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The Bigger Picture

This song is by Dream Theater and appears on the album Dream Theater (2013).

Long before the colors start to bleed
I can see the painting come alive
Clever like an angel in disguise
Moving in and out of reach

If the candle lights this crooked path
Like a lighthouse peering through the haze
I will find the river through the rain
And I'll reach the water's edge

Shed your light on me
Be my eyes when I can't see

Shed your light on me
Be my guide so I can see
The bigger picture

Like a moth burned by the fire
I'm driven to the flame
(Prophecy's a blessing and a curse)
I must bear this cross alone
There's no one else to blame

With each treasure found
Another shipwreck's washed ashore
I am carried by the current on a slow and steady course

Shed your light on me
Be my eyes when I can't see

Shed your light on me
Be my guide so I can see
The bigger picture

What If caught in a moment I get lost
And can't find my way
What if all along I was wrong
At every turn
In every way

Would you talk me off the ledge
Or let me take the fall
Better to try and fail than to never try at all

You look but cannot see
Talk but never speak
You live but cannot breathe
See but don't believe

Wounds that never heal
A heart that cannot feel
A dream that's all too real
A stare as cold as steel

I've listened to the stories of resentment and disdain
I've looked into the empty eyes of anger, fear and shame
I've taken blood from every stone
And traveled every road

When I see the distant lights illuminate the night
Then I will know
I am home

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