|The Gift of Music|
|Release date||December 3, 2015|
|Music||Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci|
|First live performance|
|Total live plays|
|Previous song||Dystopian Overture|
|Next song||The Answer|
This song serves as a further introduction to the story, establishing the time, setting and conflict, as well as introducing Arhys and Gabriel.
- John Petrucci - Guitars, lyrics,
- James LaBrie - Vocals
- John Myung - Bass
- Jordan Rudess - Keyboards
- Mike Mangini - Drums/percussion
[NARRATOR:] Far in the distant future Beyond the pages of our time Cold-blooded wicked tyrants Threaten the freedom of mankind Corruption, lust and greed Define the new nobility Changing the course of history Across the vast North Empire Most people struggle to survive Living a meek existence Where their secluded leader thrives [ARHYS:] We are living day to day Forced to bear the lion's share People just don't have the time for music anymore And no one seems to care My friends, I've seen The Chosen One A quest for freedom has begun He will be the answer to our prayers There walks a God among us Who's seen the writing on the wall He is the revolution He'll be the one to save us all My brother Gabriel, is all the hope we need Shining like a beacon in the night Shepherd Ravenskill a reason to believe Music is the gift he brings The songbird stops to listen when he sings
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