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Scene Seven: II. One Last Time
Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory
Length 3:46
Working title (Unknown)
Release date October 26, 1999
Lyrics James LaBrie
Music Dream Theater
First live performance Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, AZ, USA, on Jan. 31, 2000
Total live plays 194
Recorded BearTracks Studios
Other appearances Metropolis 2000, Live Scenes from New York, The Making of Scenes from a Memory, Distant Memories
Previous song Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity
Next song Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On

Scene Seven: II. One Last Time is the tenth track from Dream Theater's fifth studio album, Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. It continues immediately after the previous track, The Dance of Eternity.

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


It doesn't make any sense
This tragic ending
In spite of the evidence
There's something still missing

Heard some of the rumors told
A taste of one's wealth
Did Victoria wound his soul?
Did she bid him farewell?

One last time
We'll lay down today
One last time
Until we fade away
One last time
We'll lay down today
One last time
We slowly fade away

Here I am inside his home
It holds the many clues
To my suspicions
And as I'm standing here right now
I'm finally shown what I have always known

Coincidence I can't believe
As my childhood dreams slowly come true

Are these her memories?
Awakened through my eyes
This house has brought back to life

An open door
I walk on through
Into his bedroom

Feeling as cold as outside
The walls disappear
To some woman who's screaming
A man pleads forgiveness
His words I cannot hear