Kansas - Mysteries and Mayhem Lyrics

Kansas Masque cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren, Steve Walsh
release date: 1975-10
popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock/Prog Rock
length: 4:19
producer: Jeff Glixman
drums: Phil Ehart
piano: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
vocal: Robby Steinhardt and Steve Walsh
engineer: Lee Peterzell
arranger: Kansas
violin: Robby Steinhardt
organ: Steve Walsh
guitar: Kerry Livgren, Richard Williams, Richard Williams and Kerry Livgren
acoustic guitar: Kerry Livgren
percussion: Phil Ehart
congas: Steve Walsh
bass guitar: Dave Hope
Clavinet: Kerry Livgren and Steve Walsh
Moog: Steve Walsh
assistant engineer: James Cary Stroud
electronic drum set: Phil Ehart
synthesizer & Moog: Kerry Livgren
writer: Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
Well I'm trying to tell you about a thing I thought I saw
It came to me in a dream one night
When a voice began to call
I heard my name being summoned as I looked around to see
A hooded judge and jury
There was no mercy there for me
Well I can't make it, I just can't figure it out
This dream is drivin' me crazy
I gotta know what it's all about
The mark is upon me, and the mark of Cain brings fear

A cold wind's blowin' right down my back
I'm runnin, I'm runnin' from a figure that's dressed in black
I think my legs are made out of lead
Cause I'm runnin' but I'm going nowhere
The bad dream is coming closer and closer
I got a feelin' he'll always be there
Forever is a long time to spend in agony
And the demons of confusion have got a place for me
The mark is upon me, and the mark of Cain brings fear

I was tired, so tired of runnin'
I had to turn and look around
I saw eyes that looked right through me
And a voice that made no sound
My body froze and I stood and stared, unearthly face before me
From the depths of a hooded nightmare, I saw what could not be
Mysteries and mayhem from the pinnacle I see
There's no answer when there's no question
The mark of Cain bears hard on me

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 It Takes a Woman’s Love (to Make a Man)
  • 2 Two Cents Worth
  • 3 Icarus - Borne on Wings of Steel
  • 4 All the World
  • 5 Child of Innocence
  • 6 It’s You
  • 7 Mysteries and Mayhem
  • 8 The Pinnacle

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