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Dream Theater

TypeStudio Full-length
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsRoadrunner Records
Album rating :  86.4 / 100
Votes :  77
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Illumination Theory Lyrics

9. Illumination Theory (22:17)
Track rating :  92.7 / 100      Votes :  13     
ⅰ. Paradoxe de la Lumiere Noirère Noire


ⅱ. Live, Die, Kill

Consider this question
Look deep inside
Deliver a true confession
What are you willing to live for

Consider this question
Open your eyes
Examine your own reflection
What are you willing to die for

When your back's against the wall
And your time's uncertain

Consider this question
No standing by
When flesh and blood are threatened
What are you willing to kill for

We seek
To understand
We cry
With head in hand

The bridges we build to connect
The distance that makes us forget
Hate dividing us
Love reminding us of our shared humanity

Hope can be a shadow fleeting
I would rather die believing
Chancing it all in a final act of faith

We seek
To understand
We cry
With head in hand

A story that needs to be told
An answer that begs to be found
The beauty we wish to behold
Is never too far away

ⅲ. The Embracing Circle


ⅳ. The Pursuit of Truth

Mothers for their children
Husbands for their wives
Martyrs for the kingdom
Fighting for your life

A soldier for his country
A junkie for the high
Teachers for their students
Vengeance for a crime

Rebels for their freedom
A tyrant for the praise
Cowards for salvation
Money, love and fame

Noble and brave
We lay down our lives for the cause
Death over shame
Grace before glory

ⅴ. Surrender, Trust & Passion

To really feel the joy in life
You must suffer through the pain
When you surrender to the light
You can face the darkest days

If you open up your eyes
And you pur your trust in love
On those cold and endless nights
You will never be alone

Passion glows whithin your heart
Like a furnace burning bright
Until you struggle through the dark
You'll never know that you're alive
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