Fates Warning' is a fairly standard song whose subject is the finality and unavoidability of fate. This topic is still open to discussion: are our experiences simply a string of coincidences, or are our lives already laid out for us? A pre-destined life seems to me at least quite unlikely, though...
The best feature of this song is the good instrumental and the guitar solos. To my knowledge, 'Fates Warning' has never been played live in concert.
Steve's words again. This is about feeling secure when everyone's life can hang by a thread. You can go anytime and who knows why or how?