Needless to say, another day has passed away
Yet everything, and nothing, has changed
Awake I lie, my thoughts get lost up in the sky
Needless to say, nothing will change...

Maybe a mystic - with fortunes to tell...
Surrender my coin at the old wishing well...
Maybe the stars will align in the night...
To show me the path that is right

'Would've been's and 'could've been's
They waste my days away
The colors of my life dissolve and fade to gray

So many paths of promise
Indecision poisons my mind
If only I had seen the signs - so blind

Yet I must journey on - on and on

A haunting vision torments me
It smothers and steals my dreams
I see an old man in the mirror
Cold and bitter starring back at me

Here I am - at the crossing of life I stand
On my own - looking down the road
Hear my cry - answer me
Still I'm searching yet the truth is unknown - though the night is cold
I walk the road alone

Lyrics submitted by Idan

Awakenings Lyrics as written by Michael Pinnella Michael Lepond

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentTo me this song means comming to a crossroads in life, and not knowing where to go.. for me, i knew my girlfriend was cheating on me, with my best friend, theres also a child involved, so trying to figure out what path to take was hellfire... you get the idea
    kukerdanon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe beginning of this song is just beautiful. Great song.

    It sounds like it's about indecision at a crossroads. And the fear of chosing the wrong path, and looking back as the "old man in the mirror" regretting the choices he's made in life.
    Bones43xon October 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've never understood why the band skips the opening minute or so when they play it live. The bass solo in the beginning is just beautiful.

    Also, the lyrics show a rare occurrence where Symphony X does not write about mythology.
    HoratioCaineon December 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyea u guys basically nailed it. i love this song, prob one of my fav symph x songs.
    manonamissionon August 15, 2008   Link

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