Cheyenne Anthem Lyrics - Kansas

Kansas Leftoverture cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren
release date: 1976-10
genres: Rock
styles: Acoustic/Hard Rock/Prog Rock/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 6:54
producer: Jeff Glixman and Kansas
engineer: Bill “Bleu” Evans
arranger: Kansas
assistant engineer: Jeff Glixman
violin: Robby Steinhardt
viola: Robby Steinhardt
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
background vocals: Robby Steinhardt
bass guitar: Dave Hope
Clavinet: Kerry Livgren
electric guitar: Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
drums (drum set): Phil Ehart
Moog: Kerry Livgren
organ: Steve Walsh
percussion: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren
synthesizer: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
other vocals: Toye La Rocca and Cheryl Norman
composer: Kerry Livgren
lyricist: Kerry Livgren
From the mountains to the sun, life has only just begun
We wed this land and pledge our souls to meet its end
Life has only just begun
Here my people roam the earth, in the kingdom of our birth
Where the dust of all our horses hides the sun
We are mighty on the earth, on the earth

You have come to move me, take me from my ancient home
Land of my fathers I can't leave you now
We will share it with you, no man owns this earth we're on
Now the wheels are rolling, hear the howling winds of war
It's my destiny to fight and die
Is there no solution, can we find no other way, Lord let me stay
Under the endless sky and the earth below
Here I was born to live and I will never go, oh no

But we cannot endure like the earth and the mountains
Life is not ours to keep, for a new sun is rising

Soon these days shall pass away, for our freedom we must pay
All our words and deeds are carried on the wind
In the ground our bodies lay, here we lay

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Cartridge 1
  • 1 Opus Insert
  • 2 Miracles out of Nowhere
  • 3 Questions of My Childhood
  • 4 Cheyenne Anthem
  • 5 Magnum Opus: a. Father Padilla Meets the Perfect Gnat; b. Howling at the Moon; c. Man Overboard; d. Industry On Parade; e. Release the Beavers; f. Gnat Attack
  • 6 The Wall (part I)
  • 7 The Wall (conclusion)
  • 8 What’s on My Mind
  • 9 Carry On Wayward Son