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Standing in the darkness waiting for the light
The smell of pure adrenaline burning in the night

Prophets Of War
from Systematic Chaos (2007)

Information:
This song addresses the controversial war in Iraq. Its title is a play on words, and the song asks the question "Are we profiting from war?"

The style of the song is very similar to Muse, due to use of the synthesizer and Labrie's use of falsetto. It's working title was "Song #3" or "Carpet Babies."

On January 26th, 2007, Mike Portnoy recruited 50 fans from his forum to come into the studio and record chants for this song. A video of this session was released and is available here.

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by James Labrie

Prophets Of War Appears on: Systematic Chaos
Lyrics:

It burns deep down inside of me,
We have ourselves to blame.
Not questioning, accepted as the truth.

Debate this fight, it's just cause
The facts do not support theirs.
To liberate a people,
And rid them of tyrant rule

Is it time to make a change?
Are we closer than before?
Can we help them break away?
Are we profiting from war?

It's time to make a change.

Intrigued
Got your attention - deceived
Since the inception - our brave
Fight for what reason

Compelled
Can we clean up this mess?
The loss of loved ones
A perverse request
They continue the same rhetoric
These derelicts that profit
Win or lose

Is it time to make a change?
Are we closer than before?
Can we help them break away?
Are we profiting from war?

It's time to make a change?

Time for change
Fight the fear
Find the truth
Time for change

The only thing
That I believe
Will help us see this through is faith.
Pray they will forgive,
Forgive our arrogance,
So we can make it right,
Right what they have wronged.

See you swear
Unexpected, controversial
Get used to it
Things are gonna get personal
Your sympathy
A pitiful display you stutter
Your empathy
Means nothing if there is no honor
Responsible
Of this you are incapable
We implicate
Incriminate - exacerbate - too much at stake

Our Fathers, Mothers
Sisters, Brothers
Sons and Daughters
Forced
Perpetuating their ideals
A mindless act
To stay the course

Is it time to make a change?
Are we closer than before?
Can we help them break away?
Are we profiting from war?

Is it time to make a change?
Are we closer than before?
Can we help them break away?
Are we profiting from war?
Is it time to make a change?
A change from what it's been
Can we help them break away?
Is our patience wearing thin?

It's time to make a change

Time for change
Fight the fear
Find the truth
Time for change
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