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A Life Left Behind
The Astonishing
Length 5:49
Working title
Release date January 29, 2016
Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci
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Previous song Brother, Can You Hear Me?
Next song Ravenskill


A Life Left Behind is the thirteenth track from Dream Theater's thirteenth studio album, The Astonishing.

AnalysisEdit

Faythe decides to go back to Ravenskill to see Gabriel again, and Arabelle sends Daryus to shadow Faythe.

Lyrics Edit

[FAYTHE:]
I never knew
Someone was out there
A long way from nowhere
Who could open my eyes

All of this time
While I was sleeping
The world changed around me
Now I've never felt more alive

I'm waking up
From a life left behind
To see what lies ahead
I'm waking up

[ARABELLE:]
Fate found a way
To bring them together
Once and forever
And won't let them go

Nothing I say
Can keep her from leaving
Her life has new meaning
I lost her a long time ago

[FAYTHE:]
I'm waking up
From a life left behind
To see what lies ahead
I'm waking up

I'm waking up
Now that yesterday's gone
Won't close my eyes again
I'm waking up

I'll plan to return well disguised
Make sure that I'm not recognized
Tomorrow a new sun will rise
And somehow I'll find you

Nothing will stand in my way
Soon I will see you again

I'm waking up
From a life left behind
To see what lies ahead
I'm waking up

I'm waking up
Now that yesterday's gone
Won't close my eyes again
I will never look back
I'm waking up

[ARABELLE:]
You'll be her shadow as she moves my son
But she can never know you're there
She is alone and rebel guards are everywhere

[DARYUS:]
I'll keep her safe from all danger
Won't let her out of my sight

Did I fail to mention my honest intentions?
This is the chance I deserve
Heed my words justice will be served