Tracks

01. Duel With The Devil
02. Suite Charlotte Pike
03. Bridge Across Forever
04. Stranger In Your Soul



01. Duel With The Devil

Music & lyrics by Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Pete Trewavas, Roine Stolt
I: Motherless Children

Have you woke up screaming in the silence of the night?
You wish you could start dreaming in clouds of white
But everything could change tonight
When you duel with the devil living in your mind

Time reveals nothing - it's a suicide love affair
Whispers in the darkness and revolution in the air
Will you see or look behind
When you duel with the devil living in your mind

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Feels like there's miles to go
Reaching for water
Longing to go there
Flooding into your soul
Into your soul

Do you know the difference between who and what you are
Will you ride off in the distance like some highway star
Will you try until you make it good
Or will you sell your body down in hollywood

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Feels like there's miles to go
Reaching for water
Longing to go there
Flooding into your soul
Into your soul...

II: Walk Away

There's a time to understand
There's a time to see the sun
There's a time for makin up
There's a time to come together

Fall into the learning curve
Feeding on experience
Never turn your back on me
Never paint it black by numbers

It's so easy to waste away
It's a simple operation
Far too many givin' in
Fall into dark temptations

Everybody needs a King
Everybody needs a Captain
When you hear the fallen angels sing
in your private Armaggedon

And you walk away
(With nowhere to go)
For another day
(Turn the lights down low)
But you'll never know
(While you walk away)
When you walk away with nowhere to go

Everybody had their doubts
So they tried to pull me under
Everytime i felt the strain
Someone sent a sense of wonder

Everybody walked the hard road
In the dark they felt the grind
Everybody heard the thunder
No one ever read the signs

And you walk away
(With nowhere to go)
For another day
(Turn the lights down low)
But you'll never know
(While you walk away)
When you walk away with nowhere to go

III: Silence of the Night

Have you woke up screaming in the silence of the night?
You wish you could start dreaming but it's always black and white
Looking for that big sky that'll finally make it right
Well everything could change tonight

IV: You're Not Alone

Nighttime falls it came too fast
Down the halls tiptoeing past
Out come the shadows of life itself
To clap along and wish you well

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Look up you're almost home
Reaching for water
Longing to know you're not alone

V: Almost Home

Have you woke up screaming in the silence of the night?
You wish you could start dreaming in black and white
Well everything could change tonight
When you duel with the devil living in your mind

Motherless children
Wandering nowhere
Feels like there's miles to go
Reaching for water
Longing to go there
Flooding into your soul
Into your soul...


02. Suite Charlotte Pike

Music & lyrics by Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Pete Trewavas, Roine Stolt
I: If She Runs

If she runs, let her run, run, run
Just hope that she comes back
If she breaks let her break, break, break
Let apologies attract

And is she's free let her be, let her be
She's not in such bad company
The big man's still got her name written on the wall

If she cries let her cry, cry, cry
'Till there isn't anymore
If she cracks, let her crack, crack, crack
If that's what che's looking for

And if she waits, let her wait, wait, wait
You'll have to leave this one to fate
It can't ever be too late, when she comes to call

It's Hard -- Living with such uncertainty
It's Hard -- climbing the statue of liberty
It's Hard -- calming the beatle inside of me
It's Hard -- missing my max and melody

II: Mr. Wonderful

Her lips were ruby red
She had a pretty head
Not even once did she miss Sunday school
Remember what mama said, "Stick to the rules"

This boy was something else
Someone she knew so well
Echoes of snakes in paradise
Saw the strangest fire burning in his eyes.

His name was wonderful
And it's wonderful, just to be near him
His name was majesty
And his majesty's requesting your presence

He took her for a ride
Into the starless night
Talked about far away place he's been
Could take her down to the city of sin

"Grab it while you are young
trust me there's nothing wrong
But she feard what was 'round the bend"
Said "thank you, but no thank's, 'cause I've got a friend"

His name was wonderful
And it's wonderful, just to be near him
His name was majesty
And his majesty's requesting your presence

III: Lost and Found Pt. 1

Don't you think if you could be lost
Don't you think you can be found
Don't you think if you were the world, you'd turn it around
Don't you start look behind
Don't better stand up 'cause this is your time
Don't you think that you'd better start changing your mind

IV: Temple of The Gods

In the Temple of the Gods
We can get it on
In the Temple of the Gods
We will make our home
Far from these Boulevards
We will plunge headlong
In the Temple of the Gods
We will sing this song

Give all the reasons that you know
Slide down where the time moves nice and slow
Ease back and relax
No figures and no fax
Awakening the stranger in your soul

In the Temple of the Gods
We can get it on
In the Temple of the Gods
We will make our home
Far from these Boulevards
We will plunge headlong
In the Temple of the Gods
We will sing this song

V: Motherless Children/If She Runs (Reprise)

Left the countryside for the city
She resides now on the second floor
No more gardening in the backyard
Busy keepin' the wolves from the door

Motherless children, ain't going nowhere
Running in circles, time after time
Careless, confused, frozen, faithless
Dreaming this dream to ease our minds

And if she runs
Let her run
Come on 'cause now the time has come
The big man's got the mother and the son
Written on the wall

Don't want to hear it now.....


