Breathes a cloudless mind
Leaves the doubting blind
Until the circle breaks and wisdom lies ahead
The faithful live Awake
The rest remain misled

Some will transcend spinning years
One as if time disappears

Innocence faded
The mirror falls behind you
Trinity jaded
I break down walls to find you

Callow and vain
Fixed like a fossil, shrouding pain
Passionless stage
Distant like brothers
Wearing apathetic displays
Sharing flesh like envy in cages
Not intending to end

Some will transcend spinning years
One as if time disappears

Innocence faded
The mirror falls behind you
Trinity jaded
I break down walls to find you

Beginnings get complicated
The farther we progress
Opinions are calculated
Immune to openness

Beyond the circle's edge
We're driven by her blessings
Forever hesitating
Caught beneath the wheel

Innocence faded
The mirror falls behind you
Cynically jaded
The child will crawl to find you

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  • +2
    General CommentI love the last line of this song. Using "the child" to represent the pure innocence we're all born with is genius. Then, when we sin, the child of innocence begins crawling through to find our true goodness.

    As a side note it may be interesting to keep in mind that a child crawling would never be able to catch up with a grown person. This may be a metaphor that once you've lost your innocence, it's gone forever.

    \m/ DREAM THEATER \m/
    doomsoldieron April 13, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this about Kevin Moore becoming more distant and separate from the group.
    Ironman621on September 07, 2006   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationGrowing up. Loss of innocence and the feeling that the world is becoming all too real for the first time. Being annoyed with the occurrences in life that all adolescents go through when they begin losing their innocence. There really seems to be a straight and direct connection between title and meaning in this one, as the entire song references heavily to the process of growing up and slowly entering adulthood. Considering that Kevin Moore wrote this, he could have also been writing metaphorically about how his connection with the rest of Dream Theater was fading.
    2006200720082009on May 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat upbeat song off the Awake album. Really shows their Rush influences.
    minihatson July 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCan't wait to hear the "Score"-version.
    the_geekon August 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh dude it's just amazingly good in Score! :D
    Petrucci's added atmospheric-solo section is great!
    Idanon August 26, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLaBrie the man is finally back. I've missed him.
    the_geekon September 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMy favorite Dream Theater song. Love the guitar intro. Very Melodic. Awake is definatly my favorite album.
    allmanfan456on August 27, 2008   Link

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