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Lines In The Sand
Lines In The Sand

Author - Eric Schlelein

LINES IN THE SAND--DREAM THEATER
from 1997's "Falling Into Infinity" album
Eastwest Records America
Lyrics by John Petrucci/Music by Dream Theater

Transcribed by Eric Schlelein
Email me at [email protected]

This is most of "Lines in the Sand."  It's not perfect, and it's not
all the way complete, but it's here, and it's okay.

Side note that no one will care about, but I feel I must tell the 
most people I can, I actually got to meet Mr. Petrucci, along with
Mr. LaBrie, Mr. Sherinian, and Mr. Portnoy at the recent (5/20/98) 
concert in Tempe, Arizona.  What a treat.  They were probably the 
most engaging bunch of rock stars I'll ever hope to meet, which is 
just fine because they could just about be the be all end all of 
progressive metal, in my book.

Can't wait for the new album, guys, if you happen to read this.

(1:12)

e-(0)--|--1--|--3--|--3--1--|

B--3---|--1--|--3--|--3--1--|

G--2---|--2--|--5--|--4--2--|	repeat

D--0---|--3--|--5--|--5--3--|

A--0---|--3--|--3--|--5--3--|

E------|--1--|-----|--3--1--|



(1:52)

e---------------------|--------------------|

B--3--3---------------|--3--3-----5--------|

G--2--2--0-5-2--------|--2--2-----4--------|

D--0--0---------------|--0--0-----3--------|

A--0--0--------0-5-0--|--0--0-----3--------|

E---------------------|--------------------|



e---------------------|--------------------|

B--3--3---------------|--3--3--------------|

G--2--2--0-5-2--------|--2--2--------------|

D--0--0---------------|--0--0--------------|

A--0--0--------0-5-0--|--0--0--------------|

E---------------------|--------------------|



e---------------------|--------------------|

B--3--3---------------|--3--3--------------|

G--2--2--0-5-2--------|--2--2--------------|

D--0--0---------------|--0--0--------------|

A--0--0--------0-5-0--|--0--0--------------|

E---------------------|--------------------|



e-----------------------------------------------------|

B-----------------------------------------------------|

G-----------------------------------------------------|

D-----0----0----0--------0--3--0----------------------|

A--3/---3/----3/---0--3-----------3--0----------------|

E-----------------------------------------------------|

-->play this 8 times.



e------------------------|-----------------------------|

B------------------------|-----------------------------|

G--------NO--------CLUE--|-----------------------------|

D---HAVE---FREAKING------|-----------------------------|

A-I----------------------|-5-5-5-5-3-6-5--3-3-3-3-5-6--|

E------------------------|-----------------------------|



e------------------------|-----------------------------|

B------------------------|---15\----15\----------------|

G-------------HERE-------|---13\----13\----------------|

D------------------------|---12\----12\----------------|

A---LIKEWISE-------------|---11\----11\----------------|

E------------------------|-----------------------------|



e-----|

B--3--|

G--2--|   hold for four measures

D--0--|

A--0--|

E-----|



(clean tone)

m  m  m  m m 	m  m  m m  m m m   m

e--------------------|--------------------------|

B--------------------|--------------------------|

G--------------------|--------------------------|

D--0--0--0--0-0--3/--|--0--0--0-0--0-0-0---0----|

A--------------------|--------------------------|

E--------------------|--------------------------|

-->play this three times, then:



m  m  m  m m

e--------------------|--------------------------|

B--------------------|--6-----6-----------------|

G--------------------|-----9-----9--7--5--7-----|

D--0--0--0--0-0--3/--|--------------------------|

A--------------------|--------------------------|

E--------------------|--------------------------|



(w/vocals)

Sometimes, for a moment of bliss,

And the passion we're craving,

There's a message we miss.



Sometimes when, the spirit's left alone,

We must believe in something.

