Tunnel vision at blinding speed
Controlling my thoughts, obsessing me
Void of any uncertainty
Throughout my very soul

Lost illusions of my control
Resisting all hope of letting go
Racing impulse of dark desire
Drives me through the night

I try to shut it down
It leaves me in the dust
No matter what I've found
I can never get enough

Frantic actions of insanity
Impulsive laced profanity
Long for elusive serenity
Way out of my control

[Chorus:]
Traveling through both space and time
(Out of body, out of mind)
Out of control, my wheels in constant motion
Spinning round and round it goes
(I can't let up, I can't let go)
Can't stop this flame from burning
Forever more, into the night, blistering

Focus here, focus there
Cannot see the light
(Falling down through the night)
Sprawling everywhere
Searching left, searching right
(Panic setting in, I can no longer fight)
When will this end?
Accelerate, dislocate
(Set to crash and burn, haven't got time to waste)
Not planning to return
Aggravate, agitate
(When will I ever learn?)
There's no way out of here
Nowhere to turn

Obsessive yearning
Compulsive burning
Still never learning
Insane random thoughts of neat disorder

Scattered wasteland surrounding me
Tattered memories of what used to be
Apocalyptic mind debris
Until we meet again
(Uh)

[Chorus]

Traveling through both space and time
(Out of body, out of mind)
Out of control, my wheels in constant motion
Spinning round and round it goes
(I can't let up, I can't let go)
Can't stop this flame from burning
Can't stop the wheels from turning

[Chorus]


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by Octavarium64

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    General Comment

    Amazing.

    Supernatural travelling, maybe.

    The Slurpee Manon April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Haha! IT'S INSANE! :D

    This song is both written by and is surely about Mike Portnoy and how he is constantly in motion, constantly thinking about the next project, the next goal.<p><b><i>Edited by YtseJam on April 28 2007, at 09:47AM</i></b></p>

    Idanon April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Great instrumental section. The verses are kinda meh...

    FlashCEon April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    What YtseJam said. Along similar lines, it might be about his (Mike Portnoy's) obsessive compulsive disorder.

    Ultim4on April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I love this song.

    Very Metallica-esque, along with The Glass Prison.

    BTW guys, did you hear that The Dark Eternal Night leaked?

    2006200720082009on April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Yeah, I heard.

    The Slurpee Manon April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    You lie. There is no leak. :(

    Idanon April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I don't lie. Behold:

    youtube.com/watch

    2006200720082009on April 29, 2007   Link
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    2006200720082009on April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Three possible things behind the song meaning:

    1. Like Ytse said, possibly about all of his projects and stuff
    2. His OCD (I think it's this one)
    3. Bipolar Disorder (the lyrics fit very well)
    2006200720082009on April 29, 2007   Link

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