Dream Theater The Spirit Carries On

from Metropolis, Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
D                       D/F#
Where did we come from? Why are we here?
  G                     D/F#   F#m
Where do we go when we die?
  Bm                D/A
What lies beyond? What lay before?
   E                    Asus4   A
Is anything certain in life?
          D                     D/F#
They say life is too short the here and the now,
     G                      D/F#   F#m
and you're only given one shot.
  Bm                          D/A
But could there be more? Have I lived before?
    E                            Asus4   A
Or could this be all that we’ve got?



G           A
If I die tomorrow, 
          D       F#m       Bm
I'd be alright because I believe
     D/A          G
That after we're gone, 
      Em           D   D/F#  G  Em  D  D/F#  G  Asus4  A
The spirit carries on.



  D                         D/F#
I used to be frightened of dying.
  G                           D/F#   F#m
I used to think death was the end.
      Bm                       D/A
But that was before, I'm not scared anymore.
    E                          Asus4   A
I know that my soul will transcend.
   D                     D/F#
I may never find all the answers,
   G                     D/F#   F#m
I may never understand why.
   Bm                      D/A
I may never prove what I know to be true,
        E                         Asus4   A
but I know that I still have to try.



G            A
If I died tomorrow 
          D       F#m       Bm
I'd be alright because I believe
     D/A          G
That after we're gone,
      Em           D   D7 
The spirit carries on.




 Em                       D#
Move on, be brave! Don’t weep at my grave!
   D                    E
Because I am no longer here.
      G                    Em
But please never let your memory of me disappear.



Bridge (1 bar per line):

Bm
Bb
D   D/F#
E
G   A
Bm
Bb
D   D/F#
E
G   A
D   F#m  Bm  D/A
G   A
Bm
Bm
G   Em
C   A


 D                         D/F#
Safe in the light that surrounds me,
  G                       D/F#   F#m
Free of the fear and the pain.
     Bm                   D/A
The question in mind has helped me to find
     E/G#                Asus4   A
the meaning in my life again.
    D               D/F#
Victoria's real! I finally feel
    G                          D/F#   F#m
at peace with the girl in my dreams.
     Bm                      D/A
And now that I’m here, it's perfectly clear
      E/G#                       Asus4   A
I'll find out what all of this means. 



G            A
If I died tomorrow 
          D       F#m      Bm
I'd be alright because I believe
     D/A          G
That after we're gone,
      Em           D   
The spirit carries on.



Outro (3x): 

D     D/F#
G     Em  
D     D/F# 
G     Asus4  A