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CLOCK ON THE WALL (PART 5)
This piece falls right smack in the middle of the album - where our character, Indigo, comes to grips with a reality many of us face...the moment we realize we're only on planet for a certain amount of time, and it is up to us to decide how we choose to spend it. The story for this song is loosely based on a part of The Lord of the Rings, where Gandalf says to Frodo, "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us."
This was also the first song from the record written completely on a 7-string guitar. "I wanted this song to be the turning point from a Rush kind of feel to a darker, Dream Theater kind of feel. And I thought the 7-string brought that more out front than you could produce on a 6-string." says guitarist Dan Staversky - the primary writer of the music. "This is also the only piece on the record that doesn't recall or introduce a theme from another tune on the record. Meaning, it stands alone in it's sound, motifs and melodies." adds Dan. Sharon Kaplun's vocals add a haunting Amy Lee-esque experience to round out the composition.
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