Space Dye Vest

November 30th, 2006 8:32 pm by SiLent_Man

Since I could not post a comment on the Committed OR not…!!??!! topic, let me take the chance to write about something that has been on my mind for sometime now. This is about a song called Space Dye Vest composed by a guy named Kevin Moore. You can read the lyrics and transcriptions of all the samples used at The lines in “quotes” are transciptions of the audio samples being played back in the song. And even tho’ the actual lyrics are only those without quotes, they are all part of the song.

In an interview to a Japanese newspaper Kevin had this to say about the song-

“I was looking through a clothing catalog and saw a picture of a girl modeling this piece of clothing called a space-dye vest. And, so, I fell in love with her [laughs] for some strange reason & so the minute I did that, the minute I was just like obsessed with this person, I was like, ‘why am I doing that?’ and I noticed that I was doing it a lot lately.

And I think the prime reason that I was doing that, and this is what I figured out at the time, was that I had just come out of a relationship where I’d gotten dumped, basically, and so I think the situation was that I wasn’t finished giving all that I was ready to give, so I was just, like, throwing it around, you know, just aiming it in different directions. It was a total case of projection. And this song is just trying to sort it out and just kind of admitting that I’m just kind of lost. So it’s kind of a dark song. It was very cathartic though.”


Read somewhere that the catalogue belonged to Lisa Martens, John Myung’s gf at the time. Hence the song starts with “Flying through pages of Martens…”

And after reading the above interview things begin to makes sense. Like this line

Found a new girl I think we can make it
As long as she stays on the page

And who is this Kevin Moore you might ask. For those who haven’t figured it out, he’s the founding member(keyboardist) of Dream Theater. After his breakup with his girlfriend, he lost interest in the kind of music the band was playing and began writing slow and mellow songs and adopted a very techno sound. He eventually left the band just after recording the Awake album and before mixing was started, just at a time when the band’s popularity reached new heights. This song has never been played live and is the only song the band has not played live from their albums.

It ends:

And Ill smile and Ill learn to pretend
And Ill never be open again
And Ill have no more dreams to defend
And Ill never be open again

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7 Responses to “Space Dye Vest”

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    virgochhas Says:


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    shylawz Says:

    eh! hei chu Dream Theater ho sak kha a va ni awm ve? ni em?

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    majESTY_YTSEjam Says:

    Ni chiang kuang e mawle, Awake album ami ngei mai kha….. SiLent_Man chu DT i ngaihsan ve hmel….keipoh ka vahvaih pui ve nasa khop mai DT te, Symphony X, Spiral Architect, Lemur Voice, Enchant tih vel ho hi.

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    majESTY_YTSEjam Says:

    me agen….SCORE kha nei toh mial te in om em? ka en chak khop mai.DT 20th anniversary tour kha

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    SiLent_Man Says:

    Youtube ah clip chu awm nual kha

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    SiLent_Man Says:

    I know… you couldn’t quite make the connection

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