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Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On Lyrics

Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory
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Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory

(1999)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Metal
LabelsElektra Records
Album rating :  95.6 / 100
Votes :  172
11. Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On (6:38)
Track rating :  98.2 / 100       Votes :  26       [ ]
[Present]

[Nicholas:]
Where did we come from?
Why are we here?
Where do we go when we die?
What lies beyond
And what lay before?
Is anything certain in life?

They say, "Life is too short,"
"The here and the now"
And "You're only given one shot"
But could there be more,
Have I lived before,
Or could this be all that we've got?

If I die tomorrow
I'd be all right
Because I believe
That after we're gone
The spirit carries on

I used to be frightened of dying
I used to think death was the end
But that was before
I'm not scared anymore
I know that my soul will transcend

I may never find all the answers
I may never understand why
I may never prove
What I know to be true
But I know that I still have to try

If I die tomorrow
I'd be allright
Because I believe
That after we're gone
The spirit carries on

[Victoria:]
"Move on, be brave
Don't weep at my grave
Because I am no longer here
But please never let
Your memory of me disappear"

[Nicholas:]
Safe in the light that surrounds me
Free of the fear and the pain
My questioning mind
Has helped me to find
The meaning in my life again
Victoria's real
I finally feel
At peace with the girl in my dreams
And now that I'm here
It's perfectly clear
I found out what all of this means

If I die tomorrow
I'd be allright
Because I believe
That after we're gone
The spirit carries on
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Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory - Album Credits
Members
  • James LaBrie : Vocals, Music (tracks 2, 3, 5-12), Lyrics (track 10)
  • John Petrucci : Guitars, Vocals, Music, Lyrics (tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 11)
  • John Myung : Bass, Music (tracks 2, 3, 5-12), Lyrics (track 5)
  • Mike Portnoy : Drums, Music (tracks 2, 3, 5-12), Lyrics (tracks 3, 8, 12)
  • Jordan Rudess : Keyboards, Music (tracks 2, 3, 5-12), Choir Arrangements, Conductor
Additional musicians
  • Theresa Thomason : Additional Vocals (tracks 7, 11)
  • Terry Brown : Voice of the Hypnotherapist
  • David Bottrill : Voice of Edward
Other staff
  • Mike Portnoy : Producer
  • John Petrucci : Producer
  • Terry Brown : Recording Engineer (vocals), Co-producer (vocals)
  • Doug Oberkircher : Engineer
  • Kevin Shirley : Mixing Engineer
  • George Marino : Mastering Engineer
  • Brian Quackenbush : Assistant Engineer
  • Michael Bates : Assistant Engineer
  • Rory Romano : Assistant Mixing Engineer
  • David Bottrill : Assistant Mixing Engineer
  • Shinobu Mitsouka : Assistant Mixing Engineer
  • Eugene "UE" Nastasi : Assistant Mastering Engineer
  • Lili Picou : Art Direction, Design
  • Dave McKean : Cover Art
  • Ken Schles : Still Life Photography
  • Andrew Lepley : House Photography
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