List of songs recorded by Dream Theater

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 2019, Dream Theater has released fourteen studio albums.

ListEdit

Title Year Album Lyricist Length Notes
"2285 Entr'acte" 2016 The Astonishing Instrumental 2:20
"6:00" 1994 Awake Kevin Moore 5:31
"A Better Life" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:39
"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 already being 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 1:05 Extended intro added to "The Mirror". Only played live during the Waking Up the World Tour (1994-95) and never officially released.
"A Fortune in Lies" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite John Petrucci 5:12
"A Life Left Behind" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 5:49
"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 New Beginning" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 7:40
"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 Savior in the Square" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:13
"A Tempting Offer" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:19
"A Vision" 1986 Majesty Demos Kevin Moore 11:24 Two versions exist for this song:
  • The original version released on The Majesty Demos (11:24).
  • A reworked version with Charlie Dominici on vocals. It appears on the When Dream and Day Unite Demos released as "A Vision 89" (7:10).
"Act of Faythe" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 5:00
"Afterlife" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite Charlie Dominici 5:26 A remixed version was released as a promo single. This song was written while Chris Collins was in the band and originally featured his lyrics and a different vocal melody, although the song title was the same.
"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 Hand" 1993 Live at the Marquee Instrumental 2:12 Instrumental that connected "Another Day" and "The Killing Hand" when performed live in 1992 and 1993. Also was used as the intro to "The Killing Hand" on later tours.
"Another Won" 1986 Majesty Demos John Petrucci 5:27 Appears on the Score live album.
"As I Am" 2003 Train of Thought John Petrucci 7:47 Released as a single.
"Astonishing" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 5:51
"At Wit's End" 2019 Distance over Time James LaBrie 9:20
"Awake Jam" 1994 N/A Instrumental 5:39 Improvisation jam. Only played live during the Waking Up the World Tour (1994-95) and never officially released.
"Barfbag" 1993 N/A Instrumental N/A Improvisation jam. Only played live in the autumn of 1993 and never officially released.
"Barstool Warrior" 2019 Distance over Time John Petrucci 6:43
"Begin Again" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 3:54
"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
"Brother, Can You Hear Me?" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 5:11
"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 original demo version is 9 minutes long and included a mellow introduction and most of what became Hell's Kitchen.
"Caught in a Web" 1994 Awake James LaBrie and John Petrucci 5:28 Released as a promo single.
"Chosen" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:32
"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 Demos John Petrucci 3:23 Cut from the final album. A live acoustic version appears on Once in a LIVEtime.
"Cry for Freedom" 1986 When Dream and Day Unite Demos Chris Collins 6:46 While this song had lyrics, and the song was performed live with Chris, the only "proper" recordings of this song that exist are instrumental demos.
"Descent of the NOMACS" 2016 The Astonishing NOMACS Instrumental 1:10
"Digital Discord" 2016 The Astonishing NOMACS Instrumental 0:47
"Disappear" 2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence James LaBrie 6:46
"Don't Look Past Me" 1992 Images and Words Demos Kevin Moore 6:25 Cut from the final album. Never officially released. James LaBrie re-recorded vocals for this song in 1999 which were added to the original 1990 demo for a fanclub CD release.
"Dystopian Overture" 2016 The Astonishing Instrumental 4:50
"Endless Sacrifice" 2003 Train of Thought John Petrucci 11:24
"Enigma Machine" 2013 Dream Theater Instrumental 6:01
"Eve" 1992 The Silent Man Instrumental 5:10 Initially performed live in 1993. Recorded during the Awake sessions but cut from the final album. Appears as a B-side on The Silent Man single.
"Fall into the Light" 2019 Distance over Time John Myung and John Petrucci 7:04 Second single for Distance over Time
"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.
"Heaven's Cove" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:19
"Hell's Kitchen" 1997 Falling into Infinity Instrumental 4:16 Most of this song was originally an 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
"Hymn of a Thousand Voices" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 3:38
"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 Split in two parts:
  • Part 1: 9:00
  • Part 2: 16:38
"Shadows From A Dream" 1995 Awake John Petrucci 4:36
"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 A music video was made for the song
"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
"Lord Nafaryus" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 3:28
"Losing Faythe" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:13
"Lost Not Forgotten" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Petrucci 10:11
"Machine Chatter" 2016 The Astonishing NOMACS Instrumental 1:03
"March of the Tyrant" 1986 Majesty Demos John Myung 5:34
"Metropolis Pt. I: The Miracle and the Sleeper" 1992 Images and Words John Petrucci 9:32
"Metropolis Pt. II" 1996 Falling into Infinity Demos Instrumental (lyrics never written) 21:25 Original epic sequel to Metropolis pt. I and intended for the Falling into Infinity album. Lyrics were never written and this version of the song was abandoned once they decided to expand it into a full album, which became Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
