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The noise that you'll hear
Is the crashing down of hollow years

The Dark Eternal Night
from Systematic Chaos (2007)

Information:
One of Dream Theater's heaviest songs, this tells the story of a "monster from long, long ago, who's a pharaoh that comes and haunts a town."

The continuum solo at the end was a one take improvisation by Jordan Rudess that was not originally intended for the song. The working title for the song was "Song #5" or "N.A.D.S."

A studio video of the song was released by Roadrunner Records and is available here.

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by John Petrucci

The Dark Eternal Night Appears on: Systematic Chaos
Lyrics:

No one dared to
Speak of the terrible danger
The hideous ancient warnings
Forged in the void of night

He has risen up
Out of the blackness
Chaos
The last of the prophet's
Sinister
A sickening monstrous sight

Through the stifling heat
Underneath the pale green moon

I burned with a thirst
To seek things not yet seen

Climbing endless stairs,
Leading to the choking room

Eager to explore
His most shocking mystery

Drifting beyond all time
Out of a churning sky
Drawn to the beckoning light
Of the dark eternal night

Black forces
Rage in the vortex,
Fighting
Waves of destruction
Swallowing
The echo of the universe

I am the last
Born of the blood of the pharaohs
The ultimate god of a rotting creation
Sent to unleash this curse

Restless crowds draw near
Nameless hooded forms appear

Amidst fallen ruins
Grotesque creatures battle

Shadowed on a screen
Yellow evil faces leer

Vacant monuments
Corpses of dead worlds left behind

Drifting beyond all time
Out of a churning sky
Drawn to the beckoning light
Of the dark eternal night

Trapped in a hellish dream
Spinning past worlds unseen
And frightfully vanishing
Into the dark eternal night

Drifting beyond all time
Out of a churning sky
Drawn to the beckoning light
Of the dark eternal night

Trapped in a hellish dream
Spinning past worlds unseen
And frightfully vanishing
Into the dark eternal night
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