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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
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Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Dream Theater
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Recorded Avatar Studios
Other appearances Chaos In Motion
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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."

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