The Glass Prison Lyrics - Dream Theater

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Cunning, Baffling, Powerful
Been beaten to a pulp
Vigorous, Irresistable
Sick and tired and laid low
Dominating, Invincible
Black-out, loss of control
Overwhelming, Unquenchable
I'm powerless, have to let go

I can't escape it
It leaves me frail and worn
Can no longer take it
Senses tattered and torn

Hopeless surrender
Obsession's got me beat
Losing the will to live
Admitting complete defeat

Fatal Descent
Spinning around
I've gone too far
To turn back round

Desperate attempt
Stop the progression
At any length
Lift this obsession

Crawling to my glass prison
A place where no one knows
My secret lonely world begins

So much safer here
A place where I can go
To forget about my daily sins

Life here in my glass prison
A place I once called home
Fall in nocturnal bliss again

Chasing a long lost friend
I no longer can control
Just waiting for this hopelessness to end


Run - fast from the wreckage of the past
A shattered glass prison wall behind me
Fight - past walking through the ashes
A distant oasis before me

Cry - desperate crawling on my knees
Begging God to please stop the insanity
Help me - I'm trying to believe
Stop wallowing in my self pity

"We've been waiting for you my friend
The writing's been on the wall
All it takes is a little faith
You know you're the same as us all"

Help me - I can't break out this prison all alone
Save me - I'm drowning and I'm hopeless on my own
Heal me - I can't restore my sanity alone

Enter the door
Fighting no more
Help me restore
To my sanity
At this temple of hope

I need to learn
Teach me how
Sorrow to burn
Help me return
To humanity
I'll be fearless and thorough
To enter this temple of hope

Transcend the pain
Living the life
Opened my eyes
This new odyssey
Of rigorous honesty

That I never knew
Soundness of mind
Helped me to find
Courage to change
All the things that I can

"We'll help you perform this miracle
But you must set your past free
You dug the hole, but you can't bury your soul
Open your mind and you'll see"

Help me - I can't break out this prison all alone
Save me - I'm drowning and I'm hopeless on my own
Heal me - I can't restore my sanity alone


Way off in the distance I saw a door
I tried to open
I tried forcing with all of my will but still
The door wouldn't open

Unable to trust in my faith
I turned and walked away
I looked around, felt a chill in the air
Took my will and turned it over

The glass prison which once held me is gone
A long lost fortress
Armed only with liberty
And the key of my willingness

Fell down on my knees and prayed
"Thy will be done"
I turned around, saw a light shining through
The door was wide open

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Very personal | Reviewer: Josh | 4/4/10

I think i say for all that this song really describes the personal feeling of being into the hell of addiction. And thats why its one of my fav because of i can relate to it so much especially the feelings of powerlessness, anger, longing for help and change, frustration and all that. This song is very personal to me and helped me cope with the mess i created for myself. DT is best band ever, period.

T.G.P | Reviewer: Migo | 11/6/09

This is my second favourite song from DT (My Fav is The Great Debate from the same album). The Twelve-Step suit ends with the song Shattered Fortress form their last album Black Clouds & Silver Linings.

Eerie Intro | Reviewer: Stephen 'Riot' Carlton | 8/3/09

I love the song when the first time I heard it, the Intro is eerie in my opinion. The eerie part start when I'm at the local internet cafe playing Left 4 dead and they play the song. And, my god.... the song really fits into the game real fast and easy. LOL i'll stop talking about left 4 dead now. As for the song I love the Chime intro, it feel like you're alive and aware that you're in the darkness. The intro really want you to listen to the whole song, but IMO the intro and II Restoration are my favorite part of this AA Suite.

A New Understanding | Reviewer: Brett | 9/9/08

This song is amazing, i've loved it for a long time, but I never realised what it was about until after rehab, when I noticed part of the serenity prayer and reference to the 12 steps in the song.

I now have an even better understanding of this amazing song.

Amazing | Reviewer: Arekusu | 12/3/07

This song is amazing.
Every time I listen to it, I feel a very personal tie to this song, as I can relate to it.

This song blow up your mind!!! | Reviewer: Mario | 9/20/07

I like very much DT. I started to heard it with the album scenes from a memory...and i dont have words to describe this pieces of art.

I think "glass prison" is the second best song in the "inner" album, because the second CD and the hole section on that CD is the best of the album. Long live DT...!!!

Gente de quieres escuchar algo poderoso y totalmente rico en estructura y composici├│n musical...escucha Dream Theater...y luego puedes morir en paz :)
Chaufa mis broders!!!

Wenso | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/31/07

About the song
I love that song
It is the first part of Mike Portnoy's Alcoholics Anonymous suite followed by this dying soul from Train of Thought, the Root of all evil from Octavarium and Repentance from Systematic Chaos

Glass Prison | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/27/07

awesome song. 7 string guitar needed for this song though, so anyone planning to learn it need one. and wah pedal.

wow | Reviewer: rob fitzgerald | 6/26/07

this is one of dream theaters most amazing song, especialy when u look at how personal it is to portnoy. it gets even better whne u cut it up into the sections with the other songs and thne put them in the rigjt order (makes the 12 steps of his acoholics program)
if you like this check out there scenes from a memory album, the story lines and how it all intergrates with there other albums is amazing, ive never seen a band put os much thought in

Amazing... | Reviewer: Matt | 6/26/07

This is one of my all time favorite songs by Dream Theater. If I could play one song out of their entire repertoire live, it would be this one. I love listening to the whole Alcoholics Anonymous suite, but this is without question the best and most passionate of them all. ("Repentance" would be #2)

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