panic attack lyrics – dream theater

“panic attack”

[music: dream theater, lyrics: john petrucci]

all wound up
on the edge
terrified

sleep disturbed
restless mind
petrified

bouts of fear
permeate
all i see

heightening
nervousness
threatens me

i am paralyzed
so afraid to die

caught off guard
warning signs
never show

tension strikes
choking me
worries grow

why do i feel so numb
is it something to do with where i come from
should this be fight or flight
i don’t know why i’m constantly so uptight

rapid heartbeat pounding through my chest
agitated body in distress
i feel like i’m in danger
daily life is strangled by my stress

a stifling surge
shooting through all my veins
extreme apprehension
suddenly i’m insane

lost all hope for redemption
a grave situation desperate at best

why do i feel so numb
is it something to do with where i come from
should this be fight or flight
i don’t know why i’m constantly reeling

helpless hysteria
a false sense of urgency
trapped in my phobia
possessed by anxiety

run
try to hide
overwhelmed by this complex delirium

helpless hysteria
a false sense of urgency
trapped in my phobia
possessed by anxiety

run
try to hide
overwhelmed by this complex delirium

/ dream theater lyrics