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Styx lyrics

Album: The Serpent Is Rising [1974]

Tracks10
 01  Witch Wolf
 02  The Grove of Eglantine
 03  Young Man
 04  As Bad as This
 05  Winner Take All
 06  22 Years
 07  Jonas Psalter
 08  The Serpent Is Rising
 09  Krakatoa
 10  Hallelujah Chorus
all Styx lyrics



Witch Wolf
Written by james young, ray brandle
Lead vocals by james young

Reoccurring symptoms
Answer the baleful howl
Bringing me dreams of darkness
The doer of all that's foul
Raping the minds of infants
Sower of unplanted seeds
Full moon warrior
Doer of sordid deeds

Witch wolf
Night rider
Why do you call for me?

Thirteenth hour madman
Bringing my soul to fire
Visions of my sweet beulah
To torment soon retire

Witch wolf
Night rider
Why do you call for me?

Got my one-way ticket
On this hell bound train
I can't seem to stop falling
I bear the wrath of cain

Witch wolf
Night rider
Why do you call for me?back to top
The Grove of Eglantine
Written by dennis deyoung
Lead vocals by dennis deyoung

Hey you there
Cast an eye this way
You with that young lust virgin smile
Don't pretend that you're quickly melting before my eyes
That's a lie

'cause I see all of you
Quite clearly now
I like our looks your moves you know everything
So when I ring you up in the evening I shall meet you

In the grove of eglantine
Just south of man's delight
Close to a soft flowing stream

In the grove of eglantine
We will join as lovers might
Between the lines of a dream

Your magic lips
Have made me realize
All of the pleasures man can fantasize
So don't pretend that you're sad to see me say goodbye
That's a lie

You're a wicked wench...ha
But thanks for all the laughs
You and your young lust virgin smile
And when I'm gone for awhile
I'll once more want to meet you

In the grove of eglantine
Just south of man's delight
Close to a soft flowing stream

In the grove of eglantine
We will join as lovers might
Between the lines of a dream
In the grove of eglantine
Just south of man's delight
Close to a soft flowing stream

In the grove of eglantine
We will join as lovers might
Between the lines of a dream

In eglantine...of a dream (fade)back to top
Young Man
STYX
YOUNG MAN


people say with age there comes experience
but as soon as you are born you start to die
all the men are chosen to speak wisely
but call the child to the sacrificial rite

who can we get to win the fight?
young man!
who can we get to make love all night?
young man!
who do we send away to die?
young man!
I heard a lonely woman cry for a
young man!

the fire bombs in distant lands are burning
jarring every synapse in your soul
life and death are a meaningless profession
tomorrow brings a horror yet untold

who can we get to win the fight?
young man!
who can we get to make love all night?
young man!
who do we send away to die?
young man!
I heard a lonely woman cry for a
young man!

young man!
young man!

come home my son
we'll give you a rest
welcome my son
we'll give you the best
time stole away
the young man
short are the days
of the young man

young man!
young man!back to top
As Bad as This
Written by john curulewski
Lead vocals by john curulewski

Did you ever in your life before
Feel as bad as this?
Did you ever in good time think
My life had gone amiss?
Now I feel I've been unfair
'cause I catch you hanging there.
Did you ever in your life before
Feel as bad as this?

God knows I tried a half a year
But it didn't do no good.
My damnedest try to make it work,
I knew it never would.
Now there's nothin' wrong with you,
And there's nothing you could ever do.
God knows I tried a half a year
But it didn't do no good.

