"The Answer Lies Within" just speaks to me. It's almost like they went back to the "A Change of Seasons" carpe diem theme. It definitely builds my confidence whenever I listen to it.
"As I Am" too, particularly these lines:
Still running uphill
Swimming against the current
I wish I weren't so fucked
Feels like I'm stuck
Lost in a sea of mediocrity
In darker times, I couldn't think of a better way to describe my despair with things that were going on. Songs like "Answer" though help me get through times that make me feel like the above lyrics.
Discovered my love for DT in 2010. I heard of them before, and had played the bonus track "Pull Me Under" on Guitar Hero, and figured, hey this is cool. Until one fateful day in a Target store, I was looking for new music. I just happened to stumble onto BC&SL and said, "Why not?"
It's funny how the most influential part of the band to me, the drums, MP as a whole, had put out his last album, and that was the one I first listened to in its entirety. After awhile, I picked up ToT and Octavarium, and I couldn't stop buying their albums after that. I have every major studio album since '92 except for Infinity, and I listen to them so much that I just have to take a break.
Although there's always part of me that wishes that when I was 16 back in '02 that I had listened to them sooner. My view on music would have been way different. Instead of going through a punk phase, I would have started the Dream Theater revolution. I can say now, that after ditching guitar and picking up drumsticks, that I'm still happy with what has become of my musical vision.
@Thatguyjohnepps: Awesome. Reading that made me shudder.....because I can relate.
Looking to get a DT tat, but I'm wondering about which direction to go in...
Has anyone ever made a play of the 1999 album Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory?