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Begin Again
The Astonishing
Length 3:54
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 75
Other appearances
Previous song Heaven's Cove
Next song The Path That Divides

Begin Again is the twenty-fourth track from Dream Theater's thirteenth studio album, The Astonishing.


Faythe speaks about how she wants to start over and use her status to change to the world for the better with Gabriel.


I gave up hope
Was dead inside
Stayed lost within a world I chose to hide

Then I found my faith in him
And now I can
Begin again

I once believed
Our fate was sealed
But now at last the truth has been revealed

In an instant, life could change
And now and then
Begin again

I know that I am meant for something more
That life beyond these walls
Has greater things in store

When I heard his voice, I realized
I'd never be the same
Instantly, I knew my life had changed

I dream of peace
Above all else
To share a world where we could be ourselves

We must learn to rise above the past
Before we can at last
Begin again