- (original live version - from the subconscious cd) [recorded live at the limelight, ny, march 4, 1993, with james labrie on ] [vocals. this is the version of this song from the infamous dance of ] [eternity bootleg recording. ] - mike portnoy
I remember a time [01:43] My frail, virgin mind Watched the crimson sunrise Imagined what it might find Life was filled with wonder I felt the warm wind blow I must explore the boundaries Transcend the depths of winter's snow
Innocence caressing me I never felt so young before There was so much life to see Yet I knew there must be more
But those days are gone now [02:40] Changed like a leaf on a tree Blown away forever Into the cool autumn breeze The snow has now fallen And I know where I stand All of my childhood memories Left lying in the sand
In my den of inequity [03:22] Viciousness and delicacy Struggled to find the sane Struggled to ease the pain Ignorance surrounding me I've never been so filled with fear Now I know that there is more The warmth is gone But the chill forever here
I'll always remember [04:18] The chill of november The news of the fall The sounds in the hall The clock on the wall, ticking away Seize the day I heard him say Life will not always be this way. Look around, and hear the sound Another time like this can't be found.
We can learn from the past [05:13] But those days are gone
In my frail, virgin mind [05:38] Words have lost my way I have to seize the day To home I returned
Preparing for her flight [06:12] I held with all my might Fearing my deepest fright She walked into the night She turned for one last look She looked me in the eye I said, 'i love you... good-bye.'
Please don't go [06:50]
So far so few between [09:56] My eyes filled full With desire fulfilled All my dreams came true All the world, And all of you Everyday there's a constant reminder Of all the pleasures we shared together Love is not just a passing word It's a state of heart that goes on forever
I was blinded by a paradise Utopia high in the sky The love there will never come away Deep in sorrow, wandering faraway
I stood outside in the rain for us [11:09] I tried to work out all of the pain for us I sat alone and took the blame for us My mind has torn and gone insane for us
Innocent sinner [11:34] Repeat offender Promiscuous promiser A faith lender Indecisive decisions Torn with heartless divisions Watering all my visions of love
Of all the world, I give to you [12:48] All of the world, All the world, I give to you All of the world
I'm much wiser now [17:13] A lifetime of memories Run through my head Memories they taught me For better or worse, alive or dead I realize, there's no turning back Life goes on the offbeaten track
I sit down with my son [17:53] Can't you see the crimson sunset He's my only one Now that my time has come Now that my day is done Looking into the sun he said 'don't go, don't go, Please don't go, now. Don't go, don't go, don't go, don't go.'