Dream Theater’s John Petrucci is probably my favorite living rock guitarist — and without discussion one of the technically most accomplished ones ever. Watching the guy play is a study in ‘economy of motion’.
I’m more ambivalent about his lyrics — they tend to straddle the border between the heartfelt and the cheesy, and do not always lean to the good side. Yet, despite myself, I’m quite fond of this song: “The answer lies within”:
Life is short / so learn from your mistakes
And stand behind / the choices that you make
Face each day / with both eyes open wide
And try to give / don’t keep it all inside…