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Scene Three: II. Fatal Tragedy
Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Length 6:50
Working title
Release date October 26, 1999
Lyrics John Myung
Music Dream Theater
First live performance November 8, 1999, in Docks, Hamburg
Total live plays 310
Recorded BearTracks Studios
Other appearances Metropolis 2000, Live Scenes from New York, The Making of Scenes from a Memory
Previous song Scene Three: I. Through My Words
Next song Scene Four: Beyond This Life


Scene Three: II. Fatal Tragedy is the fifth track off of Dream Theater's fifth studio album, Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. It is a continuation of the previous song, Through My Words, and it is a part of Scene Three of the album.

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LyricsEdit

[Nicholas:]
Alone at night
I feel so strange
I need to find
All the answers to my dreams
When I sleep at night
I hear the cries
What does this mean?

I shut the door and travel to another home
I met an older man, he seemed to be alone
I felt that I could trust him
He talked to me that night;

[Man:]
"Lad, did you know a girl was murdered here?"
"This fatal tragedy was talked about for years."
Victoria's gone forever
Only memories remain
She passed away
She was so young

[Nicholas:]
Without love
Without truth
There can be no turning back

Without faith
Without hope
There can be no peace of mind

As the night went on
I started to find my way
I learned about a tragedy
A mystery still today

I tried to get more answers
But he said, "You're on your own."
Then he turned away and left me
As I stand there all alone
He said, "You'll know the truth
As your future days unfold."

Without love
Without truth
There can be no turning back

Without faith
Without hope
There can be no peace of mind

[Hypnotherapist:]
"Now it's time to see how you died. 
Remember that death is not the end... 
...but only a transition."

Analysis Edit

In this song, Nicholas travels and meets an older man, who tells him the story of a young woman who was murdered there. Nicholas learns that this woman is Victoria. He continues to talk to the man, but the man tells him "You're on your own," and leaves Nicholas behind.