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|Title = New Millennium
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|Album = [[Falling Into Infinity]]
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|Length = 8:20
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|Workingtitle =
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|Release = September 23, 1997
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|Lyrics = [[Mike Portnoy]]
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|Music = Dream Theater
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|Next song = [[You Not Me]]}}
   
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'''New Millennium''' is the first track from [[Dream Theater]]'s fourth studio album, [[Falling Into Infinity]]. It is their only full studio album featuring [[Derek Sherinian]].
| Title = Another Day
 
| Album = [[Images and Words]]
 
| Release = 31 December 1991
 
| Length = 4:24
 
| Workingtitle =
 
| Lyrics = [[John Petrucci]]
 
| Music = [[Dream Theater]]
 
| First =
 
| Total =
 
| Recorded = Bear Tracks Studios
 
| Also = [[Another Day (album)|Another Day]], [[Lie (album)|Lie]], [[Live at the Marquee]], [[Live Scenes from New York]], [[Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs)]]
 
| Previous Song = [[Pull Me Under]]
 
| Next Song = [[Take the Time]]
 
}}'''New Millennium''' is a song by [[Dream Theater]]. It is the first song on their fourth album, [http://dreamtheater.wikia.com/wiki/Falling_Into_Infinity Falling into Infinity]. It is their first full studio album featuring [[Derek Sherinian]].
 
   
 
== Personnel ==
 
== Personnel ==
   
 
* [[Mike Portnoy]] - Drums, Lyrics
 
* [[Mike Portnoy]] - Drums, Lyrics
* [[John Petrucci]] - Guitar,
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* [[John Petrucci]] - Guitar,
 
* [[John Myung]] - Bass, Chapman Stick
 
* [[John Myung]] - Bass, Chapman Stick
 
* [[Derek Sherinian]] - Keyboard
 
* [[Derek Sherinian]] - Keyboard
 
* [[James LaBrie]] - Vocals
 
* [[James LaBrie]] - Vocals
* [[Jay Beckenstien|Jay Beckenstein]] - Soprano saxophone
 
   
== Lyrics ==
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==Lyrics==
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<pre>
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A single star behind me
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A red sky burns ahead
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A lonely light below me
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Awake among the dead
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An overwhelming feeling
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Leaves me numband strange
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A sense of new beginning
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I sense a wind of change
   
== Analysis ==
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Out with the old useless
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People so cold ruthless welcome
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In a new millennium
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How many times must i
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Live out this nightmare i
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Can't wait until a new millennium
   
Petrucci wrote Another Day about his father, John Petrucci Sr. who was diagnosed with cancer. Petrucci Sr. would be the subject of another Dream Theater song, [[Take Away My Pain]] following his death. The video for Another Day follows the song's lyrics, with a father and son spending time together. MRI scans are visible in the background, tying in to the cancer theme.
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I've got this feeling
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The tide is turning now baby
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Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now
   
== Tone ==
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Living out a constant deja vu
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Keep your head up
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Please be patient we will get to you
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Keep your head up
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Just have some faith and you can see it
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Through
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Keep your head up
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But faith don't pay the rent that's overdue
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Keep your head up
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All that's glittering is turning blue
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Keep your head up
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What they want from me ain't gotta clue
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Keep your head up
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Swallow pride before it swallows you
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Keep your head up
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Don't dare bite the hand that's starving you
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Keep your head up
   
Another Day is a mellodic ballad with pop sensabilities. The song was written to be accessible, and was presented with radio, single and video releases. Another Day does build up to a crescendo, though it never becomes heavy, instead going into a soprano sax solo by Beckenstein.
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How can you keep your head
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And not go insane when the only light at the end
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Of the tunnel is another train
   
== Notes ==
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The lies ten feet tall
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Have broken my fall
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Welcome you all new millennium
   
Though Another Day was written to be accessible and a possible hit, it was surpassed surprisingly by [[Pull Me Under]] which became the band's biggest hit. Despite a single and video, the song never caught on in the mainstream, the video not being used by MTV and the EP release being considered the rarest commercial release by Dream Theater, often fetching large prices on eBay.
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It's well overdue and i can't wait to
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Welcome in a new millennium
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I've got this feeling
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The tide is turning now baby
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Funny feeling
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Everything's gonna be alright now
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</pre>
   
The video features the young girl who was the model for the cover of Images and Words.
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==Analysis==
   
Another Day was remixed and included on [[Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs)]].
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This song was one of the three songs written by Mike Portnoy and this was geared towards the record label and expressed Portnoy's frustration with the record company.
   
== Live performances ==
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==Tone==
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New Millennium is an extremely progressive song. The verses are sung aggressively by James Labrie as the chorus is much more mellow and soothing.
   
Another Day is a very popular song live and has been played on many tours, especially in the band's early years. The song doesn't deviate very much from the album version, though the saxophone is usually synthesized by Moore (or [[Derek Sherinian]], [[Jordan Rudess]]).
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==Live performances==
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New Millennium is a popular song played live.
   
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Latest revision as of 01:00, August 21, 2019

New Millennium
Falling Into Infinity
Length 8:20
Working title
Release date September 23, 1997
Lyrics Mike Portnoy
Music Dream Theater
First live performance
Total live plays
Recorded
Other appearances
Previous song
Next song You Not Me


New Millennium is the first track from Dream Theater's fourth studio album, Falling Into Infinity. It is their only full studio album featuring Derek Sherinian.

Personnel Edit

LyricsEdit

A single star behind me
A red sky burns ahead
A lonely light below me
Awake among the dead
An overwhelming feeling
Leaves me numband strange
A sense of new beginning
I sense a wind of change

Out with the old useless
People so cold ruthless welcome
In a new millennium
How many times must i
Live out this nightmare i
Can't wait until a new millennium

I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling everything's gonna be alright now

Living out a constant deja vu
Keep your head up
Please be patient we will get to you
Keep your head up
Just have some faith and you can see it
Through
Keep your head up
But faith don't pay the rent that's overdue
Keep your head up
All that's glittering is turning blue
Keep your head up
What they want from me ain't gotta clue
Keep your head up
Swallow pride before it swallows you
Keep your head up
Don't dare bite the hand that's starving you
Keep your head up

How can you keep your head
And not go insane when the only light at the end
Of the tunnel is another train

The lies ten feet tall
Have broken my fall
Welcome you all new millennium

It's well overdue and i can't wait to
Welcome in a new millennium
I've got this feeling
The tide is turning now baby
Funny feeling
Everything's gonna be alright now

AnalysisEdit

This song was one of the three songs written by Mike Portnoy and this was geared towards the record label and expressed Portnoy's frustration with the record company.

ToneEdit

New Millennium is an extremely progressive song. The verses are sung aggressively by James Labrie as the chorus is much more mellow and soothing.

Live performancesEdit

New Millennium is a popular song played live.

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