Dream Theater - A Tempting Offer Lyrics




[Daryus:]
Trustful boy
Unaware who's watching
Open the door
I am right behind you

[Daryus:]
Don't resist me, child
There's no use in fighting
We'll be here a while
Do you recognize me?

Look into my eyes
I'm the face of freedom
When Daddy does arrive
He's in for a surprise

[Arhys:]
How dare you step inside my home!

[Daryus:]
His life is in my hands

[Arhys:]
You monster, leave my son alone!

[Daryus:]
You do know who I am
Your love for him is strong

[Arhys:]
He's just a boy
He's done no wrong
This fight's not his to lose
I have everything you want

[Daryus:]
Your next decision
Will decide his fate
So listen to the words I have to say

Give up The Chosen One
And you will guarantee your son
Lives the life you never had

Wealth and prosperity
Beyond what you have ever seen
And, best of all, Xander will be free

He'll never want again
It's such an easy choice
Just think about your son

And I won't have to stand
In Faythe's dark shadow anymore
I am through with being pushed aside
Tired of fighting for my father's pride

Take the evening to decide





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Dream Theater A Tempting Offer Comments
  1. GMGuitar

    1:20 Train of Thought lead tone!!

  2. M Bayrak

    Labrie did an awesome job here, especially in Daryus' first part.

  3. enihprom

    best song about smart-TVs i've ever encountered so far ;)

  4. Fatma Zehra Akyiğit FZA

    😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  5. Sázhe M. Epifanne

    Craaaaazy!

  6. Graham Pierce Music

    My favourite song off the astonishing🤟🤟🤟

  7. louis martin

    YOU LET THAT KID GO DARYUS

  8. Ivanyi Attila

    Full eargasm every moment!

  9. Loadry

    The string part at the end is a direct reference to a recurring melody in Les Mis; the chord progression is almost exactly the same and everything! :)

  10. Lou Jr Is Autistic

    Out of context, this sounds like he's trying to rape the boy

  11. RandomDude OnTheInternet

    0:49 That transition between the Piano part and the heavy epic part is awesome.

  12. Ghazanfar Naqvi

    There are some DT songs which you can't imagine without James Labrie. This is one of them.

  13. HeHoZy

    This is a classic Dream Theater masterpiece, only in a compact form.

  14. Hikigaya Hachiman

    Daryus: Trustful boy, unaware who’s watching.
    Open the door... *teleports behind Xander* Nothing personal kid -keeps singing- I am right behind you

    Ratanon

    This is gold.

  15. Helem dt

    i loveeeeeeeee and people who do not like this can go cry with their mom dt rules

  16. Filip Stavrov

    these men's are the best

  17. Cal Gomes

    Riff sensacional!

  18. Dan Hall

    Love the string ending. Played it as a tribute/funeral thing for my friend's car after he blew the engine. :)

  19. Scott Karrasch

    are we totally going to skip over the audio glitch at 3:38... yes? oh, okay.... ill just be over here

  20. RANDERSON FERNANDES DUARTE

    O Melhor album do Dream Theater!!!!!!!!!!

  21. ひかり

    EXT. RAVENSKILL - NIGHT

    DARYUS
    Trustiful boy
    Unaware who's watching
    Open the door
    I'm right behind you

    INT. HOME OF ARHYS AND X - NIGHT

    DARYUS
    Don't resist me child
    There's no use in fighting
    We'll be here a while
    Do you recognize me?

    Look into my eyes
    I'm the face of freedom
    When daddy does arrive
    He's in for a surprise

    ARHYS
    How dare you step inside my home!

    DARYUS
    His life is in my hands

    ARHYS
    You monster leave my son alone!

    DARYUS
    You do know who I am
    Your love for him is strong

    ARHYS
    He's just a boy
    He's done no wrong
    This fight's not his to lose
    I have everything you want

    DARYUS
    Your next decision
    Will decide his fate
    So listen to the words I have to say

    Give up The Chosen One
    And you will guarantee your son
    Lives the life you never had

    Wealth and prosperity
    Beyond what you have ever seen
    And best of all Xander will be free

    He'll never want again
    It's such an easy choice
    Just think about your son

    And I won't have to stand
    In Faythe's dark shadow anymore
    I am through with being pushed aside
    Tired of fighting for my father's pride

    Take the evening to decide

  22. Vitor Isaia

    3:38 - Is there an error in the recording? James voice gets cutted...