03. Bridge Across Forever

Music & lyrics by Neal Morse, Prince
There's a bridge made of light
That crosses between death and life
Where shadows walk in the sun
And desperate lovers run
One day a child and an angel
Stood on either side
Of a magic river
That there was no crossing
But as they tried
The water began to rise
Then they raised their eyes

And as the river fell away
They built a bridge across forever
Between tomorrow and today
There is a bridge across forever

I've had this dream all my life
That doesn't live in black and white
It has no end it just begins
In distant sands and magenta winds
And my love she is standing by the side
Of a magic river that there is no crossing
Maybe someday when our spirits begins to rise
And light fills our eyes

We will meet again someday
On the bridge across forever
I know that we will find our way
To the bridge across forever
Between tomorrow and today
There is a bridge across forever
I know that we will find our way
To the bridge across forever.


04. Stranger In Your Soul

Music & lyrics by Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Pete Trewavas, Roine Stolt
I. Sleeping Wide Awake

Once, not so long ago
I lived far below
Where you are
I didn't even know
Home was far a way
I was sleeping wide-awake
Breaking down
Waiting for the sound

But I can hear it now
Is it all too late
'Cause I would sell my dreams
If I could be awake
If I could be awake

There - waling into walls
Piercing through the pain
Here we are
Reaching through the rain
I almost caught a glimpse
To feel that Sunday high
I would fall
This makes no sense at all

But I can hear it now
Not a single word
And though I'd strain my voice
I cannot be heard
Outside the smile
The insider breaks
And I would give my dreams
If I could be awake

Whatever you're looking for
Don't ever start looking behind
Whatever you want to change
You better start changing your mind
'Cause everything can be done
Stand up 'cause this is your time

II. Hanging in the Balance

Go where you're going to
You can rule your mind
You will not decay
Decay is always waiting
You've got nowhere to go
So you look behind
What you sought to find
Is always fading

Wish to be wishless
Less can live evermore
More doesn't satisfy
The deeper meaning
Lose if you want to find
Find what you're looking for
For all your dreams can live
Live as if to satisfy the meaning

Whatever you're looking for
Don't ever start looking behind
Whatever you want to change
You better start changing your mind
'Cause everything can be done
Stand up 'cause this is your time

Drink in the big dream
Dream but you have to wait
Wait 'til you get it right
Write down every letter
Paint with the broadest strokes
Stroke through the deepest sea
See what you have in mind
To make it better

Get in on the ground floor
Floor to ceiling is so high
High will become the low
It will make sense

Want always wants some more
More is never enough
Enough is enough
Remember life is hanging in the balance

Whatever you're looking for
Don't ever start looking behind
Whatever you want to change
You better start changing your mind
'Cause everything can be done
Stand up 'cause this is your time

III. Lost and Found Pt. 2

Don't you think if you could be lost
Don't you think you can be found
Don't you think if you were the world, you'd turn it around

Whatever you're looking for
Don't ever start looking behind
Whatever you want to change
You better start changing your mind
'Cause everything can be done
Stand up 'cause this is your time

IV. Awakening the Stranger

In the time it takes to be lost or found
In the wake of something not for the crowd
Awakening the stranger in your soul
It isn't always quite that easy
Awakening the stranger in your soul

All the rage the wolrd goes on outside
It's alright come in here - it's safe to hide
Awakening the stranger in your soul
Is more than just a thought or feeling
There is no wordly danger beyond control
Awakening the stranger in your soul

V. Slide

Give up all the reasons that you know
Slide down where the time move nice and slow
Ease back and relax
No figures and no fax
Awakening the stranger in your soul

It's alright to give up your control (come in where it's safe-there is no I)
Move along we've paid your expressway toll (look at all the others floating
high) It's the 5:00 am alarm
No time to use your charm
Surrender is the only way to go
Awakening the stranger in your soul
No thought for yourself you just let go

VI. Stranger in Your Soul

When you come to make love, your only goal
Words cannot describe the feeling
Awakening the stranger in your soul
From the shadow to the deepest meaning

When you come to make love your only goal
Words cannot describe the feeling
Now we're here in full sight - we can be whole
Let's dive and never hit the ceiling

There - walking into walls
Piercing through the pain
Here we are
Reaching through the rain
I almost caught a glimpse
Brighter than the sky
A child grown
A stranger coming home

And I can hear it now
Every single word
And when I strain my voice
I will be assured
Outside the storm
But here the big break
That I might chance to dream
That I be awake
Awakening the stranger in your soul