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Scene Six: Home
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From a Memory
Length 12:53
Working title (unknown)
Release date October 26, 1999
Lyrics Mike Portnoy
Music Dream Theater
First live performance Docks, Hamburg, Germany, on November 8, 1999
Total live plays 393
Recorded BearTracks Studios
Other appearances Metropolis 2000, Live Scenes from New York, The Making of Scenes from a Memory, Distant Memories
Previous song Scene Five: Through Her Eyes
Next song Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity

Scene Six: Home is the eighth track on the album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory, and is the first track of Act 2 of the same album. It is the longest track on the album, stopping at just under 13 minutes. It is also the heaviest track on the album, being played in Drop D tuning and focusing heavily on repetitive patterns and chugging riffs reminiscent to some songs on Train of Thought and other metal songs.

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


Lake of fire
Take me higher
My mind 
Drips desire
Confined and 

Living this charade
Is getting me nowhere
I can't shake this charade
The city's cold blood calls me home
It`s what I long for
Back home where I belong

(Love) The city
(Deceit) It calls to me
(Death) Decadent scenes from a memory
(Love) Sorrow
(Deceit) Eternity
(Death) My demons are coming to drown me

Help - I'm falling, I'm crawling
I can't keep away from its clutch
Can't have it, this habit
It's calling me back to my home

I remember the first time she came to me
She poured out her soul all night and cried
I remember I was told there's a new love that's born
For each one that has died

I never thought that I
Could carry on with this life
But I can't resist myself
No matter how hard I try

Living their other life
Is getting them nowhere
I'll make her my wife
Her sweet temptations calls me home
It`s what I long for
My home where she belongs

(Love) Her ecstasy
(Deceit) means so much to me
(Death) Even deceiving my own blood
(Love) Victoria watches 
(Deceit) and thoughtfully smiles
(Death) She's taking me to my home

Help - he's my brother, but I love her
I can`t keep away from her touch
Deception, dishonor
It's calling me back to my home

(Love) Her story
(Deceit) It holds the key
(Death) Unlocking dreams from my memory
(Love) Solving 
(Deceit) this mystery
(Death) Is everything that is a part of me

Help - regression, obsession
I can't keep away from her touch
Leave no doubt, to find out
It's calling me back to my home


The intro to this song seems to be inspired heavily by the song "Forty Six & 2" by Tool, which was released three years earlier.