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"Surrounded" Lyrics

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Morning comes too early
And nighttime falls too late
And sometimes all I want to do is wait
The shadow I've been hiding in
Has fled from me today

I know it's easier
To walk away than look it in the eye
But I will raise a shelter to the sky
And here beneath this star tonight I'll lie
She will slowly yield the light
As I awaken from the longest night

Dreams are shaking
Set sirens waking up tired eyes
With the light the memories all rush into his head
By a candle stands a mirror
Of his heart and soul she dances
She was dancing through the night above his bed
And walking to the window
He throws the shutters out against the wall
And from an ivory tower hears her call
"Let light surround you"

It's been a long, long time
He's had a while to think it over
In the end he only sees the change
Light to dark
Dark to light
Light to dark
Dark to light

Heaven must be more than this
When angels waken with a kiss
Sacred hearts won't take the pain
But mine will never be the same
He stands before the window
His shadow slowly fading from the wall
And from an ivory tower hears her call
"Let the light surround you"

Once lost but I was found
When I heard the stained glass shatter all around me
I sent the spirits tumbling down the hill
But I will hold this one on high above me still
She whispers words to clear my mind
I once could see but now at last I'm blind

I know it's easier
To walk away than look it in the eye
But I had given all than I could take
And now I've only habits left to break
Tonight I'll still be lying here
Surrounded in all the light
  • submitted by kitch
  • corrected by Rubbo81 on November 29th, 2012
  • written by Brie, Kevin James La/moore, Kevin F./myung, John Ro/petrucci, John/portnoy, Michael
  • copyright with Lyrics © Warner/chappell Music, Inc.

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     rainking884 says:
    Like 003-12-2011 21:39
    great keyboard playing again. very emotional, like most of Kevin Moore's playing. i guess Jordan Rudess can play the technical stuff (almost) as well, but he doesn't know how to play with feeling... too bad...

    good thing we still have the albums with Kevin Moore and Mike Portnoy!! this was their best line-up ever!!
     maccecilie says:
    Like 022-03-2011 18:41
    One of the best from this album. Beautiful melody and words.
     wiche says:
    Like 001-10-2007 02:43
    just excellent!
     weatherlight says:
    Like 020-06-2006 16:15
    I think this song is about a priest or holy man who has been contemplating the difference between heaven and hell for many years. He comes to realize the only difference is between light and darkness. The song plays out his realization and, ultimately, his decesion.
     Mare1989 says:
    Like 003-05-2006 07:57
    Jepaa this song i awsome and great
     Maikeeilah says:
    Like 027-04-2006 11:31
    this is the dream theaters greatest song ever..words can't explain how wunderfull i think this song is..lovely is all I've got to say about that..