  23. flying-drummer

    2:18 sounds very melodic...

  24. 50STFPAUL

    0:40 Holy fuck, you can feel Labrie's presence behind you

  25. guitarninja24

    De-cide

  26. Jack Arnold

    Lyrics:

    [Darius]
    "Trustful boy,
    Unaware who's watching,
    Open the door.
    I am right behind you.

    Don't resist me, child.
    There's no use in fighting.
    We'll be here a while.
    Do you recognise me?

    Look into my eyes:
    I'm the face of freedom.
    When Daddy does arrive,
    He's in for a surprise."

    [Ares]
    "How dare you step inside my home!"

    [Darius]
    "His life is in my hands."

    [Ares]
    "You monster, leave my son alone!"

    [Darius]
    "You do know who I am?
    Your love for him is strong."

    [Ares]
    "He's just a boy.
    He's done no wrong.
    This fight's not his to lose.
    I have everything you want."

    [Darius]
    "Your next decision
    Will decide his fate.
    So listen to the words I have to say:

    Give up the chosen one,
    And you will guarantee your son
    Lives the life you never had.

    Wealth and prosperity
    Beyond what you have ever seen,
    And best of all, Xander will be free!

    He'll never want again.
    It's such an easy choice;
    Just think about your son.

    And I won't have to stand
    In Faith's dark shadow anymore.
    I am through with being pushed aside,
    Tired of fighting for my father's pride!

    Take the evening to decide."

  27. 4hundred life

    First time i was earing the album i was a little asleep but between 0.50 and 0.55 i waked up immediatly ahah, love this album, best in my personal 15 years of DT.

  28. Steeven Roldán

    2:58 One of my favorite moments in the whole album <3

  29. George Beedle

    God I love this riff.

  30. Рысец Обыкновенный

    It just struck me: at 3:19, where Daryus explains why he kidnapped Xander and threatens his life, music makes a reference to Misunderstood from Six Degrees!

    Vicente Gutierrez

    What second of misunderstood

  31. Metal Dude

    When I first heard this song I didn't really care about it but now this is one of my favorites. This album may not have a long song but this proves dream theater can be just as good with 4 minute songs.

  32. Frederic Gagné

    Probably the best song on this album after many listening, Labrie voice is right there and the melody are incredible.

  33. Jakub Krajňák

    3:44 oh my god...

  34. Cap Z

    i find myself singing.... you dareeeeeeeeeee defyyyy the prince to this lol

  35. Mitch W

    I'm hearing Zappa in this track.never get bored of DT

  36. AdamC3046

    The Sims.

  37. DRW1107

    So Misunderstood...  Sorry I couldn't resist...

  38. Maciej Kowalski

    Rudess playing on this one reminds me of the band Haken

  39. Nahuel Ramos

    Jordan's lead from Train of Thought!!!!!

    GMGuitar

    Yes exactly!!

  40. 명순홍

    Dream Theater.... After having some hits, they are so good at presenting nothing but just extracting their filler tracks in their
    even-in-itself-fruitless discography.

    명순홍

    +Nikolas Markomanolakis And as you said on faggot thing, be honest on that subject also when talking about DT. No one in this music industry sounds more like a faggot than James Labrie singing pretentious to act like a man. Even compared to real faggot George Michael or Robert Halford, Labrie sounds more like a feeble faggot you'd like to disdain doesn't he?? Face the truth.

    cortarelva

    @Jesse Denner I just remembered i also have black clouds and silver linings. Eventually i will cave and get them all.

    명순홍

    Dream Theater.... After having some hits, they are so good at presenting nothing but just extracting their filler tracks in their even-in-itself-fruitless discography.

    cortarelva

    @Nikolas Markomanolakis True, true...

