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The Walking Shadow
The Astonishing
Length 2:58
Working title
Release date January 29, 2016
Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci
First live performance London Palladium, London, England, on Feb. 18, 2016
Total live plays 91
Other appearances
Previous song Machine Chatter
Next song My Last Farewell

The Walking Shadow is the twenty-seventh track from Dream Theater's thirteenth studio album The Astonishing.


Xander is distraught over the death of his father, and Daryus prepares to kill Xander as well, but notices a shadow entering Heaven's Cove. He attacks the figure, delivering a fatal blow, but realizes too late that he attacked Faythe.


What have you done?
You murderer!
My father's dead!
Your day will come!

Don't hold your breath
The night's still young
Confront your death
Like father, like son

Who's this I see?
Approaching me
The Chosen One

Drawing closer pace by pace
The walking shadow hides its face
Never aware of the looming attack
Like stepping right into a trap

As his weapon
Finds its victim
Mortified, he's shocked to find the shadow is Faythe!