To find it we've grown.



e---------------------|--------------------|

B--3--3---------------|--3--3-----5--------|

G--2--2--0-5-2--------|--2--2-----4--------|

D--0--0---------------|--0--0-----3--------|

A--0--0--------0-5-0--|--0--0-----3--------|

E---------------------|--------------------|



(distorted guitar)

e--------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------|

D-----0----0-----0---------0--3--0-----------|

A--3/---3/----3/-----0--3-----------3--0-----|

E--------------------------------------------|



e--------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------|

D-----0--------------------0--3--0-----------|

A--3/------0---------0--3-----------3--0-----|

E-------3/----1/--3--------------------------|



e--------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------|

D-----0----0-----0---------0--3--0-----------|

A--3/---3/----3/-----0--3-----------3--0-----|

E--------------------------------------------|



e--------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------|

D-----0--------------------0--3--0-----------|

A--3/------0---------0--3--------------------|

E-------3/----1/--3--------------------------|



(w/vocals)

Tragic reflex, shattered calm

Static progress, senses gone

Numb awarenes, final psalm



(3:30)

e----------------------------------------|

B----------------------------------------|

G----------------------------------------|

D--2--5--7-------2--5---3----------------|

A--0--3--5-------0--3---3-----------0-3--|

E-----------2-3---------1---1-2-3-4------|



e----------------------------------------|

B-----------------------8----------------|

G--2--5--7-------2--5---7----------------|

D--0--3--5-------0--3---5-------------3--|

A-----------2-3---------5---------3-5----|

E---------------------------3-4-5--------|



-->play twice w/vocals



Swept away with the tide,

Through the holes in my hands,

Crown of thorns at my side,

Drawing lines in the sand.



e----------------------------------------|

B----------------------------------------|

G----------------------------------------|  repeat

D---------------------3------------------|

A---5-5-5-5-3-5--3-------5--3------------|

E------------------5-----------5--3------|



e----------------------------------------|

B---------------------6------------------|

G---7-7-7-7-5-7--5-------7--5------------|  repeat

D------------------7-----------7--5------|

A----------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------|



e-------------------------------------------------|

B---------------------------------6---------------|

G--------------------5--6--7--5------7--5---------|

D--------4--5--6--7-------------7----------5-7----|

A--5--8-------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|



e------------------------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------10-10-10-10-8-----15--|

G--------------------------7-7-7-7-5-----------------9---13--|

D-------------7-7-7-7-5--------------7-------------------12--|

A-5-5-5-5-3-------------7--------------------------------11--|

E-----------5------------------------------------------------|



(That's sure what it looked like he was playing at the concert)



(4:13)

m  m m      m m m      m        m  m m      m m m      m

e-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

B-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

G-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

D-0--0-0--12--0-0-0--12--0--12--|-0--0-0--12--0-0-0--12--0--15/-|

A-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

E-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



m  m m      m m m      m        m  m m      m m m      m

e-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

B-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

G-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

D-0--0-0--12--0-0-0--12--0--12--|-0--0-0--12--0-0-0--12--0------|

A-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

E-------------------------------|---------------------------11/-|



m  m m      m m m      m        m  m m      m m m      m

e-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

B-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

G-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

D-0--0-0--12--0-0-0--12--0--12--|-0--0-0--12--0-0-0--12--0--15/-|

A-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

E-------------------------------|-------------------------------|



m  m m      m m m      m        m  m m      m m m      m

e-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

B-------------------------------|--(6)-----(6)------------------|

G-------------------------------|------(9)-----(9)-(7)--(5)-(7)-|

D-0--0-0--12--0-0-0--12--0--12--|-0--0-0--12--0-0-0--12--0------|

A-------------------------------|-------------------------------|

E-------------------------------|---------------------------11/-|

-->repeat once w/vocals:



Sometimes, if you're perfectly still

You can hear the virgin weeping

For the savior of your will



Sometimes, your castles in the air

And the fantasies you're seeking

Are the crosses you bear.



