Scene Six: Home

Lyrics by: Mike Portnoy
Music by: Dream Theater
Notes: This song begins Act Two, and introduces two new characters, The Miracle and The Sleeper (see also Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and The Sleeper. In the first part of the song, Julian, who is The Sleeper, talks about his struggles with alchoholism and his gambling addiction that led to his breakup with Victoria. The breakup only makes things worse as he falls further and further into his vices. In the second part, The Miracle, who is his brother Edward, reveals that after breaking up with Julian, Victoria came to him for comfort, and they fell in love. He is feeling guilt over betraying his brother but loves Victoria too much to give her up. In the third part, Nicholas realizes that his dreams will not stop until he visits the house where Victoria died.


[Sleeper:]
Shine-lake of fire
Lines take me higher
My mind drips desire
Confined and overtired

Living this charade
Is getting me nowhere
I can`t shake this charade
The city`s cold blood calls me home
Home it`s what I long for
Back somewhere I belong

The city - it calls me
Decadent scenes from my memory
Sorrow - eternity
My demons are coming to drown me

Help - I`m falling, I`m crawling
I can`t keep away from its clutch
Can`t have it, this habit
It`s calling me back to my home

[Miracle:]
I remember the first time she came to me
Poured her soul out all night and cried

I remember I was told there`s a new love that`s born
For each one that has died

I never thought that I
Could carry on with this life
But I can`t resist myself
No matter how hard I try

Living their other life
Is getting them nowhere
I`ll make her my wife
Her sweet temptations calls me home
Home it`s what I long for
My home where she belongs

Her ecstasy - means so much to me
Even decieving my own blood
Victoria watches and thoughtfully smiles
She`s taking me to my home

Help - he`s my brother, but I love her
I can`t keep away from her touch
Deception, dishonor
It`s calling me back to my home

[Nicholas:]
Her story - it holds the key
Unlocking dreams from my memory
Solving this mystery
Is everything that is a part of me

Help - regression, obsession
I can`t keep away from her touch
Leave no doubt, to find out
It`s calling me back to my home

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