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Take the Time Lyrics

Dream Theater - Images and Words
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Images and Words

(1992)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Metal
Album rating :  94.2 / 100
Votes :  190
3. Take the Time (8:20)
Track rating :  96.8 / 100       Votes :  41       [ ]
Take the Time Lyrics
"Hold it now...
wait a minute...
come on... whew..."

Just let me catch my breath...
I've heard the promises
I've seen the mistakes
I've had my fair share of tough breaks
I need a new voice, a new law, a new way
Take the time, reevaluate
It's time to pick up the pieces,
Go back to square one
I think it's time for a change

There is something that I feel
To be something that is real
I feel the heat within my mind
And craft new changes with my eyes
Giving freely wandering promises
A place with decisions I'll fashion
I won't waste another breath

[Chorus:]
You can feel the waves coming on
(It's time to take the time)
Let them destroy you or carry you on
(It's time to take the time)
You're fighting the weight of the world
But no one can save you this time
Close your eyes
You can find all you need in your mind

The unbroken spirit
Obscured and disquiet
Finds clearness this trial demands
And at the end of this day sighs an anxious relief
For the fortune lies still in his hands

If there's a pensive fear, a wasted year
A man must learn to cope
If his obsession's real,
Suppression that he feels must turn to hope

Life is no more assuring than love
(It's time to take the time)
There are no answers from voices above
(It's time to take the time)
You're fighting the weight of the world
And no one can save you this time
Close your eyes
You can find all that you need in your mind

I close my eyes
And feel the water rise around me
Drown the beat of time
Let my senses fall away
I can see much clearer now, I'm blind

"Ora che ho perso la vista,
Ci vedo di più"

[Chorus]

Find all you need in your mind
If you take the time
Find all you need in your mind
If you take the time
Submitted by level 7 Sentinel (2011-02-06)
Dream Theater - Images and Words
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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