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A Rite Of Passage
   ------Dream Theater

Since the new world order
Played upon our fears,
Spreading accusations
Of radical ideas,
The Brotherhood of Wisdom,
Strength, and Dignity—
Its rituals and secrets
Remain a mystery.

Beneath the ever watchful Eye,
The angels of the Temple fly!

Turn the key,
Walk through the gate—
The great ascent
To reach a higher state.
A rite of passage!

The final stage,
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A sacred home:
Unlock the door
And lay the cornerstone.
A rite of passage!

Men of wealth and power,
Influence and fame,
Philosophers and leaders,
Are members of the trade.
Bound by oath and honor
Like the Rose and Cross,
An enigmatic union
Of esoteric thoughts.

Beneath the ever watchful Eye,
The angels of the temple fly!

Turn the key,
Walk through the gate—
The great ascent
To reach a higher state.
A rite of passage!

The final stage,
A sacred home:
Unlock the door
And lay the cornerstone.
A rite of passage!

Turn the key,
Walk through the gate—
The great ascent
To reach a higher state.
A rite of passage!

The Seven Stars,
The Rising Sun—
A perfect world
Where new life has begun.
A rite of passage!