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

The Root Of All Evil
from Octavarium (2005)

Information:
This song is the fifth in a multi-album series about Mike Portnoy confronting his own problem of alcoholism. You can visit an analysis of the entire series at the DTFAQ, however there is no analysis for The Root Of All Evil yet.

The Root Of All Evil discusses steps six and seven of the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-step program.

Alcoholism series:
1. The Mirror
2. Lie
3. The Glass Prison
4. This Dying Soul
5. The Root Of All Evil
6. Repentance
7. The Shattered Fortress

Music by Dream Theater
Lyrics by Mike Portnoy

The Root Of All Evil Appears on: Octavarium, Score, Score, Greatest Hit (...And 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs)
Lyrics:

[VI. READY]

Proud enough for you to call me arrogant
Greedy enough for you to be labeled a theif
Angry enough for me to go and hurt a man
Cruel enough for me to feel no grief

Never could have just a part of it
I always need more to get by
Getting right down to the heart of it
The root of all evil has been running my whole life

Dirty enough for me to lust
Leaving nothing left to trust
Jealous enough to still feel envious
Lazy enough to sleep all day
And let my life just waste away
Selfish enough to make you wait for me

Driven blindly by our sins
Misled so easily
Entirely ready to leave it behind
I'm begging to break free

Take all of me
The desires that keep burning deep inside
Cast them all away
And help to give me strength to face another day
I am ready
Help me be what I can be

[VII. REMOVE]

Self-centered fear has got a hold on me
Clutching my thoat
Self righteous anger running all through me
Ready to explode

Procrastination paralyzing me
Wanting me dead
These obsessions that keep haunting me
Won't leave my head

Help to do for me what I can't do myself
Take this fear and pain
I can't break out of this prison all alone
Help me break these chains

Humility now my only hope
Won't you take all of me
Heal this dying soul

I can feel my body breaking
I can feel my body breaking
I'm ready to let it all go
I can feel my body shaking
Right down to the foundation
The root of it all

Take all of me
And the drive that keep burning deep inside
Cast it all away
And help to give me strength to face another day
I am ready
Help me be what I can be
I am ready
Come to me
Take me away
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