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A Saviour In the Square
The Astonishing
Length 4:14
Working title
Release date January 29, 2016
Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci
First live performance London Palladium, London, England, on Feb. 18, 2016
Total live plays 91
Other appearances
Previous song Lord Nafaryus
Next song When Your Time Has Come

A Saviour In the Square is the seventh track from Dream Theater's thirteenth studio album, The Astonishing.

John Petrucci recorded this song using a 7-string guitar in standard tuning (B-E-A-D-G-B-E).


Lord Narfaryus arrives in Ravenskill, and demands to watch Gabriel perform. Gabriel agrees, and notices Nafaryus' daughter, Faythe.


  • John Petrucci - Guitar, lyrics
  • James LaBrie - Vocals
  • John Myung - Bass
  • Jordan Rudess - Keyboards/piano
  • Mike Mangini - Drums/percussion


We have come to hear him sing
To see this gift your savior brings

A crowd has grown
And all are mesmerized
But silence quickly falls
As Lord Nafaryus arrives

Please don't stop on my account
Show us what we've heard so much about

In peace
We gather here today

Don't make him ask again!
Do as my father says!

Brother, worry not today
I will share my music
And they will soon be on their way
They only know the Noise Machines
So I'll treat them all to sonic ecstasy

Never in my dreams could I deserve
To ever see a vision quite like her
Then, unexpectedly
I'm taken by surprise
An angel just appeared before my eyes