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Dream Theater Space-Dye Vest Lyrics

Last updated: 01/18/2014 02:42:06 PM

- Kevin Moore

Falling through pages of Martens on angels
Feeling my heart pull west
I saw the future dressed as a stranger
love in a space-dye vest

Love is an act of blood and I'm bleeding
a pool in the shape of a heart
Beauty projection in the reflection
Always the worst way to start

"But he's the sort who can't know
anyone intimately, least of all a
woman. He doesn't know what a woman
is. He wants you for a possession,
something to look at like a painting or an ivory box.
Something to own and to display. He doesn't want you to be real,
or to think or to live. He doesn't love you, but I love you.
I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when
I hold you in my arms. It's our last chance... It's our last chance..."

Now that you're gone I'm trying to take it
Learning to swallow the rage
Found a new girl I think we can make it
as long as she stays on the page

This is not how I want it to end
And I'll never be open again

"...I was gonna move out...ummm...get,
get a job, get my own place, ummm,
but... I go into the mall where I
want to work and they tell me, I'm,
I was too young..."

"Some people, gave advice before,
about facing the facts, about
facing reality. And this is, this
without a doubt, is his biggest
challenge ever. He's going to have to face it.
You're gonna have to try, he's gonna to have to try and,
uh, and, and, and get some help here. I mean no one can
say they know how he feels."

"That, so they say that, in ya know
like, Houston or something, you'd
say it's a hundred and eighty degrees,
but it's a dry heat
. In Houston they say that?
Oh, maybe not. I'm all mixed up.
Dry until they hit the swimming pool."

"...I get up with the sun... Listen.
You have your own room to sleep in,
I don't care what you do. I don't
care when. That door gets locked,
that door gets locked at night by nine o'clock.
If you're not in this house by nine o'clock, then you'd better find some
place to sleep. Because you're not going to be a bum in this house.
Supper is ready..."

There's no one to take my blame
if they wanted to
There's nothing to keep me sane
and it's all the same to you
There's nowhere to set my aim
so I'm everywhere
Never come near me again
do you really think I need you

I'll never be open again, I could never be open again.
I'll never be open again, I could never be open again.

And I'll smile and I'll learn to pretend
And I'll never be open again
And I'll have no more dreams to defend
And I'll never be open again

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perfect song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/16/14

"someone", I agree with you on every level. Too bad they JUST played the song yesterday at the new tour(and was horribly done, with labrie messing it up at the ending with high and ugly notes and a hard rock solo from petrucci), and I think they'll keep playing it from now on. So sad...

The end of an era. | Reviewer: someone | 1/12/13

This beautifull masterpiece was the swan song for Kevin Moore in DT.It was also the swan song of the"old DT".They were never the same,Kevin was the perfect keyboardist for this band.He is not a souless,melodicless wanker like Rudess.The true classic era of this band is 1985-1994-when the made their greatest music.1995-2009 era is respectable.There new album is just a carbon copy of I&W.
If you like Kevin,check out Chroma Key's Dead air for radios,which is his first solo project after DT,awsome stuff.

In regards to Space Dye Vest,the samples of 'going into the mall" and"that door gets locked at 9 o'clock" are from the Canadian TV series "the fith estate" and the episode is from 1994,"The trouble with Evan".You can find it on YouTube.
SDV was only played live once,but at a Jordan Rudess show,not at a DT concert,in January 2011.It was only Jordan and James LeBrie,John Myung,John Petrucci,Mike Portnoy and Mike Mangini were not a part of it.When Portnoy was still in the band he said it would never be played at a DT show without Kevin Moore.Let us all hope for a Dt reunion show someday with the true classic line-up of DT-Moore,Portnoy,LeBrie,Petrucci and Myung.And at that show maybe this masterpiece can be played live.
Rock on!

Space-Dye Vest | Reviewer: Dan | 8/15/07

This is the most atmospheric, sad and emotional song I have ever heard. It's brilliant and miserable at the same time. The melody just sets a mood and it stays to the very end.

Very emotional song | Reviewer: Marcus | 8/9/07

Congratulations, Dream Theater! You just made me, an emotionless robot, cry! Bravo!