Peruvian Skies

Lyrics by: John Petrucci
Music by: Dream Theater
Notes: This song is about an article John read in the paper about a young child in Peru being abused. When performed live, Portnoy yells out something unintelligable near the end, and the band often includes a portion of "Have a Cigar" by Pink Floyd during the song. Also, for some reason the lyrics are rather hard to read in the album liner notes.

There, there it is
I swear he's gonna murder that poor kid
Wait, i hear it again
Don't turn on the lights until we
Hear the way it ends

Under peruvian skies
Vanessa regretfully waits
The story unfolds in her eyes
Where midnight hysteria's
No big surprise
Battered and bruised
Always confusing
The love that she's losing for hate
Poor vanessa

Hey, i hope you know
I'm taking all of this time with me when i go
Shame, vou're not to blame
I'm the monster you created
In your daddy's name

Under peruvian skies
Vanessa regretfully waits
The story unfolds in her eyes
Where midnight hysteria's
No big surprise
Battered and bruised
Always confusing
The love that she's losing for hate
Poor vanessa

Terror by night
Liar by day
Telling her secrets
Won't take them away

Under peruvian skies
Vanessa regretfully waits
The story unfolds in her eyes
Where midnight hysteria's
No big surprise
Battered and bruised
Always confusing
The love that she's losing for hate
Poor vanessa

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