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Moment of Betrayal
The Astonishing
Length 6:12
Working title
Release date January 22, 2016
Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci
First live performance
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Previous song 2285 Entr'acte
Next song Heaven's Cove


Moment of Betrayal is the twenty-second track from Dream Theater's thirteenth studio album, The Astonishing, and is the second single released for the album.

AnalysisEdit

Gabriel and Arhys prepare to leave for Heaven's Cove, and Gabriel is starting to notice that Arhys is acting strange. Meanwhile, Arhys is keeping in mind the grief he will feel once Gabriel is taken, and informs Daryus that Gabriel will be at Heaven's Cove that night.

LyricsEdit

[GABRIEL:]
Brace yourself, my brother
I have breaking news
The Noise Machines lie still tonight
There's no time to lose

No more threats of bloodshed
No more pain and fear
Ravenskill will brave the storm
Our victory is near

You are acting very strange
Nervous and on edge
I will be a voice for change
Brother, give me strength

[ARHYS:]
Burning rose
Secrets sold
Moment of betrayal

Kiss of death
Blood revenge
Moment of betrayal

I have sworn to live and die
By the warrior's code
Never leave a man behind
May God redeem my soul

I will give you what you need
My brother for my son
Guilt and shame will burden me
Until my days are done

Meet me tonight where the stars touch the sky
He'll be alone there with nowhere to hide

Burning rose
Secrets sold
Moment of betrayal

Kiss of death
Blood revenge
Moment of betrayal

He will be defenseless
I'll look on
Say I put up a fight
There will be no witness
They will call you a hero tonight

Burning rose
Secrets sold
Moment of betrayal

Kiss of death
Blood revenge
Moment of betrayal

Threats and Lies
Changing sides
Moment of betrayal

Risking all
Saviors fall
Moment of betrayal
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