e---------------------|--------------------|

B--3--3---------------|--3--3-----5--------|

G--2--2--0-5-2--------|--2--2-----4--------|

D--0--0---------------|--0--0-----3--------|

A--0--0--------0-5-0--|--0--0-----3--------|

E---------------------|--------------------|



e--------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------|

D-----0----0-----0---------0--3--0-----------|

A--3/---3/----3/-----0--3-----------3--0-----|

E--------------------------------------------|



e--------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------|

D-----0--------------------0--3--0-----------|

A--3/------0---------0--3-----------3--0-----|

E-------3/----1/--3--------------------------|



e--------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------|

D-----0----0-----0---------0--3--0-----------|

A--3/---3/----3/-----0--3-----------3--0-----|

E--------------------------------------------|



e--------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------|

D-----0--------------------0--3--0-----------|

A--3/------0---------0--3--------------------|

E-------3/----1/--3--------------------------|



(w/vocals)

Sacred conflict, blessed prize

Weeping crosses, stainless eyes

Desperate addict, faith disguised



e----------------------------------------|

B----------------------------------------|

G----------------------------------------|

D--2--5--7-------2--5---3----------------|

A--0--3--5-------0--3---3-----------0-3--|

E-----------2-3---------1---1-2-3-4------|



e----------------------------------------|

B-----------------------8----------------|

G--2--5--7-------2--5---7----------------|

D--0--3--5-------0--3---5-------------3--|

A-----------2-3---------5---------3-5----|

E---------------------------3-4-5--------|



-->play twice w/vocals



Swept away with the tide,

Through the holes in my hands,

Crown of thorns at my side,

Drawing lines in the sand.



e----------------------------------------|

B----------------------------------------|

G----------------------------------------|  repeat

D---------------------3------------------|

A---5-5-5-5-3-5--3-------5--3------------|

E------------------5-----------5--3------|



e----------------------------------------|

B---------------------6------------------|

G---7-7-7-7-5-7--5-------7--5------------|  repeat

D------------------7-----------7--5------|

A----------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------|



e-------------------------------------------------|

B---------------------------------6---------------|

G--------------------5--6--7--5------7--5---------|

D--------4--5--6--7-------------7----------5-7----|

A--5--8-------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|



-->I'm only going to write out the chords to the little

break here.  You can figure the solo out your damn

self, Chuckie.

(5:36)

e-(0)--|--1--|--3--|--3--1--|

B--3---|--1--|--3--|--3--1--|

G--2---|--2--|--5--|--4--2--|	repeat 4 times

D--0---|--3--|--5--|--5--3--|

A--0---|--3--|--3--|--5--3--|

E------|--1--|-----|--3--1--|



(6:40)

e--1---|--3--|--1--|--3--|

B--3---|--3--|--1--|--5--|

G--3---|--3--|--2--|--5--|  repeat twice

D--3---|--5--|--3--|--5--|

A--1---|--5--|--3--|--3--|

E------|--3--|--1--|-----|



(7:12)

e--1---|--3--|--5--|--3--|

B--3---|--3--|--6--|--5--|

G--3---|--3--|--7--|--5--|

D--3---|--5--|--7--|--5--|

A--1---|--5--|--5--|--3--|

E------|--3--|-----|-----|



(7:28)

e-(0)--|--1--|--3--|--3--1--|

B--3---|--1--|--3--|--3--1--|

G--2---|--2--|--5--|--4--2--|

D--0---|--3--|--5--|--5--3--|

A--0---|--3--|--3--|--5--3--|

E------|--1--|-----|--3--1--|



(w/vocals)

We fabricate our demons, invite them into our homes.

Have supper with the aliens, and fight the war alone.

We conjure up our skeletons, enlist the den of theives.

Frightened from our closets then sewn upon our sleeves.



(8:00)

e--1---|--3--|--1--|--3--|--1---|--3--|--5--|--3--|

B--3---|--3--|--1--|--5--|--3---|--3--|--6--|--5--|

G--3---|--3--|--2--|--5--|--3---|--3--|--7--|--5--|

D--3---|--5--|--3--|--5--|--3---|--5--|--7--|--5--|

A--1---|--5--|--3--|--3--|--1---|--5--|--5--|--3--|

E------|--3--|--1--|-----|------|--3--|-----|-----|



(w/vocals and random arpeggiation)

In my stream of consciousness, there is a river crying.

