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The Way It Used To Be
   ------Dream Theater

[Studio demo from 1997, recorded during the making of the album ]
[Falling Into Infinity. Available on the CD single for the song ]
["Hollow Years". ]
- James LaBrie

Feelin' sick once again
I'd give anything
To be back home
Safe and warm inside

I can't stand the crowds
Or the smell that surrounds me
The cloth and key
Still preach chastity

Take me back so I can see
The way it used to be

I lay down and enter a dream
Unlike anywhere I've been
All is silent and sweet

Then I'm falling down to the ground
And I'm lost from what I've found
Can't stand the sounds no more

Take me back so I can see
The way it used to be
The way it used to be

Move me from the water
Too cold to swim
Bring me to the land
Move me from the water
That I see within
Bring me to the land

Radio waves
Splash through my head
To a rhythm that I crave
Radio waves
Relive the moment
Seems like yesterday

Take me back to Twelve Mile Bay
Where I'll sit at the edge with my feet in the water
Take me back as the sun fades away
Break down the walls so I can breathe

Move me from the water
Too cold to swim
Bring me to the land
Move me from the water
That I see within
Bring me to the land

Move me from the water
Too cold to swim
Bring me to the land
Move me from the water
That I see within

The way it used to be
The way it used to be

Move me from the water
Too cold to swim
Bring me to the land
Move me from the water
That I see within
Bring me to the land

Move me from the water
Too cold to swim
Bring me to the land
Move me from the water
That I see within