Dream Theater A Rite of Passage 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)
  • 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

    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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