Trans-Siberian Orchestra Dreams Of Fireflies

Stars and dandelions

Like coins thrown into wells

Are the things that we can wish upon

And where our dreams do dwell

But the dark it is the darkness

It’s the stars that make it night

For the night is God’s cathedral

Which one enters at twilight

And occasionally when needed

Some stars will leave the evening skies

And for a short while dwell amongst us

In the dreams of fireflies

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Different Wings

[NARRATION]

Like the sphinx knows silence

And the pyramids know time

Like sisyphus knew regret

As he thought about his crime

As julius knew betrayal

As judas knew the kiss

And david with his nervous hand

Knew when not to miss

And helen in her blindness

Knew better how to touch

And lincoln in his wisdom

Knew the angels in each of us

Like the delphi knew tomorrow

Like crocodiles know the nile

Like michelangelo knew stone

A mother knows her baby’s smile

Then she placed her hands upon his lips

In something akin to a kiss

And in her arms he stayed asleep

As the night grew dark and the child dreamt deep

[DIFFERENT WINGS]

Dream, child

As childhood wants to do

Dream all this night will allow

Dream, child

Dream with an angel’s view

Out there safe in your clouds

Wait for me now

I will be there for you

No matter what

Tomorrow may bring

This i will vow

I will be there

For this child with different

Dream, child

Stars have been rumored to

See dreams within newborn eyes

And in their arms i believe they do

Keep safe until you arise

Wait for me now

I will be there for you

No matter what

Tomorrow may bring

This i will vow

I will be there

For this child with different wings

[NARRATION]

And so it’s here our story ends

Exactly where it did start

In that labyrinth of mystery

We call the human heart

For they say that without it

No one can truly live

And it also has been rumored

That without it, we cannot forgive

Merry Christmas!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Another Way You Can Die

[Lieutenant]

So you’re caught in the night

Of a new firefight

In a jungle that’s so hot that it

Steams

An explosion just ahead

Does announce the newly dead

Is it right to call a nightmare a

Dream

And the tracers probe on

‘Till a close friend is gone

And you find yourself embracing

Ground

And the foe is as near

As the silence you hear

As he stops to load in another

Round

Battles raging

It’s all staging

‘Till you realize…

Another way you can die

Still you know they’re out there

Feel their eyes, feel their stares

Though there’s not a single life

Can see

But you now fire back

For their tracers leave tracks

Pointing out the places where they

Must be

Though a gun is taken out

There’s another have no doubt

And so you must continue the game

And you know in this fight

That the value of life

On the other side is not quite the

Same

Battles raging

It’s all staging

As your mind denies

Another way you can…

I see a figure in my rifle sight

Who does not know that he’s there

And as I hesitate to take his life

The ground explodes

My blood it flows

My heart is racing

Times escaping

As I feel it slowly scraping by

Trans-Siberian Orchestra A Final Dream

[FATE]

LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN

AND SLEEP ON MY SHOULDER

LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN

AND START A NEW DREAM

AND FOR TONIGHT

THE MOMENT IS OVER

DRIFT IN A LULLABY

HERE WHERE THE STARS RESIDE

AND ANGELS ARE ALWAYS SEEN

AND LAY YOUR HEAD DOWN

THE STARS THEY HAVE WHISPERED

HEAR WHAT THEY SAY

AND KNOW THAT IT MEANS

THE MOON IS YOUR GUIDE

THE STARS THEY HAVE KISSED HER

AS SHE GOES GENTLY BY

LIGHT AS A BABY’S SIGH

SAFE ON A FAIRY TALE STREAM

AND START A NEW DREAM

[With the departure of his soul the storm begins to break and a stillness settles over the room as one by one the ghosts and shadows fade away. All seems at peace until the sudden re-appearance of Twist returning through a window. He gazes about the room, a look of mischievous delight spreading across his face. Scampering over to the piano, he takes the manuscript for the Tenth Symphony and then climbing up a bookcase, carefully slips it behind a wall. Here it will remain hidden, the world blissfully unaware of its existence until that one day in the future when it will be discovered and the music will once more live again.]

[THE END]

Trans-Siberian Orchestra An Angel Returned

An angel returned

That night through the sky

But time it was short

He had to decide

And so as he flew

Back over the land

A gift for his Lord

Was there in his hand

It was the glow of a light

It was the heart of a song

It was the tear of a child

Where they never belonged

It was the wish of a soul

On an old neon light

And the Lord smiled at him

On that cold winter night

Hear as they ring through the night

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Here the bells ring through the night

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Hear as they ring through the night

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Hear as they ring through the night

Listen to the bells as they ring

Listen to the message they bring

Listen to the sound

As they sing as one voice in the night

Hoping that we’ll all understand

Every dream we have’s in our hands

And for every bell

May they ring all through the night

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Hear as they ring through the night

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Kyrie among nations

Here as they ring through the night

Listen to the bells as they ring

Listen to the message they bring

Listen to the sound as they sing

As one voice in the night

Hoping that we’ll all understand

Every dream we have’s in our hands

And for every bell

May they ring all through your life

AND SO WITH HIS STORY OVER

AND OUR BOTTLE NEARLY THROUGH

I ASKED, DID THIS REALLY HAPPEN?