"Misunderstood" 2002 Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence John Petrucci 9:32
"Moment of Betrayal" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 6:11 Released as a promo single.
"Moon Bubbles" 1992 N/A Instrumental N/A Improvisation jam on guitar and bass. Only played live and never officially released.
"My Last Farewell" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 3:44
"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.
"Our New World" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:12 Featuring Lizzy Hale on vocals. Released as a promo single. A music video was made for the song.
"Out of Reach" 2019 Distance over Time James LaBrie 4:04
"Outcry" 2011 A Dramatic Turn of Events John Petrucci 11:24
"Pale Blue Dot" 2019 Distance over Time John Petrucci 8:25
"Panic Attack" 2005 Octavarium John Petrucci 8:13
"Paralyzed" 2019 Distance over Time John Petrucci 4:17 Third single for Distance over Time
"Peruvian Skies" 1997 Falling into Infinity John Petrucci 6:43
"Power Down" 2016 The Astonishing NOMACS Instrumental 1:25
"Prophets of War" 2007 Systematic Chaos James LaBrie 6:00
"Pull Me Under" 1992 Images and Words Kevin Moore 8:14 Released as a promo 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 Demos, Score Mike Portnoy 11:40 Cut from the final album. A live version appears on the Score live album.
"Ravenskill" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 6:01
"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.
"Room 137" 2019 Distance over Time Mike Mangini 4:23
"S2N" 2019 Distance over Time John Myung and John Petrucci 6:21
"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)
"Slow Motion" 1993 N/A Instrumental N/A Improvisation jam. Only played live in January 1993 and never officially released.
"Space-Dye Vest" 1994 Awake Kevin Moore 7:29
"Speak to Me" 1997 Falling into Infinity Demos James LaBrie 6:25 6' MINI CD. Appears on Falling Into Infinity - Japanese version - EastWest Records America – AMCY-2315-S
"Status Seeker" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite Charlie Dominici and John Petrucci 4:17 A remixed version was 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 promo single. A music video was made for the song.
"The Answer" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 1:52
"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 Gift of Music" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:00 Released as a promo 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 Hovering Sojourn" 2016 The Astonishing NOMACS Instrumental 0:27
"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 Path That Divides" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 5:09
"The Ones Who Help to Set the Sun" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite John Petrucci 8:05
"The Road to Revolution" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 3:35
"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 Walking Shadow" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 2:58
"The Way It Used to Be" 1997 Hollow Years, Falling Into Infinity Demos James LaBrie 7:47 Cut from the final album. Appears on the Hollow Years single.
"The X Aspect" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:13
"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
"Three Days" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 3:44
"To Live Forever" 1992 Lie, Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs), Images and Words Demos John Petrucci, Kevin Moore 4:26 Originally written in 1987. 4 versions exist :
  • A demo from 1988 with Charlie Dominici singing. Never officially released.
  • A demo recorded in 1990. Separate versions featuring the vocals of John Hendricks and Steve Stone (with the same backing track) were released on the Images and Words Demos official bootleg.
  • A high quality demo recorded before the Images and Words sessions in 1991. Released on the Images and Words Demos official bootleg.
  • A version recorded during the Awake sessions. Appears on the Lie single and on the Greatest Hit (...and 21 Other Pretty Cool Songs) compilation album.
"Trial of Tears" 1997 Falling into Infinity John Myung 13:06
"Two Far" 1986 Majesty Demos Kevin Moore 5:25
"Under a Glass Moon" 1992 Images and Words John Petrucci 7:03
"Untethered Angel" 2019 Distance over Time John Petrucci 6:14 First single for Distance over Time
"Vacant" 2003 Train of Thought James LaBrie 2:57
"Viper King" 2019 Distance over Time James LaBrie 4:00
"Vital Star" 1986 Majesty Demos Kevin Moore 5:44
"Wait for Sleep" 1992 Images and Words Kevin Moore 2:31
"When Your Time Has Come" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 4:19
"Where Are You Now" 1997 Falling into Infinity Demos John Petrucci 7:27 Cut from the final album. Never officially released.
"Whispers on the Wind" 2016 The Astonishing John Petrucci 1:37
"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 (with the same album backing track) also exists, as does a completely separate version on piano and vocals only.
"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
"Freeport Jam" 1997 Hollow Years, Falling Into Infinity sessions Instrumental 3:03
"Ytse Jam" 1989 When Dream and Day Unite Instrumental 5:46

MedleysEdit

Title Appearances Notes
"Caught in a New Millennium" Live Scenes from New York Mashup of "Caught in a Web" and "New Millennium". Played in 2000 during the Metropolis 2000 tour.
"Caught in Alice's Nine-Inch Tool Garden" Old Bridge, New Jersey – 12/14/96 (CD) official bootleg Not a true medley, but rather a reworked version of "Caught in a Web", influenced by Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Soundgarden. Played around December 1996, and April & September 1997. Served as the initial basis for what later became the song "New Millennium"
Unnamed medley, labeled by fans as "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", "Hell's Kitchen" 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.

ReferencesEdit

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