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    Song MeaningAs a person who lost their virginity tonight, I can safely say that this song is about just that ^_^.
    From the slowish start and intro riffs to the second (obvious) change to a more nervous tune. The tune slowly grows more comfortable with time as the guitar begins to enter its first solo, and then the tune speeds up to a steadily slowing pace, starting a passionate moment of arpeggio heaven. The tune suddenly erupts into a groove and loses all forms of nervousness, just letting things go. A few heavy notes and high chords later and we get into a sudden solo that can't escape your mind. Building up to what you know is coming, a climatic solo that only ends to make way for the beginning riff to start again with more of a powerful feel. Eventually the song ends into a blissful, radiant tingling as its over :)
    Luke747on August 19, 2011   Link
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    General Commenterotomaniac is someone who stalks someone else. so there is the meaning of the song in the title
    -ElBarto-on August 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSlight correction to ElBarto: Dictionary.com provides two definitions for erotomania.

    1. Excessive sexual desire

    2. Psychiatry. A delusional, romantic preoccupation with a stranger, often a public figure.

    I would guess that the second definition is what is in mind here, given the themes of "Voices", the next part of "A Mind Beside Itself" trilogy, and that Dream Theater has explored themes having to do with psychiatry on other albums, most notably SDOIT.
    Thunderbolton December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA Mind Beside Itself is defined as a suite. its made of 3 songs off Awake. it demonstrates 3 different types of thoughts. here are the songs and their meanings:

    Erotomania- believing that someone or everyone is in love with you.

    Voices- this song is about schizophrenia.

    The Silent Man- says that if we talk with others we can avoid these types of problems.
    AndJustice4All68on May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the best instrumentals of all time.
    Thunderbolton March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow wow wow this song is incredible some of the best talents around. these guys can play the shit out of there instruments and this song shows exactly what im saying.
    ledzepp22on December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhat is this "Mind Beside Itself Trilogy" that you are talking about? And good song, by the way.
    Majesty|Ytse Jamon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHas any one noticed that Erotomania is an overture of the Mind Beside It's Self Trilogy?
    Majesty|Ytse Jamon July 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentErotomania (the word itself) is being under the assumption that a certain person is deeply in love with you. Sadly, I know a sufferer of erotomania, and sadly it did not end well. Poor kid...

    As for the song, it took me some time to get into it, but I love it now. The song even uses some of the other melodies that occur later on in the suite.

    2006200720082009on August 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, definitely, great song. This was the song that enticed me to actually buy Awake.
    Lateralus518on December 26, 2006   Link

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