Moment of Betrayal

Album: The Astonishing (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from The Astonishing, a concept album about a future where music is made by noise machines. A band of rebels look to a peasant man named Gabriel, who is a born musician, to lead them out of oppression.

    Guitarist John Petrucci, who came up with the storyline explained to Billboard magazine: "The song is about Gabriel communicating to his brother Arhys that he has a plan that he thinks can save them, but there's a betrayal theme that's going on in the story that comes to a head."

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