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Kansas lyrics

Album: Audio Visions [1980]

Tracks10
 01  Relentless
 02  Anything For You
 03  Hold On
 04  Loner
 05  Curtain Of Iron
 06  Got To Rock On
 07  Don't Open Your Eyes
 08  No One Together
 09  No Room For A Stranger
 10  Back Door
all Kansas lyrics



Relentless
(Kerry Livgren)

In the time we spent together
Many words have passed between
And the feelings that we shared are all behind us now
'Cause a change has come upon me
And I'm surly not the same
There is so much more than what we feel and live every day

(Chorus)
Relentless, unchanging
Though the world is still before me now
I'm seeing forever
I will keep my heart and mind with you
So joyously I'm waiting for the day

In a single timeless moment
When the old was cast away
The new was born into a world of simple joy
And my life is still for living
Though it's seen through different eyes
And the knowledge of the truth's
A burden easy to bear

(Bridge)

It's drawing so near
It's shrouded in mystery
Histories fall, the end of an age
The feeling we're waiting for, hoping for
Now, the time to come alive
The end to which we strive
Will soon arrive

Now the gift is truly given
If you only would receive
For you're standing in the crossroads
And you can't turn back
Though we can't conceive forever
And it's sometimes hard to care
Our lives do not compare to what's awaiting us thereback to top
Anything For You
(Steve Walsh)

I still believe in what you say
I still believe that it could work ok
But love is just another game you play
You'll never change your mind
You exist so free and clear
Let no one touch you let no one near
I think you're just someone afraid of fear
Or what you just might find
I can see them all lining up outside your front door
Filthy minds and terrible habits are interesting

(Chorus)
Sure
O but look at me now if I've changed tell me how
O I'd do anything for you

I'm sick of fighting but I need you so
You tell me lies but I can't let go
I want to take you out but you say no
Think you're ashamed of me
You give me headaches o you got your gall
If it weren't for me you wouldn't have nuttin' at all
I fell for you 'caus you were nice and tall
I liked what I could see
I could be the keeper of fortunes if I was inclined
Let me know that you're standing beside me I'll give them a sign
O but

(Chorus)

I could lead an army to victory or win in a race
I could do it if only I knew that you'd save me a place
O but

(Chorus)back to top
Hold On
(Kerry Livgren)

Look in the mirror and tell me
Just what you see
What have the years of your life
Taught you to be
Innocence dyin' in so many ways
Things that you dream of are lost
Lost in the haze

(Chorus)
Hold on, Baby Hold on
'Cause it's closer than you think
And you're standing on the brink
Hold on, Baby Hold on
'Cause there's something on the way
Your tomorrow's not the same as today

Don't you recall what you felt
When you weren't alone
Someone who stood by your side
A face you have known
Where do you run when it's too much to bear
Who do you turn to in need
When nobody's there

(Chorus)

Outside your door He is waiting
Waiting for you
Sooner or later you know
He's got to get through
No hesitation and no holding back
Let it all go and you'll know
You're on the right track

(Chorus)back to top
Loner
(Steve Walsh)

I remember when I saw your face I said out loud she's out of place
She's summer's child and still she feels no freedom
Your hair was long and so was mine when we were young I felt a kind of magic
Did you feel that for me

(Chorus)
I thought that you would understand you thought that I was in your hand
Now's the time when I can't stay not even you can change the way
I'm a loner

I remember when I saw your eyes I said out loud I realize
That beauty often hides a heart that's hardened
You tell me now you use them all they love it best before they fall
Collected like a flower in your garden

(Chorus)back to top
Curtain Of Iron
(Kerry Livgren)

The streets of the city are barren
All the windows and doors have been closed
As the night draws near
You can feel their fear
Their freedom is just an illusion
And they tell us that love is a lie
Can it all be true
What can one man do

(Chorus)
See the pages as they turn
Never will the children learn
Born as a prisoner in a curtain of iron
Never will the pages turn

The City of Gold's in the distance
And they've already forgotten their dream
Visions slowly fade
In this land of shade

(Chorus)

As the power grows, darkness spreading
Hope is still alive, though we're dreading
What the future holds, no more need to
Fear what all men face
Only good can win the race

Rumors speak of war, all the nations
Turmoil in the streets, tribulations
Now it's plain to see
All the prophecies are taking place
Only good can win the race

There are fragments of truth still remaining
And they bring them the light of the world
To this hope we cling
Till the bells will ring

