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Trial of Tears
Falling Into Infinity
Length 13:06
Working title (Unknown)
Release date
Lyrics John Myung
Music Dream Theater
First live performance Nooderligt, Tilburg, Netherlands, on Apr. 16, 1997
Total live plays 177
Recorded
Other appearances Live at Budokan, Chaos in Motion (medley), Breaking the Fourth Wall
Previous song Anna Lee
Next song Scenes From a Memory (album)

Trial of Tears is the eleventh and last track from Dream Theater's fourth studio album, Falling Into Infinity.

It has three sections: the first one is called "It's Raining", the second is named "Deep In Heaven", and the third is "The Wasteland".

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

Lyrics[]

[I. IT'S RAINING]

Under the sun, there is nothing to hide
Under the moon, the stranger waits inside
People disappear
The music fades away
Splashing through the rain
I'll dream with them one day

It's raining, raining,
On the streets of New York city
It's raining, raining, raining deep in heaven

I may have wasted all those years
They're not worth their time in tears
I may have spent too long in darkness
In the warmth of my fears

Take a look at yourself
Not at anyone else
And tell me what you see
I know the air is cold
I know the streets are cruel
But I'll enjoy the ride today

It's raining, raining,
On the streets of New York city
It's raining, raining, raining deep in heaven

I may have wasted all those years
They're not worth their time in tears
I may have spent too long in darkness
In the warmth of my fears

As I walk through all my myths
Rising and sinking like the waves
With my thoughts wrapped around me
Through a trial of tears

Hidden by disguise, stumbling in a world
Feeling uninspired, he gets into his car
Not within his eyes to see, open up, open up
Not much better than the man you hate

[II. DEEP IN HEAVEN]

[instrumental]

[III. THE WASTELAND]

Still awake
I continue to move along
Cultivating my own nonsense

Welcome to the wasteland
Where you'll find ashes, nothing but ashes

Still awake
Bringing change, bringing movement,
Bringing life
A silent prayer thrown away,
Disappearing in the air
Rising, sinking, raining deep inside me
Nowhere to turn,
I look for a way back home

It's raining, raining, raining deep in heaven
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