Opus Insert Lyrics - Kansas

Kansas Leftoverture cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Kerry Livgren, Kerry A Livgren, Steve Walsh
release date: 1976-10
genres: Rock
styles: Acoustic/Hard Rock/Prog Rock/Arena Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:28
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
writer: Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh
There's a reason for all that rhymes
It's the fact and the way of the times
It's moving emotion, it's high and it's low
No matter where you go
There is something for all who look
There's a story in every book
All of the pages, between all the lines
So much that you can find

But there's too many empty lives my friend
And we just can't let them waste away
For this life is a precious thing my friend
And we just can't wait another day

There's a message in every word
And it's more than the word you heard
It's moving emotion, it comes like the sea
Washing all over me

For there's nothing that we can't do my friend
'Cause the spirit is with us all
And it's here and it's now, it's up and it's down
You can feel it surrounding us all.

After all we're the same
Only difference is a name and where we are
In this crazy mixed up deal
There's so much that you can feel
Near and far it's where you are

And there's times when I can't contain
All the feelings of love I'll gain
It's there for the asking
It's for all of you if you would take it too

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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