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Mike Portnoy Wants To Focus On Music, Not Lyrics

05/27/2014
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(Classic Rock) Mike Portnoy won't mind if You Saved Me, a song he created for the Winery Dogs' debut album, is the last set of lyrics he ever writes. The drummer says he felt it was part of his job while he was a member of Dream Theater - but four years after leaving, he's happy to put down the pen and focus purely on the music.

"In the case of You Saved Me, I felt I really owed my wife and my family a sincere thank-you for standing by me for the last few years," Portnoy tells the Dallas Observer. "I wasn't even planning on writing lyrics any more. That subject matter sprung me back into action.

"With Dream Theater I wrote a lot of lyrics because I felt that was one of the hats I wore - it was kind of my responsibility. But now, I don't ever want to have to write." more on this story

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