Duel with the devil..


.. i can still remember the first time i listened to this song.. it was at night, working on a school project.. i had just gotten the disc by Transatlantic.. i had heard they were great, but i had no idea.. i absolutely love this song.. and whoever thinks otherwise is dead to me.. maybe because it wakes up certain feelings and sensations i can or wouldn’t describe out loud to just anyone.. let’s just say the title is as explicit as it gets..

.. i miss portnoy in dream theater, i really do..  i haven’t been watching the band as close as i used to, and the album with mangini has no value to me.. mike has always inspired me and his presence and sound are undeniable and priceless to me.. his progressive legacy peaked in Transatlantic company.. i’m looking forward to his new project – Flying Colors – and the inspiration we all so desperately need.. here’s to you, Mike.. rock on..

Transatlantic – Duel With The Devil

[I: Motherless Children]

Have you woke up screaming in the silence of the night?
You wish you could start dreaming in clouds of white
But everything could change tonight
When you duel with the devil living in your mind

Time reveals nothing – it’s a suicide love affair
Whispers in the darkness and revolution in the air
Will you see or look behind
When you duel with the devil living in your mind

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Feels like there’s miles to go
Reaching for water
Longing to go there
Flooding into your soul
Into your soul

Do you know the difference between who and what you are
Will you ride off in the distance like some highway star
Will you try until you make it good
Or will you sell your body down in hollywood

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Feels like there’s miles to go
Reaching for water
Longing to go there
Flooding into your soul
Into your soul…

[II: Walk Away]

There’s a time to understand
There’s a time to see the sun
There’s a time for makin up
There’s a time to come together

Fall into the learning curve
Feeding on experience
Never turn your back on me
Never paint it black by numbers

It’s so easy to waste away
It’s a simple operation
Far too many givin’ in
Fall into dark temptations

Everybody needs a King
Everybody needs a Captain
When you hear the fallen angels sing
in your private Armaggedon

And you walk away
(With nowhere to go)
For another day
(Turn the lights down low)
But you’ll never know
(While you walk away)
When you walk away with nowhere to go

Everybody had their doubts
So they tried to pull me under
Everytime I felt the strain
Someone sent a sense of wonder

Everybody walked the hard road
In the dark they felt the grind
Everybody heard the thunder
No one ever read the signs

And you walk away
(With nowhere to go)
For another day
(Turn the lights down low)
But you’ll never know
(While you walk away)
When you walk away with nowhere to go

[III: Silence of the Night]

Have you woke up screaming in the silence of the night?
You wish you could start dreaming but it’s always black and white
Looking for that big sky that’ll finally make it right
Well everything could change tonight

[IV: You’re Not Alone]

Nighttime falls it came too fast
Down the halls tiptoeing past
Out come the shadows of life itself
To clap along and wish you well

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Look up you’re almost home
Reaching for water
Longing to know you’re not alone

[V: Almost Home]

Have you woke up screaming in the silence of the night?
You wish you could start dreaming in black and white
Well everything could change tonight
When you duel with the devil living in your mind

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Look up you’re almost home
Reaching for water
Longing to go there
Flooding into your soul
Into your soul…

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