Nicholas:
Her story- it holds the key
Unlocking dreams from my memory
Solving this mystery
Is everything that is a part of me

Help- regression, obsession
I can't keep away from her touch
Leave no doubt, to find out
It's calling me back to my home


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Home" as written by Michael Portnoy John Petrucci

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  • +3
    General CommentJulian's Verses are him talking about how his Demons (Drugs, Drinking, Gambling) Tore him and Victoria apart, and now he wants to break his bad habits and get Victoria back.

    Nicholas's verses are his waking from another Dream about Victoria's life and realizes that the story he's been dreaming about (her life) is the key to the mystery about her murder. he's been dreaming about Victoria (him in his past life) and he's becoming increasingly obcsessed with discovering the whole story of her life and death, it's implied that he's been neglecting his own life and family to do so.

    Edwards (The Miracle) verses are him remembering when Victoria left Julian and came to him for comfort. He took advantage of her Vulnerability and seduced her because he was in love with her too - he's torn between his guilt over betraying his brother and his desire for Victoria.
    BuckALEon January 21, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo me, this song is one of the key points in the album, and also one of the strangest. It shows, not the links between Nicholas and Victoria, but the parallels between him and the two men who she loved. The three men all follow the same lyrical patern, representing their obsession (the word is even used by Nick) and deep need for the same woman. This says to me that, while Nick and Victoria are one and the same, he has also become obsessed with her life to the same level as the men who loved her.
    TANSTAAFLon June 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJulian is also a heavy gambler. This is my favorite song on SFAM.
    Paradoxon October 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEXCELLENT SONG. I JUST LOVE iT
    hongoon June 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"[The Sleeper:]
    Shine- lake of fire
    Lines take me higher
    My mind drips desire
    Confined and overtired"

    The sleeper was on drugs? :/ "Lines take me higher"
    I think so!!...
    DamaDoSinalon August 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, the best song from SFAM, though "Overture 1928" comes close.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon October 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah........... so what's it about?
    Panophobiaon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOH MY DEAR LORD THIS SONG IS SWEET!!!! I LOVE EVERY THING ABOUT THIS SONG!!!
    Glass_prisoneron January 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with the above comments. if u listen in the background of part of the song, u can hear slot machines and casino things.
    Majesty|Ytse Jamon April 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"he's my brother, but I love her"


    uuhhh...
    Fotang_inAon June 07, 2006   Link

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