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Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper Lyrics

Dream Theater - Images and Words
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(1992)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Metal
Album rating :  94.2 / 100
Votes :  190
5. Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper (9:31)
Track rating :  98.8 / 100       Votes :  39       [ ]
Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper Lyrics
The smile of dawn
Arrived early May
She carried a gift from her home
The night shed a tear
To tell her of fear
And of sorrow and pain
She'll never outgrow

Death is the first dance, eternal

There's no more freedom
The both of you will be confined to this mind

I was told there's a miracle for each day that I try
I was told there's a new love that's born for each one that has died
I was told there'd be no one to call on when I feel alone and afraid
I was told if you dream of the next world
You'll find yourself swimming in a lake of fire

As a child, I thought I could live without pain without sorrow
But as a man I've found it's all caught up with me
I'm asleep yet I'm so afraid

Somewhere like a scene from a memory
There's a picture worth a thousand words
Eluding stares from faces before me
It hides away and will never be heard of again

Deceit is the second without end

The city's cold blood teaches us to survive
Just keep my heart in your eyes and we'll stay alive

The third arrives...

Before the leaves have fallen
Before we lock the doors
There must be a third and last dance
This one will last forever
Metropolis watches and thoughtfully smiles
She's taken you to your home

It can only take place
When the struggle between our children has ended
Now the Miracle and the Sleeper know that the third is love

Love is the Dance of Eternity
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Images and Words - Album Credits
Members
  • James LaBrie : Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Music (tracks 1-6, 8), Lyrics (track 3)
  • John Petrucci : Guitars, Backing Vocals, Music (tracks 1-6, 8), Lyrics (tracks 2, 3, 5, 6)
  • John Myung : Bass, Music (tracks 1-6, 8), Lyrics (tracks 3, 8)
  • Mike Portnoy : Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals (track 1), Music (tracks 1-6, 8), Lyrics (track 3)
  • Kevin Moore : Keyboards, Music, Lyrics (tracks 1, 3, 4, 7)
Additional musicians
  • Jay Beckenstein : Soprano Saxophone on "Another Day"
Other staff
  • David Prater : Producer, Mixing Engineer
  • Doug Oberkircher : Producer, Engineer, Mixing Engineer
  • Steve Regina : Assistant Engineer
  • Ted Jensen : Mastering Engineer
  • Larry Freemantle : Art Direction
  • Dan Muro : Photography
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