Living comes much easier once we admit we're dying.



m  m  m  m                    m  m  m  m  m  m

e-----------------------------|--------------------------------|

B-----------------------------|--------------------------------|

G--------------------10----12-|--------------------10----------|

D-10/-10/-10/--10-12----12----|-10/-10/-10/--10-12----12-10----|

A-----------------------------|-----------------------------12-|

E-----------------------------|--------------------------------|



(8:56)

e------------|---------1-|-------------|----------5-------|

B-----3-1----|------1--1-|------3------|------3---3-------|

G---2------2-|----2------|--------5----|----2-------------|

D-0----------|--3--------|----5-----5--|--0---------------|

A------------|-----------|--3----------|------------------|

E------------|-----------|-------------|------------------|



e----------------|-----------|-----------------|------------17-|

B-------15-13----|--------13-|--------15-------|-------15---15-|

G----14-------14-|-----14----|-----------17----|----14---------|

D-12-------------|--15-------|-----17-------17-|-12------------|

A----------------|-----------|--15-------------|---------------|

E----------------|-----------|-----------------|---------------|



(9:20)

e--------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------------|

D-----0----0-----0---------0--3--0-----------|

A--3/---3/----3/-----0--3-----------3--0-----|

E--------------------------------------------|

(repeat 4 times)



e--------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------|

G--------------------------------------|

D-----0-------------------3------------|

A--3/---------------3--5-----5--3------|

E-------1/-3--3/-5-----------------5---|



e------------------------------------------|

B------------------------------------------|

G-----------------2---5--2--0-----0--2-----|

D--------3/-5--5/--------------3-----------|

A--3/-5------------------------------------|

E------------------------------------------|



e-----------------------------------------|

B------------3--3/-5---3--1-----------1---|

G--2/-5---5/-----------------2--0--2------|

D-----------------------------------------|

A-----------------------------------------|

E-----------------------------------------|



e-----------------5-----5--8--5-----------|----------|

B--3/-5--6/-8--8/-----8----------8--6-----|--3---3---|

G-----------------------------------------|--2---2---|

D-----------------------------------------|--0---0---|

A-----------------------------------------|--0---0---|

E-----------------------------------------|----------|



(9:46)

(clean-tone)

e-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|

B--5--|--3--|--7--|--5--|--5--|--3--|--7--|--5--|

G--4--|--2--|--6--|--4--|--4--|--2--|--6--|--4--|

D--3--|--0--|--5--|--3--|--3--|--0--|--5--|--3--|

A--3--|--0--|--4--|--3--|--3--|--0--|--4--|--3--|

E-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|-----|



m  m  m  m m 	m  m  m m  m m m   m

e--------------------|--------------------------|

B--------------------|--------------------------|

G--------------------|--------------------------|

D--0--0--0--0-0--3/--|--0--0--0-0--0-0-0---0----|

A--------------------|--------------------------|

E--------------------|--------------------------|

-->play this three times, then:



m  m  m  m m

e--------------------|--------------------------|

B--------------------|--6-----6-----------------|

G--------------------|-----9-----9--7--5--7-----|

D--0--0--0--0-0--3/--|--------------------------|

A--------------------|--------------------------|

E--------------------|--------------------------|



(w/vocals)

Sometimes, in the wreckage of our wake

There's a bitterness we harbor

Hate for hatred's sake.



m m       	      m m

e-----------------------|------------------------------|

B-----------------------|------------------------------|

G-----------------------|------------------------------|

D--0--0-0--12--10-12-12-|--0--0-0--12--10--12--15/-----|

A-----------------------|------------------------------|

E-----------------------|------------------------------|



m m       	      m m

e-----------------------|------------------------------|

B-----------------------|------------------------------|

G-----------------------|------------------------------|

D--0--0-0--12--10-12-12-|--0--0-0--12--10--12----------|

A-----------------------|------------------------------|

E-----------------------|----------------------11/-----|



m m       	      m m

e-----------------------|------------------------------|

B-----------------------|------------------------------|

G-----------------------|------------------------------|

D--0--0-0--12--10-12-12-|--0--0-0--12--10--12--15/-----|

A-----------------------|------------------------------|

E-----------------------|------------------------------|



m m

e-----------------------|------------------------------|

B-----------------------|--(6)-----(6)-----------------|

G-----------------------|------(9)-----(9)-(7)-(5)-(7)-|

D--0--0-0--12--10-12-12-|--0--0-0--12--10--12----------|

A-----------------------|------------------------------|

E-----------------------|----------------------11/-----|



(w/vocals)

