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Dream Theater – Octavarium

Movements: Octavarium has a very rare quality in which it is not an epic story as a whole, but 5 individual epics, each united with the same theme in which all of them end exactly where they begin. I. Someone Like Him 0:00 – 8:47 Lyrics by John Petrucci Beginning with a lengthy Continuum / lap steel guitar solo by Rudess, this section is told from a first-person perspective. It portrays the thoughts of a person as he decides on what to do in the course of his lifetime, as well as his wish to never become an ordinary person. He succeeds in living an extraordinary life, but reflects upon it, and ends up wishing he had become an ordinary person, ‘Someone like Him’. This is also in line with the ‘Full Circle’ theme of Octavarium: “this story ends where it began”...

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Dream Theater – A Change of Seasons

“A Change of Seasons” is the first track from the EP “A Change of Seasons” by United States progressive metal band Dream Theater. It is a metal suite with lyrics written by drummer Mike Portnoy and is the band’s fourth longest song, behind “Octavarium” (24 minutes), “In the Presence of Enemies” (25 minutes, 38 seconds), and “Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence” (42 minutes, 4 seconds). According to Portnoy’s answer to a question in his website FAQ: “Basically, I took a lot of personal incidents, like losing my mother and a couple of things that happened in my life, and I wrote them into the lyrics. Like, on a smaller scale, I wouldn’t try to compare it with this, but when I listen to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, there are a lot of emotions there – just a lot of frustrations and anger...

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