Scene One: Regression

Lyrics by: John Petrucci
Music by: John Petrucci
Notes: This song begins the story of Scenes From a Memory by introducing the main character, Nicholas. He is having dreams about a girl named Victoria Page who was murdered back in 1928. He has gone to a hypnotherapist to get his dream's analyzed, and the lyrics to this song describe his feelings of getting hypnotized and stepping into the "dream past" again.

"Close your eyes and begin to relax. Take a deep breath, and let it out
slowly. Concentrate on your breathing. With each breath you become more
relaxed. Imagine a brilliant white light above you, focusing on this light as
it flows through your body. Allow yourself to drift off as you fall deeper and
deeper into a more relaxed state of mind. Now as I count backward from ten to
one, you will fill more peaceful, and calm. Ten. Nine. Eight. Seven. Six. You
will enter a safe place where nothing can harm you. Five. Four. Three. Two. If
at any time you need to came back, all you must do is open your eyes. One."

Safe in the light that surrounds me
Free of the fear and the pain
My subconscious mind
Starts spinning through time
To rejoin the past once again

Nothing seems real
I`m starting to feel
Lost in the haze of a dream

And as I draw near
The scene becomes clear
Like watching my life on a screen

Hello Victoria so glad to see you
My friend

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