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The Great Debate Lyrics

from Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence

"The Great Debate" is track #4 on the album Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence. It was written by Petrucci, John/portnoy, Michael/myung, John Ro/rudess, Jordan Charles.
"The Great Debate" is track #4 on the album Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence. It was written by Petrucci, John/portnoy, Michael/myung, John Ro/rudess, Jordan Charles.

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What if someone said promise lies ahead
Hopes are high in certain scientific circles
Life won't have to end
You could walk again

What if someone said problems lie ahead
They've uncovered something highly controversial
The right to life is strong
Can't you see it's wrong

Human kind has reached a turning point
Poised for conflict at ground zero
Ready for a war
Do we look to our unearthly guide
Or to white coat heroes
Searching for a cure

Turn to the light
Don't be frightened of the shadows it creates
Turn to the light
Turning away would be a terrible mistake

Anarchistic moral vision, industries of death
Facing violent opposition, unmolested breath
Ethic inquisitions breed, antagonistic views
Right wing sound bite premonitions in a labyrinth of rules

Are you justified, are you justified, are you justified?
Justified in taking life to save life
Life to save life, life to save life

This embryonic clay wrapped in fierce debate
Would be thrown away or otherwise discarded
Some of us believe it may hold the key
To treatment of disease and secrets highly guarded

Are you justified, are you justified, are you justified?
Justified in taking life to save life
Life to save life, life to save life

Human kind has reached a turning point
Poised for conflict at ground zero
Ready for a war
Do we look to our unearthly guide
Or to white coat heroes
Searching for a cure

Turn to the light
Don't be frightened of the shadows it creates
Turn to the light
Turning away would be a terrible mistake

We're reaching
But have we gone too far

Harvesting existence only to destroy
Carelessly together we are sliding
Someone else's future, four days frozen still
Someone else's fate we are deciding

Miracle potential, sanctity of life
Faced against each other we're divided
Should we push the boundaries or should we condemn
Moral guilt and science have collided

Turn to the light
We defy our own mortality these days
Turn to the light
Pay attention to the questions we have raised

Songwriters
PETRUCCI, JOHN/PORTNOY, MICHAEL/MYUNG, JOHN RO/RUDESS, JORDAN CHARLES

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