"Lie" as written by Kevin Moore....
Daybreak
At the bottom of lake
It's a hundred degrees a I can't breath
And I won't get out
'til I figure it out
Thought I'm weak like I can't believe
So you tell me "trust me" I can trust you
Just let me show you
But I gotta work it out in a shadow of doubt
Cause I don't know if I know you

Doing fine, but don't waste me time
Tell me what it is you want to say
You sin, you win, just let me in - hurry
I've been out in the rain all day
So you tell me "trust you" I can trust you
As far as I can throw you
And I'm trying to get out of a shadow of doubt
'cause I don't know if I know you

[Chorus:]
Don't tell me you wanted me
Don't tell me you thought of me
I won't, I swear I won't
(did)
I'll try, I swear I'll try
(lie)

Mother Mary quite contrary
Kiss the boys and make them wary
Things are getting just a little bit scary
It's a wonder I can still breath
Never been much of a doubting thomas
But nothing breaks like a broken promise
You tell me 'bout your two more coming
But once is just enough for me

[Chorus]

I had gotten used to being a soul destroyed
She comes in apparently to fill the void
All dogs need a leash and
At least I'll forget it
And she would never hurt me though she's never said it
But I'm not gonna ask her today
I don't want to scare her away
Oh, Your, town, I'm all alone
And I, just can't, stare at the phone
I want to talk about lifelong mistakes
And you can tell your stepfather I said so

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Lie" as written by Kevin F. Moore Kevin James Labrie

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    My InterpretationNot wanting to give up on somebody who is a lost cause, but then realizing that they're worthless in the end. A deceitful, hurtful person who is willing to do all that they can to milk another person for personal gain. The person is depicted as a lover, who seems to come in and take all that this guy can give and then leaves him for dead. Chances are she lied about something extreme enough to cause a cut in ties eventually, though it looks like he gave her more chances than she deserved. Betrayal and loss of what was once believed to be a great ally.
    Anilandon May 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to KM, it's connected to the theme of The Mirror with betrayal and disillusionment the main theme. There also seems to be religious symbolism in the lyrics.
    Idanon May 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGotta love the melodies at work!
    Razormasticatoron October 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really have a whole lot to offer regarding the meaning of this song, but I do agree that it's thematically connected to The Mirror (which is a top-knotch song, so check it out if you haven't. I'm pretty new to Dream Theater and I bought Awake just the other day. I'm a bit disappointed with it though. Most of the songs on it come off pretty flat. Don't get me wrong - they're well written and the musicianship is superp, as with all Dream Theater stuff. It must be a production thing.
    Mr_Brightsideon May 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it has something to do with something that mike portnoy had done because of his alcohol habit that was in "the Mirror"

    "I had gotten used to being a soul destroyed
    She comes in apparently to fill the void
    All dogs need a leash and
    at least I'll forget it
    And she would never hurt me though
    she's never said it
    But I'm not gonna ask her today
    I don't wanna scare her away
    Your town, I'm all alone
    and I just can't stare at the phone
    I wanna talk about lifelong mistakes
    and you can tell your stepfather I said so"
    mando91on July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI how his "addiction to alcohol" has affected his life...but it seems to be veeery personal lyrics on this one

    Great by james LaBrie to be able to sing lyrics that others had wrote like if they were his own...Just that's great to be a singer...and he sings really good oon this song and so do on the whole awake album...

    I love the video to this song, it's so much attitude in it and in the solo to... (Isn't the video shot in Japan?)
    mando91on July 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song was written by Kevin Moore and KM said it was about something else, but it was really about how he hated his bandmates, and that's why he left right after this album.
    Petary791on December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah Kevin Moore wrote that.
    That sounds interesting if it's true
    SherlockHolmeson May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKevin Moore did write Lie.
    It could be about feeling betrayed and lied to in a relationship, or by the band. We'll never really know, but I'd put my money on this being his feeling towards the band.
    Ironman621on September 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKevin Moore wrote a good amount of the lyrics and music on awake, and a lot of them seem to be about him leaving the band and having totally different musical ideas than the rest of them. He gave them the lyrics, they recorded it, then he left the band around tour time if im not mistaken. So they knew he would eventually leave the band (just read the lyrics to 6:00) but he wanted to make sure he had his final DT works down on this album before. He didnt really hate his bandmates, he just disagreed with them all the time.
    RedIce08on March 06, 2007   Link

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