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At Wit's End
Distance Over Time
Length 9:20
Working title Song 1
Release date February 22nd, 2019
Lyrics James LaBrie
Music John Petrucci, John Myung, Jordan Rudess, Mike Mangini
First live performance Louisville Palace Theatre, Louisville, KY, USA, on Sept. 26, 2019
Total live plays 66
Recorded Yonderbarn
Other appearances Distant Memories
Previous song S2N
Next song Out of Reach

At Wit's End is the seventh track off of Dream Theater's fourteenth studio album, Distance Over Time. It is also the longest track on the album, at nine minutes and twenty seconds.

John Petrucci recorded this song using a 6-string guitar tuned 1 whole step down (D-G-C-F-A-D).

Lyrics[]

Let me help you, how much longer until you realize
You're getting worse, it's killing you inside
I can't break through, feel you have to face this on your own
Want to be left alone

Don't leave me now, don't leave me now
I know that it's tearing you apart
Don't leave me now, don't leave me now
Come alive

You feel I'm asking too much of you, but can't let go
Fear breeds the hate and your apathy, empty and hollow
You lost your faith, there's no getting through. Why shut me out?
Frantic, disturbed, filled with misery, can't figure it out

Sleepless, worse for wear
Staring at the ceiling
Numb, sedated, intoxicated

Deafening, deafening
Shut it out, shut it out
Burning, burning
No way out, no way out

Don't leave me now, don't leave me now
I know that it's tearing you apart
Don't leave me now, don't leave me now
Come alive

Asked me to listen
Can't go on to face another day
I lied, not admitting
What I lost is still in you

Something's missing
You see darkness in my eyes
Maculate, there is no cure
Playing over, stop pretending
Warped inside its never ending tide

Don't leave me now, don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
Don't leave me now, don't leave me now
Don't leave me now
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