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Styx lyrics

Album: Brave New World [1999]

Tracks14
 01  I Will Be Your Witness
 02  Brave New World
 03  While There's Still Time
 04  Number One
 05  Best New Face
 06  What Have They Done to You
 07  Fallen Angel
 08  Everything Is Cool
 09  Great Expectations
 10  Heavy Water
 11  High Crimes & Misdemeanors (Hip Hop-cracy)
 12  Just Fell In
 13  Goodbye Roseland
 14  Brave New World (Reprise)
all Styx lyrics



I Will Be Your Witness
Written by tommy shaw, jack blades
Lead vocals by tommy shaw

I woke up this morning
Wishing you were here
Another cup of coffee
And then you appeared

A crystal vision
Shining through the rain
Smiling through my window pane

In the morning traffic
I turn on the radio
And the song that's playing
Is one that we used to know

When we were dancing slowly
Under the mirror ball
You were singing to me
I felt like we had it all

It was our adventure
I won't let it slip away
Gonna make it like it was before this day

I will be your witness
(that much I can do) that much I can do
(I wanna tell the world) I just want to tell the world
How much I'm missing you

I will be your witness
(don't you know it's true) don't you know it's true
(I wanna testify) I just want to testify
How much I'm loving you

Did you ever notice
Just what you mean to me
You're the piece of the puzzle
That makes my world complete

I need your freedom
I need your company
Let me tell you how it's going to be

I will be your witness
(that much I can do) that much I can do
(I wanna tell the world) I just want to tell the world
How much I'm missing you

I'll be your alibi tonight
I'll make everything all right
I will be your defense
When life makes no sense
Baby you just wait and see
It's a crazy crazy world

Woke up this morning
Wishing you were here
Poured a cup of coffee
And then you appeared

Such a great adventure
I won't let it slip away
You know I need you every night and every day

I will be your witness
(that much I can do) that much I can do
(I wanna tell the world) I just want to tell the world
How much I'm missing you

I will be your witness
(don't you know it's true) don't you know it's true
(I wanna testify) I just want to testify
How much I'm loving you

I will be your witness (I will be your witness)
What else can I do (what else can I do)
I just want to tell the world
How much I'm loving youback to top
Brave New World
Written by tommy shaw, james young
Lead vocals by tommy shaw

The lines are drawn in the sand across the caress of time
The lines are drawn in the sand across the caress of time

There's a face in the glass
Looking through the mirror
At the maze of my past
It was never clearer

On the distant horizon
The sun approaches
Better cover my eyes
Better hide the roaches

In the best of my time
There was something better
And the quest of my mind
Was to try and get her

Something simple and pure
As the thoughts in my head
Not the tears in the rain
Over me she shed

We were almost there
Still I was unaware

Here in the brave new world's embrace
I watch the parade begin
Searching for one familiar face
And I wonder where I fit in
How will I know if there's a place
For me in the brave new world

To be calm in the eye
Of the human storm
In house full of dreams
I am safe and warm

Looking back at a life
Filled with warm embraces
No regrets only memories
Of smiling faces

We were almost there
Now change is in the air

Until now I held the zone
I ruled the world
I called it home
I never saw the down side

See the now see the zen
There is no division
Through the eyes of a child
There is perfect vision

And the best of our lives
Resonate the hills
And the sun's gonna shine
And you know that I will...back to top
While There's Still Time
Written by dennis deyoung
Lead vocals by dennis deyoung

How can I sleep tonight?
When I know that tomorrow I'll be miles away,
And how can I leave if I know when I kiss you goodbye,
Baby you'll cry

Where do I find the words?
To convince you that there's a secret part of me,
That dies every time I must pack up and walk out the door,
When I'm wanting you more

So while there's still time,
Know that I love you,
Baby please hold me tight,
Girl while there's still time

If I could stop the dawn,
Make the moon and the stars shine on forever more,
And never again have to say how much I'm missing you,
But what can I do?

