The Spirit Carries On

Album: Metropolis Pt. 2 (1999)
  • This is "Scene Eight" in Dream Theater's concept album Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. The album follows the character Nicholas, who goes under hypnosis and discovers a past life where he was a woman named Victoria. In this song, Nicholas is at peace, no longer frightened of dying, as he knows his spirit will live on. Victoria appears to affirm this, but makes a request: "never let your memory of me disappear."
  • Unusually for a concept album, different group members contributed lyrics to the various songs. Guitarist John Petrucci wrote the lyrics to this one, which follows "One Last Time," a lyric by lead singer James LaBrie.
  • The opening lyrics, "Where do we come from? Why are we here? Where do we go when we die?" are very similar to the title of a 1897 painting by French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Adrian - Malta

Comments: 7

  • Reggev from Misgav, IsraelYou don't have to believe in reincarnation to like this song.
  • Adam from Northampton, United KingdomMy favourite song of all time, due to personal stuff.. but also because the whole concept album is amazing to the highest standard.
  • Tzali from Ramat Gan, IsraelThis is one song i give example of when people say that "DT are only technical and have no feel neither spirit".
    this is th eproof that those guys rock every corner of music they want to
  • David from Baden-baden, GermanyEspecially the Live Version from New York is one of the best songs I've ever heard live.
  • D from Melbourne, Australiasuch a beautiful song and it captures much of dream theater's range
  • Bill from Winnipeg, CanadaGood song, very emotional. Especially after listen to the other songs.
  • Steph from Tolland, Ctthis is my all-time favorite song =)
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