Kansas Angels Have Fallen

Angels have fallen, fallen from heaven, where did they go

No one could save them no one forgave them their chance to know

When I hear them below I think how it is to be weary

Children are restless they know what can happen when men are vain

Talking in riddles won’t keep them from knowing you’ve gone insane

They know a few will try to gain by trying to live like their teachers

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Save me for now, save me forever

Hold me so close, I can’t bear to go

There’s darkness around me or is it within me

You’re living forever, I’m dying so slow

Inside a window that leads to your conscience you’ll see, you’ll hear

People are talking maybe you know them, they know you’re near

Masking themselves from fear and asking themselves who their friends are

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Well you say that you’ve been here in this life and time

You say it’s no good here, but you say that so fine

You reach for your winnings, an angelic excuse

Round them you act humble, still you never refuse

You better tell all your people to watch for a sign

Make them glad they are living in this life and time

The angels have fallen, they’ve all gone away

It’s you that must find them by living each day

Kansas Belexes

Oh, I cannot tell you to make up your mind

And gather together the best of your kind

The prophets have spoken the words of ill fate

Your childhood has ended you’ve taken the bait

You’ve got the power it’s there deep inside

Just look around and you’ll know what you’ve tried

So much relies on the course that you take

The fool and the wise man both burn at the stake-ah

Look at the heads buried deep in the sand

Hiding from evil made by their own hand

The prophets have spoken the words of ill fate

Your childhood has ended you’ve taken the bait

You’ve got the power it’s there deep inside

Just look around and you’ll know what you’ve tried

So much relies on the course that you take

The fool and the wise man both burn at the stake-ah

Kansas Away From You

Used to think about what I would grow up to be

Good or bad, right or wrong, it was no harm to me

Was a time in my life when I wish I’d have known

You can’t gamble with fate, you might end up alone

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Meet me where the feeling is high, let the sound surround you

Meet me at the top of the sky, where the colors fly around you

Well, I’m lost in a world of dismay

But nothin’ can take me away from you

Left you back while I worked very hard to succeed

All the distance I’ve gone makes it hard to believe

You and I were so close, now we’re so far apart

And I remember the feeling we shared in our heart

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Again and again you return to haunt me in my dreams

See your eyes, how they glisten, your hair how it gleams

And I know I will miss you when you have to go

I return to my place until nights lets me know

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Kansas All The World

All the world’s forgiving the change is all around

And people everywhere have seen the light in what they’ve found

It’s a happy place in the human race

When all our lives are lived forgiving

All the world’s for living when love is what you find

Despair and loneliness you’ve got to leave them far behind

Tell the clouds to go let the feeling show

It’s great when life is full of living

Everyone’s aware they know to change the world we’ve got to care

And people all should know should have happened long ago

Or could it be that I just now found out

Life is meant to share and it means the same thing everywhere

Living everyday, helping people on their way

Cause sometimes life gives everyone some doubts

Can I have time? Is it right what I feel?

At times I doubt what I normally know is real

But right now I don’t know what to do

And it’s all because of you

I could tell you if I knew that you’d believe

As slight and elusive as life sometimes is

Right or wrong as we both know we all can be

I could never have denied that I need you by my side

‘Cause without you life don’t seem that much to me

I can see an old man cry, it’s his time to die

And life no longer gives him any breaks

He hasn’t got a home, no one to call his own

Still he tells no one that it is more than he can take

When the time is so unkind, an empty future plays in your mind

When the darkness cries out to you, can you escape it?

What can you do?

All the world’s forgetting the hate that filled our hearts

The times of selfish reasoning that keeps all apart

This world was meant to share, let them know you care

By making someone’s life worth living

All the world’s believing that this felling’s got to stay

till all the world is living

till all the world is giving

till all the world is loving every day

Kansas Anything For You

I still believe in what you say

I still believe that it could work ok

But love is just another game you play

You’ll never change your mind

You exist so free and clear

Let no one touch you let no one near

I think you’re just someone afraid of fear

Or what you just might find

I can see them all lining up outside your front door

Filthy minds and terrible habits are interesting

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Sure

O but look at me now if I’ve changed tell me how

O I’d do anything for you

I’m sick of fighting but I need you so

You tell me lies but I can’t let go

I want to take you out but you say no

Think you’re ashamed of me

You give me headaches o you got your gall

If it weren’t for me you wouldn’t have nuttin’ at all

I fell for you ‘caus you were nice and tall

I liked what I could see

I could be the keeper of fortunes if I was inclined

Let me know that you’re standing beside me I’ll give them a sign

O but

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I could lead an army to victory or win in a race

I could do it if only I knew that you’d save me a place

O but

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Kansas Apercu

The mist of time is still concealing

The vision that I seek

Those who died have all borne witness

If only they would speak

Yet I saw it all inside me, for a moment

Were you with me?

