Tracks

01. The Dance Of Fools
02. Darktown
03. Mystified
04. Questions At Hand
05. The Final Hour
06. Say Goodbye To The Morning
07. The Queen Of The City Of Ice



01. The Dance Of Fools

Sometimes I've got a world on my shoulders
That cast long shadows cross my eyes
Where traced out footsteps on the shores
Of the sea of sorrow
Reflect the changes in my life

Holding out in a darkened room
Long before the fall of rain shall come
Listen to me
For the last time that I was tempted to the dance of fools
Closer to me
I crawled away a loser

I never knew it meant so much to hold a place of power
Where only dreaming sets you free
I never thought that you could hold me so completely
You tore off my mask and I could see

All the people in the street
Double crossed by their own lives
Bring them to me
I want to take them to a new tomorrow of yesteryear
Call them to me
Let us live forever on

Tonight I shall cast a stone into the sea of sorrow
Its waves they crash beneath my feet
Sorrow binds you to a life not worth living
Unto that mortal life you cling

Stripped of all your earthly pride with the fools you dance
Tonight
Come unto me
Send with great speed this message all across the land
Listen to me
Let us live forever on

Listen to me
Tonight I turn my face
From the dance of fools
Closer to me
I live to carry on my way


02. Darktown

Sun is low now in the sky
Soon the cold will start to bite
And I'm kicking some old
Empty can
Down a barren street yah
Step into a dark saloon
Peer across the smoke filled room
I can feel her heat a mile away
She smiles and beckons me

Now we're dancing throught the mist
Face to face I taste her breath
Our gaze locks into a hazy trance I start to quiver
Now she comes to comfort me I tell her I'm too blind to see
A warm bed and a fresh breath of air and you'll feel better

I know the feeling that you get
Too bad it's only for a moment
Lost in the shadows of the night
She turned and took my hand said
Stay by my side, slip between the light
Mirror my image we'll be alright

The key that opens up a thousand doors of mystery
Unlocks a basement full of fears
Start to unravel in it you might as well be blind
She saw my fright and closed her eyes

Don't fall in love it's a crazy nightmare
She looked at me and she winked an eye
It's too soon to say good-bye to this darktown
Could use a fortune of imagination
Refuse to look but I cannot deny
Gotta make it out tonight of this darktown

Sorry to leave you in this crazy nightmare
She looked at and she winked and eye
That's too bad so goodbye to your darktown
Could use a fortune of imagination
I turned to look but I closed my eyes
And I won't turn back tonight to this darktown


03. Mystified

I was calling just to say I loved you
I know you're out there tonight
Long time ago I held you tight
My heart knows of a broken promise
I know of fortune that came and went
Too far with my emotion
Who could ignore the cold

Every time you missed the love I sent I
Scanned the windows won't forget I
Curse the moment I felt you turn to stone
Wakin' up to the sound to the sound of a broken heart
Ifound out it was time to say goodbye

Now I'm standing here mystified
Woman you hurt me
You traded my love alive
Never understanding why
Feel the hard cold steel of pain
It cuts me don't you know
Leave me mystified once again
Mystified you made me go

All I wanted was a chance to say I think of you
She won't see me and she sure won't speak my name
She's all lost in a world so condescending
That's a price I cannot afford to pay

I was calling just to say I loved you
But I don't know if you're out there tonight
This scene slowly fading out of sight
No longer crying my tears of cold remorse
That distant place in my heart still hurts of course
I do believe I will turn and say goodnight

Now I'm standing here mystified
Woman you hurt me
You traded my love alive
Never understanding why
Feel the hard cold steel of pain
It scars me don't you know
Leave me mystified once again
Mystified you made me go


04. Questions At Hand

Asked if I had ever known your name
I replied it sometimes slips away
Answers now like sand shall fill my hands
Slipping through my fingers to the floor
And blown away

Somewhere out beyond our reach
Lie the answers to the questions at hand

Time survives and all that's left is dust
We respond to music of the earth
Our hands touch and to its tune we dance
Is our kiss just sand thrown to the wind
Where does it go!

