The Shattered Fortress Lyrics - Dream Theater

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X. Restraint

Freedom--calls my name
Serenity--keeps me sane
Happiness--it dulls the pain

Honest--to see my place
Open--to other ways
Willingness--to understand

Justice--but do not judge
Courtesy--for others' flaws
Kindness--it's not that hard

Self-restraint--of toungue and pen
Inventory--my daily friend
Analysis--let down your guard

Look in the mirror
What do you see?
The shattered fortress
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That once bound me

Fateful ascent
Through darkest fires
I've found the path
To take me higher

You're smart enough for me to trust go live your life now
Just keep these steps in your life and you'll know how
If you're not sure, ask yourself
"Have I done to them
As I would have them do to me?"

Look in the mirror
What's that you see?
The shattered fortress
Fly now be free

Fateful ascent
Through darkest fires
I've found the path
To take me higher

I once thought it better to be right
But now I have finally seen the light
Sometimes you've got to be wrong
And learn from mistakes
I live with serenity now
Not self-righteous hate

XI. Receive

Help me be a channel of Thy peace
That where there is hatred I may bring love
That where there is wrong I may bring the spirit of forgiveness
That where there is discord I may bring harmony
That where there is error I may bring truth
That where there is doubt I may bring faith

Now that you can see all you have done
That where there is despair I may bring hope
That where there is shadow I may bring light
It's time to take that step into the kingdom
That where there is sadness I may bring joy

All your sins will help to make you strong
That I may seek rather to comfort than to be comforted
That I may seek to understand rather than to be understood
And help you break right through the prison wall
That I may seek to love, rather than to be loved
For it is by self-forgetting that one finds
It is by forgiving that one is forgiven

Keep all of me
The desires that once burned me deep inside
Help me live today
And help to give me grace
To carry out your way

I am ready
Help me be all I can be
I am ready
Help guide me and keep me free

XII. Responsible

I am responsible
When anyone, anywhere
Reaches out for help
I want my hand to be there

I am responsible
When anyone, anywhere
Reaches out for help
I want my hand to be there






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Beautiful Words and Beautiful Music | Reviewer: Austin Garcia | 4/4/13

I have always been a die hard dt fan. I consider them to be the Mozart of contemporary rock and metal. This song and these lyrics are beautiful and give a very valuable theme. If applied to the lifestyle, it bestows angelic characteristics and positive change in life. At least, that's what it communicated to me. Great song!

tear jerker | Reviewer: Elizabeth Charles | 7/27/11

Keep all of me
The desires that once burned me deep inside
Help me live today
And help to give me grace
To carry out your way

I am ready
Help me be all I can be
I am ready
Help guide me and keep me free

Literally gives tears to my eyes <'8

Resonant words | Reviewer: .tuonelanjoutsen | 6/28/10

The lyrics are astounding, give me chills and at the same time they make me speechless.

All the Receive stanzas are lirically some of the strongest and full of emotions that I have ever read by Dream Theater. It's touching. This song bleeds consciousness, and shows a lot of scars.

Without any doubt, a masterpiece.



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