See the pages as they turn
In their wisdom we will learn
Our bloody history soon will resolve
See the pages as they turn
In their wisdom we will learn
Free from the prison, a Curtain of Ironback to top
Got To Rock On
(Steve Walsh)

It's no funny hanging around winter seems so numbing
Getting fat where I sit down do you suppose it's old age coming
I get this feeling I'm no good for nothing life has led me wrong
Once in a while it makes it all worthwhile if I can sing this song

Got to rock on I can't be this way
I'm hanging around but wait till music's in season
That's when I'm high that is how I play
and I do it the best that's all I need for a reason

Can't think straight can't think at all staring out the window
Hear the band I hear them call everything will disappear and

I get the feeling I can conquer anything gets in my way
Don't need no doctor 'caus I know exactly what I need today I

Got to rock on I can't be this way
I'm hanging around but wait till music's in season
That's when I'm high that is how I play
and I do it the best that's all I need for a reason

The sun beats down upon me and it looks as tough that spring
Has waited long enough to get here she knows that I must
Sing about her future oh sing about her past I love to play my music
And I try to make it last but sometimes summer comes too fast

I got to rock on I can't be this way (cont.)back to top
Don't Open Your Eyes
(Walsh / Williams / Livgren / Ehart / Hope)

Who sees you when you're sleeping
who knows the thoughts you're keeping
You're reaching out your hand 'cause someone's calling
Don't open your eyes too soon 'cause it might be me

The darkened sidestreets that you've taken
faces all around say you're forsaken
You see yourself and someone else behind you
Don't open your eyes too soon it might not be me

(Chorus)
Haunted by my broken dreams
haunted by my empty screams

Creeping cautions 'round the corner
climbing slowly out the window
Running fast but getting nowhere
Don't know if I'll ever make it back alive

(Chorus)back to top
No One Together
(Kerry Livgren)

Centuries of backward ways, have many left behind us
Who can count the good men gone away
The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started
We've come too far to end it in a day
It seems that everything we do is wrong
A one way trip to nowhere all along
Just look around and tell me what you see
Another stupid page of history

(Chorus)
No one together, No one is touching ground
Look to each other, Chaos is all around
Same situation, Nothing is really new
No one together, No one is me and you

Lo the horn of plenty is bursting at the seam
The harvest of the world will be our prize
We claim to know the secrets, the answers have been found
But how can one fool make another wise
'Cause nothing's better than it used to be
To live and die is still a mystery
We take away and we give nothing back
We just consume it all and still we lack

(Chorus)

Each day passed by so quickly now
You can feel it drawing much closer now
The signs are in the faces of the people in the street
The signs are in the sound I hear
The voices filled with hate and fear
You can feel it drawing near you now

The multitudes are searching, and wandering in vain
For what they seek cannot be found in men
The truth that lies before us now is plain for all to see
To grow without is not to grow within
For in the promise is a victory
To see the way that everything should be
To feel the joy that we were meant to know
We should have realized so long ago

We're all together, Harmony will abound'
Look at each other, All that was lost is found
New situation if our direction's true
We're all together, Everyone is me and youback to top
No Room For A Stranger
(Richard Williams / Steve Walsh)

Have you ever felt like jumping out of a window
on account of your pride
Have you ever felt like you were losing your marbles
Caus someone hurt you deep inside

Well I had a girl so young and so healthy
I lived for her night and day
But all of her friends said since I wasn't wealthy
There'd be no room for a stranger today

I played the game and I spent all my money
I went out and tore up this town
If I had any guts and a little more whiskey
I would burn that woman down

Have you ever felt like scum in the gutter
well that's how I felt that day
Have you ever felt like you were loose in the rudder
there'll be no room for a stranger todayback to top
Back Door
(Steve Walsh)

As I look out in the night
and count the stars all shining bright
I wonder where I am and where I'm going
Sometimes I think I've lived before
I seem to see beyond a door
But it's just a crazy notion I leave showing
I live my life as sensitive as possible then one day
Maybe I'll wake up young again
with feelings of a new day
But what we feel I know we'll, miss
and someday I'll look back at this
And know by then the life that we were meant for... but are you leaving
Leaving my back door

You want the world to give you some
you fight a war that's never won and you
Come back scarred 'caus you've seen who's really dying
You reach a point where nothing lasts
you play a part that someone casts you into
Now their machines keep right on lying
I want the world to be a place where no one comes to suffer
Just give the pain an empty place
away from one another
Let's seal our words with a kiss
'cause someday we'll look back at this
We'll know by then the life that we were meant for... but are you leaving
Leaving by my back door



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