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Scene Two: II. Strange Deja Vu 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
Album rating :  95.5 / 100
Votes :  162
3. Scene Two: II. Strange Deja Vu (5:12)
Track rating :  96.7 / 100       Votes :  22       [ ]
Scene Two: II. Strange Deja Vu Lyrics
[Present]

[Nicholas:]
Subconscious Strange Sensation
Unconscious relaxation
What a pleasant nightmare
And I can't wait to get there again

Every time I close my eyes
There's another vivid surprise
Another whole life waiting
Chapters unfinished, fading

[Past]
Closer now- Slowly coming into view
I've arrived- Blinding sunshine beaming through

There's a house I'm drawn to
Familiar settings nothing new
And there's a pathway leading there
With a haunting chill in the air

There's a room at the top of the stairs
Every night I'm drawn up there
And there's a girl in the mirror
Her face is getting clearer
Young child won't you tell me why I'm here?

In her eyes- I sense a story never told
Behind the disguise- There's something tearing
At her soul...

[Victoria:]
Tonight I've been searching for it
A feeling that's deep inside me
Tonight I've been searching for
The one that nobody knows
Trying to break free

I just can't help myself
I'm feeling like I'm going out of my head
Tears my heart into two
I'm not the one the sleeper thought he knew

[Present]

[Nicholas:]
Back on my feet again
Eyes open to the real world
Metropolis surrounds me
The mirror's shattered the girl

Why is this other life
Haunting me every day
I'd break through to the other side
If only I'd find the way

Something's awfully familiar
The feeling's so hard to shake
Could I have lived in that other world
It's a link that I'm destined to make

I'm still searching but I don't know what for
The missing key to unlock my mind's door

Today I am searching for it
A feeling that won't go away
Today I am searching for
The only one I know
Trying to break free

I just can't help myself
I'm feeling like I'm going out of my head
Tears my soul into two
I'm not the one I thought I always knew

I just can't help myself
I'm feeling like I'm going out of my head
Uncanny, Strange Deja Vu
But I don't mind- I hope to find the truth
Submitted by level 14 Stradivarius (2012-01-30)
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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