List of songs recorded by Dream Theater

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Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci performing in Argentina on March 3, 2008

This is a complete list of songs by American progressive metal band Dream Theater. Dream Theater was formed in 1985 by guitarist John Petrucci, bassist John Myung, and drummer Mike Portnoy. The band's current line-up consists of Petrucci, Myung, keyboardist Jordan Rudess, vocalist James LaBrie, and drummer Mike Mangini. As of 2016, Dream Theater has released thirteen studio albums.

List[edit]

Title Year Album Lyricist Length Notes
"6:00" 1994 Awake Kevin Moore 5:31
"A Change of Seasons" 1995 A Change of Seasons Mike Portnoy 23:09 Originally written in 1989 and supposed to appear on Images and Words, but cut due to the album being already too long. The song was re-worked and released on the EP A Change of Seasons. The original version was never officially released.
"A Crack in the Mirror" 1994 N/A Instrumental N/A Improvisation jam / Alternate version of "The Mirror". Only played live and never officially released.
"A Fortune in Lies" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite John Petrucci 5:12
"A Mind Beside Itself: I. Erotomania" 1994 Awake Instrumental 6:44
"A Mind Beside Itself: II. Voices" 1994 Awake John Petrucci 9:53
"A Mind Beside Itself: III. The Silent Man" 1994 Awake John Petrucci 3:47 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song.
"A Nightmare to Remember" 2009 Black Clouds & Silver Linings John Petrucci 16:10
"A Rite of Passage" 2009 Black Clouds & Silver Linings John Petrucci 8:36 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song.
"A Vision" 1986 Majesty Demos John Petrucci 11:24
"Afterlife" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite Charlie Dominici 5:26 Released as a promo single.
"Along for the Ride" 2013 Dream Theater John Petrucci 4:45 Released as a single.
"Anna Lee" 1997 Falling Into Infinity James LaBrie 5:51
"Another Day" 1992 Images and Words John Petrucci 4:23 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song.
"Another Won" 1986 Majesty Demos Kevin Moore and John Petrucci 5:27
"As I Am" 2003 Train of Thought John Petrucci 7:47 Released as a single.
"Barfbag" 1993 N/A Instrumental N/A Improvisation jam. Only played live and never officially released.


"Behind the Veil" 2013 Dream Theater John Petrucci 6:52
"Beneath the Surface" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Petrucci 5:26
"Blind Faith" 2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence James LaBrie 10:21
"Bombay Vindaloo" 1993 Live at the Marquee Instrumental 6:48 Improvisation jam. Only played live.
"Breaking All Illusions" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Myung and John Petrucci 12:25
"Bridges in the Sky" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Petrucci 11:01
"Build Me Up, Break Me Down" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Petrucci 6:59 Released as a single.
"Burning My Soul" 1997 Falling into Infinity Mike Portnoy 5:29 The demo version is 9 minutes long. The song was heavily reworked during the recording sessions of Falling into Infinity
"Caught in a Web" 1994 Awake James LaBrie and John Petrucci 5:28 Released as a promo single.
"Constant Motion" 2007 Systematic Chaos Mike Portnoy 6:55 Released as a single. A music video was made for this song.
"Cover My Eyes" 1997 Falling into Infinity sessions John Petrucci 3:23 Cut from the final album. Appears on Once in a LIVEtime.
"Disappear" 2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence James LaBrie 6:46
"Don't Look Past Me" 1992 Images and Words sessions Kevin Moore 6:25 Cut from the final album. Never officially released. James LaBrie recorded vocals for this song in 1999 for a fanclub CD release.
"Endless Sacrifice" 2003 Train of Thought John Petrucci 11:24
"Enigma Machine" 2013 Dream Theater Instrumental 6:01
"Eve" 1992 The Silent Man, Awake Instrumental 5:10 Written in 1991 during the Images and Words sessions. Recorded during the Awake sessions but cut from the final album. Appears on the The Silent Man single.
"False Awakening Suite" 2013 Dream Theater Instrumental 2:42
"Far from Heaven" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events James LaBrie 3:56
"Forsaken" 2007 Systematic Chaos John Petrucci 5:35 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song.
"Hell's Kitchen" 1997 Falling into Infinity Instrumental 4:16 Originally the instrumental part of "Burning My Soul".
"Hollow Years" 1997 Falling into Infinity John Petrucci 5:53 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song
"Honor Thy Father" 2003 Train of Thought Mike Portnoy 10:14
"I Don't Like You" 1997 N/A N/A N/A Only played live and never officially released.


