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Kansas lyrics

Album: Masque [1975]

Tracks8
 01  It Takes A Woman's Love (To Make A Man)
 02  Two Cents Worth
 03  Icarus- Borne On Wings Of Steel
 04  All The World
 05  Child Of Innocence
 06  It's You
 07  Mysteries And Mayhem
 08  The Pinnacle
all Kansas lyrics



It Takes A Woman's Love (To Make A Man)
(Walsh)

Late every nite when I am all alone
I call my baby on the telephone
If she was here she'd treat me right
And love me love me through this lonely nite
Oh I can remember how her love can be
And I can't forget the way she looks at me
If you got a girl I'm sure she understands
It takes a woman's love to make a man

We're on the road tryin' to sell a song
Been on this road for much too long
All day all night it's drivin' me insane
Cause I don't know when I'll see her face again
But it ain't no easy thing we've got to do
And I love her cause she knows it too
She surely made me understand
It takes a woman's love to make a man
It takes a woman's love to make a man

I give her love cause what else can it be?
I give to her just what she wants from me
She loves me hard, she loves me right
She'll love me love me through this lonely nite
Then happiness we'll surely know
Until again it will be time to go
Oh she loves me like nobody can
I know that women made me understand
It takes a woman's love to make a manback to top
Two Cents Worth
(Livgren, Walsh)

Well I been drinkin' again
And I know it's a sin
But I just can't refuse an old friend
Cause life is gettin' me down
And I been two times around
And there ain't nothing but pain around the bend
I'm not made for the time
I'm born in the wrong century
There's too much craziness here
In twenty-five years I have used all the tears in my eyes

Now this old world is a fright
You know my future ain't bright
And I'd just crawl in a hole if I could
Or maybe live out in space
Or some other far away place
And not come back to this earth till it's good
Oh but I'm dreaming again
I know that I'm here till the end
There's too much craziness here
In twenty-five years I have used all the tears in my eyes

Well you might think that I'm all wrong
The things I say in this song
I really wish I could see it your way
Cause there's a storm rollin' in
And it just might be the end
So I'm praying we'll all get away
Now my cup is running dry
The weight of the world gets me down
There's too much craziness here
In twenty-five years I have used all the tears in my eyes
There's nowhere to turn
So I'll just have to learn not to cry, no more
It's all I can do till we find something new
But I'll get by you know I'll try
In twenty-five years I have used all the tears in my eyes.back to top
Icarus- Borne On Wings Of Steel
(Livgren)

Early in the morning sunlight
Soaring on the wings of dawn
Here I'll live and die with my wings in the sky
And I won't come down no more

Higher than a bird I'm flying
Crimson skies of ice and fire
Borne on wings of steel I have so much to feel
And I won't come down no more

Sail on, sail on, I will rise each day to meet the dawn
So high, so high
I've climbed the mountains of the sky
Without my wings you know I'd surely die
I found my freedom flyin' high
I've climbed the mountains of the sky

Floating on a cloud of amber
Searching for the rainbow's end
Earth so far below me,
I'm here alone, free
I can't come down no more.back to top
All The World
(Walsh, Steinhardt)

All the world's forgiving the change is all around
And people everywhere have seen the light in what they've found
It's a happy place in the human race
When all our lives are lived forgiving

All the world's for living when love is what you find
Despair and loneliness you've got to leave them far behind
Tell the clouds to go let the feeling show
It's great when life is full of living

Everyone's aware they know to change the world we've got to care
And people all should know should have happened long ago
Or could it be that I just now found out

Life is meant to share and it means the same thing everywhere
Living everyday, helping people on their way
Cause sometimes life gives everyone some doubts

Can I have time? Is it right what I feel?
At times I doubt what I normally know is real
But right now I don't know what to do
And it's all because of you
I could tell you if I knew that you'd believe

As slight and elusive as life sometimes is
Right or wrong as we both know we all can be
I could never have denied that I need you by my side
'Cause without you life don't seem that much to me

I can see an old man cry, it's his time to die
And life no longer gives him any breaks
He hasn't got a home, no one to call his own
Still he tells no one that it is more than he can take

When the time is so unkind, an empty future plays in your mind
When the darkness cries out to you, can you escape it?
What can you do?

