|Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence|
|Working title||Move On|
|First live performance||Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, on 4 April 2004|
|Total live plays||2|
|Other appearances||Live at Budokan, A Sort of Homecoming|
|Previous song||The Great Debate|
|Next song||Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence|
Disappear is the 5th track on Dream Theater's sixth studio album, Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence. It is the final song on the first disc of the double album. Notably, it has only been performed live twice in Dream Theater's history, appearing on the A Sort of Homecoming fan club CD and Live at Budokan album respectively.
John Petrucci recorded this song using a 6-string guitar in standard tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E).
Personnel[edit | edit source]
- James LaBrie - Lead vocals
- Jordan Rudess - Keyboard
- John Petrucci - Guitars
- John Myung - Bass
- Mike Portnoy - Drums, percussion
- Eugene Friesen - Cello (Madison Square Garden, live)
Lyrics[edit | edit source]
Why, tell me the reasons why Try, still I don't understand Will I ever feel this again? Blue sky, I'll meet you in the end Free them, free the memories of you Free me and rest 'til I'm with you A day like today My whole world has been changed Nothing you say Will help ease my pain Turn, I'll turn this slowly round Burn, burn to feel alive again She, she'd want me to move on See me, this place I still belong Give chase, to find more than I have found And face, this time now on my own Days disappear And my world keeps changing I feel you here And it keeps me sane So I'm moving on I'll never forget As you lay there and watched me Accepting the end I knew you were scared You were strong, I was trying I gave you my hand I said it's okay Letting go, time to leave here And I'll carry on The best that I can without you here beside me Let him come take you home
Analysis[edit | edit source]
James LaBrie has spoken about the lyrics to Disappear on his message board. "Disappear is a lyric I was inspired by seeing a young couple in a mall. They looked like newly weds and for most people including themselves they had the whole world and many years in their possession. I had a striking thought, what if all of this came to crushing halt when one of them is found to have a terminal disease? How would the one left behind deal and express their experience and loss?"
Tone[edit | edit source]
The tone of Disappear is very sad and melancholy, in a similar vein to Space-Dye Vest from Awake, which was only played once live. The intro on piano uses a flanger/chorus effect which adds to the serene feel of the piece. It is one of the band's most emotive ballads to date.