Kansas - Lonely Street Lyrics

Kansas Song for America cover art
Credits
publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: David C Hope, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh
release date: 1975-3
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genres: Rock
styles: Prog Rock/Art Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:43
producer: Jeff Glixman and Walter Gold
drums: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren
lead vocals: Steve Walsh
vocal: Steve Walsh
engineer: Peter Granet
electric guitar: Kerry Livgren and Richard Williams
arranger: Kansas
violin: Robby Steinhardt
background vocals: Steve Walsh and Robby Steinhardt
organ: Steve Walsh
acoustic guitar: Richard Williams
bass guitar: Dave Hope
Moog: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
design/illustration: Peter Lloyd
art direction: Ed Lee
guitars: Richard Williams and Kerry Livgren
synthesizer: Kerry Livgren
strings: Kerry Livgren
writer: Phil Ehart, Dave Hope, Steve Walsh, Richard Williams
Lyrics
On a winter's night, stars are cold and bright in the sky,
The slumber of the earth is pure and deep
From a distant wood, drifts the echo of a beast
The old man stirs and wakens in the night
He stands before his window gazing at the grave
Forgotten dreams are flashing through his weary mind
And though his life is empty, he pretends that she's still there

With hunger in his soul, he yearns for life and love gone by,
With memories his one and only joy
All he has to give, he would give to bring back the life,
And raise the one who lies beneath the snow
He lights a lamp and looks at pictures of the past
The faces of their youth still glow with new-found love,
But the picture's faded, and time has stolen youth away

With a spoken word that he thought he heard from her lips,
He felt another presence in the room,
He was filled with fear but filled with joy he arose
And turned to face the image that he knew
She stood before him and her hand reached out for his
A peaceful light shone in her eyes
She said she'd come to soothe him, and someday they'd be as one

She began to fade and her image disappeared,
So he was left alone to face the night,
Never in his life, had he been so held in awe,
As he faced the apparition of his wife
He stood before the window gazing at the grave,
And with a lightened heart he saw the first of dawn,
He knew that she was waiting, that someday they'd be as one



Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Down the Road
  • 2 Song for America
  • 3 Lamplight Symphony
  • 4 Lonely Street
  • 5 The Devil Game
  • 6 Incomudro - Hymn to the Atman

  • Album Information
    label: Kirshner
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin