Dream Theater A Rite of Passage Lyrics

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This is the new world order
Plague upon our peers
Spreading accusations
Of radical fears

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 a sacred home
Unlock the door and lay upon the stone
A rite of passage

Men of wealth and power
Influence and fate
Philosophers and leaders
Are members of the trade

Bound by open honor
Like the rose and cross
An enigmatic union
An esoteric flux

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 upon the stone
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 a new life has begun
A rite of passage
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)


  • 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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