"Untethered Angel"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


You built this world around you, your universe
In spite of best intentions, things could not be worse
Chaos and fear left you hangin' by a thread
As you argue with the voice inside your head
Untethered angel, falling into darkness
Don't be afraid of letting go, givin' up yourself won't set you free
Mistreatment and dismay, nightmares of wasted days
Can't live your life this way, something needs to change
Healthy, accepting thoughts, intent on driving us
Avoidance at all costs, a painful thing to watch
Fear can't live inside you, push you to the edge
Face the fear within you, wake up from the dead
Untethered angel, falling into darkness
Don't be afraid of letting go, givin' up yourself won't set you free
Set you free
Untethered angel, falling into darkness
Don't be afraid of letting go, open your heart, be set you free


"Paralyzed"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


The anger, the pressure, you're choking down your words again
Feel the nerves set in, unspoken frustration
They see right through you, paper thin, like the ghost within
A heart that feels no pain, addicted to the game
Breaking beneath the strain, I am paralyzed
The stare of a stranger is like a wound that bleeds again
Silent as the dead, the victim, the martyr
Like Daniel in the lion's den, time and time again
A heart that feels no pain, addicted to the game
Breaking beneath the strain, I am paralyzed, I am paralyzed
A heart that feels no pain, addicted to the game
Relentless mental trait? What do you stand to gain?
Viewing life through such a narrow, fractured lens
We'll ensure you end up on the losing end
Breaking beneath the string, I am paralyzed, I am paralyzed
I am paralyzed, I am paralyzed, I am paralyzed


"Fall Into The Light"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


Reaching under water, memories dissipate
Eyes begin to open, darkness drifts away
Time and space like roses whose pedals drop and fade,
and fall into the light as it dreams of yesterday.
Too much love is not enough for us, I was once too blind to see
There is nothing sacred, only Heaven knows.
Stop time to watch the sun and look into your soul.
Too much love is not enough for us, I was once too blind to see.
Too much hope will never be enough, it's become so clear to me.
Too much love is not enough for us, I was once too blind to see.
Too much hope will never be enough, the truth is clear to me.


"Barstool Warrior"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


In a dark and lonely corner, all the time in Dark-side inn
sits a local barstool warrior talking to his gin.
Treating past decisions, he motions for a shot.
Is he doomed to be a man this world forgot?
Just a prisoner of the monster on his back!
Call it bad luck, call it fate, call it stuck here the rest of my days.
Serves me right, what went wrong, and where do I belong?
In the glow of flashing lights, on the shoulder of the road
clutching at the bruised and tired skin.
She tries to signal danger with anguish in her eyes
Will he see the world of pain, she's in, or is it too late?
Was it bad luck, was it fate, or a past that she couldn't escape?
It's not right, something's wrong! Just where do I belong?
Promises made, crying in vain,
all empty, never accepting the blame and not letting go of the shame.
A river of tears as months turned to years,
all wasted on someone not willing to change.
Now only a shadow remains!
No one can save you and there's no one to see.
It has been written, you will become
all you think, all you feel, all you dream.
Now I'm cutting the anchor away, and I won't look back.
I'm starting a new life today, now I see where I belong.


"Room 137"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


Someone, someone is trying to tell him something, will he listen?
(Should he listen?)
Someone, someone is dying to find out something, will he reason?
(What is the reason?)
Do you see it, there on the door? Death is coming, life nevermore
Obsession drives me, clouding my mind
What's the message, am I running out of time?
Someone, someone is trying in search of something, death by numbers
(Getting closer)
Someone, someone is dying to know the answer, the key to heaven
(One thirty seven)
Do you see it, there on the door? Death is coming, life nevermore
Obsession drives me, clouding my mind
What's the message, am I running out of time?
(Take me to the other side)
(Show me what I cannot find)
(Never ending number line)
(Can he find a sign)
I can see it, here on the door, one three seven, forevermore
Between dimensions, the boundary line
One three seven, I am running out of time
(Take me to the other side)
(Show me what I cannot find)
(Never ending number line)
(Take me to the other side)
(Show me what I cannot find)
(Never ending number line)
(Take me to the other side)
(Show me what I cannot find)
(Never ending number line)
(Take me to the other...)


