Neal Morse - The Great Adventure lyrics



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02. The Dream Isn't Over

I heard a man telling
He told about his dream
How he saw a man sleeping
Who was awakened so extreme
So he went upon a journey
To the place our eyes can't see

He left his wife and children
In the city of despair
His eldest son Joseph
Was too young and unaware

But now that he
Is older he's angry
And his life's nowhere
It's so unfair

But the dream isn't over,
It goes on
And it passes from the father to the son
No, the dream isn't over,
Though it seems
It's dead and gone

So the wife and the children left behind
The wife she begins to change her mind
But the young man hates his father
He left
And that's the bottom line
That's the bottom line

03. Welcome To The World

Hello, I'm the abandoned son
I turned my back on everyone
Retreating deep
Into my wandering mind
My father left and went his way
Religion went on holiday
And nothings really necessary
Where broken lives are ordinary
When I complain
I hear the people say

Welcome to the world
Welcome to the world
Welcome to the world

Welcome to the world
Where the struggle is real
And you know how it feels
To beg, plead or borrow
Welcome to the world
Where dreams come to die
And the innocent cry
Cause there ain't no tomorrow
Welcome to, welcome to,
Welcome to the world

I work each day just like the last
Taciturn, iconoclast

I got more big words
That you don't know
Always a sarcastic ring
You're never sure just what I mean
I dwell within destruction city
A town that has no tears or pity
I can almost hear the minions
As they sing

Welcome to the world
Welcome to the world
Welcome to the world

Welcome to the world
Where the struggle is real
And you know how it feels
To beg, plead or borrow
Welcome to the world
Where dreams come to die
And the innocent cry
Cause there ain't no tomorrow
Welcome to, welcome to,
Welcome to the world

Welcome to the world
Where the talk is cheap
And the tab is steep
And the lies are spoken
Welcome to the world
A collective disguise

And the wolf cries at your door
Welcome to the world
Where you only have friends
If you're means to an end and it's
Always unspoken welcome to the
World where twinklin' eyes
Will despise you at your core

Welcome to the world that's always
Wanting more, more, more!
Welcome to the world
Where the struggle is real
And you know how it feels
To beg, plead or borrow
Welcome to the world
Where dreams come to die
And the innocent cry
Cause there ain't no tomorrow
Welcome to, welcome to,
Welcome to the world

04. A Momentary Change

Farther down the young man fell
So lost within his heart
Such a coldness in his eyes
Then I watched another come
And speak within his heart
Of a love that never dies

On and on the dream was cast
As hope began that night
As he wept and apologized
For what, he did not know
But deep inside his soul
He was sorry...

05. Dark Melody

I've been in the brown
Shutting systems down
Building up the borders all around
Digging in the dirt, older than my shirt
Dwelling in a world of loss and hurt

But somethings cutting me
Like a guillotine
Severing my whole identity
And it won't let me rest
Am I haunted? Am I blessed?
My spirit and my soul dividing

Will you tell me what this life's meant to be
'Cause I've been living inside this dark melody

The spirit and the seed
Divided by their need
And father should be first in line to bleed
And I don't understand
I lived to hate the man
And I've takin' all that I can stand

But there within my heart
When love was the spark
I loved him long before he broke my heart
Father tell me how
What should I do now?
My spirit and my soul are crying

Will you tell me what this life's meant to be
'Cause I've been broken inside this dark melody

06. I Got To Run

Did you hear what the
Bubble head said today?
Truth is dead they say
It's relative to our imagination
Chronicles of greed
Extends the price that we pay
Innocence, it relents, and Percocet
Prevents the pain alright!

Father where are
You in all this mess?
Your memory suggests
But it's fading into
Non-substantiation
Hey, hey, hey, hey!
Don't gimme-no
Gimme-no, gimme-no
Walk away, you can stay,
You can stay, you can stay

But I got to run
I got to find what's waiting there
I got to find my place under the sun
I got to run

'Cause, man, this place is killing me
And if I stay
Who knows what I'll become
I've got to run

Watch the money men
Feed their need
As their heroes blast

On the daily feed
Mr. Normal reeks of death
As he tries to remember to forget
Let's do lunch as we separate
As they twist and they turn
They're twisting our fate, now
I don't know why I hesitate
Before it's too late

I got to run
I got to find what's waiting there
I got to find my place under the sun
I got to run
'Cause, man, this place is killing me
And if I stay
Who knows what
I'll become
I've got to run

