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
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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.

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

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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