Honor Thy Father

Album: Train Of Thought (2003)
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  • We're taught unconditional love,
    That blood is thicker than water,
    That a parent's world would revolve,
    Always around their son or their daughter.
    You pretend I was your own,
    And even believed that you loved me.
    But were always threatened by some
    Invisible blood line that only you could see.

    You took advantage of an outreached hand
    And twisted it to meet your every need
    "Gimme time to recharge my batteries,
    I'll see her when she's older
    And I'll bounce her on my knee"

    Well listen to me you ungrateful fool,
    Here comes a dose of reality.
    You'll go to your grave a sad and lonely man,
    The door is now closed on your
    Pathetic little plan.

    On and on and on and on it goes,
    It's so easy to run away with
    Nothing in tow.

    How can you ever sleep a wink at night,
    Pretending that everything is alright,
    And have the nerve to blame this mess on me?
    Never in my life have I seen someone
    So Ignorant to the damage he has done.
    You're the rotted root in the family tree.

    I tried your 4 bill therapy,
    I tried to make amends.
    But nothing could lure you out of your
    Selfish shell again.
    Expecting everyone
    To bow and kiss your feet.
    Don't you see respect is not a
    One way street?
    Blaming everyone,
    For all that you've done wrong.
    I'll get my peace of mind when you
    Hear this song.

    On and on and on and on it goes,
    And with every passing day
    True colors show.

    How can you ever sleep a wink at night,
    Pretending that everything is alright,
    And have the balls to blame this mess on me?
    Never in my life have I seen someone
    Oblivious to the damage he has done,
    You're the rotted root in the family tree.

    Watch where you walk,
    Don't you dare cross the crooked step.
    Watch the way you talk,

    Don't cross the crooked step.

    On and on and on and on it goes.
    Chauvinistic, heartless, selfish,
    Cold.

    How can you ever sleep a wink at night,
    Pretending that everything is alright,
    And have the balls to blame this shit on me?

    Never in my life have I seen someone
    So fucking blind to the damage he has done,
    You're the rotted root in the family tree Writer/s: JOHN MYUNG, JOHN PETRUCCI, JOHN RO MYUNG, JORDAN CHARLES RUDESS, JORDAN RUDESS, MICHAEL PORTNOY
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Damien from Edmonton, CanadaUm, James raps in this song... enough said
  • Devon from Westerville, Ohthis song rocks. dream theater is sweet.
  • Nick from Erwin, NcMike Portnoy wrote this song about his stepfather. When asked about what inspired him to write that song, he stated in an IRC chat: "I'm not very good at writing love songs, so I decided to write a HATE song!!!"
  • Szabi from Novi Sad, SerbiaNotice the inserts during the instrumental, many DT song contains such parts selected from movies, news, etc.
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