"Lifting Shadows off a Dream" as written by and Kevin James La/moore Brie....
He seems alone and silent
Thoughts remain without an answer
Afraid and uninvited
He slowly drifts away

Moved by desire and fear
Breaking delicate wings

Lifting shadows
Off a Dream once broken
She can turn a drop of water
Into an ocean

As the rain is pouring down
Tears of sorrow wash his mind
Drifting with the current
This stream of life flows on

He seems alone and silent
Waiting on his hands and knees
The chill of winter's darkness sits quietly

Moved by desire and fear
He takes a few steps away

Lifting shadows
Off a Dream once broken
She can turn a drop of water
Into an ocean

And she listens openly

He pours his soul into the water
Reflecting the mystery
She carries him away
And the winds die slowly

And she listens openly
And she listens openly

Lifting shadows
Off a Dream once broken
She can turn a drop of water
Into an ocean

Lifting Shadows off a Dream
Lifting Shadows off a Dream


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"Lifting Shadows Off a Dream" as written by John Petrucci John Myung

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  • +1
    General CommentQuote by John Myung:

    "... that song is more or less just reflecting the duality that exists between a man and a woman; the spiritual side of the relationship & how they both can compliment one another."
    Idanon May 08, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGotta agree with aniland and constantmotion. Perfect interpretation of the song. Such a great one. Dunno why they don't let Myung write anymore... they say his lyrics are too weird but sometimes they're just brilliant imo.
    GhettoAstronauton April 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great if youre in a mellow mood
    Dustpanon March 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTo YtseJam: JM speaks?! :-P
    The lyrics of this song are really hard to figure out...
    f15x28on June 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMasterpiece. Nothing else to say.
    minihatson July 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is indeed to listen to when in a mellow moodm. As for the lyrics, I was thinking exactly what JM was saying about them. Imo, Awake is DT's best album.
    Lateralus518on September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou can tell this was one of Myung's songs - Awesome bass. Possibly their most Bass-Oriented song on the album, besides Space-Dye Vest.

    All in all - 10/10.
    Fade 2 blackon April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song. Awake is one of my favourite albums. Scenes from a memory is my top, as it is quite lyrically intelligent and creative
    agm_ultimatexon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA very lyrically complex song. I couldn't really figure them out but I was thinking something along the lines of what Myung said. Amazing.
    Link0X1213on June 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdefinetly the best of awake. beautiful, beautiful song. i think this is about a man thats in love with a woman, yet he is too nervous to be with her. he finally suceeds, and doing so, realizes that she pays attention to him, and treats him like a person. its a really complex song with a simple concept. dt are the best band that have ever lived. i love labrie's singing in this song...it makes me cry
    constantmotionon December 04, 2007   Link

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