Somtimes we dig an early grave

And crucify our instincts

For the hope we couldn't save.



(10:47)

(distorted)

m m m m       m m

e---------------------------|

B---------------------------|

G---------------------------| play 4 times

D-0-0-0-0-0-10-10-0-0-10/12-|

A---------------------------|

E---------------------------|



m m m m       m m

e---------------------------|

B---------------------------|

G---------------------------|  play twice, then:

D------------3-3-------3/5--|

A---------------------------|

E-3-3-3-3-3-------3-3-------|



m m m m       m m

e---------------------------|-------------------------------------|

B---------------------------|-------------------------------------|

G---------------------------|-------10----------------------------|

D-0-0-0-0-0-10-10-0-0-10/12-|-10-12----12-------------------------|

A---------------------------|-------------12-11-10----10----------|

E---------------------------|----------------------13-----13--10--|



(w/vocals)

Sometimes a view from sinless eyes

Centers our perspective

And pacifies our cries



m m m m       m m

e---------------------------|

B---------------------------|

G---------------------------| play 4 times

D-0-0-0-0-0-10-10-0-0-10/12-|

A---------------------------|

E---------------------------|



m m m m       m m

e---------------------------|

B---------------------------|

G---------------------------|  play twice, then:

D------------3-3-------3/5--|

A---------------------------|

E-3-3-3-3-3-------3-3-------|



m m m m       m m

e---------------------------|------------------------------|

B---------------------------|------------------------------|

G---------------------------|-----------------------10-----|

D-0-0-0-0-0-10-10-0-0-10/12-|-0-0-0-0-0-10----10-12----12--|

A---------------------------|--------------12--------------|

E---------------------------|------------------------------|



(w/vocals)

Sometimes the anguish we survive

And the mysteries we nurture

Are the fabrics of our lives.



e----------------------------------------|

B----------------------------------------|

G----------------------------------------|

D--2--5--7-------2--5---3----------------|

A--0--3--5-------0--3---3-----------0-3--|

E-----------2-3---------1---1-2-3-4------|



e----------------------------------------|

B-----------------------8----------------|

G--2--5--7-------2--5---7----------------|

D--0--3--5-------0--3---5-------------3--|

A-----------2-3---------5---------3-5----|

E---------------------------3-4-5--------|



-->play twice w/vocals



Swept away with the tide,

Through the holes in my hands,

Crown of thorns at my side,

Drawing lines in the sand.



e----------------------------------------|

B----------------------------------------|

G----------------------------------------|  repeat

D---------------------3------------------|

A---5-5-5-5-3-5--3-------5--3------------|

E------------------5-----------5--3------|



e----------------------------------------|

B---------------------6------------------|

G---7-7-7-7-5-7--5-------7--5------------|  repeat

D------------------7-----------7--5------|

A----------------------------------------|

E----------------------------------------|



e-------------------------------------------------|

B---------------------------------6---------------|

G--------------------5--6--7--5------7--5---------|

D--------4--5--6--7-------------7----------5-7----|

A--5--8-------------------------------------------|

E-------------------------------------------------|



e-------------------------------------------------------|

B--------------------------------------10-10-10-10-8----|

G--------------------------7-7-7-7-5-----------------9--|

D-------------7-7-7-7-5--------------7------------------|

A-5-5-5-5-3-------------7-------------------------------|

E-----------5-------------------------------------------|



e---------------|

B---15\----15\--|

G---13\----13\--|

D---12\----12\--|

A---11\----11\--|

E---------------|



FIN
 
 
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