The clock is ticking and it's tick tock
Ticking every moment going by
And every second that passes
Is one more reason why

You may not get it but I know I'll
Regret it if I let you hold me here
And I won't take fear within me to
The other side

I got to run
I got to find what's waiting there
I got to find my place under the sun
I got to run
'Cause, man, this place is killing me
And if I stay
Who knows what I'll become

I've got to run
Tell me quickly while I'm young
I got to find my place under the sun
I got to run

Will you tell me
What this life's meant to be
'Cause all I see
Is sadness waiting for me
There's nothing I hear
But this dark melody

The silence speaks and so belongs
Every whisper in the wind
There's a world beyond our sight
Seek the summit here below
As your heart is reaching on
For a love that never dies
That never dies

07. To The River

As the winter seeks the sun
And the mountains kiss the dusk
To a brand new day
My father left me on the run
But the Lord will lift me up
I'll be on my way

Welcome to the world
Where souls come to fly
And there is no goodbye
'Cause there ain't no tomorrow
Welcome to the world
Where the illusion is real
Let life you can feel
Wash away all our sorrow

Welcome to the world
Where souls come to fly
And there is no goodbye
'Cause there ain't no tomorrow
Welcome to the world
Where the illusion is real
Let life you can feel
Wash away all our sorrow
But for now you must go!

To the river I am going
With my sadness and despair
All my questions I bring with me
I hope to find the answers there

08. The Great Adventure

I'm headed out to who knows where
My path is treading lightly
I can see the city standing there
The morning clouds behind me

And where I go I will be found
As the valley mystifies
And the world turns on inside

I'm going for the simple way
Like Huck and old Tom Sawyer
I'm seeking for the light of day
The path of the peaceful warrior

The sky is red under the sun
As the earth begins to rise
Like a love that never dies

It's the great adventure of my life and
I feel the motion everywhere
It's the great adventure of my life and
There's revolution in the air
I am striving for a better life and
I feel like I can make it here
It's the great adventure of my life and
Anything can happen here

I leave behind my apprenticeship
A fancy word for nothin'
I was an intern for the mother ship
A flunky for destruction

I'm on the path my father trod
And the answer to me lies
Maybe somewhere in his eyes

It's the great adventure of my life and
I feel the motion everywhere
It's the great adventure of my life and
There's revolution in the air
I am striving for a better life and I
Feel like I can make it here
It's the great adventure of my life
And anything can happen here

All the voices made their choices
Trapped in all they see
The lunatics and politics
All binding up in me
Breaking out I'm leaving doubt and
Darkness far behind
Pushing through to something new
That's glowing in my mind
Glowing in my mind

It's the great adventure of my life
And I feel the motion everywhere
It s the great adventure of my lite and
There's revolution in the air
It s the great adventure of my life
It's the great adventure of my life
And anything can happen here

09. Venture In Black

It's getting darker now
The evening light will not allow
Summer wind, growing cold
I'm passing by Despondent's Slough
And I hear the warning cries
The midnight sun it mystifies

Moving on, adjust my pack
Take a look at turning back
Dip a foot into the slough
There's no way I would trust it now
What is that just up ahead
A figure looms like the walking dead

I am nothing more than a friend
You're nearing the end
You should listen to me
Who told you you should venture in black?
You'll never get back
You should listen to me

You, my son, are laughable
Do you think you're untouchable?
Your father was a sad one too
He never made it back to you
I am now your trusted friend
Don't go where your father's been

I am nothing more than a friend
You're nearing the end
You should listen to me
Forget about this calling you've got
It's all in your head
You should listen to me

I am nothing more than a friend
You're nearing the end
You should listen to me
Who told you
You should venture in black?
You'll never get back
You should listen to me

I'd turn back if
I were you
'Cause you're all alone now
And nobody loves you
It doesn't matter what you do
It's a dangerous world
And nobody loves you
The summer's melting in the dew
You'd better go home now
You know that you want to
'Cause I'd turn back if I were you

So the young man in a hurry
Discouraged in his mind
Sometimes it's easy
Our vision leaves us blind
Just a few thoughts of negativity
Leave us resigned
Then I watched another traveler
Come upon the scene
He said his name was Faithful
He'd seen him in a dream
He told him
"Let's get out of here now"
And they split the scene
They went on with the dream...
Yeah!

