Friday night video: Dream Theater, “The answer lies within”

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…

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