Kansas - Mysteries and Mayhem Lyrics

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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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren, Steve Walsh
    album: Track 7 in album Masque
    release date: 1975-10
    popularity : 46 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
    Album Information
    label: Kirshner
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin