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Hollow Years (demo version)
   ------Dream Theater

[Studio demo from 1997, recorded during the making of the album ]
[Falling Into Infinity. Available on the Fasten Your Seatbelts ]
[live bootleg. ]
- John Petrucci

He's just the kind of man
You hear about
Who leaves his family for
An easy out
They never saw the signs
He never said a word
He couldn't take another day

Carry me to the shoreline
Bury me in the sand
Walk me across the water
In the writing of a tired hand
You'll see the message getting clearer
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And maybe you'll understand

Once the stone
You're crawling under
(Once the stone)
Is lifted off your shoulders
(Lifted off)
Once the cloud that's raining
Over your head disappears
The noise that you'll hear
Is the crashing down of hollow years

She's not the kind of girl
You hear about
She'll never want another
She'll never be without
She'll give you all the signs
She'll tell you everything
Then turn around and walk away

Carry me to the shoreline
Bury me in the sand
(Into the waves)
Walk me across the water
In the echoes of a tired voice
You'll hear the message getting clearer
And maybe you'll have no choice

Once the stone
You're crawling under
(Once the stone)
Is lifted off your shoulders
(Lifted off)
Once the cloud that's raining
Over your head disappears
The noise that you'll hear
Is the crashing down of hollow years

Carry me to the shoreline
Bury me in the sand
(Into the waves)
Walk me across the water
And maybe you'll understand

Once the stone
You're crawling under
Is lifted off your shoulders
Once the cloud that's raining
Over your head disappears
The noise that you'll hear
Is the crashing down
(Crashing down, crashing down, crashing down)
Crashing down of hollow years

Once the stone
You're crawling under
Once the stone
You're crawling under
Once the stone
You're crawling under
Once the stone
You're crawling under
Once the stone
You're crawling under
Once the stone
You're crawling under
Once the stone
You're crawling under