Who Sang A Life Left Behind? 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: 5:49
producer: John Petrucci
mixer: Richard Chycki
recording engineer: Richard Chycki
assistant mixer: Dave Rowland and Jason Staniulis
assistant engineer: James Meslin
Lyrics
I never knew someone was out there
A long way from nowhere
Who could open my eyes

All this time while I'm sleeping
The world changed around me
Now I've never felt more alive

I'm waking up
From a life left behind
To see what lies ahead
I'm waking up

Faythe found the way
To bring them together
Once and forever
And won't let them go

Nothing I say
Can keep her from leaving
Her life has a meaning
I lost her a long time ago

I'm waking up
From a life left behind
To see what lies ahead
I'm waking up

I'm waking up
Now that yesterday's gone
Won't close my eyes again
I'm waking up
I plan to return well-disguised
Make sure that I'm not recognized
Tomorrow a new sun will rise
And somehow I'll find you

Nothing will stand in my way
Soon I will see you again

I'm waking up
From a life left behind
To see what lies ahead
I'm waking up

I'm waking up
(I'm waking up)
Now that yesterday's gone
(Now that yesterday's gone)
I won't close my eyes
(I will never look back)
I'm waking up

You'll be her shadow as she moves, my son
But she can never know of it
She is alone and rebel comes from everywhere

I'll keep her safe from all danger
Won't let her out of my sight
Did I fail to mention my honest intentions?
This is the chance I deserve

Heed my words
Justice will be served

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