HE SWORE EVERY WORD WAS TRUE

THEN HE SAID I SEE YOU’RE PUZZLED

FOR YOUR MIND TELLS YOU TO DOUBT ME

THAT MY STORY CAN’T BE TRUE

BUT YOUR HEART TELLS YOU, IT MIGHT BE

HE THEN ASKED, DID IT ENTERTAIN ME

AND I ADMITTED IT HAD CHARM

THEN HE SAID PERHAPS YOU HEAVE LEARNED SOMETHING

OR AT WORST I’VE DONE NO HARM

THEN HE ROSE UP FROM HIS CHAIR

AND HE SAID IT’S TIME THAT HE SHOULD LEAVE

BYT MAY GOD KEEP AND PROTECT YOU

THIS AND EVERY CHRISTMAS EVE

THEN HE LEFT THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR

AND I RAN OUT TO ASK HIM BACK

BUT HE WAS ALREADY GONE

AND STRANGER STILL HE LEFT NO TRACKS

SO I WALKED BACK TO MY HOME

RECALLING ALL I’VE HEARD AND SEEN

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE MY CHILDHOOD

THAT NIGHT I DREAMED A CHRISTMAS DREAM

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Back To A Reason

[NARRATION]

Now that young girl, outside the store

Was trying to capture snow’s magic

But each flake melted at her touch

Which her young mind found quite tragic

And while chasing an elusive snowflake

That was determined to reach the ground

She bumped into the businessman passing by

And nearly knocked him down

And thinking she was in trouble

The child quickly apologized

But the man was not accepting it

She could see it in his eyes

She explained she had been looking in the toy shop

That tomorrow would be christmas day

But the man muttered words she could not understand

So she searched for something else she could say

“do you have any children?” the child asked the man

“no,” was his instant reply

And though he said it in his firmest voice

In his heart he knew he had lied

The girl was getting on his nerves

Which were already shot

Something about her bothered him

But he could not say quite what

Then he noticed the time was approaching midnight

What was she doing on the street?

When he asked the girl this question

The child seemed to retreat

She said she was staying with her parents

At the hotel, right next door

They were there for just this one night

In room twelve twenty-four

Then he said, “you best get back there

As quick as you can fly!”

And he watched as she ran all the way

Until she was safely back inside

Then he took several steps

In the direction towards his home

But then he hesitated

And took out his mobile phone

And called up the institution

Where he had left his son

To find out if he was still there and alive

Wondering if the past could be undone

The operator who answered, searched the computer

To see if the child had survived

And she was sincerely happy to tell him

“your son is no longer here, but he is still alive!”

Then the lady who was very kind

Said, “if you have a short while

I can give you all the information

That is here inside his file

I see that at the age of twelve

He had finally learned to walk

And could understand most things people said

But has never learned to talk

He’s living uptown in the bronx

At a boarding house hotel”

And then the lady gave him the phone number

And hotel’s address as well

And for the first time in many years

The man thought about his life

And all the things he had left behind

And, of course, he thought about his wife

And he wondered if she had lived

The things they might have done

But really most of all right now

He thought about his son

[BACK TO A REASON (PART II)]

Time

Standing all alone

I bled for you

I wanted to

Each drop my own

Slowly they depart

But fall in vain

Like desert rain

And still they fall on and on and on

Got to get back to a reason

Got to get back to a reason i once knew

And this late in the seasons

One by one distractions fade from view

So

Drifting through the dark

The sympathy

Of night’s mercy

Inside my heart

Is your life the same?

Do ghosts cry tears?

Do they feel years?

As time just goes on and on and on

Got to get back to a reason

Got to get back to a reason i once knew

And this late in the seasons

One by one distractions fade from view

I’m looking for you

I’m looking for i don’t know what

I can’t see there anymore

And all my time’s been taken

Is this what it seems?

The lure of a dream

And i’m afraid to walk back through that door

To find that i’ve awakened

The night seems to care

The dreams in the air

The snow’s coming down

It beckons me dare

It whispers, it hopes

It holds and confides

And offers a bridge

Across these divides

The parts of my life

I’ve tried to forget

It’s gathered each piece

And carefully kept

Somewhere in the dark

Beyond all the cold

There is a child

That’s part of my soul

Got to get back to a reason

Got to get back to a reason i once knew

And this late in the seasons

One by one distractions fade from view

The only reason i have left is

You

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Forget About The Blame

I wasn’t sure what you were thinking

I saw a distance in your eyes

The passion we once had is fading

Into the whirlwind of our lives

But you sit right there

Like you don’t care

If we try real hard

We’ll get somewhere ’cause

It’s all about the lovin’

It’s not about the pain

Tell me what your heart says

Forget about the blame

It’s all about the lovin’

It’s not about the pain

Tell me what your heart says

Forget about the blame

Forget about the blame

If love is strong then we will make it

The burned out flame we can relight

There’s nothing I can do

I’m now a part of you and

I can’t take living separate lives

But you sit right there

Like you don’t care

And you tell me that your life’s not fair

But we all have our own cross to bear

It’s all about the lovin’

It’s not about the pain

Tell me what your heart says

Forget about the blame

It’s all about the lovin’

It’s not about the pain

Tell me what your heart says

Forget about the blame

It’s all for the love

It’s all for the love

It’s all for the love

It’s not about the pain

Our two hearts beat the same

Forget the blame

It’s all for love

It’s not for pain

Forget the blame

It’s all about the lovin’

It’s not about the pain

Just tell me what your heart says

Forget about the blame

It’s all about the lovin’

It’s not about the pain

Tell me what your heart says

Forget about the blame

It’s all about the lovin’

It’s not about the pain

Tell me what your heart says

Forget about the blame

Forget about the blame

Forget about the blame

Forget about the blame