Brother, can you hear me?
Your life is in my hands
I will not surrender, never yield to his demands
If we stand together, we will never fall
Brother, we're the answer to your call

Brother, can you hear me?
You must not be afraid
I will march beside you
Have no fear
Be strong
Be brave

We sing this song for freedom
Our voices will resound
Brother, we will never let you down

On the road to revolution
We're bound to make mistakes
There's a price that we must pay
For every choice we make

Freedom is the reason
To stand up or give in
But someone has to lose
And someone has to win

Brother, can you hear me?
I am not afraid
I will not forsake you
I'll be strong and I'll be brave

I sing the song for freedom
My courage knows no bounds
Brother, know I stand on solid ground
Brother, I will never let you down
Never let you down

Lyrics submitted by Idan

Brother, Can You Hear Me? Lyrics as written by Jordan Rudess John Petrucci

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis is the first song that Dream Theater wrote with someone that is not in the band.

    It was written by John Myung and Desmond Child(the "'80s rock hit-maker"). DT's producer at that time, Kevin Shirley listened to the song and felt it needed stronger more powerful chorus and that's how Desmod got invovled and this master piece is the outcome. :)

    This is, of course, not the meaning of this great song, just some background...
    Idanon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBad by Dream Theater standards, but excellent by any other
    Thunderbolton April 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is a bit too "pop" like... of course, for a rock song. Dream Theater really should've kept this a b-side I think... they would have been much better off with something like Eve. It's kinda catchy though... but not for Dream Theater fans. Of course, they know this already :P
    IdiotequeDanceon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFunny enough, though, this was their hit song on MTV back in the days... :)
    Idanon October 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think Cover My Eyes could have possibly been in place of this song or maybe Take Away My Pain or Just Let Me Breathe. Yeah. Cover My Eyes instead of Just Let Me Breathe. I'm so burning Falling Into Infinity like that. It's too bad I'll never get to see Dream Theater on MTV or anything, I think that'd be pretty cool, lol. Not that I'd actually see any music on MTV anyway =P
    PinkFloydrulezon December 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIf you ever get a chance, pick up Dream Theater's "Trial of Singles". Its a collection of demos and rare songs...They have the original of this on there, and IMO, the original blows this out of the water. The chorus, the most "pop" part is very different, there's another keyboard section...much better overall.
    life_as_lucidon February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so bad lol

    Dream Theater kick ass!
    hellarack99on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnd, btw, Petrucci and Child wrote this, not Myung.
    hellarack99on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentLike all other Dream Theater lyrics, these aren't much good, outside writer or not. There are much better ways of saying "I want to live my life, not yours."
    Sin-éon February 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Like all other DT lyrics?"

    Are are you that songs such as "A Change of Seasons", "In the Name of God", "Learning to Live" and plenty others have /bad/ lyrics?

    I completely and utterly disagree.
    Idanon February 14, 2006   Link

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