    명순홍

    [Truth never changes. You pathetic Illuminati followers LOL] Dream Theater.... After having some hits, they are so good at presenting nothing but just extracting their filler tracks in their even-in-itself-fruitless discography.

  41. Niko Peñailillo

    I love Daryus voice!!!

    "...Your next decision, will decide his fate
    So listen to the words i have to say,,,,"

  42. Dimas

    1:35 BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEST!

    brazwen

    +Dhimas Enggar The Patrick avatar suits your comment. xD

  43. Esteban Salas

    1:19 reminds me a looooot Misunderstood

  44. brazwen

    This song is so delicious.

  45. Eugenio

    Daryus shitty man!!! Very dramatic this song!

  46. Jaime Pacheco

    That key exclamation in middle solo in 1:35.....just makes me bring my shoulders back and put my head in the very bottom of the moshpit.

  47. Robert Lundkvist

    Doom Theater

    Draft Nutthana

    +Robert Lundkvist This comment made me laugh than it should.

  48. KommandantDahl

    The "Open your eyes, Victoria!" moment of TA?

    fran padula

    +KommandantDahl Yeeeeah!! So good Hahahah, But it wasn't "Open your eyes, Nicholas"?

    KommandantDahl

    +fran padula Both appeared on the album. iirc, "Victoria" was in One Last Time and "Nicholas" at the very end of the album in Finally Free.

    Bluenuhvok765

    "Open your eyes, Victoria" was in Finally Free as well. You could just subtly hear it during the shooting & screaming mid-song, I love it when they add little details like that.

  49. Nick Broomhall

    1:19 - That is the nastiest china cymbal I have ever heard. It's amazing.

  50. 1dednimnepo

    HOW DARE YOU STEP INSIDE MY HOOOOOMMMMEEEE!!! YOU MONSTER LEAVE MY SON ALOOOOONNNEEEE!!!

  51. Arturrian Synths

    03:39 Sounds like they missed fixing/editing the word "decide" !!!

    Sam Delanoe

    +MusicMan BABEL I HATE that bit so much :( There's so many silly editing slip ups on this album

    Scott Karrasch

    +Sam Delanoe exactly. how can so many people defend this. its so sloppy. its not a masterpiece!

    Scott Karrasch

    They tried TOO hard to make this as epic as they could and in trying TOO hard, they did the exact opposite and made a mess. I can think of 5 distinct major points that will fix this album for everyone!

  52. necroplastful

    Am I the only one who gets a strong Beyond Twilight feel here? Jordan sounds like Finn Zierler (and thats a fucking good thing!!!) :D

    Darwin Medina

    +necroplastful Very fine ear indeed my friend.

    necroplastful

    @4 for You /Darwin Medina Why thank you. ESC is just soooooo damn awesome. The Devil's hall Of Fame is also incredible. The man's a genius. The most beautiful diamond music has to offer.

    Darwin Medina

    +necroplastful Cannot agree more!

  53. David Leibovitz

    The key changes in this one, good lord they bring the drama. It's aspects like that in the songwriting that show the genuine musical theatricality they were shooting for on this record

  54. Tri Sampurna

    The intro is so fucking amazing!

  55. Sd Ny

    I remember when I seen a season of changes live. It was amazing they would start with the intro then go into a mix of all their great song's & come back into the different parts of cos. With no breaks. like 2 hours of nonstop music. It was so well put together. Can't wait to see them on this.

  56. MrCoosmiyn2

    My favorite song from the album. I don't know what to say about the album yet, only listened to it 2 times and haven't read all the lyrics. Anyway, not a bad album, I just don't know how good it is.
    But this song gives me shivers down my spine.

  57. Isolated Entity

    Definitely my favorite from the album. It sounds so beautifully dark throughout the song and his vocals are just on point as well.

  58. Johnny S4J

    My favorite from this album! AMAZING!