Somewhere out beyond our reach
Lie the answers to the questions at hand

I, I could never find solace in another eye
And then you came into my life
Oh I, I've come out from the cold alone I walk a broken road
Through wind I heard you calling
Now my eyes can cut a path into your light


05. The Final Hour

Nightime falls around me
Darkness closes in all the people who are
Sleeping safe and soundly
Content knowing we keep watch throught
Each and every hour
Power so unknown
Won't stop the rain falling down my face

Sleep for hours eludes me drifting throught the wind
I feel an evil eye on me all the time
The likes of which could turn and twist us all

Lying by my side she waits for me like long ago
I touch her face she cries to me my ship is waiting I must go

My eyes burn windows through the walls closing in on me
The faces of my past life are looking back at me what do they see
The ones who hate our love will fall
But their face won't fade away tomorrow's not just another day
So hand in hand we climb the stairs our path well lit
The promise is fulfilled


06. Say Goodbye To The Morning

All alone and standing in the rain
Early mornings whispering my name
Seems so distant and cannot reach me now
Flying high above you
I bring to you this word
For your love, for your life, for your song
Look around and see them fall to pray
Troubled waters carry you away
And your memories say goodbye

We're not alone not alone looking down seeing all of us
Screaming out in anger when they come, when they come

All along this empty lonely road____ Oh they have seen
You cried a thousand times____ what's to be
You wept to us ____what's a part of us
Stalking out the winter's bitter cold

All alone, do you want me____for the fire
To be near you____in the night
As you wonder you must never____we are lost
Walk alone____without light

You believe that time passes us by
Fate alone will blow it all sky high
I've been torn into a world you don't believe
And I've seen souls that I once knew chained in burning steel
And I do not think they'll ever sing again
Realize you're running out of time
My hand of fate is reaching out tonight
But I'll be going soon, going on my way
I know you want to some along with me
hand in hand we'll walk and never turn the road is open all the way
Say goodbye to the morning
Say goodbye to the morning
Say goodbye to the morning

Say goodbye to the morning or rely on this warning
It's not over when you die so look out


07. The Queen Of The City Of Ice

[Chapter 1:]
Long ago the skies turned gray
The fallen sun had gone away and left us cold
Until one thousand years would pass and we'd sail away
Trapped within such misery
We'd seen a light we'd never seen all crowned with gold
Through morning mist with tears of ice see her coming down
All upon our knees
Falling with the rain, with the rain
A queen has come before us
Falling with the rain, with the rain
I was alone, see how she took us all
By her side we'll stay
Shadows of love, blacken dawn, fill the empty skies with
Powerful her throne, oh my queen, upon this silent maze of ice
Oh how I love her so, yah I can't let go, she is all I need
In the ice I'll stay 'till my dying day

[Chapter 2:]
I have come here for so long I never have known why
Only to have been shown away
There I saw you standing in the light for so long
knew you had something more to say
All my night times are full of dreams of you and I
And falling rain
Oh I know you so well

[Chorus:]
You are my queen of the city of ice
A frozen love has never left her eyes
Long live my queen of the city of ice
And alone her frozen love was carved in stone

[Chapter 3:]
I had a dream
Something I believe in
Always knew the
Day would come
And they would come
And they would go
And they would melt
Away our home
And in my dreams
Their fires burned
They tear my heart I
Listen to the wind
Listen to the wind
Listen to the sad song
She is singing now
Listen to the falling of the night
And see what she knows
It's written in her eyes
Lately I've had feelings
That are so hard to describe
Like armies marching
From the South
And all the while she's blind
She's falling

[Chapter 4:]
So it came to pass that
No more rain
Would fall to them
They come to
Bring us to our knees
With mighty fires they built
Around these city's castle walls
Our city melts into a sea
So we run into the hills and
Far away to cry in vain
Oh no no my queen

[Chorus:]
You are my queen of the city of ice
The bringer of my life is fading fast
Goodbye my queen of the city of ice
And alone she slowly sinks into the sea

[Chapter 5: THE CITY MELTS (instrumental)]

Here I stand I'mall alone now, cursed by fate
I've burned my wings and I can't fly
All around a sea of ice, oh, could it be she waits for me
But I'm never going to find out am I?

So long, farewell, we are leaving
On our way now, new beginning

So long_____falling with the rain
_____Falling with the rain
Farewell_____falling with the rain
_____Falling with the rain
We are leaving_____torn in the wind
_____With a shake and a spin
_____And I don't ever think I will
_____Come here again
On our_____there's a hole in my life
_____Carved it with ice
Way now_____cause fate was a dealer
_____That didn't think twice
New beginning_____I'm so lost on my own
_____A statue of stone
_____Carving your name
_____Cause I'm falling I'm falling
_____I'm falling I'm falling