Closet Chronicles Lyrics

Kansas


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren, Steve Walsh
album: Track 5 in album Point of Know Return
release date: 1977
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Acoustic/Hard Rock/Arena Rock/Prog Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:32
composer: Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
lyricist: Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh

Cover Art

Kansas Point of Know Return cover art
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Once carried through the current, and being swept away
The king is in his closet, he's hiding from today
And though he owns all fortunes, this room is where he'll stay
And his world is filled with darkness, turning grey

Gazing out the window of the forty-second floor
He is separate from all others, no one knocks upon his door
And it might as well be raining, 'cause the sunlight hurts his eyes
And his ears will never hear the children's cries

Once proud and full of passion, he fought the cause of man
Many people loved his courage, many followed his command
He changed the old into the new, and the course of things to come
And then one day they noticed he was gone

At first it didn't matter, nobody seemed to care
They all became too busy to find him anywhere
But no one knew not even him, the problems he would find
On the day he journeyed deep into his mind

I close my eyes, I go far away
Away from this battlefield
In my dreams, well
Here I will enjoy it
Where innocence plays with all
The laughing children
The kind who are crying right now

A taste of freedom from the pain
Of everything here I see
Life is sweet but I took it all for granted
And now I don't know if I could even tell you
Just what we permit, we allow

Allow me to forget the life I've made my own
I've held this nation in my hand, and yet it's not my home
Oh, allow me just one answer, and one reason why
Why this refugee of the family of man must die
Tell me why

Daydreams filled his nighttimes, and night-dreams filled his days
Confusion and uncertainty, a puzzled mind of haze
You thought he was so powerful, and set upon his ways
Well he left us all to follow through this maze

I heard the king was dying, I heard the king was dead
And with him died the chronicles that no one ever read
The closet's fully empty now, it's occupied by none
I'll draw the drapes, now destiny is done


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 Point of Know Return
  • 2 Paradox
  • 3 The Spider
  • 4 Portrait (He Knew)
  • 5 Closet Chronicles
  • 6 Lightning's Hand
  • 7 Dust in the Wind
  • 8 Sparks of the Tempest
  • 9 Nobody's Home
  • 10 Hopelessly Human