She can't stop pacing, she never felt so alive
Her thoughts are racing, set on overdrive
It takes a village, this she knows is true
They're expecting her and she's got work to do

He helplessly stands by
It's meaningless to try
As he rubs his red-rimmed eyes
He says, I've never seen her get this bad

Even though she seems so high
He knows that she can't fly
And when she falls out of the sky
He'll be standing by

She was raised in a small Midwestern town
By a charming and eccentric loving father
She was praised as the perfect teenage girl
And everyone thought highly of her

And she tried everyday
With endless drive to make the grade
Then one day she woke up to find
The perfect girl had lost her mind

Once barely taking a break, now she sleeps the days away
She helplessly stands by, it's meaningless to try
And all she wants to do is cry
No one ever knew she was so sad

'Cause even though she gets so high
And thinks that she can fly, she will fall out of the sky
But in the face of misery, she found hopefulness
Feeling better, she had weathered this depression

Much to her advantage
She resumed her frantic pace
Boundless power, midnight hour
She enjoyed the race

Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by MetalManiac666, LordGS

About to Crash Lyrics as written by John Petrucci John Myung

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentWell, it's the wrong lyrics so here are the right ones

    I'm alive again
    The darkness far behind me
    I'm invincible
    Despair will never find me

    I feel strong
    I've got a new sense of elation
    Boundless energy
    Euphoria fixation

    Still it's hard to just get by
    It seems so meaningless to try
    When all I want to do is cry
    Who would ever know I felt so sad

    Even though I get so high
    I know that I will never fly
    And when I fall out of the sky
    Who'll be standing by

    Will you be standing by
    LordGSon December 21, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentAs a continuation of the narrative from About To Crash, the speaker has pulled herself out of her fatal pattern, but she realises that it wont be long before she once again returns to it. So in anticipation of that time, she asks "will you be standing by?.."
    I actually think that this is better than About To Crash itself, even though this is shorter and doesn't contain quite the same level of musical complexity. It's high spirited and swift, and it's great...

    \m/ DREAM THEATER \m/
    doomsoldieron April 02, 2003   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's crazy, just listening to About to Crash and then this. It's just weird after knowing the lyrics better as you can see how they resonate. The way they do the voices at the "semi chorus" is just perfect. A completely calm and fluid voice for such a set of distraught thoughts. Absolutely genius.
    Kinethon February 19, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentGreat Great part.....of a badass epic.
    Disspositionon August 20, 2007   Link

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