The Spirit Carries On Lyrics

Dream Theater


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: John Myung, John Petrucci, John Ro Myung, Jordan Rudess, Jordan Charles Rudess, Kevin James Labrie, Kevin James La Brie, Michael Portnoy
album: Track in album A Dramatic Turn of Events
release date: 2011-9-7
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Heavy Metal
length: 1:2:56

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Where did we come from?
Why are we here?
Where do we go when we die?
What lies beyond
And what lay before?
Is anything certain in life?

They say, "Life is too short,"
"The here and the now"
And "You're only given one shot"
But could there be more,
Have I lived before,
Or could this be all that we've got?

If I die tomorrow
I'd be all right
Because I believe
That after we're gone
The spirit carries on

I used to be frightened of dying
I used to think death was the end
But that was before
I'm not scared anymore
I know that my soul will transcend

I may never find all the answers
I may never understand why
I may never prove
What I know to be true
But I know that I still have to try

If I die tomorrow
I'd be alright
Because I believe
That after we're gone
The spirit carries on

"Move on, be brave
Don't weep at my grave
Because I am no longer here
But please never let
Your memory of me disappear"

Safe in the light that surrounds me
Free of the fear and the pain
My questioning mind
Has helped me to find
The meaning in my life again
Victoria's real
I finally feel
At peace with the girl in my dreams
And now that I'm here
It's perfectly clear
I found out what all of this means

If I die tomorrow
I'd be alright
Because I believe
That after we're gone
The spirit carries on


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 On the Backs of Angels
  • 2 Build Me Up, Break Me Down
  • 3 Lost Not Forgotten
  • 4 This Is the Life
  • 5 Bridges in the Sky
  • 6 Outcry
  • 7 Far From Heaven
  • 8 Breaking All Illusions
  • 9 Beneath the Surface
    DVD-Video 2
  • 1 The Spirit Carries On