"I Walk Beside You" 2005 Octavarium John Petrucci 4:29
"Illumination Theory" 2013 Dream Theater John Petrucci 22:17
"In the Name of God" 2003 Train of Thought John Petrucci 14:16
"In the Presence of Enemies" 2007 Systematic Chaos John Petrucci 25:38 (full song)
9:00 (Pt. 1)
16:38 (Pt.2)
Split in two parts on the Systematic Chaos album.
"Innocence Faded" 1994 Awake John Petrucci 5:42
"Just Let Me Breathe" 1997 Falling into Infinity Mike Portnoy 5:28
"Learning to Live" 1992 Images and Words John Myung 11:30
"Lie" 1994 Awake Kevin Moore 6:33
"Lifting Shadows Off a Dream" 1994 Awake John Myung 6:05
"Light Fuse and Get Away" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite Kevin Moore 7:23
"Lines in the Sand" 1997 Falling into Infinity John Petrucci 12:05
"Lost Not Forgotten" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Petrucci 10:11
"March of the Tyrant" 1986 Majesty Demos John Myung 5:34
"Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper" 1992 Images and Words John Petrucci 9:32
"Misunderstood" 2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence John Petrucci 9:32
"Moon Bubbles" 1993 N/A Instrumental N/A Improvisation jam. Only played live and never officially released.
"Never Enough" 2005 Octavarium Mike Portnoy 6:46
"New Millennium" 1997 Falling into Infinity Mike Portnoy 8:20
"Octavarium" 2005 Octavarium James LaBrie, John Petrucci, and Mike Portnoy 24:00
"Only a Matter of Time" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite Kevin Moore 6:35
"On the Backs of Angels" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Petrucci 8:42 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song.
"Outcry" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Petrucci 11:24
"Panic Attack" 2005 Octavarium John Petrucci 8:13
"Peruvian Skies" 1997 Falling into Infinity John Petrucci 6:43
"Prophets of War" 2007 Systematic Chaos James LaBrie 6:00
"Pull Me Under" 1992 Images and Words Kevin Moore 8:14 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song.
"Puppies on Acid" 1994 Awake sessions Instrumental 1:24 Intro part of "The Mirror", and also the working title of this song. Appears on Once in a LIVEtime
"Raise the Knife" 1997 Falling into Infinity sessions Mike Portnoy 11:40 Cut from the final album. Appears on the Score live album.
"Raw Dog" 2010 God of War: Blood & Metal Instrumental 7:33 Last song to be recorded with Mike Portnoy.
"Repentance" 2007 Systematic Chaos Mike Portnoy 10:43 Part four of the Twelve-Step Suite.
"Sacrificed Sons" 2005 Octavarium James LaBrie 10:42
"Scarred" 1994 Awake John Petrucci 10:59
"Scene Eight: The Spirit Carries On" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory John Petrucci 6:38
"Scene Five: Through Her Eyes" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory John Petrucci 5:29 Released as a single.
"Scene Four: Beyond This Life" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory John Petrucci 11:22
"Scene Nine: Finally Free 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory Mike Portnoy 11:59
"Scene One: Regression" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory John Petrucci 2:06
"Scene Seven: I. The Dance of Eternity" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory Instrumental 6:13
"Scene Seven: II. One Last Time" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory James LaBrie 3:46
"Scene Six: Home" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory Mike Portnoy 12:53 Released as a promo single.
"Scene Three: I. Through My Words 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory John Petrucci 1:02
"Scene Three: II. Fatal Tragedy" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory John Myung 6:49
"Scene Two: I. Overture 1928" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory Instrumental 3:37
"Scene Two: II. Strange Deja Vu" 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory Mike Portnoy 5:12
"Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" 2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence John Petrucci and Mike Portnoy 42:02 Divided into eight parts :
  • "I. Overture" (6:50)
  • "II. About to Crash" (5:50)
  • "III. War Inside My Head" (2:08)
  • "IV. The Test That Stumped Them All" (5:03)
  • "V. Goodnight Kiss" (6:17)
  • "VI. Solitary Shell" (5:47)
  • "VII. About to Crash (Reprise)" (4:04)
  • "VIII. Losing Time/Grand Finale" (5:59)
"Space-Dye Vest" 1994 Awake Kevin Moore 7:29
"Speak to Me" 1997 Falling into Infinity sessions James LaBrie 6:25 Cut from the final album. Appears on Once in a LIVEtime
"Status Seeker" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite Charlie Dominici and John Petrucci 4:17 Released as a promo single.
"Stream of Consciousness" 2003 Train of Thought Instrumental 11:16
"Surrender to Reason" 2013 Dream Theater John Myung 6:34
"Surrounded" 1992 Images and Words Kevin Moore 5:30
"Take Away My Pain" 1997 Falling into Infinity John Petrucci 6:03
"Take the Time" 1992 Images and Words John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy, John Myung and Kevin Moore [1] 8:21 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song.
"The Answer Lies Within" 2005 Octavarium John Petrucci 5:33
"The Best of Times" 2009 Black Clouds & Silver Linings Mike Portnoy 13:09
"The Bigger Picture" 2013 Dream Theater John Petrucci 7:40 Released as a single.
"The Count of Tuscany" 2009 Black Clouds & Silver Linings John Petrucci 19:16
"The Dark Eternal Night" 2007 Systematic Chaos John Petrucci 8:53
"The Enemy Inside" 2013 Dream Theater John Petrucci 6:17 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song.
"The Glass Prison" 2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence Mike Portnoy 13:53 Part one of the Twelve-Step Suite.
"The Great Debate" 2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence John Petrucci 13:46
"The Killing Hand" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite John Petrucci 8:41
"The Looking Glass" 2013 Dream Theater John Petrucci 4:53 Released as a single. A music video was made for the song.
"The Ministry of Lost Souls" 2007 Systematic Chaos John Petrucci 14:57
"The Mirror" 1994 Awake Mike Portnoy 6:45
"The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite John Petrucci 8:05
"The Root of All Evil" 2005 Octavarium Mike Portnoy 8:25 Part three of the Twelve-Step Suite.
"The Shattered Fortress" 2009 Black Clouds & Silver Linings Mike Portnoy 12:49 Part five of the Twelve-Step Suite.
"The Way It Used to Be" 1997 Hollow Years, Falling Into Infinity sessions James LaBrie 7:47 Cut from the final album. Appears on the Hollow Years single.
"These Walls" 2005 Octavarium John Petrucci 7:36
"This Dying Soul" 2003 Train of Thought Mike Portnoy 11:27 Part two of the Twelve-Step Suite.
"This Is the Life" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Petrucci 6:57
"To Live Forever" 1992 Lie, Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) John Petrucci 4:26 Originally written in 1987. 4 versions exist :
"Trial of Tears" 1997 Falling into Infinity John Myung 13:06
"Two Far" 1986 Majesty Demos John Petrucci and Kevin Moore 5:25
"Under a Glass Moon" 1992 Images and Words John Petrucci 7:03
"Vacant" 2003 Train of Thought James LaBrie 2:57
"Vital Star" 1986 Majesty Demos John Petrucci 5:44
"Wait for Sleep" 1992 Images and Words Kevin Moore 2:31
"Where Are You Now" 1997 Falling into Infinity sessions John Petrucci 7:27 Cut from the final album. Never officially released.
"Wither" 2009 Black Clouds & Silver Linings John Petrucci 5:25 Released as the Wither EP. A music video was made for the song. A version with John Petrucci singing also exists.
"You Not Me" 1997 Falling into Infinity John Petrucci and Desmond Child 4:58 Heavily re-worked version of "You Or Me".
"You Or Me" 1997 Hollow Years, Falling Into Infinity sessions John Petrucci 6:28 Original version of "You Not Me". Appears on the Hollow Years single.
"Your Majesty" 1986 Majesty Demos John Petrucci 3:45
"Ytse Jam" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite Instrumental 5:46