10. Hey Ho Let's Go

Hey ho let's go
Anything's possible now
Hey ho let's go
We're unstoppable now

Two is more than one
I can feel it already
Rid of the slough and the storm
The fourth stage over come
I'm ready to face the dawn

Hey ho let's go
Anything's possible now
Hey ho let's go
You can't look back from the plow

Now that we are out of the
Snare of derision
I thought we were close to the end
Maybe we are better together
Come on my friend!

Hey ho let's go
Anything's possible now
Hey ho let's go
We're unstoppable now

Don't try to lay no boogie woogie
On the kings of rock and roll

11. Beyond The Borders

So they walked along the way
The dream continued on
As they sought the riverside
Searching for the one to come
The path will light the way
To a love that never dies

And all along
When no one knew
A leading love, an overview
The tallest stance
The deepest mind
A place my heart still longs to find

And we go on
Side by side
Beyond the borders that divide
To the river's edge
The ocean side
To seek a love that never dies
To seek a love that never dies

13. Long Ago

Long ago and far away
I lived to dream another day
And made it out from where all doubts arise
We walked and then began to sing
A song that crane from everything
From every mile of every mountainside

And all at once I know it's true
That somehow I've got to get to you
The misty mountain
It testifies
And sings of love that never dies
And sings of love that never dies

You are now my trusted friend
We survived to live again
I'd not be here if not for you, I know

And all at once I see the door
And I know what my life is for
Through the lonely desert
And the highest highs
To seek a love that never dies
To seek a love that never dies

14. The Dream Continues

As the dream continued
They forged their way ahead
Walking without
Worry in the valley of the dead
With clouds of confusion hanging over
The two were led
With nothing said...

No, the dream isn't over, it goes on
And sometimes
It gets hard to carry on
No, the dream isn't over
When it seems
Like you'll get on

So the road has a ditch on either side
One called Depression,
One called Pride
And our friends are treading lightly
Where the blind have led the blind

15. Fighting With Destiny

This way is dangerous
This ain't no diamond lane
Ain't no sofa school
Got no shoulder

There is the mount of pain
There is the cliff of lust
And in between there's shame
Like a boulder

You're fighting with destiny
You never heard the call
You'll never make the grade
You'll just get colder, colder, colder

I'm on the razor's edge
Next to the mouth of Hell
As I dose my eyes
To refocus

You're fighting with destiny
You never heard the call
You'll never make the grade
You'll just get older

God has forgotten you
If He exists at all
There's no brighter day
It just gets colder, colder, colder
Colder, colder, colder, colder!

In memory of every brother
No one knows your name
You will die like all the others
And you're the ones to blame

You're fighting with destiny
You never heard the call
You'll never make the grade
You'll just get older

God has forgotten you
If He exists at all
There's no brighter day
It just gets colder, colder, colder
Colder, colder, colder, colder

In memory of every brother
No one knows your name
You will die like all the others
And you're the ones to blame

You'd best get back into derision
Loneliness and pain
Hate your father, it s your decision
Seek to seal the stain

16. Vanity Fair

Cardboard people, cardboard people
Cardboard people, cardboard people
Cardboard people, cardboard people
Cardboard people,
Cardboard people...

Walking down an open lane
People passing by
Wearing hats with famous names
Written on the side
Their sideways glances say that
There's something
Very wrong with us

Their fancy's very fanciful
They're different but the same
There's something vaguely comical
Such pride devoid of shame
They strut the day fantastic
And everyone is driven by their lust

What's in at the fashion show?
There's only one way to know
Come on, let's go

Let's go to vanity fair
Where the jacks and the queens
And the jokers run
Let's go to vanity fair
Where they've got everything
That's under the sun

Everybody must be cool
Or you will be ignored
Or maybe worse you'll go to school
The trashcan your reward
You better figure out a way
To be a have and not a have not

What's in at the fashion show?
There's only one way to know
Come on, let's go

Let's go to vanity fair
Where the jacks and the queens
And the jokers run
Let's go to vanity fair
Where they've got everything
That's under the sun

Excuse me, sir.
Perhaps you could find
A proper proprietor to put some pizzas
Back in your pentacle pantry

My pentacle pantry?
My pentacle what!?

