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Octavarium

Lyrics

I never wanted to become someone like him so secure
Content to live each day just like the last
I was sure I knew that
This was not for me
full lyrics
I never wanted to become someone like him so secure
Content to live each day just like the last
I was sure I knew that
This was not for me
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
jazz influences
great musicianship
varying tempo and time signatures
demanding instrumental part writing
thru composed melodic style
acoustic rhythm piano
minor key tonality
an electric guitar solo
a prominent flute part
use of ambient synths
acoustic rhythm guitars
prominent organ
subtle use of strings
the subtle use of a horn section
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging

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Refreshing
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Back in June I saw JP at a guitar clinic in Chicago and he played Enigma Machine and The Dance of Eternity, then saw them in concert that same night. It was the greatest day of my life
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This is THE best song ever created. A Change of Seasons is their most emotional song, and is a very close second. Octavarium is everything I could ask for all in one song. It's like the meaning if life. The ending start playing the intro to The Root of All Evil, bringing the entire epic album full circle (;
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Beyond This Life Epic
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So many years have passed since its release and it's 2013 and still AMAZING! Definitely one of DT's best songs and one of my personal favorites. Just goes to show you how really great music survives the test of time. Carpe Diem dudes! \m/
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darren593
Strong Song, leaving you with endless possability' s no matter who you are, or what life faces you with, anyone can change there outlook on life from day to day, each one is a new begining, we need to just stay focused on that every minute, choosing right, from wrong. DE
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acemcmasters
0.0 this....is.. . . t h e . . . m o s t . . . e p i c . . . s o n g . . . . E V E R ! !
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@maplejet yes it does actually. It plays like any other song you want to hear, maybe not always, but if the station is like it, it will play.
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Question? Does this song get played on pandora station? I mean, it's almost half-an-hour :)
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14739578
Say it anit so JOHFL ?
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Very Sad hearing Mike Portnoy is leaving Dream Theater... :--(
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What a great ending. Sends shivers down my spine every time. A truly epic piece of music.
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Truly a masterpiece, rivals Tarkus, it's fitting that Rudess did a rendition of Tarkus himself, which BTW is epic.
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14739578
lol JGPALM thats what I said lmao
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Starts Pink Floydy evolve to Ballad evolve to Progessive >>> Trapped inside this Octavarium finish with classical epic .... AMAZING
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24 minutes of complete epicness
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14739578
So Pinkesh Floyd in the begenning But the song Builds as it goes along every time I hear it I like it more I hear it.... Yes could be the best song ever played
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GREATEST.... . . . S O N G . . . . . . . E V E R
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all right if u have not done this already, go to walmart.mp3. c o m or rhapsody and buy the version of this, you can get it without buying the whole album and its some how better than the original, THE GREATEST SONG OF ALL TIME THAT IS OVER 10 MINUTES LONG AND ONE OF THE GREATEST SONGS OF ALL TIME
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The live version off the X SCORE X CD is breathtaking .
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Probably my second favorite song of all time. Second, of course, only to A Change of Seasons.
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Perfect... the final guitar solo is also amazing.
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Epic. and truly stunning. wonderful.
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Holy s**t. That was absolutely incredible.
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hennisbaseba l l
Incredible song. One of my all-time favorites.
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The best song I've ever heard.

Long and dramatic but intense enough to keep you interested. Solos are beautifully done and placed (flute, strings, synthesizer, etc.)

Definitely an experience to listen to closely, and thoughtfully .
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Really freaking epic, favorite DT song

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