Medleys[edit]

Title Appearances Notes
"Caught in a New Millenium" Live Scenes from New York Mashup of "Caught in a Web" and "New Millenium". Played in 2000 during the Metropolis 2000 tour.
"Caught in Alice's New Nine-Inch Millennium Tool Garden" N/A Mashup of "Caught in a Web", "New Millenium" and covers by Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Soundgarden. Played around 1996 and 1997, and also during the Metropolis 2000 tour in 2000.
"Falling Into a Change of Awake" N/A Selections from the tracks "Puppies on Acid", "A Change of Seasons", "Just Let Me Breathe", Liquid Tension Experiment's "Acid Rain", "Caught in a Web" and "New Millenium". Played in 2000 during the Metropolis 2000 tour.
"Instrumedley" Live at Budokan Selections from the tracks "The Dance of Eternity", "Metropolis Pt. 1: The Miracle and the Sleeper", "Erotomania", "A Change of Seasons", "Ytse Jam" and songs by Liquid Tension Experiment. Played during the World Tourbulence and Train of Thought tours.
"Schmedley Wilcox" Chaos in Motion 2007-2008 Selections from the tracks "Trial of Tears", "Finally Free", "Learning to Live", "In the Name of God" and "Octavarium". Played as an encore song for most of the shows of the Chaos in Motion tour.
"The Big Medley" A Change of Seasons Mashup of the following covers :

Played only at the uncovered fan club gig at the Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London (England), on January 31, 1995.

"When Images and Words Unite" Through Her Eyes single Selection from the tracks "Pull Me Under", "Under a Glass Moon", "A Fortune in Lies", "Only a Matter of Time" and "Take the Time". Played during the Scenes from a Memory and Metropolis 2000 tours.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Portnoy, Mike. "MP Twitter Q&A - The Official Mike Portnoy Forums". Retrieved 20 January 2013.