Take My Pain Away...Dream Theater Question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Paul E. Fox II, Jan 14, 2003.

  1. Paul E. Fox II

    Paul E. Fox II Second Unit

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    Do any of you know if this song is actually "about" something? I know on Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence, the song The Great Debate is supposedly a statement and as I'm fairly new to Dream Theater, though already a HUGE fan, I wonder if there is more to the story!

    I'm starting to like both Awake and Falling Into Infinity more and more!
     
  2. John_Bonner

    John_Bonner Supporting Actor

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    "Take Away My Pain" was written by John Petrucci and in the
    liner notes he dedicates the song to John E. Petrucci (his Dad) who had cancer and passed away.

    "The Great Debate" was also written by Petrucci and deals with the subject of embryonic stem cell research. Petrucci wrote the song from both sides of the argument not actually choosing sides. What's kinda cool is how all of the lyrics and soundbytes which could be considered liberal or "left-wing" come out of the left speakers and the conservative or "right-wing" view comes out of the right speaker.

    JB
     

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