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Misunderstood
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Length 9:31
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Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Dream Theater
First live performance
Total live plays
Recorded Beartracks Studios
Other appearances
Previous song Blind Faith
Next song The Great Debate

Misunderstood is the second song to be written for Six Degrees, and the third track on Disc 1 of the album. Notable for its bizarre outro. John Petrucci has reportedly said that he wrote it about a religious figurehead. It also features a guitar solo that Petrucci wrote, then decided to play in reverse, only to decide to reverse it again, which is how it's played in the track.

Waiting
In the calm of desolation
Wanting to break
From this circle of confusion

Sleeping
In the depths of isolation
Trying to wake
From this daydream of illusion

How can I feel abandoned even when the world surrounds me
How can I bite the hand that feeds the strangers all around me
How can I know so many
Never really knowing anyone

If I seem superhuman
I have been
Misunderstood

It challenges the essence of my soul
And leaves me in a state of disconnection
As I navigate the maze of self control

Playing a lion being led to a cage
I turn from a thief to a beggar
From a god to God save me

How can I feel abandoned even when the world surrounds me
How can I bite the hand that feeds the strangers all around me
How can I know so many
Never really knowing anyone

If I seem superhuman
I have been
Misunderstood

Playing a lion being led to a cage
I turn from surreal to seclusion
From love to disdain
From belief to delusion
From a thief to a beggar
From a god to God save me

How can I feel abandoned even when the world surrounds me
How can I bite the hand that feeds the strangers all around me
How can I know so many
Never really knowing anyone

If I seem superhuman
I have been
Misunderstood