The times were good,
But over now,
A pleasant memory.
I'm sorry, there's another face
One that's close to me.
You know 'bout what I learned
And there's no stone left unturned.
The times were good,
But over now,
A pleasant memory. (sigh)back to top
Winner Take All
Written by dennis deyoung, charles lofrando
Lead vocals by james young

You've got to be strong
If you're going to make it baby
You've got to stand tall
If you're going to survive

So just take my hand
And I'll show you how to feel alive
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Winner take all
That's the way I play it
Playing my cards as the world goes by
Winner take all
That's the way that I get high

You live your own life
Always needing someone baby
Then I appear to answer your call
Together I know
We can ride the highway past them all
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Winner take all
That's the way I play it
Playing my cards as the world goes by
Winner take all
That's the way that I get high
High high

Winner take all
That's the way I play it
Playing my cards as the world goes by
Winner take all
That's the way that I get highback to top
22 Years
Written by john curulewski
Lead vocals by james young, dennis deyoung

I've got a crazy little mama
Lord, she's my heart and soul
I don't even have to tell ya
She knows how to rock and roll

Well this crazy lovin' mama
Makin' everything all right
I don't even have to tell ya
She makes things seem outta sight
All right

Whenever I'm down
And nothings going right at all
I just think about my baby
And all I've got to do is call

When the evening's looking pretty
And the day's hanging out too long
I know my baby cares about me
Right or wrong

It took a long time to find her
It took a lot of laughs and tears
It took a long time to find her
It took me 22 years

I've got a crazy little mama
Said, lord, she's my heart and soul
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
I don't even have to tell ya
She know's how to rock and roll

Well this crazy lovin' mama
Makin' everything all right
Yeah
I don't even have to tell ya
She makes things seem outta sight
All right

It took a long time to find her
It took a lot of laughs and tears
It took a long time to find her
It took me 22 years
Oh my

22 years
22 years
22 years
22 years
22 years
22 years
22 yearsback to top
Jonas Psalter
Written by dennis deyoung
Lead vocals by james young

When captain jonas psalter
Sailed his ship to sea
Anne bonny kept him company

The skull and crossbones flew
Above the ocean blue
The captain's men where a pirate's crew

The ships they sought to take
Were of the spanish main
A gift from ferdinand of spain

And though you rob and kill to find your dream
Your crimes are hardly what they seem

Tortuga held the treasure of a thousand kings
So jonas planned to steal everything

Two hundred men stood guard
Around the fortune's nest
But psalter's steel slew all the rest

And when the smoke had cleared
And bloody bodies lay
Everyone could hear the minstrel play

Woo woo jonas psalter
You've captured every prize
There is to dream of in one life

And so we wonder why
We found you in your bed
With that bullet in your headback to top
The Serpent Is Rising
Written by john curulewski, chuck lofrano
Lead vocals by john curulewski

In the abyss of space
From the center of time
A superman race
Moves the serpent to climb

The journey has lasted
Seven ages or more
Life after life
Must pass through the door

The secret revealed
When you leave your cave
Is a glory of thunder
And life from the grave

The serpent is rising
Uncoiling in your spine
Bringing you light
From the depths of your mind

The people have massed
In the center of town
We drink from a glass
And the world turns around

The serpent is rising
Uncoiling in your spine
Bringing you light
From the depths of your mind

The serpent is rising
Uncoiling in your spine
Bringing you light
From the depths of your mind

The serpent is rising
Uncoiling in your spine
Bringing you light
From the depths of your mindback to top
Krakatoa
Written by john curulewski, paul beaver, b. l. krause
Lead vocals by john curulewski

Krakatoa you've changed your ways
From evil days.
Oh I know a once violent isle
And gentle smile.
When the dust and lava cooled
You were sterile as the rock from which the earth was tooled.
Was man's beginning a wind borne spore
To fly no more?
Nature's winning her docile spree
Has set her free.
Seeds were wafted on the wind
Forming heavy undergrowth for species winged and finned.
Tangled mangles rebuilt your soil
From age dead toil.
Sheltered bay coves protecting life
From satan's knife.
Grow and island in the sun
Where the hell fire belching earth had destructively left none.back to top
Hallelujah Chorus
Written by georg friedrich händel
Lead vocals by styx

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
For the lord God omnipotent reigneth
Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah

King of kings and lord of lords
King of kings and lord of lords
And he shall reign forever and ever
Forever and ever

Hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah hallelujah
Hallelujahback to top
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