Constant Motion

Album: Systematic Chaos (2007)
  • 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)

    [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
    Can't stop the wheels from turning

    [Chorus] 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.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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