Artist: Dream Theater
Song Title: A Nightmare to Remember
I've got a nightmare to remember
I'll never be the same.
What began as laughter
So soon would turn to pain.

The sky was clear and frigid
The air was thick and still
Now I'm not one to soon forget
And I bet I never will

Picture for a moment
The perfect irony
A flawless new beginning
Eclipsed by tragedy.

The uninvited stranger
Started dancing on his own
So we said goodbye to the glowing bride
And we made our way back home.

Life was so simple then
We were so innocent.
Father and mother
Holding each other.
(Chug chug chug chug)

Without warning
Out of nowhere
Like a bullet
From the night

Crushing glass
Rubber and steel
Scorching fire
Glowing lights

Screams of terror
Pain of fear
Sounds of sirens
Smoke in my eyes

Sudden stillness
Wrapped in silence
No more screaming
No more cries

Stunned and bewildered
Cold and afraid
Torn up and broken
Frightened and dazed

Stunned and bewildered
Cold and afraid
Torn up and broken
Frightened and dazed

Lying on the table
In this unfamiliar place
I'm greeted by a stranger
A man without a face

He said, "Son do you remember?
Do you even know your name?"
Then he shined a light into my eyes
And said, "take this for the pain."

Hopelessly drifting,
Bathing in beautiful agony.
I am endlessly falling,
Lost in this wonderful misery.

In peaceful sedation, I lay half awake
And thought of the panic inside starts to fade.
Hopelessly drifting, bathing in beautiful agony.

"Tell me does this hurt you?"
Said the faceless man.
"Can you move all of your fingers?
Can you try your best to stand?"

I asked about the others
"Is everyone okay?"
He told me not to worry
As he turned and looked away.

Hopelessly drifting,
Bathing in beautiful agony.
I am endlessly falling,
Lost in this wonderful misery.
In peaceful sedation, I lay half awake
And thought of the panic inside starts to fade.
Hopelessly drifting, bathing in beautiful agony.

Day after day
And night after night
We burden the oppressed
Did they ever see the red light?

Over and over
Scene by scene
Like a recurring nightmare haunting my dreams.
How could you prepare

For what would happen next?
The search you'll never have to see
Hi father such a mess.
It's a miracle he lived

It's a blessing no one died
By the grace of God above
Everyone survived

Life was so simple then
We were so innocent.
It will stay with us forever
A nightmare to remember

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