"Take Away My Pain" as written by and Michael/myung Portnoy....
I was sitting on the edge of his bed
Staring at the headlines on the paper
He said, "Look at poor Gene Kelly
I guess he won't be singing in the rain"
You can take away my heroes
Can you take away my pain

Take away my pain
Leave the cold outside
Please don't let it rain
Don't stumble on my pride

Take away my pain
I'm not frightened anymore
Just stay with me tonight
I'm tired of this fight
Soon I'll be knocking at your door

She was standing by the edge of his bed
Staring at the message on their faces
He said, "What else can you do, babe?
I guess I won't be coming home again"
They just took away all my promises
Make them take away my pain

Take away my pain
Leave the cold outside
Please don't let it rain
Don't stumble on my pride

Take away my pain
I'm not frightened anymore
Just stay with me tonight
I'm tired of this fight
Soon I'll be knocking at your door

His final scene
The actor bows
And all those years
Are gone somehow
The crowd applauds
The curtain falls

I was standing by the edge of the water
I noticed my reflection in the waves
Then I saw you looking back at me
And I knew that for a moment
You were calling out my name
You took away my hero
Will you take away my pain

Take away my pain
Let the cold inside
It's time to let it rain
There's nothing left to hide

Take away my pain
I'm not frightened anymore
I'm learning to survive
Without you in my life
Til you come knocking at my door


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Take Away My Pain" as written by John Myung Derek G. Sherinian

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentJohn Petrucci dedicates it to a family member, probably his father, in the liner notes.
    Thunderbolton April 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, this lyric was written in memory of JP's father who died of cancer in 1996.

    "Another Day" was written about JP's struggle with his father's disease.
    Idanon May 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is just an amazing song. Inspiring. Beautiful.
    Tomas23on June 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great. They shouldve add the last chorus when it is changed, I think thats awsome
    scartissue72on July 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThank god you people actually know the meaning of the song lol. Yep, it is written in dedication to his father, and it follows Another Day which was written about his father whilst he was dying.

    2 amazing songs.
    Meteddicaon December 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a amazing song. it can relate to many situations. but yes it is to JP father
    oliverbakemanon April 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favourite songs. Although knowing it's dedicated to JP's father I think lot of people can find their own meanings for themselves... Especially in the last changed chorus.
    Irethon May 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. One of the first i heard of DT
    jessrox87on June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe third chorus's lyrics are different.

    Take away my pain
    Let the cold inside
    It's time to let it rain
    There's nothing left to hide
    Take away my pain
    I'm not frightened anymore
    I'm learning to survive
    Without you in my life
    'Til you come knocking at my door
    SilentFox12345on December 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAlso note the Gene Kelly, "Singin' in the Rain" reference.
    SilentFox12345on December 20, 2007   Link

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