"Fatal Tragedy" as written by and John/portnoy Petrucci....
Alone at night
I feel so strange
I need to find
All the answers to my dreams

When I sleep at night
I hear the cries
What does this mean?

I shut the door and traveled to another home
I met an older man, he seemed to be alone
I felt that I could trust him
He talked to me that night;

"Lad did you know a girl was murdered here?"
"This fatal tragedy was talked about for years"
Victoria's gone forever
Only memories remain
She passed away
She was so young

Without love
Without truth
There can be no turning back

Without faith
Without hope
There can be no peace of mind

As the night went on
I started to find my way
I learned about a tragedy
A mystery still today

I tried to get more answers
But he said, "You're on your own."
Then he turned away and left me
As I stand there all alone
He said, "You'll know the truth
As you future days unfold"

Without love
Without truth
There can be no turning back

Without faith
Without hope
There can be no peace of mind

"Now it is time to see how you died.
Remember that death is not the end but only a transition."


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"Fatal Tragedy" as written by John Petrucci John Myung

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    General CommentIt\'s been pretty clearly stated by the band that Nicholas is indeed the reincarnation of Victoria.

    It\'s also well stated that Edward was the killer and also the \"Witness\".

    This particular song is about Nicholas visiting the house where Victoria was killed. I haven\'t read anything official myself, but there is speculation that the old man in the song is the reincarnation of Julian
    BuckALEon January 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentin the story of metropolis part2 scenes from a memory: nicholas learns that he actually was victorias in his past life and the lyrics show his reactions to the tragedy befallen on his oast identity
    tasslehoffon March 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI never knew what the words were for this song, since I've got a concert copy - I think I need to learn more about this
    purrbiscuiton April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentNicholas wasn't Victoria. He was Victoria's boyfriend. "The witness" mentioned in another song was the real murderer. It took me awhile to realize that.
    Brat Mojon October 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWerd ^. My favorite part in this is when the hard part kicks in.. Petrucci's solo effin rocks.
    Lateralus518on December 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI really love the melody and music, but the writing seems really vague and raw, kinda childish considering it's a story..
    Jaggyon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song blew my socks off clean.
    Josueon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOne of the first DT songs I heard, it's brilliant.
    metalrichon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe therapist is the re-incarnation of the killer, if you listen right at the end of Scene Nine - Finally Free, he says "Open your eyes Nicholas" which is exactly the same line as the killer who says "Open your eyes Victoria". Re-incarnated bodies who have had a strong connection in the past, it is said, attract each other, and live out the same issues again, and again. This is what they are exploring in this whole album.
    SE7ERUSon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe therapist is the re-incarnation of the killer, if you listen right at the end of Scene Nine - Finally Free, he says "Open your eyes Nicholas" which is exactly the same line as the killer who says "Open your eyes Victoria". Re-incarnated bodies who have had a strong connection in the past, it is said, attract each other, and live out the same issues again, and again. This is what they are exploring in this whole album.
    SE7ERUSon May 12, 2008   Link

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