Band: Dream Theater
Song: “Barstool Warrior”
Album: Distance Over Time
Release Date: February 22nd, 2019
Label: InsideOut Music

Guitarist John Pretrucci said of the song:

‘Barstool Warrior’ is a fictional tale about two characters, unrelated but connected in their lament over being stuck in dead end situations. The first is a local townie, alcoholic who never escaped the humdrum of his sleepy, maritime village.

The second, a woman trapped in an abusive relationship trying to survive from day to day while questioning what makes her stay. Both are able to reimagine their lives and find the courage to embrace a better future by embodying the person they dream of being.”