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Three Days
The Astonishing
Length 4:14
Working title
Release date January 29, 2016
Lyrics John Petrucci
Music Jordan Rudess, John Petrucci
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Previous song Act of Faythe
Next song The Hovering Sojourn


Three Days is the tenth track from Dream Theater's thirteenth studio album, The Astonishing.

AnalysisEdit

Nafaryus is impressed by Gabriel's ability with music, but makes it clear that he is still a threat. He gives the people of Ravenskill three days to turn Gabriel over to him, otherwise he'll destroy Ravenskill.

LyricsEdit

[NAFARYUS:]
The admiration
The applause and the cheers
I am impressed
You've brought us all to tears

To think I didn't notice
The way you looked at her
Now step down from your throne
And let me bring you back to earth

Need I remind you?
I am the ruler here
Don't overlook that fact

Swearing allegiance
To anyone but me
No, I won't put up with that

Hide and protect him
Send him away
I'll never play this game

Stand by your savior
One thing remains
I'll find him just the same

[IMPERIAL GUARDS:]
Brace yourself!
Bow down to Nafaryus!

Pray for help!
Kneel before Nafaryus!

[NAFARYUS:]
He'll surrender on his own
If not, there'll be hell to pay
I'll tear down this city stone by stone!
You only have three days!

Send home the rebels
Call off the fight
In no uncertain terms

Should you refuse me
Fear for your lives
Ravenskill shall burn

[IMPERIAL GUARDS:]
Brace yourself!
Bow down to Nafaryus!

Pray for help!
Kneel before Nafaryus!

[NARRATOR:]
With this frightening decree
Nafaryus departs
They're left to weigh the gravity
Of his threatening remarks

Judgment day will soon arrive
In only three days time
Will Gabriel get out of this alive?
This remains the question on their minds
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