So while there's still time,
Say that you love me,
Baby please hold me tight,
Girl while there's still time

If I should go, if I should go,
There's a chance I could lose,
The love of my life, the love of my life,
Baby please don't make me choose

Believe me
Trust me
Let me inside

And while there's still time,
Forget about tomorrow,
Baby please let's not fight,
Not while there's still time
While there's still time
While there's still time
While there's still time
Ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh...back to top
Number One
Written by tommy shaw
Lead vocals by tommy shaw

You can't be still
You're such a nervous fellow
Like a yo-yo
Up and down

Take this little pill
And life will be so mellow
You'll feel the world
Start slowing down around

Who's that rushing out the door
Who's not taking any more
Who's been down this road before
Without you

You tell me who's number one
Who's not here
Who's having fun
Who's the one who cares this much
About you

You won't feel the pain
You won't mind the rain
You can be happy all the time
All the time
One dose twice a day
The world will go away
You'll be smiling through
The worst of times
Who's that rushing out the door
Who's not taking any more
Who's been down this road before
Without you

You tell me who's number one
Who's not here
Who's having fun
Who's the one
Who knows so much about you

I believe I belive
There's something more
I believe it's just beyond the door
I believe there's something more
I believe it's just
Beyond the door
I believe there's something
Better out there

Wanna leave this world
So far behind
I can see your face there
In my mind
I believe there's something
Better our there

Who's that rushing
Who's not taking
Who's been down this
You tell me who's
Who's not here who's
Who's the one who

Something better
Something better
Something better
Something better
Something betterback to top
Best New Face
Written by tommy shaw and jack blades
Lead vocals by tommy shaw

Let's go.

I don't know where I found you
I don't know where you been
All I know is you got me
In the shape I'm in

You're the message in the bottle
You're the deluxe model
I haven't been so affected
Since I don't know when

Yeah (yeah), whoa yeah (whoa yeah)
You're the best new face
In the human race

(I said) yeah, whoa yeah
You're the best new face
In the human race

You look so real
When you ask me to feel
Yeah you're so damn convincing
Digging in your heels

If your persuasion attack
Leaves me flat on my back
You can ride me off to ruin
While the whole world cracks

(said) yeah (yeah), whoa yeah (whoa yeah)
You're the best new face
In the human race

(I said) yeah, whoa yeah
You're the best new face
In the human race

Speak of the devil
And look who appears
He's cranking up the level
In between your ears
But he's so frustrated
Cause he can't get a rise
Out of someone who's reflecting
Heaven in their eyes

I see heaven in your eyes.

(you look so good)

Yeah (yeah), whoa yeah (whoa yeah)
You're the best new face
In the human race

(I said) yeah, whoa yeah
You're the best new face
In the human race

(said) yeah (yeah), whoa yeah (yeah, whoa yeah)
You're the best new face
In the human race

Yeah, whoa yeah (oh yeah)
You're the best new face
In the human race (best new face).back to top
What Have They Done to You
Written by james young and tommy shaw
Lead vocals by james young and tommy shaw

There must be something out there,
There must be something real
Well this mystery's a nightmare
And I don't know what to feel
Well I heard you had a hell of a time there
I guess it chilled you down to the bone
If there's one thing I can tell you
It'll never leave you less than alone

In spite of everything you told me
In spite of everything I've heard
There's nothing here that I call holy
Not a solitary word
Could you tell me what it's like on the outside
Were you really lost and out of control
Were you reaching for your freedom
When the gatekeeper called for the toll

Oh-oh, what have they done to you
Where, where have you gone
Oh-oh, I wanna run to you
In spite of what you're saying
I still can't let you go

Well they say you witnessed some kind of lefe there
Was it something real or nothing at all
Or is your imagination all that's there to catch you
If you start to fall

Oh-oh, what have they done to you
Where, where have you gone
Oh-oh I wanna run to you
In spite of what you're saying
I still can't let you go

Oh-oh, what have they done to you
Where, where have you gone
Oh-oh I wanna run to you
In spite of what you're saying
I still can't let you go

What have they done to youback to top
Fallen Angel
Written by dennis deyoung
Lead vocals by dennis deyoung

Hell nobody's perfect
One hundred percent
No saint, no pope, no king no queen
No president

But our hunger for heroes
Has made us blind
We seek salvation
From the cup of human kind

