Dream Theater A Nightmare to Remember Lyrics

Black Clouds & Silver Linings Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 A Nightmare to Remember
  • 2 A Rite of Passage
  • 3 Wither
  • 4 The Shattered Fortress
  • 5 The Best of Times
  • 6 The Count of Tuscany
    CD 2
  • 1 Stargazer
  • 2 Tenement Funster / Flick of the Wrist / Lily of the Valley
  • 3 Odyssey
  • 4 Take Your Fingers From My Hair
  • 5 Larks Tongues in Aspic, Part 2
  • 6 To Tame a Land
    CD 3
  • 1 A Nightmare to Remember (instrumental)
  • 2 A Rite of Passage (instrumental)
  • 3 Wither (instrumental)
  • 4 The Shattered Fortress (instrumental)
  • 5 The Best of Times (instrumental)
  • 6 The Count of Tuscany (instrumental)
  • I've got a nightmare to remember
    I'll never be the same.
    What began as laughter
    So soon would turn to pain.

    The sky was clear and frigid
    The air was thick and still
    Now I'm not one to soon forget
    And I bet I never will

    Picture for a moment
    The perfect irony
    A flawless new beginning
    Eclipsed by tragedy.

    The uninvited stranger
    Started dancing on his own
    So we said goodbye to the glowing bride
    And we made our way back home.

    Life was so simple then
    We were so innocent.
    Father and mother
    Holding each other.
    (Chug chug chug chug)

    Without warning
    Out of nowhere
    Like a bullet
    From the night

    Crushing glass
    Rubber and steel
    Scorching fire
    Glowing lights

    Screams of terror
    Pain of fear
    Sounds of sirens
    Smoke in my eyes

    Sudden stillness
    Wrapped in silence
    No more screaming
    No more cries

    Stunned and bewildered
    Cold and afraid
    Torn up and broken
    Frightened and dazed

    Stunned and bewildered
    Cold and afraid
    Torn up and broken
    Frightened and dazed

    Lying on the table
    In this unfamiliar place
    I'm greeted by a stranger
    A man without a face

    He said, "Son do you remember?
    Do you even know your name?"
    Then he shined a light into my eyes
    And said, "take this for the pain."

    Hopelessly drifting,
    Bathing in beautiful agony.
    I am endlessly falling,
    Lost in this wonderful misery.

    In peaceful sedation, I lay half awake
    And thought of the panic inside starts to fade.
    Hopelessly drifting, bathing in beautiful agony.

    "Tell me does this hurt you?"
    Said the faceless man.
    "Can you move all of your fingers?
    Can you try your best to stand?"

    I asked about the others
    "Is everyone okay?"
    He told me not to worry
    As he turned and looked away.

    Hopelessly drifting,
    Bathing in beautiful agony.
    I am endlessly falling,
    Lost in this wonderful misery.
    In peaceful sedation, I lay half awake
    And thought of the panic inside starts to fade.
    Hopelessly drifting, bathing in beautiful agony.

    Day after day
    And night after night
    We burden the oppressed
    Did they ever see the red light?

    Over and over
    Scene by scene
    Like a recurring nightmare haunting my dreams.
    How could you prepare

    For what would happen next?
    The search you'll never have to see
    Hi father such a mess.
    It's a miracle he lived

    It's a blessing no one died
    By the grace of God above
    Everyone survived

    Life was so simple then
    We were so innocent.
    It will stay with us forever
    A nightmare to remember

    Written by: John Myung, John Petrucci, John Ro Myung, Jordan Rudess, Jordan Charles Rudess, Michael Portnoy
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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