|The Answer Lies Within|
|First live performance|
|Total live plays|
|Recorded||The Hit Factory|
|Other appearances||Score, Romavarium (fan CD)|
|Previous song||The Root of All Evil|
|Next song||These Walls|
With Octavarium, Dream Theater attempted to produce more concise, retrained, slightly commercial songs, as they felt it was something that they had yet to properly address as a band. The Answer Lies Within is one of those songs. John Petrucci has said in interviews that he wrote the song for his children.
Every track on Octavarium is written in a different key, to represent an entire octave. The Answer Lies Within is the song written in G.
- Around the end of the second chorus, a brief melody of "Medicate" (the second movement of Octavarium) could be heard.
Look around Where do you belong? Don't be afraid You are not the only one Don't let the day go by Don't let it end Don't let a day go by in doubt The answer lies within Life is short, so learn from your mistakes And stand behind the choices that you made Face each day with both eyes open wide And try to give Don't keep it all inside Don't let the day go by Don't let it end Don't let a day go by, in doubt, The answer lies within You've got the future on your side You're gonna be fine now I know whatever you decide You're gonna shine Don't let the day go by Don't let it end Don't let a day go by in doubt You re ready to begin Don't let a day go by in doubt The answer lies within...