The Ministry Of Lost Souls

Lyrics by: John Petrucci
Music by: Dream Theater
The song is about someone whose life is saved by another who dies in the process, and the grief and survivors guilt they go through leading up to their own eventual death when the two are reunited in the afterlife.

The water's edge
Is where she waits
Lost souls still wandering
Meant to die
But she's stuck not crossing over

The other side
Is where he waits
His spirit reaching out
Meant to save
But she's too scared to take his hand

Living in a world without you (drowning in the past)
Is living in no world at all
So now I call on you

Remember me?
I gave you life
You would not take it
Your suffering was all in vain
It's almost over now
Don't turn your back on paradise

Feeling scared, she's prepared
To give up everything
She can't stand to feel
Like half of her is fading

He will choose
The only way
To rid her of her pain
Take her soul now
A decision has been made

Living in a world without love (a burden to my soul)
Is living in a worthless world
So I will call on you...

Remember me?
I gave you life
You would not take it
Your suffering was all in vain
It's almost over

Remember me?
You were so young
How could I tell you?
Remember me?
I am the one
Who saved your life that night

I was the one who would not abandon you
Even in death I was the one who would not leave you
I used my freedom to protect you
And all the while direct you
Do you remember me this time?
Even in death I gave you life
I gave you life

I wanted to
Deserve a place
A place beside you
This time when I reached out my hand
It reached all the way to heaven

Remember me?
I gave you life
You would not take it
Your suffering was all in vain
It's almost over now
Goodbye
It's almost over now
Goodbye

It's time
I release you from this life
Don't turn your back on paradise

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