All the world's forgetting the hate that filled our hearts
The times of selfish reasoning that keeps all apart
This world was meant to share, let them know you care
By making someone's life worth living

All the world's believing that this felling's got to stay
till all the world is living
till all the world is giving
till all the world is loving every day.back to top
Child Of Innocence
(Livgren)

Sweet child of innocence
Living in the present tense
Father Time will take his toll
Rack your body and steal your soul
What became of all the years
Are you drowning in your tears
Who will catch you when you fall
Who will hear you when you call

Chorus-
I will comfort you, take your hand and see you through
I will take you through the door

Who do you think you are
Try to live forever and you won't get far
I wait behind your door
Makes no difference if you're rich or poor
Though you're weary and afraid
Still you try to flee my blade
Come and walk in my new land
If you'll only take my hand

In the image of those who have walked before me here
I am cast in the web of an ancient spell
I am holding on to life, I'm drifting in the stream
Everything's much clearer now
We live within a dream and never wake

Judge not by what you see
More than you can count are here with me
Give up your foolish pride
All that walk the earth have died!back to top
It's You
(Walsh)

Give me your answer let me know today
I'm searching in wonder you're making me pay
I need you 'cause my life's turning grey
Oh, it's you, Oh I'm blue

You left a message to say you had fled
Couldn't believe that you wrote what I read
I couldn't count all the times I have said
Oh, it's you, Oh I'm blue

Love make my day
Show me the way

Give me your answer let me know today
I'm searching in wonder you're making me pay
I need you 'cause my life's turning grey
Oh, it's you, Oh I'm blueback to top
Mysteries And Mayhem
(Livgren, Walsh)

Well I'm trying to tell you about a thing I thought I saw
It came to me in a dream one night
When a voice began to call
I heard my name being summoned as I looked around to see
A hooded judge and jury
There was no mercy there for me
Well I can't make it, I just can't figure it out
This dream is drivin' me crazy
I gotta know what it's all about
The mark is upon me, and the mark of Cain brings fear

A cold wind's blowin' right down my back
I'm runnin, I'm runnin' from a figure that's dressed in black
I think my legs are made out of lead
Cause I'm runnin' but I'm going nowhere
The bad dream is coming closer and closer
I got a feelin' he'll always be there
Forever is a long time to spend in agony
And the demons of confusion have got a place for me
The mark is upon me, and the mark of Cain brings fear

I was tired, so tired of runnin'
I had to turn and look around
I saw eyes that looked right through me
And a voice that made no sound
My body froze and I stood and stared, unearthly face before me
From the depths of a hooded nightmare, I saw what could not be
Mysteries and mayhem from the pinnacle I see
There's no answer when there's no question
The mark of Cain bears hard on meback to top
The Pinnacle
(Livgren)

I've so much to say, and yet I cannot speak
Come and do my bidding now for I have grown too weak
My weary eyes have seen all that life can give
Come to me, O young one, for you I can forgive

I stood where no man goes, and conquered demon foes
With glory and passion no longer in fashion
The hero breaks his blade

Cast this shadow long that I may hide my face
And in this cloak of darkness the world I will embrace
In all that I endure, of one thing I am sure
Knowledge and reason change like the season
A jester's promenade

Lying at my feet I see the offering you bring
The mark of Cain is on our faces, borne of suffering
O, I long to see you say it's not been wrong
I stand before you now, a riddle in my song
The answer is that sweet refrain
Unheard it always will remain
Beyond our reach, beyond our gain

Trapped in life's parade, a king without a crown
In this joy of madness, my smile might seem a frown
With talons wrought of steel, I tore the heart of doom
And in one gleaming moment I saw beyond the tomb
I stood where no man goes, above the din I rose
Life is amusing though we are losing
Drowned in tears of awe.





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