Kansas - Three Pretenders Lyrics

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Three pretenders forced their entry
There wasn't time to defend or attack
Somewhere inside I held their fury
But one by one my defenses began to crack

The first became a voice from my childhood
Without a world to call his own
Asking questions but doubting the answers
And too confused to stand up and face it alone

I can feel my body tremble
Like an animal under the gun
Can you feel your body tremble
Look in and see the eyes of Three Pretenders

The second came a shadowy hustler
Selling anything not nailed to the ground
He put a price on my resistance
And if it's high, I know he'll be marking it down

The third became a mysterious traveller
Stormy words like sea-weathered sails
His life was scarred with peaks and valleys
A haunted kingdom crumbling against the gales

I can feel my body tremble
Like a child afraid of the dark
Can you feel your body tremble
Look in and see the eyes of Three Pretenders

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Silhouettes in Disguise
  • 2 Power
  • 3 All I Wanted
  • 4 Secret Service
  • 5 We’re Not Alone Anymore
  • 6 Musicatto
  • 7 Taking In the View
  • 8 Three Pretenders
  • 9 Tomb 19
  • 10 Can’t Cry Anymore


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Steve Walsh, Steven J. Morse
    album: Track 8 in album Power
    release date: 1986-11
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Prog Rock/Arena Rock
    length: 3:56
    producer: Andrew Powell
    drums: Phil Ehart
    conductor: Andrew Powell
    lead vocals: Steve Walsh
    orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
    mixer: Nigel Walker
    engineer: Michael Sheady
    recorded by: Nigel Walker
    guitar: Richard Williams and Steve Morse
    keyboard: Steve Walsh
    additional engineer: Ron Christopher, William Shapland, Ray Pile and Davy Moire
    bass guitar: Billy Greer
    assistant engineer: Darrin Godwin, Keith Odle and Lance Phillips
    orchestrator: Andrew Powell
    Album Information
    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 076732583821
    script: Latin