Dream Theater Wiki
Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity
Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Length 6:14
Working title (unknown)
Release date October 26, 1999 (same as album)
Lyrics (Instrumental)
Music Dream Theater
First live performance Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA, on January 31, 2000
Total live plays 337
Other appearances Metropolis 2000: Scenes From New York, Breaking the Fourth Wall, Distant Memories - Live in London
Previous song Scene Six: Home
Next song Scene Seven: II. One Last Time

Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity (or just simply The Dance of Eternity,) is the ninth track on the album Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, and the second track in Act 2 of the album. It is the second instrumental on the album, the first being Overture 1928. Due to its complexity and many time signature changes (108 in total), The Dance of Eternity is often regarded as one of the most complex songs in progressive metal.

John Petrucci recorded this song using a 7-string guitar in standard tuning (B-E-A-D-G-B-E).