Solitary Shell Lyrics

Dream Theater


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Myung, John Petrucci, John Ro Myung, Jordan Rudess, Jordan Charles Rudess, Michael Portnoy
album: Track in album Live at Budokan
release date: 2004-10-5
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock/Prog Rock/Symphonic Rock
length: 5:59
lyricist: John Petrucci
composer: John Myung, John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, Jordan Rudess

Cover Art

Dream Theater Live at Budokan cover art
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He seemed no different from the rest
Just a healthy normal boy
His mama always did her best
And he was daddy's pride and joy

He learned to walk and talk on time
But never cared much to be held
And steadily he would decline
Into his solitary shell

As a boy he was considered somewhat odd
Kept to himself most of the time
He would daydream in and out of his own world
But in every other way he was fine

He's a Monday morning lunatic
Disturbed from time to time
Lost within himself
In his solitary shell

A temporary catatonic
Madman on occasion
When will he break out
Of his solitary shell

He struggled to get through his day
He was helplessly behind
He poured himself onto the page
Writing for hours at a time

As a man he was a danger to himself
Fearful and sad most of the time
He was drifting in and out of sanity
But in every other way he was fine

He's a Monday morning lunatic
Disturbed from time to time
Lost within himself
In his solitary shell

A momentary maniac
With casual delusions
When will he be let out
Of his solitary shell


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 As I Am
  • 2 This Dying Soul
  • 3 Beyond This Life
  • 4 Hollow Years
  • 5 War Inside My Head
  • 6 The Test That Stumped Them All
    CD 2
  • 1 Endless Sacrifice
  • 2 Instrumedley
  • 3 Trial of Tears
  • 4 New Millennium
  • 5 Keyboard Solo
  • 6 Only a Matter of Time
    CD 3
  • 1 Goodnight Kiss
  • 2 Solitary Shell
  • 3 Stream of Consciousness
  • 4 Disappear
  • 5 Pull Me Under
  • 6 In the Name of God