Who Sang Take the Time? Dream Theater

Dream Theater Images and Words cover art

Some other versions of "Take the Time"
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
release date: 1992-7-6
genres: Rock
styles: Heavy Metal/Prog Rock/Progressive Metal
length: 8:21
producer: David Prater
mixer: David Prater and Doug Oberkircher
engineer: Doug Oberkircher
assistant engineer: Steve Regina
background vocals: James LaBrie
bass guitar: John Myung
membranophone: Mike Portnoy
guitar: John Petrucci
keyboard: Kevin Moore
lead vocals: James LaBrie
percussion: Mike Portnoy
(Hold it now)
(Wait a minute)
(Come on! whew)
Just let me catch my breath
I've heard the promises
I've seen the mistakes
I've had my fair share of tough breaks
I need a new voice, a new law, a new way
Take the time, reevaluate
It's time to pick up the pieces
Go back to square one
I think it's time for a change

There is something that I feel
To be something that is real
I feel the heat within my mind
And craft new changes with my eyes
Giving freely wandering promises
A place with decisions I'll fashion
I won't waste another breath

You can feel the waves coming on
(It's time to take the time)
Let them destroy you or carry you on
(It's time to take the time)
You're fighting the weight of the world
But no one can save you this time
Close your eyes
You can find all you need in your mind

The unbroken spirit obscured and disquiet
Finds clearness this trial demands
And at the end of this day sighs an anxious relief
For the fortune lies still in his hands
If there's a pensive fear, a wasted year
A man must learn to cope
If his obsession's real
Suppression that he feels must turn to hope

Life is no more assuring than love
(It's time to take the time)
There are no answers from voices above
(It's time to take the time)
You're fighting the weight of the world
And no one can save you this time
Close your eyes
You can find all you need in your mind

I close my eyes
And feel the water rise around me
Drown the beat of time
Let my senses fall away
I can see much clearer now I'm blind

(Ora che ho perso la vista)
(Ci vedo di piu)

You can feel the waves coming on
(It's time to take the time)
Let them destroy you or carry you on
(It's time to take the time)
You're fighting the weight of the world
But no one can save you this time
Close your eyes
You can find all you need in your mind

Find all you need in your mind
If you take the time
Find all you need in your mind
If you take the time



Tracklist
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

  • Album Information
    label: ATCO Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 075679214829
    script: Latin