Tunnel vision at blinding speed Controlling my thoughts, obsessing me Void of any uncertainty Throughout my very soul
Lost illusions of my control Resisting all hope of letting go Racing impulse of dark desire Drives me through the night
I try to shut it down It leaves me in the dust No matter what I've found I can never get enough
Frantic actions of insanity Impulsive laced profanity Long for elusive serenity Way out of my control
[Chorus:] Traveling through both space and time (Out of body, out of mind) Out of control, my wheels in constant motion Spinning round and round it goes (I can't let up, I can't let go) Can't stop this flame from burning Forever more, into the night, blistering
Focus here, focus there Cannot see the light (Falling down through the night) Sprawling everywhere Searching left, searching right (Panic setting in, I can no longer fight) When will this end? Accelerate, dislocate (Set to crash and burn, haven't got time to waste) Not planning to return Aggravate, agitate (When will I ever learn?) There's no way out of here Nowhere to turn
Obsessive yearning Compulsive burning Still never learning Insane random thoughts of neat disorder
Scattered wasteland surrounding me Tattered memories of what used to be Apocalyptic mind debris Until we meet again (Uh)
Traveling through both space and time (Out of body, out of mind) Out of control, my wheels in constant motion Spinning round and round it goes (I can't let up, I can't let go) Can't stop this flame from burning Can't stop the wheels from turning
Writer/s: JOHN MYUNG, JOHN PETRUCCI, JOHN RO MYUNG, JORDAN RUDESS, JORDAN CHARLES RUDESS, KEVIN JAMES LABRIE, KEVIN JAMES LA BRIE, MICHAEL PORTNOY
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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The first version of The Beatles "Helter Skelter" was a 27 minute jam, so you can imagine what Ringo was going through pounding away all that time. To convince the guys that he needed a break, he screamed, "I've got blisters on my fingers!" This was included on the fadeout.