Constant Motion

Album: Systematic Chaos (2007)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the debut single from the Systematic Chaos album. It's named "Constant Motion" due to the feel of the song, in which there seems to be no stop in movement. The song is about mental disorders; Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). In our 2010 interview, Portnoy explained that he "does everything is excess," which led to a problem with alcoholism that nearly killed him. Read all about it in our interview with Mike Portnoy.
  • The lyrics, "Impulsive Laced Profanity" are a reference to Tourette's Syndrome. "Controlling My Thoughts, Obsessing Me" refers to OCD. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Liam - Macclesfield, England

Comments: 4

  • Dino from Bandung, --Song #2 a.k.a Korma Chameleon was the working title of the song
  • Devon from Westerville, Ohthis song is awesome. when i saw dream theater recently they opened with this song and it was awesome.
  • Bill from Winnipeg, CanadaThis song's good, the fast-pace is nice when I'm in the mood for it. I noticed that there's a lot of use of back-up vocals in this one.
  • Arthur from Pittsburgh, PaMAN GREATEST DREAM THEATER SONG EVER HAVE YOU HEARD THE GUITAR PLAYING IN IT I WANT TO SEE SOME! TRY TO IMMITATE JOHN PETRUCCI'S PLAYIN
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