"Hollow Years" is the fourth song and the first single from the Dream Theater album Falling into Infinity. The lyrics were written entirely by John Petrucci. An accompanying music video was also released which cost around $100,000. The version on Live At Budokan features an intro solo as well as a new middle solo, considered by many to be among Petrucci's best.
He's just the kind of man you hear about
Who leaves his family for an easy out
They never saw the signs, he never said a word
He couldn't take another day