I am going to take a few minutes here, and over the next few weeks, to review Dream Theater’s new album, The Astonishing. IMO, this is a epic, massive and awe inspiring album. Clocking in at ~2h:10m, it’s gonna take a while.
The eigth track, When You Time Has Come, is sweet and mellow. Gabriel stars to play and sing and then boom, there’s Faythe. Great solo by JP that actually fits the context of the song.
From DT’s album notes :
In an instant, the words strike a very deep chord within Faythe and, as if awoken from a spell, the Princess’ eyes lock with Gabriel’s. Like a lightning bolt from the heavens and without hesitation, they immediately know that they are meant to be together and that this encounter was no accident.
She counters with :
This very moment
Was always meant to be
I never noticed
But all at once I see
On the worst of days when I felt most alone
With no one to share the secret that I hide
I grew numb to all the emptiness inside
But now I’ve found my home