  59. Matt La Plant

    disappointed that every song is short on this album so far

    Dusty Moye

    +Mike B from all of your posted rants about Jordan. it seems you were molested by a keyboardist when u were young

    Mike B

    @Dusty Moye Is Jordan NOT featured more than John? He sure is.  

    necroplastful

    +Matt La Plant the album is pretty much a 2hour and 10 minute long song really...

    Scott Karrasch

    +necroplastful dont say that. when individual tracks end and fade like a song I will treat it as such!

    Vicente Gutierrez

    @Scott Karrasch a change of seasons for example is a suite, that means that even though it is in the same track it has a lot of different sections. Other example is that metropolis pt 2 was originally meant to be a single song, Astonishing as a concept album follows a similar songwriting so it is like 2 hours song

  60. Ratanon

    0:31 1 Dark eternal night, please.

  61. Suk Dufai

    The part starting at 1:55 is the best vocal exchange on the album. One of the highlights of the whole thing for sure.

    Petr Bystry

    +Suk Dufai 1:52 best part

    Mimix2048

    +Suk Dufai And the dialogue in Ravenskill

    Cap Z

    +Suk Dufai yep

    Cap Z

    +Suk Dufai you do know who i ammmmmmmmmm

    Niko Peñailillo

    Best Daryus Moment ever:

    Your next decision
    Will decide his fate
    So listen to the world i have to saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

  62. Unknownman

    I miss load DT

  63. Aksel Krystad

    1:19 this part is so groovyyy love it

    Hikigaya Hachiman

    +Aksel Krystad Dat dirty pig keyboard :3

    Aksel Krystad

    yeaaah!

    zamkowicz

    +Aksel Krystad It's the Seaboard!

  64. alex manso

    David Cambell , amazing

  65. Nugroho Wisnu

    Waiting for the live DVD for this album haha

  66. Garret Akerston

    brilliant

  67. A. S.

    3:38 Something's up with the word "decide".

    Ricardo Gadelha

    +A. S. deciiii...ivds.

    Scott Karrasch

    one of the things I hate about this album. so sloppy

  68. Aang Kartika

    more each day become more sad and depressed song

  69. Edho Ferdian D C

    I hear theater inside

  70. WOLF STAR

    James shines in this album.

    Evander Leal

    +Enrique Godinez Agreed! It's his and Rudess'.

    WOLF STAR

    @Evander Leal
    Totally.

    Geert Braks

    Enrique Godinez

    TheVine

    Evander Leal Composers are Petrucci, Rudess, and another not from their band helping with orchestral parts. So don't call the album just Rudess' and LaBrie's

  71. Pink Progressive

    The piano sound was aaarrrggghhhhh

    GavinMangini

    I love how the melody drives the composition. Jordan really out does himself on this record!

  72. Cláudio Alves_Re1load

    THE BEST!!! SO FUCKING AWESOME!!!

  73. ant

    That intro piano, WOW...

    Carlos Pereda

    +annne023 the same notes of Chosen (:

  74. Николай Климов

    Is that a silense in vocals on 3:38? In a word "deside"?

    FTBlades

    +Николай Климов I think it was either a mixing error or they used the wrong track for that line by accident. I'm not an audio engineer so I have no idea, just my thoughts

    RodniDemental

    It's the Nomacs! They're messsing with the sound and influencing Daryus!

    But yeah I dunno, it does sound very obvious though, makes you think it might have been deliberate.

    Mario Karam

    +RodniDemental Someone asked Petrucci about this on reddit. He didn't know what that person was talking about, so it must be a mistake when choosing the track.

    Daniel Verberne

    +Николай Климов Maybe James La Brie was burping during that line and felt it was in character and they kept it. HAHA.

  75. Erasmo Rocha Lucena Junior

    I love This music, love This chorus!!!!

  76. Jose Ignacio Nogales Jarpa

    You MUST to record this album entire live,
    it would be unforgivable if you didn't..

    dissatisfiedgamer

    +Jose Ignacio Nogales Jarpa Well, they are going to play the album in its entirety every concert in the upcoming tour. It shall be a magnificent experience for sure!

  77. Jose Ignacio Nogales Jarpa

    One of the best tracks of the album, amazing