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In the Presence of Enemies is one of four Dream Theater songs that eclipses the 20 minute mark. Some people class it as an epic. It's heavy throughout, with a five minute instrumental intro. Part 2 begins in a more atmospheric way and features haunting piano, and chanting during "The Slaughter of the Damned."
 
In the Presence of Enemies is one of four Dream Theater songs that eclipses the 20 minute mark. Some people class it as an epic. It's heavy throughout, with a five minute instrumental intro. Part 2 begins in a more atmospheric way and features haunting piano, and chanting during "The Slaughter of the Damned."
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== Lyrics ==
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===Part 1: ===
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I saw a white light<br>
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Shining there before me<br>
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Walking to it<br>
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I waited for the end<br>
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A final vision<br>
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Promising salvation<br>
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A resurrection<br>
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For a fallen man<br>
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Do you still wait for your God<br>
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And the symbol of your faith?<br>
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I can free you from this Hell and misery<br>
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You should never be ashamed, my son<br>
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I can give you power beyond anything<br>
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Trust me you will be the chosen one<br>
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I was forgotten<br>
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A body scorned and broken<br>
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My soul rejected<br>
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Taken by his blood<br>
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Beyond redemption<br>
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I said I´m not worth saving<br>
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Forever taken<br>
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From the one I loved<br>
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Do I still wait for my God<br>
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And a symbol of my faith?<br>
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I can lead you down the path and back to life<br>
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All I ask is that you worship me<br>
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I can help you seek revenge and save yourself<br>
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Give you life for all eternity<br>
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Servants of the fallen<br>
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Fight to pave the way<br>
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For their saviour´s calling<br>
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Of this wicked day<br>
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Through a veil of madness<br>
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With a vicious play<br>
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One man rises on<br>
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Standing in their way<br>
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Redemption<br>
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Redemption for humanity
 
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Revision as of 20:42, March 29, 2010

In the Presence of Enemies
Systematic Chaos
Length 09:00 (pt. 1), 16:38 (pt. 2), 25:38 (over all)
Working title The Pumpkin King
Release date {{{Release}}}
Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Dream Theater
First live performance
Total live plays
Recorded Avatar Studios
Other appearances Chaos In Motion
Previous song {{{Previous song}}}
Next song {{{Next song}}}

In the Presence of Enemies is one of four Dream Theater songs that eclipses the 20 minute mark. Some people class it as an epic. It's heavy throughout, with a five minute instrumental intro. Part 2 begins in a more atmospheric way and features haunting piano, and chanting during "The Slaughter of the Damned."

Lyrics

Part 1:

I saw a white light
Shining there before me
Walking to it
I waited for the end
A final vision
Promising salvation
A resurrection
For a fallen man

Do you still wait for your God
And the symbol of your faith?

I can free you from this Hell and misery
You should never be ashamed, my son
I can give you power beyond anything
Trust me you will be the chosen one

I was forgotten
A body scorned and broken
My soul rejected
Taken by his blood
Beyond redemption
I said I´m not worth saving

Forever taken
From the one I loved

Do I still wait for my God
And a symbol of my faith?

I can lead you down the path and back to life
All I ask is that you worship me
I can help you seek revenge and save yourself
Give you life for all eternity

Servants of the fallen
Fight to pave the way
For their saviour´s calling
Of this wicked day
Through a veil of madness
With a vicious play
One man rises on
Standing in their way

Redemption
Redemption for humanity

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