"Afterlife" as written by Charlie Dominici, John Myung, John P. Petrucci, Kevin F. Moore and Michael S. Portnoy....
I touched with one
Who made me run
Away from my own soul
In this world with its
Many illusions
We are moving like mice through a
Maze

And now I find
What's left behind
Has served to make me whole
Full of doubt, deception, and delusion
Seeking purpose to all earthly days

I search within
Beneath a skin
That bears both pleasure and pain
In a world full of constant confusion
I will not be a par to the craze

In the Afterlife
Will dark be bright?
Will cold be warm?
Will the day have no night?
In the Afterlife?
Will the blind have sight?
In the Afterlife

Behind closed eyes
Some comfort lies
In knowing the truth never spoken
Through this world with us
Hidden conclusion
We'll keep moving like mice through
A maze

In the Afterlife
Will dark be bright?
Will cold be warm?
Will the day have no night?
In the Afterlife?
Will the blind have sight?
In the Afterlife

In the Afterlife
Will dark be bright?
Will cold be warm?
Will the day have no night?
In the Afterlife?
Will the blind have sight?
In the Afterlife


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"Afterlife" as written by John Myung Charlie Dominici

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  • +2
    General Comment^You're clearly not a dedicated Dream Theater fan to think that.
    Anilandon May 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCould it be that this song is about the... Afterlife? o.O
    the_geekon August 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song seems like yet another prequel to Metropolis and I can even say Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory, whatever it sounds great and no better than play it on Score.
    walruspancakeson September 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best guitar openers..
    sauon June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout what happens after death. Takes a really lighthearted approch to it, not really going into death/dieing or taking itself to seriously. Lyrics for the sake of having lyrics.
    apoplolon September 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he's brushing aside earth and society, then basically saying saying it's nothing but deception etc. Until we die, then goes on to question the Afterlife.
    Coleioon September 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually heard this song has much to do with Charlie being replaced. Charlie met LaBrie at an earlier date before this song was written. It sounds alot like its true. The "Afterlife" theme could be asking what would happen to Charlie once hes gone from the band.
    MKScorpion07on April 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is under Dream Theater, but isn't it technically Majesty?
    Dedicated_D.T._Fanon January 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis seems to be about not merely the afterlife, but the future as a whole and the complexity of the present.
    Anilandon May 20, 2009   Link

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