Scene Five: Through Her Eyes
Scenes from a Memory
Length 5:29
Working title
Release date October 26, 1999
Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Dream Theater
First live performance Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA, on Jan. 31, 2000
Total live plays 174
Recorded
Other appearances
Previous song Scene Four: Beyond This Life
Next song Scene Six: Home

Scene Five: Through Her Eyes is the seventh track on the album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, and is the final track of Act 1 of the same album.

John Petrucci recorded this song using a 6-string guitar in standard tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E).

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

[Nicholas:]
She never really had a chance
On that fateful moonlight night
Sacrificed without a fight
A victim of her circumstances

Now that I`ve become aware
And I`ve exposed this tragedy
A sadness grows inside of me
It all seems so unfair

I`m learning all about my life
By looking through her eyes

Just beyond the churchyard gates
Where the grass is overgrown
I saw the writing on her stone
I felt like I would suffocate

In loving memory of our child
So innocent, eyes open wide
I felt so empty as I cried
Like part of me had died
I'm learning all about my life
By looking through her eyes

And as her image
Wandered through my head
I wept just like a baby

As I lay awake in bed

And I know what it`s like
To lose someone you love
And this felt just the same

She wasn`t given any choice
Desperation stole her voice
I`ve been given so much more in life
I`ve got a son, I`ve got a wife

I had to suffer one last time
To grieve for her and say goodbye
Relieve the anguish of my past
To find out who I was at last

The door has opened wide
I`m turning with the tide
Looking through her eyes
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