But every time we hear the voice
Of some new abraham
We wake too late to realize
It was just another scam

Fallen angel, fallen angel
Well I guess you were no angel after all
Fallen angel, fallen angel
You always take us with you when you fall

I said nobody's perfect
From head to toe
Not einstein or elvis or lenin or marx
Or marilyn monroe

Cause it's mostly illusion
In flesh and bone
An image, a look, a song or a book
That we all claim for our own

But even in the best of us
There lies beneath the skin
The tragic flaw in nature's law
That's bound to do us in

Fallen angel, fallen angel
Well I guess you were no angel after all
Fallen angel, fallen angel
You always take us with you when you fall

Pretty faces up on the silver screen
Flawless bodies on covers of magazines
They all look perfect to us
So rich and cool and bored
But hold the presses boys
They've checked into betty ford

Turns out nobody's perfect
From a to z
It's best to follow your heart
Then to follow me
Cause I'm only a singer
Playin' a song
And I've just been making it up
As I went along

See I met a man who told me once
Sincerity's the key
And once you learn to fake it
Son you're gonna be home free

Fallen angel, fallen angel
Well I guess you were no angel after all
Fallen angel, fallen angel
You always take us with you when you fallback to top
Everything Is Cool
Written by tommy shaw
Lead vocals by tommy shaw

It's coming on like a fever
Burning deep inside of your brain
Have you become a believer
Have you gone a little insane

Tonight your life is a party
Let the celebration begin
Turn on the lights and let's start it
Find out what condition your condition is in

Check in
Check out
No one needs to know
What you're thinking about
In the here
In the now
You can take it in
While you're working it out
'cause you're into it
When you're out of it
Everything is cool in the land
Of the brave new world

Hail to the new corporation
Fulfilling every need and desire
Come take a mental vacation
The reservation never expires

I say we make it a holiday
Bigger than the 4th of july
Declare a new independance day
Yeah there's nothing to it
You can do it if you try

Time is always on our side
Love is there to be our guide
We are spirits pure and free
And all our dreams are meant to be
Realized

But if we were granted just one minute
To choose a dream and stay there in it
How could we decide?

We are a sea of tranquility
We are the new golden age
History is a mystery
We will start it over on
A blank new page

Check in
Check out
No one needs to know
What you're thinking about
In the here
In the now
You can take it in
While you're working it out
'cause you're into it
When you're out of it
Everything is cool in the land
Of the brave new world

And life is goodback to top
Great Expectations
Written by dennis deyoung
Lead vocals by dennis deyoung

Everybody will be watching
Just to see what can you do
They'll be waiting, anticipating
For the genius to come through
So raise the bar up
A little higher
They expect so much of you
Feel the madness accelerating
Cause you feel the same way too

Great, great, great expectations

Everybody's masturbating
Wondering what you're gonna do
And all the doctors are contemplating
Can the smart ass still pull through
Mister big shot

With all the answers
One more time through the hoop for you
Light a fire
To the whole thing
Feel the flame as you go through

Great, great, great expectations

Did you think that your ambition
Would ever end up in remission
Did ya
Now did ya
Did you think your sacrifices
Would turn your dreams into your vices
Now did ya
How could ya

All the cynics & the ciphers
Make you question what you do
So turn your amp up a little louder
To drown out that void in you
While the mantra keeps repeating
There are dreams you must pursue
If you just try a little harder
There ain't nothing you can't do

Great, great, great expectationsback to top
Heavy Water
Written by james young
Lead vocals by james young

Sittin' here on terra firma
It's the kind of place we were meant to be
Out here kinda lost in space now
Pondering life's mysteries
All of minkind worship at the altar
Of old mythology
But the genie's out of the bottle
Collision course with eternity

Young children playing in the chat room
With the freaks and the satellites
Upload the nearset planet
Burnin' out at the speed of light
Better living for the masses
With the new technology
But some fool went and pushed the button
He didn't get an apology

Feeling good is a new sensation
Panacea for the prozac nation

Heavy, heavy water
Won't wash away the sins of the father

Sacred cow sizzling in the fire
As we all go up in flames
With millions of true believers
And their unfamiliar names
On the road to good intentions
Blown to hell by our own inventions
Heavy, heavy water
Won't wash away the sins of the father
Unholy, holy water
Leading us like lambs to the...

