Dream Theater The Shattered Fortress 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)
  • Freedom
    Calls my name

    Serenity
    Keeps me sane

    Happiness
    It dulls the pain

    Honor
    To save my fate

    Hoping
    To run away

    Willingness
    To understand

    Justice
    For you not judge

    Courtesy
    For all to start

    Kindness
    It's not that hard

    Self-restraint
    The self impaired

    Inventory
    My daily bread

    Analysis
    Until you're gone

    Look in the mirror
    What do you see?
    The shattered fortress that once built me

    Faithful ascent, through darkest fires
    I've found the path to take me higher

    You're smart enough for me to trust
    Go live your life now
    Just keep these steps in your life

    And you'll know how

    If you're not sure, ask yourself
    Have I done to them

    As I would have them do to me?

    Look in the mirror
    What's that you see?
    The shattered fortress, fly now, be free!

    Faithful ascent, through darkest fires
    I've found the path to take me higher

    I once thought it better to be right
    But now I have finally seen the light
    Sometimes you've got to be wrong, and learn from mistakes
    I live with serenity now, not self-righteous hate

    (help me be a channel of thy peace
    That were there is hatred, I may bring love)
    (that were there is wrong, I may bring the spirit of forgiveness)
    (that were there is discord, I may bring harmony)
    (that were there is error, I may bring truth)
    (that were there is doubt, I may bring faith)

    Now that you can see all you have done
    (that were there is despair, I may bring hope. that were there is shadow, I may bring light)

    It's time to take that step into the kingdom
    (that were there is sadness, I may bring joy)

    All your sins will help to make you strong
    (that I may seek rather to comfort, than to be comforted.
    That I may seek to understand rather than to be understood)

    And help you break right through the prison wall
    (that I may seek to love, rather than to be loved,
    For it is by self-forgetting that one finds,
    It is by forgiving that one is forgiven)

    Keep all of me, the desires

    That once burned me deep inside
    Help me live today and help to give me grace
    To carry out your ways

    I am ready, help me be all I can be
    I am ready, help guide me and keep me brave

    I am responsible when anyone, anywhere
    Reaches out for help, I want my hand to be there
    I am responsible when anyone, anywhere
    Reaches out for help, I want my hand to be there

    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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