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Now the Miracle and the Sleeper know that the third is love
Love is the Dance of Eternity

Fatal Tragedy
from Metropolis Pt. 2 - Scenes From a Memory (1999)

Information:
A detailed analysis of this album can be found at the DTFAQ.

Thanks to Sean Carney for the following info:

Starting at 4:39, the song structure follows a very interesting, awesome pattern that is so subtly incorporated in this song.

The structure consists of two riffs, one riff I will call the "legato riff" (reffering to the guitar work and feel) and the other will be called the "staccato riff" (also feel). The structure goes like so:

legato x 4 bars
staccato x 4 bars
legato x 3
staccato x 3
legato x 2
staccato x 2
legato x 1
staccato x 1

keys solo for 4 bars

legato x 1
staccato x 1
legato x 2
staccato x 2
legato x 3
staccato x 3
legato x 4
staccato x 4

If you count along you will see that the number of bars seem to diminish and then expand after the 4 bars of the keyboard solo.

Another "nugget" in this song is that the beggining guitar riff is an obvious reference to the Inspector Gadget theme, which is very relevent to the story line.

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by John Myung

Fatal Tragedy Appears on: Live Scenes From New York, Metropolis Pt. 2 - Scenes From a Memory

Tablature:

Fatal Tragedy
Author: Elder Luis Bernardinelli
Type: Bass


Fatal Tragedy
Author: Joe Britton
Type: Bass


Fatal Tragedy
Author: Steve Ferraro
Type: Drums


Fatal Tragedy
Author: Dean Christesen
Type: Drums


Fatal Tragedy
Author: silkmoth
Type: Guitar


Lyrics:

[N:]
Alone at night
I feel so strange
I need to find
All the answers to my dreams

When I sleep at night
I hear the cries
What does this mean?

I shut the door and traveled to another home
I met an older amn, he seemed to be alone
I felt that I could trust him
He talked to me that night;

"Lad did you know a girl was murdered here?"
"This fatal tragedy was talked about for years"
Victoria`s gone forever
Only memories remain
She passed away
She was so young

Without love
Without truth
There can be no turning back

Without faith
Without hope
There can be no peace of mind

As the night went on
I started to find my way
I learned about a tragedy
A mystery still today

I tried to get more answers
But he said, "You`re on your own"
Then he turned away and left me
As I stand there all alone
He said, "You`ll know the truth
As your future days unfold"

Without love
Without truth
There can be no turning back

Without faith
Without hope
There can be no peace of mind

[H:]
"Now it`s time to see how you died. Remember that death
is not the end but
only a transition."
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