Who Sang A Better Life? Dream Theater

Dream Theater The Astonishing cover art
Release information
Writer(s): John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Release Date: 2016-1-29
Genre: Rock
Style: Prog Rock/Progressive Metal
length: 4:39
producer: John Petrucci
mixer: Richard Chycki
recording engineer: Richard Chycki
assistant mixer: Dave Rowland and Jason Staniulis
assistant engineer: James Meslin
Some other versions of "A Better Life"

Lyrics
Attention, battalion
To rank right, face
Forward, march

As fearless leader of the Ravenskill Militia
The blood of warriors flows throughout my veins
My brother's gift remains my secret ammunition
It is our hope, our pride, a catalyst for change
Still the fires of revolution burn within my eyes
On this perilous road to freedom, he's our one and only guide

For many years, I've seen
Our people starve and suffer
How many more will die before we stand and fight?

They ask me Arhys, could things be any tougher?
The answer's no surprise, yes, you bet your life
Now the fires of revolution won't burn forever more
I see liberty in our future, and it's one we're fighting for

We all long for a better life
Like a dream that can't be denied
This is the moment, now is the time
Freedom if we live or if we die

I shall give him a better life
I swore this vow to my dying wife
Sure, she would not survive
Peacefully she slipped away
The meaning in my life
Was born that day
And so I found the strength to carry on with this crusade
It is my fate

Evangeline, you lived a life of misery and pain
Evangeline, I'll never let your memory die in vain
Evangeline, my heavy heart still bleeds
I dedicate my life to set you free
And I will carry on to plant the seeds
I promise in the name of our new son
This battle won't be over until it's won

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Descent of the NOMACS
  • 2 Dystopian Overture
  • 3 The Gift of Music
  • 4 The Answer
  • 5 A Better Life
  • 6 Lord Nafaryus
  • 7 A Savior in the Square
  • 8 When Your Time Has Come
  • 9 Act of Faythe
  • 10 Three Days
  • 11 The Hovering Sojourn
  • 12 Brother, Can You Hear Me?
  • 13 A Life Left Behind
  • 14 Ravenskill
  • 15 Chosen
  • 16 A Tempting Offer
  • 17 Digital Discord
  • 18 The X Aspect
  • 19 A New Beginning
  • 20 The Road to Revolution
    Digital Media 2
  • 1 2285 Entr’acte
  • 2 Moment of Betrayal
  • 3 Heaven’s Cove
  • 4 Begin Again
  • 5 The Path That Divides
  • 6 Machine Chatter
  • 7 The Walking Shadow
  • 8 My Last Farewell
  • 9 Losing Faythe
  • 10 Whispers on the Wind
  • 11 Hymn of a Thousand Voices
  • 12 Our New World
  • 13 Power Down
  • 14 Astonishing

  • Release information
    label: Roadrunner Records
    country(area): [Worldwide]
    format: Digital Media
    barcode: 016861749309
    script: Latin