A Change Of Seasons

Album: A Change Of Seasons (1995)
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  • I remember a time
    My frail, virgin mind
    Watched the crimson sunrise
    Imagined what it might find
    Life was filled with wonder
    I felt the warm wind blow
    I must explore the boundaries
    Transcend the depth of winter's snow
    Innocence caressing me

    I never felt so young before
    There was so much life in me
    Still I longed to search for more
    But those days are gone now
    Changed like a leaf on a tree
    Blown away forever

    Into the cool autumn breeze
    The snow has now fallen
    And my sun's not so bright
    I struggle to hold on
    With the last of my might
    In my den of inequity

    Viciousness and subtlety
    Struggle to ease the pain
    Struggle to find the sane
    Ignorance surrounding me
    I've never been so filled with fear
    All my life's been drained from me
    The end is drawing near

    'Carpe diem, seize the day'
    I'll always remember
    The chill of November
    The news of the fall
    The sounds in the hall
    The clock on the wall ticking away
    'Seize the Day'
    I heard him say
    Life will not always be this way
    Look around
    Hear the sounds

    Cherish your life while you're still around
    "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
    Old Time is still a-flying;
    And this same flower that smiles today,
    Tomorrow will be dying."
    We can learn from the past
    But those days are gone
    We can hope for the future
    But there might not be one
    The words stuck in my mind
    Alive from what I've learned
    I have to seize the day
    To home I returned

    Preparing for her flight
    I held with all my might
    Fearing my deepest fright
    She walked into the night
    She turned for one last look
    She looked me in the eye
    I said, 'I Love You...Good-bye'

    "It's the most awful thing you'll ever hear."
    "If you're lying to me"
    "Oh, you dearly love her."
    "just have to leave, all our lives."
    "Seize the day!"
    "Something happened."
    "Gather ye rosebuds while ye may."
    "She was killed."

    So far or so it seems
    All is lost with nothing fulfilled
    Off the pages and the T.V. screen
    Another world where nothing's true
    Tripping through the life fantastic
    Lose a step and never get up
    Left alone with a cold blank stare
    I feel like giving up
    I was blinded by a paradise
    Utopia high in the sky

    A dream that only drowned me
    Deep in sorrow, wondering why
    Oh come let us adore him
    Abuse and then ignore him
    No matter what, don't let him be
    Let's feed upon his misery
    Then string him up for all the world to see
    I'm sick of all you hypocrites
    Holding me at bay

    And I don't need your sympathy
    To get me through the day
    Seasons change and so can I
    Hold on Boy, No time to cry
    Untie these strings, I'm climbing down
    I won't let them push me away
    Oh come let us adore him
    Abuse and then ignore him
    No matter what, don't let him be
    Let's feed upon his misery
    Now it's time for them to deal with me

    I'm much wiser now
    A lifetime of memories
    Run through my head
    They taught me how
    For better or worse, alive or dead
    I realize there's no turning back
    Life goes on the offbeaten track
    I sit down with my son

    Set to see the Crimson Sunset
    (Gather ye rosebuds while ye may)
    Many years have come and gone
    I've lived my life, but now must move on
    (Gather ye rosebuds while ye may)
    He's my only one

    Now that my time has come
    Now that my life is done
    We look into the sun
    'Seize the day and don't you cry,
    Now it's time to say good-bye
    Even though I'll be gone,
    I will live on, live on.' Writer/s: JOHN MYUNG, JOHN PETRUCCI, JOHN RO MYUNG, KEVIN F. MOORE, KEVIN JAMES LA BRIE, KEVIN JAMES LABRIE, MICHAEL PORTNOY
    Publisher: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Hugo from Osorno, ChileThis song's actual lyrics differ from the album version, In some moment, MP wanted to change them, because of important things that happened to him like losing his mother. This song is about his life and how he faces the world and life itself.
  • Domenic from Antioch, IlTruly an innovative masterpiece. It's about how people can get isolated in their minds having no emotion having nothing but a mask. How a man can forget about the future and wallow in nothing, and finally letting loose.

    The seasons represent time lines. Fall representing childhood isolation and innocence, Winter Is maturing to see the world for what it is, cold. Spring represents growth and wisdom. Summer is bliss and wisdom. And passing it on to the next Fall.
  • Lucius from Gaston, InTruly a great, and beautiful song.
  • Szabi from Novi Sad, Serbiathis is one epic masterpiece, 23 minutes of true enjoyment!
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