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Dream Theatre
New York-based progressive metal band, Dream Theater was formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by Mike Portnoy, John Myung, and John Petrucci. The single, "A Rite of Passage", from their June 23, 2009 album Black Clouds & Silver Linings was released on 11 May 2009 with a video of the edited single released on 8 May 2009.
Highly creative and individualistic, the band members are also known for their humour and spontaneity on stage. Unlike many contemporary attempts to cash in on the current popular interest in Freemasonry, Petrucci's lyrics to "A Rite of Passage", while somewhat hermetic in theme, are approbative.
2. "A Rite of Passage" 8:35

Since the new world order
Played upon our fears
Spreading accusations
Of radical ideas

The brotherhood of wisdom
Strength and dignity
Its rituals and secrets
Remain a mystery

Beneath an ever watchful eye
The angels of the temple fly

Turn the key
Walk through the gate
The great ascent
To reach a higher state
A rite of passage

The final stage
A sacred home
Unlock the door
And lay the cornerstone
A rite of passage

Men of wealth and power
Influence and fame
Philosophers and leaders
Are members of the trade

Bound by oath and honour
Like the rose and cross
An enigmatic union
Of esoteric thought

Beneath the ever watchful eye
The angels of the temple fly

Turn the key
Walk through the gate
The great ascent
To reach a higher state
A rite of passage

The final stage
A sacred home
Unlock the door
And lay the cornerstone
A rite of passage

Turn the key
Walk through the gate
The great ascent
To reach a higher state
A rite of passage

The seven stars
The rising sun
A perfect world
Where new life has begun
A rite of passage

Lyrics by John P. Petrucci, music by John P. Petrucci, Michael S. Portnoy, John Ro Myung, Jordan Charles Rudess.

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