Dream Theater - Surrounded Lyrics

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Morning comes too early ,
And night time falls too late.
And sometimes all I want to do is wait.
The shadow I've been hiding in
Has fled from me today.

I know it's easier
To walk away,
Than look it in the eye.
But I will raise a shelter to the sky
And here beneath this star tonight I'll lie
She will slowly yield the light
As I awaken from the longest night.

Dreams are shaking set sirens waking up tired eyes
With the light the memories all rush into his head.
By a candle stands a mirror of his heart and soul she dances
She was dancing through the night above his bed.
And walking to the window

He throws the shutters out against the wall
And from an ivory tower hears her call
"Let light surround you"

It's been a long, long time
He's had a while to think it over
In the end he only sees the change
Light to dark
Dark to light
Light to dark
Dark to light

Heaven must be more than this
When angels waken with a kiss
Sacred hearts won't take the pain
But mine will never be the same
He stands before the window
His shadow slowly fading from the wall
And from an ivory tower he hears her call
"Let the light surround you"

Once I was but I was found.
When I heard the stained glass
Shatter all around me.
She whispers words to clear my mind.
I once could see but now at last,
I'm blind.

I know it's easier
To walk away,
Than look it in the eye.
But I have given all that I could take.
And now I've only habits left to break.
Tonight I'll still be lying here surrounded
In all the light.

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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: John Myung, John Petrucci, John Ro Myung, Kevin F. Moore, Kevin James Labrie, Kevin James La Brie, Michael Portnoy
    album: Track 4 in album Images and Words
    release date: 1992-7-6
    popularity : 83 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Heavy Metal/Prog Rock/Progressive Metal
    length: 5:30
    producer: David Prater
    drums: Mike Portnoy
    lead vocals: James LaBrie
    mixer: Doug Oberkircher and David Prater
    engineer: Doug Oberkircher
    background vocals: James LaBrie
    percussion: Mike Portnoy
    assistant engineer: Steve Regina
    keyboard: Kevin Moore
    guitar: John Petrucci
    bass guitar: John Myung
    Album Information
    label: ATCO Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 075679214829
    script: Latin