Come on, let's go

Let's go to vanity fair
Where the jacks and the queens
And the jokers run
Let's go to vanity fair
Where they've got everything
That's under the sun

Let's go to vanity fair
Where the jacks and the queens
And the jokers run
Let's go to vanity fair
Where they've got everything
That's under the sun

17. Welcome To The World 2

So you've come here
To shake the cage
To twist our times,
To change our ways
We like entertainment
And stuff we can't use
We like our death
With the evening news

And we can tell
That you're not like we are

Welcome to the world
Where the struggle is real
And you know how it feels
To beg, plead or borrow
Welcome to the world
Where dreams come to die
And the innocent cry
'Cause there ain't no tomorrow

Do you feel lucky?

Well, do you, punk?

You better get used to this sorry junk
Behind closed doors we'll decide your fate

Take you down with a smiling face

And no one knows
That we're not who we are

Welcome to the world
Where the struggle is real
And you know how it feels
To beg, plead or borrow
Welcome to the world
Where dreams come to die
And the innocent cry
'Cause there ain't no tomorrow

All the voices made their choices
Trapped in all they see
When all we did was try to live the
Best way we could be
Reaching out but still some doubt
And darkness were still here
As we dissent, it did not relent
The element of fear
The element of fear

18. The Element Of Fear

It's better not to know
Than to ever have to let it go
'Cause life won't be the same
Now that I've come in
The walls are wearing thin
The shadows of what might have been
My dreams have turned to dust
Now that I've come in

19. Child Of Wonder

So the dreamer, undercover
Lives inside a memory
The true believer, once discovered
Fled from his true destiny

Child of wonder
The world is in your hands
But you're a flower
That's buried in the sand

The eldest son
Of our great wanderer
With his friend of low degree
They wouldn't serve
The mighty dollar
They're entering
Their guilty plea

Child of wonder
The world is in your hand
But you're a flower
That's buried in the sand

Child of wonder
The world is in your hand
But you're a flower
That's buried in the sand

20. The Great Despair

We were flying to the distance
But somehow we lost our way
And the master of indifference
Caught us blind and unaware
Now here comes the great despair
The great despair

How can you speak
About deliverance
When we're trapped
In Hell without a key?
And all those words they told us
Are still lyin' in the air
Here comes the great despair
The great despair

I've been wrapped in chains
My dreams gone up in flames

And you don't even care
Here comes the great despair

In the land of milk and excess
We were flyin' up in the air
But we crashed into this fortress
And now we're broken beyond repair
Here comes the great despair

Here comes the great despair
The great despair
Here comes the great despair
Here comes the great despair

21. Freedom Calling

Troubles come from everywhere
You're stuck inside
The great despair
Chained unto the enemy
And there's no way that you'll get free
But this is not where you will stay
The great escape is underway

I will break down
Every door you can see
'Cause my love is stronger
Than your dark melody

Trust me now and take my hand
You don t have to understand

Close your eyes, look inside
Can't you feel that I'm alive
And where I am will always be
You just have to turn the key

Freedom calling
To the depths of the earth
There's no inferno
Where its voice can't be heard
Will you go out
Into what you can't see
Beyond the borders
Of your dark melody

And all at once, I know it's true
I think somehow I always knew
The great adventure,
The heart sunrise
Is living right before our eyes
And here we are on our own
Walking down
The road called home
We must continue,
It's worth the price
To seek a love that never dies
To seek a love that never dies

22. A Love That Never Dies

As the morning seeks the sun
In the whisper of my life
As the haze lifts from my eyes
Standing now at river's edge
As my heart begins to run
To a love that never dies

And, oh, through the flood and through the fire
And, oh, through the tears of our goodbyes
And, oh, like the wind upon the water
Comes a love that never dies

So it comes that I must go
And leave this world behind
And I will see my father's eyes
'Cause now I know that he was right
We must find our own way
And we will meet on the other side

And, oh, through the flood and through the fire
And, oh, through the tears of our goodbyes
And, oh, like the wind upon the water
Comes a love that never dies

To the river I am going
Corning cross the great divide
Mourn not for me for I am entering
To a love that never dies

Come on!
You can find a place that's higher
Come on!
Though the storms are on the rise
Come on!
Seek your hearts deepest desire
For a love that never dies

Come on!
We can make it through together Come on!
As the dawn begins to rise
Come on!
We can pass into forever
With a love that never dies

To the river I am going
Corning cross the great divide
Mourn not for me for I am entering
To a love that never dies

I am going to the river
With a love that never dies

There's a love that never dies