|Pale Blue Dot|
|Distance Over Time|
|Release date||February 22nd, 2019|
|First live performance||Mar. 21, 2019, The Wiltern Theatre, LA|
|Total live plays|
|Previous song||Out of Reach|
|Next song||Viper King|
Pale Blue Dot is the ninth track off of Dream Theater's fourteenth studio album, Distance Over Time. It is the final track on the regular edition of the album. The song refers to Earth in a photograph taken by Voyager 1. The photograph itself has come to be called “Pale Blue Dot” (thanks to astronomer Carl Sagan). The song is influenced by Sagan’s talk at Cornell in 1994 that unveiled this photograph to the public.
John Petrucci recorded this song using a 7-string guitar in standard tuning (B-E-A-D-G-B-E).
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So far away from home, beyond a distant reach Faint whispers from the edge, returning piece by piece A lonely point of light, captured in a final glance A solitary hint of life, discovered if by chance God creators, dream destroyers Spineless cowards and fearless warriors Hopeful children, mothers and fathers Our blood-filled rivers fueled by hate We worship heroes, kings and saints But who's out there to save us from ourselves? All you will ever know, all life that ever was All you despise or love, living out their lives This isolated speck, hurtling through the cosmic dark Would seem to go astray if we were washed away God creators, dream destroyers Knowledge seekers and bold explorers Hopeful children, mothers and fathers All on this place we call our home Adrift in space, we're on our own But who's out there to save us from ourselves?