Kansas - The Pinnacle Lyrics

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I've so much to say, and yet I cannot speak
Come and do my bidding now for I have grown too weak
My weary eyes have seen all that life can give
Come to me, O young one, for you I can forgive

I stood where no man goes, and conquered demon foes
With glory and passion no longer in fashion
The hero breaks his blade

Cast this shadow long that I may hide my face
And in this cloak of darkness the world I will embrace
In all that I endure, of one thing I am sure
Knowledge and reason change like the season
A jester's promenade

Lying at my feet I see the offering you bring
The mark of Cain is on our faces, borne of suffering
O, I long to see you say it's not been wrong
I stand before you now, a riddle in my song
The answer is that sweet refrain
Unheard it always will remain
Beyond our reach, beyond our gain

Trapped in life's parade, a king without a crown
In this joy of madness, my smile might seem a frown
With talons wrought of steel, I tore the heart of doom
And in one gleaming moment I saw beyond the tomb
I stood where no man goes, above the din I rose
Life is amusing though we are losing
Drowned in tears of awe.

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
    album: Track 8 in album Masque
    release date: 1975-10
    popularity : 89 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Classic Rock/Prog Rock
    length: 9:36
    producer: Jeff Glixman
    drums: Phil Ehart
    piano: Steve Walsh and Kerry Livgren
    vocal: Steve Walsh and Robby Steinhardt
    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