Have we done it all before, is there really so much more?

Now and then we’ve all been given

A glimpse of bygone days

I’d give all to see it clearly

Not shrouded in the haze

Yet I saw it all inside me, for a moment

Were you with me?

Have we done it all before, is there really so much more?

Each man has a memory

Much more than the eye can see

Yet still others linger deep inside you

Haunting thoughts of pain and joy divide you

Look beyond your eyes

At the dark and moody skies

For they’re standing in your way

And I feel the light of day

Now the earth gives forth its secrets

Held in mountain sea and plain

They have never been forgotten

Only locked inside my brain

While I slept I had a vision, I remember

You were with me

We have done it all before, in our minds behind the door

Kansas A Glimpse Of Home

When I was very young so many songs were sung

So much wasted time on an uphill climb

But you where always there, a feeling in the air

There was nothing to fear you were so near

Now you are here once again

As I stand in your presence

I can feel the quiet patience of your gaze

Like an old superstition

You are haunting all my dreams and waking days

All my life I knew you were waiting, revelation anticipating

All is well, the search is over, let the truth be known

Let it be shown (give me a glimpse of home)

There’s no resisting you among the chosen few

It’s hard to be sure, it’s hard to endure

And when I hear your voice

I know I have the choice

To pursue an ideal, something so real

Now I’ve got nothing to lose

As I see your reflection

All the answers I desire become so clear

Like a page that is turning

I can look into the future without fear

You’re in my rock and roll, you’re in my very soul

Though it’s heavy to bear, it’s a feeling so rare

And it’s a mystery, the way it’s meant to be

Can we ever know, we’re moving so slow

There ain’t enough time in the world

As I reach up the ladder

There is something ever higher to perceive

Like a fire that is burning

In my heart I know I surely must believe

Kansas Back Door

As I look out in the night

and count the stars all shining bright

I wonder where I am and where I’m going

Sometimes I think I’ve lived before

I seem to see beyond a door

But it’s just a crazy notion I leave showing

I live my life as sensitive as possible then one day

Maybe I’ll wake up young again

with feelings of a new day

But what we feel I know we’ll, miss

and someday I’ll look back at this

And know by then the life that we were meant for… but are you leaving

Leaving my back door

You want the world to give you some

you fight a war that’s never won and you

Come back scarred ’cause you’ve seen who’s really dying

You reach a point where nothing lasts

you play a part that someone casts you into

Now their machines keep right on lying

I want the world to be a place where no one comes to suffer

Just give the pain an empty place

away from one another

Let’s seal our words with a kiss

’cause someday we’ll look back at this

We’ll know by then the life that we were meant for… but are you leaving

Leaving by my back door

Kansas All I Wanted

You say it’s time to stay behind

All I wanted was to hold you

All I wanted was to touch you

No need for blame cause we’re not the same

All I wanted was to love you

That’s all I wanted

How many times will it take

Hurting me the way you do

How many times till I break

You’re hurting me the way I’m loving you the way I do

It’s not so strange for us to change

All I wanted was to love you that’s all I wanted

How many times will it take

Hurting me the way you do

How many times till I break

You’re hurting me the way

I’m loving you the way I do

Kansas Andi

Andi won’t dance

Andi won’t sing

Andi won’t play

She sits in her room, hiding away, hiding away

She hasn’t a friend

They think she’s a boy, they leave her alone

But what they don’t know

Andi has dreams, all of her own

Yea, she wants to be a lady

Can anyone see?

That’s she’s trapped inside a little boy’s body

She’s waiting

For the dream of her life

To be a lady

That’s all she wants to be

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Andi you’re not just anyone

Don’t be ashamed

Open the door, don’t hide away

Your dreams will awaken

Andi you’re not just anyone

Don’t take the blame

Though you’re scared and all alone

You’ll be there someday

Oh Andi, you’re old enough to know

Don’t ask me why

The leaves they fall down from the trees

But in the spring, they come again

Yes, they come again

Oh Andi, don’t be afraid

Oh Andi

Andi can you hear me?

Will you come out on your own?

Oh the voice in the distance

Saying don’t be afraid, Andi

I will make you somebody

I will make you a lady

The dream of your life

A lady, is what you will be

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