Custom made for the self reliant
Lemonade for the thirsty giant

Heavy, heavy water
Won't wash away the sins of the father
Unholy, holy water
Leading us like lambs to the (slaughter)back to top
High Crimes & Misdemeanors (Hip Hop-cracy)
Written by dennis deyoung
Lead vocals by dennis deyoung

They want you to believe
The unbelievable
They say you should accept
The unacceptable
Forget your common sense
It isn't sensible
Good times for fools and dreamers

Watch 'em all deny
The undeniable
See how they refute
The unrefutable
They're ready to defend
The indefensible
High times for lawyer schemers

They say we must forgive
The forgivable
They want us to respect
The unrespectable
The pious and the hip
So hypocritical
High crimes and misdemeanors

Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop
Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop
Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop

See how they explain
The inexplicable
Watch 'em debate
The undebatable
Apparently a lie
Is never liable
Prime time for talk show screamers

They say we constitute
The constitutional
With justice here for all
So justifiable
I'm tryin' not to laugh
But man it's laughable
High crimes and misdemeanors

Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop
Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop
Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop
Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop
Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop

And so
Today we find
They've changed their minds
They've switched their points of view

Oh what tangled webs they weave
When their beliefs ain't really
What they believe

They're trying to divide
The indivisible
Because they think we're fools
So foolable
I'm tryin' not to laugh
But man it's laughable
Boom times for wall street dreamers
They want you to believe
The unbelievable
They say we should accept
The unacceptable
The pious and the hip
So hypocritical
High crimes and misdemeanors

High crimes and misdemeanors
High crimes and misdemeanors

Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop
Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop
Hip hop hip hop-cracy hip hop
Hipback to top
Just Fell In
Written by tommy shaw, james young
Lead vocals by tommy shaw

Noitacidem rouy rof emit s'ti, seidal yako.

It was 8:15
When I pulled into the 7 eleven
I bought a 12 ounce coffee
And I threw down a 357

I guess I was thinking I would never be found
Next thing I knew I was spread-eagle
Down on the ground

I just fell into a manic depression
And I really want to spend it with you

I got pretty paper shoes
And I'm weaving you a basket for christmas
Three hots and a cot
And a cellmate who keeps calling me missus

But I like to think I'm the king of the couch
And I like my shrink
'cause he always brings me smoke in a pouch

I just fell into a manic depression
And I really want to spend it with you

We don't have any inhibitions
We're not consumed by ambition
We've got no mission control

They say dr. freud might call me an anal retentive
But my po says I'm delinquent and I got no incentive

Rehab is a thing of the past
I step into the cab and say hey buddy, step on the gas

Just fell into a manic depression
And I really want to spend it with you

Okay ladies, it's time for your medicationback to top
Goodbye Roseland
(Jan Hammer & Colin Hodgkinson)

A busy airport in a boring town
You bought your ticket and I knew you meant it
While we stood in line we didn't even try

Three car crash on a two lane bridge
We never really had an understanding
I'm really glad it's over now
Goodbye…

All you are is part of yesterday
Just a headline on some wrapping paper
Still in the end it turned out to be a lie

Now there's nothing standing in my way
Not even memories of the few good moments
I carry nothing' I'm so light that I could fly
Goodbyeback to top
Brave New World (Reprise)
Written by tommy shaw, james young
Lead vocals by tommy shaw

No fear
No pain
Never any need to worry again
More new cures
No more war
We're better off now than we were before
And the sun will always shine
You never shed a tear again
In the brave new world
You never shed a tear again
In the brave new world

Here in the brave new world's embrace
I watch the parade begin
How will I know if there's a place
For me in the brave new world

Heavy, heavy water
Won't wash away the sins of the father

Who's that walking out the door
Who can't take it any more
Who's walking that path will fall
Forever

(heavy)
You tell me who's number one
(heavy water)
Who's not here who's having fun
(won't wash away the sins of the father)
Who's that knocking on the door
Who's not taking any more
Who's been down that road before
Without youback to top
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