The Answer Lies Within
Length 5:26
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Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Dream Theater
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Recorded The Hit Factory
Other appearances Score, Romavarium (fan CD)
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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.

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