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These Walls
Octavarium
Length 6:59
Working title
Release date 2004
Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Dream Theater
First live performance
Total live plays
Recorded The Hit Factory
Other appearances Romavarium (fan CD)
Previous song The Answer Lies Within
Next song I Walk Beside You

The song lyrics deal with frustration and a failure to express oneself. The intro is in G#, when playing live John Petrucci tunes up the guitar over the course of the intro. Althought the "official" length of the track is 6:59, it, along with some of the other Octavarium songs, has a negative time of 37 seconds, for a total duration of 7:36 mins.

This song was first released as a promo along with Panic Attack earlier in 2004. This version was an edited version of 4:37 mins length.

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