"S2N"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


Are we paying attention or are we drifting?
Too much negative action, not enough positive reaction
What's the state of humanity?
Where's the peace and the harmony?
Free the signal, your inner voice
Time to transcend, block out the noise
Signal to noise becomes the answer
The world keeps turning as we latch on to the wheel
Have you heard the news?
A surging sea of circumstance
Pain, starvation, war, abuse
Sterile gloves hide dirty hands
Shocking truth, climate change, floods and fires, hurricanes
Overdose, suicide, innocent die
Fear and race, endless lies, sex and faith, terrorize
Drugs and guns taking lives, innocent die
Signal to noise becomes the answer
The world keeps turning as we latch on to the wheel
Signal to noise defines the reason
The world keeps turning as we latch on to the wheel
Our wounds begin to heal
Signal to noise becomes the answer
The world keeps turning as we latch on to the wheel
Signal to noise defines the reason
The world keeps turning as we latch on to the wheel
Our wounds begin to heal
The chatter disappears and the message is revealed


"At Wit's End"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


Let me help you, how much longer till you realize?
You're getting worse and it's killing you inside
I can't break through, do you have to face this on your own?
Want to be left alone
Don't leave me now, don't leave me now
I know that it's tearing you apart
Don't leave me now, don't leave me now, come alive
You feel I'm asking too much of you but can't let go
Fear breeds the hate and your apathy, empty and hollow
You lost your face, there's no getting through. Why shut me out?
Frantic, disturbed, filled with misery, can't figure it out
Sleepless, worse for wear, staring at the ceiling, I'm sedated, intoxicated
Deafening, deafening, shout it out, shout it out
Burning, burning, no way out, no way out
Don't leave me now, don't leave me now
I know that it's tearing you apart
Don't leave me now, don't leave me now, come alive
Asked me to listen, can't go on to face another day
I lied, not admitting, what I lost is still in you
Something's missing, you see darkness in my eyes
Maculate, there is no cure
Playing over to stop pretending
Walked inside, it's never ending turn
Don't leave me now, don't leave me now, don't leave me now
Don't leave me now, don't leave me now, don't leave me now


"Out of Reach"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


There's something about this girl, some kind of magic
I swear she cast a spell on me
Not the first time, might be the last
Can't let this moment slip away
Try to find the words, none survived with me
Air of confidence, but I can barely breathe
She's without a care, electrified and hell-bent
A thousand volts igniting me
The waves crash over me, far below but I breach
The undertow, my reverie
Sadness in her smile, your love, it's been a while
Near and far away, she chases it each day
A promise to come back, all the while, still waiting
Seems it lost its way
Out of reach, just too hard to reach
You're letting your love slip away
Out of reach, yeah, it's hard to reach
There's another day
Although you're hurting and afraid
You're stronger than yesterday


"Pale Blue Dot"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


So far away from home, beyond a distant reach
Faith whispers from the edge, returning piece by piece
A lonely point of light, captured in a final glance
A solitary hint of life, discovered it by chance
God creators, dream destroyers
Spineless cowards and fearless warriors
Hopeful children, mothers and fathers
Our blood filled river's fueled by hate
We worship heroes, kings and saints
But who's out there to save us from ourselves?
All you will ever know, all life that ever was
All you despise or love, living out their lives
This isolated speck, hurtling through the cosmic dark
Would seem to go astray if we were washed away
God creators, dream destroyers
Knowledge seekers and bold explorers
Hopeful children, mothers and fathers
Out of this place we call our home
Adrift in space, we're on our own
But who's out there to save us from ourselves?


"Viper King"
m. John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess
Distance Over Time (2019)


Venomous by design, lying idle, biding time.
Bore down the clutch, tore up the road.
Six-hundred horses, genetic code.
Lightning speed, the road she bends.
Slam down the brakes, losing my ass end.
Drive on, pushed to the limit!
My Viper King, we're flying high.
Drive on, filled with desire!
Nothing to fear, I feel alive.
My Viper King!
Speed demon, tempting fate
Do or die in the blink of an eye.
Drive on, pushed to the limit!
My Viper King, we're flying high.
Drive on, filled with desire!
Nothing to fear, I feel alive.
My Viper King!