Dream Theater Learning to Live Lyrics

Images and Words Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Pull Me Under
  • 2 Another Day
  • 3 Take the Time
  • 4 Surrounded
  • 5 Metropolis—Part I “The Miracle and the Sleeper”
  • 6 Under a Glass Moon
  • 7 Wait for Sleep
  • 8 Learning to Live
  • There was no time for pain
    No energy for anger
    The sightlessness of hatred slips away
    Walking through winter streets alone
    He stops and takes a breath
    With confidence and self-control

    I look at the world and see no understanding
    I'm waiting to find some sense of strength
    I'm begging you from the bottom of my heart
    To show me understanding

    I need to live life
    Like some people never will
    So find me kindness
    Find me beauty
    Find me truth
    When temptation brings me to my knees
    And I lay here drained of strength
    Show me kindness
    Show me beauty
    Show me truth

    The way your heart sounds
    Makes all the difference
    It's what decides if you'll endure the pain that we all feel
    The way your heart beats
    Makes all the difference
    In learning to live

    Here before me is my soul
    I'm learning to live
    I won't give up till I've no more to give
    No more to give

    Listening to the city
    Whispering its violence
    I set out watching from above
    The 90's bring new questions
    New solutions to be found
    I fell in love to be let down

    Once again we dance in the crowd
    At times a step away
    From a common fear that's all spread out
    It won't listen to what you say
    Once you're touched you stand alone
    To face the bitter fight
    Once I reached for love
    And now I reach for life

    Another chance to lift my life
    Free the sensation in my heart
    To ride the wings of dreams
    Into changing horizons
    It brings inner peace within my mind
    As I'm lifted from where I spilt my life
    I hear an innocent voice
    I hear kindness, beauty and truth


    The way your heart sounds
    Makes all the difference
    It's what decides if you'll endure the pain that we all feel
    The way your heart beats
    Makes all the difference
    In learning to live

    Spread before you is your soul
    So forever hold the dreams within our hearts
    Through nature's inflexible grace
    I'm learning to live

    Written by: John Myung, John Petrucci, John Ro Myung, Kevin F. Moore, Kevin James Labrie, Kevin James La Brie, Michael Portnoy
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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