"Light Fuse and Get Away" as written by Charlie Dominici, John Myung, John P. Petrucci, Kevin F. Moore and Michael S. Portnoy....
Would you like to sit and talk to me
About the way things change so
Suddenly
When your senses come and the feeling
Goes?
Can you remember feeling much
Too close?

Stop your hands from shaking.
Look at me.
Are your senses racing endlessly
Tracing
Past impressions? So were mine
Have you ever been used
Or will this be the first time?

It's come so clear to me
Light fuse and get away
No gain, no pain
It's a fatal game
And the true lose everything

I can see
What trust and loyalty have done
For me
Falling miles from the mark
With a thirst for revenge
And a dangerous heart

I've tried to wash from memory
Feelings of betrayal and the incidents
That plague me since I lost my sense
Of innocence

A history of changes now I'm loving
Now I'm losing keeps me constantly
In fear of hearing "I can't see where
This is going"

You lie alone with the memory
Feeling the ceiling and walls closing
In on
Your conscience, my ally
The guilt, your affliction
From preying on praise as you fed
An attention addiction

Someone told me
Light fuse and get away
No gain, no pain
And when it's lust to dust you can
Crawl from the wreckage

I can see
What trust and loyalty have done
For me
Lying bleeding in the dark
With a thirst for revenge
And a dangerous heart

It's come so clear to me
Light fuse and get away
No gain, no pain
It's a fatal game
And the true lose everything

I can see
What trust and loyalty have done
For me
Falling miles from the mark
With a thirst for revenge
And a dangerous heart


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"Light Fuse and Get Away" as written by John Myung Charlie Dominici

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    General CommentK, on the When Dream and Day Reunites Song by Song documentry review, Kevin Moore said it is about using someone for sex, but it's not from any one partically view, and it's not about using them because the person has no feelings, but about being afraid to get attached in the off chance they might get hurt. That's what the line "No Pain, No Gain" means.
    Stillborn2000on October 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationHit it and quit it.
    Anilandon May 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm not sure what the song is actually about but from what i gather it tells the story of a girl who gets into a relationship with a guy who is jsut out for sex. She becomes emotionally attached to him and feels betrayed when he leaves her after getting what he wants.
    Grace_UnderPressureon October 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI read that Mike Portnoy said this song was about Kevin Moore's personal experience, so I think what you said is sort of correct, but Kevin was the one being used.
    Ironman621on March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI've not even been in a relationship before and i'm 15 ffs, and this song is to me, WHY! 'cause i'm a decent guy and everythin but get fucked about all the time and it's started turning me into a guy like this
    "I can see
    what trust and loyalty have done for me
    falling miles from the mark
    with a thirst for revenge
    and a dangerous heart"

    exactly what's happenin to me =) dream theater are a band you can relate to, reminds me, the difference between songs/bands you can relate to and emo songs/bands is that in my opinion emo stuff CAUSES those feelings and makes you think you're in that situation (which is why i ain't an emo :D) and bands like dream theater take things that happen to alot of people and actually give you a song you can pick lines outta to relate to =] (yeah i actually thought of that one in the bath...O.O)
    Xenimmeon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti know no-one called them emo but i wanted to get that point across, it's been in my head all day =]
    Xenimmeon November 10, 2007   Link

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