Scene Five: Through Her Eyes

Lyrics by: John Petrucci
Music by: Dream Theater
Notes: In this song, which closes out Act One, Nicholas visits Victoria's grave, he feels saddened by her death even though it happened long before he was born, and he further explores the connection between them.


[Nicholas:]
She never really had a chance
On that fateful moonlight night
Sacrificed without a fight
A victim of her circumstaces

Now that I`ve become aware
And I`ve exposed this tragedy
A sadness grows inside of me
It all seems so unfair

I`m learning all about my life
By looking through her eyes

Just beyond the churchyard gates
Where the grass is overgrown
I saw her writing on her stone
I felt like I would suffocate

Inloving memory of our child
So innocent, eyes open wide
I felt so empty as I cried
Like part of me had died

And as her image
Wandered through my head
I wept just like a baby

As I lay awake in bed

And I know what it`s like
To lose someone you love
And this felt just the same

She wasn`t given any choice
Desperation stole her voice
I`ve been given so much more in life
I`ve got a son, I`ve got a wife

I had to suffer one last time
To grieve for her and say goodbye
Relive the anguish of my past
To find out who I was at last

The door has opened wide
I`m turning with the tide
Looking through her eyes

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